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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538879/a-prospective-study-of-patients-with-large-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-and-the-risk-of-melanoma
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Ana Carolina Leite Viana, Eugênio Marcos Andrade Goulart, Bernardo Gontijo, Flávia Vasques Bittencourt
Background: Large congenital melanocytic nevus (LCMN) is considered a risk factor for melanoma, although the magnitude of this risk is controversial. Objective: To evaluate the risk of melanoma development in patients with LCMN seen at a dermatology referral center in Brazil during a twelve-year period. To the best of our knowledge, there are no published similar studies on large congenital melanocytic nevus in South America. Methods: Our prospective cohort included only patients with congenital nevi ≥20cm...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538674/biosynthesis-of-zno-nanoparticles-by-a-new-pichia-kudriavzevii-yeast-strain-and-evaluation-of-their-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities
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Amin Boroumand Moghaddam, Mona Moniri, Susan Azizi, Raha Abdul Rahim, Arbakariya Bin Ariff, Wan Zuhainis Saad, Farideh Namvar, Mohammad Navaderi
The potential ability of a new yeast strain, Pichia kudriavzevii, in the synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) through a green method was explored in this study. The effect of reaction time (12, 24 and 36 h) on the structure of the resulting ZnO nanoparticles was investigated. From the XRD and TEM results, the ZnO-NPs with a hexagonal wurtzite structure and a particle crystal size of ~10-61 nm was formed at different reaction times. Combing XRD, TEM, and PL results, it was revealed that the sample prepared at intermediate duration (24 h) has the most favorable nanosized structure with the lowest defect concentration...
May 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538570/postoperative-patient-and-parent-reported-outcomes-for-children-with-congenital-hand-differences-a-systematic-review
#3
Rebecca S Bickham, Jennifer F Waljee, Kevin C Chung, Joshua M Adkinson
BACKGROUND: Patient- and parent-reported outcomes are increasingly considered as measures of treatment effectiveness for congenital conditions. The authors' specific aim was to review the use of patient- and parent-reported outcomes of quality of life, activities of daily living, perception of hand appearance, and satisfaction after reconstruction for congenital hand differences. METHODS: The authors reviewed articles addressing congenital hand differences from PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE published between January of 1966 and October of 2016...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538385/surgical-outcomes-of-different-approaches-to-esophageal-replacement-in-long-gap-esophageal-atresia-a-systematic-review
#4
Jia Liu, Yifan Yang, Chao Zheng, Rui Dong, Shan Zheng
BACKGROUND: Esophageal replacement (ER) surgery has been widely used in long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) over the past few decades. The most commonly used surgical approaches in many pediatric surgical centers include colon interposition (CI), gastric pull-up (GPU), jejunal interposition (JI), and gastric tube reconstruction (GTR). However, there is no systematic evidence on which is the optimal conduit for the native esophagus. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes among these 4 replacement approaches in LGEA cases based on current evidence...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538248/minimally-invasive-cardiac-output-technologies-in-the-icu-putting-it-all-together
#5
Ramon P Clement, Jaap J Vos, Thomas W L Scheeren
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Haemodynamic monitoring is a cornerstone in the diagnosis and evaluation of treatment in critically ill patients in circulatory distress. The interest in using minimally invasive cardiac output monitors is growing. The purpose of this review is to discuss the currently available devices to provide an overview of their validation studies in order to answer the question whether these devices are ready for implementation in clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: Current evidence shows that minimally invasive cardiac output monitoring devices are not yet interchangeable with (trans)pulmonary thermodilution in measuring cardiac output...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538040/interleukin-10-592c-a-but-not-1082a-g-promoter-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-is-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-in-an-ethnic-kashmiri-population-a-case-control-study
#6
Mujeeb Z Banday, Aga S Sameer, Nissar A Chowdri, Ehtishamul Haq
Chronic inflammation influences the development of various cancers including colorectal cancer (CRC). Interleukin-10 (IL-10), an anti-inflammatory cytokine, plays a vital role in several homeostatic physiological processes occurring in the human gastrointestinal tract including intestinal inflammation and is a key regulator of several gastrointestinal tract pathophysiological processes such as inflammatory bowel diseases that are associated with an increased predisposition to CRC. Several studies have reported the association of various polymorphisms in the human IL-10 gene including IL-10 -592C/A and IL-10 -1082A/G single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with various cancers including CRC, but these SNPs are yet to be studied in a Kashmiri population with respect to CRC risk...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537807/next-generation-sequencing-identifies-gene-mutations-that-are-predictive-of-malignancy-in-residual-needle-rinses-collected-from-fine-needle-aspirations-of-thyroid-nodules
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Maren Y Fuller, Dina Mody, April Hull, Kristi Pepper, Heather Hendrickson, Randall Olsen
CONTEXT: - Thyroid nodules have a prevalence of approximately 70% in adults. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is a minimally invasive, cost-effective, standard method to collect tissue from thyroid nodules for cytologic examination. However, approximately 15% of thyroid FNA specimens cannot be unambiguously diagnosed as benign or malignant. OBJECTIVE: - To investigate whether clinically actionable data can be obtained using next-generation sequencing of residual needle rinse material...
