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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318644/comparison-of-outcomes-for-mr-guided-versus-ct-guided-high-dose-rate-interstitial-brachytherapy-in-women-with-locally-advanced-carcinoma-of-the-cervix
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Sophia C Kamran, Matthias M Manuel, Linda P Cho, Antonio L Damato, Ehud J Schmidt, Clare Tempany, Robert A Cormack, Akila N Viswanathan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to compare local control (LC), overall survival (OS) and dose to the organs at risk (OAR) in women with locally advanced cervical cancer treated with MR-guided versus CT-guided interstitial brachytherapy (BT). METHODS: 56 patients (29 MR, 27 CT) were treated with high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial BT between 2005-2015. The MR patients had been prospectively enrolled on a Phase II clinical trial. Data were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier (K-M) and Cox proportional hazards statistical modeling in JMP® & R®...
March 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316952/interface-between-mta-and-dental-bonding-agents-scanning-electron-microscope-evaluation
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Gabriele Cervino, Luca Fiorillo, Gianrico Spagnuolo, Ennio Bramanti, Luigi Laino, Floriana Lauritano, Marco Cicciù
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Nowadays, the material that offers the best sealing characteristic in the field of endodontic treatment is the mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), nevertheless, this material necessities an adhesive bonding agent to perfectly join to the dental surface. The aim of this study was to analyze using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) the possible microgap between the adhesive, MTA, and the dental surface. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourteen extracted molars were divided into two groups - group A was prepared with MTA-component adhesive and group B was prepared with MTA and composite dual etching...
January 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291785/transcriptome-difference-and-potential-crosstalk-between-liver-and-mammary-tissue-in-mid-lactation-primiparous-dairy-cows
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Dengpan Bu, Massimo Bionaz, Mengzhi Wang, Xuemei Nan, Lu Ma, Jiaqi Wang
Liver and mammary gland are among the most important organs during lactation in dairy cows. With the purpose of understanding both the different and the complementary roles and the crosstalk of those two organs during lactation, a transcriptome analysis was performed on liver and mammary tissues of 10 primiparous dairy cows in mid-lactation. The analysis was performed using a 4×44K Bovine Agilent microarray chip. The transcriptome difference between the two tissues was analyzed using SAS JMP Genomics using ANOVA with a false discovery rate correction (FDR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284691/relationships-between-early-life-growth-intake-and-birth-season-with-first-lactation-performance-of-holstein-dairy-cows
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H Chester-Jones, B J Heins, D Ziegler, D Schimek, S Schuling, B Ziegler, M B de Ondarza, C J Sniffen, N Broadwater
The objective was to determine the relationships between early-life parameters [including average daily gain (ADG), body weight (BW), milk replacer intake, starter intake, and birth season] and the first-lactation performance of Holstein cows. We collected data from birth years 2004 to 2012 for 2,880 Holstein animals. Calves were received from 3 commercial dairy farms and enrolled in 37 different calf research trials at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center from 3 to 195 d. Upon trial completion, calves were returned to their respective farms...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284649/compositional-data-for-global-monitoring-the-case-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation
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A Pérez-Foguet, R Giné-Garriga, M I Ortego
INTRODUCTION: At a global level, access to safe drinking water and sanitation has been monitored by the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) of WHO and UNICEF. The methods employed are based on analysis of data from household surveys and linear regression modelling of these results over time. However, there is evidence of non-linearity in the JMP data. In addition, the compositional nature of these data is not taken into consideration. This article seeks to address these two previous shortcomings in order to produce more accurate estimates...
March 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273159/the-challenge-of-monitoring-elusive-large-carnivores-an-accurate-and-cost-effective-tool-to-identify-and-sex-pumas-puma-concolor-from-footprints
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Sky Alibhai, Zoe Jewell, Jonah Evans
Acquiring reliable data on large felid populations is crucial for effective conservation and management. However, large felids, typically solitary, elusive and nocturnal, are difficult to survey. Tagging and following individuals with VHF or GPS technology is the standard approach, but costs are high and these methodologies can compromise animal welfare. Such limitations can restrict the use of these techniques at population or landscape levels. In this paper we describe a robust technique to identify and sex individual pumas from footprints...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267534/cross-sectional-imaging-to-evaluate-the-extent-of-regional-nodal-disease-in-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy
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Tara L Anderson, Katrina N Glazebrook, Brittany L Murphy, Lyndsay D Viers, Tina J Hieken
PURPOSE: Cross-sectional imaging often is performed in breast cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) and may identify level III axillary and extra-axillary nodal disease. Our aim was to investigate associations of radiologic nodal staging with pathological N (pN) stage at operation and to explore how this might aid surgical and radiotherapy treatment planning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With IRB approval, we reviewed pre-treatment breast MRI, PET/CT, and CT imaging and clinicopathologic data on 348 breast cancer patients with imaging available for review undergoing NST followed by operation at our institution 1/2008-9/2013...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125178/the-epidemiology-of-emergency-in-patient-hospitalisations-among-those-with-no-fixed-abode-homeless-2005-2014-what-lessons-can-be-learnt
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A O'Farrell, D S Evans, M Allen
Estimates show that homelessness is increasing in Ireland. This study analysed the epidemiology of emergency hospitalisations among those experiencing homelessness between 2005-2014. All in-patient admissions to acute hospitals classified with 'no fixed abode' were extracted from the Hospital In-patient Enquiry System. Data were analysed using JMP. There were 2,051 in-patient emergency admissions of people classified with 'no fixed abode' during the study period, an increase of 406% since 2005 (78 in 2005 vs...
