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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651424/estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-renal-scan-and-volumetric-assessment-of-the-kidney-before-and-after-partial-nephrectomy-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Riccardo G Bertolo, Homayoun Zargar, Riccardo Autorino, Cristian Fiori, Jihad H Kaouk, Paul Russo, Robert H Thompson, Francesco Porpiglia
INTRODUCTION: The best method for assessing renal function after partial nephrectomy (PN) continues to be a matter of debate. Early studies evaluated kidney function by measuring serum creatinine (sCr) and/or the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), potentially underestimating the contribution of the contralateral kidney in masking alterations in renal function. Since then, researchers have studied the operated renal unit with the aid of nuclear renal scans (RS). However, taking into consideration the importance of the amount of renal parenchyma spared or sacrificed during PN, many novel methods have been proposed for determining kidney volume before and after PN...
June 23, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651423/-advances-in-the-research-of-role-of-integrin-linked-kinase-in-angiogenesis
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W B Zhou, Y Y Li
Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) has been found for twenty years, and its biological characteristics have been extensively studied by multi-discipline. At present, studies of ILK are mainly focused on its roles in angiogenesis, tumor formation, and tissue fibrosis, etc. In recent years, the regulation effect of ILK in angiogenesis attracts attention of researchers. The studies showed that ILK can stimulate the secretion of angiogenic factor, promote the proliferation and migration of endothelial cells and inhibit their apoptosis, and therefore play an important role in the regulation of angiogenesis...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651418/-advances-in-the-research-of-pressure-therapy-for-pediatric-burn-patients-with-facial-scar
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Y T Wei, J F Fu, Z H P Li-Tsang
Facial scar and deformation caused by burn injury severely affect physical and psychological well-being of pediatric burn patients, which needs medical workers and pediatric burn patients' family members to pay much attention to and to perform early rehabilitation treatment. Pressure therapy is an important rehabilitative strategy for pediatric burn patients with facial scar, mainly including wearing headgears and transparent pressure facemasks, which have their own features. To achieve better treatment results, pressure therapy should be chosen according to specific condition of pediatric burn patients and combined with other assistant therapies...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651413/-progress-in-research-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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X Y Huang, Q F Shi, T Huang
Occult hepatitis B virus infection is a worldwide public health problem, which seriously affects the clinical diagnosis of hepatitis B and threatens the safety of blood transfusion. The concept of occult hepatitis B virus infection, the pathogenesis of occult hepatitis B virus infection, the prevalence of occult hepatitis B virus infection in different groups, including healthy population and different patients, and the possibility of transmission were summarized. The prevalence of occult hepatitis B virus infection was found in healthy population and different patients, and there is possibility of occult hepatitis B virus infection to be transmitted through blood transfusion...
May 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651376/comparison-of-sampling-strategies-for-tobacco-retailer-inspections-to-maximize-coverage-in-vulnerable-areas-and-minimize-cost
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Joseph G L Lee, Bonnie E Shook-Sa, J Michael Bowling, Kurt M Ribisl
Introduction: In the United States, tens of thousands of inspections of tobacco retailers are conducted each year. Various sampling choices can reduce travel costs, emphasize enforcement in areas with greater non-compliance, and allow for comparability between states and over time. We sought to develop a model sampling strategy for state tobacco retailer inspections. Methods: Using a 2014 list of 10,161 North Carolina tobacco retailers, we compared results from simple random sampling; stratified, clustered at the ZIP code sampling; and, stratified, clustered at the census tract sampling...
June 23, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651363/multimodal-mechanistic-signatures-for-neurodegenerative-diseases-neurommsig-a-web-server-for-mechanism-enrichment
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Daniel Domingo-Fernández, Alpha Tom Kodamullil, Anandhi Iyappan, Mufassra Naz, Mohammad Asif Emon, Tamara Raschka, Reagon Karki, Stephan Springstubbe, Christian Ebeling, Martin Hofmann-Apitius
Motivation: The concept of a "mechanism-based taxonomy of human disease" is currently replacing the outdated paradigm of diseases classified by clinical appearance. We have tackled the paradigm of mechanism-based patient subgroup identification in the challenging area of research on neurodegenerative diseases. Results: We have developed a knowledge base representing essential pathophysiology mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. Together with dedicated algorithms, this knowledge base forms the basis for a "mechanism-enrichment server" that supports the mechanistic interpretation of multiscale, multimodal clinical data...
