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Acta Medica Intl.     Open Access   (SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Advanced Arab Academy of Audio-Vestibulogy J.     Open Access  
Advanced Biomedical Research     Open Access  
Advances in Human Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Skeletal Muscle Function Assessment     Open Access  
African J. for Infertility and Assisted Conception     Open Access  
African J. of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African J. of Paediatric Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.25, CiteScore: 1)
African J. of Trauma     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ain-Shams J. of Anaesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Al-Azhar Assiut Medical J.     Open Access  
Al-Basar Intl. J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alexandria J. of Pediatrics     Open Access  
Ancient Science of Life     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Anesthesia : Essays and Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Annals of African Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Bioanthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.308, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.434, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery     Open Access  
Annals of Indian Psychiatry     Open Access  
Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Nigerian Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.352, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Saudi Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.238, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Thoracic Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.524, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Annals of Tropical Pathology     Open Access  
Apollo Medicine     Open Access  
APOS Trends in Orthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arab J. of Interventional Radiology     Open Access  
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Intl. Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.302, CiteScore: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Medicine and Surgery     Open Access  
Archives of Pharmacy Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Trauma Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.37, CiteScore: 2)
Asia Pacific J. of Clinical Trials : Nervous System Diseases     Open Access  
Asia-Pacific J. of Oncology Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian J. of Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.856, CiteScore: 2)
Asian J. of Neurosurgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian J. of Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian J. of Transfusion Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Pacific J. of Reproduction     Open Access   (SJR: 0.227, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Pacific J. of Tropical Biomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.491, CiteScore: 2)
Asian Pacific J. of Tropical Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.561, CiteScore: 2)
Astrocyte     Open Access  
Avicenna J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AYU : An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Benha Medical J.     Open Access  
Biomedical and Biotechnology Research J.     Open Access  
BLDE University J. of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian J. of Rural Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.202, CiteScore: 0)
Cancer Translational Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Medical J.     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.52, CiteScore: 1)
CHRISMED J. of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Cancer Investigation J.     Open Access  
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Trials in Degenerative Diseases     Open Access  
Clinical Trials in Orthopedic Disorders     Open Access  
Community Acquired Infection     Open Access  
Conservation and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.811, CiteScore: 2)
Contemporary Clinical Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.353, CiteScore: 1)
Current Medical Issues     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CytoJ.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.543, CiteScore: 1)
Delta J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access  
Dental Hypotheses     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Dental Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.416, CiteScore: 1)
Dentistry and Medical Research     Open Access  
Digital Medicine     Open Access  
Drug Development and Therapeutics     Open Access  
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.242, CiteScore: 0)
Egyptian J. of Bronchology     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Cataract and Refractive Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.799, CiteScore: 2)
Egyptian J. of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
Egyptian J. of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Haematology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Internal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian J. of Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian J. of Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian Nursing J.     Open Access  
Egyptian Orthopaedic J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Pharmaceutical J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Egyptian Retina J.     Open Access  
Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Endodontology     Open Access  
Endoscopic Ultrasound     Open Access   (SJR: 0.822, CiteScore: 2)
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Eurasian J. of Pulmonology     Open Access  
European J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.749, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of General Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.12, CiteScore: 0)
European J. of Prosthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European J. of Psychology and Educational Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Fertility Science and Research     Open Access  
Formosan J. of Surgery     Open Access   (SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Genome Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.153, CiteScore: 0)
Glioma     Open Access  
Global J. of Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.311, CiteScore: 1)
Hamdan Medical J.     Open Access  
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hepatitis B Annual     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ibnosina J. of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences     Open Access  
IJS Short Reports     Open Access  
Imam J. of Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Indian Dermatology Online J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian J. of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Anaesthesia     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.478, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Burns     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.361, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Cerebral Palsy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Community Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.37, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.266, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
Indian J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.468, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.445, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian J. of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.791, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.568, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Health Sciences and Biomedical Research KLEU     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Medical and Paediatric Oncology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.425, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.503, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.656, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Multidisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.347, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Nuclear Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.498, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Oral Health and Research     Open Access  
Indian J. of Oral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Orthopaedics     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.392, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Otology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.199, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Pain     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.454, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Pathology and Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.276, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Pharmacology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.412, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Plastic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.311, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.408, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Psychological Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Radiology and Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian J. of Research in Homoeopathy     Open Access  
Indian J. of Respiratory Care     Open Access  
Indian J. of Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.34, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Social Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Transplantation     Open Access  
Indian J. of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.434, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Spine J.     Open Access  
Industrial Psychiatry J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intervention     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. Archives of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Academic Medicine     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Advanced Medical and Health Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Applied and Basic Medical Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Clinical and Experimental Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Clinicopathological Correlation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Community Dentistry     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Critical Illness and Injury Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.192, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Environmental Health Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Forensic Odontology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Green Pharmacy     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.142, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Growth Factors and Stem Cells in Dentistry     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Mycobacteriology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.535, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Noncommunicable Diseases     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Oral Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Orofacial Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Orofacial Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Orthodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Pedodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Pharmaceutical Investigation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.623, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Shoulder Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.653, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Trichology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.4, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Yoga     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Yoga : Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Iranian J. of Nursing and Midwifery Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Iraqi J. of Hematology     Open Access  
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  • Contemporary management of complex higher-risk and indicated patients:
           perspectives from China

