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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107471/high-serum-lipopolysaccharide-binding-protein-level-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-viral-infection-is-reduced-by-anti-viral-treatments
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Hsiao-Ching Nien, Shih-Jer Hsu, Tung-Hung Su, Po-Jen Yang, Jin-Chuan Sheu, Jin-Town Wang, Lu-Ping Chow, Chi-Ling Chen, Jia-Horng Kao, Wei-Shiung Yang
BACKGROUND: Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) has been reported to associate with metabolic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Since chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with metabolic derangements, the relationship between LBP and HCV deserves additional studies. This study aimed to determine the serum LBP level in subjects with or without HCV infection and investigate the change of its level after anti-viral treatments with or without interferon...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107444/epidemiological-and-clinical-features-of-brucellosis-in-the-country-of-georgia
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Tamar Akhvlediani, Christian T Bautista, Natalia Garuchava, Lia Sanodze, Nora Kokaia, Lile Malania, Nazibrola Chitadze, Ketevan Sidamonidze, Robert G Rivard, Matthew J Hepburn, Mikeljon P Nikolich, Paata Imnadze, Nino Trapaidze
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is an endemic disease in the country of Georgia. According to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia (NCDC), the average annual number of brucellosis cases was 161 during 2008-2012. However, the true number of cases is thought to be higher due to underreporting. The aim of this study was to provide current epidemiological and clinical information and evaluate diagnostic methods used for brucellosis in Georgia. METHODOLOGY: Adult patients were eligible for participation if they met the suspected or probable case definition for brucellosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107265/long-term-function-after-pediatric-critical-illness-results-from-the-survivor-outcomes-study
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Neethi P Pinto, Elizabeth W Rhinesmith, Tae Yeon Kim, Peter H Ladner, Murray M Pollack
OBJECTIVE: Knowledge of the long-term outcomes of survivors of pediatric critical illness is sparse but important. The aim of this study was to evaluate morbidity and mortality 6 months and 3 years after hospital discharge. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Urban, inner city, academic PICU. PATIENTS: Consecutive patients admitted to the PICU from June 2012 to August 2012. INTERVENTIONS: None...
January 19, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107139/obtaining-consent-in-orthodontics-difficulties-and-considerations
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Joe Tyson
Consent in orthodontics is a complex and ever-changing topic, and the importance of achieving informed consent before any examination or procedure is carried out is paramount. This article will discuss some key points when considering the correct way of achieving informed consent, highlight some areas of difficulty when managing the consent process with younger children and also aim to clarify the differences between the level of consent necessary in orthodontics compared to dentistry as a whole.
November 1, 2016: Primary Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106614/study-of-intrapatient-variability-and-reproducibility-of-quantitative-tumor-perfusion-parameters-evaluated-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
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Nathalie Lassau, Bénédicte Coiffier, Laura Faivre, Baya Benatsou, Sophie Bidault, Elizabeth Girard, Bernard Asselain, Stéphanie Pitre-Champagnat, Serge Koscielny
OBJECTIVES: Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) ultrasonography (US) is a functional imaging technique enabling quantitative assessment of solid tumor perfusion in metastatic patients treated with antiangiogenic therapies.The objective of this prospective single-center study was to evaluate in real-life conditions (in routine clinical practice) the intrapatient variability and reproducibility of DCE-US parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Each patient provided written informed consent and had 2 DCE-US examinations (preprandial and postprandial) at baseline, day 15, and 1 month after treatment initiation...
January 18, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104967/a-survey-of-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-consumers-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-regarding-the-disposal-of-unused-medicines
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Supriya Sonowal, Chetna Desai, Jigar D Kapadia, Mira K Desai
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of consumers in India about disposal of unused medicines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire comprising 11 questions evaluating the Knowledge (2), Attitude (3) and Practice (6) of unused medicines was prepared and pre validated before administering to 200 consumers of medicines attending the outpatient department of Civil Hospital Ahmedabad, a tertiary care teaching hospital in Western India. Requisite permissions from Institutional Ethics Committee and informed consent were obtained prior to recruiting them for the study...
December 2016: Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104710/protocol-of-a-feasibility-study-for-cognitive-assessment-of-an-ageing-cohort-within-the-southeast-asia-community-observatory-seaco-malaysia
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Devi Mohan, Blossom C M Stephan, Pascale Allotey, Carol Jagger, Mark Pearce, Mario Siervo, Daniel D Reidpath
INTRODUCTION: There is a growing proportion of population aged 65 years and older in low-income and middle-income countries. In Malaysia, this proportion is predicted to increase from 5.1% in 2010 to more than 15.4% by 2050. Cognitive ageing and dementia are global health priorities. However, risk factors and disease associations in a multiethnic, middle-income country like Malaysia may not be consistent with those reported in other world regions. Knowing the burden of cognitive impairment and its risk factors in Malaysia is necessary for the development of management strategies and would provide valuable information for other transitional economies...
