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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099955/dermoscopy-of-granuloma-annulare-a-clinical-and-histological-correlation-study
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Enzo Errichetti, Aimilios Lallas, Zoe Apalla, Alessandro Di Stefani, Giuseppe Stinco
BACKGROUND: Dermoscopy of granuloma annulare has been investigated by several studies, but none of them took into account the variability of dermoscopic findings according to clinical characteristics and/or histological subtype. OBJECTIVE: To describe the dermoscopic features of classic granuloma annulare and seek possible dermoscopic clues related to specific clinical findings/histological subpatterns. METHODS: A representative dermoscopic image of a target lesion (the most active lesion underwent histological examination) was retrospectively assessed for the presence of specific morphological findings, correlating them with clinical variables, i...
January 19, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097682/evaluation-of-perforated-demineralized-dentin-scaffold-on-bone-regeneration-in-critical-size-sheep-iliac-defects
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Md Arafat Kabir, Masaru Murata, Toshiyuki Akazawa, Kaoru Kusano, Katsuhisa Yamada, Manabu Ito
OBJECTIVES: Regenerating critical-size bone injury is a major problem that continues to inspire the design of new graft materials. Therefore, tissue engineering has become a novel approach for targeting bone regeneration applications. Human teeth are a rich source of stem cells, matrix, trace metal ions, and growth factors. A vital tooth-derived demineralized dentin matrix is acid-insoluble and composed of cross-linked collagen with growth factors. In this study, we recycled human non-functional tooth into a unique geometric dentin scaffold, entitled perforated root-demineralized dentin matrix (PR-DDM)...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096696/tidal-breathing-patterns-derived-from-structured-light-plethysmography-in-copd-patients-compared-with-healthy-subjects
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Shayan Motamedi-Fakhr, Rachel C Wilson, Richard Iles
PURPOSE: Differences in tidal breathing patterns have been reported between patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and healthy individuals using traditional measurement techniques. This feasibility study examined whether structured light plethysmography (SLP) - a noncontact, light-based technique - could also detect differences in tidal breathing patterns between patients with COPD and healthy subjects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 5 min period of tidal (quiet) breathing was recorded in each patient with COPD (n=31) and each healthy subject (n=31), matched for age, body mass index, and sex...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095824/community-based-health-care-is-an-essential-component-of-a-resilient-health-system-evidence-from-ebola-outbreak-in-liberia
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Kendra Siekmans, Salim Sohani, Tamba Boima, Florence Koffa, Luay Basil, Saïd Laaziz
BACKGROUND: Trained community health workers (CHW) enhance access to essential primary health care services in contexts where the health system lacks capacity to adequately deliver them. In Liberia, the Ebola outbreak further disrupted health system function. The objective of this study is to examine the value of a community-based health system in ensuring continued treatment of child illnesses during the outbreak and the role that CHWs had in Ebola prevention activities. METHODS: A descriptive observational study design used mixed methods to collect data from CHWs (structured survey, n = 60; focus group discussions, n = 16), government health facility workers and project staff...
January 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090108/a-process-for-curricular-improvement-based-on-evaluation-of-student-performance-on-milestone-examinations
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Marcy Hernick, Ann C Hylton, Michael Justice
Objective. To identify and address areas for curricular improvement by evaluating student achievement of expected learning outcomes and competencies on annual milestone examinations. Design. Students were tested each professional year with a comprehensive milestone examination designed to evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes and professional competencies using a combination of multiple-choice questions, standardized patient assessments (SPAs), and objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) questions...
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088840/evaluation-of-a-short-term-training-program-in-bedside-emergency-ultrasound-in-southwestern-tanzania
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Mark Shaffer, Heather A Brown, Chloé McCoy, Prosper Bashaka
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of a short-term training program in emergency ultrasound on physician skills and attitudes in southwestern Tanzania. METHODS: Eight registrar physicians at Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital (Mbeya, Tanzania) underwent a 5-day course in bedside emergency ultrasound, focusing primarily on the focused assessment with sonography for trauma examination, including didactic sessions, practical sessions, and on-job training. The impact on ultrasound knowledge was assessed by pretest and posttest evaluations...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086879/validity-evidence-for-two-objective-structured-clinical-examination-stations-to-evaluate-core-skills-of-the-shoulder-and-knee-assessment
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Michael J Battistone, Andrea M Barker, J Peter Beck, Robert Z Tashjian, Grant W Cannon
BACKGROUND: We developed two objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) to educate and evaluate trainees in the evaluation and management of shoulder and knee pain. Our objective was to examine the evidence for validity of these OSCEs. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team of content experts developed checklists of exam maneuvers and criteria to guide rater observations. Content was proposed by faculty, supplemented by literature review, and finalized using a Delphi process...
