Indian J Ophthalmol 2020 04;68(4):649-651
Department of Vitreo.Retina, Disha Eye Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Am J Nephrol 2021 Dec 6:1-8. Epub 2021 Dec 6.
Centre D'Investigation Clinique-Plurithématique Inserm CIC-P 1433, Inserm U1116, CHRU Nancy Hopitaux de Brabois, F-CRIN INI-CRCT (Cardiovascular and Renal Clinical Trialists), Université de Lorraine, Institut Lorrain Du Coeur et des Vaisseaux Louis Mathieu, Vandoeuvre lès Nancy, France.
Introduction: Worsening kidney function (WKF) is frequent among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and is associated with a poor prognosis. An accurate prediction of WKF is clinically important.Aims: Using data from the Cardiovascular Outcomes Study of Alogliptin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Acute Coronary Syndrome trial including patients with T2D and a recent ACS, and a large biomarker panel incorporating proteins measured both in blood and urine, we aim to determine those with best performance for WKF prediction. Read More
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021 Dec 3. Epub 2021 Dec 3.
Clinical Enteric Neuroscience Translational and Epidemiological Research, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Electronic address:
Background: Bile acid diarrhea (BAD) affects about a quarter of patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D).Aim: To compare the demographics, bowel and somatic symptoms, and quality of life (QOL) of patients with IBS-D with or without BAD.Methods: On one occasion, patients with IBS-D (positive for Rome III criteria) completed the following questionnaires: bowel disease questionnaire, Hospital Anxiety and Depression (HAD) Inventory, general QOL (SCL-90), and IBS-specific QOL (IBS-QOL). Read More
J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2021 Nov 13. Epub 2021 Nov 13.
Clinical Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; Private Practice, Metairie, LA.
Purpose: After tooth extraction in the posterior maxilla, bone resorption often limits implant placement unless additional grafting procedures are performed. However, it is difficult to predict the amount of bone that will remain after extraction based on current evidence. The purpose of this study was to develop a method for predicting the postextraction alveolar bone height in the posterior maxilla. Read More
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2021 Dec 6. Epub 2021 Dec 6.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
Objectives: Surgical treatment of destructive infective endocarditis consists of extensive debridement followed by root repair or replacement. However, it remains unknown whether 1 is superior to the other. We aimed to analyse whether long-term results were better after root repair or replacement in patients with root endocarditis. Read More
Am J Clin Pathol 2021 Dec 6. Epub 2021 Dec 6.
Department of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Objectives: Diversity of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) using next-generation sequencing (NGS) raises concerns about their accuracy for selection of targeted therapies. A working group developed a pilot study of traceable reference samples to measure NGS LDT performance among a cohort of clinical laboratories.Methods: Human cell lines were engineered via CRISPR/Cas9 and prepared as formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded cell pellets ("wet" samples) to assess the entire NGS test cycle. Read More