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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332742/the-effects-of-dorso-lumbar-motion-restriction-on-emg-activity-of-selected-muscles-during-running
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Joseph J Morley, Edward Traum
The effects of restricting dorso-lumbar spine mobility on electromyographic activity of the erector spinae, quadriceps femoris, hamstrings and gastrocnemius muscles in runners was investigated. Thermoplastic casting material was fashioned into a rigid orthosis and used to restrict spinal motion during running. Volunteers ran on a treadmill at 2.78 m/sec, under normal conditions and with spinal motion restricted. Surface electromyographic data was collected during both sets of trials. Normal electromyographic data was also compared with previous authors to determine similarity with their electromyographic data...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332532/is-the-end-really-the-end-prevalence-and-correlates-of-college-women-s-intentions-to-return-to-an-abusive-relationship
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Katie M Edwards, Kelly M Palmer, Kristin G Lindemann, Christine A Gidycz
Fifty-six college women completed surveys before and after terminating an abusive, heterosexual dating relationship. Whereas 64% of women had contact with their abusive partner post break-up, only 14% reported a moderate to high likelihood that they would return. Intentions to return were prospectively predicted by fewer perceived quality of alternatives, and cross-sectional correlates of intentions to return were being single, shorter time since relationship termination, having contact with one's abusive ex-partner, and social pressure to return...
February 2018: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309782/effectiveness-of-cap-assisted-device-in-the-endoscopic-removal-of-food-bolus-obstruction-from-the-esophagus
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Marie Ooi, Edward John Young, Nam Q Nguyen
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The use of a transparent cap has been found to be effective in retrieval of esophageal foreign body. However, data on the use of a cap in food bolus obstruction (FBO) are limited. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of a cap-assisted technique compared with conventional techniques in removal of FBO. METHODS: All patients who underwent an endoscopy for boneless FBO between 2011-2016 were prospectively recruited. The measured outcomes were procedure time, success rate of food bolus (FB) extraction, rate of en bloc removal, procedure-related adverse events and length of hospital stay (LOS) between the 2 groups...
January 5, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300962/pharmacokinetic-characterization-of-11-nor-9-carboxy-%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-in-urine-following-acute-oral-cannabis-ingestion-in-healthy-adults
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Nicolas J Schlienz, Edward J Cone, Evan S Herrmann, Natalie A Lembeck, John M Mitchell, George E Bigelow, Ronald Flegel, Charles P LoDico, Eugene D Hayes, Ryan Vandrey
Understanding the urine excretion profile for Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) metabolites is important for accurate detection and interpretation of toxicological testing for cannabis use. Prior literature has primarily evaluated the urinary pharmacokinetics of the non-psychoactive THC metabolite 11-nor-9-carboxy-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THCCOOH) following smoked cannabis administration. The present study examined the urine THCCOOH excretion profile following oral cannabis administration in 18 healthy adults...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276850/maintaining-stable-transfemoral-amputee-gait-on-level-sloped-and-simulated-uneven-conditions-in-a-virtual-environment
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James A Sturk, Edward D Lemaire, Emily H Sinitski, Nancy L Dudek, Markus Besemann, Jacqueline S Hebert, Natalie Baddour
PURPOSE: Describe and quantify how people with transfemoral amputations (TFA) maintain stable gait over a variety of surfaces; including, downhill and uphill, top and bottom-cross-slopes, medial-lateral translations, rolling hills and simulated rocky surfaces. METHODS: Ten TFA and ten matched people without amputations (NA) walked in a virtual environment with level, sloped and simulated uneven surfaces on a self-paced treadmill. Stability was quantified using medial-lateral margin of stability (ML-MoS), step parameters, and gait variability (standard deviations for speed, temporal-spatial parameters, foot clearance and root-mean-square of medial-lateral trunk acceleration)...
