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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742855/decreases-in-heart-rate-variability-are-associated-with-postoperative-complications-in-hip-fracture-patients
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Gernot Ernst, Leiv Otto Watne, Frede Frihagen, Torgeir Bruun Wyller, Andreas Dominik, Morten Rostrup
BACKGROUND: To explore relevant associations between deviations in linear and nonlinear heart rate variability (HRV) scores, and short-term morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing hip-surgery after a fracture. METHODS: 165 patients with hip fractures being admitted for surgery at two hospitals were included in a prospective cohort study. A short-term ECG was recorded within 24 hours of arrival. 15 patients had to be excluded due to insufficient quality of the ECG recordings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742771/perioperative-amino-acid-infusion-for-preventing-hypothermia-and-improving-clinical-outcomes-during-surgery-under-general-anesthesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yoshitaka Aoki, Yukie Aoshima, Kazuyuki Atsumi, Ryo Kaminaka, Rintaro Nakau, Kyoko Yanagita, Makiko Kora, Shunsuke Fujii, Junichiro Yokoyama
Amino acid (AA) infusion is sometimes selected to avoid hypothermia during general anesthesia. However, the widespread clinical use of AA infusion therapy has not been established. This study aimed to clarify the evidence that AA infusion can increase patient body temperature and improve clinical outcomes using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation system. We searched MEDLINE (PubMed), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Igaku Chuo Zasshi (Japana Centra Revuo Medicina) in November 2015...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742550/can-concurrent-abnormalities-in-free-light-chains-and-immunoglobulin-concentrations-identify-a-target-population-for-immunoglobulin-trials-in-sepsis
#3
Manu Shankar-Hari, Mervyn Singer, Jo Spencer
OBJECTIVES: Light chains κ and λ are immunoglobulin constituents but also circulate independently in blood as free light chains. We investigated whether a concomitant abnormality in free light chain and immunoglobulin levels could identify a high risk of death sepsis subpopulation to inform future IV immunoglobulin trials. We tested whether light chain allelic inclusion occurs in circulating B cells. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Adult general ICUs...
July 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742468/single-ct-scan-prolongs-survival-by-extending-cancer-latency-in-trp53-heterozygous-mice
#4
Jennifer A Lemon, Nghi Phan, Douglas R Boreham
There is growing concern over the effects of medical diagnostic procedures on cancer risk. Although numerous studies have demonstrated that low doses of ionizing radiation can have protective effects including reduced cancer risk and increasing lifespan, the hypothesis that any radiation exposure increases cancer risk still predominates. In this study, we investigated cancer development and longevity of cancer-prone Trp53(+/-) mice exposed at 7-8 weeks of age to a single 10 mGy dose from either a diagnostic CT scan or gamma radiation...
July 25, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742226/documentation-of-penicillin-adverse-drug-reactions-in-electronic-health-records-inconsistent-use-of-allergy-and-intolerance-labels
#5
Joshua M Inglis, Gillian E Caughey, William Smith, Sepehr Shakib
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients with penicillin allergy labels tolerate penicillins. Inappropriate avoidance of penicillin is associated with increased hospitalisation, infections and healthcare costs. AIMS: To examine the documentation of penicillin adverse drug reactions (ADR) in a large-scale hospital-based electronic health record. METHODS: Penicillin ADRs were extracted from 96,708 patient records in the Enterprise Patient Administration System in South Australia...
