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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210823/non-ablative-erbium-yag-laser-for-the-treatment-of-type-iii-stress-urinary-incontinence-intrinsic-sphincter-deficiency
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Adrian Gaspar, Hugo Brandi
The objective of this pilot study was to determine the safety and efficacy of a new non-ablative erbium YAG laser procedure for the treatment of type III stress urinary incontinence (intrinsic sphincter deficiency) in women. Twenty-two patients with a Valsalva leak point pressure less than 60 cm H2O were recruited and treated with a non-ablative erbium laser delivering low fluence pulses inside the whole length of the urethra through a specially designed cannula. Treatment consisted of two treatment sessions with a 3-week interval in-between...
February 16, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210718/synthesis-and-epr-spectroscopic-characterization-of-the-perchlorotriarylmethyl-tricarboxylic-acid-radical-ptmtc-and-its-13-c-labelled-analogue-13c-ptmtc
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Marwa Elewa, Nadica Maltar-Strmečki, Mohamed M Said, Hosam A El Shihawy, Mohamed El-Sadek, Juliane Frank, Simon Drescher, Malte Drescher, Karsten Mäder, Dariush Hinderberger, Peter Imming
A hydrophilic tris(tetrachlorotriaryl)methyl (tetrachloro-TAM) radical labelled 50% with (13)C at the central carbon atom was prepared. The mixture of isotopologue radicals was characterised by continuous wave and pulsed X-band electron paramagnetic spectroscopy (EPS). For the pharmaceutical and medical applications planned, the quantitative influence of oxygen, viscosity, temperature and pH on EPR line widths was studied in aqueous buffer, DMSO, water-methanol and water-glycerol mixtures. Under in vivo conditions, pH can be disregarded...
February 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206674/effects-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-on-cardiac-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Jan Naar, Deborah Jaye, Cecilia Linde, Petr Neužil, Petr Doškář, Filip Málek, Frieder Braunschweig, Lars H Lund, Lars Mortensen, Bengt Linderoth, Göran Lind, Dianna Bone, Arthur J Scholte, Fred Kueffer, Jodi Koehler, Kambiz Shahgaldi, Otto Lang, Marcus Ståhlberg
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) reduces sympathetic activity in animal models of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF) but limited data exist of SCS in patients with HF. The aim of the present study was to test the primary hypothesis that SCS reduces cardiac sympathetic nerve activity in HF patients. Secondary hypotheses were that SCS improves left ventricular function and dimension, exercise capacity and clinical variables relevant to HF. METHODS: HF patients with a SCS device previously participating in the DEFEAT-HF trial were included in this crossover study with 6-week intervention periods (SCS-ON and SCS-OFF)...
February 16, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197645/subclinical-decrease-in-myocardial-function-in-asymptomatic-infants-of-diabetic-mothers-a-tissue-doppler-study
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Jenny E Zablah, Dorota Gruber, Guillaume Stoffels, Estefania G Cabezas, Denise A Hayes
Infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are recognized to have impaired myocardial performance, but less is known about ventricular function in IDMs without hypertrophy. We hypothesized that in asymptomatic newborns with normal two-dimensional echocardiographic evaluations, pulsed wave tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) would suggest a subclinical decrease in the cardiac function of IDMs compared to infants of non-diabetics (nIDMs). This is a retrospective cohort study of asymptomatic neonates ≥36 weeks gestation, at 0-7 days of life, with normal standard echocardiograms...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193707/arterial-pressure-heart-rate-and-cerebral-hemodynamics-across-the-adult-life-span
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Chang-Yang Xing, Takashi Tarumi, Rutger L Meijers, Marcel Turner, Justin Repshas, Li Xiong, Kan Ding, Wanpen Vongpatanasin, Li-Jun Yuan, Rong Zhang
Age-related alterations in systemic and cerebral hemodynamics are not well understood. The purpose of this study is to characterize age-related alterations in beat-to-beat oscillations in arterial blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), cerebral blood flow (CBF), cardiac baroreflex sensitivity, and dynamic cerebral autoregulation across the adult life span. We studied 136 healthy adults aged 21 to 80 years (60% women). Beat-to-beat BP, HR, and CBF velocity were measured at rest and during sit-stand maneuvers to mimic effects of postural changes on BP and CBF...
February 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191684/sequence-of-cardiovascular-autonomic-alterations-after-fingolimod-initiation
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Sakari Simula, Tomi P Laitinen, Tiina M Laitinen, Päivi Hartikainen, Juha E K Hartikainen
BACKGROUND: Homeostasis between heart rate and blood pressure is based on several interacting regulatory reflexes, which become influenced by fingolimod initiation. The aim of this study was to determine the sequence of changes in cardiovascular autonomic regulation after fingolimod initiation. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis underwent continuous electrocardiogram recording during the first 6 hr after the first dose of fingolimod...
