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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679683/is-distal-femoral-torsion-the-same-in-both-of-a-patient-s-legs-morphometric-ct-study
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J-S Beranger, D Dujardin, J-F Taburet, P Boisrenoult, C Steltzlen, P Beaufils, N Pujol
INTRODUCTION: The rotational position of the femoral component is a primary driver of success in total knee arthroplasty. However, distal femoral torsion (DFT) varies greatly between individuals. Measuring DFT preoperatively by CT in combination with computer-assisted surgery can significantly improve the rotational positioning of the femoral component. However, a preoperative CT scan is costly and exposes the patient to radiation. These are doubled when the patient is undergoing bilateral arthroplasty...
April 18, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679586/video-laryngoscopy-or-macintosh-laryngoscopy-which-one-is-more-successful-in-patients-with-bilateral-mandibular-fractures
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Reza Tabrizi, Mastaneh Dahi, Mohammad Reza Moshari, Fereydoon Pourdanesh, Sahar Zolfigol
PURPOSE: Successful intubation is challenging in patients with bilateral mandibular fractures. The aim of this study was to compare the video laryngoscope (VL) with the Macintosh laryngoscope (ML) for intubation of patients with bilateral mandibular fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial study, patients who had bilateral mandibular fractures (angle or subcondylar) were studied. Patients were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups using computerized randomization...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679544/1-f-neural-noise-and-electrophysiological-indices-of-contextual-prediction-in-aging
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S Dave, T A Brothers, T Y Swaab
Prediction of upcoming words during reading has been suggested to enhance the efficiency of discourse processing. Emerging models have postulated that predictive mechanisms require synchronous firing of neural networks, but to date, this relationship has been investigated primarily through oscillatory activity in narrow frequency bands. A recently-developed measure proposed to reflect broadband neural activity - and thereby synchronous neuronal firing - is 1/f neural noise extracted from EEG spectral power...
April 18, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679462/impact-of-urbanization-on-abundance-and-phenology-of-caterpillars-and-consequences-for-breeding-in-an-insectivorous-bird
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Gábor Seress, Tamás Hammer, Veronika Bókony, Ernő Vincze, Bálint Preiszner, Ivett Pipoly, Csenge Sinkovics, Karl L Evans, András Liker
Urbanization can have marked effects on plant and animal populations' phenology, population size, predator-prey interactions and reproductive success. These aspects are rarely studied simultaneously in a single system, and some are rarely investigated, e.g. how insect phenology responds to urban development. Here, we study a tri-trophic system of trees - phytophagous insects (caterpillars) - insectivorous birds (great tits) to assess how urbanization influences i) the phenology of each component of this system, ii) insect abundance and iii) avian reproductive success...
April 20, 2018: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679116/arthroscopic-treatment-for-intratendinous-rotator-cuff-tear-results-in-satisfactory-clinical-outcomes-and-structural-integrity
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Sang Jin Cheon, Hyo Yeol Lee, Woong Ki Jeon
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes and structural integrity of arthroscopic repair of intratendinous rotator cuff tear. METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed with an intratendinous tear but in whom conservative treatment failed were selected and underwent arthroscopic repair. Between 2008 and 2014, a total of 30 patients (6 men, 24 women; mean age, 59 ± 3.7 years) met the inclusion criteria and were followed up. The mean follow-up period was 26...
April 20, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678886/the-neuroform-atlas-stent-to-assist-coil-embolization-of-intracranial-aneurysms-a-multicentre-experience
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Christian Ulfert, Mirko Pham, Michael Sonnberger, Franco Amaya, Johannes Trenkler, Martin Bendszus, Markus A Möhlenbruch
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical safety and efficacy of the Atlas microstent in stent-assisted coil embolization of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: Single-center observational study in 36 patients (24 female, 12 male, mean age 56 years) with 37 aneurysms for the endovascular treatment of wide-necked aneurysms. After giving informed consent, patients were included according to the following criteria: aneurysm dome-to-neck ratio <2 or neck diameter >4 mm, and a parent vessel diameter of ≤4...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678685/success-rate-and-factors-predictive-of-redo-radiofrequency-ablation-of-perforator-veins
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Afsha Aurshina, Enrico Ascher, Lauren Mount, Amrit Hingorani, Natalie Marks, Anil Hingorani
OBJECTIVE: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is increasingly being employed for treatment of perforator vein insufficiency and venous ulcer healing. Previous studies have shown a closure rate of 60% to 80% in incompetent perforator veins (IPVs) with RFA. The purpose of the study was to determine the utility of a redo RFA for symptomatic recanalized perforators and to predict factors associated with recanalization. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 642 procedures in 256 patients with venous insufficiency due to IPVs from 2009 to 2015 was conducted...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678650/femoseal%C3%A2-device-use-for-femoral-artery-closure-by-different-techniques
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Roberto Gabrielli, Maria Sofia Rosati, Massiliano Millarelli, Angelica Dante, Maurizio Maiorano, Aldo Musilli, Roberto Chiappa, Marco Ventura
BACKGROUND: Common femoral artery is still the most frequently site used for vascular access, mostly for peripheral arterial interventions and its puncture remains a significant source of patient's morbidity. Manual compression (MC) has been the gold standard for hemostasis after femoral catheterization until recently, but only in the last few years, vascular closure devices (VCDs) are replacing MC due to their rapid development. Nowadays also vascular surgeons are becoming familiar with VCDs...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678566/modeling-of-behavioral-responses-for-successful-selection-of-easy-to-train-rams-for-semen-collection-with-an-artificial-vagina
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Claudia Pamela Ambrosi, Natalia Rubio, Gustavo Giménez, Andrés Venturino, Eduardo Gabriel Aisen, María Fernanda López Armengol
The aim of this study was to analyze the reproductive behavioral responses in Australian Merino rams, to identify those related to a faster training for semen collection with an artificial vagina. Eight Australian Merino rams, aged 1.5 years and with no prior sexual experience, were randomly selected from an extensively grazed flock. One immobilized ewe with no hormone stimulation was used for rams to sexually interact and mount. The frequencies of approaching, sniffing, flehmen, pushing, pawing with chin resting, and tongue flicking were recorded during eight training and three post-training assessments periods...
