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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326773/clinical-outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-rotational-atherectomy-followed-by-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-a-single-center-real-world-experience
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Lucky R Cuenza, Ada Cherryl Jayme, James Ho Khe Sui
Background: Rotational atherectomy (RA) is used to improve procedural success of percutaneous catheter interventions (PCIs) of complex and heavily calcified coronary lesions. We report the clinical experience and outcomes in our institution with the use of RA, followed by drug-eluting stent implantation. Materials and Methods: Data of 81 patients treated with PCI and adjunctive RA were analyzed. Clinical follow-up for the occurrence of major adverse events (MAEs) was obtained in all patients and correlated with significant variables using multivariate Cox proportional hazards analysis...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317974/global-risk-score-and-clinical-syntax-score-as-predictors-of-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-unprotected-left-main-percutaneous-catheter-intervention
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Lucky Cuenza, Marianne P Collado, James Ho Khe Sui
Background: Risk stratification is an important component of left main percutaneous catheter intervention (PCI) which has emerged as a feasible alternative to cardiac surgery. We sought to compare the clinical SYNTAX score and the global risk score in predicting outcomes of patients undergoing unprotected left main PCI in our institution. Methods: Clinical, angiographic and procedural characteristics of 92 patients who underwent unprotected left main PCI (mean age 62 ± 12...
December 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313562/the-associat%C3%A4-on-between-serum-serglycin-level-and-coronary-artery-disease-severity-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
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Hasan Ata Bolayır, Tarık Kıvrak, Hakan Gunes, Aslı Bolayır, Ilgın Karaca
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Serglycin has an important role in the inflammatory status and the relationship between coronary artery disease (CAD) and serglycin is still unknown. In this study, we aimed to investigate association of serglycin level with CAD severity in patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP). METHODS: Overall, 100 SAP patients diagnosed by coronary angiography and clinical manifestations and 100 control subjects matched for age and gender were enrolled in this case-control study...
January 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310455/association-between-serum-ldl-c-and-apob-and-syntax-score-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Taiwu Lin, Luzhao Wang, Jingbin Guo, Peng Liu, Liheng Chen, Mengqiu Wei, Gongxin Li
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and apolipoprotein (Apo) B levels and the SYNergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) score (SS) in patients with stable angina pectoris. We enrolled 594 patients who were suspected to have coronary heart disease (CHD) and who underwent coronary angiography. Patients were divided into 4 groups based on the SS: normal (SS = 0, n = 154), low SS (SS ≤ 22, n = 210), intermediate SS (22 < SS < 32, n = 122), and high SS (SS ≥ 33, n = 63)...
January 1, 2018: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309196/cues-to-stress-assignment-in-reading-aloud
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Maria Ktori, Petroula Mousikou, Kathleen Rastle
Research seeking to uncover the mechanisms by which we read aloud has focused almost exclusively on monosyllabic items presented in isolation. Consequently, important challenges that arise when considering polysyllabic word reading, such as stress assignment, have been ignored, while little is known about how important sentence-level stress cues, such as syntax and rhythm, may influence word reading aloud processes. The present study seeks to fill these gaps in the literature by (a) documenting the individual influences of major sublexical cues that readers use to assign stress in single-word reading in English and (b) determining how these cues may interact with contextual stress factors in sentence reading...
January 2018: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304167/the-language-disorder-of-prion-disease-is-characteristic-of-a-dynamic-aphasia-and-is-rarely-an-isolated-clinical-feature
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Diana Caine, Akin Nihat, Philippa Crabb, Peter Rudge, Lisa Cipolotti, John Collinge, Simon Mead
BACKGROUND: Akinetic mutism is a key diagnostic feature of prion diseases, however, their rapidly progressive nature makes detailed investigation of the language disorder in a large cohort extremely challenging. This study aims to position prion diseases in the nosology of language disorders and improve early clinical recognition. METHODS: A systematic, prospective investigation of language disorders in a large cohort of patients diagnosed with prion diseases. 568 patients were included as a sub-study of the National Prion Monitoring Cohort...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295538/dl_analyser-notation-for-atomic-interactions-danai-a-natural-annotation-system-for-molecular-interactions-using-ethanoic-acid-liquid-as-a-test-case
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Chin W Yong, Ilian T Todorov
The DL_ANALYSER Notation for Atomic Interactions, DANAI, is the notation syntax to describe interactions between molecules. This notation can annotate precisely the detailed atomistic interactions without having to resolve to diagrammatic illustrations, and yet can be interpreted easily by both human users and computational means. By making use of the DL_F Notation, a universal atom typing scheme for molecular simulations, DANAI contains the expression of atomic species in a natural chemical sense. It is implemented within DL_ANALYSER, a general analysis software program for DL_POLY molecular dynamics simulation software...
