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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821520/preclinical-medical-students-understandings-of-academic-and-medical-professionalism-visual-analysis-of-mind-maps
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Janusz Janczukowicz, Charlotte E Rees
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have begun to explore medical students' understandings of professionalism generally and medical professionalism specifically. Despite espoused relationships between academic (AP) and medical professionalism (MP), previous research has not yet investigated students' conceptualisations of AP and MP and the relationships between the two. OBJECTIVES: The current study, based on innovative visual analysis of mind maps, therefore aims to contribute to the developing literature on how professionalism is understood...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821087/in-vivo-antihyperlipidemic-and-antioxidant-activity-of-porphyran-in-hyperlipidemic-mice
#2
Xiaomei Wang, Weida Li, Li Xiao, Chundong Liu, Huimin Qi, Zhongshan Zhang
The hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects of porphyran from the red algae Porphyra haitanensis as a dietary supplement were evaluated in mice. The levels of serum TC, TG and LDL-C in MP group increased significantly (p<0.05 or p<0.01) by 28.5%, 29.4% and 33.5% compared with the model group. These significant rises were accompanied by significant declines of plasma HDL-C by 21.6% compared with the model group. In addition, the liver content of malondialdehyde significantly decreased, while the superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase activities significantly increased...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820843/cephalometric-predictors-of-clinical-severity-in-treacher-collins-syndrome
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Elcin Esenlik, Natalie M Plana, Barry H Grayson, Roberto L Flores
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to identify cephalometric measurements associated with clinical severity in patients with Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS). METHODS: A retrospective single-institutional review of patients with TCS was conducted. Pre-operative cephalograms and computed tomography scans (n=30) were evaluated. 50 cephalometric measurements were compared to age-specific normative data using ANOVA. These cephalometric measurements and the patient's Pruzansky classification were correlated to clinical severity using Spearman analysis...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819339/depression-after-stroke-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Akin Ojagbemi, Onoja Akpa, Fisayo Elugbadebo, Mayowa Owolabi, Bruce Ovbiagele
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence and characteristics of poststroke depression (PSD) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). METHODS: We searched Medline, PsycINFO, and African Journals OnLine using keywords for stroke and depression and the .mp. operator for all 54 SSA countries/regions. Further information was retrieved through a manual search of references from relevant published and unpublished articles. We included only peer-reviewed original studies with epidemiological or experimental designs, conducted random-effect meta-analysis, and identified the most commonly associated factors by weight (inverse of variance method)...
2017: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819068/rural-emergency-care-360%C3%A2-mobilising-healthcare-professionals-decision-makers-patients-and-citizens-to-improve-rural-emergency-care-in-the-province-of-quebec-canada-a-qualitative-study-protocol
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Richard Fleet, Gilles Dupuis, Jean-Paul Fortin, Jocelyn Gravel, Mathieu Ouimet, Julien Poitras, France Légaré
INTRODUCTION: Emergency departments (EDs) are an important safety net for rural populations. Results of our earlier studies suggest that rural Canadian hospitals have limited access to advanced imaging services and intensive care units and that patients are transferred over large distances. They also revealed significant geographical variations in rural services. In the absence of national standards, our studies raise questions about inequities in rural access to emergency services and the risks for citizens...
August 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818801/development-and-validation-of-a-reliable-method-for-thiopurine-methyltransferase-tpmt-enzyme-activity-in-human-whole-blood-by-lc-ms-ms-an-application-for-phenotypic-and-genotypic-correlations
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Supaporn Wiwattanakul, Santirhat Prommas, Nuttawut Jenjirattithigarn, Siwalee Santon, Apichaya Puangpetch, Samart Pakakasama, Usanarat Anurathapan, Chonlaphat Sukasem
A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed for the determination of thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) activity in human whole blood lysate, based on conversion of 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) by TPMT to 6-methylmercaptopurine (6-MMP) using S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM) as the methyl donor. This method was improved from the previous laborious method for washing of red cell lysate preparation to develop whole blood EDTA lysate. In addition, the TPMT incubation was optimized and the chromatography was performed in a short runtime of 7min on a C18-column by detection via triple quadrupole mass spectrometry...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818510/breathing-mode-influence-on-craniofacial-development-and-head-posture
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Annel Chambi-Rocha, Maria Eugenia Cabrera-Domínguez, Antonia Domínguez-Reyes
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of abnormal breathing and its consequences on craniofacial development is increasing, and is not limited to children with adenoid faces. The objective of this study was to evaluate the cephalometric differences in craniofacial structures and head posture between nasal breathing (NB) and oral breathing (OB) children and teenagers with a normal facial growth pattern. METHOD: Ninety-eight 7-16 year-old patients with a normal facial growth pattern were clinically and radiographically evaluated...
