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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797684/surgical-and-functional-outcomes-following-buried-penis-repair-with-limited-panniculectomy-and-split-thickness-skin-graft
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Lindsay A Hampson, Wade Muncey, Paul Chung, C C Ma, Jeffrey Friedrich, Hunter Wessells, Bryan B Voelzke
OBJECTIVES: To report surgical and functional outcomes of buried penis surgery. METHODS: Outcomes following buried penis surgery at the University of Washington were assessed 6/1/2005 - 6/1/2016. Patient demographic and surgical data were abstracted from a retrospective chart review. All patients were attempted to be contacted by phone for long-term follow-up. Uni- and multi-variate analysis was performed to evaluate for association with any complication. RESULTS: A total of 42 men underwent buried penis repair surgery (mean short-term follow-up 8...
August 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782456/a-naturally-transmitted-epitheliotropic-polyomavirus-pathogenic-in-immunodeficient-rats-characterization-transmission-and-preliminary-epidemiologic-studies
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Cynthia Besch-Williford, Patricia Pesavento, Shari Hamilton, Beth Bauer, Beatrix Kapusinszky, Tung Phan, Eric Delwart, Robert Livingston, Susan Cushing, Rie Watanabe, Stephen Levin, Diana Berger, Matthew Myles
We report the identification, pathogenesis, and transmission of a novel polyomavirus in severe combined immunodeficient F344 rats with null Prkdc and interleukin 2 receptor gamma genes. Infected rats experienced weight loss, decreased fecundity, and mortality. Large basophilic intranuclear inclusions were observed in epithelium of the respiratory tract, salivary and lacrimal glands, uterus, and prostate gland. Unbiased viral metagenomic sequencing of lesioned tissues identified a novel polyomavirus, provisionally named Rattus norvegicus polyomavirus 2 (RatPyV2), which clustered with Washington University (WU) polyomavirus in the Wuki clade of the Betapolyomavirus genus...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777227/patient-reported-outcomes-from-the-united-states-clinical-trial-for-a-hybrid-cochlear-implant
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David C Kelsall, Renée J G Arnold, Leonard Lionnet
OBJECTIVE: To assess patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in individuals with significant residual low-frequency hearing and severe-to-profound high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) who received the hybrid cochlear implant (CI). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized, single-arm repeated measures, single-subject design. SETTING: Tertiary centers, ambulatory care. PATIENTS: Fifty adults with severe-to-profound high-frequency SNHL and residual low-frequency hearing with aided word recognition scores between 10 and 60% in the ear to be implanted, and in the contralateral ear greater than or equal to implant ear less than or equal to 80%...
August 2, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776408/long-term-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-study-of-low-level-laser-therapy-before-exercises-in-knee-osteoarthritis-laser-and-exercises-in-knee-osteoarthritis
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Patrícia Pereira Alfredo, Jan Magnus Bjordal, Washington Steagall Junior, Rodrigo Álvaro Brandão Lopes Martins, Martin B Stausholm, Raquel Aparecida Casarotto, Amélia Pasqual Marques, Jon Joensen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the long-term effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT), in combination with strengthening exercises in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. DESIGN: Follow-up results at three and six months in a previously published randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: Specialist Rehabilitation Services. SUBJECTS: Forty participants of both genders, aged 50-75 years with knee osteoarthritis grade 2-4 on Kellgren-Lawrence scale...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774515/assessing-the-utility-of-2-5-phenylephrine-for-diagnostic-pupillary-dilation
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James C Liu, Wesley Green, Gregory P Van Stavern, Susan M Culican
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the addition of phenylephrine to tropicamide produces any clinically significant change in pupil size during diagnostic eye examination. METHODS: Twenty healthy adults at the Washington University School of Medicine Eye Clinic were enrolled in this prospective, nonrandomized, crossover trial. Each had 3 dilating eye drop regimens administered to the left eye on separate days. Tropicamide (T) + proparacaine (PP) + phenylephrine (PE) (T+PP+PE) was considered the standard therapy, to which tropicamide alone (T alone) and tropicamide + proparacaine (T+PP) were compared against...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760896/evaluation-of-posaconazole-serum-concentrations-from-delayed-release-tablets-in-patients-at-high-risk-for-fungal-infections
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Alan Chin, Steven A Pergam, David N Fredricks, Andrew N Hoofnagle, Kelsey K Baker, Rupali Jain
Purpose: To determine the frequency of patients who achieved a therapeutic drug level after receiving posaconazole (PCZ) delayed release tablets (DRT) for prophylaxis or treatment of invasive fungal infections (IFIs), and to examine the effect of demographic traits and treatment characteristics on PCZ serum levelsMethods: A retrospective single-center study was conducted on high-risk inpatients at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) that obtained PCZ for either treatment or prophylaxis from August 1(st) 2014 and August 31(st), 2015...
