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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927188/measuring-the-quality-of-perioperative-care-in-cardiac-surgery
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Tim G Coulson, Daniel V Mullany, Christopher M Reid, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher
Quality of care is of increasing importance in health and surgical care. In order to maintain and improve quality, we must be able to measure it and identify variation. In this narrative review, we aim to identify measures used in the assessment of quality of care in cardiac surgery and to evaluate their utility. The electronic databases Pubmed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and CINAHL were searched for original published studies using the terms 'cardiac surgery' and 'quality or outcome or process or structure' as either keywords in the title or text or MeSH terms...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926718/corrigendum
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(no author information available yet)
Brunner JP, Jawad BA, McCoul ED. Polypoid change of the middle turbinate and paranasal sinus polyposis are distinct entities. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;157:519-523. (Original doi: 10.1177/0194599817711887) The Results section of this article and its abstract contained several errors in describing data that appears in Tables 1 and 2. The tables contain the correct information, the corrected abstract and article text appears below. Abstract: Results. Of 593 patients, 23 (3.9%) had PCMT and 44 (7.4%) had PSP...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926195/non-targeted-volatile-profiles-for-the-classification-of-the-botanical-origin-of-chinese-honey-by-solid-phase-microextraction-and-gc-ms-combined-with-chemometrics
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Hui Chen, Linghe Jin, Chunlin Fan, Wenwen Wang
A potential method for the discrimination and prediction of honey samples of various botanical origins was developed based on the non-targeted volatile profiles obtained by solid-phase microextraction with gas chromatography and mass spectrometry combined with chemometrics. The blind analysis of non-targeted volatile profiles was carried out using solid-phase microextraction with gas chromatography and mass spectrometry for 87 authentic honey samples from four botanical origins (acacia, linden, vitex and rape)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926135/a-spatial-approach-to-combatting-wildlife-crime
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Sally C Faulkner, Michael C A Stevens, Stephanie S Romañach, Peter A Lindsey, Steven C Le Comber
Poaching can have devastating impacts on animal and plant numbers, and in many countries has reached crisis levels, with illegal hunters employing increasingly sophisticated techniques. Here, we show how geographic profiling - a mathematical technique originally developed in criminology and recently applied to animal foraging and epidemiology - can be adapted for use in investigations of wildlife crime, using data from an eight-year study in Savé Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe that in total includes more than 10,000 incidents of illegal hunting and the deaths of 6,454 wild animals...
September 19, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926093/pulmonary-hypertension-molecular-aspects-of-current-therapeutic-intervention-and-future-direction
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Taruna Katyal Arora, Amit KumarArora, Monika Katyal Sachdeva, Satyendra Kumar Rajput, Arun Kumar Sharma
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a life-threatening lung disorder with towering prevalence and risk for future has been gradually rising worldwide. Even, no specific medications are available for pulmonary hypertension; various classes of treatment based upon the origin and magnitude of hypertension are still used for the treatment of PH. Consideration of molecular or signaling modulation is the imperative approach that can offer a new notion for prevalent pharmacotherapeutic agents. Instead of concurrent targets, including endothelin receptor antagonists (ETA/ETB), phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor (PDF-5), calcium channel blockers, anticoagulants, diuretics and long acting prostacyclin analogue, recent scientific reports revealed the numerous potential alternative therapeutic approaches that can significantly target the pathological signaling alteration associated with PH...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926091/functional-role-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Debora Lo Furno, Giuliana Mannino, Rosario Giuffrida
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can differentiate into not only cells of mesodermal lineages, but also into endodermal and ectodermal derived elements, including neurons and glial cells. For this reason, MSCs have been extensively investigated to develop cell-based therapeutic strategies, especially in pathologies whose pharmacological treatments give poor results, if any. As in the case of irreversible neurological disorders characterized by progressive neuronal death, in which behavioral and cognitive functions of patients inexorably decline as the disease progresses...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925898/gh-supplementation-effects-on-cardiovascular-risk-in-gh-deficient-adult-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Vito Angelo Giagulli, Marco Castellana, Raffaella Perrone, Edoardo Guastamacchia, Massimo Iacoviello, Vincenzo Triggiani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The current meta-analysis aims at evaluating whether the existing clinical evidence may ascertain the effects of growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy on cardiovascular risk, both in isolated GH deficiency (GHD) and in compensated panhypopituitarism including GH deficit. METHOD: Original articles published from 1991 to 2015 were searched on Medline (Pubmed). Among an overall number of 181 potentially suitable studies, 24 fulfilled the selection criteria and were included in the analysis...
