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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161471/peer-to-peer-mentoring-for-african-american-women-with-lupus-a-feasibility-pilot
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Edith M Williams, J Madison Hyer, Ramakrishnan Viswanathan, Trevor D Faith, Delia Voronca, Mulugeta Gebregzaibher, Jim C Oates, Leonard Egede
OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility and potential benefits of peer mentoring to improve the disease self-management and quality of life of individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Peer mentors were trained and paired with up to three mentees to receive self-management education and support by telephone over 12 weeks. This study took place at an academic teaching hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Seven quads consisting of one peer mentor and three mentees were matched based on factors such as age, area of residence, marital and work status...
November 21, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156168/new-fixation-methods-for-the-treatment-of-the-diabetic-foot-beaming-external-fixation-and-beyond
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Roberto A Brandão, Jeffrey S Weber, David Larson, Mark A Prissel, Patrick E Bull, Gregory C Berlet, Christopher F Hyer
Surgical correction of complex foot and ankle deformities secondary to Charcot neuroarthropathy remains a significant surgical challenge. New technological advancements in hardware have allowed for the use of augmented fixation techniques in midfoot deformity correction, including the use of indication-specific locking plates and beaming techniques that offer enhanced stability. Severe hindfoot deformity management can employ the use of internal fixation, including intramedullary hindfoot nails and circular external fixation frames for limb salvage...
January 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154697/rate-of-subtalar-joint-arthrodesis-after-retrograde-tibiotalocalcaneal-arthrodesis-with-intramedullary-nail-fixation-evaluation-of-the-rain-database
#3
Michael Dujela, Christopher F Hyer, Gregory C Berlet
BACKGROUND: Hindfoot arthritis or significant deformity involving the ankle and subtalar joint (STJ) is a disabling condition with few salvage options. Many surgeons note a decreased STJ fusion rate compared with ankle union when a retrograde nail construct is used. The purpose of this study was to report the STJ fusion rate of tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis with retrograde nail. METHODS: A chart and radiographic review was performed. TTC fusions performed in patients with osteoarthritis, posttraumatic arthritis, or deformity correction with retrograde nail fixation were included...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126857/impact-of-endogenous-progesterone-on-reactivity-to-yohimbine-and-cocaine-cues-in-cocaine-dependent-women
#4
Megan M Moran-Santa Maria, Brian J Sherman, Kathleen T Brady, Nathaniel L Baker, J Madison Hyer, Chantelle Ferland, Aimee L McRae-Clark
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Data from clinical and preclinical models of relapse suggest that progesterone attenuates cocaine-seeking behavior. In a recent study, we found that cocaine-dependent women reported greater subjective responses to cues that were preceded by a stressor than cocaine-dependent men. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of endogenous progesterone on the subjective and endocrine responses to a drug-paired cue that was preceded by a stressor in cocaine-dependent women...
November 7, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124779/prenatal-diethylstilbestrol-exposure-and-cancer-risk-in-women
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Rebecca Troisi, Elizabeth E Hatch, Linda Titus, William Strohsnitter, Mitchell H Gail, Dezheng Huo, Ervin Adam, Stanley J Robboy, Marianne Hyer, Robert N Hoover, Julie R Palmer
In the Diethylstilbestrol [DES] Combined Cohort Follow-up, the age- and calendar-year specific standardized incidence ratio [SIR] for clear cell adenocarcinoma [CCA] was 27.6 (95% confidence interval [CI] 7.51-70.6) for the exposed women. The SIR for breast cancer was 1.17 (95% CI 1.01-1.36) and the hazard ratio [HR] adjusted for birth year and cohort for comparison with the unexposed was 1.05 (95% CI 0.79-1.41). The SIR for pancreatic cancer was 2.43 (95% CI 1.21-4.34) and the adjusted HR for comparison with unexposed women was 7...
November 10, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110501/first-metatarsal-head-osteochondral-defect-treatment-with-particulated-juvenile-cartilage-allograft-transplantation-a-case-series
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Bryan Van Dyke, Gregory C Berlet, Justin L Daigre, Christopher F Hyer, Terrence M Philbin
BACKGROUND: Focal damage to articular cartilage, also called an osteochondral defect (OCD), can be a cause of pain and decreased range of motion. Recent advancements have led to transplantation techniques using particulated juvenile articular cartilage allograft. This technique has been applied to the first metatarsal head to a very limited degree, with no published results to our knowledge. The aim of this study was to review the clinical results of patients who underwent particulated juvenile cartilage allograft implantation for first metatarsal head OCDs...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098941/efflux-transporter-breast-cancer-resistance-protein-dominantly-expresses-on-the-membrane-of-red-blood-cells-hinders-partitioning-of-its-substrates-into-the-cells-and-alters-drug-drug-interaction-profiles
#7
Pu Shi, Mingxiang Liao, Bei-Ching Chuang, Robert Griffin, Judy Shi, Marc Hyer, John K Fallon, Philip C Smith, Chao Li, Cindy Q Xia
1. Red blood cell (RBC) partitioning is important in determining pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of a compound; however, active transport across RBC membranes is not well understood, particularly without transporter-related cell membrane proteomics data. 2. In this study, we quantified breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP/Bcrp) and MDR1/P-glycoprotein (P-gp) protein expression in RBCs from humans, monkeys, dogs, rats, and mice using nanoLC/MS/MS, and evaluated their effect on RBC partitioning and plasma exposure of their substrates...
