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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793130/anxiety-memories-and-coping-in-patients-undergoing-intracranial-tumor-surgery
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Tom J van Ark, Markus Klimek, Peter de Smalen, Arnaud J P E Vincent, Robert Jan Stolker
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis and the surgical removal of a brain tumor can have serious impact on the quality of life of a patient. The question rises, whether having more or just less memories of the procedure is better for coping with such an event. Furthermore, for preoperative information of future patients it is important to know how patients process their emotions and memories. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the link between preoperative anxiety, the perioperative experience and the quantity and quality of postoperative memories in patients who underwent intracranial tumor surgery...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793112/3d-printed-membrane-as-an-alternative-to-amniotic-membrane-for-ocular-surface-conjunctival-defect-reconstruction-an-in-vitro-in-vivo-study
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Shima Dehghani, Morteza Rasoulianboroujeni, Hamed Ghasemi, Saeed Heidari Keshel, Zohreh Nozarian, Mohammad Naser Hashemian, Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Golshan Latifi, Reza Ghaffari, Zhanfeng Cui, Hua Ye, Lobat Tayebi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical handling and clinical applicability of a specific 3D-printed membrane design fabricated using a gelatin, elastin and sodium hyaluronate blend for conjunctival reconstruction and compare it with amniotic membrane (AM), which is normally used in such surgeries. METHODS: 3D printing technique was employed to fabricate the membrane based on gradient design. Prior to printing, rheometry was employed to optimize the ink composition...
May 11, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792980/language-used-by-health-care-professionals-to-describe-dying-at-an-acute-care-hospital
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Kirsten Wentlandt, Philippe Toupin, Natalia Novosedlik, Lisa W Le, Camilla Zimmermann, Ebru Kaya
PURPOSE: To understand the language used to describe the deterioration and death of patients in an acute academic tertiary care centre, and to identify whether patient diagnoses or palliative care(PC) involvement was associated with clearer descriptions of this process. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of the final admission of 150 patients who died on an inpatient internal medicine unit. Conventional and summative content analysis was performed of the language used to describe, either directly or indirectly, that the patient's death was imminent...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792744/journal-club-extracolonic-findings-at-ct-colonography-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Perry J Pickhardt, Loredana Correale, Lia Morra, Daniele Regge, Cesare Hassan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies on CT colonography (CTC) in which extracolonic findings were assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of studies of screening CTC and of CTC to evaluate symptoms (1994-June 2017) was conducted to estimate the rate of extra-colonic findings and associated additional workup recommendations. The primary outcome was potentially important extracolonic findings, defined as CT Colonography Imaging Reporting and Data System (C-RADS) category E4 or as having high clinical importance (if C-RADS was not used)...
May 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792738/integrated-interventional-radiology-residency-program-websites-a-development-in-progress
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Sherwin Novin, Paul H Yi, Taylor Vanderplas, Douglas Yim, Kelvin Hong
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the comprehensiveness of interventional radiology (IR) residency program websites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We determined whether all integrated IR residency programs approved in 2016 by the Society for Interventional Radiology had a dedicated residency program website. On each website, we searched for 38 elements identified as important considerations for medical students applying to diagnostic radiology residency and IR fellowship programs...
May 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792699/water-soluble-ruthenium-ii-carbonyls-with-1-3-5-triaza-7-phosphoadamantane
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Federica Battistin, Gabriele Balducci, Barbara Milani, Enzo Alessio
As a continuation of our strategy for preparing new Ru(II) precursors with improved water solubility through the introduction of highly water-soluble 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphoadamantane (PTA) supporting ligands in the coordination sphere, in this work, we address the largely unexplored preparation of Ru(II)-PTA carbonyls. Two complementary synthetic approaches were used: (1) the treatment of a series of neutral Ru(II)-CO-dmso compounds of general formula RuCl2 (CO) n (dmso)4- n ( n = 1-3, 1-5) with PTA; (2) the reaction of Ru(II)-PTA complexes with CO...
May 24, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792489/what-it-means-to-be-a-national-a-study-among-adolescents-in-multicultural-mauritius
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Femke van der Werf, Maykel Verkuyten, Borja Martinovic, Caroline Ng Tseung-Wong
OBJECTIVES: We investigated adolescents' understandings of national group membership in multicultural Mauritius. We hypothesized that tolerance toward different cultures would be an important criterion for being Mauritian. In addition, national identity was expected to be defined in terms of "being," "feeling," and "doing." The type of definition, and whether stopping being Mauritian is perceived as possible, was expected to depend on age and national identification...
