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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091278/brief-activity-performance-measure-for-upper-limb-amputees-bam-ula
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Linda Resnik, Matthew Borgia, Frantzy Acluche
BACKGROUND: Measures of activity performance for adults with upper limb amputation are needed. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the measurement properties of a new measure of activity performance for adults with upper limb amputation, which we call the Brief Activity Measure for Upper Limb Amputees (BAM-ULA) and to compare BAM-ULA scores for users of different types of prostheses. METHODS: In all, 35 persons with upper limb amputation were administered the BAM-ULA, twice within 1 week...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081320/pityriasis-rosea-a-natural-history-of-pediatric-cases-in-thecentral-anatolia-region-of-turkey
#2
Emine Çölgeçen, Çiğdem Kader, Yılmaz Ulaş, Pınar Öztürk, Öznur Küçük, Mehmet Balcı
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the demographic, clinical, and epidemiological features of pityriasis rosea (PR) in a cohort of 46 children in Yozgat, a city in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-six children with PR were monitored at regular intervals (1, 2, 4, and 12 weeks) for 3 months from the time of diagnosis. A complete evaluation of the patient was performed at each visit. RESULTS: The average age of patients at time of diagnosis was 12 ± 3...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074454/obturator-hernia-should-be-considered-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-hip-and-knee-pain
#3
Ahmet Korkut Belli, Gündüz Memiş, Özcan Dere, Ulaş Koşan, Okay Nazlı
Obturator hernia is a rare disease usually occurring in debilitated elderly women. Pain radiating down the medial thigh and knee (Howship-Romberg sign) is a specific sign of the disease. Presently described is a case of obturator hernia in a 73-year-old female patient who presented with severe left hip pain radiating down the medial thigh and knee, nausea, and loss of appetite. Initially, vertebral disc herniation was thought to be cause, but abdomino-pelvic computed tomography scan revealed left strangulated obturator hernia...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072620/fibrous-dysplasia-mimicking-malignancy-on-68ga-dotatate-pet-ct
#4
Georgios Z Papadakis, Corina Millo, Samira M Sadowski, Apostolos H Karantanas, Ulas Bagci, Nicholas J Patronas
Fibrous dysplasia of the bone is a developmental benign skeletal disorder characterized by replacement of normal bone and normal bone marrow with abnormal fibro-osseous tissue. We report on a case of a biopsy-proven fibrous dysplasia lesion in the left temporal bone, with intensely increased activity (SUVmax, 56.7) on Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT. The presented data indicate cell surface overexpression of somatostatin receptors by fibrous dysplastic cells and highlight the need of cautious management of Ga-DOTATATE-avid bone lesions, which could mimic malignancy especially in patients with history of neuroendocrine tumors...
January 9, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042252/application-of-68-ga-dota-tate-pet-ct-in-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-gastrointestinal-origin
#5
Georgios Z Papadakis, Samira M Sadowski, Ulas Bagci, Corina Millo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033220/18f-fdg-and-68ga-dotatate-pet-ct-in-von-hippel-lindau-disease-associated-retinal-hemangioblastoma
#6
Georgios Z Papadakis, Corina Millo, Inderbir S Jassel, Ulas Bagci, Samira M Sadowski, Apostolos H Karantanas, Nicholas J Patronas
Retinal hemangioblastomas are highly vascular benign tumors that can be encountered either sporadically or within the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome. We report a case of a VHL patient with retinal hemangioblastoma who underwent PET/CT scans using F-FDG and Ga-DOTATATE. The tumor showed low-level F-FDG and increased Ga-DOTATATE activity, suggesting cell-surface overexpression of somatostatin receptors. The presented case indicates the clinical applications of somatostatin receptor imaging with Ga-DOTA-conjugated peptides in detection and follow-up of VHL manifestations, screening of asymptomatic gene carriers, and in diagnosis of sporadic retinal hemangioblastomas, which may have similar features on MRI with other retinal tumors...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033218/avascular-necrosis-of-the-hips-with-increased-activity-on-68ga-dotatate-pet-ct
#7
Georgios Z Papadakis, Corina Millo, Apostolos H Karantanas, Ulas Bagci, Nicholas J Patronas
Prolonged exposure to cortisol is one of the major causes of avascular bone necrosis (AVN). We report on a case of a woman with Cushing syndrome attributed to ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting tumor who was evaluated with whole-body PET/CT study using Ga-DOTATATE. The scan showed increased activity by both femoral heads, corresponding to the margins of bilateral AVN seen on MRI. The presented data suggests AVN-induced reactive inflammatory alterations adjacent to the necrotic segment of the bone, which can be effectively targeted using radiolabeled somatostatin (SST) analogs...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017928/evanescent-atrial-tumour-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#8
Ula Limon, Hilmi Kaplan, Juan Luis Gutiérrez-Chico
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 25, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017494/formal-thought-disorder-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Berna Yalincetin, Emre Bora, Tolga Binbay, Halis Ulas, Berna Binnur Akdede, Koksal Alptekin
Historically, formal thought disorder has been considered as one of the distinctive symptoms of schizophrenia. However, research in last few decades suggested that there is a considerable clinical and neurobiological overlap between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (BP). We conducted a meta-analysis of studies comparing positive (PTD) and negative formal thought disorder (NTD) in schizophrenia and BP. We included 19 studies comparing 715 schizophrenia and 474 BP patients. In the acute inpatient samples, there was no significant difference in the severity of PTD (d=-0...
