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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749595/morbidity-and-mortality-in-infant-mountain-gorillas-gorilla-beringei-beringei-a-46-year-retrospective-review
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James M Hassell, Dawn Zimmerman, Michael R Cranfield, Kirsten Gilardi, Antoine Mudakikwa, Jan Ramer, Elisabeth Nyirakaragire, Linda J Lowenstine
Long-term studies of morbidity and mortality in free-ranging primates are scarce, but may have important implications for the conservation of extant populations. Infants comprise a particularly important age group, as variation in survival rates may have a strong influence on population dynamics. Since 1968, the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (MGVP, Inc.) and government partners have conducted a comprehensive health monitoring and disease investigation program on mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749591/free-smoking-cessation-mobile-apps-available-in-australia-a-quality-review-and-content-analysis
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Louise Thornton, Catherine Quinn, Louise Birrell, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Brad Shaw, Erin Forbes, Mark Deady, Frances Kay-Lambkin
OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to identify free, high-quality, smoking cessation mobile applications (apps) that adhere to Australian smoking cessation treatment guidelines. METHODS: A systematic search of smoking cessation apps was conducted using Google. The technical quality of relevant apps was rated using the Mobile Application Rating Scale. The content of apps identified as high quality was assessed for adherence to smoking cessation treatment guidelines. RESULTS: 112 relevant apps were identified...
July 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749082/impact-of-warm-ischemia-time-on-postoperative-renal-function-after-partial-nephrectomy-for-clinical-t1-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Hakmin Lee, Byung Do Song, Seok-Soo Byun, Sang Eun Lee, Sung Kyu Hong
OBJECTIVES: To preserve renal function, partial nephrectomy (PN) is recommended to patients with small renal masses. However, controversy still exists as to whether prolonged ischemia time adversely affects the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) after PN. We analyzed the effect of prolonged warm ischemia time (WIT) on long-term renal function following PN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed data from 1,816 patients who underwent PN for clinical T1 renal tumor...
July 27, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749039/ventral-onlay-buccal-mucosa-graft-substitution-urethroplasty-for-urethral-stricture-in-females
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Bashir M B Mukhtar, Marco Spilotros, Sachin Malde, Tamsin J Greenwell
OBJECTIVE: To present our outcomes of ventral-onlay buccal mucosa graft substitution urethroplasty (VOBMGSU) in treating female urethral stricture (FUS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A review of a prospectively collected database of 22 consecutive women (median age 50 years, range 34-72) with urethral stricture having VOBMGSU since June 2012 and a minimum follow up of 6 months (median 21.5, range 6-51). Data was analysed for stricture recurrence, change in median peak free flow rate (Qmax) and median post-void residuals (PVR)...
July 27, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748990/-clinical-features-of-patients-with-basedow-graves-disease-seen-at-a-university-hospital
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Alejandra Lanas, Patricia Díaz, Daniela Eugenin, Franco González, Pía Cid, Francisco Cordero, Verónica Araya, Claudio Liberman, Marcela Barberan, Patricio Gac, Neil Saldías, Pedro Pineda
BACKGROUND: Basedow Graves disease (BGD) is the leading cause of hyperthyroidism. The characteristics of patients seen at a university hospital may differ from those described in the general population. AIM: To describe the clinical features of patients with BGD seen at a university hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Review of medical records of all patients seen at our hospital between 2009 and 2014 with the diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis, hyperthyroidism or BGD...
April 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748760/visible-light-therapy-molecular-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-opportunities
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Zandra C Félix Garza, Matthias Born, Peter A J Hilbers, Natal A W van Riel, Joerg Liebmann
Visible light is absorbed by photoacceptors in pigmented and non-pigmented mammalian cells, activating signaling cascades and downstream mechanisms that lead to the modulation of cellular processes. Most studies have investigated the molecular mechanisms and therapeutic applications of UV and the red to near infrared regions of the visible spectrum. However, considerably less effort has been dedicated to the UV-free blue part of the spectrum. In this review we discuss the current advances in the understanding of the molecular photoacceptors, downstream signaling mechanisms and the corresponding therapeutic opportunities in the context of inflammatory skin conditions of blue light photoreception in mammalian cells...
July 27, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748621/outcomes-of-matched-sibling-donor-bone-marrow-transplantation-in-children-using-single-agent-calcineurin-inhibitors-as-prophylaxis-for-graft-versus-host-disease
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Caitlin W Elgarten, Danielle E Arnold, Nancy J Bunin, Alix E Seif
BACKGROUND: Optimal graft versus host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis prevents severe manifestations without excess immunosuppression. Standard prophylaxis includes a calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) with low-dose methotrexate. However, single-agent CNI may be sufficient prophylaxis for a defined group of patients. Single-agent CNI has been used for GVHD prophylaxis for human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched sibling donor (MSD) bone marrow transplants (BMTs) in young patients at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for over 20 years...
