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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245181/revealing-a-new-mode-of-sensitization-induced-by-mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-impact-of-anti-at1-r-antibodies
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X Zhang, J Mirocha, T Aintablian, S Dimbil, J Moriguchi, F Arabia, J A Kobashigawa, N L Reinsmoen
BACKGROUND: Increased levels of angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1 R) antibody have been shown to be associated with allograft rejection. This study aims to determine the rate of development of antibody to AT1 R after Mechanical Circulatory Support Device (MCS) implantation, and if development of strong binding AT1 R antibodies is associated with survival. METHODS: 88 patients who had one MCS implantation were accessed based on serum availability. MCS in this cohort included pneumatic bilateral paracorporeal ventricular assist device, continuous flow left ventricular assist device, and total artificial heart...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245176/high-risk-of-hypogonadism-in-young-male-cancer-survivors
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S Isaksson, K Bogefors, O Ståhl, J Eberhard, Y Lundberg Giwercman, I Leijonhufvud, K Link, I Øra, P Romerius, J Bobjer, A Giwercman
OBJECTIVE: Cancer and its treatment in childhood and young adulthood can cause hypogonadism, leading to increased risk of long term morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of presenting with biochemical signs of hypogonadism in testicular cancer survivors (TCS) and male childhood cancer survivors (CCS) in relation to the type of treatment given. DESIGN: Case-control study. PATIENTS: Ninety-two TCS, 125 CCS (mean age 40 and median age 34 years, respectively; mean follow-up time 9...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245159/serum-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-shbg-relation-with-different-components-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-men-with-type-2-diabetes
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Khalid Siddiqui, Khalid Al-Rubeaan, Shaik Sarfaraz Nawaz, Khaled H Aburisheh, Anas M Zein Alaabdin, Ibrahim A Tolba
Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) is demonstrated to be decreased in subjects with metabolic syndrome (MetS). The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of SHBG in relation to MetS components among men with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This cross-sectional study was carried out among 429 Saudi T2D male patients aged >30 years. Metabolic syndrome was defined using International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria. Fasting blood glucose (FBG), HbA1c, albumin, and lipid parameter were measured...
December 15, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245158/-intrapartum-translabial-ultrasound-a-systematic-analysis-of-the-fetal-head-station-in-the-first-stage-of-labor
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Fabian Kohls, Lars Brodowski, Elna Kuehnle, Nadine Kniebusch, Karim Djaffar Kalache, Alexander Weichert
Introduction This prospective study aimed to define the angle of progression (AOP) in relation to the height position of the fetal head during the first stage of labour. It was investigated if it is possible to predict the mode of delivery or the duration of labour by AOP. Methods Influencing factors on delivery were head circumference, birth-weight, administration of oxytocin, epidural anaesthesia (EA) and parity, and their impact on AOP was analysed. AOP was calculated using three different formulas. Inclusion criteria were vaginal delivery of singletons in cephalic, occipito-anterior presentation...
December 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245147/levels-of-trace-elements-methylmercury-and-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-in-foraging-green-turtles-in-the-south-china-region-and-their-conservation-implications
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Connie Ka Yan Ng, James Chung Wah Lam, Xiao Hua Zhang, He Xiang Gu, Tsung Hsien Li, Min Bin Ye, Zhong Rong Xia, Fei Yan Zhang, Jin Xia Duan, Wen Xiong Wang, Isaac Kam Sum Lam, George H Balazs, Paul K S Lam, Margaret B Murphy
Sea turtles are globally endangered and face daily anthropogenic threats, including pollution. However, there is a lack of ecotoxicological information on sea turtles, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. This study aims to determine pollutant levels of foraging green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in South China, including Hong Kong, Guangdong and Taiwan, as a basis for their conservation. Scute, liver and muscle tissues of stranded green turtles were analysed for levels of 17 trace elements and methylmercury (MeHg) (n = 86 for scute and n = 14 for liver) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) (n = 11 for muscle and n = 13 for liver)...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245141/a-systematic-review-of-the-state-of-the-literature-on-sexually-exploited-boys-internationally
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Melissa Moynihan, Katherine Mitchell, Claire Pitcher, Farinaz Havaei, Max Ferguson, Elizabeth Saewyc
This systematic review assessed the current state of the literature on sexually exploited boys internationally. We aimed to describe what is known about sexual exploitation of boys, identify gaps in the literature, provide implications for practice, and make recommendations for future research. Multiple database searches were conducted using a combination of controlled vocabulary and keywords to capture child and adolescent sexual exploitation. Our search identified 11,099 unique references and excluded studies that did not include male participants less than 18 years old or disaggregate results by relevant age groups and/or by sex...