    • Authors: Shen; Hua; Du, Yu; Zhou, Yu-Jie
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Potential predictors for mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia in
           patients with coronary artery disease

    • Authors: Liu; Mei-Yan; Yang, Ya; Zhang, Li-Jun; Pu, Li-Hong; He, Dong-Fang; Liu, Jian-Yang; Hafeez, Adam; Ding, Yu-Chuan; Ma, Huan; Geng, Qing-Shan
      Abstract: imageBackground: Mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI) is closely associated with adverse cardiac events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and we aimed to determine whether biomarkers and blood pressure could be potential predictors of MSIMI.Methods: This study enrolled 82 patients with documented CAD between June 1, 2017 and November 9, 2017. Patient blood samples were obtained at resting period and at the end of mental arithmetic. Then, patients were assigned to MSIMI positive group and MSIMI negative group. The main statistical methods included linear regression, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves, and logistic regression.Results: Patients with CAD with MSIMI had significantly greater median resting N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP, 141.02 [45.85–202.76] pg/mL vs. 57.95 [27.06–117.64] pg/mL; Z = −2.23, P = 0.03) and mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) (145.56 ± 16.87 mmHg vs. 134.92 ± 18.16 mmHg, Z = −2.13, P = 0.04) when compared with those without MSIMI. After 5-min mental stress task, those who developed MSIMI presented higher elevation of median post-stressor high sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI, 0.020 [0.009–0.100] ng/mL vs. 0.009 [0.009–0.010] ng/mL; Z = −2.45, P = 0.01), post-stressor NT-proBNP (138.96 [39.93–201.56] pg/mL vs. 61.55 [25.66–86.50] pg/mL; Z = −2.15, P = 0.03) compared with those without MSIMI. Using the ROC curves, and after the adjustment for basic characteristics, the multiple logistic regression analysis showed that patients presenting a post-stressor hs-cTnI ≥ 0.015 ng/mL had seven-fold increase in the risk of developing MSIMI (odds ratio [OR]: 7.09; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.65–30.48; P = 0.009), a rest NT-proBNP ≥ 80.51 pg/mL had nearly eight-fold increase (OR: 7.85; 95% CI: 1.51–40.82; P = 0.014), a post-stressor NT-proBNP ≥ 98.80 pg/mL had 35-fold increase (OR: 34.96; 95% CI: 3.72–328.50; P = 0.002), a rest SBP ≥ 129.50 mmHg had 11-fold increase (OR: 11.42; 95% CI: 1.21–108.17; P = 0.034).Conclusions: The present study shows that CAD patients with higher hs-cTnI level, and/or greater NT-proBNP and/or SBP are at higher risk of suffering from MSIMI when compared with those without MSIMI, indicating that hs-cTnI, NT-proBNP, SBP might be potential predictors of MSIMI.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Plasma levels of receptor interacting protein kinase-3 correlated with
           coronary artery disease

