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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643354/diffusion-mri-microstructure-models-with-in-vivo-human-brain-connectome-data-results-from-a-multi-group-comparison
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Uran Ferizi, Benoit Scherrer, Torben Schneider, Mohammad Alipoor, Odin Eufracio, Rutger H J Fick, Rachid Deriche, Markus Nilsson, Ana K Loya-Olivas, Mariano Rivera, Dirk H J Poot, Alonso Ramirez-Manzanares, Jose L Marroquin, Ariel Rokem, Christian Pötter, Robert F Dougherty, Ken Sakaie, Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott, Simon K Warfield, Thomas Witzel, Lawrence L Wald, José G Raya, Daniel C Alexander
A large number of mathematical models have been proposed to describe the measured signal in diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, model comparison to date focuses only on specific subclasses, e.g. compartment models or signal models, and little or no information is available in the literature on how performance varies among the different types of models. To address this deficiency, we organized the 'White Matter Modeling Challenge' during the International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2015 conference...
June 23, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641071/giving-it-our-best-shot-human-papillomavirus-and-hepatitis-b-virus-immunization-among-refugees-massachusetts-2011-2013
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Rachel Stein Berman, Laura Smock, Megan H Bair-Merritt, Jennifer Cochran, Paul L Geltman
INTRODUCTION: The receipt rate of hepatitis B virus vaccine among adolescents in the United States is high, while the receipt rate of human papillomavirus vaccine is low. Rates have not been closely studied among refugees, whose home countries have high rates of disease caused by these viruses. METHODS: We examined human papillomavirus and hepatitis B virus immunization rates among 2,269 refugees aged 9 to 26 years who resettled in Massachusetts from 2011 through 2013...
June 22, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639314/determinants-of-red-blood-cell-alloantibody-detection-duration-analysis-of-multiply-alloimmunized-patients-supports-peritransfusion-factors
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Lorette Noiret, Amy Slater, John M Higgins
BACKGROUND: Alloimmunization to red blood cells (RBCs) can cause serious transfusion reactions and complicate the search for compatible blood products. Alloantibodies can be detected for periods ranging from a few days to several years, yet the mechanisms controlling the duration of detectability remain unknown. We studied the detection durations in patients forming multiple antibodies to investigate whether the duration is more strongly determined by conditions present at the time of each transfusion (peritransfusion factors) or by more stable patient-specific factors likely to persist across transfusions...
June 21, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633906/respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-in-adult-emergency-department-patients-do-emergency-providers-consider-rsv-as-an-admission-diagnosis-a-retrospective-observational-study-carried-out-at-massachusetts-general-hospital-boston-ma
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William Binder, Jill Thorsen, Pierre Borczuk
BACKGROUND: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) has been recognized for over half a century as a cause of morbidity in infants and children. Over the past 20years, data has emerged linking RSV as a cause of illness in adults resulting in 177,000 annual hospitalizations and up to 14,000 deaths among older adults. OBJECTIVE: Characterize clinical variables in a cohort of adult RSV patients. We hypothesize that emergency physicians do not routinely consider RSV in the differential diagnosis (DDx) of influenza like illness...
June 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632241/nursing-support-of-home-hospice-caregivers-on-the-day-of-patient-death
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Margaret F Clayton, Jennifer Hulett, Kirandeep Kaur, Maija Reblin, Andrew Wilson, Lee Ellington
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To describe nurse-caregiver communication on the day of patient death.
. DESIGN: A descriptive secondary analysis of 44 audio-recorded home hospice nursing visits on day of death.
. SETTING: Nine hospices in Utah, Oregon, and Massachusetts.
. SAMPLE: 42 caregiver-patient dyads, 27 hospice nurses.
. METHODS: Transcripts of audio recordings were coded for supportive nursing communication and relative time spent in physical, psychosocial, and spiritual discussion...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630877/male-partnered-sexual-minority-women-sexual-identity-disclosure-to-health-care-providers-during-the-perinatal-period
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Abbie E Goldberg, Lori E Ross, Melissa H Manley, Jonathan J Mohr
Male-partnered sexual minority women (SMW) have received little research attention, despite the fact that they represent a large proportion of SMW - particularly child-bearing SMW. Male-partnered SMW are less "out" than female-partnered SMW and will likely be "read" as heterosexual by perinatal providers. Given this, and evidence that pregnant women have unique mental health care needs, the current study focuses on male-partnered SMW (n = 28) during the perinatal period, recruited from Toronto, Canada and Massachusetts, USA, in an effort to understand disclosure and concealment processes in general and to perinatal heath care providers specifically...
