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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320112/multiple-sclerosis-patients-understanding-and-preferences-for-risks-and-benefits-of-disease-modifying-drugs-a-systematic-review
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Gurpreet K Reen, Eli Silber, Dawn W Langdon
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are faced with complex risk-benefit profiles of disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) when making treatment decisions. For effective shared decision-making, MS patients should understand the risks and benefits of DMDs and make treatment decisions based on personal preferences. METHODS: This is an inclusive systematic review to primarily assess current understanding of MS patients for information about DMDs provided during the standard healthcare system...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319988/travel-distance-to-cancer-treatment-facilities-in-the-deep-south
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Mary J Wills, Marilyn V Whitman, Thomas M English
Despite ongoing efforts to improve rural healthcare, the health problems facing rural communities persist. The lack of healthcare providers and infrastructure in rural areas has been linked to a number of negative consequences. Among the elderly rural population, the lack of proximal access presents greater barriers because many elderly people are further limited in their ability to travel and pay for services. In the Deep South specifically, rural residents experience limited access to care and overall poor health outcomes...
January 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319878/visual-stimuli-modulate-frontal-oscillatory-rhythms-in-a-cortically-blind-patient-evidence-for-top-down-visual-processing
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Eda Tipura, Alan J Pegna, Beatrice de Gelder, Olivier Renaud
OBJECTIVE: We investigated neuronal correlates of faces versus non-faces processing in a cortically blind patient (TN) and a group of healthy age-matched controls in order to test electrophysiological correlates of the processing of pertinent stimuli in this patient. METHODS: An EEG paradigm was used, in which intact and scrambled faces were displayed on a screen. First, time-frequency transforms were conducted on the patients' data alone. These oscillations were then compared to the frontal activity of six control participants...
February 23, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319836/a-cross-sectional-comparison-of-ethanol-related-cytokine-expression-in-the-hippocampus-of-young-and-aged-fischer-344-rats
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Anny Gano, Tamara L Doremus-Fitzwater, Terrence Deak
Our work in Sprague Dawley rats has shown rapid alterations in neuroimmune gene expression (RANGE) in the hippocampus and paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN). These manifest as increased interleukin (IL)-6 and IκBα, and suppressed IL-1β and tumor necrosis factor alpha during acute ethanol intoxication. The present studies tested these effects across the lifespan (young adulthood at 2-3 months; senescence at 18 and 24 months), as well as across strain (Fischer 344) and sex. The hippocampus revealed age-dependent shifts in cytokine expression (IL-6, IL-1β, and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1), but no changes were observed in the PVN at baseline or following ethanol...
March 17, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319720/expert-assessment-of-the-resilience-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-systems-to-climate-related-hazards
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Jeanne Luh, Sarah Royster, Daniel Sebastian, Edema Ojomo, Jamie Bartram
We conducted an expert assessment to obtain expert opinions on the relative global resilience of ten drinking water and five sanitation technologies to the following six climate-related hazards: drought, decreased inter-annual precipitation, flood, superstorm flood, wind damage, and saline intrusion. Resilience scores ranged from 1.7 to 9.9 out of a maximum resilience of 10, with high scores corresponding to high resilience. We find that for some climate-related hazards, such as drought, technologies demonstrated a large range in resilience, indicating that the choice of water and sanitation technologies is important for areas prone to drought...
March 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319693/what-do-dads-want-treatment-preferences-for-paternal-postpartum-depression
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Emily E Cameron, Dana Hunter, Ivan D Sedov, Lianne M Tomfohr-Madsen
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) is prevalent, occurring in 8 to 13% of new fathers. Identifying effective and acceptable treatments for paternal PPD is important to prevent negative family outcomes. Participation in a patient preferred treatment for depression increases treatment adherence and effectiveness. Thus, developing and delivering interventions that are preferred by the target population is an important aspect of successful treatment. The current study investigated treatment preferences for paternal PPD...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319635/lupus-erythematosus-tumidus-of-the-scalp-masquerading-as-alopecia-areata
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Kara Hoverson, Abel D Jarell, Wendi E Wohltmann
Lupus erythematosus tumidus (LET) is a unique subset of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CCLE) that generally presents as urticarialike papules and plaques with induration and erythema on the face, trunk, and upper extremities. Lesions rarely present on the scalp or below the waist. We report a unique case of LET on the scalp of a woman that presented clinically as alopecia areata. Resistance to the standard treatment for alopecia areata prompted a biopsy that proved the diagnosis.
