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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732302/a-familiar-size-stroop-effect-in-the-absence-of-basic-level-recognition
#1
Bria Long, Talia Konkle
When we view a picture of an object, we automatically recognize what the object is and know how big it typically is in the world (Konkle & Oliva, 2012). Is information about an object's size activated only after we've identified the object, or can this size information be activated before object recognition even occurs? We previously found that big and small objects differ in mid-level perceptual features (Long, Konkle, Cohen, & Alvarez, 2016). Here we asked whether these perceptual features can automatically trigger real-world size processing, bypassing the need for basic-level object recognition...
July 18, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731760/steady-states-of-infinite-size-dissipative-quantum-chains-via-imaginary-time-evolution
#2
Adil A Gangat, Te I, Ying-Jer Kao
Directly in the thermodynamic limit, we show how to combine local imaginary and real-time evolution of tensor networks to efficiently and accurately find the nonequilibrium steady states (NESSs) of one-dimensional dissipative quantum lattices governed by a local Lindblad master equation. The imaginary time evolution first bypasses any highly correlated portions of the real-time evolution trajectory by directly converging to the weakly correlated subspace of the NESS, after which, real-time evolution completes the convergence to the NESS with high accuracy...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729049/quantification-of-metastatic-load-in-a-syngeneic-murine-model-of-metastasis
#3
Luke J Taus, Roberto E Flores, Thomas N Seyfried
Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) is an established method for evaluating metastatic load in preclinical cancer models; however, BLI can produce observational error due to differences in substrate concentration and signal depth. In our syngeneic murine model of metastasis (VM-M3), we used a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method of DNA quantification to bypass these limitations. Liver, spleen, and brain from VM/Dk (VM) mice bearing VM-M3 tumor cells were first imaged ex vivo with BLI. qPCR quantification of tumor cell DNA was then performed on DNA extracted from these organs...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723830/early-versus-delayed-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-for-patients-with-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#4
Le Dung Ha, Gbolahan Ogunbayo, Ayman Elbadawi, Odunayo Olorunfemi, Adrian Messerli
BACKGROUND: Although coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) has been proven to have mortality and morbidity benefits in patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and multivessel disease, the appropriate timing of this procedure remains unclear. Therefore, we proposed a propensity score-matched analysis comparing the clinical outcomes between patients who underwent CABG within the first 48 h of admission (early CABG) and patients who underwent CABG after 48 h of admission (delayed CABG)...
July 18, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722266/second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-versus-bare-metal-stents-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-the-proximal-left-anterior-descending-artery-an-analysis-of-the-basket-prove-i-and-ii-trials
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Fernanda Marinho Mangione, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Kotaro Nochioka, Tannas Jatene, Odilson Marcos Silvestre, Kim Wadt Hansen, Rikke Sørensen, Jan Skov Jensen, Peter Godsk Jorgensen, Raban Jeger, Christoph Kaiser, Matthias Pfisterer, Søren Galatius
OBJECTIVES: To compare mid-term outcomes between patients undergoing proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with second generation drug-eluting stent (DES) or bare-metal stent (BMS). BACKGROUND: PCI with BMS and first-generation DES have shown to be safe options for the treatment of proximal LAD stenosis, however associated with considerable reintervention rates. Overall, second-generation DES has proven to be superior to BMS and first-generation DES, nevertheless, its effect for proximal LAD PCI has not previously been reported...
July 19, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717859/estimated-costs-of-clinical-and-surgical-treatment-of-severe-obesity-in-the-brazilian-public-health-system
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Paula Rosales Zubiaurre, Luciana Ribeiro Bahia, Michelle Quarti Machado da Rosa, Roberto Pereira Assumpção, Alexandre Vontobel Padoin, Samanta Pereira Sussembach, Everton Nunes da Silva, Claudio Corá Mottin
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a major global epidemic and a burden to society and health systems. This study aimed to estimate and compare the anual costs of clinical and surgical treatment of severe obesity from the perspective of the Brazilian Public Health System. METHODS: An observational and cross-sectional study was performed in three reference centers. Data collection on health resources utilization and productivity loss was carried out through an online questionnaire...
