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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933612/do-virtual-reality-games-improve-mobility-skills-and-balance-measurements-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Silvia Gr Neri, Jefferson R Cardoso, Lorena Cruz, Ricardo M Lima, Ricardo J de Oliveira, Maura D Iversen, Rodrigo L Carregaro
OBJECTIVE: To summarize evidence on the effectiveness of virtual reality games and conventional therapy or no-intervention for fall prevention in the elderly. DATA SOURCES: An electronic data search (last searched December 2016) was performed on 10 databases (Web of Science, EMBASE, PUBMED, CINAHL, LILACS, SPORTDiscus, Cochrane Library, Scopus, SciELO, PEDro) and retained only randomized controlled trials. REVIEW METHOD: Sample characteristics and intervention parameters were compared, focusing on clinical homogeneity of demographic characteristics, type/duration of interventions, outcomes (balance, reaction time, mobility, lower limb strength and fear of falling) and low risk of bias...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933507/renal-neoplasia-in-horses-a-retrospective-study
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Julia Vienenkötter, Krystyna Siudak, Lena Stallenberger, Christiane Herden
OBJECTIVE: Being confronted with a case series of renal neoplasia in several horses which was in striking divergence to literature data, we recognized the need of a retrospective study to assess the presence of renal neoplasms in horses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Anamnestic animal data, necropsy findings and results of histological and immunohistochemical examinations from 2010 through 2015 were collected and evaluated regarding renal neoplasia. RESULTS: Data from postmortem examinations of 1069 horses revealed 20 horses with renal tumors constituting a prevalence of 1...
September 20, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932894/additive-value-of-amyloid-pet-in-routine-cases-of-clinical-dementia-work-up-after-fdg-pet
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Matthias Brendel, Jonas Schnabel, Sonja Schönecker, Leonie Wagner, Eva Brendel, Johanna Meyer-Wilmes, Marcus Unterrainer, Andreas Schildan, Marianne Patt, Catharina Prix, Nibal Ackl, Cihan Catak, Oliver Pogarell, Johannes Levin, Adrian Danek, Katharina Buerger, Peter Bartenstein, Henryk Barthel, Osama Sabri, Axel Rominger
PURPOSE: In recent years, several [(18)F]-labeled amyloid-PET tracers have been developed and have obtained clinical approval. Despite their widespread scientific use, studies in routine clinical settings are limited. We therefore investigated the impact of [(18)F]-florbetaben (FBB)-PET on the diagnostic management of patients with suspected dementia that was still unclarified after [(18)F]-fluordeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET. METHODS: All subjects were referred in-house with a suspected dementia syndrome due to neurodegenerative disease...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932748/insulin-resistance-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-associated-with-low-appendicular-lean-mass
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Raili Müller, Mart Kull, Margus Lember, Kaja Põlluste, Annika Valner, Riina Kallikorm
In established rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the presence of insulin resistance (IR) is well proven but, in the early stage of the disease, data are inconclusive. We evaluated the presence of IR and associations with body composition (BC) parameters among early RA (ERA) and control subjects. The study group consisted of 92 ERA and 321 control subjects. Using homeostatic model assessment of IR (HOMA-IR), the cut-off value for IR was 2.15. 56% of the ERA patients and 25% of the controls had IR. Of the BC parameters, patients with early RA had less fat-free mass and appendicular lean mass (ALM)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932166/salivary-duct-carcinoma-of-accessory-parotid
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Mohammed A Al-Hashim, Nasser A Al-Jazan
Accessory parotid gland (APG) is seen in around 21%-56% of individuals. Tumors of accessory parotid are uncommon with an incidence rate of 1%-8% of all parotid tumors. Ductal carcinoma of APG is rare, so no reported incidence was seen in the literature. However, salivary gland ductal carcinoma is reported to be 1% of all salivary gland neoplasms. We report here a case of salivary duct carcinoma of APG. Clinical presentation, investigation, and management are discussed. A 69-year-old female presented with a history of the left cheek progressive swelling of 6 years' duration...
September 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931746/voltage-gated-sodium-channel-gene-repertoire-of-lampreys-gene-duplications-tissue-specific-expression-and-discovery-of-a-long-lost-gene
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Harold H Zakon, Weiming Li, Nisha E Pillai, Sumanty Tohari, Prashant Shingate, Jianfeng Ren, Byrappa Venkatesh
Studies of the voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channels of extant gnathostomes have made it possible to deduce that ancestral gnathostomes possessed four voltage-gated sodium channel genes derived from a single ancestral chordate gene following two rounds of genome duplication early in vertebrates. We investigated the Nav gene family in two species of lampreys (the Japanese lamprey Lethenteron japonicum and sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus) (jawless vertebrates-agnatha) and compared them with those of basal vertebrates to better understand the origin of Nav genes in vertebrates...
