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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927464/cervical-cancer-screening-behavior-and-associated-factors-among-women-of-ugrachandi-nala-kavre-nepal
#1
Radha Acharya Pandey, Era Karmacharya
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer in Nepal ranks as the first most frequent cancer among women. Primary prevention measures, such as prophylactic vaccines against high risk HPV, are now available. Over time, vaccination will decrease the prevalence of the disease among younger women; however, screening will still be needed. The objective of the study was to assess the cervical cancer screening behavior and its associated factors among women of Nala Village Development Committee (VDC), Kavre...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886732/optimized-protocol-for-whole-organ-decellularization
#2
A Schmitt, R Csiki, A Tron, B Saldamli, J Tübel, K Florian, S Siebenlist, E Balmayor, R Burgkart
BACKGROUND: The idea of tissue decellularization to gain matrices for tissue engineering is promising. The aim of the present study is to establish a safe and reproducible protocol for solid tissue decellularization that prevents the architecture of the matrix with the inherent vascular network. METHODS: The study was performed in rat kidneys which were decellularized by a SDS-based perfusion protocol. Perfusion time and SDS concentration were systematically changed to obtain the shortest and most gentle protocol that leads to complete decellularization...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854966/using-automated-texture-features-to-determine-the-probability-for-masking-of-a-tumor-on-mammography-but-not-ultrasound
#3
Lothar Häberle, Carolin C Hack, Katharina Heusinger, Florian Wagner, Sebastian M Jud, Michael Uder, Matthias W Beckmann, Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland, Thomas Wittenberg, Peter A Fasching
BACKGROUND: Tumors in radiologically dense breast were overlooked on mammograms more often than tumors in low-density breasts. A fast reproducible and automated method of assessing percentage mammographic density (PMD) would be desirable to support decisions whether ultrasonography should be provided for women in addition to mammography in diagnostic mammography units. PMD assessment has still not been included in clinical routine work, as there are issues of interobserver variability and the procedure is quite time consuming...
August 30, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830502/relationship-between-gnas1-t393c-polymorphism-and-aseptic-loosening-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
#4
Patrick Stelmach, Max D Kauther, Lena Fuest, Gina Kurscheid, Thorsten Gehrke, Stefanie Klenke, Marcus Jäger, Christian Wedemeyer, Hagen S Bachmann
BACKGROUND: Aseptic loosening is a main cause for revision surgery after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and there is no reliable marker for the early detection of patients at high risk. This study has been performed to validate association of the T393C polymorphism (rs7121) in the GNAS1 gene, encoding for the alpha-subunit of heterotrimeric G-protein Gs, with risk for and time to aseptic loosening after THA, which has been demonstrated in our previous study. METHODS: 231 patients with primary THA and 234 patients suffering from aseptic loosening were genotyped for dependency on GNAS1 genotypes and analyzed...
August 23, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807013/microneedle-physical-contact-as-a-therapeutic-for-abnormal-scars
#5
David C Yeo, Elizabeth R Balmayor, Jan-Thorsten Schantz, Chenjie Xu
BACKGROUND: Abnormal (keloid and hypertrophic) scars are a significant affliction with no satisfactory single modality therapy to-date. Available options are often ineffective, painful, potentially hazardous, and require healthcare personnel involvement. Herein a self-administered microneedle device based on drug-free physical contact for inhibiting abnormal scars is reported. Its therapeutic activity through microneedle contact eliminates hazards associated with toxic anti-scarring drugs while self-treatment enables administration flexibility...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797305/improved-success-rates-using-videolaryngoscopy-in-unexperienced-users-a-randomized-crossover-study-in-airway-manikins
#6
Hendrik Eismann, Lion Sieg, Nicola Etti, Lars Friedrich, Christian Schröter, Philipp Mommsen, Christian Krettek, Christian Zeckey
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopy has been proven to be a safe procedure managing difficult airways in the hands of airway specialists. Information about the success rates in unexperienced users of videolaryngoscopy compared to conventional laryngoscopy is sparse. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate if there might be more success in securing an airway if the unexperienced provider is using a videolaryngoscope in simulated airways in a randomized manikin study. Differences between commonly used videolaryngoscopes were elucidated...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774321/retraction-note-to-peritoneal-vaginoplasty-by-luohu-i-and-luohu-ii-technique-a-comparative-study-of-the-outcomes