May 24, 2018: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792422/toward-total-synthesis-of-thiolate-protected-metal-nanoclusters
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Qiaofeng Yao, Tiankai Chen, Xun Yuan, Jianping Xie
Total synthesis, where desired organic- and/or biomolecules could be produced from simple precursors at atomic precision and with known step-by-step reactions, has prompted centuries-lasting bloom of organic chemistry since its conceptualization in 1828 (Wöhler synthesis of urea). Such expressive science is also highly desirable in nanoscience, since it represents a decisive step toward atom-by-atom customization of nanomaterials for basic and applied research. Although total synthesis chemistry is less established in nanoscience, recent years have witnessed seminal advances and increasing research efforts devoted into this field...
May 24, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792419/as-iii-removal-from-drinking-water-by-carbon-nanotube-membranes-with-magnetron-sputtered-copper-performance-and-mechanisms
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Hongyan Luan, Quan Zhang, Guo-An Cheng, Haiou Huang
Current approaches for functionalizing carbon nanotubes (CNT) often utilize harsh chemical conditions and the resulting harmful wastes can cause various environmental and health concerns. In this study, magnetron-sputtering technique is facilely employed to functionalize CNT membranes by depositing Cu onto pre-made CNT membranes without using any chemical treatment. A comparative evaluation of the substrate polymeric membrane (MCE), MCE sputtered with copper (Cu/MCE), the pristine CNT membrane (CNT), and CNT membrane sputtered with Cu (Cu/CNT) shows that Cu/CNT possesses mechanically stable structures and similar membrane permeability as MCE...
May 24, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792393/outcomes-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-compared-with-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-geriatric-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Linda Shavit, Shuli Silberman, Rachel Tauber, Ofer Merin, Daniel Bitran, Daniel Fink
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less invasive treatment modality for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) who are at a higher risk if they have surgery. Preoperative chronic kidney disease (CKD) influences outcomes of cardiac surgery and is associated with a higher mortality and more complicated hospital course. The aims of our study were to evaluate the comparative outcomes of TAVI versus surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in geriatric patients with preoperative CKD...
May 24, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792342/misidentification-of-copperhead-and-cottonmouth-snakes-following-snakebites
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Robert D Cox, Christina S Parker, Erin C E Cox, Michael B Marlin, Robert L Galli
INTRODUCTION: Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) and cottonmouth or water moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus) snakes account for the majority of venomous snakebites in the southern United States. Cottonmouth snakes are generally considered to have more potent venom. Copperheads are considered less venomous and there is some controversy as to whether or not bites from copperhead snakes need to be treated with antivenom. Copperhead and juvenile cottonmouth snakes are both brown in color...
May 24, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792338/molecular-mechanism-for-the-influence-of-gender-dimorphism-on-alcoholic-liver-injury-in-mice
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S-Q Li, P Wang, D-M Wang, H-J Lu, R-F Li, L-X Duan, S Zhu, S-L Wang, Y-Y Zhang, Y-L Wang
It is known that women develop alcoholic liver injury more rapidly and have a lower alcohol toxic threshold than men. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The precise mechanism responsible for the sex difference needs to be determined. Female and male mice were given ethanol by intragastric infusion every day for 4 weeks. The pathological changes were detected by hematoxylin-eosin, Sirius red, oil red O, periodic acid-Schiff, and Hochest33258 staining in the liver of female and male mice...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792203/short-term-outcomes-of-robot-assisted-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Haiqi He, Qifei Wu, Zhe Wang, Yong Zhang, Nanzheng Chen, Junke Fu, Guangjian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) was shown to be effective in reducing the morbidity and was adopted increasingly. The robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) remains in the initial stage of application. This study evaluated its safety and feasibility by comparing short-term outcomes of RAMIE and video-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (VAMIE). METHODS: Between March 2016 and December 2017, 115 consecutive patients underwent RAMIE or VAMIE at our institute...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792181/six-underlying-health-conditions-strongly-influence-mortality-based-on-pneumonia-severity-in-an-ageing-population-of-japan-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sugihiro Hamaguchi, Motoi Suzuki, Kota Sasaki, Masahiko Abe, Takao Wakabayashi, Eiichiro Sando, Makito Yaegashi, Shimpei Morimoto, Norichika Asoh, Naohisa Hamashige, Masahiro Aoshima, Koya Ariyoshi, Konosuke Morimoto
BACKGROUND: Mortality prediction of pneumonia by severity scores in patients with multiple underlying health conditions has not fully been investigated. This prospective cohort study is to identify mortality-associated underlying health conditions and to analyse their influence on severity-based pneumonia mortality prediction. METHODS: Adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia or healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) who visited four community hospitals between September 2011 and January 2013 were enrolled...
