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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938625/predictive-value-of-preoperative-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-for-postoperative-visual-recovery-in-patients-with-chiasmal-compression
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Jing Zhang, Sunfu Zhang, Yanlin Song, Chenjing Zhu, Min He, Qingqing Ren, Baoyin Shan, Ziqiong Wang, Yunhui Zeng, Jianguo Xu
The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive role of preoperative retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness for postoperative visual recovery in patients with chiasmal compression through performing a meta-analysis. PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and China National Knowledge Infrastructure were searched for relevant studies. The study and patient characteristics were extracted. Pooled odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was calculated to estimate the predictive value of RNFL thickness...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938612/magnetic-resonance-imaging-tracking-and-assessing-repair-function-of-the-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-transplantation-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Hongwu Zhang, Liqin Wang, Shihong Wen, Qingfeng Xiang, Xianhong Xiang, Caixia Xu, Yong Wan, Jingnan Wang, Bin Li, Yiqian Wan, Zhiyun Yang, David Y B Deng
The transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) to repair spinal cord injury (SCI) has become a promising therapy. However, there is still a lack of visual evidence directly implicating the transplanted cells as the source of the improvement of spinal cord function. In this study, BMSCs were labeled with NF-200 promoter and lipase-activated gadolinium-containing nanoparticles (Gd-DTPA-FA). Double labeled BMSCs were implanted into spinal cord transaction injury in rat models in situ, the function recovery was evaluated on 1st, 7th, 14th, 28 th days by MRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaing, CT imaging and post-processing, and histological observations...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938592/visible-light-sensitive-titanium-dioxide-nanoplatform-for-tumor-responsive-fe2-liberating-and-artemisinin-delivery
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Huijuan Zhang, Hongling Zhang, Xing Zhu, Xiaoge Zhang, Qianqian Chen, Jianjiao Chen, Lin Hou, Zhenzhong Zhang
Artemisinin is a kind of Fe(2+)-dependent drugs. Artemisinin and Fe(2+) co-transport systems can improve its anti-tumor effect. In this study, a visible light-sensitive nanoplatform (HA-TiO2-IONPs/ART) was developed. Detailed investigation demonstrated that HA-TiO2-IONPs/ART could realize Fe(2+) and artemisinin synchronous co-delivery and tumor-responsive release. This feature enhanced the anti-tumor efficiency of artemisinin significantly. In vitro results proved that hyaluronic acid modification could improve the biocompatibility, dispersion stability and cytophagy ability of nanocarriers...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938590/ocular-toxicities-associated-with-targeted-anticancer-agents-an-analysis-of-clinical-data-with-management-suggestions
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Chen Fu, Dan S Gombos, Jared Lee, Goldy C George, Kenneth Hess, Andrew Whyte, David S Hong
Ocular toxicities are among the most common adverse events resulting from targeted anticancer agents and are becoming increasingly relevant in the management of patients on these agents. The purpose of this study is to provide a framework for management of these challenging toxicities based on objective data from FDA labels and from analysis of the literature. All oncologic drugs approved by the FDA up to March 14, 2015, were screened for inclusion. A total of 16 drugs (12 small-molecule drugs and 4 monoclonal antibodies) were analyzed for ocular toxicity profiles based on evidence of ocular toxicity...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938462/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-cushing-s-disease-results-of-an-international-multicenter-study
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Gautam U Mehta, Dale Ding, Mohana Rao Patibandla, Hideyuki Kano, Nathaniel Sisterson, Yan-Hua Su, Michal Krsek, Ahmed M Nabeel, Amr El-Shehaby, Khaled A Kareem, Nuria Martinez-Moreno, David Mathieu, Brendan McShane, Kevin Blas, Douglas Kondziolka, Inga Grills, John Y Lee, Roberto Martinez-Alvarez, Wael A Reda, Roman Liscak, Cheng-Chia Lee, L Dade Lunsford, Mary Lee Vance, Jason P Sheehan
Context: Cushing's disease (CD) due to ACTH-secreting pituitary tumors can be a management challenge. Objective: To better understand the outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for CD and define its role in management. Design: International, multicenter, retrospective cohort analysis. Setting: Ten medical centers participating in the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation (IGKRF). Patients: Patients with CD with greater than 6 months endocrine follow-up...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938381/accelerated-epi-on-versus-standard-epi-off-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-progressive-keratoconus-in-pediatric-patients
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Maria A Henriquez, Ana M Rodríguez, Luis Izquierdo
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the effectiveness and safety of accelerated transepithelial (A-epi-on) corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) with standard CXL (epi-off) for children with progressive keratoconus. METHODS: Prospective, cohort study including 61 eyes of 51 patients younger than 18 years with progressive keratoconus at Oftalmosalud Instituto de Ojos, Lima, Peru. A-epi-on CXL was performed for 36 eyes using 30 minutes of impregnation (0.25% riboflavin, 1...
