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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046046/three-dimensional-evaluation-of-similarity-of-right-and-left-knee-joints
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Ki-Mo Jang, Jong-Hoon Park, Minho Chang, Youngjun Kim, Deukhee Lee, Sehyung Park, Joon Ho Wang
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the anatomical similarity of three-dimensional (3D) morphometric parameters between right and left knees. Materials and Methods: Ten fresh-frozen paired cadaveric knees were tested. Following dissection, footprint areas of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) were measured. Surface scanning was performed using a 3D scanner. Scanned data were reproduced and morphometric parameters were measured on specialized software...
October 19, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046041/development-and-content-validation-of-the-transition-readiness-inventory-item-pool-for-adolescent-and-young-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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Lisa A Schwartz, Jessica L Hamilton, Lauren D Brumley, Lamia P Barakat, Janet A Deatrick, Dava E Szalda, Katherine B Bevans, Carole A Tucker, Lauren C Daniel, Eliana Butler, Anne E Kazak, Wendy L Hobbie, Jill P Ginsberg, Alexandra M Psihogios, Elizabeth Ver Hoeve, Lisa K Tuchman
Objective: The development of the Transition Readiness Inventory (TRI) item pool for adolescent and young adult childhood cancer survivors is described, aiming to both advance transition research and provide an example of the application of NIH Patient Reported Outcomes Information System methods. Methods: Using rigorous measurement development methods including mixed methods, patient and parent versions of the TRI item pool were created based on the Social-ecological Model of Adolescent and young adult Readiness for Transition (SMART)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046032/-the-research-protocol-vi-how-to-choose-the-appropriate-statistical-test-inferential-statistics
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Eric Flores-Ruiz, María Guadalupe Miranda-Novales, Miguel Ángel Villasís-Keever
The statistical analysis can be divided in two main components: descriptive analysis and inferential analysis. An inference is to elaborate conclusions from the tests performed with the data obtained from a sample of a population. Statistical tests are used in order to establish the probability that a conclusion obtained from a sample is applicable to the population from which it was obtained. However, choosing the appropriate statistical test in general poses a challenge for novice researchers. To choose the statistical test it is necessary to take into account three aspects: the research design, the number of measurements and the scale of measurement of the variables...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046003/-ffr-guided-revascularisation-pros-and-cons
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Hannes Reuter, Stephan Baldus
An invasive measurement of the fractional flow reserve (FFR) allows the valuation of the individual risk for ischemic events in patients with coronary artery disease. Therefore, FFR has become a valuable tool to guide coronary revascularisations. The cut-off value ≤ 0.80 has been validated in many different subsets of patients. However, FFR values describe a risk continuum with an inverse correlation between FFR value and the risk of events. So FFR should always be interpreted regarding the patient's clinical context, especially in patients with a high risk for rapid disease progression...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046002/-optimal-diagnostics-and-therapy-for-microvascular-angina-pectoris
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Peter Ong, Udo Sechtem
Patients with microvascular angina are characterized by angina pectoris with proof of myocardial ischemia in the absence of any relevant epicardial stenosis and without myocardial disease (type 1 coronary microvascular dysfunction according to Crea and Camici). Structural and functional alterations of the coronary microvessels (diameter < 500 µm) are the reason for this phenomenon. Frequently such alterations are associated with cardiovascular risk factors. Patients with angina pectoris without epicardial stenoses represent for 10 - 50 % of all patients undergoing coronary angiography depending on the clinical presentation...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045986/impact-of-residency-training-redesign-on-residents-clinical-knowledge
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Elaine Waller, M Patrice Eiff, Eve Dexter, Jason C B Rinaldo, Miguel Marino, Roger Garvin, Alan B Douglass, Robert Phillips, Larry A Green, Patricia A Carney
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The In-training Examination (ITE) is a frequently used method to evaluate family medicine residents' clinical knowledge. We compared family medicine ITE scores among residents who trained in the 14 programs that participated in the Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) Project to national averages over time, and according to educational innovations. METHODS: The ITE scores of 802 consenting P4 residents who trained in 2007 through 2011 were obtained from the American Board of Family Medicine...
