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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647466/incidence-indications-and-predicting-factors-of-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-retrospective-study
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Mathieu Becker, Hugues Blangy, Thierry Folliguet, Thibault Villemin, Luc Freysz, Amandine Luc, Pablo Maureira, Batric Popovic, Arnaud Olivier, Nicolas Sadoul
BACKGROUND: As the number of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures is constantly increasing, it is important to consider common complications, such as pacemaker (PM) implantation, and their specific risk factors. AIMS: Echocardiographic, computed tomography and electrocardiographic data were analysed to determine the predicting factors, if any, associated with PM implantation. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients referred to Nancy University Hospital for a TAVI procedure from January 2013 to December 2015...
June 21, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647234/local-pm10-and-pm2-5-emission-inventories-from-agricultural-tillage-and-harvest-in-northeastern-china
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Weiwei Chen, Daniel Q Tong, Shichun Zhang, Xuelei Zhang, Hongmei Zhao
Mineral particles or particulate matters (PMs) emitted during agricultural activities are major recurring sources of atmospheric aerosol loading. However, precise PM inventory from agricultural tillage and harvest in agricultural regions is challenged by infrequent local emission factor (EF) measurements. To understand PM emissions from these practices in northeastern China, we measured EFs of PM10 and PM2.5 from three field operations (i.e., tilling, planting and harvesting) in major crop production (i.e., corn and soybean), using portable real-time PM analyzers and weather station data...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646784/premenstrual-mood-and-empathy-after-a-single-light-therapy-session
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Marije Aan Het Rot, Kristina Miloserdov, Anna L F Buijze, Ybe Meesters, Marijke C M Gordijn
To examine whether acute changes in cognitive empathy might mediate the impact of light therapy on mood, we assessed the effects of a single light-therapy session on mood and cognitive empathy in 48 premenstrual women, including 17 who met Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool criteria for moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome / premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMS/PMDD). Using a participant-blind between-groups design, 23 women underwent 30min of morning light therapy (5,000lx; blue-enriched polychromatic light, 17,000K) while 25 women had a sham session (200lx, polychromatic light, 5,000K)...
June 16, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642190/complications-associated-with-surgically-assisted-rapid-palatal-expansion-without-pterygomaxillary-separation
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Sirmahan Cakarer, Basak Keskin, S Cemil Isler, Erol Cansiz, Aysenur Uzun, Cengizhan Keskin
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this retrospective clinical study was to evaluate the surgical complications associated with the surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) which not involve pterygomaxillary separation (PMS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 40 (25 female, 15 male) skeletally mature patients who had the diagnosis of maxillary transverse maxillary deficiency (TMD) were treated surgically under local or general anesthesia. The mean follow-up time was 6 months...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630874/mental-and-reproductive-health-correlates-of-academic-performance-among-debre-berhan-university-female-students-ethiopia-the-case-of-premenstrual-dysphoric-disorder
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Sisay Mulugeta Alemu, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Yohannes Gebreegziabhere Haile
BACKGROUND: Globally 3 to 8% of reproductive age women are suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Several mental and reproductive health-related factors cause low academic achievement during university education. However, limited data exist in Ethiopia. The aim of the study was to investigate mental and reproductive health correlates of academic performance. METHODS: Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted with 667 Debre Berhan University female students from April to June 2015...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630581/5000-meter-run-performance-is-not-enhanced-24-hrs-after-an-intense-exercise-bout-and-cold-water-immersion
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Mary C Stenson, Matthew R Stenson, Tracey D Matthews, Vincent J Paolone
Cold water immersion (CWI) is used by endurance athletes to speed recovery between exercise bouts, but little evidence is available on the effects of CWI on subsequent endurance performance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of CWI following an acute bout of interval training on 5000 m run performance 24 hrs after interval training, perceived muscle soreness (PMS), range of motion (ROM), thigh circumference (TC), and perceived exertion (RPE). Nine endurance-trained males completed 2 trials, each consisting of an interval training session of 8 repetitions of 1200 m at a running pace equal to 75% of VO2peak, either a control or CWI treatment, and a timed 5000 m run 24 hrs post interval training session...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630130/how-a-genetically-stable-extremophile-evolves-modes-of-genome-diversification-in-the-archaeon-sulfolobus-acidocaldarius
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Dominic Mao, Dennis W Grogan