    • Authors: Hu; Xiao-Min; Chen, Xi; Pang, Hai-Yu; Liu, Hong-Hong; Chen, Pei-Pei; Shi, Jing-Lin; Tang, Si; Wu, Zhi-Hong; Zhang, Shu-Yang
      Abstract: imageBackground: Necroptosis plays an important role in human atherosclerosis and atheroma development. Since receptor interacting protein kinase-3 (RIP3) acts as a key mediator of necroptosis, this study aimed to explore its relationship between plasma RIP3 levels and coronary artery disease (CAD) and discover a potential new biomarker for screening CAD subtypes and severity.Methods: A total of 318 patients with CAD who had coronary angiography and 166 controls in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from September 2017 to January 2018 were enrolled in this study. Patients with CAD were divided into three subgroups: patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD), patients with unstable angina (UA), and patients with myocardial infarction (MI). The severity of atherosclerosis was determined by Gensini score (GSS). Logistic regression was used to determine the relationship between plasma RIP3 levels and CAD. The correlation between plasma RIP3 and GSS was calculated using multiple linear regression models.Results: Overall, plasma RIP3 levels were significantly higher than serum RIP3 levels. Plasma RIP3 levels in patients with CAD were significantly higher than those in controls. Plasma RIP3 levels were strongly associated with CAD (odds ratio: 6.00, 95% confidence interval 3.04–11.81; P 
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Microvolt T-wave alternans complemented with electrophysiologic study for
           prediction of ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with arrhythmogenic
           right ventricular cardiomyopathy: a long-term follow-up study

    • Authors: Xue; She-Liang; Hou, Xiao-Feng; Sun, Kang-Yun; Wang, Yao; Qian, Zhi-Yong; Wang, Quan-Peng; Shen, Si-Peng; Yin, Hong-Li; Zhang, Rong; Yin, Hai-Ping; Zou, Jian-Gang
      Abstract: imageBackground: The long-term predicted value of microvolt T-wave alternans (MTWA) for ventricular tachyarrhythmia in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) remains unclear. Our study explored the characteristics of MTWA and its prognostic value when combined with an electrophysiologic study (EPS) in patients with ARVC.Methods: All patients underwent non-invasive MTWA examination with modified moving average (MMA) analysis and an EPS. A positive event was defined as the first occurrence of sudden cardiac death, documented sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation, or the administration of appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy including shock or anti-tachycardia pacing.Results: Thirty-five patients with ARVC (age 38.6 ± 11.0 years; 28 males) with preserved left ventricular (LV) function were recruited. The maximal TWA value (MaxValt) was 17.0 (11.0–27.0) μV. Sustained VT was induced in 22 patients by the EPS. During a median follow-up of 99.9 ± 7.7 months, 15 patients had positive clinical events. When inducible VT was combined with the MaxValt, the area under the curve improved from 0.739 to 0.797. The receiver operating characteristic curve showed that a MaxValt of 23.5 μV was the optimal cutoff value to identify positive events. The multivariate Cox regression model for survival showed that MTWA (MaxValt, hazard ratio [HR], 1.06; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.01–1.11; P = 0.01) and inducible VT (HR, 5.98; 95% CI, 1.33–26.8; P = 0.01) independently predicted positive events in patients with ARVC.Conclusions: MTWA assessment with MMA analysis complemented by an EPS might provide improved prognostic ability in patients with ARVC with preserved LV function during long-term follow-up.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Comparison of two radiofrequency ablation devices for atrial fibrillation
           concomitant with a rheumatic valve procedure

