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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332107/the-sleep-architecture-of-saudi-arabian-patients-with-kleine-levin-syndrome
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Saad M Al Shareef, Aljohara S Almeneessier, Omeima Hammad, Richard M Smith, Ahmed S BaHammam
To establish baseline sleep architecture during an acute attack of Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) in a cohort of Saudi Arabian KLS patients and compare these characteristics with other published cohorts. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of the polysomnographic characteristics of 10 typical symptomatic Saudi Arabian KLS patients attending the University Sleep Disorders Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 2002 and 2015. Data were captured by nocturnal polysomnography during an acute attack of hypersomnia and compared with other published cohorts identified via a systematic literature search...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331663/a-multi-center-randomized-trial-to-evaluate-hematologic-toxicities-after-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-with-oxaliplatin-or-mitomycin-in-patients-with-appendiceal-tumors
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Edward A Levine, Konstantinos I Votanopoulos, Perry Shen, Greg Russell, Joyce Fenstermaker, Paul Mansfield, David Bartlett, John H Stewart
BACKGROUND: Appendiceal cancer is a rare disease, which has proven difficult to study in prospective trials. Cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC is an established therapy for peritoneal dissemination from appendiceal cancer. The optimal chemotherapeutic agent to use in the HIPEC is not clear. Mitomycin has long been the utilized, however our previous phase I experience, and European retrospective studies suggest oxaliplatin as an alternative. Therefore, we initiated a multicenter randomized trial to compare mitomycin to oxaliplatin HIPEC for appendiceal cancer...
January 10, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330961/clinical-value-of-4-hour-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-3d-flair-mr-images-in-acute-vestibular-neuritis
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Hayoung Byun, Jae Ho Chung, Seung Hwan Lee, Chul Won Park, Dong Woo Park, Tae Yoon Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical significance of 4-hour delayed-enhanced 3.0 Tesla three-dimensional (3D) fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in acute vestibular neuritis. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational study. METHODS: Twenty-nine vestibular neuritis patients were enrolled between January 2017 and June 2017. Vestibular function tests, comprising the caloric and video head impulse tests and vestibular-evoked myogenic potential measurements, were performed...
January 13, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330875/performance-of-the-early-access-ampliseq%C3%A2-mitochondrial-panel-with-degraded-dna-samples-using-the-ion-torrent%C3%A2-platform
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Ka Tak Wai, Mark Barash, Peter Gunn
The Early Access AmpliSeq™ Mitochondrial Panel amplifies whole mitochondrial genomes for phylogenetic and kinship identifications, using Ion Torrent™ technology. There is currently limited information on its performance with degraded DNA, a common occurrence in forensic samples. This study evaluated the performance of the Panel with DNA samples degraded in vitro, to mimic conditions commonly found in forensic investigations. Purified DNA from five individuals was heat-treated at five time points each (125°C for 0, 30, 60, 120 and 240 minutes; total n = 25)...
January 13, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330874/safety-of-high-current-stimulation-for-intermittent-intraoperative-neural-monitoring-in-thyroid-surgery-a-porcine-model
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I-Cheng Lu, Pi-Ying Chang, Gregory W Randolph, Hsiu-Ya Chen, Kuang-Yi Tseng, Yi-Chu Lin, Feng-Yu Chiang, Che-Wei Wu
OBJECTIVES: During monitored thyroidectomy, displacement of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) or vagus nerve (VN) in some complicated cases can increase the risk of injury. Although increasing the stimulus current can facilitate nerve mapping and localization, the safety of a high-current stimulus remains unknown. Therefore, this study evaluated the safety of a high-current stimulus in a porcine model. METHODS: Short-duration (1 minute), high-current (3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 mA at 4Hz) stimulus pulses were repeatedly applied to the RLN or VN in six anesthetized piglets...