July 25, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742119/doestrare-a-statistical-test-to-identify-local-enrichments-in-rare-genomic-variants-associated-with-disease
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Elodie Persyn, Matilde Karakachoff, Solena Le Scouarnec, Camille Le Clézio, Dominique Campion, French Exome Consortium, Jean-Jacques Schott, Richard Redon, Lise Bellanger, Christian Dina
Next-generation sequencing technologies made it possible to assay the effect of rare variants on complex diseases. As an extension of the "common disease-common variant" paradigm, rare variant studies are necessary to get a more complete insight into the genetic architecture of human traits. Association studies of these rare variations show new challenges in terms of statistical analysis. Due to their low frequency, rare variants must be tested by groups. This approach is then hindered by the fact that an unknown proportion of the variants could be neutral...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742115/mind-wandering-during-attention-performance-effects-of-adhd-inattention-symptomatology-negative-mood-ruminative-response-style-and-working-memory-capacity
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Lisa M Jonkman, C Rob Markus, Michael S Franklin, Jens H van Dalfsen
OBJECTIVE: In adulthood, depressive mood is often comorbid with ADHD, but its role in ADHD-inattentiveness and especially relations with mind wandering remains to be elucidated. This study investigated the effects of laboratory-induced dysphoric mood on task-unrelated mind wandering and its consequences on cognitive task performance in college students with high (n = 46) or low (n = 44) ADHD-Inattention symptomatology and Hyperactivity/Impulsivity symptoms in the normal range. METHODS: These non-clinical high/low ADHD-Inattention symptom groups underwent negative or positive mood induction after which mind wandering frequency was measured in a sustained attention (SART), and a reading task...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742106/epidemiology-of-enteroaggregative-escherichia-coli-infections-and-associated-outcomes-in-the-mal-ed-birth-cohort
#8
Elizabeth T Rogawski, Richard L Guerrant, Alexandre Havt, Ila F N Lima, Pedro H Q S Medeiros, Jessica C Seidman, Benjamin J J McCormick, Sudhir Babji, Dinesh Hariraju, Ladaporn Bodhidatta, Jasmin Shrestha, Japhat Anania, Athanasia Maro, Amidou Samie, Pablo Peñataro Yori, Shahida Qureshi, Mustafa Mahfuz, Pascal O Bessong, Margaret N Kosek, Tahmeed Ahmed, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Dennis R Lang, Michael Gottlieb, Eric R Houpt, Aldo A M Lima
BACKGROUND: Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) have been associated with mildly inflammatory diarrhea in outbreaks and in travelers and have been increasingly recognized as enteric pathogens in young children with and without overt diarrhea. We examined the risk factors for EAEC infections and their associations with environmental enteropathy biomarkers and growth outcomes over the first two years of life in eight low-resource settings of the MAL-ED study. METHODS: EAEC infections were detected by PCR gene probes for aatA and aaiC virulence traits in 27,094 non-diarrheal surveillance stools and 7,692 diarrheal stools from 2,092 children in the MAL-ED birth cohort...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742079/the-dcdc2-deletion-is-not-a-risk-factor-for-dyslexia
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T S Scerri, E Macpherson, A Martinelli, W C Wa, A P Monaco, J Stein, M Zheng, C Suk-Han Ho, C McBride, M Snowling, C Hulme, M E Hayiou-Thomas, M M Y Waye, J B Talcott, S Paracchini
Dyslexia is a specific impairment in learning to read and has strong heritability. An intronic deletion within the DCDC2 gene, with ~8% frequency in European populations, is increasingly used as a marker for dyslexia in neuroimaging and behavioral studies. At a mechanistic level, this deletion has been proposed to influence sensory processing capacity, and in particular sensitivity to visual coherent motion. Our re-assessment of the literature, however, did not reveal strong support for a role of this specific deletion in dyslexia...
