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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489248/intact-fgf23-and-%C3%AE-klotho-during-acute-inflammation-sepsis-in-ckd-patients
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Evangelia Dounousi, Claudia Torino, Patrizia Pizzini, Sebastiano Cutrupi, Vincenzo Panuccio, Graziella D'Arrigo, Samar Abd ElHafeez, Giovanni Tripepi, Francesca Mallamaci, Carmine Zoccali
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470774/incidental-findings-in-research-a-focus-group-study-about-the-perspective-of-the-research-participant
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Anna W de Boer, Yvonne M Drewes, Renée de Mutsert, Mattijs E Numans, Martin den Heijer, Olaf M Dekkers, Albert de Roos, Hildo J Lamb, Jeanet W Blom, Ria Reis
PURPOSE: To explore the experiences and preferences of population-based research participants to whom an incidental finding was communicated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of the 2580 participants of the Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity (NEO) study who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning of the abdomen, heart, and/or brain, an incidental finding with presumed health importance was disclosed to 56 (2%) participants. These participants were invited to discuss their experiences regarding the communication of the finding by the NEO research team in a focus group discussion...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433446/functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-assess-the-neurobehavioral-impact-of-dysphotopsia-with-multifocal-intraocular-lenses
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Andreia M Rosa, Ângela C Miranda, Miguel Patrício, Colm McAlinden, Fátima L Silva, Joaquim N Murta, Miguel Castelo-Branco
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between dysphotopsia and neural responses in visual and higher-level cortical regions in patients who recently received multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) implants. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty patients 3 to 4 weeks after bilateral cataract surgery with diffractive IOL implantation and 15 age- and gender-matched control subjects. METHODS: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was performed when participants viewed low-contrast grating stimuli...
April 19, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424058/family-members-of-deceased-palliative-care-patients-receiving-bereavement-anniversary-cards-a-survey-on-the-recipient-s-reactions-and-opinions
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Swantje Goebel, Sandra Stephanie Mai, Christina Gerlach, Ulrike Windschmitt, Karl-Heinz Feldmann, Martin Weber
BACKGROUND: Bereavement support is part of palliative care. Sending out bereavement anniversary cards is one intervention of follow-up support for the bereaved. This study evaluated the suitability of bereavement anniversary cards as an appropriate method in bereavement care. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to each card recipient since the starting point of this practice (October 2014-June 2015). Data was analyzed descriptively. RESULTS: 24 of 68 deliverable questionnaires were returned (response rate 35%)...
April 19, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409230/binocular-rivalry-transitions-predict-inattention-symptom-severity-in-adult-adhd
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Aiste Jusyte, Natalia Zaretskaya, Nina Maria Höhnle, Andreas Bartels, Michael Schönenberg
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent childhood disorder that is often maintained throughout the development and persists into adulthood. Established etiology models suggest that deficient inhibition underlies the core ADHD symptoms. While experimental evidence for impaired motor inhibition is overwhelming, little is known about the sensory inhibition processes, their changes throughout the development, and the relationship to ADHD symptoms. Here, we used the well-established binocular rivalry (BR) paradigm to investigate for the very first time the inhibitory processes related to visual perception in adults with ADHD...
April 13, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379541/resistance-to-apoptosis-and-autophagy-leads-to-enhanced-survival-in-sertoli-cells
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Ferial Aslani, Tim Sebastian, Miguel Keidel, Suada Fröhlich, Hans-Peter Elsässer, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Jörg Klug, Poornima Mahavadi, Monika Fijak, Martin Bergmann, Andreas Meinhardt, Sudhanshu Bhushan
STUDY QUESTION: What is the underlying mechanism of Sertoli cell (SC) resistance to cell death? SUMMARY ANSWER: High expression of pro-survival B cell lymphoma-2 (BCL2) proteins and inhibition of apoptosis and autophagy prolongs SC survival upon exposure to stress stimuli. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In human and in experimental models of orchitis, tolerogenic SC survive stress conditions, while germ cells undergo massive apoptosis. In general, non-dividing highly differentiated cells tend to resist stress conditions for a longer time by favoring activation of pro-survival mechanisms and inhibition of cell death pathways...
