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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691984/identification-of-novel-cyp4v2-genotypes-associated-with-bietti-crystalline-dystrophy-and-atypical-anterior-segment-phenotypes-in-spanish-patients
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Gerardo Pedro García-García, Magdalena Martínez-Rubio, Medina-Azahara Moya-Moya, Juan José Pérez-Santonja, Julio Escribano
PURPOSE: To identify the spectrum of disease-causing CYP4V2 variants in Spanish patients with clinically diagnosed Bietti crystalline dystrophy (BCD) over an 8-year period and to analyse the phenotype-genotype correlation of the identified variants. METHODS: Four unrelated Spanish probands with a clinical diagnosis of BCD were recruited. Ophthalmological examination included visual acuity (VA), slit lamp examination, in vivo corneal confocal microscopy, funduscopy and fluoresceinic angiography...
April 25, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691950/adapting-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guidelines-at-university-teaching-hospitals-a-model-for-the-eastern-mediterranean-region
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Yasser S Amer, Hayfaa A Wahabi, Manal M Abou Elkheir, Ghada A Bawazeer, Shaikh M Iqbal, Maher A Titi, Aishah Ekhzaimy, Khalid A Alswat, Rasmieh A Alzeidan, Lubna A Al-Ansary
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are significant tools for evidence-based health care quality improvement. The CPG program at King Saud University was launched as a quality improvement program to fulfil the international accreditation standards. This program was a collaboration between the Research Chair for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation and the Quality Management Department. This study aims to develop a fast-track method for adaptation of evidence-based CPGs and describe results of the program...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691944/developmental-performance-of-5-year-old-bulgarian-children-an-example-of-translational-neuroscience-in-practice
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Ralitsa Yordanova, Ivan Ivanov
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Developmental testing is essential for early recognition of the various developmental impairments. The tools used should be composed of items that are age specific, adapted, and standardized for the population they are applied to. The achievements of neurosciences, medicine, psychology, pedagogy, etc. are applied in the elaboration of a comprehensive examination tool that should screen all major areas of development. The key age of 5 years permits identification of almost all major developmental disabilities leaving time for therapeutic intervention before school entrance...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691938/hla-drb1-15-03-and-hla-drb1-11-useful-predictive-alleles-for-alloantibody-production-in-thalassemia-patients
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P Darvishi, Z Sharifi, A Azarkeivan, A Akbari, A A Pourfathollah
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Recently, thalassemia has been introduced as a chronic disease. In spite of prolonging life in thalassemia patients, the quality of their life has not significantly improved. One of the challenges that makes their quality of life poor is alloimmunisation which causes several complications to patients by restricting their options. Some individuals are more susceptible to developing an alloantibody than others. They are categorised as responders and non-responders...
April 25, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691921/parental-attitudes-to-myopia-a-key-agent-of-change-for-myopia-control
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Saoirse McCrann, Ian Flitcroft, Kevin Lalor, John Butler, Aaron Bush, James Loughman
PURPOSE: With the increasing prevalence in myopia there is growing interest in active myopia prevention. This study aims to increase our understanding of parental attitudes to myopia development and control, as a means to inform future health planning and policy. It evaluates, for the first time, the attitude of parents to myopia and its associated risks, as well as assessing the exposure of Irish children to environmental factors that may influence their risk profile for myopia development...
May 2018: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691914/definitions-for-warning-signs-and-signs-of-severe-dengue-according-to-the-who-2009-classification-systematic-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Mostafa Ebraheem Morra, Ahmed M A Altibi, Somia Iqtadar, Le Huu Nhat Minh, Sameh Samir Elawady, Asma Hallab, Abdelrahman Elshafay, Omer Abedlbagi Omer, Ahmed Iraqi, Purushottam Adhikari, Jonair Hussein Labib, Khaled Mosaad Elhusseiny, Ahmed Elgebaly, Sophie Yacoub, Le Thi Minh Huong, Kenji Hirayama, Nguyen Tien Huy
Since warning signs and signs of severe dengue are defined differently between studies, we conducted a systematic review on how researchers defined these signs. We conducted an electronic search in Scopus to identify relevant articles, using key words including dengue, "warning signs," "severe dengue," and "classification." A total of 491 articles were identified through this search strategy and were subsequently screened by 2 independent reviewers for definitions of any of the warning or severe signs in the 2009 WHO dengue classification...
April 24, 2018: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691869/hand-eczema-in-nurses-nursing-auxiliaries-and-cleaners-a-cross-sectional-study-from-a-tertiary-hospital-in-western-india
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Sanjeev B Gupta, Aayush Gupta, Bhavika Shah, Preeti Kothari, Sweety Darall, Dhara Boghara, Sukhnandan Sonkar, Kirti Deo
BACKGROUND: Healthcare workers have a high risk of developing hand eczema. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and severity of dermatologist-determined hand eczema among healthcare workers, carry out patch testing, and correlate the findings with impairment in quality of life (QoL) and demographic and vocational factors. METHODS: Seven hundred and ten healthcare workers (279 nurses, 246 cleaners, and 185 nursing auxiliaries) were screened for the presence of hand eczema...