June 23, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651358/rem-sleep-theta-changes-in-frequent-nightmare-recallers
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Louis-Philippe Marquis, Tyna Paquette, Cloé Blanchette-Carrière, Gaëlle Dumel, Tore Nielsen
The sleep of individuals suffering from frequent non-traumatic nightmares (NM) could prove useful in uncovering neural mechanisms involved in NM production. Past research has shown enhanced relative 10-14.5Hz activity ('high alpha') during REM sleep in frequent NM recallers, while other findings are consistent with a role for theta activity in REM-dependent memory processing. To replicate and expand upon this study, we computed spectral activity for sleep and wake EEG recordings from 18 frequent NM recallers and 15 control participants...
June 23, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651345/prioritizing-quality-measure-concepts-at-the-interface-of-behavioral-and-physical-healthcare
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Harold Alan Pincus, Mingjie Li, Deborah M Scharf, Brigitta Spaeth-Rublee, Matthew L Goldman, Parashar P Ramanuj, Erin K Ferenchick
Objective: Integrated healthcare models can increase access to care, improve healthcare quality, and reduce cost for individuals with behavioral and general medical healthcare needs, yet there are few instruments for measuring the quality of integrated care. In this study, we identified and prioritized concepts that can represent the quality of integrated behavioral health and general medical care. Design: We conducted a literature review to identify candidate measure concepts...
June 23, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651340/linking-quality-indicators-to-clinical-trials-an-automated-approach
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Enrico Coiera, Miew Keen Choong, Guy Tsafnat, Peter Hibbert, William B Runciman
Objective: Quality improvement of health care requires robust measurable indicators to track performance. However identifying which indicators are supported by strong clinical evidence, typically from clinical trials, is often laborious. This study tests a novel method for automatically linking indicators to clinical trial registrations. Design: A set of 522 quality of care indicators for 22 common conditions drawn from the CareTrack study were automatically mapped to outcome measures reported in 13 971 trials from ClinicalTrials...
June 23, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651325/design-of-marine-macroalgae-photobioreactor-integrated-into-building-to-support-seagriculture-for-biorefinery-and-bioeconomy
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Alexander Chemodanov, Arthur Robin, Alexander Golberg
Seagriculture, which can provide offshore grown macroalgae biomass would play a significant role in bioeconomy. Nevertheless, seagriculture development has been hindered by the lack of laboratory photobioreactors that enable fundamental and pilot scale macroalgae research. In this work, a macroalgae photobioreactor (MPBR) was developed and integrated into the building. The MPBR operation was demonstrated for 6months with cultivation of Cladophora sp., Ulva compressa and Ulva rigida green macroalgae species isolated from 3 sites at the Eastern Mediterranean coast...
June 13, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651318/fate-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-from-the-north-pacific-to-the-arctic-field-measurements-and-fugacity-model-simulation
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Hongwei Ke, Mian Chen, Mengyang Liu, Meng Chen, Mengshan Duan, Peng Huang, Jiajun Hong, Yan Lin, Shayen Cheng, Xuran Wang, Mengxue Huang, Minggang Cai
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have accumulated ubiquitously inArctic environments, where re-volatilization of certain organic pollutants as a result of climate change has been observed. To investigate the fate of semivolatile organic compounds in the Arctic, dissolved PAHs in the surface seawaters from the temperate Pacific Ocean to the Arctic Ocean, as well as a water column in the Arctic Ocean, were collected during the 4th Chinese National Arctic Research Expedition in summer 2010. The total concentrations of seven dissolved PAHs in surface water ranged from 1...
June 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651292/acute-onset-neurological-disorders-during-pregnancy-a-literature-review
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Zita Ferraz, Joana Parra, Ana Luísa Areia, Elsa Vasco, Paulo Moura
Objectives To characterize the most common peripheral and central neurological disorders during pregnancy. Methods Original research and review of the literature on neurological complications during pregnancy. We searched for keywords related to the topic on different databases. Results Pregnancy involves physiological changes that can trigger peripheral neurological and/or central nervous system pathologies, which can sometimes be associated with hypertensive disorders. A definitive diagnosis of neurological disorders can be made according to the trimester of pregnancy and the clinical findings...
June 26, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651262/relationship-of-radiographic-osteoarthritis-severity-with%C3%A2-treatment-outcomes-after-imaging-guided-knee%C3%A2-injections-a-prospective-outcomes-study
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Ivan Miletic, Christoph Agten, Reto Sutter, Christian Pfirrmann, Cynthia Peterson
Introduction To be able to predict which patients are more likely to have a positive treatment outcome, the purpose of this study is 1: To compare outcomes after intra-articular corticosteroid knee injections with the Kellgren and Lawrence (KL) 5 and 3 grading systems for knee osteoarthritis, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) grading system and actual joint space measurements; and 2: To compare the reliability of these grading systems. Materials and Methods Knee radiographs of 117 patients who received intra-articular corticosteroid injections were independently evaluated by two radiologists blinded to the outcome...