January 13, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330154/novel-wearable-seismocardiography-and-machine-learning-algorithms-can-assess-clinical-status-of-heart-failure-patients
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Omer T Inan, Maziyar Baran Pouyan, Abdul Q Javaid, Sean Dowling, Mozziyar Etemadi, Alexis Dorier, J Alex Heller, A Ozan Bicen, Shuvo Roy, Teresa De Marco, Liviu Klein
BACKGROUND: Remote monitoring of patients with heart failure (HF) using wearable devices can allow patient-specific adjustments to treatments and thereby potentially reduce hospitalizations. We aimed to assess HF state using wearable measurements of electrical and mechanical aspects of cardiac function in the context of exercise. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with compensated (outpatient) and decompensated (hospitalized) HF were fitted with a wearable ECG and seismocardiogram sensing patch...
January 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329745/poly-methyl-methacrylate-salt-as-film-forming-material-to-design-orodispersible-films
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Umberto M Musazzi, Francesca Selmin, Silvia Franzé, Chiara G M Gennari, Paolo Rocco, Paola Minghetti, Francesco Cilurzo
This work aims to evaluate the possible use of a poly(sodium methacrylate, methyl methacrylate) (NaPMM2) plasticized by PEG400 in design orodispersible films (ODF). Placebo ODF prepared by solvent casting were intended to study the impact of the polymer/plasticizer ratio and residual moisture on disintegration time, stickiness and mechanical properties. The drug loading capacity was assessed using ketoprofen and paracetamol. Placebo ODF containing PEG400 in the 10-30% w/w range and 10-15% of residual moisture content were easy-to-handle, packed without failures and completely dissolved within 30 s...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329680/correlation-of-severity-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-potential-biomarkers
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Seema Singh, S K Verma, Santosh Kumar, M K Ahmad, Anuradha Nischal, S K Singh, R K Dixit
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a non-specific inflammation, which involves the airways, lung parenchyma and pulmonary vessels. The inflammation causes the activation of inflammatory cells and the release of various inflammatory mediators such as interleukin-1 beta, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a). The present study was designed to assess the serum cytokines [Interleukin-1β (IL-1β), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)] levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and they were correlated with severity of disease by spirometric measurements...
January 9, 2018: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329493/a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial-of-intravenous-meloxicam-in-the-treatment-of-pain-following-dental-impaction-surgery
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Steven E Christensen, Stephen A Cooper, Randall J Mack, Stewart W McCallum, Wei Du, Alex Freyer
This randomized, controlled phase 2 study was conducted to evaluate the analgesic efficacy, safety, and tolerability of single intravenous (IV) doses of 15 mg, 30 mg, and 60 mg meloxicam compared with oral ibuprofen 400 mg and placebo after dental impaction surgery. The primary efficacy end point was the sum of time-weighted pain intensity differences for 0-24 hours postdose. Among 230 evaluable subjects, meloxicam IV 60 mg produced the greatest reduction in pain, followed by the 30-mg and 15-mg doses. Statistically significant differences in summed pain intensity differences over 24 hours were demonstrated for each active-treatment group vs placebo (favoring active treatment) and for meloxicam IV 30 mg and 60 mg vs ibuprofen 400 mg (favoring meloxicam IV)...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329154/effects-on-volume-load-and-ratings-of-perceived-exertion-in-individuals-advanced-weight-training-after-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
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Eduardo Lattari, Blair José Rosa Filho, Sidnei Jorge Fonseca Junior, Eric Murillo-Rodriguez, Nuno Rocha, Sérgio Machado, Geraldo Albuquerque Maranhão Neto
The aim of this study was investigate the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on volume-load and ratings of perceived exertion. Fifteen young healthy individuals, aged between 20 and 30 years in advanced strength training were recruited. Test and retest of the 10 maximum repetitions (10RM) were performed to determine the reliability of load utilized. Subjects performed three experimental conditions in a randomized, double-blinded crossover design: anodic stimulation (a-tDCS), cathodic stimulation (c-tDCS) and sham (2 mA for 20 minutes targeting the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex cortex left)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329110/prediction-of-sustained-harmonic-walking-in-the-free-living-environment-using-raw-accelerometry-data
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Jacek Krzysztof Urbanek, Vadim Zipunnikov, Tamara B Harris, William Fadel, Nancy W Glynn, Annemarie Koster, Paolo Caserotti, Ciprian M Crainiceanu, Jaroslaw Harezlak
Using raw, sub-second level, accelerometry data, we propose and validate a method for identifying and characterizing walking in the free-living environment. We focus on the sustained harmonic walking (SHW), which we define as walking for at least 10 seconds with low variability of step frequency. Approach. We utilize the harmonic nature of SHW and quantify local periodicity of the tri-axial raw accelerometry data. We also estimate fundamental frequency of observed signals and link it to the instantaneous walking (step-to-step) frequency (IWF)...