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045973/-application-of-three-dimensional-reconstruction-of-the-enhanced-ct-with-iplan-cmf-software-in-head-and-neck-neoplasms
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Y Yu, W B Zhang, Y Wang, X J Liu, C B Guo, G Y Yu, X Peng
OBJECTIVE: Three-dimensional reconstruction of the enhanced CT is increasingly becoming a valuable tool in head and neck neoplasms. The aim of this study is to reconstruct three-dimensional imaging of tumor and its surrounding important anatomical structure using iPlan CMF software, and to investigate the application of three-dimensional tumor mapping technique for the diagnosis and treatment of the head and neck neoplasms. METHODS: In the study, 13 cases with head and neck tumors in Department of Oral and Maxilloficial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology from June 2014 to June 2015 were studied using spiral CT scanning technology based on the same scanning condition...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045972/-acetylsalicylic-acid-treatment-enhanced-immunomodulatory-function-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-gingiva
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R L Yang, T T Yu, Y H Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the role of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in immunomodulation of mesenchymal stem cells derived from gingiva (GMSCs), and to explore the role of ASA in enhancing the immumomodulation of GMSCs and the capacity of GMSCs to treat immune disorders and the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Flow cytometry analysis were used to analyze the role of ASA in the expression of stem cells surface markers CD146, CD105, CD90, CD34 and CD45 in GMSCs,and the GMSCs proliferation was analyzed by 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine (BrdU) staining and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045970/-unilateral-patellar-resurfacing-in-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-study
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J F Wang, Z Li, K S Zhang, F Yuan, R J Li, Q J Zhong, Z P Guan
OBJECTIVE: To perform unilateral patellar resurfacing and contralateral patellar retention in bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) randomly, and to compare the clinical effects of patellar retention with patellar resurfacing in TKA. METHODS: In the study, 14 bilateral knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients were randomized in the bilateral TKA to receive unilateral patellar resurfacing and contralateral patellar retention, including 28 knees, all were females, 53 to 78 years old, with average (66...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045964/-increased-serum-c-c-chemokine-ligand-19-levels-correlated-with-b-cell-abnormalities-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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H J Liu, L J Shi, F L Hu, H H Yao, Z G Li, Y Jia
OBJECTIVE: To detect the levels of serum C-C chemokine ligand 19 (CCL19) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to evaluate the correlation between CCL19 expression and clinical features and laboratory parameters, trying to reveal the possible role of CCL19 in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus. METHODS: The levels of serum CCL19 were measured by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 90 patients with SLE and 30 healthy controls...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045960/pharmacokinetics-of-once-daily-prolonged-release-formulation-of-tacrolimus-in-children-with-primary-nephrotic-syndrome
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Y Han, S Q DU, H J Xiao, Y Zhou, J Ding, J J Ding, Y M Cui
OBJECTIVE: Tacrolimus prolonged-release(PR) formulation is a new once-daily formulation of the calcineurin inhibitor tacrolimus, which is currently used in adult liver or kidney transplant patients,and is also gradually widely used in children with nephrotic syndrome.The present study was undertaken to preliminarily investigate the pharmacokinetic characteristics of tacrolimus PR in pediatric nephrotic syndrome recipients. METHODS: This single-center open-label prospective study was performed in pediatric nephrotic syndrome recipients...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045957/-clinical-characteristics-of-neonatal-fungal-sepsis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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X Zhang, X F Ru, Y Wang, X Li, T Sang, Q Feng
OBJECTIVE: To study the characteristics of neonatal fungal sepsis and the difference between bacterial sepsis and fungal sepsis. To improve the understanding of neonatal fungal sepsis. METHODS: Clinical data of neonatal fungal sepsis in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were collected from 2011 to 2016 in Peking University first Hospital. The clinical characteristics were analyzed retrospectively. The difference between neonatal fungal sepsis and bacterial sepsis was also analyzed...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045955/-comparison-between-continuous-noninvasive-hemoglobin-monitoring-and-venous-blood-hemoglobin-monitoring-in-children-with-kidney-disease
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X Y Liu, X Q Yang, H J Xiao, J Ding
OBJECTIVE: To assess the correlation and consistency between continuous noninvasive hemoglobin detection and venous blood hemoglobin detection in children with kidney disease, and try to analyze the affecting factors. Try to provide a reference for the monitoring of hemoglobin in children with kidney disease by continuous noninvasive hemoglobin detection technique. METHODS: Eighty-five inpatient children with kidney disease, 50 boys (58.8%) and 35 girls (41.2%), aged from 3 years old to 18 years old (9...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045954/-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-as-leading-manifestation-of-methylmalonic-aciduria-clinical-characteristics-and-gene-testing-in-15-cases
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X Q Liu, H Yan, J X Qiu, C Y Zhang, J G Qi, X Zhang, H J Xiao, Y L Yang, Y H Chen, J B DU
OBJECTIVE: To deepen our understanding of Methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) associated pulmonary hypertension (PH) by analyzing the characteristics of clinical presentation, pulmonary high resolusion CT(HRCT), treatment response and gene mutation. METHODS: This study includes 15 cases of pediatric patients with MMA associated PH diagnosed and treated in Peking University First Hospital pediatric department between May 2012 and May 2016 with symptoms of PH as their leading presentation...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045949/effectiveness-of-a-home-based-active-video-game-programme-in-young-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Tamara Del Corral, Maria Àngels Cebrià I Iranzo, Ibai López-de-Uralde-Villanueva, Roberto Martínez-Alejos, Isabel Blanco, Jordi Vilaró
BACKGROUND: Exercise-based rehabilitation is already a part of cystic fibrosis (CF) treatment; however, patient adherence is low. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of a home exercise programme using active video games (AVGs) as a training modality for children and adolescents with CF. METHODS: Thirty-nine children with CF were randomised to a control group (CG, n = 20, age 11 ± 6 years; FEV1 86.2 ± 20.5% of predicted) or a training group (AVGG, n = 19, age 13 ± 3 years; FEV1 82...
