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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214011/widespread-microplastic-ingestion-by-fish-assemblages-in-tropical-estuaries-subjected-to-anthropogenic-pressures
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A L Vendel, F Bessa, V E N Alves, A L A Amorim, J Patrício, A R T Palma
Our aim was to quantify microplastic ingestion by fish assemblages in two tropical Brazilian estuaries and to evaluate whether biological and ecological factors influence the ingestion of microplastics by fish species. Of 2233 fish from both estuaries (from 69 species) examined in this study, 9% of the individuals (24 species) had microplastics in their gut contents. Microplastic ingestion occurred irrespective of fish size and functional group. The diet of fish species was analyzed based on prey items identified in the fish's full stomach contents and five feeding guilds were defined...
February 14, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213857/management-of-overactive-bladder-in-the-face-of-high-grade-prolapse
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Juan Guzman-Negron, Sandip Vasavada
Patients with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) may present with a large combination of symptoms including overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms such as urgency, frequency, and urgency incontinence. The explanation as to why these symptoms are more prevalent in POP patients is not clearly understood, but there seems to be an overall agreement that prolapse-induced bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) may trigger bladder changes resulting in OAB symptoms. Presuming this to be true, many of the studies managing OAB in POP patients have focused on the surgical management of prolapse and its aftermath, which in many of the patients leads to improvement of OAB symptoms...
February 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213799/the-hybrid-technique-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-treatment-apical-sling-and-subfascial-colporrhaphy
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Dmitry Shkarupa, Nikita Kubin, Alexey Pisarev, Anastasiya Zaytseva, Ekaterina Shapovalova
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The majority of patients with cystocele undergoing reconstructive surgery have combined defects of pubocervical fascia and uterosacral/cardinal ligament complex. In this regard, the simultaneous correction of both defects is rational. Furthermore, decreasing the use of synthetic materials in pelvic floor surgery is an important goal. The aim was to evaluate the objective and subjective cure rate of a hybrid technique: bilateral sacrospinous fixation using modern monofilament synthetic tape (apical sling) combined with the original technique of subfascial colporrhaphy...
February 17, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209157/stakeholder-perspectives-on-the-implementation-of-genetic-carrier-screening-in-a-changing-landscape
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Kim C A Holtkamp, Evelien M Vos, Tessel Rigter, Phillis Lakeman, Lidewij Henneman, Martina C Cornel
BACKGROUND: In most countries, genetic carrier screening is neither offered, nor embedded in mainstream healthcare. Technological developments have triggered a two-fold transition in carrier screening: the expansion from screening one single disorder to many disorders simultaneously, and offering screening universally, regardless of ancestry. This study aims to identify general and population-specific barriers and needs reflected by stakeholders regarding the implementation of carrier screening in a changing landscape...
February 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202356/bladder-capacity-is-a-biomarker-for-a-bladder-centric-versus-systemic-manifestation-in-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome
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Stephen J Walker, Joao Zambon, Karl-Erik Andersson, Carl Langefeld, Catherine A Matthews, Gopal Badlani, Heather Bowman, Robert J Evans
PURPOSE: Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) presents a significant clinical challenge due to symptom heterogeneity and the myriad associated comorbid medical conditions. We recently reported that diminished bladder capacity (BC) may represent a specific IC/BPS sub-phenotype. The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between anesthetic bladder capacity and clinical findings (urologic and non-urologic) in a cohort of IC/BPS patients who had undergone therapeutic urinary bladder hydrodistention...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199874/biodegradation-of-polyethylene-microplastics-by-the-marine-fungus-zalerion-maritimum
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Ana Paço, Kátia Duarte, João P da Costa, Patrícia S M Santos, R Pereira, M E Pereira, Ana C Freitas, Armando C Duarte, Teresa A P Rocha-Santos
Plastic yearly production has surpassed the 300milliontons mark and recycling has all but failed in constituting a viable solution for the disposal of plastic waste. As these materials continue to accumulate in the environment, namely, in rivers and oceans, in the form of macro-, meso-, micro- and nanoplastics, it becomes of the utmost urgency to find new ways to curtail this environmental threat. Multiple efforts have been made to identify and isolate microorganisms capable of utilizing synthetic polymers and recent results point towards the viability of a solution for this problem based on the biodegradation of plastics resorting to selected microbial strains...
