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Data management and sharing policy: the first step towards promoting data sharing.

BMC Med 2019 Apr 17;17(1):80. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, 420/6 Rajvithi Road, Bangkok, 10040, Thailand.

Background: Health-related research funders, regulators and journals expect that de-identified individual-level health data be shared widely, with as few restrictions as possible; yet, in reality, the volume of shared data remains low.

Main Body: Health researchers and other data producers are reluctant to share their data unless they are confident that their datasets are of high quality and reliable, and that they are used in accordance with the values and aims of their institutions. We argue that having an institutional, departmental or group data management and sharing policy is the first step towards encouraging researchers and healthcare professionals to share their data more widely. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12916-019-1315-8DOI Listing
April 2019
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Discovery and validation of a prognostic proteomic signature for tuberculosis progression: A prospective cohort study.

PLoS Med 2019 Apr 16;16(4):e1002781. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology and Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Background: A nonsputum blood test capable of predicting progression of healthy individuals to active tuberculosis (TB) before clinical symptoms manifest would allow targeted treatment to curb transmission. We aimed to develop a proteomic biomarker of risk of TB progression for ultimate translation into a point-of-care diagnostic.

Methods And Findings: Proteomic TB risk signatures were discovered in a longitudinal cohort of 6,363 Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected, HIV-negative South African adolescents aged 12-18 years (68% female) who participated in the Adolescent Cohort Study (ACS) between July 6, 2005 and April 23, 2007, through either active (every 6 months) or passive follow-up over 2 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002781DOI Listing

Screening for breech presentation using universal late-pregnancy ultrasonography: A prospective cohort study and cost effectiveness analysis.

PLoS Med 2019 Apr 16;16(4):e1002778. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cambridge, NIHR Cambridge Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Background: Despite the relative ease with which breech presentation can be identified through ultrasound screening, the assessment of foetal presentation at term is often based on clinical examination only. Due to limitations in this approach, many women present in labour with an undiagnosed breech presentation, with increased risk of foetal morbidity and mortality. This study sought to determine the cost effectiveness of universal ultrasound scanning for breech presentation near term (36 weeks of gestational age [wkGA]) in nulliparous women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002778DOI Listing

Efficacy of acyclovir for herpes simplex encephalitis: A protocol for a systematic review of randomized controlled trial.

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Wei Wang Meng Ji

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15254

Background: Clinical researches indicate that acyclovir can be used to herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE). However, no systematic review has explored its efficacy for the treatment of HSE. Therefore, this study systematically will investigate the efficacy and safety of acyclovir for patients with HSE. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015254DOI Listing
April 2019
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Solitary adrenal metastasis from advanced gastric cancer invading duodenal bulb with situs inversus totalis: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15244

Department of the General Surgery.

Rationale: Situs invsersus totalis (SIT) is a rare anomaly featured by complete inversion of abdominal and thoracic organs. Adrenal metastasis is often encountered as part of advanced systemic dissemination, which is usually unresectable. Few published cases reported the adrenal metastasis from gastric cancer with SIT and the treatment of gastrectomy combined with adrenalectomy, especially with intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015244DOI Listing

Successful management of isolated pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a 50-year-old man with early diagnosis using transbronchial cryobiopsy: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15240

Department of Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Rationale: Isolated pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) is rare in adults. The gold standard diagnosis requires surgical lung biopsy. However, few cases have been diagnosed with transbronchial cryobiopsy (TBCB) sampling in the early stages of the disease, particularly in China. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015240DOI Listing

Calcineurin B1 subunit in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells and its role in idiopathic membranous nephropathy.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15231

Department of Nephrology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai.

The immune responses involved in the pathogenesis of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) have not been fully understood. Calcineurin, a key signaling enzyme in T-cell activation, may be implicated in IMN. The present study aimed to investigate the role of calcineurin B1 subunit (CnB1) in IMN and the potential mechanism. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015231DOI Listing
April 2019
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A systematic review and meta-analysis of associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) versus traditional staged hepatectomy.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15229

Department of surgery, 2nd Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, PR China.

