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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922020/efficacy-of-losartan-in-the-management-of-post-dialysis-euvolemic-hypertension-held-trial-a-single-blind-randomized-control-trial
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Raja Ahsan Aftab, Amer Hayat Khan, Azreen Syazril Adnan, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Tahir Mehmood Khan
To assess the effectiveness of losartan 50 mg on post dialysis euvolemic hypertensive patients against standard antihypertensive pharmacotherapy. A multicentre, prospective, randomized, single-blind trial was conducted to assess the effect of losartan 50 mg every other day (EOD), once a morning (OM) among post-dialysis euvolemic hypertensive patients. Covariate-adaptive randomization was used to allocate participants to a standard or treatment arm, and they were followed up for eight weeks. Pre-, intra- and post-dialysis session blood pressure (BP) measurements were recorded along with any adverse events...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921861/understanding-intra-vaginal-and-labia-minora-elongation-practices-among-women-heads-of-households-in-zamb%C3%A3-zia-province-mozambique
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Carolyn M Audet, Meridith Blevins, Charlotte Buehler Cherry, Lazaro González-Calvo, Ann F Green, Troy D Moon
Intra-vaginal drying and tightening and labia minora elongation are commonly practised in some parts of southern Africa. We sought to capture data on these practices among women living in Zambézia province, Mozambique. Information was gathered from 3543 female heads of household on > 500 variables, including vaginal practices, in 2014. Women who planned to use intra-vaginal tightening substances had 1.84 times higher odds of ever receiving an HIV test (p < 0.001) and 1.40 times higher odds of at least one antenatal care visit attended during last pregnancy (p = 0...
December 6, 2016: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921462/surgical-management-of-primary-parapharyngeal-space-tumors-a-10-year-review
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Xiaoling Shi, Lei Tao, Xiaoming Li, Haitao Wu, Weiting Huang, Xiaoling Chen, Cai Li, Yan Shen, Qi Chen, Di Tang, Chunsheng Wei, Dehui Wang, Liang Zhou
CONCLUSIONS: Most neoplasms of the parapharyngeal space are benign. The transcervical surgical approach is the preferred procedure in most cases. Intra-operative endoscopic exploration offers a new surgical management technique to reduce operative complications and post-operative recurrence rates. OBJECTIVES: To present the authors' experience in the treatment of primary parapharyngeal space tumors with emphasis on surgical approaches and employment of endoscopy to detect residual tumors through conventional approaches...
December 6, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921241/introducing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-a%C3%A2-new-generation-prosthesis-institutional-learning-curve-and-effects-on-acute-outcomes
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G D'Ancona, H U Agma, S Kische, G El-Achkar, M Dißmann, J Ortak, H Ince, U Ketterer, A Bärisch, A Öner
OBJECTIVES: We present our single-centre experience with the direct flow medical (DFM) trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) prosthesis addressing the impact of learning curve upon outcomes. BACKGROUND: The DFM has been recently introduced for TAVI. The prosthesis presents original design and implantation features. METHODS: Patients were divided into three groups according to the chronological implantation sequence that reflected technical skills acquisition of the entire team...
December 5, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921223/psychometric-properties-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-reproductive-concerns-after-cancer-scale-rcac-for-young-female-cancer-survivors
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Ting-Ting Qiao, Wei Zheng, Wei Xing, Li-Xia Zhang, Wei Zhang, Yan-Ping Shi, Xiao-Juan Chen
PURPOSE: This study aimed to translate, culturally adapt, and test the psychometric properties of the Reproductive Concerns After Cancer scale (RCAC) in young Chinese female cancer survivors. METHODS: The Chinese version of the RCAC was developed using the standard Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) translation methodology, and then 800 young Chinese female cancer survivors were recruited to complete the scale. The validation of the RCAC is as follows: (1) content validity was evaluated by a group of experts; (2) factor structure was assessed using confirmatory factor analysis and factorial invariance analysis; (3) convergent validity was determined by correlations with the Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9) and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) scale; (4) internal consistency reliability was assessed using Cronbach's α coefficient; and (5) test-retest reliability was assessed using intra-class correlations...