January 12, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327731/transoral-robotic-surgery-in-eagle-s-syndrome-our-experience-on-four-patients
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D H Kim, Y H Lee, D Cha, S H Kim
Eagle's syndrome is characterised by focal pain in the tonsillar fossa on wide mouth opening or head rotation and various accompanying symptoms. While the syndrome is difficult to diagnose, shortening the styloid process via a transoral or transcervical surgical approach has been shown to be the most effective treatment. The aim of this article was to document our experience with a transoral robotic approach to treat Eagle's syndrome and to present the outcomes of four patients. We reviewed the cases of four patients with Eagle's syndrome who underwent transoral robotic surgery (TORS)...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327644/evaluation-of-supervised-multimodal-prehabilitation-programme-in-cancer-patients-undergoing-colorectal-resection-a-randomized-control-trial
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Guillaume Bousquet-Dion, Rashami Awasthi, Sarah-Ève Loiselle, Enrico M Minnella, Ramanakumar V Agnihotram, Andreas Bergdahl, Francesco Carli, Celena Scheede-Bergdahl
BACKGROUND: Prehabilitation has been previously shown to be more effective in enhancing postoperative functional capacity than rehabilitation alone. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a weekly supervised exercise session could provide further benefit to our current prehabilition program, when comparing to standard post-surgical rehabilitation. METHODS: A parallel-arm single-blind randomized control trial was conducted in patients scheduled for non-metastatic colorectal cancer resection...
January 12, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327590/a-simple-strategy-for-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-avian-influenza-a-h7n9-virus-based-on-intensity-modulated-spr-biosensor-and-new-generated-antibody
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Ying-Feng Chang, Wen-Hung Wang, Yi-Wei Hong, Ruei-Yu Yuan, Kuan-Hsuan Chen, Yu-Wen Huang, Po-Liang Lu, Yen-Hsu Chen, Yi-Ming Arthur Chen, Li-Chen Su, Sheng-Fan Wang
A new reassortant avian influenza A H7N9 virus have emerged in China since 2013, causing human infection with high mortality. An accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial for controlling the outbreaks of the disease. We therefore propose a simple strategy for rapidly and sensitively detecting the H7N9 virus using an intensity-modulated surface plasmon resonance (IM-SPR) biosensor integrated with a new generated monoclonal antibody. The novel antibody exhibits significant specificity to recognize H7N9 virus compared with other clinical human influenza isolates (p<0...
January 12, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326331/predicting-response-to-oxygen-therapy-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-patients-using-a-10-minute-daytime-test
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David Wang, Keith K Wong, Luke Rowsell, Garrick W Don, Brendon J Yee, Ronald R Grunstein
There is no satisfactory treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Supplemental low-flow oxygen therapy (LFO2) has been shown to reduce hypoxaemia and is well tolerated by patients with OSA. However, oxygen therapy may be beneficial only to certain subsets of patients with OSA. In this study, we evaluated a 10-min awake ventilatory chemoreflex test in predicting individual OSA response to 2 months of LFO2 therapy.At baseline, patients with OSA underwent ventilatory chemoreflex testing in the afternoon, prior to the overnight polysomnography...