December 12, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245140/school-readiness-of-maltreated-children-associations-of-timing-type-and-chronicity-of-maltreatment
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Megan F Bell, Donna M Bayliss, Rebecca Glauert, Jeneva L Ohan
Children who have been maltreated during early childhood may experience a difficult transition into fulltime schooling, due to maladaptive development of the skills and abilities that are important for positive school adaptation. An understanding of how different dimensions of maltreatment relate to children's school readiness is important for informing appropriate supports for maltreated children. In this study, the Australian Early Development Census scores of 19,203 children were linked to information on child maltreatment allegations (substantiated and unsubstantiated), including the type of alleged maltreatment, the timing of the allegation (infancy-toddlerhood or preschool), and the total number of allegations (chronicity)...
December 11, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245139/scapular-focused-exercise-treatment-protocol-for-shoulder-impingement-symptoms-three-dimensional-scapular-kinematics-analysis
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Gisele Harumi Hotta, Adriane Lopes Santos, Kevin James McQuade, Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to describe the effects of a periscapular strengthening and neuromuscular training protocol in three-dimensional scapular kinematics and resting positioning in participants with shoulder impingement symptoms. Self-reported function was also evaluated. METHOD: The study group comprised 50 subjects with shoulder impingement syndrome (control group, n=25; treatment group, n=25). The treatment group underwent 8weeks of neuromuscular training and periscapular strengthening...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245124/bisphenol-and-phthalate-concentrations-and-its-determinants-among-pregnant-women-in-a-population-based-cohort-in-the-netherlands-2004-5
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Elise M Philips, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Alexandros G Asimakopoulos, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Eric A P Steegers, Susana Santos, Leonardo Trasande
BACKGROUND: Exposure to bisphenols and phthalates in pregnancy may lead to adverse health effects in women themselves and their offspring. OBJECTIVE: To describe first trimester bisphenol and phthalate urine concentrations, including bisphenol and phthalate replacements, and determine nutritional, socio-demographic and lifestyle related determinants. METHODS: In a population-based prospective cohort of 1396 mothers, we measured first trimester bisphenol, phthalate and creatinine urine concentrations (samples collected in 2004-2005, median gestational age 12...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245121/co-doped-tio2-nanostructures-as-a-strong-antibacterial-agent-and-self-cleaning-cover-synthesis-characterization-and-investigation-of-photocatalytic-activity-under-uv-irradiation
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Maryam Hosseini-Zori
The aim of this work was synthesis and investigation of various properties of Co-doped titanium dioxide nanostructures. However, dopant has no effect on XRD pattern of the host but it can influence on the various characteristics of host such as optical and electrical properties. The results of optical properties showed that absorption energy of TiO2 decreases in presence of cobalt as dopant. Red-shift in absorption spectrum that may be due to the excitation of 3d electrons of Co ions to the conduction band of TiO2 can be considered as a strong evidence to confirm the presence of Co as dopant in TiO2 lattice...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245119/dceus-based-focal-parametric-perfusion-imaging-of-microvessel-with-single-pixel-resolution-and-high-contrast
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Diya Wang, Mengnan Xiao, Hong Hu, Yu Zhang, Zhe Su, Shanshan Xu, Yujin Zong, Mingxi Wan
This study aimed to develop a focal microvascular contrast-enhanced ultrasonic parametric perfusion imaging (PPI) scheme to overcome the tradeoff between the resolution, contrast, and accuracy of focal PPI in the tumor. Its resolution was limited by the low signal-to-clutter ratio (SCR) of time-intensity-curves (TICs) induced by multiple limitations, which deteriorated the accuracy and contrast of focal PPI. The scheme was verified by the in-vivo perfusion experiments. Single-pixel TICs were first extracted to ensure PPI with the highest resolution...
December 2, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245116/human-lung-epithelial-cells-a549-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-pva-collagen-nanofiber
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Xiuchun Li, Shanshan Yan, Jing Dai, Yi Lu, Yiqun Wang, Man Sun, Jinkang Gong, Yuan Yao
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process by which epithelial cells lose their cell-cell contact to become mesenchymal stem cells, which is important on development and embryogenesis, wound healing, and cancer metastasis. This research aims to investigate the effect of topological cue as modulating factor on the EMT by tuning the diameter of electrospinning nanofiber. The cell-nanofiber interaction between human lung epithelial cell A549 and electrospinning nanofibers composed of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and type I collagen were investigated...
December 11, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245114/subacromial-impingement-syndrome-an-electromyographic-study-of-shoulder-girdle-muscle-fatigue
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Omid Alizadehkhaiyat, Margaret M Roebuck, Ahmed T Makki, Simon P Frostick
Muscle fatigue affecting glenohumeral and/or scapular muscles is suggested as one of the contributing factors to the development of subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS). Nonetheless, the fatigability of shoulder girdle muscles in association with the pathomechanics of SAIS has not been reported. This study aimed to measure and compare fatigue progression within the shoulder girdle musculature of patients and healthy controls. 75 participants including 39 patients (20 females; 19 males) and 36 healthy controls (15 females; 21 males) participated in the study...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245109/autosomal-recessive-hypercholesterolemia-in-spain
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Rosa María Sánchez-Hernández, Pablo Prieto-Matos, Fernando Civeira, Eduardo Esteve Lafuente, Manuel Frías Vargas, José T Real, Fernando Goñi Goicoechea, Francisco J Fuentes, Miguel Pocovi, Mauro Boronat, Ana María Wägner, Luis Masana
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (ARH) is a very rare disease, caused by mutations in LDL protein receptor adaptor 1 (LDLRAP1). It is characterized by high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and increased risk of premature cardiovascular disease. We aimed to characterize ARH in Spain. METHODS: Data were collected from the Dyslipidemia Registry of the Spanish Atherosclerosis Society. A literature search was performed up to June 2017, and all diagnostic genetic studies for familial hypercholesterolemia of Spain were reviewed...
