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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745642/assessing-spatial-memory-impairment-in-a-mouse-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury-using-a-radial-water-tread-maze
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Marcella M Cline, Megan A Ostlie, Chloe G Cross, Gregory G Garwin, Satoshi Minoshima, Donna J Cross
Despite the recent increase in use of mouse models in scientific research, researchers continue to use cognitive tasks that were originally designed and validated for rat use. The Radial Water Tread (RWT) maze test of spatial memory (designed specifically for mice and requiring no swimming) has been shown previously to successfully distinguish between controlled cortical impact-induced TBI mice and sham controls. Here, a detailed protocol for this task is presented. The RWT maze capitalizes on the natural tendency of mice to avoid open areas in favor of hugging the sides of an apparatus (thigmotaxis)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732088/patient-and-doctor-perspectives-on-hiv-screening-in-the-emergency-department-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
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Noemy De Rossi, Nicolas Dattner, Matthias Cavassini, Solange Peters, Olivier Hugli, Katharine E A Darling
BACKGROUND: The emergency department (ED) is mentioned specifically in the Swiss HIV testing recommendations as a site at which patients can benefit from expanded HIV testing to optimise early HIV diagnosis. At our centre, where local HIV seroprevalence is 0.2-0.4%, 1% of all patients presenting to the ED are tested for HIV. Barriers to HIV testing, from the patient and doctor perspective, and patient acceptability of rapid HIV testing were examined in this study. METHODS: Between October 2014 and May 2015, 100 discrete patient-doctor encounter pairs undertook a survey in the ED of Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713303/investigating-thematic-roles-through-implicit-learning-evidence-from-light-verb-constructions
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Eva Wittenberg, Manizeh Khan, Jesse Snedeker
The syntactic structure of a sentence is usually a strong predictor of its meaning: Each argument noun phrase (i.e., Subject and Object) should map onto exactly one thematic role (i.e., Agent and Patient, respectively). Some constructions, however, are exceptions to this pattern. This paper investigates how the syntactic structure of an utterance contributes to its construal, using ditransitive English light verb constructions, such as "Nils gave a hug to his brother," as an example of such mismatches: Hugging is a two-role event, but the ditransitive syntactic structure suggests a three-role event...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707840/erratum
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L'article « L'urogériatrie du médecin généraliste » [ Frequent uro-geriatric symptoms : helpful tools for general practitioners], Rev Med Suisse 2016;12:2077-82 [PMID: 28700153] paru dans le numéro 541 du 30 novembre 2016 de la Revue médicale suisse, a également été coécrit par le Dr Caroline Carera Sager, Service d'urologie, HUG, Genève. Les auteurs sont donc : Drs Guillaume Altwegg, Jacques Klein, Grégory Wirth, Caroline Carera Sager et Pr Christophe E. Iselin.
December 14, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707420/transthoracic-intracardiac-catheters-in-pediatric-cardiac-patients-a-single-center-experience
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Kristoffer Beham, Hitendu Dave, Janet Kelly, Bernhard Frey, Maja I Hug, Barbara Brotschi
BACKGROUND: Transthoracic intracardiac catheters are frequently inserted in children during congenital heart surgery for monitoring and vascular access purposes. Their use entails a small potential risk. AIM: We aimed to evaluate both catheter-associated morbidities related to maintenance and removal of transthoracic intracardiac catheters in pediatric cardiac patients, and predictors for catheter-associated adverse events. METHODS: Single-center retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data of children aged 0-14 years receiving a transthoracic intracardiac catheter inserted in the operating room during 7 consecutive years at the University Children's Hospital Zurich...