July 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742059/spanning-the-scales-of-mechanical-metamaterials-using-time-domain-simulations-in-transformed-crystals-graphene-flakes-and-structured-soils
#10
Ronald Aznavourian, Tania Michelle Guenneau-Puvirajesinghe, Stephane Brule, Stefan Enoch, Sebastien Roger Guenneau
We begin with a brief historical survey of discoveries of quasi-crystals and graphene, and then introduce the concept of transformation crystallography, which consists of the application of geometric transforms to periodic structures. We consider motifs with three-fold, four-fold and six-fold symmetries according to the crystallographic restriction theorem. Furthermore, we define motifs with five-fold symmetry such as quasi-crystals generated by a cut-and-projection method from periodic structures in higher-dimensional space...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742047/optimal-broadband-noise-matching-to-inductive-sensors-application-to-magnetic-particle-imaging
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Bo Zheng, Patrick W Goodwill, Neerav Dixit, Di Xiao, Wencong Zhang, Beliz Gunel, Kuan Lu, Greig C Scott, Steven M Conolly
Inductive sensor-based measurement techniques are useful for a wide range of biomedical applications. However, optimizing the noise performance of these sensors is challenging at broadband frequencies, owing to the frequency-dependent reactance of the sensor. In this work, we describe the fundamental limits of noise performance and bandwidth for these sensors in combination with a low-noise amplifier. We also present three equivalent methods of noise matching to inductive sensors using transformer-like network topologies...
July 20, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741987/multimodal-characterization-of-gray-matter-alterations-in-neuromyelitis-optica
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Yaou Liu, Xueyan Jiang, Helmut Butzkueven, Yunyun Duan, Jing Huang, Zhuoqiong Ren, Huiqing Dong, Fu-Dong Shi, Frederik Barkhof, Kuncheng Li, Jinhui Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate structural and functional alterations of gray matter (GM) and examine their clinical relevance in neuromyelitis optica (NMO) using multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. METHODS: A total of 35 NMO and 36 healthy controls (HC) were recruited in this study. Cortical lesions were investigated by double inversion recovery technique. Five voxel-wise MRI measurements were obtained for each participant in the GM including gray matter volume (GMV), fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity (MD), amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF), and weighted functional connectivity strength (wFCS)...
July 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741984/multiple-ct-scans-extend-lifespan-by-delaying-cancer-progression-in-cancer-prone-mice
#13
Jennifer A Lemon, Nghi Phan, Douglas R Boreham
Computed tomography (CT) scans are a routine diagnostic imaging technique that utilize low-energy X rays with an average absorbed dose of approximately 10 mGy per clinical whole-body CT scan. The growing use of CT scans in the clinic has raised concern of increased carcinogenic risk in patients exposed to ionizing radiation from diagnostic procedures. The goal of this study was to better understand cancer risk associated with low-dose exposures from CT scans. Historically, low-dose exposure preceding a larger challenge dose increases tumor latency, but does little to impact tumor frequency in Trp53(+/-) mice...
July 25, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741948/high-pressure-phases-of-a-s-based-compound-dimethyl-sulfide
#14
Qingmei Zhang, Zhenxing Qin, Xiaozhi Zhan
The high-pressure behavior of dimethyl sulfide was investigated at room temperature by Raman scattering measurements with pressures up to 30.1 GPa. Phase transitions at 1.3, 3.6-5.8, and 17.2 GPa were found and evidenced by the frequency shifts, pressure coefficients and changes in FWHM of related modes. These phase transitions were suggested to result from the changes in the inter- and intra-molecular bonding of the material. Interestingly, the CH3 groups was compelled to be frozen in positions at a relatively low pressure, suggested by the disappearing of the relative modes softening...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741731/the-evolutionary-history-of-the-dmrt3-gait-keeper-haplotype
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E A Staiger, M S Almén, M Promerová, S Brooks, E G Cothran, F Imsland, K Jäderkvist Fegraeus, G Lindgren, H Mehrabani Yeganeh, S Mikko, J L Vega-Pla, T Tozaki, C J Rubin, L Andersson
A previous study revealed a strong association between the DMRT3:Ser301STOP mutation in horses and alternate gaits as well as performance in harness racing. Several follow-up studies have confirmed a high frequency of the mutation in gaited horse breeds and an effect on gait quality. The aim of this study was to determine when and where the mutation arose, to identify additional potential causal mutations and to determine the coalescence time for contemporary haplotypes carrying the stop mutation. We utilized sequences from 89 horses representing 26 breeds to identify 102 SNPs encompassing the DMRT3 gene that are in strong linkage disequilibrium with the stop mutation...
