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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511168/-the-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-influence-on-the-course-and-progression-of-ischemic-heart-disease
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Ігор М Скрипник, Ольга В Щербак, Ганна С Маслова
INTRODUCTION: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) can be considered a risk factor of progression of diseases associated with atherosclerosis, especially ischemic heart disease (IHD) with a high probability of early myocardial infarction (MI). AIM: To study the peculiarities and nature of ischemic heart disease clinical picture in patients with concomitant NASH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved 58 patients with ischemic heart disease...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484960/neighborhood-typologies-associated-with-alcohol-use-among-adults-in-their-30s-a-finite-mixture-modeling-approach
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Isaac C Rhew, Rick Kosterman, Jungeun Olivia Lee
There has been increasing interest in how neighborhood context may be associated with alcohol use. This study uses finite mixture modeling to empirically identify distinct neighborhood subtypes according to patterns of clustering of multiple neighborhood characteristics and examine whether these subtypes are associated with alcohol use. Neighborhoods were 303 census block groups in the greater Seattle, WA, area where 531 adults participating in an ongoing longitudinal study were residing in 2008. Neighborhood characteristics used to identify neighborhood subtypes included concentration of poverty, racial composition, neighborhood disorganization, and availability of on-premise alcohol outlets and off-premise hard liquor stores...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473136/ranolazine-after-incomplete-percutaneous-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-versus-without-diabetes-mellitus-river-pci-trial
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Alexander C Fanaroff, Stefan K James, Giora Weisz, Kristi Prather, Kevin J Anstrom, Daniel B Mark, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Karen P Alexander, Gregg W Stone, E Magnus Ohman
BACKGROUND: Chronic angina is more common in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) with poor glucose control. Ranolazine both treats chronic angina and improves glucose control. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine ranolazine's antianginal effect in relation to glucose control. METHODS: The authors performed a secondary analysis of the RIVER-PCI (Ranolazine in Patients with Incomplete Revascularization after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) trial, a clinical trial in which 2,604 patients with chronic angina and incomplete revascularization following percutaneous coronary intervention were randomized to ranolazine versus placebo...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465311/accuracy-of-seattle-heart-failure-model-and-heartmate-ii-risk-score-in-non-inotrope-dependent-advanced-heart-failure-patients-insights-from-the-roadmap-study-risk-assessment-and-comparative-effectiveness-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-and-medical-management
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REVIEW
David E Lanfear, Wayne C Levy, Josef Stehlik, Jerry D Estep, Joseph G Rogers, Keyur B Shah, Andrew J Boyle, Joyce Chuang, David J Farrar, Randall C Starling
BACKGROUND: Timing of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation in advanced heart failure patients not on inotropes is unclear. Relevant prediction models exist (SHFM [Seattle Heart Failure Model] and HMRS [HeartMate II Risk Score]), but use in this group is not established. METHODS AND RESULTS: ROADMAP (Risk Assessment and Comparative Effectiveness of Left Ventricular Assist Device and Medical Management in Ambulatory Heart Failure Patients) is a prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized study of 200 advanced heart failure patients not on inotropes who met indications for LVAD implantation, comparing the effectiveness of HeartMate II support versus optimal medical management...
May 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461870/assessment-of-refractive-outcome-of-femtosecond-assisted-lasik-for-hyperopia-correction
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Mohamed Tarek El-Naggar, Dikran Gilbert Hovaghimian
INTRODUCTION: Laser vision correction for hyperopia is challenging. The purpose of the study was to assess the refractive outcomes of femtosecond-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for hyperopic correction using wavefront-optimized ablation profiles. METHODS: This retrospective case series study included 20 Egyptian patients (40 eyes) with hyperopia or hyperopic astigmatism with a mean manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) of +2.55D±1.17 (range from +1...
March 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461150/angina-and-ischemia-at-2-years-with-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-and-metallic-drug-eluting-stents-estrofa-ischemia-bvs-mdes-study
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José M de la Torre Hernández, José R Rumoroso, Soledad Ojeda, Salvatore Brugaletta, José D Cascón, Cristina Ruisánchez, Joaquín Sánchez Gila, Jessica Roa, Helena Tizón, Hipólito Gutiérrez, Mariano Larman, Tamara García Camarero, Eduardo Pinar, José F Díaz, Manuel Pan, Miren Morillas Bueno, José M Oyonarte, Luis Ruiz Guerrero, Mireia Ble, Ramón Rubio Patón, Román Arnold, Kattalin Echegaray, Gonzalo de la Morena, Manel Sabate
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) have the potential to restore vasomotion but the clinical implications are unknown. We sought to evaluate angina and ischemia in the long-term in patients treated with BVS and metallic drug-eluting stents (mDES). METHODS: Multicenter study including patients with 24 ± 6 months of uneventful follow-up, in which stress echocardiography was performed and functional status was assessed by the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ)...
