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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166721/-a-preliminary-study-on-the-relationship-between-idiopathic-arrhythmia-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-defined-cardiac-features-in-patients-with-straight-back-syndrome
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L Chen, X H Ma, L Zhao, R Bai, S N Li, L Wang, H Chen, Z M Fan, M W Lou, Y D Niu
Objective: To retrospectively analyze the potential correlation between cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging and clinical features and idiopathic arrhythmia in patients with straight back syndrome (SBS). Methods: Patients receiving CMR imaging examination from April 2015 to March 2016 at our department (n=1 432) were screened, 76 patients met the diagnosis criteria of flat chest (anteroposterior diameter/transthoracic diameter (APD/TTD) ratio<0.37 at the T8 vertebra). After excluding 33 patients with structural heart disease, 43 SBS patients were divided into two groups: SBS without obvious morphological change in the heart (group A, n=19) and SBS with morphological change of the heart (group B, n=24)...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165545/successful-in-vitro-maturation-of-oocytes-a-matter-of-follicular-differentiation
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Alberto Maria Luciano, Marc-André Sirard
Folliculogenesis is remarkably similar in cattle and humans. In this review, we consider the known differences and provide a possible explanation for the greater success of oocyte in vitro maturation in cattle. Two different parallel processes that are critical for oocyte competence acquisition are examined. The first occurs in the follicle and in turn influences the oocyte, the second occurs within the oocyte itself and involves the gradual cessation of the transcription machinery with additional changes observable in the chromatin structure...
November 20, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163005/in-vivo-imaging-of-tau-pathology-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-textural-analysis
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Niall Colgan, Balaji Ganeshan, Ian F Harrison, Ozama Ismail, Holly E Holmes, Jack A Wells, Nick M Powell, James M O'Callaghan, Michael J O'Neill, Tracey K Murray, Zeshan Ahmed, Emily C Collins, Ross A Johnson, Ashley Groves, Mark F Lythgoe
Background: Non-invasive characterization of the pathological features of Alzheimer's disease (AD) could enhance patient management and the development of therapeutic strategies. Magnetic resonance imaging texture analysis (MRTA) has been used previously to extract texture descriptors from structural clinical scans in AD to determine cerebral tissue heterogeneity. In this study, we examined the potential of MRTA to specifically identify tau pathology in an AD mouse model and compared the MRTA metrics to histological measures of tau burden...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161170/examining-the-implementation-of-collaborative-competencies-in-a-critical-care-setting-key-challenges-for-enacting-competency-based-education
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Joanne Goldman, Simon Kitto, Scott Reeves
Interprofessional collaboration is recognised as an important factor in improving patient care in intensive care units (ICUs). Competency frameworks, and more specifically interprofessional competency frameworks, are a key strategy being used to support the development of attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed for an interprofessional approach to care. However, evidence for the application of competencies is limited. This study aimed to extend our empirically based understanding of the significance of interprofessional competencies to actual clinical practice in an ICU...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158281/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-omadacycline-in-subjects-with-impaired-renal-function
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Jolene K Berg, Evan Tzanis, Lynne Garrity-Ryan, Stephen Bai, Surya Chitra, Amy Manley, Stephen Villano
Many antibiotics require dosing adjustments in patients with renal impairment and/or in those undergoing hemodialysis. Omadacycline, the first aminomethylcycline antibiotic in late-stage clinical development, displays activity against a broad-spectrum of bacterial pathogens, including resistant strains. Data from completed phase 3 acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) studies showed intravenous (IV) to once-daily oral omadacycline to be clinically effective and well tolerated...
November 20, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157224/shoulder-mri-features-with-clinical-correlations-in-subacromial-pain-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-and-prognostic-study
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Elisabeth Kvalvaag, Masoud Anvar, Anna Cecilia Karlberg, Jens Ivar Brox, Kaia Beck Engebretsen, Helene Lundgaard Soberg, Niels Gunnar Juel, Erik Bautz-Holter, Leiv Sandvik, Cecilie Roe
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on shoulder patients have suggested that the prevalence of rotator cuff or bursa abnormalities are weakly related to symptoms and that similar findings are often found in asymptomatic persons. In addition, it is largely unknown whether structural changes identified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) affect outcome after treatment for shoulder pain. The purpose of this study was therefore to evaluate the presence of structural changes on MRI in patients with subacromial pain syndrome and to determine to what extent these changes are associated with symptoms and predict outcome after treatment (evaluated by the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI))...
November 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157219/a-new-multiple-trauma-model-of-the-mouse
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Stefanie Fitschen-Oestern, Sebastian Lippross, Tim Klueter, Matthias Weuster, Deike Varoga, Mersedeh Tohidnezhad, Thomas Pufe, Stefan Rose-John, Hagen Andruszkow, Frank Hildebrand, Nadine Steubesand, Andreas Seekamp, Claudia Neunaber
BACKGROUND: Blunt trauma is the most frequent mechanism of injury in multiple trauma, commonly resulting from road traffic collisions or falls. Two of the most frequent injuries in patients with multiple trauma are chest trauma and extremity fracture. Several trauma mouse models combine chest trauma and head injury, but no trauma mouse model to date includes the combination of long bone fractures and chest trauma. Outcome is essentially determined by the combination of these injuries...
