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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542316/antithrombotic-therapy-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-discharged-after-major-non-cardiac-surgery-1-year-follow-up-sub-analysis-of-prague-14-study
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Martina Ondrakova, Zuzana Motovska, Petr Waldauf, Jiri Knot, Lukas Havluj, Lukas Bittner, Radek Bartoska, Robert Gűrlich, Martin Krbec, Valer Dzupa, Robert Grill, Petr Widimsky
BACKGROUND: The study investigated the discharge antithrombotic medication in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) after major non-cardiac surgery and the impact on one-year outcomes. METHODS: A subgroup of 366 patients (mean age 75.9±10.5 years, women 42.3%, acute surgery 42.9%) undergoing major non-cardiac surgery and having any form of AF (30.6% of the total population enrolled in the PRAGUE-14 study) was followed for 1 year. RESULTS: Antithrombotics (interrupted due to surgery) were resumed until discharge in 51...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541827/brain-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-are-involved-in-stress-induced-potentiation-of-nicotine-reward-in-rats
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Parastoo Javadi, Ameneh Rezayof, Maryam Sardari, Zahra Ghasemzadeh
The aim of the present study was to examine the possible role of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors of the dorsal hippocampus (CA1 regions), the medial prefrontal cortex or the basolateral amygdala in the effect of acute or sub-chronic stress on nicotine-induced conditioned place preference. Our results indicated that subcutaneous administration of nicotine (0.2 mg/kg) induced significant conditioned place preference. Exposure to acute or sub-chronic elevated platform stress potentiated the response of an ineffective dose of nicotine...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540536/effects-of-robot-assisted-upper-limb-rehabilitation-in-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Rachele Bertani, Corrado Melegari, Maria C De Cola, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
Technology-supported training is emerging as a solution to support therapists in their efforts providing high-intensity, repetitive, and task-specific treatment, in order to enhance the recovery process. The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of different robotic devices (end-effector and exoskeleton robots) in comparison with any other type of intervention. Furthermore, we aim to assess whether or not better improvements are obtained in the sub-acute phase after stroke onset than in the chronic phase...
May 24, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535701/day-to-day-features-of-soleus-stretch-reflexes-in-sub-acute-stroke-patients
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Peter William Stubbs, Asger Roer Pedersen, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen
The aim of the study was to assess the reliability and variability of stretch reflex magnitude (SRmag) in sub-acute stroke patients. For testing, rapid dorsiflexion stretches were induced 24 h apart in 22 patients and 34 controls. SRmag between sessions in patients and controls was not different and the SRmag on the more-affected side was significantly larger than the less-affected, dominant, and non-dominant sides. The SRmag was consistent between sessions. Therefore, patients were not as variable between sessions as we had hypothesized...
May 24, 2017: Somatosensory & Motor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535116/is-mannitol-the-treatment-of-choice-for-patients-with-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
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Michael E Mullins, Robert S Hoffman
CONTEXT: Ciguatera fish poisoning arises primarily from consumption of carnivorous reef fish caught in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Ciguatoxins, a class of tasteless, heat-stable, polycyclic toxins produced by dinoflagellates, accumulate through the food chain and concentrate in various carnivorous fish, such as groupers, barracudas, wrasses, amberjack, kingfishes, and eels. Characteristics of ciguatera fish poisoning include early nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the first one to two days post ingestion, followed by the appearance of sensory disturbances...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534652/a-review-of-the-evidence-of-zolpidem-efficacy-in-neurological-disability-after-brain-damage-due-to-stroke-trauma-and-hypoxia-a-justification-of-further-clinical-trials
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J A Sutton, R P Clauss
During 15 years, 23 clinical reports and 6 studies have demonstrated associations between sub-sedative doses of zolpidem and recoveries from brain damage due to strokes, trauma and hypoxia. Clinical findings include unexpected awakenings from vegetative states and regressions of stroke symptoms after dosing that disappear during elimination and reappear on repeat dosing. Initially single-photon emission computed tomography scans showed improved perfusion within, around and distant from infarctions. Then positron emission tomography scans and electroencephalography detected renewed metabolic and neuronal activity...
May 23, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533998/ipilimumab-as-a-cause-of-severe-pan-colitis-and-colonic-perforation
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Raj Shah, Danielle Witt, Talal Asif, Fahad F Mir
Ipilimumab is a human monoclonal antibody that functions as a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) inhibitor that is used to treat malignant melanoma. Due to ipilimumab's removal of immune regulation, specifically through the inactivation of CTLA-4, it is commonly associated with inflammatory and autoimmune events. Gastrointestinal (GI) related immune-related adverse events such as diarrhea occur in 29% of patients with 7.6% of patients specifically suffering from colitis. We describe a case of colonic perforation with ipilimumab use...
