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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329552/diffuse-sebaceous-gland-hyperplasia
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Julia Gittler, Lauren Penn, Vitaly Terushkin, Nooshin Brinster
Diffuse sebaceous-gland hyperplasia is a rarevariant of sebaceous-gland hyperplasia that isdistinct from the well-known circumscribed type.The term presenile sebaceous hyperplasia has beenutilized to describe this entity that is distinguishedby specific features, which include confluence oflesions that results in the formation of large plaqueson the face, the sparing of periorificial regions, andhighly functional glandular hyperplasia that resultsin excessive sebaceous secretion. We present a43-year-old woman with monomorphous, skincoloredand yellow, smooth 1- to-3-mm papules,some with central umbilication, that spare theperiorificial zones...
December 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328710/fatty-acid-saturation-of-albumin-used-in-resuscitation-fluids-modulates-cell-damage-in-shock-in-vitro-results-using-a-novel-technique-to-measure-fatty-acid-binding-capacity
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Alexander H Penn, Michael A Dubick, Ivo P Torres Filho
The use of albumin for resuscitation has not proven as beneficial in human trials as expected from numerous animal studies. One explanation could be the practice of adding fatty acid (FA) during manufacture of pharmaceutical albumin. During ischemia, unbound free FAs (FFA) in the circulation could potentially induce cellular damage. We hypothesized that albumins with higher available binding capacities (ABC) for FFAs may prevent that damage. Therefore, we developed a technique to measure ABC, determined if pharmaceutical human serum albumin (HSA) has decreased ABC compared to FA-free bovine serum albumin (BSA), and if binding capacity would affect hemolysis when blood is mixed with exogenous FFA at levels similar to those observed in shock...
March 21, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319458/quality-of-life-in-807-patients-with-vestibular-schwannoma-comparing-treatment-modalities
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Géke Soulier, Bibian M van Leeuwen, Hein Putter, Jeroen C Jansen, Martijn J A Malessy, Peter Paul G van Benthem, Andel G L van der Mey, Anne M Stiggelbout
Objective In vestibular schwannoma treatment, the choice among treatment modalities is controversial. The first aim of this study was to examine the quality of life of patients with vestibular schwannoma having undergone observation, radiation therapy, or microsurgical resection. The second aim was to examine the relationship between perceived symptoms and quality of life. Last, the association between quality of life and time since treatment was studied. Study Design Cross-sectional study. Setting Tertiary referral center...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302395/social-cognition-psychometric-evaluation-scope-in-people-with-early-psychosis-a-preliminary-study
#4
Kelsey A Ludwig, Amy E Pinkham, Philip D Harvey, Skylar Kelsven, David L Penn
Social cognition is an important outcome in schizophrenia research. Unfortunately, there has been a lack of consensus regarding which measures of social cognition best capture this domain of functioning. The Social Cognition Psychometric Evaluation (SCOPE) study was developed to address the need for a battery of measures that have sound psychometric properties and can be implemented in clinical trials for individuals with chronic schizophrenia. The current study expands upon the SCOPE study by examining the psychometric properties of the eight candidate measures administered to individuals early in the course of psychosis...
March 14, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281284/impact-of-translational-research-on-optimization-of-neonatal-cardiopulmonary-bypass-circuits-and-techniques-the-penn-state-health-approach
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Akif Ündar, Shigang Wang, David A Palanzo, Robert Wise, Karl Woitas, Larry D Baer, Allen R Kunselman, Joseph B Clark, John L Myers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281191/lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-utilization-of-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-a-retrospective-real-life-study-about-277-patients
#6
Stéphane Litrico, Tristan Langlais, Florent Pennes, Antoine Gennari, Philippe Paquis
The purpose of this study was to report an independent real-life experience about the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 in lumbar interbody fusion with a special focus on complications. This is a retrospective single-center cohort study between 2007 and 2013 including 277 patients treated for anterior or posterior lumbar fusion with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2. We report the complications occurring during the 12 first postoperative months and analyze the fusion rate on X-rays...
