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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063656/effect-of-cyclic-redox-oscillations-on-water-quality-in-freshwater-acid-sulfate-soil-wetlands
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Niloofar Karimian, Scott G Johnston, Edward D Burton
Restoration of acid sulfate soil (ASS) wetlands by freshwater re-flooding can lead to the reformation of various Fe(II) and reduced inorganic sulfur (RIS) species in surface soil layers. However, in many locations, wetland water levels undergo large seasonal fluctuations that drive extreme redox oscillations. Newly formed RIS species [e.g. greigite, mackinawite, nano-pyrite and S(0)] and Fe(II) are vulnerable to rapid oxidation during dry periods and may generate substantial acidity. Rainfall following a dry period may then mobilise acidity and metal cations in surface waters prior to eventual recovery in pH by re-establishment of reducing conditions...
January 4, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053200/treatment-and-prevention-of-acute-and-recurrent-ankle-sprain-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews-with-meta-analysis
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Cailbhe Doherty, Chris Bleakley, Eamonn Delahunt, Sinead Holden
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains are highly prevalent with high risk of recurrence. Consequently, there are a significant number of research reports examining strategies for treating and preventing acute and recurrent sprains (otherwise known as chronic ankle instability (CAI)), with a coinciding proliferation of review articles summarising these reports. OBJECTIVE: To provide a systematic overview of the systematic reviews evaluating treatment strategies for acute ankle sprain and CAI...
January 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039127/effectiveness-of-early-compared-with-conservative-rehabilitation-for-patients-having-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Bruno Fles Mazuquin, Andrew Charles Wright, Sarah Russell, Puneet Monga, James Selfe, Jim Richards
AIM/OBJECTIVE: The aim is to critically analyse and discuss the current literature and determine the effectiveness of rehabilitation for patients after surgical repair of rotator cuff tears for range of motion (ROM), pain, functional status and retear rates; in addition, an update of new literature is included. DESIGN: Overview of systematic reviews. DATA SOURCES: A search was performed with no restrictions to date of publication and language in the following databases: EBSCO, AMED, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, EMBASE, Cochrane, LILACS, MEDLINE, PEDro, Scielo, SCOPUS and Web of Knowledge...
December 30, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995944/subacute-posttraumatic-ascending-myelopathy-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
J Zhang, G Wang
STUDY DESIGN: A literature review. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to summarise the history, epidemiology, aetiological mechanism, pathological study, clinical and radiological evaluation, treatment and prognosis of subacute posttraumatic ascending myelopathy (SPAM). METHODS: Medical literature on SPAM were searched in the PubMed, Medline, Ovid and Embase databases. The cases of SPAM reported in literature were analysed, and the history, epidemiology, aetiological mechanism, pathological study, clinical and radiological evaluation, treatment and prognosis of SPAM were summarised...
December 20, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988149/a-technique-for-facial-reanimation-the-partial-temporalis-muscle-tendon-transfer-with-a-fascia-lata-sling
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Thomas Edward Pidgeon, Radovan Boca, Fazel Fatah
BACKGROUND: This report describes the results of a surgical procedure for facial reanimation. This single-stage technique involves the orthodromic transfer of only a superficial segment of the temporalis tendon. This is extended with fascia lata to achieve elevation of the oral commissure along the desired vector in the paralysed hemi-face. METHODS: A retrospective case note review was performed. Patients' photographs were objectively evaluated with Facial Assessment by Computer Evaluation (FACE) software...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973602/a-new-chytridiomycete-fungus-intermixed-with-crustacean-resting-eggs-in-a-407-million-year-old-continental-freshwater-environment
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Christine Strullu-Derrien, Tomasz Goral, Joyce E Longcore, Jørgen Olesen, Paul Kenrick, Gregory D Edgecombe
The 407-million-year-old Rhynie Chert (Scotland) contains the most intact fossilised remains of an early land-based ecosystem including plants, arthropods, fungi and other microorganisms. Although most studies have focused on the terrestrial component, fossilised freshwater environments provide critical insights into fungal-algal interactions and the earliest continental branchiopod crustaceans. Here we report interactions between an enigmatic organism and an exquisitely preserved fungus. The fungal reproductive structures are intermixed with exceptionally well-preserved globular spiny structures interpreted as branchiopod resting eggs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931870/effects-of-early-mobilisation-in-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review
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P M Ramos Dos Santos, N Aquaroni Ricci, É Aparecida Bordignon Suster, D de Moraes Paisani, L Dias Chiavegato
BACKGROUND: Early mobilisation is prescribed after cardiac surgery to prevent postoperative complications, decrease length of hospital stay, and augment return to daily activities. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the evidence for the effects of early mobilisation in patients after cardiac surgery on length of hospital stay, functional capacity and postoperative complications. DATA SOURCES: The data sources used were Medline, Embase, CINAHL, PEDro, Web of Science and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
September 14, 2016: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919706/extreme-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-surgical-technique-outcomes-and-complications-after-a-minimum-of-one-year-follow-up
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I Domínguez, R Luque, M Noriega, J Rey, J Alia, F Marco-Martínez
«Minimally invasive» techniques have been recently been developed in order to achieve good clinical results with a low incidence of complications. The extralateral interbody fusion or direct transpsoas is a minimally invasive anterior arthrodesis. A total of 97 patients with 138 segments received surgery between May 2012 and May 2015. The follow-up was from 12-44 months. The mean age was 68 years (41-86). The most common cause of intervention was the adjacent segment (30%), deformity (22%), and lumbar disc disease (21%)...