September 27, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930937/administration-of-hypertonic-solutions-for-hemorrhagic-shock-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
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Meng-Che Wu, Tin-Yun Liao, Erica M Lee, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Wan-Ting Hsu, Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee, Po-Yang Tsou, Shyr-Chyr Chen, Chien-Chang Lee
BACKGROUND: Several clinical trials on hypertonic fluid administration have been completed, but the results have been inconclusive. The objective of this study is to summarize current evidence for treating hypovolemic patients with hypertonic solutions by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: Major electronic databases were searched from inception through June 2014. We included only randomized controlled trials involving hemorrhagic shock patients treated with hypertonic solutions...
September 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930926/fractures-of-the-nasal-bones-is-external-splinting-really-warranted
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Ourania Schoinohoriti, Dimosthenis Igoumenakis, George Rallis
BACKGROUND: It has been advocated that reduction of nasal bone fractures should be followed by internal packing and/or external splinting. Despite the ample literature concerning the advantages and limitations of various splint types, the necessity and effectiveness of external splinting has not been well documented. OBJECTIVE: To present the authors' experience and review the literature on treatment of nasal bone fractures, focusing on the indications and effectiveness of external splinting following closed reduction...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929927/ankle-taping-can-reduce-external-ankle-joint-moments-during-drop-landings-on-a-tilted-surface
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Nahoko Sato, Hiroyuki Nunome, Luke S Hopper, Yasuo Ikegami
Ankle taping is commonly used to prevent ankle sprains. However, kinematic assessments investigating the biomechanical effects of ankle taping have provided inconclusive results. This study aimed to determine the effect of ankle taping on the external ankle joint moments during a drop landing on a tilted surface at 25°. Twenty-five participants performed landings on a tilted force platform that caused ankle inversion with and without ankle taping. Landing kinematics were captured using a motion capture system...
September 20, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929508/association-between-obesity-and-sperm-quality
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G A Ramaraju, S Teppala, K Prathigudupu, M Kalagara, S Thota, M Kota, R Cheemakurthi
There is awareness of likelihood of abnormal spermatozoa in obese men; however, results from previous studies are inconclusive. Advances in computer-aided sperm analysis (CASA) enable precise evaluation of sperm quality and include assessment of several parameters. We studied a retrospective cohort of 1285 men with CASA data from our infertility clinic during 2016. Obesity (BMI ≥30) was associated with lower (mean ± SE) volume (-0.28 ± 0.12, p-value = .04), sperm count (48.36 ± 16.51, p-value = ...
September 19, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929188/differential-modulation-of-il-12-family-cytokines-in-autoimmune-islet-graft-failure-in-mice
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Feng-Cheng Chou, Heng-Yi Chen, Hsin-Hui Chen, Gu-Jiun Lin, Shih-Hua Lin, Huey-Kang Sytwu
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The relative contribution of T helper (Th)1 and Th17 cells in graft rejection is inconclusive, on the basis of evidence provided by different T cell-related cytokine-deficient animal models and graft types. METHODS: We used novel antigen-presenting-cell-specific Il-12p35 (also known as Il12a)-knockout (KO), IL-23p19-knockdown (KD) and IL-27p28-KD strategies to investigate T cell differentiation in islet graft rejection. RESULTS: In vitro dendritic cell-T cell coculture experiments revealed that dendritic cells from Il-12p35-KO and IL-23p19-KD mice showed reduced ability to stimulate IFN-γ and IL-17 production in T cells, respectively...
September 19, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927785/do-alcoholic-beverages-obesity-and-other-nutritional-factors-modify-the-risk-of-familial-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Anthony Fardet, Nathalie Druesne-Pecollo, Mathilde Touvier, Paule Latino-Martel
PURPOSE: Individuals with family history of colorectal cancer are at higher risk of colorectal cancer than the general population. Until now, guidelines for familial colorectal cancer risk have only pointed at early diagnosis efforts via screening tests and surveillance, and payed scarce or no attention to lowering exposure to modifiable risk factors, notably nutritional factors. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of epidemiological studies investigating the associations between nutritional factors, family history of colorectal cancer, and colorectal cancer risk...
September 7, 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927418/a-systematic-review-and-integrative-approach-to-decode-the-common-molecular-link-between-levodopa-response-and-parkinson-s-disease
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Debleena Guin, Manish Kumar Mishra, Puneet Talwar, Chitra Rawat, Suman S Kushwaha, Shrikant Kukreti, Ritushree Kukreti
BACKGROUND: PD is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder commonly treated by levodopa. The findings from genetic studies on adverse effects (ADRs) and levodopa efficacy are mostly inconclusive. Here, we aim to identify predictive genetic biomarkers for levodopa response (LR) and determine common molecular link with disease susceptibility. A systematic review for LR was conducted for ADR, and drug efficacy, independently. All included articles were assessed for methodological quality on 14 parameters...