March 10, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280987/vestibular-migraine-patients-are-more-anxious-than-migraine-patients-without-vestibular-symptoms
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Özge Kutay, Gülden Akdal, Pembe Keskinoğlu, Birgül Dönmez Balcı, Tunç Alkın
The link between vertigo and anxiety is well known. The aim of this study is to compare anxiety disorders in 3 groups: patients with vestibular migraine (VM), patients with migraine but without vertigo (MO) and healthy controls (HC).We performed cross-sectional analysis of following tests: (a) Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAMA); (b) State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-X1 and STAI-X2); (c) Beck Depression Inventory (BDI); (d) Panic-Agoraphobic Scale and (e) Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ). ANOVA, Kruskal-Wallis and Chi-square tests were used for comparisons and least significant difference was used for further post-hoc analysis...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279197/the-birth-of-a-human-specific-neural-gene-by-incomplete-duplication-and-gene-fusion
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Max L Dougherty, Xander Nuttle, Osnat Penn, Bradley J Nelson, John Huddleston, Carl Baker, Lana Harshman, Michael H Duyzend, Mario Ventura, Francesca Antonacci, Richard Sandstrom, Megan Y Dennis, Evan E Eichler
BACKGROUND: Gene innovation by duplication is a fundamental evolutionary process but is difficult to study in humans due to the large size, high sequence identity, and mosaic nature of segmental duplication blocks. The human-specific gene hydrocephalus-inducing 2, HYDIN2, was generated by a 364 kbp duplication of 79 internal exons of the large ciliary gene HYDIN from chromosome 16q22.2 to chromosome 1q21.1. Because the HYDIN2 locus lacks the ancestral promoter and seven terminal exons of the progenitor gene, we sought to characterize transcription at this locus by coupling reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and long-read sequencing...
March 9, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277857/usefulness-of-self-report-questionnaires-for-psychological-assessment-of-patients-with-tinnitus-and-hyperacusis-and-patients-views-of-the-questionnaires
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Hashir Aazh, Brian C J Moore
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine the relevance and applicability of psychological questionnaires to patients seeking help for tinnitus and/or hyperacusis. DESIGN: This was a questionnaire-based survey. The following questionnaires were administered: Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7), Short Health Anxiety Inventory (SHAI), Mini-Social Phobia Inventory (Mini-SPIN), Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI-R), Panic Disorder Severity Scale-Self Report (PDSS-SR), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and Penn State Worry Questionnaire-Abbreviated version (PSWQ-A)...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272862/a-novel-n-type-organosilane-metal-ion-hybrid-of-rhodamine-b-and-copper-cation-for-low-temperature-thermoelectric-materials
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John R Bertram, Aubrey Penn, Matthew Jason Nee, Hemali Rathnayake
A n-type organosilane-metal-ion hybrid of Rhodamine-B silane and copper cation (Cu-RBS) was investigated as a low-temperature thermoelectric material. Computational analysis revealed the most likely localized binding site of Cu2+ to the Rhodamine-B core and provided predictions of molecular orbitals and electrostatic potentials upon complexation. The concentration-dependent optical absorption and emission spectral traces confirmed the effective metal-ligand charge transfer from Cu2+ to the xanthene core of RBS, indicating the potential for improved electrical properties for the complex relative to RBS...
March 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267010/regenerating-the-anal-sphincter-cytokines-stem-cells-or-both
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Li Sun, Zhuojun Xie, Mei Kuang, Marc Penn, Margot S Damaser, Massarat Zutshi
BACKGROUND: Healing of an anal sphincter defect at a time distant from injury is a challenge. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate whether re-establishing stem cell homing at the site of an anal sphincter defect when cytokine expression has declined using a plasmid engineered to express stromal derived factor 1 with or without mesenchymal stem cells can improve anatomic and functional outcome. DESIGN: This was a randomized animal study. SETTINGS: Thirty-two female age- and weight-matched Sprague Dawley rats underwent 50% excision of the anal sphincter complex...
April 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265120/a-genome-wide-gene-by-trauma-interaction-study-of-alcohol-misuse-in-two-independent-cohorts-identifies-prkg1-as-a-risk-locus
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R Polimanti, J Kaufman, H Zhao, H R Kranzler, R J Ursano, R C Kessler, J Gelernter, M B Stein
Traumatic life experiences are associated with alcohol use problems, an association that is likely to be moderated by genetic predisposition. To understand these interactions, we conducted a gene-by-environment genome-wide interaction study (GEWIS) of alcohol use problems in two independent samples, the Army STARRS (STARRS, N=16 361) and the Yale-Penn (N=8084) cohorts. Because the two cohorts were assessed using different instruments, we derived separate dimensional alcohol misuse scales and applied a proxy-phenotype study design...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260941/is-there-evidence-that-we-should-screen-the-general-population-for-lynch-syndrome-with-genetic-testing-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Anya E R Prince, R Jean Cadigan, Gail E Henderson, James P Evans, Michael Adams, Emmanuel Coker-Schwimmer, Dolly C Penn, Marcia Van Riper, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Daniel E Jonas
BACKGROUND: The emerging dual imperatives of personalized medicine and technologic advances make population screening for preventable conditions resulting from genetic alterations a realistic possibility. Lynch syndrome is a potential screening target due to its prevalence, penetrance, and the availability of well-established, preventive interventions. However, while population screening may lower incidence of preventable conditions, implementation without evidence may lead to unintentional harms...
