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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350315/revisiting-embryo-assisted-hatching-approaches-a-systematic-review-of-the-current-protocols
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Alessandra Alteri, Paola Viganò, Ahmad Abu Maizar, Luca Jovine, Elisa Giacomini, Patrizia Rubino
Zona pellucida (ZP) manipulation, termed "assisted hatching" (AH), has been introduced in order to favor embryo hatching and ultimately improve assisted reproductive technology success but with poor proofs of safety and biological plausibility. We herein provide a systematic review of clinical outcomes following the application of different methods of ZP manipulation on fresh or frozen/thawed embryos at different developmental stages in different groups of patients. Out of the 69 papers that compared the clinical outcomes deriving from hatched versus non-hatched embryos, only 11 considered blastocysts while the rest referred to cleavage stage embryos...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350305/percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-for-high-risk-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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REVIEW
Subrata Kar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices (PMCSD) consist of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), Impella (Abiomed Inc., Danvers, Massachusetts), Tandem Heart (Cardiac Assist, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), or extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO). They augment cardiac output, cardiac index, and cardiac power which allow the operator to mitigate hemodynamic perturbations during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (HR-PCI). This review discusses PMCSD and their contemporary literature...
January 19, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350084/exploring-assistive-technology-use-to-support-cognition-in-college-students-with-histories-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jessica Brown, Madeline Wollersheim
PURPOSE: College students with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may experience chronic cognitive deficits necessitating use of external supports for daily task completion. The purpose of this study was to explore cognitive support system selection and use by students with histories of mTBI when completing novel prospective memory tasks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We implemented a multiple case study, sequential explanatory mixed-methods design with three participants...
January 19, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349993/-accurate-osteotomy-assisted-by-individualized-navigation-templates-for-the-treatment-of-children-cubitus-varus
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Peng-Fei Zheng, Jie Chen, Xu Peng Xux, Bo Jiang, Qing-Qiang Yao, Li-Ming Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and accuracy of a new navigation template for osteotomy in cubitus varus based on computer assistant design and 3D printing technology. METHODS: The preoperative CT images of 15 children with cubitus varus from June 2015 to June 2016 were collected. According to the above data, the individual osteotomy navigate template match the distal humerus was designed by the software and printed by the 3D printer. Accurate osteotomy was performed with the assistant of the navigate template in the operation...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349733/point-of-care-ultrasound-pocus-of-the-upper-airway
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Kong Eric You-Ten, Naveed Siddiqui, Wendy H Teoh, Michael S Kristensen
Airway management is a critical skill in the practice of several medical specialities including anesthesia, emergency medicine, and critical care. Over the years mounting evidence has showed an increasing role of ultrasound (US) in airway management. The objective of this narrative review is to provide an overview of the indications for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) of the upper airway. The use of US to guide and assist clinical airway management has potential benefits for both provider and patient. Ultrasound can be utilized to determine airway size and predict the appropriate diameter of single-lumen endotracheal tubes (ETTs), double-lumen ETTs, and tracheostomy tubes...
January 18, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348272/use-of-computer-technology-during-family-centered-rounds-a-qualitative-study-of-parent-perspectives
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Jeremy Kern, Priti Bhansali
OBJECTIVES: Physicians often use computer technologies to assist in work activities, including family-centered rounds (FCR), but little is known about the attitudes of families on the use of these technologies. We aimed to describe these perceptions on the presence and use of computer technologies during FCR. METHODS: We conducted observations of FCR from a parent's visual perspective to "see what they see." This was followed by in-depth interviews with the families of patients admitted to the hospitalist service at our institution to describe their experience with the use of computer technology by the medical team during FCR...
January 18, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346744/2017-national-standards-for-diabetes-self-management-education-and-support
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Joni Beck, Deborah A Greenwood, Lori Blanton, Sandra T Bollinger, Marcene K Butcher, Jo Ellen Condon, Marjorie Cypress, Priscilla Faulkner, Amy Hess Fischl, Theresa Francis, Leslie E Kolb, Jodi M Lavin-Tompkins, Janice MacLeod, Melinda Maryniuk, Carolé Mensing, Eric A Orzeck, David D Pope, Jodi L Pulizzi, Ardis A Reed, Andrew S Rhinehart, Linda Siminerio, Jing Wang
Purpose The purpose of this study is to review the literature for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) to ensure the National Standards for DSMES (Standards) align with current evidence-based practices and utilization trends. Methods The 10 Standards were divided among 20 interdisciplinary workgroup members. Members searched the current research for diabetes education and support, behavioral health, clinical, health care environment, technical, reimbursement, and business practice for the strongest evidence that guided the Standards revision...
