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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743170/current-trends-in-patient-enrollment-for-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy-in-belgium
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Simone Albisinni, Steven Joniau, Thierry Quackels, Greet De Coster, Peter Dekuyper, Ben Van Cleynenbreugel, Nancy Van Damme, Elisabeth Van Eycken, Filip Ameye, Thierry Roumeguère
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, an inverse stage migration has been observed in radical prostatectomy series at tertiary centers. However, it remains unclear whether similar trends can also be observed in solely robotic practices, including nonreferral centers. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and pathological trends in robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) enrollment in Belgium over a period of 6 years through an analysis of a prospective registry...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742993/performance-and-return-to-sport-after-achilles-tendon-repair-in-national-football-league-players
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Robert A Jack, Kyle R Sochacki, Stephanie S Gardner, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Pedro E Cosculluela, Kevin E Varner, Joshua D Harris
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendon injuries are common in sports, including football. The purpose of this study was to determine (1) return-to-sport rate in National Football League (NFL) players following Achilles tendon repair, (2) postoperative career length and games per season, (3) pre- and postoperative performance, and (4) postoperative performance compared with control players matched by position, age, years of experience, and performance. METHODS: Publicly available records were used to identify NFL players who underwent Achilles tendon repair and matched controls were identified...
July 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742986/adsorption-of-mesitylene-via-mesoporous-adsorbents
#3
Kai Chun Nien, Feng Tang Chang, Moo Been Chang
Mesitylene (or 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene) is a volatile organic compound emitted from various industrial processes, e.g., spray coating. Its emissions have become a critical issue because mesitylene is toxic and cannot be removed using traditional adsorbents, e.g., zeolite (H-ZSM-5; the diameter of mesitylene molecules is greater than the pore size of H-ZSM-5). Hence, an adsorbent with a large pore size, MCM-41, is used in this study to investigate its adsorption capacity for mesitylene and is compared with that of H-ZSM-5...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742972/stimuli-responsive-directional-vesicular-assembly-with-tunable-surface-functionality-and-impact-on-enzyme-inhibition
#4
Amrita Sikder, Debes Ray, Vinod Kumar Aswal, Suhrit Ghosh
The article describes self-assembly of a series of unsymmetrical bola-shape π-amphiphiles (NDI-1, NDI-1a, NDI-2, NDI-3 and NDI-4) consisting of a hydrophobic naphthalene-diimide (NDI) chromophore attached with a non-ionic hydrophilic wedge and an anionic head group in the two opposite arms of the central NDI. By design only a single hydrazide group is linked either on the ionic or non-ionic arm of the NDI. NDI-1 and NDI-1a are regioisomers differing only in the location of the hydrazide group, placed in the non-ionic or ionic arm, respectively...
July 25, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742969/fabrication-of-a-new-lineage-of-artificial-luciferases-from-natural-luciferase-pools
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Sung Bae Kim, Ryo Nishihara, Daniel Citterio, Koji Suzuki
The fabrication of artificial luciferases (ALucs) with unique optical properties can have a fundamental impact on bioassays and molecular imaging. In this study, we developed a new lineage of ALucs with unique substrate preferences by extracting consensus amino acids from the alignment of 25 copepod luciferase sequences available in published databases. The primary sequence was first created with a sequence logo generator resulting in a total of 11 sibling sequences. Phylogenetic analysis shows that the newly fabricated ALucs form an independent branch, genetically isolated from the natural luciferases and from a prior series of ALucs produced by our laboratory using a smaller basis set...
July 25, 2017: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742966/the-decisive-role-of-hydrophobicity-on-the-effect-of-alkylammonium-chlorides-on-protein-stability-a-terahertz-spectroscopic-finding
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Debasish Das Mahanta, Rajib Kumar Mitra, Nirnay Samanta
Many biologically important processes involve a subtle interplay between Columbic and hydrophobic interactions among molecular groups with water. A comprehensive understanding of such processes, specially while occurring simultaneously in the same molecule is of practical importance. In this contribution we report the ultrafast (sub-ps to ps) collective hydrogen bond dynamics of water in the extended hydration layers in a series of alkylammonium chloride salts using THz time domain spectroscopic (TTDS) technique (0...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742926/intravenous-immunoglobulin-as-adjunct-therapy-for-refractory-pyoderma-gangrenosum-systematic-review-of-cases-and-case-series
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H Song, N Lahood, A Mostaghimi
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis. Treatment regimens for refractory cases are non-standardized. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is an emerging treatment with reported success, but the efficacy of IVIG for PG is unknown. In this systematic review of cases and case series, we assessed the efficacy of IVIG for treatment of PG, as observed at our institution and reported in the literature. A retrospective chart review at two tertiary care hospitals between 2000-2015, and literature searches in PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Web of Science from all years were conducted...
