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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346737/easl-and-aasld-recommendations-for-the-diagnosis-of-hcc-to-the-test-of-daily-practice
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Christophe Aubé, Frederic Oberti, Julie Lonjon, Georges Pageaux, Olivier Seror, Giséle N'Kontchou, Agnes Rode, Sylvie Radenne, Christophe Cassinotto, Julien Vergniol, Ivan Bricault, Vincent Leroy, Maxime Ronot, Laurent Castera, Sophie Michalak, Maxime Esvan, Valérie Vilgrain
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of CT, MRI, and CEUS alone and in combination, for the diagnosis of HCC between 10 and 30 mm, in a large population of cirrhotic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a multicentre prospective trial, 442 patients have been enrolled. Within a month CEUS, CT and MRI were performed for all patients. A composite algorithm was defined to obtain the more accurate gold standard. RESULTS: 544 nodules in 381 patients have been retained for the performance analysis...
March 27, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346372/-bligh-and-dyer-and-folch-methods-for-solid-liquid-liquid-extraction-of-lipids-from-microorganisms-comprehension-of-solvatation-mechanisms-and-towards-substitution-with-alternative-solvents
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Cassandra Breil, Maryline Abert Vian, Thomas Zemb, Werner Kunz, Farid Chemat
Bligh and Dyer (B & D) or Folch procedures for the extraction and separation of lipids from microorganisms and biological tissues using chloroform/methanol/water have been used tens of thousands of times and are "gold standards" for the analysis of extracted lipids. Based on the Conductor-like Screening MOdel for realistic Solvatation (COSMO-RS), we select ethanol and ethyl acetate as being potentially suitable for the substitution of methanol and chloroform. We confirm this by performing solid-liquid extraction of yeast (Yarrowia lipolytica IFP29) and subsequent liquid-liquid partition-the two steps of routine extraction...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346363/rapid-and-low-cost-crp-measurement-by-integrating-a-paper-based-microfluidic-immunoassay-with-smartphone-crp-chip
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Meili Dong, Jiandong Wu, Zimin Ma, Hagit Peretz-Soroka, Michael Zhang, Paul Komenda, Navdeep Tangri, Yong Liu, Claudio Rigatto, Francis Lin
Traditional diagnostic tests for chronic diseases are expensive and require a specialized laboratory, therefore limiting their use for point-of-care (PoC) testing. To address this gap, we developed a method for rapid and low-cost C-reactive protein (CRP) detection from blood by integrating a paper-based microfluidic immunoassay with a smartphone (CRP-Chip). We chose CRP for this initial development because it is a strong biomarker of prognosis in chronic heart and kidney disease. The microfluidic immunoassay is realized by lateral flow and gold nanoparticle-based colorimetric detection of the target protein...
March 26, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346268/long-term-recall-of-pregnancy-related-events
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Helen B Chin, Donna D Baird, D Robert McConnaughey, Clarice R Weinberg, Allen J Wilcox, Anne Marie Jukic
BACKGROUND: Early-life factors can be associated with future health outcomes and are often measured by maternal recall. METHODS: We used data from the North Carolina Early Pregnancy Study and Follow-up to characterize long-term maternal recall. We used data from the Early Pregnancy Study as the gold standard to evaluate the accuracy of pre-pregnancy weight, early pregnancy behaviors, symptoms and duration of pregnancy, and child's birthweight reported at follow-up, for 109 women whose study pregnancies had resulted in a live birth...
March 23, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345880/detecting-proteins-glycosylation-by-a-homogeneous-reaction-system-with-zwitterionic-gold-nanoclusters
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Jinan Li, Jing Liu, Zheyi Liu, Yuan Tan, Xiaoyan Liu, Fangjun Wang
Homogeneous gold nanoclusters (Au NCs) have been widely utilized in drug delivery, chemical sensing, bioassays and bio-labeling due to their unique physical and chemical properties. However, little attention has been paid to their application in detecting protein post-translational modifications. Herein, we describe development of a homogeneous reaction system with water-soluble zwitterionic Au NCs to capture glycopeptides from complex biological samples. The unique characteristics of Au NCs, such as their molecular-like properties, the excellent homogeneity in aqueous solution, the organic solvent respon-sive precipitation, and the easy preparation in only 4...
March 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345501/evaluating-the-submission-of-digital-images-as-a-method-of-surveillance-for-ixodes-scapularis-ticks
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J K Koffi, J Savage, K Thivierge, L R Lindsay, C Bouchard, Y Pelcat, N H Ogden
Widespread access to the internet is offering new possibilities for data collection in surveillance. We explore, in this study, the possibility of using an electronic tool to monitor occurrence of the tick vector of Lyme disease, Ixodes scapularis. The study aimed to compare the capacity for ticks to be identified in web-based submissions of digital images/photographs, to the traditional specimen-based identification method used by the provincial public health laboratory in Quebec, Canada. Forty-one veterinary clinics participated in the study by submitting digital images of ticks collected from pets via a website for image-based identification by an entomologist...