January 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325984/minimally-invasive-repair-of-pectus-carinatum
#16
Mustafa Yuksel, Tunc Lacin, Nezih Onur Ermerak, Esra Yamansavci Sirzai, Bihter Sayan
BACKGROUND: The second most common deformity of the anterior chest wall, pectus carinatum, is a diverse deformity that has been largely managed using open techniques. This study reviews clinical experience with a newly designed bar for minimally invasive repair of pectus carinatum. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all patients recorded in our Chest Wall Deformities Clinical Database. Between January 2006 and November 2016, minimally invasive repair of pectus carinatum was performed in 172 patients...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325922/the-cost-effectiveness-of-using-paro-a-therapeutic-robotic-seal-to-reduce-agitation-and-medication-use-in-dementia-findings-from-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Merehau C Mervin, Wendy Moyle, Cindy Jones, Jenny Murfield, Brian Draper, Elizabeth Beattie, David H K Shum, Siobhan O'Dwyer, Lukman Thalib
OBJECTIVES: To examine the within-trial costs and cost-effectiveness of using PARO, compared with a plush toy and usual care, for reducing agitation and medication use in people with dementia in long-term care. DESIGN: An economic evaluation, nested within a cluster-randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Twenty-eight facilities in South-East Queensland, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 415 residents, all aged 60 years or older, with documented diagnoses of dementia...
January 9, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325832/the-pics-technique-a-novel-approach-for-residual-curvature-correction-during-penile-prosthesis-implantation-in-patients-with-severe-peyronie-s-disease-using-the-collagen-fleece-tachosil
#18
Georgios Hatzichristodoulou
BACKGROUND: Correction of residual curvature during inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) implantation in patients with Peyronie's disease (PD) by plaque incision and grafting is a common approach. AIM: To present a novel technique for residual curvature correction during IPP implantation using collagen fleece (TachoSil, Baxter Healthcare Corp, Deerfield, IL, USA). METHODS: After the IPP (Titan Touch, Coloplast, Minneapolis, MN, USA) is placed, the implant is inflated maximally...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325456/dual-purpose-vardenafil-hydrochloride-dapoxetine-hydrochloride-orodispersible-tablets-in-vitro-formulation-evaluation-stability-study-and-in-vivo-comparative-pharmacokinetic-study-in-healthy-human-subjects
#19
Khaled El-Refaie, Mahmoud H Teaima, Mohamed A El-Nabarawi
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the most important disorder after premature ejaculation for sexual activity in men. Vardenafil Hydrochloride (VH) is an oral therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. VH oral disintegrating tablets (ODTs) have been prepared by freeze drying technique to improve its dissolution profile and the overall clinical performance. Dapoxetine Hydrochloride (DH) was added to the best three formulae of the prepared VH ODTs to treat premature ejaculation. All the ODTs formulae were evaluated for weight variation, friability, drug content, in-vitro disintegration time, wetting time, and the dissolution study...
January 11, 2018: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325369/-cd137-signaling-promotes-the-formation-of-plaque-calcification-via-inhibiting-the-fusion-of-autophagy-and-lysosomal-in-apo-e-mice
#20
X Y Li, R Chen, W Zhong, B Li, C Shao, Z Q Wang, J C Yan
Objective: To investigate whether CD137 signaling promoted the formation of atherosclerotic plaque calcification by inhibiting the fusion of autophagosome and lysosome. Methods: (1) In vivo, CD137 agonist antibody and anti-CD137 antibody were used to stimulate and inhibit the CD137 signaling, respectively. Fifteen Apo E(-/-) mice were randomly divided into three groups: control group (intraperitoneal injection of IgG2b 200 µg) , CD137 agonist group (intraperitoneal injection of CD137 agonist antibody 200 µg) , anti-CD137 group (pretreatment with 200 µg anti-CD137 antibody for 24 hours, then injection of CD137 agonist antibody) ...
December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
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