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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779266/associations-of-mental-health-with-cardiovascular-risk-phenotypes-and-adiposity-in-adolescence-a-cross-sectional-community-based-study
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Kate Lycett, Clare McNamara, Fiona K Mensah, David Burgner, Jessica A Kerr, Josh Muller, Melissa Wake
AIM: Cardiovascular disease and mental illness commonly co-occur in later life, but it is unknown how early these associations arise. We aimed to determine the extent to which: (i) childhood mental health is associated with functional and structural cardiovascular risk phenotypes and adiposity in late childhood/adolescence, and (ii) associations between mental health and cardiovascular phenotypes may be explained by differential body mass index. METHODS: This cross-sectional study drew on three longitudinal community-based cohort studies (two enriched for overweight/obesity) in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia, with harmonized follow-up in 2014...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779204/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-and-subsequent-maternal-cardiovascular-health
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Nienke E Bergen, Sarah Schalekamp-Timmermans, Jolien Roos-Hesselink, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep, Vincent V W Jaddoe, Eric A P Steegers
To examine associations between hypertensive pregnancy disorders and maternal cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life. We examined the associations between blood pressure (BP) in pregnancy, gestational hypertension (GH) and preeclampsia (PE) with cardiovascular measurements 6 years after index pregnancy among 4912 women participating in the Generation R Study, the Netherlands. BP, left ventricular mass (LV mass), aortic root diameter (AOD), left atrial diameter, fractional shortening, and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV)...
May 19, 2018: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777714/efficiency-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-and-transcutaneous-nerve-stimulation-on-hemiplegic-shoulder-pain-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Meimei Zhou, Fang Li, Weibo Lu, Junfa Wu, Song Pei
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) on hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP). DESIGN: This is a prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT). SETTING: A total of 184 HSP patients, aged 18-80 years, were recruited in the Rehabilitation Hospital from February 2014 to July 2016. The Ethics approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board of the Hospital...
May 16, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775076/walking-with-controlled-breathing-improves-exercise-tolerance-anxiety-and-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hsiu-Chin Teng, Mei-Ling Yeh, Mei-Hua Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients with heart failure experience not only impaired physical condition, but also their physical activity, moods, and quality of life may be diminished. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 12-week walking with breathing program on physical activity tolerance considering time-dependent physiological factors and time-independent interoceptive awareness, as well as psychosocial factors. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial recruited 90 heart failure patients and randomly assigned them...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771998/risk-factors-for-inappropriate-blood-requisition-among-hospitals-in-tanzania
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Wilhellmuss I Mauka, Tara B Mtuy, Michael J Mahande, Sia E Msuya, Innocent B Mboya, Abdul Juma, Rune N Philemon
BACKGROUND: Blood is a critical aspect of treatment in life saving situations, increasing demand. Blood requisition practices greatly effect sufficient supply in blood banks. This study aimed to determine the risk factors for inappropriate blood requisition in Tanzania. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study using secondary data of 14,460 patients' blood requests from 42 transfusion hospitals. Primary data were obtained by using cluster-sampling design. Data were analysed using a two-level mixed-effects Poisson regression to determine fixed-effects of individual-level factors and hospital level factors associated with inappropriate blood requests...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766282/parameters-of-pulse-wave-velocity-determinants-and-reference-values-assessed-in-the-population-based-study-life-adult
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Daniel Baier, Andrej Teren, Kerstin Wirkner, Markus Loeffler, Markus Scholz
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: Parameters of arterial stiffness such as pulse wave velocity (PWV) were recently proposed as independent risk factors of cardiovascular events. We analyse three PWV parameters in the large population-based study LIFE-Adult to identify risk factors, normal and reference values. METHODS AND RESULTS: Brachial-ankle (ba), brachial-femoral (bf) and carotid-femoral (cf) PWV assessment was performed using Vicorder device. 8509 participants aged 19-80 were analysed...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763654/obturator-neuromodulation-with-laparoscopic-placement-of-an-obturator-lead-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-opioid-dependent-chronic-pelvic-pain-due-to-obturator-neuralgia
#7
Richard P Marvel
Chronic pelvic pain(CPP) is a common condition in women that can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Some of the most severe forms of CPP are related to peripheral nerve injuries causing persistent neuropathic pain. This is a case of a young woman with severe opioid dependent chronic pelvic and right groin pain due to obturator neuralgia. She had failed a multitude of treatments including multiple medications, manual physical therapy, nerve blocks, surgical neurolysis and spinal cord stimulation without significant benefit...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761082/associations-between-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-arterial-stiffness-a-prospective-analysis-based-on-the-maine-syracuse-study
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Merrill F Elias, Georgina E Crichton, Peter J Dearborn, Michael A Robbins, Walter P Abhayaratna
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate prospective associations between type 2 diabetes mellitus status and the gold standard non-invasive method for ascertaining arterial stiffness, carotid femoral pulse wave velocity. Methods: The prospective analysis employed 508 community-dwelling participants (mean age 61 years, 60% women) from the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study. Pulse wave velocity at wave 7 (2006-2010) was compared between those with type 2 diabetes mellitus at wave 6 (2001-2006) ( n = 52) and non-diabetics at wave 6 ( n = 456), with adjustment for demographic factors, cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle- and pulse wave velocity-related factors...