March 27, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345371/ewma-document-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
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Jan Apelqvist, Christian Willy, Ann-Mari Fagerdahl, Marco Fraccalvieri, Malin Malmsjö, Alberto Piaggesi, Astrid Probst, Peter Vowden
1. Introduction Since its introduction in clinical practice in the early 1990's negative pressure wounds therapy (NPWT) has become widely used in the management of complex wounds in both inpatient and outpatient care.(1) NPWT has been described as a effective treatment for wounds of many different aetiologies(2,3) and suggested as a gold standard for treatment of wounds such as open abdominal wounds,(4-6) dehisced sternal wounds following cardiac surgery(7,8) and as a valuable agent in complex non-healing wounds...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345075/ultrasonographic-detection-of-airway-obstruction-in-a-model-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Amal Isaiah, Reuben Mezrich, Jeffrey Wolf
Purpose Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common clinical disorder characterized by repetitive airway obstruction during sleep. The gold standard for diagnosis of OSA, polysomnogram (PSG), cannot anatomically localize obstruction. Precise identification of obstruction has potential to improve outcomes following surgery. Current diagnostic modalities that provide this information require anesthesia, involve ionizing radiation or disrupt sleep. To mitigate these problems, we conceived that ultrasound (US) technology may be adapted (i) to detect, quantify and localize airway obstruction and (ii) for translational application to home-based testing for OSA...
February 2017: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344614/do-we-need-invasive-confirmation-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-results
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Paweł Siastała, Jacek Kądziela, Łukasz A Małek, Mateusz Śpiewak, Katarzyna Lech, Adam Witkowski
INTRODUCTION: Coronary artery revascularization is indicated in patients with documented significant obstruction of coronary blood flow associated with a large area of myocardial ischemia and/or untreatable symptoms. There are a few invasive or noninvasive methods that can provide information about the functional results of coronary artery narrowing. The application of more than one method of ischemia detection in one patient to reevaluate the indications for revascularization is used in case of atypical or no symptoms and/or borderline stenosis...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344527/reverse-radial-forearm-flap-to-provide-arterial-inflow-to-a-toe-transfer
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Joohak Kim, Alfred P Yoon, Neil F Jones
Background: Toe-to-thumb transfer has become the gold standard for thumb reconstruction, but in badly mutilated hands, additional soft tissue coverage may be required or a suitable recipient artery may not be available. There are only 3 case reports describing the successful use of a reverse radial forearm flap for coverage of a soft tissue defect around the thumb as well as providing arterial inflow for a toe transfer, performed either simultaneously or secondarily. Methods: A single surgeon's experience of all toe-to-hand transfers performed in conjunction with a reverse radial forearm flap between 1995 and 2014 was reviewed, including patient demographics, type of toe transfer and vascular pedicle, whether immediate or secondary, follow-up, and complications...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344385/a-dynamical-modeling-approach-for-analysis-of-longitudinal-clinical-trials-in-the-presence-of-missing-endpoints
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H T Banks, Shuhua Hu, Eric Rosenberg
Randomized longitudinal clinical trials are the gold standard to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions among different patient treatment groups. However, analysis of such clinical trials becomes difficult in the presence of missing data, especially in the case where the study endpoints become difficult to measure because of subject dropout rates or/and the time to discontinue the assigned interventions are different among the patient groups. Here we report on using a validated mathematical model combined with an inverse problem approach to predict the values for the missing endpoints...
January 2017: Applied Mathematics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343906/comparative-analysis-of-iterative-reconstruction-algorithms-with-resolution-recovery-and-new-solid-state-cameras-dedicated-to-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Marco Brambilla, Michela Lecchi, Roberta Matheoud, Lucia Leva, Giovanni Lucignani, Claudio Marcassa, Orazio Zoccarato
New technologies are available in myocardial perfusion imaging. They include new software that recovers image resolution and limits image noise, multifocal collimators and dedicated cardiac cameras in which solid-state detectors are used and all available detectors are constrained to imaging just the cardiac field of view. These innovations resulted in shortened study times or reduced administered activity to patients, while preserving image quality. Many single center and some multicenter studies have been published during the introduction of these innovations in the clinical practice...
