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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1192-1198, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564144

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AIMS: Radiostereometric analysis (RSA) studies of vitamin E-doped, highly crosslinked polyethylene (VEPE) liners show low head penetration rates in cementless acetabular components. There is, however, currently no data on cemented VEPE acetabular components in total hip arthroplasty (THA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of a new cemented VEPE component, compared with a conventional polyethylene (PE) component regarding migration, head penetration, and clinical results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 42 patients (21 male, 21 female) with osteoarthritis and a mean age of 67 years (sd 5), in a double-blinded, noninferiority, randomized controlled trial. The subjects were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive a reverse hybrid THA with a cemented component of either argon-gas gamma-sterilized PE component (controls) or VEPE, with identical geometry. The primary endpoint was proximal implant migration of the component at two years postoperatively measured with RSA. Secondary endpoints included total migration of the component, penetration of the femoral head into the component, and patient-reported outcome measurements. RESULTS: In total, 19 control implants and 18 implants in the VEPE group were analyzed for the primary endpoint. We found a continuous proximal migration of the component in the VEPE group that was significantly higher with a difference at two years of a mean 0.21 mm (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.05 to 0.37; p = 0.013). The total migration was also significantly higher in the VEPE group, but femoral head penetration was lower. We found no difference in clinical outcomes between the groups. CONCLUSION: At two years, this cemented VEPE component, although having a low head penetration and excellent clinical results, failed to meet noninferiority compared with the conventional implant by a proximal migration above the proposed safety threshold of RSA. The early proximal migration pattern of the VEPE component is a reason for continued monitoring, although a specific threshold for proximal migration and risk for later failure cannot be defined and needs further study. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1192-1198.


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Artroplastia de Quadril/efeitos adversos , Migração de Corpo Estranho/diagnóstico por imagem , Osteoartrite do Quadril/cirurgia , Polietilenos/química , Desenho de Prótese , Falha de Prótese/tendências , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Artroplastia de Quadril/métodos , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Migração de Corpo Estranho/epidemiologia , Prótese de Quadril , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Osteoartrite do Quadril/diagnóstico por imagem , Prognóstico , Análise Radioestereométrica , Medição de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores Sexuais , Estatísticas não Paramétricas , Suécia , Vitamina E/farmacologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17146, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567954

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) will progress to end stage without treatment, the decline off renal function may not linear. A sensitive marker such as soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptors (suPARs) may allow potential intervention and treatment in earlier stages of CKD. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to measure plasma (suPAR) in patients with CKD with different stages and to find its correlation with the disease severity. METHODS: This study was conducted on 114 subjects, 84 were patients with different stages and different causes of CKD, and 30 healthy subjects as controls. Blood urea, serum creatinine, serum high-sensitive C-reactive protein, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and 24 hours proteinuria were measured, renal biopsy was done for all patients, and plasma (suPAR) was measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS: suPAR plasma levels were significantly higher in patients with CKD (7.9 ±â€Š3.82 ng/mL) than controls (1.76 ±â€Š0.77 ng/mL, P < .001). suPAR correlated with the disease severity. In stage 1 to 2 group, it was 3.7 ±â€Š1.5 ng/mL, in stage 3 to 4, it was 10.10 ±â€Š1.22 ng/mL, and in stage 5 group, it was 12.34 ±â€Š0.88 ng/mL; the difference between the 3 groups was highly significant (P < .001). A cutoff point 2.5 ng/mL of suPAR was found between controls and stage 1 group. According to the cause of CKD, although patients with obstructive cause and those with focal glomerulosclerosis had the higher levels 9.11 ±â€Š3.32 ng/mL and 8.73 ±â€Š3.19 ng/mL, respectively, but there was no significant difference between patients with CKD according to the cause of the CKD. CONCLUSION: Plasma (suPAR) increased in patients with CKD and correlated with disease severity.


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Receptores de Ativador de Plasminogênio Tipo Uroquinase/sangue , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/sangue , Adulto , Idoso , Proteína C-Reativa/análise , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Creatinina/sangue , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/patologia , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Ureia/sangue , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17215, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567977

