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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549097/cluster-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-with-high-level-azithromycin-resistance-and-decreased-ceftriaxone-susceptibility-hawaii-2016
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Alan R Katz, Alan Y Komeya, Robert D Kirkcaldy, A Christian Whelen, Olusegun O Soge, John R Papp, Ellen N Kersh, Glenn M Wasserman, Norman P O'Connor, Pamela S O'Brien, Douglas T Sato, Eloisa V Maningas, Gail Y Kunimoto, Juval E Tomas
Background.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends dual therapy with ceftriaxone and azithromycin for gonorrhea to ensure effective treatment and slow emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Since 2013, the prevalence of reduced azithromycin susceptibility increased in the United States; however, these strains were highly susceptible to cephalosporins. We report on a cluster of N. gonorrhoeae isolates demonstrating high-level azithromycin resistance, several of which also demonstrated decreased ceftriaxone susceptibility...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544784/presynaptic-congenital-myasthenic-syndrome-with-a-homozygous-sequence-variant-in-lama5-combines-myopia-facial-tics-and-failure-of-neuromuscular-transmission
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Ricardo A Maselli, Juan Arredondo, Jessica Vázquez, Jessica X Chong, Michael J Bamshad, Deborah A Nickerson, Marian Lara, Fiona Ng, Victoria L Lo, Peter Pytel, Craig M McDonald
Defects in genes encoding the isoforms of the laminin alpha subunit have been linked to various phenotypic manifestations, including brain malformations, muscular dystrophy, ocular defects, cardiomyopathy, and skin abnormalities. We report here a severe defect of neuromuscular transmission in a consanguineous patient with a homozygous variant in the laminin alpha-5 subunit gene (LAMA5). The variant c.8046C>T (p.Arg2659Trp) is rare and has a predicted deleterious effect. The affected individual, who also carries a rare homozygous sequence variant in LAMA1, had muscle weakness, myopia, and facial tics...
May 25, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543072/obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-the-irradiated-head-and-neck-cancer-patient
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Phillip Huyett, Seungwon Kim, Jonas T Johnson, Ryan J Soose
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To assess the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in head and neck cancer (HNSCC) patients treated with radiation therapy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series without comparison group. METHODS: Patients who underwent radiation therapy for oropharyngeal or laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma completed a 3-night home sleep test (HST), Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire, and University of Washington Quality of Life questionnaire...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521966/aesthetic-and-functional-outcomes-in-patients-with-a-nasal-prosthesis
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C Becker, A M Becker, K K K Dahlem, C Offergeld, J Pfeiffer
The aim was to evaluate the aesthetic and functional outcomes in patients with a nasal prosthesis after radical tumour resection. A questionnaire with 15 domains was created to evaluate the satisfaction of patients with their nasal prosthesis. Correlations with the results of the University of Washington Quality of Life (UWQOL) questionnaire, which was also completed by the patients, were analyzed. Forty-three patients with a partial or total nasal prosthesis completed the questionnaire. Twenty-seven patients were male and 16 were female; their median age was 62 years...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484351/quality-of-life-of-patients-with-oral-cavity-cancer
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Senada Dzebo, Jasmina Mahmutovic, Hasiba Erkocevic
INTRODUCTION: In recent years the quality of life of patients is very important in monitoring the treatment and therapeutic procedure success. It has become a significant factor in assessing the therapeutic procedure accomplishment, and for the first time the patient alone can access the success of the respective therapy. Cancer of the oral cavity is one of the most common cancers of the head and neck, and is one of the ten most common causes of death in the world. In the majority of cases, cancer of the oral cavity is detected in an advanced stage when therapeutic options are reduced, and the prognosis is much worse...
March 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481592/luciano-l-abate-1928-2016
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Robert Henley Woody
This article memorializes Luciano L'Abate (1928 -2016). In 1964, L'Abate became an assistant professor of medical psychology at the Washington University School of Medicine and, in 1965, an associate professor of pediatrics in the Emory University School of Medicine. He then transitioned to the Georgia State University (GSU), where he was promoted to professor of psychology. From 1965 to 1990, he served as director of the Family Psychology Program and Family Study Center at GSU. In retirement, L'Abate increased his writing and lecturing...
