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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351650/are-evidence-based-community-engaged-energy-balance-interventions-enough-for-extremely-vulnerable-populations
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Nancy E Schoenberg, Yelena N Tarasenko, Claire Snell-Rood
Well-documented associations between lifestyle behaviors and disease outcomes necessitate evidence-based health promotion interventions. To enhance potential efficacy and effectiveness, interventionists increasingly respond to community priorities, employ comprehensive theoretical frameworks, invest heavily to ensure cultural fit, implement evidence-based programming, and deploy research gold standards. We describe a project that followed all of these recommended strategies, but did not achieve desired outcomes...
January 17, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351431/feasibility-of-phase-contrast-cine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-measuring-blood-flow-in-the-sheep-fetus
#2
An Qi Duan, Jack R T Darby, Jia Yin Soo, Mitchell C Lock, Meng Yuan Zhu, Lucy V Flynn, Sunthara Rajan Perumal, Christopher K Macgowan, Joseph B Selvanayagam, Janna L Morrison, Mike Seed
Phase-contrast cine MRI (PC-MRI) is the gold-standard non-invasive technique for measuring vessel blood flow and has previously been applied in the human fetal circulation. We aimed to assess the feasibility of using PC-MRI to define the distribution of the fetal circulation in sheep. Fetuses were catheterized at 119-120 days gestation (term, 150 days) and underwent MRI at 123 days gestation under isoflurane anesthesia, ventilated at a FiO2 of 1.0. PC-MRI was performed using a fetal arterial blood pressure catheter signal for cardiac triggering...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350664/synovial-cysts-of-the-hip
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Andrea Angelini, Gabriele Zanotti, Antonio Berizzi, Guido Staffa, Elio Piccinini, Pietro Ruggieri
BACKGROUND: Synovial cysts of the hip are relatively rare lesions comparing to other joints. Patients are usually asymptomatic, but in some cases symptoms such as pain and/or compression of vessels or nerve could be present. Purpose of the study was to define clinical features and optimal management of synovial cyst of the hip joint through an accurate review of the literature. METHODS: We present three consecutive cases treated with three different therapeutic strategies: surgical excision, wait-and-see and needle aspiration...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350640/scapular-fractures-a-common-diagnostic-pitfall
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Daniela Berritto, Antonio Pinto, Anna Russo, Fabrizio Urraro, Antonella Laporta, Maria Paola Belfiore, Roberto Grassi
Scapular fractures are one of the most difficult fractures to diagnose on radiographs. Detection can be challenging because of the obscuration by the overlying structures or incomplete imaging due to difficult patient collaboration. Familiarity with imaging characteristics of these abnormalities will allow radiologists to better diagnose and characterize scapular fractures. Three-dimensional computed tomographic scans are considered the gold standard for scapular diagnoses. Treatment strategies differ depending on the type of scapular fractures, but the site and degree of displacement will determine whether surgical intervention should be considered...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350634/mri-of-popliteo-meniscal-fasciculi-of-the-knee-a-pictorial-review
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Marcello Zappia, Alfonso Reginelli, Vito Chianca, Michela Carfora, Francesco Di Pietto, Germano Iannella, Pier Paolo Mariani, Mariano Di Salvatore, Silvia Bartollino, Nicola Maggialetti, Salvatore Cappabianca, Luca Brunese
The popliteomeniscal fascicules (PMFs) provide the attachment of the lateral meniscus to the popliteus musculotendinous region, forming the floor and the roof the popliteal hiatus. In the second half of 1900's, some anatomic studies claim the important function of the PMF as stabilizers of the lateral meniscus; these anatomical structures work in conjunction with the popliteus musculotendinous unit to prevent excessive lateral meniscal movement and possible meniscus subluxation. A correct diagnosis of the PMFs pathology is crucial to establish the suitable surgical treatment for each patient...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350250/-abdominal-injuries-in-polytraumatized-adults-systematic-review
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C E M Pothmann, K Sprengel, H Alkadhi, G Osterhoff, F Allemann, T Jentzsch, G Jukema, H C Pape, H-P Simmen, V Neuhaus
Abdominal injuries are potentially life-threatening and occur in 20-25% of all polytraumatized patients. Blunt trauma is the main mechanism. The liver and spleen are most commonly injured and much less often the intestines. The clinical evaluation proves equivocal in many cases; therefore, the gold standard is computed tomography (CT), which has been increasingly used even in hemodynamically weakly stable or sometimes even unstable patients because it promptly provides precise diagnostic findings, which present the basis for successful therapy...