December 5, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921214/external-validity-of-the-chiari-severity-index-and-outcomes-among-pediatric-chiari-i-patients-treated-with-intra-or-extra-dural-decompression
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Jared M Pisapia, Maxwell B Merkow, Danielle Brewington, Rosemary E Henn, Leslie N Sutton, Phillip B Storm, Gregory G Heuer
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation type-1 (CM-1) may be treated by intradural (ID) or extradural (ED) posterior fossa decompression, although the optimal approach is debated. The Chiari Severity Index (CSI) is a pre-operative metric to predict patient-defined improvement after CM-1 surgery. In this study, we evaluate the results of ID versus ED decompression and assess the external validity of the CSI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of pediatric CM-1 patients undergoing decompression at a single academic children's hospital...
December 5, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921185/hand-bone-loss-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-during-a-methotrexate-based-treat-to-target-strategy-with-or-without-adalimumab-a-substudy-of-the-optimized-treatment-algorithm-in-early-ra-opera-trial
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L M Ørnbjerg, M Østergaard, T Jensen, K Hørslev-Petersen, K Stengaard-Pedersen, P Junker, T Ellingsen, P Ahlquist, H Lindegaard, A Linauskas, A Schlemmer, M Y Dam, I Hansen, T Lottenburger, C G Ammitzbøll, A Jørgensen, S B Krintel, J Raun, M L Hetland, Ole Slot, Lars Kjær Nielsen, Henrik Skjødt, Ole Majgaard, Tove Lorenzen, Hans Christian Horn, Marcin Kowalski, Inger Lauge Johansen, Peter Mosborg Pedersen, Natalia Manilo, Henning Bliddal
This study aims to investigate 1-year hand bone loss (HBL1-year) in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with a methotrexate (MTX) and intra-articular triamcinolone treat-to-target strategy +/- adalimumab and to determine if HBL6months is associated with radiographic progression after 2 years. In a clinical trial (OPERA) of 180 treatment-naive early RA patients, bone mineral density (BMD) was estimated from hand radiographs with digital X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR) at baseline, after 6 (n = 90) and 12 months (n = 70) of follow-up...
December 5, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921168/the-2016-diagnostic-criteria-for-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Takahiro Nakazawa, Kenji Notohara, Susumu Tazuma, Atsushi Tanaka, Hiroyuki Isayama, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Toshiyuki Mori, Hajime Takikawa
BACKGROUND: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease of unknown cause that is characterized pathologically by an inflammatory and fibrotic process centered on the epithelium, leading to diffuse biliary stenosis and increased wall thickness throughout the intra- and extra-hepatic biliary trees. A nationwide survey in Japan revealed several differences in the clinical aspects of PSC between Japan and Western countries. PSC was recently designated an intractable hepatobiliary disease in Japan...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921142/intra-population-variability-of-ocean-acidification-impacts-on-the-physiology-of-baltic-blue-mussels-mytilus-edulis-integrating-tissue-and-organism-response
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L S Stapp, J Thomsen, H Schade, C Bock, F Melzner, H O Pörtner, G Lannig
Increased maintenance costs at cellular, and consequently organism level, are thought to be involved in shaping the sensitivity of marine calcifiers to ocean acidification (OA). Yet, knowledge of the capacity of marine calcifiers to undergo metabolic adaptation is sparse. In Kiel Fjord, blue mussels thrive despite periodically high seawater PCO2, making this population interesting for studying metabolic adaptation under OA. Consequently, we conducted a multi-generation experiment and compared physiological responses of F1 mussels from 'tolerant' and 'sensitive' families exposed to OA for 1 year...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921119/-distal-humerus-fracture-extensile-approaches
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F J P Beeres, F Oehme, R Babst
The majority of dislocated, intra-articular fractures are treated with an open reduction and internal fixation. In this paper we describe a variety of dorsal approaches to the distal humerus. Beside the dorsal approach through an olecranon osteotomy we also discuss the alternative dorsal approaches without osteotomy and their advantages and drawbacks. Moreover we discuss the preoperative planning and operative procedure. Early functional rehabilitation, without weight bearing, is important to achieve an optimal outcome...
