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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212264/correlated-emg-oscillations-between-antagonists-during-cocontraction-in-men
#1
Yasuhide Yoshitake, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Minoru Shinohara
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the modulation of common low-frequency oscillations in pools of motor units across antagonistic muscles because of the difference in the activation level of pools of spinal motor neurons and the presence of neuromuscular fatigue during intended cocontraction. METHODS: Ten healthy young men (21.8 ± 1.5 yr) performed intended steady cocontractions of elbow flexors and extensors at maximal and a submaximal (10% of maximal EMG) effort...
March 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210411/carotid-cavernous-fistula-as-a-complication-of-panfacial-fracture-case-report-11-years-after-the-surgery
#2
Sylvio Luiz Costa de Moraes, Alexandre Maurity de Paula Afonso, Roberto Gomes Dos Santos, Ricardo Pereira Mattos, Bruno Gomes Duarte
The carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is a rare complication in patients victimized by craniofacial trauma. It involves multidisciplinary medical action. Owing to its potential complications, it is essential that maxillofacial surgery and neurosurgery specialists diagnose this condition so that appropriate treatment can be performed. The authors present a report of a case 11 years after the surgery.
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193172/comparison-of-pathogenic-and-non-pathogenic-enterococcus-cecorum-strains-from-different-animal-species
#3
Arne Jung, Martin Metzner, Martin Ryll
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus cecorum (EC) infection currently is one of the most important bacterial diseases of modern broiler chickens but can also affect ducks or other avian species. However, little is known concerning pathogenesis of EC and most studies concentrate on examinations of EC strains from broilers only. The objective of this study was to compare pathogenic and commensal EC strains from different animal species concerning different phenotypic and genotypic traits. RESULTS: Pathogenic and commensal EC strains were not clearly separated from each other in a phylogenetic tree based on partial sequences of the 16S-rRNA-gene and also based on the fatty acid profile determined with gas chromatography...
February 13, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191380/transorbital-approach-for-endovascular-occlusion-of-carotid-cavernous-fistulas-technical-note-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Ching-Jen Chen, Panagiotis Mastorakos, James P Caruso, Dale Ding, Paul J Schmitt, Thomas J Buell, Daniel M Raper, Avery Evans, Steven A Newman, Mary E Jensen
Carotid-cavernous fistulas (CCFs) pose an anatomically and physiologically challenging problem for clinicians. The most common method of treatment for these lesions is transvenous endovascular embolization via the inferior petrosal sinus or the facial vein. When transvenous access is not possible, an alternate approach must be devised. We describe a case example with bilateral Barrow Type B CCFs, which were inaccessible using the traditional transvenous approach. Hence, a direct transorbital approach, performed under fluoroscopic guidance, was employed to successfully obliterate the CCF...
January 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154880/accurate-quantitation-of-circulating-cell-free-mitochondrial-dna-in-plasma-by-droplet-digital-pcr
#5
Wei Ye, Xiaojun Tang, Chu Liu, Chaowei Wen, Wei Li, Jianxin Lyu
To establish a method for accurate quantitation of circulating cell-free mitochondrial DNA (ccf-mtDNA) in plasma by droplet digital PCR (ddPCR), we designed a ddPCR method to determine the copy number of ccf-mtDNA by amplifying mitochondrial ND1 (MT-ND1). To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the method, a recombinant pMD18-T plasmid containing MT-ND1 sequences and mtDNA-deleted (ρ(0)) HeLa cells were used, respectively. Subsequently, different plasma samples were prepared for ddPCR to evaluate the feasibility of detecting plasma ccf-mtDNA...
February 2, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152895/effects-of-admission-adm-source-time-and-provider-on-inpatient-inpt-oncology-onc-outcomes-at-the-cleveland-clinic-foundation-ccf
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Lindsey Martin Goodman, Lisa A Rybicki, Alberto J Montero, Bassam N Estfan, Carolyn Best, James Stevenson
: 140 Background: The quality of care transfers is known to influence clinical outcomes. In an inpt onc setting at a major tertiary care referral center, patient (pt) adm originate from many different areas and times. A detailed evaluation of onc adm by source of transfer, admission time, and provider type, may identify opportunities to improve inpt clinical outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all adm to the inpt solid tumor onc service from July - December 2014 from CCF regional hospital emergency departments (ED), outside hospital (OSH) ED, OSH inpt services, and CCF outpt clinics...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130167/congenital-cervical-fusion-as-a-risk-factor-for-development-of-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
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Aria Nouri, Allan R Martin, Stefan F Lange, Mark Kotter, David J Mikulis, Michael G Fehlings
BACKGROUND: Congenital fusion of cervical vertebrae, including Klippel-Feil Syndrome (KFS), is a suspected risk factor for development of degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). We aimed to establish prevalence and degenerative patterns of congenital cervical fusion (CCF) among a global cohort of patients with DCM. METHODS: Data from three prospective DCM studies were merged, including clinical data for 813 patients and imaging for 592 patients. CCF was diagnosed by presence of fused cervical vertebrae without signs of degenerative fusion...