December 6, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245106/cerebral-arterio-venous-malformations-in-the-paediatric-population-angiographic-characteristics-multimodal-treatment-strategies-and-outcome
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Klaus-Peter Stein, Bernd-Otto Huetter, Sophia Goericke, Neriman Oezkan, Rebecca Leyrer, I Erol Sandalcioglu, Michael Forsting, Ulrich Sure, Oliver Mueller
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral arterio-venous malformations (AVM) are considered congenital lesions, emerging as an important cause of haemorrhagic stroke in children. The potential influence of age on clinical presentation and angio-architecture have been analysed extensively in the last years. Yet, comparative studies comprising ascending age groups may be limited in their conclusions, especially when comparing young children and adults. It is the aim of this study to evaluate characteristic clinical and angiographic features of AVM within a paediatric subgroup and their correlation to age at presentation...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245101/nursing-s-role-in-leading-palliative-care-a-call-to-action
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EDITORIAL
Teresa L Hagan, Jiayun Xu, Ruth P Lopez, Toby Bressler
Palliative care aims to alleviate the suffering of patients with life-limiting illness while promoting their quality of life. In this call to action commentary, we review the ways in which nursing care and palliative care align, describe barriers to nurses engaging in palliative care, and provide specific recommendations for nurses involved in education, training, and administration to assist nurses at all levels of practice to engage in palliative care for their patients.
December 8, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245100/student-motivation-stressors-and-intent-to-leave-nursing-doctoral-study-a-national-study-using-path-analysis
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Delene Volkert, Lori Candela, Matthew Bernacki
BACKGROUND: The demand for doctorally prepared nurses worldwide is higher than ever. Universities have responded with increased numbers of DNP and Ph.D. in Nursing programs. There are more doctoral nursing students than ever before yet they remain one of the least studied student populations. This is concerning given the high attrition rates reported in doctoral programs. The few studies that do exist are typically qualitative and exploratory in nature. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this national study of Ph...
December 6, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245099/total-bilateral-tmj-reconstruction-for-pain-and-dysfunction-case-report
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Carlos Vinícius Ayres Moreira, André Victor Pinto Serra, Larissa Oliveira Ramos Silva, Ana Carolina Fraga Fernandes, Roberto Almeida de Azevedo
INTRODUCTION: Temporomandibular disorders encompass a set of clinical conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint, the masticatory muscles and the associated tissues. Many therapeutic alternatives can be considered, being divided into non-invasive, minimally invasive and invasive interventions. This work aims to report a case of inflammatory joint pain and dysfunction treated with bilateral TMJ full reconstruction with alloplastic prosthesis stock. CASE REPORT: Patient D...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245094/concomitant-rhomboid-shaped-tibiae-and-fibulae-finger-like-projections-and-orthopedic-management-in-a-new-variant-of-nievergelt-syndrome-a-case-report
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Tuna Pehlivanoğlu, Mehmet Demirel, Yavuz Sağlam, Halil İbrahim Balci, Hayati Durmaz
INTRODUCTION: The rare Nievergelt syndrome (NS) is the most severe form of mesomelic dysplasia and is characterized by disproportionate shortness of the limbs. The aim of this case report was to describe the clinical and radiological features of a rare case of NS. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we describe a female patient originally presenting with bilateral hand, lower leg, and foot deformities at the age of 10 years old. In addition to the characteristic features of NS, this patient presented with finger-like projections on her heels, bilateral hand anomalies, and atypical facial features...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245093/neurocognitive-functioning-in-first-episode-bipolar-disorder-relationship-with-functional-status
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Alejandro G Szmulewicz, Marina P Valerio, Julieta Lomastro, José M Smith, Virginia Chiappe, Diego J Martino, Ana Igoa
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess if an association between neurocognitive deficits and psychosocial functioning exists in first-episode BD patients. METHODS: Twenty-five euthymic first-episode BD patients and thirty-seven healthy controls were recruited. History of suicide attempts, psychiatric comorbidities, pharmacological exposure, and previous depressive episodes were investigated. Performances on neurocognitive domains (verbal memory, attention, processing speed, and executive functions) as well as a measure of psychosocial functioning were used as outcomes...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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