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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550799/in%C3%A2-vivo-assessment-of-dermal-adhesion-penetration-and-bioavailability-of-tetrabromobisphenol-a
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Yunjiang Yu, Liangzhong Li, Hongyan Li, Xiaowei Yu, Yanping Zhang, Qiong Wang, Zhixiang Zhou, Dandan Gao, Hao Ye, Bigui Lin, Ruixue Ma
Individuals are exposed to brominated flame retardants (BFRs), including tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), on a daily basis because of their widespread usage. These compounds may have adverse effects on human health. In the present study, dermal absorption experiments were conducted in vivo to predict the adhesion, penetration, and bioavailability of TBBPA. TBBPA was administered to Wistar rats for 6 h by repeated dermal exposure at doses of 20, 60, 200, and 600 mg of TBBPA per kg of body weight (bw). The skin adhesion coefficient (AC) was calculated using a difference-value method and ranged from 0...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550765/social-and-academic-premorbid-adjustment-domains-predict-different-functional-outcomes-among-youth-with-first-episode-mania
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Aswin Ratheesh, Christopher G Davey, Rothanthi Daglas, Craig Macneil, Melissa Hasty, Kate Filia, Patrick D McGorry, Michael Berk, Philippe Conus, Sue Cotton
BACKGROUND: Premorbid characteristics may help predict the highly variable functional and illness outcomes of young people with early stage Bipolar Disorder (BD). We sought to examine the relationships between premorbid adjustment and short to medium-term outcomes after a first treated episode of mania. METHODS: We examined the baseline and 18-month follow-up characteristics of 117 participants with first episode of mania, treated at two tertiary early intervention services in Melbourne, Australia...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550724/soil-erosion-predictions-from-a-landscape-evolution-model-an-assessment-of-a-post-mining-landform-using-spatial-climate-change-analogues
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G R Hancock, D Verdon-Kidd, J B C Lowry
Landscape Evolution Modelling (LEM) technologies provide a means by which it is possible to simulate the long-term geomorphic stability of a conceptual rehabilitated landform. However, simulations rarely consider the potential effects of anthropogenic climate change and consequently risk not accounting for the range of rainfall variability that might be expected in both the near and far future. One issue is that high resolution (both spatial and temporal) rainfall projections incorporating the potential effects of greenhouse forcing are required as input...
May 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550704/integrating-engagement-and-improvement-work-in-a-pediatric-hospital
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Mireille Brosseau, Diane Gagnon, Kristina Rohde, Jennifer Schellinck
Although geared towards a common goal - improved patient-centred care - quality improvement strategies and patient engagement-focused approaches are often developed and conducted in silos. The lack of integration may lead, on the one hand, to the uptake of patient suggestions that do not always take into consideration implications for the delivery of quality care and, on the other hand, to inadequate understanding of patient views required to create optimal services. The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)'s action plans to address gaps in patient engagement and quality improvement, two of its priority areas, were initially carried out in isolation of each other...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550629/retrospective-analysis-of-outcomes-following-inferior-vena-cava-ivc-filter-placement-in-a-managed-care-population
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Damian Everhart, Jamieson Vaccaro, Karen Worley, Teresa L Rogstad, Mitchel Seleznick
The role of inferior vena cava filter (IVC) filters for prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE) is controversial. This study evaluated outcomes of IVC filter placement in a managed care population. This retrospective cohort study evaluated data for individuals with Humana healthcare coverage 2013-2014. The study population included 435 recipients of prophylactic IVC filters, 4376 recipients of therapeutic filters, and two control groups, each matched to filter recipients. Patients were followed for up to 2 years...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550521/assessment-of-periodontal-bone-level-revisited-a-controlled-study-on-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-clinical-evaluation-methods-and-intra-oral-radiography
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Véronique Christiaens, Hugo De Bruyn, Eric Thevissen, Sebastiaan Koole, Melissa Dierens, Jan Cosyn
OBJECTIVES: The accuracy of analogue and especially digital intra-oral radiography in assessing interdental bone level needs further documentation. The aim of this study was to compare clinical and radiographic bone level assessment to intra-surgical bone level registration (1) and to identify the clinical variables rendering interdental bone level assessment inaccurate (2). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study sample included 49 interdental sites in 17 periodontitis patients...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550489/impedance-ph-monitoring-for-diagnosis-of-reflux-disease-new-perspectives
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Marzio Frazzoni, Nicola de Bortoli, Leonardo Frazzoni, Salvatore Tolone, Vincenzo Savarino, Edoardo Savarino
Heartburn is the most specific symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In clinical practice, heartburn relief by a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) trial does suffice to confirm GERD. However, an objective diagnosis of GERD is required before anti-reflux endoscopic or surgical interventions, independently from PPI response. Thus, since normal findings at upper endoscopy are detected in the majority of patients with heartburn, reflux monitoring is often required. When traditional catheter-based or wireless pH tests are used, reflux episodes are conventionally identified by pH drops below 4...
