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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346579/web-based-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-chronic-pain-patients-with-aberrant-drug-related-behavior-outcomes-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Honoria Guarino, Chunki Fong, Lisa A Marsch, Michelle C Acosta, Cassandra Syckes, Sarah K Moore, Ricardo A Cruciani, Russell K Portenoy, Dennis C Turk, Andrew Rosenblum
Objective: There is high unmet need for effective behavioral treatments for chronic pain patients at risk for or with demonstrated histories of opioid misuse. Despite growing evidence supporting technology-based delivery of self-management interventions for chronic pain, very few such programs target co-occurring chronic pain and aberrant drug-related behavior. This randomized controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of a novel, web-based self-management intervention, grounded in cognitive behavior therapy, for chronic pain patients with aberrant drug-related behavior...
January 13, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346387/inferring-the-risk-factors-behind-the-geographical-spread-and-transmission-of-zika-in-the-americas
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Lauren M Gardner, András Bóta, Karthik Gangavarapu, Moritz U G Kraemer, Nathan D Grubaugh
BACKGROUND: An unprecedented Zika virus epidemic occurred in the Americas during 2015-2016. The size of the epidemic in conjunction with newly recognized health risks associated with the virus attracted significant attention across the research community. Our study complements several recent studies which have mapped epidemiological elements of Zika, by introducing a newly proposed methodology to simultaneously estimate the contribution of various risk factors for geographic spread resulting in local transmission and to compute the risk of spread (or re-introductions) between each pair of regions...
January 18, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346050/diagnosis-and-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-a-harpy-eagle-harpia-harpyja-with-suspected-fenbendazole-toxicosis
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Grayson A Doss, Christoph Mans, Laura Johnson, Marie E Pinkerton, Robert J Hardie, Kurt K Sladky
CASE DESCRIPTION A 14-year-old 4.1-kg (9.02-lb) male harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) was evaluated because of vomiting, anorexia, lethargy, and weight loss (decrease of 0.35 kg [0.77 lb]) of 4 weeks' duration. The bird had previously been treated orally with fenbendazole after the initial onset of clinical signs. CLINICAL FINDINGS An initial CBC revealed marked heteropenia and anemia, but whole-body contrast-enhanced CT images and other diagnostic test findings were unremarkable. Clinical signs persisted, and additional diagnostic testing failed to reveal the cause...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346049/microphthalmia-corneal-dermoids-and-congenital-anomalies-resembling-goldenhar-syndrome-in-a-cat
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William Berkowski, Ingeborg Langohr, Anthony Pease, Joshua Bartoe
CASE DESCRIPTION An 18-month-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat was evaluated because of conjunctivitis and skin-fold dermatitis secondary to bilateral microphthalmia, corneal dermoids, and ankyloblepharon. CLINICAL FINDINGS Physical examination revealed bilateral microphthalmia, bilaterally symmetrical corneal dermoids, ankyloblepharon, superior and inferior entropion, prognathism, and facial asymmetry with deviation of the nasal septum. Computed tomography revealed malformed, thickened bony orbits with mineralization of the orbital ligament bilaterally...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345957/besifloxacin-a-critical-review-of-its-characteristics-properties-and-analytical-methods
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Eliane Gandolpho Tótoli, Hérida Regina Nunes Salgado
Bacterial conjunctivitis has high impact on the health of the population, since it represents more than a third of ocular pathologies reported by health services worldwide. There is a high incidence of bacterial resistance to the antimicrobials most commonly used for the treatment of conjunctivitis. In this context, besifloxacin stands out, since it is a fluoroquinolone developed exclusively for topical ophthalmic use, presenting a low risk of developing resistance due to its reduced systemic exposure. Bausch & Lomb markets it as ophthalmic suspension, under the trade name Besivance™...
January 18, 2018: Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345629/molecular-dynamics-based-simulations-to-study-the-fracture-strength-of-monolayer-graphene-oxide
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Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar
Aim of this article is to study the effects of functional groups such as hydroxyl, epoxide and carboxyl on the fracture toughness of graphene. These functional groups form the backbone of intrinsic atomic structure of graphene oxide (GO). Molecular dynamics based simulations were performed in conjunction with reactive force field parameters to capture the Mode-I fracture toughness of functionalised graphene. Simulations were performed in stages, to study the effect of these functional groups, individually as well as altogether on the fracture toughness of GO nanosheet...
