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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431343/measurement-of-physical-activity-levels-in-the-intensive-care-unit-and-functional-outcomes-an-observational-study
#1
Lisa J Beach, Kate Fetterplace, Lara Edbrooke, Selina M Parry, Rachel Curtis, Thomas Rechnitzer, Sue Berney, Linda Denehy
PURPOSE: Primary aims were: (1) objectively quantify levels of physical activity with the sensewear armband mini-fly motion sensor (SWA-MF), (2) evaluate the correlation of SWA-MF measurement of active and resting energy expenditure against the ICU Mobility scale (IMS) and indirect calorimetry respectively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adults mechanically ventilated ≥48h and anticipated to remain in ICU≥5days were included. Physical activity (PA) was measured using a SWA-MF (over the first five days); energy expenditure was measured with both the SWA-MF and the Deltatrac II metabolic cart on day three; highest level of mobility was assessed on the IMS...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431281/dengue-virus-replicates-and-accumulates-in-aedes-aegypti-salivary-glands
#2
Vincent Raquin, Louis Lambrechts
Dengue virus (DENV) is an RNA virus transmitted among humans by mosquito vectors, mainly Aedes aegypti. DENV transmission requires viral dissemination from the mosquito midgut to the salivary glands. During this process the virus undergoes several population bottlenecks, which are stochastic reductions in population size that restrict intra-host viral genetic diversity and limit the efficiency of natural selection. Despite the implications for virus transmission and evolution, DENV replication in salivary glands has not been directly demonstrated...
April 18, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431275/learning-non-rigid-deformations-for-robust-constrained-point-based-registration-in-image-guided-mr-trus-prostate-intervention
#3
John A Onofrey, Lawrence H Staib, Saradwata Sarkar, Rajesh Venkataraman, Cayce B Nawaf, Preston C Sprenkle, Xenophon Papademetris
Accurate and robust non-rigid registration of pre-procedure magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to intra-procedure trans-rectal ultrasound (TRUS) is critical for image-guided biopsies of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men in the United States. TRUS-guided biopsy is the current clinical standard for prostate cancer diagnosis and assessment. State-of-the-art, clinical MR-TRUS image fusion relies upon semi-automated segmentations of the prostate in both the MR and the TRUS images to perform non-rigid surface-based registration of the gland...
April 12, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431171/heritability-of-heart-rate-response-to-arousals-in-twins
#4
Xiaoling Gao, Ali Azarbarzin, Brendan T Keenan, Michele Ostrowski, Frances M Pack, Bethany Staley, Greg Maislin, Allan I Pack, Magdy Younes, Samuel T Kuna
Objectives: To determine if the large and highly reproducible inter-individual differences in arousal intensity and heart rate response to arousal (ΔHR) during non-REM sleep are heritable. Methods: Polysomnograms of 55 monozygotic (14 male and 41 female pairs) and 36 dizygotic (15 male and 21 female pairs) same-sex twin pairs were analyzed. Arousals were scored using the 2012 American Academy of Sleep Medicine criteria. Arousal intensity was scaled (between 0 and 9) using an automatic algorithm based on the change in EEG time and frequency characteristics...
April 18, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431054/the-variability-of-automated-qrs-duration-measurement
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Vlastimil Vancura, Dan Wichterle, Ivan Ulc, Jirí Šmíd, Marek Brabec, Marta Zárybnická, Richard Rokyta
Aims: Previous studies have demonstrated substantial variability in manual assessment of QRS complex duration (QRSd). Disagreements in QRSd measurements were also found in several automated algorithms tested on digitized electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings. The aim of our study was to investigate the variability of automated QRSd measurements performed by two commercially available electrocardiographs. Methods and Results: Two GE MAC 5000 (GE-1 and GE-2) electrocardiographs and two Mortara ELI 350 (Mortara-1 and Mortara-2) electrocardiographs were used in the study...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431023/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-sofia-6f-plus-distal-access-reperfusion-catheter-in-the-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Hussain Shallwani, Hakeem J Shakir, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Jason M Davies, Ashish Sonig, Mithun G Sattur, Bernard R Bendok, Kenneth V Snyder, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy
BACKGROUND: Neuroendovascular intervention has become a key treatment option for acute ischemic stroke. The Sofia (6F) PLUS catheter was designed for neurovascular access for diagnostic or therapeutic interventions. OBJECTIVE: To report the first series describing use of the Sofia PLUS intermediate/distal access reperfusion catheter in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 41 stroke cases were identified in which the catheter was utilized for thrombolysis/thrombectomy...