April 28, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460209/low-fixed-dose-defibrotide-in-management-of-hepatic-veno-occlusive-disease-post-stem-cell-transplantation
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Bhausaheb Bagal, Arun Chandrasekharan, Aliya Chougle, Navin Khattry
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) is well recognized potentially serious regimen-related toxicity seen after stem cell transplantation. Severe VOD is associated with poor long-term outcomes with very high mortality. Besides supportive care, only defibrotide has been found to be effective in the management of VOD. The recommended dose of defibrotide is 25mg/kg/d but there has been no classical dose finding study done for this drug. A higher dose of defibrotide is associated with increased risk of bleeding and this drug is prohibitively expensive...
April 25, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456510/high-acuity-sleeve-gastrectomy-patients-in-a-free-standing-ambulatory-surgical-center
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Peter Billing, Josiah Billing, Jedediah Kaufman, Kurt Stewart, Eric Harris, Rob Landerholm
BACKGROUND: Procedures performed in ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) can provide several advantages over hospital-based surgery. Understandably, concerns have been raised regarding "high acuity" cases in the ASC setting. Recently the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) presented protocols for ASCs to follow, requiring them to perform only "low acuity" cases to be compliant with accreditation. OBJECTIVE: Assess the safety and efficacy of outpatient sleeve gastrectomy (SG) on the "high acuity patient" in a free-standing ASC...
March 27, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456009/umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation-challenges-and-future-directions
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Karen Ballen
Since the first successful allogeneic transplants performed in Seattle 50 years ago, the field of transplantation has evolved considerably, with improvements in human leukocyte antigen typing, patient selection, reduced intensity regimens, and graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis. A major breakthrough has been the availability of more donor options, first via the National Marrow Donor Program-Be the Match [Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2008;14:2-7]. Then, in the 1990s, unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation became available, first for children and then for adults [New Engl J Med 1996;35:157-166]...
May 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454822/noncardiac-chest-pain-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-frequency-and-association-with-health-status-outcomes
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Mohammed Qintar, John A Spertus, Yuanyuan Tang, Donna M Buchanan, Paul S Chan, Amit P Amin, Adam C Salisbury
BACKGROUND: The frequency of noncardiac chest pain (CP) hospitalization after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is unknown, and its significance from patients' perspectives is not studied. OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency of noncardiac CP admissions after AMI and its association with patients' self-reported health status. METHODS: We identified cardiac and noncardiac CP hospitalizations in the year after AMI from the 24-center TRIUMPH registry...
April 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453721/apheresis-as-novel-treatment-for-refractory-angina-with-raised-lipoprotein-a-a-randomized-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Tina Z Khan, Li-Yueh Hsu, Andrew E Arai, Samantha Rhodes, Alison Pottle, Ricardo Wage, Winston Banya, Peter D Gatehouse, Shivraman Giri, Peter Collins, Dudley J Pennell, Mahmoud Barbir
Aims: To determine the clinical impact of lipoprotein apheresis in patients with refractory angina and raised lipoprotein(a) > 500 mg/L on the primary end point of quantitative myocardial perfusion, as well as secondary end points including atheroma burden, exercise capacity, symptoms, and quality of life. Methods: We conducted a single-blinded randomized controlled trial in 20 patients with refractory angina and raised lipoprotein(a) > 500 mg/L, with 3 months of blinded weekly lipoprotein apheresis or sham, followed by crossover...
April 26, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445636/disposable-autonomous-device-for-swab-to-result-diagnosis-of-influenza
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Shichu Huang, Koji Abe, Steven Bennett, Tinny Liang, Paula D Ladd, Lindsay Yokobe, Caitlin E Anderson, Kamal Shah, Josh Bishop, Mike Purfield, Peter C Kauffman, Sai Paul, AnneMarie E Welch, Bonnie Strelitz, Kristin Follmer, Kelsey Pullar, Luis Sanchez-Erebia, Emily Gerth-Guyette, Gonzalo Domingo, Eileen Klein, Janet A Englund, Elain Fu, Paul Yager
A prototype of a self-contained, automated, disposable device for chemically amplified protein-based detection of influenza virus from nasal swab specimens was developed and evaluated in a clinical setting. The device required only simple specimen manipulation without any dedicated instrumentation or specialized training by the operator for interpretation. The device was based on a sandwich immunoassay for influenza virus nucleoprotein; it used an enzyme-labeled antibody and a chromogenic substrate to provide an amplified visible signal, in a two-dimensional paper network format...
May 8, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445216/opposition-to-obamacare-a-closer-look
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Paul R Gordon, Laurel Gray, Alex Hollingsworth, Eve C Shapiro, James E Dalen
Prior telephone surveys have reported two main reasons for opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA): distrust of government and opposition to the universal coverage mandate. The authors set out to elucidate the reasons for this opposition. This article describes how the authors used qualitative methods with semistructured interviewing as a principal investigative method to gather information from people they met while bicycling across the United States from April through July 2016. During this time, the authors conducted open-ended, semistructured conversations with people they met as they rode their bicycles from Washington, DC, to Seattle, Washington...