December 22, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009333/optimizing-care-of-ventilated-infants-by%C3%A2-improving-weighing-accuracy-on%C3%A2-incubator-scales
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Ula El-Kafrawy, R J Taylor
OBJECTIVES: To determine the accuracy of weighing ventilated infants on incubator scales and whether the accuracy can be improved by the addition of a ventilator tube compensator (VTC) device to counterbalance the force exerted by the ventilator tubing. STUDY DESIGN: Body weights on integral incubator scales were compared in ventilated infants (with and without a VTC), with body weights on standalone electronic scales (true weight). Individual and series of trend weights were obtained on the infants...
2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005014/pectoral-muscle-hematoma-a-rare-complication-of-transradial-cardiac-catheterization
#11
Nil Özyüncü, Türkan Seda Tan Kürklü, Özgür Ulaş Özcan, Nazlı Turan, Süreyya Hüseynova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999397/a-sum-of-squares-and-semidefinite-programming-approach-for-maximum-likelihood-doa-estimation
#12
Shu Cai, Quan Zhou, Hongbo Zhu
Direction of arrival (DOA) estimation using a uniform linear array (ULA) is a classical problem in array signal processing. In this paper, we focus on DOA estimation based on the maximum likelihood (ML) criterion, transform the estimation problem into a novel formulation, named as sum-of-squares (SOS), and then solve it using semidefinite programming (SDP). We first derive the SOS and SDP method for DOA estimation in the scenario of a single source and then extend it under the framework of alternating projection for multiple DOA estimation...
December 20, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993995/in-neonates-s100a8-s100a9-alarmins-prevent-the-expansion-of-a-specific-inflammatory-monocyte-population-promoting-septic-shock
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Anna S Heinemann, Sabine Pirr, Beate Fehlhaber, Lara Mellinger, Johanna Burgmann, Mandy Busse, Marco Ginzel, Judith Friesenhagen, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede, Thomas Ulas, Constantin S von Kaisenberg, Johannes Roth, Thomas Vogl, Dorothee Viemann
The high susceptibility of newborn infants to sepsis is ascribed to an immaturity of the neonatal immune system, but the molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Newborn monocytes massively release the alarmins S100A8/S100A9. In adults, these are major regulators of immunosuppressive myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). We investigated whether S100A8/S100A9 cause an expansion of monocytic MDSCs (Mo-MDSCs) in neonates, thereby contributing to an immunocompromised state. Mo-MDSCs have been assigned to CD14(+)/human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DR(-)(/low)/CD33(+) monocytes in humans and to CD11b(+)/Gr-1(int)/Ly6G(-)/Ly6C(hi) cells in mice...
December 19, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891027/purely-extradural-spinal-nerve-root-hemangioblastomas
#14
REVIEW
Murat Hamit Aytar, Ulaş Yener, Murat Şakir Ekşi, Behram Kaya, Serdar Özgen, Aydin Sav, Ahmet Alanay
Spinal nerve root hemangioblastomas present mostly as intradural-extradurally. Purely extradural spinal nerve root hemangioblastoma is a very rare entity. In this study, we aimed to analyze epidemiological perspectives of purely extradural spinal nerve root hemangioblastomas presented in English medical literature in addition to our own exemplary case. PubMed/MEDLINE was searched using the terms "hemangioblastoma," "extradural," "spinal," and "nerve root." Demographical variables of age, gender, concomitant presence of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease; spinal imaging and/or intraoperative findings for tumor location were surveyed from retrieved articles...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879489/breast-fibroadenoma-with-increased-activity-on-68ga-dotatate-pet-ct
#15
Georgios Z Papadakis, Corina Millo, Samira M Sadowski, Apostolos H Karantanas, Ulas Bagci, Nicholas J Patronas
Fibroadenoma is the most common benign breast tumor in women of reproductive age, carrying little to no risk of breast cancer development. We report on a case of a woman with history of neuroendocrine tumor who on follow-up imaging tests underwent whole-body PET/CT study using Ga DOTATATE. The scan showed increased focal activity in the right breast, which was biopsied revealing a fibroadenoma. The presented data suggests cell surface overexpression of somatostatin receptors by this benign breast tumor. Moreover, this finding emphasizes the need for cautious interpretation of Ga DOTATATE-avid breast lesions that could mimic malignancy in neuroendocrine tumor patients...
