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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713629/abducent-nerve-palsy-after-microballoon-compression-of-the-trigeminal-ganglion-case-report
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Cassiano Marchi, Paulo Henrique Pires de Aguiar, Ana Maria Moura, Giovanna Matricardi, Carolina Utsunomya Muniz, Rogério Aires, Flávia Gehrke, Natally Santiago, Samuel Simis
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is the most common type of facial neuralgia with incidence of 26.8/100,000 person year. In general, this scenario is characterized by a lancinating, unilateral, paroxysmal pain in the area of the fifth cranial nerve. Several treatment methods, including the injection of ethyl alcohol or butyl alcohol into the ganglion, the glycerol injection into the trigeminal cistern, peripheral nerve divisions, the radiofrequency thermocoagulation of the preganglionic fibers, and radiosurgery has been used for TN...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710437/inhibition-of-ctgf-ameliorates-peritoneal-fibrosis-through-suppression-of-fibroblast-and-myofibroblast-accumulation-and-angiogenesis
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Norihiko Sakai, Miki Nakamura, Kenneth E Lipson, Taito Miyake, Yasutaka Kamikawa, Akihiro Sagara, Yasuyuki Shinozaki, Shinji Kitajima, Tadashi Toyama, Akinori Hara, Yasunori Iwata, Miho Shimizu, Kengo Furuichi, Shuichi Kaneko, Andrew M Tager, Takashi Wada
Peritoneal fibrosis (PF) is a serious complication in various clinical settings, but the mechanisms driving it remain to be fully determined. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is known to regulate fibroblast activities. We therefore examined if CTGF inhibition has anti-fibrotic effects in PF. PF was induced by repetitive intraperitoneal injections of chlorhexidine gluconate (CG) in mice with type I pro-collagen promoter-driven green fluorescent protein (GFP) expression to identify fibroblasts. FG-3019, an anti-CTGF monoclonal antibody, was used to inhibit CTGF...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691235/outcomes-of-the-conventional-and-biological-treatment-approaches-for-the-management-of-caries-in-the-primary-dentition
#3
Alaa BaniHani, Monty Duggal, Jack Toumba, Chris Deery
BACKGROUND: In the last few years, conventional restorations including complete removal of carious tissue (CT) with or without pulp therapy for the treatment of carious lesions (CL) in primary teeth have been challenged and a more biological approach has been suggested. This approach involves the use of less invasive techniques which alter the environment of the CL isolating it from the cariogenic biofilm and substrate. Two of these treatment approaches that are becoming increasingly widely accepted and used in paediatric dentistry are the Hall Technique and indirect pulp capping (IPC)...
July 9, 2017: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688673/characterization-of-phebe7-an-incfii-type-virulence-resistance-plasmid-carrying-blactx-m-98b-blatem-1-and-rmtb-genes-detected-in-escherichia-coli-from-a-chicken-isolate-in-china
#4
Yan-Xian Yang, Yong-Qiang Yang, Chang-Wei Lei, Bi-Hui Liu, Wei Jiang, Hong-Ning Wang, Maria Consuelo Gazitúa, An-Yun Zhang
Recently, a novel variant of the CTX-M enzyme, CTX-M-98, was detected in Escherichia coli isolates from food animals. However, few plasmids carrying blaCTX-M-98 have been fully characterized. In this study, we sequenced the complete pHeBE7 plasmid, an 86,015-bp plasmid that contains the blaCTX-M-98b, blaTEM-1, rmtB, and traT genes, using whole-genome sequencing. The backbone of pHeBE7 shows a high similarity (>99%) to pMC-NDM, which carries the blaNDM-1 gene, however its mosaic regions remain relatively unique among sequenced plasmids...
