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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912868/correlation-between-total-solar-irradiance-and-glycated-hemoglobin-2-to-3-months-later-in-patients-with-diabetes-a-big-data-analysis
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Shigesumi Kinchiku, Kazuhiko Kotani, Yukiko Maruguchi, Anna Aikou, Hitoshi Uenomachi, Shouko Kajiya
OBJECTIVES: Much attention has been paid recently to a relationship between glucose metabolism and weather. This study investigated the temporal correlation between total solar irradiance (TSI) and glycated hemoglobin (A1C) values in patients with diabetes. METHODS: In 1531 patients with diabetes who received follow-up care between 2009 and 2013 (type 1 diabetes, 123 patients; type 2 diabetes, 1408 patients; male 53.6%; mean age, 61.2 years), A1C levels were measured a total of 58,830 times...
December 2016: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904428/a-cross-sectional-anthropometric-study-of-cranial-capacity-among-ukwuani-people-of-south-nigeria
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Dennis Erhisenebe Eboh, Ewaen Churchill Okoro, Kingsley Afoke Iteire
BACKGROUND: Cranial capacity is used as a measure of brain volume and has a relationship with age and gender. The purpose of this study was to provide normative data and population-, age- and gender-specific regression formulae related to cranial capacity using head dimensions among the Ukwuani people of Nigeria. METHODS: This study included 605 subjects grouped according to age as follows: 6-12 years, 13-19 years and ≥20 years. A cross-sectional study design using multistage sampling technique was adopted...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867879/relationship-of-lean-mass-and-obesity-in-indian-urban-children-and-adolescents
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M K Garg, Raman K Marwaha, Namita Mahalle, Nikhil Tandon
BACKGROUND: The association of obesity and lean mass (LM) has not been examined well in children and adolescents, and it remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship of body mass index (BMI) categories and regional obesity with total and regional LM in children and adolescents. METHODS: A total of 1408 children and adolescents (boys 58.9%; girls 41.1%) divided according to BMI (normal weight 79...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861232/safety-and-efficacy-of-magnetic-resonance-guided-vacuum-assisted-large-volume-breast-biopsy-mr-guided-valb
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Simone Schrading, Kevin Strobel, Annika Keulers, Timm Dirrichs, Christiane K Kuhl
OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance (MR)-guided vacuum-biopsy is technically demanding and may fail depending on target-lesion size or breast size, and location of lesions within the breast. We developed an MR-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy protocol that collects larger amounts of tissue, aiming at an at least partial or complete ablation of the target-lesion, just as it is intended during surgical (excisional) biopsy. Rationale is to avoid biopsy failures (false-negative results due to undersampling) by collecting larger amounts of tissue...
November 17, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853039/pharmacoeconomic-evaluation-of-diabetic-nephropathic-patients-attending-nephrology-department-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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J V Jose, M Jose, P Devi, R Satish
AIMS: To evaluate the cost of pharmacotherapy and its determinants in diabetic nephropathy (DN) in the nephrology department of a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted among adult patients visiting nephrology outpatient department (February-July 2015). Data on demography, investigations, and medications prescribed, direct cost and indirect costs were analyzed. We used Chi-squared test for categorical variables and multivariate linear regression analysis to identify determinants of cost of pharmacotherapy and total cost...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851044/1408-genetic-variants-associated-with-hyperinflammation-in-septic-shock
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Kate Kernan, Lina Ghaloul-Gonzalez, Rahil Sethi, Uma Chandran, Janette Lamb, John Kellum, Derek Angus, Joseph Carcillo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832553/pharmacological-agents-for-reducing-the-haemodynamic-response-to-tracheal-intubation-in-paediatric-patients-a-systematic-review
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M Nazir, B Salim, F A Khan
The primary aim of this review was to assess the effect of pharmacological agents administered to attenuate the haemodynamic response to tracheal intubation in paediatric patients up to 16 years of age undergoing elective surgery. Secondary aims were to identify adverse effects related to these agents, and the agents' roles in decreasing arrhythmias. A systematic search was conducted for articles listed in PubMed, CINAHL or the Cochrane database between January 1980 and June 2014. We included randomised controlled trials where the stated aim of the study included observing the effects of pharmacological agents on the haemodynamic response to tracheal intubation...