July 31, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756968/fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-not-only-for-senior-residents
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Darren R Cullinan, Matthew R Schill, Angelia DeClue, Arghavan Salles, Paul E Wise, Michael M Awad
OBJECTIVE: Fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) was developed by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge, and technical skills required for basic laparoscopic surgery. We hypothesize that residents are doing more laparoscopic surgery earlier in residency, and therefore would benefit from an earlier assessment of basic laparoscopic skills. Here, we examine FLS test results and ACGME case logs to determine whether it is practical to administer FLS earlier in residency...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742856/fit-for-genomic-and-proteomic-purposes-sampling-the-fitness-of-nucleic-acid-and-protein-derivatives-from-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissue
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Anna Yakovleva, Jordan L Plieskatt, Sarah Jensen, Razan Humeida, Jonathan Lang, Guangzhao Li, Paige Bracci, Sylvia Silver, Jeffrey Michael Bethony
The demand for nucleic acid and protein derivatives from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue has greatly increased due to advances in extraction and purification methods, making these derivatives available for numerous genomic and proteomic platforms. Previously, DNA, RNA, microRNA (miRNA), or protein derived from FFPE tissue blocks were considered "unfit" for such platforms, as the process of tissue immobilization by FFPE resulted in cross-linked, fragmented, and chemically modified macromolecules...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735204/developing-an-ecosystem-model-of-a-floating-wetland-for-water-quality-improvement-on-a-stormwater-pond
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Brendan McAndrew, Changwoo Ahn
An ecosystem model was developed to assist with designing and implementing a floating wetland (FW) for water quality management of urban stormwater ponds, focusing on nitrogen (N) removal. The model is comprised of three linked submodels: hydrology, plant growth, and nitrogen. The model was calibrated with the data that resulted from a FW constructed and implemented as part of an interdisciplinary pedagogical project on a university campus, titled "The Rain Project", which raised awareness of stormwater issues while investigating the potential application of green infrastructure for sustainable stormwater management...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733171/are-residents-prepared-for-surgical-cases-implications-in-patient-safety-and-education
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Minh-Bao Mundschenk, Elizabeth B Odom, Trina D Ghosh, Grant M Kleiber, Andrew Yee, Kamlesh B Patel, Susan E Mackinnon, Marissa M Tenenbaum, Donald W Buck
OBJECTIVE: In surgical education, the areas of focus and evaluation are skewed toward technical skill and operative knowledge; less emphasized is familiarity with the patient's medical history. The purposes of this study were to characterize how surgical trainees prepare for cases and to determine the comprehensiveness of their preparation. DESIGN: A 27-question survey was created through a web-based software program and distributed to all resident physicians and fellows in the Departments of Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Otolaryngology at our institution...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728989/caution-with-use-of-the-expanded-prostate-cancer-index-composite-50-urinary-bother-scale-how-voiding-dysfunction-modifies-its-performance
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Lin Yang, Adam S Kibel, Graham A Colditz, Ratna Pakpahan, Kellie R Imm, Sonya Izadi, Robert L Grubb, Kathleen Y Wolin, Siobhan Sutcliffe
PURPOSE: We evaluated the agreement between patient-reported urinary function and bother, and sexual function and bother in radical prostatectomy (RP) patients to help inform possible non-functional, modifiable mechanisms for patient bother. METHODS: Patients were recruited from 2011-2014 at Washington University and Brigham & Women's Hospital. Urinary and sexual outcomes were assessed by the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite-50 (EPIC-50) before, five weeks, and 12 months after RP...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724699/early-career-researchers-an-interview-with-jeremy-goldbogen
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Jeremy Goldbogen is an Assistant Professor at the Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, USA, where he studies the integrative biology of vertebrate filter feeders from forage fish to baleen whales. He received his Bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of Texas, Austin, USA, before moving to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and then the University of British Columbia for his PhD, which he completed in 2010 in the laboratory of Bob Shadwick. After a short postdoc at Scripps, Goldbogen moved to continue his postdoc training at the Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, Washington...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715105/a-simulation-based-approach-to-measuring-team-situational-awareness-in-emergency-medicine-a-multicenter-observational-study
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Elizabeth D Rosenman, Aurora J Dixon, Jessica M Webb, Sarah Brolliar, Simon J Golden, Kerin A Jones, Sachita Shah, James A Grand, Steve W J Kozlowski, Georgia T Chao, Rosemarie Fernandez
OBJECTIVES: Team situational awareness (TSA) is critical for effective teamwork and supports dynamic decision-making in unpredictable, time-pressured situations. Simulation provides a platform for developing and assessing TSA; but these efforts are limited by suboptimal measurement approaches. The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a novel approach to TSA measurement in interprofessional emergency medicine teams. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, prospective, simulation-based observational study to evaluate an approach to TSA measurement...