    • Authors: Jiang; Qin; Liu, Sheng-Zhong; Jiang, Lu; Huang, Ke-Li; Guo, Jing; Hu, Sheng-Shou
      Abstract: imageBackground: Perioperative and median-term follow-up outcomes have not been compared among procedures using radiofrequency ablation devices for permanent atrial fibrillation with concomitant rheumatic valve disease. We compared the sinus rhythm restoration efficacy of “non-irrigation” ablation forceps and an “irrigation” ablation device in patients with rheumatic valve disease undergoing a modified Cox maze radiofrequency ablation procedure due to permanent atrial fibrillation.Methods: Data of 278 patients with rheumatic valve disease from the Cardiac Surgery Department of Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital who underwent the modified Cox maze radiofrequency ablation procedure between May 2013 and May 2017 were reviewed. The procedure was performed using “non-irrigation” ablation forceps (AtriCure, group A) in 149 patients and an “irrigation” ablation device (Medtronic, group M) in 129 patients. Data were collected prospectively, and follow-up was documented and compared between the groups.Results: The radiofrequency procedure duration was 28.9 ± 3.8 min in group A and 29.5 ± 2.8 min in group M (t = 1.623, P = 0.106). The predicted radiofrequency time to the left atrium diameter was (Ya = 0.4964 X + 0.3762, R2 = 0.74) in group A and (Ym = 0.4331 X + 4.3563, R2 = 0.8435) in group M. The sinus rhythm (SR) conversion rate without use of anti-arrhythmic drugs was similarly good in groups A and M, with 75.2%, 72.5%, and 70.5% vs. 73.6%, 71.3%, and 69.8% at discharge, 6 and 12 months, respectively (F = 0.084, F = 0.046, F = 0.046, P > 0.05, respectively).Conclusion: Two types of radiofrequency ablation devices characteristic of “non-irrigation” and “irrigation” bipolar ablation forceps were similarly efficient at SR restoration.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • HIV care continuum among newly diagnosed student and non-student youths
           between 2012 and 2016 in Hangzhou, China

    • Authors: Luo; Yan; Wu, Hong; Zhang, Xing-Liang; Li, Xi-Ting; Scott, Sarah Robbins; Chen, Jun-Fang; Wu, Zun-You
      Abstract: imageBackground: Youths are disproportionally affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We aimed to assess anti-retroviral therapy (ART) initiation and viral suppression rates among student and non-student youths in Hangzhou, China.Methods: Data were taken from the Chinese HIV/acquired immune deficiency syndrome Comprehensive Response Information Management System. Youths aged 15 to 24 years who were newly diagnosed with HIV between 2012 and 2016 and were living in Hangzhou were included in the study. Comparisons between student and non-student youths were made for ART initiation within 30 days, 90 days, and 12 months of HIV diagnosis, and the viral suppression rate at 12 months of HIV diagnosis and at 12 months of ART initiation.Results: A total of 707 cases met inclusion criteria, 29.6% of which were students and 70.4% were non-student youths. The student group had a higher proportion of ART initiation compared with the non-student group within 30 days of diagnosis (45.5% vs. 37.0%, P = 0.044), and a slightly higher but not statistically significant proportion at 90 days (67.0% vs. 62.7%), and 12 months (83.7% vs. 78.5%) of HIV diagnosis. ART initiation within 30 days improved from
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia in diabetics: a
           single-center, retrospective analysis

