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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099287/anesthetic-outcomes-of-children-with-arthrogryposis-syndromes-no-evidence-of-hyperthermia
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Stephen J Gleich, Michael Tien, Darrell R Schroeder, Andrew C Hanson, Randall Flick, Michael E Nemergut
BACKGROUND: Arthrogryposis syndromes are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by congenital joint contractures often requiring multiple surgeries during childhood to address skeletal and visceral abnormalities. Previous reports suggest that these children have increased perioperative risk, including hypermetabolic events discrete from malignant hyperthermia, difficult airway management, isolated hyperthermia, and difficult IV line placement. We sought to compare children with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) versus the less severe, distal arthrogryposis syndromes (DAS) and to evaluate possible intraoperative hyperthermia of patients with AMC...
January 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078872/molecular-characterization-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-salmonella-serovars-isolated-in-the-apulia-region-of-italy
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R Mirgaldi, A Ballini, A M Dionisi, I Luzzi, G Dipalma, F Inchingolo, D De Vito
During the period January 2013-December 2015, 175 cases of human salmonellosis were reported in the Apulia Region of Italy. The aim of this study was to characterize salmonella strains from the standpoints of serovars prevalence, antimicrobial resistance and clonal origin. The serological typing was performed by agglutination against antisera followed by a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (m-PCR). The obtained results were analyzed following the Kauffmann-White scheme. Susceptibility to antimicrobial agents was tested using the disk diffusion method on Muller-Hinton agar plates...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073345/reasons-for-faculty-departures-from-an-academic-medical-center-a-survey-and-comparison-across-faculty-lines
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Sabine C Girod, Magali Fassiotto, Roseanne Menorca, Henry Etzkowitz, Sherry M Wren
BACKGROUND: Faculty departure can present significant intellectual costs to an institution. The authors sought to identify the reasons for clinical and non-clinical faculty departures at one academic medical center (AMC). METHOD: In May and June 2010, the authors surveyed 137 faculty members who left a west coast School of Medicine (SOM) between 1999 and 2009. In May and June 2015, the same survey was sent to 40 faculty members who left the SOM between 2010-2014, for a total sample size of 177 former faculty members...
January 10, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049300/theoretical-study-of-actinide-monocarbides-thc-uc-puc-and-amc
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Peter Pogány, Attila Kovács, Lucas Visscher, Rudy J M Konings
A study of four representative actinide monocarbides, ThC, UC, PuC, and AmC, has been performed with relativistic quantum chemical calculations. The two applied methods were multireference complete active space second-order perturbation theory (CASPT2) including the Douglas-Kroll-Hess Hamiltonian with all-electron basis sets and density functional theory with the B3LYP exchange-correlation functional in conjunction with relativistic pseudopotentials. Beside the ground electronic states, the excited states up to 17 000 cm(-1) have been determined...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048054/su-f-j-05-the-effect-of-air-pockets-in-the-urinary-bladder-during-bladder-hyperthermia-treatment
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G Schooneveldt, H P Kok, A Bakker, E D Geijsen, T M de Reijke, J Crezee
PURPOSE: Hyperthermia combined with Mitomycin C is used for the treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), using a phased array system of microwave antennas for bladder heating. Often some air is present in the bladder, which effectively blocks the microwave radiation, potentially preventing proper treatment of that part of the bladder. Air can be a relevant fraction of the bladder content and large air pockets are expected to have a noticeable influence on achieved temperatures...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040389/homozygous-truncating-mutation-in-prenatally-expressed-skeletal-isoform-of-ttn-gene-results-in-arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita-and-myopathy-without-cardiac-involvement
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Ana Fernández-Marmiesse, M Carmen Carrascosa-Romero, Blanca Alfaro Ponce, Andres Nascimento, Carlos Ortez, Norma Romero, Lourdes Palacios, Cecilia Jimenez-Mallebrera, Cristina Jou, Sofía Gouveia, María L Couce
We report the case of a newborn with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and severe axial hypotonia without cardiac involvement in which, using a customized targeted next-generation sequencing assay for 64 myopathy-associated genes, we detected a novel homozygous truncating mutation, c.38661_38665del, in exon 197 of the TTN gene that is expressed only in the fetal skeletal isoform. Its pathogenicity is supported by evidence of maternal isodisomy for chromosome 2. Muscle pathology showed fibers with core-like areas devoid of oxidative staining and cytoplasmic bodies...