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319628/progressive-papular-eruption-on-the-face-and-groin
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Carina M Woodruff, Joshua M Schulman, Erin H Amerson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319625/photoprotection-prevents-skin-cancer-let-s-make-it-fashionable-to-wear-sun-protective-clothing
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Jeffrey M Milch, Nicholas F Logemann
Protection from UV radiation (UVR) is of paramount importance in preventing skin cancers, the majority of which occur on sun-exposed areas of the face, ears, and neck. A reusable, inexpensive, and truly simple measure of personal protection that greatly reduces exposure to UVR, thereby reducing the risk for developing skin cancers, can be achieved simply by regularly wearing a wide-brimmed hat. In some areas of the world where sunny climates are pervasive and exposure to UVR is part of everyday life, fashion trends, policy, and public health initiatives are in sync, and photoprotection with wide-brimmed hats is embraced as a common and fashionable practice...
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319425/overcoming-challenges-in-the-diagnosis-prevention-and-treatment-of-pediatric-drug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Sylvie Jonckheree, Jennifer Furin
Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is a growing global health threat and children are especially vulnerable to becoming infected and sick with DR-TB. There is a growing body of evidence on the optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of DR-TB in this vulnerable population. Areas covered: A comprehensive review of the literature on DR-TB in children was done using PubMed and Ovid databases up to December 31, 2016. Topic areas covered included diagnosis of DR-TB, treatment of DR-TB-including novel medications and regimens, prevention of DR-TB, community-based care, and stigma/discrimination...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319357/par3-in-chick-lens-placode-development
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Maraysa de Oliveira Melo, Ricardo Moraes Borges, Chao Yun Irene Yan
The lens originates from a simple cuboidal epithelium, which, on its basal side, contacts the optic vesicle, whilst facing the extraembryonic environment on its apical side. As this epithelium changes into the pseudostratified lens placode, its cells elongate and become narrower at their apical ends. This is due to the formation of an apical actin network, whose appearance is restricted to cells of the placodal region, as a result of region-specific signaling mechanisms that remain largely unknown. Here, we investigated the role of the polarity protein PAR3 and the phosphorylation state of its Threonine 833 (T833) aPKC-binding site in the recruitment of aPKC and in the establishment of actin network in the chick lens placode...
March 20, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319335/evaluating-the-psychosocial-impact-of-hemophilia-b-the-bridging-hemophilia-b-experiences-results-and-opportunities-into-solutions-b-hero-s-study
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Robert Sidonio, Natalia Holot, David L Cooper
The needs of individuals living with hemophilia B, especially those with mild or moderate hemophilia and affected females, are not well understood. The Bridging Hemophilia B Experiences, Results and Opportunities into Solutions (B-HERO-S) initiative was developed in an effort to obtain greater insights into the unique issues and challenges faced by those with hemophilia B. This study explored the impact of hemophilia B on education, employment, engagement in physical activities and other psychosocial aspects of the lives of affected individuals and their families...
April 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319283/critically-evaluating-best-management-practices-for-preventing-freshwater-turtle-extinctions
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R J Spencer, J U Van Dyke, Michael B Thompson
Ex situ conservation tools, such as captive breeding for reintroduction, are considered last resort to help recover threatened or endangered species. However, they may also provide alternative strategies where reducing threats directly is difficult or ineffective. Headstarting, or captive rearing of eggs or neonate animals and subsequent release into the wild, has been controversial for decades. A major criticism is that headstarting is a symptomatic treatment of conservation problems (halfway technology), however, it may provide a mechanism to address multiple threats, particularly in close proximity of population centres...
