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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213112/laminar-imaging-of-positive-and-negative-bold-in-human-visual-cortex-at-7t
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Alessio Fracasso, Peter R Luijten, Serge O Dumoulin, Natalia Petridou
Deciphering the direction of information flow is critical to understand the brain. Data from non-human primate histology shows that connections between lower to higher areas (e.g. retina→V1), and between higher to lower areas (e.g. V1←V2) can be dissociated based upon the distribution of afferent synapses at the laminar level. Ultra-high field scanners opened up the possibility to image brain structure and function at an unprecedented level of detail. Taking advantage of the increased spatial resolution available, it could theoretically be possible to disentangle activity from different cortical depths from human cerebral cortex, separately studying different compartments across depth...
February 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185683/suicidal-behaviours-in-male-and-female-users-of-illicit-drugs-recruited-in-drug-treatment-facilities
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Elisabet Arribas-Ibar, Josep Maria Suelves, Albert Sanchez-Niubò, Antònia Domingo-Salvany, M T Brugal
OBJECTIVE: We assessed prevalence of suicidal ideation and plans among illicit drug users and their association with contextual factors, by gender. METHODS: Cross-sectional study. In a sample of 511 illicit drug users recruited during spring 2012 in drug treatment and prevention facilities in Catalonia (Spain), the prevalence of suicidal ideation/plans in the last 12 months was assessed. Poisson regression was used to examine associations between suicidal ideation/plans and various factors (socio-demographic, psychological, illegal drug market activities and marginal income generation activities, which included any reported sex work, stealing, peddling, begging or borrowing on credit from a dealer)...
February 6, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165575/blurring-of-vision-in-subclavian-steal-syndrome-associated-with-an-upper-arm-arteriovenous-fistula
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Usman K Hayat, Aurang Z Khawaja, Robert G Jones, Nicholas G Inston
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165573/an-unusual-complication-following-surgical-banding-procedure-for-steal-syndrome-band-migration-and-sudden-arteriovenous-fistula-aneurysm-formation
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Ismail Oral Hastaoglu, Hamdi Tokoz, Ayca Ozgen, Fuat Bilgen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165572/early-cannulation-graft-flixene%C3%A2-for-conventional-and-complex-hemodialysis-access-creation
#5
Carlos A Hinojosa, Saul Soto-Solis, Sandra Olivares-Cruz, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Zeniff Gomez-Arcive, Javier E Anaya-Ayala
PURPOSE: The Flixene™ (Atrium™, Hudson, NH) is a trilaminate composite polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft that allows access within 72 hours. We evaluate our initial experience with this device for conventional and complex hemodialysis access creation. METHODS: Retrospective review in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who underwent access creation with Flixene from January 2013 to July 2014. For our analysis, the patients were divided in two groups: those with complex access configurations tunneled in the chest and/or abdominal wall (thoraco-abdominal wall access [TAWA]), and those tunneled in conventional sites (extremity access [EA])...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164258/the-epidemiology-of-homicide-perpetration-by-children
#6
David Hemenway, Sara J Solnick
BACKGROUND: The United States has by far the highest rates of homicide perpetration among high-income countries. The perpetration of homicide by children is often newsworthy, but little is known about the incidence or the circumstances of child homicide perpetration. METHODS: We use data from the sixteen states reporting to the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) for all years 2005-2012. We read every violent death report that was classified a homicide with a child suspect (aged 0-14)...
December 2017: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163839/interventional-treatment-of-the-left-subclavian-in-2-patients-with-coronary-steal-syndrome
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Julia Heid, Britta Vogel, Arnt Kristen, Wanda Kloos, Benedikt Kohler, Hugo A Katus, Grigorios Korosoglou
In patients with history of coronary artery disease angina pectoris is usually attributed to the progression of atherosclerotic lesions. However, in patients with previous coronary artery bypass graft operation (CABG) using internal mammary artery grafts, great vessel disease should also be considered. Herein we present two patients with history of CABG whose symptoms were suspicious for coronary ischemia. During cardiac catheterization reverse blood flow was observed from the left artery disease to the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft in both cases...
