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Distinguishing independent and shared effects of material/structural conditions and psychosocial resources on educational inequalities in self-rated health: results from structural equation modelling.

Public Health 2021 Jun 12;196:10-17. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to distinguish independent and shared effects of material/structural factors and psychosocial resources in explaining educational inequalities in self-rated health (SRH) by using structural equation modelling.

Study Design: Cross-sectional survey.

Methods: Data were derived from a questionnaire sent to a random sample of the population in five counties in Sweden in 2008. Read More

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Overactive bladder phenotypes: development and preliminary data.

Can J Urol 2021 Jun;28(3):10699-10704

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA.

Introduction: The purpose of this study is to develop overactive bladder (OAB) phenotypes that can be used to develop diagnostic and treatment pathways and offer clues to the underlying etiologies of patients with OAB.

Materials And Methods: This is a retrospective, multicenter study of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Evaluation included a 24-hour bladder diary (24HBD), the lower urinary tract symptoms score (LUTSS) questionnaire, uroflowmetry (Q), and post-void residual urine (PVR) measurement. Read More

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Morbidity and Mortality Trends of Pancreatitis: An Observational Study.

Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Pancreatitis accounts for more than $2.5 billion of healthcare costs and remains the most common gastrointestinal (GI) admission. Few contemporary studies have assessed temporal trends of incidence, complications, management, and outcomes for acute pancreatitis in hospitalized patients at the national level. Read More

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Comparison of Joint and Landmark Modeling for Predicting Cancer Progression in Men With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: A Secondary Post Hoc Analysis of the PREVAIL Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA Netw Open 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2112426. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Importance: Dynamic prediction models may help predict radiographic disease progression in advanced prostate cancer.

Objective: To assess whether dynamic prediction models aid prognosis of radiographic progression risk, using ongoing longitudinal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) assessments.

Design, Setting, And Participants: This prognostic study used data from the PREVAIL study to compare dynamic models for predicting disease progression. Read More

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Mapping and Crosswalk of the Oxford Hip Score and Different Versions of the Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2021 Jul;479(7):1534-1544

Orthopedics Department, Lille University Hospital Lille, Hôpital Salengro, Lille, France.

Background: Patient-reported outcome measures such as the Oxford-12 Hip Score and Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS) are used in daily orthopaedic practice to evaluate patients. Because different studies use different scores, it would be important to build conversion tables between scores (crosswalk) to compare the results of one study with those of another study. Various mapping methods can be used to develop crosswalk tables that convert Oxford-12 scores to the HOOS (and its derivatives, including the HOOS physical function short form, HOOS joint replacement, and HOOS-12) and vice versa. Read More

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Which radiograph is most accurate for assessing hip joint penetration in infra-acetabular screw placement?

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jun;100(24):e26392

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Abstract: Although infra-acetabular screws have been used for anterior and posterior column transfixation, a screw penetrating the hip joint can result in harmful complications. However, the most accurate intraoperative radiologic imaging tool for identifying articular penetration has not been established. The purpose of the present study was, therefore, to evaluate the consistency with which standard pelvic radiographs compared with computed tomography (CT) can be used for demonstrating articular penetration. Read More

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Risk of osteoporosis in patients with erectile dysfunction: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jun;100(24):e26326

Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University.

Background: Erectile dysfunction (ED) and osteoporosis are both common health problems and have similar risk factors. Recent studies have found that people with ED have a higher risk of osteoporosis.We aimed to systematically assess osteoporosis risk in patients with ED. Read More

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Comparison of Human Tissue Gadolinium Retention and Elimination between Gadoteridol and Gadobenate.

Radiology 2021 Jun 15:204320. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

From the Department of Radiology (M.K., D.S.H., M.H., N.M., K.M., K.R.M.), Integrated Brain Imaging Center, Department of Radiology (S.R.L.), Department of Neurologic Surgery (K.R.M.), and Magnetic Resonance Research Laboratory (K.R.M.), University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 357115, Seattle, WA 98195; Departments of Radiology (M.K.) and Neurology (K.M.), Toho University Omori Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Radiology, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan (M.H., N.M.); and Department of Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Wash (D.A.M., L.F.G.).