May 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481120/molecular-epidemiology-of-wu-polyomavirus-in-hospitalized-children-with-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-china
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Teng Zhu, Qing-Bin Lu, Shu-Yan Zhang, Ying Wo, Lu Zhuang, Pan-He Zhang, Xiao-Ai Zhang, Wei Wei, Wei Liu
AIM: To explore the molecular epidemiology and clinical characteristics of Washington University polyomavirus (WUPyV) infection in pediatric patients with acute respiratory tract infections in China. MATERIALS & METHODS: A laboratory surveillance was performed to recruit pediatric patients with acute respiratory tract infections. WUPyV was detected using real-time PCR and complete genome was sequenced for randomly selected positive nasopharyngeal aspirate. RESULTS: Altogether 122 (7...
May 8, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477299/the-new-cannabis-policy-taxonomy-on-apis-making-sense-of-the-cannabis-policy-universe
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Michael D Klitzner, Sue Thomas, Jonathan Schuler, Michael Hilton, James Mosher
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) is, for the first time, adding legal data pertaining to recreational cannabis use to its current offerings on alcohol policy. Now that Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia have legalized aspects of recreational cannabis, and more states are considering it, there is an urgency to provide high-quality, multi-dimensional legal data to the public health community. This article introduces the Cannabis Policy Taxonomy recently posted on APIS, and explores its theoretical and empirical contributions to the substance abuse literature and its potential for use in policy research...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474080/-assessment-of-life-quality-of-for-patients-after-tongue-reconstruction-with-radial-forearm-free-flap-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-flap-or-submental-island-flap
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Yang Zhao, Jing-Zhou Xiang, Fa-Yu Liu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate operation-related factors and quality of life (QOL) for patients after tongue reconstruction with radial forearm free flap (RFFF), anterolateral thigh perforator flap (ALT) or submental island flap (SIF). METHODS: Totally 59 patients, diagnosed as tongue carcinoma, received glossectomy and simultaneous reconstruction with free flaps including RFFF, ALT or SIF in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital of Stomatology, China Medical University from October 2004 to October 2014...
February 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472656/the-dynamic-epigenetic-landscape-of-the-retina-during-development-reprogramming-and-tumorigenesis
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Issam Aldiri, Beisi Xu, Lu Wang, Xiang Chen, Daniel Hiler, Lyra Griffiths, Marc Valentine, Abbas Shirinifard, Suresh Thiagarajan, Andras Sablauer, Marie-Elizabeth Barabas, Jiakun Zhang, Dianna Johnson, Sharon Frase, Xin Zhou, John Easton, Jinghui Zhang, Elaine R Mardis, Richard K Wilson, James R Downing, Michael A Dyer
In the developing retina, multipotent neural progenitors undergo unidirectional differentiation in a precise spatiotemporal order. Here we profile the epigenetic and transcriptional changes that occur during retinogenesis in mice and humans. Although some progenitor genes and cell cycle genes were epigenetically silenced during retinogenesis, the most dramatic change was derepression of cell-type-specific differentiation programs. We identified developmental-stage-specific super-enhancers and showed that most epigenetic changes are conserved in humans and mice...
May 3, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456448/prospective-longitudinal-assessment-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck-and-their-primary-carers
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W Terro, St J Crean
Cancer of the head and neck has profound psychosocial and physical effects on patients, so quality of life (QoL) is an essential consideration-not only is it of importance to the patient but it also provides a subjective measure of the success of treatment. However, we know of little work about its influence on carers. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the diagnosis and treatment on the QoL of patients and their carers from baseline (preoperatively) to three months postoperatively. Thirty-six patients and 21 primary carers were enrolled, and patients completed one head-and-neck-specific measure, the University of Washington Head and Neck, Version Four (UW-V4), and three other questionnaires, both at the time of diagnosis and at one and three months postoperatively...
April 26, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451814/the-relationship-between-manometric-subtype-and-outcomes-of-surgical-treatment-for-patients-with-achalasia-achalasia-manometric-subtypes
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Oscar Maximiliano Crespin, Roger Perry Tatum, Keliang Xiao, Ana Valeria Martin, Saurabh Khandelwal, Carlos Alberto Pellegrini, Brant Kurt Oelschlager
BACKGROUND: The Chicago Classification describes three distinct subtypes of achalasia and it appears to be a promising tool in predicting results of treatment with standard Heller Myotomy. The aim of this study is to analyze the outcomes of surgical treatment for achalasia using an extended Heller myotomy for each subtype and to identify additional parameters that may predict the success of therapy. METHODS: 72 consecutive patients with achalasia were evaluated at the University of Washington between 2008 and 2013...