May 23, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792103/prolonged-use-of-antibiotics-after-birth-is-associated-with-increased-morbidity-in-preterm-infants-with-negative-cultures
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C Fajardo, B Alshaikh, A Harabor
BACKGROUND: Most preterm infants are exposed to a variable duration of antibiotic therapy after birth despite negative cultures. Data is emerging about the risks of prolonged antibiotics. We sought to assess the association between length of initial antibiotic course and neonatal outcomes in a cohort from a single large perinatal centre. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data on all infants with a birth weight of less than 1250 g hospitalized in our NICU in a 4-year window and who had negative blood and CSF cultures in the first 2 days of life...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792077/symptoms-of-ptsd-in-frontline-journalists-a-retrospective-examination-of-18-years-of-war-and-conflict
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Anthony Feinstein, Jonas Osmann, Viral Patel
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current study was to determine the frequency and severity of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in journalists covering conflict. METHODS: PTSD data (Impact of Event Scale-Revised) collected over an 18-year period from 684 conflict journalists were analyzed retrospectively for frequency and severity of reexperiencing, avoidance, and arousal symptoms. Conflicts covered were civil wars in the Balkans ( n = 140 journalists), 9/11 attack in New York City ( n = 46), Iraq war ( n = 84), Mexico drug wars ( n = 104), civil war in Syria ( n = 59), Kenya election violence/Al-Shabab terror ( n = 57), state-sanctioned media intimidation in Iran ( n = 114), and the current migration crisis in Europe ( n = 80)...
January 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792058/utilization-of-progesterone-and-cervical-length-screening-for-prevention-of-recurrent-preterm-birth
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Rupsa C Boelig, Eva Jiang, Brooke Scheidemantle, Michela Villani, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To assess utilization of progesterone and cervical length (CL) screening among women with prior spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of women with prior sPTB. Primary outcomes were the use of progesterone and CL screening. Secondary outcomes were reasons for failure to utilize interventions and factors associated with use of recommended interventions. RESULTS: One hundred and eighty women had a prior sPTB...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791952/skin-punctures-in-preterm-infants-in-the-first-2-weeks-of-life
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Daragh Finn, Daryl Butler, Orla Sheehan, Vicki Livingstone, Eugene M Dempsey
OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this study was to investigate frequency and trends of skin punctures in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN:  A prospective audit of preterm infants less than 35 weeks admitted over a 6-month period to a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit. Each skin puncture performed in the first 2 weeks of life was documented in a specifically designed audit sheet. RESULTS:  Ninety-nine preterm infants were enrolled. Infants born at < 32 weeks' gestation had significantly more skin punctures than infants > 32 weeks (median skin punctures 26...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791913/lymphadenectomy-and-adjuvant-therapy-improve-survival-with-uterine-carcinosarcoma-a-large-retrospective-cohort-study
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Marco A C Versluis, Cindy Pielsticker, Maaike A van der Aa, Marco de Bruyn, Harry Hollema, Hans W Nijman
OBJECTIVE: Uterine carcinosarcoma is a rare, aggressive subtype of endometrial cancer. Treatment consists of hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and lymphadenectomy (LND). The survival benefit of LND in relation to adjuvant radio- and/or chemotherapy is unclear. We evaluated the impact of LND on survival in relation to adjuvant therapy in uterine carcinosarcoma. METHODS: Retrospective data on 1,140 cases were combined from the Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR) and the nationwide network and registry of histo- and cytopathology in the Netherlands (PALGA)...
May 23, 2018: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791763/payments-for-ecosystem-services-in-mexico-reduce-forest-fragmentation
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Carlos Ramirez-Reyes, Katharine R E Sims, Peter Potapov, Volker C Radeloff
Forest fragmentation can lead to habitat reduction, edge increase, and exposure to disturbances. A key emerging policy to protect forests is payments for ecosystem services (PES), which offers compensation to landowners for environmental stewardship. Mexico was one of the first countries to implement a broad-scale PES program, enrolling over 2.3 Mha by 2010. However, Mexico's PES did not completely eliminate deforestation in enrolled parcels and could have increased incentives to hide deforestation in ways that increased fragmentation...
May 23, 2018: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
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