January 19, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349935/pitfalls-in-the-measurement-of-muscle-mass-a-need-for-a-reference-standard
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Fanny Buckinx, Francesco Landi, Matteo Cesari, Roger A Fielding, Marjolein Visser, Klaus Engelke, Stefania Maggi, Elaine Dennison, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Sophie Allepaerts, Jurgen Bauer, Ivan Bautmans, Maria Luisa Brandi, Olivier Bruyère, Tommy Cederholm, Francesca Cerreta, Antonio Cherubini, Cyrus Cooper, Alphonso Cruz-Jentoft, Eugene McCloskey, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Jean-Marc Kaufman, Andrea Laslop, Jean Petermans, Jean-Yves Reginster, René Rizzoli, Sian Robinson, Yves Rolland, Ricardo Rueda, Bruno Vellas, John A Kanis
BACKGROUND: All proposed definitions of sarcopenia include the measurement of muscle mass, but the techniques and threshold values used vary. Indeed, the literature does not establish consensus on the best technique for measuring lean body mass. Thus, the objective measurement of sarcopenia is hampered by limitations intrinsic to assessment tools. The aim of this study was to review the methods to assess muscle mass and to reach consensus on the development of a reference standard. METHODS: Literature reviews were performed by members of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis working group on frailty and sarcopenia...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349931/biomimetic-architectures-for-peripheral-nerve-repair-a-review-of-biofabrication-strategies
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Paul A Wieringa, Ana Rita Gonçalves de Pinho, Silvestro Micera, Richard J A van Wezel, Lorenzo Moroni
Biofabrication techniques have endeavored to improve the regeneration of the peripheral nervous system (PNS), but nothing has surpassed the performance of current clinical practices. However, these current approaches have intrinsic limitations that compromise patient care. The "gold standard" autograft provides the best outcomes but requires suitable donor material, while implantable hollow nerve guide conduits (NGCs) can only repair small nerve defects. This review places emphasis on approaches that create structural cues within a hollow NGC lumen in order to match or exceed the regenerative performance of the autograft...
January 19, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349419/covered-endovascular-repair-of-the-paravisceral-aorta
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Markus Plimon, Jürgen Falkensammer, Fadi Taher, Afshin Assadian
Open aortic repair is considered the "gold standard" treatment for aortic occlusive disease. We present the case of an 83-year-old patient with refractory hypertension caused by paravisceral aortic stenosis including both renal arteries and the superior mesenteric artery. We planned an endovascular approach and treated the patient with parallel stent grafts in the paravisceral aorta. At 1.5 years after the operation, the patient was free of hypertensive episodes. Covered endovascular repair of the paravisceral aorta may be a valuable alternative to open aortic repair in patients unfit for open surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349023/bipolar-acromioclavicular-joint-resection
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Julien Gaillard, Michel Calò, Geoffroy Nourissat
Acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthropathy remains one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. In the case of AC joint arthropathy resistant to conservative treatment, most authors have recognized distal clavicle resection as the gold-standard treatment. However, some challenges remain to be solved. One is the difficulty in visualization of the superior and posterior part of the distal clavicle from the midlateral portal, causing an incomplete resection of the distal clavicle. This could potentially lead to unresolved pain and therefore surgical failure...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348925/volume-estimates-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-by-the-watson-equation-and-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-and-the-impact-on-the-kt-vurea-calculation
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Nazanin Noori, Ron Wald, Arti Sharma Parpia, Marc B Goldstein
Background: Accurate assessment of total body water (TBW) is essential for the evaluation of dialysis adequacy (Kt/Vurea). The Watson formula, which is recommended for the calculation of TBW, was derived in healthy volunteers thereby leading to potentially inaccurate TBW estimates in maintenance hemodialysis recipients. Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) may be a robust alternative for the measurement of TBW in hemodialysis recipients. Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of Watson formula-derived TBW estimates as compared with TBW measured with BIS...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348673/quantification-of-massively-parallel-sequencing-libraries-a-comparative-study-of-eight-methods
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Christian Hussing, Marie-Louise Kampmann, Helle Smidt Mogensen, Claus Børsting, Niels Morling
Quantification of massively parallel sequencing libraries is important for acquisition of monoclonal beads or clusters prior to clonal amplification and to avoid large variations in library coverage when multiple samples are included in one sequencing analysis. No gold standard for quantification of libraries exists. We assessed eight methods of quantification of libraries by quantifying 54 amplicon, six capture, and six shotgun fragment libraries. Chemically synthesized double-stranded DNA was also quantified...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347971/detection-and-dissemination-of-toxoplasma-gondii-in-experimentally-infected-calves-a-single-test-does-not-tell-the-whole-story
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Alison Burrells, Alessandra Taroda, Marieke Opsteegh, Gereon Schares, Julio Benavides, Cecile Dam-Deisz, Paul M Bartley, Francesca Chianini, Isabella Villena, Joke van der Giessen, Elisabeth A Innes, Frank Katzer
BACKGROUND: Although the detection of Toxoplasma gondii in bovine tissues is rare, beef might be an important source of human infection. The use of molecular techniques, such as magnetic capture qPCR (MC-qPCR), in combination with the gold standard method for isolating the parasite (mouse bioassay), may increase the sensitivity of T. gondii detection in infected cattle. The risk of transmission of the parasite to humans from undercooked/raw beef is not fully known and further knowledge about the predilection sites of T...
