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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536543/adoption-of-task-specific-sets-of-visual-attention
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Mike Wendt, Svantje T Kähler, Aquiles Luna-Rodriguez, Thomas Jacobsen
Evidence from behavioral and physiological studies suggests attentional weighting of stimulus information from different sources, according to task demands. We investigated the adoption of task-specific attentional sets by administering a flanker task, which required responding to a centrally presented letter while ignoring two adjacent letters, and a same-different judgment task, which required a homogenous/heterogeneous classification concerning the complete three-letter string. To assess the distribution of attentional weights across the letter locations we intermixed trials of a visual search task, in which a target stimulus occurred randomly in any of these locations...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520707/using-molecular-characterization-to-support-investigations-of-aquatic-facility-associated-outbreaks-of-cryptosporidiosis-alabama-arizona-and-ohio-2016
#2
Michele C Hlavsa, Dawn M Roellig, Matthew H Seabolt, Amy M Kahler, Jennifer L Murphy, Taishayla K McKitt, Evelyn F Geeter, Ron Dawsey, Sherri L Davidson, Thuy N Kim, Theresa H Tucker, Sally Ann Iverson, Brenna Garrett, Nicole Fowle, Jennifer Collins, Gregory Epperson, Scott Zusy, Joli R Weiss, Ken Komatsu, Edwin Rodriguez, J Gage Patterson, Rebecca Sunenshine, Brandi Taylor, Katie Cibulskas, Lynn Denny, Keoni Omura, Boris Tsorin, Kathleen E Fullerton, Lihua Xiao
Cryptosporidiosis is a nationally notifiable gastrointestinal illness caused by parasitic protozoa of the genus Cryptosporidium, which can cause profuse, watery diarrhea that can last up to 2-3 weeks in immunocompetent patients and can lead to life-threatening wasting and malabsorption in immunocompromised patients. Fecal-oral transmission of Cryptosporidium oocysts, the parasite's infectious life stage, occurs via ingestion of contaminated recreational water, drinking water, or food, or following contact with infected persons or animals, particularly preweaned bovine calves (1)...
May 19, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511779/an-evidence-based-review-of-the-efficacy-of-treatment-approaches-for-immature-permanent-teeth-with-pulp-necrosis
#3
REVIEW
Bill Kahler, Giampiero Rossi-Fedele, Nadia Chugal, Louis M Lin
INTRODUCTION: Two fundamental assumptions for teeth treated with regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs) are (1) that the clinical outcome is comparable with the traditional techniques of calcium hydroxide apexification and mineral trioxide aggregate apical barrier techniques and (2) that REPs will result in further root maturation. METHODS: A systematic review of the electronic databases (Scopus, PubMed, and Web of Science) involved a search for studies that used quantitative assessments of root maturation...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492393/long-term-alcohol-use-patterns-and-hiv-disease-severity
#4
Brandon D L Marshall, Janet P Tate, Kathleen A McGinnis, Kendall J Bryant, Robert L Cook, E Jennifer Edelman, Julie R Gaither, Christopher W Kahler, Don Operario, David A Fiellin, Amy C Justice
OBJECTIVE: We examined the relationship between alcohol use trajectories and HIV disease severity among men and women participating in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS). DESIGN: Prospective cohort of HIV-infected persons in care at eight US Veterans Health Administration sites. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2010, we assessed alcohol consumption annually using the alcohol use disorders identification test-consumption (AUDIT-C). HIV disease severity was ascertained using the VACS index, a validated measure of morbidity and all-cause mortality...
June 1, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480416/in-vitro-effects-of-a-commercial-herbal-medicine-used-as-african-traditional-medicine-on-human-neutrophils
#5
Mmamosheledi Elsie Mothibe, Christinah Kahler-Venter, Elżbieta Osuch
BACKGROUND: Commercial herbal medicines (CHMs) being marketed as immune boosters or tonics, have gained widespread popularity. The many herbal mixtures sold have not been tested for efficacy and safety, despite their modern packaging and presentations. It is imperative that these herbal mixtures be investigated for their effects on human neutrophils. METHODS: The selected herbal mixture (HM), Stametta™ Body healing liquid, is common in retail outlets in Pretoria, South Africa (SA) and is used as an immune booster or intended to strengthen the body...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477066/-notes-in-visceral-surgery-current-status
#6
REVIEW
G Kähler
The idea to use natural orifices as an access route for operations in the body has inspired many clinicians and researchers worldwide. Some of these expected a continuation of the development from open surgery to laparoscopic surgery finally to a less invasive modality. Others hoped for economic benefits for endoscopists to take over previous surgical patients into gastroenterological departments. The first experimental studies demonstrated that the initial expectations could not be implemented in a short period of time...
May 5, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474299/evaluation-of-healthcare-interventions-and-big-data-review-of-associated-data-issues
#7
Carl V Asche, Brian Seal, Kristijan H Kahler, Elisabeth M Oehrlein, Meredith Greer Baumgartner
Although the analysis of 'big data' holds tremendous potential to improve patient care, there remain significant challenges before it can be realized. Accuracy and completeness of data, linkage of disparate data sources, and access to data are areas that require particular focus. This article discusses these areas and shares strategies to promote progress. Improvement in clinical coding, innovative matching methodologies, and investment in data standardization are potential solutions to data validation and linkage problems...
