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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550817/atypical-presentation-and-outcome-of-cervicogenic-headache-in-patients-with-cervical-degenerative-disease-a-single-center-experience
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Shyamal C Bir, Anil Nanda, Devi Prasad Patra, Tanmoy Kumar Maiti, Cesar Liendo, Minagar Alireza, Oleg Y Chernyshev
OBJECTIVE: Cervicogenic headache affects a significant portion of the entire population. This type of headache especially with atypical presentation is often hard to diagnose and manage since its etiopathophysiology is not been yet well understood. We have investigated the prevalence of cervicogenic headache with atypical presentation and discussed the etiology of it, and the outcome of surgical intervention on this type of headache in patients with cervical degenerative disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Radiological and clinical data of 160 patients (from 2001 through 2016) were retrospectively reviewed...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550806/lettuce-facing-microcystins-rich-irrigation-water-at-different-developmental-stages-effects-on-plant-performance-and-microcystins-bioaccumulation
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Efi Levizou, George Statiris, Theodoti Papadimitriou, Chrysi S Laspidou, Konstantinos Ar Kormas
This study investigated the microcystins (MCs)-rich irrigation water effect on lettuce of different developmental stages, i.e. during a two months period, covering the whole period from seed germination to harvest at marketable size of the plant. We followed four lettuce plant groups receiving MCs-rich water (1.81μgl(-1) of dissolved MCs), originating from the Karla Reservoir, central Greece: 1) from seeds, 2) the cotyledon, 3) two true leaves and 4) four true leaves stages, all of which were compared to control plants that received tap water...
May 24, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550795/thrombocytopenia-associated-with-tavi-the-summary-of-possible-causes
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Maciej Mitrosz, Malgorzata Chlabicz, Katarzyna Hapaniuk, Karol A Kaminski, Bozena Sobkowicz, Jaroslaw Piszcz, Slawomir Dobrzycki, Wlodzimierz J Musial, Tomasz Hirnle, Agnieszka M Tycinska
Thrombocytopenia (TP) following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedure is a common phenomenon but the underlying mechanisms are neither well known nor described. Postinterventional severe TP is related to worse early and late outcome. Moreover, the statement of enhanced platelet and coagulation activation might justify even stronger antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy following TAVI procedure. Thus, the examination of the pathomechanisms responsible for TP post TAVI seems to be crucial...
May 24, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550794/minimal-resection-interposition-arthroplasty-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint
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Panagiotis K Givissis, Panagiotis D Symeonidis, Dimitrios M Kitridis, Dimitrios N Daskalakis, Anastasios G Christodoulou
BACKGROUND: Interposition arthroplasty of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint is a viable alternative to fusion in patients with advanced hallux rigidus. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the midterm results of a modification of the technique. METHODS: Case series of 18 interposition arthroplasties were performed on 13 female patients with Grade III-IV hallux rigidus. The technique included cheilectomy, bunionectomy when needed, minimal resection of the base of the proximal phalanx and interposition of a fascia lata allograft in the first metatarsophalangeal joint...
March 23, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550793/acute-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-treatment-enhances-extinction-memory-in-male-rats
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L Y Maeng, M B Taha, K K Cover, S S Glynn, M Murillo, K Lebron-Milad, M R Milad
Leuprolide acetate (LEU), also known as Lupron, is commonly used to treat prostate cancer in men. As a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor agonist, it initially stimulates the release of gonadal hormones, testosterone (T) and estradiol. This surge eventually suppresses these hormones, preventing the further growth and spread of cancer cells. Individuals receiving this treatment often report anxiety and cognitive changes, but LEU's effects on the neural mechanisms that are involved in anxiety during the trajectory of treatment are not well known...
May 17, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550781/on-the-behavior-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-based-electrodes-coated-with-dispersed-platinum-by-alternate-current-methods-in-the-electrochemical-degradation-of-reactive-dyes
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A I Del Río, C García, J Molina, J Fernández, J Bonastre, F Cases
The electrochemical behavior of different carbon-based electrodes with and without nanoparticles of platinum electrochemically dispersed on their surface has been studied. Among others, reduced graphene oxide based electrodes was used to determine the best conditions for the decolorization/degradation of the reactive dye C.I. Reactive Orange 4 in sulfuric medium. Firstly, the electrochemical behavior was evaluated by cyclic voltammetry. Secondly, different electrolyses were performed using two cell configurations: cell with anodic and cathodic compartments separated (divided configuration) and without any separation (undivided configuration)...
May 22, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550780/dioxin-in-the-river-elbe
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Rainer Götz, Michael Bergemann, Burkhard Stachel, Gunther Umlauf
This paper provides a macro-analysis of the dioxin contamination in the river Elbe from the 1940s to the present. Based on different data sets, the historic dioxin concentration in the Elbe has been reconstructed. For the section between the tributary Mulde and Hamburg, during the 1940s, we find a concentration of about 1500 pg WHO-TEQ g(-1). We argue that this dioxin contamination was caused mainly by emissions from a magnesium plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, whose effluents were discharged into a tributary of the river Mulde which flows into the Elbe...
