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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932409/increased-prevalence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-cushing-s-syndrome-compared-to-weight-and-age-matched-controls
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Feyzi Gokosmanoglu, Aygül Güzel, Elif Kilic Kan, Hulusi Atmaca
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus and obesity are well-known risk factors associated with obstructive sleep apnea(OSA). Cushing's syndrome (CS) is also characterised by obesity and diabetes mellitus. However, the association between CS and OSA remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated the possible associations between CS and OSA in this study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty female patients with newly diagnosed active CS and 30 age-, gender and body mass index (BMI)-matched female controls were included in this study...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931249/tailored-approach-to-sleep-health-education-tashe-study-protocol-for-a-web-based-randomized-controlled-trial
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Natasha J Williams, Rebecca Robbins, David Rapoport, John P Allegrante, Alwyn Cohall, Gbenga Ogedgebe, Girardin Jean-Louis
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that disproportionately affects African Americans (hereafter referred to as blacks). Moreover, blacks may underutilize sleep services including overnight polysomnography. Thus, OSA among blacks may go undiagnosed and untreated, which has significant health consequences, including hypertension, diabetes, cognitive impairment, and daytime sleepiness. DESIGN AND METHODS: This two-arm randomized controlled trial will assign 200 participants to a culturally and linguistically tailored web-based sleep educational platform...
December 8, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927590/emergency-radiology-practice-patterns-shifts-schedules-and-job-satisfaction
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Tarek N Hanna, Haris Shekhani, Christine Lamoureux, Hanna Mar, Nicola Refky, Clint Sliker, Jamlik-Omari Johnson
PURPOSE: To assess the practice environment of emergency radiologists with a focus on schedule, job satisfaction, and self-perception of health, wellness, and diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: A survey drawing from prior radiology and health care shift-work literature was distributed via e-mail to national societies, teleradiology groups, and private practices. The survey remained open for 4 weeks in 2016, with one reminder. Data were analyzed using hypothesis testing and logistic regression modeling...
December 4, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925430/pulmonary-hypertension-as-estimated-by-doppler-echocardiography-in-adolescent-and-adult-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-and-their-relationship-with-clinical-lung-function-and-sleep-findings
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Bruna Ziegler, Christiano Perin, Fernanda Cano Casarotto, Simone Chaves Fagondes, Sérgio Saldanha Menna-Barreto, Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin
BACKGROUND: In cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, end stage of pulmonary disease is characterized by pulmonary hypertension (PH), hypoxemia, decrease in exercise tolerance and sleep quality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between clinical, lung function, sleep quality and polysomnographic variables with PH in CF patients aged 16 years or older. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 51 clinically stable CF patients underwent a clinical evaluation, an overnight polysomnography and answered sleep questionnaires (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index - PSQI and Epworth sleepiness scale - ESS)...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921357/interrelationship-between-mini-mental-state-examination-scores-and-biochemical-parameters-in-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ramasamy Vasantharekha, Hannah P Priyanka, Thangavel Swarnalingam, Avathvadi Venkatesan Srinivasan, Srinivasan ThyagaRajan
AIM: The aim of the present study was to provide first-hand information about the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) in Tamil Nadu, a southern state in India, and examine if there exists a relationship between cognitive functions and biochemical parameters in these patients. METHODS: Surveys were collected from adults, older men and women (n = 3126) from different regions of Tamil Nadu, which were followed up after 12 months for 1337 participants...
December 6, 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920886/evaluation-of-recombinant-human-growth-hormone-secretion-in-e-coli-using-the-l-asparaginase-ii-signal-peptide
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Mozhdeh Zamani, Navid Nezafat, Younes Ghasemi
BACKGROUND: In the recent years, there has been an increasing interest in secretory production of recombinant proteins, due to its various advantages compared with intracellular expression. Signal peptides play a critical role in prosperous secretion of recombinant proteins. Accordingly, different signal peptides have been assessed for their ability to produce secretory proteins by trial-and-error experiments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of L-asparaginase II signal peptide on the recombinant human Growth Hormone (hGH) protein secretion in the Escherichia coli (E...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920031/what-are-we-doing-a-survey-of-united-states-nephrology-fellowship-program-directors
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Scott E Liebman, Catherine A Moore, Rebeca D Monk, Mahrukh S Rizvi
Interest in nephrology has been declining in recent years. Long work hours and a poor work/life balance may be partially responsible, and may also affect a fellowship's educational mission. We surveyed nephrology program directors using a web-based survey in order to define current clinical and educational practice patterns and identify areas for improvement. Our survey explored fellowship program demographics, fellows' workload, call structure, and education. Program directors were asked to estimate the average and maximum number of patients on each of their inpatient services, the number of patients seen by fellows in clinic, and to provide details regarding their overnight and weekend call...