April 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533240/heterocycle-thiazole-compounds-exhibit-antifungal-activity-through-increase-in-the-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-cryptococcus-neoformans-cryptococcus-gattii-species-complex
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Nívea Pereira de Sá, Caroline Miranda de Lima, Cleudiomar Inácio Lino, Paulo Jorge Sanches Barbeira, Ludmila de Matos Baltazar, Daniel Assis Santos, Renata Barbosa de Oliveira, Eleftherios Mylonakis, Beth Burgwyn Fuchs, Susana Johann
Human cryptococcosis can occur as a primary or opportunistic infection and develops as an acute, sub-acute, or chronic systemic infection, involving different organs of the host. Given the limited therapeutic options and the occasional resistance to fluconazole, there is a need to develop novel drugs for the treatment of cryptococcosis. In this report, we describe promising thiazoles 1, 2, 3, and 4 and explore their possible modes of action against Cryptococcus. To this end, we show evidence of interference in the Cryptococcus antioxidant system...
May 22, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532421/glutamate-excitotoxicity-induced-by-orally-administered-propionic-acid-a-short-chain-fatty-acid-can-be-ameliorated-by-bee-pollen
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Afaf El-Ansary, Huda S Al-Salem, Alqahtani Asma, Abeer Al-Dbass
BACKGROUND: Rodent models may guide investigations towards identifying either environmental neuro-toxicants or drugs with neuro-therapeutic effects. This work aims to study the therapeutic effects of bee pollen on brain glutamate excitotoxicity and the impaired glutamine-glutamate- gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) circuit induced by propionic acid (PPA), a short chain fatty acid, in rat pups. METHODS: Twenty-four young male Western Albino rats 3-4 weeks of age, and 45-60 g body weight were enrolled in the present study...
May 22, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532400/oligometastases-from-prostate-cancer-local-treatment-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt
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Gregor Habl, Christoph Straube, Kilian Schiller, Marciana Nona Duma, Markus Oechsner, Kerstin A Kessel, Matthias Eiber, Markus Schwaiger, Hubert Kübler, Jürgen E Gschwend, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: The impact of local tumor ablative therapy in oligometastasized prostate cancer (PC) is still under debate. To gain data for this approach, we evaluated oligometastasized PC patients receiving stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to bone metastases. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 15 oligometastasized PC patients with a total of 20 bone metastases were evaluated regarding biochemical progression-free survival (PSA-PFS), time to initiation of ADT, and local control rate (LCR)...
May 22, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530487/effects-of-pre-season-training-on-the-sleep-characteristics-of-professional-rugby-league-players
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Heidi R Thornton, Jace A Delaney, Grant M Duthie, Ben J Dascombe
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of daily and exponentially-weighted moving training loads on subsequent night-time sleep. METHODS: Sleep of fourteen professional rugby league athletes competing in the National Rugby League competition was recorded using wristwatch actigraphy. Physical demands were quantified using GPS technology, including total distance (TD), high-speed distance (HSD), acceleration/deceleration load (SumAccDec; AU), and sRPE (AU). Linear mixed models determined effects of acute (daily) and sub-acute (three- and seven-day) exponentially-weighted moving averages (EWMA) on sleep...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530161/dual-microcatheter-coil-embolization-of-acutely-ruptured-wide-necked-intracranial-aneurysms
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Pyeong-Ho Yoon, Jae-Wook Lee, Yun-Ho Lee, Young-Sub Kwon, Kook-Hee Yang
The dual microcatheter technique is an alternative treatment for stent-assisted coiling in acutely ruptured wide-necked aneurysms because of no antiplatelet therapy. We assessed the safety and efficacy of this technique in ruptured wide-necked aneurysms. Between March 2008 and March 2016, 56 acutely ruptured aneurysms were treated with the dual microcatheter technique. The angiographic results, treatment-related complications, and clinical outcome were documented. Angiographic follow-up was available in 37 patients at a mean of 20...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529875/advanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-neuropsychological-assessment-for-detecting-brain-injury-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-university-amateur-boxers
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M G Hart, C R Housden, J Suckling, R Tait, A Young, U Müller, V F J Newcombe, I Jalloh, B Pearson, J Cross, R A Trivedi, J D Pickard, B J Sahakian, P J Hutchinson
BACKGROUND/AIM: The safety of amateur and professional boxing is a contentious issue. We hypothesised that advanced magnetic resonance imaging and neuropsychological testing could provide evidence of acute and early brain injury in amateur boxers. METHODS: We recruited 30 participants from a university amateur boxing club in a prospective cohort study. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological testing was performed at three time points: prior to starting training; within 48 h following a first major competition to detect acute brain injury; and one year follow-up...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527678/patient-reported-quality-of-life-after-endovascular-repair-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Andrew J Meltzer, Peter H Connolly, Sharif Ellozy, Darren B Schneider
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess patient-reported physical and emotional well-being during follow-up after endovascular repair of TAAA. METHODS: All patients were treated in the context of a physician-sponsored investigational device exemption clinical study for patients at high risk for open TAAA repair. The SF-36 instrument was administered preoperatively, and at 1, 6, and 12 months. Results were analyzed using paired t-tests, with sub-group comparisons to assess impact of adverse events and technical results on quality of life...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527224/does-assist-as-needed-upper-limb-robotic-therapy-promote-participation-in-repetitive-activity-based-motor-training-in-sub-acute-stroke-patients-with-severe-paresis
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Anne-Gaëlle Grosmaire, Christophe Duret
BACKGROUND: Repetitive, active movement-based training promotes brain plasticity and motor recovery after stroke. Robotic therapy provides highly repetitive therapy that reduces motor impairment. However, the effect of assist-as-needed algorithms on patient participation and movement quality is not known. OBJECTIVE: To analyze patient participation and motor performance during highly repetitive assist-as-needed upper limb robotic therapy in a retrospective study...