August 14, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818339/impact-of-machining-on-the-flexural-fatigue-strength-of-glass-and-polycrystalline-cad-cam-ceramics
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Sara Fraga, Marina Amaral, Marco Antônio Bottino, Luiz Felipe Valandro, Cornelis Johannes Kleverlaan, Liliana Gressler May
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of machining on the flexural fatigue strength and on the surface roughness of different computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) ceramics by comparing machined and polished after machining specimens. METHODS: Disc-shaped specimens of yttria-stabilized polycrystalline tetragonal zirconia (Y-TZP), leucite-, and lithium disilicate-based glass ceramics were prepared by CAD/CAM machining, and divided into two groups: machining (M) and machining followed by polishing (MP)...
August 14, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812397/to-what-extent-can-soft-tissue-releases-improve-hip-displacement-in-cerebral-palsy
#9
Terje Terjesen
Background and purpose - Hip displacement is frequent in nonambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP) and treatment is controversial. This prospective study assesses the effectiveness of soft-tissue releases to treat hip subluxation, analyses prognostic factors for outcome, and identifies time to failure in hips with poor outcome. Patients and methods - 37 children (16 girls) with hip subluxation were recruited from the population-based screening program for children with CP in Norway. They had consecutively undergone soft-tissue releases (bilateral tenotomies of adductors and iliopsoas) at a mean age of 5...
August 16, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812158/effect-of-submucosal-tunneling-endoscopic-resection-for-submucosal-tumors-at-esophagogastric-junction-and-risk-factors-for-failure-of-en-bloc-resection
#10
Zhenjuan Li, Ying Gao, Ningli Chai, Ying Xiong, Lianjun Ma, Wengang Zhang, Chen Du, Enqiang Linghu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Most submucosal tumors (SMTs) in the esophagogastric junction (EGJ) are irregularly shaped and different from those in the esophagus, where submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) has been proven effective and safe. However, few reports paid attention to STER for SMTs in the EGJ. The aim of the study was not only to evaluate the effect of STER in patients with SMTs in the EGJ but to analyze the risk factors for failure of en bloc resection. METHODS: A consecutive of 47 patients with SMTs originating from the muscularis propria (MP) layer in the EGJ underwent STER were retrospectively included between September 2012 and December 2016...
August 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811825/ethanol-extract-of-mylabris-phalerata-inhibits-m2-polarization-induced-by-recombinant-il-4-and-il-13-in-murine-macrophages
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Hwan-Suck Chung, Bong-Seon Lee, Jin Yeul Ma
Mylabris phalerata (MP) is an insect used in oriental herbal treatments for tumor, tinea infections, and stroke. Recent studies have shown that tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) have detrimental roles such as tumor progression, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Although TAM has phenotypes and characteristics in common with M2-polarized macrophages, M1 macrophages have tumor suppression and immune stimulation effects. Medicines polarizing macrophages to M1 have been suggested to have anticancer effects via the modulation of the tumor microenvironment...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810653/surgical-trauma-and-low-dose-methylprednisolone-modulate-the-severity-of-the-acute-phase-response-induced-by-zoledronic-acid-infusion
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Jian Chen, Lipeng Yu, Lixin Chen, Xuan Wu, Pengyu Tang, Jian Yin, Tao Jiang, Guoyong Yin, Jin Fan
The aim of the present study was to investigate risk factors for the development of an acute-phase response (APR) associated with the initial zoledronic acid (ZA) infusion in patients undergoing surgery, and to assess whether its onset may be reduced by post-dose administration of low-dose methylprednisolone (MP) or acetaminophen. A retrospective study of patients with osteoporosis who attended the departments of orthopedics and endocrinology of a single hospital and received 5 mg ZA was conducted; the patients included surgical and non-surgical cases...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810184/design-and-evaluation-of-a-parametric-model-for-cardiac-sounds
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Roilhi F Ibarra-Hernández, Miguel A Alonso-Arévalo, Alejandro Cruz-Gutiérrez, Ana L Licona-Chávez, Salvador Villarreal-Reyes
Heart sound analysis plays an important role in the auscultative diagnosis process to detect the presence of cardiovascular diseases. In this paper we propose a novel parametric heart sound model that accurately represents normal and pathological cardiac audio signals, also known as phonocardiograms (PCG). The proposed model considers that the PCG signal is formed by the sum of two parts: one of them is deterministic and the other one is stochastic. The first part contains most of the acoustic energy. This part is modeled by the Matching Pursuit (MP) algorithm, which performs an analysis-synthesis procedure to represent the PCG signal as a linear combination of elementary waveforms...