January 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104597/preferences-about-information-and-decision-making-among-older-patients-with-and-without-cancer
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Elena Paillaud, Florence Canoui-Poitrine, Gwenaelle Varnier, Narges Anfasi-Ebadi, Ester Guery, Olivier Saint-Jean, Mathilde Gisselbrecht, Thomas Aparicio, Sylvie Bastuji-Garin, Marie Laurent, Philippe Caillet
BACKGROUND: information of older patients with cancer is crucial to ensure optimal care. OBJECTIVES: to compare older patients with and without cancer regarding their preferences about medical information, decision-making and surrogate designation. DESIGN: an intention-to-act questionnaire was completed by patients ≥70 y enroled in the ELderly CAncer PAtients cohort between January and June 2013 and by patients in the same age group enroled in a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2005 in acute geriatric wards...
January 18, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101618/-neurological-and-psychiatric-journals-during-the-third-reich-national-socialistic-and-racist-contents
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D Claus
The aim of this study was to investigate scientific articles in three German journals for national socialist and racist contents. The three journals evaluated for the period of the Third Reich were the Der Nervenarzt, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Nervenheilkunde and the Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten. The specialist disciplines of neurology and psychiatry were united in the year 1935 and Ernst Rüdin, a neurological geneticist, was appointed as president (Reichsleiter) of the society. The universal idea of a degenerative development, which was believed to exert a negative influence on public health, was widely accepted in this time period; therefore, in some articles measures were called for, such as termination of pregnancy, sterilization and castration of diseased people and also of criminals...
January 18, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101617/a-new-ct-guided-modified-trocar-technique-for-drainage-of-difficult-locations-abscesses
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Chiang J Tyng, Maurício K Amoedo, Yves Bohrer, Almir G V Bitencourt, Paula N V Barbosa, Maria Fernanda A Almeida, Charles E Zurstrassen, Felipe J F Coimbra, Wilson L da Costa, Rubens Chojniak
PURPOSE: Computed tomography (CT) is commonly used to guide drainage of deep-seated abdominal fluid collections. However, in some cases, these collections seem to be inaccessible due to surrounding organs or their being in difficult locations. The aim of this study is to describe a modified Trocar technique to drain collections in difficult locations, especially those in the subphrenic space, without passing through intervening organs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective case series study describes seven inpatients who underwent CT-guided drainage using a modified Trocar technique for abscesses that are difficult to access percutaneously...
January 18, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100377/-comparison-of-human-papilloma-virus-infection-status-between-men-who-have-sex-with-men-recruited-from-gay-bathhouses-and-hiv-voluntary-counseling-and-testing-clinics-respectively-in-urumqi
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T Tian, A J Cai, B X Huang, Ainiwaer Abidan, H Wang, J H Dai
Objective: To understand the human papilloma virus (HPV) infection status in men who have sex with men (MSM) recruited from gay bathhouses and HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) clinics in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, and identify the associated risk factors. Methods: A total of 200 MSM aged ≥18 years were recruited by using the " snowballing" sampling method from gay bathhouses and VCT clinics in Urumqi during March-May, 2016. The MSM recruited completed questionnaires after filling in the informed consent form...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099200/perception-and-acceptability-of-medical-photography-in-chinese-dermatologic-patients-a-questionnaire-survey
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Yue Wang, Huan Tan, Xichuan Yang
BACKGROUND: Medical photography is increasingly used by physicians, but studies assessing the perception and acceptability of medical photography by Chinese dermatologic patients are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To assess the perception and acceptability of medical photography in Chinese dermatologic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July to December 2014, adult patients visiting the Dermatology Clinic of The First Affiliated Hospital of Third Military Medical University were included in this study...
