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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332365/positional-errors-in-linear-accelerator-based-frameless-cranial-stereotaxy-a-note-of-caution
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Biplab Sarkar, Anusheel Munshi, Saneg Krishnankutty, Tharmar Ganesh, Bidhu Kalyan Mohanti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331953/efficacy-tolerability-and-acceptability-of-oxycodone-for-cancer-related-pain-in-adults-an-updated-cochrane-systematic-review
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Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Michael I Bennett, Stephanie Arnold, Nathan Bromham, Jennifer S Hilgart
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, tolerability and acceptability of oxycodone for cancer pain in adults METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, Embase, SCI, Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science, BIOSIS, PsycINFO and four trials registries to November 2016. RESULTS: We included 23 randomised controlled trials with 2144 patients analysed for efficacy and 2363 for safety. Meta-analyses showed no significant differences between controlled-release (CR) and immediate-release oxycodone in pain intensity or adverse events but did show significantly better pain relief after treatment with CR morphine compared with CR oxycodone...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331745/tumefactive-multiple-sclerosis-masquerading-as-high-grade-glioma
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Michelle Lin, Patrick Reid, Joshua Bakhsheshian
Tumefactive multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating lesion that can radiographically mimic high-grade gliomas during acute episodes, impacting clinical decision making. Delay in appropriate diagnoses may result in unnecessary invasive resections. The following case is a patient who presented with unilateral weakness and radiologic findings concerning for a high grade glioma. Peripheral studies were equivocal. The decision was made to proceed with a stereotactic biopsy, yielding a definitive diagnosis of tumefactive demyelinating lesion (TDL)...
January 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331275/low-level-cadmium-exposure-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-elderly-australian-women-a-cohort-study
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Kane E Deering, Anna C Callan, Richard L Prince, Wai H Lim, Peter L Thompson, Joshua R Lewis, Andrea L Hinwood, Amanda Devine
BACKGROUND: Cadmium has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in observational studies, however there has been a limited focus on this relationship in women. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the association of urinary cadmium (UCd) concentrations with CVD outcomes and all-cause mortality in elderly Western Australian (WA) women. METHODS: UCd excretion was measured at baseline in 1359 women, mean age 75.2 ± 2...
December 26, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328943/interval-breast-cancers-in-the-screening-with-tomosynthesis-or-standard-mammography-storm-population-based-trial
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Nehmat Houssami, Daniela Bernardi, Francesca Caumo, Silvia Brunelli, Carmine Fantò, Marvi Valentini, Giovanna Romanucci, Maria A Gentilini, Manuel Zorzi, Petra Macaskill
BACKGROUND & METHODS: The prospective 'screening with tomosynthesis or standard mammography' (STORM) trial recruited women participating in biennial breast screening in Italy (2011-2012), and compared sequential screen-readings based on 2D-mammography alone or based on tomosynthesis (integrated 2D/3D-mammography). The STORM trial showed that tomosynthesis screen-reading significantly increased breast cancer detection compared to 2D-mammography alone. The present study completes reporting of the trial by examining interval breast cancers ascertained at two year follow-up...
January 9, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327147/post-operative-catheterization-interventions-at-the-site-of-surgery-an-application-of-the-crisp-scoring-system
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Katie Mowers, Toby Rockefeller, David Balzer, Ramzi Nicolas, Shabana Shahanavaz
Catheter-based interventions in the early post-operative period are performed with caution due to concerns for increased procedural risk, particularly across fresh suture lines. The recently published CRISP scoring system provides prospective risk stratification based on pre-procedural criterion. In an effort to refine the assessment of risk in patients undergoing post-operative catheter-based interventions, the predicted risk of an adverse event based on CRISP scores was compared to actual adverse event rates...
January 12, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326987/assessment-of-nutrient-quality-heavy-metals-and-phytotoxic-properties-of-chicken-manure-on-selected-commercial-vegetable-crops
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Balasubramani Ravindran, Hupenyu A Mupambwa, Sibongiseni Silwana, Pearson N S Mnkeni
Due to rapid expansion in the poultry industry, production of poultry manure has also consequently increased, resulting in unplanned disposal of this manure to the soil in some cases, with possible negative environmental consequences. In this study, 10 separate poultry manure samples were collected from different sites located in the central Eastern Cape, South Africa and characterized for chemical and phytotoxic properties. The poultry manures had an average neutral pH (range 6.94 - 7.97) whilst the electrical conductivity was highly variable from 2...
