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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922281/the-effect-of-recurrent-pulsed-dye-laser-treatments-in-rosacea-patients
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Mark Strand Do, Gunnar Bergqvist, Shane Griffith, Emma Bergqvist
BACKGROUND: Rosacea is common chronic skin condition and is known to have a negative impact on patient's quality of life. The use of pulsed dye laser treatment to improve quality of life is well documented in the literature. Prior work has emphasized a single series of laser treatments but we investigated the effect of recurrent pulsed dye laser treatment on patient's symptomalology and quality of life. METHODS: We designed an 8 question survey about patient's rosacea symptoms, prior treatments, effectiveness of prior treatments, benefit of the laser treatments, and number of laser treatments...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919300/a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-of-transcranial-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-in-patients-with-multiple-chemical-sensitivity
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Marie Thi Dao Tran, Sine Skovbjerg, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Karl Bang Christensen, Jesper Elberling
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of transcranially applied pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) on functional impairments and symptom severity in multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) patients. METHODS: The study was conducted as a nationwide trial in Denmark using a randomised, parallel-group, double-blind and placebo-controlled design. Sample size was estimated at 40 participants. Eligibility criteria were age 18-75 years and fulfilment of the MCS case criteria...
December 6, 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913565/a-24-year-old-male-with-a-painful-and-cold-lower-extremity
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Eric A Robinson, Zain I Khalpey, Rajesh Janardhanan
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 24-year-old male presented to the emergency department with intense pain in his right lower extremity. He has a medical history significant for systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome. He also had four prior episodes of deep venous thromboses on rivaroxaban. The patient stated that early in the morning, he started to feel intense pain that started from his knee and progressed to his calf, with associated numbness and paraesthesia. On physical examination, the limb felt cold with absent right popliteal and dorsalis pedis pulses...
December 2, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910363/a-small-long-life-acoustic-transmitter-for-studying-the-behavior-of-aquatic-animals
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J Lu, Z D Deng, H Li, M J Myjak, J J Martinez, J Xiao, R S Brown, S S Cartmell
Acoustic telemetry is an important tool for studying the behavior of aquatic animals and assessing the environmental impact of structures such as hydropower facilities. However, the physical size, signal intensity, and service life of off-the-shelf transmitters are presently insufficient for monitoring certain species. In this study, we developed a small, long-life acoustic transmitter with an approximate length of 24.2 mm, diameter of 5.0 mm, and dry weight of 0.72 g. The transmitter generates a coded acoustic signal at 416...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908251/effects-of-an-outpatient-service-rehabilitation-programme-in-patients-affected-by-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-an-observational-study
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Maurizio Bussotti, Paola Gremigni, Roberto Fe Pedretti, Patrycja Kransinska, Silvia Di Marco, Paola Corbo, Giovanni Marchese, Paolo Totaro, Marinella Sommaruga
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease characterised by a severe impairment of functional status and quality of life (QoL). Use of rehabilitative programmes may help to improve outcomes. The aim of this pre/post test case series was to evaluate the impact of a training program, including sessions of aerobic and resistance exercise, inspiratory muscle reinforcement, slow breathing, relaxation, and psychological support, on functional outcomes. METHODS: Fifteen patients affected by PAH, in World Health Organization (WHO) Functional Class (FC) II or III and in stable clinical condition, were included in a 4-week cardiorespiratory training programme conducted in outpatient service...