December 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276437/continuous-suture-technique-for-aortic-valve-replacement-shortens-cross-clamp-and-bypass-times
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Tadashi Kitamura, James Edwards, Kagami Miyaji
The interrupted noneverting mattress suture technique is typically used in conventional surgical aortic valve replacement. The continuous suture technique, although faster, has been associated with a higher incidence of paravalvular leak. Using a slightly modified technique to minimize this risk, we investigated whether continuous suturing would shorten aortic cross-clamp time in aortic valve replacement in comparison with interrupted suturing. We reviewed the cases and compared the perioperative data of 60 consecutive patients in Japan and Australia (35 men and 25 women; median age, 70 yr) who had undergone aortic valve replacement with or without septal myectomy...
December 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226997/participation-and-interest-in-support-services-among-family-caregivers-of-older-adults-with-cancer
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J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Allison J Applebaum, Katherine Ornstein, Andres Azuero, Paula P Warren, Richard A Taylor, Gabrielle Rocque, Elizabeth Kvale, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Maria Pisu, Edward Partridge, Michelle Y Martin, Marie Bakitas
OBJECTIVE: To describe distressed and underprepared family caregiver's use of and interest in formal support services (e.g., professional counseling, education, organizational assistance). METHODS: Cross-sectional mail survey conducted in communities of eight cancer centers in Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida (response rate: 42%). Family caregivers of Medicare beneficiaries with pancreatic, lung, brain, ovarian, head and neck, hematologic, and stage IV cancers reported support service use and completed validated measures of depression, anxiety, burden, preparedness, and health...
December 11, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217530/the-impact-of-smoking-and-tp53-mutations-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-with-targetable-mutations-the-lung-cancer-mutation-consortium-lcmc2
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Dara L Aisner, Lynette M Sholl, Lynne Berry, Michael Rossi, Heidi Chen, Junya Fujimoto, Andre L Moreira, Suresh Ramalingam, Liza C Villaruz, Gregory A Otterson, Eric B Haura, Katerina Politi, Bonnie S Glisson, Jeremy Cetnar, Edward Garon, Joan Schiller, Saiama Waqar, Lecia V Sequist, Julie R Brahmer, Yu Shyr, Kelly Kugler, Ignacio Ivan Wistuba, Bruce E Johnson, John D Minna, Mark G Kris, Paul A Bunn, David J Kwiatkowski
PURPOSE Multiplex genomic profiling is standard of care for patients with advanced lung adenocarcinomas. The Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium (LCMC) is a multi-institutional effort to identify and treat oncogenic driver events in patients with lung adenocarcinomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixteen U.S. institutions enrolled 1367 lung cancer patients in LCMC2; 904 were deemed eligible and had at least one of 14 cancer-related genes profiled using validated methods including genotyping, massively parallel sequencing, and immunohistochemistry...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211929/further-studies-on-how-the-nature-of-zeolite-cavities-that-are-bounded-by-small-pores-influences-the-conversion-of-methanol-to-light-olefins
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Jong Hun Kang, Raimund Walter, Dan Xie, Tracy Davis, Cong-Yan Chen, Mark Edward Davis, Stacey Zones
A series of small pore zeolites are synthesized and investigated as catalysts for the methanol-to-olefins (MTO) reaction. Small pore zeolites SSZ-13, SSZ-16, SSZ-27, SSZ-28, SSZ-52, SSZ-98, SSZ-99, SSZ-104, SSZ-105 and an ITQ-3-type material are synthesized, and the results from their use as catalytic materials in the MTO reaction compared to those obtained from SAPO-34. The production of propane that tends to correlate with catalytic material lifetime (higher initial propane yields lead to shorter lifetimes) declines with increasing Si/Al (as has been observed previously for SSZ-13), and a larger cage dimension leads to higher propane yields at a fixed Si/Al...
December 6, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208621/retrospective-multicohort-analysis-of-the-clinical-practice-research-datalink-cprd-to-determine-differences-in-the-cost-of-medication-wastage-dispensing-fees-and-prescriber-time-of-issuing-either-short-60-days-or-long-%C3%A2-60-days-prescription-lengths-in-primary
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Brett Doble, Rupert Payne, Amelia Harshfield, Edward C F Wilson
OBJECTIVES: To investigate patterns of early repeat prescriptions and treatment switching over an 11-year period to estimate differences in the cost of medication wastage, dispensing fees and prescriber time for short (<60 days) and long (≥60 days) prescription lengths from the perspective of the National Health Service in the UK. SETTING: Retrospective, multiple cohort study of primary care prescriptions from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. PARTICIPANTS: Five random samples of 50 000 patients each prescribed oral drugs for (1) glucose control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM); (2) hypertension in T2DM; (3) statins (lipid management) in T2DM; (4) secondary prevention of myocardial infarction; and (5) depression...