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The aim of the study is to explore whether monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR) provides predictive value of the severity in patients with Klebsiella pneumonia infection (KPI).Patients in a tertiary medical center with Klebsiella pneumonia infection from 2014 to 2017 were recruited in this study. Patients with Klebsiella pneumonia infection were stratified into two groups based on the National Early Warning Score (NEWS). MLR was calculated by dividing monocytes count by lymphocytes count obtained from routine blood examination. The area under the curve (AUC) values was determined using the receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve. The correlation between the variables was tested with Pearson or Spearman correlation analysis. Ordinal logistic regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between MLR and the severity of Klebsiella pneumonia infection.One hundred fifty-two patients were finally enrolled for analysis. Among those, 43 (28.29%) cases had severe KPI. MLR was found to be an independent risk factor of the serious Klebsiella pneumonia infection (OR: 23.74, 95% CI: 5.41-104.11, P < .001). Besides, MLR was positively correlated with NEWS score (r = 0.57, P < .001). In the receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis, MLR, with an optimal cut-off value of 0.665, predicted the severe coronary lesion with a sensitivity of 79.4% and specificity of 84.4%.MLR was an independent predictor of the severe Klebsiella pneumonia infection. Compared with neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), MLR has a better performance to evaluate the severity of Klebsiella pneumonia infection.


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Infecções por Klebsiella/diagnóstico , Klebsiella pneumoniae , Contagem de Leucócitos , Contagem de Linfócitos , Monócitos , Pneumonia Bacteriana/diagnóstico , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Infecções por Klebsiella/sangue , Infecções por Klebsiella/microbiologia , Masculino , Pneumonia Bacteriana/sangue , Pneumonia Bacteriana/microbiologia , Curva ROC , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Braz J Med Biol Res ; 52(10): e8845, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31576907

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Regucalcin is a soluble protein that is principally expressed in hepatocytes. Studies of regucalcin have mainly been conducted in animals due to a lack of commercially available kits. We aimed to develop an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to quantify serum regucalcin in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related disease. High-titer monoclonal antibodies and a polyclonal antibody to regucalcin were produced, a double-antibody sandwich ELISA method was established, and serum regucalcin was determined in 47 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, 91 HBV-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF) patients, and 33 healthy controls. The ELISA demonstrated an appropriate linear range, and high levels of reproducibility, sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and stability. The median serum regucalcin concentrations in HBV-ACLF and CHB patients were 5.46 and 3.76 ng/mL, respectively (P<0.01), which were much higher than in healthy controls (1.72 ng/mL, both P<0.01). For the differentiation of CHB patients and healthy controls, the area under curve (AUC) was 0.86 with a cut-off of 2.42 ng/mL, 85.7% sensitivity, and 78.8% specificity. In contrast, the AUC of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) was lower (AUC=0.80, P=0.01). To differentiate ACLF from CHB, the AUC was 0.72 with a cut-off of 4.26 ng/mL, 77.0% sensitivity, and 61.2% specificity while the AUC of ALT was 0.41 (P=0.07). Thus, we have developed an ELISA that is suitable for measuring serum regucalcin and have shown that serum regucalcin increased with the severity of liver injury due to HBV-related diseases, such that it appears to be more useful than ALT as a marker of liver injury.


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Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/sangue , Hepatite B Crônica/sangue , Insuficiência Renal/sangue , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Biomarcadores/sangue , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática/métodos , Feminino , Hepatite B Crônica/virologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Insuficiência Renal/virologia , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Adulto Jovem
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 68(38): 813-818, 2019 Sep 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31557149

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Silicosis is an incurable occupational lung disease caused by inhaling particles of respirable crystalline silica. These particles trigger inflammation and fibrosis in the lungs, leading to progressive, irreversible, and potentially disabling disease. Silica exposure is also associated with increased risk for lung infection (notably, tuberculosis), lung cancer, emphysema, autoimmune diseases, and kidney disease (1). Because quartz, a type of crystalline silica, is commonly found in stone, workers who cut, polish, or grind stone materials can be exposed to silica dust. Recently, silicosis outbreaks have been reported in several countries among workers who cut and finish stone slabs for countertops, a process known as stone fabrication (2-5). Most worked with engineered stone, a manufactured, quartz-based composite material that can contain >90% crystalline silica (6). This report describes 18 cases of silicosis, including the first two fatalities reported in the United States, among workers in the stone fabrication industry in California, Colorado, Texas, and Washington. Several patients had severe progressive disease, and some had associated autoimmune diseases and latent tuberculosis infection. Cases were identified through independent investigations in each state and confirmed based on computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest or lung biopsy findings. Silica dust exposure reduction and effective regulatory enforcement, along with enhanced workplace medical and public health surveillance, are urgently needed to address the emerging public health threat of silicosis in the stone fabrication industry.