February 2018: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346652/toward-rational-antibody-design-recent-advancements-in-molecular-dynamics-simulations
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Takefumi Yamashita
Because antibodies have become an important therapeutic tool, rational antibody design is a challenging issue involving various science and technology fields. From the computational aspect, many types of design-assist methods have been developed, but their accuracy is not fully satisfactory. Because of recent advancements in computational power, molecular dynamics (MD) simulation has become a helpful tool to trace the motion of proteins and to characterize their properties. Thus, MD simulation has been applied to various systems involving antigen-antibody complexes and has been shown to provide accurate insight into antigen-antibody interactions and dynamics at an atomic resolution...
January 15, 2018: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346504/baum-improving-genome-assembly-by-adaptive-unique-mapping-and-local-overlap-layout-consensus-approach
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Anqi Wang, Zhanyu Wang, Zheng Li, Lei M Li
Motivation: It is highly desirable to assemble genomes of high continuity and consistency at low cost. The current bottleneck of draft genome continuity using the Second Generation Sequencing (SGS) reads is primarily caused by uncertainty among repetitive sequences. Even though the Single-Molecule Real-Time sequencing technology is very promising to overcome the uncertainty issue, its relatively high cost and error rate add burden on budget or computation. Many long-read assemblers take the overlap-layout-consensus (OLC) paradigm, which is less sensitive to sequencing errors, heterozygosity and variability of coverage...
January 15, 2018: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346114/or-net-a-service-oriented-architecture-for-safe-and-dynamic-medical-device-interoperability
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Martin Kasparick, Malte Schmitz, Björn Andersen, Max Rockstroh, Stefan Franke, Stefan Schlichting, Frank Golatowski, Dirk Timmermann
Modern surgical departments are characterized by a high degree of automation supporting complex procedures. It recently became apparent that integrated operating rooms can improve the quality of care, simplify clinical workflows, and mitigate equipment-related incidents and human errors. Particularly using computer assistance based on data from integrated surgical devices is a promising opportunity. However, the lack of manufacturer-independent interoperability often prevents the deployment of collaborative assistive systems...
January 18, 2018: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345446/the-first-south-american-case-of-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-to-select-compatible-embryo-for-cord-blood-transplantation-as-treatment-for-sickle-cell-anemia
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Ciro D Martinhago, Kalina Rn Endo, Mariana A Oliveira, Alex Mm Dias, Gislaine S Pereira, Augusto M Azzolini, Paula Rq Estrada, Caio G Bruzaca, Ana Carolina N Martinhago
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited systemic hemoglobinopathy that affects hemoglobin production in red blood cells, leading to early morbidity and mortality. It is caused by a homozygous nucleotide substitution (c.20A>T) in the β-globin gene (HBB) that changes a glutamic acid to a valine in the protein. We present a case report of a fertile couple, both carriers of the sickle cell anemia mutation, with one affected daughter. Six cycles of assisted reproductive techniques were performed, resulting in 53 embryos in cleavage stage...
January 18, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344856/next-generation-sequencing-analysis-of-laser-microdissected-formalin-fixed-and-paraffin-embedded-ffpe-tissue-specimens
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Lavinia Mägel, Stephan Bartels, Ulrich Lehmann
In recent years, next-generation sequencing (NGS) became widely used in molecular pathology. Comprehensive mutational profiling improved diagnosis and prognosis, as well as the identification of therapeutically relevant genetic alterations. However, the vast majority of studies analyzing tissue samples use DNA extracted from bulk tissue or only manually microdissected specimens. Laser-assisted microdissection offers the possibility of isolating morphologically defined small tissue compartments (like individual glands) or even of single cells for further molecular analysis...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344391/pilot-study-assessing-the-effect-of-continual-position-monitoring-technology-on-compliance-with-patient-turning-protocols
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Suann Cirigliano Schutt, Christine Tarver, Michelle Pezzani
Aim: The study aim was to evaluate if continual patient position monitoring, taking into account self-turns and clinician-assisted turns, would increase the percentage of time a patient's position changed at least every 2 hr. Background: While patient turning has clinical benefits, current models to help staff remember to turn patients, such as "turn clocks" and timers, have not resulted in high compliance with turning protocols. In addition, reminders are based on arbitrary 2-hr windows (such as turning on "even" hours) rather than on individual patient activity, including self-turns...
