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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342309/prognostic-power-of-a-tumor-differentiation-gene-signature-for-bladder-urothelial-carcinomas
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Qianxing Mo, Fotis Nikolos, Fengju Chen, Zoe Tramel, Yu-Cheng Lee, Kazukuni Hayashi, Jing Xiao, Jianjun Shen, Keith Syson Chan
Background: Muscle-invasive bladder cancers (MIBCs) cause approximately 150 000 deaths per year worldwide. Survival for MIBC patients is heterogeneous, with no clinically validated molecular markers that predict clinical outcome. Non-MIBCs (NMIBCs) generally have favorable outcome; however, a portion progress to MIBC. Hence, development of a prognostic tool that can guide decision-making is crucial for improving clinical management of bladder urothelial carcinomas. Methods: Tumor grade is defined by pathologic evaluation of tumor cell differentiation, and it often associates with clinical outcome...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341834/improvement-in-overall-survival-with-carfilzomib-lenalidomide-and-dexamethasone-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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David S Siegel, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Heinz Ludwig, Thierry Facon, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Andrzej Jakubowiak, Jesus San-Miguel, Mihaela Obreja, Julie Blaedel, A Keith Stewart
Purpose In the ASPIRE study of carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (KRd) versus lenalidomide plus dexamethasone (Rd) in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, progression-free survival was significantly improved in the carfilzomib group (hazard ratio, 0.69; two-sided P < .001). This prespecified analysis reports final overall survival (OS) data and updated safety results. Patients and Methods Adults with relapsed multiple myeloma (one to three prior lines of therapy) were eligible and randomly assigned at a one-to-one ratio to receive KRd or Rd in 28-day cycles until withdrawal of consent, disease progression, or occurrence of unacceptable toxicity...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341801/local-vs-national-epidemiology-of-pedestrian-injury-in-a-mid-atlantic-city
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Elizabeth D Nesoff, Keshia M Pollack, Amy R Knowlton, Janice V Bowie, Andrea C Gielen
OBJECTIVE: Understanding pedestrian injury trends at the local level is essential for program planning and allocation of funds for urban planning and improvement. Because we hypothesize that local injury trends differ from national trends in significant and meaningful ways, we investigated city-wide pedestrian injury trends to assess injury risk among nationally-identified risk groups, as well as identify risk groups and locations specific to Baltimore City. METHODS: Pedestrian injury data, obtained from the Baltimore City Fire Department, were gathered through EMS records collected from January 1 to December 31, 2014...
January 17, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341359/familiar-communication-partners-facilitation-of-topic-management-in-conversations-with-individuals-with-dementia
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Karinna Hall, Christopher Lind, Jessica A Young, Elise Okell, Willem van Steenbrugge
BACKGROUND: Language and memory impairments affect everyday interactions between individuals with dementia and their communication partners. Impaired topic management, which compromises individuals' construction of relevant, meaningful discourse, is commonly reported amongst individuals with dementia. Currently, limited empirical evidence describes the sequential patterns of behaviour comprising topic-management practices in everyday conversation between individuals with dementia and their communication partners...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341347/employing-the-arts-for-knowledge-production-and-translation-visualizing-new-possibilities-for-women-speaking-up-about-safety-concerns-in-maternity
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Nicola Mackintosh, Jane Sandall, Claire Collison, Wendy Carter, James Harris
OBJECTIVES: This project used animated film to translate research findings into accessible health information aimed at enabling women to speak up and secure professional help for serious safety concerns during pregnancy and after birth. We tested as proof of concept our use of the arts both as product (knowledge production) and process (enabling involvement). BACKGROUND: Emergencies during pregnancy and birth, while unusual, can develop rapidly and unexpectedly, with catastrophic consequences...
January 17, 2018: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341239/interaction-between-healthcare-professionals-and-parents-is-a-key-determinant-of-parental-distress-during-childhood-hospitalisation-for-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-european-rsv-outcomes-study-eros
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Xavier Carbonell-Estrany, Alberto Dall'Agnola, John R Fullarton, Barry S Rodgers-Gray, Elisa Girardi, Alessandro Mussa, Natalia Paniagua, Marta Pieretto, Rosa Rodríguez-Fernandez, Paolo Manzoni
AIM: We characterised the distress that parents experienced when their child was hospitalised for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. METHODS: This survey-based, observational study was conducted during 2014-2015. Meetings were held in Spain and Italy, with 24 parents of RSV hospitalised infants and 11 healthcare professionals experienced in RSV, which identified 110 factors related to parental distress. The resulting questionnaire was completed by another 105 Spanish and Italian parents and 56 healthcare professionals, to assess the impact these factors had on parental distress, using a scale from 0-10 (very unimportant to very important)...