Background Linear gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are known to be retained at higher levels of gadolinium than macro-cyclic GBCAs. However, very little is known regarding their relative elimination rates and retained fraction of injected gadolinium. Purpose To quantify and compare gadolinium retention and elimination rates in human brain tissue, skin, and bone obtained from cadavers exposed to single-agent administration of either gadoteridol (macrocyclic GBCA) or gadobenate dimeglumine (linear GBCA). Read More

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Effect of androgen deprivation therapy on cognitive functioning in men with prostate cancer: A systematic review.

Int J Urol 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

The objective of this study was to review publications assessing cognitive functioning in patients with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy. We conducted a systematic review of the literature published in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and PsycINFO up to February 2020. A total of 31 studies were included. Read More

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Embedding supervised exercise training for men on androgen deprivation therapy into standard prostate cancer care: a feasibility and acceptability study (the STAMINA trial).

Sci Rep 2021 06 14;11(1):12470. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Allied Health Professionals, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.

Lifestyle interventions involving exercise training offset the adverse effects of androgen deprivation therapy in men with prostate cancer. Yet provision of integrated exercise pathways in cancer care is sparse. This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of an embedded supervised exercise training intervention into standard prostate cancer care in a single-arm, multicentre prospective cohort study. Read More

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Intracranial venous sinus stenting for the treatment of lateral sinus stenoses: An analysis of 200 patients.

Diagn Interv Imaging 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, Hôpital Lariboisière, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Université de Paris, 75010 Paris, France.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the long-term efficacy and safety of intracranial venous sinus stenting in a large cohort of patients with any type of presentation of primary lateral venous sinus stenosis (VSS).

Materials And Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed including patients treated by venous sinus stenting for symptomatic VSS from 2012 to 2019. Successful primary resolution of symptoms without adjunctive treatment or recurrence, and complications after stenting were analyzed at the last follow-up time point. Read More

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Comparison of conventional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging in the differentiation of bone plasmacytoma from bone metastasis in the extremities.

Diagn Interv Imaging 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Radiology, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 06591 Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Purpose: To compare conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the differentiation of bone plasmacytoma from bone metastasis in the extremities.

Materials And Methods: A total of 65 patients with 27 bone plasmacytomas (11 men; mean age, 63.6±8. Read More

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HIV PrEP implementation: A multi-level systems approach.

Eval Program Plann 2021 May 30:101966. Epub 2021 May 30.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 4300 Cherry Creek South Drive, Denver, CO, 80246, United States. Electronic address:

Purpose: CO-PrIDE was a three-year Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) demonstration project to increase access to PrEP for men who have sex with men and transgender people in the Denver/Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area. CO-PrIDE implemented a multi-level framework featuring collaboration between health systems and community organizations to link clients to PrEP prescribers and provide support services intended to help clients overcome socioeconomic barriers to PrEP uptake. These services included payment assistance, insurance navigation, and healthcare navigation. Read More

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Pre-stroke cognitive impairment is associated with vascular imaging pathology: a prospective observational study.

BMC Geriatr 2021 Jun 14;21(1):362. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Background: Chronic brain pathology and pre-stroke cognitive impairment (PCI) is predictive of post-stroke dementia. The aim of the current study was to measure pre-stroke neurodegenerative and vascular disease burden found on brain MRI and to assess the association between pre-stroke imaging pathology and PCI, whilst also looking for potential sex differences.

Methods: This prospective brain MRI cohort is part of the multicentre Norwegian cognitive impairment after stroke (Nor-COAST) study. Read More

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[Difference on prevalence and trends of conventional risk factors for ASCVD between young Chinese and American adults with first acute myocardial infarction].

Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi 2021 Jun;49(6):580-585

Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100029, China.

This study aimed to compare the prevalence and trends of conventional risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease(ASCVD) between young Chinese and American adults with first acute myocardial infarction. This was a retrospective cohort analysis. Hospitalized yang adults (aged from 18 to 44 years old) with first acute myocardial infarction(AMI) from January 2007 through December 2017 were identified from Beijing Anzhen hospital medical record system. Read More

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Association Between Vitamin E and Handgrip Strength in the Korean General Population in KNHANES VII (2018).

