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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30292612/aortoiliac-calcification-correlates-with-5-year-survival-after-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Matthew J TerBush, Khurram Rasheed, Zane Z Young, Jennifer L Ellis, Roan J Glocker, Adam J Doyle, Kathleen G Raman, Michael C Stoner
BACKGROUND: An anatomic severity grade (ASG) score to categorize and to define anatomic factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair was proposed. Other studies have previously reported that aortic anatomic complexity is a marker of survival and resource utilization after repair, although it remains unclear whether individual components of the ASG score independently contribute to survival. This study analyzed and validated an aortic and iliac artery calcium scoring system that can potentially predict survival after AAA repair...
October 3, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30283604/randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-modified-sano-s-and-narrow-band-imaging-international-colorectal-endoscopic-classifications-for-colorectal-lesions
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Leonardo Zorrón Cheng Tao Pu, Kuan Loong Cheong, Doreen Siew Ching Koay, Sze Pheh Yeap, Amanda Ovenden, Mahima Raju, Andrew Ruszkiewicz, Philip W Chiu, James Y Lau, Rajvinder Singh
AIM: To assess the utility of modified Sano's (MS) vs the narrow band imaging international colorectal endoscopic (NICE) classification in differentiating colorectal polyps. METHODS: Patients undergoing colonoscopy between 2013 and 2015 were enrolled in this trial. Based on the MS or the NICE classifications, patients were randomised for real-time endoscopic diagnosis. This was followed by biopsies, endoscopic or surgical resection. The endoscopic diagnosis was then compared to the final (blinded) histopathology...
September 16, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30251847/generic-haptens-synthesis-broad-specificity-monoclonal-antibodies-preparation-and-ultrasensitive-elisa-for-five-antibacterial-synergists-in-chicken-and-milk
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Hongfang Li, Shaoqin Ma, Xiya Zhang, Chenglong Li, Baolei Dong, Mari Ghulam Mujtaba, Yujie Wei, Xiao Liang, Xuezhi Yu, Kai Wen, Wenbo Yu, Jianzhong Shen, Zhanhui Wang
An antibody with broad-specificity and principally depending on hapten structure and size is a key reagent for developing a class-selective immunoassay. In the present study, three new generic haptens of antibacterial synergists (ASGs) were proposed using trimethoprim as the start molecule. These haptens contained carboxyl groups on the meta position of trimethoxybenzene for conjugating to protein, while, the common moiety of ASGs, i.e., diaminopyrimidine, was intentionally and maximally exposed to the immune system in animals in order to induce antibodies with broad-specificity against ASGs...
September 25, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30210415/the-australian-sheep-goat-scale-an-evaluation-of-factor-structure-and-convergent-validity
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Kenneth Drinkwater, Andrew Denovan, Neil Dagnall, Andrew Parker
The Australian Sheep-Goat Scale (ASGS) is a commonly used measure of belief in the paranormal. The scale contains items that index extrasensory perception (ESP), psychokinesis (PK), and life after death (LAD). Although, research employs the ASGS as both a general (unidimensional) and factorial (multidimensional) measure, few studies have examined the appropriateness of these solutions. Accordingly, the present paper tested the psychometric integrity of the ASGS via two studies. Study 1 assessed ASGS factorial structure using confirmatory factor analysis...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30196719/-the-role-of-endoscopy-registries-in-quality-health-care-the-first-data-from-the-hungarian-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-ercp-registry
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Dániel Pécsi, Péter Hegyi, Andrea Szentesi, Szilárd Gódi, Ferenc Pakodi, Áron Vincze
INTRODUCTION: The continuous monitoring of quality indicators in gastrointestinal endoscopy has become an essential requirement nowadays. Most of these data cannot be extracted from the currently used free text reports, therefore a structured web-based data-collecting system was developed to record the indicators of pancreatobiliary endoscopy. AIM: A structured data-collecting system, the ERCP Registry, was initiated to monitor endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) examinations prospectively, and to verify its usability...