January 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111701/thrombosis-of-venous-outflows-of-the-cavernous-sinus-possible-aetiology-of-the-cortical-venous-reflux-in-case-of-indirect-carotid-cavernous-fistulas
#8
Thomas Robert, Philippe Sylvestre, Raphaël Blanc, Daniele Botta, Gabriele Ciccio, Stanislas Smajda, Hocine Redjem, Michel Piotin
BACKGROUND: The presence of a cortical venous reflux (CVR) in a carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is well described and is considered to be a criterion for urgent treatment. This reflux is often associated with direct/traumatic CCF and the high-flow of the fistula alone explains the reflux. For indirect CCF, the pathophysiology of a CVR is unclear. METHODS: All patients treated endovascularly for an indirect CCF with a cortical venous reflux between 2003 and 2015 were included...
January 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061497/cerebellar-hemorrhage-due-to-a-direct-carotid-cavernous-fistula-after-surgery-for-maxillary-cancer
#9
Yoshinobu Kamio, Hisaya Hiramatsu, Mika Kamiya, Shuhei Yamashita, Hiroki Namba
Infratentorial cerebral hemorrhage due to a direct carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is very rare. To our knowledge, only four such cases have been reported. Cerebellar hemorrhage due to a direct CCF has not been reported. We describe a 63-year-old female who presented with reduced consciousness 3 days after undergoing a maxillectomy for maxillary cancer. Computed tomography showed a cerebellar hemorrhage. Magnetic resonance angiography showed a left-sided direct CCF draining into the left petrosal and cerebellar veins through the left superior petrosal sinus (SPS)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994893/cholecystocolonic-fistulas-from-diverticulosis-a-potentially-missable-cause-of-liver-abscesses
#10
Ben Warner, Terry Wong, Philip Berry
Cholecystocolonic fistulas (CCF) due to colonic diverticulosis are a rare cause of liver abscesses. It is even rarer to simultaneously have choledocholithiasis, another cause for liver abscesses. In this case report, we found both pathologies and emphasise the need to study cholangiograms carefully so as not to miss alternative diagnoses.
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938352/prediction-of-cancer-progression-in-a-group-of-73-gastric-cancer-patients-by-circulating-cell-free-dna
#11
Wang-Yang Pu, Rong Zhang, Li Xiao, Yong-You Wu, Wei Gong, Xiao-Dong Lv, Feng-Yun Zhong, Zhi-Xiang Zhuang, Xu-Ming Bai, Kai Li, Chun-Gen Xing
BACKGROUND: Circulating cell-free DNA (ccf-DNA) in plasma may contain both specific and non-specific of tumor markers. The concentration and integrity of ccf-DNA may be clinical useful for detecting and predicting cancer progression. METHODS: Plasma samples from 40 healthy controls and 73 patients with gastric cancers (two stage 0, 17 stage I, 11 stage II, 33 stage III, and 10 stage IV according to American Joint Committee on Cancer stage) were assessed respectively...
December 9, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930817/assessment-of-virulence-factors-antibiotic-resistance-and-amino-decarboxylase-activity-in-enterococcus-faecium-mxvk29-isolated-from-mexican-chorizo
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Y M Alvarez-Cisneros, F J Fernández, T Sainz-Espuñez, E Ponce-Alquicira
: Enterococcus faecium MXVK29 has the ability to produce an antimicrobial compound that belongs to Class IIa of the Klaenhammer classification, and could be used as part of a biopreservation technology through direct inoculation of the strain as a starter or protective culture. However, Enterococcus is considered as an opportunistic pathogen, hence, the purpose of this work was to study the food safety determinants of E. faecium MXVK29. The strain was sensitive to all of the antibiotics tested (penicillin, tetracycline, vancomycin, erythromycin, chloramphenicol, gentamicin, neomycin, kanamycin and netilmicin) and did not demonstrate histamine, cadaverine or putrescine formation...
February 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923754/successful-coil-embolization-of-pediatric-carotid-cavernous-fistula-due-to-ruptured-posttraumatic-giant-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysm
#13
Daisuke Wajima, Ichiro Nakagawa, Hun Soo Park, Shohei Yokoyama, Takeshi Wada, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
BACKGROUND: The goal of the treatment of direct carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) is to occlude the arteriovenous shunt and to preserve the patency of the concerned internal carotid artery. However, for the ipsilateral posttraumatic fragile cerebrum, coil embolization plus parent artery occlusion for the high-flow direct CCF is better for the prevention of hyperperfusion syndrome and intracranial hemorrhage. We experienced such a case and managed it successfully. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 6-year-old boy had severe head trauma caused by being hit by a car...
