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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938490/expression-of-contactin-4-is-associated-with-malignant-behavior-in-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas
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Lucie Evenepoel, Francien H van Nederveen, Lindsey Oudijk, Thomas G Papathomas, David F Restuccia, Eric J T Belt, Wouter W de Herder, Richard A Feelders, Gaston J H Franssen, Marc Hamoir, Dominique Maiter, Aurel Perren, Henri J L M Timmers, Susanne van Eeden, Laurent Vroonen, Selda Aydin, Mercedes Robledo, Miikka Vikkula, Ronald R de Krijger, Winand N M Dinjens, Alexandre Persu, Esther Korpershoek
Context: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGL) are rare neuroendocrine, usually benign tumors. Currently, the only reliable criterion of malignancy is the presence of metastases. Objective: The aim was to identify genes associated with malignancy in PPGL. Design: Transcriptomic profiling was performed on 40 benign and 11 malignant PPGL. Genes showing a significantly different expression between benign and malignant PPGL with a ratio ≥ 4 were confirmed, and subsequently tested in an independent series by qRT-PCR...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938249/absence-of-fitness-improvement-is-associated-with-outcomes-in-heart-failure-patients
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Esmée A Bakker, Johan A Snoek, Esther P Meindersma, Maria T E Hopman, Louise Bellersen, André L M Verbeek, Dick H J Thijssen, Thijs M H Eijsvogels
PURPOSE: To examine the clinical impact of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and improvements in CRF after cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in heart failure (HF) patients for their risk of all-cause mortality and unplanned hospitalization. Secondly, to investigate possible factors associated with the absence of improvement in CRF after rehabilitation. METHODS: We included 155 HF patients receiving CR between October 2009 and January 2015. Patients performed an incremental bicycle test to assess CRF through peak oxygen uptake (VO2-peak) before and after CR-based supervised exercise training...
September 21, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937849/neurodynamic-mobilization-in-a-collegiate-long-jumper-with-exercise-induced-lateral-leg-and-ankle-pain-a-case-report
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Terry Cox, Tom Sneed, Herb Hamann
STUDY DESIGN: Case Report. BACKGROUND: The purpose of this case report is to describe nerve mobilization in the treatment of lower extremity neuropathic pain in a female collegiate long jumper. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 21 year-old long jumper presented 7 months after onset of ankle and leg pain. She complained of "aching" pain over the lateral ankle, radiating proximally to just superior to the lateral knee. Neurodynamic testing of the sural and superficial branch of the fibular nerves was positive...
September 22, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937517/effects-of-a-short-video-based-resident-as-teacher-training-toolkit-on-resident-teaching
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Hope A Ricciotti, Taylor S Freret, Ashley Aluko, Bri Anne McKeon, Miriam J Haviland, Lori R Newman
OBJECTIVE: To pilot a short video-based resident-as-teacher training toolkit and assess its effect on resident teaching skills in clinical settings. METHODS: A video-based resident-as-teacher training toolkit was previously developed by educational experts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Residents were recruited from two academic hospitals, watched two videos from the toolkit ("Clinical Teaching Skills" and "Effective Clinical Supervision"), and completed an accompanying self-study guide...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937469/outcome-of-a-resident-spine-surgical-skills-training-program
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Brian P Calio, Christopher K Kepler, John D Koerner, Jeffrey A Rihn, Paul Millhouse, Kris E Radcliff
STUDY DESIGN: Cadaver training lab. OBJECTIVE: To determine if a technical cadaver skills training lab for spinal surgery increases resident confidence, satisfaction in training, and perception of operating room safety. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Resident training is an important topic in the setting of work hour reform. The use of supplemental materials such as videos, sawbones, and simulators may become important to adequately train orthopedic residents...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937310/remotely-supervised-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-fatigue-in-multiple-sclerosis-results-from-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Leigh E Charvet, Bryan Dobbs, Michael T Shaw, Marom Bikson, Abhishek Datta, Lauren B Krupp
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common and debilitating feature of multiple sclerosis (MS) that remains without reliably effective treatment. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a promising option for fatigue reduction. We developed a telerehabilitation protocol that delivers tDCS to participants at home using specially designed equipment and real-time supervision (remotely supervised transcranial direct current stimulation (RS-tDCS)). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether tDCS can reduce fatigue in individuals with MS...