September 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938325/the-effect-of-dexpanthenol-vitamin-a-nazalnem-on-silastic-splints-after-nasal-septal-surgery
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Güven Yildirim, Tolgar Lütfi Kumral, Cem Altindağ, Erdi Özdemir, Yavuz Uyar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of dexpanthenol-vitamin A (Nazalnem) ointment applied to the surface of silastic splints with an airway immediately after nasal septal surgery on postoperative complaints and nasal mucosa function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study enrolled 60 patients undergoing nasal septoplasty surgery. Group 1 (n = 30) received silastic splints with ointment containing dexpanthenol-vitamin A (Nazalnem), and Group 2 (n = 30), the control group, received silastic splints with vaseline...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938324/bilateral-subperiosteal-hematoma-and-orbital-compression-syndrome-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Cem Sundu, Erdem Dinç, Ayça Sari, Selma Ünal, Özer Dursun
A 14-year-old boy with sickle cell disease presented with preseptal cellulitis findings as proptosis, eyelid edema, and hyperemia. His best corrected visual acuity in the right eye was 20/20 and 16/20 in the left eye. He had limited ductions in vertical and lateral gazes in both eyes. Bilateral venous tortuosity was observed in posterior segment examination. Orbital bone infarction and subperiosteal hematoma were seen in magnetic resonance imaging. He was diagnosed as having orbital compression syndrome secondary to vaso-occlusive crisis of sickle cell disease and was treated with intravenous ampicilin-sulbactam and methylprednisolone...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938313/a-novel-3-step-method-for-correction-of-type-1-stahl-ear
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Mimi R Borrelli, Edward H Davidson, Anand R Kumar
BACKGROUND: Stahl ear, a rare congenital auricular anomaly, occurs when a third crus crosses the scaphoid fossa. Optimal elimination of the third crus and reconstruction the superior crus in type 1 Stahl ear remain undercharacterized. We present a novel 3-step technique to reliably correct a type 1 Stahl ear as a case report. METHODS: A 10-year-old male with bilateral prominent type 1 Stahl ears is presented. An anterior curvilinear helical fold incision and posterior V wedge excision was used for exposure...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938274/pain-free-3-t-mri-scans-in-cochlear-implantees
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Ingo Todt, Anja Tittel, Arne Ernst, Philipp Mittmann, Sven Mutze
OBJECTIVE: For cochlear implant recipients, undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans is associated with safety risks and potential side effects. Even following safety guidelines, potential complications (e.g., pain, magnet dislocation, image artifacts) are possible during 1.5 Tesla (T) MRI scans. The stronger static magnetic field of a 3.0 T scanner is associated with further risks of complication, including implant demagnetization. These complications led to the recent development of rotatable internal receiver magnets with a diametrical magnetization...
September 21, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938180/-asking-the-hard-questions-improving-midwifery-students-confidence-with-domestic-violence-screening-in-pregnancy
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Rachel Smith, Raechel Wight, Caroline S E Homer
Domestic violence is a global public health issue. Midwives are ideally placed to screen for, and respond to, disclosure of domestic violence. Qualified midwives and midwifery students report a lack of preparedness and low levels of confidence in working with women who disclose domestic violence. This paper reports the findings from an education intervention designed to increase midwifery students' confidence in working with pregnant women who disclose domestic violence. An authentic practice video and associated interactive workshop was developed to bring the 'woman' into the classroom and to provide role-modelling of exemplary midwifery practice in screening for and responding to disclosure of domestic violence...
May 22, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938108/cervical-arthroplasty-versus-anterior-cervical-fusion-for-symptomatic-adjacent-segment-disease-after-anterior-cervical-fusion-surgery-review-of-treatment-in-41-patients
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Sang-Bok Lee, Kyoung-Suok Cho
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and cervical total disc replacement (CTDR) as revision surgeries for symptomatic adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) in cases with previous ACDF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2010 and 2014, 41 patients with previous cervical fusion surgery underwent ACDF or CTDR for symptomatic ASD. Twenty-two patients in the ACDF group underwent 26 ACDFs, and 19 patients in the CTDR group underwent 25 arthroplasties for symptomatic ASD...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938079/comparing-climate-sensitivity-past-and-present
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Eelco J Rohling, Gianluca Marino, Gavin L Foster, Philip A Goodwin, Anna S von der Heydt, Peter Köhler
Climate sensitivity represents the global mean temperature change caused by changes in the radiative balance of climate; it is studied for both present/future (actuo) and past (paleo) climate variations, with the former based on instrumental records and/or various types of model simulations. Paleo-estimates are often considered informative for assessments of actuo-climate change caused by anthropogenic greenhouse forcing, but this utility remains debated because of concerns about the impacts of uncertainties, assumptions, and incomplete knowledge about controlling mechanisms in the dynamic climate system, with its multiple interacting feedbacks and their potential dependence on the climate background state...