    • Authors: Zhang; Qiu-Rui; Chen, Hong; Liu, Bing; Zhou, Min
      Abstract: imageBackground: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia is an important issue with significant morbidity and mortality in clinical practice, especially in diabetes mellitus (DM). Studies focusing on S. aureus pneumonia in DM is limited, we sought to make a relatively comprehensive exploration of clinical characteristics, antimicrobial resistance, and risk factors for mortality of S. aureus pneumonia in DM and non-diabetics mellitus (non-DM).Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in Ruijin Hospital from 2014 to 2017. The characteristics of DM and non-DM patients were assessed, including demographics, comorbidities, using of invasive mechanical ventilation, Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1C), confusion, urea, respiratory rate, blood pressure, age ≥65 years (CURB-65) score, length of hospital stay, clinical outcomes, antimicrobial susceptibility. Independent risk factors for mortality were identified by univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis.Results: A total of 365 patients with S. aureus pneumonia were included in our study, including 144 with DM and 221 non-DM. DM patients were more susceptible to MRSA infection (65.3% vs. 56.1%, P > 0.05), suffered from much severer pneumonia with a higher CURB-65 score, invasive mechanical ventilation rate (46.5% vs. 28.1%, P  0.05); almost all DM patients had higher antimicrobial resistance than non-DM patients, the DM group had a higher co-infection rate (47.2% vs. 45.7%, P > 0.05), and Acinetobacter baumannii was the most common bacterium in DM, while Klebsiella pneumoniae ranked first in patients with non-DM. Independent risk factors for pneumonia-related mortality were MRSA and CURB-65. Higher HbA1c levels were linked to a higher MRSA infection and co-infection rate and more severe pneumonia, leading to an increase in mortality.Conclusions: DM patients with poor glucose control are more susceptible to MRSA infection. They suffer from higher antimicrobial resistance, a higher co-infection rate, and much severer pneumonia than non-DM. MRSA itself is an independent risk factor for mortality in all patients.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Features and therapeutic potential of T-cell receptors in high-grade
           glioma

    • Authors: Zhang; Jie-Lin; Zhong, Xiao-Song; Yang, Shou-Bo; Kang, Xun; Li, Yan; Chen, Jian-Xin; Li, Wen-Bin
      Abstract: imageBackground: Previous studies have shown that endogenous T cells play an important role in the prolonged survival time of high-grade glioma (HGG) patients. Our objectives were to investigate the features of T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoires in HGG patients and to elucidate any potential therapeutic value.Methods: During November 2011 and December 2018, tumor tissues and blood samples of 35 patients with HGG who underwent surgery at Beijing Tiantan Hospital or Beijing Shijitan Hospital were selected after surgery. After isolating DNA from samples, multiple rounds of PCR were performed to establish a DNA immune repertoire (IR). Then, the sequences and frequencies of the complementarity-determining 3 (CDR3) region in TCR beta chain (TRB) were identified by high-throughput sequencing and IR analysis. A survival follow-up was conducted monthly thereafter until December 2018. Finally, the t test and Mann-Whitney test were used to compare statistical differences between two sets of data.Results: The Shannon diversity index (SHDI) of TRB sequences of HGG patients was significantly lower than that of healthy individuals (7.34 vs. 8.45, P = 0.001). The SHDI of TRB sequences of glioblastoma (GBM) patients with more than 16 months survival time was much higher than that of GBM patients with shorter survival times in both tumor tissues (3.48 ± 0.31 vs. 6.21 ± 0.33, t = −5.49, P = 0.002) and blood cells (6.02 ± 0.66 vs. 7.44 ± 0.32, t = −2.20, P = 0.036). In addition, patients achieved a distinctly higher proportion compared to that of healthy individuals in the proportion of TRBV9 and TRBV5 functional regions (9.83% vs. 6.83%, P = 0.001). Surgical tissue from patients who survived more than 16 months yielded a much higher proportion of TRBV4 and TRBV9 regions (7.14% vs. 3.28%, t = 3.18, P = 0.019). In surgical tissues from two GBM patients who survived for longer than 46 months, we found a potentially therapeutic TCR sequence.Conclusions: HGG patients have less species diversity of TCR repertoires compared with that of healthy individuals. TRBV9 regions in TCRs may be protective factors for long-term survival of GBM patients.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Prospective evaluation of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia expert
           probability and 4T scores in Chinese patients with suspected
           heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