November 11, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030760/a-general-silica-templating-synthesis-of-alkaline-mesoporous-carbon-catalysts-for-highly-efficient-h2s-oxidation-at-room-temperature
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Zixiao Zhang, Wuyou Jiang, Donghui Long, Jitong Wang, Wenming Qiao, Licheng Ling
A general synthesis of alkaline mesoporous carbons (AMCs) is developed based on a simplified silica-templating method for room-temperature catalytic oxidation of H2S. The key to the success relies on dissolving the silica templates to create the inter-connected mesoporous structure as well as leaving parts of the alkaline products in the pores, both of them are prerequisites for H2S oxidation. By adjusting the alkaline etching degree and organic/inorganic ratio, the porosity and basicity of the AMC could be simultaneously tuned, allowing the AMCs direct use for H2S catalytic oxidation with an unprecedented removal capacities of 4...
December 28, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027057/the-measurement-properties-of-the-assessing-math-concepts-assessments-of-primary-students-number-sense-skills
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Christie Martin, Richard Lambert, Drew Polly, Chuang Wang, David Pugalee
The purpose of this study was to examine the measurement properties of the Assessing Math Concepts AMC Anywhere Hiding and Ten Frame Assessments, formative assessments of primary students' number sense skills. Each assessment has two parts, where Part 1 is intended to be foundational skills for part two. Part 1 includes manipulatives whereas Part 2 does not. Student data from 228 kindergarten through second grade teachers with a total of 3,666 students was analyzed using Rasch scaling. Data analyses indicated that when the two assessments were examined separately the intended order of item difficulty was clear...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017252/microcephaly-and-arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita-the-full-blown-cns-spectrum-in-newborns-with-zikv-infection
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Marcio Leyser, Alexandre Fernandes, Pamela Passos, Camila Pupe, Andre Pc Matta, Marcio Moacyr Vasconcelos, Osvaldo Jm Nascimento
The recent alarming statements concerning the newborn ZIKV-induced microcephaly epidemics in the Northeast of Brazil, released by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, as well as important international health agencies, such as the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization, raised many "why and how" questions so far, that will hopefully be scientifically answered, as more researches in that regard come up in the long term. In this paper, we describe another potentially ZIKV-induced central nervous system and musculoskeletal disorder that has accompanied microcephaly in these children: atrhogryposis multiplex congenita...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003596/a-case-of-rat-bite-fever-caused-by-streptobacillus-moniliformis
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Yasue Hayakawa, Jun Suzuki, Masahiro Suzuki, Wataru Sugiura, Kiyofumi Ohkusu
We report a case of rat bite fever (RBF) diagnosed by detection of Streptobacillus moniliformis from blood culture and synovial fluid. The patient was a 45-year-old man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis. He was bitten on his third finger by a rat, which was caught in a mousetrap installed in his house. After the bite, fever, rash and arthralgia developed over a period of about two weeks. The patient was admitted to our hospital and treated with combination of Ampicillin- Sulbactam (SAM), Vancomycin (VAN) and Minocycline (MIN)...
December 22, 2016: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997278/the-appropriate-provision-of-primary-versus-specialist-palliative-care-to-cancer-patients-oncologists-perspectives
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Risha Gidwani, Andrea Nevedal, Manali Patel, Douglas W Blayney, Christine Timko, Kavitha Ramchandran, P Adam Kelly, Steven M Asch
BACKGROUND: Many cancer patients do not receive recommended palliative care (PC). Oncologists' perspectives about PC have not been adequately described qualitatively and may explain some of the gaps in the delivery of PC. OBJECTIVE: To characterize U.S. oncologists' perceptions of: primary and specialist PC; experiences interacting with PC specialists; and the optimal interface of PC and oncology in providing PC. DESIGN: In-depth interviews with practicing oncologists...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996340/geographic-variation-as-a-risk-factor-for-digital-ulcers-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients-a-multicentre-registry
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Ejr Souza, C S Muller, Amc Horimoto, R A Rezende, I Guimarães, H A Mariz, A T Dantas, I P Da Costa, Apt Del-Rio, J Sekiyama, C B Kahwage, C Kayser
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of geographic variation on the risk of digital ulcer (DU) development in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional, multicentre study evaluated patients with SSc from centres located in different geographic regions of Brazil (subtropical and tropical climate zones). Demographic and clinical data were collected. RESULTS: The study included 141 patients with SSc (26 from the subtropical and 115 from the tropical zone)...
December 20, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993088/interview-with-dr-ghassan-k-abou-alfa
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G K Abou-Alfa
Ghassan K Abou-Alfa joined the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York back in 2001. Dr Abou-Alfa specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. Dr Abou-Alfa received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his post-doctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine. His research is dedicated to finding novel therapies and improving the effectiveness of the current therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer, while continuing to understand the basic mechanisms of the diseases and its therapy...
