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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973520/longitudinal-hemodynamics-of-transcatheter-and-surgical-aortic-valves-in-the-partner-trial
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Pamela S Douglas, Martin B Leon, Michael J Mack, Lars G Svensson, John G Webb, Rebecca T Hahn, Philippe Pibarot, Neil J Weissman, D Craig Miller, Samir Kapadia, Howard C Herrmann, Susheel K Kodali, Raj R Makkar, Vinod H Thourani, Stamatios Lerakis, Ashley M Lowry, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Matthew T Finn, Maria C Alu, Craig R Smith, Eugene H Blackstone
Importance: Use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for severe aortic stenosis is growing rapidly. However, to our knowledge, the durability of these prostheses is incompletely defined. Objective: To determine the midterm hemodynamic performance of balloon-expandable transcatheter heart valves. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this study, we analyzed core laboratory-generated data from echocardiograms of all patients enrolled in the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves (PARTNER) 1 Trial with successful TAVR or surgical AVR (SAVR) obtained preimplantation and at 7 days, 1 and 6 months, and 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 years postimplantation...
September 27, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963152/appropriate-hinge-position-for-prevention-of-unstable-lateral-hinge-fracture-in-open-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy
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R Nakamura, N Komatsu, K Fujita, K Kuroda, M Takahashi, R Omi, Y Katsuki, H Tsuchiya
AIMS: Open wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO) for medial-compartment osteoarthritis of the knee can be complicated by intra-operative lateral hinge fracture (LHF). We aimed to establish the relationship between hinge position and fracture types, and suggest an appropriate hinge position to reduce the risk of this complication. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing OWHTO were evaluated on coronal multiplanar reconstruction CT images. Hinge positions were divided into five zones in our new classification, by their relationship to the proximal tibiofibular joint (PTFJ)...
October 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932263/how-does-cellulosome-composition-influence-deconstruction-of-lignocellulosic-substrates-in-clostridium-ruminiclostridium-thermocellum-dsm-1313
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Shahar Yoav, Yoav Barak, Melina Shamshoum, Ilya Borovok, Raphael Lamed, Bareket Dassa, Yitzhak Hadar, Ely Morag, Edward A Bayer
BACKGROUND: Bioethanol production processes involve enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated lignocellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars. Due to the relatively high cost of enzyme production, the development of potent and cost-effective cellulolytic cocktails is critical for increasing the cost-effectiveness of bioethanol production. In this context, the multi-protein cellulolytic complex of Clostridium (Ruminiclostridium) thermocellum, the cellulosome, was studied here. C. thermocellum is known to assemble cellulosomes of various subunit (enzyme) compositions, in response to the available carbon source...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880931/restrictive-intraoperative-fluid-optimisation-algorithm-improves-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-prospective-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial
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Laurence Weinberg, Damian Ianno, Leonid Churilov, Ian Chao, Nick Scurrah, Clive Rachbuch, Jonathan Banting, Vijaragavan Muralidharan, David Story, Rinaldo Bellomo, Chris Christophi, Mehrdad Nikfarjam
We aimed to evaluate perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy with or without a cardiac output goal directed therapy (GDT) algorithm. We conducted a multicentre randomised controlled trial in four high volume hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery centres. We evaluated whether the additional impact of a intraoperative fluid optimisation algorithm would influence the amount of fluid delivered, reduce fluid related complications, and improve length of hospital stay. Fifty-two consecutive adult patients were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859869/conservatism-predicts-lapses-from-vegetarian-vegan-diets-to-meat-consumption-through-lower-social-justice-concerns-and-social-support
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Gordon Hodson, Megan Earle
Lapses from vegetarian and vegan (i.e., veg*n) food choices to meat consumption are very common, suggesting that sustaining veg*nism is challenging. But little is known about why people return to eating animals after initially deciding to avoid meat consumption. Several potential explanatory factors include personal inconvenience, meat cravings, awkwardness in social settings, or health/nutrition concerns. Here we test the degree to which political ideology predicts lapsing to meat consumption. Past research demonstrates that political ideology predicts present levels of meat consumption, whereby those higher in right-wing ideologies eat more animals, even after controlling for their hedonistic liking of meat (e...
