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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934833/hemodynamic-analysis-of-radiation-induced-damage-in-common-carotid-arteries-by-using-color-doppler-ultrasonography
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Alireza Mohammadkarim, Manijhe Mokhtari-Dizaji, Ali Kazemian, Hazhir Saberi
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess vascular changes and blood flow abnormalities in the common carotid arteries of patients with head and neck cancers after external radiotherapy, using color Doppler ultrasonography. Methods: We studied 24 patients treated with external radiotherapy for various head and neck cancers. In order to study the acute effects of irradiation on common carotid blood flow and arterial diameter changes, color Doppler ultrasonography parameters such as peak systolic velocity, end diastolic velocity, mean velocity, systolic-to-diastolic velocity (S/D) ratio, pulsatility index (PI), resistive index (RI), and instantaneous diameter changes were evaluated before and after external radiotherapy...
April 14, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934821/feasibility-of-a-complete-pancreatobiliary-linear-endoscopic-ultrasound-examination-from-the-stomach
#2
Vinay Dhir, Douglas G Adler, Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Amit Maydeo, Khek Yu Ho
Background and study aims Linear endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) evaluation of the pancreaticobiliary system usually requires scanning from both the stomach and the duodenum. The feasibility of assessing the complete pancreaticobiliary system from the stomach alone has not been studied. We aimed to conceptualize a system-based approach (the railroad approach) for linear pancreaticobiliary EUS (PB-EUS) and evaluate whether the pancreaticobiliary anatomy could be assessed from the stomach alone. Patients and methods Three maneuvers were conceptualized and evaluated (the alpha maneuver in the stomach, and sigma and xi maneuvers in the duodenum)...
September 21, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934810/cross-sectional-imaging-of-solitary-lesions-of-the-neurocranium
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Max-Ludwig Schäfer, Arend Koch, Florian Streitparth, Edzard Wiener
Background Although a wide range of processes along the neurocranium are of a benign nature, there are often difficulties in the differential diagnosis. Method In the review CT/MRI scans of the head were evaluated retrospectively regarding solitary lesions along the neurocranium. The majority of the lesions were histologically proven. Results The purpose of the review is to present typical pathologies of the neurocranium and provide a systematic overview based on 12 entities, their locations, prevalence and radiological characteristics...
September 21, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934804/comparison-of-7-surgical-interventions-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-network-meta-analysis
#4
Fan Feng, Qianqian Xu, Feifei Yan, Yuanlong Xie, Zhouming Deng, Chao Hu, Xiaobin Zhu, Lin Cai
BACKGROUND: The number of interventions on intervertebral discs rapidly increased and the treatment options for lumbar disc surgery quickly evolved. It is important that the safety and efficacy of all new innovative procedures be compared with currently accepted forms of treatment; however, the previous pairwise meta-analyses could not develop the hierarchy of these treatments. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study is to perform a network meta-analysis to evaluate the clinical results of 7 surgical interventions for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934780/efficacy-of-cannabis-based-medicines-for-pain-management-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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J Aviram, G Samuelly-Leichtag
BACKGROUND: The management of chronic pain is a complex challenge worldwide. Cannabis-based medicines (CBMs) have proven to be efficient in reducing chronic pain, although the topic remains highly controversial in this field. OBJECTIVES: This study's aim is to conduct a conclusive review and meta-analysis, which incorporates all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in order to update clinicians' and researchers' knowledge regarding the efficacy and adverse events (AEs) of CBMs for chronic and postoperative pain treatment...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934743/early-electroencephalography-suppression-and-postnatal-morbidities-correlate-with-cerebral-volume-at-term-equivalent-age-in-very-preterm-infants
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Sverre Wikström, Holger Hövel, Ingrid Hansen Pupp, Vineta Fellman, Petra S Hüppi, David Ley, Lena Hellström-Westas
BACKGROUND: Early brain activity is associated with long-term outcome. Establishing a relation also with postnatal brain growth may increase our understanding of early life influences on preterm brain development. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether early electroencephalography (EEG) activity in infants born very preterm is associated with brain volumes at term, and whether postnatal morbidity affects this association. METHODS: Very preterm infants (n = 38) with a median gestational age (GA) of 25...
September 22, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934389/the-16p11-2-homologs-fam57ba-and-doc2a-generate-certain-brain-and-body-phenotypes
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Jasmine M McCammon, Alicia Blaker-Lee, Xiao Chen, Hazel Sive
Deletion of the 16p11.2 CNV affects 25 core genes and is associated with multiple symptoms affecting brain and body, including seizures, hyperactivity, macrocephaly, and obesity. Available data suggest that most symptoms are controlled by haploinsufficiency of two or more 16p11.2 genes. To identify interacting 16p11.2 genes, we used a pairwise partial loss of function antisense screen for embryonic brain morphology, using the accessible zebrafish model. fam57ba, encoding a ceramide synthase, was identified as interacting with the doc2a gene, encoding a calcium-sensitive exocytosis regulator, a genetic interaction not previously described...