November 30, 2016: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907050/when-is-the-brain-dead-living-like-electrophysiological-responses-and-photon-emissions-from-applications-of-neurotransmitters-in-fixed-post-mortem-human-brains
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Michael A Persinger, Nicolas Rouleau, Nirosha J Murugan, Lucas W E Tessaro, Justin N Costa
The structure of the post-mortem human brain can be preserved by immersing the organ within a fixative solution. Once the brain is perfused, cellular and histological features are maintained over extended periods of time. However, functions of the human brain are not assumed to be preserved beyond death and subsequent chemical fixation. Here we present a series of experiments which, together, refute this assumption. Instead, we suggest that chemical preservation of brain structure results in some retained functional capacity...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906038/craniopagus-parasiticus-a-parasitic-head-protruding-from-temporal-area-of-cranium-a-case-report
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Wassihun Nega, Meku Damte, Yonas Girma, Getachew Desta, Mengistu Hailemariam
BACKGROUND: Craniopagus parasiticus is rare with an incidence of approximately four to six cases in 10,000,000 births. In our case, the head of the parasitic twin protruded from the temporal area of the normal twin's cranium. The parasitic twin had two deformed lower limbs, of which one was rudimentary, and long bones of the bilateral lower limbs and some pelvic bone. Dissection of the mass of the parasitic twin's body revealed the intestine but no chest organs or abdominal organs. There was a rudimentary labium but no vaginal opening...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904601/evaluation-effects-of-nebulized-gentamicin-in-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease
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Forogh Soltaninejad, Soleiman Kheiri, Roya Habibian, Arshia Amra, Shahin Asgari-Savadjani
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Exacerbation of COPD has negative effect on quality of life. Therapeutic effect of nebulized antibiotics in pulmonary infections has been reported previously. Hence, we evaluated the effect of nebulized gentamicin in acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 86 hospitalized patients with AECOPD were divided into two groups for using nebulized gentamicin twice daily (case group) and placebo (control group) for 5 days in addition to standard treatment...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903260/clinical-physiologic-and-radiographic-factors-contributing-to-development-of-hypoxemia-in-moderate-to-severe-copd-a-cohort-study
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J Michael Wells, Raul San Jose Estepar, Merry-Lynn N McDonald, Surya P Bhatt, Alejandro A Diaz, William C Bailey, Francine L Jacobson, Mark T Dransfield, George R Washko, Barry J Make, Richard Casaburi, Edwin J R van Beek, Eric A Hoffman, Frank C Sciurba, James D Crapo, Edwin K Silverman, Craig P Hersh
BACKGROUND: Hypoxemia is a major complication of COPD and is a strong predictor of mortality. We previously identified independent risk factors for the presence of resting hypoxemia in the COPDGene cohort. However, little is known about characteristics that predict onset of resting hypoxemia in patients who are normoxic at baseline. We hypothesized that a combination of clinical, physiologic, and radiographic characteristics would predict development of resting hypoxemia after 5-years of follow-up in participants with moderate to severe COPD METHODS: We analyzed 678 participants with moderate-to-severe COPD recruited into the COPDGene cohort who completed baseline and 5-year follow-up visits and who were normoxic by pulse oximetry at baseline...
December 1, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890828/alterations-of-motor-cortical-microcircuit-in-a-depressive-like-mouse-model-produced-by-light-deprivation
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Yun-Feng Zhang, Qi-Qin Li, Jia Qu, Cui-Min Sun, Yun Wang
Depression is one of the most prevalent and life-threatening forms of mental illness. The heavy social burden imposed by this disorder calls for a better understanding of its pathogenesis. Light deficiency is an important factor potentially leading to depression. However, how the light deficiency affects neural microcircuit underlying depression remains largely unknown. This study investigated the properties of morphology, electrophysiology, and synaptology of layer V pyramidal cells (L5PCs) in the motor cortex of a mouse model with depressive behavioral phenotype that was produced by light deprivation (LD)...