In order to analyze in molecular terms how Sulfolobus genomes diverge, damage-induced mutations and natural polymorphisms (PMs) were identified in laboratory constructs and wild-type isolates, respectively, of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius Among wild-type isolates drawn from one local population, pairwise nucleotide divergence averaged 4 x 10(-6), which is about 0.15% of the corresponding divergence reported for Sulfolobus islandicus The most variable features of wild-type S. acidocaldarius genomes were homopolymer (mononucleotide) tracts and longer tandem repeats, consistent with the spontaneous mutations that occur under laboratory conditions...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617173/premenstrual-syndrome-in-university-students-its-correlation-with-their-attitudes-toward-gender-roles
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Safiye Temel, Fusun Terzioglu, Gulten Isik Koc
INTRODUCTION: Psychosocial factors causing premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are closely correlated with gender. Thus, this study's aim was to identify correlations between gender role attitudes (GRA) and PMS status of university students. METHODS: The participants of this descriptive study were 1515 female students from 13 departments of Hacettepe University using stratified sampling method. Data were collected between February and May 2014 using a semi-structured questionnaire, the Premenstrual Syndrome Scale (PMSS), and the Gender Roles Attitude Scale (GRAS)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616638/piriformis-muscle-syndrome-with-assessment-of-sciatic-nerve-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-a-case-report
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Keizo Wada, Tomohiro Goto, Tomoya Takasago, Daisuke Hamada, Koichi Sairyo
Piriformis muscle syndrome (PMS) is difficult to diagnose by objective evaluation of sciatic nerve injury. Here we report a case of PMS diagnosed by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography of the sciatic nerve, which can assess and visualize the extent of nerve injury. The patient was a 53-year-old man with a 2-year history of continuous pain and numbness in the left leg. His symptoms worsened when sitting. Physical examination, including sensorimotor neurologic tests, the deep tendon reflex test, and the straight leg raise test, revealed no specific findings...
June 14, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614745/a-novel-fe-ii-citrate-uv-peroxymonosulfate-process-for-micropollutant-degradation-optimization-by-response-surface-methodology-and-effects-of-water-matrices
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Li Ling, Dapeng Zhang, Jingyun Fang, Chihhao Fan, Chii Shang
This paper applied the response surface methodology (RSM) to optimizing a novel Fe(II)/citrate/UV/PMS process in the degradation of a model micropollutant, carbamazepine (CBZ), a persistent emerging contaminant frequently detected in surface water and groundwater. The experimental conditions in terms of two responses, CBZ removal efficiency (Y1) and cost per unit CBZ removal (Y2), were optimized by the central composite design (CCD) in RSM. Modeling data exhibited that the optimum condition resulting in the lowest Y2 while achieving >70% of Y1 was at a UV dose of 265...
June 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606382/a-phase-i-randomized-postcoital-testing-and-safety-study-of-the-caya-diaphragm-used-with-3-nonoxynol-9-gel-contragel-or-no-gel
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Christine K Mauck, Vivian Brache, Thomas Kimble, Andrea Thurman, Leila Cochon, Sarah Littlefield, Kim Linton, Gustavo F Doncel, Jill L Schwartz
OBJECTIVES: The Caya® Diaphragm is a newly approved single-size, non-latex diaphragm. Contragel® is a personal lubricant containing lactic acid approved in Europe and other countries for use with vaginal barrier devices. This study assessed the effectiveness in preventing sperm from penetrating midcycle cervical mucus of Caya with Contragel, Caya with 3% nonoxynol-9 (N-9), and Caya alone. STUDY DESIGN: Phase I multi-center, single-blind, randomized, crossover, non-significant risk study at 2 sites: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, and Profamilia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic...
June 9, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604489/risk-factors-and-prognosis-for-acute-progression-of-myelopathic-symptoms-in-patients-with-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-after-minor-trauma
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Jong-Myung Jung, Chun Kee Chung, Chi Heon Kim, Yunhee Choi
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors for acute progression of myelopathic symptoms (PMS) associated with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) after minor trauma and to compare the prognosis between an acute PMS group and a chronic PMS group. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUD DATA: Although the prevalence of OPLL among patients with cervical myelopathy is high, few studies have been published regarding the risk factors for acute PMS associated with OPLL after minor trauma...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599819/between-the-best-way-to-deliver-patient-care-and-chaos-and-low-clinical-value-general-practitioners-and-practice-managers-views-on-data-sharing
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Mila Petrova, Matthew Barclay, Sam S Barclay, Stephen I G Barclay
OBJECTIVE: In the UK, General Practitioners and Practice Managers are key to enabling health information exchange (typically referred to as 'data sharing'). This study aimed to survey GPs and PMs for familiarity, engagement with and perceptions of patient data sharing. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey. All 107 general practices in England's second largest Clinical Commissioning Group, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG. Descriptive statistics; hierarchical logistic regression; thematic analysis...