December 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289620/balance-between-angiogenic-and-anti-angiogenic-isoforms-of-vegf-a-is-associated-with-the-complexity-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Yohei Shibata, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Hideki Ishii, Susumu Suzuki, Kazuhiro Harada, Kenshi Hirayama, Atsuo Suzuki, Yosuke Tatami, Kazuhisa Kondo, Toyoaki Murohara
INTRODUCTION: Assessing the complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD) is clinically important. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) is a powerful and the most important regulator of angiogenesis. It has been reported that the anti-angiogenic isoform of VEGF-A (VEGF-A165b) inhibits angiogenesis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the complexities of CAD using the Syntax score (SS) and the levels of circulating total VEGF-A or VEGF-A165b. METHODS: A total of 268 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were enrolled...
December 28, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288218/when-linearity-prevails-over-hierarchy-in-syntax
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Jana Willer Gold, Boban Arsenijević, Mia Batinić, Michael Becker, Nermina Čordalija, Marijana Kresić, Nedžad Leko, Franc Lanko Marušič, Tanja Milićev, Nataša Milićević, Ivana Mitić, Anita Peti-Stantić, Branimir Stanković, Tina Šuligoj, Jelena Tušek, Andrew Nevins
Hierarchical structure has been cherished as a grammatical universal. We use experimental methods to show where linear order is also a relevant syntactic relation. An identical methodology and design were used across six research sites on South Slavic languages. Experimental results show that in certain configurations, grammatical production can in fact favor linear order over hierarchical structure. However, these findings are limited to coordinate structures and distinct from the kind of production errors found with comparable configurations such as "attraction" errors...
December 29, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245315/st-segment-change-and-t-wave-amplitude-ratio-in-lead-avr-associated-with-coronary-artery-disease-severity-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-retrospective-study
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Yahya Kemal İçen, Mevlüt Koç
Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) severity is difficult only with electrocardiogram (ECG). In most cases, NSTEMI patients are followed with cardiac enzymes without early invasive intervention if no severe chest pain exists in the emergency department (ED) or coronary intensive care unit (CICU).Our aim was to evaluate association between CAD severity and ST segment change in lead aVR (STaVR)/T wave amplitude in lead aVR (TAaVR) ratio in patients with NSTEMI.We included 306 patients with NSTEMI in the ED between 2015 and 2016...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243506/macrocognition-in-the-healthcare-built-environment-mhcbe-a-focused-ethnographic-study-of-neighborhoods-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Susan O'Hara, Robin Toft Klar, Emily S Patterson, Nancy Morris, Judy Ascenzi, James C Fackler, Donna J Perry
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this research were to describe the interactions (formal and informal), in which macrocognitive functions occur and their location on a pediatric intensive care unit, to describe challenges and facilitators of macrocognition using space syntax constructs (openness, connectivity, and visibility), and to analyze the healthcare built environment (HCBE) using those constructs to explicate influences on macrocognition. BACKGROUND: In high reliability, complex industries, macrocognition is an approach to develop new knowledge among interprofessional team members...
January 1, 2017: HERD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241649/the-structure-of-the-mental-lexicon-what-primary-progressive-aphasias-reveal
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Clara Sanches, Alexandre Routier, Olivier Colliot, Marc Teichmann
Like recursive syntax, a structured mental lexicon is specific to the human species but its internal organization remains unclear. It is thought to contain information about the semantic, syntactic (e.g., gender) and formal (orthographic/phonological) features of a word. Previous studies suggested that these three components might be separated at the behavioral level and that they might be implemented by temporal cortices. However, the available investigations are based on case reports or small-cohort studies with patients demonstrating post-stroke aphasia, and they did not contrast the three lexical components in a directly comparable way...
December 11, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236908/translation-and-cultural-adaptation-of-the-aguado-syntax-test-ast-into-brazilian-portuguese
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Gustavo Inheta Baggio, Simone Rocha de Vasconcellos Hage
PURPOSE: To perform the translation and cultural adaptation of the Aguado Syntax Test (AST) into Brazilian Portuguese considering the linguistic and cultural reality of the language. METHODS: The AST assesses the early morphosyntactic development in children aged 3 to 7 in terms of understanding and expression of various types of structures such as sentences, pronouns, verbal voices, comparisons, prepositions and verbal desinence as to number, mode and tense. The process of translation and cultural adaptation followed four steps: 1) preparation of two translations; 2) synthesis of consensual translations; 3) backtranslation; and 4) verification of equivalence between the initial translations and backtranslations that resulted in the final translated version...
December 7, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229548/tongue-protrusions-modify-the-syntax-of-skilled-reaching-for-food-by-the-mouse-evidence-for-flexibility-in-action-selection-and-shared-hand-mouth-central-modulation-of-action
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Ian Q Whishaw, Behroo Mirza Agha, Jessica R Kuntz, Qandeel, Jamshid Faraji, Majid H Mohajerani
Skilled reaching for food by the laboratory mouse has the appearance of an action pattern with a distinctive syntax in which ten submovements occur in an orderly sequence. A mouse locates the food by Sniffing, Lifts, Aims, Advances, and Shapes the hand to Pronate it over a food target that it Grasps, Retracts, and Withdraws to Release to its mouth for eating. The structure of the individual actions in the chain are useful for the study of the mouse motor system and contribute to the use of the mouse as a model of human neurological conditions...