December 5, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901483/meta-analysis-on-the-association-of-vegfr1-genetic-variants-with-sunitinib-outcome-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Xiaoyan Liu, Jesse J Swen, Epie Boven, Daniel Castellano, Hans Gelderblom, Ron H J Mathijssen, Cristina Rodríguez-Antona, Jesus García-Donas, Brian I Rini, Henk-Jan Guchelaar
VEGFR1 rs9582036 and rs9554320 were previously reported the association with sunitinib progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Hereafter, the association of both single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with PFS/OS was confirmed in two independent mRCC cohorts. The aim of the current study was to validate the associations of both SNPs with sunitinib outcome in three independent well-characterized cohorts (SUTOX, CCF and SOGUG) including 286 sunitinib-treated mRCC patients, as well as to perform a meta-analysis of current and published data combined...
January 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885800/sacral-neuromodulation-for-the-treatment-of-faecal-incontinence-following-proctectomy
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Ido Mizrahi, Sami A Chadi, Nadav Haim, Dana R Sands, Brooke Gurland, Massarat Zutshi, Steven D Wexner, Giovanna da Silva
AIM: This study assessed the effectiveness of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) for faecal incontinence (FI) following proctectomy with colorectal or coloanal anastomosis. METHODS: An IRB-approved database identified patients treated for FI following proctectomy (SNM-P) for benign or malignant disease, who were matched 1:1 by pre-operative Cleveland Clinic Florida Faecal Incontinence Scores (CCF-FIS) with patients without proctectomy (SNM-NP). Primary outcome was change in CCF-FIS...
November 25, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878416/identification-of-large-variation-in-the-photosynthetic-induction-response-among-37-soybean-glycine-max-l-merr-genotypes-that-is-not-correlated-with-steady-state-photosynthetic-capacity
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M A Soleh, Y Tanaka, S Y Kim, S C Huber, K Sakoda, T Shiraiwa
Irradiance continuously fluctuates during the day in the field. The speed of the induction response of photosynthesis in high light affects the cumulative carbon gain of the plant and could impact growth and yield. The photosynthetic induction response and its relationship with the photosynthetic capacity under steady-state conditions (P max) were evaluated in 37 diverse soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] genotypes. The induction response of leaf photosynthesis showed large variation among the soybean genotypes...
November 22, 2016: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875070/competitive-funding-strategies-for-the-conquer-cancer-foundation-of-asco
#17
Tanios Bekaii-Saab, Sanjay Goel, Adrien Dickerson, Jamie Von Roenn, Michael A Thompson, Anne S Tsao
PURPOSE: The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF), the philanthropic arm of ASCO, is responsible for funding innovative clinical research. CCF wants to broaden its donor base instead of relying predominantly on health-care companies. Our Leadership Development Program (LDP) group was tasked with identifying potential donor sources and making recommendations to increase funding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected three sources to research: the general public, crowdsourcing/social media, and ASCO members...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869621/ponseti-treatment-of-rigid-residual-deformity-in-congenital-clubfoot-after-walking-age
#18
Massimiliano Dragoni, Pasquale Farsetti, Giuseppe Vena, Diego Bellini, Pierluigi Maglione, Ernesto Ippolito
BACKGROUND: There is no established treatment for rigid residual deformity of congenital clubfoot (CCF) after walking age. Soft-tissue procedures, osseous procedures, and external fixation have been performed with unpredictable results. We applied the Ponseti method to patients with this condition in order to improve the outcomes of treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the cases of 44 patients (68 feet) with congenital clubfoot whose mean age (and standard deviation) at treatment was 4...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868373/acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-baraitser-winter-cerebrofrontofacial-syndrome
#19
Paola Cianci, Grazia Fazio, Sara Casagranda, Marco Spinelli, Carmelo Rizzari, Gianni Cazzaniga, Angelo Selicorni
Baraitser-Winter malformation syndrome (BWMS), Fryns-Aftimos syndrome (FA), and craniofrontofacial syndromes (CFFs) have all been recently proposed to be part of the same phenotypic spectrum of Baraitser-Winter cerebrofrontofacial syndrome (BWCFF), which is characterized by facial dysmorphism, ocular coloboma, brain malformations, and intellectual disabilities. In addition to that, the recent discovery of missense mutations in one of the two ubiquitously expressed cytoplasmic β- and γ-acting-encoding genes ACTB (7p22...
February 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867265/alpha-glucosidase-inhibitory-and-antioxidant-potential-of-antidiabetic-herb-alternanthera-sessilis-comparative-analyses-of-leaf-and-callus-solvent-fractions
#20
Tsun-Thai Chai, Chee-Siong Khoo, Chong-Siang Tee, Fai-Chu Wong
BACKGROUND: Alternanthera sessilis is a medicinal herb which is consumed as vegetable and used as traditional remedies of various ailments in Asia and Africa. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the antiglucosidase and antioxidant activity of solvent fractions of A. sessilis leaf and callus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Leaf and callus methanol extracts were fractionated to produce hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, butanol, and water fractions...
October 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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