January 17, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340745/a-6-week-warm-up-injury-prevention-programme-results-in-minimal-biomechanical-changes-during-jump-landings-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jeffrey B Taylor, Kevin R Ford, Randy J Schmitz, Scott E Ross, Terry A Ackerman, Sandra J Shultz
PURPOSE: To examine the extent to which an ACL injury prevention programme modifies lower extremity biomechanics during single- and double-leg landing tasks in both the sagittal and frontal plane. It was hypothesized that the training programme would elicit improvements in lower extremity biomechanics, but that these improvements would be greater during a double-leg sagittal plane landing task than tasks performed on a single leg or in the frontal plane. METHODS: Ninety-seven competitive multi-directional sport athletes that competed at the middle- or high-school level were cluster randomized into intervention (n = 48, age = 15...
January 16, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340580/population-specific-biomarkers-of-human-aging-a-big-data-study-using-south-korean-canadian-and-eastern-european-patient-populations
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Polina Mamoshina, Kirill Kochetov, Evgeny Putin, Franco Cortese, Alexander Aliper, Won-Suk Lee, Sung-Min Ahn, Lee Uhn, Neil Skjodt, Olga Kovalchuk, Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, Alex Zhavoronkov
Accurate and physiologically meaningful biomarkers for human aging are key to assessing anti-aging therapies. Given ethnic differences in health, diet, lifestyle, behaviour, environmental exposures and even average rate of biological aging, it stands to reason that aging clocks trained on datasets obtained from specific ethnic populations are more likely to account for these potential confounding factors, resulting in an enhanced capacity to predict chronological age and quantify biological age. Here we present a deep learning-based hematological aging clock modeled using the large combined dataset of Canadian, South Korean and Eastern European population blood samples that show increased predictive accuracy in individual populations compared to population-specific hematologic aging clocks...
January 11, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340151/reference-values-for-spirometry-in-elderly-individuals-a-cross-sectional-study-of-different-reference-equations
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Joana Belo, Teresa Palmeiro, Iolanda Caires, Ana L Papoila, Marta Alves, Pedro Carreiro-Martins, Maria A Botelho, Nuno Neuparth
Background: Spirometry is the single most important test for the evaluation of respiratory function. The results are interpreted by comparing measured data with predicted values previously obtained from a reference population. Reference equations for spirometry have been discussed previously. The aim of this study was to compare reference values based on National Health and Nutrition Assessment Survey (NHANES III), European Community of Steel and Coal (ECSC), and Global Lung Initiative (GLI) equations in an elderly sample population...
2018: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339999/reliability-and-usefulness-of-the-30-15-intermittent-fitness-test-in-male-and-female-professional-futsal-players
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Santiago Valladares-Rodríguez, Ezequiel Rey, Marcos Mecías-Calvo, Roberto Barcala-Furelos, Antonio J Bores-Cerezal
The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and usefulness of the 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test (30-15IFT) in professional male and female futsal players. Thirteen male (24.4 ± 5.6 years; 174.5 ± 10.3 cm; 70.3 ± 9.9 kg) and fourteen female (23.3 ± 4.5 years; 165.8 ± 6.2 cm; 61.7 ± 5.5 kg) professional futsal players performed the 30-15IFT on two occasions, separated by 5 days. Maximal intermittent running velocity (VIFT) and heart rate at exhaustion (HRpeak) data were collected for both tests...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339930/research-evaluation-support-services-in-biomedical-libraries
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Karen Elizabeth Gutzman, Michael E Bales, Christopher W Belter, Thane Chambers, Liza Chan, Kristi L Holmes, Ya-Ling Lu, Lisa A Palmer, Rebecca C Reznik-Zellen, Cathy C Sarli, Amy M Suiter, Terrie R Wheeler
Objective: The paper provides a review of current practices related to evaluation support services reported by seven biomedical and research libraries. Methods: A group of seven libraries from the United States and Canada described their experiences with establishing evaluation support services at their libraries. A questionnaire was distributed among the libraries to elicit information as to program development, service and staffing models, campus partnerships, training, products such as tools and reports, and resources used for evaluation support services...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339356/kidney-biomarkers-and-decline-in-egfr-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Katherine G Garlo, William B White, George L Bakris, Faiez Zannad, Craig A Wilson, Stuart Kupfer, Muthiah Vaduganathan, David A Morrow, Christopher P Cannon, David M Charytan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Biomarkers may improve identification of individuals at risk of eGFR decline who may benefit from intervention or dialysis planning. However, available biomarkers remain incompletely validated for risk stratification and prediction modeling. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We examined serum cystatin C, urinary kidney injury molecule-1 (uKIM-1), and urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (UNGAL) in 5367 individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus and recent acute coronary syndromes enrolled in the Examination of Cardiovascular Outcomes with Alogliptin versus Standard of Care (EXAMINE) trial...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339230/balanced-crystalloids-vs-0-9-saline-for-adult-patients-undergoing-non-renal-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Lili Huang, Xiaoshuang Zhou, Hai Yu
BACKGROUND: Fluid maintenance and resuscitation is an important strategy during major surgeries. There has been a debate on the choice of crystalloids over the past decades. 0.9% saline (normal saline) is more likely to cause hyperchloremic acidosis when compared to balanced crystalloids with low chloride content. Meta-analyses comparing these two kinds of crystalloids have been performed in renal transplantations. We aim to compare the safety of balanced crystalloids to normal saline among adult patients undergoing non-renal surgery...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338846/comparison-of-two-trunk-electromagnetic-sensor-placement-methods-during-shoulder-motion-analysis
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Hillary A Plummer, Federico Pozzi, Lori A Michener
For kinematic studies of the shoulder, electromagnetic sensors are commonly placed on the humerus, scapula, and trunk. The trunk sensor is used to describe humeral and scapular kinematics with respect to the trunk. There are two common trunk sensor placements, the sternum or third thoracic vertebrae (T3). It is currently unclear if placement of the trunk sensor affects kinematics, making it difficult to compare data across studies. The purpose of this study was to compare two trunk sensor placements (T3 and sternum) on trunk and scapular kinematics during arm elevation...