September 19, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927411/circulating-magnesium-levels-and-incidence-of-coronary-heart-diseases-hypertension-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-cohort-studies
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Jiang Wu, Pengcheng Xun, Qingya Tang, Wei Cai, Ka He
BACKGROUND: Data on the associations between circulating magnesium (Mg) levels and incidence of coronary heart diseases (CHD), hypertension, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are inconsistent and inconclusive. The aim of this study was to examine circulating Mg levels in relation to incidence of CHD, hypertension, and T2DM. METHODS: Prospective cohort studies published before May 2017 were searched through PubMed, EmBase, SCOPUS, and Google Scholar. A total of 11 studies that reported multivariable-adjusted associations of interest were identified...
September 19, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927353/recurrent-metastatic-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-of-sustained-response-to-prolonged-treatment-with-somatostatin-analogues
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Juana María Cano, Rocío Galán, Rafael López
BACKGROUND: Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare disease. Treatment options for recurrent disease are limited. Somatostatin analogues might have a role as anticancer agents agents in MTC, although the evidence is inconclusive. PATIENT FINDINGS: A 64-year old male was diagnosed with MTC in January 2010. Total thyroidectomy with neck dissection (stage IVA, pT2pN1bM0, R1) was performed, followed by adjuvant locoregional radiotherapy. Two years later, the patient developed recurrent metastatic disease evidenced by elevated carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and calcitonin levels, and a positive uptake (Octreoscan®) in the right adrenal gland and pancreatic head...
September 19, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927352/an-acute-presentation-of-pediatric-mesenteric-lymphangioma-a-case-report-and-literature-overview
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Céline Clement, Rob Snoekx, Pieter Ceulemans, Inez Wyn, Jan Matheï
INTRODUCTION: Lymphangioma accounts for 5% of benign pediatric tumors and less than 1% is located in the abdomen. While mesenteric lymphatic malformation or mesenteric lymphangioma (ML), mostly appears asymptomatic in adults, an acute clinical presentation is seen more often in children. Symptoms can mimic obstruction or peritonitis and diagnosis can therefore be challenging. Imaging studies are performed to exclude other causes of obstruction or peritonitis. Diagnosis of ML is always made by histology...
September 19, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927274/fluoride-induced-autophagy-via-the-regulation-of-mtor-phosphorylation-in-mice-leydig-cells
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Jianhai Zhang, Yuchen Zhu, Yan Shi, Yongli Han, Chen Liang, Zhiyuan Feng, Heping Zheng, Michelle Eng, Jundong Wang
Abstracts:Fluoride is known to impair testicular functions and decrease testosterone levels, yet the underlying mechanisms remain inconclusive. The objective of this study is to investigate the roles of autophagy in fluoride-induced male reproductive toxicity by both in vivo and in vitro Leydig cell models. Using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Monodansylcadaverine (MDC) staining, we observed increasing numbers of autophagosomes in testicular tissue, especially in Leydig cells of fluoride-exposed mice...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927212/fluorescein-guided-neuroendoscopy-for-intraventricular-lesions-a-case-series
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Alessandro Fiorindi, Alessandro Boaro, Giulia Del Moro, Pierluigi Longatti
BACKGROUND: The benefits of neuroendoscopy in the pathological diagnosis of intra- and paraventricular tumors have already been shown in many neurosurgical studies. However, most authors agree that neuroendoscopic biopsies are not infrequently inconclusive due to small or inadequate samples, prompting the need for new diagnostic strategies. OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique not previously reported in the literature, combining neuroendoscopy with angiofluorescein guidance for the pathological diagnosis of intra- and paraventricular tumors...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926729/guidelines-and-recommendations-for-mri-in-breast-cancer-follow-up-a-review
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REVIEW
Eduard A van Bodegraven, Jeroen C van Raaij, Mireille Van Goethem, Wiebren A A Tjalma
OBJECTIVE: Present article will perform a review regarding the current recommendations of Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in routine follow-up after successfully treated breast cancer by surgery, radiation and/or systemic therapy. METHODS: For this review, a literature review search was done with the MeSH-terms: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, breast neoplasm, post-operative period and follow-up, according to PRISMA. The literature published between 2006 and 2016 in MedBase, PubMed and Embase was consulted...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926523/familial-mediterranean-fever-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-after-kidney-transplantation-a-19-years-single-center-experience
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Hefziba Green, Shelly Lichtenberg, Ruth Rahamimov, Avi Livneh, Avry Chagnac, Eytan Mor, Benaya Rozen-Zvi
BACKGROUND: Current data regarding the outcome of kidney transplantation in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) who reach end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to reactive amyloidosis A (AA) are scarce and inconclusive. METHODS: The outcomes of 20 patients with FMF and biopsy-proven AA amyloidosis that were transplanted between 1995 and 2014 were compared with 82 control patients (32 with diabetes mellitus and 50 with nondiabetic kidney disease). Major outcome data included overall patient and graft survivals...
October 2017: Transplantation
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