January 13, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080920/phaeohyphomycosis-associated-with-ossification-of-the-skull-and-cervical-vertebrae-in-a-swell-shark-cephaloscyllium-ventriosum
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Claire D Erlacher-Reid, Hendrik H Nollens, Todd L Schmitt, Judy St Leger, Sarena Sunico
A female, captive bred, juvenile swell shark ( Cephaloscyllium ventriosum ) was observed swimming in tight circles and rolling. Radiographs and computed tomography of this individual revealed extensive cartilage mineralization of the skull and cranial cervical vertebrae compared with diagnostic images of clinically healthy conspecifics. Gross necropsy and histopathologic examination revealed ossification and fibrosis of the cartilaginous matrix of the skull and cervical vertebrae with deep invasion by a pigmented hyphal fungus...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076929/non-invasive-imaging-demonstrates-clinical-features-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-a-rat-adjuvant-model-a-case-study
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N Accart, J Dawson, F Kolbinger, I Kramer, N Beckmann
Ankylosing spondylitis is a common rheumatic disease involving both inflammatory erosive osteopenia and bony overgrowth. Main disease features are recapitulated in small rodents challenged with complete Freund's adjuvant. MRI was used to follow longitudinally in vivo changes induced in the rat spine and micro-CT as terminal assessment of bone damage. Histochemistry methods were used to validate these imaging modalities in view of preclinical drug testing and translational applications of spine imaging. Animals were examined using a 3D fat-suppressed gradient-echo sequence, following the injection of gadolinium...
November 2, 2016: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076252/a-clinical-aid-for-detecting-skin-cancer-the-triage-amalgamated-dermoscopic-algorithm-tada
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T Rogers, M L Marino, S W Dusza, S Bajaj, R P Usatine, M A Marchetti, A A Marghoob
PURPOSE: Family physicians (FPs) frequently evaluate skin lesions but may not have the necessary training to accurately and confidently identify lesions that require skin biopsy or specialist referral. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of a new, simplified dermoscopy algorithm for skin cancer detection. METHODS: In this cross-sectional, observation study, attendees of a dermoscopy course evaluated 50 polarized dermoscopy images of skin lesions (27 malignant and 23 benign) using the Triage Amalgamated Dermoscopic Algorithm (TADA)...
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073368/advanced-knee-structure-analysis-aksa-a-comparison-of-bone-mineral-density-and-trabecular-texture-measurements-using-computed-tomography-and-high-resolution-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-of-human-knee-cadavers
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Torsten Lowitz, Oleg Museyko, Valérie Bousson, Christine Chappard, Liess Laouisset, Jean-Denis Laredo, Klaus Engelke
BACKGROUND: A change of loading conditions in the knee causes changes in the subchondral bone and may be a cause of osteoarthritis (OA). However, quantification of trabecular architecture in vivo is difficult due to the limiting spatial resolution of the imaging equipment; one approach is the use of texture parameters. In previous studies, we have used digital models to simulate changes of subchondral bone architecture under OA progression. One major result was that, using computed tomography (CT) images, subchondral bone mineral density (BMD) in combination with anisotropy and global homogeneity could characterize this progression...
January 10, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072800/modified-percutaneous-lumbar-foraminoplasty-and-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-instrument-design-technique-notes-and-5-years-follow-up
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Zhen-Zhou Li, Shu-Xun Hou, Wei-Lin Shang, Ke-Ran Song, Hong-Liang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Conventional percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) with an "inside-outside" technique has 4.3% - 10.3% surgical failure rate, especially in central herniated discs (HDs), migrated HDs, and axillary type HDs. PELD with foraminoplasty has been used for complex HDs. Percutaneous lumbar foraminoplasty (PLF), which is performed with a trephine or bone reamer introduced over a guidewire without a protective working cannula in the original Tessys technique, can quickly cut the hypertrophied bony structure under fluoroscopic guidance, and risk injury to the exiting and traversing nerve roots...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065441/clinimetric-evaluation-of-the-vascular-quality-of-life-questionnaire-in-patients-with-lower-limb-ischaemia
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A P Conijn, T B K Santema, S Bipat, M J W Koelemay, R J de Haan
OBJECTIVES: Although commonly used to measure health related quality of life in patients with lower limb ischaemia, the measurement properties of the VascuQol and its assumed underlying health dimensions have not been studied in depth. The objective of this study was therefore to evaluate aspects of reliability and validity of the Dutch version of the VascuQol in patients with intermittent claudication (IC) and critical limb ischaemia (CLI). METHODS: Two datasets containing 195 patients with IC and 150 patients with CLI were used...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054824/beyond-binary-exploring-the-merits-of-three-depression-groups-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Margaret H Cadden, Jessica E Meyer, Peter A Arnett
OBJECTIVE: Depression has been traditionally explored in the context of multiple sclerosis (MS) as a binary construct (depressed, not depressed). However, given the 50% lifetime prevalence rate of depression in MS, it may be useful to consider not only currently depressed versus nondepressed patients, but to evaluate groups that better characterize the complexity of MS depression. The objective of the current study was to examine demographic, cognitive, illness, and psychosocial variables thought to associate with depression in MS across 3 groups: currently depressed, remitted depression, and never been depressed...
