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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295217/randomized-clinical-trial-of-270%C3%A2-posterior-versus-180%C3%A2-anterior-partial-laparoscopic-fundoplication-for-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease
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D J Roks, J H Koetje, J E Oor, J A Broeders, V B Nieuwenhuijs, E J Hazebroek
BACKGROUND: Partial fundoplications provide similar reflux control with fewer post-fundoplication symptoms compared with Nissen fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). The best choice of procedure for partial fundoplication remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of two different types of partial fundoplication for GORD. METHODS: A double-blind RCT was conducted between 2012 and 2015 in two hospitals specializing in antireflux surgery...
March 13, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283652/brca2-hypomorphic-missense-variants-confer-moderate-risks-of-breast-cancer
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Hermela Shimelis, Romy L S Mesman, Catharina Von Nicolai, Asa Ehlen, Lucia Guidugli, Charlotte Martin, Fabienne Mgr Calleja, Huong Meeks, Emily Hallberg, Jamie Hinton, Jenna Lilyquist, Chunling Hu, Cora M Aalfs, Kristiina Aittomaki, Irene L Andrulis, Hoda Anton-Culver, Volker Arndt, Matthias W Beckmann, Javier J Benitez, Natalia Bogdanova, Stig E Bojesen, Manjeet K Bolla, Anne-Lise Borresen-Dale, Hiltrud Brauch, Paul Brennan, Hermann Brenner, Annegien Broeks, Barbara Brouwers, Thomas Bruning, Barbara Burwinkel, Jenny Chang-Claude, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Ching-Yu Cheng, Ji-Yeob Choi, J Margriet Collée, Angela Cox, Simon S Cross, Kamila Czene, Hatef Darabi, Joe Dennis, Thilo Dork, Isabel Dos Santos Silva, Alison M Dunning, Peter A Fasching, Jonine D Figueroa, Henrik Flyger, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Graham G Giles, Gord Glendon, Pascal Guenel, Christopher A Haiman, Per Hall, Ute Hamann, Mikael Hartman, Frans B L Hogervorst, Antoinette Hollestelle, John L Hopper, Hidemi Ito, Anna Jakubowska, Daehee Kang, Veli-Matti Kosma, Vessela Kristensen, Kah-Nyin Lai, Diether Lambrechts, Loic Le Marchand, Jingmei Li, Annika Lindblom, Artitaya Lophatananon, Jan Lubinski, Eva Machackova, Arto Mannermaa, Sara Margolin, Frederik Marme, Keitaro Matsuo, Hui Miao, Kyriaki Michailidou, Roger L Milne, Kenneth Muir, Susan L Neuhausen, Heli Nevanlinna, Janet E Olson, Curtis Olswold, Jan C Oosterwijk, Ana Osorio, Paolo Peterlongo, Julian Peto, Paul D P Pharoah, Katri Pylkäs, Paolo Radice, Muhammad U Rashid, Valerie Rhenius, Anja Rudolph, Suleeporn Sangrajrang, Elinor J Sawyer, Marjanka K Schmidt, Minouk J Schoemaker, Caroline M Seynaeve, Mitul Shah, Chen-Yang Shen, Martha J Shrubsole, Xiao-Ou Shu, Susan L Slager, Melissa C Southey, Daniel O Stram, Anthony J Swerdlow, Soo Hwang Teo, Ian Tomlinson, Diana Torres, Therese Truong, Christi J van Asperen, Lizet E van der Kolk, Qin Wang, Robert Winqvist, Anna H Wu, Jyh-Cherng Yu, Wei Zheng, Ying Zheng, Jennifer Leary, Logan C Walker, Lenka Foretova, Florentia Fostira, Kathleen Claes, Liliana Varesco, Setareh Moghadasi, Douglas F Easton, Amanda B Spurdle, Peter Devilee, Harry Vrieling, Alvaro N Monteiro, David E Goldgar, Aura Carreira, Maaike P G Vreeswijk, Fergus J Couch
Breast cancer risks conferred by many germline missense variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, often referred to as variants of uncertain significance (VUS), have not been established. In this study, associations between 19 BRCA1 and 33 BRCA2 missense substitution variants and breast cancer risk were investigated through a breast cancer case control study using genotyping data from 38 studies of predominantly European ancestry (41,890 cases and 41,607 controls) and nine studies of Asian ancestry (6,269 cases and 6,624 controls)...