February 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867699/characterization-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-with-spontaneous-hemodynamic-activity
#16
Jun Li, Lina Qiu, Lingyu Xu, Ernest V Pedapati, Craig A Erickson, Ulas Sunar
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to investigate spontaneous hemodynamic activity in the temporal cortex for typically developing (TD) children and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Forty-seven children participated in the experiments including twenty-five with ASD. Compared with TD children, children with ASD showed weaker bilateral resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC), but much stronger fluctuation magnitude in terms of oxy-hemoglobin (HbO2) and deoxy-hemoglobin (Hb)...
October 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852639/improving-geriatric-prescribing-in-the-ed-a-qualitative-study-of-facilitators-and-barriers-to-clinical-decision-support-tool-use
#17
Ann E Vandenberg, Camille P Vaughan, Melissa Stevens, Susan N Hastings, James Powers, Alayne Markland, Ula Hwang, William Hung, Katharina V Echt
QUALITY PROBLEM OR ISSUE: Clinical decision support (CDS) may improve prescribing for older adults in the Emergency Department (ED) if adopted by providers. INITIAL ASSESSMENT: Existing prescribing order entry processes were mapped at an initial Veterans Administration Medical Center site, demonstrating cognitive burden, effort and safety concerns. CHOICE OF SOLUTION: Geriatric order sets incorporating 2012 Beers guidelines and including geriatric prescribing advice and prepopulated order options were developed...
November 16, 2016: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851915/epigenomic-profiling-of-human-cd4-t-cells-supports-a-linear-differentiation-model-and-highlights-molecular-regulators-of-memory-development
#18
Pawel Durek, Karl Nordström, Gilles Gasparoni, Abdulrahman Salhab, Christopher Kressler, Melanie de Almeida, Kevin Bassler, Thomas Ulas, Florian Schmidt, Jieyi Xiong, Petar Glažar, Filippos Klironomos, Anupam Sinha, Sarah Kinkley, Xinyi Yang, Laura Arrigoni, Azim Dehghani Amirabad, Fatemeh Behjati Ardakani, Lars Feuerbach, Oliver Gorka, Peter Ebert, Fabian Müller, Na Li, Stefan Frischbutter, Stephan Schlickeiser, Carla Cendon, Sebastian Fröhler, Bärbel Felder, Nina Gasparoni, Charles D Imbusch, Barbara Hutter, Gideon Zipprich, Yvonne Tauchmann, Simon Reinke, Georgi Wassilew, Ute Hoffmann, Andreas S Richter, Lina Sieverling, Hyun-Dong Chang, Uta Syrbe, Ulrich Kalus, Jürgen Eils, Benedikt Brors, Thomas Manke, Jürgen Ruland, Thomas Lengauer, Nikolaus Rajewsky, Wei Chen, Jun Dong, Birgit Sawitzki, Ho-Ryun Chung, Philip Rosenstiel, Marcel H Schulz, Joachim L Schultze, Andreas Radbruch, Jörn Walter, Alf Hamann, Julia K Polansky
The impact of epigenetics on the differentiation of memory T (Tmem) cells is poorly defined. We generated deep epigenomes comprising genome-wide profiles of DNA methylation, histone modifications, DNA accessibility, and coding and non-coding RNA expression in naive, central-, effector-, and terminally differentiated CD45RA(+) CD4(+) Tmem cells from blood and CD69(+) Tmem cells from bone marrow (BM-Tmem). We observed a progressive and proliferation-associated global loss of DNA methylation in heterochromatic parts of the genome during Tmem cell differentiation...
November 15, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847382/there-is-a-positive-correlation-between-socioeconomic-status-and-ovarian-reserve-in-women-of-reproductive-age
#19
Mert Ulas Barut, Elif Agacayak, Murat Bozkurt, Tarık Aksu, Talip Gul
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential association between socioeconomic status and ovarian reserve, anti-Mullerian hormone level, antral follicle count, and follicle stimulating hormone level in women of reproductive age. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 101 married women between 20-35 years of age who presented to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Research System In Vitro Fertilization (HRS IVF) Center between October 2014 and November 2015 and met the inclusion criteria were included in this study...
November 16, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843357/proximal-femoral-fracture-surgery-in-a-patient-with-osteopetrosis-tarda-complications-and-treatment-strategy
#20
Fırat Seyfettinoglu, Ümit Tuhanioğlu, Hasan Ulas Ogur, Hakan Cicek
Osteopetrosis is a rare, inherited disease characterized by defects in osteoclastic function that results in defective bone resorption. When fractures are encountered, fixation is extremely difficult. Osteopetrosis patients have an increased predisposition to infection. If infection develops after a fracture, treatment is more difficult. In this paper, treatment is presented of a 49-year old female to whom proximal femoral nailing was applied for fixation of an osteopetrotic proximal femur fracture; and when it was unsuccessful, revision was made with a locked anatomic plate, which subsequently led to development of infection...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
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