February 13, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154966/reproductive-allocation-in-pulsed-resource-environments-a-comparative-study-in-two-populations-of-wild-boar
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Marlène Gamelon, Stefano Focardi, Eric Baubet, Serge Brandt, Barbara Franzetti, Francesca Ronchi, Samuel Venner, Bernt-Erik Sæther, Jean-Michel Gaillard
Pulsed resources influence the demography and evolution of consumer populations and, by cascading effect, the dynamics of the entire community. Mast seeding provides a case study for exploring the evolution of life history traits of consumers in fluctuating environments. Wild boar (Sus scrofa) population dynamics is related to seed availability (acorns/beechnuts). From a long-term monitoring of two populations subjected to markedly different environmental contexts (i.e., both low vs. high frequency of pulsed resources and low vs...
February 3, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151904/comparison-between-ultrasound-guided-interfascial-pulsed-radiofrequency-and-ultrasound-guided-interfascial-block-with-local-anesthetic-in-myofascial-pain-syndrome-of-trapezius-muscle
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Ik Tae Cho, Yun Woo Cho, Sang Gyu Kwak, Min Cheol Chang
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) of the trapezius muscle (TM) is a frequently occurring musculoskeletal disorder. However, the treatment of MPS of the TM remains a challenge. We investigated the effects of ultrasound (US)-guided pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation on the interfascial area of the TM. In addition, we compared its effect with that of interfascial block (IFB) with 10 mL of 0.6% lidocaine on the interfascial area of the TM. Thirty-six patients with MPS of the TM were included and randomly assigned into 2 groups...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151761/feasibility-of-restoring-walking-in-multiple-sclerosis-with-multichannel-implanted-electrical-stimulation
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Stephen M Selkirk, Rudi Kobetic, Lisa M Lombardo, Gilles Pinault, Ronald J Triolo
A patient with multiple sclerosis-related gait dysfunction was followed over the course of his disease. Despite aggressive treatment, he developed significant weakness in ankle dorsiflexors and hip and knee flexors and was no longer capable of consistently taking a step on his own. With electrical stimulation of hip and knee flexors and ankle dorsiflexors using implanted electrodes, he was able to consistently walk short distances as far as 30 m, thus significantly improving his Expanded Disability Status Scale score...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150139/acute-effects-of-moderate-continuous-training-on-stress-test-related-pulse-pressure-and-wave-reflection-in-healthy-men
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Florian Milatz, Sascha Ketelhut, Reinhard G Ketelhut
INTRODUCTION: Arterial dysfunction develops early in life even in individuals with modest cardiovascular risk. Stress is associated with increased risk in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. AIM: The main objectives of this study were to investigate the acute effects of moderate continuous training (MCT) on established markers of arterial stiffness and cardiovascular risk during standardized cold pressor stress testing (CPT). METHODS: 29 young healthy male subjects (33...
February 2, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145875/novel-crossing-system-for-chronic-total-occlusion-recanalization-first-in-man-experience-with-the-soundbite-crossing-system
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Andrew Benko, Simon Bérubé, Christopher E Buller, Steven Dion, Louis-Philippe Riel, Martin Brouillette, Philippe Généreux
Chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions are frequent in patients with peripheral and coronary artery disease, and are associated with a higher risk of adverse events, including mortality, decreased quality of life, and increased health-care costs. Percutaneous intervention of CTO lesions has been associated with a lower procedural success rate, and current dedicated CTO devices may be of limited use for non-CTO experts, and associated with increased intraprocedural complication rates. The SoundBite Crossing System (SoundBite Medical Solutions, Inc) is a newly-developed device using shockwaves (short-duration, high-amplitude pressure pulses) delivered to the tip of guidewire to facilitate penetration of the proximal cap and crossing of the occlusion...
February 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141860/prevalence-of-high-blood-pressure-and-association-with-obesity-in-spanish-schoolchildren-aged-4-6-years-old
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Noelia Martín-Espinosa, Ana Díez-Fernández, Mairena Sánchez-López, Irene Rivero-Merino, Lidia Lucas-De La Cruz, Montserrat Solera-Martínez, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of high blood pressure in children is increasing worldwide, largely, but not entirely, driven by the concurrent childhood obesity epidemic. The aims of this study were to examine the prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension in 4-to-6-year-old Spanish schoolchildren, and to evaluate the association between different blood pressure (BP) components with different adiposity indicators. METHODS: Cross-sectional study including a sample of 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124761/laboratory-and-clinical-reliability-of-conformally-coated-subretinal-implants
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Renate Daschner, Udo Greppmaier, Martin Kokelmann, Sandra Rudorf, Ralf Rudorf, Sebastian Schleehauf, Walter G Wrobel
Despite recent developments and new treatments in ophthalmology there is nothing available to cure retinal degenerations like Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) yet. One of the most advanced approaches to treat people that have gone blind due to RP is to replace the function of the degenerated photoreceptors by a microelectronic neuroprosthetic device. Basically, this subretinal active implant transforms the incoming light into electric pulses to stimulate the remaining cells of the retina. The functional time of such devices is a crucial aspect...