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Manufaturas/efeitos adversos , Indústria Manufatureira , Exposição Ocupacional/efeitos adversos , Silicose/diagnóstico , Adulto , California/epidemiologia , Colorado/epidemiologia , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Silicose/epidemiologia , Texas/epidemiologia , Washington/epidemiologia
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Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi ; 40(8): 911-916, 2019 Aug 10.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31484253

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Objective: To understand the epidemiological and pathogenic characteristics of hospitalized severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) in Shanghai, China. Methods: From 2015 to 2017, one Tertiary hospital and one Secondary hospital were chosen as the surveillance sites. Two respiratory tract specimens per case were collected from SARI cases aged 15 years and older. One specimen was tested for 22 respiratory pathogens by RT-PCR, and the other specimen was cultured for 6 respiratory bacteria. Results: A total of 287 SARI cases were enrolled for sampling and lab testing. 70.73% of the cases were aged 60 years and older, with 41.46% (119/287) were positive for at least one pathogen. Influenza virus was the predominant pathogen, accounting for 17.77% (51/287) of all SARI cases. Human rhinovirus/Enterovirus and Coronavirus were both accounting for 7.32% (21/287), followed by Mycoplasma pneumoniae (5.57%, 16/287). The positive rates of parainfluenza virus, bocavirus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumo virus were all less than 5%. Bacterial strains were identified in seven SARI cases, including Klebsiella pneumoniae (3 strains), Staphylococcus aureus (2 strains), Streptococcus pneumoniae (1 strain) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (1 strain). Two or Three pathogens were co-detected from 40 cases, accounting for 33.61% of 119 positive cases. The most common co-detected pathogens were influenza virus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae (10 cases). Influenza cases peaked in winter-spring and summer. Mycoplasma pneumoniae peaked in winter-spring season and overlapped with influenza. The positive rates of pathogens were not significantly different between different age groups. Conclusions: Various respiratory pathogens can be detected from SARI cases aged 15 years and older. Influenza virus was the predominant pathogen and the co-detection of influenza virus with Mycoplasma pneumoniae the most common one.


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Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Infecções Bacterianas/diagnóstico , Influenza Humana/diagnóstico , Pacientes Internados/estatística & dados numéricos , Mycoplasma pneumoniae/isolamento & purificação , Infecções Respiratórias , Viroses/diagnóstico , Vírus/isolamento & purificação , Doença Aguda , Adolescente , Bactérias/genética , Infecções Bacterianas/epidemiologia , Infecções Bacterianas/microbiologia , China/epidemiologia , Coinfecção/epidemiologia , Hospitalização , Humanos , Lactente , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Influenza Humana/virologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Viroses/epidemiologia , Viroses/virologia , Vírus/genética
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BMJ ; 366: l5149, 2019 Sep 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31506252

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and success of uterus preserving sacrospinous hysteropexy as an alternative to vaginal hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament suspension in the surgical treatment of uterine prolapse five years after surgery. DESIGN: Observational follow-up of SAVE U (sacrospinous fixation versus vaginal hysterectomy in treatment of uterine prolapse ≥2) randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Four non-university teaching hospitals, the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: 204 of 208 healthy women in the initial trial (2009-12) with uterine prolapse stage 2 or higher requiring surgery and no history of pelvic floor surgery who had been randomised to sacrospinous hysteropexy or vaginal hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament suspension. The women were followed annually for five years after surgery. This extended trial reports the results at five years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prespecified primary outcome evaluated at five year follow-up was recurrent prolapse of the uterus or vaginal vault (apical compartment) stage 2 or higher evaluated by pelvic organ prolapse quantification system in combination with bothersome bulge symptoms or repeat surgery for recurrent apical prolapse. Secondary outcomes were overall anatomical failure (recurrent prolapse stage 2 or higher in apical, anterior, or posterior compartment), composite outcome of success (defined as no prolapse beyond the hymen, no bothersome bulge symptoms, and no repeat surgery or pessary use for recurrent prolapse), functional outcome, quality of life, repeat surgery, and sexual functioning. RESULTS: At five years, surgical failure of the apical compartment with bothersome bulge symptoms or repeat surgery occurred in one woman (1%) after sacrospinous hysteropexy compared with eight women (7.8%) after vaginal hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament suspension (difference-6.7%, 95% confidence interval -12.8% to-0.7%). A statistically significant difference was found in composite outcome of success between sacrospinous hysteropexy and vaginal hysterectomy (89/102 (87%) v 77/102 (76%). The other secondary outcomes did not differ. Time-to-event analysis at five years showed no differences between the interventions. CONCLUSIONS: At five year follow-up significantly less anatomical recurrences of the apical compartment with bothersome bulge symptoms or repeat surgery were found after sacrospinous hysteropexy compared with vaginal hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament suspension. After hysteropexy a higher proportion of women had a composite outcome of success. Time-to-event analysis showed no differences in outcomes between the procedures. TRIAL REGISTRATION: trialregister.nl NTR1866.