March 20, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319210/oculo-dento-digital-dysplasia-oddd-due-to-a-gja1-mutation-report-of-a-case-with-emphasis-on-dental-manifestations
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Christina Hadjichristou, Violetta Christophidou-Anastasiadou, Athina Bakopoulou, George A Tanteles, Maria A Loizidou, Kyriacos Kyriacou, Andreas Hadjisavvas, Konstantinos Michalakis, Argyris Pissiotis, Petros Koidis
Oculo-dento-digital dysplasia (ODDD) is a congenital disorder manifesting with multiple phenotypic abnormalities involving the face, eyes, teeth, and limbs in addition to neurologic symptomatology. This report aims to present a female patient with ODDD who was referred due to extensive oral restorative needs. The presence of hypoplastic enamel triggered further evaluation. Characteristic facies with hypoplastic alae nasi and syndactyly offered greater insight into the phenotype of the syndrome. Clinical suspicion was confirmed by genetic sequencing revealing heterozygous mutation in GJA1...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318887/multi-focus-beamforming-for-thermal-strain-imaging-using-a-single-ultrasound-linear-array-transducer
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Man M Nguyen, Xuan Ding, Steven A Leers, Kang Kim
Ultrasound-induced thermal strain imaging (TSI) has been used successfully to identify lipid- and water-based tissues in atherosclerotic plaques in some research settings. However, TSI faces several challenges to be realized in clinics. These challenges include motion artifacts and displacement tracking accuracy, as well as limited heating capability, which contributes to low thermal strain signal-to-noise ratio, and a limited field of view. Our goal was to address the challenge in heating tissue in TSI. Current TSI systems use separate heating and imaging transducers, which require physical alignment of the heating and imaging beams and result in a bulky setup that limits in vivo operation...
March 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318868/management-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection-the-more-we-learn-the-less-we-know
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Robert A Henderson, Matthew S Austin
BACKGROUND: Despite the tremendous and long-standing success of total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty as treatments for end-stage arthritis, periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains a rare but feared complication of these procedures. METHODS: This review highlights some of the difficulties inherent to studying PJI. These include the difficulty in powering studies to capture this relatively uncommon complication, as well as the heterogeneity in clinical presentation and manifestations associated with the diagnosis and treatment of PJI...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318817/clinical-and-mutational-characteristics-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-patients-based-on-a-comprehensive-database-in-south-china
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Dan-Ni Wang, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Lei Yan, Jin He, Min-Ting Lin, Wan-Jin Chen, Ning Wang
The development of clinical trials for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in China faces many challenges due to limited information about epidemiological data, natural history and clinical management. To provide these detailed data, we developed a comprehensive database based on registered DMD patients from South China and analysed their clinical and mutational characteristics. The database included DMD registrants confirmed by clinical presentation, family history, genetic detection, prognostic outcome, and/or muscle biopsy...
February 21, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318637/impact-of-multiple-en-face-image-averaging-on-quantitative-assessment-from-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-images
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Akihito Uji, Siva Balasubramanian, Jianqin Lei, Elmira Baghdasaryan, Mayss Al-Sheikh, SriniVas R Sadda
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of multiple en face image averaging on quantitative measurements of the retinal microvasculature using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). DESIGN: Prospective, observational, cross-sectional case series. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-one healthy individuals with normal eyes. METHODS: Macular OCTA images were acquired from all participants using the Zeiss Cirrus 5000 with Angioplex OCTA software (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA)...
March 16, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318622/computer-assisted-topological-analysis-of-renal-allograft-inflammation-adds-to-risk-evaluation-at-diagnosis-of-humoral-rejection
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Antoine Sicard, Vannary Meas-Yedid, Maud Rabeyrin, Alice Koenig, Stephanie Ducreux, Frederique Dijoud, Valerie Hervieu, Lionel Badet, Emmanuel Morelon, Jean Christophe Olivo-Marin, Valerie Dubois, Olivier Thaunat
Antibody-mediated rejection is associated with heterogeneous kidney allograft outcomes. Accurate evaluation of risk for graft loss at time of diagnosis is necessary to offer personalized treatment. In contrast with serological and molecular assessment, morpho-histological evaluation of antibody-mediated rejection lesions has not significantly evolved. This relies on Banff classifications designed to be of diagnostic discriminatory power rather than prognostic and face quantitative and qualitative limitations...
March 15, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318455/airway-management-in-disaster-response-a-manikin-study-comparing-direct-and-video-laryngoscopy-for-endotracheal-intubation-by-prehospital-providers-in-level-c-personal-protective-equipment
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Sami Yousif, Jason T Machan, Yasser Alaska, Selim Suner
Introduction Airway management is one of many challenges that medical providers face in disaster response operations. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE), in particular, was found to be associated with higher failure rates and a prolonged time to achieve airway control. Hypothesis/Problem The objective of this study was to determine whether video laryngoscopy could facilitate the performance of endotracheal intubation by disaster responders wearing Level C PPE. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, crossover study, a convenience sample of practicing prehospital providers were recruited...
March 20, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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