Ann Rehabil Med 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Clinical Trial Center, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.

Objective: To investigate the association between vitamin E and handgrip strength (HGS) with multiple factors.

Methods: A total of 1,814 participants were included (822 men and 981 women) from the Korean subjects of the 7th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2018. Data were analyzed using multiple logistic regression to determine the correlation between vitamin E and HGS with potential confounding factors. Read More

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Sex differences in brown adipose tissue activity and cold-induced thermogenesis.

Mol Cell Endocrinol 2021 Jun 11:111365. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address:

Introduction: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is suggested to exhibit a sexual dimorphism and thus contributes to the observed sex differences in cardiometabolic risk observed between women and men. Clinical data supporting this hypothesis are however scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between BAT activity and sex using positron emission tomography (PET) - the current gold-standard for BAT quantification. Read More

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Definition, prevalence, and risk factors of low sex hormone-binding globulin in US adults.

Yutang Wang

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

School of Science, Psychology and Sport, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, VIC, Australia.

Context: Lower sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is associated with many diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome, arthritis, and liver disease. However, the definition of low SHBG and its prevalence in US adults are unknown.

Objective: To define low SHBG and to determine its prevalence and risk factors in US adults. Read More

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Clinical variants of mycosis fungoides in a cohort.

Gac Med Mex 2021 ;157(1):41-46

Centro Dermatológico "Dr. Ladislao de la Pascua", Mexico City, Mexico.

Introduction: Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common primary skin T-cell lymphoma, which is characterized for a heterogeneous clinical expressivity.

Objective: To report clinical variants and sociodemographic characteristics in patients with MF under the care of a dermatological hospital.

Methods: 290 patients with MF clinical and histopathological diagnosis attended to over the course of 11 years were included. Read More

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Determination of risk factors associated with inflammation in hypertensive patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus in a Palestinian Diabetes Study.

Curr Med Res Opin 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Al-Azhar University of Gaza (AUG), Gaza City 00970, State of Palestine.

Objective: to determine the risk factors associated with inflammation in hypertensive patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus.

Methods: A total of 164 hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes patients aged 38 to 60 years were selected from 7 primary healthcare centers in Gaza city, Palestine. Interview questionnaire were employed to collect data related to age, gender, smoking habits, and physical activity pattern. Read More

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Time trends in the risk of HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Chiang Mai, Thailand: an observational study.

Int J STD AIDS 2021 Jun 14:9564624211021338. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Research Institute for Health Sciences, 26682Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

A cross-sectional study on men who have sex with men (MSM) for the HIV prevention project was conducted to assess the prevalence of HIV infection-related behaviors among 551 MSM recruited in 2008-2009 and 1910 MSM in 2014-2018 for voluntary counseling and testing at a HIV clinic in Chiang Mai. Overall, the study found that the prevalence of HIV infection was significantly decreased from 12.9% (71/551) in the earlier study (2008-2009) to 8. Read More

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Cardiovascular Outcomes and Mortality Associated With Discontinuing Statins in Older Patients Receiving Polypharmacy.

JAMA Netw Open 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2113186. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

National Centre for Healthcare Research and Pharmacoepidemiology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.

Importance: Polypharmacy is a major health concern among older adults. While deprescribing may reduce inappropriate medicine use, its effect on clinical end points remains uncertain.

Objective: To assess the clinical implications of discontinuing the use of statins while maintaining other drugs in a cohort of older patients receiving polypharmacy. Read More

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Assessment of Studies of Quality Improvement Strategies to Enhance Outcomes in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease.

JAMA Netw Open 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2113375. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Importance: Clinical care quality improvement (QI) strategies are critical to prevent and control cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, there is limited evidence regarding which components of the health system-, clinician-, and patient-based QI strategies contribute to their impact on CVD.