April 3, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303505/patient-reported-outcomes-10%C3%A2-years-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Florence E Turrentine, James H Mehaffey, Rachel L Mehaffey, Matthew G Mullen, Bruce D Schirmer, Peter T Hallowell
BACKGROUND: Following weight-loss surgery, patients who failed to achieve or sustain weight loss have nevertheless reported high satisfaction with their long-term bariatric experience. Understanding this phenomenon better will likely improve patients' experiences. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore patients' long-term experiences following bariatric surgery. SETTING: A 604-bed academic health system in the USA. METHODS: Participants rated satisfaction and shared spontaneous comments regarding their gastric bypass experience...
March 16, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291198/-clinical-results-of-aphakia-correction-with-multifocal-intraocular-lenses
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G V Voronin, V R Mamikonyan, V M Sheludchenko, M N Narbut
AIM: to assess visual functions and ergonomics after bilateral versus unilateral implantation of Lentis Comfort LS-313 MF15 multifocal intraocular lenses (MIOL) in aphakic eyes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 20 patients with М LENTIS LS-313 MF15 MIOLs were followed up. Group 1 consisted of 12 patients after bilateral symmetric implantation, group 2 - of 8 patients after unilateral procedure. The following parameters were examined: uncorrected binocular visual acuity at far, near, and intermediate distances under photopic and mesopic conditions, the range of pseudoaccommodation, spatial contrast sensitivity to achromatic sinusoidal gratings, lens stability with account to its optical design, and patient satisfaction with the resultant vision...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288201/optokinetic-nystagmus-reflects-perceptual-directions-in-the-onset-binocular-rivalry-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Mana Fujiwara, Catherine Ding, Lisandro Kaunitz, Julie C Stout, Dominic Thyagarajan, Naotsugu Tsuchiya
Optokinetic nystagmus (OKN), the reflexive eye movements evoked by a moving field, has recently gained interest among researchers as a useful tool to assess conscious perception. When conscious perception and stimulus are dissociated, such as in binocular rivalry-when dissimilar images are simultaneously presented to each eye and perception alternates between the two images over time-OKN correlates with perception rather than with the physical direction of the moving field. While this relationship is well established in healthy subjects, it is yet unclear whether it also generalizes to clinical populations, for example, patients with Parkinson's disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281255/resonant-waveguide-grating-imager-for-single-cell-monitoring-of-the-invasion-of-3d-speheroid-cancer-cells-through-matrigel
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Nicole K Febles, Siddarth Chandrasekaran, Ye Fang
The invasion of cancer cells through their surrounding extracellular matrices is the first critical step to metastasis, a devastating event to cancer patients. However, in vitro cancer cell invasion is mostly studied using two-dimensional (2D) models. Three-dimensional (3D) multicellular spheroids may offer an advantageous cell model for cancer research and oncology drug discovery. This chapter describes a label-free, real-time, and single-cell approach to quantify the invasion of 3D spheroid colon cancer cells through Matrigel using a spatially resolved resonant waveguide grating imager...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246651/grateful-patient-philanthropy-gpp-raises-ethical-concerns-among-doctors
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Herbert Rakatansky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241911/the-grateful-aging-program-a-naturalistic-model-of-transformation-and-healing-into-the-second-half-of-life
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Marilyn Schlitz
OBJECTIVES: Understanding and managing the process of aging is a central issue in modern society. This is a critical factor given the demographic shift toward an aging population and the negative stereotypes around aging that can limit people's worldview on aging with gratitude and well-being. METHODS: Building on three decades of qualitative and quantitative studies on positive worldview transformation at the California-based Institute of Noetic Sciences, this article applies an empirically derived naturalistic model of transformation to aging...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215998/photosensitivity-in-generalized-epilepsies
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Shervonne Poleon, Jerzy P Szaflarski
Photosensitivity, which is the hallmark of photosensitive epilepsy (PSE), is described as an abnormal EEG response to visual stimuli known as a photoparoxysmal response (PPR). The PPR is a well-recognized phenomenon, occurring in 2-14% of patients with epilepsy but its pathophysiology is not clearly understood. PPR is electrographically described as 2-5Hz spike, spike-wave, or slow wave complexes with frontal and paracentral prevalence. Diagnosis of PPR is confirmed using intermittent photic stimulation (IPS) as well as video monitoring...
