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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341797/visual-dependence-affects-postural-sway-responses-to-continuous-visual-field-motion-in-individuals-with-cerebral-palsy
#1
Yawen Yu, Richard T Lauer, Carole A Tucker, Elizabeth D Thompson, Emily A Keshner
The current study aimed to explore the impact of visual dependence on sensorimotor coupling of postural sway and visual motion in adults and teens with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). We hypothesized that individuals with CP would exhibit greater magnitudes of sway than healthy individuals, and the presence of visual dependence (VD) would produce instability in the direction of visual motion. Participants stood in a virtual environment in which the visual scene remained static or continuously rotated 30 degree/second in pitch-up or pitch-down...
January 17, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298736/multiple-frequency-bioimpedance-devices-for-fluid-management-in-people-with-chronic-kidney-disease-receiving-dialysis-a-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation
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Graham Scotland, Moira Cruickshank, Elisabet Jacobsen, David Cooper, Cynthia Fraser, Michal Shimonovich, Angharad Marks, Miriam Brazzelli
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition requiring treatment such as conservative management, kidney transplantation or dialysis. To optimise the volume of fluid removed during dialysis (to avoid underhydration or overhydration), people are assigned a 'target weight', which is commonly assessed using clinical methods, such as weight gain between dialysis sessions, pre- and post-dialysis blood pressure and patient-reported symptoms. However, these methods are not precise, and measurement devices based on bioimpedance technology are increasingly used in dialysis centres...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297113/frozen-blastocyst-transfer-outcomes-in-immediate-versus-delayed-subsequent-cycles-following-gnrh-agonist-or-hcg-triggers
#3
Leah Kaye, Audrey Marsidi, Puja Rai, Jeffrey Thorne, John Nulsen, Lawrence Engmann, Claudio Benadiva
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to analyze clinical pregnancy rates (CPR) and ongoing pregnancy rates (OPR) for frozen embryo transfers (FET) performed with blastocysts in the cycle immediately after GnRH agonist (GnRHa) versus human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) triggers, with outcomes of delayed FET for comparison. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study at a university-affiliated in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic, including patients undergoing IVF between 2013-16 with a blastocyst FET performed within two menstrual cycles of a previous stimulation cycle and vaginal oocyte retrieval (VOR)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279242/novel-fluconazole-derivatives-with-promising-antifungal-activity
#4
Nishad Thamban Chandrika, Sanjib K Shrestha, Huy X Ngo, Kaitlind C Howard, Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova
The fungistatic nature and toxicity concern associated with the azole drugs currently on the market have resulted in an increased demand for new azole antifungal agents for which these problematic characteristics do not exist. The extensive use of azoles has resulted in fungal strains capable of resisting the action of these drugs. Herein, we report the synthesis and antifungal activity of novel fluconazole (FLC) analogues with alkyl-, aryl-, cycloalkyl-, and dialkyl-amino substituents. We evaluated their antifungal activity by MIC determination and time-kill assay as well as their safety profile by hemolytic activity against murine erythrocytes as well as cytotoxicity against mammalian cells...
December 17, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228477/regionale-fach%C3%A3-rztliche-versorgung-und-demographischer-wandel-in-deutschland-szenarien-zur-dermatologischen-versorgung-im-jahr-2035
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Anne Kis, Matthias Augustin, Jobst Augustin
HINTERGRUND: Mithilfe der Bedarfsplanungsrichtlinie des Gemeinsamen Bundesausschusses soll die medizinische Versorgung in Deutschland flächendeckend sichergestellt werden. Kalkulatorische Größe zur Abbildung der räumlichen Versorgungssituation ist der "korrigierte Versorgungsgrad". Vor dem Hintergrund des demographischen Wandels und bereits heute existenter Wiederbesetzungsschwierigkeiten steht die Frage, wie sich die dermatologische Versorgung kleinräumig entwickeln wird. METHODIK: Mit bundesweiten Daten zu Hautarztstandorten sowie aktuellen und prognostizierten Bevölkerungszahlen auf Kreisebene wurde auf Basis der aktuellen Bedarfsplanungsrichtlinie der korrigierte Versorgungsgrad in drei Wiederbesetzungsszenarien (Szenario 1: 100%ige Wiederbesetzung, Szenario 2: Wegfall eines Arztsitzes je Planungsbereich, Szenario 3: Wegfall von zwei Arztsitzen in ländlichen Planungsbereichen) für das Prognosejahr 2035 exemplarisch berechnet...