April 19, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430981/central-nervous-system-glp-1-receptors-regulate-islet-hormone-secretion-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-male-rats
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Lene Jessen, Eric P Smith, Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, James P Herman, Randy J Seeley, Darleen Sandoval, David D'Alessio
The glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) system plays an important role in blood glucose regulation, in great part through coordinate control of insulin and glucagon secretion. These effects are generally attributed to GLP-1 produced in peripheral sites, principally the intestine. GLP-1 is also produced in hindbrain neurons that signal through GLP-1 receptors (GLP-1r) expressed in brain regions involved in metabolic regulation. GLP-1 in the central nervous system (CNS) induces satiety, visceral illness, and stress responses...
April 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430966/decreased-thromboembolic-stroke-but-not-atherosclerosis-or-vascular-remodeling-in-mice-with-rock2-deficient-platelets
#8
Nikola Sladojevic, Goo Taeg Oh, Hyung-Hwan Kim, Lea M Beaulieu, Hervé Falet, Karol Kaminski, Jane E Freedman, James K Liao
Aims: Rho-associated coiled-coil containing kinase (ROCK)-2 is an important mediator of the actin cytoskeleton. Because changes in the actin cytoskeleton are critical for platelet function, we hypothesized that ROCK2 in platelets will play important role in thrombosis and can be potentially a target for therapeutic intervention in thromboembolic stroke. Methods and Results: We generated platelet-specific ROCK2-deficient mice (ROCK2 Plt-/- ) from conditional ROCK2 fl°x/fl°x and platelet factor (PF)-4-Cre transgenic mice...
April 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430722/the-use-of-liposomal-bupivacaine-administered-with-standard-bupivacaine-in-ankle-fractures-requiring-open-reduction-internal-fixation-a-single-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Roy Davidovitch, Abraham Goch, Adam Driesman, Sanjit Konda, Christian Pean, Kenneth Egol
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine compared to placebo for post-operative pain control in patients undergoing operative fixation of ankle fractures. DESIGN: Prospective single blinded randomized control trial SETTING:: Academic Medical CenterPatients/Participants: After IRB approval, seventy-six patients who sustained an acute ankle fracture (OTA 44A-C) requiring operative fixation met inclusion criteria. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomly assigned to one of two groups, control (local intra-operative sterile saline injection under general anesthesia) or interventional (local intra-operative liposomal bupivacaine and bupivacaine injection under general anesthesia)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430715/computed-tomography-of-the-head-and-neck-region-for-tumor-staging-comparison-of-dual-source-dual-energy-and-low-kilovolt-single-energy-acquisitions
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Matthias Stefan May, Joscha Bruegel, Michael Brand, Marco Wiesmueller, Bernhard Krauss, Thomas Allmendinger, Michael Uder, Wolfgang Wuest
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to intra-individually compare the image quality obtained by dual-source, dual-energy (DSDE) computed tomography (CT) examinations and different virtual monoenergetic reconstructions to a low single-energy (SE) scan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Third-generation DSDE-CT was performed in 49 patients with histologically proven malignant disease of the head and neck region. Weighted average images (WAIs) and virtual monoenergetic images (VMIs) for low (40 and 60 keV) and high (120 and 190 keV) energies were reconstructed...
