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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330549/excellent-room-temperature-deformability-in-high-strain-rate-regimes-of-magnesium-alloy
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Hidetoshi Somekawa, Alok Singh, Ryoji Sahara, Tadanobu Inoue
Magnesium and its alloys have the lowest density among structural metallic materials; thus, this light-weight metal has great potential for reducing the weight, for example, of vehicles and trains. However, due to its crystal structure, deformability is poor; in particular, under compressive stress. In this study, we modified magnesium with bismuth as an alloying element, which has the characteristics of being likely to form precipitates instead of grain boundary segregation. The Mg-Bi binary alloy showed excellent deformability and high absorption of energy in high-strain rate regimes at room temperature via contribution of grain boundary sliding...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329154/effects-on-volume-load-and-ratings-of-perceived-exertion-in-individuals-advanced-weight-training-after-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
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Eduardo Lattari, Blair José Rosa Filho, Sidnei Jorge Fonseca Junior, Eric Murillo-Rodriguez, Nuno Rocha, Sérgio Machado, Geraldo Albuquerque Maranhão Neto
The aim of this study was investigate the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on volume-load and ratings of perceived exertion. Fifteen young healthy individuals, aged between 20 and 30 years in advanced strength training were recruited. Test and retest of the 10 maximum repetitions (10RM) were performed to determine the reliability of load utilized. Subjects performed three experimental conditions in a randomized, double-blinded crossover design: anodic stimulation (a-tDCS), cathodic stimulation (c-tDCS) and sham (2 mA for 20 minutes targeting the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex cortex left)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326901/short-term-effects-of-theracurmin-dose-and-exercise-type-on-pain-walking-ability-and-muscle-function-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Yun-A Shin, Min-Hwa Suk, Hee-Seung Jang, Hye-Jung Choi
The purpose of this study was to investigate the short-term of Theracurmin dose and exercise type on pain, walking ability, and muscle function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Twenty-five patients with knee osteoarthritis randomly selected to Theracurmin intake (T) group and Theracurmin in combined with exercise (T+E) group. T group (n= 13) was taken orally a capsule of 700 mg, 3 times per day, (total 2,100 mg, 35 mg/kg-body weight). T+E group (n= 12) performed aerobic training of 30-min walking and weight training for increasing leg muscular strength...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325962/systematic-review-of-factors-influencing-surgical-performance-practical-recommendations-for-microsurgical-procedures-in-neurosurgery
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Evgenii Belykh, Naomi R Onaka, Iraklii T Abramov, Kaan Yağmurlu, Vadim A Byvaltsev, Robert F Spetzler, Peter Nakaji, Mark C Preul
BACKGROUND: Microneurosurgical techniques involve complex manual skills and hand-eye coordination that require substantial training. Many factors affect microneurosurgical skills. The goal of this study was to use a systematic evidence-based approach to analyze the quality of evidence for intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence microneurosurgical performance and to make weighted practical recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search of factors that may impact microsurgical performance was conducted using PubMed and Embase...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325658/tele-motivational-interviewing-for-cancer-survivors-feasibility-preliminary-efficacy-and%C3%A2-lessons-learned
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Ashlea Braun, James Portner, Elizabeth M Grainger, Emily B Hill, Gregory S Young, Steven K Clinton, Colleen K Spees
OBJECTIVE: Determine the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of tele-Motivational Interviewing (MI) for overweight cancer survivors. DESIGN: Six-month nonrandomized phase 2 clinical trial. SETTING: Urban garden and remote platforms. PARTICIPANTS: Overweight and obese cancer survivors post active treatment. INTERVENTION: Remote tele-MI from a trained registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)...
January 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325587/human-echinostomiasis-a-case-report
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Ranjit Sah, Shusila Khadka, Rabin Hamal, Sagar Poudyal
BACKGROUND: Echinostomiasis is a food-borne infection caused by an intestinal trematodes belonging to the family Echinostomatidae. They infect the gastrointestinal tract of humans. Patients are usually asymptomatic. However, with heavy infections, the worms can produce catarrhal inflammation with mild ulceration and the patient may experience abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss. Infection are associated with common sociocultural practices of eating raw or insufficiently cooked mollusks and fish...
January 11, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325537/factors-associated-with-the-prevalence-of-back-pain-and-work-absence-in-shipyard-workers
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Seiji Watanabe, Toshiaki Takahashi, Jun Takeba, Hiromasa Miura
BACKGROUND: We conducted a questionnaire survey of shipyard workers to identify difficulties experienced due to orthopedic or musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS: The subjects were 375 workers (male, 361; female, 14) who worked for a single shipbuilding company. Questionnaire items covered the working environment, including work environment, working posture, and the weight of objects that the subject dealt with, as well as physical and lifestyle characteristics, namely smoking habits, drinking habits, sleeping hours, medications, exercise habits, and any weight gain of 20 kg or more since the age of 20...