March 10, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279352/gabaergic-neurons-in-ferret-visual-cortex-participate-in-functionally-specific-networks
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Daniel E Wilson, Gordon B Smith, Amanda L Jacob, Theo Walker, Jordane Dimidschstein, Gord Fishell, David Fitzpatrick
Functional circuits in the visual cortex require the coordinated activity of excitatory and inhibitory neurons. Molecular genetic approaches in the mouse have led to the "local non-specific pooling principle" of inhibitory connectivity, in which inhibitory neurons are untuned for stimulus features due to the random pooling of local inputs. However, it remains unclear whether this principle generalizes to species with a columnar organization of feature selectivity such as carnivores, primates, and humans. Here we use virally mediated GABAergic-specific GCaMP6f expression to demonstrate that inhibitory neurons in ferret visual cortex respond robustly and selectively to oriented stimuli...
March 8, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278241/the-prevalence-of-diagnosed-chronic-conditions-and-multimorbidity-in-australia-a-method-for-estimating-population-prevalence-from-general-practice-patient-encounter-data
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Christopher Harrison, Joan Henderson, Graeme Miller, Helena Britt
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of common chronic conditions and multimorbidity among patients at GP encounters and among people in the Australian population. To assess the extent to which use of each individual patient's GP attendance over the previous year, instead of the average for their age-sex group, affects the precision of national population prevalence estimates of diagnosed chronic conditions. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A sub-study (between November 2012 and March 2016) of the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health program, a continuous national study of GP activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273134/gene-set-meta-analysis-of-lung-cancer-identifies-pathway-related-to-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Albert Rosenberger, Melanie Sohns, Stefanie Friedrichs, Rayjean J Hung, Gord Fehringer, John McLaughlin, Christopher I Amos, Paul Brennan, Angela Risch, Irene Brüske, Neil E Caporaso, Maria Teresa Landi, David C Christiani, Yongyue Wei, Heike Bickeböller
INTRODUCTION: Gene-set analysis (GSA) is an approach using the results of single-marker genome-wide association studies when investigating pathways as a whole with respect to the genetic basis of a disease. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of seven GSAs for lung cancer, applying the method META-GSA. Overall, the information taken from 11,365 cases and 22,505 controls from within the TRICL/ILCCO consortia was used to investigate a total of 234 pathways from the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264062/interactive-reconstructions-of-cranial-3d-implants-under-mevislab-as-an-alternative-to-commercial-planning-software
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Jan Egger, Markus Gall, Alois Tax, Muammer Ücal, Ulrike Zefferer, Xing Li, Gord von Campe, Ute Schäfer, Dieter Schmalstieg, Xiaojun Chen
In this publication, the interactive planning and reconstruction of cranial 3D Implants under the medical prototyping platform MeVisLab as alternative to commercial planning software is introduced. In doing so, a MeVisLab prototype consisting of a customized data-flow network and an own C++ module was set up. As a result, the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software prototype guides a user through the whole workflow to generate an implant. Therefore, the workflow begins with loading and mirroring the patients head for an initial curvature of the implant...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220934/advanced-stage-nodular-lymphocyte-predominant-hodgkin-lymphoma-in-children-and-adolescents-clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-outcome-a-report-from-the-sfce-cclg-groups
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Ananth G Shankar, Gaelle Roques, Amy A Kirkwood, Anne Lambilliotte, Katja Freund, Thierry Leblanc, Janis Hayward, Samuel Abbou, Alan D Ramsay, Claudine Schmitt, Stephanie Gorde-Grosjean, Hélène Pacquement, Stephanie Haouy, Sabah Boudjemaa, Nathalie Aladjidi, Georgina W Hall, Judith Landman-Parker
Advanced stage nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (nLPHL) is extremely rare in children and as a consequence, optimal treatment for this group of patients has not been established. Here we retrospectively evaluated the treatments and treatment outcomes of 41 of our patients from the UK and France with advanced stage nLPHL. Most patients received chemotherapy, some with the addition of the anti CD20 antibody rituximab or radiotherapy. Chemotherapy regimens were diverse and followed either classical Hodgkin lymphoma or B non-Hodgkin lymphoma protocols...
