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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725521/naso-or-orbitocutaneous-fistulas-after-free-flap-reconstruction-of-orbital-exenteration-defects-retrospective-study-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Patrick Tassone, Kurren S Gill, David Hsu, Gurston Nyquist, Howard Krein, Jurij R Bilyk, Anna P Murchison, James J Evans, Ryan N Heffelfinger, Joseph M Curry
Objective  Naso- or orbitocutaneous fistula (NOF) is a challenging complication of orbital exenteration, and it often requires surgical repair. We sought to identify the incidence and risk factors for NOF after orbital exenteration. Study Design  Retrospective chart review, systematic review, meta-analysis. Setting  Tertiary care center. Participants  Patients undergoing free flap reconstruction following orbital exenteration. Records were reviewed for clinicopathologic data, operative details, and outcomes...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722686/on-the-performance-of-natural-orbital-functional-approximations-in-hubbard-model
#2
Ion Mitxelena, Mario Piris, Mauricio Antonio Rodríguez Mayorga
Strongly correlated materials are now under intense development, and Natural Orbital Functional (NOF) methods seem to be able to capture the physics of these systems. We present a benchmark based on the Hubbard model for a class of commonly used NOF approximations (also known as reduced density matrix functional approximations). Our findings highlight the importance of imposing ensemble N -representability conditions in order to obtain consistent results in systems with either weak or strong electronic correlation, such as the Hubbard system with a varying two-particle interaction parameter...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612434/effect-of-increasing-taurine-and-methionine-supplementation-on-urinary-taurine-excretion-in-a-model-insectivore-the-giant-anteater-myrmecophaga-tridactyla
#3
S A Nofs, E S Dierenfeld, R C Backus
The giant anteater (Mymercophaga tridactyla) is a highly specialized insectivore for which nutrient requirements are not clearly established, making diet formulation challenging for this species. Multiple clinical reports suggest anteaters have an obligate dietary taurine (TAU) requirement. Sulphur amino acid (SAA) metabolism in adult anteaters was evaluated using noninvasive methods to measure TAU synthesis potential from dietary methionine (MET) and a basal diet containing on a dry matter (DM) basis 1.7 mg TAU/kg DM and 6...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587786/the-history-of-bone-densitometry
#4
Paul D Miller
Bone densitometry (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry-DXA) is a vital medical tool needed for the diagnosis of osteoporosis in non-fractured patients; predicting future fracture risk; and monitoring bone mineral density (BMD) in untreated or treated patients. The history of the pivotal international society involved in the science and clinical interpretation of DXA, the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) is defined in this manuscript. Since DXA and Osteoporosis management are intimately linked, the ISCD has over the years developed strong bonds with both the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)...
June 3, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553178/number-of-foci-of-functioning-thyroid-tissue-remaining-after-thyroidectomy-for-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-institutional-experience
#5
Kanchan Kulkarni, Gauri Khorjekar, Mihriye Mete, Douglas Van Nostrand
Radioiodine imaging of the neck with a pinhole collimator (PinC) is frequently performed in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients for visualizing individual, and a total number of foci (NOF) of functioning residual thyroid tissue (FRTT) within the thyroid bed in postthyroidectomy patients. The objective of this study was to determine our experience regarding the NOF of FRTT visualized on pretherapy radioiodine PinC images. We performed a retrospective review of radioiodine PinC images of the neck of patients with very low-risk DTC and who had thyroidectomy performed by selected surgeons at MedStar Washington Hospital Center...
April 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552748/characterization-of-a-previously-unrecognized-clinical-phenomenon-delayed-shock-following-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-extraction
#6
M D ArwaYounis, Roy Beinart, Nofrat Nehoray, Elad Asher, Shlomy Matetzky, Roy Beigel, Anat Wieder, Michael Glikson, Eyal Nof
BACKGROUND: Transvenous Lead Extraction (TLE) remains a challenging procedure with inherent risk and associated complications. OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize and evaluate predictors for delayed shock following a TLE with no intra-procedural complications. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data of 217 consecutive patients who underwent extraction between 2010-2015. The primary end point was sudden onset of shock more than four hours following the completion of the procedure...