May 4, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449858/computer-assisted-surgery-the-use-of-stored-intraoperative-images-for-accurate-restoration-of-femoral-length-and-rotational-alignment-after-fracture
#8
David M Kahler
Most femoral fractures are now managed with minimally invasive internal fixation. In the absence of formal exposure of the fracture lines, these procedures make heavy use of C-arm fluoroscopy to allow both fracture reduction and placement of implants, at the expense of measurable radiation exposure to both patient and surgeon. Although this technology has been commercially available for over a decade, it has not yet been widely accepted by the Orthopaedic community.
April 24, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442133/hybrid-transgastric-appendectomy-is-feasible-but-does-not-offer-advantages-compared-with-laparoscopic-appendectomy-results-from-the-transgastric-appendectomy-study
#9
Markus B Schoenberg, Richard Magdeburg, Peter Kienle, Stefan Post, Paul P Eisser, Georg Kähler
BACKGROUND: Very few transgastric procedures, the original objective of natural orifice translumenal surgery, have been reported in the international Natural Orifice Translumenal Surgery registers. In addition, most cases were controlled mainly by laparoscopy. To show the feasibility of hybrid transgastric appendectomy and to compare results with laparoscopic a prospective, nonrandomized study was conducted. METHODS: From October 2010 to May 2013, patients with acute appendicitis were screened...
April 23, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441222/what-is-causing-this-woman-s-altered-mental-status
#10
Scot Sloan, John Kahler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415979/behavioral-activation-for-smoking-cessation-and-mood-management-following-a-cardiac-event-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Andrew M Busch, Erin M Tooley, Shira Dunsiger, Elizabeth A Chattillion, John Fani Srour, Sherry L Pagoto, Christopher W Kahler, Belinda Borrelli
BACKGROUND: Smoking cessation following hospitalization for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) significantly reduces subsequent mortality. Depressed mood is a major barrier to cessation post-ACS. Although existing counseling treatments address smoking and depression independently in ACS patients, no integrated treatment addresses both. We developed an integrated treatment combining gold standard cessation counseling with behavioral activation-based mood management; Behavioral Activation Treatment for Cardiac Smokers (BAT-CS)...
April 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401564/a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-oral-naltrexone-for-heavy-drinking-smokers-seeking-smoking-cessation-treatment
#12
Christopher W Kahler, Patricia A Cioe, Golfo K Tzilos, Nichea S Spillane, Lorenzo Leggio, Susan E Ramsey, Richard A Brown, Stephanie S O'Malley
BACKGROUND: Post hoc analyses of 2 randomized controlled trials suggest naltrexone may reduce alcohol use and improve smoking cessation outcomes among heavy drinkers receiving smoking cessation treatment. However, no studies have been conducted specifically to examine naltrexone for this purpose or to test whether naltrexone has benefit when added to smoking cessation counseling that explicitly addresses heavy drinking. METHODS: We recruited heavy-drinking smokers from the community and randomized them to receive 10 weeks of either (i) 50 mg naltrexone (n = 75) or (ii) placebo (n = 75) daily...
April 12, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370002/angular-under-sampling-effect-on-vmat-dose-calculation-an-analysis-and-a-solution-strategy
#13
Ji-Yeon Park, FeiFei Li, Jonathan Li, Darren Kahler, Justin C Park, Guanghua Yan, Chihray Liu, Bo Lu
PURPOSE: Most VMAT algorithms compute the dose on discretized apertures with small angular separations for practical reasons. However, machines deliver the VMAT dose with a continuously moving MLC and gantry and a continuously changing dose rate. The computed dose can deviate from the delivered dose, especially if no, or loose, MLC movement constraints are applied for the VMAT optimization. The goal of this paper is to establish a simplified mathematical model to analyze the discrepancy between the VMAT plan calculation dose and the delivered dose and to provide a reasonable solution for clinical implementation...
April 1, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353538/long-term-alcohol-use-patterns-and-hiv-disease-severity-a-joint-trajectory-analysis
#14
Brandon David Lewis Marshall, Janet P Tate, Kathleen A Mcginnis, Kendall J Bryant, Robert L Cook, E Jennifer Edelman, Julie R Gaither, Christopher W Kahler, Don Operario, David A Fiellin, Amy C Justice
OBJECTIVE: We examined the relationship between alcohol use trajectories and HIV disease severity among men and women participating in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS). DESIGN: Prospective cohort of HIV-infected persons in care at eight US Veterans Health Administration sites. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2010, we assessed alcohol consumption annually using the AUDIT-C. HIV disease severity was ascertained using the VACS Index, a validated measure of morbidity and all-cause mortality...