July 6, 2017: Plasmid
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673289/semantic-relatedness-and-similarity-of-biomedical-terms-examining-the-effects-of-recency-size-and-section-of-biomedical-publications-on-the-performance-of-word2vec
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Yongjun Zhu, Erjia Yan, Fei Wang
BACKGROUND: Understanding semantic relatedness and similarity between biomedical terms has a great impact on a variety of applications such as biomedical information retrieval, information extraction, and recommender systems. The objective of this study is to examine word2vec's ability in deriving semantic relatedness and similarity between biomedical terms from large publication data. Specifically, we focus on the effects of recency, size, and section of biomedical publication data on the performance of word2vec...
July 3, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662448/arterial-blood-pressure-responses-to-short-term-exposure-to-fine-and-ultrafine-particles-from-indoor-sources-a-randomized-sham-controlled-exposure-study-of-healthy-volunteers
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Vanessa J Soppa, Roel P F Schins, Frauke Hennig, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Bryan Hellack, Ulrich Quass, Heinz Kaminski, Birgitta Sasse, Samir Shinnawi, Thomas A J Kuhlbusch, Barbara Hoffmann
OBJECTIVES: Particulate air pollution is linked to adverse cardiovascular effects. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of short-term exposure to indoor particles on blood pressure (BP). METHODS: We analyzed the association of particle emissions from indoor sources (candle burning, toasting bread, frying sausages) with BP changes in 54 healthy volunteers in a randomized cross-over controlled exposure study. Particle mass concentration (PMC), size-specific particle number concentration (PNC) and lung-deposited particle surface area concentration (PSC) were measured during the 2h exposure...
June 26, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661600/-criteria-and-clinical-significance-of-echographic-patterns-of-the-left-ventriculus-anomalous-deformity
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A S Matvashchuk, M V Kostvivev
With the aim of the clinical significance studying of the abnormal myocardial deforma- tion (MD) patterns in left ventricle (LV) there were examined 45 patients, in whom oper- ative myocardial revascularization was performed for an ischemic heart disease. Also 31 volunteers were examined. Postsystolic myocardial contruction (PMC) of the LV, depending on its mechanism, was classified: in absence of the affection - PMC-0, in presence of myocardial ischemia - PMC-1, in loss of contractility - PMC-2a, in loss of elasticity - PMC-2b...
August 2016: Klinichna Khirurhiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659813/human-peritoneal-mesothelial-cell-death-induced-by-high-glucose-hypertonic-solution-involves-ca-2-and-na-ions-and-oxidative-stress-with-the-participation-of-pkc-nox2-and-pi3k-akt-pathways
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Felipe Simon, Pablo Tapia, Ricardo Armisen, Cesar Echeverria, Sebastian Gatica, Alejandro Vallejos, Alejandro Pacheco, Maria E Sanhueza, Miriam Alvo, Erico Segovia, Rubén Torres
Chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) therapy is equally efficient as hemodialysis while providing greater patient comfort and mobility. Therefore, PD is the treatment of choice for several types of renal patients. During PD, a high-glucose hyperosmotic (HGH) solution is administered into the peritoneal cavity to generate an osmotic gradient that promotes water and solutes transport from peritoneal blood to the dialysis solution. Unfortunately, PD has been associated with a loss of peritoneal viability and function through the generation of a severe inflammatory state that induces human peritoneal mesothelial cell (HPMC) death...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651971/randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-text-messaging-intervention-for-reducing-processed-meat-consumption-the-mediating-roles-of-anticipated-regret-and-intention
#9
V Carfora, D Caso, M Conner
The present study aimed to extend the literature on text messaging interventions involved in promoting healthy eating behaviours. The theoretical framework was the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). A randomized controlled trial was used to test the impact of daily text messages compared to no message (groups) for reducing processed meat consumption (PMC) over a 2 week period, testing the sequential mediation role of anticipated regret and intention on the relationship between groups and PMC reduction. PMC and TPB variables were assessed both at Time 1 and Time 2...