September 19, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925860/pharmacologic-and-perioperative-considerations-for-antihypertensive-medications
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Sher-Lu Pai, Ryan M Chadha, Joan M Irizarry Alvarado, Johnathan Ross Renew, Stephen Aniskevich
BACKGROUND: As the prevalence of hypertension continues to increase, physicians routinely encounter patients preoperatively receiving one or more cardiovascular medications to manage hypertension. Thus, the physician's knowledge of perioperative antihypertensive medication management is crucial to ensure patient safety. OBJECTIVE: We discuss the decisions to continue or stop antihypertensive medications to reduce the risk of perioperative complications. METHOD: We conducted a review of the original research studies, review articles, and editorials present on PubMed within the past 60 years...
September 18, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925558/endothelial-precursor-cell-crossmatch-using-tie-2-enriched-spleen-cells
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Volker Daniel, Caner Süsal, Sabine Scherer, Hien Tran, Petra Gombos, Karina Trojan, Mahmoud Sadeghi, Christian Morath, Gerhard Opelz
BACKGROUND: Non-HLA-antibodies against human endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) in pre-transplant recipient serum can have a deleterious influence on the graft. EPC enriched from peripheral blood have been commonly used for EPC crossmatching. In the present study, we describe crossmatches using EPC enriched from fresh or frozen-thawed spleen cell preparations, thereby widening the sample source for deceased-donor crossmatching and retrospective studies. METHODS: EPC crossmatches were performed retrospectively using spleen cells and the flow cytometric XM-ONE crossmatch test kit...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925319/corrigendum
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(no author information available yet)
Lin J, Hafrén L, Kerschner J, et al. Panel 3: genetics and precision medicine of otitis media. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;156(4S):S41-S50. (Original doi: 10.1177/0194599816685559) In this article the second author's first name was misspelled in the online and print versions. It should have appeared as Lena Hafrén. This has been corrected in the full text online article.
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925065/barriers-to-and-enablers-of-healthy-lifestyle-behaviours-in-adolescents-with-obesity-a-scoping-review-and-stakeholder-consultation
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REVIEW
M Kebbe, S Damanhoury, N Browne, M P Dyson, T-L F McHugh, G D C Ball
Healthy lifestyle behaviours are key to successful weight management, but have proven to be challenging to attain for adolescents with obesity. The purpose of our scoping review was to (i) describe barriers and enablers that adolescents with obesity encounter for healthy nutrition, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep habits and (ii) identify gaps in the literature. We adhered to established methodology for scoping reviews. Six databases were searched (1980-June 2016) for original articles published in English or French that focused on lifestyle behaviours of 13- to 17-year-olds in paediatric weight management...
September 18, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924872/-alzheimer-s-disease-from-auguste-deter-to-the-present-progress-disappointments-and-open-questions
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REVIEW
Johannes Pantel
AIM: The present article aims to provide a short overview of the discovery history, conceptual development, as well as on current neurobiological and pharmacological research questions in the field of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In view of the long hoped for but so far unachieved therapeutic breakthrough, this also includes a critical reflection of current research paradigms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Starting from the first case report described by Alois Alzheimer in 1906, the historical impact of his seminal discovery is reconstructed...
September 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924860/facial-nerve-palsy-secondary-to-epstein-barr-virus-infection-of-the-middle-ear-in-pediatric-population-may-be-more-common-than-we-think
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Katarina Vogelnik, Aleš Matos
BACKGROUND: Facial nerve palsy is a rare complication of acute otitis media (AOM). The general understanding is that this complication has a bacterial cause although bacteria can be isolated from the middle ear only in approximately two-thirds of cases of AOM. Detection of viral agents from specimens obtained during myringotomy in patients with AOM suggests a possible role of viruses in the etiology of this disease. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We studied 5 otherwise healthy 17- to 27-month-old children who were referred to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervicofacial Surgery from December 2012 to January 2016 because of AOM and ipsilateral facial nerve palsy...
