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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933693/heart-transplantation-in-children-with-intellectual-disability-an-analysis-of-the-unos-database
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Alexander N Goel, Amit Iyengar, Kenneth Schowengerdt, Andrew C Fiore, Charles B Huddleston
Heart transplantation in children with intellectual disability (ID) is an issue of debate due to the shortage of available donor organs. We sought to perform the first large-scale retrospective cohort study describing the prevalence and outcomes of heart transplantation in this population. The United Network of Organ Sharing database was queried from 2008 to 2015 for pediatric patients (age <19 years) receiving first, isolated heart transplant. Recipients were divided into three subgroups: definite ID, probable ID, and no ID...
December 9, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933474/thinking-ethical-and-regulatory-frameworks-in-medicine-from-the-perspective-of-solidarity-on-both-sides-of-the-atlantic
#2
Barbara Prainsack, Alena Buyx
This article provides a concise overview of the history of scholarship on solidarity in Europe and North America. While recent decades have seen an increase in conceptual and scholarly interest in solidarity in North America and other parts of the Anglo-Saxon world, the concept is much more strongly anchored in Europe. Continental European politics in particular have given rise to two of the most influential traditions of solidarity, namely, socialism and Christian ethics. Solidarity has also guided important public instruments and institutions in Europe (e...
December 8, 2016: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933450/effects-of-exercise-intervention-in-breast-cancer-patients-is-mobile-health-mhealth-with-pedometer-more-effective-than-conventional-program-using-brochure
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Kyeong Eun Uhm, Ji Sung Yoo, Seung Hyun Chung, Jong Doo Lee, Ilkyun Lee, Joong Il Kim, Se Kyung Lee, Seok Jin Nam, Yong Hyun Park, Ji Youl Lee, Ji Hye Hwang
PURPOSE: To investigate and compare the effects of mobile health (mHealth) and pedometer with conventional exercise program using a brochure on physical function and quality of life (QOL). METHODS: The study was a prospective, quasi-randomized multicenter trial where 356 patients whose cancer treatment had been terminated were enrolled. All patients were instructed to perform a 12-week regimen of aerobic and resistance exercise. The mHealth group received a pedometer and a newly developed smartphone application to provide information and monitor the prescribed exercises...
December 8, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933350/endoscopic-ear-surgery%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-complement-to-microscopic-ear-surgery
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S Preyer
Wullstein, the founder of modern microscopic ear surgery, already used an oto-endoscope intraoperatively. However, it is only after the recent development of modern video-endoscopy with high-definition, 4K, and 3‑dimensional imaging that endoscopically guided surgery of the middle ear is gaining some importance. Key ventilation routes like the isthmus tympani and the epitympanic diaphragm can be visualized far better using an endoscope than with a microscope. Going through the external meatus, surgery of middle ear pathologies is possible without external incision...
December 8, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933286/viral-infection-in-the-development-and-progression-of-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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REVIEW
Steven Nye, Richard J Whitley, Michele Kong
Viral infections are an important cause of pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Numerous viruses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza A (H1N1) virus, have been implicated in the progression of pneumonia to ARDS; yet the incidence of progression is unknown. Despite acute and chronic morbidity associated with respiratory viral infections, particularly in "at risk" populations, treatment options are limited. Thus, with few exceptions, care is symptomatic. In addition, mortality rates for viral-related ARDS have yet to be determined...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933282/myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-dosimetry-optimal-use-of-spect-and-spect-ct-technologies-in-stress-first-imaging-protocol
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REVIEW
M Lecchi, S Malaspina, C Scabbio, V Gaudieri, A Del Sole
PURPOSE: Over the past decade, nuclear medicine experts have been seeking to minimize patient exposure to radiation in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS). This review describes the latest technological innovations in MPS, particularly with regard to dose reduction. METHODS: We searched in PubMed for original clinical papers in English, published after 2008, using the following research criteria: (dose) and ((reduction) or (reducing)) and ((myocardial) or (cardiac) or (heart)) and ((nuclear medicine) or (nuclear imaging) or (radionuclide) or (scintigraphy) or (SPET) or (SPECT))...