June 24, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629253/insights-into-the-management-of-papillary-microcarcinoma-of-the-thyroid
#10
Akira Miyauchi, Yasuhiro Ito, Hitomi Oda
BACKGROUND: Rapid increases in the incidence of thyroid carcinoma with stable mortality rates from thyroid carcinoma have been reported from many countries, and these increases are thought to be due mostly to the increased detection of small papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs), including papillary microcarcinomas (PMCs, i.e., PTCs ≤10 mm). Some researchers suggested small PTCs have been overdiagnosed and overtreated. In Japan, the active surveillance of patients with low-risk PMCs was initiated by Kuma Hospital (1993) and Tokyo's Cancer Institute Hospital (1995) based on the extremely higher incidences of both latent thyroid carcinomas in autopsy studies and small PTCs detected in mass screening studies using ultrasound examinations compared to the prevalence of clinical thyroid carcinoma...
June 19, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624029/effect-of-complications-on-oncologic-outcomes-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-pancreatic-cancer
#11
Anh-Thu Le, Bin Huang, Dima Hnoosh, Hayder Saeed, Sean P Dineen, Peter J Hosein, Eric B Durbin, Mahesh Kudrimoti, Patrick C McGrath, Ching-Wei D Tzeng
BACKGROUND: Although adjuvant therapy (AT) is a necessary component of multimodality therapy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), its application can be hindered by post-pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) complications. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of post-PD complications on AT utilization and overall survival (OS). METHODS: Patients undergoing PD without neoadjuvant therapy for stages I-III PDAC at a single institution (2007-2015) were evaluated...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607939/the-role-of-the-peripheral-passive-rotation-stabilizers-of-the-knee-with-intact-collateral-and-cruciate-ligaments-a-biomechanical-study
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Alexander R Vap, Jason M Schon, Gilbert Moatshe, Raphael S Cruz, Alex W Brady, Grant J Dornan, Travis Lee Turnbull, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients have clinical internal and/or external knee rotational instability despite no apparent injury to the cruciate or collateral ligaments. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of sequentially cutting the posterolateral, anterolateral, posteromedial, and anteromedial structures of the knee on rotational stability in the setting of intact cruciate and collateral ligaments. It was hypothesized that cutting of the iliotibial band (ITB), anterolateral ligament and lateral capsule (ALL/LC), posterior oblique ligament (POL), and posteromedial capsule (PMC) would significantly increase internal rotation, while sectioning of the anteromedial capsule (AMC) and the popliteus tendon and popliteofibular ligament (PLT/PFL) would lead to a significant increase in external knee rotation...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603070/clinical-utility-of-quantitative-pcr-for-chimerism-and-engraftment-monitoring-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-hematologic-malignancies
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Müberra Ahci, Karin Stempelmann, Ulrike Buttkereit, Pietro Crivello, Mirko Trilling, Andreas Heinold, Nina Kristin Steckel, Michael Koldehoff, Peter A Horn, Dietrich W Beelen, Katharina Fleischhauer
Although quantitative PCR (qPCR) has been explored for chimerism monitoring after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT), evidence regarding its clinical utility compared with standard short tandem repeat (STR) is still limited. We retrospectively studied commercial qPCR and STR chimerism with respective positivity thresholds of .1% and 1% in 359 peripheral blood (PB) and 95 bone marrow (BM) samples from 30 adult patients after first HLA-matched SCT for myeloid malignancies or acute lymphatic leukemia. Concordance between the 2 methods was 79...
June 8, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601639/tofacitinib-ameliorates-atherosclerosis-and-reduces-foam-cell-formation-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#14
Zaicun Wang, Shumei Wang, Zunzhe Wang, Tiantian Yun, Chenchen Wang, Huating Wang
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory cardiovascular disease with high mortality worldwide. Tofacitinib (CP-690,550), an oral small-molecule Janus kinase inhibitor, has been shown to be effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune encephalomyelitis and ulcerative colitis. However, its protective effect against atherosclerosis remains poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of Tofacitinib on atherogenic diet (ATD)-induced atherosclerosis using apolipoprotein E deficient (apoE-/-) mice...
