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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629990/employment-stability-in-veterans-and-service-members-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-va-traumatic-brain-injury-model-systems-study
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Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, Mary Jo Pugh, Bridget A Cotner, Marc A Silva, Adam Haskin, Xinyu Tang, Marie E Saylors, Risa Nakase-Richardson
OBJECTIVE: To examine incidence and predictors of employment stability in Veterans and Military Service Members (V/SM) with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who return to work. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Four Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers (PRCs). PARTICIPANTS: 110 V/SM with mild (26%), moderate (22%), or severe (52%) TBI enrolled in the VA PRC TBI Model Systems database within 2 years of injury who were discharged between January 2009 and June 2015...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623417/a-validated-clinical-mri-injury-scoring-system-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Shamik B Trivedi, Zachary A Vesoulis, Rakesh Rao, Steve M Liao, Joshua S Shimony, Robert C McKinstry, Amit M Mathur
BACKGROUND: Deep nuclear gray matter injury in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is associated with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes. We previously published a qualitative MRI injury scoring system utilizing serial T1-weighted, T2-weighted and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), weighted for deep nuclear gray matter injury. OBJECTIVES: To establish the validity of the MRI scoring system with neurodevelopmental outcome at 18-24 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRI scans from neonates with moderate to severe HIE treated with therapeutic hypothermia were evaluated...
June 16, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623121/radiomics-based-assessment-of-radiation-induced-lung-injury-after-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Angel Moran, Megan E Daly, Stephen S F Yip, Tokihiro Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Over 50% of patients who receive stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) develop radiographic evidence of radiation-induced lung injury. Radiomics is an emerging approach that extracts quantitative features from image data, which may provide greater value and a better understanding of pulmonary toxicity than conventional approaches. We aimed to investigate the potential of computed tomography-based radiomics in characterizing post-SBRT lung injury. METHODS: A total of 48 diagnostic thoracic computed tomography scans (acquired prior to SBRT and at 3, 6, and 9 months post-SBRT) from 14 patients were analyzed...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611227/lung-injury-etiology-and-other-factors-influencing-the-relationship-between-dead-space-fraction-and-mortality-in-ards
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Richard H Kallet, Hanjing Zhuo, Kelly Ho, Michael S Lipnick, Antonio Gomez, Michael A Matthay
BACKGROUND: In ARDS, elevated pulmonary dead-space fraction (VD/VT) is a particularly strong indicator of mortality risk. Whether the magnitude of VD/VT is modified by the underlying etiology of ARDS and whether this influences the strength of its association with mortality remains unknown. We sought to elucidate the impact of ARDS etiology on VD/VT and also to determine whether ARDS severity, as classified by the Berlin definition, has correspondence with changes in VD/VT. METHODS: This single-center, retrospective, observational study (2010-2016) measured VD/VT in 685 subjects with ARDS as part of clinical management with lung-protective ventilation...
June 13, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601268/the-efficacy-of-crotalidae-polyvalent-immune-fab-ovine-antivenom-versus-placebo-plus-optional-rescue%C3%A2-therapy-on-recovery-from-copperhead-snake-envenomation-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Charles J Gerardo, Eugenia Quackenbush, Brandon Lewis, S Rutherfoord Rose, Spencer Greene, Eric A Toschlog, Nathan P Charlton, Michael E Mullins, Richard Schwartz, David Denning, Kapil Sharma, Kurt Kleinschmid, Sean P Bush, Samantha Ryan, Maria Gasior, Victoria E Anderson, Eric J Lavonas
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) envenomation causes limb injury resulting in pain and disability. It is not known whether antivenom administration improves limb function. We determine whether administration of antivenom improves recovery from limb injury in patients envenomated by copperhead snakes. METHODS: From August 2013 through November 2015, we performed a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial to evaluate the effect of ovine Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab (ovine) (CroFab; FabAV) antivenom therapy on recovery of limb function in patients with copperhead snake envenomation at 14 days postenvenomation...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599608/a-brain-electrical-activity-eeg-based-biomarker-of-functional-impairment-in-traumatic-head-injury-a-multisite-validation-trial
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Daniel Hanley, Leslie S Prichep, Neeraj Badjatia, Jeff Bazarian, RIchard P Chiacchierini, Kenneth C Curley, John S Garrett, Elizabeth B Jones, Rosanne Naunheim, Brian J O'Neil, John O'Neill, Wright David, J Stephen Huff
The potential clinical utility of a novel quantitative EEG-based Brain Function Index (BFI) as a measure of the presence and severity of functional brain injury was studied as part of an independent prospective validation trial. The BFI was derived using EEG features associated with functional brain impairment reflecting current consensus on the physiology of concussive injury. 720 adult patients (18-85 years) evaluated within 72 hours of sustaining a closed head injury were enrolled at 11 US Emergency Departments...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599074/beyond-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-common-suppression-of-differentiation-programs-underlies-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction-in-mild-moderate-and-severe-asthma
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Lucas F Loffredo, Hiam Abdala-Valencia, Kishore R Anekalla, Lyda Cuervo-Pardo, Cara J Gottardi, Sergejs Berdnikovs
BACKGROUND: Epithelial barrier dysfunction is a central feature in the pathogenesis of allergic disease. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been proposed as one mechanism afflicting barrier in asthma. However, genes and pathways involved in aberrant epithelial-mesenchymal signaling, and their relationship to asthma severity, are poorly understood. METHODS: We used unbiased gene network analysis to evaluate functional convergence in epithelial gene expression signatures across multiple public access transcriptomics datasets of human asthma, followed by text mining to evaluate functional marker relevance of discovered genes...