July 17, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714543/effect-of-psychosocial-distress-on-outcome-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiation
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Allen M Chen, Sophia Hsu, Care Felix, Jordan Garst, Taeko Yoshizaki
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine the impact of pretreatment psychosocial distress on compliance to radiation therapy (RT) and clinical outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer STUDY DESIGN: Self-reported responses to the mood and anxiety domains of the University of Washington Quality of Life instrument were reviewed among 133 patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer prior to initiating RT. METHODS: Varying definitions were used (total number of unexpectedly missed RT days, >5 days continuous interruption of RT outside of weekends, >10 days continuous interruption of RT, and failure to complete prescribed course of RT) to analyze the effect of psychosocial disruption on compliance...
July 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710906/upward-drift-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-amyloid-%C3%AE-42-assay-values-for-more-than-10%C3%A2-years
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Suzanne E Schindler, Courtney L Sutphen, Charlotte Teunissen, Lena M McCue, John C Morris, David M Holtzman, Sandra D Mulder, Philip Scheltens, Chengjie Xiong, Anne M Fagan
INTRODUCTION: The best-established cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease are levels of amyloid β 42 (Aβ42), total tau (tau), and phosphorylated tau 181 (ptau). We examined whether a widely used commercial immunoassay for CSF Aβ42, tau, and ptau provided stable measurements for more than ∼10 years. METHODS: INNOTEST assay values for CSF Aβ42, tau, and ptau from Washington University in St. Louis and VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, were evaluated...
July 12, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702890/adiposity-during-early-adulthood-changes-in-adiposity-during-adulthood-attained-adiposity-and-mammographic-density-among-premenopausal-women
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Aliya Alimujiang, Catherine Appleton, Graham A Colditz, Adetunji T Toriola
PURPOSE: We investigated the associations of adolescent adiposity, changes in adiposity during adulthood, and attained adiposity with volumetric mammographic density measures. METHODS: We recruited 383 premenopausal women who had a routine screening mammogram at the Breast Health Center, Washington University in St. Louis, MO from December 2015 to October 2016. Trained research personnel assessed current adiposity measures. Weight at ages 18 and 30 were self-reported...
July 12, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702783/origins-of-life-research-a-bibliometric-approach
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Arsev Umur Aydinoglu, Zehra Taşkın
This study explores the collaborative nature and interdisciplinarity of the origin(s) of life (OoL) research community. Although OoL research is one of the oldest topics in philosophy, religion, and science; to date there has been no review of the field utilizing bibliometric measures. A dataset of 5647 publications that are tagged as OoL, astrobiology, exobiology, and prebiotic chemistry is analyzed. The most prolific authors (Raulin, Ehrenfreund, McKay, Cleaves, Cockell, Lazcano, etc.), most cited scholars and their articles (Miller 1953, Gilbert 1986, Chyba & Sagan 1992, Wȁchtershȁuser 1988, etc...
July 13, 2017: Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699416/interview-with-david-tauben-university-of-washington-chief-of-the-division-of-pain-medicine
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David Tauben
Dr Tauben is Clinical Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, and is the Hughes M & Katherine G Blake Endowed Professor, board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is also University of Washington (UW) Director of Medical Student and Resident Education in Pain Medicine, and Medical Director of UW TelePain, a tele-video-conferencing program intended to provide innovative pain education and consultative support to a five-state northwest regional primary care providers...
July 12, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698343/protocol-for-an-observational-study-of-delirium-in-the-post-anaesthesia-care-unit-pacu-as-a-potential-predictor-of-subsequent-postoperative-delirium
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Victoria Cui, Catherine M Tedeschi, Vanessa L Kronzer, Sherry L McKinnon, Michael S Avidan
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative delirium can be a serious consequence of major surgery, associated with longer hospital stays, readmission, cognitive and functional deterioration and mortality. Delirium is an acute, reversible disorder characterised by fluctuating course, inattention, disorganised thinking and altered level of consciousness. Delirium occurring in the hours immediately following anaesthesia and delirium occurring in the postoperative period of 1-5 days have been described as distinct clinical entities...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695544/performance-based-risk-sharing-arrangements-an-updated-international-review
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Josh J Carlson, Shuxian Chen, Louis P Garrison
Enthusiasm for performance-based risk-sharing arrangements (PBRSAs) continues but at variable pace across countries. Our objective was to identify and characterize publicly available cases and related trends for these arrangements. We performed a review of PBRSAs from 1993 to 2016 using the University of Washington PBRSA Database. Arrangements were categorized according to a previously published taxonomy. Macro-level trends were identified related to the timing of adoption, countries involved, types of arrangements, and disease areas...
July 10, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
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