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162988/drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-for-subclavian-artery-stenosis-a-potential-novel-indication
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Derar Albashaireh, Georges Khoueiry, Owen Mogabgab, Qusay Saleh, Michael Foster, Nidal Abi Rafeh
Subclavian artery stenosis is associated with increased cardiovascular disease mortality. It remains an important treatable cause of upper extremity, brain and cardiac ischemia. Endovascular treatment with angioplasty and stenting has become the preferred modality of treatment. Surgical revascularization is reserved for difficult cases with unfavorable anatomy to endovascular approach. Here we describe a case of subclavian artery stenosis causing subclavian steal syndrome with unfavorable anatomy to stenting treated successfully with drug coated balloon angioplasty with maintenance of patency at 6months...
January 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162902/coronary-subclavian-steal-syndrome-successfully-treated-with-subclavian-artery-stenting-a-report-of-2-cases
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Satoshi Murai, Hisakazu Itami, Kazuhiko Nishi, Shinji Otsuka, Noboru Kusaka, Tsukasa Nishiura, Kotaro Ogihara
Coronary subclavian steal syndrome (CSSS) is a well-recognized phenomenon secondary to coronary artery bypass grafting and may cause myocardial ischemia. We report 2 cases of CSSS successfully treated with subclavian artery (SA) stenting. In both cases, an Optimo balloon guiding catheter was placed in the SA immediately proximal to the vertebral artery (VA) origin as a double protection system for the VA and left internal thoracic artery (LITA) graft. There were no periprocedural complications. Balloon protection for both the VA and LITA using a single balloon guiding catheter is a reasonable and safe technique for preventing distal embolisms...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152391/prescription-drug-monitoring-programs-nonmedical-use-of-prescription-drugs-and-heroin-use-evidence-from-the-national-survey-of-drug-use-and-health
#10
Mir M Ali, William N Dowd, Timothy Classen, Ryan Mutter, Scott P Novak
In the United States, nonmedical prescription opioid use is a major public health concern. Various policy initiatives have been undertaken to tackle this crisis, including state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). This study uses the 2004-2014 National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and exploits state-level variation in the timing of PDMP implementation and PDMP characteristics to investigate whether PDMPs are associated with a reduction in prescription opioid misuse or whether they have the unintended consequence of increasing heroin use...
January 6, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149421/physical-characteristics-of-elite-adolescent-female-basketball-players-and-their-relationship-to-match-performance
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Azahara Fort-Vanmeerhaeghe, Alicia Montalvo, Alexander Latinjak, Viswanath Unnithan
There were two aims of this study: first, to investigate physical fitness and match performance differences between under-16 (U16) and under-18 (U18) female basketball players, and second, to evaluate the relationship between physical fitness and game-related performances. Twenty-three young, female, elite Spanish basketball players (16.2 1.2 years) participated in the study. The sample was divided into two groups: U16 and U18 players. The average scores from pre- and post-season physical fitness measurements were used for subsequent analyses...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143616/hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy-with-multiple-coronary-arteries-to-right-ventricular-microfistulas-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Daulat Singh Meena, Chandra Bhan Meena, Javed Parvez
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery microfistulas are a rare anomaly; their association with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is even rarer and can lead to serious cardiac complications owing to coronary steal phenomena such as angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias, syncope, and sudden death. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year-old Indian woman presented to our institute with severe angina on exertion and multiple episodes of pre-syncope...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141962/beekeeping-from-antiquity-through-the-middle-ages
#13
Gene Kritsky
Beekeeping had its origins in honey hunting-the opportunistic stealing of honey from wild honey bee nests. True beekeeping began when humans started providing artificial cavities within which the bees could build comb for the queen to lay her eggs and the workers could process honey. By 2450 BCE, the Egyptians had developed sophisticated apiculture, and, within two millennia, beekeeping with horizontal hives had spread throughout the Mediterranean. During Europe's Middle Ages, honey and wax became important commodities for trade, and beekeeping in skep, log, box, and tree hives flourished to meet the demand...