March 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120446/phase-iii-study-to-assess-long-term-52-week-safety-and-efficacy-of-mirabegron-a-%C3%AE-3-adrenoceptor-agonist-in-japanese-patients-with-overactive-bladder
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Osamu Yamaguchi, Yasushi Ikeda, Sumito Ohkawa
OBJECTIVES: To investigate safety, tolerability and efficacy of long-term (52 weeks) open-label treatment with mirabegron 50 mg, with an optional dose increase to 100 mg, in patients with overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS: Patients received mirabegron 50 mg once daily for 52 weeks. If efficacy was insufficient at week 8, the dose could be increased to 100 mg. Safety was evaluated based on vital signs, adverse events (AEs), laboratory findings, electrocardiogram and post-void residual volume...
January 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119778/long-term-efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-eswt-for-treatment-of-refractory-chronic-abacterial-prostatitis
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Ghazi Mohammad Al Edwan, Muheilan Mustafa Muheilan, Omar Nabeeh M Atta
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect and safety of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) on chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS)/chronic abacterial prostatitis after failure of most other modalities of treatment, the maintenance of the treatment effect for up to one year post treatment and whether the patients are in need for further sessions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a follow-up survey of 41 patients, the study inclusion criteria were CPPS patients who failed at least previously 3 modalities of treatment other than ESWT, who were treated by ESWT once a week for one month with a protocol of 2500 pulses at 1 bar over 13 min, Nonaddiction to drugs and narcotics...
February 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110841/treatment-of-autoimmune-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-the-more-severe-forms
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REVIEW
Paul Coppo
Daily therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) transformed the historically fatal prognosis of acquired, anti-ADAMTS13 antibody-mediated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), leading to the current overall survival rates of >80%. However, relapses occur in up to 40% of patients and refractory disease with fatal outcomes still occurs. In this context, the introduction of rituximab has probably been the second major breakthrough in TTP management. Rituximab is now routinely recommended during the acute phase, typically in patients with a suboptimal response to treatment, or even as frontline therapy, with high response rates...
December 30, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103289/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-five-competing-strategies-for-the-management-of-multiple-recurrent-community-onset-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-france
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Emilie Baro, Tatiana Galperine, Fanette Denies, Damien Lannoy, Xavier Lenne, Pascal Odou, Benoit Guery, Benoit Dervaux
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is characterized by high rates of recurrence, resulting in substantial health care costs. The aim of this study was to analyze the cost-effectiveness of treatments for the management of second recurrence of community-onset CDI in France. METHODS: We developed a decision-analytic simulation model to compare 5 treatments for the management of second recurrence of community-onset CDI: pulsed-tapered vancomycin, fidaxomicin, fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) via colonoscopy, FMT via duodenal infusion, and FMT via enema...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096849/assessment-of-the-effects-of-extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields-on-toxoplasma-gondii
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Sercin Ozlem-Caliskan, Hatice Ertabaklar, Mehmet Dincer Bilgin, Sema Ertug
BACKGROUND: The effects of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) on Toxoplasma gondii have not been explained yet. The aim of this study was to assess the possible effects of ELF-EMF on growth, survival time and viability of Toxoplasma gondii. In addition, the life span of Toxoplasma infected animals was investigated. METHODS: Sixty adult male BALB/c mice were used for in vivo and in vivo experiments in Laboratory of Biopyhsics and Parasitology of Medical Faculty, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey, in 2010...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094501/artificial-cells-synthetic-compartments-with-life-like-functionality-and-adaptivity
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Bastiaan C Buddingh', Jan C M van Hest
Cells are highly advanced microreactors that form the basis of all life. Their fascinating complexity has inspired scientists to create analogs from synthetic and natural components using a bottom-up approach. The ultimate goal here is to assemble a fully man-made cell that displays functionality and adaptivity as advanced as that found in nature, which will not only provide insight into the fundamental processes in natural cells but also pave the way for new applications of such artificial cells. In this Account, we highlight our recent work and that of others on the construction of artificial cells...
January 17, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086939/feasibility-study-for-the-non-invasive-blood-pressure-estimation-based-on-ppg-morphology-normotensive-subject-study
#20
Hangsik Shin, Se Dong Min
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure is a critical bio-signal and its importance has been increased with the aged society and the growth of cardiovascular disease population. However, most of hypertensive patients have been suffered the inconvenience in monitoring blood pressure in daily life because the measurement of the blood pressure depends on the cuff-based technique. Nowadays there are many trials to measure blood pressure without cuff, especially, photoplethysmography (PPG) based research is carried out in various ways...
January 10, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
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