May 25, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539344/investigation-of-kingella-kingae-invasive-infections-outbreaks-in-day-care-facilities-assessment-of-a-rapid-genotyping-tool-targeting-the-dna-uptake-sequence
#7
Philippe Bidet, Violaine Tran Quang, Pablo Yagusky, André Birgy, Stéphane Bonacorsi, Romain Basmaci
Objectives Outbreaks of Kingella kingae invasive infections have recently been reported in day-care centers. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) revealed that although the invasive strains had a widespread dissemination in the day-care population, less virulent strains were also found to be circulating in the facility. However, these typing tools are costly, time-consuming and labor-intensive, and provide delayed results. A study was conducted to assess the performance of a rapid and cost-effective genotyping tool targeting the DNA uptake sequence (DUS) in the investigation of outbreaks of K...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537335/are-albumin-levels-a-good-predictor-of-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-neck-of-femur-fractures
#8
S J Harrison, J Messner, D J Leeder, J Stephenson, S A Sidhom
BACKGROUND: Neck of femur (NOF) fractures are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in elderly people with multiple co-morbidities; making management of this patient subgroup challenging. Predictors of an increase in morbidity and mortality would therefore provide a useful framework for the assessment and management of this demographic. Within the current literature, hypoalbuminaemia (<35g/dl) has been highlighted as being a good biochemical predictor of short-term mortality (<12 months)...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494480/implementation-and-effects-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-for-hip-and-knee-replacements-and-fractured-neck-of-femur-in-new-zealand-orthopaedic-services
#9
Suzanne Proudfoot, Brandon Bennett, Simon Duff, Julie Palmer
AIM: The National Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Collaborative was launched in November 2013 to implement ERAS protocols for hip and knee total joint arthroplasty (TJA) and fractured neck of femur (NOF) in participating district health boards (DHBs) by December 2014. This paper reports on the results. METHOD: ERAS protocols were developed for hip and knee TJA and fractured NOF. Breakthrough Series collaborative methodology was used to implement the ERAS protocols in 18 DHBs...
May 12, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325670/neck-of-femur-fractures-in-the-elderly-does-every-hour-to-surgery-count
#10
Natasha Morrissey, Efthymios Iliopoulos, Ahmad Wais Osmani, Kevin Newman
OBJECTIVES: To determine if early surgery before 12h confers a survival or length of stay benefit for patients with neck of femur (NOF) fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. SETTING: District general hospital. PATIENTS: 1913 patients aged over 60 admitted with a fractured NOF who underwent surgery between 2011 and 2015. Mean age was 83.9 years. 73.7% were female. INTERVENTION: Patients had surgery for fractured NOF with data collected on demographics, mortality and length of stay...
March 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263650/supportive-expressive-interventions-in-working-through-treatment-termination
#11
Aviv Nof, Liat Leibovich, Sigal Zilcha-Mano
Supportive-expressive (SE) psychodynamic treatment has been receiving much empirical support. It is based on conceptualizing and working through the patients' Core Conflictual Relationship Theme, which includes their main wish (W) in the context of an interpersonal relationship, an actual or anticipated subjective response from the other (RO) in relation to the W, and the subsequent emotional and behavioral response from the self (RS) to the RO. Studies suggest that the RO and RS components show the greatest change as a result of effective SE treatment...
March 2017: Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208960/functional-outcome-of-conservatively-treated-bilateral-neck-of-femur-fracture-in-an-elderly-a-case-report
#12
Prateek Sunil Joshi
Bilateral Neck of Femur (NOF) fractures is relatively rare. Surgery, either osteosynthesis or hemireplacement arthroplasty, is the mainstay of treatment. Significant complications are known to occur in such cases. In this case report, we present the functional outcome of a conservatively treated bilateral NOF fracture at one year, in a 93-year-old man. Our patient, a 93-year-old gentleman, sustained right side NOF fracture in May 2014 and left side NOF fracture in May 2015, both after trivial fall. He did not give consent for surgery considering high operative risk...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175980/spine-fracture-prevalence-in-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-us-women-and-men-aged-%C3%A2-40-years-results-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-nhanes-2013-2014
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F Cosman, J H Krege, A C Looker, J T Schousboe, B Fan, N Sarafrazi Isfahani, J A Shepherd, K D Krohn, P Steiger, K E Wilson, H K Genant
Spine fracture prevalence is similar in men and women, increasing from <5 % in those <60 to 11 % in those 70-79 and 18 % in those ≥80 years. Prevalence was higher with age, lower bone mineral density (BMD), and in those meeting criteria for spine imaging. Most subjects with spine fractures were unaware of them. INTRODUCTION: Spine fractures have substantial medical significance but are seldom recognized. This study collected contemporary nationally representative spine fracture prevalence data...
February 7, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102457/prevalence-of-vertebral-fracture-and-densitometric-osteoporosis-in-spanish-adult-men-the-camargo-cohort-study
#14
José M Olmos, José L Hernández, Josefina Martínez, Emilio Pariente, Jesús Castillo, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, Jesús González-Macías
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of densitometric osteoporosis and vertebral fractures in Spanish men aged ≥50 years, and to study how the relationship between them may change depending on how osteoporosis is diagnosed. A community-based population of 1003 men aged ≥50 years was studied. Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured by DXA at the lumbar spine, femoral neck and total hip. Vertebral fractures were assessed by lateral thoracic and lumbar spine radiographs. The prevalence of osteoporosis was estimated with both the World Health Organization (WHO) (T-score of <-2...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063441/analytic-gradients-for-natural-orbital-functional-theory
#15
Ion Mitxelena, Mario Piris
The analytic energy gradients with respect to nuclear motion are derived for the natural orbital functional (NOF) theory. The resulting equations do not require resorting to linear-response theory, so the computation of NOF energy gradients is analogous to gradient calculations at the Hartree-Fock level of theory. The structures of 15 spin-compensated systems, composed of first- and second-row atoms, are optimized employing the conjugate gradient algorithm. As functionals, two orbital-pairing approaches were used, namely, the fifth and sixth Piris NOFs (PNOF5 and PNOF6)...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958221/long-term-effects-of-antihypertensive-drug-use-and-new-onset-osteoporotic-fracture-in-elderly-patients-a-population-based-longitudinal-cohort-study
#16
Hung-Yi Chen, Kai-Yan Ma, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Yi-Sheng Liou, Gwo-Ping Jong
BACKGROUND: Antihypertensive drugs have been linked to new-onset osteoporotic fracture (NOF), and different classes of antihypertensive drugs may alter the risk for the development of NOF; however, the classic effect of different antihypertensive drugs on the development of NOF in the elderly has not been well studied during long-term follow-up. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the association between different classic antihypertensives and the development of NOF in the elderly...