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Histerectomia Vaginal/efeitos adversos , Ligamentos/cirurgia , Qualidade de Vida , Prolapso Uterino/cirurgia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Países Baixos , Recidiva , Reoperação/estatística & dados numéricos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Técnicas de Sutura , Resultado do Tratamento , Prolapso Uterino/diagnóstico
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J Assoc Physicians India ; 67(7): 43-48, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31559768

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Aim: To delineate the genetic differences in polymorphism of the APOE and D2S439 marker genes for patients with and without rheumatoid arthritis and to study the distribution frequency of the prevalent alleles of these genes in clinically defined sub groups of patients/controls of Indian origin, specifically and their correlation with severity of disease using DAS score. Material and Methods: This is a case control study where peripheral blood samples 160 cases and 150 controls were collected. Results: We evaluated the association of the tetra nucleotide repeat microsatellite marker D2S439 lying at 231.27cM position on the q arm of chromosome-2. The alleles of this marker ranged in size from 163bp-203bp in PCR product length corresponding to 5-15 (CTAT)n tetra repeats. The allele frequencies for this marker in the North Indian population are different from the CEPH populations. The longer alleles, >199bp (=14 or 15 CTAT repeats) were not observed. The genotypes after bimodal distribution differ significantly among cases and controls (p=0.003). Statistically significant difference was seen between cases and controls for ≥(CTAT) 10 longer allele which was more prevalent in the adult RA cases than in controls. Severity of RA was defined by a DAS28 score of >6 on a scale of ten. No significant association was seen with the APOE polymorphism and disease severity. Conclusion: The long allele of D2S439 marker representing an expansion of the CTAT, tetranucleotide repeat doubles an individual's the risk for developing RA.


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Apolipoproteínas E/genética , Artrite Reumatoide , Repetições de Microssatélites , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Frequência do Gene , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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J Assoc Physicians India ; 67(7): 58-60, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31559770

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Introduction: Patient outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have significantly improved with the advent of disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs and the newer biological agents. Various scoring systems available for monitoring disease activity in RA have not yet been put into full use in patient management in India. We aim to study the disease activity score 28 (DAS28) and Routine assessment of patient index 3 (RAPID3), their correlation and patient outcomes in RA. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted between March 2011-May 2011. A total of 81 patients were included. Patient's history was noted. Clinical examination for tender and swollen joint counts was performed. DAS28 was calculated. MDHAQ was administered to each patient in a language they understood and responses noted. Correlation between DAS28 and RAPID3 was studied using Pearson's correlation coefficient. Results: RAPID3 and DAS28 showed Pearson's correlation coefficient of 0.8699 (p<0.001). Of the 53 patients who met with DAS28 severity criteria of >5.1, 82.7% showed similar results with RAPID3 suggesting severe disease activity. (X2 = 33.512 and p<0.001). A greater proportion of those whose DMARD initiation was 2 years after disease onset, had higher disease activity as compared to those with earlier initiation.


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Artrite Reumatoide , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Antirreumáticos , Humanos , Índia , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 152, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31558949

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Introduction: Access to free diagnoses and treatments has been shown to be a major determinant in malaria control. The Cameroon government launched in 2011 and 2014 the exemption of the under-fives' simple and severe malaria treatment policy to increase access to health care and reduce inequality, so as to reduce the mortality related to malaria among the under-fives. This study assessed the effect of providing free malaria treatment in the Buea health district. Methods: This retrospective and cross sectional study was carried out in the Buea health district. Aggregated monthly data from (2008-2010) before and (2012-2014) after the implementation of free malaria treatment was compared, to assess the attributable outcomes of free treatment. A semi-structure questionnaire was also used to assess barriers faced in providing free malaria treatment services by health care workers. Data was collected using a semi-structure questionnaire and a data review summary sheet. The data was analysed using Epi-Info 7, Excel and SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) version 20.0 for Windows. All statistical tests were performed at 95% confidence interval (significance level of 0.05). Results: Increase utilisation of health care; as general and malaria related consultations (by 5.7% (p=0.001) witnessed an increase after the implementation of free malaria treatment services. Severe malaria hospitalisation also increased, indicating that most caregivers used the health facility when complications had already set in, which could have led to no significant reduction in mortality due to malaria among under-five children (4.4%, p=0.533). Conclusion: Utilisation of health care increased; as consultation and morbidity rate increased after the implementation of free malaria treatment services. Communication strategy should therefore be strengthened so as to better disseminate information, so as to enhance the effectiveness of the program. There is the need to make a large-scale study to assess the impact of subsidized malaria treatment.