2016: Clinical and Translational Imaging: Reviews in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933207/what-is-the-reliability-of-non-trained-investigators-in-recognising-structural-mri-lesions-of-sacroiliac-joints-in-patients-with-recent-inflammatory-back-pain-results-of-the-desir-cohort
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Charlotte Jacquemin, Roxana Rubio Vargas, Rosaline van den Berg, Fabrice Thévenin, Gregory Lenczner, Monique Reijnierse, Salah Ferkal, Philippe Le Corvoisier, Alain Rahmouni, Damien Loeuille, Antoine Feydy, Maxime Dougados, Désirée van der Heijde, Pascal Claudepierre
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the reliability of recognising structural lesions on MRI (erosions, fatty lesions, ankylosis) of the sacroiliac joints (MRI-SIJ) in clinical practice compared to a central reading in patients with a possible recent axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: Patients aged 18-50 years, with recent (<3 years) and chronic (≥3 months) inflammatory back pain, suggestive of axSpA were included in the DEvenir des Spondyloarthrites Indifférenciées Récentes (DESIR) cohort...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933201/association-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-liver-histology-among-nafld-patients-without-diabetes
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Pushpjeet Kanwar, James E Nelson, Katherine Yates, David E Kleiner, Aynur Unalp-Arida, Kris V Kowdley
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and obesity are associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The aim of this observational study was to examine the relationship of MetS and a diagnosis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in patients without diabetes in the NASH Clinical Research Network (CRN). METHODS: Clinical, demographic, histological, laboratory and anthropometric data were collected on 356 adult patients without diabetes with NAFLD. Obesity was defined as body mass index ≥30...
2016: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933198/interferon-ifn-%C3%AE-is-a-potential-mediator-in-lupus-nephritis
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Agneta Zickert, Vilija Oke, Ioannis Parodis, Elisabet Svenungsson, Yvonne Sundström, Iva Gunnarsson
OBJECTIVES: Interferon (IFN)-α is thought to be central in the pathogenesis for lupus nephritis (LN) and recent studies also indicate a role for IFNλ. Little is known about these cytokines in the context of treatment response. We studied levels of IFNα and IFNλ in patients with LN in association with clinical and histological response (HR) to treatment. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with active LN were included. Renal biopsies were performed at baseline and after immunosuppressive therapy...
2016: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933189/insulin-resistance-of-protein-anabolism-accompanies-that-of-glucose-metabolism-in-lean-glucose-tolerant-offspring-of-persons-with-type-2-diabetes
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Sergio A Burgos, Vikram Chandurkar, Michael A Tsoukas, Stéphanie Chevalier, José A Morais, Marie Lamarche, Errol B Marliss
OBJECTIVE: To test whether protein anabolic resistance is an early defect in type 2 diabetes (T2D). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Seven lean, normoglycemic T2D offspring (T2D-O) and eight matched participants without family history (controls; C) underwent a 3-hour hyperinsulinemic (40 mU/m(2)/min), euglycemic (5.5 mmol/L) and isoaminoacidemic clamp. Whole-body glucose and protein kinetics were measured with d-[3-(3)H]glucose and l-[l-(13)C]leucine, respectively...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933174/a-case-of-hepatitis-c-associated-osteosclerosis-accelerated-bone-turnover-controlled-by-pulse-steroid-therapy
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Nobuhiro Miyamura, Shuhei Nishida, Mina Itasaka, Hirofumi Matsuda, Takeshi Ohtou, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Daisuke Inaba, Sadahiro Tamiya, Tetsuo Nakano
: Hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis (HCAO), a very rare disorder in which an extremely rapid bone turnover occurs and results in osteosclerosis, was acknowledged in 1990s as a new clinical entity with the unique bone disorder and definite link to chronic type C hepatitis, although the pathogenesis still remains unknown. Affected patients suffer from excruciating deep bone pains. We report the 19th case of HCAO with diagnosis confirmed by bone biopsy, and treated initially with a bisphosphonate, next with corticosteroids and finally with direct acting antivirals (DAA: sofosbuvir and ribavirin) for HCV infection...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933139/the-neuromuscular-system-of-pycnophyes-kielensis-kinorhyncha-allomalorhagida-investigated-by-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy
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Andreas Altenburger
BACKGROUND: Kinorhynchs are ecdysozoan animals with a phylogenetic position close to priapulids and loriciferans. To understand the nature of segmentation within Kinorhyncha and to infer a probable ancestry of segmentation within the last common ancestor of Ecdysozoa, the musculature and the nervous system of the allomalorhagid kinorhynch Pycnophyes kielensis were investigated by use of immunohistochemistry, confocal laser scanning microscopy, and 3D reconstruction software. RESULTS: The kinorhynch body plan comprises 11 trunk segments...
2016: EvoDevo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933106/screening-detected-rheumatic-heart-disease-can-progress-to-severe-disease
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Daniel Engelman, Gavin R Wheaton, Reapi L Mataika, Joseph H Kado, Samantha M Colquhoun, Bo Remenyi, Andrew C Steer
OBJECTIVES: Echocardiography is a sensitive test for rheumatic heart disease (RHD) screening; however the natural history of RHD detected on screening has not been established. We aimed to evaluate the progression of screening-detected RHD in Fiji. METHODS: All young people previously diagnosed with RHD through screening, with echocardiograms available for review, were eligible. All baseline echocardiograms were reported again. Participants underwent follow-up echocardiography...
