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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441799/-treatment-of-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-by-hemi-phrenic-nerve-transfer
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W Song, M Li, H L Zheng, L Sun, S C Chen, D H Chen, F Liu, M H Zhu, C Y Zhang, W Wang
Objective: To investigate the surgical effect of reinnervation of bilateral posterior cricoarytenoid muscles(PCA) with left hemi-phrenic nerve and endoscopic laser arytenoid resection in bilateral vocal cord fold paralysis(BVFP) and to analyze the pros and cons of the two methods. Methods: One hundred and seventeen BVFP patients who underwent reinnervation of bilateral PCA using the left hemi-phrenic nerve approach (nerve group, n=52) or laser arytenoidectomy(laser group, n=65) were enrolled in this study from Jan...
April 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441793/patterns-beliefs-norms-and-perceived-harms-of-hookah-smoking-in-north-iran
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Rahman Berdi Ozouni Davaji, Yousef Dadban Shahamat, Farshid Hajili Davaji, Kamal Mirkarimi, Abdurrahman Charkazi, Bagher Pahlavanzadeh, Navisa Sadat Seydghasemi, Gholamreza Sharifirad, Mitra Moodi, Ayoub Elahi
Introduction: Hookah smoking is considered as a public health threat around the globe. The aim of this study was to investigatethe hookah smoking patterns, beliefs, norms and perceived harms in Golestan province of Iran. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 395 hookah smokers using convenience sampling method in 2015. To collect data, Heinz’s hookah patternwas utilized. Ordinal regression models were used to exploring of covariates related to the odds of life time, last-30-day, and current hookah use...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441790/eradicating-breast-cancer-longevity-impact-on-kuwaiti-women
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Muhammad Ali Al Ramadhan
Objective: To explore salient trends in incidence and mortality from breast cancer among Kuwaiti females and to quantify the number of years that could be saved if breast cancer deaths were eliminated. Methods: Appling life table technique, the paper constructs a bridged, multiple decrement and cancer-elimination life tables for Kuwaiti females. Data sources include Kuwait Cancer Control Center Registry along with vital statistics on mortality by age groups, nationality, and causes of death according to ICD-10 revision...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441768/probabilistic-fatigue-life-updating-for-railway-bridges-based-on-local-inspection-and-repair
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Young-Joo Lee, Robin E Kim, Wonho Suh, Kiwon Park
Railway bridges are exposed to repeated train loads, which may cause fatigue failure. As critical links in a transportation network, railway bridges are expected to survive for a target period of time, but sometimes they fail earlier than expected. To guarantee the target bridge life, bridge maintenance activities such as local inspection and repair should be undertaken properly. However, this is a challenging task because there are various sources of uncertainty associated with aging bridges, train loads, environmental conditions, and maintenance work...
April 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441764/altered-adipogenesis-in-zebrafish-larvae-following-high-fat-diet-and-chemical-exposure-is-visualised-by-stimulated-raman-scattering-microscopy
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Marjo J den Broeder, Miriam J B Moester, Jorke H Kamstra, Peter H Cenijn, Valentina Davidoiu, Leonie M Kamminga, Freek Ariese, Johannes F de Boer, Juliette Legler
Early life stage exposure to environmental chemicals may play a role in obesity by altering adipogenesis; however, robust in vivo methods to quantify these effects are lacking. The goal of this study was to analyze the effects of developmental exposure to chemicals on adipogenesis in the zebrafish (Danio rerio). We used label-free Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) microscopy for the first time to image zebrafish adipogenesis at 15 days post fertilization (dpf) and compared standard feed conditions (StF) to a high fat diet (HFD) or high glucose diet (HGD)...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441681/complications-and-mortality-following-one-to-two-level-anterior-cervical-fusion-for-cervical-spondylosis-in-patients-above-80-years-of-age
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Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Adam L Shimer, Anuj Singla, Francis Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective database review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the complication and mortality rates in patients 80 years of age and older who were treated with anterior cervical fusion surgery and to compare these rates against those of other elderly patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical spondylosis is frequently observed in the elderly and is the most common cause of myelopathy in older adults. With increasing life expectancies, a greater proportion of patients are being treated with spine surgery at a later age...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441673/gateways-to-the-laboratory-how-an-md-phd-program-increased-the-number-of-minority-physician-scientists
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Ruth Gotian, Jemella C Raymore, Shauna-Kay Rhooms, Laura Liberman, Olaf S Andersen
Traditional underrepresented minority (URM) groups (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans) remain underrepresented among physician-scientists. To address the dearth of URM physician-scientists, in 1993 the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program developed a pipeline program, Gateways to the Laboratory (Gateways), which focuses on increasing the breadth and depth of the URM physician-scientist pipeline by offering an all-encompassing summer research training program which mirrors the life of a physician-scientist...