March 2018: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760033/the-mid-career-demon
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Timothy P Daaleman
For several months I have been trying to tag a greyness that has shaded my doctoring. I was not burned out but uncovered the desert experience of mind and soul known as acedia, which is called the noonday demon because it vexes those in the mid-stages of life. Grappling with the noonday demon has upended all of my assumptions about the workings of hope in the practice of medicine. For me, hope is no longer the anticipation of a positive outcome, or the warm feeling associated with the validation of a correct diagnosis, or the conclusion of successful treatment...
May 2018: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758886/carrier-flies-of-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-as-potential-dissemination-agent-in-dairy-farm-environment
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Taila Dos Santos Alves, Gustavo Henrique Batista Lara, Renato Pariz Maluta, Márcio Garcia Ribeiro, Domingos da Silva Leite
The life cycle of synanthropic flies and their behavior, allows them to serve as mechanical vectors of several pathogens. Given that flies can carry multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, this study aimed to investigate the spread of genes of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from flies collected in two dairy farms in Brazil. Besides antimicrobial resistance determinants, the presence of virulence genes related to bovine colibacillosis was also assessed. Of 94 flies collected, Musca domestica was the most frequently found in the two farms...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757758/ultrasound-guided-pulsed-radiofrequency-in-the-management-of-thoracic-post-herpetic-neuralgia-a-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-trial
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Mohamed Y Makharita, Hanaa M El Bendary, Zainab M Sonbul, Salma El Sayed Ahmed, Mahmoud Abdel Latif
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) for the intercostal nerves (ICNs) in the management of thoracic post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). METHODS: After 2 weeks of treatment by pregabalin 150▒mg/12 hours, patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups. The PRF group, after ultrasound-guided localization of the ICN of the affected thoracic dermatome, sensory stimulation of the ICN was tested...
May 11, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754316/compromised-mechanical-homeostasis-in-arterial-aging-and-associated-cardiovascular-consequences
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J Ferruzzi, D Madziva, A W Caulk, G Tellides, J D Humphrey
Aging leads to central artery stiffening and associated hemodynamic sequelae. Because healthy arteries exhibit differential geometry, composition, and mechanical behaviors along the central vasculature, we sought to determine whether wall structure and mechanical function differ across five vascular regions-the ascending and descending thoracic aorta, suprarenal and infrarenal abdominal aorta, and common carotid artery-in 20 versus 100-week-old male wild-type mice. Notwithstanding generally consistent changes across these regions, including a marked thickening of the arterial wall, diminished in vivo axial stretch, and loss of elastic energy storage capacity, the degree of changes tended to be slightly greater in abdominal than in thoracic or carotid vessels...
May 12, 2018: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753523/testicular-transposition-in-children-undergoing-brachytherapy-for-bladder-and-or-prostate-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Guenolee de Lambert, Cyrus Chargari, Véronique Minard-Colin, Christine Haie-Meder, Florent Guérin, Hélène Martelli
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Fertility preservation is a major goal in treatment of children with cancer. We describe a new technique of testicular transposition (TT) in patients treated with pulse-dose-rate (PDR) brachytherapy as part of the multimodal conservative treatment of bladder neck and/or prostate rhabdomyosarcoma (BP RMS). METHODS: Medical records of consecutive patients treated between September 2016 and August 2017 were studied. These patients underwent a TT performed during BP RMS surgery by the same suprapubic incision...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753233/associations-of-y-chromosomal-haplogroups-with-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-and-subclinical-vascular-measures-in-males-during-childhood-and-adolescence
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Linda M O'Keeffe, Laura D Howe, Abigail Fraser, Alun D Hughes, Kaitlin H Wade, Emma L Anderson, Debbie A Lawlor, A Mesut Erzurumluoglu, George Davey-Smith, Santiago Rodriguez, Evie Stergiakouli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Males have greater cardiometabolic risk than females, though the reasons for this are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to examine the association between common Y chromosomal haplogroups and cardiometabolic risk during early life. METHODS: In a British birth cohort, we examined the association of Y chromosomal haplogroups with trajectories of cardiometabolic risk factors from birth to 18 years and with carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, carotid intima media thickness and left ventricular mass index at age 18...