2016: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933014/validation-of-the-vanderbilt-holistic-face-processing-test
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Chao-Chih Wang, David A Ross, Isabel Gauthier, Jennifer J Richler
The Vanderbilt Holistic Face Processing Test (VHPT-F) is a new measure of holistic face processing with better psychometric properties relative to prior measures developed for group studies (Richler et al., 2014). In fields where psychologists study individual differences, validation studies are commonplace and the concurrent validity of a new measure is established by comparing it to an older measure with established validity. We follow this approach and test whether the VHPT-F measures the same construct as the composite task, which is group-based measure at the center of the large literature on holistic face processing...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932978/gender-specific-re-organization-of-resting-state-networks-in-older-age
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Aimée Goldstone, Stephen D Mayhew, Izabela Przezdzik, Rebecca S Wilson, Joanne R Hale, Andrew P Bagshaw
Advancing age is commonly associated with changes in both brain structure and function. Recently, the suggestion that alterations in brain connectivity may drive disruption in cognitive abilities with age has been investigated. However, the interaction between the effects of age and gender on the re-organization of resting-state networks is not fully understood. This study sought to investigate the effect of both age and gender on intra- and inter-network functional connectivity (FC) and the extent to which resting-state network (RSN) node definition may alter with older age...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932913/lifewatchgreece-portal-development-architecture-implementation-and-challenges-for-a-biodiversity-research-e-infrastructure
#16
Alexandros Gougousis, Nicolas Bailly
BACKGROUND: Biodiversity data is characterized by its cross-disciplinary character, the extremely broad range of data types and structures, and the plethora of different data sources providing resources for the same piece of information in a heterogeneous way. Since the web inception two decades ago, there are multiple initiatives to connect, aggregate, share, and publish biodiversity data, and to establish data and work flows in order to analyze them. The European program LifeWatch aims at establishing a distributed network of nodes implementing virtual research environment in Europe to facilitate the work of biodiversity researchers and managers...
2016: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932908/lifewatch-greece-data-services-discovering-biodiversity-data-using-semantic-web-technologies
#17
Nikos Minadakis, Yannis Marketakis, Martin Doerr, Chryssoula Bekiari, Panagiotis Papadakos, Alexandros Gougousis, Nicolas Bailly, Christos Arvanitidis
BACKGROUND: Biodiversity data is characterized by its cross-disciplinary character, the extremely broad range of data types and structures, and the variety of semantic concepts that it encompasses. Furthermore there is a plethora of different data sources providing resources for the same piece of information in a heterogeneous way. Even if we restrict our attention to Greek biodiversity domain, it is easy to see that biodiversity data remains unconnected and widely distributed among different sources...
2016: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932888/preoperative-risk-factors-in-total-thyroidectomy-of-substernal-goiter
#18
Aldo Bove, Raffaella Maria Di Renzo, Gauro D'Urbano, Manuela Bellobono, Vincenzo D' Addetta, Alfonso Lapergola, Giuseppe Bongarzoni
The definition of substernal goiter (SG) is based on variable criteria leading to a considerable variation in the reported incidence (from 0.2% to 45%). The peri- and postoperative complications are higher in total thyroidectomy (TT) for SG than that for cervical goiter. The aim of this study was to evaluate the preoperative risk factors associated with postoperative complications. From 2002 to 2014, 142 (8.5%; 98 women and 44 men) of the 1690 patients who underwent TT had a SG. We retrospectively evaluated the following parameters: sex, age, histology, pre- and retrovascular position, recurrence, and extension beyond the carina...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932844/what-factors-influence-patient-compliance-with-supportive-periodontal-therapy-in-a-general-practice-setting
#19
C Perrell-Jones, R S Ireland
Background The importance of supportive periodontal therapy following active treatment has been well documented but numerous studies have shown patient compliance to be poor. The aim of this study was to ascertain which factors affect patient compliance and whether this included routinely recorded periodontal indices.Methodology This was a five-year retrospective service evaluation study set within a private general dental practice. It utilised demographic and periodontal data from patients who attended the practice for chronic periodontal treatment in 2009 and ascertained whether there were links between this data and compliance with the supportive phase of periodontal treatment...
December 9, 2016: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932823/hereditary-dentine-dysplasias-terminology-in-the-context-of-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#20
M Chetty, T Roberts, L X G Stephen, P Beighton
Hereditary dentine dysplasias (HDD) such as dentinogenesis imperfecta (DI) and dentine dysplasia (DD) are a group of genetic conditions characterised by an abnormal dentine structure due to disturbances in the formation, composition, or organisation of the dentine matrix. Either the primary or both primary and secondary dentition are affected to varying degrees. These disorders result from mutations in the genes encoding the major protein constituents of dentine, notably collagens and phosphoproteins. The clinical and radiological features of the hereditary dentine dysplasias (HDD) are relevant to clinical dentistry, in particular osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) which is a well-known heterogeneous genetic disorder...
December 9, 2016: British Dental Journal
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