December 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326337/acid-suppressive-drug-use-during-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-childhood-asthma-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Tianwen Lai, Mindan Wu, Juan Liu, Man Luo, Lulu He, Xiaohui Wang, Bin Wu, Songmin Ying, Zhihua Chen, Wen Li, Huahao Shen
CONTEXT: The association between acid-suppressive drug exposure during pregnancy and childhood asthma has not been well established. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on this association to provide further justification for the current studies. DATA SOURCES: We searched PubMed, Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, EBSCO Information Services, Web of Science, and Google Scholar from inception until June 2017...
January 11, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325795/insertional-mutagenesis-confounds-the-mechanism-of-the-morbid-phenotype-of-a-plnr9c-transgenic-mouse-line
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Alexander Kraev
BACKGROUND: A mouse line with heterozygous transgenic expression of phospholamban carrying a substitution of cysteine for arginine 9 (TgPLNR9C) under the control of α-myosin heavy chain (αMHC) promoter features dilated cardiomyopathy, heart failure and premature death. METHODS AND RESULTS: Determination of transgene chromosomal localization by conventional methods shows that in this line the transgenic array of 13 PLNR9C expression cassettes, arranged in a head-to-tail tandem orientation, has integrated into the bi-directional promoter of the αMHC (Myh6) gene and the gene for the regulatory non-coding RNA Myheart (Mhrt), both of which are known to be involved in cardiac development and pathology...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325496/maternal-thyrotropin-receptor-antibody-concentration-and-the-risk-of-fetal-and-neonatal-thyrotoxicosis-a-systematic-review
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Myrthe Marguerite van Dijk, Iris Smits, Eric Fliers, Peter H Bisschop
BACKGROUND: In pregnant women with Graves' disease, maternal thyrotropin receptor antibodies (TRAb) can cross the placenta and induce fetal or neonatal thyrotoxicosis. Symptoms of fetal thyrotoxicosis are tachycardia, intrauterine growth restriction and intra-uterine death. Recommendations on an upper limit of TRAb concentrations below which intensive fetal monitoring can be safely omitted vary between different guidelines. The objective of this study was to define an evidence-based cut-off level for maternal TRAb necessitating additional fetal monitoring during pregnancy...
January 12, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324879/localized-zinc-distribution-in-shark-vertebrae-suggests-differential-deposition-during-ontogeny-and-across-vertebral-structures
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Vincent Raoult, Nicholas Howell, David Zahra, Victor M Peddemors, Daryl L Howard, Martin D de Jonge, Benjamin L Buchan, Jane E Williamson
The development of shark vertebrae and the possible drivers of inter- and intra-specific differences in vertebral structure are poorly understood. Shark vertebrae are used to examine life-history traits related to trophic ecology, movement patterns, and the management of fisheries; a better understanding of their development would be beneficial to many fields of research that rely on these calcified structures. This study used Scanning X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy to observe zinc distribution within vertebrae of ten shark species from five different orders...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324781/neuraminidase-inhibitor-susceptibility-and-neuraminidase-enzyme-kinetics-of-human-influenza-a-and-b-viruses-circulating-in-thailand-in-2010-2015
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Nipaporn Tewawong, Bindumadhav M Marathe, Yong Poovorawan, Sompong Vongpunsawad, Richard J Webby, Elena A Govorkova
Amino acid substitutions within or near the active site of the viral neuraminidase (NA) may affect influenza virus fitness. In influenza A(H3N2) and B viruses circulating in Thailand between 2010 and 2015, we identified several NA substitutions that were previously reported to be associated with reduced inhibition by NA inhibitors (NAIs). To study the effect of these substitutions on the enzymatic properties of NA and on virus characteristics, we generated recombinant influenza viruses possessing either a wild type (WT) NA or an NA with a single I222V, S331G, or S331R substitution [in influenza A(H3N2) viruses] or a single D342S, A395T, A395V, or A395D NA substitution (in influenza B viruses)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324334/rivaroxaban-versus-warfarin-for-the-prevention-of-post-thrombotic-syndrome
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K K Utne, A Dahm, H S Wik, L P Jelsness-Jørgensen, P M Sandset, W Ghanima
INTRODUCTION: Despite treatment of acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with low molecular weight heparin and warfarin, up to 50% of patients develop post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). Our aims were to assess whether treatment of DVT with rivaroxaban would reduce the rate of subsequent PTS and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) as compared to conventional anticoagulation with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)/warfarin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with an objectively confirmed DVT diagnosed between 2011 and 2014 and treated with either rivaroxaban or warfarin were included in this study 24 (±6) months after DVT...