February 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197002/an-exploratory-study-for-bladder-dysfunction-in-atypical-antipsychotic-emergent-urinary-incontinence
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Preeti Sinha, Anupam Gupta, V Senthil Kumar Reddi, Chittaranjan Andrade
INTRODUCTION: This is an exploratory study, which aimed to analyze urodynamic findings in patients who are on atypical antipsychotics and present with urinary incontinence (UI) in order to understand the mechanisms of antipsychotic-emergent UI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eight patients (34 ± 7.6 years; five males and three females) diagnosed with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, who were on risperidone, olanzapine, or clozapine monotherapy and having UI were recruited...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194560/a-comparative-study-of-electroacupuncture-at-zhongliao-bl33-and-other-acupoints-for-overactive-bladder-symptoms
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Likun Yang, Yang Wang, Qian Mo, Zhishun Liu
Electroacupuncture (EA) at Zhongliao (BL33) can improve the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), such as urinary frequency, urgency, and incontinence. However, its performance compared with other acupoints remains unclear. This study investigated the effects of EA at BL33 with deep needling on rats with OAB by detecting urodynamics in eight groups: no intervention group, D-BL33 group (deep needling at BL33), S-BL33 group (shallow needling at BL33), non-acupoint group (needling at the non-acupoint next to BL33), Weizhong (BL40) group, Sanyinjiao (SP6) group, Tongtian (BL7) group, and Hegu (LI4) group...
February 14, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192077/impact-of-age-and-comorbidities-on-utilization-of-sacral-neuromodulation
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Anna Er Faris, Bradley C Gill, Javier Pizarro-Berdichevsky, Elodi Dielubanza, Marisa M Clifton, Henry Okafor, Howard B Goldman, Courtenay K Moore, Raymond R Rackley, Sandip P Vasavada
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of patient age on sacral nerve stimulation(SNS) trial outcomes, device implantation, and treatment durability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A database of all SNS procedures between 2012-2014 at a high-volume institution was analyzed for associations of age with SNS indication, trial stimulation success, device revision, and device explantation. RESULTS: Within a 356 patient cohort, non-obstructive urinary retention and urgency- frequency patients were younger than those with urgency urinary incontinence...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190530/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-urinary-incontinence-in-a-cohort-of%C3%A2-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Kerry Poole, Monica Kerlin, Rochelle Wynne
BACKGROUND: Evidence describing the characteristics of urinary incontinence (UI) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), and the impact of this combination of conditions on functional status and quality of life, is limited. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of UI in a cohort of CHF patients. METHODS: A prospective survey of 100 outpatients with CHF was undertaken. RESULTS: There were 43 (65...
February 9, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190412/effects-of-the-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-stress-management-on-executive-function-components
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Ana Santos-Ruiz, Humbelina Robles-Ortega, Miguel Pérez-García, María Isabel Peralta-Ramírez
This study aims to determine whether it is possible to modify executive function in stressed individuals by means of cognitive-behavioral therapy for stress management. Thirty-one people with high levels of perceived stress were recruited into the study (treatment group = 18; wait-list group = 13). The treatment group received 14 weeks of stress management program. Psychological and executive function variables were evaluated in both groups pre and post-intervention. The treatment group showed improved psychological variables of perceived stress (t = 5...
February 13, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188760/long-term-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-profile-of-transurethral-resection-of-prostate-vs-plasmakinetic-resection-of-the-prostate-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Zhe Liu, Yuan Wei Li, Wan Rui Wu, Qiang Lu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences on clinical efficacy, complications and safety profile between transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) and bipolar plasmakinetic resection of the prostate (PKRP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS: 690 patients of BPH were recruited from May 2008 to May 2011 and divided into TURP group and PKRP group, IPSS, QoL, PVR, Qmax, complications, IIEF-5 and retrograde ejaculation were used for evaluation of clinical effective, safety and sexual function between two groups...
February 8, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187101/how-nurse-gender-influences-patient-priority-assignments-in-us-emergency-departments
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Jacob Miguel Vigil, Patrick Coulombe, Joe Alcock, Sarah See Stith, Eric Kruger, Sara Cichowski
The goals of this study were to compare whether emergency department (ED) patients' pain intensity (PI) is measured differently by male and female nurses and to determine whether PI, heart rate (HR), and respiratory rate (RR) were used to prioritize patient urgency differently by male and female nurses. The associations between patients' PI|HR|RR and the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) scores they were assigned by attending nurses were analyzed using a national database of electronic medical records of US Veterans Affairs ED patients from 2008 to 2012...