November 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815010/determinants-of-major-league-baseball-pitchers-career-length
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Rich Hardy, Tiwaloluwa Ajibewa, Ray Bowman, Jefferson C Brand
PURPOSE: To investigate variables (injury, position, performance, and pitching volume) that affect the career longevity of Major League Baseball pitchers. METHODS: To be eligible, pitchers must have entered Major League Baseball between 1989 and 1992 without missing information for the variables on the website http://www.baseball-reference.com. The variables assessed were average innings pitched per year before and after age 25 years, earned run average, walks and hits divided by innings pitched, strikeout to walk ratio, pitching position, time on the disabled list, length of career, and starting and retirement age...
November 1, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683109/pseudoexons-provide-a-mechanism-for-allele-specific-expression-of-apc-in-familial-adenomatous-polyposis
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Taina T Nieminen, Walter Pavicic, Noora Porkka, Matti Kankainen, Heikki J Järvinen, Anna Lepistö, Päivi Peltomäki
Allele-specific expression (ASE) of the Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) gene occurs in up to one-third of families with adenomatous polyposis (FAP) that have screened mutation-negative by conventional techniques. To advance our understanding of the genomic basis of this phenomenon, 54 APC mutation-negative families (21 with classical FAP and 33 with attenuated FAP, AFAP) were investigated. We focused on four families with validated ASE and scrutinized these families by sequencing of the blood transcriptomes (RNA-seq) and genomes (WGS)...
September 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593360/antimicrobial-susceptibility-monitoring-of-dermatological-bacterial-pathogens-isolated-from-diseased-dogs-and-cats-across-europe-compath-results
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Carolin Ludwig, Anno de Jong, Hilde Moyaert, Farid El Garch, Regina Janes, Ulrich Klein, Ian Morrissey, Julien Thiry, Myriam Youala
AIMS: The ComPath project is a pan-European programme dedicated to the monitoring of antimicrobial susceptibility of pathogens from diseased dogs and cats using standardized methods and centralized MIC determination. Here, the susceptibility of major pathogens is reported from antimicrobial non-treated animals with acute clinical signs of skin, wound or ear infections in 2008-2010. METHODS AND RESULTS: MICs were determined by agar dilution for commonly used antibiotics and interpreted using CLSI breakpoints, if available...
September 4, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585412/active-v-passive-surveillance-for-malaria-in-remote-tribal-belt-of-central-india-implications-for-malaria-elimination
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Neeru Singh, Praveen K Bharti, N S Kumre
Balaghat district in Central India is characterized by perennial malaria transmission. In this study, we have estimated malaria parasite rates by microscopic examination of blood smears by conducting active (ACD) and passive surveillance (PCD) in the villages of Baihar community health center (CHC) during January 2012-December 2012. Comparison of the results of two methods revealed that ACD (active case detection) in villages provides relatively large numbers of malaria positive cases (1408/3601) as compared to PCD (passive case detection) at CHC (139/2743) (OR 12...
June 2016: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576541/heparin-albumin-priming-in-a-clinical-setting-for-hemodialysis-patients-at-risk-for-bleeding
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Malin Skagerlind, Bernd Stegmayr
Introduction Intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) is sometimes necessary in patients with a bleeding risk, i.e., before/after surgery or brain hemorrhage. In such case IHD has to be modified to limit the conventional anticoagulation used to avoid clotting of the extracorporeal circuit (ECC). We evaluated if priming using a heparin and albumin (HA) mixture could minimize the exposure to heparin. Methods Retrospective data from 1995 to 2013 were collected from 1408 acute dialysis treatment protocols that included 321 patients...
August 31, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27549382/cost-effectiveness-of-a-multi-component-school-based-physical-activity-intervention-targeting-adolescents-the-physical-activity-4-everyone-cluster-randomized-trial
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Rachel Sutherland, Penny Reeves, Elizabeth Campbell, David R Lubans, Philip J Morgan, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Anthony D Okely, Karen Gillham, Lynda Davies, John Wiggers
BACKGROUND: Few school-based interventions have been successful in reducing physical activity decline and preventing overweight and obesity in adolescent populations. As a result, few cost effectiveness analyses have been reported. The aim of this paper is to report the cost and cost effectiveness of the Physical Activity 4 Everyone (PA4E1) intervention which was a multi-component intervention implemented in secondary schools located in low-income communities. Cost effectiveness was assessed using both the physical activity and weight status trial outcomes...