October 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934300/synchronizing-the-transcranial-magnetic-pulse-with-electroencephalographic-recordings-effectively-reduces-inter-trial-variability-of-the-pulse-artefact
#8
Leo Tomasevic, Mitsuaki Takemi, Hartwig Roman Siebner
BACKGROUND: Electroencephalography (EEG) can capture the cortical response evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The TMS pulse provokes a large artefact, which obscures the cortical response in the first milliseconds after TMS. Removing this artefact remains a challenge. METHODS: We delivered monophasic and biphasic TMS to a melon as head phantom and to four healthy participants and recorded the pulse artefact at 5 kHz with a TMS-compatible EEG system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934171/design-and-analysis-of-an-efficient-energy-algorithm-in-wireless-social-sensor-networks
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Naixue Xiong, Longzhen Zhang, Wei Zhang, Athanasios V Vasilakos, Muhammad Imran
Because mobile ad hoc networks have characteristics such as lack of center nodes, multi-hop routing and changeable topology, the existing checkpoint technologies for normal mobile networks cannot be applied well to mobile ad hoc networks. Considering the multi-frequency hierarchy structure of ad hoc networks, this paper proposes a hybrid checkpointing strategy which combines the techniques of synchronous checkpointing with asynchronous checkpointing, namely the checkpoints of mobile terminals in the same cluster remain synchronous, and the checkpoints in different clusters remain asynchronous...
September 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933934/emergency-medical-service-personnel-s-risk-from-violence-while-serving-the-community
#10
Brian J Maguire, Barbara J O'Neill
OBJECTIVES: To determine the risks of violence-related injury among emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in the United States. METHODS: We analyzed 1630 violence-related occupational injury cases reported to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for the years 2012 to 2015 and conducted secondary searches within the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site. RESULTS: The number of cases per year varied between 250 and 560. Perpetrators included patients (77%) and coworkers (8%)...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933895/individual-variability-in-the-semantic-processing-of-english-compound-words
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Daniel Schmidtke, Julie A Van Dyke, Victor Kuperman
Semantic transparency effects during compound word recognition provide critical insight into the organization of semantic knowledge and the nature of semantic processing. The past 25 years of psycholinguistic research on compound semantic transparency has produced discrepant effects, leaving the existence and nature of its influence unresolved. In the present study, we examined the influence of semantic transparency and individual reading experience on eye-movement behavior during sentence reading. Eye-movement data were collected from 138 non-college-bound 16- to 26-year-old speakers of English in a sentence-reading task representing a total of 455 different compound words...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933353/technical-solutions-for-simultaneous-meg-and-seeg-recordings-towards-routine-clinical-use
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J M Badier, A S Dubarry, M Gavaret, S Chen, A S Trébuchon, P Marquis, J Régis, F Bartolomei, C G Bénar, R Carron
OBJECTIVE: The simultaneous recording of intracerebral EEG (stereotaxic EEG, SEEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a promising strategy that provides both local and global views on brain pathological activity. Yet, acquiring simultaneous signals poses difficult technical issues that hamper their use in clinical routine. Our objective was thus to develop a set of solutions for recording a high number of SEEG channels while preserving signal quality. APPROACH: We recorded data in a patient with drug resistant epilepsy during presurgical evaluation...