November 3, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090986/prophylactic-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-obese-patients-following-cesarean-delivery
#8
Maureen Ayers Looby, Rachel Isaksson Vogel, Ananta Bangdiwala, Barbara Hyer, Kamalini Das
OBJECTIVE: Negative pressure therapy (NPT) offers the potential to reduce infection in obese patients. The goal of this study was to explore the association between NPT use and infection after cesarean delivery among obese women. METHODS: We initiated a hospital protocol wherein women with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 kg/m(2) or greater who delivered after January 1, 2011 were to receive NPT following cesarean section. A retrospective comparison of surgical site infection (SSI) in women receiving the intervention to a similar group with a BMI of 40 kg/m(2) or greater, a historical control group of women who delivered before January 1, 2011...
October 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069384/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-prenatal-diethylstilbestrol-exposure-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk
#9
Rebecca Troisi, Linda Titus, Elizabeth E Hatch, Julie R Palmer, Dezheng Huo, William C Strohsnitter, Ervin Adam, Winnie Ricker, Marianne Hyer, Robert N Hoover
Purpose: Prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES), a prototype endocrine disrupting chemical, is associated with risk of adverse reproductive outcomes and cancer in women. We investigated whether cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk might also be greater in prenatally DES exposed women. Methods: DES exposed (n=3941) and unexposed (n=1705) women participating in the Diethylstilbestrol Combined Cohort Follow-up Study were followed prospectively from 1994-2013. Prenatal DES exposure (or lack of exposure) was documented in the birth record or physician's note...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954216/estrogen-dependent-modifications-to-hippocampal-plasticity-in-paternal-california-mice-peromyscus-californicus
#10
Molly M Hyer, Sabina Khantsis, Andrew C Venezia, Farrah N Madison, Luke Hallgarth, Enoch Adekola, Erica R Glasper
In many biparental species, mothers and fathers experience similar modifications to circulating hormones. With these modifications come alterations in neural structure and function suggesting that neuroendocrine mechanisms may underlie postpartum plasticity in both males and females. In the biparental California mouse (Peromyscus californicus), adult neurogenesis is maintained and anxiety-like behavior is attenuated in fathers during the mid-postpartum period. Given a causal relationship between estrogen and regulation of both adult neurogenesis and anxiety, we aimed to elucidate the role of estrogen-dependent mechanisms in paternal experience-related modifications to hippocampal neuroplasticity in California mice...
September 30, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842085/what-is-the-current-role-and-factors-for-success-of-the-journal-club-in-podiatric-foot-and-ankle-surgery-residency-training-programs
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Eric So, Christopher F Hyer, Marcus P Richardson, Randall C Thomas
The journal club (JC) is a traditional part of postgraduate medical education, although little has been written on its current role in podiatric surgical training programs. The goal of the present study was to determine how JCs are conducted and the factors associated with their success. Anonymous electronic surveys were distributed to all podiatric foot and ankle surgical training program directors in the United States with a valid e-mail address. A total of 202 surveys were initially e-mailed to training program directors, with a second and third round sent to those who did not respond...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834109/implementation-of-respiratory-gated-vmat-on-a-versa-hd-linear-accelerator
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Jeffrey E Snyder, Ryan T Flynn, Daniel E Hyer
The accurate delivery of respiratory-gated volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) treatment plans presents a challenge since the gantry rotation and collimator leaves must be repeatedly stopped and set into motion during each breathing cycle. In this study, we present the commissioning process for an Anzai gating system (AZ-733VI) on an Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator and make recommendations for successful clinical implementation. The commissioning tests include central axis dose consistency, profile consistency, gating beam-on/off delay, and comparison of gated versus nongated gamma pass rates for patient-specific quality assurance using four clinically commissioned photon energies: 6 MV, 6 FFF, 10 MV, and 10 FFF...
September 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826801/postplacental-intrauterine-device-expulsion-by-12-weeks-a%C3%A2-prospective-cohort-study
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Lisa M Goldthwaite, Jeanelle Sheeder, Jennifer Hyer, Kristina Tocce, Stephanie B Teal
BACKGROUND: An intrauterine device placed immediately following a delivery can serve as an effective and safe contraceptive strategy in the postpartum period. There is limited evidence that the levonorgestrel intrauterine system may have a higher rate of expulsion compared to the copper intrauterine device; however, rates of expulsion for these 2 intrauterine device types have not been compared directly. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare expulsion rates by 12 weeks' postpartum for the levonorgestrel intrauterine system and copper intrauterine device...