December 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201894/genetics-of-marbling-in-wagyu-revealed-by-the-melting-temperature-of-intramuscular-and-subcutaneous-lipids
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Sally S Lloyd, Jose L Valenzuela, Edward J Steele, Roger L Dawkins
Extreme marbling or intramuscular deposition of lipid is associated with Wagyu breeds and is therefore assumed to be largely inherited. However, even within 100% full blood Wagyu prepared under standard conditions, there is unpredictable scatter of the degree of marbling. Here, we evaluate melting temperature (Tm ) of intramuscular fat as an alternative to visual scores of marbling. We show that "long fed" Wagyu generally has Tm below body temperature but with a considerable range under standardized conditions...
2017: International Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175116/current-and-emergent-therapy-options-for-advanced-squamous-cell-lung-cancer
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Mark A Socinski, Coleman Obasaju, David Gandara, Fred R Hirsch, Philip Bonomi, Paul A Bunn, Edward S Kim, Corey J Langer, Ronald B Natale, Silvia Novello, Luis Paz-Ares, Maurice Pérol, Martin Reck, Suresh S Ramalingam, Craig H Reynolds, David R Spigel, Heather Wakelee, Nick Thatcher
Squamous-cell lung cancer (SqCLC) is a distinct histologic subtype of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is challenging to treat due to specific clinicopathologic characteristics, which include older age, advanced disease at diagnosis, co-morbid diseases, and the central location of tumors. These characteristics have a bearing on treatment outcomes in advanced SqCLC, resulting in a median survival approximately 30% shorter than for patients with other NSCLC subtypes. In the context of the specific features of SqCLC, we review challenges of treating SqCLC and the current guideline-recommended treatments for advanced (metastatic) SqCLC in different patient subpopulations...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174961/effect-of-premedication-with-butorphanol-or-methadone-on-ease-of-endoscopic-duodenal-intubation-in-dogs
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William Jm McFadzean, Edward J Hall, Hugo van Oostrom
OBJECTIVE: The effect of premedication with butorphanol or methadone on ease of endoscopic duodenal intubation. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, blinded clinical trial. ANIMALS: A group of 20 client-owned dogs. METHODS: Dogs were assigned randomly to be administered intravenous (IV) premedication with either butorphanol (0.4 mg kg-1) or methadone (0.3 mg kg-1). General anaesthesia was induced with propofol to effect and maintained with isoflurane in 100% oxygen...
June 7, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154969/adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-have-deficits-in-bone-structure-and-strength-at-the-distal-tibia-despite-similar-size-and-measuring-standard-and-relative-sites
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Kyle K Nishiyama, Sanchita Agarwal, Anna Kepley, Fernando Rosete, Yizhong Hu, X Edward Guo, Claire L Keating, Emily A DiMango, Elizabeth Shane
Individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) have lower bone mineral density (BMD) by DXA and are at higher risk of fracture than healthy controls. However, the 2-dimensional measurement of areal BMD (aBMD) provided by DXA is influenced by bone size and the true extent of the bone deficit is unclear. Our objective was to use high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) and individual trabecula segmentation (ITS) analysis to compare volumetric BMD (vBMD), microarchitecture and estimated strength at the distal radius and tibia in 26 young adults with CF and 26 controls matched for age, gender, and race...
November 14, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143852/exposure-to-sublethal-ammonia-concentrations-alters-the-duration-and-intensity-of-agonistic-interactions-in-the-crayfish-orconectes-rusticus
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David D Edwards, Katie L Klotz, Paul A Moore
Crayfish extract information from chemical stimuli during social interactions. Commercial fertilizers increase background ammonia concentrations which may interfere with chemical communication. Background pollution can disrupt perception of chemical stimuli in three ways: masking, sensory impairment, physiological impairment or in combination. We investigated whether exposure to ammonia alters agonistic behavior. Crayfish pairs exposed to 0.9 mg/L ammonia fought for a longer duration, while crayfish exposed to 9...
