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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205485/combination-of-increased-visceral-fat-and-long-segment-involvement-development-and-validation-of-an-updated-imaging-marker-for-differentiating-crohn-s-disease-from-intestinal-tuberculosis
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Saurabh Kedia, K S Madhusudhan, Raju Sharma, Sawan Bopanna, Dawesh P Yadav, Sandeep Goyal, Saransh Jain, Prasenjit Das, Siddhartha Dattagupta, Govind Makharia, Vineet Ahuja
BACKGROUND: Computed tomographic(CT) features(long segment, ileocaecal area involvement and lymph nodes>1cm) have demonstrated good specificity but poor sensitivity, while visceral to subcutaneous fat ratio on CT(VF/SC>0.63) has moderate sensitivity and specificity in differentiating Crohn's disease(CD) and intestinal tuberculosis(ITB). AIM: To develop and validate an updated model incorporating CT features and VF/SC to improve the diagnostic accuracy of imaging in differentiating CD/ITB...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192855/early-outcomes-after-intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-in-ambulatory-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#2
Bryan S Lee, Jaes Jones, Min Lang, Rebecca Achey, Lu Dai, Darlene A Lobel, Sean J Nagel, Andre G Machado, Francois Bethoux
OBJECTIVE Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes demyelination and axonal loss. Walking difficulties are a common and debilitating symptom of MS; they are usually caused by spastic paresis of the lower extremities. Although intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy has been reported to be an effective treatment for spasticity in MS, there is limited published evidence regarding its effects on ambulation. The goal of this study was to characterize ITB therapy outcomes in ambulatory patients with MS...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178837/vispa2-a-scalable-pipeline-for-high-throughput-identification-and-annotation-of-vector-integration-sites
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Giulio Spinozzi, Andrea Calabria, Stefano Brasca, Stefano Beretta, Ivan Merelli, Luciano Milanesi, Eugenio Montini
BACKGROUND: Bioinformatics tools designed to identify lentiviral or retroviral vector insertion sites in the genome of host cells are used to address the safety and long-term efficacy of hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy applications and to study the clonal dynamics of hematopoietic reconstitution. The increasing number of gene therapy clinical trials combined with the increasing amount of Next Generation Sequencing data, aimed at identifying integration sites, require both highly accurate and efficient computational software able to correctly process "big data" in a reasonable computational time...
November 25, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172539/proteome-comparisons-between-hemolymph-of-two-honeybee-strains-apis-mellifera-ligustica-reveal-divergent-molecular-basis-in-driving-hemolymph-function-and-high-royal-jelly-secretion
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Zewdu Ararso, Chuan Ma, Yuping Qi, Mao Feng, Bin Han, Han Hu, Lifeng Meng, Jianke Li
Hemolymph is vital for the immunity of honeybees, and offers a way to investigate their physiological status. To gain novel insight into the functionality and molecular details of the hemolymph in driving increased Royal Jelly (RJ) production, we characterized and compared hemolymph proteomes across the larval and adult ages of Italian bees (ITbs) and Royal Jelly bees (RJbs), a stock selected from ITbs for increasing RJ output. Unprecedented in-depth proteome was attained with the identification of 3394 hemolymph proteins in both bee lines...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148568/intrathecal-baclofen-in-dyskinetic-cerebral-palsy-effects-on-function-and-activity
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Meta N Eek, Kristina Olsson, Karin Lindh, Berit Askljung, Magnus Påhlman, Olle Corneliusson, Kate Himmelmann
AIM: To investigate the effect of intrathecal baclofen (ITB) on function and activity in dyskinetic cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: A retrospective cohort study of records from 25 children (15 males, 10 females; mean age 10y 11mo, SD 4y 9mo). Five were classified in Gross Motor Function Classification level IV and 20 in level V. Parents were interviewed about activities in daily life, sitting, communication, pain, sleep, and gross and fine motor function. Differences before and 1 year after ITB were graded as positive, no change, or negative...
November 17, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142520/predictive-factors-for-malignancy-in-undiagnosed-isolated-small-bowel-strictures
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Ujjwal Sonika, Sujeet Saha, Saurabh Kedia, Nihar Ranjan Dash, Sujoy Pal, Prasenjit Das, Vineet Ahuja, Peush Sahni
Background/Aims: Patients with small bowel strictures have varied etiologies, including malignancy. Little data are available on the demographic profiles and etiologies of small bowel strictures in patients who undergo surgery because of intestinal obstruction but do not have a definitive pre-operative diagnosis. Methods: Retrospective data were analyzed for all patients operated between January 2000 and October 2014 for small bowel strictures without mass lesions and a definite diagnosis after imaging and endoscopic examinations...