May 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441669/keep-them-breathing-cystic-fibrosis-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Sheena D Brown, Rachel White, Phil Tobin
Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects more than 30,000 people in the United States and 80,000 people worldwide. This life-threatening genetic disorder causes a buildup of thick, viscous mucus secretions in various organ systems, most commonly the gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and genitourinary systems. This article reviews the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and monitoring of patients with CF as well as guidelines for management and emerging pharmacologic treatments.
May 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441668/evaluation-and-management-of-orofacial-pain
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Stephanie Joseph Gilkey, Francisco Plaza-Villegas
Challenging to diagnose and manage, orofacial pain is a common and costly problem with a profound effect on quality of life. Delayed diagnosis and management can lead to prolonged patient suffering and disability. This article describes the background, assessment, differential diagnosis, management, and referral of patients with orofacial pain.
May 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441654/gastric-ulcer-hemorrhage-a-potential-life-threatening-complication-of-intragastric-balloon-treatment-of-obesity
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Aleksandra Mojkowska, Stefan Gazdzinski, Mariusz Fraczek, Mariusz Wyleżoł
BACKGROUND: Some morbidly obese patients do not qualify for bariatric surgery due to general health contraindications. Intragastric balloon treatment might be a therapeutic option in the above-mentioned cases. It can prime super-obese patients with end-stage disease for bariatric surgery. As a neoadjuvant therapy before surgery, it leads to a downstage of the disease by preliminary weight reduction, to an improvement in general health and, in summary, to a reduction of the perioperative risk...
April 26, 2017: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441647/subjective-memory-in-a-national-sample-predicting-psychological-well-being
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Jacqueline A Mogle, Nikki Hill, Caroline McDermott
BACKGROUND: Individual perception of memory performance (i.e., subjective memory) is assessed using a variety of approaches. This article focuses on 2 such approaches: (1) self-comparison assessments that attempt to capture changes in memory ability over a period of time and (2) age-anchored comparisons that assess how an individual perceives their memory in relation to others their age. These different types of assessment may relate to psychological well-being differently due to the underlying mechanisms of assessment...
April 26, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441636/psychological-features-and-quality-of-life-in-50-adult-patients-with-epilepsy-and-their-caregivers-from-the-lecco-epilepsy-center-italy
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Alessandra Petruzzi, Andrea Rigamonti, Claudia Yvonne Finocchiaro, Paolo Borelli, Elena Lamperti, Antonio Silvani, Rossana Regazzoni, Lorenzo Stanzani, Andrea Salmaggi
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. To the best of our knowledge, in Italy, the relationship between patients' and caregivers' psychological state has rarely been analyzed. Thus, we sought to evaluate both the psychological state of patients with epilepsy and that of their caregivers and the interrelationship between them. We also assessed the existing relation between psychological features and some clinical and demographic information, such as number of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), epilepsy duration and education level of patients and their caregivers...
April 22, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441618/motivation-deficits-and-use-of-alcohol-and-illicit-drugs-among-individuals-with-schizophrenia
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Amber L Bahorik, Catherine G Greeno, Gerald Cochran, Jack R Cornelius, Shaun M Eack
This study examined the impact of substance use on intrinsic motivation and evaluated the association between intrinsic motivation and substance use recovery among individuals with schizophrenia. Alcohol and illicit drug use and intrinsic motivation were evaluated at baseline and 6-months for 1434 individuals with schizophrenia from the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) using self-rated substance use assessments and a derived motivation measure from the Heinrichs-Carpenter Quality of Life Scale...
