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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719232/long-term-outcomes-of-a-multidisciplinary-weight-management-intervention-for-youth-with-disabilities
#1
Ashleigh A Pona, Meredith L Dreyer Gillette, Cathleen Odar Stough, Janelle K Gerling, Brooke R Sweeney
BACKGROUND: Youth with disabilities are at increased risk for obesity compared with their typically developing peers and face unique barriers to healthy lifestyles. A limited number of weight management programs have been specifically tailored to accommodate youth with disabilities, and outcomes research in this population is scarce. We investigated the effectiveness of a specialized multidisciplinary weight management program for children with disabilities. METHODS: Youth (N = 115) ages 2-18 years (mean age = 10...
July 18, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718998/disconnected-lives-women-with-intellectual-disabilities-in-conflict-with-the-law
#2
Kathryn Ann Levine, Jocelyn Proulx, Karen Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Women with intellectual/developmental disabilities in conflict with the law experience childhood trauma, substance abuse and intimate partner violence but continue to have difficulty accessing appropriate therapeutic services, both within correctional settings and upon discharge. The aim of this study is to explore women's service needs and to critically assess whether the available services are meeting their identified needs. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 women with intellectual/developmental disabilities who were in the Special Needs Unit of a women's correctional centre from December 2014 to March 2015...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718955/an-electrochemiluminescent-method-for-glutamate-measurement-in-small-microdialysate-samples-in-asphyxiated-young-rats
#3
Jorge Ortega-Ibarra, Silvia López-Pérez, Alberto Morales-Villagrán
Glutamate (Glu) quantification has been performed by a combination of intracerebral microdialysis through which the samples are obtained and analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); its measurement requires a large expenditure of time (15-30 min per sample) and special training. Therefore, an alternative method is presented here, based on the electrochemiluminescence produced by the use of an enzymatic reactor, containing glutamate-oxidase, mixed and incubated with microdialysate from dorsal striatum (DS) and prefrontal cortex (PFC) of young rats asphyxiated during the neonatal period, under a global asphyxia model in order to test this method...
July 18, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718878/deep-brain-and-cortical-stimulation-for-epilepsy
#4
REVIEW
Mathieu Sprengers, Kristl Vonck, Evelien Carrette, Anthony G Marson, Paul Boon
BACKGROUND: Despite optimal medical treatment, including epilepsy surgery, many epilepsy patients have uncontrolled seizures. Since the 1970s interest has grown in invasive intracranial neurostimulation as a treatment for these patients. Intracranial stimulation includes both deep brain stimulation (DBS) (stimulation through depth electrodes) and cortical stimulation (subdural electrodes). This is an updated version of a previous Cochrane review published in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of DBS and cortical stimulation for refractory epilepsy based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718808/beta-palmitate-improves-bone-length-and-quality-during-catch-up-growth-in-young-rats
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Meytal Bar-Maisels, Yankel Gabet, Raanan Shamir, Sahar Hiram-Bab, Metsada Pasmanik-Chor, Moshe Phillip, Fabiana Bar-Yoseph, Galia Gat-Yablonski
Palmitic acid (PA) is the most abundant saturated fatty acid in human milk, where it is heavily concentrated in the sn-2-position (termed beta palmitate, BPA) and as such is conserved in all women, regardless of their diet or ethnicity, indicating its physiological and metabolic importance. We hypothesized that BPA improves the efficiency of nutrition-induced catch up growth as compared to sn-1,3 PA, which is present in vegetable oil. Pre-pubertal male rats were subjected to a 17 days food restriction followed by re-feeding for nine days with 1,3 PA or BPA-containing diets...
July 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718203/landscape-effects-on-pollination-networks-in-mediterranean-gypsum-islands
#6
Silvia Santamaría, Ana M Sánchez, Jesús López-Angulo, Concepción Ornosa, Iñaki Mola, Adrián Escudero
Habitat fragmentation is a major driver of global change that has operated historically on Mediterranean ecosystems. However, more needs to be understood about how fragmentation influences ecological interactions, particularly pollination. Gypsum outcrops are historically fragmented Mediterranean habitats and settings for the evolution of many endangered soil-specialist plants with narrow ranges. In this study, we aimed to determine how fragmentation (area and connectivity) affects: (i) the pollinator community composition, and (ii) the structural properties of pollination networks; and whether there are differences in the effects of fragmentation on: (iii) the number of interactions and visits among pollinator functional groups; and (iv) the number of interactions and specialization degree between soil-specialist and soil-generalist plants...
July 17, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718163/incidence-and-management-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-after-urethral-stricture-repair
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REVIEW
Amanda S J Chung, Kurt A McCammon
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after urethral stricture repair are not uncommon. Urgency has been reported in 40% of men and urge incontinence in 12% of men after anterior urethroplasty. De novo urgency and urge incontinence is seen in 9 and 5% of men, respectively, after urethroplasty. Once a complication of urethroplasty (such as recurrent urethral stricture or diverticulum) has been excluded as a cause, evaluation of LUTS in such patients should focus on differentiating bladder dysfunction (overactive bladder, underactive bladder), from other outlet obstruction (such as benign prostatic obstruction), dysfunctional voiding, or medical causes (such as nocturnal polyuria)...