    • Authors: Li; Sen; Fan, Lian-Kai; Wang, Shu-Jie; Zhao, Yong-Qiang
      Abstract: imageBackground Diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is challenging. This study aimed to compare the diagnostic performance of HIT expert probability (HEP) and 4T scores, and to evaluate the inter-observer reliability for the 4T score in a clinical setting.Methods This prospective study included HIT-suspected patients between 2016 and 2018. Three hematologists assessed the HEP and 4T scores. Correlations between scores and anti-platelet factor 4 (anti-PF4)/heparin antibodies were evaluated. Receiver operating characteristic curves and area under the curve (AUC) were used to assess the predictive accuracy of these two scoring models. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was used to assess the inter-observer agreement of 4T scores between residents and hematologists.Results Of the 89 subjects included, 22 (24.7%) were positive for anti-PF4/heparin antibody. The correlations between antibody titer and either HEP or 4T scores were similar (r = 0.392, P 
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Role of the proportion of dominant follicles in patients with polycystic
           ovary syndrome undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer

    • Authors: Lin; Hai-Yan; Li, Yu; Wang, Wen-Jun; Qiu, Qi; Zhang, Qing-Xue; Li, Yi
      Abstract: imageBackground: There is no absolute consensus for the best time for triggering. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different proportion of dominant follicles (PDF) on the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) day for the clinical outcomes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) of different ovarian stimulation protocols.Methods: A total of 371 cycles of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist long protocol and 347 cycles of GnRH antagonist protocol from January 2014 to December 2016 were included in this retrospective study. Based on the PDF on the day of the HCG administration, the included patients were divided into three groups: Group A (low PDF), PDF 40%. The measurements regarding ovarian stimulation characteristics, fertilization rate, top quality embryo rate, clinical pregnancy rate, and ovarian hyperstimualtion syndrome (OHSS) rate were compared in different PDF groups with different protocols.Results: In both the GnRH antagonist protocol and GnRH agonist long protocol, the characteristics such as mean age, anti-Mullerian hormone, antral follicle count (AFC), and body mass index were comparable between groups. The number of oocytes retrieved decreased statistically significantly as the PDF and rate of matured oocytes increased. In the GnRH agonist long protocol, the rate of normally fertilized oocytes was highest in Group A (59.74 ± 31.21 vs. 49.70 ± 37.95, 49.67 ± 36.62; F = 3.743, P = 0.025). There were no significant differences in the rate of top-quality embryos and the clinical pregnancy rate between the groups. The clinical pregnancy rate was similar in the three groups (63.6%, 62.5%, 67.5%, respectively, χ2 = 0.989, P = 0.911). The moderate and severe OHSS rate increased statistically significantly when the PDF increased, which was highest in group C (1.4%, 3.1%, 6.7%, respectively, χ2 = 12.014, P  = 0.017). In the GnRH antagonist protocol, there were no significant differences in the rate of top-quality embryos, the rate of normally fertilized oocytes, the clinical pregnancy rate, and the moderate and severe OHSS rate between the groups. The clinical pregnancy rate in Group C was higher than that in Group A (57.9% vs. 46.6%, χ2 = 10.850, P = 0.093).Conclusions: In the GnRH antagonist protocol, PDF on the HCG day of less than 20% may be unfavorable to the clinical pregnancy rate in PCOS. In the GnRH agonist long protocol, delaying the HCG trigger timing has no good effect on clinical pregnancy and the risk of OHSS might increase in patients with PCOS.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • A minimally invasive alternative for the treatment of nutcracker syndrome
           using individualized three-dimensional printed extravascular titanium
           stents

    • Authors: Wang; He; Guo, Yi-Tong; Jiao, Yong; He, Da-Li; Wu, Bin; Yuan, Li-Jun; Li, Yan-Yan; Yang, Yong; Cao, Tie-Sheng; Zhang, Bo
      Abstract: imageBackground This study was designed to evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients with nutcracker syndrome (NCS) who were treated with three-dimensional printing (3DP) extravascular titanium stents (EVTSs). The 3DP EVTS was expected to release the hypertension of the left renal vein (LRV) produced by its compression between the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and the aorta without causing any complications.Method The pre-operative kidney model of each patient was printed out to enable surgical planning. After that, the EVTS was designed based on the LRV's primitive physiologic structure using computer-aided design software, and each stent was printed out with a precision setting of 20 μm. Seventeen patients who had been suffering from NCS underwent laparoscopic 3DP EVTS placement. The surgical procedure was designed for the placement of EVTS, taking great care in positioning and fixing the stent. Surgical data, which included patient demographic characteristics as well as pre- and post-operative test results, were collected and analyzed.Results The mean duration of surgery was 75 ± 9 min, and the mean blood loss was 20 ± 5 mL. Computed tomography examinations revealed that the pre- and post-operative angle between the SMA and the aorta ranged from 18.7° ± 4.3° to 48.0° ± 8.8° (P 
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Trimetazidine in angina and poor muscle function: protocol for a
           randomized controlled study