November 2016: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986551/%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-targeted-reduction-sensitive-micellar-mertansine-prodrug-superb-drug-loading-enhanced-stability-and-effective-inhibition-of-melanoma-growth-in-vivo
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Ping Zhong, Hao Meng, Jie Qiu, Jian Zhang, Huanli Sun, Ru Cheng, Zhiyuan Zhong
Antibody-maytansinoid conjugates (AMCs) have emerged as one of the most promising active targeting cancer therapeutics. Their clinical use is, however, challenged by their low drug content, poor stability, high cost and potential immune response. Here, we designed and developed robust, cRGD-functionalized, reduction-sensitive polymeric micellar mertansine (DM1) prodrug (cRGD-MMP) that showed targeted treatment of B16F10 melanoma-bearing C57BL/6 mice. cRGD-MMP was obtained with a superb drug content of ~40wt...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974916/dental-color-assessment-through-ttb-exercises
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R Draghici, C T Preoteasa, Amc Ţâncu, E Preoteasa
: Aim.To verify the impact of taking the Toothguide Training Box (TTB) exercise in improving the individual ability to correctly determine dental color. Material and method.A prospective study was conducted on the 5th year dental students. The participants were required to carry out 3 distinct steps: visual color determination for sample tabs out of the 3DMaster shade guide, the TTB exercise and another color determination after training completion. Results.The sample included 60 students (19M/ 41F) with a mean age of 24, which made 360 color determinations of 6 shade tabs before and after TTB exercise...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941188/arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenital-multidisciplinary-care-including-own-experience
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Anna Binkiewicz-Glińska, Jolanta Wierzba, Edyta Szurowska, Katarzyna Ruckeman-Dziurdzińska, Stanisław Bakuła, Michał Sokołów, Anna Reńska
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenital (AMC) is a heterogeneous disorder, characterized by nonprogressive multiple intra-articular contractures, which can be recognized at birth. The prevalence in Europe is estimated at about 1 per 12,000. Etiopathogenesis of arthrogryposis is multifactorial. Symptoms of some forms of arthrogryposis can be found in the clinical presentation of selected genetic disorders, e.g. Pena Shokeir syndrome. Arthrogryposis can also result from environmental factors such as medication, trauma or chronic illness during pregnancy, as well as from oligohydramnios or abnormal structure of the uterus...
2016: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933661/mutations-in-the-neb-gene-cause-fetal-akinesia-arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita
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Michal Feingold-Zadok, David Chitayat, Karen Chong, Marie Injeyan, Patrick Shannon, Daphne Chapmann, Ron Maymon, Nir Pillar, Orit Reish
OBJECTIVE: We studied a series of patients with fetal akinesia deformation sequence (FADS)/arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), with nemaline bodies on muscle specimens, that revealed mutations in the NEB gene. METHOD: We pathologically assessed seven cases from three families, who presented with AMC/FADS. Targeted genetic analysis for Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) mutation (in relevant patients) was followed by next generation sequencing and Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification...
December 9, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909354/the-comprehension-of-sentences-with-unaccusative-verbs-in-aphasia-a-test-of-the-intervener-hypothesis
#18
Natalie Sullivan, Matthew Walenski, Tracy Love, Lewis P Shapiro
BACKGROUND: It is well accepted that individuals with agrammatic Broca's aphasia have difficulty comprehending some sentences with filler-gap dependencies. While investigations of these difficulties have been conducted with several different sentence types (e.g., object relatives, Wh-questions), we explore sentences containing unaccusative verbs, which arguably have a single noun phrase (NP) that is base-generated in object position but then is displaced to surface subject position. Unaccusative verbs provide an ideal test case for a particular hypothesis about the comprehension disorder-the Intervener Hypothesis-that posits that the difficulty individuals with agrammatic Broca's aphasia have comprehending sentences containing filler-gap dependencies results from similarity-based interference caused by the presence of an intervening NP between the two elements of a syntactic chain...
2017: Aphasiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895000/severe-acute-otitis-media-and-acute-mastoiditis-in-adults
#19
Anu Laulajainen Hongisto, Jussi Jero, Antti Markkola, Riste Saat, Antti A Aarnisalo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare clinical and microbiological findings in adults hospitalized for acute otitis media (AOM) or mastoid infections (acute or latent). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all adults (≥17 years old) hospitalized (between 2003 and 2012) at a tertiary referral center for acute mastoid infections or AOM not responding to outpatient medical treatment. RESULTS: Of the 160 patients in the study sample, 19% had an infection caused by S...
November 28, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893295/medical-directors-of-breastfeeding-programs-at-academic-medical-centers-duties-and-challenges
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Casey B Rosen-Carole
INTRODUCTION: An emerging trend in Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) is to coordinate breastfeeding care, research, and trainee education through "medical director" positions. Little is known about their duties, supports, and challenges. OBJECTIVE: To determine the duties and challenges of directors of breastfeeding medicine in AMCs. METHODS: A survey was distributed four times over a 3-month period to three listservs with a total of 860 members...
November 28, 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
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