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Antimaláricos/administração & dosagem , Política de Saúde , Acesso aos Serviços de Saúde/economia , Malária/tratamento farmacológico , Antimaláricos/economia , Camarões , Cuidadores/estatística & dados numéricos , Pré-Escolar , Estudos Transversais , Financiamento Governamental/economia , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Malária/economia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Inquéritos e Questionários
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 68(36): 787-790, 2019 Sep 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31513561

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On September 6, 2019, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr). As of August 27, 2019, 215 possible cases of severe pulmonary disease associated with the use of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products (e.g., devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges) had been reported to CDC by 25 state health departments. E-cigarettes are devices that produce an aerosol by heating a liquid containing various chemicals, including nicotine, flavorings, and other additives (e.g., propellants, solvents, and oils). Users inhale the aerosol, including any additives, into their lungs. Aerosols produced by e-cigarettes can contain harmful or potentially harmful substances, including heavy metals such as lead, volatile organic compounds, ultrafine particles, cancer-causing chemicals, or other agents such as chemicals used for cleaning the device (1). E-cigarettes also can be used to deliver tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive component of cannabis, or other drugs; for example, "dabbing" involves superheating substances that contain high concentrations of THC and other plant compounds (e.g., cannabidiol) with the intent of inhaling the aerosol. E-cigarette users could potentially add other substances to the devices. This report summarizes available information and provides interim case definitions and guidance for reporting possible cases of severe pulmonary disease. The guidance in this report reflects data available as of September 6, 2019; guidance will be updated as additional information becomes available.


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Pneumopatias/epidemiologia , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Vaping/efeitos adversos , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) , Humanos , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(36): e16812, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31490367

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated pruritus is one of the most common symptoms found in patients who undergo dialysis for CKD, leading to a compromised quality of life. This study aimed to investigate the association between CKD-associated pruritus and the quality of life in patients undergoing hemodialysis in Pakistan.A cross-sectional multicenter study was carried out from July 2016 to April 2017 in 2 tertiary care hospitals in Pakistan. Patients aged 18 years and above of both genders, undergoing hemodialysis, understood the Urdu language, and were willing to participate; were included.Of 354 recruited patients with a response rate of 100%, majority (66.1%) of the patients were males. The median (intra-quartile range [IQR]) age of patients was 42.0 [34.0-50.0] years. The prevalence of pruritus was 74%. The median [IQR] score for pruritus was 10.0 (out of possible 25) [8.0-12.0]. Multivariate linear regression revealed a statistically significant association between CKD-associated pruritus with age of patients (ß = 0.031; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.002-0.061; P = .038), duration of CKD (ß = -0.013; 95% CI = -0.023 --0.003; P = .014) and quality of life (ß= -0.949; 95% CI = -1.450; -0.449). The median [IQR] score for health-related quality of life was 52.00 [43.00-58.00].Prevalence of CKD-associated pruritus was reported to be 74% and it negatively affected the patient's quality of life. Patients with moderate to severe CKD-associated pruritus have poor quality of life. With an increase in intensity of pruritus, the QOL score decreased among the patients undergoing hemodialysis.


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Prurido/epidemiologia , Prurido/etiologia , Qualidade de Vida , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/complicações , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Modelos Lineares , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Paquistão/epidemiologia , Prevalência , Diálise Renal/métodos , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/terapia , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) ; 65(8): 1061-1066, 2019 Sep 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31531602

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the potential association of foot pain and plasmatic adipocytes as physiological biomarkers of childhood obesity with the incidence of flatfoot in a cohort of Egyptian school children aged 6 -12 years. METHODS: A total of 550 Egyptian schoolchildren (220 boys and 330 girls) aged 6-12 years were randomly invited to participate in this descriptive survey analysis. For all children, we assessed the diagnosis and severity of flatfoot as well as plasma adipocytes, as well as adiponectin, leptin, resistin, IL-6, and TNF-α, using the Dennis method and immunoassay techniques respectively. Foot pain was assessed by using a standard VAS of 100 mm and Faces Pain Scale, respectively. RESULTS: Flat foot was predicted in 30.4% of school-age children, most of them showed a higher frequency of overweight (33.3%) and obesity (62.5%). Boys showed higher ranges of flat foot than girls. Foot pain significantly correlated with flat foot and obesity among the studied populations. In overweight-obese children, plasmatic adipocyte variables, as well as adiponectin, leptin, resistin, IL-6, TNF-α showed significant correlations with foot stance, especially in boys. Also, the studied adipocyte variables along with BMI, age, gender explained about~65% of the variance of flatfoot with pain among our school-age students. CONCLUSION: Foot pain showed an association with flat foot and childhood obesity in 30.4% of school-age students (6-12 years). Foot pain was shown to correlate positively with the incidence of flat foot and changes in adiposity markers, as well as adiponectin, leptin, resistin, Il-6, TNF-α.