January 17, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099125/meningococcal-acwy-vaccine-uptake-and-awareness-among-student-freshers-enrolled-at-northern-ireland-universities
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Peter J A Moore, B Cherie Millar, John E Moore
A new MenACWY conjugate meningococcal vaccination programme was introduced in Northern Ireland (NI) in August 2015, for 13-18 year olds, as well as for first-time university entrants up to 25 years. This reflected the response made by Public Health England, due to the recent rapid increase of meningococcal group W (MenW) disease and on advice of the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The aims of this study were to evaluate (i) the uptake of the MenACWY vaccine among first-time university students, (ii) vaccine and meningitis awareness, (iii) optimal communication modalities via a multidisciplinary team (MDT) model and (iv) current international vaccination policies relating to non-UK students...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097909/administration-of-ketamine-for-unipolar-and-bipolar-depression
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Christoph Kraus, Ulrich Rabl, Thomas Vanicek, Laura Carlberg, Ana Popovic, Marie Spies, Lucie Bartova, Gregor Gryglewski, Konstantinos Papageorgiou, Rupert Lanzenberger, Matthäus Willeit, Dietmar Winkler, Janusz K Rybakowski, Siegfried Kasper
OBJECTIVE: Clinical trials demonstrated that ketamine exhibits rapid antidepressant efficacy when administered in subanaesthetic dosages. We reviewed currently available literature investigating efficacy, response rates and safety profile. METHODS: Twelve studies investigating unipolar, seven on bipolar depression were included after search in medline, scopus and web of science. RESULTS: Randomized, placebo-controlled or open-label trials reported antidepressant response rates after 24 h on primary outcome measures at 61%...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097839/nutritional-assessment-of-a-population-with-a-history-of-childhood-craniopharyngioma-seen-at-hospital-prof-dr-juan-p-garrahan
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Carolina Caminiti, Carola Saure, Ilanit Bomer, Mercedes Brea, Javier González Ramos
INTRODUCTION: Craniopharyngiomas are histologically benign malformations located between the pituitary and hypothalamus that may affect key hormone secretion for endocrine regulation and satiety modulation. Although this is a relatively benign disease, the combination of severe hypothalamic obesity and associated comorbidities results in a reduced quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To assess the nutritional status of patients after craniopharyngioma surgery. POPULATION AND METHODS: Patients younger than 21 years old at the time of the study who required craniopharyngioma surgery at Hospital de Pediatr...
1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097371/high-resolution-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-solitary-orbital-tumors-3d-turbo-field-echo-with-diffusion-sensitized-driven-equilibrium-dsde-tfe-preparation-technique
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Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Koji Yamashita, Kazufumi Kikuchi, Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Makoto Obara, Hiroshi Honda
PURPOSE: To differentiate cystic from solid solitary intraorbital tumors using 3D turbo field echo with diffusion-sensitized driven-equilibrium preparation without contrast material. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review boards, and written informed consent was waived. A total of 26 patients with intraorbital tumors were studied. Motion probing gradients were conducted at one direction with b‑values of 0 and 500 s/mm(2)...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096637/prevalence-of-female-sexual-dysfunction-among-indian-fertile-females
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Vineet V Mishra, Sakshi Nanda, Bhumika Vyas, Rohina Aggarwal, Sumesh Choudhary, Suwa Ram Saini
BACKGROUND: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is described as difficulty experienced by a female during any stage of a normal sexual activity including physical pleasure, desire, arousal, or orgasm. There are various factors responsible for FSD including psychological status of a person, gynecological or medical problems, long use of certain drugs, and social beliefs. OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence and various factors associated with FSD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study Design - This study design was a cross-sectional observational study conducted at Tertiary Care Centre, in Ahmedabad from June 2015 to March 2016...
October 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096296/a-critical-asthma-standardized-clinical-and-management-plan-reduces-duration-of-critical-asthma-therapy
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Jackson Wong, Michael S D Agus, Dionne A Graham, Elliot Melendez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Reduction of critical asthma management time can reduce intensive care utilization. The goal of this study was to determine whether a Critical Asthma Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan (SCAMP) can decrease length of critical asthma management time. METHODS: This retrospective study compared critical asthma management times in children managed before and after implementation of a Critical Asthma SCAMP. The SCAMP used an asthma severity score management scheme to guide stepwise escalation and weaning of therapies...
January 17, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095999/challenges-and-strategies-for-conducting-sensitive-research-with-an-arab-american-population
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Shahrazad M Timraz, Dalia I Alhasanat, Maha M Albdour, Linda Lewin, Carmen Giurgescu, Karen Kavanaugh
Recruiting minority groups such as Arab Americans (Ar-Am) for research studies has been challenging. To date no studies were found that explicitly addressed challenges to recruit Ar-Am for sensitive research. The purpose of this article is to present the challenges across three pilot studies that involved Ar-Am samples and the strategies that were implemented to overcome these challenges. The challenges faced with conducting studies with Ar-Am included difficulty for participants to express emotions, influence of male/female authority to consent for the study, lack of trust to disclose sensitive information, language barrier, and slow recruitment...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095924/sonolysis-in-prevention-of-brain-infarctions-during-internal-carotid-endarterectomy-sonobirdie-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tomáš Hrbáč, David Netuka, Vladimír Beneš, Vladimír Nosáľ, Petra Kešnerová, Aleš Tomek, Táňa Fadrná, Vladimír Beneš, Jiří Fiedler, Vladimír Přibáň, Miroslav Brozman, Kateřina Langová, Roman Herzig, David Školoudík
BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a beneficial procedure for selected patients with an internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. Surgical risk of CEA varies from between 2 and 15%. The aim of the study is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of sonolysis (continual transcranial Doppler monitoring, TCD) using a 2-MHz diagnostic probe with maximal diagnostic energy on the reduction of the incidence of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA) and brain infarction detected using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by the activation of the endogenous fibrinolytic system during CEA...
January 17, 2017: Trials
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