October 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124791/impact-of-different-intensities-of-intermittent-theta-burst-stimulation-on-the-cortical-properties-during-tms-eeg-and-working-memory-performance
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Sung Wook Chung, Nigel C Rogasch, Kate E Hoy, Caley M Sullivan, Robin F H Cash, Paul B Fitzgerald
Intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique capable of increasing cortical excitability beyond the stimulation period. Due to the rapid induction of modulatory effects, prefrontal application of iTBS is gaining popularity as a therapeutic tool for psychiatric disorders such as depression. In an attempt to increase efficacy, higher than conventional intensities are currently being applied. The assumption that this increases neuromodulatory may be mechanistically false for iTBS...
November 9, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101071/subarachnoid-to-subarachnoid-shunt-for-correction-of-nonfunctioning-baclofen-pump-in-a-severe-case-of-chronic-debilitating-post-spinal-cord-injury-spasticity
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Adewale A Bakare, Jonathan Weyhenmeyer, Albert Lee
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Perhaps the most disabling condition seen in patients with spinal cord injury is spasticity. Spasticity is characterized as hyperreflexia and hypertonicity as a result of damage to the supraspinal tracts in the aftermath of SCI. Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) is the mainstay therapy for spasticity unresponsive to oral baclofen. One of the problems associated with post-SCI spasticity unresponsive to ITB is development of scar tissue that prevents the diffusion of baclofen in the desired spinal cord area...
October 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096215/intermittent-theta-burst-stimulation-induces-correlated-changes-in-cortical-and-corticospinal-excitability-in-healthy-older-subjects
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Tamara Gedankien, Peter J Fried, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Mouhsin M Shafi
OBJECTIVE: We studied the correlation between motor evoked potentials (MEPs) and early TMS-evoked EEG potentials (TEPs) from single-pulse TMS before and after intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation (iTBS) to the left primary motor cortex (M1) in 17 healthy older participants. METHODS: TMS was targeted to the hand region of M1 using a MRI-guided navigated brain stimulation system and a figure-of-eight biphasic coil. MEPs were recorded from the right first dorsal interosseous muscle using surface EMG...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064870/biomechanical-evaluation-of-pediatric-anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-reconstruction-techniques-with-and-without-the-anterolateral-ligament-all
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Natasha Trentacosta, James L Pace, Melodie Metzger, Max Michalski, Trevor Nelson, Landon Polakof, Bert Mandelbaum
BACKGROUND: Two popular physeal-sparing procedures used in the management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in skeletally immature patients are the iliotibial band (ITB) ACL reconstruction (ACLR) and the all-epiphyseal (AE) ACLR. Although there has been concern for overconstraint of the lateral compartment of the knee with the ITB ACLR technique, rotational stability, as provided by the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and ACL, has not been assessed in the setting of pediatric ACLR techniques...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051903/the-anterolateral-complex-of-the-knee
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Elmar Herbst, Marcio Albers, Jeremy M Burnham, Freddie H Fu, Volker Musahl
BACKGROUND: Significant controversy exists regarding the anterolateral structures of the knee. PURPOSE: To determine the layer-by-layer anatomic structure of the anterolateral complex of the knee. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: Twenty fresh-frozen cadaveric knees (age range, 38-56 years) underwent a layer-by-layer dissection to systematically expose and identify the various structures of the anterolateral complex...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050720/does-intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-increase-prevalence-and-or-progression-of-neuromuscular-scoliosis
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Kevin R Walker, Susan A Novotny, Linda E Krach
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, case-matched review. OBJECTIVES: Compare a group of individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) who had intrathecal baclofen (ITB) pumps to a group of individuals with CP who did not have ITB pumps in order to determine if there was a difference in the prevalence of new-onset neuromuscular scoliosis, an increased rate of progression of preexisting neuromuscular scoliosis, or an increased rate of posterior spine fusion surgery in skeletally immature individuals with CP who had ITB pumps...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046898/the-role-of-the-paravertebral-muscles-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-evaluated-by-temporary-paralysis
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Christian Wong, Kasper Gosvig, Stig Sonne-Holm
BACKGROUND: Muscle imbalance has been suggested as implicated in the pathology of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The specific "pathomechanic" role of the paravertebral muscles as being scoliogenic (inducing scoliosis) or counteracting scoliosis in the initial development and maintenance of this spinal deformity has yet to be clarified in humans. In the present study, we investigated the radiographic changes of temporal paralysis using botulinum toxin A as localized injection therapy (ITB) in the psoas major muscle in AIS patients...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990718/limb-sparing-sarcoma-reconstruction-with-functional-composite-thigh-flaps
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John T Stranix, Z-Hye Lee, Gretl Lam, Joshua Mirrer, Timothy Rapp, Pierre B Saadeh
INTRODUCTION: Innervated muscle transfer can improve functional outcomes after extensive limb-sparing sarcoma resections. We report our experience using composite thigh flaps for functional reconstruction of large oncologic extremity defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2011 and 2014, four limb-sparing oncologic resections (3 lower extremities, 1 upper extremity) underwent immediate functional reconstruction with composite thigh free flaps in three males and one female...
