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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036455/jlcs-medical-practice-guidelines-for-thymic-tumors-summary-of-recommendations
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Kohei Yokoi, Kazuya Kondo, Kiminori Fujimoto, Masaki Hara, Yoshihisa Kadota, Koji Kawaguchi, Hideo Kunitoh, Yoshihiro Matsuno, Jun Nakajima, Makoto Nishio, Kazuhiko Ogawa, Mitsugu Omasa
The Guideline Committee of the Japan Lung Cancer Society (JLCS) for Thymic Tumors published the Medical Practice Guideline for Thymic Tumors in Japanese as Chapter 3 of the Medical Practice Guidelines for Lung Cancers according to evidence-based medicine in December 2016. This medical practice guideline is the first for thymic epithelial tumors in Japan, and comprises a set of recommendations covering clinical diagnosis, treatment and pathological diagnosis. Thymic epithelial tumors include thymoma, thymic carcinoma and thymic neuroendocrine tumor...
September 21, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035595/the-influence-of-physical-qualities-on-activity-profiles-of-female-australian-football-match-play
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Georgia M Black, Tim J Gabbett, Rich D Johnston, Michael H Cole, Geraldine Naughton, Brian Dawson
PURPOSE: The rapid transition of female Australian football players from amateur to semi-elite competitions has the potential for athletes to be underprepared for match-play. To gain an understanding the match demands of female football, the aims of this study were three-fold: (1) to highlight the physical qualities that discriminate selected and non-selected female Australian Football players, (2) to investigate activity profiles of female Australian Football players, and (3) to gain an understanding of the influence of physical qualities on running performance in female Australian Football match-play...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034597/effect-of-composite-type-and-placement-technique-on-cuspal-strain
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Vilhelm G Ólafsson, André V Ritter, Edward J Swift, Lee W Boushell, Ching-Chang Ko, Gabrielle R Jackson, Sumitha N Ahmed, Terence E Donovan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the cuspal strain in Class II restorations made with bulk-fill and conventional composite resins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty extracted maxillary premolars were mounted into phenolic rings and divided into five groups (n = 10). Specimens received standardized MOD preparations. A two-step self-etch adhesive was applied and the preparations were restored using a custom matrix as follows: Filtek Supreme Ultra in eight 2-mm increments (FSUI); Filtek Supreme Ultra in bulk (FSUB); SonicFill in bulk (SF); SureFil SDR flow in bulk, covered with a 2-mm occlusal layer of Filtek Supreme Ultra (SDR/FSU); Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill in bulk (TEBF)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033974/cognitive-deficits-in-chronic-stroke-patients-neuropsychological-assessment-depression-and-self-reports
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Arne E Nakling, Dag Aarsland, Halvor Næss, Daniel Wollschlaeger, Tormod Fladby, Håkon Hofstad, Eike Wehling
BACKGROUND: Following stroke, clinicians are challenged to detect and untangle symptoms of cognitive dysfunction and mood disorders. Additionally, they need to evaluate the informative value of self-reports to identify patients in need of further attendance. AIMS: To examine the association between neuropsychological measures, symptoms of depression, and self-reported cognitive function. METHODS: One-hundred and five chronic stroke patients underwent assessment covering 6 cognitive domains and answered the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Memory and Thinking Scale from the Stroke Impact Scale 1 year after stroke...
May 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032980/management-of-finger-deep-burns-the-interest-of-local-flaps
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Franck Duteille, Audrey Leduc, Julien Verdier, Michael Atlan, Pierre Perrot
INTRODUCTION: The management of finger deep burns is still problematic for the surgeon. Due to the fineness and the thickness of the subcutaneous tissue, after excision there is an important risk of exposure of the underlying tissue like bone, nerve or tendons. Local flaps (random pattern flap and pedicle flap) allowed ensuring a good quality covering with a tissue with many advantages (good thickness, sensitivity). On the contrary of all other techniques, flaps can be used independently from the vascular quality of the wound bed...
October 9, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032015/possible-positive-effect-of-the-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B52-allele-on-cognition-in-early-to-mid-adult-life
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I Sinclair Lindsey, Christopher W Pleydell-Pearce, N M Ian Day
BACKGROUND: ε4 allele possession is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. Its effects earlier in life are less well understood. Previous studies have reported both detrimental effects and a lack of effect on cognition outside dementia. We used genotype based recall from the ALSPAC study to investigate whether APOE genotype influences cognition in earlier adult life. METHODS: We invited all individuals with the rarer ε22 or ε44 genotypes and equal numbers of those with ε32, ε33 or ε34 APOE genotypes (total n invited =1936, ages 23-67)...
