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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351652/early-results-in-flow-diverter-sizing-by-computational-simulation-quantification-of-size-change-and-simulation-error-assessment
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Ana Paula Narata, Jordi Blasco, Luis San Roman, Juan Miguel Macho, Hector Fernandez, Raquel Kale Moyano, Renaud Winzenrieth, Ignacio Larrabide
BACKGROUND: Sizing of flow diverters (FDs) stent in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms is a challenging task due to the change of stent length after implantation. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the size change and assess the error in length prediction in 82 simulated FD deployments. METHODS: Eighty-two consecutive patients treated with FDs were retrospectively analyzed. Implanted FD length was measured from angiographic images and compared to the nominal sizes of the implanted device...
January 17, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351362/analysis-of-the-effect-of-cyclophosphamide-and-methotrexate-on-chrysomya-megacephala-diptera-calliphoridae
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Ana Letícia Trivia, Carlos José de Carvalho Pinto
Forensic entomotoxicology investigates the effects of chemical substances in the development of scavenger insects and the reflection on estimating the minimum postmortem interval (PMI). To evaluate the impact of the chemotherapeutic drugs cyclophosphamide (CF) and methotrexate (MTX) on the postembryonic development of Chrysomya megacephala, controlled experiments were performed by rearing the larvae on spiked minced beef with different concentrations of these drugs. The results indicated that CF significantly decreased their developmental rate up to 28 h but had no significant effect on larval and adult sizes, survival rate, and sex ratio, whereas MTX decreased larval and adult sizes, survival rate, and there was a deviation in the expected sex ratio toward females in MTX-exposed larvae but had no significant impact on developmental rate...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350855/measurement-properties-of-gingival-biotype-evaluation-methods
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Patrick Henry Machado Alves, Thereza Cristina Lira Pacheco Alves, Thiago Amadei Pegoraro, Yuri Martins Costa, Estevam Augusto Bonfante, Ana Lúcia Pompéia Fraga de Almeida
BACKGROUND: There are numerous methods to measure the dimensions of the gingival tissue, but few have compared the effectiveness of one method over another. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe a new method and to estimate the validity of gingival biotype assessment with the aid of computed tomography scanning (CTS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In each patient different methods of evaluation of the gingival thickness were used: transparency of periodontal probe, transgingival, photography, and a new method of CTS)...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350577/serial-palliative-performance-scale-assessment-in-a-university-general-hospital-a-pilot-study
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Rafael Barone de Medeiros, Ana Maria Nunes de Faria Stamm, Rachel Duarte Moritz, Paulo Fontoura Freitas, Lara Patrícia Kretzer, Juliana Vieira Gomes
BACKGROUND: Serial Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) assessments may predict functional decline and prognosis in cancer and noncancer patients and help with end-of-life decision making. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the functional status of using serial PPS assessments of patients being assisted in collaboration with the palliative care team (PCT). DESIGN: Prospective cohort pilot study. MEASUREMENTS: The sample consisted of 64 cancer and noncancer inpatients being assisted in collaboration with the PCT during the period from 2012 to 2016 (included 12 months)...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350425/the-impact-of-preapheresis-white-blood-cell-count-on-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-collection-efficiency-and-hsc-infusion-side-effect-rate
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Araci M Sakashita, Andrea T Kondo, Ana Paula H Yokoyama, Sanny M C Lira, Carolina B Bub, Aline M Souza, Andrea N F Cipolletta, Kelen C Alvarez, Nelson Hamerschlak, Jose M Kutner, Carlos S Chiattone
BACKGROUND: Autologous peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell (PBSC) collection efficiency (CE) is reportedly affected by the patient's blood properties; however, studies to identify factors correlated with CE have shown inconsistent results. Additionally, variables such as stem cell graft granulocyte content and patient age, sex, and underlying disease, may be associated with hematopietic stem cell (HSC) infusion-related adverse reactions. In this study, we evaluated the correlation of preleukapheresis PB granulocyte count and PBSC harvest variables with CD34+ collection yield and efficiency, and thawed HSC infusion side effect occurrence...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350293/diversity-and-enzymatic-potentialities-of-bacillus-sp-strains-isolated-from-a-polluted-freshwater-ecosystem-in-cuba
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Jeny Adina Larrea-Murrell, Marcia Maria Rojas-Badia, Ivette García-Soto, Beatriz Romeu-Alvarez, Tristano Bacchetti, Annika Gillis, Ana Karina Boltes-Espinola, Mayra Heydrich-Perez, Daysi Lugo-Moya, Jacques Mahillon
Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of Bacillus spp. from polluted freshwater has been poorly addressed. The objective of this research was to determine the diversity and enzymatic potentialities of Bacillus spp. strains isolated from the Almendares River. Bacilli strains from a polluted river were characterized by considering the production of extracellular enzymes using API ZYM. 14 strains were selected and identified using 16S rRNA, gyrB and aroE genes. Genotypic diversity of the Bacillus spp. strains was evaluated using pulsed field gel electrophoresis...