April 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441591/preliminary-study-of-possible-relationships-between-exposure-to-pcdd-fs-and-dl-pcbs-in-ambient-air-and-the-length-of-life-of-people
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Grzegorz Dziubanek, Ewa Marchwińska-Wyrwał, Małgorzata Ćwieląg-Drabek, Anna Spychała, Monika Rusin, Agata Piekut, Ilona Hajok
There is a lack of studies on the impact of very toxic and persistent organic compounds as polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on the population life expectancy. Preliminary studies on the relations between exposure to PCDD/Fs and dl-PCBs in ambient air and the length of life of residents of 12 cities (2 million people) in the Silesia province has been undertaken. The average length of life of inhabitants in 12 cities of Silesia province was calculated on the basis of register of deaths after excluding deaths caused by external causes and the concentration of PCDD/Fs and dl-PCBs were measured...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441589/nutrient-stress-induced-chromatin-changes-in-plants
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REVIEW
David Secco, James Whelan, Hatem Rouached, Ryan Lister
The ability of plants to appropriately respond to the soil nutrient availability is of primary importance for their development and to complete their life cycle. Deciphering these multifaceted adaptive mechanisms remains a major challenge for scientists to date. Recent technological breakthroughs now enable to assess the dynamism and complexity of these processes at unprecedented resolution. In this review, we present some of the most recent findings on the involvement of histone modifications, histone variants and DNA methylation in response to nutrient stresses as well as discussing the potential roles these chromatin changes could serve as priming or as trans-generational stress memory mechanisms...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441564/multisensory-development-calibrating-a-coherent-sensory-milieu-in-early-life
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Andrew J Bremner
A new study reveals the effects of visual deprivation in early life on the development of multisensory simultaneity perception. To understand the developmental processes underlying this we need to consider the multisensory milieu of the newborn infant.
April 24, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441450/commensal-bacteria-and-essential-amino-acids-control-food-choice-behavior-and-reproduction
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Ricardo Leitão-Gonçalves, Zita Carvalho-Santos, Ana Patrícia Francisco, Gabriela Tondolo Fioreze, Margarida Anjos, Célia Baltazar, Ana Paula Elias, Pavel M Itskov, Matthew D W Piper, Carlos Ribeiro
Choosing the right nutrients to consume is essential to health and wellbeing across species. However, the factors that influence these decisions are poorly understood. This is particularly true for dietary proteins, which are important determinants of lifespan and reproduction. We show that in Drosophila melanogaster, essential amino acids (eAAs) and the concerted action of the commensal bacteria Acetobacter pomorum and Lactobacilli are critical modulators of food choice. Using a chemically defined diet, we show that the absence of any single eAA from the diet is sufficient to elicit specific appetites for amino acid (AA)-rich food...
April 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441437/quantitative-modeling-of-responses-to-chronic-ionizing-radiation-exposure-using-targeted-and-non-targeted-effects
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Igor Shuryak
The biological effects of chronic ionizing radiation exposure can be difficult to study, but important to understand in order to protect the health of occupationally-exposed persons and victims of radiological accidents or malicious events. They include targeted effects (TE) caused by ionizations within/close to nuclear DNA, and non-targeted effects (NTE) caused by damage to other cell structures and/or activation of stress-signaling pathways in distant cells. Data on radiation damage in animal populations exposed over multiple generations to wide ranges of dose rates after the Chernobyl nuclear-power-plant accident are very useful for enhancing our understanding of these processes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441403/chronic-pain-and-sex-differences-women-accept-and-move-while-men-feel-blue
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Graciela S Rovner, Katharina S Sunnerhagen, Ann Björkdahl, Björn Gerdle, Björn Börsbo, Fredrik Johansson, David Gillanders
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to explore differences between male and female patients entering a rehabilitation program at a pain clinic in order to gain a greater understanding of different approaches to be used in rehabilitation. METHOD: 1371 patients referred to a specialty pain rehabilitation clinic, completed sociodemographic and pain related questionnaires. They rated their pain acceptance (CPAQ-8), their kinesiophobia (TSK), the impact of pain in their life (MPI), anxiety and depression levels (HAD) and quality of life scales: the SF-36, LiSat-11, and the EQ-5D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441339/still-searching-a-meta-synthesis-of-a-good-death-from-the-bereaved-family-member-perspective
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REVIEW
Kelly E Tenzek, Rachel Depner
The concept of a good death continues to receive attention in end-of-life (EOL) scholarship. We sought to continue this line of inquiry related to a good death by conducting a meta-synthesis of published qualitative research studies that examined a good death from the bereaved family member's perspective. Results of the meta-synthesis included 14 articles with 368 participants. Based on analysis, we present a conceptual model called The Opportunity Model for Presence during the EOL Process. The model is framed in socio-cultural factors, and major themes include EOL process engagement with categories of healthcare participants, communication and practical issues...
April 25, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
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