November 16, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134599/phage-genome-annotation-using-the-rast-pipeline
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Katelyn McNair, Ramy Karam Aziz, Gordon D Pusch, Ross Overbeek, Bas E Dutilh, Robert Edwards
Phages are complex biomolecular machineries that have to survive in a bacterial world. Phage genomes show many adaptations to their lifestyle such as shorter genes, reduced capacity for redundant DNA sequences, and the inclusion of tRNAs in their genomes. In addition, phages are not free-living, they require a host for replication and survival. These unique adaptations provide challenges for the bioinformatics analysis of phage genomes. In particular, ORF calling, genome annotation, noncoding RNA (ncRNA) identification, and the identification of transposons and insertions are all complicated in phage genome analysis...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123205/1000-year-quasi-periodicity-of-weak-monsoon-events-in-temperate-northeast-asia-since-the-mid-holocene
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Kyoung-Nam Jo, Sangheon Yi, Jin-Yong Lee, Kyung Sik Woo, Hai Cheng, Lawrence R Edwards, Sang-Tae Kim
The Holocene variability in the East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) based on speleothem δ(18)O records has inconsistencies in timing, duration, and expression of millennial-scale events among nearby regions, and even within the same cave. Here, we present another stalagmite δ(18)O record with multi-decadal time resolution from the temperate Korean Peninsula (KP) for the last 5500 years in order to compare with Holocene millennial-scale EASM events from Southeast Asia. Based on our new stalagmite δ(18)O record, millennial-scale events since the mid-Holocene were successfully identified in the KP, representing a noticeable cyclic pattern with a periodicity of around 1000 years...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116209/preoperative-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-concertation-and-prognosis-of-brain-tumor-patients-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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Adomas Bunevicius, Vytenis Deltuva, Edward R Laws, Giorgio Iervasi, Arimantas Tamsauskas, Robertas Bunevicius
Increased N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentration predicts poor prognosis of non-CNS cancer patients. We evaluated the association of NT-proBNP concentration with disease severity, discharge outcomes and prognosis of patients undergoing craniotomy for brain tumor. From January, 2010 until September, 2011 two-hundred and forty-five patients (age 55.05 ± 14.62 years) admitted for brain tumor surgery were evaluated for NT-proBNP serum concentration. Outcome at hospital discharge was evaluated with the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS)...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114606/estimating-prognosis-at-the-time-of-repeat-whole-brain-radiation-therapy-for-multiple-brain-metastases-the-reirradiation-score
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Natalie Logie, Rachel B Jimenez, Natalie Pulenzas, Kelly Linden, Denise Ciafone, Sunita Ghosh, Yuhui Xu, Shilo Lefresne, Erin Wong, Christina H Son, Helen A Shih, William W Wong, Scott Tyldesley, Kristopher Dennis, Edward Chow, Alysa M Fairchild
Purpose: Whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) remains the standard of care for patients with multiple brain metastases, but more than half of treated patients will develop intracranial progression. Because there is no clear consensus on the optimal therapeutic approach, a prognostic index would be helpful to guide treatment options at progression. We explored whether the recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) score prior to repeat WBRT is predictive of survival. Methods and materials: This multi-institutional pooled analysis included patients with 2 or more brain metastases from any solid primary tumor that was treated with 2 courses of WBRT...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095482/antipsychotics-and-the-risk-of-aspiration-pneumonia-in-individuals-hospitalized-for-nonpsychiatric-conditions-a-cohort-study
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Shoshana J Herzig, Mary T LaSalvia, Elliot Naidus, Michael B Rothberg, Wenxiao Zhou, Jerry H Gurwitz, Edward R Marcantonio
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Off-label use of antipsychotics is common in hospitals, most often for delirium management. Antipsychotics have been associated with aspiration pneumonia in community and nursing home settings, but the association in hospitalized individuals is unexplored. We aimed to investigate the association between antipsychotic exposure and aspiration pneumonia during hospitalization. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Large academic medical center...
November 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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