May 26, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550448/towards-xeno-free-cultures-of-human-limbal-stem-cells-for-ocular-surface-reconstruction
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Zala Lužnik, Claudia Breda, Vanessa Barbaro, Stefano Ferrari, Angelo Migliorati, Enzo Di Iorio, Barbara Ferrari, Carlo Griffoni, Andrea Grassetto, Hossein Mostafa Elbadawy, Marina Bertolin
Isolated limbal epithelial stem cells (LESCs) were cultured with or without a 3T3 murine fibroblast feeder-layer (FL) in 4 different culture media on culture plates or on denuded human amniotic membrane (AM) support and fibrin gel support: (1) control medium supplemented with fetal bovine serum; (2) control medium supplemented with the synthetic serum "XerumFree™ XF205" (XF); (3) CnT-20 medium supplemented with "XerumFree™ XF205" (CnT-XF) and (4) CnT-20 medium supplemented with human AB serum (CnT-AB). The three xenogeneic media were compared to standard condition (control + FL) and parameters assessed included cell morphology, proliferative potential, number of passages, assessment of clonogenic and abortive colonies, life span, ∆Np63α expression and epithelial morphology on AM...
May 26, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550398/association-of-tumor-size-and-focality-with-recurrence-persistence-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-patients-treated-with-total-thyroidectomy-along-with-radioactive-iodine-ablation-and-tsh-suppression
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Misbah Khan, Aamir Ali Syed, Amina Iqbal Khan, Syed Raza Hussain, Namra Urooj
Locoregional recurrence is common in papillary thyroid cancer PTC and an optimal surgical treatment with respect to the multifocal nature of the disease stays controversial. It is a retrospective analytical study design. 209 diagnosed PTCs managed at our institute were grouped into macro-PTC with a size of dominant focus >1 cm (unifocal n = 106 and multifocal n = 64) and micro-PTMC if size of all foci was <1 cm; (unifocal n = 16 and multifocal PTMC n = 23). The primary endpoint is recurrence and tumor free survival in each of the four groups...
May 26, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550384/investigation-of-glycochenodeoxycholate-sulfate-and-chenodeoxycholate-glucuronide-as-surrogate-endogenous-probes-for-drug-interaction-studies-of-oatp1b1-and-oatp1b3-in-healthy-japanese-volunteers
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Issey Takehara, Hanano Terashima, Takeshi Nakayama, Takashi Yoshikado, Miwa Yoshida, Kenichi Furihata, Nobuaki Watanabe, Kazuya Maeda, Osamu Ando, Yuichi Sugiyama, Hiroyuki Kusuhara
PURPOSE: To assess the use of glycochenodeoxycholate-3-sulfate (GCDCA-S) and chenodeoxycholate 3- or 24-glucuronide (CDCA-3G or -24G) as surrogate endogenous substrates in the investigation of drug interactions involving OATP1B1 and OATP1B3. METHODS: Uptake of GCDCA-S and CDCA-24G was examined in HEK293 cells transfected with cDNA for OATP1B1, OATP1B3, and NTCP and in cryopreserved human hepatocytes. Plasma concentrations of bile acids and their metabolites (GCDCA-S, CDCA-3G, and CDCA-24G) were determined by LC-MS/MS in eight healthy volunteers with or without administration of rifampicin (600 mg, po)...