January 31, 2017: Annual Review of Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128988/the-importance-of-team-sex-composition-in-team-training-research-employing-complex-psychomotor-tasks
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Steven M Jarrett, Ryan M Glaze, Ira Schurig, Winfred Arthur
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between team sex composition and team performance on a complex psychomotor task was examined because these types of tasks are commonly used in the lab-based teams literature. BACKGROUND: Despite well-documented sex-based differences on complex psychomotor tasks, the preponderance of studies-mainly lab based-that use these tasks makes no mention of the sex composition of teams across or within experimental conditions. METHOD: A sample of 123 four-person teams with varying team sex composition learned and performed a complex psychomotor task, Steal Beasts Pro PE...
January 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127728/arteriovenous-access-does-not-perform-as-well-for-plasmapheresis
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Mathew Wooster, Rachel Wilson, Murray Shames, Neil Moudgill
PURPOSE: Access surgeons are occasionally asked to create arteriovenous access for non-dialysis functions. Subjectively noting overall poor results, we seek to present our experience with arteriovenous access creation for apheresis. METHODS: Billing records were reviewed using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) codes to identify patients undergoing arteriovenous access creation for diseases other than renal failure from January 2007 to August 2014...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127116/evidence-against-observational-spatial-memory-for-cache-locations-of-conspecifics-in-marsh-tits-poecile-palustris
#16
A Utku Urhan, Ellen Emilsson, Anders Brodin
ABSTRACT: Many species in the family Paridae, such as marsh tits Poecile palustris, are large-scale scatter hoarders of food that make cryptic caches and disperse these in large year-round territories. The perhaps most well-known species in the family, the great tit Parus major, does not store food itself but is skilled in stealing caches from the other species. We have previously demonstrated that great tits are able to memorise positions of caches they have observed marsh tits make and later return and steal the food...
2017: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102284/the-2-4-billion-plan-to-steal-a-rock-from-mars
#17
Alexandra Witze
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100981/isolated-left-subclavian-artery-complete-atrioventricular-block-and-tricuspid-atresia-in-a-neonate
#18
Kanupriya Chaturvedi, Deepa Prasad, Ravi Ashwath, James P Strainic, Christopher S Snyder
Isolated left subclavian artery is one of the rarer aortic arch anomalies. It has been associated with other congenital heart diseases, typically tetralogy of Fallot, double-outlet right ventricle, and atrial and ventricular septal defects. Its significant clinical implications include a left-to-right shunt from the vertebrobasilar system, which causes pulmonary overcirculation and subclavian steal. We present an unusual case of a premature infant who was diagnosed prenatally with congenital complete atrioventricular block and tricuspid atresia and was found to have an isolated left subclavian artery postnatally...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046816/su-f-p-24-radiological-disperse-device
#19
R Alam
PURPOSE: We are now living in a society of constant fear of terrorism. This topic is pertaining to give a general knowledge of what is a radiological dispersion device or RDD and in case of its detonation, what are the options open to public for a safe action in terms of reducing the exposure and knowing the proper steps. These RDD are also called dirty bombs. METHODS: Compared to nuclear weapons, dirty bombs are easy to make. In order for a terrorist organization to construct and detonate a dirty bomb, it must acquire radioactive material by stealing it or buying it through legal or illegal channels...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042558/long-term-outcomes-of-arteriovenous-grafts-for-hemodialysis-in-lower-extremities
#20
Seok Han, Dan Song, Sangchul Yun
PURPOSE: The lower extremity has received its fair share of attention as a vascular access site in patients who have exhausted their upper arm vessels. However, experiences with lower extremity arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) have so far been disappointing because of high infection rates and severe limb ischemia. We report our experience with hemodialysis access from the lower extremity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 60 lower extremity AVGs created between January 2003 and December 2011 was performed...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
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