December 2, 2016: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919058/lifting-and-exertion-injuries-decrease-after-implementation-of-an-integrated-hospital-wide-safe-patient-handling-and-mobilisation-programme
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Jack T Dennerlein, Elizabeth Tucker O'Day, Deborah F Mulloy, Jackie Somerville, Anne M Stoddard, Christopher Kenwood, Erin Teeple, Leslie I Boden, Glorian Sorensen, Dean Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE: With increasing emphasis on early and frequent mobilisation of patients in acute care, safe patient handling and mobilisation practices need to be integrated into these quality initiatives. We completed a programme evaluation of a safe patient handling and mobilisation programme within the context of a hospital-wide patient care improvement initiative that utilised a systems approach and integrated safe patient equipment and practices into patient care plans. METHODS: Baseline and 12-month follow-up surveys of 1832 direct patient care workers assessed work practices and self-reported pain while an integrated employee payroll and injury database provided recordable injury rates collected concurrently at 2 hospitals: the study hospital with the programme and a comparison hospital...
October 25, 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909582/ebola-research-funding-a-systematic-analysis-1997-2015
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Joseph Ra Fitchett, Amos Lichtman, Damilola T Soyode, Ariel Low, Jimena Villar de Onis, Michael G Head, Rifat Atun
BACKGROUND: The latest outbreak of Ebola in West Africa overwhelmed the affected countries, with the impact on health extending far beyond Ebola-related deaths that have exceeded 11 000. The need to promptly mobilise resources to control emerging infections is widely recognized. Yet, data on research funding for emerging infections remains inadequately documented. METHODS: We defined research investment as all funding flows for Ebola and/or Marburg virus from 1997 to April 2015 whose primary purpose was to advance knowledge and new technologies to prevent or cure disease...
December 2016: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890045/protein-in-culture-and-endogenous-lipid-interact-with-embryonic-stages-in-vitro-to-alter-calf-birthweight-after-embryo-vitrification-and-warming
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E Gómez, S Carrocera, S Uzbekova, D Martín, A Murillo, M Alonso-Guervós, F Goyache, M Muñoz
Short-term protein removal in vitro improves long-term blastocyst competence to survive vitrification. We investigated the mechanisms and effects underlying protein removal. Day-6 morulae and early blastocysts were cultured individually with and without protein for 24h. Development and lipid content were analysed in expanded blastocysts derived from morulae (M-XB) and from early blastocysts (EB-XB). Expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism, stress responses and apoptosis was analysed in fresh and vitrified-warmed M-XB produced with and without protein...
November 28, 2016: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871284/radiographic-results-after-plaster-cast-fixation-for-10%C3%A2-days-versus-1%C3%A2-month-in-reduced-distal-radius-fractures-a-prospective-randomised-study
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Albert Christersson, Sune Larsson, Bengt Östlund, Bengt Sandén
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine whether reduced distal radius fractures can be treated with early mobilisation without affecting the radiographic results. METHODS: In a prospective randomised study, 109 patients (mean age 65.8 (range 50-92)) with moderately displaced distal radius fractures were treated with closed reduction and plaster cast fixation for about 10 days (range 8-13 days) followed by randomisation to one of two groups: early mobilisation (n = 54, active group) or continued plaster cast fixation for another 3 weeks (n = 55, control group)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867509/comparison-of-fentanyl-iontophoretic-transdermal-system-and-routine-care-with-morphine-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-in-the-management-of-early-postoperative-mobilisation-results-from-a-randomised-study
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Richard M Langford, Kuang-Yi Chang, Li Ding, Jeffrey Abraham
INTRODUCTION: Fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system (ITS) (IONSYS(®), The Medicines Company, Parsippany, NJ, USA) and morphine intravenous (IV) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) have demonstrated equivalent pain control in several published studies. The primary objective of the current study was to compare fentanyl ITS with morphine IV PCA with regard to the patient's ability to mobilise with acute postoperative pain. METHODS: In this multicentre, open-label, randomised, active-controlled, prospective phase IV study, postoperative patients initially received IV morphine and were titrated to pain score ⩽ 4out of 10 on a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) and then received fentanyl ITS (up to 240 µg (6 doses)/hour; up to a maximum of 3...
November 2016: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864615/the-effects-of-active-mobilisation-and-rehabilitation-in-icu-on-mortality-and-function-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Claire J Tipping, Meg Harrold, Anne Holland, Lorena Romero, Travis Nisbet, Carol L Hodgson
PURPOSE: Early active mobilisation and rehabilitation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is being used to prevent the long-term functional consequences of critical illness. This review aimed to determine the effect of active mobilisation and rehabilitation in the ICU on mortality, function, mobility, muscle strength, quality of life, days alive and out of hospital to 180 days, ICU and hospital lengths of stay, duration of mechanical ventilation and discharge destination, linking outcomes with the World Health Organization International Classification of Function Framework...