December 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918068/temporal-trends-and-outcomes-associated-with-atrial-fibrillation-observed-during-acute-coronary-syndrome-real-world-data-from-the-acute-coronary-syndrome-israeli-survey-acsis-2000-2013
#17
Aharon Erez, Ilan Goldenberg, Avi Sabbag, Eyal Nof, Doron Zahger, Shaul Atar, Arthur Pollak, Idit Dobrecky-Merye, Roy Beigel, Shlomi Matetzky, Michael Glikson, Roy Beinart
BACKGROUND: The past decade has brought major advances in therapy of patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). HYPOTHESIS: The outcomes of ACS patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has improved over the years. METHODS: We evaluated time-dependent changes in clinical characteristics, management strategies, and outcomes associated with AF observed during ACS hospitalization in patients enrolled in the biannual ACS Israeli Surveys (ACSIS) between 2000 and 2013...
December 5, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908349/truncating-flnc-mutations-are-associated-with-high-risk-dilated-and-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathies
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Martín F Ortiz-Genga, Sofía Cuenca, Matteo Dal Ferro, Esther Zorio, Ricardo Salgado-Aranda, Vicente Climent, Laura Padrón-Barthe, Iria Duro-Aguado, Juan Jiménez-Jáimez, Víctor M Hidalgo-Olivares, Enrique García-Campo, Chiara Lanzillo, M Paz Suárez-Mier, Hagith Yonath, Sonia Marcos-Alonso, Juan P Ochoa, José L Santomé, Diego García-Giustiniani, Jorge L Rodríguez-Garrido, Fernando Domínguez, Marco Merlo, Julián Palomino, María L Peña, Juan P Trujillo, Alicia Martín-Vila, Davide Stolfo, Pilar Molina, Enrique Lara-Pezzi, Francisco E Calvo-Iglesias, Eyal Nof, Leonardo Calò, Roberto Barriales-Villa, Juan R Gimeno-Blanes, Michael Arad, Pablo García-Pavía, Lorenzo Monserrat
BACKGROUND: Filamin C (encoded by the FLNC gene) is essential for sarcomere attachment to the plasmatic membrane. FLNC mutations have been associated with myofibrillar myopathies, and cardiac involvement has been reported in some carriers. Accordingly, since 2012, the authors have included FLNC in the genetic screening of patients with inherited cardiomyopathies and sudden death. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the association between truncating mutations in FLNC and the development of high-risk dilated and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies...
December 6, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889097/axonal-degeneration-is-regulated-by-a-transcriptional-program-that-coordinates-expression-of-pro-and-anti-degenerative-factors
#19
Maya Maor-Nof, Erez Romi, Hadas Sar Shalom, Valeria Ulisse, Calanit Raanan, Aviv Nof, Dena Leshkowitz, Roland Lang, Avraham Yaron
Developmental neuronal cell death and axonal elimination are controlled by transcriptional programs, of which their nature and the function of their components remain elusive. Here, we identified the dual specificity phosphatase Dusp16 as part of trophic deprivation-induced transcriptome in sensory neurons. Ablation of Dusp16 enhanced axonal degeneration in response to trophic withdrawal, suggesting that it has a protective function. Moreover, axonal skin innervation was severely reduced while neuronal elimination was increased in the Dusp16 knockout...
December 7, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885742/catheter-ablation-in-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-associated-with-occlusion-of-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery
#20
Daniel Benhayon, Eyal Nof, William W Chik, Francis Marchlinski
Major vessel injury during right ventricular outflow tract ablation is not something widely recognized, and routine evaluation of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery location in relation to the septal right ventricle is not routinely performed. In the present article, we report a case of acute LAD occlusion after right ventricular outflow tract ablation and then illustrate the intimately close relationship of the LAD artery to the anterior septal site of the RVOT (approximately 2-3 cm under the pulmonic valve), using a combination of intracardiac echocardiography and 3-dimensional electroanatomical mapping recorded during a second case, in order to specifically point to the area at risk...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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