November 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152406/protozoan-parasites-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-case-control-study
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Khaled A Jadallah, Laila F Nimri, Rola A Ghanem
AIM: To investigate the putative role of protozoan parasites in the development of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). METHODS: The study included 109 IBS consecutive adult patients fulfilling the Rome III criteria and 100 healthy control subjects. All study subjects filled a structured questionnaire, which covered demographic information and clinical data. Fresh stool samples were collected from patients and control subjects and processed within less than 2 h of collection...
November 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146234/the-value-of-patient-directed-brain-mri-scan-with-a-diagnosis-of-migraine
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William J Mullally, Kathryn E Hall
OBJECTIVE: To determine if a brain MRI scan in patients with a diagnosis of migraine, who insist on the performance of imaging, is of more benefit in detecting clinically significant unsuspected structural abnormalities than would be expected by chance. METHODS: This prospective, observational, single center study was performed from January 1, 2010 to December 31,2012 and included 100 subjects with a diagnosis of migraine and a normal neurologic exam. A brain MRI scan was performed on all patients, solely at their request, to detect an unsuspected clinically significant structural lesion...
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143791/dietary-and-endogenous-sphingolipid-metabolism-in-chronic-inflammation
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Gregory H Norris, Christopher N Blesso
Chronic inflammation is a common underlying factor in many major metabolic diseases afflicting Western societies. Sphingolipid metabolism is pivotal in the regulation of inflammatory signaling pathways. The regulation of sphingolipid metabolism is in turn influenced by inflammatory pathways. In this review, we provide an overview of sphingolipid metabolism in mammalian cells, including a description of sphingolipid structure, biosynthesis, turnover, and role in inflammatory signaling. Sphingolipid metabolites play distinct and complex roles in inflammatory signaling and will be discussed...
October 28, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141624/incorporating-patient-partner-scores-into-high-stakes-assessment-an-observational-study-into-opinions-and-attitudes
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Fiona C Thomson, Rhoda K MacKenzie, Marie Anderson, Alan R Denison, Graeme P Currie
BACKGROUND: Volunteer patients (also known as patient partners (PPs)) play a vital role in undergraduate healthcare curricula. They frequently take part in objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) and rate aspects of students' performance. However, the inclusion and weighting of PP marks varies, while attitudes and opinions regarding how (and if) they should contribute towards the pass/fail outcome are uncertain. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted to explore beliefs of PPs regarding inclusion of their scores in a high stakes undergraduate OSCE in a single UK medical school...
November 15, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138978/-morphology-of-the-vitreoretinal-interface-in-fellow-eyes-of-patients-with-full-thickness-macular-holes
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J E Klaas, S Burzer, S Abraham, N Feucht, C P Lohmann, M Maier
PURPOSE: We performed a retrospective, observational clinical study to evaluate the vitreoretinal interface (VRI) in fellow eyes of patients with full thickness macular holes (FTMH) based on spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) examinations. METHODS: The VRI in fellow eyes of 38 patients with idiopathic FTMH, 6 of which had concomitant vitreomacular traction (VMT) and the VRI of 32 patients with FTMH with complete resolution of VMT were examined by SD-OCT for the presence of vitreomacular adhesion (VMA), VMT and the formation of FTMH, lamellar macular holes (LMH), macular pseudoholes (MPH) or epiretinal membranes (ERM)...
November 14, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138829/resveratrol-ameliorates-inflammatory-damage-and-protects-against-osteoarthritis-in-a-rat-model-of-osteoarthritis
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Yulong Wei, Jie Jia, Xin Jin, Wei Tong, Hongtao Tian
Resveratrol is a non‑flavonoid polyphenol compound with a stilbene structure. As a type of phytoalexin produced under stress in plants, it improves the plant's resistance against pathogens and environment deterioration, and performs important functions beneficial to human health, such as anti‑cancer, anti‑oxidation, regulating blood lipid levels and prolonging life span. The effects of resveratrol were examined in a rat model of osteoarthritis (OA) and observed to ameliorate inflammatory damage and protect against OA...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138414/potential-application-of-1-h-nmr-for-routine-serum-lipidome-analysis-evaluation-of-effects-of-bariatric-surgery
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Adriana Mika, Zbigniew Kaczynski, Piotr Stepnowski, Maciej Kaczor, Monika Proczko-Stepaniak, Lukasz Kaska, Tomasz Sledzinski
Routine laboratory lipid assays include simple measurements of total cholesterol, triacylglycerols and HDL. However, lipids are a large group of compounds involved in many metabolic pathways, and their alterations may have serious health consequences. In this study, we used (1)H NMR to analyze lipids extracted from sera of 16 obese patients prior to and after bariatric surgeries. We observed a post-surgery decrease in serum concentrations of lipids from various groups. The hereby presented findings imply that (1)H NMR is suitable for rapid, simple and non-invasive detection of lipids from 30 structural groups, among them triacylglycerols, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, sphingomyelin, total phospholipids, total, free and esterified cholesterol, total and unsaturated fatty acids...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135763/health-system-creation-and-integration-at-a-health-sciences-university-a-five-year-follow-up
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Catherine P Slade, Ricardo Azziz, Steven Levin, Gretchen B Caughman, David S Hefner, Kimberly V Halbur, Martha S Tingen, Susan James
Shifting healthcare market forces and regulation have exerted near-constant pressure on U.S. academic health centers (AHCs) attempting to successfully execute their traditional tripartite mission. A governance structure and organizational alignment that works well under one set of conditions is rarely optimal when conditions change. Thus, the degree and type of alignment of an AHC's clinical, educational, and faculty practice organizations have changed regularly within the sector, typically landing near one end or the other on a continuum from fully aligned with centralized governance to largely independent with separate governance...
