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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743155/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-prior-to-radical-cystectomy-for-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-with-variant-histology
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Malte W Vetterlein, Stephanie A M Wankowicz, Thomas Seisen, Richard Lander, Björn Löppenberg, Felix K-H Chun, Mani Menon, Maxine Sun, Justine A Barletta, Toni K Choueiri, Joaquim Bellmunt, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Mark A Preston
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in pure urothelial bladder cancer provides a significant survival benefit. However, to the authors' knowledge, it is unknown whether this benefit persists in histological variants. The objective of the current study was to assess the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on the probability of non-organ-confined disease and overall survival after radical cystectomy (RC) in patients with histological variants. METHODS: Querying the National Cancer Data Base, the authors identified 2018 patients with histological variants who were undergoing RC for bladder cancer between 2003 and 2012...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743109/robot-assisted-vesico-vaginal-fistula-repair-our-technique-and-review-of-the-literature
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Deliu Victor Matei, Vanna Zanagnolo, Mihai Dorin Vartolomei, Nicolae Crisan, Matteo Ferro, Luca Bocciolone, Angelo Maggioni, Ioan Coman, Ottavio de Cobelli
OBJECTIVE: Our first objective was to report our experience on robot-assisted vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) repair after radical surgery for gynecologic malignancies without omental flap interposition using a da Vinci robotic system. The second objective was to critically review the literature in order to analyze surgical solutions used to avoid repair failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five patients with VVF diagnosed after previous open surgery for gynecologic malignancies referred to our tertiary institutions were selected...
July 26, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743097/less-is-more-an-outcome-assessment-of-patients-operated-for-gallstone-ileus-without-fistula-treatment
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Dario Tartaglia, Sohail Bakkar, Lorenzo Piccini, Jessica Bronzoni, Luigi Cobuccio, Andrea Bertolucci, Christian Galatioto, Massimo Chiarugi
BACKGROUND: The treatment of gallstone ileus (GI) consists of surgical removal of the impacted bilestone with or without cholecystectomy and repair of the biliodigestive fistula. The objective of this study was to assess whether sparing patients a definitive biliary procedure adversely influenced the outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of GI were reviewed. Two groups were identified: patients who underwent a definitive biliary procedure with relieving the intestinal obstruction (group 1/G1) and those who did not have a definitive biliary procedure (group 2/G2)...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743061/circulating-ctrp9-levels-are-increased-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-and-correlated-with-insulin-resistance
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Yanjun Jia, Xiaohe Luo, Ying Ji, Jingwen Xie, Han Jiang, Mao Fu, Xiaoqiang Li
AIMS: C1q/TNF-related protein-9 (CTRP9) is a novel adipokine that has been shown to promote lipid metabolism, enhance insulin sensitivity and protect against cardiovascular disease. However, previous studies in humans have produced controversial results regarding the association between CTRP9 and insulin resistance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationships between CTRP9 and insulin resistance in Chinese population. METHODS: Subjects with normal glucose tolerance (NGT, n=108), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT, n=92), and newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (nT2DM, n=106) were recruited to determining the circulating CTRP9 and adiponectin levels by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay...
July 8, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743042/clinical-outcome-and-rehabilitation-of-homeless-mentally-ill-patients-admitted-in-mental-health-institute-of-south-india-know-the-unknown-project
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Guru S Gowda, G Gopika, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar, Narayana Manjunatha, Ravi Yadav, Dwarakanath Srinivas, Bharath Rose Dawn, Suresh Bada Math
OBJECTIVES: Homeless Mentally Ill (HMI) patients represent a unique global problem and pose a challenge in treatment, management and rehabilitation services. There is sparse data on HMI patients in India. The objective of this paper is to study the clinical outcome and rehabilitation of HMI patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of 'HMI' patients from 1st January 2002 to 31st December 2015, who were admitted under Department of Psychiatry at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India...
July 4, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743027/impact-of-heat-stress-on-estrus-expression-and-follicle-size-in-estrus-under-field-conditions-in-dairy-cows
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L K Schüller, I Michaelis, W Heuwieser
The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of heat stress on the expression of estrus signs and follicular diameter at the day of estrus in dairy cows under farm conditions. Cows reported in estrus (i.e., by an automated activity monitoring system or by the herd manager) were examined by a veterinarian. Uterine contractility and the largest diameter of all ovarian structures was determined by transrectal palpation and ultrasonography, respectively. The amount of estrus discharge, mounting traces and the color of the vaginal mucosa were determined in an external examination and scored on 3-point scales...