May 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550779/pathways-in-bacterial-and-archaeal-communities-dictated-by-ammonium-stress-in-a-high-solid-anaerobic-digester-with-dewatered-sludge
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Ning Li, Jin He, Han Yan, Sisi Chen, Xiaohu Dai
Metagenomic comparisons of microbial profiles were conducted to investigate differences between the samples from steady (Day 42), ammonium-adjusting (Day 63), and ammonium-stressed (Day 102) periods during the 110-day operation of a high solid anaerobic digester of sewage sludge. Comparing to the steady period, biogas production was slightly inhibited after ammonium adjustment, during which the microbes showed higher abundance in 6 of the total 22 ammonium-related genes. In addition, among the 19 amino-acid-related genes, 9 genes involved in amino acid generation and utilization were reduced, which partially revealed the reason of deterioration of volatile solids (VSs) degradation following ammonium stress...
May 18, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550776/influence-of-sugarcane-bagasse-variability-on-sugar-recovery-for-cellulosic-ethanol-production
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Liliane Pires Andrade, Elaine Crespim, Nilton de Oliveira, Rafael Carinha de Campos, Juliana Conceição Teodoro, Célia Maria Araújo Galvão, Rubens Maciel Filho
In the context of cellulosic ethanol production, special attention must be given to the raw material, as it affects final product yield. As observed for sugarcane, bagasse variations may derive from several elements, for instance edaphoclimatic factors, seasonality, maturation stage and harvesting techniques. Therefore, in the present work, to investigate the impact of raw material characteristics on process performance, sugarcane bagasse from four harvests from October/2010 to October/2011 was pretreated by steam explosion and had its soluble and insoluble solids contents measured, following enzymatic hydrolysis to assess glucan conversion...
May 18, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550774/thermo-mechanical-fractionation-of-yellow-poplar-sawdust-with-a-low-reaction-severity-using-continuous-twin-screw-driven-reactor-for-high-hemicellulosic-sugar-recovery
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Won Il Choi, Hyun Jin Ryu, Seong Ju Kim, Kyeong Keun Oh
Yellow poplar sawdust (YPS), a wood waste that can be easily collected from a local furniture factory, was fractionated using continuous twin screw-driven reactor for high hemicellulosic sugar recovery. The highest total sugar yields were attained under the following conditions: a barrel temperature of 127°C, sulfuric acid concentration of 0.8wt%, liquid feeding rate of 25mL/min, solid feeding rate of 2.0g/min, screw rotation speed of 25rpm, and residence time of 14.5min. The glucan and hemicellulose contents of the CTSR-fractionated YPS were 47...
May 18, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550771/determination-of-the-performance-of-vermicomposting-process-applied-to-sewage-sludge-by-monitoring-of-the-compost-quality-and-immune-responses-in-three-earthworm-species-eisenia-fetida-eisenia-andrei-and-dendrobaena-veneta
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Hanine Suleiman, Agnieszka Rorat, Anna Grobelak, Anna Grosser, Marcin Milczarek, Barbara Płytycz, Małgorzata Kacprzak, Franck Vandenbulcke
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of vermicomposting process applied on three different sewage sludge (precomposted with grass clippings, sawdust and municipal solid wastes) using three different earthworm species. Selected immune parameters, namely biomarkers of stress and metal body burdens, have been used to biomonitor the vermicomposting process and to assess the impact of contaminants on earthworm's physiology. Biotic and abiotic parameters were also used in order to monitor the process and the quality of the final product...
May 18, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550765/social-and-academic-premorbid-adjustment-domains-predict-different-functional-outcomes-among-youth-with-first-episode-mania
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Aswin Ratheesh, Christopher G Davey, Rothanthi Daglas, Craig Macneil, Melissa Hasty, Kate Filia, Patrick D McGorry, Michael Berk, Philippe Conus, Sue Cotton
BACKGROUND: Premorbid characteristics may help predict the highly variable functional and illness outcomes of young people with early stage Bipolar Disorder (BD). We sought to examine the relationships between premorbid adjustment and short to medium-term outcomes after a first treated episode of mania. METHODS: We examined the baseline and 18-month follow-up characteristics of 117 participants with first episode of mania, treated at two tertiary early intervention services in Melbourne, Australia...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550750/mobile-phone-conversations-listening-to-music-and-quiet-electric-cars-are-traffic-sounds-important-for-safe-cycling
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A Stelling-Konczak, G P van Wee, J J F Commandeur, M Hagenzieker
Listening to music or talking on the phone while cycling as well as the growing number of quiet (electric) cars on the road can make the use of auditory cues challenging for cyclists. The present study examined to what extent and in which traffic situations traffic sounds are important for safe cycling. Furthermore, the study investigated the potential safety implications of limited auditory information caused by quiet (electric) cars and by cyclists listening to music or talking on the phone. An Internet survey among 2249 cyclists in three age groups (16-18, 30-40 and 65-70year old) was carried out to collect information on the following aspects: 1) the auditory perception of traffic sounds, including the sounds of quiet (electric) cars; 2) the possible compensatory behaviours of cyclists who listen to music or talk on their mobile phones; 3) the possible contribution of listening to music and talking on the phone to cycling crashes and incidents...