December 5, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916799/pre-sleep-protein-ingestion-to-improve-the-skeletal-muscle-adaptive-response-to-exercise-training
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Jorn Trommelen, Luc J C van Loon
Protein ingestion following resistance-type exercise stimulates muscle protein synthesis rates, and enhances the skeletal muscle adaptive response to prolonged resistance-type exercise training. As the adaptive response to a single bout of resistance exercise extends well beyond the first couple of hours of post-exercise recovery, recent studies have begun to investigate the impact of the timing and distribution of protein ingestion during more prolonged recovery periods. Recent work has shown that overnight muscle protein synthesis rates are restricted by the level of amino acid availability...
November 28, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911948/tlr3-induced-maturation-of-murine-dendritic-cells-regulates-ctl-responses-by-modulating-pd-l1-trafficking
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Aditi Varthaman, Hélène D Moreau, Mathieu Maurin, Philippe Benaroch
Targeting TLR3 through formulations of polyI:C is widely studied as an adjuvant in cancer immunotherapy. The efficacy of such targeting has been shown to increase in combination with anti-PD-L1 treatment. Nevertheless, the mechanistic details of the effect of polyI:C on DC maturation and the impact on T-DC interactions upon PD-L1 blockade is largely unknown. Here we found that although DC treatment with polyI:C induced a potent inflammatory response including the production of type I interferon, polyI:C treatment of DCs impaired activation of peptide specific CD8+ T cells mainly due to PD-L1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911338/sleepiness-and-sleep-related-breathing-disorders-in-myotonic-dystrophy-and-responses-to-treatment-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sophie D West, Hanns Lochmüller, Joan Hughes, Antonio Atalaia, Chiara Marini-Bettolo, Simon V Baudouin, Kirstie N Anderson
OBJECTIVE: We conducted prospective assessments in people with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) with daytime sleepiness, provided targeted therapies and assessed response. METHODS: Patients had overnight sleep assessments. Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for OSA, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for respiratory failure, modafinil for excessive daytime sleepiness were commenced. RESULTS: 120 people were studied: mean age 46...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908565/determinants-of-hyperhomocysteinemia-in-healthy-and-hypertensive-subjects-a-population-based-study-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Liyuan Han, Yanfen Liu, Changyi Wang, Linlin Tang, Xiaoqi Feng, Thomas Astell-Burt, Qi Wen, Donghui Duan, Nanjia Lu, Guodong Xu, Kaiyue Wang, Lu Zhang, Kaibo Gu, Sihan Chen, Jianping Ma, Tao Zhang, Dingyun You, Shiwei Duan
AIMS: Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is known to increase the risk of many diseases. Factors influencing HHcy in healthy and hypertensive subjects remain under-researched. METHODS: A large population-based study was conducted in 60 communities from Shenzhen, China. Responses to standardized questions on lifestyle factors and blood samples were collected from all participants after a 12-h overnight fast. Multiple linear and multivariate logistic regressions were used to explore risk factors for HHcy...
November 19, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903087/two-cervical-preparation-regimens-prior-to-surgical-abortion-at-10-14-weeks-of-gestation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Qingyun Guo, Zhida Qian, Lili Huang
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine whether same-day cervical preparation with an osmotic dilator and misoprostol was as effective and safe as overnight cervical preparation for surgical abortions at 10-14 weeks. METHODS: Seventy women seeking surgical abortion at 10-14 weeks were allocated to receive one osmotic dilator 16-17 h or 6-7 h prior to an abortion. All women received misoprostol 400 μg orally 2 h before the abortion. RESULTS: The abortion time of the same-day group was 7...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900800/effects-of-partial-sleep-deprivation-on-reaction-time-in-anesthesiologists
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Haleh Saadat, Bruno Bissonnette, Dmitry Tumin, Vidya Raman, Julie Rice, N'Diris Barry, Joseph Tobias
BACKGROUND: Fatigue in anesthesiologists may have implications that extend beyond individual well-being. AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of sleep deprivation on the reaction time in anesthesiologists either after an overnight call or regular working hours. Moderation of this effect by coping strategies was observed. METHODS: Psychomotor vigilance test was used to assess reaction time in 23 anesthesiologists at two time-points: (i) on a regular non-call day and (ii) after a 17-h in-house call...