March 2017: Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628722/microscopic-lymphovascular-invasion-is-an-independent-predictor-of-survival-in-resected-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Jeffrey D Epstein, Geoffrey Kozak, Zhi Ven Fong, Jin He, Ammar A Javed, Upasana Joneja, Wei Jiang, Cristina R Ferrone, Keith D Lillemoe, John L Cameron, Matthew J Weiss, Harish Lavu, Charles J Yeo, Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo, Christopher L Wolfgang, Jordan M Winter
Background and Objectives Despite routine inclusion of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) status in pathologic reports of resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDA), the clinical implications of LVI have not been well characterized. Methods This study is a retrospective review of 2640 patients who underwent a pancreatectomy for PDA at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, or Johns Hopkins Hospital (2003-2014). Clinical and pathologic records were extracted from institutional databases...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628502/placebo-response-in-trichotillomania
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Jon E Grant, Samuel R Chamberlain, Sarah A Redden, Brian L Odlaug, Michael van Ameringen, Darin D Dougherty, Nancy J Keuthen, Suck W Kim
Trichotillomania is a functionally impairing, often overlooked disorder with no Food and Drug Administration-approved medications indicated for its treatment. The ability of clinical trials to detect the beneficial effects of pharmacologic treatment in trichotillomania has been hampered by the high placebo response rate. Very little is known about baseline demographic and clinical characteristics that may be predictive of placebo response in such patients. Overall, 104 participants assigned to placebo were pooled from five double-blind trials conducted at three sites in the USA and Canada...
June 16, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614160/delusional-pregnancy-presenting-to-the-massachusetts-general-hospital-national-pregnancy-registry-for-atypical-antipsychotics
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Alexandra Z Sosinsky, Marlene P Freeman, Gina M Savella, Laura J Cheng, Adele C Viguera, Lee S Cohen
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June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614077/structure-operation-and-experience-of-clinical-ethics-consultation-2007-2013-a-report-from-the-massachusetts-general-hospital-optimum-care-committee
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Ellen M Robinson, Wendy Cage, Kimberly Erler, Sharon Brackett, Julia Bandini, Alexandra Cist, M Cornelia Cremens, Eric L Krakauer, Andrew Courtwright
We describe the structure, operation, and experience of the Massachusetts General Hospital ethics committee, formally called the Edwin H. Cassem Optimum Care Committee, from January 2007 through December 2013. Founded in 1974 as one of the nation's first hospital ethics committees, this committee has primarily focused on the optimum use of life-sustaining treatments. We outline specific sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of consult patients during this period, demographic differences between the adult inpatient population and patients for whom the ethics committee was consulted, and salient features of the consults themselves...
2017: Journal of Clinical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610935/prone-positioning-reduces-perineal-infections-when-performing-the-miles-procedure
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Anne M Dinaux, Ramzi Amri, David L Berger
BACKGROUND: Abdominoperineal resection (APR) remains the cornerstone treatment for rectal cancers less than 5 cm from the anal verge. The perineal portion of an APR can be done with the patient in lithotomy or repositioned to prone jack-knife position, which influences accessibility, visualization and ability to close the wound. This paper analyses the effect of patient positioning on perineal wound dehiscence and infections. METHODS: A retrospective review of all rectal cancer patients who underwent an APR at Massachusetts General Hospital between 2004 and 2014 (n = 149)...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608262/healthful-cultural-foods-and-safety-net-use-among-cambodian-and-brazilian-immigrant-communities-in-massachusetts
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L S Cordeiro, L Sibeko, J Nelson-Peterman
Declining health and food security status among low-income immigrants in the U.S. may result from limited access to healthful, cultural foods and safety net programs. We held focus group discussions with low-income Cambodian and Brazilian immigrants (11 groups, n = 84) living in Massachusetts. Cambodians and Brazilians valued healthful, cultural foods, emphasizing their beliefs that cultural foods are healthier and beneficial for weight management and aging. Although both groups could access these foods, some individuals had difficulty affording them...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601410/total-number-of-oocytes-and-zygotes-are-predictive-of-live-birth-pregnancy-in-fresh-donor-oocyte-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-cycles
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Eduardo Hariton, Keewan Kim, Sunni L Mumford, Marissa Palmor, Pietro Bortoletto, Eden R Cardozo, Anatte E Karmon, Mary E Sabatini, Aaron K Styer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of oocyte donor-recipient characteristics, oocyte donor response, and live birth pregnancy rate following fresh donor oocyte IVF-ET. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic reproductive medicine practice. PATIENT(S): Two hundred thirty-seven consecutive fresh donor oocyte IVF-ET cycles from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2013 at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center...