It is still controversial whether associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) or traditional staged hepatectomy such as portal vein embolization (PVE) and 2-staged hepatectomy (TSH) is better. The aim of this study was to compare these 3 available strategies in extended hepatectomy.Trials were identified by searching MEDLINE, PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Embase and additional articles were identified by hand searching. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015229DOI Listing

Effects of physical therapy on lung function in children with asthma: Study protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15226

Department of Pediatrics, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu.

Background: Morbidity of asthma in children is increasing, which is significantly affecting children's life quality. Despite the medication therapy, physical therapies, including breathing exercises, inspiratory muscle training and physical training, are widely used to improve children's condition. However, the effectiveness of physical therapy remains unclear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015226DOI Listing

Transurethral resection versus holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: A prospective randomized trial comparing perioperative thrombin generation and fibrinolysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15223

Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) versus holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) focusing on perioperative thrombin generation and fibrinolysis.

Methods: Sixty-five BPH patients were prospectively randomly assigned to undergo TURP (n = 32) or HoLEP (n = 33). The prothrombin fragment (PF) 1+2, thrombin-antithrombin complex (TAT), tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) were measured preoperatively, at the 1st day and 3rd day after surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015223DOI Listing

Predictive value of early molecular response for deep molecular response in chronic phase of chronic myeloid leukemia.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15222

Department of Hematology, The First Hospital of Jilin University.

To investigate the association of 3- and 6-month BCR-ABL transcript levels on the international scale (BCR-ABL) and other factors with deep molecular response (DMR) achievement in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)-chronic phase (CP) patients receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy.We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 206 patients enrolled in our hospital between January 2010 and July 2018. These patients were initially diagnosed with CML-CP and received imatinib or nilotinib therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015222DOI Listing
April 2019
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Acylcarnitine profile in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: The value of butyrylcarnitine as a prognostic marker.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15221

Neonatal Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela.

Optimal prognostic markers evaluating early neuroprotective interventions in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) are lacking. This study was designed to assess the prognostic value of acylcarnitines in neonatal HIE.An observational cohort study was conducted over 10 years in 67 HIE. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015221DOI Listing
April 2019
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Polymer-free drug-eluting stents versus permanent polymer drug-eluting stents: An updated meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15217

Department of Cardiology, The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Background: Polymer-free drug-eluting stents (PF-DES) have been demonstrated comparable to permanent polymer drug-eluting stents (PP-DES) during long-term follow-up. As a critical component of drug-eluting stents, antiproliferative drugs may be a confounding factor for the results. Thus, we sought to compare the outcomes of these stents during long-term follow-up, especially in consideration of different stent platforms with the same drugs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015217DOI Listing
April 2019
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Benzbromarone as a possible cause of acute kidney injury in patients with urolithiasis: Two case reports.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15214

Department of Nephrology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing.

Rationale: Reports of acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with benzbromarone use in patients with hyperuricemia (HUA) are rare so far.

Patient Concerns: We describe 2 unique clinical patterns in which benzbromarone was a possible cause of AKI following self-medication for HUA. In case 1, a 45-year-old man developed AKI after taking 100 mg of benzbromarone. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015214DOI Listing
April 2019
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Hemolymphangioma involving bones and bladder detected on 68Ga-NEB PET/CT: A rare case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15213

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College.

Rationale: Hemolymphangioma is a rare developmental defect of combined vasal and lymphatic vasculature. It is very rare that hemolymphangioma affects the bones and bladder simultaneously, and this condition has never been reported in PubMed.

Patient Concerns: A 12-year-old male has a history of hospitalization for recurrent episodes of chyluria of 8 years duration and progressively worsening gross hematuria with right hip pain for 6 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015213DOI Listing
April 2019
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Recurrence of papillary thyroid carcinoma from the residual pyramidal lobe: a case report and literature review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15210

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37, Guoxue Alley, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Rationale: Recurrence of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) usually requires a second operation, which carries a high complication rate, especially if central neck dissection (CND) is necessary. Recurrent PTC from pyramidal lobe is a rare entity, which is mainly due to non-standardized operation. However, literature on this topic is limited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015210DOI Listing
April 2019
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Cytogenetic and molecular characterization of an oligoasthenozoospermia male carrier of an unbalanced Y;22 translocation: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15209

Center for Reproductive Medicine and Center for Prenatal Diagnosis, First Hospital.