May 24, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537710/elucidating-adsorptive-fractions-of-natural-organic-matter-on-carbon-nanotubes
#8
Mohamed Ateia, Onur G Apul, Yuta Shimizu, Astri Muflihah, Chihiro Yoshimura, Tanju Karanfil
Natural organic matter (NOM) is a heterogeneous mixture of organic compounds that is omnipresent in natural waters. To date, our understanding of NOM components' adsorption by carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is limited due to limited number of comprehensive studies in the literature examining the adsorption of NOM by CNTs. In this study, eleven standard NOMs from various sources were characterized, and their adsorption on four different CNTs were examined side-by-side using total organic carbon, fluorescence, UV-visible spectroscopy, and high performance size exclusion chromatography (HPSEC) analysis...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535625/-expression-and-clinical-significance-of-ser10-phosphorylated-p27-kip1-protein-in-human-breast-carcinoma
#9
Z Q Guo, Q S Lü, Z Wang, L H Lu, N Lu, X W Wen, W X Wu, M Yao
Objective: To explore the expression and clinicopathological significance of Ser10 phosphorylated p27(kip1)(P-p27Ser10) protein in human breast carcinoma tissue. Methods: Tissue specimens were obtained from 111 cases with breast carcinoma from January 2004 to December 2005. And the expression of P-p27Ser10 protein for each specimen was detected by immunohistochemical (EnVision) analysis. Six representative paired samples of cancerous and paired adjacent normal tissues were collected and detected by Western blot...
May 16, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535597/variation-and-accumulation-patterns-of-poly-and-perfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas-in-european-perch-perca-fluviatilis-across-a-gradient-of-pristine-swedish-lakes
#10
Staffan Åkerblom, Nesrin Negm, Pianpian Wu, Kevin Bishop, Lutz Ahrens
This study assessed variations in the concentrations of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in European perch (Perca fluviatilis) in Swedish lakes and the extent to which fish size, age and indicators of fish trophic ecology (δ(15)N and δ(13)C) correlate with the sum of individual PFAS concentrations (ΣPFAS). Fish muscle tissue samples (n=80) were taken from six lakes across Sweden and analysed using solid-liquid extraction followed by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS)...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535559/initial-clinical-outcomes-of-percutaneous-full-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-using-an-interlaminar-approach-at-the-l4-l5
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Jun-Ichiro Nakamura, Kiyoshi Yoshihara
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous full-endoscopic discectomy (PED) is being increasingly used because of its potential to minimalize soft-tissue damage and decrease hospital stay. PED using the interlaminar approach (PED-IL) at L4-L5 is performed by only a few surgeons. To the best of our knowledge, the safety and efficacy of PED-IL at L4-L5, without experience in PED via a transforaminal approach (PED-TF) has not been previously reported. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate initial clinical outcomes and complications of PED-IL at L4-L5 without experience in PED-TF...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535557/endogenous-pain-facilitation-rather-than-inhibition-differs-between-people-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-multiple-sclerosis-and-controls-an-observational-study
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Simon M Collin, Jo Nijs, Mira Meeus, Andrea Polli, Barbara Willekens, Kelly Ickmans
BACKGROUND: Commonalities in the core symptoms of fatigue and cognitive dysfunction experienced by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also known as ME) and multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have been described. Many CFS and MS patients also experience chronic pain, which has been attributed to central sensitization in both groups of patients. However, the characteristics of pain in CFS and MS patients have not been compared. OBJECTIVES: To compare experimental pain measurements in patients with CFS or MS and healthy controls...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535556/feasibility-of-percutaneous-lumbar-discectomy-combined-with-percutaneous-cementoplasty-for-symptomatic-lumbar-disc-herniation-with-modic-type-i-endplate-changes
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Qing-Hua Tian, Ying-Ying Lu, Xi-Qi Sun, Tao Wang, Chun-Gen Wu, Ming-Hua Li, Sheng Cheng-Ying
BACKGROUND: Treatment of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation with Modic type I endplate changes is complex and challenging, requiring systemic and local therapies which include conservative therapy, epidural infiltrations, percutaneous therapeutic techniques, and surgical options. The clinical management of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation involving Modic type I endplate changes is uniquely challenging because it requires alleviating pain caused by both the herniated disc and the endplate osteochondritis...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535412/selective-separation-and-determination-of-glucocorticoids-in-cosmetics-using-dual-template-magnetic-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-and-hplc
#14
Min Liu, Xiaoyan Li, Junjie Li, Zongyuan Wu, Fang Wang, Li Liu, Xuecai Tan, Fuhou Lei