June 7, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600474/use-of-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-is-associated-with-immune-activation-and-longer-survival-in-non-metastatic-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Hao Liu, Kamila Naxerova, Matthias Pinter, Joao Incio, Hang Lee, Kohei Shigeta, William W Ho, Jonathan A Crain, Alex Jacobson, Theodoros Michelakos, Daniella Dias-Santos, Andrea Zanconato, Theodore S Hong, Jeffrey W Clark, Janet E Murphy, David P Ryan, Vikram Deshpande, Keith D Lillemoe, Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo, Michael Downes, Ronald M Evans, James Michaelson, Cristina R Ferrone, Yves Boucher, Rakesh K Jain
Angiotensin system inhibitors (ASIs) can improve prognosis in multiple cancer types, including pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, no study has examined the effect of ASIs alone or combined with adjuvant chemotherapy in resected PDAC patients.<br /><br />Experimental Design: We performed an analysis of the records of ASI users and non-user patients with PDAC seen at Massachusetts General Hospital between January 2006 and December 2010. To identify mechanisms of ASIs in PDAC, we performed RNA-Seq of resected primary lesions...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583969/organizational-change-management-for-health-equity-perspectives-from-the-disparities-leadership-program
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Joseph R Betancourt, Aswita Tan-McGrory, Karey S Kenst, Thuy Hoai Phan, Lenny Lopez
Leaders of health care organizations need to be prepared to improve quality and achieve equity in today's health care environment characterized by a focus on achieving value and addressing disparities in a diverse population. To help address this need, the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital launched the Disparities Leadership Program in 2007. The leadership program is an ongoing, year-long, executive education initiative that trains leaders from hospitals, health plans, and health centers to improve quality and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care...
June 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583145/influences-of-de-qi-induced-by-acupuncture-on-immediate-and-accumulated-analgesic-effects-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Min Li, Hongwen Yuan, Pei Wang, Siyuan Xin, Jie Hao, Miaomiao Liu, Jinfeng Li, Man Yu, Xinrui Zhang
BACKGROUND: De Qi is a special sensational response upon acupuncture needling. According to traditional acupuncture theory, the treatment is "effective only after Qi arrival"; that is, De Qi is an important indicator of therapeutic efficacy and good prognosis. However, it is still disputable whether De Qi improves the efficacy of acupuncture therapy. This prospective, randomized controlled trial aims to explore the influence of De Qi induced by acupuncture on immediate and accumulated analgesic effects in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA)...
June 5, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571513/a-pulmonary-embolism-response-team-initial-experiences-and-future-directions
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Emily K Zern, Michael N Young, Kenneth Rosenfield, Christopher Kabrhel
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common cardiovascular condition resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Consensus recommendations suggest risk stratification of patients into three main categories: high-risk or 'massive' PE, intermediate-risk or 'submassive' PE, and low-risk PE. Given the relative dearth of prospective, randomized clinical trials delineating optimal selection of the diverse medical, interventional, and surgical treatment approaches, clinical care requires a multidisciplinary expert approach to patients with PE...
June 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544102/a-multicenter-retrospective-case-cohort-study-of-the-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-clostridium-difficile-infection-among-cord-blood-transplant-recipients
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Carolyn D Alonso, David A Braun, Ishan Patel, Mona Akbari, Daniel Jungmyung Oh, Tomi Jun, Malgorzata McMasters, Sarah P Hammond, Brett Glotzbecker, Corey Cutler, Daniel Leffler, Karen K Ballen, Ciarán P Kelly
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of health-care associated infectious diarrhea. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology and risk factors for CDI in the 100 days following umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) at three Boston hospitals. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, retrospective, case-cohort study of 226 UCBT recipients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center from 2003-2012...
May 24, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521888/clinical-significance-of-lipid-rich-plaque%C3%A2-detected-by-optical-coherence%C3%A2-tomography-a%C3%A2-4-year-follow-up-study
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Lei Xing, Takumi Higuma, Zhao Wang, Aaron D Aguirre, Kyoichi Mizuno, Masamichi Takano, Harold L Dauerman, Seung-Jung Park, Yangsoo Jang, Chong-Jin Kim, Soo-Joong Kim, So-Yeon Choi, Tomonori Itoh, Shiro Uemura, Harry Lowe, Darren L Walters, Peter Barlis, Stephen Lee, Amir Lerman, Catalin Toma, Jack Wei Chieh Tan, Erika Yamamoto, Krzysztof Bryniarski, Jiannan Dai, Thomas Zanchin, Shaosong Zhang, Bo Yu, Hang Lee, James Fujimoto, Valentin Fuster, Ik-Kyung Jang
BACKGROUND: Lipid-rich plaque (LRP) is thought to be a precursor to cardiac events. However, its clinical significance in coronary arteries has never been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the prevalence and clinical significance of LRP in the nonculprit region of the target vessel in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: The study included 1,474 patients from 20 sites across 6 countries undergoing PCI, who had optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the target vessel...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467520/transdiagnostic-associations-between-functional-brain-network-integrity-and-cognition
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Julia M Sheffield, Sridhar Kandala, Carol A Tamminga, Godfrey D Pearlson, Matcheri S Keshavan, John A Sweeney, Brett A Clementz, Dov B Lerman-Sinkoff, S Kristian Hill, Deanna M Barch
Importance: Cognitive impairment occurs across the psychosis spectrum and is associated with functional outcome. However, it is unknown whether these shared manifestations of cognitive dysfunction across diagnostic categories also reflect shared neurobiological mechanisms or whether the source of impairment differs. Objective: To examine whether the general cognitive deficit observed across psychotic disorders is similarly associated with functional integrity of 2 brain networks widely implicated in supporting many cognitive domains...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
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