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Adipócitos/química , Biomarcadores/sangue , Pé Chato/sangue , Obesidade/sangue , Dor/sangue , Adiponectina/sangue , Índice de Massa Corporal , Criança , Estudos de Coortes , Estudos Transversais , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Pé Chato/complicações , Humanos , Interleucina-6/sangue , Leptina/sangue , Masculino , Obesidade/complicações , Dor/etiologia , Medição da Dor , Resistina/sangue , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/sangue
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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) ; 65(8): 1116-1121, 2019 Sep 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31531612

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INTRODUCTION: The possibility that hypothermia has a therapeutic role during or after resuscitation from severe perinatal asphyxia has been a longstanding focus of research. Studies designed around this fact have shown that moderate cerebral hypothermia, initiated as early as possible, has been associated with potent, long-lasting neuroprotection in perinatal patients. OBJECTIVES: To review the benefits of hypothermia in improving cellular function, based on the cellular characteristics of hypoxic-ischemic cerebral injury and compare the results of two different methods of cooling the brain parenchyma. METHODS: Medline, Lilacs, Scielo, and PubMed were searched for articles registered between 1990 and 2019 in Portuguese and English, focused on trials comparing the safety and effectiveness of total body cooling with selective head cooling with HIE. RESULTS: We found that full-body cooling provides homogenous cooling to all brain structures, including the peripheral and central regions of the brain. Selective head cooling provides a more extensive cooling to the cortical region of the brain than to the central structures. CONCLUSIONS: Both methods demonstrated to have neuroprotective properties, although full-body cooling provides a broader area of protection. Recently, head cooling combined with some body cooling has been applied, which is the most promising approach. The challenge for the future is to find ways of improving the effectiveness of the treatment.


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Asfixia Neonatal/terapia , Hipotermia Induzida/métodos , Hipóxia-Isquemia Encefálica/prevenção & controle , Estudos Clínicos como Assunto , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Neuroproteção , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi ; 54(9): 595-600, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31550775

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Objective: To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics and significance of solid, endometrioid and transitional (SET) ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC). Methods: A total of 408 cases of ovarian HGSC admitted to Peking University People's Hospital from January 2011 to September 2016 were collected. (1) According to the proportion of tumors with SET form in all tumors, they were divided into three groups: HGSC-classic group (<25%), HGSC-SET Ⅰ (25%-50%) and HGSC-SET Ⅱ (>50%) group. The clinical and pathological characteristics of three groups of ovarian HGSC patients were compared respectively. (2) According to the growth pattern, that was, the proportion of pushing/expanding invasive tumors in the whole pelvic disseminated tumors of pelvic disseminated tumors, the three groups were divided into four subgroups: group A (0-25%), group B (26%-50%), group C (51%-75%) and group D (>75%). Differences in progression-free survival (PFS) among the four subgroups in each group were compared respectively. Results: The median age of 408 cases with ovarian HGSC was 63.3 years (47-78 years), including 152 cases premenopausal and 256 cases postmenopausal. Among 408 cases of ovarian HGSC, 290 cases were in HGSC-classic group, 91 cases in HGSC-SET Ⅰ and 27 cases in HGSC-SET Ⅱ group. (1) There were significant differences in age, proportion of menopausal patients, tumor necrosis (including map necrosis or acne necrosis), response rate to primary chemotherapy, 5-year mortality rate and PFS between HGSC-SET Ⅰ and HGSC-SET Ⅱ (P<0.05). There was no significant difference among the above indexes between HGSC-SET Ⅰ and HGSC-SET Ⅱ (P>0.05). In HGSC-classic group, HGSC-SET Ⅰ and HGSC-SET Ⅱ, the proportion of family members or patients with history of epithelial ovarian cancer or breast cancer increased in turn, and the detection rate of serous tutal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC) in fallopian tube tissue decreased in turn. There were significant differences between the two groups (P<0.05). (2) In HGSC-classic group, there were 147 cases in group A, 124 cases in group B and 19 cases in group C (0 case in group D), with median PFS of 17.4, 17.7 and 16.5 months respectively (P<0.05); 10, 6, 29 and 46 cases in group A, B, C and D in HGSC-SET Ⅰ, with median PFS of 9.6, 12.7, 30.1 months and 39.0 months respectively, which there were significant difference among group A and C and D (all P<0.05); among group B, C and D group in HGSC-SET Ⅱ, there were respectively 3, 12 and 12 cases (0 case in group A), and the median PFS was 13.5, 34.2 and 47.8 months (P<0.05). PFS was positively correlated with the increase of push/expansive infiltration ratio. Conclusions: The detection rate of STIC in ovarian HGSC patients with SET is higher, the effect of primary chemotherapy is better, and PFS is prolonged. PFS was significantly prolonged in patients with pelvic disseminated tumors of HGSC-SET, the infiltration of which were predominated by pushing or expanding boarder.