October 12, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108033/the-utility-of-repeat-sestamibi-scans-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism-after-an-initial-negative-scan
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Vikram D Krishnamurthy, Sara Sound, Alexis K Okoh, Pinar Yazici, Hakan Yigitbas, Donald Neumann, Krupa Doshi, Eren Berber
BACKGROUND: We analyzed the utility of repeated sestambi scans in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and its effects on operative referral. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective review of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who underwent repeated sestambi scans exclusively within our health system between 1996-2015. Patient demographic, presentation, laboratory, imaging, operative, and pathologic data were reviewed. Univariate analysis with JMP Pro v12 was used to identify factors associated with conversion from an initial negative to a subsequent positive scan...
January 17, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048875/su-f-j-185-detection-of-low-contrast-objects-optimization-of-ct-simulation-reconstruction-protocol-parameters
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S Alani, A Schlocker, N Honig, B Corn
PURPOSE: CT simulation has become an integral component of modern RT planning and therefore must be continually optimized. We evaluated the detection of small and low-contrast regions in images obtained during CT simulation. METHODS: A CT phantom containing a contrast detail modulus for detection of low-contrast structures was used to optimize the CT reconstruction protocol for abdomen. The parameters (A) Pitch, (B) Reconstruction Filter, and (C) Rotation Time type were varied for assessment of image quality...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989472/monitoring-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-a-review-through-the-lens-of-human-rights
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Ricard Giné-Garriga, Óscar Flores-Baquero, Alejandro Jiménez-Fdez de Palencia, Agustí Pérez-Foguet
International monitoring of drinking water and sanitation has been jointly carried out by WHO and UNICEF through their Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). With the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era in 2015, the JMP has proposed a post-2015 framework for integrated monitoring of water and sanitation targets included in the Sustainable Development Goal no. 6. This article discusses how each element of the proposed sanitation target and corresponding indicators can be understood from a human rights perspective...
February 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920475/impact-of-frailty-on-approach-to-colonic-resection-laparoscopy-vs-open-surgery
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Catalina Mosquera, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Timothy L Fitzgerald
AIM: To understand the influence of frailty on postoperative outcomes for laparoscopic and open colectomy. METHODS: Data were obtained from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (2005-2012) for patients undergoing colon resection [open colectomy (OC) and laparoscopic colectomy (LC)]. Patients were classified as non-frail (0 points), low frailty (1 point), moderate frailty (2 points), and severe frailty (≥ 3) using the Modified Frailty Index. 30-d mortality and complications were used as the primary end point and analyzed for the overall population...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881143/weekly-versus-every-three-weeks-platinum-based-chemoradiation-regimens-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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James M Melotek, Benjamin T Cooper, Matthew Koshy, Joshua S Silverman, Michael T Spiotto
BACKGROUND: The majority of chemoradiation (CRT) trials for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) have relied on platinum-based chemotherapy regimens administered every-3-weeks. However, given the increased utilization of weekly platinum regimens, it remains unclear how different chemotherapy schedules compare regarding efficacy and toxicity. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 212 patients with HNSCC who were treated at a single academic medical center with concurrent platinum-based CRT given weekly (N = 68) or every-three-weeks (N = 144)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866719/endocrine-surgery-fellowship-graduates-past-present-and-future-8%C3%A2-years-of-early-job-market-experiences-and-what-program-directors-and-trainees-can-expect
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Vikram D Krishnamurthy, Jesse Gutnick, Rachel Slotcavage, Judy Jin, Eren Berber, Allan Siperstein, Joyce J Shin
BACKGROUND: Given the increasing number of endocrine surgery fellowship graduates, we investigated if expectations and job opportunities changed over time. METHODS: American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) fellowship graduates, surgery department chairs, and physician recruiters were surveyed. Univariate analysis was performed with JMP Pro 12 software. RESULTS: We identified 141 graduates from 2008-2015; survey response rate was 72% (n = 101)...