    • Authors: Zhang; Yu-Jie; Wang, Jing-Xin; Fu, Shi-Hui; Li, Xiao-Ying
      Abstract: imageBackground: Low handgrip strength (HS) and declining gait speed (GS) are increasingly obvious with aging, requiring effective, and safe medication for treatment. Trimetazidine (TMZ) modified release tablets, a common anti-angina drug, has potential benefits for alleviating the condition, but this has not yet been fully studied and therefore is the aim of this study.Methods: This is a prospective randomized controlled study. Fifty-eight eligible patients will be randomly assigned to one of two study groups: TMZ group or control group. For the TMZ group, a dose of 35 mg of oral TMZ will be administered with a meal twice a day for 3 months, in addition to any conventional treatments for angina. Only conventional treatments for angina will be administrated in the control group. The primary outcome will be the 6-min walking distance and the secondary outcomes will be: muscle strength (HS and pinch strength), GS, muscle endurance (five times sit-to-stand test), balance maintenance (tandem standing test), and the frequency of angina per week. Additionally, body mass index, circumferences (biceps, waist, hip, and calf), albumin levels, and the score on a five-question scale for sarcopenia will be obtained during the study.Discussion: This study aims to evaluate the usefulness of TMZ in a population with poor muscle function. The results may provide an effective and safe medical treatment to people with low muscle strength or physical performance.Trial registration: Chinese Clinical Trial Registry, ChiCTR1800015000; www.chictr.org.cn/showproj.aspx?proj=25445.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Application and prospects of butylphthalide for the treatment of
           neurologic diseases

    • Authors: Chen; Xi-Qian; Qiu, Ke; Liu, Hui; He, Qiang; Bai, Jia-Hui; Lu, Wei
      Abstract: imageObjective The 3-N-butylphthalide (NBP) comprises one of the chemical constituents of celery oil. It has a series of pharmacologic mechanisms including reconstructing microcirculation, protecting mitochondrial function, inhibiting oxidative stress, inhibiting neuronal apoptosis, etc. Based on the complex multi-targets of pharmacologic mechanisms of NBP, the clinical application of NBP is increasing and more clinical researches and animal experiments are also focused on NBP. The aim of this review was to comprehensively and systematically summarize the application of NBP on neurologic diseases and briefly summarize its application to non-neurologic diseases. Moreover, recent progress in experimental models of NBP on animals was summarized.Data sources Literature was collected from PubMed and Wangfang database until November 2018, using the search terms including “3-N-butylphthalide,” “microcirculation,” “mitochondria,” “ischemic stroke,” “Alzheimer disease,” “vascular dementia,” “Parkinson disease,” “brain edema,” “CO poisoning,” “traumatic central nervous system injury,” “autoimmune disease,” “amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,” “seizures,” “diabetes,” “diabetic cataract,” and “atherosclerosis.”Study selection Literature was mainly derived from English articles or articles that could be obtained with English abstracts and partly derived from Chinese articles. Article type was not limited. References were also identified from the bibliographies of identified articles and the authors’ files.Results NBP has become an important adjunct for ischemic stroke. In vascular dementia, the clinical application of NBP to treat severe cognitive dysfunction syndrome caused by the hypoperfusion of brain tissue during cerebrovascular disease is also increasing. Evidence also suggests that NBP has a therapeutic effect for neurodegenerative diseases. Many animal experiments have found that it can also improve symptoms in other neurologic diseases such as epilepsy, cerebral edema, and decreased cognitive function caused by severe acute carbon monoxide poisoning. Moreover, NBP has therapeutic effects for diabetes, diabetes-induced cataracts, and non-neurologic diseases such as atherosclerosis. Mechanistically, NBP mainly improves microcirculation and protects mitochondria. Its broad pharmacologic effects also include inhibiting oxidative stress, nerve cell apoptosis, inflammatory responses, and anti-platelet and anti-thrombotic effects.Conclusions The varied pharmacologic mechanisms of NBP involve many complex molecular mechanisms; however, there many unknown pharmacologic effects await further study.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Trans-brachial artery access for coronary artery procedures is feasible
           and safe: data from a single-center in Macau