January 19, 2018: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350138/increase-in-ocular-syphilis-cases-at-ophthalmologic-reference-center-france-2012-2015
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Ana Catarina Pratas, Pablo Goldschmidt, David Lebeaux, Claire Aguilar, Natalia Ermak, Jonathan Benesty, Caroline Charlier, Edgar Benveniste, Lilia Merabet, Neila Sedira, Emilie Hope-Rapp, Christine Chaumeil, Bahram Bodaghi, Emmanuel Héron, José-Alain Sahel, Olivier Lortholary, Marie-Hélène Errera
We describe the frequency, demographic and clinical features, and visual outcomes of ocular syphilis infections observed during 2012-2015 at a tertiary reference center in Paris, France. Twenty-one cases (29 eyes) were identified. The occurrence of ocular syphilis increased from 1 case in 2012 to 5 cases in 2013, 6 cases in 2014, and 9 cases in 2015 (2.22-25.21/1,000 individual patients/year for the period). Among case-patients, an annual 20%-33% were co-infected with HIV. Seventy-six percent of ocular syphilis infections occurred in men who have sex with men...
February 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349931/biomimetic-architectures-for-peripheral-nerve-repair-a-review-of-biofabrication-strategies
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Paul A Wieringa, Ana Rita Gonçalves de Pinho, Silvestro Micera, Richard J A van Wezel, Lorenzo Moroni
Biofabrication techniques have endeavored to improve the regeneration of the peripheral nervous system (PNS), but nothing has surpassed the performance of current clinical practices. However, these current approaches have intrinsic limitations that compromise patient care. The "gold standard" autograft provides the best outcomes but requires suitable donor material, while implantable hollow nerve guide conduits (NGCs) can only repair small nerve defects. This review places emphasis on approaches that create structural cues within a hollow NGC lumen in order to match or exceed the regenerative performance of the autograft...
January 19, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349843/pregnancy-after-bariatric-surgery-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-of-39-pregnancies-and-a-literature-review
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Maria Manuel Costa, Sandra Belo, Pedro Souteiro, João S Neves, Daniela Magalhães, Rita B Silva, Sofia C Oliveira, Paula Freitas, Ana Varela, Joana Queirós, Davide Carvalho
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the impact of bariatric surgery (BS) on maternal and fetal outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive, observational study of 39 pregnant women who underwent BS in our institution between 2010 and 2014 was carried out. A sample of women who became pregnant after BS was evaluated, based on data concerning pregnancy, childbirth, and newborns. RESULTS: Of the 1182 patients who underwent BS at our institution during the study period, 1016 (85...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349819/incidence-and-predictors-of-sudden-cardiac-death-after-heart-transplantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ana C Alba, Farid Foroutan, Nicholas Kwet Vong Ng Fat Hing, Chun-Po S Fan, Cedric Manlhiot, Heather J Ross
PORPUSE: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is an important post-transplant problem being responsible for approximately 10% of deaths. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate incidence and predictors of post-heart transplant SCD, and use of implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). METHODS: Citations were identified in electronic databases and references of included studies. Observational studies on adults reporting on incidence and predictors of post-transplant SCD and ICD use were selected...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349728/correction-to-mental-health-needs-and-psychoactive-drug-use-in-a-user-population-of-the-family-health-strategy-fhs-in-ribeir%C3%A3-o-preto-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Margarita Antonia Villar Luis, Sara Pinto Barbosa, Jacqueline de Souza, Kelly Graziani Giacchero Vedana, Ana Carolina Guidorizzi Zanetti, João Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques
The original version of this article unfortunately published without acknowledgement. The funding information and grant number is given below: Funding Research supported by Research in Public for the National Health Care System (PP-SUS), Grant number 12/51732-9.