October 11, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031873/does-specialty-matter-a-survey-on-176-italian-neurosurgeons-and-orthopaedic-spine-surgeons-confirms-similar-competency-for-common-spinal-conditions-and-supports-multidisciplinary-teams-in-comprehensive-and-complex-spinal-care
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Matteo Pejrona, Gabriele Ristori, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Fabrizio Ernesto Pregliasco, Pedro Berjano
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spine surgery is a multi-faceted sub-speciality requiring a breadth of knowledge and skill from different branches of medicine for the treatment of pathologies varying from degenerative to deformity, oncological, and trauma. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate the self-perceived competency of spine surgeons in relation to different types of spinal procedures. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Survey study. METHODS: We conducted a survey on 176 surgeons (Orthopaedic surgeons and Neurosurgeons)...
October 11, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031682/-rates-of-total-and-free-psa-prescriptions-in-france-2012-2014
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Philippe Tuppin, Claire Leboucher, Gabrielle Peyre-Lanquar, Pierre-Jean Lamy, Pierre Gabach, Xavier Rébillard
BACKGROUND: In 2010, the French Haute Autorité de santé (National Health Authority) confirmed the limited value of prostate cancer (PCa) screening by total prostate-specific antigen (PSA) assay. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to determine the modalities of ordering total PSA or free PSA assays (in the absence of PCa) according to various parameters and the corresponding sums reimbursed. METHODS: Men aged 40 years and older covered by the national health insurance general scheme (73% of the French population) between 2012 and 2014 were selected...
October 11, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031014/indirect-method-for-validating-transference-of-reference-intervals
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Simon Lykkeboe, Claus Gyrup Nielsen, Peter Astrup Christensen
BACKGROUND: Transference of reference intervals (RIs) from multicentre studies are often verified by use of a small number of samples from reference individuals or by the use of one serum sample (Serum X for NORIP RI). Despite recommended and appropriate methods, both have inconveniencies and drawbacks. Several attempts have been made to develop an indirect method, which uses historical data from the laboratory. These methods are retrospective relying on older test results. A near prospective method would be preferable for the laboratories introducing new methods or changing analytical platforms...
October 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029336/differential-effects-of-exposure-to-single-versus-a-mixture-of-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-on-steroidogenesis-pathway-in-mouse-testes
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Julio Buñay, Eduardo Larriba, Daniel Patiño-Garcia, Leonor Cruz-Fernandes, Sergio Castañeda-Zegarra, María Rodriguez-Fernandez, Jesús Del Mazo, Ricardo D Moreno
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) generate reproductive dysfunctions affecting the biosynthesis of steroid hormones and genes of the steroidogenic pathway. EDCs effects are mainly reported as a result of exposure to single compounds. However, humans are environmentally exposed to a mixture of EDCs. Herein, we assess chronic exposure to single alkylphenols and phthalates versus a mixture in mouse testes histology and steroidogenesis. Pregnant mice were exposed through drinking water to: 0.3 mg/Kg-body weight (BW)/day of each phthalate (DEHP, DBP, BBP), 0...
September 22, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028601/developing-predictive-models-for-toxicity-of-organic-chemicals-to-green-algae-based-on-mode-of-action
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Serge Bakire, Xinya Yang, Guangcai Ma, Xiaoxuan Wei, Haiying Yu, Jianrong Chen, Hongjun Lin
Organic chemicals in the aquatic ecosystem may inhibit algae growth and subsequently lead to the decline of primary productivity. Growth inhibition tests are required for ecotoxicological assessments for regulatory purposes. In silico study is playing an important role in replacing or reducing animal tests and decreasing experimental expense due to its efficiency. In this work, a series of theoretical models was developed for predicting algal growth inhibition (log EC50) after 72 h exposure to diverse chemicals...
October 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028250/comprehensive-biological-monitoring-to-assess-isocyanates-and-solvents-exposure-in-the-nsw-australia-motor-vehicle-repair-industry
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Jimmy Hu, Phillip Cantrell, Aklesh Nand
Urethane products that contain isocyanates are extensively used in the motor vehicle repair (MVR) industry and other industries such as furniture and cabinet-making as two-pack spray paints, clears, and adhesives. Attention has recently been refocussed on isocyanate-containing chemicals, particularly in paints. The spray painters in the MVR industry had a propensity to develop industrial asthma at a rate 80 times higher than the general public, which was previously reported in the UK. To track workers exposure to isocyanates, urine samples were collected from 196 spray painters who worked mainly in 78 MVR shops across 54 New South Wales (NSW) towns and suburbs...
October 1, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028131/a-motion-analysis-protocol-for-kinematic-assessment-of-poly-articulated-prosthetic-hands-with-cosmetic-gloves
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Andrea Giovanni Cutti, Francesca Cordella, Giulia D'Amico, Rinaldo Sacchetti, Angelo Davalli, Eugenio Guglielmelli, Loredana Zollo
To provide upper-limb amputees with devices that best fit their needs and to test innovative solutions, it is necessary to quantitatively appraise a device performance with rigorous measurement methods. The aim of this work was to define an optimal motion analysis protocol, suitable for optoelectronic systems, to measure the kinematics of poly-articulated hands even when covered by a cosmetic glove. This is a fundamental aspect, because gloves can decrease device speed and range of motion and, ultimately, patients' acceptance of the artificial limb...