August 30, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845052/should-breast-cancer-surgery-be-done-in-an-outpatient-setting-health-economics-from-the-perspective-of-service-providers
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Margaret Formago, Michael G Schrauder, Claudia Rauh, Carolin C Hack, Sebastian M Jud, Thomas Hildebrandt, Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland, S Frentz, S Graubert, Matthias W Beckmann, Michael P Lux
INTRODUCTION: The care of patients with breast cancer is extremely complex and requires interdisciplinary care in certified facilities. These specialized facilities provide numerous services without being correspondingly remunerated. The question whether breast cancer surgery should be performed in an outpatient setting to reduce costs is increasingly being debated. This study compares inpatient surgical treatment with a model of the same surgery performed on an outpatient basis to examine the potential financial impact...
August 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806113/-hungarian-diet-and-nutritional-status-survey-the-otap2014-study-v-vitamin-intake-of-the-hungarian-population
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Erzsébet Schreiberné Molnár, Zsuzsanna Nagy-Lőrincz, Barbara Nagy, Márta Bakacs, Orsolya Kis, Eszter Sarkadi Nagy, Éva Martos
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The Hungarian Diet and Nutritional Status Survey was implemented on a sub-sample of the European Health Interview Survey. In this paper, the authors present the data on the vitamin intake of the Hungarian population. METHOD: The survey represents the vitamin intake of the Hungarian non-institutionalised adult population of 18 years and older. There are significant differences between men's and women's vitamin intake. RESULTS: The intake of all water-soluble vitamins except for vitamin C is higher in men than in women, and the difference between the genders regarding the intake of vitamin E and D is significant...
August 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768222/metal-leachability-from-coal-combustion-residuals-under-different-phs-and-liquid-solid-ratios
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Evandro B da Silva, Shiwei Li, Letúzia M de Oliveira, Julia Gress, Xiaoling Dong, Ann C Wilkie, Timothy Townsend, Lena Q Ma
Coal combustion residuals (CCRs) contain variable amounts of trace metals, which can negatively impact the environment. We analyzed metal concentrations and leachability of CCRs from seven coal-fired power plants from Florida. The purpose of this study was to characterize and assess metal leachability in representative CCRs samples from coal-fired power plants, including As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Pb, and Se. The specific objectives were to: (1) measure metal leachability under different pH conditions and liquid-to-solid ratios using USEPA Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) Methods 1313 and 1316, and (2) compare their leachability with those obtained by the Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure (SPLP)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747607/safety-and-effectiveness-of-certolizumab-pegol-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-interim-analysis-of-post-marketing-surveillance
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Hideto Kameda, Keiichiro Nishida, Toshihiro Nannki, Akira Watanabe, Yukiya Oshima, Shigaki Momohara
Objective: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of certolizumab pegol (CZP) in a real-world setting among Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: Post-marketing surveillance data from 2,579 patients treated with CZP were analyzed. Adverse events (AEs) observed during the 24-week CZP treatment period were recorded. Disease activity was evaluated using DAS28-ESR and DAS28-CRP at baseline, Week 12, Week 24, or at withdrawal. RESULTS: The total period of exposure to CZP was 1313...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721648/recall-of-prenatal-counselling-among-obese-and-overweight-women-from-a-canadian-population-a-population-based-study
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Angela E Vinturache, Anika Winn, Suzanne C Tough
Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate the recall of prenatal counselling received among overweight and obese women in primary care settings. Methods A sample of 1996 women with singleton, term deliveries and pre-pregnancy BMI >18.5 kg/m(2) were identified from the All Our Babies pregnancy cohort. Information on socio-demographic characteristics and women's experiences with prenatal counselling on nutrition, vitamin and mineral supplements, exercise, weight gain, employment, alcohol and drug use, and smoking during pregnancy were collected through questionnaires administered at <25 weeks and 34-36 weeks gestation...