November 30, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898050/memory-consolidation-reconfigures-neural-pathways-involved-in-the-suppression-of-emotional-memories
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Yunzhe Liu, Wanjun Lin, Chao Liu, Yuejia Luo, Jianhui Wu, Peter J Bayley, Shaozheng Qin
The ability to suppress unwanted emotional memories is crucial for human mental health. Through consolidation over time, emotional memories often become resistant to change. However, how consolidation impacts the effectiveness of emotional memory suppression is still unknown. Using event-related fMRI while concurrently recording skin conductance, we investigated the neurobiological processes underlying the suppression of aversive memories before and after overnight consolidation. Here we report that consolidated aversive memories retain their emotional reactivity and become more resistant to suppression...
November 29, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897989/periodization-of-carbohydrate-intake-short-term-effect-on-performance
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Laurie-Anne Marquet, Christophe Hausswirth, Odeline Molle, John A Hawley, Louise M Burke, Eve Tiollier, Jeanick Brisswalter
BACKGROUND: "Sleep-low" consists of a sequential periodization of carbohydrate (CHO) availability-low glycogen recovery after "train high" glycogen-depleting interval training, followed by an overnight-fast and light intensity training ("train low") the following day. This strategy leads to an upregulation of several exercise-responsive signaling proteins, but the chronic effect on performance has received less attention. We investigated the effects of short-term exposure to this strategy on endurance performance...
November 25, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894953/biological-variability-of-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2activity-in-healthy-individuals
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Leslie J Donato, Jeffrey W Meeusen, Sarah M Jenkins, Stacy J Hartman, Amy K Saenger, Nikola A Baumann, Darci R Block, Allan S Jaffe
OBJECTIVES: Measuring lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) activity can aid in identifying individuals at higher risk of coronary heart disease. However, the biological variation of Lp-PLA2 activity and corresponding reference change value (RCV) is unknown which limits interpretation of results. In this study we aim to define the intra- and inter-individual variability of Lp-PLA2 activity in a healthy reference population. METHODS: A total of 24 healthy individuals (22-47years of age) were prospectively collected at several time points: daily for five days (after overnight fast), daily for three days (while non-fasting), weekly for four weeks (after overnight fast), and monthly for 6months (after overnight fast)...
November 25, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894543/relationship-between-head-posture-and-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Oral Sökücü, Rıdvan Okşayan, Meral Uyar, Kadriye Ebru Ademci, Serdar Üşümez
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to compare the head posture of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) having different levels of severity with that of control subjects. METHODS: One hundred subjects participated in this study. Seventy-five subjects underwent overnight polysomnography in a sleep laboratory and were allocated into "mild," "moderate," or "severe" OSA groups, and 25 subjects with no complaints regarding OSA were allocated into 1 group and served as the controls...
December 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891579/unexpected-motor-weakness-following-quadratus-lumborum-block-for-gynaecological-laparoscopy
#18
M Wikner
Quadratus lumborum block has recently been described as an effective and long-lasting analgesic strategy for various abdominal operations, including gynaecological laparoscopy. Despite evidence that the analgesic effect is mediated by indirect paravertebral block and that local anaesthetic spreads to the lumbar paravertebral space, there have been no reports to date of lower limb motor weakness. We present a patient with unilateral hip flexion and knee extension weakness leading to unplanned overnight admission following lateral quadratus lumborum block with 20 ml levobupivacaine 0...
November 28, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891393/day-care-vs-overnight-stay-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-even-with-co-morbidity-and-a-possible-second-surgery-a-patient-s-choice
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Aswini Kumar Pujahari
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) has become the gold standard for symptomatic gall stone disease. It is being practiced as a day care procedure in healthy individuals in American Society of Anaesthesialogists (ASA) grade I and II. It is not yet established in presence of co-morbidity and when a second surgery is added. In most of the study, patient's choice and the psycho-social factors were not considered in deciding the day care procedure. AIM: To find the safety of LC and a second surgery as day care in presence of compensated co-morbidity...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890331/the-safety-of-same-day-breast-reconstructive-surgery-an-analysis-of-short-term-outcomes
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Erin Cordeiro, Toni Zhong, Timothy Jackson, Tulin Cil
BACKGROUND: We sought to examine the safety of same-day breast reconstructive (BR) surgery. METHODS: An analysis of the American College of Surgeons, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) files was performed. Patients undergoing BR for breast cancer were examined, excluding those with high-risk co-morbidities or concurrent surgery. A propensity score was calculated and a multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to calculate the difference in 30-day complications between those undergoing SDS versus longer hospital stay...
November 12, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
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