March 28, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340503/risk-factors-for-lymph-node-metastases-in-women-with-endometrial-cancer-a-population-based-nation-wide-register-study-on-behalf-of-the-swedish-gynecological-cancer-group
#15
K Stålberg, P Kjølhede, M Bjurberg, C Borgfeldt, P Dahm-Kähler, H Falconer, E Holmberg, C Staf, B Tholander, E Åvall-Lundqvist, P Rosenberg, T Högberg
The role of lymphadenectomy in the management of early endometrial cancer remains controversial. In the recent ESMO-ESGO-ESTRO guidelines, lymphadenectomy is recommended for patients with endometrioid adenocarcinoma Grade 3 with deep myometrial invasion, but complete agreement was not achieved. In Sweden, DNA aneuploidy has been included as a high-risk factor. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of tumor histology, FIGO grade, DNA ploidy and myometrial invasion (MI) on occurrence of lymph node metastasis (LNM) in patients with endometrial cancer...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333318/a-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-oral-dydrogesterone-versus-micronized-vaginal-progesterone-for-luteal-support-in-in-vitro-fertilization
#16
Herman Tournaye, Gennady T Sukhikh, Elke Kahler, Georg Griesinger
STUDY QUESTION: Is oral dydrogesterone 30 mg daily (10 mg three times daily [TID]) non-inferior to micronized vaginal progesterone (MVP) 600 mg daily (200 mg TID) for luteal support in in vitro fertilization (IVF), assessed by the presence of fetal heartbeats determined by transvaginal ultrasound at 12 weeks of gestation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Non-inferiority of oral dydrogesterone versus MVP was demonstrated at 12 weeks of gestation, with a difference in pregnancy rate and an associated confidence interval (CI) that were both within the non-inferiority margin...
May 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325788/decompression-illness-with-hypovolemic-shock-and-neurological-failure-symptoms-after-two-risky-dives-a-case-report
#17
Sebastian Klapa, Johannes Meyne, Wataru Kähler, Frauke Tillmans, Henning Werr, Andreas Binder, Andreas Koch
Hypovolemia is known to be a predisposing factor of decompression illness (DCI) while diving. The typical clinically impressive neurological symptoms of DCI may distract from other symptoms such as an incipient hypovolemic shock. We report the case of a 61-year-old male Caucasian, who presented with an increasing central and peripheral neural failure syndrome and massive hypovolemia after two risky dives. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest and Magnetic resonance imaging scans of the head revealed multiple cerebral and pulmonary thromboembolisms...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290510/acquisition-of-the-capsule-locus-by-horizontal-gene-transfer-in-neisseria-meningitidis-is-often-accompanied-by-the-loss-of-udp-galnac-synthesis
#18
Stephanie N Bartley, Shakeel Mowlaboccus, Christopher A Mullally, Keith A Stubbs, Alice Vrielink, Martin C J Maiden, Odile B Harrison, Timothy T Perkins, Charlene M Kahler
Pathogenic meningococci have acquired a 24 kb capsule synthesis island (cps) by horizontal gene transfer which consists of a synthetic locus and associated capsule transport genes flanked by repetitive Regions D and D'. Regions D and D' contain an intact gene encoding a UDP-galactose epimerase (galE1) and a truncated remnant (galE2), respectively. In this study, GalE protein alleles were shown to be either mono-functional, synthesising UDP-galactose (UDP-Gal), or bi-functional, synthesising UDP-Gal and UDP-galactosamine (UDP-GalNAc)...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252553/interactions-from-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-patients-with-melanoma
#19
Carmen Loquai, Irene Schmidtmann, Marlene Garzarolli, Martin Kaatz, Katharina C Kähler, Peter Kurschat, Frank Meiss, Oliver Micke, Ralph Muecke, Karsten Muenstedt, Dorothee Nashan, Annette Stein, Christoph Stoll, Dagmar Dechent, Jutta Huebner
Biological-based (BbCAM) methods from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may interact with cancer treatments, reduce efficacy, or enhance adverse effects. Although CAM usage has been evaluated well in other cancer entities, data on melanoma patients are still missing. The aim of this study was to determine CAM usage of melanoma patients using a standardized questionnaire to identify potential interactions with established and new systemic melanoma therapies. This multicenter study was carried out in seven German skin cancer centers...
June 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214654/programmed-cell-death-protein-1-pd-1-inhibitor-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-melanoma-and-preexisting-autoimmunity-or-ipilimumab-triggered-autoimmunity
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Ralf Gutzmer, Anika Koop, Friedegund Meier, Jessica C Hassel, Patrick Terheyden, Lisa Zimmer, Lucie Heinzerling, Selma Ugurel, Claudia Pföhler, Anja Gesierich, Elisabeth Livingstone, Imke Satzger, Katharina C Kähler
AIM: Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitors are a common treatment strategy for metastatic melanoma and other tumour entities. Clinical trials usually exclude patients with preexisting autoimmune diseases, thus experience with PD-1 inhibitor (PD-1i) in this patient population is limited. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Metastatic melanoma patients with preexisting autoimmune disorders or previous ipilimumab-triggered immune-related adverse events (irAE) undergoing treatment with PD-1i from seven German skin cancer centres were evaluated retrospectively with regard to flare of the preexisting autoimmunity and development of new, not preexisting irAE as well as response to PD-1i therapy...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
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