May 24, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550737/activated-carbon-from-sugarcane-bagasse-ash-for-melanoidins-recovery
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A Kaushik, S Basu, K Singh, V S Batra, M Balakrishnan
This work investigates the value added utilization of two sugar-distillery wastes: (i) melanoidins, which are complex Maillard reaction products in molasses distillery wastewater, and (ii) unburnt carbon in sugarcane bagasse ash. Activated unburnt carbon (AUC), prepared by deashing and steam activation, had properties comparable to commercial activated carbon (CAC). Both carbons are suitable for melanoidins adsorption followed by desorption using 25% pyridine solution. For AUC, the equilibrium adsorption data is well described by Langmuir isotherm up to 35 °C while Freundlich model fits better at higher temperature...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550701/patient-centred-care-in-canada-key-components-and-the-path-forward
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Terrence Montague, Amédé Gogovor, John Aylen, Lisa Ashley, Sara Ahmed, Lesli Martin, Bonnie Cochrane, Owen Adams, Joanna Nemis-White
Canadians' health and its care continue to evolve. Chronic diseases affect more than 50% of our aging population, but the majority of public and professional stakeholders retain a sense of care quality. An emergent issue, however, is generating an increasingly wide debate. It is the concept of patient-centred care, including its definition of key components, and efficacy. To advance the evidence base, the 2013-2014 and 2016 Health Care in Canada (HCIC) surveys measured pan-stakeholder levels of support and implementation priorities for frequently proposed components of patient centricity in healthcare...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550700/optimizing-transitions-of-care-hospital-to-community
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Emily Sheridan, Christine Thompson, Tania Pinheiro, Nicole Robinson, Karen Davies, Nancy Whitmore
Discharging patients from the hospital is a complex process, and preventing avoidable readmissions has the potential to improve both the quality of life for patients and the financial sustainability of the healthcare system (Alper et al. 2016). Improving the discharge process is one method to mitigate readmission to the hospital. Historically, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) consistently experienced higher-than-expected readmission rates, and only 41% of discharge summaries were sent from the hospital to the community primary care within 48 hours...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550697/early-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-hip-fractures-spreading-change-across-the-system
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Charissa Levy, Sharon Ocampo-Chan, Linda Huestis, Donna Renzetti
Evidence suggests that patients with hip fractures should begin rehabilitation no later than six days following surgery. The reality is often far different. In an initiative led by the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Rehab Network, acute care and rehab/complex continuing care hospitals across the GTA have implemented a new early referral process to aid transition of patients from acute care to inpatient rehabilitation as early as possible to improve their outcomes. Two of the participating acute care hospitals have now surpassed the six-day target and two others are within range...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550692/improving-health-system-efficiency-perspectives-of-decision-makers
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Sara Allin, Sara Guilcher, Dana Riley, Yu Janice Zhang
While improving health system efficiency, or value for money, is a priority in Canada, there is little information about optimal approaches for improvement in the Canadian context. Through interviews with senior health system decision-makers from two provinces, this study conducted by the Canadian Institute for Health Information identified the following five main themes along with actions that can be taken to improve health system efficiency in Canada: performance monitoring for accountability and decision-making, system-level integration in governance and care delivery, partnerships outside the health sector to improve population health, physician engagement and remuneration and flexible funding...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550675/-prognostic-value-of-sequencing-of-radiotherapy-and-chemotherapy-following-breast-conserving-surgery-for-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Q Z Zhong, Z Wang, Y Tang, Q L Rong, S L Wang, J Jin, W H Wang, Y P Liu, Y W Song, H Fang, B Chen, S N Qi, N Li, Y Tang, J H Zhang, Y X Li
Objective: To evaluate the prognostic value of sequencing of adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy following breast-conserving surgery for patients with breast cancer. Methods: A total of 1 154 patients withT1-2N0-3M0 breast cancer retrospectively reviewed. All patients received sequential radiotherapy and chemotherapy following breast-conserving surgery. Among them, 603 patients received radiotherapy first and 551 patients received chemotherapy first. Log-rank tests were used to determine significance of disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) rates in the Kaplan-Meier curve...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550673/-clinical-characteristics-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pulmonary-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-in-children
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F H Wang, J H Liang, J H Zeng, J Tang, H Wang, W Liu
Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor in children. Methods: The clinical data of 13 patients with pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor between October 2009 and October 2015 were retrospectively analyzed, including 9 boys and 4 girls aged 1 to 12 years 4 months (mean 4 years 9 months). Seven patients underwent total tumor resection, 4 had lobectomy, 1 had partial tumor resection and 1 had biopsy. The follow-up time ranged from 2 months to 6 years and 2 months...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
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