January 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739100/a-novel-semiquantitative-assessment-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-with-a-modified-subcostal-echocardiographic-view
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José L Díaz-Gómez, Andres Borja Alvarez, Jonathan J Danaraj, Michelle L Freeman, Augustine S Lee, Farouk Mookadam, Brian P Shapiro, Harish Ramakrishna
OBJECTIVES: The tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) is a validated measure of right ventricular function; however, the apical echocardiographic window varies and has limitations in intensive care unit (ICU) patients receiving mechanical ventilation or those with underlying disease and air entrapment. We aimed to evaluate the subcostal echocardiographic assessment of tricuspid annular kick (SEATAK) as an alternative to TAPSE in critically ill patients. METHODS: To measure SEATAK, we obtained the subcostal inferior vena cava view and used M-mode to measure excursion of the tricuspid annulus (kick)...
January 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694242/from-anticipatory-corpse-to-posthuman-god
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Jeffrey P Bishop
The essays in this issue of JMP are devoted to critical engagement of my book, The Anticipatory Corpse The essays, for the most part, accept the main thrust of my critique of medicine. The main thrust of the criticism is whether the scope of the critique is too totalizing, and whether the proposed remedy is sufficient. I greatly appreciate these interventions because they allow me this occasion to respond and clarify, and to even further extend the argument of my book. In this response essay, I maintain that the regnant social imaginary of medicine is the regnant social imaginary of our time...
December 2016: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636213/female-urethral-diverticulum-presentation-diagnosis-and-predictors-of-outcomes-after-surgery
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Sherif A El-Nashar, Ruchira Singh, Melissa M Bacon, Shunaha Kim-Fine, John A Occhino, John B Gebhart, Christopher J Klingele
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To report on clinical presentation, diagnosis, and outcomes after treatment of female urethral diverticulum (UD). METHODS: Using a record linkage system, women with a new diagnosis of UD at Mayo Clinic from January 1, 1980, through December 31, 2011, were identified. The presenting symptoms, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, and management of women presenting with UD were recorded. Outcomes after surgery were assessed using survival analysis...
November 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27584600/age-and-fertility-a-study-on-patient-awareness
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Sara Deatsman, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Alice Rhoton-Vlasak
OBJECTIVE: Fertility declines as women age. Advancing maternal age increases pregnancy risks such as diabetes or hypertension. Studies suggest women are not aware of the risks of aging on fertility and pregnancy. The study objective was to assess women's knowledge of fertility and reproductive outcomes affected by aging. METHODS: Prospective IRB approved survey of women (n=94) attending an obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) clinic. Data collected included demographics, pregnancy history, and knowledge of age-related fertility decline and pregnancy risks...
August 1, 2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514658/esr1-erbb2-and-ki67-mrna-expression-predicts-stage-and-grade-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-carcinoma-nmibc
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Johannes Breyer, Ralph M Wirtz, Mark Laible, Kornelia Schlombs, Philipp Erben, Maximilian Christian Kriegmair, Robert Stoehr, Sebastian Eidt, Stefan Denzinger, Maximilian Burger, Arndt Hartmann, Wolfgang Otto
Pathological staging and grading are crucial for risk assessment in non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). Molecular grading might support pathological evaluation and minimize interobserver variability. In this study, the well-established breast cancer markers ESR1, PGR, ERBB2, and MKI67 were evaluated as potential molecular markers to support grading and staging in NMIBC. We retrospectively analyzed clinical data and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues (FFPE) of patients with NMIBC. Messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of the aforementioned markers was measured by single-step reverse transcription quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) using RNA-specific TaqMan assays...
November 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498618/development-of-a-method-for-the-n-arylation-of-amino-acid-esters-with-aryl-triflates
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Sandra M King, Stephen L Buchwald
A general method for the N-arylation of amino acid esters with aryl triflates is described. Both α- and β-amino acid esters, including methyl, tert-butyl, and benzyl esters, are viable substrates. Reaction optimization was carried out by design of experiment (DOE) analysis using JMP software. The mild reaction conditions, which use t-BuBrettPhos Pd G3 or G4 precatalyst, result in minimal racemization of the amino acid ester. This method is the first synthetic application of the t-BuBrettPhos Pd G4 precatalyst...
August 19, 2016: Organic Letters
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