Rationale: Y;autosome translocations are associated with male infertility and azoospermia. Some carriers with a Y:22 translocation can produce offspring and transmit the translocation through generations without phenotypic repercussion. Hence, the clinical features of carriers with certain Y chromosome abnormalities remain uncertain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015209DOI Listing
April 2019
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Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma of the leg in a child: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15207

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Al Hussein Salt Hospital, Ministry of Health, Al-Salt, Jordan.

Rationale: Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma is a slow-growing soft tissue tumor of adults with a propensity for local recurrence and eventual metastasis. Only 17 pediatric and adolescent cases have been reported.

Patient Concerns: Here we present an 11-year-old boy with a 3-year history of a slowly growing painless left leg mass. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015207DOI Listing
April 2019
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CD20-negative primary middle ear diffuse large B-cell lymphoma coexpressing MYC and BCL-2 secondary to acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15204

Department of Hematology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Kunming Medical University, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.

Rationale: Second diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) after treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is uncommon. To our knowledge, primary middle ear DLBCL which presents CD20-negative and coexpression of MYC and BCL-2 has not been reported yet.

Patient Concerns: A 20-year-old Chinese man complained fever and weakness for 2 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015204DOI Listing

Cervical ganglioneuroma: A case report and review of the literature.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15203

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, First Hospital of Jilin University, Jilin University, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, China.

Rationale: Ganglioneuromas are benign neoplasm of neuroblastic origin which arise from central or peripheral parts of the autonomic nervous system. They are normally found at posterior mediastinum, retroperitoneum, and the adrenal gland but ganglioneuromas are rarely found in the cervical region.

Patient Concerns: A 12-year-old boy was admitted with a left-lateral neck mass slow growing over a 7-days duration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015203DOI Listing
April 2019
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Acupuncture for perioperative care of total hip arthroplasty: A systemic review of controlled trials and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15198

Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Introduction: This protocol is intended to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in perioperative care of total hip arthroplasty patients.

Methods And Analysis: The following databases will be searched from their inception to November 2018 without language restrictions: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System, Korean Traditional Knowledge Portal, KoreaMed, DBPIA, Research Information Service System, including the China National Knowledge Infrastructure. Any randomized controlled trials related to perioperative care of total hip arthroplasty will be included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015198DOI Listing

Decreased catalase expression is associated with ligamentum flavum hypertrophy due to lumbar spinal canal stenosis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15192

Department of Neurosurgery, Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Medical Faculty, Başbağlar Mah, Center of City Erzincan, Turkey.

Background: This is an immunohistologic study of gene expression between patients and controls.This study aims to evaluate expression of the catalase gene in hypertrophied ligamentum flavum (LF) specimens obtained from patients with lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSCS).LSCS is one of the most common spinal disorders. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015192DOI Listing
April 2019
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Influence of previous corticosteroid treatment on the efficacy and safety of infliximab therapy in Crohn disease.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15189

Department of Gastroenterology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

To determine the effect of prior corticosteroid treatment on the results of infliximab (IFX) therapy in patients with Crohn disease (CD).Patients with CD treated with at least 3 IFX infusions between March 2009 and April 2017 were divided into steroid group (n = 43) and nonsteroid group (n = 22) and analyzed retrospectively.The cumulative probabilities of clinical remission and response to IFX at weeks 14, 30, 54, and 78 were higher in the steroid group, though this difference was not statistical significant. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015189DOI Listing
April 2019
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Sewing needles in the lungs of children: Two case reports.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15186

Rationale: Foreign bodies are common in children. However, it is uncommon to have a "sewing needle" penetrating the body percutaneously rather than via a natural orifice. Such cases have been reported from across the world, with needles being found in regions such as the cranium, abdomen, limbs, neck, scrotum, and buttocks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015186DOI Listing
April 2019
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Laparoscopic approach to an incidentally found pelvic retroperitoneal liposarcoma: Case report and review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15184

Unit of Surgical Gynecol Oncology.