July 25, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742910/clinicopathological-evaluation-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-in-players-of-american-football
#8
Jesse Mez, Daniel H Daneshvar, Patrick T Kiernan, Bobak Abdolmohammadi, Victor E Alvarez, Bertrand R Huber, Michael L Alosco, Todd M Solomon, Christopher J Nowinski, Lisa McHale, Kerry A Cormier, Caroline A Kubilus, Brett M Martin, Lauren Murphy, Christine M Baugh, Phillip H Montenigro, Christine E Chaisson, Yorghos Tripodis, Neil W Kowall, Jennifer Weuve, Michael D McClean, Robert C Cantu, Lee E Goldstein, Douglas I Katz, Robert A Stern, Thor D Stein, Ann C McKee
Importance: Players of American football may be at increased risk of long-term neurological conditions, particularly chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Objective: To determine the neuropathological and clinical features of deceased football players with CTE. Design, Setting, and Participants: Case series of 202 football players whose brains were donated for research. Neuropathological evaluations and retrospective telephone clinical assessments (including head trauma history) with informants were performed blinded...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742852/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-inflammatory-active-copper-ii-lawsone-complexes
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Ján Vančo, Zdeněk Trávníček, Jan Hošek, Pavel Suchý
We report in vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory activities of a series of copper(II)-lawsone complexes of the general composition [Cu(Law)2(LN)x(H2O)(2-x)]·yH2O; where HLaw = 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone, x = 1 when LN = pyridine (1) and 2-aminopyridine (3) and x = 2 when LN = imidazole (2), 3-aminopyridine (4), 4-aminopyridine (5), 3-hydroxypyridine (6), and 3,5-dimethylpyrazole (7). The compounds were thoroughly characterized by physical techniques, including single crystal X-ray analysis of complex 2. Some of the complexes showed the ability to suppress significantly the activation of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) both by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and TNF-alpha (complexes 3-7 at 100 nM level) in the similar manner as the reference drug prednisone (at 1 μM level)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742788/computer-assisted-corrective-osteotomy-of-malunited-pediatric-radial-neck-fractures-three-dimensional-postoperative-accuracy-and-clinical-outcome
#10
Lizzy Weigelt, Philipp Fürnstahl, Andreas Schweizer
Neglected or incorrect treatment of pediatric radial neck fractures may lead to symptomatic malunions. Computer-assisted corrective osteotomies with patient-specific guides have been proposed as a promising technique for the reconstruction of malunited long bone deformities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and clinical outcome of this technique in children with malunited fractures of the radial neck. Four children (two male, two female; mean age 12 (10-16) years) underwent computer-assisted closing wedge osteotomy of the radial neck...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742787/functional-outcomes-of-elderly-patients-with-nonoperatively-treated-acetabular-fractures-that-meet-operative-criteria
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Scott P Ryan, Theodore T Manson, Marcus F Sciadini, Jason W Nascone, Christopher T LeBrun, Renan C Castillo, Ragu Muppavarapu, Brian Schurko, Robert V O'Toole
OBJECTIVES: To report functional outcomes of displaced acetabular fractures treated nonoperatively in the geriatric patient population. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Two Level I trauma centers. PATIENTS: Twenty-seven patients age 60 years or older who sustained displaced acetabular fractures during an 11-year period. INTERVENTION: Nonoperative treatment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Primary outcome measurements were Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores and Short Form 8 (SF-8) scores...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742786/proper-distal-placement-of-tibial-nail-improves-rate-of-malalignment-for-distal-tibia-fractures
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Konstantinos Triantafillou, Eric Barcak, Arturo Villarreal, Cory Collinge, Edward Perez
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that the anatomic center of the distal tibia is just lateral and anterior to the center of the distal tibia articular surface in the coronal and sagittal planes respectively, and that placement of the nail along this axis results in improved rates of malalignment when treating distal tibia fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective study SETTING:: One level I and one level II trauma center PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS:: 203 distal tibia fractures treated with IMN (primary cohort) whose main fracture line extended within 5 cm of the plafond to evaluate the rate of malalignment with distal nail placement...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742774/improving-adherence-to-intraoperative-lung-protective-ventilation-strategies-at-a-university-medical-center
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Sean A Josephs, Gretchen A Lemmink, Judith A Strong, Cassandra L Barry, William E Hurford
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative lung-protective ventilation (ILPV) is defined as tidal volumes <8 mL/kg ideal bodyweight and is increasingly a standard of care for major abdominal surgical procedures performed under general anesthesia. In this study, we report the result of a quality improvement initiative targeted at improving adherence to ILPV guidelines in a large academic teaching hospital. METHODS: We performed a time-series study to determine whether anesthesia provider adherence to ILPV was affected by certain improvement interventions and patient ideal body weight (IBW)...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742620/comparison-of-5-sulfur-hexafluoride-versus-100-air-tamponade-in-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Paraskevas Ampazas, Konstantinos Droutsas, Eleftherios Giallouros, Frank M Schroeder, Walter Sekundo
PURPOSE: To compare the rebubbling rate and clinical outcomes of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) with 5% sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas versus 100% air as a tamponade for graft attachment. METHODS: Retrospective, comparative, interventional case series including 368 consecutive pseudophakic eyes with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy or pseudophakic bullous keratopathy that underwent DMEK in a tertiary referral center between October 2010 and August 2015 using either air (group 1, 191 eyes) or 5% SF6 (group 2, 177 eyes) as a tamponade...