March 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101401/human-heart-failure-biomarker-immunosensor-based-on-excessively-tilted-fiber-gratings
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Binbin Luo, Shengxi Wu, Zhonghao Zhang, Wengen Zou, Shenghui Shi, Mingfu Zhao, Nianbing Zhong, Yong Liu, Xue Zou, Lingling Wang, Weina Chai, Chuanmin Hu, Lin Zhang
A label-free immunosensor platform based on excessively tilted fiber gratings (Ex-TFGs) was developed for highly specific and fast detection of human N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), which is considered a powerful biomarker for prognosis and risk stratification of heart failure (HF). High-purity anti-NT-proBNP monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) prepared in our laboratory were immobilized on fiber surface through the staphylococcal protein A (SPA) method for subsequent specific binding of the targeted NT-proBNP...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075341/a-non-invasive-multichannel-hybrid-fiber-optic-sensor-system-for-vital-sign-monitoring
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Marcel Fajkus, Jan Nedoma, Radek Martinek, Vladimir Vasinek, Homer Nazeran, Petr Siska
In this article, we briefly describe the design, construction, and functional verification of a hybrid multichannel fiber-optic sensor system for basic vital sign monitoring. This sensor uses a novel non-invasive measurement probe based on the fiber Bragg grating (FBG). The probe is composed of two FBGs encapsulated inside a polydimethylsiloxane polymer (PDMS). The PDMS is non-reactive to human skin and resistant to electromagnetic waves, UV absorption, and radiation. We emphasize the construction of the probe to be specifically used for basic vital sign monitoring such as body temperature, respiratory rate and heart rate...
January 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071839/life-after-a-lung-transplant-a-balance-of-joy-and-challenges
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Jytte Graarup, Elin Lindberg Mogensen, Malene Missel, Selina Kikkenborg Berg
PURPOSE: To describe patients' experiences throughout the first four months post lung transplant. BACKGROUND: Health professionals are familiar with the fact that patients' average survival after a lung transplant is about seven years and that 74% of these patients reject new organs within the first two years. By contrast, knowledge of these patients' perspectives after lung transplantation is scant. DESIGN/METHOD: A qualitative study was conducted between May, 2013 and May, 2014 in which 26 interviewees participated - four months post-transplant - based on a semi-structured interview guide...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056389/altered-visual-contrast-gain-control-is-sensitive-for-idiopathic-generalized-epilepsies
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Daehan Won, Wonsuk Kim, W Art Chaovalitwongse, Jeffrey J Tsai
OBJECTIVE: Visual hyperexcitability in the form of abnormal contrast gain control has been shown in photosensitive epilepsy and idiopathic generalized epilepsies. We assessed the accuracy and reliability of measures of visual contrast gain control in discerning individuals with idiopathic generalized epilepsies from healthy controls. METHODS: Twenty-four adult patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsy and 32 neurotypical control subjects from two study sites participated in a prospective, cross-sectional study...
February 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048696/mo-fg-campus-iep3-01-evaluation-of-specific-absorption-rate-and-temperature-increase-induced-by-artificial-medical-implants-during-mri-scan
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Y Seo
PURPOSE: Heating of patients or burning of biological tissues around medical implants by RF power during MRI scan is a significant patient safety concern. The purpose of this study is to not only measure SAR values, but also RF-induced temperature elevation due to artificial hip joints during MRI scans. METHODS: SAR measurement experiment was performed on three discrete manufacturers at 1.5 and 3T. Three MRI RF sequences (T1w TSE, T2w inversion recovery, and T2w TSE) with imaging parameters were selected...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048337/we-fg-202-03-quantitative-ct-based-analysis-to-assess-lung-injury-following-proton-radiotherapy
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T Underwood, C Grassberger, H Willers, S MacDonald, R Jimenez, H Paganetti
PURPOSE: Relative to photon alternatives, the increased dose-conformity associated with proton therapy is expected to reduce the extent of radiation-induced lung toxicity. However, analysis of follow-up data is yet to be published in this area. In this study we retrospectively analyzed late-phase HU changes for proton therapy cohorts of chest wall and lung patients. METHODS: From our institution's register of patients treated using double-scattered protons, all chest wall and stereotactic lung cases (treated 2011-2012 and 2008-2014 respectively) were initially considered...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047507/su-f-i-27-measurement-of-sar-and-temperature-elevation-during-mri-scans
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Y Seo
PURPOSE: The poor reliability and repeatability of the manufacturer-reported SAR values on clinical MRI systems have been acknowledged. The purpose of this study is to not only measure SAR values, but also RF-induced temperature elevation at 1.5 and 3T MRI systems. METHODS: SAR measurement experiment was performed at 1.5 and 3T. Three MRI RF sequences (T1w TSE, T1w inversion recovery, and T2w TSE) with imaging parameters were selected. A hydroxyl-ethylcelluose (HEC) gelled saline phantom mimicking human body tissue was made...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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