Objectives: To identify, map, and organize evidence on the effectiveness and implementation of cardiovascular QI strategies that seek to improve outcomes in patients with CVD. Read More

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DIAPH1 Variants in Non-East Asian Patients With Sporadic Moyamoya Disease.

JAMA Neurol 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Yale Center for Genome Analysis, West Haven, Connecticut.

Importance: Moyamoya disease (MMD), a progressive vasculopathy leading to narrowing and ultimate occlusion of the intracranial internal carotid arteries, is a cause of childhood stroke. The cause of MMD is poorly understood, but genetic factors play a role. Several familial forms of MMD have been identified, but the cause of most cases remains elusive, especially among non-East Asian individuals. Read More

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Clinical Prediction Tool to Assess the Likelihood of a Positive SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) Polymerase Chain Reaction Test in Patients with Flu-like Symptoms.

West J Emerg Med 2021 Mar 24;22(3):592-598. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Section of Emergency Medicine, Santiago, Chile.

Introduction: The clinical presentation of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) overlaps with many other common cold and influenza viruses. Identifying patients with a higher probability of infection becomes crucial in settings with limited access to testing. We developed a prediction instrument to assess the likelihood of a positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, based solely on clinical variables that can be determined within the time frame of an emergency department (ED) patient encounter. Read More

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Comparing recidivism rates among domestically violent men enrolled in ACTV versus Duluth/CBT.

J Consult Clin Psychol 2021 May;89(5):469-475

The Family Institute at Northwestern University.

The goal of the present study was to replicate and extend published preliminary evidence demonstrating that a relatively new treatment (Achieving Change through Value-Based Behavior [ACTV]) for men convicted of domestic violence significantly reduces recidivism compared to the standard treatment offered across the United States (the Duluth Model and/or cognitive-behavioral approaches). Men convicted of domestic assault (DA) and court-mandated to a Batterers Intervention Program [ = 725; = 34.9 years ( = 10. Read More

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A comparative analysis of 375 patients with lateral and medial medullary infarction.

Brain Behav 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Neurology, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.

Background: Few studies have compared the etiology and clinical features between pure lateral medullary infarction (LMI) and pure medial medullary infarction (MMI).

Methods: All patients included were hospitalized at The First Affiliated Hospital and The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from January 2015 to July 2020. Their risk factors, clinical manifestation, stroke mechanisms and short-term prognosis were analyzed retrospectively. Read More

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Early systolic lengthening by speckle tracking echocardiography predicts outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 2021 Jun 28;34:100799. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Cardiology, Herlev & Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: Early systolic lengthening (ESL), a paradoxical stretch of myocardial fibers, has been linked to loss of myocardial viability and contractile dysfunction. We assessed the long-term prognostic potential of ESL in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients.

Methods: We retrospectively included patients (n = 709; mean age 68 years; 85% men) who underwent speckle tracking echocardiography (median 15 days) prior to CABG. Read More

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Sex-Based Differences in Autologous Cell Therapy Trials in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction: Subanalysis of the ACCRUE Database.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 26;8:664277. Epub 2021 May 26.

Regenerative Medicine Research, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, United States.

Sex-based differences are under-studied in cardiovascular trials as women are commonly underrepresented in dual sex studies, even though major sex-based differences in epidemiology, pathophysiology, and outcomes of cardiovascular disease have been reported. We examined sex-based differences in patient characteristics, outcome, and BM-CD34+ frequency of the ACCRUE (Meta-Analysis of Cell-based CaRdiac studies) database involving patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) randomized to autologous cell-based or control treatment. We compared baseline characteristics and 1-year follow-up clinical data: composite major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (primary endpoint), and changes in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), end-diastolic (EDV), and end-systolic volumes (ESV) (secondary efficacy endpoint) in women and men ( = 1,252; 81. Read More

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Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Sexual Dysfunction in Male: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 28;8:653510. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

An association between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and risk of sexual dysfunction in male remains controversial in recent decades. PubMed and Web of Science were searched up to October 28, 2020, for articles reporting the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in men with LUTS. The main outcomes were results from sexual dysfunction assessments. Read More

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