July 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743026/evaluation-of-the-ivet-%C3%A2-birth-monitoring-system-in-primiparous-dairy-heifers
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G Henningsen, H Marien, W Hasseler, M Feldmann, H-A Schoon, M Hoedemaker, K Herzog
The objective was to validate the iVET(®) birth monitoring system and to determine if it reduced fetal death in primiparous dairy heifers over a 1-y interval. There were 359 pregnant heifers enrolled; 167 heifers in the iVET(®) group were monitored electronically and the remaining 192 (controls) were monitored visually for onset of Stage 2 labor, according to routine farm management. In addition, as a reference, all heifers were observed throughout the study by two independent investigators. Calves born dead or that died within 24 h after birth were defined as stillborn...
July 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742868/combining-ability-of-highland-tropic-adapted-potato-for-tuber-yield-and-yield-components-under-drought
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Betaw Hirut, Hussein Shimelis, Mengistu Fentahun, Merideth Bonierbale, Manuel Gastelo, Asrat Asfaw
Recurrent drought and late blight disease are the major factors limiting potato productivity in the northwest Ethiopian highlands. Incorporating drought tolerance and late blight resistance in the same genotypes will enable the development of cultivars with high and stable yield potential under erratic rainfall conditions. The objectives of this study were to assess combining ability effects and gene action for tuber yield and traits related to drought tolerance in the International Potato Centre's (CIP's) advanced clones from the late blight resistant breeding population B group 'B3C2' and to identify promising parents and families for cultivar development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742840/glaucomatous-changes-in-lamina-pores-shape-within-the-lamina-cribrosa-using-wide-bandwidth-femtosecond-mode-locked-laser-oct
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Takuhei Shoji, Hiroto Kuroda, Masayuki Suzuki, Hisashi Ibuki, Makoto Araie, Shin Yoneya
PURPOSE: The lamina cribrosa (LC) is known to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of glaucoma. Although it has been reported that striae-shaped or slit-shaped lamina pores are more frequent in eyes with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), this observation is based only on fundus photography. The primary object of this study is to perform layer-by-layer comparisons of the shape of lamina pores within the LC in vivo. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Optic nerve head B-scans were obtained using custom-made broad-wavelength optical coherence tomography with a mode-locked laser...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742820/facilitators-and-barriers-to-physical-activity-in-people-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-qualitative-study
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Laura Boutevillain, Arnaud Dupeyron, Caroline Rouch, Emilie Richard, Emmanuel Coudeyre
BACKGROUND: For medical teams, one of the main objectives of rehabilitation for people with chronic low back pain is adherence to physical activity (PA). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify PA barriers and facilitators in this population. METHODS: This qualitative study included 4 discussion groups and 16 semi-structured interviews conducted among people with non-specific chronic low back pain who were involved in a specific rehabilitation program or seen in primary care settings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742816/a-mixture-of-sparse-coding-models-explaining-properties-of-face-neurons-related-to-holistic-and-parts-based-processing
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Haruo Hosoya, Aapo Hyvärinen
Experimental studies have revealed evidence of both parts-based and holistic representations of objects and faces in the primate visual system. However, it is still a mystery how such seemingly contradictory types of processing can coexist within a single system. Here, we propose a novel theory called mixture of sparse coding models, inspired by the formation of category-specific subregions in the inferotemporal (IT) cortex. We developed a hierarchical network that constructed a mixture of two sparse coding submodels on top of a simple Gabor analysis...
July 25, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742802/determinants-for-swine-mycoplasmal-pneumonia-reproduction-under-experimental-conditions-a-systematic-review-and-recursive-partitioning-analysis
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Beatriz Garcia-Morante, Joaquim Segalés, Emmanuel Serrano, Marina Sibila
One of the main Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae) swine experimental model objectives is to reproduce mycoplasmal pneumonia (MP). Unfortunately, experimental validated protocols to maximize the chance to successfully achieve lung lesions induced by M. hyopneumoniae are not available at the moment. Thus, the objective of this work was to identify those factors that might have a major influence on the effective development of MP, measured as macroscopic lung lesions, under experimental conditions. Data from 85 studies describing M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742785/an-effective-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-1-compatible-local-antibiotic-delivery-device
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Ben C C Rand, Joseph C Wenke
OBJECTIVES: The current clinical standard for local antibiotic depot is polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) beads. Unfortunately, these are not ideal and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) reduces their limited effectiveness. Recently, a chitosan sponge has been shown to be an effective carrier of antibiotics. Since it acts as a delivery vehicle with increased wound contact area instead of an antibiotic depot, it may be more effective. The objectives of this study are to determine if 1) a chitosan sponge would be more effective than PMMA beads as a local antibiotic delivery device and 2) the chitosan sponge remains an effective method of delivery when used in conjunction with NPWT...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742779/a-novel-method-of-evaluating-key-factors-for-success-in-a-multifaceted-critical-care-fellowship-using-data-envelopment-analysis
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Vikram Tiwari, Avinash B Kumar
BACKGROUND: The current system of summative multi-rater evaluations and standardized tests to determine readiness to graduate from critical care fellowships has limitations. We sought to pilot the use of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to assess what aspects of the fellowship program contribute the most to an individual fellow's success. DEA is a nonparametric, operations research technique that uses linear programming to determine the technical efficiency of an entity based on its relative usage of resources in producing the outcome...