June 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651260/the-cdd-system-in-computed-tomographic-diagnosis-of%C3%A2-diverticular-disease
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Daniel Pustelnik, Fabian Henry Jürgen Elsholtz, Christian Bojarski, Bernd Hamm, Stefan Markus Niehues
Purpose This overview sums up the Classification of Diverticular Disease (CDD) with regard to its application in computed tomographic diagnosis and briefly recapitulates its targeted advantages over preliminary systems. Primarily, application of the CDD in computed tomography diagnostics is described. Differences with respect to the categories of the older systems are pointed out on the level of each CDD type using imaging examples. Materials and Methods The presented images are derived from our institute according to the S2k criteria...
June 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651254/a-preliminary-study-of-a-spanish-graphic-novella-targeting-hearing-loss-prevention
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Mark Guiberson, Emily Wakefield
Purpose: This preliminary study developed a digital graphic novella targeting hearing protection beliefs of Spanish-speaking agricultural workers. Researchers used pretest-posttest interview surveys to establish if the novella had an immediate influence on the participants' beliefs about noise-induced hearing loss and usage of hearing protection devices. Method: Researchers developed a digital graphic novella directed to increase knowledge about noise-induced hearing loss and increase the proper use of hearing protection devices...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651252/combined-diffusion-tensor-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging-methodology-for-automated-regional-brain-analysis-application-in-a-normal-pediatric-population
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Nirmalya Ghosh, Barbara Holshouser, Udo Oyoyo, Stanley Barnes, Karen Tong, Stephen Ashwal
During human brain development, anatomic regions mature at different rates. Quantitative anatomy-specific analysis of longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) data may improve our ability to quantify and categorize these maturational changes. Computational tools designed to quickly fuse and analyze imaging information from multiple, technically different datasets would facilitate research on changes during normal brain maturation and for comparison to disease states...
June 27, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651248/evaluation-of-plasma-thrombomodulin-in-patients-with-coronary-slow-flow
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Yong Wang, Peng-Yu Jia, Bao-Jun Chen, Yan Chen, Hang Yu, Yao Yu, Hui-Min Yang, Da-Lin Jia, Chun-Yan Ma
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that coronary slow flow (CSF) is associated with acute myocardial infarction, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and even sudden cardiac death. Although studies concerning the etiopathogenesis of CSF are scarce, diffuse atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction are thought to play important roles. It has been suggested that a high plasma thrombomodulin (TM) level seems to play an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction...
June 27, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651238/inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-good-or-bad
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Maggie Lind, Alan Hayes, Martin Caprnda, Daniel Petrovic, Luis Rodrigo, Peter Kruzliak, Anthony Zulli
Nitric oxide synthases (NOS) are a family of isoforms responsible for the synthesis of the potent dilator nitric oxide (NO). Expression of inducible NOS (iNOS) occurs in conditions of inflammation, and produces large amounts of NO. In pathological conditions iNOS is regarded as a harmful enzyme and is proposed to be a major contributor to diseases of the cardiovascular system such as atherosclerosis. In this review, we address the notion that iNOS is a detrimental enzyme in disease and discuss its potentially beneficial roles...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651234/microrna-493-suppresses-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tumorigenesis-through-down-regulation-of-anthrax-toxin-receptor-1-antxr1-and-r-spondin-2-rspo2
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Yuqiang Xu, Kuikui Ge, Junhao Lu, Jinjiang Huang, Wei Wei, Qingshan Huang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is known as a highly prevalent cancer with a poor prognosis and short survival time, despite intensive research and clinical efforts. Increasing numbers of studies have reported that microRNAs are involved in the malignant behavior of hepatocellular carcinoma cells via directly targeting multiple oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Here, we report that the expression of microRNA-493 (miR-493) is decreased in HCC cell lines and in tumor tissues. Overexpression of miR-493 in HCC cells dramatically inhibited cell proliferation and colony-formation in vitro and inhibited tumor formation of HCC cell xenografts in vivo...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651219/a-20-year-multi-followup-longitudinal-study-assessing-whether-antipsychotic-medications-contribute-to-work-functioning-in-schizophrenia
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Martin Harrow, Thomas H Jobe, Robert N Faull, Jie Yang
To assess the long-term effectiveness of antipsychotic medications in facilitating work functioning in patients with schizophrenia we conducted longitudinal multifollowup research on 139 initially psychotic patients. The 70 patients with schizophrenia and 69 initially psychotic mood disordered control patients were followed up 6 times over 20 years. We compared the influence on work functioning of patients with schizophrenia continuously prescribed antipsychotics with patients with schizophrenia not prescribed antipsychotics, using statistical controls for inter-subject differences...
June 22, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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