November 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135322/retinal-structure-in-pre-clinical-age-related-macular-degeneration
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S Nusinowitz, Y Wang, P Kim, S Habib, R Baron, Y Conley, M Gorin
PURPOSE: To determine, if there are identifiable retinal structural changes associated with genetic risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-three subjects (range 51.5 to 68.9 years) participated in this prospective study. Subjects were recruited based on the presence of a family history of AMD in one or both parents. All participants underwent a complete ophthalmic exam and imagery for staging of disease severity and genetic testing to assess genetic risk for AMD development...
November 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135136/-structural-morphological-changes-of-the-connective-tissue-of-the-vaginal-mucosa-and-perineal-skin-in-women-with-stress-urinary-incontinence
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V N Pavlov, A G Yashchuk, A A Kazikhinurov, I I Musin, R M Zauinullina, V A Kulavskii, A A Kazikhinurova
AIM: To investigate the morphological and structural changes in the connective tissue of the vaginal mucosa and perineal skin in women with stress urinary incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2010 to 2013, 71 patients of reproductive age with stress incontinence were observed. The control group comprised 80 women, who also underwent biopsy of the vaginal mucosa and perineal skin. The sections of specimens were stained by Van Gieson, Mallory and Weigert. In immunohistochemical studies, rabbit antibodies specific for collagen types I, III, and IV were placed on each section...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128651/design-and-rationale-of-the-medical-students-learning-weight-management-counseling-skills-msweight-group-randomized-controlled-trial
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Judith K Ockene, Karen M Ashe, Rashelle B Hayes, Linda C Churchill, Sybil L Crawford, Alan C Geller, Denise Jolicoeur, Barbara C Olendzki, Maria Theresa Basco, Jyothi A Pendharkar, Kristi J Ferguson, Thomas P Guck, Katherine L Margo, Catherine A Okuliar, Monica A Shaw, Taraneh Soleymani, Diane D Stadler, Sarita S Warrier, Lori Pbert
Physicians have an important role addressing the obesity epidemic. Lack of adequate teaching to provide weight management counseling (WMC) is cited as a reason for limited treatment. National guidelines have not been translated into an evidence-supported, competency-based curriculum in medical schools. Weight Management Counseling in Medical Schools: A Randomized Controlled Trial (MSWeight) is designed to determine if a multi-modal theoretically-guided WMC educational intervention improves observed counseling skills and secondarily improve perceived skills and self-efficacy among medical students compared to traditional education (TE)...
November 8, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120994/inhaled-corticosteroids-in-asthma-promoting-or-protecting-against-atherosclerosis
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Michał Podgórski, Maciej Kupczyk, Piotr Grzelak, Małgorzata Bocheńska-Marciniak, Michał Polguj, Piotr Kuna, Ludomir Stefańczyk
BACKGROUND Bronchial asthma is an inflammatory disease of the respiratory system. However, it may also induce systemic effects. Although reports suggest patients with asthma are at increased risk of cardiovascular events, the association between asthma and atherosclerosis is unclear. The aim of the present study was to compare the progression of atherosclerosis between patients with asthma treated with inhaled corticosteroids and healthy controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS In 102 adult patients with asthma, markers of arterial stiffness (pulse wave velocity and augmentation index) were evaluated by applanation tonometry...
November 9, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110807/psychobiological-correlates-of-vaginismus-an-exploratory-analysis
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Elisa Maseroli, Irene Scavello, Sarah Cipriani, Manuela Palma, Massimiliano Fambrini, Giovanni Corona, Edoardo Mannucci, Mario Maggi, Linda Vignozzi
BACKGROUND: Evidence concerning the determinants of vaginismus (V), in particular medical conditions, is inconclusive. AIM: To investigate, in a cohort of subjects consulting for female sexual dysfunction, whether there is a difference in medical and psychosocial parameters between women with V and women with other sexual complaints. METHODS: A series of 255 women attending our clinic for female sexual dysfunction was consecutively recruited...
November 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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