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Carcinoma Endometrioide/patologia , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/patologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Idoso , Carcinoma in Situ , Carcinoma Endometrioide/mortalidade , China/epidemiologia , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/mortalidade , Neoplasias das Tubas Uterinas , Tubas Uterinas , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/mortalidade , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 103, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31489081

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Introduction: Foot deformities and amputations are parameters that have been studied as risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration (DFU). However, inclusion of "foot deformities" and "amputations" in a single, broad variable and with reference to the severity of these deformities, may better characterize subjects who are prone to develop DFU. Methods: The objective of the study was the examination of amputative and non-amputative foot deformities severity as risk factor for DFU in relation with the other established risk factors. A cross-sectional and case-control study was conducted from October 2005 to November 2016. One hundred and thirty-four subjects with type 1 and 2 diabetes, with and without active foot ulcers, participated. A structured quantitative interview guide was used. Univariate logistic regression analysis for the literature's established risk factors was performed, as well as for two versions of the "amputative and non-amputative foot deformities severity" variable. Subsequently, multivariate logistic regression analysis (MLRA) for three models and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis were carried out. Results: From the MLRA, only PAD (peripheral arterial disease) was significant (OR 3.56, 95% CI 1.17-10.82, P=0.025 and OR 3.33, 95% CI 1.02-10.08, P=0.033). Concerning the ROC curve analysis of the models, the one with the three categories amputative and non-amputative foot deformities severity variable, had the greatest area under the ROC curve (0.763, P<0.001). Conclusion: A united variable for lower extremity amputations and other foot deformities with reference to their severity, could be more helpful to the clinicians in identifying patients with diabetes at risk for foot ulceration.


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Amputação/estatística & dados numéricos , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/complicações , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/complicações , Pé Diabético/epidemiologia , Deformidades do Pé/epidemiologia , Idoso , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Estudos Transversais , Pé Diabético/etiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Extremidade Inferior/cirurgia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Projetos Piloto , Curva ROC , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Harefuah ; 158(9): 568-570, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Hebraico | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31507105

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AIMS: To examine statistical correlation between mSASSS and serum levels of testosterone in males suffering from AS. BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic progressive inflammatory rheumatic disease primarily involving sacroiliac joints and spine. Structural damage, caused by AS, manifests with development of vertebral syndesmophytes and can be calculated as units of modified Spinal Ankylosing Spondylitis Syndesmophyte Score (mSASSS). The rate of growth of spinal syndesmophytes differs among individual AS patients, while male patients develop significantly more structural damage compared to females in general. METHODS: Twenty males with AS known for at least 5 years (average disease duration 12.8 years) and aged between 25 to 40 years donated 5 ml of peripheral blood for serum testosterone assay, and underwent X-ray films of cervical and lumbar spine. The mSASSS was calculated and correlation with serum testosterone levels was examined using Pearson correlation test. RESULTS: The mSASSS values of patients included in the final analysis ranged from 0-14 units and testosterone levels ranged from 8.4-25.5 nmol/L. No significant correlation was found between mSASSS values and testosterone levels in this cohort. CONCLUSIONS: This study did not find statistical correlation between mSASSS and serum levels of testosterone in males suffering from AS.