    • Authors: Lam; U Po; Lopes Lao, Edmundo Patricio; Lam, Kan Chit; Evora, Mario; Wu, Na-Qiong
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Persistent fifth aortic arch stenosis associated with type A interruption
           of the aortic arch: a report of six cases

    • Authors: Zheng; Lin; Cao, Yong-Li; Wu, Rong-Chang; Guo, Jian; Ma, Ning; Wang, Fang-Yun; Zhang, Xin; Peng, Yun
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Reversible dysphagia due to gabapentin-induced jaw myoclonus

    • Authors: Hui; Chun-Him; Leung, Jackson Ka-Chun; Chang, Richard Shek-Kwan; Shea, Yat-Fung
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Presence of antibodies against low-density lipoprotein receptor-related
           protein 4 and impairment of neuromuscular junction in a Chinese cohort of
           amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    • Authors: Lei; Lin; Shen, Xin-Ming; Wang, Shu-Yan; Lu, Yan; Wang, Suo-Bin; Chen, Hai; Liu, Zheng; Ouyang, Ya-Sheng; Duo, Jian-Ying; Da, Yu-Wei; Chen, Zhi-Guo
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Sleep quality of spousal caregivers is associated with neuropsychiatric
           symptoms and living ability of patients with Alzheimer disease

    • Authors: Chen; Yi; Wang, Jun-Yang; Liu, Xiao-Yan; Meng, Fan-Xia; Li, Ai-Ping; Peng, Guo-Ping
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Status epilepticus associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae encephalitis in
           children: good prognosis following early diagnosis and treatment

    • Authors: Feng; Shuo; Chen, Jin-Xiao; Zheng, Ping; Zhang, Jian-Zhao; Gao, Zhi-Jie; Mao, Ying-Ying; Ji, Xin-Na; Chen, Shu-Hua; Sun, Hong-Mei; Chen, Qian
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • A case report of pseudo–pseudo Meigs’ syndrome

    • Authors: Li; Ting; Xie, Qi-Bing
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Pulmonary embolism during pregnancy in a case of blue rubber bleb nevus
           syndrome

    • Authors: Liu; Yan-Li; Jiang, Yan-Ping; Du, Juan
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Mesothelial cyst of uterine corpus misdiagnosed as leiomyoma

    • Authors: Mo; Shi-Ping; Wang, Meng-Yao; Li, Jin-Ke
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Non-invasive detection of pancreatic cancer by measuring DNA methylation
           of Basonuclin 1 and Septin 9 in plasma

    • Authors: Li; Xiao-Bin; Ma, Jun; Liu, Zi-Wen; He, Wen-Fei; Li, Zong-Ze; Cui, Ming; Hao, Huang; Zhou, Guang-Peng; You, Lei; Wang, James; Han, Xiao-Liang; Zhao, Yu-Pei
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Intermittent erector spinae plane block as a part of multimodal analgesia
           after open nephrectomy

    • Authors: Kim; Seoyeong; Bang, Seunguk; Kwon, Woojin
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Refractory hypotension under neuraxial anesthesia for cesarean delivery

    • Authors: Li; Shu-Ying; Chen, Xiao-Jing; Lin, Xue-Mei
      Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Mortality in mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and
           stroke-like episodes does not depend on levetirazetam alone

    • Authors: Finsterer; Josef
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT-
       
 
 
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