July 14, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704437/impact-of-environmental-microbiota-on-human-microbiota-of-workers-in-academic-mouse-research-facilities-an-observational-study
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Peggy S Lai, Joseph G Allen, Diane S Hutchinson, Nadim J Ajami, Joseph F Petrosino, Thomas Winters, Christopher Hug, Gary R Wartenberg, Jose Vallarino, David C Christiani
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the microbial environment of workers in academic mouse research facilities using endotoxin, 16S qPCR, and 16S amplicon sequencing. To determine whether the work microbiome contributes to the human microbiome of workers. METHODS: We performed area air sampling from the animal rooms, dirty, middle, and setup cage wash locations in four academic mouse research facilities. 10 workers in the dirty cage wash area underwent personal air sampling as well as repeated collection of nasal, oral, and skin samples before and after the work shift...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704220/muscle-coordination-and-the-development-of-musculoskeletal-disorders
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François Hug, Kylie Tucker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2017: Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698323/performance-of-highly-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-assay-to-detect-ischaemia-at-pet-ct-in-low-risk-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-prospective-observational-study
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Beata Morawiec, Stephane Fournier, Maxime Tapponnier, John O Prior, Pierre Monney, Vincent Dunet, Nathalie Lauriers, Frederique Recordon, Catalina Trana, Juan-Fernando Iglesias, Damian Kawecki, Olivier Boulat, Daniel Bardy, Sabine Lamsidri, Eric Eeckhout, Olivier Hugli, Olivier Muller
BACKGROUND: Highly sensitive troponin T (hs-TnT) assay has improved clinical decision-making for patients admitted with chest pain. However, this assay's performance in detecting myocardial ischaemia in a lowrisk population has been poorly documented. PURPOSE: To assess hs-TnT assay's performance to detect myocardial ischaemia at positron emission tomography/CT (PET-CT) in low-risk patients admitted with chest pain. METHODS: Patients admitted for chest pain with a nonconclusive ECG and negative standard cardiac troponin T results at admission and after 6 hours were prospectively enrolled...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696598/-patients-with-variations-of-sex-development-an-example-of-interdisciplinary-care
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Franziska Phan-Hug, Cynthia Kraus, Ariane Paoloni-Giacobino, Florence Fellmann, Sophia-Anna Typaldou, François Ansermet, Leonor Alamo, Nadja Eggert, Odile Pelet, Yvan Vial, Vincent Muehlethaler, Jacques Birraux, Pascal Ramseyer, Saira-Christine Renteria, Andrew Dwyer, Nelly Pitteloud, Blaise J Meyrat
The medical, psychological and social aspects of disorders of sex development (DSD) represent a challenge for the management of these patients. However, advances in our understanding of the etiology and genetics of this condition, novel surgical approaches and the growing influence of patient groups as well as wider recognition of ethical issues have helped improve the care of patients with a DSD. Importantly, a multidisciplinary approach involving specialists is crucial for understanding and treating such rare and complex cases...
November 9, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695564/iron-supplementation-in-switzerland-a-bi-national-descriptive-and-observational-study
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Fabienne A Biétry, Balthasar Hug, Oliver Reich, Jick S Susan, Christoph Rudolf Meier
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder in the world, and it is the only common nutrient deficiency in industrialised nations. It is thought to be the most common cause of anaemia. Use of iron supplementation in Switzerland has not been previously quantified in detail. OBJECTIVES: We quantified use of iron supplementation from Swiss data and compared it with data from the UK. We assessed the frequency of serum ferritin and haemoglobin tests prior to newly started iron therapy to see whether use was based on documented low iron levels or blood parameters, especially in the case of parenteral iron supplementation...
July 11, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695443/3d-experimental-and-computational-analysis-of-eccentric-mitral-regurgitant-jets-in-a-mock-imaging-heart-chamber
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Yifan Wang, Annalisa Quaini, Sunčica Čanić, Marija Vukicevic, Stephen H Little
Mitral valve regurgitation (MR) is a disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve does not close properly. This causes an abnormal leaking of blood backwards from the left ventricle into the left atrium during the systolic contractions of the left ventricle. Noninvasive assessment of MR using echocardiography is an ongoing challenge. In particular, a major problem are eccentric or Coanda regurgitant jets which hug the walls of the left atrium and appear smaller in the color Doppler image of regurgitant flow...
July 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676889/diagnostic-performance-of-clinical-tests-for-subscapularis-tendon-tears
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Thomas Kappe, Mirco Sgroi, Heiko Reichel, Manuel Daexle
PURPOSE: Tears of the subscapularis (SSC) tendon constitute a diagnostic challenge. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic capabilities of five clinical SSC tests. METHODS: Five established clinical tests were evaluated in 106 consecutive patients prior to shoulder arthroscopy. The tests included the Lift Off Test, Internal Rotation Lag Sign, Belly Press Test, Belly Off Sign, and Bear Hug Test. The integrity of the SSC tendon at surgery was used as the gold standard...
July 4, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675778/hip-abductor-muscle-activity-during-walking-in-individuals-with-gluteal-tendinopathy
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Kim Allison, Sauro E Salomoni, Kim L Bennell, Tim V Wrigley, Francois Hug, Bill Vicenzino, Alison Grimaldi, Paul W Hodges
The external hip adduction moment during walking is greater in individuals with gluteal tendinopathy (GT) than pain-free controls. Although this likely represents a greater demand on the hip abductor muscles implicated in GT, no study has investigated activation of these muscles in GT. For this purpose, fine wire electrodes were inserted into the segments of the gluteus minimus and medius muscles, and surface electrodes placed on the tensor fascia lata, upper gluteus maximus and vastus lateralis muscles of thirteen individuals with, and thirteen without, GT...