July 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748602/vincristine-irinotecan-and-temozolomide-in-children-and-adolescents-with-relapsed-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Bhuvana A Setty, Joseph R Stanek, Leo Mascarenhas, Alexandra Miller, Rochelle Bagatell, Fatih Okcu, Lauren Nicholls, David Lysecki, Abha A Gupta
BACKGROUND: The combination of vincristine, irinotecan, and temozolomide (VIT) is often used to treat children and adolescents with relapsed rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS); however, the outcome of these patients has not been previously described. PROCEDURES: We sought to determine the response rate (RR) and progression-free survival (PFS) for patients with relapsed RMS treated with VIT by retrospective review of patients treated at five tertiary care hospitals. Prior treatment with irinotecan was permitted...
July 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748409/evolution-of-clinical-behavior-in-crohn-s-disease-factors-associated-with-complicated-disease-and-surgery
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Kátia Simone Cezário de Barros, Cristina Flores, Luciana Harlacher, Carlos Fernando Magalhães Francesconi
BACKGROUND: The phenotypic expression of Crohn's disease may vary over time. Establishment of Crohn's disease phenotypes is important for definition of patient care strategies. AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term evolution of patients based on disease phenotypes and the main factors associated with this evolution. METHODS: Data from 179 patients were collected from a unicentric prospective database. Montreal classification was employed...
July 26, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748318/surgical-outcome-of-wide-wedge-resection-in-poor-risk-patients-with-clinical-n0-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Hiroaki Tsunezuka, Daishiro Kato, Satoru Okada, Tatsuo Furuya, Junichi Shimada, Masayoshi Inoue
OBJECTIVE: Sublobar resection is practically indicated in poor-risk patients compromised cardiopulmonary reserve or for small ground-glass opacity-dominant adenocarcinomas. The aim of this study was to clarify the surgical outcomes of wide wedge resection in poor-risk patients with clinical-N0 non-small cell lung cancers. METHODS: Sixty-two poor-risk patients, who underwent wedge resection for clinical-N0 lung cancer, were retrospectively reviewed. We defined the ratio of the maximum diameter of the consolidation to the maximum tumour diameter as the consolidation-to-tumour ratio using high-resolution computed tomography...
July 26, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748261/long-term-functional-outcomes-after-resection-of-tongue-cancer-determining-the-optimal-reconstruction-method
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Yong Bae Ji, Yong Hee Cho, Chang Myeon Song, Youn Hwan Kim, Jeong Tae Kim, Hee Chang Ahn, Kyung Tae
The appropriate tongue reconstruction method is critical for better functional outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal reconstructive method for restoring postoperative function based on the extent of resection. We retrospectively reviewed 43 patients with lateral oral tongue cancer who underwent glossectomy between January 2010 and October 2014. Tongue mobility, articulation, verbal diadochokinesis, speech intelligibility and swallowing outcomes were assessed 2-3 years postoperative and were analyzed according to resected tongue volume and the method of reconstruction...
July 26, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748185/novel-actions-of-growth-hormone-in-podocytes-implications-for-diabetic-nephropathy
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Dhanunjay Mukhi, Rajkishor Nishad, Ram K Menon, Anil Kumar Pasupulati
The kidney regulates water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance and thus maintains body homeostasis. The kidney's potential to ensure ultrafiltered and almost protein-free urine is compromised in various metabolic and hormonal disorders such as diabetes mellitus (DM). Diabetic nephropathy (DN) accounts for ~20-40% of mortality in DM. Proteinuria, a hallmark of renal glomerular diseases, indicates injury to the glomerular filtration barrier (GFB). The GFB is composed of glomerular endothelium, basement membrane, and podocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748037/periodontitis-pathogenesis-and-progression-mirna-mediated-cellular-responses-to-porphyromonas-gingivalis
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Ingar Olsen, Sim K Singhrao, Harald Osmundsen
Porphyromonas gingivalis is considered a keystone pathogen in periodontitis, a disease typically driven by dysbiosis of oral inflammophilic polymicrobial pathobionts. To combat infectious agents, the natural defense response of the host is to switch on inflammatory signaling cascades, whereby microRNA (miRNA) species serve as alternative genetic inhibitory transcriptional endpoints. miRNA profiles from diseased sites differ from those detected in disease-free tissues. miRNA profiles could therefore be harnessed as potential diagnostic/prognostic tools...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747542/meta-analysis-showing-that-ercc1-polymorphism-is-predictive-of-osteosarcoma-prognosis
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REVIEW
Xueyong Liu, Zhan Zhang, Chunbo Deng, Yihao Tian, Xun Ma
To investigate correlations between excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) and 2 (ERCC2) polymorphisms and osteosarcoma prognosis, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies published through October 2016. Studies were identified in the PubMed, ScienceDirect, Springer, and Web of Science databases using preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA). Odds ratios (ORs) or hazard ratios (HRs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for overall survival (OS), tumor response (TR), and event-free survival (EFS) were estimated...