September 21, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933325/psychrobacillus-lasiicapitis-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-head-of-an-ant-lasius-fuliginosus
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Yibo Shen, Yansong Fu, Yang Yu, Junwei Zhao, Jiansong Li, Yao Li, Xiangjing Wang, Ji Zhang, Wensheng Xiang
A novel Gram-stain-positive, motile, endospore-forming, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain NEAU-3TGS17T, was isolated from the head of an ant (Lasius fuliginosus). The isolate grew at 0-35 °C (optimum 28-30 °C), at pH 6.0-11.0 (optimum pH 7.0-8.0) and with 0-6 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum 0 %). Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain NEAU-3TGS17T belonged to the genus Psychrobacillus. Sequence similarities between strain NEAU-3TGS17T and members of the genus Psychrobacillus with validly published names (Psychrobacillus psychrotolerans DSM 11706T, Psychrobacillus insolitus DSM 5T, Psychrobacillus psychrodurans DSM 11713T and Psychrobacillus soli NBRC 110600T) were 98...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933218/effects-of-human-es-derived-neural-stem-cell-transplantation-and-kindling-in-a-rat-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Stefania Beretta, Kelly M Cunningham, Daniel L Haus, Eric M Gold, Harvey Perez, Luci López-Velázquez, Brian J Cummings
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the population worldwide, with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. Posttraumatic hyperexcitability is one of the most common neurological disorders that affect people after a head injury. A reliable animal model of posttraumatic hyperexcitability induced by TBI which allows one to test effective treatment strategies is yet to be developed. To address these issues, in the present study, we tested human embryonic stem cell-derived neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation in an animal model of posttraumatic hyperexcitability in which the brain injury was produced in one hemisphere of immunodeficient athymic nude rats by controlled cortical impact, and spontaneous seizures were produced by repeated electrical stimulation (kindling) in the contralateral hemisphere...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933214/magnetic-enhancement-of-stem-cell-targeted-delivery-into-the-brain-following-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound-for-opening-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Wei-Bin Shen, Pavlos Anastasiadis, Ben Nguyen, Deborah Yarnell, Paul J Yarowsky, Victor Frenkel, Paul S Fishman
Focused ultrasound (FUS)-mediated blood-brain barrier disruption (BBBD) can enable even large therapeutics such as stem cells to enter the brain from the bloodstream. However, the efficiency is relatively low. Our previous study showed that human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) loaded with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) in culture were attracted by an external magnetic field. In vivo, enhanced brain retention was observed near a magnet mounted on the skull in a rat model of traumatic brain injury, where BBBD also occurs...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933213/repeated-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-potential-mechanisms-of-damage
#16
Brooke Fehily, Melinda Fitzgerald
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) represents a significant public healthcare concern, accounting for the majority of all head injuries. While symptoms are generally transient, some patients go on to experience long-term cognitive impairments and additional mild impacts can result in exacerbated and persisting negative outcomes. To date, studies using a range of experimental models have reported chronic behavioral deficits in the presence of axonal injury and inflammation following repeated mTBI; assessments of oxidative stress and myelin pathology have thus far been limited...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933187/headless-screw-fixation-of-metacarpal-neck-fractures-a-mechanical-comparative-analysis
#17
Christopher M Jones, Eric M Padegimas, Nicole Weikert, Samuel Greulich, Asif M Ilyas, Sorin Siegler
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the mechanical properties of metacarpal neck fracture fixation by headless compression screw (HCS) with that of Kirschner wire (KW) cross-pinning and locking plate (LP) fixation. METHODS: A metacarpal neck fracture was created in 30 fourth-generation composite Sawbones metacarpal models. A volar-based wedge was removed using a custom jig to simulate a typical apex dorsal fracture, unstable in flexion. The models were divided into 3 equal groups based on the method of fixation: retrograde cross-pinning with two 1...
September 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933057/healthcare-finance-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia-a-qualitative-study-of-householders-attitudes
#18
Mohammed Khaled Al-Hanawi, Omar Alsharqi, Saja Almazrou, Kirit Vaidya
BACKGROUND: The public sector healthcare system in Saudi Arabia, essentially financed by oil revenues and 'free at the point of delivery', is coming under increasing strain due to escalating expenditure and an increasingly volatile oil market and is likely to be unsustainable in the medium to long term. OBJECTIVES: This study examines how satisfied the Saudi people are with their public sector healthcare services and assesses their willingness to contribute to financing the system through a national health insurance scheme...
September 20, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933052/erratum-to-utilization-of-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-in-the-prevention-of-chronic-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
#19
David I Kaufman, Chirag Shah, Frank A Vicini, Marisa Rizzi
In the original publication of the article, under the heading, Study limitations in the Discussion section, the second paragraph, fifth sentence was published incorrectly as "Patients with an L-Dex increase of ≥ 5.5 undergo…sleeve for 4 weeks".
September 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932991/automated-reference-free-detection-of-motion-artifacts-in-magnetic-resonance-images
#20
Thomas Küstner, Annika Liebgott, Lukas Mauch, Petros Martirosian, Fabian Bamberg, Konstantin Nikolaou, Bin Yang, Fritz Schick, Sergios Gatidis
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to provide an automated method for spatially resolved detection and quantification of motion artifacts in MR images of the head and abdomen as well as a quality control of the trained architecture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: T1-weighted MR images of the head and the upper abdomen were acquired in 16 healthy volunteers under rest and under motion. Images were divided into overlapping patches of different sizes achieving spatial separation...
September 20, 2017: Magma
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