Molecularly imprinting polymers (MIPs) are typically prepared using a single template molecule, which allows selective separation and enrichment of only one target analyte. It is not suitable for determination of complex real samples containing multiple analytes. In order to expand the practical application of imprinted polymers, novel dual-template magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers (MMIPs) were synthesized by surface polymerization using hydrocortisone and dexamethasone as the dual-template molecules in this study...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535297/antihypertensive-adherence-trajectories-among-older-adults-in-the-first-year-after-initiation-of-therapy
#15
Jennifer L Hargrove, Virginia Pate, Carri H Casteel, Yvonne M Golightly, Laura R Loehr, Stephen W Marshall, Til Stürmer
BACKGROUND: Adherence to antihypertensives is suboptimal, but previous methods of quantifying adherence fail to account for varying patterns of use over time. We sought to improve classification of antihypertensive adherence using group-based trajectory models, and to determine whether individual factors predict adherence trajectories. METHODS: We identified older adults initiating antihypertensive therapy during 2008-2011 using a 20% sample of Medicare (federal health insurance available to US residents over the age of 65) beneficiaries enrolled in parts A (inpatient services), B (outpatient services), and D (prescription medication)...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535236/association-between-teaching-status-and-mortality-in-us-hospitals
#16
Laura G Burke, Austin B Frakt, Dhruv Khullar, E John Orav, Ashish K Jha
Importance: Few studies have analyzed contemporary data on outcomes at US teaching hospitals vs nonteaching hospitals. Objective: To examine risk-adjusted outcomes for patients admitted to teaching vs nonteaching hospitals across a broad range of medical and surgical conditions. Design, Setting, and Participants: Use of national Medicare data to compare mortality rates in US teaching and nonteaching hospitals for all hospitalizations and for common medical and surgical conditions among Medicare beneficiaries 65 years and older...
May 23, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535116/is-mannitol-the-treatment-of-choice-for-patients-with-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
#17
Michael E Mullins, Robert S Hoffman
CONTEXT: Ciguatera fish poisoning arises primarily from consumption of carnivorous reef fish caught in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Ciguatoxins, a class of tasteless, heat-stable, polycyclic toxins produced by dinoflagellates, accumulate through the food chain and concentrate in various carnivorous fish, such as groupers, barracudas, wrasses, amberjack, kingfishes, and eels. Characteristics of ciguatera fish poisoning include early nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the first one to two days post ingestion, followed by the appearance of sensory disturbances...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534769/a-systematic-investigation-of-lateral-estimation-using-various-interpolation-approaches-in-conventional-ultrasound-imaging
#18
Zhi Liu, Chengwu Huang, Jianwen Luo
Accurate lateral displacement and strain estimat- ion is critical for some applications of elasticity imaging. Typically, motion estimation in the lateral direction is challenging because of low sampling frequency and lack of phase information in conventional ultrasound imaging. Several approaches have been proposed to improve the performance of lateral estimation, such as lateral interpolation on the RF signals (Interp_RF), lateral interpolation on the cross-correlation function (Interp_CCF) and lateral interpolation on both the RF signals and cross-correlation function (Interp_Both)...
May 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534664/predict-the-medicare-functional-classification-level-k-level-using-the-amputee-mobility-predictor-in-people-with-unilateral-transfemoral-and-transtibial-amputation-a-pilot-study
#19
Michael P Dillon, Matthew J Major, Brian Kaluf, Yuri Balasanov, Stefania Fatone
BACKGROUND: While Amputee Mobility Predictor scores differ between Medicare Functional Classification Levels (K-level), this does not demonstrate that the Amputee Mobility Predictor can accurately predict K-level. OBJECTIVES: To determine how accurately K-level could be predicted using the Amputee Mobility Predictor in combination with patient characteristics for persons with transtibial and transfemoral amputation. STUDY DESIGN: Prediction...
May 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534266/leaching-behavior-of-u-mn-sr-and-pb-from-different-particle-size-fractions-of-uranium-mill-tailings
#20
Bo Liu, Tongjiang Peng, Hongjuan Sun
Pollution by the release of heavy metals from tailings constitutes a potential threat to the environment. To characterize the processes governing the release of Mn, Sr, Pb, and U from the uranium mill tailings, a dynamic leaching test was applied for different size of uranium mill tailings samples. Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) were performed to determine the content of Mn, Sr, Pb, and U in the leachates. The release of mobile Mn, Sr, Pb, and U fraction was slow, being faster in the initial stage and then attained a near steady-state condition...
May 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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