November 25, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888101/post-hatching-brain-morphogenesis-and-cell-proliferation-in-the-pulse-type-mormyrid-mormyrus-rume-proboscirostris
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Milka Radmilovich, Isabel Barreiro, Leticia Iribarne, Kirsty Grant, Frank Kirschbaum, María E Castelló
The anatomical organization of African Mormyrids' brain is a clear example of departure from the average brain morphotype in teleosts, probably related to functional specialization associated to electrosensory processing and sensory-motor coordination. The brain of Mormyrids is characterized by a well-developed rhombencephalic electrosensory lobe interconnected with relatively large mesencephalic torus semicircularis and optic tectum, and a huge and complex cerebellum. This unique morphology might imply cell addition from extraventricular proliferation zones up to late developmental stages...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Physiology, Paris
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886569/effects-of-a-right-unilateral-ultrabrief-pulse-electroconvulsive-therapy-course-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-elderly-depressed-patients
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W Vaughn McCall, Sarah H Lisanby, Peter B Rosenquist, Mary Dooley, Mustafa M Husain, Rebecca G Knapp, Georgios Petrides, Matthew V Rudorfer, Robert C Young, Shawn M McClintock, Martina Mueller, Joan Prudic, Robert M Greenberg, Richard D Weiner, Samuel H Bailine, Mary Anne Riley, Laryssa McCloud, Charles H Kellner
INTRODUCTION: Patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) referred for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) have poorer Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL), compared with other patients with MDD, but ECT is associated with significant and durable improvement in HRQOL. However, no prior research has focused exclusively on elderly patients with MDD receiving ECT. METHODS: HRQOL data from 240 depressed patients over the age of 60 was measured with the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF-36)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859948/peripheral-nerve-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-syndromes-from-nerve-injury-a-multicenter-observational-study
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Gianni Colini Baldeschi, Alessandro Dario, Giuliano De Carolis, Nicola Luxardo, Massimo Natale, Paola Nosella, Alfonso Papa, Massimiliano Raggi, Claudio Reverberi
INTRODUCTION: Assessing the feasibility, technical implications, and clinical benefits of peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) performed by an implantable pulse generator (IPG) located close to the stimulation site. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Selected patients were affected by neuropathic pain associated with a documented peripheral nerve lesion, refractory to conventional surgical or pharmacological treatment. A PNS system specifically designed for peripheral placement (Neurimpulse, Padova, Italy) was implanted and followed for six months, recording the degree of patient's satisfaction (PGI-I questionnaire), the pain numerical rating scale (NRS) and the quality of life (SF36 questionnaire), as well as any change in drug regimen and work capability...
November 16, 2016: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859364/significance-of-structural-variation-in-thylakoid-membranes-in-maintaining-functional-photosystems-during-reproductive-growth
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Hatsumi Nozue, Kaori Oono, Yoshinobu Ichikawa, Shun Tanimura, Kana Shirai, Kintake Sonoike, Masayuki Nozue, Nobuaki Hayashida
Structural variation in the stroma-grana arrangement of the thylakoid membranes, such as changes in the thickness of the grana stacks and in the ratio between grana and inter-grana thylakoid, is often observed. Broadly, such alterations are considered acclimation to changes in growth and the environment. However, the relation of thylakoid morphology to plant growth and photosynthesis remains obscure. Here, we report changes in the thylakoid during leaf development under a fixed light condition. Histological studies on the chloroplasts of fresh green Arabidopsis leaves have shown that characteristically shaped thylakoid membranes lacking the inter-grana region, referred to hereafter as isolated-grana, occurred adjacent to highly ordered, large grana layers...