April 25, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752033/effectiveness-of-monopolar-dielectric-transmission-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-for-multiple-sclerosis-related-pain-a-pilot-study
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A Hochsprung, S Escudero-Uribe, A J Ibáñez-Vera, G Izquierdo-Ayuso
INTRODUCTION: Pain is highly prevalent in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); it is chronic in 50% of cases and is classified as nociceptive, neuropathic, or mixed-type. Pain affects quality of life, sleep, and the activities of daily living. Electrotherapy is an interesting alternative or complementary treatment in the management of pain in MS, with new innovations constantly appearing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study evaluates the effectiveness of treatment with monopolar dielectric transmission of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) for pain associated with MS...
May 8, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751813/ruptured-caesarean-scar-ectopic-pregnancy-a-diagnostic-dilemma-in-a-resource-limited-setting
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Atem Bethel Ajong, Bruno Kenfack, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Philip Nana Njotang
BACKGROUND: Caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) remains a very rare form of ectopic pregnancy associated with serious life threatening obstetric complications and even death in case of late diagnosis and treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a ruptured caesarean scar pregnancy in a 29 year-old gravida 5, para 3 with a past obstetric history of two consecutive caesarean sections done 9 and 5 years ago respectively. The patient presented with intermittent lower abdominal pains on a 20 weeks gestation associated with mild epigastralgia and 2 previous episodes of mild pervaginal bleeding (2 and 1 months ago respectively before consultation) managed with injectable progesterone...
May 11, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747889/oxygen-therapy-in-the-delivery-room-what-is-the-right-dose
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Vishal Kapadia, Myra H Wyckoff
Oxygen is the most commonly used medicine used during neonatal resuscitation in the delivery room. Oxygen therapy in delivery room should be used judiciously to avoid oxygen toxicity while delivering sufficient oxygen to prevent hypoxia. Measurement of appropriate oxygenation relies on pulse oximetry, but adequate ventilation and perfusion are equally important for oxygen delivery. In this article, we review oxygenation while transitioning from fetal to neonatal life, the importance of appropriate oxygen therapy, its measurement in the delivery room, and current recommendations for oxygen therapy and its limitations...
June 2018: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743133/chromatographic-analysis-of-textile-dyes
#18
Mihail Simion Beldean-Galea, Florina-Maria Copaciu, Maria-Virginia Coman
The textile industry uses many raw materials (natural and synthetic dyes and fibers) and different dyeing techniques that can be considered important pollutants with a negative impact on the environment (toxic working conditions, discharged wastewater, and contamination). Although synthetic dyes are intensively used, offer a wide range of colors and hues and properties of adhesion, longevity, and resistance to sunshine and chemical processes, and are cost-effective, they have begun to be restricted by many textile producers because they are nonbiodegradable and have toxic, carcinogenic, and mutagenic effects that generate some imbalances in plant, animal, and human life...
May 9, 2018: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743101/individualized-perioperative-hemodynamic-goal-directed-therapy-in-major-abdominal-surgery-ipegasus-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sandra Funcke, Bernd Saugel, Christian Koch, Dagmar Schulte, Thomas Zajonz, Michael Sander, Angelo Gratarola, Lorenzo Ball, Paolo Pelosi, Savino Spadaro, Riccardo Ragazzi, Carlo Alberto Volta, Thomas Mencke, Amelie Zitzmann, Benedikt Neukirch, Gonzalo Azparren, Marta Giné, Vicky Moral, Hans Otto Pinnschmidt, Oscar Díaz-Cambronero, Maria Jose Alberola Estelles, Marisol Echeverri Velez, Maria Vila Montañes, Javier Belda, Marina Soro, Jaume Puig, Daniel Arnulf Reuter, Sebastian Alois Haas
BACKGROUND: Postoperative morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing surgery is high, especially in patients who are at risk of complications and undergoing major surgery. We hypothesize that perioperative, algorithm-driven, hemodynamic therapy based on individualized fluid status and cardiac output optimization is able to reduce mortality and postoperative moderate and severe complications as a major determinant of the patients' postoperative quality of life, as well as health care costs...
May 9, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742542/dynamic-current-focusing-a-novel-approach-to-loudness-coding-in-cochlear-implants
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Monique A M de Jong, Jeroen J Briaire, Johan H M Frijns
OBJECTIVES: In an attempt to improve spectral resolution and speech intelligibility, several current focusing methods have been proposed to increase spatial selectivity by decreasing intracochlear current spread. For example, tripolar stimulation administers current to a central electrode and uses the two flanking electrodes as the return pathway, creating a narrower intracochlear electrical field and hence increases spectral resolution when compared with monopolar (MP) stimulation. However, more current is required, and in some patients, specifically the ones with high electrode impedances, full loudness growth cannot be supported because of compliance limits...
May 8, 2018: Ear and Hearing
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