December 5, 2016: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921095/journey-from-the-center-of-the-cell-the-intra-and-intercellular-transport-of-mrna
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Anna Kasprowicz-Maluśki, Wojciech Kwiatkowski, Alicja Starosta, Przemysław Wojtaszek
Transport and localized translation of mRNA is crucial for the proper spatiotemporal organization of proteins within cells. Distribution of RNAs to subcellular domains has recently emerged as a major mechanism for establishing functionally distinct compartments and structures in the cells. There is an emerging evidence that active transport of mRNA involves cytoskeleton and membrane trafficking pathways in fungi, plants and animals, suggesting that it is a common phenomenon among eukaryotes. The important highlights are that the RNA-binding proteins recognize the cargo mRNA and that RNPs are actively transported on the cytoskeletal tracks or co-transported with membranous compartments, such as the endoplasmic reticulum and endosomes...
December 6, 2016: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921088/intra-uterine-extra-amniotic-versus-vaginal-misoprostol-for-termination-of-second-trimester-miscarriage-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Abo Bakr Abbas Mitwaly, Ahmed Mohamed Abbas, Mohamed Sayed Abdellah
BACKGROUND: Termination of pregnancy in the second trimester using prostaglandins has been shown to be safe and effective. Misoprostol has multiple routes of administration; oral, vaginal, buccal, rectal and sublingual. OBJECTIVE: The study aims to compare the efficacy and safety of intrauterine extra-amniotic and vaginal misoprostol in a dose of 200 microgram every 4 hours for the termination of pregnancy in cases of second trimester miscarriage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective randomized open labeled clinical trial included 180 women with missed miscarriage in gestational age between 13 and 24 wks...
October 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921087/acute-and-chronic-effects-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-sperm-parameters-and-chromatin-structure-in-mice
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Mahsa Nazar, Ali Reza Talebi, Mohammad Hosseini Sharifabad, Abolghasem Abbasi, Arezoo Khoradmehr, Amir Hossein Danafar
BACKGROUND: The particles in the range of 1-100 nm are called nanoparticles. Gold nanoparticle is one of the most important metal nanoparticles with wide usage. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of gold nanoparticles on sperm parameters and chromatin structure in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, 72 male bulb-c mice were divided into 9 groups including: 4 Sham groups (Sc 1-4), 4 experimental groups (Au 1-4), and 1 control group (C)...
October 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920933/crystal-structure-of-1-3-bis-3-tert-butyl-2-hy-droxy-5-methyl-benz-yl-1-3-diazinan-5-ol-monohydrate
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Augusto Rivera, Ingrid Miranda-Carvajal, Jaime Ríos-Motta, Michael Bolte
In the title hydrate, C28H42N2O3·H2O, the central 1,3-diazinan-5-ol ring adopts a chair conformation with the two benzyl substituents equatorial and the lone pairs of the N atoms axial. The dihedral angle between the aromatic rings is 19.68 (38)°. There are two intra-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, each generating an S(6) ring motif. In the crystal, classical O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds connect the 1,3-diazinane and water mol-ecules into columns extending along the b axis. The crystal structure was refined as a two-component twin with a fractional contribution to the minor domain of 0...
September 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920931/crystal-structures-of-n-4-phenyl-thia-zol-2-yl-carbamo-thio-yl-benzamide-and-n-4-4-bromo-phen-yl-thia-zol-2-yl-carbamo-thio-yl-benzamide-from-synchrotron-x-ray-diffraction
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Ekaterina S Gantimurova, Alexander S Bunev, Kristina Yu Talina, Gennady I Ostapenko, Pavel V Dorovatovskii, Nikolai N Lobanov, Victor N Khrustalev
The title compounds, C17H13N3OS2, (I), and C17H12BrN3OS2, (II), are potential active pharmaceutical ingredients. Compound (I) comprises two almost planar fragments. The first is the central (carbamo-thio-yl)amide (r.m.s. deviation = 0.038 Å), and the second consists of the thia-zole and two phenyl rings (r.m.s. deviation = 0.053 Å). The dihedral angle between these planes is 15.17 (5)°. Unlike (I), compound (II) comprises three almost planar fragments. The first is the central N-(thia-zol-2-ylcarbamo-thio-yl)amide (r...