July 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675264/le-patient-au-centre-et-l%C3%A2-interprofessionnalit%C3%A3-de-l%C3%A2-injonction-%C3%A3-la-pratique
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EDITORIAL
Sandro Anchisi, Marie-Christine Hug
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671778/-emergency-medicine-and-prevention%C3%A2-a-contradiction-in-terms%C3%A2-observations-based-on-hiv-screening
#15
Olivier Hugli, Luca Tagliabue, Matthias Cavassini, Katharine Darling
In Switzerland, a fifth of people with HIV are unaware of their status and 50 % are diagnosed late (< 350 CD4 / µl). Yet, in the years prior to diagnosis, these patients have often presented to the emergency department (ED) with problems related, or not, to HIV infection, presenting missed opportunities for earlier diagnosis. The current FOPH recommendations assume that doctors can recognise HIV indicator diseases, and patients from high-risk groups, and offer an HIV test (targeted screening). Studies conducted at Lausanne University Hospital ED report that most doctors are unfamiliar with the FOPH recommendations and that HIV screening occurs in only 1 % of patients seen...
August 10, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671459/quantification-of-element-fluxes-in-wastewaters-a-nationwide-survey-in-switzerland
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Bas Vriens, Andreas Voegelin, Stephan J Hug, Ralf Kaegi, Lenny H E Winkel, Andreas M Buser, Michael Berg
The number and quantities of trace elements used in industry, (high-tech) consumer products, and medicine are rapidly increasing, but the resulting emissions and waste streams are largely unknown. We assessed the concentrations of 69 elements in digested sewage sludge and effluent samples from 64 municipal wastewater treatment plants, as well as in major rivers in Switzerland. This dataset, representative of an entire industrialized country, presents a reference point for current element concentrations, average per-capita fluxes, loads discharged to surface waters, and economic waste stream values...
July 3, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646868/comprehensive-benchmarking-of-markov-chain-monte-carlo-methods-for-dynamical-systems
#17
Benjamin Ballnus, Sabine Hug, Kathrin Hatz, Linus Görlitz, Jan Hasenauer, Fabian J Theis
BACKGROUND: In quantitative biology, mathematical models are used to describe and analyze biological processes. The parameters of these models are usually unknown and need to be estimated from experimental data using statistical methods. In particular, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods have become increasingly popular as they allow for a rigorous analysis of parameter and prediction uncertainties without the need for assuming parameter identifiability or removing non-identifiable parameters...
June 24, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635487/hug
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(no author information available yet)
Created by a woman who found little support after losing a baby, this app aims to help anyone following the loss of a baby at any gestation.
June 21, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614247/meld-score-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-length-of-hospital-stay-and-disease-burden-a-single-center-retrospective-study-in-39-323-inpatients
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Jan A Roth, Carl Chrobak, Sabine Schädelin, Balthasar L Hug
The laboratory-based model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score reflects the function of the kidney, liver, and extrinsic coagulation pathway and might be used as a general prognostic tool for the assessment of patients. We therefore aimed to investigate a potential association of the MELD score with mortality, length of hospital stay (LOS), and disease burden in a general patient population.We performed a retrospective observational study at a tertiary referral center. From January 2012 through December 2013, all consecutive inpatients aged 18 years were eligible for the study; patients with missing MELD parameters on hospital admission and/or treatments influencing the international normalized ratio, that is, novel oral anticoagulants and vitamin K antagonists, were excluded...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606620/efficacy-and-safety-of-lumacaftor-and-ivacaftor-in-patients-aged-6-11-years-with-cystic-fibrosis-homozygous-for-f508del-cftr-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Felix Ratjen, Christopher Hug, Gautham Marigowda, Simon Tian, Xiaohong Huang, Sanja Stanojevic, Carlos E Milla, Paul D Robinson, David Waltz, Jane C Davies
BACKGROUND: Lumacaftor and ivacaftor combination treatment showed efficacy in patients aged 12 years or older with cystic fibrosis homozygous for F508del-cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) in placebo-controlled studies and patients aged 6-11 years with cystic fibrosis homozygous for F508del-CFTR in an open-label study. We report efficacy and safety of lumacaftor and ivacaftor in patients with cystic fibrosis aged 6-11 years homozygous for F508del-CFTR. METHODS: In this phase 3, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre study, patients were enrolled at 54 hospitals and medical centres in nine countries (the USA, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, and the UK)...
June 8, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
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