September 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937264/multidisciplinary-team-and-clinical-meeting-data-jrf-national-survey-of-trainees-2015
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Sarah R Hudson, David Little, Anup Mathew, Diana Rosof-Williams, Fiona Pathiraja, Kabir Varghese, James Stephenson
OBJECTIVE: To collect radiology trainees' views on training for clinic-multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTMs), identify aspects requiring improvement and develop a guide to aid training. This is central to quality assurance and is within the core RCR curriculum. METHODS: The Junior Radiology Forum National Training Survey 2015 was emailed to 1222 UK trainees. Questions related to role in MDTMs, training, use of the MDTM eportfolio tool and experience of leading meetings...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936562/can-a-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-be-safely-performed-by-surgical-residents-in-a-bariatric-center-of-excellence-the-learning-curve-of-surgical-residents-in-bariatric-surgery
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Anne-Sophie van Rijswijk, Daan E Moes, Noëlle Geubbels, Barbara A Hutten, Yair I Z Acherman, Arnold W van de Laar, Maurits de Brauw, Sjoerd C Bruin
BACKGROUND: A learning curve (LC) is a graphic display of the number of consecutive procedures performed necessary to reach competence and is defined by complications and duration of surgery (DOS). There is little evidence on the LC of surgical residents in bariatric surgery. Aim of the study is to evaluate whether the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) can be safely performed by surgical residents, to evaluate the LC of surgical residents for LRYGB and to assess whether surgical residents fit in the LC of the bariatric center which has been established by their proctors...
September 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936018/effects-of-a-video-feedback-parent-training-program-during-child-welfare-visitation
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Rhonda N T Nese, Cynthia M Anderson, Traci Ruppert, Philip A Fisher
Behavioral parent training programs have documented efficacy for improving behaviors among parents and their children and are frequently used by child welfare agencies to prevent removal of a child from the parental home or to facilitate reunification. Although an ideal time for parent training might be during supervised visits where parents may practice skills with their children under the guidance and support of a therapist or caseworker, this is not typically the case. Most often, parents within the child welfare system receive parent training in small groups without their children present, and to date, few studies have examined effects of behavioral parent training interventions during supervised visitation...
December 2016: Children and Youth Services Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934963/metabolic-status-of-csf-distinguishes-rats-with-tauopathy-from-controls
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Radana Karlíková, Kateřina Mičová, Lukáš Najdekr, Alžběta Gardlo, Tomáš Adam, Petra Majerová, David Friedecký, Andrej Kováč
BACKGROUND: Tauopathies represent heterogeneous groups of neurodegenerative diseases that are characterised by abnormal deposition of the microtubule-associated protein tau. Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent tauopathy, affecting more than 35 million people worldwide. In this study we investigated changes in metabolic pathways associated with tau-induced neurodegeneration. METHODS: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), plasma and brain tissue were collected from a transgenic rat model for tauopathies and from age-matched control animals...
September 21, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934945/aqua-walking-as-an-alternative-exercise-modality-during-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-coronary-artery-disease-in-older-patients-with-lower-extremity-osteoarthritis
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Jong-Young Lee, Kee-Chan Joo, Peter H Brubaker
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of aqua walking (AW) on coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiorespiratory fitness in older adults with osteoarthritis in the lower extremity and compare it with that of traditional over-ground walking. METHODS: Sixty consecutive eligible patients who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention for CAD with limited ambulation due to lower extremity osteoarthritis were recruited. They were randomly assigned to the AW program group, treadmill/track walking (TW) program group, or non-exercise control group (CON)...
September 21, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934942/implementation-considerations-when-expanding-health-worker-roles-to-include-safe-abortion-care-a-five-country-case-study-synthesis
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Claire Glenton, Annik M Sorhaindo, Bela Ganatra, Simon Lewin
BACKGROUND: Allowing a broader range of trained health workers to deliver services can be an important way of improving access to safe abortion care. However, the expansion of health worker roles may be challenging to implement. This study aimed to explore factors influencing the implementation of role expansion strategies for non-physician providers to include the delivery of abortion care. METHODS: We conducted a multi-country case study synthesis in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, South Africa and Uruguay, where the roles of non-physician providers have been formally expanded to include the provision of abortion care...
September 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934917/sparse-supervised-classification-methods-predict-and-characterize-nanomaterial-exposures-independent-markers-of-mwcnt-exposures
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Naveena Yanamala, Marlene S Orandle, Vamsi K Kodali, Lindsey Bishop, Patti C Zeidler-Erdely, Jenny R Roberts, Vincent Castranova, Aaron Erdely
Recent experimental evidence indicates significant pulmonary toxicity of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), such as inflammation, interstitial fibrosis, granuloma formation, and carcinogenicity. Although numerous studies explored the adverse potential of various CNTs, their comparability is often limited. This is due to differences in administered dose, physicochemical characteristics, exposure methods, and end points monitored. Here, we addressed the problem through sparse classification method, a supervised machine learning approach that can reduce the noise contained in redundant variables for discriminating among MWCNT-exposed and MWCNT-unexposed groups...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934808/competency-based-teaching-in-radiology-implementation-and-evaluation-of-interactive-workstation-based-learning-to-apply-nklm-based-content
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Wolfgang Koestner, Wiebke Otten, Till Kaireit, Frank K Wacker, Sabine Dettmer
Purpose New teaching formats are required to implement competency-based teaching in radiology teaching. Therefore, we have established and evaluated two practical competency-based radiological courses. Materials and Methods The courses were held in a multimedia room with 25 computers and a professional DICOM viewer. Students were taught basic image analysis and presented clinical cases with a DICOM viewer under supervision of an instructor using desktop monitoring software. Two courses (elective course and obligatory course) were evaluated by the students (n = 160 and n = 100) and instructors (n = 9) using an anonymized online survey...