June 9, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596039/assessment-of-aortic-wall-thrombus-predicts-outcomes-of-endovascular-repair-of-complex-aortic-aneurysms-using-fenestrated-and-branched-endografts
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Mauricio Ribeiro, Gustavo S Oderich, Thanila Macedo, Terri J Vrtiska, Jan Hofer, Julia Chini, Bernardo Mendes, Stephen Cha
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to investigate the correlation between atherothrombotic aortic wall thrombus (AWT) and clinical outcomes in patients treated by fenestrated-branched endovascular aortic repair (F-BEVAR) and present a new classification system for assessment of AWT burden. METHODS: The clinical data of 301 patients treated for pararenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by F-BEVAR was reviewed. The study excluded 89 patients with extent I to III TAAA because of extensive laminated thrombus within the aneurysm sac...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591366/creation-of-a-contusion-injury-method-for-skeletal-muscle-in-rats-with-differing-impacts
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Milla Gabriela Belarmino Dantas, Camila Mahara Dias Damasceno, Vanessa Raquel Pinto de Barros, Eveline Soares Menezes, Humberto de Sousa Fontoura, Ricardo Santana de Lima, Ferdinando Oliveira Carvalho, Jackson Roberto Guedes da Silva Almeida
Purpose: To realize a morphological examination of the musculoskeletal tissue, assessing the effect of a contusion method for the production in rat gastrocnemius, comparing the inflammatory responses generated by different impacts. Methods: For the analysis of a contusion method, twelve female Wistar rats were distributed into four groups. The lesion was generated by 324 g of mass that was dropped from different predetermined heights for each group (30, 45, 60 and 70 cm)...
May 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589215/utilities-of-scrotal-flap-for-reconstruction-of-penile-skin-defects-after-severe-burn-injury
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REVIEW
Le Guo, Minghua Zhang, Jizhang Zeng, Pengfei Liang, Pihong Zhang, Xiaoyuan Huang
OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we aimed to present our experience of an effective two-stage surgical approach using scrotal skin flap for patients with penile skin defects following severe burn injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 17 patients with penile skin defects underwent scheduled two-stage reconstruction using scrotal skin flap from January 2004 to October 2016. Patients, who were selected as eligible candidates for scrotal flap, exhibited a wide range of indications, including iatrogenic injuries (e...
June 6, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589160/flexion-posteroanterior-radiographs-affect-both-enrollment-for-and-outcomes-after-injection-therapy-for-knee-osteoarthritis
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Maximilian A Meyer, Timothy S Leroux, David M Levy, Annemarie K Tilton, Paul B Lewis, Adam B Yanke, Brian J Cole
BACKGROUND: Knee injection therapy is less effective for severe osteoarthritis (OA), specifically Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grade 4. Patient selection for knee injection trials has historically been based on extension anteroposterior (AP) radiographic evaluation; however, emerging evidence suggests that KL grading using a flexion posteroanterior (PA) radiograph more accurately and reproducibly predicts disease severity. The impact of radiographic view on patient selection and outcome after knee injection therapy remains unknown...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588166/comparative-efficacy-of-local-steroid-and-therapeutic-ultrasound-for-quicker-functional-improvement-in-tennis-elbow
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M S Rahman, A K Salek, M A Ullah
Lateral epicondylitis or Tennis elbow is very common repetitive stress injury or cumulative trauma disorder among active professionals and tennis players. Local steroid injection can provide quick functional improvement as sought by most of the patients. Therapeutic ultrasound and eccentric exercises can also improve the function. This study was carried out to see the comparative efficacy of these two modalities of treatments in terms of quicker functional improvement and this randomized interventional clinical trial was carried out in a private rehabilitation hospital in Dhaka...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581691/recombinant-factor-xiii-prophylaxis-is-safe-and-effective-in-young-children-with-congenital-fxiii-a-deficiency-international-phase-3b-trial-results
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Bryce A Kerlin, Aida Inbal, Andrew Will, Michael Williams, May-Lill Garly, Lotte Jacobsen, Susan L Kearney
BACKGROUND: Factor XIII deficiency is a rare, severe congenital bleeding disorder. Monthly prophylaxis with recombinant factor XIII (rFXIII) has demonstrated favorable safety and efficacy in patients ≥6 years and may similarly benefit younger children. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of rFXIII in children <6 years with congenital FXIII A-subunit deficiency. PATIENTS/METHODS: Six children, who previously completed a single-dose pharmacokinetic trial of rFXIII, received 35 IU kg(-1) rFXIII every 28 (± 2) days for a minimum of 52 weeks and were evaluated for bleeding and adverse events...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580361/neuroprotection-via-rna-binding-protein-rbm3-expression-is-regulated-by-hypothermia-but-not-by-hypoxia-in-human-sk-n-sh-neurons
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Lisa-Maria Rosenthal, Giang Tong, Christoph Walker, Sylvia J Wowro, Jana Krech, Constanze Pfitzer, Georgia Justus, Felix Berger, Katharina Rose Luise Schmitt
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic hypothermia is an established treatment for perinatal asphyxia. Yet, many term infants continue to die or suffer from neurodevelopmental disability. Several experimental studies have demonstrated a beneficial effect of mild-to-moderate hypothermia after hypoxic injury, but the understanding of hypothermia-induced neuroprotection remains incomplete. In general, global protein synthesis is attenuated by hypothermia, but a small group of RNA-binding proteins including the RNA-binding motif 3 (RBM3) is upregulated in response to cooling...