July 25, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741445/results-of-endoscopic-cartilage-tympanoplasty-procedure-with-limited-tympanomeatal-flap-incision
#16
Isa Kaya, Goksel Turhal, Arin Ozturk, Sercan Gode, Cem Bilgen, Tayfun Kirazli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of this minimally invasive tympanomeatal incision technique performed during endoscopic transcanal cartilage tympanoplasty. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. METHODS: Eighty-seven patients (87 ears) who had TM perforation with noncomplicated COM were included. All of the patients were operated with the endoscopic transcanal cartilage tympanoplasty technique. All of the data were prospectively collected...
July 25, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741198/significance-of-body-mass-index-for-postoperative-outcomes-after-lung-cancer-surgery-in-elderly-patients
#17
Katsunari Matsuoka, Tetsu Yamada, Takahisa Matsuoka, Shinjiro Nagai, Mitsuhiro Ueda, Yoshihiro Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Although the frequency of elderly patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer has been increasing, indications for surgery in elderly patients are still controversial. Low body mass index is a significant predictor of poor prognosis in elderly patients with various medical conditions. Then, we examined the long-term outcome of elderly patients who had undergone thoracic surgery for lung cancer, focusing especially on body mass index. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and March 2011, 1673 patients with lung cancer underwent surgical resection at our institution...
July 24, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740519/low-dose-diclofenac-in-patients-with-fragility-fractures
#18
Letizia Vannucci, Caterina Fossi, Giorgio Gronchi, Maria Luisa Brandi
Most osteoporotic patients complain of back pain one year after a fragility vertebral fracture and the frequency of chronic back pain increases with increasing age. The use of the lowest effective dose of an analgesic which is able to control symptoms seems to be a possible solution in order to limit potential side effects in multi-treated elderly patients. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have a proven efficacy in the treatment of back pain associated with fragility vertebral fractures and diclofenac is available at low-dose subcutaneous injective formulation...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740352/long-term-irritable-bowel-syndrome-symptom-control-with-reintroduction-of-selected-fodmaps
#19
Ruth M Harvie, Alexandra W Chisholm, Jordan E Bisanz, Jeremy P Burton, Peter Herbison, Kim Schultz, Michael Schultz
AIM: To investigate the long-term effect of dietary education on a low fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide and polyol (FODMAP) diet on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Participants with IBS (Rome III) were randomized to two groups. Group I commenced a low FODMAP diet at baseline. At three months, group II, so far a comparator group, crossed over to a low FODMAP diet while group I started re-challenging foods. All patients completed the IBS SSS (IBS symptom severity scoring system, 0-500 points increasing with severity), IBS QoL questionnaire (0-100 increasing with QoL), a FODMAP specific food frequency questionnaire and provided a stool sample at baseline, three and six months for microbiome analysis...
July 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739392/large-improvement-of-rf-transmission-efficiency-and-reception-sensitivity-for-human-in-vivo-31-p-mrs-imaging-using-ultrahigh-dielectric-constant-materials-at-7t
#20
Byeong-Yeul Lee, Xiao-Hong Zhu, Sebastian Rupprecht, Michael T Lanagan, Qing X Yang, Wei Chen
In vivo(31)P MRS provides a unique and important imaging tool for studying high-energy phosphate metabolism and bioenergetics noninvasively. However, compared to (1)H MRS, (31)P MRS with a relatively low gyromagnetic ratio (γ) has a lower and limited sensitivity even at ultrahigh field. The proof of concept has been recently demonstrated that the use of high dielectric constant (HDC) materials between RF coil and object sample could increase MRI signal and reduce required RF transmission power for reaching the same RF pulse flip angle in the region of interest...
July 21, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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