May 19, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527047/dietary-ascorbic-acid-reduced-micronucleus-and-nuclear-abnormalities-in-clarias-gariepinus-burchell-1822-exposed-to-hospital-effluent
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Chibuisi G Alimba, Raphael D Ajiboye, Olakunle S Fagbenro
Hospital effluents contain myriad of mutagens and genotoxins capable of increasing DNA damage in aquatic biota. African mudfish, Clarias gariepinus, are exposed to genotoxins when cultured in swamps and derelict water bodies often contaminated by effluents. Moreover, its DNA is susceptible to xenobiotic-induced lesions since it lacks L-gulonolactone oxidase and hence cannot synthesize L-ascorbic acid. This study investigated 96-h acute toxicity and protective effects of dietary ascorbic acid (AA) against micronucleus (MN) and abnormal nuclear (NAs) formation in C...
May 19, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526850/drought-and-child-mortality-a-meta-analysis-of-small-scale-surveys-from-ethiopia
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Tefera Darge Delbiso, Chiara Altare, Jose Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, Shannon Doocy, Debarati Guha-Sapir
Despite the intuitive connection between drought and mortality, we still lack a sound quantitative synthesis of evidence drawn from the available data. In this study, we estimate the pooled under-five death rates (U5DR) and assess the effect of drought on child death in Ethiopia. Small-scale mortality surveys were searched from the Complex Emergency Database and then aggregated spatially and temporally with drought exposure data from the Global Drought Monitor and food insecurity data from the Famine Early Warning Systems Network...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526270/risk-factors-for-urinary-tract-infections-in-geriatric-hospitals
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Raphaële Girard, Sylvain Gaujard, Véronique Pergay, Pascal Pornon, Géraldine Martin Gaujard, Laurent Bourguignon
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most frequent nosocomial infection in geriatric units. An understanding of risk factors for infection may help identify prevention strategies. AIM: Identification of the risk factors for UTI in elderly patients. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of 3 prospective cohorts. All hospitalized patients present in, or admitted to, a geriatric unit from June 1 to June 28, for the years 2009, 2012, and 2015 were included and followed until discharge or until June 30 of the year concerned...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525977/the-intracerebral-hemorrhage-acutely-decreasing-arterial-pressure-trial-ii-ich-adapt-ii-protocol
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Laura Gioia, Ana Klahr, Mahesh Kate, Brian Buck, Dariush Dowlatshahi, Thomas Jeerakathil, Derek Emery, Kenneth Butcher
BACKGROUND: Aggressively lowering blood pressure (BP) in acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) may improve outcome. Although there is no evidence that BP reduction changes cerebral blood flow, retrospective magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have demonstrated sub-acute ischemic lesions in ICH patients. The primary aim of this study is to assess ischemic lesion development in patients randomized to two different BP treatment strategies. We hypothesize aggressive BP reduction is not associated with ischemic injury after ICH...
May 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525247/-evaluations-by-hospital-ward-physicians-of-patient-care-management-quality-for-patients-hospitalized-after-an-emergency-department-admission
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M Bartiaux, P Mols
BACKGROUND: patient management in the acute and sub-acute setting of an Emergency Department is challenging. An assessment of the quality of provided care enables an evaluation of failings. It contributes to the identification of areas for improvement. OBJECTIVES: to obtain an analysis, by hospital-ward physicians, of adult patient care management quality, as well as of the correctness of diagnosis made during emergency admissions. To evaluate the consequences of inadequate patient care management on morbidity, mortality and cost and duration of hospitalization...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
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