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Espondilite Anquilosante/sangue , Testosterona/sangue , Adulto , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Vértebras Lombares , Masculino , Radiografia , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Coluna Vertebral
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(37): e17019, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31517821

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The role of cytokines in the systemic inflammatory response (SIR) is now well established. This is in keeping with the role of the SIR in tumorigenesis, malignant spread, and the development of cachexia. However, the relationship between performance status/systemic inflammation frameworks and cytokine profiles is not clear. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between the Eastern cooperative oncology group performance status/modified Glasgow prognostic score (ECOG-PS/mGPS) and cooperative oncology group performance status/neutrophil platelet score (ECOG-PS/NPS) frameworks and their cytokine profile in patients with advanced cancer.This was a retrospective interrogation of data already collected as part of a recent clinical trial (NCT00676936). The relationship between the independent variables (ECOG-PS/mGPS and ECOG-PS/NPS frameworks), and dependent variables (cytokine levels) was examined using independent Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis tests where appropriate.Of the 40 patients included in final analysis the majority had evidence of an SIR assessed by mGPS (78%) or NPS (53%). All patients died on follow-up and the median survival was 91 days (4-933 days). With increasing ECOG-PS there was a higher median value of Interleukin 6 (IL-6, P = .016) and C-reactive protein (CRP, P < .01) and lower albumin (P < .01) and poorer survival (P < .001). With increasing mGPS there was a higher median value of IL-6 (P = .016), Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF, P = .010), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, P < .01) and poorer survival (P < .01). With increasing NPS there was a higher median value of TGF-ß (P < .001) and C-reactive protein (P = .020) and poor survival (P = .001). When those patients with an ECOG-PS 0/1 and mGPS0 were compared with those patients with an ECOG-PS 2 and mGPS2 there was a higher median value of IL-6 (P = .017) and poorer survival (P < .001). When those patients with an ECOG-PS 0/1 and NPS0 were compared with those patients with an ECOG-PS 2 and NPS1/2 there was a higher median value of IL-6 (P = .002), TGF-ß (P < .001) and poorer survival (P < .01).In patients with advanced cancer IL-6 was associated with the ECOG-PS/mGPS and ECOG-PS/NPS frameworks and survival in patients with advanced cancer. Therefore, the present work provides supporting evidence that agents targeting IL-6 are worthy of further exploration.


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Citocinas/imunologia , Inflamação/imunologia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Idoso , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Inflamação/diagnóstico , Inflamação/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Neoplasias/mortalidade , Neoplasias/terapia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Análise de Sobrevida
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BMJ ; 366: l5101, 2019 09 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31533934

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and efficacy of aerobic exercise on activities of daily living in the subacute phase after stroke. DESIGN: Multicentre, randomised controlled, endpoint blinded trial. SETTING: Seven inpatient rehabilitation sites in Germany (2013-17). PARTICIPANTS: 200 adults with subacute stroke (days 5-45 after stroke) with a median National Institutes of Health stroke scale (NIHSS, range 0-42 points, higher values indicating more severe strokes) score of 8 (interquartile range 5-12) were randomly assigned (1:1) to aerobic physical fitness training (n=105) or relaxation sessions (n=95, control group) in addition to standard care. INTERVENTION: Participants received either aerobic, bodyweight supported, treadmill based physical fitness training or relaxation sessions, each for 25 minutes, five times weekly for four weeks, in addition to standard rehabilitation therapy. Investigators and endpoint assessors were masked to treatment assignment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcomes were change in maximal walking speed (m/s) in the 10 m walking test and change in Barthel index scores (range 0-100 points, higher scores indicating less disability) three months after stroke compared with baseline. Safety outcomes were recurrent cardiovascular events, including stroke, hospital readmissions, and death within three months after stroke. Efficacy was tested with analysis of covariance for each primary outcome in the full analysis set. Multiple imputation was used to account for missing values. RESULTS: Compared with relaxation, aerobic physical fitness training did not result in a significantly higher mean change in maximal walking speed (adjusted treatment effect 0.1 m/s (95% confidence interval 0.0 to 0.2 m/s), P=0.23) or mean change in Barthel index score (0 (-5 to 5), P=0.99) at three months after stroke. A higher rate of serious adverse events was observed in the aerobic group compared with relaxation group (incidence rate ratio 1.81, 95% confidence interval 0.97 to 3.36). CONCLUSIONS: Among moderately to severely affected adults with subacute stroke, aerobic bodyweight supported, treadmill based physical fitness training was not superior to relaxation sessions for maximal walking speed and Barthel index score but did suggest higher rates of adverse events. These results do not appear to support the use of aerobic bodyweight supported fitness training in people with subacute stroke to improve activities of daily living or maximal walking speed and should be considered in future guidelines. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01953549.


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Terapia por Exercício/métodos , Aptidão Física/fisiologia , Reabilitação do Acidente Vascular Cerebral/métodos , Atividades Cotidianas , Adulto , Idoso , Avaliação da Deficiência , Teste de Esforço , Terapia por Exercício/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recuperação de Função Fisiológica , Terapia de Relaxamento , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Método Simples-Cego , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/fisiopatologia , Reabilitação do Acidente Vascular Cerebral/efeitos adversos , Resultado do Tratamento , Caminhada/fisiologia
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