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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163938/understanding-biological-mechanisms-underlying-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-developing-countries-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-amanhi-bio-banking-study
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Abdullah H Baqui, Rasheda Khanam, Mohammad Sayedur Rahman, Aziz Ahmed, Hasna Hena Rahman, Mamun Ibne Moin, Salahuddin Ahmed, Fyezah Jehan, Imran Nisar, Atiya Hussain, Muhammad Ilyas, Aneeta Hotwani, Muhammad Sajid, Shahida Qureshi, Anita Zaidi, Sunil Sazawal, Said M Ali, Saikat Deb, Mohammed Hamad Juma, Usha Dhingra, Arup Dutta, Shaali Makame Ame, Caroline Hayward, Igor Rudan, Mike Zangenberg, Donna Russell, Sachiyo Yoshida, Ozren Polašek, Alexander Manu, Rajiv Bahl
Objectives: The AMANHI study aims to seek for biomarkers as predictors of important pregnancy-related outcomes, and establish a biobank in developing countries for future research as new methods and technologies become available. Methods: AMANHI is using harmonised protocols to enrol 3000 women in early pregnancies (8-19 weeks of gestation) for population-based follow-up in pregnancy up to 42 days postpartum in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Tanzania, with collection taking place between August 2014 and June 2016...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163937/development-and-validation-of-a-simplified-algorithm-for-neonatal-gestational-age-assessment-protocol-for-the-alliance-for-maternal-newborn-health-improvement-amanhi-prospective-cohort-study
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Abdullah Baqui, Parvez Ahmed, Sushil Kanta Dasgupta, Nazma Begum, Mahmoodur Rahman, Nasreen Islam, Mohammad Quaiyum, Betty Kirkwood, Karen Edmond, Caitlin Shannon, Samuel Newton, Lisa Hurt, Fyezah Jehan, Imran Nisar, Atiya Hussain, Naila Nadeem, Muhammad Ilyas, Anita Zaidi, Sunil Sazawal, Saikat Deb, Arup Dutta, Usha Dhingra, Said Moh'd Ali, Davidson H Hamer, Katherine Ea Semrau, Marina Straszak-Suri, Caroline Grogan, Godfrey Bemba, Anne Cc Lee, Blair J Wylie, Alexander Manu, Sachiyo Yoshida, Rajiv Bahl
Objective: The objective of the Alliance for Maternal and Newborn Health Improvement (AMANHI) gestational age study is to develop and validate a programmatically feasible and simple approach to accurately assess gestational age of babies after they are born. The study will provide accurate, population-based rates of preterm birth in different settings and quantify the risks of neonatal mortality and morbidity by gestational age and birth weight in five South Asian and sub-Saharan African sites...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160551/effects-of-pilates-and-yoga-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-sonographic-study
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Naime Uluğ, Öznur Tunca Yılmaz, Murat Kara, Levent Özçakar
BACKGROUND: Various studies have shown the efficacy of conventional isometric, Pilates and yoga exercises. However, data on the effects and comparison of these specific exercises on the cervical muscle morphology are insufficient or lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of different exercise treatments on neck muscles in patients with chronic neck pain. DESIGN: A randomized study. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with chronic neck pain were randomized into 3 groups as follows: Pilates group (n = 20), yoga group (n = 18) and isometric group (n = 18)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158038/sexual-and-reproductive-health-services-and-related-health-information-on-pregnancy-resource-center-websites-a%C3%A2-statewide-content-analysis
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Andrea Swartzendruber, Anna Newton-Levinson, Ashley E Feuchs, Ashley L Phillips, Jennifer Hickey, Riley J Steiner
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) are nonprofit organizations with a primary mission of promoting childbirth among pregnant women. Given a new state grant program to publicly fund PRCs, we analyzed Georgia PRC websites to describe advertised services and related health information. METHODS: We systematically identified all accessible Georgia PRC websites available from April to June 2016. Entire websites were obtained and coded using defined protocols...