September 22, 2017: Annual Review of Marine Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937999/structures-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-pentamers-insight-into-capsid-dissociation-and-unexpected-pentamer-reassociation
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Nayab Malik, Abhay Kotecha, Sarah Gold, Amin Asfor, Jingshan Ren, Juha T Huiskonen, Tobias J Tuthill, Elizabeth E Fry, David I Stuart
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) belongs to the aphthovirus genus of the Picornaviridae, a family of small, icosahedral, non-enveloped, single-stranded RNA viruses. It is a highly infectious pathogen and is one of the biggest hindrances to the international trade of animals and animal products. FMDV capsids (which are unstable below pH6.5) release their genome into the host cell from an acidic compartment, such as that of an endosome, and in the process dissociate into pentamers. Whilst other members of the family (enteroviruses) have been visualized to form an expanded intermediate capsid with holes from which inner capsid proteins (VP4), N-termini (VP1) and RNA can be released, there has been no visualization of any such state for an aphthovirus, instead the capsid appears to simply dissociate into pentamers...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937972/a-risk-factor-analysis-of-cognitive-impairment-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-diseases-in-a-chinese-population
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Ye Li, Xiang Fang, Wei-Gang Zhao, Yan Chen, Shi-Lian Hu
BACKGROUND This study analyzed the risk factors of cognitive impairment (CI) in elderly patients with chronic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS In total of 385 elderly patients with chronic diseases were selected and assigned into CI and normal groups. The activities of daily living (ADL), global deterioration scale (GDS), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment Scale (MoCA), patient-generated subjective global assessment (PG-SGA), and mini nutritional assessment (MNA) were performed to analyze the differences between the 2 groups...
September 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937949/international-vision-care-issues-and-approaches
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Rohit C Khanna, Srinivas Marmamula, Gullapalli N Rao
Globally, 32.4 million individuals are blind and 191 million have moderate or severe visual impairment (MSVI); 80% of cases of blindness and MSVI are avoidable. However, great efforts are needed to tackle blindness and MSVI, as eye care in most places is delivered in isolation from and without significant integration with general health sectors. Success stories, including control of vitamin A deficiency, onchocerciasis, and trachoma, showed that global partnerships, multisectoral collaboration, public-private partnerships, corporate philanthropy, support from nongovernmental organizations-both local and international-and governments are responsible for the success of these programs...
September 15, 2017: Annual Review of Vision Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937948/textures-as-probes-of-visual-processing
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Jonathan D Victor, Mary M Conte, Charles F Chubb
Visual textures are a class of stimuli with properties that make them well suited for addressing general questions about visual function at the levels of behavior and neural mechanism. They have structure across multiple spatial scales, they put the focus on the inferential nature of visual processing, and they help bridge the gap between stimuli that are analytically convenient and the complex, naturalistic stimuli that have the greatest biological relevance. Key questions that are well suited for analysis via visual textures include the nature and structure of perceptual spaces, modulation of early visual processing by task, and the transformation of sensory stimuli into patterns of population activity that are relevant to perception...
September 15, 2017: Annual Review of Vision Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937906/protein-activation-in-periapical-reaction-to-iodoform-containing-root-canal-sealer
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Nili Tickotsky, Moti Moskovitz
OBJECTIVES: An association between root canal sealers and periapical lesions in primary dentition has been suggested, yet the chemical-protein interactions that may be involved in it have not been studied. The present study explored root sealer components' effect on periapical tissue proteins using bioinformatics tools. STUDY DESIGN: For each chemical component of Endoflas F.S. root sealing material we identified the known and predicted target proteins, using STITCH (search tool for interactions of chemicals http://stitch...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937877/changes-in-peripapillary-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-after-adjuvant-stereotactic-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Mahdy Ranjbar, Maximilian Kurz, Annekatrin Holzhey, Dirk Rades, Salvatore Grisanti
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) in conjunction with intravitreal injections (IVI) of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs on peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) thickness in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational case series of patients with nAMD, who underwent SRT and subsequently had at least 12 months of complete follow-up...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937876/pilot-study-of-the-pulsatile-neuro-peripapillary-retinal-deformation-in-glaucoma-and-its-relationship-with-glaucoma-risk-factors
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Maribel Hidalgo-Aguirre, Santiago Costantino, Mark Richard Lesk
PURPOSE: To perform a pilot study of the neuro-peripapillary retinal tissue deformation during the cardiac cycle among healthy eyes, ocular hypertensive (OHT), open angle glaucoma suspect (OAG-S), and early open angle glaucoma (EOAG) patients using video rate optical coherence tomography (OCT) image series. METHODS: OCT line scan sequences of the same region of the optic nerve head (ONH) were obtained from 15 EOAG, 6 OHT, 10 OAG-S, and 10 healthy age-matched eyes...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
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