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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033850/designing-dietary-recommendations-using-system-level-interactomics-analysis-and-network-based-inference
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Tingting Zheng, Yueqiong Ni, Jun Li, Billy K C Chow, Gianni Panagiotou
Background: A range of computational methods that rely on the analysis of genome-wide expression datasets have been developed and successfully used for drug repositioning. The success of these methods is based on the hypothesis that introducing a factor (in this case, a drug molecule) that could reverse the disease gene expression signature will lead to a therapeutic effect. However, it has also been shown that globally reversing the disease expression signature is not a prerequisite for drug activity. On the other hand, the basic idea of significant anti-correlation in expression profiles could have great value for establishing diet-disease associations and could provide new insights into the role of dietary interventions in disease...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967543/high-short-term-failure-rate-associated-with-decellularized-osteochondral-allograft-for-treatment-of-knee-cartilage-lesions
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Christine C Johnson, Daniel J Johnson, Grant H Garcia, Dean Wang, Mollyann Pais, Ryan M Degen, Alissa J Burge, Riley J Williams
PURPOSE: To report the short-term clinical and radiographic outcomes following the use of decellularized osteochondral (OC) allograft plugs in the treatment of distal femoral OC lesions. METHODS: An Institutional Review Board-approved database with prospectively collected data was used to identify patients treated with the decellularized OC allograft plugs implant. Demographic information, patient-reported outcomes, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and the number and type of reoperations were assessed...
September 26, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960550/incidence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-pressure-ulcers-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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María Isabel González-Méndez, Marta Lima-Serrano, Catalina Martín-Castaño, Inmaculada Alonso-Araujo, Joaquín Salvador Lima-Rodríguez
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determinate the incidence, incidence rate and risk factors of pressure ulcers (PUs) in critical care patients. BACKGROUND: PUs represent one of the most frequent health problems in clinical practice. Specifically, critical patients who are hospitalized in intensive care units (ICU) have a higher risk of developing a PU, with an incidence that fluctuates between 3.3% and 52.9% according to previous studies. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943457/clinical-staging-of-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva-fop
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Robert J Pignolo, Frederick S Kaplan
Fibrodyplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an ultra-rare genetic condition of heterotopic ossification (HO) that results in progressive loss of joint function, ultimately rendering movement impossible. Death is most commonly the result of thoracic insufficiency syndrome, or complications related to recurrent respiratory infections. There are no current treatments for FOP, but early and emerging clinical trials offer hope for this devastating disease. With the recent reporting of a comprehensive global natural history study, scales to assess joint dysfunction, and a more accurate prediction of joint survival, it is now possible to construct a conceptual framework for the clinical staging of FOP...
September 21, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942909/a-systematic-review-of-exercise-systematic-reviews-in-the-cancer-literature-2005-2017
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REVIEW
Nicole L Stout, Jennifer Baima, Anne K Swisher, Kerri M Winters-Stone, Judith Welsh
BACKGROUND: Evidence supports the benefits of exercise for patients with cancer; however, specific guidance for clinical decision making regarding exercise timing, frequency, duration, and intensity is lacking. Efforts are needed to optimize clinical recommendations for exercise in the cancer population. OBJECTIVES: To aggregate information regarding the benefit of exercise through a systematic review of existing systematic reviews in the cancer exercise literature...
September 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935338/soft-tissue-surgery-for-adults-with-nonfunctional-spastic-hands-following-central-nervous-system-lesions-a-retrospective-study
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Laure Gatin, Alexis Schnitzler, Fabien Calé, Guillaume Genêt, Philippe Denormandie, François Genêt
PURPOSE: Soft tissue surgery for upper extremity contractures can improve hygiene, pain, and appearance in adults with central nervous system lesions. The goal of such interventions is highly individual; thus, goal attainment scaling (GAS; a method of scoring the extent to which patient's individual goals are achieved [5 levels] in the course of intervention and using T score values) is pertinent to evaluate outcome. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of soft tissue surgery for upper extremity muscle contractures in patients with central nervous system lesions using GAS...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888468/effect-of-visual-biofeedback-cycling-training-on-gait-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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A Hochsprung, A Granja Domínguez, E Magni, S Escudero Uribe, A Moreno García
INTRODUCTION: Gait alterations are present in a high percentage of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). They appear from early stages of the disease and can limit patients' capacity to perform basic activities of daily living, affecting their quality of life. Visual biofeedback cycling training appears to be a useful tool in treating these impairments. This study aims to evaluate the short-term effect of visual biofeedback cycling training on gait in patients with MS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 61 patients with mild to moderate MS were randomly assigned to a control group and an intervention group...