Rationale: Well-differentiated liposarcomas (WDLPS) are rare retroperitoneal tumors that can reach significant size as they can grow without constrains before becoming symptomatic. Laparotomic open radical tumor resection represents the most common surgical approach.

Patient Concerns: A mass with "fat fluid level" was found in the right pelvis of an asymptomatic woman undergoing routine transvaginal ultrasound: the preoperative diagnosis was right mature ovarian teratoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015184DOI Listing
April 2019
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Efficacy of lumbar orthoses after posterior lumbar interbody fusion-a prospective randomized study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15183

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine.

Background: Lumbosacral orthoses (LSOs) are used as standard care after lumbar fusion surgery though their efficacy is unknown. The purpose of this prospective randomized controlled study was to elucidate the clinical and radiographic efficacies of LSO treatment in patients who underwent posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) of less than 3 segments.

Methods: Seventy-three patients who underwent PLIF were randomly allocated to 3 groups: 1 with custom-made LSO with metallic stays (C group); 1 with ready-made LSO without metallic stays (R group), and 1 without LSO (N group). Read More

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April 2019
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Bilateral discoid medial Meniscus: Two case reports.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15182

Department of Orthopedics, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University,People's Republic of China.

Rationale: Discoid meniscus is an anatomical congenital anomaly more often found in the lateral meniscus. A discoid medial meniscus is a very rare anomaly, and it is difficult to diagnose a bilateral discoid medial meniscus because not all the discoid medial menisci are symptomatic. Herein, we report 2 cases of bilateral discoid medial meniscus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015182DOI Listing
April 2019
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Evaluation of the adjunctive effect of Xing Nao Jing Injection for viral encephalitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15181

Department of Pharmacy, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

Background: To systematically evaluate the effect and safety of Xing Nao Jing (XNJ) injection as an add-on treatment on the treatment for viral encephalitis (VE).

Methods: Trials assessing the adjunctive effectiveness of XNJ injection for VE were searched from 4 electronic databases from inception to October 31, 2018. Two authors independently extracted data and assessed risk of bias. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015181DOI Listing

Efficacy and safety of probiotics in eradicating Helicobacter pylori: A network meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15180

Geriatrics and Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China.

Background: Due to decreasing eradication rate and increasing side effects, probiotics have gradually become an important supplement to standard eradication regimens for Helicobacter pylori.

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of probiotics in facilitating the eradication of H pylori and to explore the best timing and duration of probiotic supplementation, use of eradication regimens, strains, locations, and common side effects.

Methods: Eligible studies were retrieved from the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and CNKI databases, and we applied the Stata 12. Read More

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April 2019
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The effectiveness and safety of moxibustion for dry eye: Protocol for a systematic review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15178

Department of Ophthalmology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China.

Background: Dry eye (DE) is a common type of ocular surface disease that affects many people. Moxibustion has been widely used in China to treat ocular surface diseases, especially DE. Many clinical trials have demonstrated that moxibustion can increase the tear secretion quantity and improve tear film stability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015178DOI Listing
April 2019
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Effects of photobiomodulation therapy on inflammatory mediators in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: Protocol for a randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15177

Physiotherapy Research Group, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

Introduction: Low back pain (LBP) is ranked as one of the most prevalent health conditions. It is likely that some inflammatory mediators could be associated with pain and disability in these patients. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) is a non-pharmacological therapy often used in patients with LBP and one of the possible mechanisms of action of therapy is modulate inflammatory mediators. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015177DOI Listing

Effectiveness, safety, and economic evaluation of topical application of a herbal ointment, Jaungo, for radiation dermatitis after breast conserving surgery in patients with breast cancer (GREEN study): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15174

Associate Professor, Department of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 26 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Introduction: This is a prospective, open-label, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial that evaluates the effectiveness and safety of adjuvant application of Jaungo (JUG) for radiation-induced dermatitis (RD) in breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, in comparison with general supportive care (GSC).