May 26, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550358/visualization-of-a-cam-type-femoroacetabular-impingement-while-squatting-using-image-matching-techniques-a-case-report
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Kensei Yoshimoto, Satoshi Hamai, Hidehiko Higaki, Hirotaka Gondoh, Yasuharu Nakashima
The in vivo assessment of the three-dimensional (3D) kinematics of the hip in patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) under weight-bearing conditions has not been previously reported. We evaluated the pre- and postoperative hip kinematics of a 34-year-old man, with a cam-type FAI while squatting, using image-matching techniques with measurement of the rim-neck distance. Post-osteochondroplasty, the α-angle improved from 51.0° to 35.5° and the head-neck offset ratio from 0.04 to 0.23. Coxalgia during squatting disappeared, and the Harris Hip Score improved from 79 to 92 at 1 year post-surgery...
May 27, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550346/differential-microvascular-assessment-of-retinal-vein-occlusion-with-coherence-tomography-angiography-and-fluorescein-angiography-a-blinded-comparative-study
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Chung Yee Chung, Heather Hoi Yau Tang, Siu Hung Li, Kenneth Kai Wang Li
PURPOSE: To compare the imaging of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and fluorescein angiography (FA) and evaluate their roles in clinical management. METHODS: RVO patients who underwent imaging with both FA and OCTA from 1 June 2015-31 December 2015 were enrolled. An independent retinal specialist blinded from patient identity assessed the FA and OCTA reports. The pixel counting technique was used for FAZ size measurement...
May 26, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550100/an-alternative-surgical-approach-reduces-variability-following-filament-induction-of-experimental-stroke-in-mice
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M Trotman-Lucas, M E Kelly, J Janus, R Fern, C L Gibson
Animal models are critical for understanding the pathology of stroke and investigating potential treatments. However, in vivo stroke models are associated, particularly in mice, with high variability in lesion volume. We investigated whether a surgical refinement where reperfusion is not reliant on the Circle of Willis reduced outcome variability. Mice underwent 60 minutes of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion avoiding ligation of the external carotid artery. During reperfusion the common carotid artery was either ligated (standard approach), or it was repaired to allow re-establishment of blood flow through the common carotid artery...
May 26, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550022/longitudinal-assessment-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-sardinian-psychotic-patients-labsp-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study
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Diego Primavera, Mirko Manchia, Luca Deriu, Massimo Tusconi, Roberto Collu, Maria Scherma, Paola Fadda, Walter Fratta, Bernardo Carpiniello
INTRODUCTION: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a crucial role in neurodevelopment, synaptic plasticity and neuronal function and survival. Serum and plasma BDNF levels are moderately, but consistently, decreased in patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) compared with healthy controls. There is a lack of knowledge, however, on the temporal manifestation of this decline. Clinical, illness course and treatment factors might influence the variation of BDNF serum levels in patients with psychosis...
May 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550005/perceptions-of-patient-engagement-applications-during-pregnancy-a-qualitative-assessment-of-the-patient-s-perspective
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Maren Goetz, Mitho Müller, Lina Maria Matthies, Jenny Hansen, Anne Doster, Akos Szabo, Jan Pauluschke-Fröhlich, Harald Abele, Christof Sohn, Markus Wallwiener, Stephanie Wallwiener
BACKGROUND: With growing demand for medical information and health applications in pregnancy, the potential of electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHealth) solutions in clinical care is increasingly unfolding. However, we still do not know how pregnant women engage with mobile apps, how such apps impact routine medical care, and whether benefit expectations are met. Whereas recent research has raised the subject of user distribution and analyzed the content of pregnancy applications, there is still a significant knowledge gap regarding what pregnant women like and dislike about pregnancy tools, along with how such interventions could be improved...