July 18, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693827/giovanni-boccaccio-s-1313-1375-disease-and-demise-the-final-untold-tale-of-liver-and-heart-failure
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Francesco M Galassi, Fabrizio Toscano, Emanuele Armocida, Giovanni Spani, Michael Papio, Frank J Rühli
Giovanni Boccaccio's fatal disease(s) and cause of death have long remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, a thorough multidisciplinary reassessment has finally been carried out. By combining philological and clinical approaches, it is at last possible to suggest a solid retrospective diagnosis based upon a study of his correspondence, poetry and iconography, as well as references to his physical decay in coeval and later sources. It would appear that he suffered over the last three years of his life from hepatic and cardiac failure, conditions that resulted in edema and potentially even hepatic carcinoma...
August 2017: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578174/maternal-marijuana-use-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-neonatal-morbidity
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Torri D Metz, Amanda A Allshouse, Carol J Hogue, Robert L Goldenberg, Donald J Dudley, Michael W Varner, Deborah L Conway, George R Saade, Robert M Silver
BACKGROUND: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network previously demonstrated an association between stillbirth and maternal marijuana use as defined by the presence of 11-nor-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid in the umbilical cord homogenate. However, the relationship between marijuana use and perinatal complications in live births is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to examine if maternal marijuana use is associated with increased odds of adverse pregnancy outcomes and neonatal morbidity among live-born controls in the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network cohort...
October 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534429/prevalence-and-costs-of-defensive-medicine-a-national-survey-of-italian-physicians
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Massimiliano Panella, Carmela Rinaldi, Fabrizio Leigheb, Sanita Knesse, Chiara Donnarumma, Seval Kul, Kris Vanhaecht, Francesco Di Stanislao
Objective To identify the prevalence of the practice of defensive medicine among Italian hospital physicians, its costs and the reasons for practising defensive medicine and possible solutions to reduce the practice of defensive medicine. Methods Cross-sectional web survey. Main outcome measures Number of physicians reporting having engaged in any defensive medicine behaviour in the previous year. Results A total of 1313 physicians completed the survey. Ninety-five per cent believed that defensive medicine would increase in the near future...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514517/early-childhood-caries-and-psychological-perceptions-on-child-s-oral-health-increase-the-feeling-of-guilt-in-parents-an-epidemiological-survey
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Thiago Saads Carvalho, Jenny Abanto, Elayne Cristina Morais Pinheiro, Adrian Lussi, Marcelo Bönecker
AIM: To assess whether parents feel guilty for their children's oral problems, associating this feeling with socio-economic, demographic, and psychological factors. DESIGN: We included 1313 parent-and-child pairs in this study. The children were 2-4 years old. Parents answered questionnaires on socio-economic and demographic data, and on psychological variables. Sixteen trained dentists (κ > 0.8) examined the children for oral hygiene (the presence and absence of plaque), early childhood caries (ECC; no caries, low and high severity), malocclusion (the presence and absence), and traumatic dental injuries (TDI; the presence and absence)...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445612/influence-of-adjuvant-formulation-on-inducing-immune-response-in-mice-immunized-with-a-recombinant-serpin-from-trichinella-spiralis
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J Xu, X Bai, L B Wang, H N Shi, J W B van der Giessen, P Boireau, M Y Liu, X L Liu
Nematodes of the genus Trichinella are one of the most widespread zoonotic pathogens on the world, and they can still cause major public health problems in many parts of the world. Vaccination against the helminth nematode Trichinella could be a good strategy to reduce the risk of human and animal infection. It was our aim to evaluate three adjuvants, which could be used as an efficient vaccine for animals in combination with rTs-Serpin antigen. In this study, BALB/c mice were vaccinated by an intramuscular route with rTs-Serpin antigen from the parasite Trichinella spiralis in combination with three different adjuvant formulations: Montanide ISA201, Montanide IMS 1313 N PR VG and Freund's complete adjuvant/Freund's incomplete adjuvant (FCA/FIA)...
