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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725842/understanding-patients-process-to-use-medical-marijuana-a-southern-new-jersey-community-engagement-project
#1
Tara L Crowell
Given the necessity to better understand the process patients need to go through in order to seek treatment via medical marijuana, this study investigates this process to better understand this phenomenon. Specifically, Compassion Care Foundation (CCF) and Stockton University worked together to identify a solution to this problem. Specifically, 240 new patients at CCF were asked to complete a 1-page survey regarding various aspects associated with their experience prior to their use of medicinal marijuana-diagnosis, what prompted them to seek treatment, level of satisfaction with specific stages in the process, total length of time the process took, and patient's level of pain...
September 2016: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712734/combined-direct-and-indirect-traumatic-carotid-cavernous-fistula-ccf-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Isaac Josh Abecassis, Ryan P Morton, Louis J Kim, Basavaraj V Ghodke, Michael R Levitt
BACKGROUND: Within the current Barrow classification system, there are no categorical descriptions or reports in the literature of cavernous carotid fistulas (CCFs) with both a direct component (type A) and separate indirect contribution (type B, C, or D). We report the first definitive case of a combined simultaneous traumatic direct and indirect CCF, and review the literature on the similar existing entity of traumatic indirect CCFs presenting delayed and subsequent to the treatment of traumatic, direct CCFs...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710960/bioremediation-potential-of-arsenic-by-non-enzymatically-biofabricated-silver-nanoparticles-adhered-to-the-mesoporous-carbonized-fungal-cell-surface-of-aspergillus-foetidus-mtcc8876
#3
Triparna Mukherjee, Shatarupa Chakraborty, Aksar Ali Biswas, Tapan Kumar Das
Our study aiming for the diminution of arsenic concentration in arsenic contaminated aqua environment by using novel adsorbents based on bio-fabricated silver nanoparticles on a fungal cell surface. Bioreduction of silver ion was done in a non-enzymatic manner in presence of the biomass of fungus Aspergillus foetidus MTCC8876. Aspergillus spp. cells were harvested following the bioreduction and made into carbon by carbonization that led to pore formation (pore width of 2.35 nm) on the cell surface. The average size of silver nanoparticles in the sample of SACF (silver nanoparticles adhered to mesoporous carbonized fungal cell) was 35 nm...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664025/traumatic-carotid-cavernous-fistula-with-a-connection-between-the-supraclinoid-internal-carotid-artery-and-cavernous-sinus-via-a-pseudoaneurysm-presenting-with-delayed-life-threatening-epistaxis
#4
Jun Kyeung Ko, Sang Weon Lee, Tae Hong Lee, Chang Hwa Choi
Traumatic carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) presents most commonly as a direct connection between the cavernous segment of internal carotid artery (ICA) and cavernous sinus (CS), and often accompanies basal skull fracture (BSF). The most frequently reported signs and symptoms are proptosis, chemosis, and bruit. Epistaxis is uncommon symptom of CCF. A 63-year-old man with a history of BSF due to blunt head trauma eight months previously was referred to our emergency room for massive epistaxis. Cerebral angiography demonstrated a high-flow CCF with a connection between the supraclinoid portion of left ICA and CS via a pseudoaneurysm, suggesting the life-threatening epistaxis had been caused by high-flow shunting, through the gap created by the BSF...