January 18, 2018: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349716/detection-of-bovine-carriers-of-leptospira-by-serological-bacteriological-and-molecular-tools
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Melissa H Pinna, Gabriel Martins, Ana Paula Loureiro, Walter Lilenbaum
Bovine leptospirosis is an important infectious disease that causes reproductive problems and economic risks, particularly in the tropics. The present study aimed to determine the extent of Leptospira infection among bovines on a slaughterhouse from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil via serological, bacteriological, and molecular tests. Two hundred eight bovines were examined in total, and we obtained 208 blood samples for serology, 198 urine samples collected via direct bladder puncture for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and culture, 208 kidney samples (one from each animal) for PCR and culture, and 92 vaginal fluid samples from sterile swabs for PCR and culture...
January 18, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349652/social-factors-associated-with-non-initiation-and-cessation-of-predominant-breastfeeding-in-a-mother-child-cohort-in-spain
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Maria Villar, Loreto Santa-Marina, Mario Murcia, Pilar Amiano, Silvia Gimeno, Ferran Ballester, Jordi Julvez, Dora Romaguera, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Adonina Tardón, Jesús Ibarluzea
Objective The aim of the study was to identify factors associated with non-initiation and cessation of predominant breastfeeding (PBF) in a mother-child cohort from Spain. Materials and Methods The analysis included 2195 mother-infant from birth to 14 months post- delivery recruited between 2004 and 2008. Maternal characteristics were collected during the pregnancy. Lactation data were obtained at 6 and 14 months after delivery. PBF was defined as intake of breast milk plus liquids like juices or water. The PBF cessation was calculated using the date that women started PBF and the date that she reported to start giving infant formula and/or food...
January 18, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349607/molecular-characterization-of-fagaceae-species-using-inter-primer-binding-site-ipbs-markers
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João Paulo Coutinho, Ana Carvalho, Antonio Martín, José Lima-Brito
Retrotransposons (RTNs) contribute for genome evolution, influencing its size and structure. We investigated the utility of the RTN-based markers inter-primer binding site (iPBS) for the molecular characterization of 25 Fagaceae species from genera Castanea, Fagus and Quercus. The assessment of genetic diversity, relationships and structure, as well as taxonomic classification of Fagaceae based on molecular data is important for definition of conservation, forestry management strategies and discrimination among natural hybrids and their parents since natural hybridization may increase with the climate changes...
January 18, 2018: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349557/a-rare-ocular-complication-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae
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Thiago Gonçalves Dos Santos Martins, Ana Luiza Fontes de Azevedo Costa
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous formation of subconjunctival filtering blebs is rare and has been observed after penetrating ocular surgery, in association with connective tissue diseases and inflammatory conditions. METHOD: We describe here a case of a spontaneous formation of subconjunctival filtering bleb as sequelae of gonococcal conjunctivitis in an adult patient. RESULTS: Spontaneous filtering bleb is a rare complication of gonococcal conjunctivitis...