February 21, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214353/association-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-and-chronic-rhinosinusitis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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S R Leason, H P Barham, G Oakley, J Rimmer, J M DelGaudio, J M Christensen, R Sacks, R J Harvey
INTRODUCTION: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) has been implicated in the development of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). The association of GORD with CRS is systematically assessed from the medical literature. METHODOLOGY: Embase and MEDLINE were searched using a comprehensive strategy limited to English language and Human subjects. Any study with original data on the experimental, diagnostic, treatment or prognostic association of CRS with GORD was included...
March 1, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198887/femtosecond-two-photon-planar-laser-induced-fluorescence-of-carbon-monoxide-in-flames
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Daniel R Richardson, Sukesh Roy, James R Gord
Two-photon, planar laser-induced fluorescence (TP-PLIF) of carbon monoxide was performed in steady and driven flames using femtosecond (fs) laser pulses at 1 kHz. Excitation radiation at 230.1 nm (full-width at half-maximum bandwidth of 270  cm<sup>-1</sup>) was used to pump many rovibrational two-photon transitions in the B<sup>1</sup>∑<sup>+</sup>←X<sup>1</sup>∑<sup>+</sup> system. Visible fluorescence in the range 362-516 nm was captured using an image intensifier and high-speed camera...
February 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179588/tp53-based-interaction-analysis-identifies-cis-eqtl-variants-for-tp53bp2-fbxo28-and-fam53a-that-associate-with-survival-and-treatment-outcome-in-breast-cancer
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Rainer Fagerholm, Sofia Khan, Marjanka K Schmidt, Montserrat García-Closas, Päivi Heikkilä, Jani Saarela, Jonathan Beesley, Maral Jamshidi, Kristiina Aittomäki, Jianjun Liu, H Raza Ali, Irene L Andrulis, Matthias W Beckmann, Sabine Behrens, Fiona M Blows, Hermann Brenner, Jenny Chang-Claude, Fergus J Couch, Kamila Czene, Peter A Fasching, Jonine Figueroa, Giuseppe Floris, Gord Glendon, Qi Guo, Per Hall, Emily Hallberg, Ute Hamann, Bernd Holleczek, Maartje J Hooning, John L Hopper, Agnes Jager, Maria Kabisch, Renske Keeman, Veli-Matti Kosma, Diether Lambrechts, Annika Lindblom, Arto Mannermaa, Sara Margolin, Elena Provenzano, Mitul Shah, Melissa C Southey, Joe Dennis, Michael Lush, Kyriaki Michailidou, Qin Wang, Manjeet K Bolla, Alison M Dunning, Douglas F Easton, Paul D P Pharoah, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Carl Blomqvist, Heli Nevanlinna
TP53 overexpression is indicative of somatic TP53 mutations and associates with aggressive tumors and poor prognosis in breast cancer. We utilized a two-stage SNP association study to detect variants associated with breast cancer survival in a TP53-dependent manner. Initially, a genome-wide study (n = 575 cases) was conducted to discover candidate SNPs for genotyping and validation in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC). The SNPs were then tested for interaction with tumor TP53 status (n = 4,610) and anthracycline treatment (n = 17,828)...