April 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647659/flow-diverters-as-a-useful-adjunct-to-traditional-endovascular-techniques-in-the-treatment-of-direct-carotid-cavernous-fistulas
#5
Christopher S Ogilvy, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Mohammad Ghorbani, Christoph J Griessenauer, Abdulrahman Y Alturki, Ajith J Thomas
BACKGROUND: Direct carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas (CCF) are high flow arteriovenous shunts that are typically the result of a severe head injury. The endovascular treatment of these lesions includes the use of detachable balloons, coils, liquid embolic agents, and covered stents. To minimize the chance of treatment failure and subsequent complications, endoluminal reconstruction using a flow-diverting stent may be added to the treatment construct . METHODS: We present 3 cases and review the existing literature...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637958/validation-of-cross-calibration-schemes-for-quantitative-bone-spect-ct-using-different-sources-under-various-geometric-conditions
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Noriaki Miyaji, Kenta Miwa, Kazuki Motegi, Takuro Umeda, Kei Wagatsuma, Shohei Fukai, Tomohiro Takiguchi, Takashi Terauchi, Mitsuru Koizumi
PURPOSE: Several cross-calibration schemes have been proposed to produce quantitative values in bone SPECT imaging. Differences in the radionuclide sources and geometric conditions can decrease the accuracy of cross-calibration factor (CCF). The present study aimed to validate the effects of calibration schemes using different sources under various geometric conditions. METHODS: Temporal variations as well as variations in acquisition counts and the shapes of (57)Co standard and (99m)Tc point sources and a (99m)Tc disk source were determined...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636421/analysis-of-origins-of-admission-for-solid-tumor-oncology-inpatients-disease-severity-and-outcomes
#7
Christopher E Wee, Lindsey M Goodman, Leticia Varella, Lisa A Rybicki, Alberto J Montero, Bassam N Estfan, Carolyn H Best, James P Stevenson
PURPOSE: Hospital transfers may affect clinical outcomes. Evaluation of admission by source of transfer, time of admission, and provider type may identify opportunities to improve inpatient outcomes. METHODS: We reviewed charts of patients admitted to the solid tumor oncology service between July and December 2014 from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) Main Campus emergency department (ED), CCF Regional EDs, outside hospital (OSH) ED, OSH inpatient services, and CCF outpatient clinics...
July 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634313/-a-case-of-bilateral-traumatic-carotid-cavernous-fistula
#8
Hanae Terashima, Takashi Higa, Koichi Kato, Tadasuke Tominaga, Masanori Nakagawa, Shigeru Kadoyama, Hiroshi Ujiie, Akira Teramoto
Bilateral traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula(CCF)is rare. It is most commonly caused by a direct head or face injury involving the cavernous sinus and develops immediately after trauma. We report a case of bilateral traumatic CCF that occurred as an intracerebral hematoma(ICH)mimicking apoplexy 5 months later. We treated the patient with point occlusion of venous reflux causing an ICH using coil embolization to remove the hematoma. Three days after we performed trans-venous occlusion of the intercavernous connection and right cavernous sinus using coil embolization through the right inferior petrosal vein, it was identified that the left CCF was occluded after first embolization into the left sylvian vein...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582503/hugin-hi-c-unifying-genomic-interrogator
#9
Joshua S Martin, Zheng Xu, Alex P Reiner, Karen L Mohlke, Patrick Sullivan, Bing Ren, Ming Hu, Yun Li
Motivation: High throughput chromatin conformation capture (3C) technologies, such as Hi-C and ChIA-PET, have the potential to elucidate the functional roles of non-coding variants. However, most of published genome-wide unbiased chromatin organization studies have used cultured cell lines, limiting their generalizability. Results: We developed a web browser, HUGIn, to visualize Hi-C data generated from 21 human primary tissues and cell lines. HUGIn enables assessment of chromatin contacts both constitutive across and specific to tissue(s) and/or cell line(s) at any genomic loci, including GWAS SNPs, eQTLs and cis-regulatory elements, facilitating the understanding of both GWAS and eQTLs results and functional genomics data...
June 5, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580223/carotid-cavernous-fistula-with-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-and-terson-syndrome-after-mid-facial-trauma
#10
Satya Karna, Mukesh Jain, Md Shahid Alam, Bipasha Mukherjee, Rajiv Raman
Objectives: To report a rare occurrence combination of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) and Terson syndrome in a Barrow's type A carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) patient. Methods: Observational case report. Results: A twenty-year-old male patient with a history of road traffic accident presented with periorbital swelling and redness in the left eye. Examination revealed a CRAO with intraretinal and preretinal hemorrhages. On imaging, type A CCF and subarachnoid hemorrhage were detected. He underwent embolization of the fistula for cosmetic blemish...
