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Manesh R Patel, John H Calhoon, Gregory J Dehmer, James Aaron Grantham, Thomas M Maddox, David J Maron, Peter K Smith
To more clearly reflect the relationship between iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio) and FFR (fractional flow reserve), this Correction document highlights the following changes to the original document published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology; the version available at JACC [1] has been updated to reflect the changes, with JACC's Correction document available at [2].
May 10, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
S R Humphrey, X Hu, K Adamson, A Schaus, J N Jensen, B Drolet
Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a term describing absence of skin at birth. ACC is a rare cutaneous finding, often noted with no other physical abnormalities. The etiology of ACC varies, and there are likely several causes for its development. ACC can be located anywhere on the body. Its clinical appearance and location can alert the clinician to other potential abnormalities and associations. This discussion covers the diagnosis of ACC and its subtypes and associations in order to provide a pragmatic, clinically relevant and patient-centered approach to evaluation and treatment...
February 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Philip Van Damme
Loss-of-function mutations in the gene encoding the growth factor progranulin cause degeneration of the ageing brain in a dose-dependent manner. While heterozygous mutations result in adult onset frontotemporal dementia, the much rarer homozygous null mutations cause an early onset lysosomal storage disorder. A better understanding of the biology of progranulin in the central nervous system is needed to find solutions for these incurable diseases. This Editorial highlights a study by Zhou et al. in the current issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry, in which the authors provide data that are a step towards this goal...
October 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
Barclay W Bakkum, Cynthia Chapman
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the self-reported barriers to publication for authors of abstracts presented at the most recent chiropractic scientific meetings for which publication rates are known, that is the 2006 to 2008 Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference and Research Agenda Conference (ACC/RAC) meetings. METHODS: A 4-question electronic survey was sent via email to 1 of the listed authors for each abstract not published as a full paper within 4 years of the 2006 to 2008 ACC/RAC meetings...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Education
Josephine N Tran, Tzu Chun Kao, Toros Caglar, Karen M Stockl, John A Spertus, Heidi C Lew, Brian K Solow, Paul S Chan
BACKGROUND: The 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults emphasizes evidence-based treatment with moderate- to high-dose statins for patients at high risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Whether this new guideline influenced patterns of treatment 1 year after its dissemination is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To compare patterns of lipid-lowering treatment before and 1 year after the release of the 2013 cholesterol guideline in 2 high-risk groups: patients with ASCVD and patients with diabetes mellitus...
August 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Gabriele Corda, Arturo Sala
Cutaneous cylindroma is a rare benign tumour that occasionally turns into malignant cylindrocarcinoma. The cancer can be sporadic or emerge in the context of Brooke-Spiegler syndrome (BSS), an inheritable condition characterized by mutation of the gene CYLD, encoding a tumour suppressor protein that controls the activity of the transcription factor NF-kB. Sporadic cylindromas present histological features shared with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a head and neck cancer originating from salivary or other exocrine glands...
August 2016: Journal of Pathology
Raul D Santos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2015: Annals of Internal Medicine
Ahmed Afifi
A disease that is associated with stroke and mortality, atrial fibrillation (AF) complicates 30 to 50% of mitral valve disease patients admitted for surgery.(1) Since the introduction of the Cox maze III procedure in 1992 many efforts have been made to come up with modified lesion sets and/or energy sources to surgically treat AF. This lead to the recently published American Heart Association (AHA)- American College of Cardiology (ACC)-Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) guidelines(2) stating that it is reasonable to perform atrial fibrillation ablation in selected patients undergoing other types of cardiac surgery...
2015: Global Cardiology Science & Practice
Eyuphan Gencel, Cengiz Eser, Ibrahim Tabakan, Erol Kesiktas, Metin Yavuz
INTRODUCTION: Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a rare congenital disorder. The purpose of this study was to present outcomes of tissue expander application for scalp reconstruction in extensive ACC. PATIENT/METHODS: In this retrospective study, medical records were reviewed for six patients who underwent serial tissue expander application for scalp reconstruction in ACC between 2000 and 2015. Patient average age was 14.5 (range, 4-25 years). One of the six cases had frontal bone defect, the others had bone and soft tissue defect at the vertex...
February 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Howard H Moffet, E Margaret Warton, Melissa M Parker, Jennifer Y Liu, Courtney R Lyles, Andrew J Karter
BACKGROUND: Data-sharing is encouraged to fulfill the ethical responsibility to transform research data into public health knowledge, but data sharing carries risks of improper disclosure and potential harm from release of individually identifiable data. METHODS: The study objective was to develop and implement a novel method for scientific collaboration and data sharing which distributes the analytic burden while protecting patient privacy. A procedure was developed where in an investigator who is external to an analytic coordinating center (ACC) can conduct original research following a protocol governed by a Publications and Presentations (P&P) Committee...