January 11, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322938/mdd-carb-a-combinatorial-model-for-the-identification-of-protein-carbonylation-sites-with-substrate-motifs
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Hui-Ju Kao, Shun-Long Weng, Kai-Yao Huang, Fergie Joanda Kaunang, Justin Bo-Kai Hsu, Chien-Hsun Huang, Tzong-Yi Lee
BACKGROUND: Carbonylation, which takes place through oxidation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on specific residues, is an irreversibly oxidative modification of proteins. It has been reported that the carbonylation is related to a number of metabolic or aging diseases including diabetes, chronic lung disease, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. Due to the lack of computational methods dedicated to exploring motif signatures of protein carbonylation sites, we were motivated to exploit an iterative statistical method to characterize and identify carbonylated sites with motif signatures...
December 21, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322528/mr-and-ct-data-with-multi-observer-delineations-of-organs-in-the-pelvic-area-part-of-the-gold-atlas-project
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Tufve Nyholm, Stina Svensson, Sebastian Andersson, Joakim Jonsson, Maja Sohlin, Christian Gustafsson, Elisabeth Kjellén, Karin Söderström, Per Albertsson, Lennart Blomqvist, Björn Zackrisson, Lars E Olsson, Adalsteinn Gunnlaugsson
PURPOSE: We describe a public dataset with MR and CT images of patients performed in the same position with both multi observer and expert consensus delineations of relevant organs in the male pelvic region. The purpose is to provide means for training and validation of segmentation algorithms and methods to convert MR to CT like data, i.e., so called synthetic CT (sCT). ACQUISITION AND VALIDATION METHODS: T1 and T2 weighted MR images as well as CT data was collected for 19 patients at three different departments...
January 11, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320595/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-non-invasive-1060-nm-diode-laser-for-fat-reduction-of-the-abdomen
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Lawrence S Bass, Sean T Doherty
BACKGROUND: Changes in temperature are known to produce apoptosis in adipocytes. This study examines the use of a non-invasive treatment that applies 1060 nm laser energy transcutaneously to hyperthermically induce disruption of fat cells in the abdomen. METHODS: Thirty-five subjects received application of 1060 nm laser on the abdomen for fat reduction. Ultrasound images and high-resolution two-dimensional photography were recorded at baseline, 6 weeks, and 12 weeks post treatment...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320453/radar-hrrp-target-recognition-based-on-stacked-autoencoder-and-extreme-learning-machine
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Feixiang Zhao, Yongxiang Liu, Kai Huo, Shuanghui Zhang, Zhongshuai Zhang
A novel radar high-resolution range profile (HRRP) target recognition method based on a stacked autoencoder (SAE) and extreme learning machine (ELM) is presented in this paper. As a key component of deep structure, the SAE does not only learn features by making use of data, it also obtains feature expressions at different levels of data. However, with the deep structure, it is hard to achieve good generalization performance with a fast learning speed. ELM, as a new learning algorithm for single hidden layer feedforward neural networks (SLFNs), has attracted great interest from various fields for its fast learning speed and good generalization performance...