February 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166807/non-invasive-optical-spectroscopic-monitoring-of-breast-development-during-puberty
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Lothar Lilge, Mary Beth Terry, Jane Walter, Dushanthi Pinnaduwage, Gord Glendon, Danielle Hanna, Mai-Liis Tammemagi, Angela Bradbury, Saundra Buys, Mary Daly, Esther M John, Julia A Knight, Irene L Andrulis
BACKGROUND: Tanner staging (TS), a five-stage classification indicating no breast tissue (TS1) to full breast development (TS5), is used both in health research and clinical care to assess the onset of breast development (TS2) and duration in each stage. Currently, TS is measured both visually and through palpation but non-invasive methods will improve comparisons across settings. METHODS: We used optical spectroscopy (OS) measures from 102 girls at the Ontario site of the LEGACY girls study (average age 12 years, range 10...
February 6, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158901/long-term-symptom-control-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-12-years-after-laparoscopic-nissen-or-180%C3%A2-anterior-partial-fundoplication-in-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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D J Roks, J A Broeders, R J Baigrie
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic 180° anterior fundoplication has been shown to achieve similar reflux control to Nissen fundoplication, with fewer side-effects, up to 5 years. However, there is a paucity of long-term follow-up data on this technique and antireflux surgery in general. This study reports 12-year outcomes of a double-blind RCT comparing laparoscopic Nissen versus 180° laparoscopic anterior fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). METHODS: Patients with proven GORD were randomized to laparoscopic Nissen or 180° anterior fundoplication...
February 3, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158042/high-speed-two-dimensional-synchrotron-white-beam-x-ray-radiography-of-spray-breakup-and-atomization
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Benjamin R Halls, Christopher D Radke, Benjamin J Reuter, Alan L Kastengren, James R Gord, Terrence R Meyer
High-speed, two-dimensional synchrotron x-ray radiography and phase-contrast imaging are demonstrated in propulsion sprays. Measurements are performed at the 7-BM beamline at the Advanced Photon Source user facility at Argonne National Laboratory using a recently developed broadband x-ray white beam. This novel enhancement allows for high speed, high fidelity x-ray imaging for the community at large. Quantitative path-integrated liquid distributions and spatio-temporal dynamics of the sprays were imaged with a LuAG:Ce scintillator optically coupled to a high-speed CMOS camera...
January 23, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151751/adam-eve-and-the-reflux-enigma-age-and-sex-differences-across-the-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-spectrum
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Christine Royston, Karna D Bardhan
INTRODUCTION: We present demographic differences across the gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) spectrum in a UK District General Hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were prospectively collected over 37 years. At endoscopy patients were categorized as: erosive oesophagitis (EO), Barrett's oesophagus (BO) or nonerosive reflux disease (NER). Analysis 1: comparison of EO, BO and NER 1977-2001 when the database for GORD without BO closed. Analysis 2: demographic differences in oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) in total BO population diagnosed 1977-2011...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148574/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-literature-review-and-the-first-uk-case-series
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Shraddha Gulati, Andrew Emmanuel, Haruhiro Inoue, Bu'Hussain Hayee, Amyn Haji
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is an established treatment for primary achalasia. It has gained endorsement from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy with increasing clinical acceptance since the first procedure, performed in Japan in 2008. The first successful POEM in the UK was performed in November 2013 at King's College Hospital and this article presents the first UK case series. Prospective data were collected at 3 and 12-24 months for consecutive patients undergoing POEM. Post-POEM gastro-oesophageal reflux health-related quality of life scale (GORD-HRQoL) score was recorded...