2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27519406/rifampicin-resistance-mutations-in-the-81%C3%A2-bp-rrdr-of-rpob-gene-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-clinical-isolates-using-xpert-mtb-rif-in-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan-a-retrospective-study
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Irfan Ullah, Aamer Ali Shah, Anila Basit, Mazhar Ali, Afsar Khan, Ubaid Ullah, Muhammad Ihtesham, Sumaira Mehreen, Anita Mughal, Arshad Javaid
BACKGROUND: Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a major public health problem especially in developing countries. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends use of Xpert MTB/RIF assay to simultaneously detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and rifampicin (RIF) resistance. The primary objective of this study was to determine the frequency of MDR-TB in patients suspected to have drug resistance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The frequency of probes for various rpoB gene mutations using Xpert MTB/RIF assay within 81 bp RRDR (Rifampicin Resistance Determining Region) was the secondary objective...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490427/prevalence-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-patient-characteristics-in-a-coronary-artery-disease-cohort-undergoing-cardiovascular-rehabilitation
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Henrik Fox, Hans-Christian Purucker, Isabelle Holzhacker, Ulrich Tebtmann, Thomas Bitter, Dieter Horstkotte, Andrea Graml, Holger Woehrle, Olaf Oldenburg
PURPOSE: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death and identification of risk factors for CAD is crucial. One such potential risk factor is sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). This prospective cohort study investigated the prevalence of SDB and determined risk factors for the presence of SDB in a large CAD cohort undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. METHODS: A total of 1425 patients with confirmed CAD starting rehabilitation were screened for SDB using cardiorespiratory polygraphy (n = 921) or polygraphy plus pulse oximetry (n = 484)...
August 3, 2016: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474161/incidence-and-cost-of-ankle-sprains-in-united-states-emergency-departments
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Shweta Shah, Abbey C Thomas, Joshua M Noone, Christopher M Blanchette, Erik A Wikstrom
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains represent a common injury in emergency departments, but little is known about common complications, procedures, and charges associated with ankle sprains in emergency departments. HYPOTHESIS: There will be a higher incidence of ankle sprains among younger populations (≤25 years old) and in female patients. Complications and procedures will differ between ankle sprain types. Lateral ankle sprains will have lower health care charges relative to medial and high ankle sprains...
July 29, 2016: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442056/assessment-of-the-american-board-of-ophthalmology-s-maintenance-of-certification-part-4-improvement-in-medical-practice
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Robert E Wiggins, Rebecca Etz
IMPORTANCE: There is disagreement as to whether Maintenance of Certification is creating value for physicians and their patients. To our knowledge, this report provides the first measures of the effectiveness of Part 4 of this activity in assisting ophthalmologists with quality improvement in their practices. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of the American Board of Ophthalmology's quality improvement program-Maintenance of Certification Part 4 (Improvement in Medical Practice)-in assisting its diplomates with quality improvement in their practices...
September 1, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27377014/mks1-mutations-cause-joubert-syndrome-with-agenesis-of-the-corpus-callosum
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Ingrid Bader, E Decker, J A Mayr, V Lunzer, J Koch, E Boltshauser, W Sperl, P Pietsch, B Ertl-Wagner, H Bolz, C Bergmann, O Rittinger
Joubert syndrome (JS) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous ciliopathy characterized by episodic hyperpnea and apnea, hypotonia, ataxia, cognitive impairment and ocular motor apraxia. The "molar tooth sign" is pathognomonic of this condition. Mutations in the MKS1 gene are a major cause of Meckel-Gruber syndrome (MKS), the most common form of syndromic neural tube defects, frequently resulting in perinatal lethality. We present the phenotype and genotype of a child with severe JS and agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC)...
August 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27360327/compensatory-responses-to-intermittent-physical-activity-in-elementary-school-age-children-1408-board-61-june-2-9-00-am-10-30-am
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Molly P O'Sullivan, Matthew R Nagy, Shannon S Block, Trevor R Tooley, Rebecca E Hasson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27333402/electrospun-scaffolds-enhanced-lineage-specific-differentiation-efficiency-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-by-engineering-colony-dimensionality-using-electrospun-scaffolds-adv-healthcare-mater-12-2016
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Maricela Maldonado, Gerardo Ico, Karen Low, Rebeccah J Luu, Jin Nam
Electrospun scaffolds provide soft nanofibrous networks pliable by human induced pluripotent stem cells. J. Nam and co-workers show on page 1408 that such compliant scaffolding leads to the formation of stem cell colonies with a distinctive three-dimensional morphology. The morphological modulation resulted in the lineage-specific differentiation, suggesting a potential means to enhance translational applications of the stem cells.
June 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
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