July 17, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713862/metabolic-surgery-gastric-bypass-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#7
REVIEW
Maria Del Pilar Quevedo, Mariano Palermo, Edgardo Serra, Marianela A Ackermann
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the largest health emergencies of the 21st century given the worldwide increase of obesity during the last decades and its close association. T2DM is an inherited, polygenic and chronic disease caused by the interaction between several genetic variants in genes and the environment. The continuous search for new and more effective tools to achieve appropriate glycemic control became imperative in order to reduce long-term complications and mortality rates related to T2DM...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712961/disruption-in-non-anastomotic-section-of-an-axillofemoral-bypass-a-thorough-critical-review-of-the-literature
#8
REVIEW
S Valverde García, R Peña Cortés, J Torre Eiriz, M B García-Cenador, F S Lozano Sánchez
This work is a thorough non-systematic critical review (PubMed/Medline 1950-september 2016) of "disruption in non-anastomotic section of an axillofemoral bypass". Fourteen cases were selected (including that provided by the authors of this publication) dating from 1963 to 2016 (53 years). This type of disruption is a very unusual complication in axillofemoral bypass. The cases described reveal that this disorder is more frequent in unifemoral bypass (9 cases), in ringed PTFE (10), in blunt trauma (8) and at costal level (12) especially on the left side (8)...
July 13, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707016/patterns-of-reoperation-after-failed-fundoplication-an-analysis-of-9462-patients
#9
Nabeel R Obeid, Maria S Altieri, Jie Yang, Jihye Park, Kristie Price, Andrew Bates, Aurora D Pryor
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the choice of reoperation after failed fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Both redo fundoplication and conversion procedure to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are safe and effective. We aimed to characterize the rates of different revisional procedures and to identify risk factors associated with failed fundoplication. METHODS: Using a statewide database, we examined records for patients who underwent fundoplication between 2000 and 2010...
July 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705403/symptomatic-lower-limb-giant-cell-arteritis-characteristics-management-and-long-term-outcome
#10
C Le Hello, L Auboire, L Berger, D Gouicem, M T Barrellier, S Duthois
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics and long-term outcomes of the rare symptomatic lower-limb giant-cell arteritis (LL-GCA). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 8 patients (6 women; mean±SD age, 63.6±10.9 years; follow-up, 137.3±57.3 months). RESULTS: Four patients satisfied≥3 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) GCA-classification criteria; 4 had<3 criteria and histological LL-GCA proof or associated typical upper-limb involvement...
May 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704244/implementation-of-a-standardized-transfusion-protocol-for-cardiac-patients-treated-with-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-is-associated-with-decreased-blood-component-utilization-and-may-improve-clinical-outcome
#11
Christine M Cahill, Neil Blumberg, Amy E Schmidt, Peter A Knight, Amber L Melvin, Howard T Massey, Joseph M Delehanty, Seth B Zebrak, Majed A Refaai
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation supplies oxygenated blood to the body supporting the heart and lungs. Survival rates of 20% to 50% are reported among patients receiving ECMO for cardiac arrest, severe cardiogenic shock, or failure to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass following cardiac surgery. Bleeding is one of the most common complications in ECMO patients due to coagulopathy, systemic anticoagulation, and the presence of large bore cannulas at systemic pressure. Absence of a standardized transfusion protocol in this population leads to inconsistent transfusion practices...
July 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704111/incomplete-dabigatran-reversal-with-idarucizumab
#12
Aaron P Steele, Jin A Lee, William E Dager
CONTEXT: With increasing use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), urgent reversal of these agents becomes a growing concern. Idarucizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody fragment that specifically binds to dabigatran with higher affinity than thrombin, rapidly neutralizing its anticoagulant effect without increased risk of thrombosis. CASE DETAILS: We describe two cases in which the recommended dose of idarucizumab was unsuccessful in completely reversing the anticoagulant effects of dabigatran...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702001/metschnikowia-pulcherrima-influences-the-expression-of-genes-involved-in-pdh-bypass-and-glyceropyruvic-fermentation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Mohand Sadoudi, Sandrine Rousseaux, Vanessa David, Hervé Alexandre, Raphaëlle Tourdot-Maréchal
Previous studies reported that the use of Metschnikowia pulcherrima in sequential culture fermentation with Saccharomyces cerevisiae mainly induced a reduction of volatile acidity in wine. The impact of the presence of this yeast on the metabolic pathway involved in pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) bypass and glycerol production in S. cerevisiae has never been investigated. In this work, we compared acetic acid and glycerol production kinetics between pure S. cerevisiae culture and its sequential culture with M...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698347/carbon-dioxide-surgical-field-flooding-and-aortic-no-touch-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-to-reduce-neurological-injuries-after-surgical-coronary-revascularisation-canon-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-investigator-and-patient-blinded-single
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Szwed Krzysztof, Pawliszak Wojciech, Serafin Zbigniew, Kowalewski Mariusz, Tomczyk Remigiusz, Perlinski Damian, Szwed Magdalena, Tomaszewska Marta, Anisimowicz Lech, Borkowska Alina
INTRODUCTION: Neurological injuries remain a major concern following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) that offsets survival benefit of CABG over percutaneous coronary interventions. Among numerous efforts to combat this issue is the development of off-pump CABG (OPCABG) that obviates the need for extracorporeal circulation and is associated with improved neurological outcomes. The objective of this study is to examine whether the neuroprotective effect of OPCABG can be further pronounced by the use of two state-of-the-art operating techniques...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695586/intra-operative-protective-mechanical-ventilation-in-lung-transplantation-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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G L Verbeek, P S Myles, G P Westall, E Lin, S L Hastings, S F Marasco, J Jaffar, A C Meehan
Primary graft dysfunction occurs in up to 25% of patients after lung transplantation. Contributing factors include ventilator-induced lung injury, cardiopulmonary bypass, ischaemia-reperfusion injury and excessive fluid administration. We evaluated the feasibility, safety and efficacy of an open-lung protective ventilation strategy aimed at reducing ventilator-induced lung injury. We enrolled adult patients scheduled to undergo bilateral sequential lung transplantation, and randomly assigned them to either a control group (volume-controlled ventilation with 5 cmH2 O, positive end-expiratory pressure, low tidal volumes (two-lung ventilation 6 ml...