September 6, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853392/pilot-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-sertraline-versus-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-anxiety-symptoms-in-people-with-generalised-anxiety-disorder-who-have-failed-to-respond-to-low-intensity-psychological-treatments
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Marta Buszewicz, John Cape, Marc Serfaty, Roz Shafran, Thomas Kabir, Peter Tyrer, Caroline S Clarke, Irwin Nazareth
BACKGROUND: Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is common, causing unpleasant symptoms and impaired functioning. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines have established good evidence for low-intensity psychological interventions, but a significant number of patients will not respond and require more intensive step 3 interventions, recommended as either high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or a pharmacological treatment such as sertraline. However, there are no head-to-head comparisons evaluating which is more clinically effective and cost-effective, and current guidelines suggest that treatment choice at step 3 is based mainly on patient preference...
August 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826742/a-comprehensive-review-and-update-on-crohn-s-disease
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Mahesh Gajendran, Priyadarshini Loganathan, Anthony P Catinella, Jana G Hashash
The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers principally to two major categories of chronic relapsing inflammatory intestinal disorders: Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). In the United States, it is currently estimated that about 1.5 million people suffer from IBD, causing considerable suffering, mortality and economic loss every year. Yet the cause of IBD is unknown, and until we understand more, prevention or cure will not be possible. There is a lot of variation in the incidence and prevalence of CD based on geographic region, environment, immigrant population, and ethnic groups...
August 18, 2017: Disease-a-month: DM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819204/prognostic-factors-and-outcomes-of-unplanned-extubation
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Chien-Ming Chao, Mei-I Sung, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Chih-Cheng Lai, Khee-Siang Chan, Ai-Chin Cheng, Shu-Chen Hsing, Chin-Ming Chen
This study investigated the prognostic factors and outcomes of unplanned extubation (UE) in patients in a medical center's 6 intensive care units (ICUs) and calculated their mortality risk. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all adult patients in Chi Mei Medical Center who underwent UE between 2009 and 2015. During the study period, there were 305 episodes of UE in 295 ICU patients (men: 199 [67.5%]; mean age: 65.7 years; age range: 18-94 years). The mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score was 16...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815014/the-relationship-between-intolerance-of-uncertainty-in-chiropractic-students-and-their-treatment-intervention-choices
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Stanley I Innes, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Bruce F Walker
BACKGROUND: Psychological factors, such as intolerance of uncertainty (IU), have been shown to impact on the quality of medical care. However, this psychological measure has not been studied in the chiropractic profession. Our objective was to investigate if higher levels of IU in chiropractic students were related to poor choices of management in specific clinical scenarios. Also, we sought to investigate if levels of IU were related to students' intentions to adopt a prescriptive chiropractic technique system and evaluate their levels of self-belief...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769143/zonulin-a-potential-marker-of-intestine-injury-in-newborns
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Anna Tarko, Anna Suchojad, Marta Michalec, Małgorzata Majcherczyk, Aniceta Brzozowska, Iwona Maruniak-Chudek
INTRODUCTION: Zonulin (ZO), a new diagnostic biomarker of intestinal permeability, was tested in newborns presenting symptoms of infection and/or inflammation of the gut or being at risk of intestinal pathology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Serum ZO was assessed in 81 newborns diagnosed with sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), rotavirus infection, and gastroschisis, also in extremely low gestational age babies, and in controls (healthy newborns). ZO concentration was compared to C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) values, leucocyte and platelet count, basic demographic data, and the value of the Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (NTISS)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760300/first-line-therapeutic-strategies-for-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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REVIEW
Valeria Santini
The precise diagnostic tests and subsequent prognostic stratification for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are often cumbersome, yet they are the basis of successful therapy. Diverse treatment options are available for these patients; however, the decisions in real-life are often not grounded on the available evidence. Although the International Prognostic Scoring System and revised International Prognostic Scoring System are still driving the medical approach to MDS patients, additional variables must be considered when therapeutic intervention is needed...
July 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748406/therapeutic-effects-of-topical-tranexamic-acid-in-comparison-with-hydroquinone-in-treatment-of-women-with-melasma
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Najmolsadat Atefi, Behzad Dalvand, Mahammadreza Ghassemi, Golnaz Mehran, Amir Heydarian
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have focused on therapeutic as well as side effects of tranexamic acid (TXA) as a topical drug compared to other topical drugs in treating melasma. The present study aimed to assess and compare the beneficial therapeutic effects and also side effects of local TXA in comparison with hydroquinone in treating women with melasma. METHODS: This randomized double-blinded clinical trial was performed on 60 women who suffered from melasma and were referred to the skin disorders clinic at the Rasoul-e-Akram hospital in Tehran in 2015...