January 10, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319761/isotonic-sports-drink-promotes-rehydration-and-decreases-proteinuria-following-karate-training
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Simone Geraldini, Igor de Freitas Cruz, Alexandre Romero, Fernando Luiz Affonso Fonseca, Michelle Parreira de Campos
INTRODUCTION: Adequate hydration status in the sport is essential for good health, yet the relationship between hydration, proteinuria and sports is little studied. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the influence of an isotonic sports drink as rehydration strategy on the hydration status and proteinuria after karate training. METHODS: Ten athletes participated in this study. In the first session of standard training, called observation training session (STO), the athletes hydrated themselves according to their habits, and in the second session of standard training, called nutritional intervention training session (STIN), an ideal practice of hydration protocol was followed, using an isotonic sports drink as a rehydration liquid during the training...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318166/lower-limb-symmetry-comparison-of-muscular-power-between-dominant-and-nondominant-legs-in-healthy-young-adults-associated-with-single-leg-dominant-sports
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Alex Vaisman, Rodrigo Guiloff, Juan Rojas, Iris Delgado, David Figueroa, Rafael Calvo
Background: Achieving a symmetrical power performance (difference <15%) between lower limbs is generally recommended during sports rehabilitation. However, athletes in single-leg-dominant sports, such as professional soccer players, could develop significant asymmetry between their dominant and nondominant legs, such that symmetry does not act as a viable comparison. Purpose: To (1) compare maximal muscular power between the dominant and nondominant legs in healthy young adults, (2) evaluate the effect of a single-leg-dominant sport activity performed at the professional level, and (3) propose a parameter of normality for maximal power difference in the lower limbs of this young adult population...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316070/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-severe-lacerations-during-forceps-delivery-in-a-single-teaching-hospital-where-simulation-training-is-held-annually
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Yasuko Sano, Chihiro Hirai, Shintaro Makino, Xianglan Li, Jun Takeda, Atsuo Itakura, Satoru Takeda
AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate the incidence of severe lacerations during forceps delivery and the risk factors associated with such delivery in a hospital where simulation training is held annually. METHODS: The medical records of 857 women who underwent forceps delivery at term with singleton cephalic presentation from 2010 to 2015 were reviewed. The relationship between clinical characteristics and birth canal trauma was analyzed. Birth canal trauma included third and fourth degree perineal lacerations...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315455/home-versus-in-patient-treatment-for-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Richard Othieno, Emmanuel Okpo, Rachel Forster
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow through a vein, which can occur after surgery, after trauma, or when a person has been immobile for a long time. Clots can dislodge and block blood flow to the lungs (pulmonary embolism (PE)), causing death. DVT and PE are known by the term venous thromboembolism (VTE). Heparin (in the form of unfractionated heparin (UFH)) is a blood-thinning drug used during the first three to five days of DVT treatment...
January 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314871/normative-functional-performance-values-in-high-school-athletes-the-functional-pre-participation-evaluation-project
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James A Onate, Cambrie Starkel, Daniel R Clifton
CONTEXT:   The fourth edition of the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation recommends functional testing for the musculoskeletal portion of the examination; however, normative data across sex and grade level are limited.3 Establishing normative data can provide clinicians reference points with which to compare their patients, potentially aiding in the development of future injury-risk assessments and injury-mitigation programs. OBJECTIVE:   To establish normative functional performance and limb-symmetry data for high school-aged male and female athletes in the United States...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314345/differentiation-between-vasogenic-edema-and-infiltrative-tumor-in-patients-with-high-grade-gliomas-using-texture-patch-based-analysis
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Moran Artzi, Gilad Liberman, Deborah T Blumenthal, Orna Aizenstein, Felix Bokstein, Dafna Ben Bashat
BACKGROUND: High-grade gliomas (HGGs) induce both vasogenic edema and extensive infiltration of tumor cells, both of which present with similar appearance on conventional MRI. Using current radiological criteria, differentiation between these tumoral and nontumoral areas within the nonenhancing lesion area remains challenging. PURPOSE: To use radiomics patch-based analysis, based on conventional MRI, for the classification of the nonenhancing lesion area in patients with HGG into tumoral and nontumoral components...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314198/nonrigid-active-shape-model-based-registration-framework-for-motion-correction-of-cardiac-t1-mapping
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Hossam El-Rewaidy, Maryam Nezafat, Jihye Jang, Shiro Nakamori, Ahmed S Fahmy, Reza Nezafat
PURPOSE: Accurate reconstruction of myocardial T1 maps from a series of T1 -weighted images consists of cardiac motions induced from breathing and diaphragmatic drifts. We propose and evaluate a new framework based on active shape models to correct for motion in myocardial T1 maps. METHODS: Multiple appearance models were built at different inversion time intervals to model the blood-myocardium contrast and brightness changes during the longitudinal relaxation. Myocardial inner and outer borders were automatically segmented using the built models, and the extracted contours were used to register the T1 -weighted images...
January 3, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313277/does-sleeve-shape-make-a-difference-in-outcomes
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Adel Alhaj Saleh, Michal R Janik, Rami R Mustafa, Mohammed Alshehri, Adil H Khan, Seyed Mohammad Kalantar Motamedi, Shiraz Rahim, Indravadan Patel, Amir Aryaie, Mujjahid Abbas, Tomasz Rogula, Leena Khaitan
INTRODUCTION: Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is one of the most common procedures performed for weight loss. Many seek the "perfect sleeve" with the notion that the type of calibrating device affects sleeve shape, and this in turn will affect outcomes and complications. Two major concerns after SG are amount of weight loss and acid reflux. Our aim was to determine if the various calibration methods could impact sleeve shape and thereby allow for better outcomes of weight loss and reflux. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of 210 patients who underwent SG and had postoperative upper gastrointestinal (UGI) study from 2011 to 2015 in a single center by a single (fellowship-trained) bariatric surgeon...
January 8, 2018: Obesity Surgery
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