January 18, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348914/exploring-health-insurance-services-in-sudan-from-the-perspectives-of-insurers
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Anas Mustafa Ahmed Salim, Fatima Hashim Mahmoud Hamed
Background: It has been 20 years since the introduction of health insurance in Sudan. This study was the first one that explored health insurance services in Sudan from the perspectives of the insurers. Methods: This was a qualitative, exploratory, interview study. The sampling frame was the list of Social Health Insurance and Private Health Insurance institutions in Sudan. Participants were selected from the four Social Health Insurance institutions and from five Private Health Insurance companies...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348645/a-global-perspective-on-the-trophic-geography-of-sharks
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Christopher S Bird, Ana Veríssimo, Sarah Magozzi, Kátya G Abrantes, Alex Aguilar, Hassan Al-Reasi, Adam Barnett, Dana M Bethea, Gérard Biais, Asuncion Borrell, Marc Bouchoucha, Mariah Boyle, Edward J Brooks, Juerg Brunnschweiler, Paco Bustamante, Aaron Carlisle, Diana Catarino, Stéphane Caut, Yves Cherel, Tiphaine Chouvelon, Diana Churchill, Javier Ciancio, Julien Claes, Ana Colaço, Dean L Courtney, Pierre Cresson, Ryan Daly, Leigh de Necker, Tetsuya Endo, Ivone Figueiredo, Ashley J Frisch, Joan Holst Hansen, Michael Heithaus, Nigel E Hussey, Johannes Iitembu, Francis Juanes, Michael J Kinney, Jeremy J Kiszka, Sebastian A Klarian, Dorothée Kopp, Robert Leaf, Yunkai Li, Anne Lorrain, Daniel J Madigan, Aleksandra Maljković, Luis Malpica-Cruz, Philip Matich, Mark G Meekan, Frédéric Ménard, Gui M Menezes, Samantha E M Munroe, Michael C Newman, Yannis P Papastamatiou, Heidi Pethybridge, Jeffrey D Plumlee, Carlos Polo-Silva, Katie Quaeck-Davies, Vincent Raoult, Jonathan Reum, Yassir Eden Torres-Rojas, David S Shiffman, Oliver N Shipley, Conrad W Speed, Michelle D Staudinger, Amy K Teffer, Alexander Tilley, Maria Valls, Jeremy J Vaudo, Tak-Cheung Wai, R J David Wells, Alex S J Wyatt, Andrew Yool, Clive N Trueman
Sharks are a diverse group of mobile predators that forage across varied spatial scales and have the potential to influence food web dynamics. The ecological consequences of recent declines in shark biomass may extend across broader geographic ranges if shark taxa display common behavioural traits. By tracking the original site of photosynthetic fixation of carbon atoms that were ultimately assimilated into muscle tissues of 5,394 sharks from 114 species, we identify globally consistent biogeographic traits in trophic interactions between sharks found in different habitats...
January 18, 2018: Nature Ecology & Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348604/cromolyn-reduces-levels-of-the-alzheimer-s-disease-associated-amyloid-%C3%AE-protein-by-promoting-microglial-phagocytosis
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Can Zhang, Ana Griciuc, Eloise Hudry, Yu Wan, Luisa Quinti, Joseph Ward, Angela M Forte, Xunuo Shen, ChongZhao Ran, David R Elmaleh, Rudolph E Tanzi
Amyloid-beta protein (Aβ) deposition is a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Aβ deposition triggers both pro-neuroinflammatory microglial activation and neurofibrillary tangle formation. Cromolyn sodium is an asthma therapeutic agent previously shown to reduce Aβ levels in transgenic AD mouse brains after one-week of treatment. Here, we further explored these effects as well as the mechanism of action of cromolyn, alone, and in combination with ibuprofen in APPSwedish-expressing Tg2576 mice...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348597/author-correction-short-course-high-dose-rifampicin-achieves-wolbachia-depletion-predictive-of-curative-outcomes-in-preclinical-models-of-lymphatic-filariasis-and-onchocerciasis
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Ghaith Aljayyoussi, Hayley E Tyrer, Louise Ford, Hanna Sjoberg, Nicolas Pionnier, David Waterhouse, Jill Davies, Joanne Gamble, Haelly Metuge, Darren A N Cook, Andrew Steven, Raman Sharma, Ana F Guimaraes, Rachel H Clare, Andrew Cassidy, Kelly L Johnston, Laura Myhill, Laura Hayward, Samuel Wanji, Joseph D Turner, Mark J Taylor, Stephen A Ward
A correction to this article has been published and is linked from the HTML version of this paper. The error has been fixed in the paper.
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346783/does-2-pro-prostate-specific-antigen-meet-the-criteria-to-justify-its-inclusion-in-the-clinical-decision-making-process
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Angeles Sanchis-Bonet, Marta Barrionuevo-González, Ana Bajo-Chueca, Nelson Morales-Palacios, Manuel Sanchez-Chapado
INTRODUCTION: To assess whether [-2]pro-prostate-specific antigen (p2PSA) meets the criteria to justify its inclusion in a predictive model of prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis and in the clinical decision-making process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total 172 men with total prostate-specific antigen of 2-10 ng/mL underwent measurement of free PSA and p2PSA before prostate biopsy in an observational and prospective study. From these measurements, the Prostate Health Index (PHI) was calculated...
January 18, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
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