September 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717824/follow-up-after-radical-vaginal-trachelectomy-rvt-patients-problems-and-physicians-difficulties
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Dorothee Speiser, Shazia Malik, Malgorzata Lanowska, Anne Bartens, Jens-Uwe Blohmer, Mandy Mangler
PURPOSE: Patients after radical vaginal trachelectomy (RVT) need specific follow-up treatment because their problems differ from those of other gyneco-oncologic patients. Anatomic changes after surgery complicate examinations. Recognition and treatment of these issues require physician's expertise. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated the follow-up data of 70 patients who underwent RVT for early cervical cancer between 03/2010 and 12/2013. The follow-up interval in the first 2 years was 3 and 6 months in the following 2 years...
July 17, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717738/collaborative-pediatric-bone-tumor-program-to-improve-access-to-specialized-care-an-initiative-by-the-lebanese-children-s-oncology-group
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Raya Saab, Zeina Merabi, Miguel R Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Peter Noun, Gladys Gemayel, Elie Bechara, Hassan Khalifeh, Roula Farah, Nabil Kabbara, Tarek El-Khoury, Rasha Al-Yousef, Rachid Haidar, Said Saghieh, Toufic Eid, Samir Akel, Nabil Khoury, Layal Bayram, Matthew J Krasin, Sima Jeha, Hassan El-Solh
BACKGROUND: Children with malignant bone tumors have average 5-year survival rates of 60% to 70% with current multimodality therapy. Local control modalities aimed at preserving function greatly influence the quality of life of long-term survivors. In developing countries, the limited availability of multidisciplinary care and limited expertise in specialized surgery and pediatric radiation therapy, as well as financial cost, all form barriers to achieving optimal outcomes in this population...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717416/feasibility-of-urinary-extracellular-vesicle-proteome-profiling-using-a-robust-and-simple-clinically-applicable-isolation-method
#10
Irene V Bijnsdorp, Olga Maxouri, Aarzo Kardar, Tim Schelfhorst, Sander R Piersma, Thang V Pham, Andre Vis, R Jeroen van Moorselaar, Connie R Jimenez
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) secreted by prostate cancer (PCa) cells contain specific biomarkers and can be isolated from urine. Collection of urine is not invasive, and therefore urinary EVs represent a liquid biopsy for diagnostic and prognostic testing for PCa. In this study, we optimised urinary EV isolation using a method based on heat shock proteins and compared it to gold-standard ultracentrifugation. The urinary EV isolation protocol using the Vn96-peptide is easier, time convenient (≈1.5 h) and no special equipment is needed, in contrast to ultracentrifugation protocol (>3...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716497/dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
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Rajesh K Jain, Tamara Vokes
Bone mineral density (BMD) measurement by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the most commonly used method to assess fracture risk. DXA utilizes two different energy X-rays to calculate BMD and, by comparison to a young normative database, the T-score. In 1994, the World Health Organization defined osteoporosis based on T-score, changing the paradigm of the field and forever placing DXA measurements in the center of osteoporosis diagnosis. Since then, many large studies have demonstrated the predictive value of BMD by DXA-for every standard deviation decline in BMD, there is a relative risk of 1...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716368/surgeons-and-surgical-trainees-acute-stress-in-real-operations-or-simulation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Georgiou, Andreas Larentzakis, Athanasios G Papavassiliou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute stress in surgery is ubiquitous and has an immediate impact on surgical performance and patient safety. Surgeons react with several coping strategies; however, they recognise the necessity of formal stress management training. Thus, stress assessment is a direct need. Surgical simulation is a validated standardised training milieu designed to replicate real-life situations. It replicates stress, prevents biases, and provides objective metrics. The complexity of stress mechanisms makes stress measurement difficult to quantify and interpret...
July 14, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715851/paradigm-shifts-peregrinations-and-pixies-in-ophthalmology
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REVIEW
A O Minas Coroneo
Defending vision, our highest bandwidth sense, challenges human ingenuity. Replacing or repairing highly specialized but scarce tissue within constraints of transparency, tissue shape and alignment, tissue borders and pressure maintenance, presents special challenges. Many, mostly destructive surgical procedures, were developed prior to an understanding of underlying pathophysiology. For a number of conditions, both reconstructive and destructive procedures co-exist yet there are few guidelines as to the better approach...
July 17, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715514/i-swot-as-instrument-to-individually-optimize-therapy-of%C3%A2-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms-effective-norm-compliant-and-meeting-the-needs
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A Sachweh, Y von Kodolitsch, T Kölbel, A Larena-Avellaneda, S Wipper, A M Bernhardt, E Girdauskas, C Detter, H Reichenspurner, C R Blankart, E S Debus
BACKGROUND: Guidelines summarize medical evidence, they identify the most efficient therapy under study conditions and recommend this therapy for use. The physician now has the challenge to translate a therapy that is efficient under laboratory conditions to a patient who is an individual person. To accomplish this task the physician has to make sure that (I) the ideal typical therapy is applicable and effective in this individual patient taking the special features into consideration, that (II) therapy is compliant with the norm including guidelines, laws and ethical requirements (conformity) and that (III) the therapy meets the patient's needs...