April 26, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426102/infection-related-complications-during-treatment-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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H Inaba, D Pei, J Wolf, S C Howard, R T Hayden, M Go, O Varechtchouk, T Hahn, J Buaboonnam, M L Metzger, J E Rubnitz, R C Ribeiro, J T Sandlund, S Jeha, C Cheng, W E Evans, M V Relling, C-H Pui
Background: Comprehensive studies on neutropenia and infection-related complications in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are lacking. Patients and methods: We evaluated infection-related complications that were grade ≥3 on National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (version 3.0) and their risk factors in 409 children with newly diagnosed ALL throughout the treatment period. Results: Of the 2420 infection episodes, febrile neutropenia and clinically or microbiologically documented infection were seen in 1107 and 1313 episodes, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409424/enhanced-saccharification-of-lignocellulosic-agricultural-biomass-and-increased-bioethanol-titre-using-acclimated-clostridium-thermocellum-dsm1313
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M Nisha, K Saranyah, Mukund Shankar, L M Saleena
Consolidated bioprocess assures an efficient lignocellulosic conversion to fermentable sugars and subsequently to bioethanol. Such a single-step hydrolysis and anaerobic fermentation was achieved with acclimated Clostridium thermocellum DSM 1313 on different mildly pre-treated agricultural lignocellulosic residues without any additional enzymes/and strains. Acclimation was achieved by serially sub-culturing in increasing concentration of individual substrates, such as rice husk, sugarcane bagasse, and banana pseudostem in the standard media, with cellobiose as an adjunct...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408835/predictors-of-common-femoral-artery-access-site-complications-in-patients-on-oral-anticoagulants-and-undergoing-a-coronary-procedure
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Nicolas W Shammas, Gail A Shammas, Susan Jones-Miller, Mileah Rose Gumpert, Miranda Jade Gumpert, Christine Harb, Majid Z Chammas, W John Shammas, Rommy A Khalafallah, Amy Barzgari, Bassel Bou Dargham, Ghassan E Daher, Rayan Jo Rachwan, Andrew N Shammas
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether patients on oral anticoagulants (OAC) undergoing a procedure using common femoral artery access have higher adverse events when compared to patients who are not anticoagulated at the time of the procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from consecutive patients who underwent a cardiac procedure at a tertiary medical center. Patients were considered (group A) fully or partially anticoagulated if they had an international normalized ratio (INR) ≥1...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372892/ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation-in-female-to-male-transgender-people-insights-into-ovarian-histology-and-physiology-after-prolonged-androgen-treatment
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Chloë De Roo, Sylvie Lierman, Kelly Tilleman, Karen Peynshaert, Kevin Braeckmans, Mirte Caanen, Cornelius B Lambalk, Steven Weyers, Guy T'Sjoen, Ria Cornelissen, Petra De Sutter
Female-to-male transgender people (trans men) are faced with the risk of losing their reproductive potential owing to gender-affirming hormone treatment and genital reconstructive surgery. This observational, prospective cohort study investigates the effect of prolonged androgen therapy on their ovarian histology and fertility preservation perspectives. Hormone serum levels, ovarian histology and cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) of 40 transsexual men were analysed at the moment of hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy in the context of genital reconstructive surgery after testosterone treatment (58...
March 21, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365944/mutual-information-network-based-support-vector-machine-strategy-identifies-salivary-biomarkers-in-gastric-cancer
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Yu-Gang Xu, Ming Cheng, Xia Zhang, Shi-Hai Sun, Wei-Min Bi
PURPOSE: To determine the vital salivary transcriptomic biomarkers for the early detection of gastric cancer via comparing classification efficiency of multiple candidate genes. METHODS: We firstly identified 5 kinds of candidate genes related to gastric cancer, including differential pathway genes (DPGs) based on the attract method, hub genes in differential pathways based on mutual information network (MIN) analysis, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) identified by Significance Analysis of Microarrays (SAM), informative genes (DEGs in differential pathways), and key genes (hub DEGs)...
January 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
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