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559980/all-trans-retinoic-acid-activates-sdf-1-cxcr4-rock2-signaling-pathway-to-inhibit-chondrogenesis
#11
Qin-Xiao Hu, Xue-Dong Li, Peng Xie, Chu-Cheng Wu, Gui-Zhou Zheng, Fei-Xiang Lin, Da Xie, Qi-Hao Zhang, De-Zhong Liu, Yun-Guo Wang, Bo Chang, Shi-Xin Du
Recent studies have indicated that ATRA inhibits chondrogenesis and can lead to congenital clubfoot (CCF). The molecular mechanism of ATRA-induced chondrogenesis is not clear. As RhoA/ROCK and SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling play important molecular roles for a variety of cellular processes, we hypothesized that RhoA/ROCK2 and SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling are involved in ATRA-induced chondrogenesis in rat embryo hind limb bud mesenchymal cells (rEHBMCs). We found that ATRA dose-dependently inhibits proliferation and expression of chondrogenic transcription factors (SOX9 and COL2A1) in rEHBMCs...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546007/development-and-validation-of-the-halt-hcc-score-to-predict-mortality-in-liver-transplant-recipients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
#12
Kazunari Sasaki, Daniel J Firl, Koji Hashimoto, Masato Fujiki, Teresa Diago-Uso, Cristiano Quintini, Bijan Eghtesad, John J Fung, Federico N Aucejo, Charles M Miller
BACKGROUND: Tumour morphological criteria for determining the appropriateness of liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma poorly estimate post-transplantation mortality. The aim of this study was to develop and assess the utility of a continuous risk score in predicting overall survival following liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: We did a retrospective cohort analysis to develop a continuous multivariable risk score for assessment of overall survival following liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma...
May 22, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544216/a-structurally-characterized-fluoroalkyne
#13
Lewis M Hall, David P Tew, Natalie E Pridmore, Adrian C Whitwood, Jason M Lynam, John M Slattery
The facile synthesis of a stable and isolable compound with a fluoroalkynyl group, M-C≡CF, is reported. Reaction of [Ru(C≡CH)(η(5) -C5 Me5 )(dppe)] with an electrophilic fluorinating agent (NFSI) results in the formation of the fluorovinylidene complex [Ru(=C=CHF)(η(5) -C5 Me5 )(dppe)][N(SO2 Ph)2 ]. Subsequent deprotonation with LiN(SiMe3 )2 affords the fluoroalkynyl complex [Ru(C≡CF)(η(5) -C5 Me5 )(dppe)]. In marked contrast to the rare and highly reactive examples of fluoroalkynes that have been reported previously, this compound can be readily isolated and structurally characterized...
May 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543885/dce-mri-prediction-of-survival-time-for-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-using-an-adaptive-neuro-fuzzy-based-model-and-nested-model-selection-technique
#14
Azimeh N V Dehkordi, Alireza Kamali-Asl, Ning Wen, Tom Mikkelsen, Indrin J Chetty, Hassan Bagher-Ebadian
This pilot study investigates the construction of an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) for the prediction of the survival time of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). ANFIS is trained by the pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters estimated by the model selection (MS) technique in dynamic contrast enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) data analysis, and patient age. DCE-MRI investigations of 33 treatment-naïve patients with GBM were studied. Using the modified Tofts model and MS technique, the following physiologically nested models were constructed: Model 1, no vascular leakage (normal tissue); Model 2, leakage without efflux; Model 3, leakage with bidirectional exchange (influx and efflux)...