July 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747386/the-association-of-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-aitd-with-psoriatic-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Samer R Khan, Arjola Bano, Marlies Wakkee, Tim Korevaar, Oscar Franco, Tamar Nijsten, Robin P Peeters, L Chaker
Objective Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) and psoriatic disease share auto-immunological components. Few studies have investigated the link between both, yielding inconclusive results. Design We assessed the association of AITD with psoriatic disease in a prospective cohort study, and performed a systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods 8,214 participants of the Rotterdam Study (RS) with thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO-Abs), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and/or free thyroxine (FT4) measurements and information on psoriatic disease were included...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747075/current-management-of-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Teresa Bastante, Javier Cuesta, Marcos García-Guimaraes, Fernando Rivero, Ramon Maruri, David Adlan, Fernando Alfonso
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) remains an infrequent and elusive clinical entity of unknown etiology. However, our knowledge of SCAD has been significantly enriched in recent years. Large and prospective contemporary series have increased the interest in this disease with fewer patients misdiagnosed and a growing number of cases recognized in daily clinical practice. Classically, SCAD was thought to present mainly in young women without traditional atherosclerotic risk factors but, actually, most patients are middle-aged and are not free from coronary risk factors...
July 27, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746980/single-incision-sling-operations-for-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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REVIEW
Arjun Nambiar, June D Cody, Stephen T Jeffery, Patricia Aluko
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence has been shown to affect up to 50% of women. Studies in the USA have shown that up to 80% of these women have an element of stress urinary incontinence. This imposes significant health and economic burden on society and the women affected. Colposuspension and now mid-urethral slings have been shown to be effective in treating patients with stress incontinence. However, associated adverse events include bladder and bowel injury, groin pain and haematoma formation...
July 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746932/morbidity-and-functional-outcomes-following-free-jejunal-flap-reconstruction-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Song Ni, Yiming Zhu, Dong Qu, Jian Wang, Dezhi Li, Bin Zhang, Zhengang Xu, Shaoyan Liu
AIM: To evaluate the morbidity and fundamental functional outcomes (swallow and speech) after free jejunal flap (FJF) reconstruction following total pharyngolaryngo-esophagectomy (PLE) in China. METHODS: 18 patients with FJF reconstruction after total PLE were retrospectively reviewed. Scheduled barium swallow test was performed 7-10 days postoperatively. Rehabilitation of swallowing and speech for patients was assessed by the Performance Status Scale for Head and Neck Cancer Patients...
July 27, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746288/using-a-second-free-fibula-osteocutaneous-flap-after-repeated-mandibulectomy-is-associated-with-a-low-complication-rate-and-acceptable-functional-outcomes
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Alexander F Mericli, Mark V Schaverien, Matthew M Hanasono, Peirong Yu, Rene D Largo, Mark T Villa, Greg Reece, Charles E Butler, Patrick B Garvey
BACKGROUND: A significant percentage of patients who undergo segmental mandibulectomy for head and neck cancer will develop a new or recurrent cancer or osteoradionecrosis, necessitating a second mandibulectomy and reconstruction. In this scenario, many surgeons are reluctant to perform a reconstruction with an osseous flap because of the presumed increased morbidity and complexity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of performing a second free fibula flap reconstruction after repeated segmental mandibulectomy...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746268/101-consecutive-profunda-artery-perforator-flaps-in-breast-reconstruction-lessons-learned-with-our-early-experience
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Nicholas T Haddock, Andrew Gassman, Min-Jeong Cho, Sumeet S Teotia
BACKGROUND: Free and local flaps based on the profunda artery perforators were first used for reconstruction of pressure sores, burn contractures, and extremity wounds. Recently, a revised profunda artery perforator flap was introduced for breast reconstruction. However, despite increasing reports of the use of the flap, it remains a rarely used option. The authors present their early experience with the first 101 profunda artery perforator flaps used for breast reconstruction at their institution...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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