May 26, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549945/validity-of-the-rheumatoid-arthritis-impact-of-disease-raid-score-and-definition-of-cut-off-points-for-disease-activity-states-in-a-population-based-european-cohort-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Fausto Salaffi, Marco Di Carlo, Jelena Vojinovic, Angela Tincani, Alberto Sulli, Stefano Soldano, Laura Andreoli, Francesca Dall'Ara, Ruxandra Ionescu, Katarina Simić Pašalić, Ineta Balčune, Iván Ferraz-Amaro, Malgorzata Tlustochowicz, Irena Butrimienė, Egle Punceviciene, Natalia Toroptsova, Simeon Grazio, Jadranka Morović-Vergles, Pavol Masaryk, Kati Otsa, Miguel Bernardes, Vladimira Boyadzhieva, Maurizio Cutolo
OBJECTIVES: To assess the validity of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease (RAID) for measuring disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to determine cut-off values for defining the disease activity states. METHODS: 622 RA patients from an European database have been included. Cross-validation was based on assessment of convergent and discriminant validity. Optimal cut-offs were determined against external criteria by calculating the respective 25(th) and 75(th) percentiles mean values of RAID...
May 23, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549909/poor-quality-and-counterfeit-drugs-a-systematic-assessment-of-prevalence-and-risks-based-on-data-published-from-2007-2016
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Andreas Koczwara, Jennifer Dressman
Counterfeit drugs can hurt patients and harm the pharmaceutical industry. In 2006, the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce expressed a need to generate more and better data to calculate a worldwide prevalence of counterfeiting. This review analyzes field test data that were published in the time-frame January 2007 to December 2016, were accessible via Pubmed, and which addressed the prevalence of counterfeit drugs. Based on the 41 studies identified, it is still not possible to make a reliable statement about the prevalence of counterfeit drugs due to the heterogeneity of the results...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549875/evaluation-of-pre-and-post-pyriform-plasty-nasal-airflow
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Oscimar Benedito Sofia, Ney P Castro Neto, Fernando S Katsutani, Edson I Mitre, José E Dolci
INTRODUCTION: Nasal obstruction is a frequent complaint in otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinics, and nasal valve incompetence is the cause in most cases. Scientific publications describing surgical techniques on the upper and lower lateral cartilages to improve the nasal valve are also quite frequent. Relatively few authors currently describe surgical procedures in the piriform aperture for nasal valve augmentation. We describe the surgical technique called pyriform plasty and evaluate its effectiveness subjectively through the NOSE questionnaire and objectively through the rhinomanometry evaluation...
May 6, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549870/accuracy-of-cyst-versus-solid-diagnosis-in-the-breast-using-quantitative-transmission-qt-ultrasound
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Elaine Iuanow, Kathleen Smith, Nancy A Obuchowski, Jennifer Bullen, John C Klock
RATIONAL AND OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate the diagnostic utility of breast imaging using transmission ultrasound. We present readers' accuracy in determining whether a breast lesion is a cyst versus a solid using transmission ultrasound as an adjunct to mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective multi-reader, multi-case receiver operating characteristic study included 37 lesions seen on mammography and transmission ultrasound. Cyst cases were confirmed as cysts using their appearance on handheld ultrasound...
May 23, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549786/action-potential-based-mea-platform-for-in-vitro-screening-of-drug-induced-cardiotoxicity-using-human-ipscs-and-rat-neonatal-myocytes
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Danny Jans, Geert Callewaert, Olga Krylychkina, Luis Hoffman, Francesco Gullo, Dimiter Prodanov, Dries Braeken
Drug-induced cardiotoxicity poses a negative impact on public health and drug development. Cardiac safety pharmacology issues urged for the preclinical assessment of drug-induced ventricular arrhythmia leading to the design of several in vitro electrophysiological screening assays. In general, patch clamp systems allow for intracellular recordings, while multi-electrode array (MEA) technology detect extracellular activity. Here, we demonstrate a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-based MEA system as a reliable platform for non-invasive, long-term intracellular recording of cardiac action potentials at high resolution...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
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