October 9, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974897/temporal-trends-in-the-misdiagnosis-rates-between-crohn-s-disease-and-intestinal-tuberculosis
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Hyungil Seo, Seohyun Lee, Hoonsub So, Donghoi Kim, Seon-Ok Kim, Jae Seung Soh, Jung Ho Bae, Sun-Ho Lee, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang, Byong Duk Ye
AIM: To investigate the temporal trends in the misdiagnosis rate between Crohn's disease (CD) and intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) in South Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients managed for CD or ITB at Asan Medical Center, a tertiary referral hospital, Seoul, Korea between 1996 and 2014. The temporal trends in the misdiagnosis rates between the two diseases were analyzed. The demographic and clinical characteristics were compared between CD patients who were initially misdiagnosed as ITB (final CD group) and vice versa (final ITB group)...
September 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970120/an-anatomic-study-of-trifurcate-iliotibial-bands-for-correcting-valgus-knee-deformity
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Yu-Hang Zhu, Qin-Li Xu, Guo-Dong Liang, Yun-Tao Wu, You-Qiong Li, Qing-San Zhu
BACKGROUND: The iliotibial band (ITB) trifurcates into the anterior, central and posterior branches at the knee level, and sometimes the branches must be selectively released to correct the valgus knee deformity during total knee arthroplasty. However, the anatomical morphology of the trifurcate ITBs has not been investigated. METHODS: Fifty-two knees from 26 embalmed cadavers were dissected to observe and record the relationship of the three branches given off from the ITB trifurcation...
September 29, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964670/intrathecal-baclofen-treatment-an-option-in-x-linked-adrenoleukodystrophy
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Helgi Thor Hjartarson, Christoffer Ehrstedt, Kristina Tedroff
BACKGROUND: X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a genetic peroxisomal disorder associated with tissue accumulation of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFAs). In approximately one third of affected males, this causes progressive and irreversible damage to the brain white matter. Progress is often rapid with upper motor neuron damage leading to severe spasticity and dystonia. The increased muscle tone is frequently difficult to alleviate with oral drugs. Here, we describe two patients with X-ALD who have received treatment with intrathecal baclofen pumps (ITB)...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947393/alterations-of-the-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuation-in-healthy-subjects-with-theta-burst-stimulation-of-the-cortex-of-the-suprahyoid-muscles
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Xiuhang Ruan, Guangqing Xu, Cuihua Gao, Lingling Liu, Yanli Liu, Lisheng Jiang, Xin Chen, Shaode Yu, Xinqing Jiang, Yue Lan, Xinhua Wei
Theta burst stimulation (TBS) has emerged as a promising tool for the treatment of swallowing disorders; however, the short-term after-effects of brain activation induced by TBS remain unknown. Here, we measured the changes in spontaneous brain activation using the amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) approach in subjects who underwent different TBS protocols. Sixty right-handed healthy participants (male, n=30; female, n=30; mean age=23.5y) were recruited in this study and randomly assigned to three groups that underwent three different TBS protocols...
December 4, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937248/theta-burst-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-orofacial-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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B Kohútová, J Fricová, M Klírová, T Novák, R Rokyta
Theta burst stimulation (TBS) is a modified form of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) with promising effect in chronic pain. The aim of our double-blind, sham-controlled, parallel-group, randomized study was to assess an efficacy of intermittent TBS (iTBS) in the treatment of patients with chronic orofacial pain. Nineteen patients (twelve females) with chronic orofacial pain were prospectively included and randomly assigned to single session of an active (iTBS) or sham (intermediate TBS; imTBS) stimulation delivered to the primary motor cortex (M1) contralateral to painful side...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879772/brain-membrane-proteome-and-phosphoproteome-reveal-molecular-basis-associating-with-nursing-and-foraging-behaviors-of-honeybee-workers
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Bin Han, Yu Fang, Mao Feng, Han Hu, Yue Hao, Chuan Ma, Xinmei Huo, Lifeng Meng, Xufeng Zhang, Fan Wu, Jianke Li
The brain is a vital organ in regulating complex social behaviors of honeybees including learning and memory. Knowledge of how brain membrane proteins and their phosphorylation underlie the age-related behavioral polyethism is still lacking. A hitherto age-resolved brain membrane proteome and phosphoproteome were reported in adult worker bees from two strains of honeybee (Apis mellifera ligustica): Italian bee (ITB) and Royal Jelly bee (RJB), a line selected from ITB for increased RJ outputs over four decades...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
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