January 18, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346598/accuracy-of-preoperative-staging-for-a-priori-resectable-esophageal-cancer
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M Winiker, S Mantziari, S G Figueiredo, N Demartines, P Allemann, M Schäfer
This study assessed the accuracy of preoperative staging in patients undergoing oncological esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. All patients undergoing surgery for resectable esophageal cancer in a university hospital from 2005 to 2016 were identified from our institutional database. Patients with neoadjuvant treatment were excluded to avoid bias from down-staging effects. Routinely, all patients had an upper endoscopy with biopsy, a thoracoabdominal CT scan, an 18-FEG PET-CT, and endoscopic ultrasound...
January 1, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346412/a-comparative-analysis-of-preservation-techniques-for-the-optimal-molecular-detection-of-hookworm-dna-in-a-human-fecal-specimen
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Marina Papaiakovou, Nils Pilotte, Ben Baumer, Jessica Grant, Kristjana Asbjornsdottir, Fabian Schaer, Yan Hu, Raffi Aroian, Judd Walson, Steven A Williams
BACKGROUND: Proper collection and storage of fecal samples is necessary to guarantee the subsequent reliability of DNA-based soil-transmitted helminth diagnostic procedures. Previous research has examined various methods to preserve fecal samples for subsequent microscopic analysis or for subsequent determination of overall DNA yields obtained following DNA extraction. However, only limited research has focused on the preservation of soil-transmitted helminth DNA in stool samples stored at ambient temperature or maintained in a cold chain for extended periods of time...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346076/ultrasensitive-electrochemical-immuno-sensing-platform-based-on-gold-nanoparticles-triggering-chlorpyrifos-detection-in-fruits-and-vegetables
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Anita Talan, Annu Mishra, Sergei A Eremin, Jagriti Narang, Ashok Kumar, Sonu Gandhi
Chlorpyrifos (chl) is an organophosphate pesticide extensively used in agriculture and highly toxic for human health. Fluorine doped tin-oxide (FTO) based electrochemical nanosensor was developed for chlorpyrifos detection with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and anti-chlorpyrifos antibodies (chl-Ab). AuNPs provides high electrical conductivity and specific resistivity, thus increases the sensitivity of immunoassay. High electrical conductivity of AuNPs reveals that it promotes the redox reaction for better cyclic voltammetry...
January 9, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346011/minimally-invasive-management-of-severe-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease
#17
Luigi Pascarella, Maen Aboul Hosn
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a complex and highly prevalent pathology. It has been estimated that ∼8.5 million people in the United States are affected by PAD, of which 12%-20% are older than age 60. The TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) guidelines classified aortoiliac atherosclerotic disease based on morphology and level of lesions. TASC II guidelines recommend bilateral surgical bypass to the femoral arteries for TASC II C and D lesions. The aortobifemoral bypass (ABF) has been considered the gold standard in the treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345238/assessing-coronary-disease-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-the-need-for-a-valid-gold-standard-for-validation-studies
#18
Sayan Sen, Yousif Ahmad, Justin Davies
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345081/screening-for-latent-tuberculosis-infection-among-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-era-of-biologics-and-targeted-synthetic-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-in-india-a-high-burden-tb-country-the-importance-of-mantoux-and-quantiferon-tb-gold-tests
#19
Anand N Malaviya, Vishal K Aggarwal, Roopa Rawat, Sadhana Baghel, Ravita Thakran, Qamar Zaheer, Shriram Garg, Sanjiv Kapoor
AIM: To test the validity of an augmented tuberculosis skin test (a-TST) combined with Quantiferon TB-gold® (QFTG) test for the screening of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) being considered for treatment with biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or targeted synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. METHOD: Standard TST using 1 tuberculin unit (TU) of purified protein derivative (PPD, RT23 strain) was carried out...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345050/metabolic-alterations-in-a-rat-model-of-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-vivo-hyperpolarized-13-c-mrs-and-metabolic-imaging
#20
Chung-Man Moon, Sang-Soo Shin, Nam-Yeol Lim, Seul-Kee Kim, Yang-Joon Kang, Hyoung-Ook Kim, Seung-Jin Lee, Byung-Hyun Beak, Gwang-Woo Jeong
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Despite a number of studies addressing the pathophysiology of hepatic IRI, a gold standard test for early diagnosis and evaluation of IRI remains elusive. This study investigated the metabolic alterations in a rat model of hepatic IRI using the in vivo hyperpolarized ¹³C MRS and metabolic imaging. METHODS: Hyperpolarized 13 C MRS with IVIM-DWI were performed on the liver of seven sham-operated control rats, and seven rats before and after hepatic IRI...
January 18, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
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