January 5, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054404/improving-conspicuity-of-the-canine-gastrointestinal-wall-using-dual-phase-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Ella Fitzgerald, Richard Lam, Randi Drees
Gastrointestinal (GI) disease is a common clinical complaint in small animal patients; computed tomography (CT) examinations enable a global overview of the GI tract and associated structures. Previously, the GI wall has been reportedly identified from serosa to mucosa in 77% of standard postcontrast CT studies and wall layers seen in ultrasound have not been distinguished. Inconsistent strong contrast enhancement of the inner layer of the GI mucosal surface was noted on dual phase CT studies acquired in our institution, which increased the visibility of the GI tract and disease processes...
January 5, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052851/population-pharmacokinetic-model-of-doxycycline-plasma-concentrations-pooled-study-data
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Ashley M Hopkins, Jessica Wojciechowski, Ahmad Y Abuhelwa, Stuart Mudge, Richard N Upton, David J R Foster
The literature is presently void of a population pharmacokinetic analysis of doxycycline. This study aimed to develop a population pharmacokinetic model of doxycycline plasma concentrations that could be used to assess the power of bioequivalence between Doryx® Delayed-Release tablets and Doryx MPC®. Doxycyline pharmacokinetic data was avalible from eight phase 1 clinical trials following single/multiple doses of conventional release doxycycline capsules, Doryx® Delayed-Release tablets and Doryx MPC® under fed and fasted conditions...
January 4, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050353/an-osteologic-study-of-cranial-opening-of-optic-canal-in-gujarat-region
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Binita Jigneshkumar Purohit, Praveen R Singh
INTRODUCTION: Optic canal is a bony canal situated in between the roots of lesser wings of sphenoid, lateral to body of sphenoid. It transmits optic nerve and ophthalmic artery, surrounded by meninges. Various authors have studied variations in skull foramina and correlated clinically, as variants in the body structures have been found to be associated with many inherited or acquired diseases. AIM: The present study aimed to examine morphologic and morphometric variations in cranial openings of optic canals...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049512/a-stab-wound-to-the-axilla-illustrating-the-importance-of-brachial-plexus-anatomy-in-an-emergency-context-a-case-report
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Diogo Casal, Teresa Cunha, Diogo Pais, Inês Iria, Maria Angélica-Almeida, Gerardo Millan, José Videira-Castro, João Goyri-O'Neill
BACKGROUND: Although open injuries involving the brachial plexus are relatively uncommon, they can lead to permanent disability and even be life threatening if accompanied by vascular damage. We present a case report of a brachial plexus injury in which the urgency of the situation precluded the use of any ancillary diagnostic examinations and forced a rapid clinical assessment. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a Portuguese man who had a stabbing injury at the base of his left axilla...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049497/two-differentially-structured-collagen-scaffolds-for-potential-urinary-bladder-augmentation-proof-of-concept-study-in-a-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig-model
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Dorothea Leonhäuser, Katja Stollenwerk, Volker Seifarth, Isabella M Zraik, Michael Vogt, Pramod K Srinivasan, Rene H Tolba, Joachim O Grosse
BACKGROUND: The repair of urinary bladder tissue is a necessity for tissue loss due to cancer, trauma, or congenital abnormalities. Use of intestinal tissue is still the gold standard in the urological clinic, which leads to new problems and dysfunctions like mucus production, stone formation, and finally malignancies. Therefore, the use of artificial, biologically derived materials is a promising step towards the augmentation of this specialised tissue. The aim of this study was to investigate potential bladder wall repair by two collagen scaffold prototypes, OptiMaix 2D and 3D, naïve and seeded with autologous vesical cells, as potential bladder wall substitute material in a large animal model...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048685/tu-d-201-08-experience-complying-with-the-joint-commission-element-of-performance-on-radiation-dose-index-monitoring
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M P Supanich
PURPOSE: A new Joint Commission element of performance effective July 2015 requires incidents where the radiation dose index exceeds a defined level be reviewed, analyzed and compared to external benchmarks. This work offers a comprehensive review of the CT exams in which the notification level was exceeded and the reason at one academic medical center. This review may help other institutions set reference levels at clinically relevant values. METHODS: Radiation Dose Structured Reports from each of the 5 diagnostic CT scanners at our institution are automatically sent to our radiation dose index monitoring software platform, Radimetrics from Bayer Healthcare...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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