September 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30187668/arthritis-in-sarcoidosis-a-multicentric-study-from-india
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Vikas Agarwal, Vinita Agrawal, Amita Aggarwal, Parshant Aggarwal, Abhra C Chowdhury, Parasar Ghosh, Avinash Jain, Able Lawrence, Durga P Misra, Ramnath Misra, Madhusmita M Mohapatra, Alok Nath, Vir S Negi, Sapan Pandya, Vishnu V Reddy, Shiva Prasad, Aman Sharma, Vineeta Shobha, Yogesh P Singh, Saumya R Tripathy, Anupam Wakhlu
INTRODUCTION: Ten to 15% of patients with sarcoidosis have associated arthritis. Chronic arthritis is fairly uncommon. There is a paucity of data on articular manifestations of the disease from India. METHODS: Case records of adult patients with sarcoidosis presenting to 11 rheumatology centers from 2005 to 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. Joint involvement was assessed clinically, classified as acute or chronic depending on duration of symptoms less or greater than 6 months, respectively...
September 5, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30142252/molecular-species-determination-of-oligosaccharides-and-glycoconjugates-in-soybean-lecithin-powders
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Jingjing Kang, Ru Yin, Dong Cao
BACKGROUND: Oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates in soybean lecithin powder were of great importance to the properties and functions of lecithin materials. Oligosaccharides could trigger infusion reaction and color formation of soybean lecithin during medical injection and heat process, while glycoconjugates in form of glycolipids could change physical behavior of lecithin. For new functional exploration and comprehensive utilization of soybean lecithin powders, the exact molecular components of oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates in soybean lecithin powder were systematically studied in this paper...
August 24, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30113564/reducing-radiation-dose-for-high-resolution-flat-panel-ct-imaging-of-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence
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Amgad El Mekabaty, Seth E Pross, Mesha Martinez, John P Carey, Monica S Pearl
OBJECTIVE: High-resolution flat panel computed tomography (FPCT) is useful for the evaluation of temporal bone pathologies. While radiation exposure remains a concern, efforts have been devoted to reduce dose, while maintaining image quality. We hypothesize that removing the antiscatter grid (ASG) results in decreased radiation exposure, while maintaining diagnostic image quality for the evaluation of superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD). METHODS: Ten patients with clinical suspicion for SSCD participated in this prospective study...
September 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30112436/antibody-drug-conjugates-in-bladder-cancer
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Panagiotis J Vlachostergios, Christopher D Jakubowski, Muhammad J Niaz, Aileen Lee, Charlene Thomas, Amy L Hackett, Priyanka Patel, Naureen Rashid, Scott T Tagawa
Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is characterized by expression of a plethora of cell surface antigens, thus offering opportunities for specific therapeutic targeting with use of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). ADCs are structured from two major constituents, a monoclonal antibody (mAb) against a specific target and a cytotoxic drug connected via a linker molecule. Several ADCs are developed against different UC surface markers, but the ones at most advanced stages of development include sacituzumab govitecan (IMMU-132), enfortumab vedotin (ASG-22CE/ASG-22ME), ASG-15ME for advanced UC, and oportuzumab monatox (VB4-845) for early UC...
July 30, 2018: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30105290/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-is-effective-and-safe-in-non-achalasia-esophageal-motility-disorders-an-international-multicenter-study
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Mouen A Khashab, Pietro Familiari, Peter V Draganov, Hanaa Dakour Aridi, Joo Young Cho, Michael Ujiki, Ricardo Rio Tinto, Hubert Louis, Pankaj N Desai, Vic Velanovich, Eduardo Albéniz, Amyn Haji, Jeffrey Marks, Guido Costamagna, Jacques Devière, Yaseen Perbtani, Mason Hedberg, Fermin Estremera, Luis A Martin Del Campo, Dennis Yang, Majidah Bukhari, Olaya Brewer, Omid Sanaei, Lea Fayad, Amol Agarwal, Vivek Kumbhari, Yen-I Chen
Background and study aims : The efficacy of per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) in non-achalasia esophageal motility disorders such as esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction (EGJOO), diffuse esophageal spasm (DES), and jackhammer esophagus (JE) has not been well demonstrated. The aim of this international multicenter study was to assess clinical outcomes of POEM in patients with non-achalasia disorders, namely DES, JE, and EGJOO, in a large cohort of patients. Patients and methods : This was a retrospective study at 11 centers...