2014: Information Security and Computer Fraud
Scott M Grundy
Recent guidelines for cholesterol management proposed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recommended statin therapy for most men in their 60s and most women in their 70s. If these guidelines are followed in the United States, most adults will eventually take statins. A companion article in this journal goes a step further by proposing statin initiation for mostly everyone about 10 years earlier. Treatment in ACC/AHA guidelines does not depend on cholesterol levels, for either statin initiation or treatment goals...
November 1, 2014: American Journal of Cardiology
Jacques Blacher, Hélène Lelong, Sandrine Kretz, Alexandra Yannoutsos, Takeshi Kondo, Michel Safar
During year 2013, several recommendations for the management of hypertension were published: recommendations of the French and European Societies of Hypertension and two recommendations from the USA, those from the ACC/AHA/CDC groups and those from the JNC 8. The recommendations of the JNC 8 are not, strictly speaking, the recommendations of JNC 8, since they are neither endorsed by their sponsor: the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), nor by any other supervisor. They only commit their authors...
October 2014: La Presse Médicale
Prashant Vaishnava, Kim A Eagle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 19, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
Ann Marie Navar-Boggan, L Kristin Newby
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 19, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
Gordana Ramljak
The journal Acta Clinica Croatica (ACC) was founded in 1962 under the title Anali Bolnice Dr. M. Stojanović. In 1995, the title of the journal was changed into its present form and ever since all papers have been published in English. In 2000, the electronic (online) edition of the ACC was released in addition to the print version. The paper presents development of the journal from 1962 to 2012 based on the analysis of the following SCOPUS citation index parameters: type and number of documents published in the journal; number of citations; and number of domestic and foreign authors...
March 2014: Acta Clinica Croatica
Philemon Gukop, Nadav Gutman, Rajdeep Bilkhu, Georgios T Karapanagiotidis
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether early administration of aspirin might optimize vein graft patency. More than 250 papers were found using the reported search, of which 4 new papers in addition to the previous 7 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes and results of these papers are tabulated...
September 2014: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Eliana Vassena, Ruth M Krebs, Massimo Silvetti, Wim Fias, Tom Verguts
Acting in an uncertain environment requires estimating the probability and the value of potential outcomes. These computations are typically ascribed to various parts of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), but the functional architecture of this region remains debated. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) encodes reward prediction and outcome (i.e. win vs lose, Silvetti, Seurinck, & Verguts, 2013. Cortex, 49(6), 1627-35. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2012.05.008). An outcome-related value signal has also been reported in the ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex (vmPFC, Rangel & Hare, 2010...
July 2014: Neuropsychologia
Michael J Pencina, Ann Marie Navar-Boggan, Ralph B D'Agostino, Ken Williams, Benjamin Neely, Allan D Sniderman, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: The 2013 guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) for the treatment of cholesterol expand the indications for statin therapy for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys of 2005 to 2010, we estimated the number, and summarized the risk-factor profile, of persons for whom statin therapy would be recommended (i.e., eligible persons) under the new ACC-AHA guidelines, as compared with the guidelines of the Third Adult Treatment Panel (ATP III) of the National Cholesterol Education Program, and extrapolated the results to a population of 115...
April 10, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
Barclay W Bakkum, Cynthia Chapman, Claire Johnson
Objective : The purposes of this study were to investigate the overall publication rates of presentations at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference/Research Agenda Conference (ACC/RAC) meetings (2002-2008), differences in the publication rates of platform vs poster presentations, and the consistency of the meeting abstract compared to the full-length journal article. Methods : Abstracts were obtained from proceedings published in the Journal of Chiropractic Education. Literature searches using PubMed and the Index to the Chiropractic Literature (ICL) were performed to locate peer-reviewed journal articles based upon those abstracts...
2014: Journal of Chiropractic Education
Martin Fassnacht, Matthias Kroiss, Bruno Allolio
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is an orphan malignancy that has attracted increasing attention during the last decade. Here we provide an update on advances in the field since our last review published in this journal in 2006. The Wnt/β-catenin pathway and IGF-2 signaling have been confirmed as frequently altered signaling pathways in ACC, but recent data suggest that they are probably not sufficient for malignant transformation. Thus, major players in the pathogenesis are still unknown. For diagnostic workup, comprehensive hormonal assessment and detailed imaging are required because in most ACCs, evidence for autonomous steroid secretion can be found and computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (if necessary, combined with functional imaging) can differentiate benign from malignant adrenocortical tumors...
December 2013: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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