December 8, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223198/second-order-growth-mixture-modeling-in-organizational-psychology-an-application-in-the-study-of-job-performance-using-the-cusp-catastrophe-model
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Guido Alessandri, Enrico Perinelli, Evelina De Longis, Annalisa Theodorou
In recent years, research in organizational psychology has witnessed a shift in attention from a mostly variable-focused approach, to a mostly person-focused approach. Indeed, it has been widely recognized that the study of worker's heterogeneity is a meaningful and necessary task of researchers dealing with human behavior in organizational contexts. As a consequence, there has been growing interest in the application of statistical analyses able to uncover latent sub-groups of workers. The present contribution was conceived as a tutorial for the application of one of these statistical analyses, namely second-order growth mixture modeling, and to illustrate its inner links with concepts from non-linear dynamic models...
January 2018: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222675/accuracy-of-computed-tomography-for-selecting-the-revascularization-method-based-on-syntax-score-ii
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Si Eun Lee, Kyunghwa Han, Jin Hur, Young Jin Kim, Hye-Jeong Lee, Yoo Jin Hong, Dong Jin Im, Byoung Wook Choi
OBJECTIVES: The application of SYNTAX score II based on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) for selecting further treatment options has not been studied. This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic performance of CCTA combined with SYNTAX score II for selecting the revascularization method compared with invasive coronary angiography (ICA) based on 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) guidelines. METHODS: From January-May 2011, 160 patients who underwent both CCTA and ICA within 30 interval days were included...
December 8, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216811/phrase-lengths-and-the-perceived-informativeness-of-prosodic-cues-in-turkish
#17
Nazik Dinçtopal Deniz, Janet Dean Fodor
It is known from previous studies that in many cases (though not all) the prosodic properties of a spoken utterance reflect aspects of its syntactic structure, and also that in many cases (though not all) listeners can benefit from these prosodic cues. A novel contribution to this literature is the Rational Speaker Hypothesis (RSH), proposed by Clifton, Carlson and Frazier. The RSH maintains that listeners are sensitive to possible reasons for why a speaker might introduce a prosodic break: "listeners treat a prosodic boundary as more informative about the syntax when it flanks short constituents than when it flanks longer constituents," because in the latter case the speaker might have been motivated solely by consideration of optimal phrase lengths...
December 2017: Language and Speech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212607/when-syntax-meets-action-brain-potential-evidence-of-overlapping-between-language-and-motor-sequencing
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Pilar Casado, Manuel Martín-Loeches, Inmaculada León, David Hernández-Gutiérrez, Javier Espuny, Francisco Muñoz, Laura Jiménez-Ortega, Sabela Fondevila, Manuel de Vega
This study aims to extend the embodied cognition approach to syntactic processing. The hypothesis is that the brain resources to plan and perform motor sequences are also involved in syntactic processing. To test this hypothesis, Event-Related brain Potentials (ERPs) were recorded while participants read sentences with embedded relative clauses, judging for their acceptability (half of the sentences contained a subject-verb morphosyntactic disagreement). The sentences, previously divided into three segments, were self-administered segment-by-segment in two different sequential manners: linear or non-linear...
November 15, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208034/optimal-database-combinations-for-literature-searches-in-systematic-reviews-a-prospective-exploratory-study
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Wichor M Bramer, Melissa L Rethlefsen, Jos Kleijnen, Oscar H Franco
BACKGROUND: Within systematic reviews, when searching for relevant references, it is advisable to use multiple databases. However, searching databases is laborious and time-consuming, as syntax of search strategies are database specific. We aimed to determine the optimal combination of databases needed to conduct efficient searches in systematic reviews and whether the current practice in published reviews is appropriate. While previous studies determined the coverage of databases, we analyzed the actual retrieval from the original searches for systematic reviews...
December 6, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206072/cigarette-smoking-reduces-platelet-reactivity-independently-of-clopidogrel-treatment-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Gabriele Crimi, Alberto Somaschini, Marco Cattaneo, Dominick J Angiolillo, Federico Piscione, Tullio Palmerini, Stefano De Servi
Smokers receiving clopidogrel show a lower residual platelet reactivity than non-smokers, a phenomenon generally ascribed to smoking-induced increased production of clopidogrel active metabolite, but also associated with the high hemoglobin levels of smokers, which decreases platelet reactivity in tests that measure platelet function in whole blood. We evaluated the impact of cigarette smoking and of hemoglobin levels on platelet reactivity index (PRI) measured by the vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein phosphorylation (VASP-P) assay in whole blood samples from patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions, both before and after clopidogrel administration...
December 5, 2017: Platelets
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