August 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30083337/detection-and-characterization-of-colorectal-polyps-using-high-definition-white-light-and-i-scan-evidence-based-consensus-recommendations-using-a-modified-delphi-process
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Pradeep Bhandari, Sreedhari Thayalasekaran, Ralf Keisslich, Raf Bisschops, Arthur Hoffmann, Rehan Haidry, Jose Esteban, Bartolomé López Viedma, Elina Godzhello, Majid Almadi, Helmut Neumann, Silvia Sanduleanu
Background: i-Scan is an image enhancement modality, which provides enhanced views of mucosal structures and vascular patterns. Methods: A modified Delphi process was used to develop a series of evidence-based statements on the role of high-definition white light (HDWL) and i-Scan for the detection and diagnosis of colorectal neoplasms. Each statement was voted to achieve consensus (i.e. >80% agreement). Results: Seven proposed statements achieved consensus: (1) HDWL is recommended rather than standard definition (SD) for detection and diagnosis of colorectal neoplasms; (2) HDWL colonoscopy with i-Scan improves polyp and adenoma detection rates when compared with SD colonoscopy; (3) HDWL + i-Scan is superior to HDWL alone for the optical diagnosis of colorectal neoplasms; (4) HDWL + i-Scan in expert hands meets American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) in the Preservation and Incorporation of Valuable Endoscopic Innovations (PIVI) standards for optical diagnosis of diminutive neoplasms; (5) HDWL + i-Scan in non-expert hands does not meet ASGE PIVI standards for optical diagnosis of diminutive neoplasms; (6) optical diagnosis of polyps with i-Scan has a learning curve and needs systematic training; and (7) the performance of i-Scan for the in vivo diagnosis of colorectal neoplasms is similar to Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) and Fuji Intelligent Chromo Endoscopy (FICE)...
June 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30078850/standards-of-care-for-procedural-sedation-focus-on-differing-perceptions-among-societies
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Satyen Parida, Pankaj Kundra, V K Mohan, Sandeep K Mishra
Adherence to established standards of care is important for anaesthesiologists to avoid undesirable legal consequences of their actions. The judiciary lays stress on the need to perpetuate healthy doctor-patient correspondence, good documentation, and to bestow a justifiable standard of care. But what defines standard of care and who delineates such standards is something that lacks clarity. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recently released updated guidelines on the use of sedation and anaesthesia for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures...
July 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29989911/economic-outcomes-of-a-precision-medicine-blood-test-to-assess-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-results-from-the-preset-registry
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Joseph A Ladapo, Matthew J Budoff, Pejman Azarmina, David Sharp, Alice Baker, Bruce Maniet, Lee Herman, Mark Monane
PURPOSE: The evaluation of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) is inefficient and costly. Previous studies of an age/sex/gene expression score (ASGES) in this diagnostic workup have shown a 96% negative predictive value, as well as an 85% decreased likelihood of cardiac referral among low-score outpatients at 45 days. The objective was to explore the one-year cost implications of ASGES use among symptomatic outpatients. DESIGN: A prospective PRESET Registry (NCT01677156) enrolled stable, nonacute adult patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of obstructive CAD at 21 U...
June 2018: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29987568/the-asge-grading-system-for-ercp-can-predict-success-and-complication-rates-in-a-tertiary-referral-hospital
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Nadav Sahar, Danielle La Selva, Michael Gluck, S Ian Gan, Shayan Irani, Michael Larsen, Andrew S Ross, Richard A Kozarek
BACKGROUND: The utility of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) grading scale assessing complexity of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has not been evaluated in clinical practice. METHODS: Patients that underwent ERCP between January 2015 and December 2015 were included. Procedural difficulty was graded according to the grading system proposed by the ASGE workshop. Technical success rates and complications were recorded...