August 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589287/transitive-versus-intransitive-complex-gesture-representation-a-comparison-between-execution-observation-and-imagination-by-fnirs
#15
Michela Balconi, Davide Crivelli, Livia Cortesi
The aim of the present study was to examine cortical correlates of motor execution, motor observation and motor imagery of hand complex gestures, in particular by comparing meaningful gestures implying the use of an object (transitive action) or not (intransitive action). Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to verify the presence of partial overlapping between some cortical areas involved in those different tasks. Participants were instructed to observe videos of transitive vs. intransitive gestures and then to execute or imagine them...
June 6, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587637/literature-evidence-in-open-targets-a-target-validation-platform
#16
Şenay Kafkas, Ian Dunham, Johanna McEntyre
BACKGROUND: We present the Europe PMC literature component of Open Targets - a target validation platform that integrates various evidence to aid drug target identification and validation. The component identifies target-disease associations in documents and ranks the documents based on their confidence from the Europe PMC literature database, by using rules utilising expert-provided heuristic information. The confidence score of a given document represents how valuable the document is in the scope of target validation for a given target-disease association by taking into account the credibility of the association based on the properties of the text...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Semantics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583455/brain-arteriovenous-malformations-located-in-premotor-cortex-surgical-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-postoperative-neurological-deficits
#17
Yuming Jiao, Fuxin Lin, Jun Wu, Hao Li, Xin Chen, Zhicen Li, Ji Ma, Yong Cao, Shuo Wang, Jizong Zhao
OBJECT: The premotor cortex (PMC) is known to have a dual role in both movement and language processing. Nevertheless, surgical outcomes of premotor cortex BAVMs (PMC-BAVMs) have not been well-defined. The aim of this study was to determine the surgical outcomes and risk factors for neurological deficits (ND) after surgery in patients with PMC-BAVMs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with PMC-BAVMs who underwent surgical resection of the nidus. All patients had undergone preoperative functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), MRI, 3D time-of-flight MRA (3D TOF-MRA) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
June 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582896/adaptive-locomotor-network-activation-during-randomized-walking-speeds-using-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#18
Ha Yeon Kim, Eun Joo Kim, Joshua Sung H You
BACKGROUND: An improved understanding of the mechanisms underlying locomotor networks has the potential to benefit the neurorehabilitation of patients with neurological locomotor deficits. However, the specific locomotor networks that mediate adaptive locomotor performance and changes in gait speed remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to examine patterns of cortical activation associated with the walking speeds of 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0 km/h on a treadmill...
May 19, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579384/managing-molars-with-severe-molar-incisor-hypomineralization-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-within-german-healthcare
#19
Karim Elhennawy, Paul-Georg Jost-Brinkmann, David John Manton, Sebastian Paris, Falk Schwendicke
OBJECTIVES: Dentists have a range of options for managing molars with severe molar-incisor hypomineralization (MIH), each with different long-term implications. The cost-effectiveness of managing molars with severe MIH was assessed. METHODS: A mixed public-private-payer perspective within German healthcare was adopted. Individuals with one to four severely MIH-affected molars were followed over their lifetime. We compared: (1) removal of the tooth/teeth and orthodontic alignment of the second and third molars (Ex/Ortho); (2) restoration of the tooth using resin composite (Comp); (3) restoration using an indirect metal crown after temporizing it using a preformed metal crown (PMC/IR)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577115/the-psychiatry-major-a-curricular-innovation-to-improve-undergraduate-psychiatry-education-in-china
#20
Ling Jing, Wing Chung Chang, Robert Rohrbaugh, Xuan Ouyang, Eric Chen, Zhening Liu, Xinran Hu
OBJECTIVE: In China, a psychiatry major curriculum (PMC) has been implemented in select medical schools to improve the quality of undergraduate psychiatry education (UPE). Our aim was to describe this PMC and compare it with UPE in the standard Chinese clinical medicine curriculum (CMC). We also benchmarked PMC to UPE programs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China and the United States of America (USA) to determine how well it met standards of well-established programs and to highlight areas for improvement...
June 2, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
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