November 18, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826018/analysis-of-pcerc7-a-small-antibiotic-resistance-plasmid-from-a-commensal-st131-escherichia-coli-defines-a-diverse-group-of-plasmids-that-include-various-segments-adjacent-to-a-multimer-resolution-site-and-encode-the-same-nika-relaxase-accessory-protein-enabling
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Robert A Moran, Ruth M Hall
The ampicillin resistance plasmid pCERC7, carrying transposon Tn2 with an IS4 insertion, was detected in the draft genome of a commensal Escherichia coli isolate. The genome data also revealed that this isolate belongs to ST131, clade B. pCERC7 is 9712bp comprised of a 3319bp backbone, Tn2::IS4 (6388bp) and 5bp of target site duplication, and was present at a copy number of 40. pCERC7 is related to several plasmids composed of only the backbone, or the backbone with the Tn2 insertion in the same position. These plasmids have been found previously in Escherichia coli or Salmonella enterica recovered in several different countries from as early as the 1970s...
November 4, 2016: Plasmid
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821999/early-results-of-the-lps%C3%A2-limb-preservation-system-in-the-management-of-periprosthetic-femoral-fractures
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M Curtin, C Bryan, E Murphy, C G Murphy, W Curtin
INTRODUCTION: Achieving skeletal fixation in the presence of progressive bone loss is a surgical challenge, especially in cases of periprosthetic fracture (PPF). Unpredictable fracture patterns and preexisting bone loss frequently combine in this patient group. Megaprosthetic arthroplasty allows for immediate mobilisation and shorter periods of rehabilitation. We describe the clinical outcomes of a cohort of LPS™ megaprostheses performed for PPF by a single surgeon at our institution...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813702/early-diagnosis-and-effective-treatment-regimens-are-the-keys-to-tackle-antimicrobial-resistance-in-tuberculosis-tb-a-report-from-euroscicon-s-international-tb-summit-2016
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Arundhati Maitra, Tengku Karmila Kamil, Monisha Shaik, Cynthia Amaning Danquah, Alina Chrzastek, Sanjib Bhakta
To say that tuberculosis (TB) has regained a strong foothold in the global human health and wellbeing scenario would be an understatement. Ranking alongside HIV/AIDS as the top reason for mortality due to a single infectious disease, the impact of TB extends far into socio-economic context worldwide. As global efforts led by experts and political bodies converge to mitigate the predicted outcome of growing antimicrobial resistance, the academic community of students, practitioners and researchers have mobilised to develop integrated, inter-disciplinary programmes to bring the plans of the former to fruition...
November 4, 2016: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791240/feasibility-of-day-case-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-single-centre-observational-study
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Jens Rolighed Larsen, Birgitte Skovgaard, Thomas Prynø, Laimonas Bendikas, Lone R Mikkelsen, Malene Laursen, Mette T Høybye, Søren Mikkelsen, Lene Bastrup Jørgensen
INTRODUCTION: Recent reports indicate that total hip arthroplasty (THA) can be further accelerated and might be managed as day-case. This could provide benefits to health care expenditure, lower patient risks and change patient satisfaction. We evaluated the feasibility, efficacy, safety and patient satisfaction of same-day (<12 hours) THA operation and discharge. METHODS: Consecutive patients were screened for eligibility (primary THA, ASA 1 or 2 physical status) and the presence of a support person to follow the patient for 48 hours postoperatively in an observational study...
October 24, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763657/renal-recruitment-of-b-lymphocytes-exacerbates-tubulointerstitial-fibrosis-by-promoting-monocyte-mobilization-and-infiltration-after-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
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Hui Han, Jinzhou Zhu, Yaqiong Wang, Zhengbin Zhu, Yanjia Chen, Lin Lu, Wei Jin, Xiaoxiang Yan, Ruiyan Zhang
Renal fibrosis is a significant threat to public health globally. Diverse primary aetiologies eventually result in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and immune cells influence this process. The roles of monocytes/macrophages, T cells, and mast cells have been carefully examined, whilst only a few studies have focused on the effect of B cells. We investigated B-cell function in tubulointerstitial fibrosis induced by unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO), using genetic B-cell-deficient μMT mice or CD20 antibody-mediated B-cell-depleted mice...
January 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745753/the-sara-combilizer-%C3%A2-as-an-early-mobilisation-aid-for-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-before-and-after-study
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David McWilliams, Gemma Atkins, James Hodson, Catherine Snelson
BACKGROUND: Early mobility within the ICU is associated with a number of positive outcomes including reductions in ICU and hospital length of stay and better functional recovery. The exact definition of 'early' mobility is still not defined, with the actual ability to mobilise limited by a number of perceived factors. The Sara Combilizer is a combined tilt table and stretcher chair, which allows passive transfer of patients out of bed. This study aimed to assess whether the introduction of the Sara Combilizer reduced time taken to first mobilise for patients mechanically ventilated for at least five days and at risk of ICU acquired weakness...
October 10, 2016: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
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