December 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206089/papillomatosis-of-the-biliary-tree-and-gallbladder-successful-treatment-with-repeated-resection-and-liver-transplant
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Vor Luvira, Ake Pugkhem, Vajarabhongsa Bhudhisawasdi, Thong-Ueb Uttaravichien, Anan Sripanuskul, Jongruk Pongskul, Chawalit Pairojkul
Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct is now considered to be a specific type of bile duct tumor. The progenitor cells of intraductal papillary neoplasms of the bile duct are located in the peribiliary gland, which are distributed along the intrahepatic bile duct, extrahepatic bile duct, and gallbladder; therefore, these neoplasms could arise in any area. The mainstay of treatment for patients with intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct is complete surgical resection. Neoplasms involving both lobes of the liver can only be treated with liver transplant...
December 5, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202140/relation-of-the-polymorphism-of-cyp51a-sequence-and-the-susceptibility-of-aspergillus-fumigatus-isolates-to-triazoles-determined-by-commercial-gradient-test-etest-and-by-reference-methods
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Urszula Nawrot, Beata Sulik-Tyszka, Ewelina Kurzyk, Martyna Mroczyńska, Katarzyna Włodarczyk, Marta Wróblewska, Grzegorz Władysław Basak, Anna Brillowska-Dąbrowska
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of commercial gradient test (Etest) in the detection of triazole resistant Aspergillus fumigatus isolates using reference microdilution methods and the analysis of sequences of the cyp 51A gene. The study was performed on twenty clinical isolates which were identified as Aspergillus fumigatus based on the DNA sequences of the ITS1-2 fragment of ribosomal DNA and the β-tubulin gene, out of them seventeen isolates showed wild -type cyp51A sequence and three were positive for the mutation TR34/L98H...
November 30, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189298/laboratory-examinations-for-the-vestibular-system
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Raymond van de Berg, Sally Rosengren, Herman Kingma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the last decades, researchers suggested that clinical assessment of labyrinthine function in detail became easy thanks to video head impulse tests (VHITs), vestibular evoked myogenic potential test (VEMP) and video-oculography (VOG). It has been argued that they can replace electronystagmography, the caloric and rotatory chair tests. This review addresses the latest evaluations of these tests and the opportunities they offer, but also the limitations in clinical practice...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170018/ocular-torsion-responses-to-sinusoidal-electrical-vestibular-stimulation
#9
Stuart W Mackenzie, Raymond F Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Eye movements evoked by electrical vestibular stimulation (EVS) offer potential for diagnosing vestibular dysfunction. However, ocular recording techniques are often too invasive or impractical for routine clinical use. Furthermore, the kinematic nature of the EVS signal is not fully understood in terms of movement sensations. NEW METHOD: We apply sinusoidal EVS stimuli varying from 0.05 to 20Hz, and record the eye in darkness using an infrared camera...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147731/the-influence-of-cervical-movement-on-eye-stabilization-reflexes-a-randomized-trial
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Britta K Ischebeck, Jurryt de Vries, Jan Paul van Wingerden, Gert Jan Kleinrensink, Maarten A Frens, Jos N van der Geest
To investigate the influence of the amount of cervical movement on the cervico-ocular reflex (COR) and vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) in healthy individuals. Eye stabilization reflexes, especially the COR, are changed in neck pain patients. In healthy humans, the strength of the VOR and the COR are inversely related. In a cross-over trial the amplitude of the COR and VOR (measured with a rotational chair with eye tracking device) and the active cervical range of motion (CROM) was measured in 20 healthy participants (mean age 24...