April 27, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449097/creating-a-culture-of-collaboration-a-brief-history-of-academic-neurosurgery-in-washington-dc
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Alan Siu, Christopher J Neal, Hasan R Syed, Daniel R Felbaum, M Nathan Nair, Kevin M McGrail, Anthony J Caputy, Donald C Shields
Clinical neurosurgery has been practiced in the US capital for just over 100 years. As former residents and fellows of Drs. Harvey Cushing and Walter Dandy moved to the region, hospitals at Georgetown and George Washington Universities became early adopters of this new surgical discipline. Later academic neurosurgery programs were established at the National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed Medical Center, and Children's National Medical Center. Neurosurgical pioneers at these institutions developed new technologies and diagnostic procedures which continue to inform our current practice...
April 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446210/cognitive-changes-in-alcohol-induced-psychotic-disorder
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Melany L Hendricks, R A Emsley, D G Nel, H B Thornton, G P Jordaan
AIMS: This study aimed to explore the neuro-cognitive deficits of alcohol-induced psychotic disorder as compared to the cognitive deficits of uncomplicated alcohol dependence. METHODS: Participants were recruited from the acute psychiatric admission wards of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch and Stikland and Tygerberg Academic Hospitals in the Western-Cape, South Africa. Participants who met DSM IV TR criteria (American Psychiatric Association...
April 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445216/opposition-to-obamacare-a-closer-look
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Paul R Gordon, Laurel Gray, Alex Hollingsworth, Eve C Shapiro, James E Dalen
Prior telephone surveys have reported two main reasons for opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA): distrust of government and opposition to the universal coverage mandate. The authors set out to elucidate the reasons for this opposition. This article describes how the authors used qualitative methods with semistructured interviewing as a principal investigative method to gather information from people they met while bicycling across the United States from April through July 2016. During this time, the authors conducted open-ended, semistructured conversations with people they met as they rode their bicycles from Washington, DC, to Seattle, Washington...
April 25, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437262/loss-of-resistance-a-randomised-controlled-trial-assessing-four-low-fidelity-epidural-puncture-simulators
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Tina H Pedersen, Jonas Meuli, Eike J Plazikowski, Maximilian Buttenberg, Maren Kleine-Brueggeney, Christian Seidl, Lorenz Theiler, Robert Greif
BACKGROUND: Detecting loss of resistance (LOR) can either be taught with dedicated simulators, with a cost ranging from &OV0556;1500 to 3000, or with the 'Greengrocer's Model', requiring simply a banana. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare three dedicated epidural puncture training simulators and a banana in their ability to simulate LOR. Our hypothesis was that there was a difference between the four simulators when comparing the detection of LOR...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431302/quality-of-life-in-survivors-of-oropharyngeal-cancer-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-1366-patients
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Sanne Høxbroe Michaelsen, Christian Grønhøj, Jacob Høxbroe Michaelsen, Jeppe Friborg, Christian von Buchwald
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) is rapidly increasing in incidence and has a favourable prognosis compared with HPV-negative disease. Current combined therapies include significant risks of morbidity for the growing group of survivors. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates how treatment affects quality of life (QoL) in survivors of oropharyngeal cancer. PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched for all studies reporting patient-assessed QoL at least 1 year after treatment for OPC...
June 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425180/diabetes-news
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Payal H Marathe, Abigail E Dove, Helen X Gao, Kelly L Close
The 66th annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology gathered thousands of attendees in Washington, DC, USA from March 17-19, 2017. The third and final day of the conference included a presentation of CVD-REAL results by Dr Mikhail Kosiborod (University of Missouri, MO, USA).
April 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407983/predictors-affecting-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-upper-aerodigestive-tract-cancers-a-case-control-study-from-india
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Bhawna Gupta, Narinder Kumar, Newell W Johnson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to measure quality of life (QOL) in patients with upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) cancer in comparison with hospital-based controls. We also assessed the impact of various clinical predictors at time of diagnosis of disease/cancer on QOL in these patients. STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study was conducted (N = 480) with 240 UADT cancer cases and 240 controls matched by gender and age (≥5 years) from 2 different hospitals in Pune, India...
May 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402203/hydration-and-cooling-practices-among-farmworkers-in-oregon-and-washington
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Jeffrey W Bethel, June T Spector, Jennifer Krenz
BACKGROUND: Although recommendations for preventing occupational heat-related illness among farmworkers include hydration and cooling practices, the extent to which these recommendations are universally practiced is unknown. The objective of this analysis was to compare hydration and cooling practices between farmworkers in Oregon and Washington. METHODS: A survey was administered to a purposive sample of Oregon and Washington farmworkers. Data collected included demographics, work history and current work practices, hydration practices, access and use of cooling measures, and headwear and clothing worn...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Agromedicine
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