November 17, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153580/effectiveness-and-safety-of-oro-dispersible-sildenafil-in-a-new-film-formulation-for-the-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction-comparison-between-sildenafil-100-mg-film-coated-tablet-and-75-mg-oro-dispersible-film
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Andrea Cocci, Marco Capece, Gianmartin Cito, Giorgio Ivan Russo, Marco Falcone, Massimiliano Timpano, Michele Rizzo, Pier Andrea Della Camera, Simone Morselli, Riccardo Campi, Francesco Sessa, Giovanni Cacciamani, Andrea Minervini, Mauro Gacci, Vincenzo Mirone, Girolamo Morelli, Nicola Mondaini, Gaia Polloni, Sergio Serni, Alessandro Natali
BACKGROUND: A new oro-dispersible film (ODF) formulation of sildenafil has been developed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) to overcome the drawbacks that some patients experience when taking the conventional film-coated tablet (FCT). AIM: To assess the effectiveness and safety of sildenafil ODF formulation in patients with ED who were using the conventional FCT. METHODS: From May 2017 through July 2017, 139 patients with ED were enrolled...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153167/a-100-year-review-reproductive-technologies-in-dairy-science
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S G Moore, J F Hasler
Reproductive technology revolutionized dairy production during the past century. Artificial insemination was first successfully applied to cattle in the early 1900s. The next major developments involved semen extenders, invention of the electroejaculator, progeny testing, addition of antibiotics to semen during the 1930s and 1940s, and the major discovery of sperm cryopreservation with glycerol in 1949. The 1950s and 1960s were particularly productive with the development of protocols for the superovulation of cattle with both pregnant mare serum gonadotrophin/equine chorionic gonadotrophin and FSH, the first successful bovine embryo transfer, the discovery of sperm capacitation, the birth of rabbits after in vitro fertilization, and the development of insulated liquid nitrogen tanks...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152929/the-role-of-echocardiography-in-kawasaki-disease
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Brian W McCrindle, Barbara Cifra
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute, self-limited vasculitis affecting young children. It can result in coronary artery abnormalities in a significant proportion of patients, especially if the diagnosis is missed or treatment gets delayed. Echocardiography is the imaging modality of choice for detection of coronary artery abnormalities and assessment of myocardial function. It is also useful for characterization and risk stratification of patients with KD. Echocardiography should be performed at the time of diagnosis and then again at 1-2 weeks and 4-6 weeks after treatment, for uncomplicated cases who do not have significant coronary artery involvement...
November 19, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151131/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-the-liver-technical-and-lexicon-recommendations-from-the-acr-ceus-li-rads-working-group
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Andrej Lyshchik, Yuko Kono, Christoph F Dietrich, Hyun-Jung Jang, Tae Kyoung Kim, Fabio Piscaglia, Alexander Vezeridis, Juergen K Willmann, Stephanie R Wilson
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a specific form of ultrasound imaging performed with intravenous administration of microbubble contrast agents. It has been extensively used for liver tumor characterization and was recently added to the American College of Radiology Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (CEUS LI-RADS). This paper describes technical recommendations for successful liver CEUS lesion characterization, and provides imaging protocol and Lexicon of imaging findings.