2017: Hypoxia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577705/nonoperative-options-for-management-of-articular-cartilage-disease
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REVIEW
Sourav K Poddar, Luke Widstrom
Nonoperative options for articular cartilage injury are pervasive but have not shown to be curative. Recommendations for low-impact exercise and weight loss provide benefit and are a foundation for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Judicious use of NSAIDs and acetaminophen can be appropriate for pain management. Topical NSAIDs may be a treatment option with fewer side effects than its oral counterpart. Additionally, viscosupplementation injections are useful for mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis, whereas short-term pain relief is provided by intra-articular corticosteroid injections...
July 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570092/the-effect-of-physical-exercise-after-a-concussion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Avtar Lal, Stephanie A Kolakowsky-Hayner, Jamshid Ghajar, Maya Balamane
BACKGROUND: Data evaluating the role of exercise in patients with a concussion are contradictory. Studies have reported improvement in the Post-Concussion Symptom Scale (PCSS) score, whereas others showed no effect on the PCSS score. PURPOSE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the role of physical exercise on different outcomes in patients with a concussion. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: A search of 5 databases from the earliest available date to September 30, 2016, and a hand search of a few articles were performed...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566003/memory-and-executive-functions-correlates-of-self-awareness-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Nicolle Zimmermann, Daniel C Mograbi, Andressa Hermes-Pereira, Rochele P Fonseca, George P Prigatano
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of executive functions (EF) components and episodic and working memory variables, as well as clinical and demographic factors, to awareness of cognitive ability in traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: Sixty-five TBI patients (mild: n = 26; moderate/severe: n = 39) took part in the study. Independent stepwise regression models were calculated for EF and memory predictors, with awareness being measured by patient/informant discrepancy in the Patient Competency Rating Scale...
July 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565740/-retrospectively-analysis-of-the-difference-of-bleeding-frequency-and-hemophilic-arthropathy-between-hemophilia-a-and-hemophilia-b-patients
#18
S X Wang, Y Guan, Y B Nie, H Y Li, B Y Sun, X Y Wang, R C Yang
Objective: To analyze the difference of bleeding frequency, plain radiographic (X-ray) , risk factors in hemophilic arthropathy progression and the Arnold-Hilgartner classification. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in 211 hemophilia patients hospitalized in our medical center between January 2007 and December 2010, some patients with hemarthrosis were followed up for 5 years. Results: All patients were male, including 150 hemophilia A (HA) and 61 hemophilia B (HB) . The HA patients bled more frequently than HB patients with annualized total bleeding rate 20...
May 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554913/protocol-for-a-single-centre-parallel-arm-randomised-controlled-superiority-trial-evaluating-the-effects-of-transcatheter-arterial-embolisation-of-abnormal-knee-neovasculature-on-pain-function-and-quality-of-life-in-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis
#19
Steve Landers, Andrew Hely, Benjamin Harrison, Nick Maister, Rachael Hely, Stephen E Lane, Stephen D Gill, Richard S Page
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) is common. Advanced knee OA is successfully treated with joint replacement surgery, but effectively managing mild to moderate knee OA can be difficult. Angiogenesis increases with OA and might contribute to pain and structural damage. Modifying angiogenesis is a potential treatment pathway for OA. The aim of the current study is to determine whether transcatheter arterial embolisation of abnormal neovasculature arising from the genicular arterial branches improves knee pain, physical function and quality of life in people with mild to moderate symptomatic knee OA...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553370/neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-radiological-review
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REVIEW
Shahina Bano, Vikas Chaudhary, Umesh Chandra Garga
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a devastating condition that may result in death or severe neurologic deficits in children. Neuroimaging with cranial ultrasound (US), computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are valuable tools in the workup of patients with HIE. The pattern of brain injury depends on the severity and duration of hypoxia and degree of brain maturation. Mild to moderate HI injury results in periventricular leukomalacia and germinal matrix bleed in preterm neonates, and parasagittal watershed infarcts in full-term neonates...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
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