July 21, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742775/estimation-of-stroke-volume-and-stroke-volume-changes-by-electrical-impedance-tomography
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Fernando José da Silva Ramos, André Hovnanian, Rogério Souza, Luciano C P Azevedo, Marcelo B P Amato, Eduardo L V Costa
BACKGROUND: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a noninvasive imaging method that identifies changes in air and blood volume based on thoracic impedance changes. Recently, there has been growing interest in EIT to measure stroke volume (SV). The objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to evaluate the ability of systolic impedance variations (ΔZsys) to track changes in SV in relation to a baseline condition; (2) to assess the relationship of ΔZsys and SV in experimental subjects; and (3) to identify the influence of body dimensions on the relationship between ΔZsys and SV...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742760/a-randomized-trial-comparing-clinical-outcomes-between-zero-profile-and-traditional-multi-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgery-for-cervical-myelopathy
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Shenghua He, Hualong Feng, Zhiming Lan, Lai Juyi, Zhitao Sun, Yeguang Wang, Jian Wang, Zhiqiang Ren, Feiqiang Huang, Fuguang Xu
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized study from a single center OBJECTIVE.: The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between a zero-profile (ZP) anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) construct to a traditional ACDF with anterior plate (ACP) in the treatment of multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Multi-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy can be treated by a variety of techniques, most commonly with corpectomy, ACDF, posterior cervical fusion or a combination of the three...
July 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742758/the-effect-of-an-adjustable-hinged-operating-table-on-lumbar-lordosis-during-lumbar-surgery
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Arjun Sebastian, Amin Ahmed, Brian Vernon, Emily C Nguyen, Ilyas Aleem, Michelle J Clarke, Bradford L Currier, Paul Anderson, Mohamad Bydon, Ahmad Nassr
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study OBJECTIVES.: Quantify the amount of lumbar lordosis achieved on a hinged operative table in neutral, flexion, and extension. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Hinged operative tables may allow surgeons to adjust lumbar spine positioning intraoperatively. The amount of lumbar lordosis in neutral, flexion, and extension positions has not been quantified prospectively using a hinged table. METHODS: Thirty patients undergoing elective lumbar surgery were enrolled...
July 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742712/specialist-physicians-attitudes-and-practice-patterns-regarding-disclosure-of-pre-referral-medical-errors
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Lesly A Dossett, Rondi M Kauffmann, Jay S Lee, Harkamal Singh, M Catherine Lee, Arden M Morris, Reshma Jagsi, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Justin B Dimick
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine specialist physicians' attitudes and practices regarding disclosure of pre-referral errors. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Physicians are encouraged to disclose their own errors to patients. However, no clear professional norms exist regarding disclosure when physicians discover errors in diagnosis or treatment that occurred at other institutions before referral. METHODS: We conducted semistructured interviews of cancer specialists from 2 National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742646/comparison-of-3-symptom-classification-methods-to-standardize-the-history-component-of-the-heart-score
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Michael R Marchick, Michael L Setteducato, Jesse J Revenis, Matthew A Robinson, Emily C Weeks, Thomas F Payton, David E Winchester, Brandon R Allen
OBJECTIVES: The History, Electrocardiography, Age, Risk factors, Troponin (HEART) score enables rapid risk stratification of emergency department patients presenting with chest pain. However, the subjectivity in scoring introduced by the history component has been criticized by some clinicians. We examined the association of 3 objective scoring models with the results of noninvasive cardiac testing. METHODS: Medical records for all patients evaluated in the chest pain center of an academic medical center during a 1-year period were reviewed retrospectively...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742622/rational-therapeutic-choice-for-older-patients-with-lymphoma
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Dominique Bron, Pierre Soubeyran
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The choice for an optimal treatment in older lymphoma patients is a real challenge for hemato-oncologists. They have to treat a potentially curative lymphoma, and concomitantly protect their patients from unacceptable toxicities. Some recommendations are provided for the major subtypes of lymphomas including the antitumoral treatment and primarily the optimal supportive care. RECENT FINDINGS: All the recent literature data converge to say that the approach of an older patient with a malignant hemopathy is a multistep procedure...
July 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
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