2017: Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260641/determination-of-health-anxiety-anxiety-and-somatosensory-amplification-levels-in-individuals-with-normal-coronary-angiography
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Hasan Korkmaz, Sevda Korkmaz, Sevler Yildiz, Burcu Gündoğan, Murad Atmaca
The objective of the present study is to determine the somatosensory amplification, anxiety, and depression levels in patients with normal coronary arteries. Thirty-five patients with normal coronary arteries and 35 healthy individuals of similar age and gender as the patient group were included in the study. Somatosensory Amplification Scale (SSAS), Health Anxiety Inventory (HAI-18), Penn State Anxiety Scale (PSWQ), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were applied to all participants...
February 24, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258242/successful-cardiac-transplantation-outcomes-in-patients-with-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Jonathan N Menachem, Jessica R Golbus, Maria Molina, Jeremy A Mazurek, Nicole Hornsby, Pavan Atluri, Stephanie Fuller, Edo Y Birati, Yuli Y Kim, Lee R Goldberg, Joyce W Wald
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study is (1) to characterise patients with congenital heart disease undergoing heart transplantation by adult cardiac surgeons in a large academic medical centre and (2) to describe successful outcomes associated with our multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). BACKGROUND: Heart failure is the leading cause of death in patients with ACHD leading to increasing referrals for OHT...
March 3, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253221/objective-short-sleep-duration-modifies-the-relationship-between-hypertension-and-all-cause-mortality
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Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, Fan He, Alexandros N Vgontzas, Duanping Liao, Edward O Bixler
OBJECTIVE: Short sleep duration has been associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, previous studies were limited by using subjective sleep measures and treating sleep duration as a sole, independent predictor. Therefore, the role of sleep duration in predicting mortality is still not well understood. We posit that objective sleep duration is an effect modifier of the relationship between hypertension and all-cause mortality. METHODS: We addressed this question in the Penn State Adult Cohort, a random, general population sample of 1741 men and women (48...
April 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253090/differential-patterns-in-mind-perception-in-subclinical-paranoia-relationships-to-self-reported-empathy
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Benjamin Buck, Neil Hester, David L Penn, Kurt Gray
INTRODUCTION: Although social cognition skills and biases are well-studied in paranoia, "mind perception" - perceiving the extent to which someone even possesses a thinking, feeling mind - is not. We sought to better characterise the profile of mind perception for individuals with paranoia. METHODS: We examined links between mind perception and paranoia in a large (n = 890) subclinical sample. Participants completed measures of paranoia, schizotypy, mind perception, and dispositional empathy...
March 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248847/effect-of-pregnancy-and-delivery-on-cytokine-expression-in-a-mouse-model-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse
#18
Bruna M Couri, Andrew T Lenis, Ali Borazjani, Brian M Balog, Mei Kuang, Robert S Butler, Marc S Penn, Margot S Damaser
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of pregnancy and delivery mode on cytokine expression in the pelvic organs and serum of lysyl oxidase like-1 knockout (LOXL1 KO) mice, which develop pelvic organ prolapse after delivery. METHODS: Bladder, urethra, vagina, rectum, and blood were harvested from female LOXL1 KO mice during pregnancy, after vaginal or cesarean delivery, and from sham cesarean and unmanipulated controls. Pelvic organs and blood were also harvested from pregnant and vaginally delivered wild-type (WT) mice and from unmanipulated female virgin WT controls...
February 28, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226043/support-to-woman-nourisher-in-the-advertising-pieces-of-the-world-breastfeeding-week
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Luciana Alves Moreira, Nina Velasco E Cruz, Francisca Marcia Pereira Linhares, Tatiane Gomes Guedes, Fernanda Demutti Pimpão Martins, Cleide Maria Pontes
Objective: to unveil the support to woman/nourisher in the advertisements of the World Breastfeeding Week. Method: This is a descriptive, exploratory, documentary, qualitative study. Since the collection until the analyses of these advertisements, we adopted the methodological steps of Gemma Penn, based on the semiology of Roland Barthes. The results were interpreted by the theory of Social Network of Sanícola and of the five types of support: companionship, emotional, instrumental, informational, and self-supportive...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225536/reliability-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-spinal-cord-injury-spasticity-evaluation-tool
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Pinar Akpinar, Arzu Atici, Kubra N Kurt, Feyza U Ozkan, Ilknur Aktas, Duygu G Kulcu
The Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool is a 7-day recall self-reported questionnaire that assesses the problematic and useful effects of spasticity on daily life in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). We aimed to determine the reliability and cross-cultural validation of the Turkish translation of the Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool (SCI-SETT). After translation and back translation of the Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool, 66 patients between the ages of 18 and 88 years with SCI, American Spinal Injury Association impairment scale grades from A to D with spasticity, and at least 6 months after injury were assessed...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
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