September 18, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924337/outcomes-of-ex-press-and-trabeculectomy-in-a-glaucoma-population-of-african-origin-one-year-results
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Youssef Dib Bustros, Robert Fechtner, Albert S Khouri
AIM: To compare the efficacy and safety of Ex-PRESS glaucoma filtration surgery to trabeculectomy in African origin patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 56 African American patients undergoing Ex-PRESS glaucoma shunt (E) or trabeculectomy (T) between 2004 and 2012. Data collected included intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucoma medication use at baseline and postoperative week 1, Month (M) 1, M3, M6, M12. Postoperative interventions including laser suture lysis (LSL) and 5FU injections were analyzed...
May 2017: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924320/publish-and-flourish-take-the-road-less-travelled
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REVIEW
A K Das
Scientific research and publications are essential for advancement of medical knowledge. The perceived need for 'publications' in medical journals, has increased substantially in view of the recently mandated requirement of original research publications in indexed journals to ensure career progression in academic institutions. There has been an unprecedented rise in the number of standalone journals and publishers, ready to process manuscripts on priority with almost guaranteed publication, at a cost. Many of these publishers have questionable credibility and could be regarded as 'predatory'...
April 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924287/study-designs-use-of-statistical-tests-and-statistical-analysis-software-choice-in-2015-results-from-two-pakistani-monthly-medline-indexed-journals
#16
Masood Ali Shaikh
Assessment of research articles in terms of study designs used, statistical tests applied and the use of statistical analysis programmes help determine research activity profile and trends in the country. In this descriptive study, all original articles published by Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA) and Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (JCPSP), in the year 2015 were reviewed in terms of study designs used, application of statistical tests, and the use of statistical analysis programmes...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924173/interfacial-origin-of-the-magnetisation-suppression-of-thin-film-yttrium-iron-garnet
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A Mitra, O Cespedes, Q Ramasse, M Ali, S Marmion, M Ward, R M D Brydson, C J Kinane, J F K Cooper, S Langridge, B J Hickey
Yttrium iron garnet has a very high Verdet constant, is transparent in the infrared and is an insulating ferrimagnet leading to its use in optical and magneto-optical applications. Its high Q-factor has been exploited to make resonators and filters in microwave devices, but it also has the lowest magnetic damping of any known material. In this article we describe the structural and magnetic properties of single crystal thin-film YIG where the temperature dependence of the magnetisation reveals a decrease in the low temperature region...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923994/the-direct-identification-of-core-collapse-supernova-progenitors
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REVIEW
Schuyler D Van Dyk
To place core-collapse supernovae (SNe) in context with the evolution of massive stars, it is necessary to determine their stellar origins. I describe the direct identification of SN progenitors in existing pre-explosion images, particularly those obtained through serendipitous imaging of nearby galaxies by the Hubble Space Telescope I comment on specific cases representing the various core-collapse SN types. Establishing the astrometric coincidence of a SN with its putative progenitor is relatively straightforward...
October 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923504/the-top-100-papers-in-dry-eye-a-bibliometric-analysis
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Marc Schargus, Robert Kromer, Vasily Druchkiv, Andreas Frings
PURPOSE: Citation analysis represents one of the best currently available methods for quantifying the impact of articles. Bibliometric studies list the ''best sellers'' in a single field of interest. The purpose of the present study was to identify and analyze the most frequently cited papers in dry eye research that may be of high interest for researchers and clinicians. METHODS: We reviewed the database of the Institute for Scientific Information to identify articles published from 1900 to September 2016...
September 15, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923437/in-vitro-studies-with-human-intestinal-epithelial-cell-line-monolayers-for-protein-hazard-characterization
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REVIEW
Bryan Delaney
Evaluating the safety of newly expressed proteins in genetically modified (GM) crops is conducted prior to commercialization to determine whether they could present a hazard upon consumption. A multicomponent, weight of evidence approach has been applied to individual proteins that has often included acute oral toxicology studies. Based on resources required to produce and purify the proteins, the number of animals necessary for these studies and the fact that no evidence of hazard has been observed for any of the proteins tested to date, it is questionable whether acute toxicology studies should be conducted for all proteins...
September 15, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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