January 18, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345532/ischemic-pre-conditioning-does-not-influence-maximal-sprint-acceleration-performance
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Kyle M A Thompson, Alanna K Whinton, Shane Ferth, Lawrence L Spriet, Jamie F Burr
Ischemic pre-conditioning (IPC) was initially developed to protect the myocardium from ischemia through altered cardiocyte metabolism. Due to the observed effects on metabolism and oxygen kinetics, IPC gained interest as a potential ergogenic aid in sport. Limited research evaluating the effects of IPC on maximal short-duration activities has been performed and of the existing literature, mixed outcomes resulting from intra-subject variation may have clouded the efficacy of this technique for enhancing sprint performance...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345050/metabolic-alterations-in-a-rat-model-of-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-vivo-hyperpolarized-13-c-mrs-and-metabolic-imaging
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Chung-Man Moon, Sang-Soo Shin, Nam-Yeol Lim, Seul-Kee Kim, Yang-Joon Kang, Hyoung-Ook Kim, Seung-Jin Lee, Byung-Hyun Beak, Gwang-Woo Jeong
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Despite a number of studies addressing the pathophysiology of hepatic IRI, a gold standard test for early diagnosis and evaluation of IRI remains elusive. This study investigated the metabolic alterations in a rat model of hepatic IRI using the in vivo hyperpolarized ¹³C MRS and metabolic imaging. METHODS: Hyperpolarized 13 C MRS with IVIM-DWI were performed on the liver of seven sham-operated control rats, and seven rats before and after hepatic IRI...
January 18, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345023/the-narrow-treatment-road-to-survival-everyday-life-perspectives-of-women-with-breast-cancer-from-iraq-and-the-former-yugoslavia-undergoing-radiation-therapy-in-sweden
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A Holst-Hansson, E Idvall, I Bolmsjö, A Wennick
This study aimed at exploring how women from Iraq and the former Yugoslavia, diagnosed with breast cancer and living in Sweden, experience their everyday life during radiation therapy. A qualitative research design was used comprising interviews with ten women, five originating from Iraq and five from the former Yugoslavia. Striving to survive, the women experienced their everyday life during radiation therapy as extremely challenging. This experience can be placed into three categories: strategies for survival, keeping up appearances and staying in control...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345007/aetiology-of-neonatal-conjunctivitis-evaluated-in-a-population-based-setting
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Minna Honkila, Marjo Renko, Irma Ikäheimo, Tytti Pokka, Matti Uhari, Terhi Tapiainen
AIM: Our aim was to study prospectively the aetiology of neonatal conjunctivitis in a population-based setting. METHODS: Altogether 173 neonates with clinical conjunctivitis aged on average 20 (SD 10) days were recruited from child welfare clinics in Oulu, Finland, in 2010-2015. Conjunctival specimens were collected from 167 neonates for multiplex polymerase chain reaction to detect 16 respiratory viruses, from 163 for polymerase chain reaction to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae and from 160 for bacterial culture studies...
January 18, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344976/role-of-elastography-in-axillary-examination-of-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Wanying Chang, Wanru Jia, Junni Shi, Congcong Yuan, Yuzhu Zhang, Man Chen
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed at exploring the role of ultrasound (US) elastography in the diagnosis of the axillary lymph node status in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: We analyzed 140 visible axillary lymph nodes on conventional US imaging. All of them underwent elastography. Five conventional US features were adopted to assess axillary lymph nodes: longitudinal diameter, longitudinal-to-transverse diameter ratio, cortical thickness, status of the hilum, and vascular pattern...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344752/transforming-dermatologic-imaging-for-the-digital-era-metadata-and-standards
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Liam J Caffery, David Clunie, Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, Josep Malvehy, H Peter Soyer, Allan C Halpern
Imaging is increasingly being used in dermatology for documentation, diagnosis, and management of cutaneous disease. The lack of standards for dermatologic imaging is an impediment to clinical uptake. Standardization can occur in image acquisition, terminology, interoperability, and metadata. This paper presents the International Skin Imaging Collaboration position on standardization of metadata for dermatologic imaging. Metadata is essential to ensure that dermatologic images are properly managed and interpreted...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344484/adenocarcinoma-of-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-arising-in-conjunction-with-late-recurrence-and-systemic-metastasis-of-retinoblastoma
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Kelsey Roelofs, Femida Kherani, Laurie Russell, J Godfrey Heathcote, Ezekiel Weis
In 1974, an 8-month-old male was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma. His left eye was enucleated, while the right eye was salvaged with a combination of external beam radiotherapy (4,000 cGy total, divided in 20 fractions) and retinal laser treatment. Thirty-nine years later, he developed intraocular recurrence of retinoblastoma with extrascleral spread. Histopathological examination also identified a second distinct malignancy, retinal pigment epithelium adenocarcinoma, arising in continuity with the retinoblastoma...