April 20, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430583/non-invasive-prediction-of-the-tumor-growth-rate-using-advanced-diffusion-models-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Noriyuki Fujima, Tomohiro Sakashita, Akihiro Homma, Taisuke Harada, Yukie Shimizu, Khin Khin Tha, Kohsuke Kudo, Hiroki Shirato
We assessed parameters of advanced diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) models for the prediction of the tumor growth rate in 55 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. The DWI acquisition used single-shot spin-echo echo-planar imaging with 12 b-values (0-2000). We calculated 14 DWI parameters using mono-exponential, bi-exponential, tri-exponential, stretched exponential and diffusion kurtosis imaging models. We directly measured the tumor growth rate from two sets of different-date imaging data...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430541/a-comprehensive-approach-to-hepatic-vascular-disease
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Khaled M Elsayes, Akram M Shaaban, Sarah M Rothan, Sanaz Javadi, Beatrice L Madrazo, Rosa P Castillo, Victor J Casillas, Christine O Menias
The liver has a complex vascular supply, which involves the inflow of oxygenated blood through the hepatic artery (systemic circulation) and deoxygenated blood through the portal vein (portal circulation), as well as the outflow of deoxygenated blood through the hepatic veins to the inferior vena cava. A spectrum of vascular variants can involve the liver. Some of these variants may result in areas of enhancement that can mimic more serious pathologic conditions. In this article, the authors discuss a spectrum of variants and pathologic conditions that may involve the liver vasculature...
April 21, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430382/mixed-evidence-for-the-erosion-of-inter-tactical-genetic-correlations-through-intralocus-tactical-conflict
#13
Kyana N Pike, Joseph L Tomkins, Bruno A Buzatto
Alternative reproductive tactics, whereby members of the same sex use different tactics to secure matings are often associated with conditional intrasexual dimorphisms. Given the different selective pressures on males adopting each mating tactic,, intrasexual dimorphism is more likely to arise if phenotypes are genetically uncoupled and free to evolve towards their phenotypic optima. However, in this context, genetic correlations between male morphs could result in intralocus tactical conflict. We investigated the genetic architecture of male dimorphism in bulb mites (Rhizoglyphus echinopus) and earwigs (Forficula auricularia)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430102/variable-virulence-phenotype-of-xenorhabdus-bovienii-%C3%AE-proteobacteria-enterobacteriaceae-in-the-absence-of-their-vector-hosts
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John G McMullen, Rebecca McQuade, Jean-Claude Ogier, Sylvie Pagès, Sophie Gaudriault, S Patricia Stock
Xenorhabdus bovienii bacteria have a dual lifestyle: they are mutualistic symbionts to many species of Steinernema nematodes and are pathogens to a wide array of insects. Previous studies have shown that virulence of X.bovienii-Steinernema spp. pairs decreases when the nematodes associate with non-cognate bacterial strains. However, the virulence of the X. bovienii strains alone has not been fully investigated. In this study, we characterized the virulence of nine X. bovienii strains in Galleria mellonella and Spodoptera littoralis and performed a comparative genomic analysis to correlate observed phenotypes with strain genotypes...