April 25, 2018: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691840/cost-effectiveness-of-population-based-vascular-disease-screening-and-intervention-in-men-from-the-viborg-vascular-viva-trial
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R Søgaard, J S Lindholt
BACKGROUND: Population-based screening and intervention for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease and hypertension was recently reported to reduce the relative risk of mortality among Danish men by 7 per cent. The aim of this study was to investigate the cost-effectiveness of vascular screening versus usual care (ad hoc primary care-based risk assessment) from a national health service perspective. METHODS: A cost-effectiveness evaluation was conducted alongside an RCT involving all men from a region in Denmark (50 156) who were allocated to screening (25 078) or no screening (25 078) and followed for up to 5 years...
April 25, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691812/excipient-selection-and-aerodynamic-characterization-of-nebulized-lipid-based-nanoemulsion-loaded-with-docetaxel-for-lung-cancer-treatment
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Azren Aida Asmawi, Norazlinaliza Salim, Cheng Loong Ngan, Haslina Ahmad, Emilia Abdulmalek, Mas Jaffri Masarudin, Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman
Docetaxel has demonstrated extraordinary anticancer effects on lung cancer. However, lack of optimal bioavailability due to poor solubility and high toxicity at its therapeutic dose has hampered the clinical use of this anticancer drug. Development of nanoemulsion formulation along with biocompatible excipients aimed for pulmonary delivery is a potential strategy to deliver this poorly aqueous soluble drug with improved bioavailability and biocompatibility. In this work, screening and selection of pharmaceutically acceptable excipients at their minimal optimal concentration have been conducted...
April 24, 2018: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691799/the-discriminative-power-of-stop-bang-as-a-screening-tool-for-suspected-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-clinically-referred-patients-considering-gender-differences
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Jin Mou, Bethann M Pflugeisen, Brian A Crick, Paul J Amoroso, Kirk T Harmon, Stephen F Tarnoczy, S Shirley Ho, Kimberly A Mebust
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most commonly seen clinical sleep disorder. STOP-Bang, a widely used screening tool, yields a composite score based on eight dichotomized items including male gender. This study was designed to validate STOP-Bang among clinically referred patients and tested alternative scoring designs on tool performance, with a focus on gender differences in OSA. METHOD: STOP-Bang was administered to 403 female and 532 male subjects, followed by comprehensive sleep evaluation that included measurement of apnea-hypopnea indexes...
April 24, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691771/neuropathic-pain-is-it-an-underestimated-symptom-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Nihan Cuzdan, Ipek Turk, Tunay Sarpel, Eren Erken, Zeliha Nazan Alparslan
Pain is one of the most common symptoms in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients, yet not considered in the assessment of disease severity. This study aimed to investigate the frequency of neuropathic pain (NP) and to evaluate its interference with the quality of life (QoL) in SSc patients. Diffuse and Limited SSc patients diagnosed by American College of Rheumatology 2013 criteria were included in the study. Pain was evaluated with Visual Analogue Scale (VAS); presence of NP was screened with The Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANNS) questionnaire; disease activity was evaluated with modified Medsger Severity Scale (MSS) and QoL with short-form 36 (SF-36)...
April 24, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691768/skin-cancer-following-solid-organ-transplantation-a-review-of-risk-factors-and-models-of-care
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REVIEW
Matthew D Howard, John C Su, Alvin H Chong
The number of solid organ transplants has been increasing annually worldwide. Advances in transplantation surgery and community awareness of organ donation have been key contributors. Combined with increased understanding of immunosuppression, there are a growing number of solid organ transplant recipients in the community as a result of improved long-term outcomes. There remains a high incidence of deaths worldwide post-transplant due to non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), which has greater morbidity and mortality in this population than in the general community...
April 24, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691754/the-effect-of-total-hip-arthroplasty-on-sports-and-work-participation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alexander Hoorntje, Kim Y Janssen, Stefan B T Bolder, Koen L M Koenraadt, Joost G Daams, Leendert Blankevoort, Gino M M J Kerkhoffs, P Paul F M Kuijer
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a successful procedure to treat end-stage hip osteoarthritis. The procedure is increasingly performed in adults of working age, who often wish to return to sports (RTS) and return to work (RTW). However, a systematic overview of the evidence on RTS and RTW after THA is lacking. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to systematically review (1) the extent to which patients RTS and RTW after THA, including (2) the time to RTS and RTW...