July 9, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29943988/granular-slow-release-fertilizer-from-urea-formaldehyde-ammonium-polyphosphate-and-amorphous-silica-gel-a-new-strategy-using-cold-extrusion
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Yang Xiang, Xudong Ru, Jinguo Shi, Jiang Song, Haidong Zhao, Yaqing Liu, Guizhe Zhao
A new granular, slow-release fertilizer prepared by a cold-extrusion strategy (GSRFEx) based on urea-formaldehyde (UF), ammonium polyphosphate (APP), and amorphous silica gel (ASG) was presented. Characterizations showed that there were strong hydrogen-bond interactions and good compatibility among UF, APP, and ASG in GSRFEx. The mechanical properties as well as the slow-release properties of GSRFEx were greatly enhanced after the addition of APP and ASG to UF. Rape pot experiments indicated that GSRFEx could improve N-use efficiency dramatically and thereby facilitate the growth of rape...
July 25, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29905337/radiofrequency-ablation-devices
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Udayakumar Navaneethan, Nirav Thosani, Adam Goodman, Michael Manfredi, Rahul Pannala, Mansour A Parsi, Zachary L Smith, Shelby A Sullivan, Subhas Banerjee, John T Maple
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: VideoGIE: an official video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29905301/egd-core-curriculum
#17
Richard S Kwon, Raquel E Davila, Daniel K Mullady, Mohammad A Al-Haddad, Ji Young Bang, Juliane Bingener-Casey, Brian P Bosworth, Jennifer A Christie, Gregory A Cote, Sarah Diamond, Jennifer Jorgensen, Thomas E Kowalski, Nisa Kubiliun, Joanna K Law, Keith L Obstein, Waqar A Qureshi, Francisco C Ramirez, Robert E Sedlack, Franklin Tsai, Shivakumar Vignesh, Mihir S Wagh, Daniel Zanchetti, Walter J Coyle, Jonathan Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: VideoGIE: an official video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791417/-accuracy-of-asge-predictors-in-diagnosis-of-coledocolithiasis-in-a-public-hospital-of-lima-peru
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Paúl Gomez Hinojosa, Jorge Espinoza-Ríos, Alvaro Bellido Caparo, José Luis Pinto Valdivia, Mavel Rosado Cipriano, Ricardo Prochazka Zarate, Eduar Bravo Alban, Arturo Zegarra Chang
BACKGROUND: The predictors proposed by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) are commonly used topredict the presence and management of choledocholithiasis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance and precision of thepredictors of choledocholithiasis proposed by ASGE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective and longitudinal study performed ata third level hospital during January 2015 to June 2017. All patients with high and intermediate probability of choledocholithiasiswho underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) were included according to the criteria proposedby the ASGE...
January 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730228/an-international-multicenter-comparative-trial-of-eus-guided-gastrogastrostomy-assisted-ercp-versus-enteroscopy-assisted-ercp-in-patients-with-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-anatomy
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Majidah Bukhari, Thomas Kowalski, Jose Nieto, Rastislav Kunda, Nitin K Ahuja, Shayan Irani, Apeksha Shah, David Loren, Olaya Brewer, Omid Sanaei, Yen-I Chen, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Vivek Kumbhari, Vikesh Singh, Hanaa Dakour Aridi, Mouen A Khashab
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: ERCP is challenging in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) anatomy. EUS-guided gastrogastrostomy (GG) creation is a promising novel technique to access the excluded stomach to facilitate conventional ERCP. We aimed to compare procedural outcomes and adverse events (AEs) between EUS-guided GG-assisted ERCP (EUS-GG-ERCP) and enteroscopy-assisted ERCP (e-ERCP) in patients with RYGB. METHODS: Patients with RYGB anatomy who underwent EUS-GG-ERCP or e-ERCP between 2014 and 2016 at 5 tertiary centers were included...
September 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704965/changes-in-problematic-anger-shame-and-disgust-in-anxious-and-depressed-adults-undergoing-treatment-for-emotion-dysregulation
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Andrada D Neacsiu, Joscelyn Rompogren, Jeremy W Eberle, Kibby McMahon
Emotion dysregulation, the pervasive difficulty managing negative emotions, is a core problem across mood and anxiety disorders. Anger, shame, and disgust are particularly problematic emotions, impacting both disorder severity and treatment outcome. We previously found that a 16-week dialectical behavior therapy skills training group (DBT-ST) was superior to an activities-based support group (ASG) in decreasing emotion dysregulation in 44 adults with high emotion dysregulation who met diagnostic criteria for an anxiety or depressive disorder...
May 2018: Behavior Therapy
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