October 19, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045946/subfoveal-choroidal-and-macular-thickness-changes-after-phacoemulsification-using-enhanced-depth-imaging-optical-coherence-tomography
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Huizhong Jiang, Zhen Li, Ran Sun, Dachuan Liu, Ningpu Liu
PURPOSE: To assess changes in the thickness of the subfoveal retina and choroid after phacoemulsification using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted on 100 patients. The subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) was measured at 7 points and the retinal thickness was measured at 5 points (before surgery, and 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months after surgery). RESULTS: The foveal choroidal thickness showed a thickening trend (but p > 0...
October 19, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045943/reference-ranges-for-fetal-atrioventricular-and-ventriculoatrial-time-intervals-and-their-ratios-during-normal-pregnancy
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Beatrice Mosimann, Georgios Arampatzis, Sofia Amylidi-Mohr, Anice Bessire, Marialuigia Spinelli, Petros Koumoutsakos, Daniel Surbek, Luigi Raio
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic assessment of fetal arrhythmias relies on the measurements of atrioventricular (AV) and ventriculoatrial (VA) time intervals. Pulsed Doppler over in- and outflow of the left ventricle and tissue Doppler imaging are well-described methods, while Doppler measurements between the left brachiocephalic vein and the aortic arch are less investigated. The aim of this study was to compare these methods of measurement, to find influencing factors on AV and VA times and their ratio, and to create reference ranges...
October 19, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045942/quantitative-renal-echogenicity-as-a-tool-for-diagnosis-of-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-in-patients-with-glomerulopathies-and-no-liver-disease
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Alexandre B Libório, Fernanda Macedo de Oliveira Neves, Candice Bezerra Torres de Melo, Tacyano Tavares Leite, Renata de Almeida Leitão
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Glomerulopathy patients are prone to developing transitory reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which can be difficult to differentiate from irreversible chronic kidney disease (CKD). Renal ultrasound can be useful, but differently from renal length, quantitative renal echogenicity has not been formerly evaluated regarding its capacity to identify irreversible advanced CKD. METHODS: A prospective study was performed, where quantitative renal echogenicity was performed during renal biopsy in patients with suspected glomerular disease (n=197)...
October 18, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045940/mir-124-attenuates-osteoclastogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-monocytes-via-targeting-rab27a
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Lian Tang, Yiran Yin, Juncai Liu, Zhong Li, Xiaobo Lu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: With the aging population increases, senile osteoporosis has become a global public health problem. Previous evidence has shown that miR-124 has important effects on the occurrence and development of osteoporosis. However, the role of miR-124 in the process of osteoclastogenesis is still obscure. METHODS: First of all, we measured the expression level of miR-124 in bone marrow monocytes (BMMs) of osteoporotic mice (ovariectomized mice: OVX). Next, we evaluated the alteration of miR-124 during osteoclast differentiation of BMMs...
October 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045936/anti-diabetic-potential-of-the-leaves-of-anisomeles-malabarica-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Peddanna Kotha, Kameswara Rao Badri, Ramya Nagalapuram, Rajasekhar Allagadda, Appa Rao Chippada
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetes mellitus is a pandemic metabolic disorder that is affecting a majority of populations in recent years. There is a requirement for new drugs that are safer and cheaper due to the side effects associated with the available medications. METHODS: We investigated the anti-diabetic activity of leaves of Anisomeles malabarica following bioactivity guided fractionation. The different solvent (hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol and water) extracts of A...
October 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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