April 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429794/bone-in-culture-array-as-a-platform-to-model-early-stage-bone-metastases-and-discover-anti-metastasis-therapies
#15
Hai Wang, Lin Tian, Amit Goldstein, Jun Liu, Hin-Ching Lo, Kuanwei Sheng, Thomas Welte, Stephen T C Wong, Zbigniew Gugala, Fabio Stossi, Chenghang Zong, Zonghai Li, Michael A Mancini, Xiang H-F Zhang
The majority of breast cancer models for drug discovery are based on orthotopic or subcutaneous tumours. Therapeutic responses of metastases, especially microscopic metastases, are likely to differ from these tumours due to distinct cancer-microenvironment crosstalk in distant organs. Here, to recapitulate such differences, we established an ex vivo bone metastasis model, termed bone-in-culture array or BICA, by fragmenting mouse bones preloaded with breast cancer cells via intra-iliac artery injection. Cancer cells in BICA maintain features of in vivo bone micrometastases regarding the microenvironmental niche, gene expression profile, metastatic growth kinetics and therapeutic responses...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429606/parent-and-patient-perceptions-of-functional-impairment-due-to-tourette-syndrome-development-of-a-shortened-version-of-the-child-tourette-syndrome-impairment-scale
#16
Kara S Francis Barfell, Ryan R Snyder, Kelly M Isaacs-Cloes, Jordan F Garris, Alyssa R Roeckner, Paul S Horn, Michael D Guthrie, Steve W Wu, Donald L Gilbert
The Child Tourette Syndrome Impairment Scale (CTIM) rates 37 problems in school, social, and home domains separately for tics and for comorbid diagnoses. However, a shorter version would be easier to implement in busy clinics. Using published data from 85 children with Tourette syndrome, 92 controls, and parents, factor analysis was used to generate a "mini-CTIM" composed of 12 items applied to tic and comorbid diagnoses. Child- and parent-rated mini-CTIM scores were compared and correlated across raters and accounting for clinician-rated tic severity and presence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429604/intra-arterial-verapamil-post-thrombectomy-is-feasible-safe-and-neuroprotective-in-stroke
#17
Justin F Fraser, Michael Maniskas, Amanda Trout, Doug Lukins, Lindsey Parker, W Lane Stafford, Abdulnasser Alhajeri, Jill Roberts, Gregory J Bix
Large vessel ischemic stroke represents the most disabling subtype. While t-PA and endovascular thrombectomy can recanalize the occluded vessel, good clinical outcomes are not uniformly achieved. We propose that supplementing endovascular thrombectomy with superselective intra-arterial (IA) verapamil immediately following recanalization could be safe and effective. Verapamil, a calcium channel blocker, has been shown to be an effective IA adjunct in a pre-clinical mouse focal ischemia model. To demonstrate translational efficacy, mechanism, feasibility, and safety, we conducted a group of translational experiments...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429477/the-emerging-role-of-maxillofacial-radiology-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-complex-periodontitis
#18
REVIEW
William C Scarfe, Bruno Azevedo, Lucas R Pinheiro, Menik Priaminiarti, Marcelo A O Sales
Contemporary periodontal therapy has evolved to become more interdisciplinary and increasingly involves more complex treatments, including bone and soft-tissue regenerative procedures. Therapeutic options require an imaging modality or combination of techniques that are capable of providing a diagnostic osseous baseline and facilitating quantification of smaller increments of bony change, both loss and additive, which are comparable over time. Intra-oral and panoramic radiography are the modalities most commonly used to identify the location, quantify the amount and the pattern of alveolar bone loss and determine response to therapy...
June 2017: Periodontology 2000
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429356/thrombolysis-in-acute-stroke-without-angiographically-documented-occlusion
#19
M-C Shi, F-N Chu, C Li, S-C Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intra-arterial thrombolysis (IAT) using urokinase (UK) in acute stroke patients without angiographically-documented occlusion, and to define predictors of clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed clinical and radiological data of acute ischemic stroke patients whose angiography did not show an arterial occlusion within six hours of symptom onset and who were further treated with IAT using UK...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429341/hyalone%C3%A2-in-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-hip-oa-data-from-the-antiage-register-seven-years-of-observation
#20
A Migliore, U Massafra, B Frediani, E Bizzi, E Sinelnikov Yzchaki, G Gigliucci, M Cassol, S Tormenta
OBJECTIVE: Several studies on knee osteoarthritis suggest that the intra-articular administration of hyaluronic acid products may be a relevant option in the management of patients with persistent pain. The aim of this study is to report the data of efficacy of US-guided HyalOne®/Hyalubrix® 60 injections in a large population of patients with hip osteoarthritis, repeated at least 2 times per year for up to seven years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, post-marketing, cohort study...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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