February 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135121/robotic-assisted-minimally-invasive-total-esophagogastric-dissociation-for-children-with-severe-neurodisability
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Girolamo Mattioli, Francesco Molinaro, Irene Paraboschi, Lorenzo Leonelli, Cinzia Mazzola, Serena Arrigo, Margherita Mancardi, Alessio Pini Prato, Rossella Angotti, Mario Messina, Adrian Bianchi
BACKGROUND: Around 70% of children with neurodisability (ND) present pharyngeal neuromuscular incoordination and severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD). METHODS: This is a pilot study with the Robotic-assisted minimally invasive total esophagogastric dissociation (TOGD). RESULTS: We included 4 patients, 2 males and 2 females, with ND and severe GORD refractory to medical treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Pharmacological management of GORD is often unsuccessful and antireflux surgery is common, but it has a high failure rate with symptom recurrence, requiring re-do surgery...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128689/symmetry-of-the-arcuate-fasciculus-and-its-impact-on-language-performance-of-patients-with-brain-tumors-in-the-language-dominant-hemisphere
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Margit Jehna, Juliane Becker, Karla Zaar, Gord von Campe, Kariem Mahdy Ali, Gernot Reishofer, Franz Payer, Michael Synowitz, Franz Fazekas, Christian Enzinger, Hannes Deutschmann
OBJECTIVE Cerebral damage in frontal, parietal, and temporal brain areas and, probably more importantly, their interconnections can lead to deficits in language. However, neural plasticity and repair allow the brain to partly compensate for neural injury, mediated by both functional and structural changes. In this study, the authors sought to systematically investigate the relationship between language performance in brain tumor patients and structural perisylvian pathways (i.e., the arcuate fasciculus [AF]) using probabilistic fiber tracking on diffusion tensor imaging...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059341/high-speed-three-dimensional-tomographic-laser-induced-incandescence-imaging-of-soot-volume-fraction-in-turbulent-flames
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Terrence R Meyer, Benjamin R Halls, Naibo Jiang, Mikhail N Slipchenko, Sukesh Roy, James R Gord
High-speed, laser-based tomographic imaging of the three-dimensional time evolution of soot volume fraction in turbulent jet diffusion flames is demonstrated to be feasible at rates of 10 kHz or higher. The fundamental output of a burst-mode Nd:YAG laser with 1 J/pulse is utilized for volumetric impulsive heating of soot particles with a laser fluence of 0.1 J/cm<sup>2</sup>, enabling signal-to-noise ratios of ~100:1 in images of the resulting incandescence. The three-dimensional morphology of the soot distribution is captured with a spatial resolution of <1...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043480/the-integrated-comprehensive-care-program-a-novel-home-care-initiative-after-major-thoracic-surgery
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Yaron Shargall, Wael C Hanna, Laura Schneider, Colin Schieman, Christian J Finley, Anna Tran, Shantel Demay, Carolyn Gosse, James M Bowen, Gord Blackhouse, Kevin Smith
The objective of the study was to evaluate the Integrated Comprehensive Care (ICC) program, a novel health system integration initiative that coordinates home care and hospital-based clinical services for patients undergoing major thoracic surgery relative to traditional home care delivery. Methods included a pilot retrospective cohort analysis that compared the intervention cohort (ICC), composed of all patients undergoing major thoracic surgery in the 2012-2013 fiscal year with a control cohort, who underwent surgery in the year before the initiation of ICC...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960645/combined-therapy-in-children-and-adolescents-with-classical-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-report-from-the-sfce-on-mdh-03-national-guidelines
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E Seror, J Donadieu, H Pacquement, S Abbou, A Lambilliotte, M Schell, C Curtillet, V Gandemer, M Pasquet, N Aladjidi, P Lutz, C Schmitt, A Deville, O Minckes, J P Vanier, C Armari-Alla, C Thomas, S Gorde-Grosjean, F Millot, P Blouin, N Garnier, C Coze, C Devoldere, Y Reguerre, S Helfre, L Claude, J Clavel, O Oberlin, J Landman-Parker, T Leblanc
Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) in children and adolescents is highly curable, but children are at risk of long-term toxicity. The MDH-03 guidelines were established in order to decrease the burden of treatment in good-responder patients, and this report should be considered a step toward further optimization of treatment within large collaborative trials. We report the therapy and long-term outcomes of 417 children and adolescents treated according to the national guidelines, which were applied between 2003 and 2007 in France...
October 2016: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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