August 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695560/minimally-invasive-extracorporeal-circulation-excellent-outcome-and-life-expectancy-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery
#16
Bernhard Winkler, Paul Philipp Heinisch, Grzegorz Zuk, Katarzyna Zuk, Brigitta Gahl, Hans-Jörg Jenni, Alexander Kadner, Christoph Huber, Thierry Carrel
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains the gold standard for complex revascularisation in multivessel disease. The concept of the minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation circuit (MiECC) was introduced to minimise pathophysiological side effects of conventional extracorporeal circulation. This study presents early and long-term outcomes after CABG with use of MiECC in a single-centre consecutive patient cohort. METHODS: From 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2010, 2130 patients underwent isolated CABG with MiECC at our centre...
July 11, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695460/inversion-technique-for-the-removal-of-partially-covered-self-expandable-metallic-stents
#17
Christine Hill, Bassem K Khalil, Sindhu Barola, Abhishek Agnihotri, Robert A Moran, Yen-I Chen, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Vikesh K Singh, Leigh A Frame, Michael A Schweitzer, Thomas H Magnuson, Mouen A Khashab, Patrick I Okolo, Vivek Kumbhari
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Partially covered self-expandable metallic stents (PCSEMS), although an effective treatment for anastomotic/staple line leaks and strictures, can be difficult to remove. This study examines the effectiveness of the inversion technique for the removal of PCSEMS in the treatment of leaks and strictures that occurred post-sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent PCSEMS removal for a leak and/or stricture post-SG or RYGB between July 2013 and December 2016 at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions were reviewed...
July 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694448/non-linear-optical-measurement-of-the-twist-elastic-constant-in-thermotropic-and-dna-lyotropic-chiral-nematics
#18
Liana Lucchetti, Tommaso P Fraccia, Fabrizio Ciciulla, Tommaso Bellini
Throughout the whole history of liquid crystals science, the balancing of intrinsic elasticity with coupling to external forces has been the key strategy for most application and investigation. While the coupling of the optical field to the nematic director is at the base of a wealth of thoroughly described optical effects, a significant variety of geometries and materials have not been considered yet. Here we show that by adopting a simple cell geometry and measuring the optically induced birefringence, we can readily extract the twist elastic coefficient K22 of thermotropic and lyotropic chiral nematics (N*)...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693641/arterial-switch-operation-in-patients-with-transposition-and-a-left-sided-aorta
#19
Sachin Talwar, Robert H Anderson, Pradeep Ramakrishnan, Amolkumar Bhoje, Saurabh Gupta, Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Balram Airan
OBJECTIVES: Arterial switch operation is the treatment of choice in infants with transposed arterial trunks. It is technically challenging to perform in patients having usual atrial arrangement and concordant atrioventricular connections but having a left-sided aorta. Correction in this setting requires surgical expertise and precision. Here we review our experience with such patients. METHODS: Between January, 2002 and October, 2013, the arterial switch operation was performed in 20 patients in the combination emphasised above...
July 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693122/postprandial-hyperinsulinemic-hypoglycemia-in-a-child-as-a-late-complication-of-esophageal-reconstruction
#20
Rade Vukovic, Tatjana Milenkovic, Maja Djordjevic, Katarina Mitrovic, Sladjana Todorovic, Adrijan Sarajlija, Khalid Hussain
BACKGROUND: Postprandial hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia (PHH) is an increasingly recognized complication of gastric bypass surgery in obese adults, distinct from the "dumping syndrome". CASE PRESENTATION: Upon birth, primary repair of esophageal atresia was performed, and at the age of 14 months definite esophageal reconstruction was performed. At the age of 3 years, recurrent brief episodes of symptomatic hypoglycemia started. At the age of 5.7 years the girl was admitted to our clinic and investigations indicated hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
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