Methods/design: Eighty female patients, who have been diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer, will be allocated to either the JUG or GSC group with an allocation ratio of 1:1 after breast conservation surgery, in the Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Both the groups will be subjected to GSC, but only the JUG group participants will apply adjuvant JUG ointment on the irradiated skin for 6 weeks, twice a day. Read More

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April 2019
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Early intervention and perceived quality: Refinement of the inventory of quality in early intervention centers.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15173

Department of Education, International University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain.

The current perspective on early intervention revolves around consideration of the family as a cornerstone, its opinion being essential in providing a quality service. Early intervention centers require an evaluation of the services they perform. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the short version of the Inventory of Quality for Early Intervention Centers (IQEIC) and to obtain evidence of its validity and reliability. Read More

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April 2019
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Serum vitamin D but not zinc levels are associated with different disease activity status in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15172

University Medical Center Göttingen, Department of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Oncology, Robert- Koch-Str., Göttingen, Germany.

The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing and the pathogenesis is still not completely understood. Micronutrients like vitamin D [25 (OH)D] and zinc play an important role in enzyme activities and the immune system. As the 25 (OH)D-receptor has been shown to be downregulated in patients with IBD, 25 (OH)D may emerge as a predictive marker for disease improvement. Read More

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April 2019
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Correlation of left atrial wall thickness and atrial remodeling in atrial fibrillation: Study based on low-dose-ibutilide-facilitated catheter ablation.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15170

Heart Center & Beijing Key Laboratory of Hypertension.

Atrial remodeling plays a significant role during the progression of atrial fibrillation (AF). Left atrial wall thickness (LAT) is a subjective and easily acquirable indicator referring to structural remodeling. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the association between LAT and atrial remodeling substrate, and to explore the predictive role of LAT about strong maintenance substrate and poor response to catheter ablation. Read More

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April 2019
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Clinical outcome of percutaneous lumbar foraminoplasty using a safety-improved device in patients with lumbar foraminal spinal stenosis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15169

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul ST. Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Lumbar foraminal spinal stenosis (LFSS) is defined as the narrowing of the nerve root exit associated with a herniated intervertebral disc, osteoarthritic changes in the facet joints, or a hypertrophied ligamentum flavum, which can provoke neurogenic claudication. To achieve effective and safe decompression of the lumbar spinal foramen, a specially designed instrument (Claudicare, SEAWON Meditech, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea) for percutaneous lumbar foraminoplasty (PLF) was invented. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of the newly devised instrument in patients with LFSS. Read More

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ALBI/ST ratio versus FIB-4 and APRI as a predictor of posthepatectomy liver failure in hepatocellular carcinoma patients.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15168

Department of General Surgery, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China.

A precise and noninvasive method to predict posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) in clinical practice is still lacking. Liver fibrosis or cirrhosis accompanied with varying degrees of portal hypertension plays an important role in the occurrence of PHLF in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. This study aims to compare the predictive ability of the albumin-bilirubin score to spleen thickness ratio (ALBI/ST) versus fibrosis-4 index (FIB-4) and aspartate aminotransferase to platelet count ratio index (ARPI) for the occurrence of PHLF. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015168DOI Listing
April 2019
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Hypothyroidism is an independent risk factor for Menière's disease: A population-based cohort study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15166

Department of Emergency Medicine.

The relationship of hypothyroidism and Menière's disease (MD) has been discussed before, yet not well documented. Our study aims to investigate the correlation of both diseases.This is a retrospective cohort study based on data from the LHID2000 (Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000), a subset of the Taiwan National Research Health Insurance Database that contains claims data for the 2000 to 2011 period. Read More

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A safe percutaneous technique for the reduction of irreducible femoral neck fractures using ultrasound localization of the femoral vascular and nervous structures at the hip.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15163

Department of Orthopaedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, PR China.