November 18, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150470/platelet-rich-plasma-in-achilles-tendon-healing-2-path-2-trial-protocol-for-a-multicentre-participant-and-assessor-blinded-parallel-group-randomised-clinical-trial-comparing-platelet-rich-plasma-prp-injection-versus-placebo-injection-for-achilles-tendon-rupture
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Joseph Alsousou, David J Keene, Philippa A Hulley, Paul Harrison, Susan Wagland, Christopher Byrne, Michael Maia Schlüssel, Susan J Dutton, Sarah E Lamb, Keith Willett
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendon injuries give rise to substantial long-lasting morbidity and pose considerable challenges for clinicians and patients during the lengthy healing period. Current treatment strategies struggle to curb the burden of this injury on health systems and society due to lengthy rehabilitation, work absence and reinjury risk. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous preparation that has been shown to improve the mechanobiological properties of tendons in laboratory and animal studies...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149656/location-specific-mechanical-response-and-morphology-of-facial-soft-tissues
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Marco Pensalfini, Johannes Weickenmeier, Marga Rominger, Roberto Santoprete, Oliver Distler, Edoardo Mazza
The facial tissue of 9 healthy volunteers (m/f; age: 23-60y) is characterized at three different locations using a procedure combining suction measurements and 18MHz ultrasound imaging. The time-dependent and multilayered nature of skin is accounted for by adopting multiple loading protocols which differ with respect to suction probe opening size and rate of tissue deformation. Over 700 suction measurements were conducted and analyzed according to location-specific mechanical and morphological characteristics...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146647/initial-non-operative-management-of-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-children-a-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-apac-trial
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Max Knaapen, Johanna H van der Lee, Roel Bakx, Sarah-May L The, Ernst W E van Heurn, Hugo A Heij, Ramon R Gorter
INTRODUCTION: Based on epidemiological, immunological and pathology data, the idea that appendicitis is not necessarily a progressive disease is gaining ground. Two types are distinguished: simple and complicated appendicitis. Non-operative treatment (NOT) of children with simple appendicitis has been investigated in several small studies. So far, it is deemed safe. However, its effectiveness and effect on quality of life (QoL) have yet to be established in an adequately powered randomised trial...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145894/inositol-in-the-management-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-imagen-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sophie E Rowbotham, Jenna L Pinchbeck, Georgina Anderson, Bernie Bourke, Michael Bourke, T Christian Gasser, Rene Jaeggi, Jason S Jenkins, Corey S Moran, Susan K Morton, Christopher M Reid, Ramesh Velu, Lisan Yip, Joseph V Moxon, Jonathan Golledge
BACKGROUND: An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a focal dilation of the abdominal aorta and is associated with a risk of fatal rupture. Experimental studies suggest that myo-inositol may exert beneficial effects on AAAs through favourable changes to biological pathways implicated in AAA pathology. The aim of the Inositol in the MAnaGemENt of abdominal aortic aneurysm (IMAGEN) trial is to assess if myo-inositol will reduce AAA growth. METHODS/DESIGN: IMAGEN is a multi-centre, prospective, parallel-group, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
November 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134715/relationship-between-follicular-volume-and-oocyte-competence-blastocyst-development-and-live-birth-rate-optimal-follicle-size-for-oocyte-retrieval
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Barbara Wirleitner, Jasmin Okhowat, Lucie Vištejnová, Milena Králíčková, Marie Karlíková, Pierre Vanderzwalmen, Fabien Ectors, Libor Hradecký, Maximilian Schuff, Maximilian Murtinger
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the oocyte competence in GnRHa stimulation cycles with regard to maturity, fertilization and blastocyst rate and clinical outcome (pregnancy and live birth rate) in correlation to follicular volume measured by 3D sonography and follicular fluid composition. METHODS: This was a prospective single-centre study conducted in the period June 2012 - June 2014 including 118 ovum pick-ups (OPUs) with subsequent embryo transfers (ET). Out of 1,493 aspirated follicles we analysed 1,236 follicles and traced oocytes grouped according to follicular volume...
November 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133166/determination-of-threshold-value-for-follow-up-of-isolated-antenatal-hydronephrosis-detected-in-the-second-trimester
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Ravi de Roo, Bart J Voskamp, C Emily Kleinrouweler, Ben W Mol, Eva Pajkrt, Antonia H M Bouts
INTRODUCTION: Isolated antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH), defined as a dilation of the renal pelvis (≥5 mm), is one of the most common abnormalities detected on prenatal ultrasound. However, established cut-off values for postnatal follow-up differ between countries and are based on little evidence. The current protocol in the Netherlands for follow-up might be too conservative. OBJECTIVE: To assess the applicability of a higher threshold for follow-up of isolated antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) than the current practice, without the risk of missing significant postnatal urinary tract obstruction...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132339/sequential-e2-levels-not-ovarian-maximal-diameter-estimates-were-correlated-with-outcome-of-cetrotide-therapy-for-management-of-women-at-high-risk-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Khalid M Salama, Hesham M Abo Ragab, Mohammed F El Sherbiny, Ali A Morsi, Ibrahim I Souidan
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an important condition with considerable morbidity and a small risk of mortality and most commonly results as an iatrogenic condition following follicular stimulation of the ovaries. We aimed to evaluate safety and efficacy of 3-day cetrotide therapy started on day of oocyte retrieval (Day-0) in women at high-risk for development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) after GnRH agonist induction protocol. METHODS: Forty-eight women fulfilling inclusion criteria underwent ultrasound scanning for maximal ovarian diameter (MOD) estimation and ascites grading...