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344473/intractable-epilepsy-with-solitary-cerebral-calcification
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Kyoung Jin Hwang, Jiyoung Kim, Eun Yeon Joo, Seung Bong Hong, Seung-Chyul Hong, Dae Won Seo
Cerebral calcification is a common incidental finding upon brain imaging and its epileptogenicity is often underestimated. Here, we report a case of intractable epilepsy arising in conjunction with a solitary cerebral calcification. A 42-year-old male with intractable epilepsy was admitted to the epilepsy clinic for invasive epilepsy surgery. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed a slight high-intensity signal change in the right amygdala and a small, calcified lesion in the right lateral temporal region...
December 2017: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344093/current-best-practice-in-the-management-of-cystitis-and-pelvic-pain
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Jayne Louise Douglas-Moore, Jonathan Goddard
Bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is a difficult disorder to diagnose and subsequently manage despite having been recognized for more than 200 years according to references in medical literature. There are currently three widely accepted guidelines on BPS: the American Urological Association Guidelines; the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in conjunction with the British Society of Urogynaecologists Guidelines; and the European Association of Urology Guidelines. These guidelines have similarities to each other but also significant differences...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343832/infection-dynamics-of-insecticide-degrading-symbionts-from-soil-to-insects-in-response-to-insecticide-spraying
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Hideomi Itoh, Tomoyuki Hori, Yuya Sato, Atsushi Nagayama, Kanako Tago, Masahito Hayatsu, Yoshitomo Kikuchi
Insecticide resistance is a serious concern in modern agriculture, and an understanding of the underlying evolutionary processes is pivotal to prevent the problem. The bean bug Riptortus pedestris, a notorious pest of leguminous crops, acquires a specific Burkholderia symbiont from the environment every generation, and harbors the symbiont in the midgut crypts. The symbiont's natural role is to promote insect development but the insect host can also obtain resistance against the insecticide fenitrothion (MEP) by acquiring MEP-degrading Burkholderia from the environment...
January 17, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343681/oral-health-in-china-from-vision-to-action
#17
REVIEW
Xuedong Zhou, Xin Xu, Jiyao Li, Deyu Hu, Tao Hu, Wei Yin, Yujiang Fan, Xingdong Zhang
Chinese president Xi Jinping made clear at the National Health and Wellness Conference that health is the prerequisite for people's all-around development and a precondition for the sustainable development of China. Oral health is an indispensable component of overall health in humans. However, the long neglect of oral health in overall health agendas has made oral diseases an increasing concern. With this perspective, we described the global challenges of oral diseases, with an emphasis on the challenges faced by China...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343567/parainfluenza-virus-infection-sensitizes-cancer-cells-to-dna-damaging-agents-implications-for-oncolytic-virus-therapy
#18
Candace R Fox, Griffith D Parks
We have previously shown that the Parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5) mutant P/V-CPI- is restricted for spread in normal cells but not in cancer cells in vitro and is effective at reducing tumor burden in mouse model systems. Here we show that P/V-CPI- infection of human laryngeal cancer HEp-2 cells results in the majority of the cells dying, but unexpectedly, over time there is an emergence of a population of cells which survive as P/V-CPI- persistently infected (PI) cells. P/V-CPI- PI cells had elevated levels of basal caspase activation, and viability was highly dependent on activity of cellular inhibitors of apoptosis (IAPs) such as Survivin and XIAP...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342223/development-of-a-job-exposure-matrix-for-noise-in-the-swedish-soft-tissue-paper-industry
#19
Richard Lee Neitzel, Marianne Andersson, Helena Eriksson, Kjell Torén, Eva Andersson
Objectives: Noise exposure is a common occupational hazard, but has not been sufficiently characterized in paper mills. We developed a job-exposure matrix (JEM) for noise exposure for use in estimating exposures among Swedish soft tissue paper mill workers. Methods: We used a combination of area and personal dosimetry noise exposure measurements made at four soft tissue paper mills by industry and research staff between 1977 and 2013 to estimate noise exposures by department, location, and job title...
December 16, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342142/midbrain-circuits-that-set-locomotor-speed-and-gait-selection
#20
V Caggiano, R Leiras, H Goñi-Erro, D Masini, C Bellardita, J Bouvier, V Caldeira, G Fisone, O Kiehn
Locomotion is a fundamental motor function common to the animal kingdom. It is implemented episodically and adapted to behavioural needs, including exploration, which requires slow locomotion, and escape behaviour, which necessitates faster speeds. The control of these functions originates in brainstem structures, although the neuronal substrate(s) that support them have not yet been elucidated. Here we show in mice that speed and gait selection are controlled by glutamatergic excitatory neurons (GlutNs) segregated in two distinct midbrain nuclei: the cuneiform nucleus (CnF) and the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN)...
January 17, 2018: Nature
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