November 17, 2016: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858922/emphysematous-cholecystitis-in-a-young-male-without-predisposing-factors-a-case-report
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Ming-Yu Chen, Chen Lu, Yi-Fan Wang, Xiu-Jun Cai
This report describes the diagnosis and treatment for Emphysematous cholecystitis (EC) without predisposing factors, and reviews the current literature.A 49-year-old male without predisposition presented to emergency department with a two-day history of sudden onset abdominal pain, hypertension and received empirical antibiotics with Imipenem/Cilastatin 0.5 g via intravenous route every 8 hours. Computed tomography (CT)-scan revealed that air encircling gallbladder is the most important and accurate evidence for EC diagnosis...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858881/efficacy-and-safety-of-continuous-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-plus-pulsed-radiofrequency-for-treatment-of-v1-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Peng Yao, Tao Hong, Yong-Qiang Zhu, Hong-Xi Li, Zhi-Bin Wang, Yuan-Yuan Ding, Jia-Ming Ma, Shi-Nong Pan
Patients may develop serious eye complications after continuous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (CRF) for V1 (ophthalmic division) trigeminal neuralgia (TN) at a higher temperature. Therefore, the temperature of clinical CRF for V1 TN has long been disputed, but there have few reports been found about how to achieve satisfactory pain relief, reduce the incidence rates of complications, and shorten the recovery time after CRF for V1 TN.To observe whether pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) can lead to increased rate in pain relief, reduced rate of complications, or shortened recovery time after CRF is used to treat V1 idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN)...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856682/capturing-schizophrenia-like-prodromal-symptoms-in-a-spinocerebellar-ataxia-17-transgenic-rat
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Davide Amato, Fabio Canneva, Huu Phuc Nguyen, Peter Bauer, Olaf Riess, Stephan von Hörsten, Christian P Müller
RATIONALE: The polyglutamine disease spinocerebellar ataxia type 17 (SCA17) is a neurodegenerative disease leading to severe neurological symptoms during development. Additionally, patients affected by SCA17 display psychosis earlier than their motor disorders. OBJECTIVE: Here the putative psychotic phenotype and endophenotype of transgenic SCA17 rats was examined. METHODS: The expression of schizophrenia-like symptoms was evaluated over a longitudinal period before and after the onset of neurological symptoms in SCA17...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856548/the-pulse-vision-change-rubrics-version-1-0-a-valid-and-equitable-tool-to-measure-transformation-of-life-sciences-departments-at-all-institution-types
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Loretta Brancaccio-Taras, Pamela Pape-Lindstrom, Marcy Peteroy-Kelly, Karen Aguirre, Judy Awong-Taylor, Teri Balser, Michael J Cahill, Regina F Frey, Thomas Jack, Michael Kelrick, Kate Marley, Kathryn G Miller, Marcy Osgood, Sandra Romano, J Akif Uzman, Jiuqing Zhao
The PULSE Vision & Change Rubrics, version 1.0, assess life sciences departments' progress toward implementation of the principles of the Vision and Change report. This paper reports on the development of the rubrics, their validation, and their reliability in measuring departmental change aligned with the Vision and Change recommendations. The rubrics assess 66 different criteria across five areas: Curriculum Alignment, Assessment, Faculty Practice/Faculty Support, Infrastructure, and Climate for Change. The results from this work demonstrate the rubrics can be used to evaluate departmental transformation equitably across institution types and represent baseline data about the adoption of the Vision and Change recommendations by life sciences programs across the United States...
2016: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847719/comparison-of-the-effects-of-ultrasound-guided-interfascial-pulsed-radiofrequency-and-ultrasound-guided-interfascial-injection-on-myofascial-pain-syndrome-of-the-gastrocnemius
#19
So Min Park, Yun Woo Cho, Sang Ho Ahn, Dong Gyu Lee, Hee Kyung Cho, Sung Yup Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the comparative treatment effects of ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment (UG-PRF) in the gastrocnemius interfascial space and ultrasound-guided interfascial injection (UG-INJ) on myofascial pain syndrome. METHODS: Forty consecutive patients with myofascial pain syndrome of the gastrocnemius were enrolled and were allocated to one of the two groups. Twenty patients were treated by UG-PRF delivered to the gastrocnemius interfascial space (UG-PRF group) and the other 20 patients were treated by interfascial injection (UG-INJ group)...
October 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824889/ocean-productivity-may-predict-recruitment-of-the-rainbow-wrasse-coris-julis
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Jorge Fontes, Brice Semmens, Jennifer E Caselle, Ricardo S Santos, Shree R Prakya
Predicting recruitment fluctuations of fish populations remains the Holy Grail of fisheries science. While previous work has linked recruitment of reef fish to environmental variables including temperature, the demonstration of a robust relationship with productivity remains elusive. Despite decades of research, empirical evidence to support this critical link remains limited. Here we identify a consistent and strong relationship between recruitment of a temperate wrasse Coris julis, from temperate reefs in the mid-Atlantic region, with Chlorophyll, over contrasting scales, across multiple years...
2016: PloS One
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