November 13, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130477/transcranial-doppler-and-lower-extremity-function-in-older-adults-einstein-aging-study
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Ali Ezzati, Tatjana Rundek, Joe Verghese, Carol A Derby
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) measures of mean blood flow velocity (MBFV) in the major cerebral arteries are associated with measures of lower extremity function in community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Community sample. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 70 and older (mean 79.5, 54% female) without dementia participating in the Einstein Aging Study (N = 200)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128697/comparison-of-pregnancy-outcomes-using-either-an-ovsynch-or-a-cosynch-protocol-for-the-first-timed-ai-with-liquid-or-frozen-semen-in-lactating-dairy-cows
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S Borchardt, L Schüller, L Wolf, C Wesenauer, W Heuwieser
The objective of this study was to evaluate fertility to the first timed AI (TAI) using either liquid semen or frozen semen after an Ovsynch or a Cosynch protocol in lactating dairy cows. The hypothesis was that there is an increase in fertility to the first TAI when cows are inseminated with liquid semen compared to that when frozen semen is used in a Cosynch protocol. Lactating dairy cows (n = 1724; 540 primiparous, 1184 multiparous) from 9 commercial dairy farms were enrolled on a weekly basis to facilitate first timed AI...
November 9, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128002/update-in-parathyroid-imaging
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Samuel J Kuzminski, Julie A Sosa, Jenny K Hoang
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is characterized by excessive, dysregulated production of parathyroid hormone (PTH) by 1 or more abnormal parathyroid glands. Minimally invasive surgical techniques have created a need for more precise localization of the parathyroid lesion by imaging. A variety of imaging protocols and techniques have been used for this purpose, but no one modality is clearly superior. Nuclear medicine scintigraphy and ultrasound imaging are established modalities, although multiphase or 4-dimensional computed tomography is an emerging modality with several advantages...
February 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127665/hepatocellular-carcinoma-surveillance-experience-from-croatian-referral-centre-for-chronic-liver-diseases
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Matea Majerović, Mislav Jelaković, Marina Premužić, Ivana Knežević Štromar, Davor Radić, Marko Mance, Stjepko Pleština, Rajko Ostojić, Nadan Rustemović, Zeljko Krznarić
PURPOSE: For patients at high-risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), biannual ultrasound surveillance has long been recommended, in order to detect the tumor in the early, potentially curative stages. However, globally reported HCC surveillance rates vary greatly, ranging from as low as 1.7 to as high as 80%. Our aim was to assess the utilization of surveillance with biannual ultrasound in high-risk Croatian patients and to identify the factors that impact the implementation of the recommended protocol...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126668/comparison-of-the-in-vitro-effects-of-low-level-laser-therapy-and-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-therapy-on-bony-cells-and-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Mohammad Bayat, Amarjit Virdi, Fatemehalsadat Rezaei, Sufan Chien
To compare the in vitro effectiveness of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) on bony cells and related stem cells. In this study, we aim to systematically review the published scientific literature which explores the use of LLLT and LIPUS to biostimulate the activity or the proliferation of bony cells or stem cells in vitro. We searched the database PubMed for LLLT or LIPUS, with/without bone, osteoblast, osteocyte, stem cells, the human osteosarcoma cell line (MG63), bone-forming cells, and cell culture (or in vitro)...
November 7, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
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