August 9, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809628/-the-effect-of-activation-of-the-shoulder-girdle-muscles-on-functional-outcomes-of-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-surgically-treated-distal-radius-fractures
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V Jančíková, J Opavský, P Dráč, A Krobot, I Čižmář
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was to assess the functional outcomes of rehabilitation in patients with surgically treated distal radius fractures in the early postoperative period. We compared the functional outcomes of patients undergoing standard rehabilitation with the group of patients whose postoperative rehabilitation was extended with shoulder girdle exercises of the affected upper limb while the wrist was immobilized. Several indices and variables were used for the assessment of the functional therapeutic outcomes of the affected wrist...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809400/prenatal-one-carbon-metabolism-dysregulation-programs-schizophrenia-like-deficits
#15
A Alachkar, L Wang, R Yoshimura, A R Hamzeh, Z Wang, N Sanathara, S M Lee, X Xu, G W Abbott, O Civelli
The methionine-folate cycle-dependent one-carbon metabolism is implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Since schizophrenia is a developmental disorder, we examined the effects that perturbation of the one-carbon metabolism during gestation has on mice progeny. Pregnant mice were administered methionine equivalent to double their daily intake during the last week of gestation. Their progeny (MET mice) exhibited schizophrenia-like social deficits, cognitive impairments and elevated stereotypy, decreased neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity, and abnormally reduced local excitatory synaptic connections in CA1 neurons...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809399/evidence-for-newly-generated-interneurons-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-of-adult-mice
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D J Jhaveri, A Tedoldi, S Hunt, R Sullivan, N R Watts, J M Power, P F Bartlett, P Sah
New neurons are continually generated from the resident populations of precursor cells in selective niches of the adult mammalian brain such as the hippocampal dentate gyrus and the olfactory bulb. However, whether such cells are present in the adult amygdala, and their neurogenic capacity, is not known. Using the neurosphere assay, we demonstrate that a small number of precursor cells, the majority of which express Achaete-scute complex homolog 1 (Ascl1), are present in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) of the adult mouse...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809398/precision-medicine-for-suicidality-from-universality-to-subtypes-and-personalization
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A B Niculescu, H Le-Niculescu, D F Levey, P L Phalen, H L Dainton, K Roseberry, E M Niculescu, J O Niezer, A Williams, D L Graham, T J Jones, V Venugopal, A Ballew, M Yard, T Gelbart, S M Kurian, A Shekhar, N J Schork, G E Sandusky, D R Salomon
Suicide remains a clear, present and increasing public health problem, despite being a potentially preventable tragedy. Its incidence is particularly high in people with overt or un(der)diagnosed psychiatric disorders. Objective and precise identification of individuals at risk, ways of monitoring response to treatments and novel preventive therapeutics need to be discovered, employed and widely deployed. We sought to investigate whether blood gene expression biomarkers for suicide (that is, a 'liquid biopsy' approach) can be identified that are more universal in nature, working across psychiatric diagnoses and genders, using larger cohorts than in previous studies...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807684/influence-of-velotron-chainring-size-on-wingate-anaerobic-test
#18
Nicolas W Clark, Dale R Wagner, Edward M Heath
OBJECTIVES: This study compared an 85-tooth versus the standard 62-tooth chainring for power outputs during a Wingate test using a Velotron electromagnetically-braked cycle ergometer. DESIGN: All participants completed trials using both chainring sizes in a repeated-measures cross-over design. METHODS: Resistance-trained male participants (n=20, 24.6±4.5years) performed two Wingate tests separated by at least 48h. Peak power (PP), mean power (MP), fatigue index (FI), peak cadence, mean cadence, and total work (TW) were recorded...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807304/association-between-mast-cells-tissue-remodelation-and-parasite-burden-in-the-skin-of-dogs-with-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Jamille Mirelle de Oliveira Cardoso, Henrique Gama Ker, Rodrigo Dian de Oliveira Aguiar-Soares, Nádia das Dores Moreira, Fernando Augusto Siqueira Mathias, Levi Eduardo Soares Reis, Bruno Mendes Roatt, Paula Melo de Abreu Vieira, Wendel Coura-Vital, Cláudia Martins Carneiro, Alexandre Barbosa Reis
Canine visceral leishmaniosis (CVL) is a zoonosis of major public health impact caused by organisms of the genus Leishmania which is transmitted to human and animals by phlebotomine sand flies. The skin is the first point of contact with Leishmania parasites for sandy fly vectors and it is considered an important reservoir compartment in infected dogs. The aim of this study was to determine the main histophatologic alterations in ear skin of dogs naturally infected by Leishmania infantum with different clinical status and different degrees of parasitism...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806831/clinical-sign-for-missed-decompression-of-a-separate-extensor-pollicis-brevis-compartment-in-de-quervain-s-disease
#20
Niels Benatar
Persistent pain despite previous surgery for de Quervain's disease might be due to an overlooked septum between the abductor pollicis longus tendon slips and the extensor pollicis brevis tendon, or an overlooked completely separate compartment for the extensor pollicis brevis tendon alone. In both of these instances, extension of the MP joint of the thumb against resistance elicits pain at the distal level of the first extensor compartment of the wrist. When this sign is positive, revisional surgery and decompression of the remaining septum or separate compartment is indicated...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
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