July 24, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742617/simple-single-pass-technique-for-ultrathin-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-a-pilot-study
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Maria E S Dimitry, Adam D Lewis, Fani Zacharaki, Manju Chandran, Deana Robson, Geeta Menon, Thomas R G Poole
PURPOSE: To assess intraoperative and postoperative graft thickness (GT) after donor deturgescence for ultrathin Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty and to evaluate visual outcomes, endothelial cell density, and patient satisfaction at 1 year. METHODS: Prospective interventional case series of patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and cataract, and pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (n = 12 grafts). The donor cornea was allowed to thin out by simple evaporation on an artificial anterior chamber, to the required precut thickness, before a single microkeratome pass...
July 24, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742615/trunk-side-strain-has-a-high-incidence-in-first-class-cricket-fast-bowlers-in-australia-and-england
#16
Andrew R Nealon, Jill L Cook
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the past incidence of side strain injury and its associated factors in first-class cricket fast bowlers in Australia and England. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Professional cricket. PARTICIPANTS: Cricket fast bowlers who were professionally contracted full time at first-class level in Australia and England in 2011. All bowlers were male and aged 18 or older. A bowler was defined as a fast bowler if the wicketkeeper would take their stance back from the stumps...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742449/a-case-history-introducing-the-oregon-ag-seminar-series-keys-to-program-and-research-to-practice-success
#17
Marcy J Harrington, Kirk Lloyd
This case history of Oregon state's Ag Seminar Series is consistent with the Socio-Ecological Model, demonstrating how policy at a state level can influence an organizational approach with impacts that ultimately influence safety practices on the farm. From modest beginnings, the Ag Seminar Series, offered through a workers compensation insurance company, now serves over 2,300 Oregon farmers annually in English and Spanish. This case offers unique but also replicable methods for educators, insurers, and researchers in safety education, safety motivators, and research-to-practice (r2p)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742421/comparison-of-30-mci-and-50-mci-i-131-doses-for-ablation-of-thyroid-remnant-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-patients
#18
Xiao Yue Cai, Niranjan Vijayaratnam, Alexander J B McEwan, Rebecca Reif, Donald W Morrish
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To compare efficacy of thyroid remnant ablation using 30 mCi or 50 mCi 131-I in papillary thyroid cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five hundred and fifteen consecutive patients with Tumor-Node-Metastasis (TNM) stages T1-T3 N1/N0/NX receiving either 30 mCi or 50 mCi I-131 were analyzed for the effectiveness of remnant ablation using rhTSH-stimulated serum thyroglobulin. One hundred and five consecutive patients receiving 100 mCi I-131 were analyzed for the incidence of radiation thyroiditis and sialadenitis...
July 25, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742403/lpxc-inhibitors-a-patent-review-2010-2016
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Dmitrii V Kalinin, Ralph Holl
The Zn(2+)-dependent deacetylase LpxC is an essential enzyme of lipid A biosynthesis in Gram-negative bacteria and a promising target for the development of antibiotics selectively combating Gram-negative pathogens. Researchers from industry and academia have synthesized structurally diverse LpxC inhibitors, exhibiting different LpxC inhibitory and antibacterial activities. Areas covered: A brief introduction into the structure and function of LpxC, showing its suitability as antibacterial target, along with the structures of several reported LpxC inhibitors, is given...
July 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742394/assessment-of-proteomic-measures-across-serious-psychiatric-illness
#20
S Charles Schulz, Shauna Overgaard, David J Bond, Rajesh Kaldate
The diagnoses of serious psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder, rely on the subjective recall and interpretation of often overlapping symptoms, and are not based on the objective pathophysiology of the illnesses. The subjectivity of symptom reporting and interpretation contributes to the delay of accurate diagnoses and limits effective treatment of these illnesses. Proteomics, the study of the types and quantities of proteins an organism produces, may offer an objective biological approach to psychiatric diagnosis...
2017: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
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