May 25, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539723/antimicrobial-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ethanol-extract-of-corylopsis-coreana-uyeki-flos
#15
Da-Eon Park, In-Soo Yoon, Jung-Eun Kim, Ji-Hye Seo, Jin-Cheol Yoo, Chun-Sik Bae, Chang-Dai Lee, Dae-Hun Park, Seung-Sik Cho
BACKGROUND: Corylopsis coreana Uyeki (Hamamelidaceae) is a medicinal plant cultivated in Northeast Asia. Previously, we have reported that an ethanol extract of Corylopsis coreana Uyeki flos (ECCF) contains four active compounds with antioxidant activity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial spectrum against infectious bacteria and anti-inflammatory effect of ECCF in a mouse model of acute local inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility was evaluated using standard plate assay technique...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534769/a-systematic-investigation-of-lateral-estimation-using-various-interpolation-approaches-in-conventional-ultrasound-imaging
#16
Zhi Liu, Chengwu Huang, Jianwen Luo
Accurate lateral displacement and strain estimat- ion is critical for some applications of elasticity imaging. Typically, motion estimation in the lateral direction is challenging because of low sampling frequency and lack of phase information in conventional ultrasound imaging. Several approaches have been proposed to improve the performance of lateral estimation, such as lateral interpolation on the RF signals (Interp_RF), lateral interpolation on the cross-correlation function (Interp_CCF) and lateral interpolation on both the RF signals and cross-correlation function (Interp_Both)...
May 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506880/advanced-correlation-grid-analysis-and-visualisation-of-functional-connectivity-among-multiple-spike-trains
#17
Mohammad Shahed Masud, Roman Borisyuk, Liz Stuart
BACKGROUND: This study analyses multiple spike trains (MST) data, defines its functional connectivity and subsequently visualises an accurate diagram of connections. This is a challenging problem. For example, it is difficult to distinguish the common input and the direct functional connection of two spike trains. NEW METHOD: The new method presented in this paper is based on the traditional pairwise cross-correlation function (CCF) and a new combination of statistical techniques...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489786/bilateral-carotid-cavernous-fistula-with-spontaneous-resolution-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
REVIEW
Lan Ke, Yan-Ning Yang, Jing Yuan
RATIONALE: Bilateral carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is rare and serious extra-ocular disease occurring in clinical which may result in severe complication. Unique manifestations and imaging examinations are important to the diagnosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case of bilateral carotid-cavernous fistula in an 60-year-old healthy man caused by a head injury is reported. Further clinical symptoms and signs and imaging examinations lead to the correct diagnosis. DIAGNOSES: Computed tomography angiography of the brain aroused suspicion of bilateral CCF...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485656/delayed-massive-epistaxis-from-traumatic-cavernous-carotid-false-aneurysms-a-report-of-two-unusual-cases
#19
Ncedile Mankahla, David LeFeuvre, Allan Taylor
Introduction Blunt head trauma can injure the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA). This may result in a carotid cavernous fistula (CCF). Rarely, a traumatic aneurysm may bleed medially causing massive epistaxis. Case presentation We present two cases of traumatic intracavernous carotid pseudoaneurysms with delayed massive epistaxis. The patients were managed with endovascular treatment involving coil embolization with parent vessel sparing and detachable balloon occlusion with carotid sacrifice...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484825/comparison-of-polyvinyl-alcohol-copolymer-with-detachable-balloons-for-the-embolisation-of-direct-carotid-cavernous-fistula-a-single-centre-experience
#20
Xuying He, Chuanzhi Duan, Lingfeng Lai, Xin Zhang, Zhenjun Li, Xifeng Li, Tielin Li
OBJECTIVES: To characterise the safety, efficacy and cost of direct carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) treatment using polyvinyl alcohol copolymer or detachable balloons. METHODS: We reviewed retrospectively patients with direct CCFs treated with either a detachable balloon or polyvinyl alcohol copolymer at our hospital from 2005 to 2015 and identified 94 patients with 105 CCFs. All patients had follow-up angiograms. The CCF occlusion rate, procedure complication rate, treatment expense and operation time were recorded...
May 8, 2017: European Radiology
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