August 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716698/cytokine-balance-and-behavioral-intervention-findings-from-the-peer-approaches-to-lupus-self-management-pals-project
#14
Edith M Williams, J Madison Hyer, Ramakrishnan Viswanathan, Trevor D Faith, Leonard Egede, Jim C Oates, Gailen D Marshall
The Peer Approaches to Lupus Self-Management program sought to address the disparate impact of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) on African American women through a peer mentoring intervention with aims of reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Given the association between psychological health and immune function this study examines the relationship between patient reported outcomes (PROs) in these domains and immunologic indicators of disease activity. Twenty-three African American women with SLE served as mentees in the intervention from whom PRO measures were collected at the outset, midpoint, and end of the 12week pilot study...
July 14, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633781/beaming-in-charcot-arthropathy-intramedullary-fixation-for%C3%A2-complicated-reconstructions-a-cadaveric-study
#15
Corey M Fidler, Benjamin C Watson, Christopher W Reb, Christopher F Hyer
In the modern treatment of Charcot neuroarthropathy, beam screw fixation is an alternative to plate and screw fixation. Exposure is minimized for implantation, and this technique supports the longitudinal columns of the foot as a rigid load-sharing construct. A published data review identified a paucity of data regarding metatarsal intramedullary canal morphology relevant to beam screw fixation. The purpose of the present study was to describe metatarsal diaphyseal morphology qualitatively and quantitatively in an effort to provide data that can be used by surgeons when selecting axially based intramedullary fixation...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600364/cross-sectional-study-of-factors-associated-with-community-health-centre-use-in-a-recently-urbanised-community-in-chengdu-china
#16
Danping Liu, Hongdao Meng, Debra Dobbs, Kyaien O Conner, Kathryn Hyer, Ningxiu Li, Xiaohui Ren, Bo Gao
OBJECTIVES: Public investment in community health centres (CHCs) has been increasing as a response to rapid urbanisation in China. The objectives of this study were: (1) to examine factors associated with CHC use among residents from a recently urbanised community in western China and (2) to describe satisfaction with CHC among users. DESIGN: Cross-sectional design. SETTING: A community recently converted to urban status with a newly constructed CHC in Southwest China...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545627/impact-of-renal-function-on-survival-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#17
J Alvin Kpaeyeh, Laura Divoky, J Madison Hyer, David D Daly, Anbukarasi Maran, Ashley Waring, Michael R Gold
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with worse survival in patients with heart disease including those with implantable devices. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can potentially improve renal function. To assess the relation between the change in renal function and survival with CRT, 238 patients undergoing initial CRT with defibrillator implantation between 2002 and 2011 were followed. The primary end point was all-cause mortality. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), before implantation and 6 ± 3 months after CRT was calculated...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406977/separation-increases-passive-stress-coping-behaviors-during-forced-swim-and-alters-hippocampal-dendritic-morphology-in-california-mice
#18
Molly M Hyer, Erica R Glasper
Individuals within monogamous species form bonds that may buffer against the negative effects of stress on physiology and behavior. In some species, involuntary termination of the mother-offspring bond results in increased symptoms of negative affect in the mother, suggesting that the parent-offspring bond may be equally as important as the pair bond. To our knowledge, the extent to which affect in paternal rodents is altered by involuntary termination of the father-offspring bond is currently unknown. Here, we investigated to what extent separation and paternal experience alters passive stress-coping behaviors and dendritic morphology in hippocampal subfields of California mice (Peromyscus californicus)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380716/dietary-service-staffing-impact-nutritional-quality-in-nursing-homes
#19
Kelly M Smith, Kali S Thomas, Shanthi Johnson, Hongdao Meng, Kathryn Hyer
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between dietary service staff and dietary deficiency citations in nursing homes (NHs). METHOD: 2007-2011 Online Survey and Certification and Reporting data for 14,881 freestanding NHs were used to examine the relationship between dietary service staff and the probability of receiving a dietary service-related deficiency citation. An unconditional logit model with random effects was employed. RESULTS: Findings suggest that higher staffing levels for dietitians (odds ratio [OR] = ...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340222/success-in-implementation-of-a-resident-in-service-examination-review-series
#20
Jessica A Forcucci, J Madison Hyer, Evelyn T Bruner, David N Lewin, Nicholas I Batalis
Objectives: Primary pathology board certification has been correlated with senior resident in-service examination (RISE) performance. We describe our success with an annual, month-long review series. Methods: Aggregate program RISE performance data were gathered for 3 years prior to and 3 years following initiation of the review series. In addition, mean United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 and 2 Clinical Knowledge scores for residents participating in each RISE examination were obtained to control for incoming knowledge and test-taking ability...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
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