April 25, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444388/apoe%C3%AE%C2%B54-genotype-and-hypertension-modify-8-year-cortical-thinning-five-occasion-evidence-from-the-seattle-longitudinal-study
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Philippe Rast, Kristen M Kennedy, Karen M Rodrigue, Paul R A W Robinson, Alden L Gross, Donald G McLaren, Tom Grabowski, K Warner Schaie, Sherry L Willis
We investigated individual differences in longitudinal trajectories of brain aging in cognitively normal healthy adults from the Seattle Longitudinal Study covering 8 years of longitudinal change (across 5 occasions) in cortical thickness in 249 midlife and older adults (52-95 years old). We aimed to understand true brain change; examine the influence of salient risk factors that modify an individual's rate of cortical thinning; and compare cross-sectional age-related differences in cortical thickness to longitudinal within-person cortical thinning...
April 21, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444212/numerical-response-and-impact-of-laricobius-nigrinus-coleoptera-derodontidae-on-adelges-tsugae-hemiptera-adelgidae-in-their-native-range
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D L Mausel, L T Kok, S M Salom
To determine if key attributes for a successful biological control agent are possessed by the predator, Laricobius nigrinus Fender, field studies were conducted in its native range of Seattle, WA. The relationship between adult and immature L. nigrinus abundance to different densities of its prey, Adelges tsugae Annand, were determined. In a second study, predator and prey densities, and survivorship of each sistens A. tsugae stage were determined to gauge the impact of predation. The predator strongly aggregated and increased its reproduction when prey density increased, the two mechanisms of a numerical response...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437692/stage-iv-colorectal-cancer-primary-site-and-patterns-of-distant-metastasis
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Jamaica R Robinson, Polly A Newcomb, Sheetal Hardikar, Stacey A Cohen, Amanda I Phipps
BACKGROUND: Although colorectal cancer (CRC) usually metastasizes to the liver and/or lungs, factors influencing the anatomic pattern of metastases remain poorly understood. METHODS: We assessed the relationship between primary CRC site and pattern of synchronous metastasis among 1202 individuals diagnosed with incident metastatic CRC between 2010 and 2014 and identified through the Seattle-Puget Sound Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437648/assessing-soil-air-partitioning-of-pahs-and-pcbs-with-a-new-fugacity-passive-sampler
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Carey E Donald, Kim A Anderson
Soil-air fluxes of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were determined using a novel application of passive samplers to measure air and soil air, which is air in close proximity and in equilibrium with soil. Existing methods to measure flux of semi-volatile compounds between soil and air require collecting samples from the top soil layer. Yet, the top soil layer is hard to define and oversampling may misrepresent the exchangeable fraction. Alternatively, modified active samplers can measure soil air in situ, but require electricity while deployed...
April 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437262/loss-of-resistance-a-randomised-controlled-trial-assessing-four-low-fidelity-epidural-puncture-simulators
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Tina H Pedersen, Jonas Meuli, Eike J Plazikowski, Maximilian Buttenberg, Maren Kleine-Brueggeney, Christian Seidl, Lorenz Theiler, Robert Greif
BACKGROUND: Detecting loss of resistance (LOR) can either be taught with dedicated simulators, with a cost ranging from &OV0556;1500 to 3000, or with the 'Greengrocer's Model', requiring simply a banana. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare three dedicated epidural puncture training simulators and a banana in their ability to simulate LOR. Our hypothesis was that there was a difference between the four simulators when comparing the detection of LOR...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436737/bicycle-helmet-effectiveness-is-not-overstated
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Jake Olivier, Igor Radun
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the challenges in estimating bicycle helmet effectiveness from case-control studies of injured cyclists and to estimate helmet effectiveness from cases and available exposure data. METHODS: Data were extracted from studies of cyclists in Seattle, USA, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), Australia and the Netherlands. Estimates of helmet use were used as exposure to compute relative risks for Seattle and Victorian data. Cycling distance data are routinely collected in the Netherlands; however, this data cannot be disaggregated by helmet use which makes it unsuitable for estimating helmet effectiveness...
March 1, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435696/highlights-from-the-24-th-conference-on-retroviruses-and-opportunistic-infections-13-16-february-2017-seattle-washington-usa
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EDITORIAL
Trevor A Crowell, Hermione Lyall, Eva Malatinkova, Sanjay Bhagani, Denise Hsu, Donn J Colby, Christina Polyak, Christina Psomas, Andrew Hill, Esther N Gathogo, Wim Trypsteen, Linos Vandekerckhove, Sabine Kinloch
From the 13th to 16th February 2017, researchers from around the world convened for the 24th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. The conference was organised by the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA) in partnership with the CROI Foundation. The conference included over 1000 oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed original research as well as lectures and symposia featuring insights from leading basic, translational and clinical researchers...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Virus Eradication
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