September 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920926/crystal-structures-of-ethyl-2-4-4-iso-propyl-phen-yl-thia-zol-2-yl-phen-yl-carbamate-and-ethyl-2-4-3-nitro-phen-yl-thia-zol-2-yl-phen-yl-carbamate
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Elena V Sukhonosova, Sergey A Sokov, Gennady I Ostapenko, Alexander S Bunev, Pavel V Dorovatovskii, Yan V Zubavichus, Victor N Khrustalev
The title compounds, C21H22N2O2S (I) and C18H15N3O4S (II), are structural analogs of the alkaloid Thio-sporine B. Both mol-ecules adopt a near-planar V-shaped conformation, which is consolidated by intra-molecular N-H⋯N and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The crystal structure of (I) consists of mlecular stacks along the a axis, in which the mol-ecules are linked to each other by π(S)⋯π(C) inter-actions. In the crystal of (II), mol-ecules are linked into chains by C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds and the chains are cross-linked into (100) sheets by π-π stacking inter-actions...
September 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920911/crystal-structure-of-methyl-3-benzamido-4-4-meth-oxy-phen-yl-1-methyl-spiro-indeno-1-2-b-quinoxaline-11-2-pyrrolidine-3-carboxyl-ate
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Kuppan Chandralekha, Adukamparai Rajukrishnan Sureshbabu, Deivasigamani Gavaskar, Srinivasakannan Lakshmi
In the title compound, C35H30N4O3, the spiro C atom connects the five-membered pyrrolidine ring and the indeno-quinoxaline ring system. The pyrrolidine ring adopts a twist conformation. An intra-molecular N-H⋯N inter-action between the amino group and the pyrazine ring is observed. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by a pairs of C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers.
September 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920909/crystal-structure-of-methyl-e-4-2-8-hy-droxy-quinolin-2-yl-vin-yl-benzoate
#18
Yu-Xing Xu, Wei-Ji Hu, Guo-Liang Zhao
The title compound, C19H15NO3, was synthesized by a Perkin reaction of 2-methyl-8-hy-droxy-quinoline and 4-formyl-2-methyl-benzoate in acetic anhydride under a nitro-gen atmosphere. The mol-ecule has an E conformation about the C=C bond, and the quinoline ring system and the benzene ring are inclined to one another by 29.22 (7)°. There is an intra-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bond in the 8-hy-droxy-quinoline moiety. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by pairs of O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers with an R2(2)(28) ring motif...
September 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920906/crystal-structure-of-1-amino-2-oxo-2-5-6-7-8-9-hexa-hydro-1h-cyclo-hepta-b-pyridine-3-carbo-nitrile
#19
Galal H Elgemeie, Peter G Jones
In the title compound, C11H13N3O, the seven-membered ring adopts a conformation such that the three atoms not involved in the aromatic plane lie on the same side of that plane. One hydrazinic H atom forms an intra-molecular hydrogen bond to the O atom; the other forms a classical inter-molecular hydrogen bond N-H⋯O, which combines with a 'weak' Har⋯O inter-action to build up double layers of mol-ecules parallel to the bc plane.
September 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920864/clinical-case-report-discitis-osteomyelitis-complicated-by-inferior-vena-cava-venous-thrombosis-and-septic-pulmonary-emboli
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Zerwa Farooq, Brooke Devenney-Cakir
Viridans group streptococcus is an infrequent cause of osteomyelitis that is found in association with infective endocarditis. Only a few studies report viridans osteomyelitis in the absence of endocarditis. Vertebral pyogenic osteomyelitis can sometimes be complicated by psoas or paraspinal abscesses. These intra-abdominal and/or pelvic collections can very rarely result in venous thrombosis. A paraspinal abscess resulting in inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis has only been reported once in the literature...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
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