November 17, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143209/the-medial-vestibular-nuclei-a-vulnerable-target-in-thiamine-deficiency
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Jorge C Kattah, Cindy Guede, Bahareh Hassanzadeh
BACKGROUND: Bilateral medial vestibular nuclei (MVN) is a common target in thiamine depletion and results in acute vestibular failure. Involvement of the MVN was present in 27 out of 38 brainstem sections reported in the largest thiamine deficiency autopsy cohort with Wernicke's encephalopathy. METHOD: Serial clinical, imaging and vestibulo-ocular reflex gain measured with the video head impulse (vHIT) in one patient with acute thiamine deficiency. RESULTS: Low horizontal VOR gain correlated with an abnormal manual head impulse and with MRI evidence of MVN in an alcohol-dependent patient with low thiamine levels...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142084/impaired-vestibular-responses-in-internuclear-ophthalmoplegia-association-and-dissociation
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Seo-Young Choi, Hyo-Jung Kim, Ji-Soo Kim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of the medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF) in conveying vestibular signals. METHODS: In 10 patients with isolated acute unilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) due to an acute stroke, we performed comprehensive vestibular evaluation using video-oculography, head impulse tests with a magnetic search coil technique, bithermal caloric tests, tests for the ocular tilt reaction, and measurements of subjective visual vertical and cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs)...
December 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135873/the-effect-of-peripheral-vestibular-recovery-on-improvements-in-vestibulo-ocular-reflexes-and-balance-control-after-acute-unilateral-peripheral-vestibular-loss
#13
John H J Allum, Alja Scheltinga, Flurin Honegger
BACKGROUND: Patients with an acute unilateral peripheral vestibular deficit (aUPVD), presumed to be caused by vestibular neuritis, show asymmetrical vestibular ocular reflexes (VORs) that improve over time. Questions arise regarding how much of the VOR improvement is due to peripheral recovery or central compensation, and whether differences in peripheral recovery influence balance control outcomes. METHODS: Thirty patients were examined at aUPVD onset and 3, 6, and 13 weeks later with four different VOR tests: caloric tests; rotating (ROT) chair tests performed in yaw with angular accelerations of 5 and 20 degrees/s; and video head impulse tests (vHIT) in the yaw plane...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133513/phase-ii-study-of-bevacizumab-and-vorinostat-for-patients-with-recurrent-world-health-organization-grade-4-malignant-glioma
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Ashley Ghiaseddin, David Reardon, Woody Massey, Alex Mannerino, Eric S Lipp, James E Herndon, Frances McSherry, Annick Desjardins, Dina Randazzo, Henry S Friedman, Katherine B Peters
LESSONS LEARNED: Combination regimen with bevacizumab (BEV) and vorinostat is well tolerated in patients with recurrent glioblastoma.Treatment of recurrent glioblastoma remains challenging as this study and others attempt to improve progression-free survival and overall survival with BEV-containing regimens. BACKGROUND: Recurrent glioblastoma (GBM; World Health Organization grade 4) continues to have a very poor prognosis. Bevacizumab (BEV) has been shown to improve progression-free survival (PFS) in recurrent GBM and is approved by the U...
November 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110135/the-effect-of-visual-contrast-on-human-vestibulo-ocular-reflex-adaptation
#15
M Muntaseer Mahfuz, Michael C Schubert, Christopher J Todd, William V C Figtree, Serajul I Khan, Americo A Migliaccio
The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is the main retinal image stabilising mechanism during rapid head movement. When the VOR does not stabilise the world or target image on the retina, retinal image slip occurs generating an error signal that drives the VOR response to increase or decrease until image slip is minimised, i.e. VOR adaptation occurs. Visual target contrast affects the human smooth pursuit and optokinetic reflex responses. We sought to determine if contrast also affected VOR adaptation. We tested 12 normal subjects, each over 16 separate sessions...