August 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597175/distribution-of-cyp2c19-polymorphisms-in-mongolian-and-han-nationals-and-the-choice-of-specific-antiplatelet-drugs
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Jing Li, YueXi Wang, HuPing Wang
Background Individualized medication reviews may improve our understanding of the distribution of CYP2C19 polymorphisms in ethnic populations. Objective To evaluate differences in CYP2C19 gene polymorphisms between Mongolian and Han nationals and determine the effect of adjustments of antiplatelet treatments according to the genetic profile in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Setting Prospective, observational, single-center study. Methods 397 patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome were enrolled...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587388/roles-of-the-%C3%A2%C2%B5-opioid-receptor-and-its-related-signaling-pathways-in-the-pathogenesis-of-premenstrual-syndrome-liver-qi-stagnation
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Chunhong Song, Ling Xue
The present study aimed to investigate the roles of the µ-opioid receptor (MOR) and its related signaling pathways in the pathogenesis of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) liver-qi stagnation, along with the therapeutic effects of the Shu-Yu capsule in treating the condition. A PMS liver-qi stagnation rat model was established using a chronic restraint stress method. The protein expression level of MOR within rat hippocampal tissue was detected via western blot analysis and cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels within the supernatant of a rat hippocampal cell culture were determined by ELISA...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577846/surgical-outcome-and-prognostic-stratification-for-pulmonary-metastasis-from-colorectal-cancer
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Takehiro Okumura, Narikazu Boku, Tomoyuki Hishida, Yasuhisa Ohde, Yukinori Sakao, Katsuo Yoshiya, Masahiko Higashiyama, Ichinosuke Hyodo, Keita Mori, Haruhiko Kondo
BACKGROUND: This study investigated recent clinical outcomes and prognostic factors of metastasectomy for pulmonary metastasis (PM) from colorectal cancer. METHODS: Data for 785 patients with PM from colorectal cancer who underwent curative resection, including 376 patients treated with postmetastasectomy adjuvant chemotherapy, between 2004 and 2008, were collected from 46 Japanese hospitals. Disease-free and overall survival was analyzed. Potential prognostic factors were assessed...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577487/modeling-pesticide-diuron-loading-from-the-san-joaquin-watershed-into-the-sacramento-san-joaquin-delta-using-swat
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Huajin Chen, Yuzhou Luo, Christopher Potter, Patrick J Moran, Michael L Grieneisen, Minghua Zhang
Quantifying pesticide loading into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of northern California is critical for water quality management in the region, and potentially useful for biological weed control planning. In this study, the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) was applied to model streamflow, sediment, and pesticide diuron loading in the San Joaquin watershed, a major contributing area to the elevated pesticide levels in the downstream Delta. The Sequential Uncertainty Fitting version 2 (SUFI-2) algorithm was employed to perform calibration and uncertainty analysis...
May 16, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577332/hippocampal-fractional-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuation-and-functional-connectivity-changes-in-premenstrual-syndrome
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Gaoxiong Duan, Huimei Liu, Yong Pang, Peng Liu, Yanfei Liu, Geliang Wang, Hai Liao, Lijun Tang, Wenfu Chen, Xiaping Mo, Danhong Wen, Hua Lin, Demao Deng
PURPOSE: To investigate differences in hippocampal activity between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) patients and healthy controls, to elucidate the neural mechanisms of PMS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty female patients with PMS (PMS group) and 21 healthy controls (HC group) underwent a single-shot gradient-recalled echo planar imaging (EPI) sequence scan during the luteal phase in 3.0 Tesla MRI. Spontaneous neural activity in hippocampus (HIPP) was measured by fractional amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (fALFF)...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576520/clinical-characterization-of-novel-chromosome-22q13-microdeletions
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Jennifer F Ha, Ayesha Ahmad, Marci M Lesperance
INTRODUCTION: The advent of chromosome microarray analysis (CMA) for evaluation of patients with multiple congenital anomalies has made it possible to define chromosomal imbalances with greater precision and resolutions significantly smaller than possible by standard G-banded chromosome analysis. We describe two patients with novel chromosomal anomalies involving chromosome 22q13, a locus also associated with Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS). OBJECTIVE: We aim to characterize the novel phenotypic and genotypic findings of two patients with 22q13 microdeletions, distinct from PMS, comparing and contrasting with features of PMS...
April 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575804/heteroatoms-doped-metal-iron-polyvinylidene-fluoride-pvdf-membrane-for-enhancing-oxidation-of-organic-contaminants
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Yunjin Yao, Chao Lian, Yi Hu, Jie Zhang, Mengxue Gao, Yu Zhang, Shaobin Wang
Iron nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in S, N-codoped carbon were prepared by one-step pyrolysis of a homogeneous mixture consisting of Fe, S, N, C precursors, and then immobilized in poly (vinylidene fluoride) membranes as a multifunctional catalytic system (NSC-Fe@PVDF) to effectively activate peroxymonosulfate (PMS) and oxidize organic compounds in water. The NSC-Fe@PVDF membranes effectively decolorized organic pollutants at a wide pH range (2.05-10.85), due to the synergistic effects between the S, N-doped carbon and iron NPs...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
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