July 26, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720052/the-effectiveness-of-various-interventions-versus-standard-stripping-in-patients-with-varicose-veins-in-terms-of-quality-of-life
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Christos Argyriou, Christos Papasideris, George A Antoniou, Efstratios Georgakarakos, Nikolaos Papanas, Miltos K Lazarides, George S Georgiadis
Purpose Lower limb varicose veins have a significant effect upon the quality of life and a considerable socioeconomic impact despite their relatively benign nature. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of various therapeutic strategies among patients with varicose veins to surgical ligation and vein stripping on the basis of quality of life. Methods PubMed/Medline and Scopus databases were systemically searched from 1 January 2000 until 23 December 2015 for studies reporting outcome on the quality of life of different treatment techniques for varicose veins...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718038/reappraisal-of-staging-laparoscopy-for-patients-with-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-a-contemporary-analysis-of-1001-patients
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Zhi Ven Fong, Donna Marie L Alvino, Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo, Winta T Mehtsun, Ilaria Pergolini, Andrew L Warshaw, David C Chang, Keith D Lillemoe, Cristina R Ferrone
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in imaging and the increasing use of neoadjuvant therapy puts the contemporary utility of staging laparoscopy for patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) into question. This study aimed to develop a prognostic score to optimize prevention of an unnecessary laparotomy and minimize the rate for unnecessary laparoscopy. METHODS: Clinicopathologic data were evaluated for all patients undergoing surgical intervention for PDAC between 2001 and 2015, who were stratified into group 1 (2001-2008) and group 2 (2009-2014)...
July 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707434/utility-of-digital-subtraction-angiography-based-collateral-evaluation-in-medically-treated-acute-symptomatic-basilar-artery-stenosis
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W-J Lee, K-H Jung, Y J Ryu, J-M Kim, S-T Lee, K Chu, M Kim, S K Lee, J-K Roh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although a stroke from atherosclerosis in the basilar artery (BA) often presents with mild initial stroke severity, it has heterogeneous clinical courses. We investigated the efficacy of digital subtraction angiography (DSA)-based collateral perfusion evaluation in association with long-term outcomes of medically treated symptomatic basilar artery stenosis. METHODS: From a registry database of all consecutive patients with stroke, we included 98 medically treated patients (due to mild initial stroke severity) [National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores ≤ 4; symptomatic basilar artery stenosis, 70-99%] with available initial diagnostic DSA...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691435/clinical-and-public-health-implications-of-acute-and-early-hiv-detection-and-treatment-a-scoping-review
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Sarah E Rutstein, Jintanat Ananworanich, Sarah Fidler, Cheryl Johnson, Eduard J Sanders, Omar Sued, Asier Saez-Cirion, Christopher D Pilcher, Christophe Fraser, Myron S Cohen, Marco Vitoria, Meg Doherty, Joseph D Tucker
INTRODUCTION: The unchanged global HIV incidence may be related to ignoring acute HIV infection (AHI). This scoping review examines diagnostic, clinical, and public health implications of identifying and treating persons with AHI. METHODS: We searched PubMed, in addition to hand-review of key journals identifying research pertaining to AHI detection and treatment. We focused on the relative contribution of AHI to transmission and the diagnostic, clinical, and public health implications...
June 28, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673612/central-and-systemic-c-type-natriuretic-peptide-are-both-reduced-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Zoe Woodward, Timothy C R Prickett, Eric A Espiner, Timothy J Anderson
INTRODUCTION: C-type Natriuretic Peptide is a neuropeptide widely expressed in the central nervous system including dopaminergic neurons projecting to basal ganglia. Previous work shows that concentrations of the peptide in cerebrospinal fluid are depressed in drug naïve PD subjects, decline over time and can be restored by doses of monoamine oxidase inhibitors that delay the need for levodopa. Whether plasma levels are similarly depressed in drug naïve subjects, or affected by dopaminergic drugs, is unknown...
June 27, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662216/increased-dermal-collagen-bundle-alignment-in-systemic-sclerosis-is-associated-with-a-cell-migration-signature-and-role-of-arhgdib-in-directed-fibroblast-migration-on-aligned-ecms
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Lizhi Cao, Robert Lafyatis, Linda C Burkly
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a devastating disease affecting the skin and internal organs. Dermal fibrosis manifests early and Modified Rodnan Skin Scores (MRSS) correlate with disease progression. Transcriptomics of SSc skin biopsies suggest the role of the in vivo microenvironment in maintaining the pathological myofibroblasts. Therefore, defining the structural changes in dermal collagen in SSc patients could inform our understanding of fibrosis pathogenesis. Here, we report a method for quantitative whole-slide image analysis of dermal collagen from SSc patients, and our findings of more aligned dermal collagen bundles in diffuse cutaneous SSc (dcSSc) patients...
2017: PloS One
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