November 6, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081426/bilateral-vestibulopathy-diagnostic-criteria-consensus-document-of-the-classification-committee-of-the-b%C3%A3-r%C3%A3-ny-society
#16
Michael Strupp, Ji-Soo Kim, Toshihisa Murofushi, Dominik Straumann, Joanna C Jen, Sally M Rosengren, Charles C Della Santina, Herman Kingma
This paper describes the diagnostic criteria for bilateral vestibulopathy (BVP) by the Classification Committee of the Bárány Society. The diagnosis of BVP is based on the patient history, bedside examination and laboratory evaluation. Bilateral vestibulopathy is a chronic vestibular syndrome which is characterized by unsteadiness when walking or standing, which worsen in darkness and/or on uneven ground, or during head motion. Additionally, patients may describe head or body movement-induced blurred vision or oscillopsia...
2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064869/vision-and-vestibular-system-dysfunction-predicts-prolonged-concussion-recovery-in-children
#17
Christina L Master, Stephen R Master, Douglas J Wiebe, Eileen P Storey, Julia E Lockyer, Olivia E Podolak, Matthew F Grady
OBJECTIVE: Up to one-third of children with concussion have prolonged symptoms lasting beyond 4 weeks. Vision and vestibular dysfunction is common after concussion. It is unknown whether such dysfunction predicts prolonged recovery. We sought to determine which vision or vestibular problems predict prolonged recovery in children. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort of pediatric patients with concussion. SETTING: A subspecialty pediatric concussion program...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064828/differences-in-head-impulse-test-results-due-to-analysis-techniques
#18
Taylor W Cleworth, Mark G Carpenter, Flurin Honegger, John H J Allum
BACKGROUND: Different analysis techniques are used to define vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) gain between eye and head angular velocity during the video head impulse test (vHIT). Comparisons would aid selection of gain techniques best related to head impulse characteristics and promote standardisation. OBJECTIVE: Compare and contrast known methods of calculating vHIT VOR gain. METHODS: We examined lateral canal vHIT responses recorded from 20 patients twice within 13 weeks of acute unilateral peripheral vestibular deficit onset...
2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064824/uncoupling-vor-and-vestibuloautonomic-retention-to-coriolis-acceleration-training-in-student-pilots-and-control-subjects
#19
Linjie Wang, Yi Cao, Cheng Tan, Qi Zhao, Siyang He, Dongbin Niu, Guohua Tang, Peng Zou, Lei Xing
PURPOSE: Explore the different vestibular physiologic response retention patterns after Coriolis acceleration training in student pilots and extend the results for use with Chinese astronauts in the future. METHODS: Twelve healthy control male subjects were screened from males familiar with vestibular training and who physically resembled the astronauts. Fourteen student pilots were selected from 23 participants by rotational vestibular function tests. All subjects were exposed to five-day continuous or intermittent Coriolis acceleration training...
2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018402/preferential-impairment-of-the-contralesional-posterior-semicircular-canal-in-internuclear-ophthalmoplegia
#20
Seung-Han Lee, Sang-Hoon Kim, Sung-Sik Kim, Kyung Wook Kang, Alexander Andrea Tarnutzer
BACKGROUND: The vertical vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) may be impaired in internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) as the medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF) conveys VOR-signals from the vertical semicircular canals. It has been proposed that signals from the contralesional posterior semicircular canal (PSC) are exclusively transmitted through the MLF, while for the contralesional anterior canal other pathways exist. OBJECTIVE: Here, we aimed to characterize dysfunction in individual canals in INO-patients using the video-head-impulse test (vHIT) and to test the hypothesis of dissociated vertical canal impairment in INO...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
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