October 13, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027807/annals-express-biochemistry-of-the-menopause
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John W Honour
The life of a human female is characterised from teenage years by monthly menstruation which ceases (the menopause) typically between the age of 40 and 60 years. The potential for reproduction declines and ceases as the ovaries become depleted of follicles. A transition period in mid-life, for 2 to 10 years, when menstruation is less regular is called the peri-menopause. The menopause is associated with a significant decline in plasma concentrations of sex hormones, an increase in the concentrations of the gonadotrophins and changes in other hormones such as the inhibins...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027507/development-of-an-mhealth-trauma-registry-in-the-middle-east-using-an-implementation-science-framework
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Amber Mehmood, Edward Chan, Katharine Allen, Ammar Al-Kashmiri, Ali Al-Busaidi, Jehan Al-Abri, Mohamed Al-Yazidi, Abdullah Al-Maniri, Adnan A Hyder
BACKGROUND: Trauma registries (TRs) play a vital role in the assessment of trauma care, but are often underutilized in countries with a high burden of injuries. OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether information and communications technology (ICT) such as mobile health (mHealth) could enable the design of a tablet-based application for healthcare professionals. This would be used to inform trauma care and acquire surveillance data for injury control and prevention in Oman...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027495/monitoring-and-managing-antibiotic-resistance-in-refugee-children
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Helena C Maltezou, Dana Elhadad, Daniel Glikman
The past decade the Middle East and Southeastern Europe have witnessed an enormous movement of refugees due to the Syrian war and conflicts in Asia and Africa. Although carriage of and infections with multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogens in refugees have been reported, pediatric data are scarce. Areas covered: MDR bacterial carriage and infections, and MDR-tuberculosis (TB) in refugee children from 2010. Expert commentary: High MDR carriage rates in refugee children are attributed to high pre-civil war MDR rates, war-damaged infrastructure and healthcare systems, and poor hygiene conditions...
October 13, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026449/emotional-impact-on-the-results-of-brca1-and-brca2-genetic-test-an-observational-retrospective-study
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Sara Mella, Barbara Muzzatti, Riccardo Dolcetti, Maria Antonietta Annunziata
BACKGROUND: BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are associated with a higher risk of breast and ovarian tumors. This study evaluated the emotional states of women 1 month after having received the results of the genetic test and assessed eventual associations with the type of outcome, personal/familiar disease history and major socio-demographic variables. METHODS: The study, an observational retrospective one, involved 91 women, evaluated 1 month after receiving their results...
2017: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026048/spinal-cord-stimulation-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-a-review-of-current-evidence-and-practice
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S Sc Wong, C W Chan, C W Cheung
Spinal cord stimulation provides analgesia through electrical stimulation of the dorsal column of the spinal cord via electrode leads placed into the epidural space. In traditional tonic stimulation, a painful sensation is replaced with paraesthesia. Spinal cord stimulation is effective in reducing neuropathic pain, enhancing function, and improving quality of life in different chronic pain conditions. Currently, there is most evidence to support its use for failed back surgery syndrome when multidisciplinary conventional management is unsuccessful...
October 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025668/sustained-raloxifene-release-from-hyaluronan-alendronate-functionalized-titanium-nanotube-arrays-capable-of-enhancing-osseointegration-in-osteoporotic-rabbits
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Caiyun Mu, Yan Hu, Ling Huang, Xinkun Shen, Menghuan Li, Liqi Li, Hao Gu, Yonglin Yu, Zhining Xia, Kaiyong Cai
To enhance the localized bone remodeling at titanium-based implants under osteoporotic conditions, TiO2 nanotube arrays (TNT) were used as nanoreserviors for raloxifene (Ral) and then covered with the hybrid multilayered coating of chitosan and alendronate grafted hyaluronic acid (HA-Aln) via a spin-assisted layer-by-layer technique. The fabrication of this system (TNT/Ral/LBL-Aln) was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscope (AFM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), respectively...
January 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025354/cell-bound-complement-activation-products-as-lupus-biomarkers-diagnosis-monitoring-and-stratification
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Joseph M Ahearn, Chau-Ching Liu, Susan Manzi
Cell-bound complement activation products (CB-CAPs) were first reported in 2004, since which time multiple laboratories have demonstrated their value as biomarkers for diagnosis, monitoring, and stratification of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Areas Covered: This review summarizes the highlights of these 14 years of CB-CAPs discovery and validation, concluding with a view toward their future potential for precision medicine. Expert Commentary: The practice of medicine is both art and science and each physician can be considered both artist and scientist with a variable blend of the two skill sets...
October 13, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
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