We present a safe percutaneous technique for the placement of Kirschner wires into the femoral head to assist in the reduction of irreducible femoral neck fractures using ultrasound to identify the vascular and nervous structures about the hip.From January 2011 to June 2014, a total of 36 patients (25 males and 11 females) were enrolled in this study. Patients were placed on a fracture reduction table for limb traction. Read More

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Association between adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and sacroiliac joint dysfunction in young athletes: A case control study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15161

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of scoliosis, a 3-dimensional deviation in the axis of the spine. Etiology of AIS is unclear and the general belief is that AIS is multifactorial disorder possibly caused by different factors. It would be worthwhile to reveal new factors associated with AIS. Read More

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Analgesic effectiveness of rectus sheath block during open gastrectomy: A prospective double-blinded randomized controlled clinical trial.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15159

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, South Korea.

Background: Despite recent advances in gastric cancer surgery, open gastrectomy is often needed to treat gastric cancer. Due to the large incision in the abdomen, the amount of opioid required during surgery increases and postoperative pain becomes worse. It is well known that postoperative pain has a negative impact on the patient's immune system. Read More

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MicroRNA-related transcription factor regulatory networks in human colorectal cancer.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15158

Department of Medical Research Center.

Objective: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is an extremely common gastrointestinal malignancy. The present study aimed to identify microRNAs (miRNAs) and transcription factors (TFs) associated with tumor development.

Methods: Three miRNA profile datasets were integrated and analyzed to elucidate the potential key candidate miRNAs in CRC. Read More

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Efficacy of etoricoxib for ankylosing spondylitis: A protocol for systematic review of randomized controlled trial.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15155

Second Ward of Orthopedis Department, First Affiliated Hospital of Jiamusi University, Jiamusi, China.

Background: Previous clinical trials have reported that etoricoxib has been utilized to treat ankylosing spondylitis (AS) effectively. However, no study systematically investigated the efficacy and safety of etoricoxib for patients with AS. In this systematic review, we will assess the efficacy and safety of etoricoxib for AS. Read More

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Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction induced by carbon monoxide poisoning: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15151

Department of Cardiology, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing.

Rationale: Acute myocardial infarction is a rare complication of carbon monoxide poisoning. there is often no chest pain and other typical manifestations. We report a patient with mild carbon monoxide poisoning who had acute dyspnea as the earliest symptom and was later diagnosed with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and acute left heart failure. Read More

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April 2019
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Traditional Chinese medicine for management of recurrent and refractory Crohn disease: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15148

Department of Thyroid.

Introduction: Crohn disease (CD) is a chronic relapsing systemic inflammatory disease afflicting the gastrointestinal system with a high morbidity. There has been increasing clinical interest in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment for CD. This report aims to present patient outcome of therapeutic management using TCM in combination with pharmacologic therapy. Read More

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Primary malignant mesothelioma of the diaphragm with liver invasion: A case report and review of literature.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15147

Department of Pathology, The First Hospital and College of Basic Medical Sciences, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China.

Rationale: Malignant mesothelioma is a malignant tumor with poor prognosis, which usually originates in the pleura, peritoneum, and pericardial cavity. Mesotheliomas that originate from the diaphragm are very rare. Here, we report a case of primary malignant mesothelioma of the diaphragm with liver invasion. Read More

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A novel case of global developmental delay syndrome with microdeletion at 10p14-p15.3 and microduplication at 18p11.31-p11.32.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15146

Department of Medical Genetics, College of Basic Medical Science, Army Medical University (Third Military Medical University).

To characterize the etiology underlying a novel case of global developmental delay syndrome (GDDS) identified in a female child, aged 3 years old. This syndrome is a common pediatric presentation estimated to affect 3.65% of children aged 3 to 17 years. Read More

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End-stage renal disease in a Down syndrome patient caused by delayed diagnosis of nonneurogenic bladder: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15145

Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.

Rationale: Patients with Down syndrome (DS) have a higher incidence of nonneurogenic neurogenic bladder (NNB) than do normal subjects. Renal failure may occur frequently in NNB patients. Although most of the cases of NNB patients with DS reported to date have been acute renal injuries, we report a patient with DS who was diagnosed late with urinary tract obstruction due to NNB that finally proceeded to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Read More

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