March 23, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343817/which-is-better-and-useful-modality-of-x-ray-for-diagnosis-of-pneumothorax-at-emergency-setting-conventional-or-invert-grayscale
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Ekrem Musalar, Salih Ekinci, Orkun Ünek, Eda Arş, Hakan Şevki Eren, Bengi Gürses, Can Aktaş
INTRODUCTION: Pneumothorax is a pathologic condition in which air is accumulated between the visceral and parietal pleura. After clinical suspicion, in order to diagnose the severity of the condition, imaging is necessary. By using the help of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) direct conventional X-rays are converted to gray-scale and this has become a preferred method among many physicians. METHODS: Our study design was a case-control study with cross-over design study...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343696/hypothermic-perfusion-with-retrograde-outflow-during-right-hepatectomy-is-safe-and-feasible
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Megan J Reiniers, Pim B Olthof, Rowan F van Golen, Michal Heger, Adriaan A van Beek, Ben Meijer, René Leen, André B P van Kuilenburg, Banafsche Mearadji, Roelof J Bennink, Joanne Verheij, Thomas M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: In situ hypothermic perfusion during liver resection performed under vascular inflow occlusion decreases hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury, but technical limitations have restricted its widespread use. In situ hypothermic perfusion with retrograde outflow circumvents these impediments and thus could extend the applicability of in situ hypothermic perfusion. The safety and feasibility of in situ hypothermic perfusion with retrograde outflow were analyzed in selected patients undergoing right (extended) hepatectomy and compared to intermittent vascular inflow occlusion, the gold standard method, in this randomized pilot study...
March 23, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343302/force-assisted-ultrasound-imaging-system-through-dual-force-sensing-and-admittance-robot-control
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Ting-Yun Fang, Haichong K Zhang, Rodolfo Finocchi, Russell H Taylor, Emad M Boctor
PURPOSE: Ultrasound imaging has been a gold standard for clinical diagnoses due to its unique advantages compared to other imaging modalities including: low cost, noninvasiveness, and safeness to the human body. However, the ultrasound scanning process requires applying a large force over extended periods of time, often in uncomfortable postures in order to maintain the desired orientation. This physical requirement over sonographers' careers often leads to musculoskeletal pain and strain injuries...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343174/mirna-analysis-in-pancreatic-cancer-the-dartmouth-experience
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Francine B de Abreu, Xiaoying Liu, Gregory J Tsongalis
Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the most lethal cancers being the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in adults in the United States because of the lack of early signs and symptoms and the lack of early detection. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most common histological type among pancreatic cancers, representing 80%-90% of all solid tumors of the pancreas. The majority of PDAC develops from three precursor lesions: pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia, intraductual papillary mucinous neoplasm and mucinous cystic neoplasm...
March 27, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343091/rapid-detection-and-ruling-out-of-neonatal-sepsis-by-pcr-coupled-with-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry-pcr-esi-ms
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Cristina Delcò, Oliver Karam, Riccardo Pfister, Alain Gervaix, Gesuele Renzi, Stéphane Emonet, Jacques Schrenzel, Klara M Posfay-Barbe
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates and clinicians are typically required to administer empiric antibiotics while waiting for blood culture results. However, prolonged and inappropriate use of antibiotics is associated with various complications and adverse events. Better tools to rapidly rule out bacterial infections are therefore needed. AIMS: We aimed to assess the negative predictive value of PCR coupled with Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (PCR/ESI-MS) compared to conventional blood cultures in neonatal sepsis...
March 23, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342997/the-author-s-reply-to-n-r-haddaway
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M Cristina Mangano, G Sarà
In this reply we respond to the commentary of Dr. Haddaway addressed in searching for pitfalls in our systematic mapping exercise "Collating science-based evidence to inform public opinion on the environmental effects of marine drilling platforms in the Mediterranean Sea" recently published in Journal of Environmental Management (Mangano, M.C. and Sarà, G. 2017. Journal of Environmental Management 188: 195-202). We discussed each so called "pitfalls" and, in our opinion, the main cornerstones of systematic map - SM (repeatability, comprehensiveness, transparency, traceability, quality, generalizability) are safe guaranteeing the "gold standard" required by this technique...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342946/negait-a-new-parser-for-medical-text-simplification-using-morphological-sentential-and-double-negation
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Partha Mukherjee, Gondy Leroy, David Kauchak, Srinidhi Rajanarayanan, Damian Y Romero Diaz, Nicole P Yuan, T Gail Pritchard, Sonia Colina
Many different text features influence text readability and content comprehension. Negation is commonly suggested as one such feature, but few general-purpose tools exist to discover negation and studies of the impact of negation on text readability are rare. In this paper, we introduce a new negation parser (NegAIT) for detecting morphological, sentential, and double negation. We evaluated the parser using a human annotated gold standard containing 500 Wikipedia sentences and achieved 95%, 89% and 67% precision with 100%, 80%, and 67% recall, respectively...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342642/performance-comparison-of-new-generation-hcv-core-antigen-test-versus-hcv-rna-test-in-management-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Salih Çetiner, Alev Çetin Duran, Filiz Kibar, Akgün Yaman
The study has evaluated the performance of HCV core antigen (Cag) test by comparing HCV RNA PCR assay which is considered the gold standard for management of HCV infection. Totally, 132 samples sent for HCV RNA (real-time PCR) test were included in the study. Anti-HCV antibody test and HCV Cag test were performed by chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CMEI). Anti-HCV test was positive in all samples. HCV RNA was detected in 112/132 (84.8%) samples, and HCV Cag in 105/132 (79.5%). The most common HCV genotype was genotype 1 (86%)...
March 6, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
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