December 24, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338695/novel-sensing-technology-in-fall-risk-assessment-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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Ruopeng Sun, Jacob J Sosnoff
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major health problem for older adults with significant physical and psychological consequences. A first step of successful fall prevention is to identify those at risk of falling. Recent advancement in sensing technology offers the possibility of objective, low-cost and easy-to-implement fall risk assessment. The objective of this systematic review is to assess the current state of sensing technology on providing objective fall risk assessment in older adults. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted in accordance to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis statement (PRISMA)...
January 16, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338329/making-a-university-community-more-dementia-friendly-through-participation-in-an-intergenerational-choir
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Phyllis Braudy Harris, Cynthia Anne Caporella
A dementia friendly community is one that is informed about dementia, respectful and inclusive of people with dementia and their families, provides support, promotes empowerment, and fosters quality of life. This study presents data from four cohorts of undergraduate college students and people with dementia and their family members, using an intergenerational choir as the process through which to begin to create a dementia friendly community. This was accomplished by breaking down the stereotypes and misunderstandings that young adults have about people with dementia, thus allowing their commonalities and the strengths of the people living with dementia to become more visible...
January 1, 2018: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337915/comparing-classic-and-interval-analytical-hierarchy-process-methodologies-for-measuring-area-level-deprivation-to-analyze-health-inequalities
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Pablo Cabrera-Barona, Omid Ghorbanzadeh
Deprivation indices are useful measures to study health inequalities. Different techniques are commonly applied to construct deprivation indices, including multi-criteria decision methods such as the analytical hierarchy process (AHP). The multi-criteria deprivation index for the city of Quito is an index in which indicators are weighted by applying the AHP. In this research, a variation of this index is introduced that is calculated using interval AHP methodology. Both indices are compared by applying logistic generalized linear models and multilevel models, considering self-reported health as the dependent variable and deprivation and self-reported quality of life as the independent variables...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337720/update-on-the-role-of-actovegin-in-musculoskeletal-medicine-a-review-of-the-past-10-years
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James Brock, David Golding, Paul M Smith, Len Nokes, Alvin Kwan, Paul Y F Lee
BACKGROUND: Actovegin is a biological drug with a controversial history of use in the treatment of sports injuries during the past 60 years. Particular concerns have been raised about its ergogenic potential to enhance performance, but some of these have been based on little more than anecdote. OBJECTIVES: In this article, we review the most recent scientific evidence to determine the clinical efficacy, safety profile, and legal status of Actovegin. METHODS: We considered all studies directly commenting on experience with Actovegin use as the primary intervention within the past 10 years...
January 15, 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337091/a-clinically-meaningful-interpretation-of-the-prospective-investigation-of-pulmonary-embolism-diagnosis-pioped-ii-and-iii-data
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Paul Cronin, Ben A Dwamena
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to calculate the multiple-level likelihood ratios (LRs) and posttest probabilities for a positive, indeterminate, or negative test result for multidetector computed tomography pulmonary angiography (MDCTPA) ± computed tomography venography (CTV) and magnetic resonance pulmonary angiography (MRPA) ± magnetic resonance venography (MRV) for each clinical probability level (two-, three-, and four-level) for the nine most commonly used clinical prediction rules (CPRs) (Wells, Geneva, Miniati, and Charlotte)...
January 11, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336405/looking-inside-the-third-generation-left-ventricular-assist-device-using-color-doppler-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Ankit Jain, Frederick C Cobey
HeartWare is a third-generation continuous flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and generates centrifugal pattern of blood flow. In the perioperative setting, interrogating the HeartWare devices is very difficult due to the interference of the Doppler by the impeller frequency and generation of the waterfall artifact. We present a case where using color Doppler a view "inside" the impeller can be seen which corresponds to the centrifugal flow of blood. With time, these images can be looked into in pathological states such as pump thrombosis, to come to a more meaningful conclusion regarding the flow of blood within the centrifugal chamber...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
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