January 2018: Nursing Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344044/ethical-challenges-of-embryo-donation-in-embryo-donors-and-recipients
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Mahboubeh Taebi, Reyhane Bahrami, Narges Bagheri-Lankarani, Mohsen Shahriari
Background: Embryo donation, as one of the novel assisted reproductive technologies (ART), has remained a controversial issue. This is due to this methods' need for individuals from outside the family circle. Their presence can cause many ethical issues and complicate the designing and planning of the embryo donation process. The present study was conducted with the aim to assess the ethical challenges of embryo donation from the view point of embryo donors and recipients. Material and Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted on 192 couples (96 embryo donators and 96 embryo recipients) referring to Isfahan Fertility and Infertility Center and Royan Institute, Iran...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344039/the-effect-of-auriculotherapy-on-the-stress-and-the-outcomes-of-assistant-reproductive-technologies-in-infertile-women
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Mozhgan Saffari, Zahra Khashavi, Mahboubeh Valiani
Background: Infertility means failure to achieve pregnancy after one year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Infertile women may experience severe stress and depression. Numerous studies have indicated that auriculotherapy could reduce stress. Thus, the aim of the present study was to determine the effect of auriculotherapy on the stress and the outcome assisted reproductive technology in infertile women. Materials and Methods: The present study was a clinical trial that was conducted on 56 infertile women aged 20-45, who were assigned into two groups of intervention and control, from November 2014 to November 2015...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343756/radiological-and-clinical-differences-among-three-assisted-technologies-in-pedicle-screw-fixation-of-adult-degenerative-scoliosis
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Yong Fan, Jin Peng Du, Ji Jun Liu, Jia Nan Zhang, Shi Chang Liu, Ding Jun Hao
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiological differences among three advanced guided technologies in adult degenerative scoliosis. A total of 1012 pedicle screws were inserted in 83 patients using a spine robot (group A), 886 screws were implanted in 75 patients using a drill guide template (group B), and 1276 screws were inserted in 109 patients using CT-based navigation (group C). Screw positions were evaluated using postoperative CT scans according to the Gertzbein and Robbins classification...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343412/implementing-genome-driven-personalized-cardiology-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Ares Pasipoularides
Genomics designates the coordinated investigation of a large number of genes in the context of a biological process or disease. It may be long before we attain comprehensive understanding of the genomics of common complex cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) such as inherited cardiomyopathies, valvular diseases, primary arrhythmogenic conditions, congenital heart syndromes, hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerotic heart disease, hypertensive syndromes, and heart failure with preserved/reduced ejection fraction. Nonetheless, as genomics is evolving rapidly, it is constructive to survey now pertinent concepts and breakthroughs...
January 14, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343272/biotechnologies-that-empower-transgender-persons-to-self-actualize-as-individuals-partners-spouses-and-parents-are-defining-new-ways-to-conceive-a-child-psychological-considerations-and-ethical-issues
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REVIEW
Agnès Condat, Nicolas Mendes, Véronique Drouineaud, Nouria Gründler, Chrystelle Lagrange, Colette Chiland, Jean-Philippe Wolf, François Ansermet, David Cohen
Today, thanks to biomedical technologies advances, some persons with fertility issues can conceive. Transgender persons benefit also from these advances and can not only actualize their self-identified sexual identities but also experience parenthood. Based on clinical multidisciplinary seminars that gathered child psychiatrists and psychoanalysts interested in the fields of assisted reproduction technology (ART) and gender dysphoria, philosophers interested in bioethics, biologists interested in ART, and endocrinologists interested in pubertal suppression, we explore how new biotechnical advances, whether in gender transition or procreation, could create new ways to conceive a child possible...
January 17, 2018: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine: PEHM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341813/regenerative-medicine-a-vehicle-to-infuse-laboratory-bench-modules-into-an-exercise-physiology-curriculum
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Jason M Brown, Breonte S Guy, Dawn X Henderson, C Edward Ebert, Jill Harp, Chad D Markert
Regenerative medicine is a novel discipline that both excites undergraduates and may be used as a vehicle to expose students to scientific concepts and opportunities. The goal of this article is to describe the implementation of a National Science Foundation-funded Targeted Infusion Project in which underrepresented minority undergraduates are exposed to laboratory-bench skills and summer research opportunities that they may not have encountered otherwise. A 3-wk infusion of laboratory-bench and data presentation skills, in the context of a regenerative medicine/bioengineering project, aimed to engage students and expose them to opportunities as summer researchers and teaching assistants...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340838/text-based-phenotypic-profiles-incorporating-biochemical-phenotypes-of-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-improve-phenomics-based-diagnosis
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Jessica J Y Lee, Michael M Gottlieb, Jake Lever, Steven J M Jones, Nenad Blau, Clara D M van Karnebeek, Wyeth W Wasserman
Phenomics is the comprehensive study of phenotypes at every level of biology: from metabolites to organisms. With high throughput technologies increasing the scope of biological discoveries, the field of phenomics has been developing rapid and precise methods to collect, catalog, and analyze phenotypes. Such methods have allowed phenotypic data to be widely used in medical applications, from assisting clinical diagnoses to prioritizing genomic diagnoses. To channel the benefits of phenomics into the field of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM), we have recently launched IEMbase, an expert-curated knowledgebase of IEM and their disease-characterizing phenotypes...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
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