#7
Aiwen Le, Zhonghai Wang, Lili Shan, Tianhui Xiao, Rong Zhuo, Guangnan Luo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 3, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701179/a-study-on-relationship-between-elderly-sarcopenia-and-inflammatory-factors-il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE
#8
Ai-Lin Bian, Hui-Ying Hu, Yu-Dong Rong, Jian Wang, Jun-Xiong Wang, Xin-Zi Zhou
BACKGROUND: This report aims to study the relationship between sarcopenia of elderly in community and inflammatory factors IL-6 and TNF-α. METHODS: A total of 441 elders who undertook physical examinations were included into this study. The age of these subjects were >60, in which 235 subjects were male and 206 subjects were female. According to the diagnostic standards of sarcopenia set by EWGSOP and AWGS, these subjects were divided into two groups: sarcopenia, and non-sarcopenia groups...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683820/primary-radio-chemo-therapy-for-esophageal-cancer-in-elderly-patients-are-efficiency-and-toxicity-comparable-with-younger-patients
#9
Stefan Münch, Christine Heinrich, Daniel Habermehl, Markus Oechsner, Stephanie E Combs, Marciana-Nona Duma
PURPOSE: In elderly patients with esophageal cancer (EC), esophagectomy is associated with an increased mortality, and therefore these patients are often treated with definite (chemo)radiation. The purpose of this study was to assess the toxicity and efficiency of definite radio(chemo)therapy in patients >75 years compared with definite radio(chemo)therapy in patients <75 years. METHODS: 32 patients >75 years were treated with definite radio(chemo)therapy for EC...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683813/the-inflammatory-phase-of-fracture-healing-is-influenced-by-oestrogen-status-in-mice
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Melanie Haffner-Luntzer, Verena Fischer, Katja Prystaz, Astrid Liedert, Anita Ignatius
BACKGROUND: Fracture healing is known to be delayed in postmenopausal, osteoporotic females under oestrogen-deficient conditions. Confirming this, experimental studies demonstrated impaired callus formation in ovariectomised animals. Oestrogen-deficiency is known to affect the immune system and the inflammatory response during wound healing. Because a balanced immune response is required for proper bone healing, we were interested to ascertain whether the early immune response after facture is affected by oestrogen depletion...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679440/erratum-to-application-of-transiliac-approach-to-intervertebral-endoscopic-discectomy-in-l5-s1-intervertebral-disc-herniation
#11
Jiayue Bai, Wei Zhang, Yapeng Wang, Jilong An, Jian Zhang, Yapeng Sun, Wenyuan Ding, Yong Shen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637498/incidence-of-thyroid-dysfunction-in-an-iranian-adult-population-the-predictor-role-of-thyroid-autoantibodies-results-from-a-prospective-population-based-cohort-study
#12
Ashraf Aminorroaya, Rokhsareh Meamar, Massoud Amini, Awat Feizi, Azamosadat Tabatabae, Elham Faghih Imani
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of thyroid dysfunction is high in Isfahan, an area of iodine sufficient in Iran. The aim of this study is to investigate the incidence of thyroid dysfunctions in adults of metropolitan Isfahan and to determine the role of thyroid autoantibodies. METHODS: In a population-based cohort study in 2006-2011, we measured TSH, T4, T3, thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb), and thyroglobulin antibody (TgAb) in 618 out of 2254 people who were euthyroid in 2006...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629449/delineating-the-genetic-heterogeneity-of-oca-in-hungarian-patients
#13
Beáta Fábos, Katalin Farkas, Lola Tóth, Adrienn Sulák, Kornélia Tripolszki, Mariann Tihanyi, Réka Németh, Krisztina Vas, Zsanett Csoma, Lajos Kemény, Márta Széll, Nikoletta Nagy
BACKGROUND: Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is a clinically and genetically heterogenic group of pigmentation abnormalities characterized by variable hair, skin, and ocular hypopigmentation. Six known genes and a locus on human chromosome 4q24 have been implicated in the etiology of isolated OCA forms (OCA 1-7). METHODS: The most frequent OCA types among Caucasians are OCA1, OCA2, and OCA4. We aimed to investigate genes responsible for the development of these OCA forms in Hungarian OCA patients (n = 13)...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623951/progressive-respiratory-distress-in-a-42-year-old-hiv-positive-woman-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#14
Katongo Mutengo, Patrice Mukomena, Nason Lambwe, Owen Ngalamika