2017: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715088/clinical-limitations-of-the-international-federation-of-gynecology-and-obstetrics-figo-staging-of-uterine-fibroids
#15
Shannon K Laughlin-Tommaso, Gina K Hesley, Matthew R Hopkins, Kathleen R Brandt, Yunxiao Zhu, Elizabeth A Stewart
OBJECTIVE: To determine the reproducibility of classifying uterine fibroid using the 2011 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system. METHODS: The present retrospective cohort study included patients presenting for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids at the Gynecology Fibroid Clinic at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, between April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014. Magnetic resonance imaging of fibroid uteri was performed and the images were independently reviewed by two academic gynecologists and two radiologists specializing in fibroid care...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714836/the-importance-of-the-evaluation-of-expectations-and-perceptions-to-improve-the-dental-service-quality
#16
Juliana Rocha, Andres Pinto, Marilia Batista, Janice Simpson de Paula, Glaucia Ambrosano
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the use of SERVQUAL to assess service quality in Dentistry, by evaluating patients' expectations and perceptions of dental care and their association to patients' sociodemographic data. Design/methodology/approach The sample constituted of 379 subjects in the first assessment and 155 in the second phase. All employees of the companies that were clients of the dental insurance participated, a total of four companies in two states (São Paulo and Minas Gerais) of Brazil...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714093/sexual-care-for-patients-receiving-dialysis-a-cross-sectional-study-identifying-the-role-of-nurses-working-in-the-dialysis-department
#17
Gaby F Van Ek, Adina Gawi, Melianthe P J Nicolai, Esmée M Krouwel, Brenda L Den Oudsten, Marjolein E M Den Ouden, Alexander F Schaapherder, Hein Putter, Rob C M Pelger, Henk W Elzevier
AIMS: To explore the role of nurses in the dialysis department in providing sexual care to patients receiving dialysis. BACKGROUND: Sexual health is not self-evident for patients undergoing dialysis; 70% experience sexual dysfunction. Nevertheless, sexual care is often not provided. DESIGN: A national cross-sectional survey. METHODS: Questionnaires (n=171) were sent to employees of 34 dialysis centres from January - May 2016...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712325/pharmacodynamics-of-combined-estrogen-progestin-oral-contraceptives-2-effects-on-hemostasis
#18
Manuela Farris, Carlo Bastianelli, Elena Rosato, Ivo Brosens, Giuseppe Benagiano
The pharmacodynamic effects of various combined oral estrogen-progestin combinations (COC) are examined for their components alone or in the various combined formulations. Special emphasis is given to products containing natural estrogens. Areas covered: Recent information on the effect of androgens, estrogens, progestins, as well as various COC combinations on the coagulation cascade will be reviewed aiming at providing an updated picture. The present article reviews hemostatic changes occurring during use of classic and modern combinations of estrogens (ethinyl estradiol, estradiol, estradiol valerate and estetrol) and new progestins (desogestrel, gestodene, dienogest, drospirenone, nomegestrol acetate), compared to classic compounds, such as levonorgestrel...
July 17, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712320/certolizumab-pegol-treatment-in-behcet-s-disease-with-different-organ-involvement-a-multicenter-retrospective-observational-study
#19
Giuseppe Lopalco, Giacomo Emmi, Stefano Gentileschi, Silvana Guerriero, Antonio Vitale, Elena Silvestri, Matteo Becatti, Iacopo Cavallo, Claudia Fabiani, Bruno Frediani, Florenzo Iannone, Luca Cantarini
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to describe our experience with the recombinant Fab' antibody fragment against TNF-α Certolizumab Pegol (CZP) in patients with Behçet's disease (BD) refractory to standardized therapies and previous biologic agents. METHODS: Retrieved data including demographic characteristics, clinical manifestations, and previous treatments were collected in three different specialized Rheumatologic Units in Italy. In order to evaluate disease activity, the BD current activity form (BDCAF) has been used before starting CZP therapy and at each visit during treatment...
February 21, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712198/pancreatic-duct-stones
#20
Mohammad Naeem Khan, Syed Shahmeer Raza, Amer Kamal Hussain, Muhammad Daniyal Nadeem, Farhan Ullah
pancreatitis appears to exist in the presence of such calculi upon radiology. Having said that, pancreatic ductal stone due to biliary causes (origin), in face of acute pancreatitis, is rare. To the best of our knowledge this was the first case of its kind presented to our hospital in recent past. A 25-year-old female presented to the emergency department of our hospital with an acute episode of pancreatitis. Computerized tomography (CT) scan, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) & magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) concluded acute pancreatitis (AP) with dilated main pancreatic duct left side branches and intra ductal calculi...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
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