April 24, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691679/the-impact-of-next-generation-sequencing-on-the-diagnosis-of-pediatric-onset-hereditary-spastic-paraplegias-new-genotype-phenotype-correlations-for-rare-hsp-related-genes
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Lorena Travaglini, Chiara Aiello, Fabrizia Stregapede, Adele D'Amico, Viola Alesi, Andrea Ciolfi, Alessandro Bruselles, Michela Catteruccia, Simone Pizzi, Ginevra Zanni, Sara Loddo, Sabina Barresi, Gessica Vasco, Marco Tartaglia, Enrico Bertini, Francesco Nicita
Hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSP) are clinical and genetic heterogeneous diseases with more than 80 disease genes identified thus far. Studies on large cohorts of HSP patients showed that, by means of current technologies, the percentage of genetically solved cases is close to 50%. Notably, the percentage of molecularly confirmed diagnoses decreases significantly in sporadic patients. To describe our diagnostic molecular genetic approach on patients with pediatric-onset pure and complex HSP, 47 subjects with HSP underwent molecular screening of 113 known and candidate disease genes by targeted capture and massively parallel sequencing...
April 24, 2018: Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691654/the-association-between-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentration-physical-performance-and-frailty-status-in-older-adults
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Anouk M M Vaes, Elske M Brouwer-Brolsma, Nicole Toussaint, Margot de Regt, Michael Tieland, Luc J C van Loon, Lisette C P G M de Groot
PURPOSE: Sufficient 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations might prevent a decline in physical performance, and are considered important for the prevention of frailty. This study investigates the association of serum 25(OH)D concentration with physical performance and frailty status in Dutch older adults. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 756 men and women, aged ≥ 65 years. Serum 25(OH)D concentration and frailty status (Fried criteria) were assessed in the total population...
April 25, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691458/automated-sorting-of-neuronal-trees-in-fluorescent-images-of-neuronal-networks-using-neurotreetracer
#16
Cihan Kayasandik, Pooran Negi, Fernanda Laezza, Manos Papadakis, Demetrio Labate
Fluorescence confocal microscopy has become increasingly more important in neuroscience due to its applications in image-based screening and profiling of neurons. Multispectral confocal imaging is useful to simultaneously probe for distribution of multiple analytes over networks of neurons. However, current automated image analysis algorithms are not designed to extract single-neuron arbors in images where neurons are not separated, hampering the ability map fluorescence signals at the single cell level. To overcome this limitation, we introduce NeuroTreeTracer - a novel image processing framework aimed at automatically extracting and sorting single-neuron traces in fluorescent images of multicellular neuronal networks...
April 24, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691449/author-correction-virtual-screening-for-inhibitors-of-the-human-tslp-tslpr-interaction
#17
Dries Van Rompaey, Kenneth Verstraete, Frank Peelman, Savvas N Savvides, Koen Augustyns, Pieter Van Der Veken, Hans De Winter
A correction to this article has been published and is linked from the HTML and PDF versions of this paper. The error has been fixed in the paper.
April 24, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691364/primary-care-colorectal-cancer-screening-correlates-with-breast-cancer-screening-implications-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-improvement-interventions
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Jennifer M Weiss, Nancy Pandhi, Sally Kraft, Aaron Potvien, Pascale Carayon, Maureen A Smith
OBJECTIVE: National colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates have plateaued. To optimize interventions targeting those unscreened, a better understanding is needed of how this preventive service fits in with multiple preventive and chronic care needs managed by primary care providers (PCPs). This study examines whether PCP practices of other preventive and chronic care needs correlate with CRC screening. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 90 PCPs and 33,137 CRC screening-eligible patients...
April 25, 2018: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691360/radiation-dose-in-breast-imaging
#19
Teresa G Odle
Screening mammography introduces low doses of radiation per examination and in regular intervals over decades for women who have annual screening. Further, advanced breast imaging modalities and follow-up imaging methods contribute to additional radiation exposure in radiosensitive breast tissue. This article reviews the effects of radiation on the breasts, summarizes dose measurements and estimates for breast imaging modalities, and discusses efforts to optimize dose in breast imaging.
March 2018: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691345/evaluating-mammographer-acceptance-of-mammorisk-software
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Jean Weigert, Nancy Cavanaugh, Talong Ju
PURPOSE: To evaluate mammographers' acceptance of the breast cancer risk assessment software tool MammoRisk (Statlife) in the clinical setting. METHODS: During a 6-month period, 1200 women undergoing routine mammography examinations at a regional, outpatient, comprehensive breast imaging center were assessed for breast cancer risk by mammographers who used the MammoRisk software. At the end of the 6-month period, the mammographers (N = 11) completed an 8-question survey on their willingness to the use of the software in the clinical setting...
March 2018: Radiologic Technology
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