March 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186840/fertility-preservation-care-for-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer-an-inquiry-to-quantify-professionals-barriers
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Nikoletta Panagiotopoulou, Frederik W van Delft, Juliet P Hale, Jane A Stewart
PURPOSE: There is a growing interest in fertility preservation as emerging research is highlighting the prevalence of infertility among young cancer survivors and its negative impact on quality of life. Previous qualitative research has identified barriers of fertility preservation care among professionals. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of these barriers among pediatric and adolescent oncology healthcare professionals and evaluate factors that influence them. METHODS: Based on previously identified barriers and experts' input, a questionnaire was developed and sent to 88 professionals drawn from the multidisciplinary pediatric and adolescent oncology team of a large Principal Treatment Centre...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186235/high-urgency-waiting-list-for-cardiac-recipients-in-france-single-centre-8-year-experience
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Cosimo D'Alessandro, Jean Louis Golmard, Guillaume Lebreton, Mojgan Laali, Shaida Varnous, Patrick Farahmand, Charles Vidal, Pascal Leprince
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February 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185313/improvement-in-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-across-multiple-domains-following-ventriculoperitoneal-shunting-for-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Sarah C Krzastek, Samuel P Robinson, Harold F Young, Adam P Klausner
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the change in lower urinary tract symptoms following ventriculoperitoneal shunting in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). METHODS: Lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with new-onset iNPH were prospectively evaluated using validated questionnaires from the International Consultation on Incontinence to assess overactive bladder (ICIq-OAB), incontinence (ICIq-UI), and quality of life (ICIq-LUTqol), as well as the American Urological Association Symptom Score bother scale, prior to and following ventriculoperitoneal shunting for iNPH...
February 10, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184272/treatment-of-radiation-induced-cystitis-and-vulvodynia-via-a-ganglion-impar-block-using-a-lateral-approach-under-computed-tomography-guidance-a-case-report
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Jeong-Eun Lee, Kyung-Hwa Kwak, Seong Wook Hong, Hoon Jung, Seung-Yeon Chung, Jun-Mo Park
Adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) after colorectal cancer surgery can prevent local recurrence, but has several side effects. Precise injection of drugs into the affected areas is complicated by radiation-induced fibrosis of soft or connective tissue. A 48-year-old woman experienced severe intractable perineal pain, dysuria, urinary urgency, and frequent urination after rectal cancer surgery and adjuvant RT, and was diagnosed with radiation-induced cystitis and vulvodynia. Her symptoms persisted despite two fluoroscopy-guided ganglion impar blocks...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182114/evolution-of-cerebral-atrophy-in-a-patient-with-super-refractory-status-epilepticus-treated-with-barbiturate-coma
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Christopher R Newey, Pravin George, Premkumar Nattanmai, Christine Ahrens, Stephen Hantus, Aarti Sarwal
Introduction. Status epilepticus is associated with neuronal breakdown. Radiological sequelae of status epilepticus include diffusion weighted abnormalities and T2/FLAIR cortical hyperintensities corresponding to the epileptogenic cortex. However, progressive generalized cerebral atrophy from status epilepticus is underrecognized and may be related to neuronal death. We present here a case of diffuse cerebral atrophy that developed during the course of super refractory status epilepticus management despite prolonged barbiturate coma...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181378/sacral-nerve-stimulation-can-alleviate-symptoms-of-bowel-dysfunction-after-colorectal-resections
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Diane Mege, Guillaume Meurette, Veronique Vitton, Anne-Marie Leroi, Valerie Bridoux, Philippe Zerbib, Igor Sielezneff
BACKGROUND: Poor functional results, such as faecal incontinence (FI), low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) or high stool frequency can occur after colorectal resections; including proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA), rectal resection and left hemicolectomy. Management of these patients is an issue, and some case-reports have demonstrated the effectiveness of sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) in such situations. OUR AIM: was to analyse the effectiveness of SNS on poor functional results and on the quality of life, after different colorectal resections...
February 9, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178742/-urgency-of-gp-emergency-visits-to-nursing-homes
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Markus Bleckwenn, Sabrina Ahrens, Rieke Schnakenberg, Klaus Weckbecker
 Until now there are no uniform criteria or standards for classification of emergency home visits. Due to demographic changes, especially urgent visits to patients in nursing homes will increase. In the URGENT study, physicians and nurses rated the urgency of emergency visits to nursing home patients before and after the visit. This should help to see how many emergency house calls had been classified as less urgent and how often the assessment of physicians and nurses were in agreement with each other. In a prospective observational study, home visits were analyzed, which were classified as urgent at request by the physicians...
February 8, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
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