January 8, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322502/systematic-review-of-benefits-or-harms-of-routine-anaesthetist-inserted-throat-packs-in-adults-practice-recommendations-for-inserting-and-counting-throat-packs-an-evidence-based-consensus-statement-by-the-difficult-airway-society-das-the-british-association
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V Athanassoglou, A Patel, B McGuire, A Higgs, M S Dover, P A Brennan, A Banerjee, B Bingham, J J Pandit
Throat packs are commonly inserted by anaesthetists after induction of anaesthesia for dental, maxillofacial, nasal or upper airway surgery. However, the evidence supporting this practice as routine is unclear, especially in the light of accidentally retained throat packs which constitute 'Never Events' as defined by NHS England. On behalf of three relevant national organisations, we therefore conducted a systematic review and literature search to assess the evidence base for benefit, and also the extent and severity of complications associated with throat pack use...
January 10, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322011/safety-evaluation-of-bon-sant%C3%A3-cleanser%C3%A2-polyherbal-in-male-wistar-rats-further-investigations-on-androgenic-and-toxicological-profile
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O Awodele, O E Kale, A O Odewabi, M Ekor, B A Salau, A O Adefule-Ositelu
Background: The global increase in acceptance and use of herbal remedies in recent times is still accompanied with poor knowledge of their potential adverse effects and the toxicological implications of their use are underestimated. Methods: Bon-santé Cleanser® (BSC), a polyherbal containing Anogeissus leiocarpus, Terminalia ivorensis, Massularia acuminate and Macuna pruriens, is an "energizer and hormone booster". We assessed the effect of BSC on reproductive function after administration for 60 days in male Wistar rats...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321340/retrospective-methods-analysis-of-semiautomated-intracerebral-hemorrhage-volume-quantification-from-a-selection-of-the-stich-ii-cohort-early-surgery-versus-initial-conservative-treatment-in-patients-with-spontaneous-supratentorial-lobar-intracerebral-haematomas
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Mark D Haley, Barbara A Gregson, W Andrew Mould, Daniel F Hanley, Alexander David Mendelow
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The ABC/2 method for calculating intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) volume has been well validated. However, the formula, derived from the volume of an ellipse, assumes the shape of ICH is elliptical. We sought to compare the agreement of the ABC/2 formula with other methods through retrospective analysis of a selection of the STICH II cohort (Early Surgery Versus Initial Conservative Treatment in Patients With Spontaneous Supratentorial Lobar Intracerebral Haematomas)...
January 10, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321037/acute-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease-during-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-in-the-setting-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-case-report
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Anthony H Kashou, Nabil Braiteh, Ali Zgheib, Hisham E Kashou
BACKGROUND: Aortoiliac occlusive disease, which is also referred to as Leriche syndrome, is a chronic atherosclerotic occlusive disease that occurs at the level of the aortic bifurcation. It is often thought to present with a triad of clinical symptoms: (1) intermittent lower extremity vascular claudication, (2) impotence, and (3) weak/absent femoral pulses. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 47-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with an acute inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320963/long-term-clinical-and-radiographic-results-of-the-cementless-spotorno-stem-in-japanese-patients-a-more-than-15-year-follow-up
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Junting Zang, Katsufumi Uchiyama, Mitsutoshi Moriya, Zhengwei Li, Kensuke Fukushima, Takeaki Yamamoto, Naonobu Takahira, Masashi Takaso, Jianguo Liu, Wei Feng
PURPOSE: Although previous studies have reported encouraging results of cementless Spotorno (CLS) stem, studies with more than 15 years of follow-up are rare. The objective of this study is to investigate the long-term results of CLS stem and the factors potentially influencing the outcomes. METHODS: The clinical and radiographic data of 79 hips (64 patients) were reviewed. Clinical outcome was determined using the Japanese Orthopedic Association's hip scoring system (JOA hip score)...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320673/caution-with-the-forthcoming-rescheduling-of-over-the-counter-codeine-containing-analgesics
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Stephan A Schug, Malcolm Dh Dobbin, Jennifer L Pilgrim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320401/mediterranean-diet-and-other-dietary-patterns-in-primary-prevention-of-heart-failure-and-changes-in-cardiac-function-markers-a-systematic-review
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Karina Sanches Machado d'Almeida, Stefanny Ronchi Spillere, Priccila Zuchinali, Gabriela Corrêa Souza
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a complex syndrome and is recognized as the ultimate pathway of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Studies using nutritional strategies based on dietary patterns have proved to be effective for the prevention and treatment of CVD. Although there are studies that support the protective effect of these diets, their effects on the prevention of HF are not clear yet. METHODS: We searched the Medline, Embase, and Cochrane databases for studies that examined dietary patterns, such as dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH diet), paleolithic, vegetarian, low-carb and low-fat diets and prevention of HF...
January 10, 2018: Nutrients
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