September 21, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934170/mobile-based-analysis-of-malaria-infected-thin-blood-smears-automated-species-and-life-cycle-stage-determination
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Luís Rosado, José M Correia da Costa, Dirk Elias, Jaime S Cardoso
Microscopy examination has been the pillar of malaria diagnosis, being the recommended procedure when its quality can be maintained. However, the need for trained personnel and adequate equipment limits its availability and accessibility in malaria-endemic areas. Rapid, accurate, accessible diagnostic tools are increasingly required, as malaria control programs extend parasite-based diagnosis and the prevalence decreases. This paper presents an image processing and analysis methodology using supervised classification to assess the presence of malaria parasites and determine the species and life cycle stage in Giemsa-stained thin blood smears...
September 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933881/family-investments-in-low-income-children-s-achievement-and-socioemotional-functioning
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Francesca Longo, Caitlin McPherran Lombardi, Eric Dearing
Family processes and parenting practices help explain developmental differences between children in low- versus higher-income households. There are, however, few studies addressing the question of: what are the key family processes and parenting practices for promoting low-income children's growth? We address this question in the present study, following conceptual work framing family processes and parenting practices as investments in children. Using secondary analyses of longitudinal data on low-income children from birth to age 15 (n = 528), we estimate several potential family investments in achievement and socioemotional outcomes during early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence...
September 21, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933713/adaptations-associated-with-an-after-school-strength-and-conditioning-program-in-middle-school-aged-boys-a-quasi-experimental-design
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Brennan J Thompson, Matt S Stock, Jacob A Mota, Alexander S Drusch, Ryan N DeFranco, Tyler R Cook, Matthew A Hamm
Thompson, BJ, Stock, MS, Mota, JA, Drusch, AS, DeFranco, RN, Cook, TR, and Hamm, MA. Adaptations associated with an after-school strength and conditioning program in middle-school aged boys: a quasi-experimental design. J Strength Cond Res 31(10): 2840-2851, 2017-High-intensity strength and conditioning programs aimed at improving youth performance are becoming increasingly prevalent. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 16-week after-school strength and conditioning program on performance and body composition in middle-school-aged boys...
October 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933057/healthcare-finance-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia-a-qualitative-study-of-householders-attitudes
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Mohammed Khaled Al-Hanawi, Omar Alsharqi, Saja Almazrou, Kirit Vaidya
BACKGROUND: The public sector healthcare system in Saudi Arabia, essentially financed by oil revenues and 'free at the point of delivery', is coming under increasing strain due to escalating expenditure and an increasingly volatile oil market and is likely to be unsustainable in the medium to long term. OBJECTIVES: This study examines how satisfied the Saudi people are with their public sector healthcare services and assesses their willingness to contribute to financing the system through a national health insurance scheme...
September 20, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932925/hepatic-complications-of-anorexia-nervosa
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Elissa Rosen, Neeru Bakshi, Ashlie Watters, Hugo R Rosen, Philip S Mehler
Anorexia nervosa (AN) has the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses due to the widespread organ dysfunction caused by the underlying severe malnutrition. Starvation causes hepatocyte injury and death leading to a rise in aminotransferases. Malnutrition-induced hepatitis is common among individuals with AN especially as body mass index decreases. Acute liver failure associated with coagulopathy and encephalopathy can rarely occur. Liver enzymes may also less commonly increase as part of the refeeding process due to hepatic steatosis and can be distinguished from starvation hepatitis by the finding of a fatty liver on ultrasonography...
September 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932247/risk-factors-for-acute-unintentional-poisoning-among-children-aged-1-5-years-in-the-rural-community-of-sri-lanka
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M B Kavinda Chandimal Dayasiri, Shaluka F Jayamanne, Chamilka Y Jayasinghe
BACKGROUND: Acute poisoning in children is a major preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. However, there is a wide variation in patterns of poisoning and related risk factors across different geographic regions globally. This hospital based case-control study identifies the risk factors of acute unintentional poisoning among children aged 1-5 years of the rural community in a developing Asian country. METHODS: This hospital based case-control study included 600 children...
2017: International Journal of Pediatrics
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