BACKGROUND: Identifying and treating the cause of pulmonary symptoms in HIV patients with underlying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can be very challenging. Delays in diagnosing active SLE in HIV patients can lead to significant morbidity and even mortality. We report the case of an HIV-positive woman with SLE who presented with severe respiratory distress. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old HIV-positive woman presented with a 7-month history of anorexia, progressive dyspnoea, and a productive cough...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606123/preventing-graft-restenosis-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-with-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator
#15
Ruixiong Li, Bin Lan, Tianxiang Zhu, Yanlong Yang, Muyan Cai, Zhongmin Fang, Chensheng Ma, Shu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility and safety of using tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) to prevent graft restenosis after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: In this prospective observational study, 37 patients underwent CABG between June 2009 and May 2013. These patients were grouped according to the anti-coagulation strategy after surgery: t-PA (n = 12) and conventional treatments (n = 25). In the t-PA group, the patients received acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and clopidogrel plus intravenous infusion of t-PA (0...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526089/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-liposuction-and-resected-fat-are-feasible-sources-for-regenerative-medicine
#16
Sandra Schneider, Marina Unger, Martijn van Griensven, Elizabeth R Balmayor
BACKGROUND: The use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in research and in regenerative medicine has progressed. Bone marrow as a source has drawbacks because of subsequent morbidities. An easily accessible and valuable source is adipose tissue. This type of tissue contains a high number of MSCs, and obtaining higher quantities of tissue is more feasible. Fat tissue can be harvested using different methods such as liposuction and resection. First, a detailed isolation protocol with complete characterization is described...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511716/retraction-note-to-inotropic-therapy-for-cardiac-low-output-syndrome-comparison-of-hemodynamic-effects-of-dopamine-dobutamine-versus-dopamine-dopexamine
#17
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N E El Mokhtari, A Arlt, A Meissner, M Lins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431512/hemoglobin-a1c-and-risk-of-left-atrial-thrombus-and-spontaneous-echo-contrast-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients
#18
Rong-Ren Kuang, Fang-Zhou Liu, Yun-Peng Li, Wei-Dong Lin, Hua-Sheng Liang, Ai-Hua Chen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship between hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and risk of left atrial thrombus/spontaneous echo contrast (LAT/SEC) in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 1158 consecutive non-valvular AF patients undergoing transesophageal echocardiography prior to radiofrequency catheter ablation or electric cardioversion were enrolled. Baseline characteristics were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: There were 87 (7...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376859/application-of-transiliac-approach-to-intervertebral-endoscopic-discectomy-in-l5-s1-intervertebral-disc-herniation
#19
Jiayue Bai, Wei Zhang, Yapeng Wang, Jilong An, Jian Zhang, Yapeng Sun, Wenyuan Ding, Yong Shen
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the significance and the short-term effect of bone puncture technique in transiliac approach to intervertebral endoscopic discectomy for the treatment of L5/S1 intervertebral disc herniation. METHODS: Nineteen patients were diagnosed as L5/S1 disc herniation and treated using transiliac approach to endoscopic discectomy (group I), and 20 patients were diagnosed as non-L5/S1 disc herniation and underwent conventional approach (group R). Leg pain was evaluated by VAS...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356163/a-novel-system-for-continuous-real-time-monitoring-of-heart-motion-signals
#20
Guy Dori, Jorge E Schliamser, Oscar Lichtenstein, Ilia Anshelevich, Moshe Y Flugelman
BACKGROUND: Understanding cardiac mechanics is important for developing cardiac therapies. Current modalities for assessing cardiac mechanics sample patient's heart at specific heart rate, contractility, preload, and afterload. The objective of this study was to test the feasibility of a novel system composed of intra-cardiac leads equipped with an inertial module chip (3D accelerometers and 3D gyroscopes) in monitoring continuous heart motion. METHODS: In this descriptive study, four healthy pigs were anesthetized and instrumented with motion-sensitive intra-cardiac leads; the temporal correlation between signals from motion sensors and tissue Doppler from the chest wall were studied; changes in real-time heart accelerations (ACC) and angular velocity (ANGV) were reported as percentages of change from baseline...
March 29, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
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