April 7, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678565/simplification-of-first-line-antibacterial-regimen-for-complicated-appendicitis-in-children-was-associated-with-better-adherence-to-guidelines-and-reduced-use-of-antibiotics
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Marion Taleb, Nicolas Nardi, Alexis Arnaud, Nathalie Costet, Pierre-Yves Donnio, Charlotte Engrand, Edouard Habonimana, Eric Wodey, Pierre Tattevin
Acute appendicitis in children requires early surgery, and a short course of antibiotics active on Enterobacteriaceae and anaerobes. Although aminoglycoside-containing 3-drug regimen have been used successfully for decades, simpler regimens with similar efficacy are increasingly used. We aimed to evaluate the impact of a switch from the combination of cefotaxime, metronidazole, and gentamicin (regimen 1), to piperacillin-tazobactam (regimen 2), as first-line regimen for complicated acute appendicitis in children...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678392/skeletal-status-in-women-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-1-yr-prospective-study
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Aleksander Kisała, Wojciech Pluskiewicz, Piotr Adamczyk
Functional deterioration due to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) may influence the bone status of the forearm and hand. The aim of this prospective study was to establish whether CTS has an impact on bone status at distal parts of the upper limb and to monitor the longitudinal changes of that status during a 1-yr follow-up after surgical treatment. Fifteen women with CTS at mean age of 55.13 ± 9.3 yr, mean weight of 79.18 ± 20.37 kg, and mean height of 157.8 ± 6.17 cm were enrolled into the study...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678225/synergistic-effect-of-co-stimulation-of-membrane-and-endosomal-tlrs-on-chicken-innate-immune-responses
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Sungwon Kim, Pete Kaiser, Dominika Borowska, Lonneke Vervelde
Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands (TLR-Ls) are critical activators of immunity and are successfully being developed as vaccine adjuvants in both mammals and birds. In this study, we investigated the synergistic effect of co-stimulation of membrane and endosomal TLRs on the innate immune responses using chicken bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs), and studied the effect of age on the induction of innate responses. BMMs from 1 and 4-week-old birds were stimulated with Pam3Cys-SK4 (PCSK; TLR2), synthetic monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA), Di[3-deoxy-d-manno-octulosonyl]-lipid A ammonium salt (KLA; TLR4), Gardiquimod, Resiquimod (R848; TLR7), CpG class B and C (TLR21)...
May 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678138/an-anthropometric-study-of-distal-tibiofibular-syndesmosis-dts-in-a-chinese-population
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Mingyang Yu, Yao Zhang, Yun Su, Feng Wang, Dewei Zhao
BACKGROUND: To improve the diagnostic accuracy of distal tibiofibular syndesmoses (DTS), this study quantified the range in variations of the normal DTS in a Chinese population, based on CT scan images. METHODS: The study population comprised 92 patients with unilateral ankle injury. CT scans included the non-injured contralateral DTS. The position of the fibula relative to the fibular notch (incisure) of the tibia was quantified by inclusion or separation indices, based on whether the fibula was within or outside the fibular incisure, respectively...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677646/adjuvant-strategies-to-improve-vaccination-of-the-elderly-population
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REVIEW
Birgit Weinberger
Immunosenescence contributes to increased incidence and severity of many infections in old age and is responsible for impaired immunogenicity and efficacy of vaccines. Adjuvants are one strategy to enhance immunogenicity of vaccines. The oil-in-water emulsions MF59TM and AS03, as well as a virosomal vaccine have been licensed in seasonal or pandemic influenza vaccines and are/were used successfully in the elderly. AS01, a liposome-based adjuvant comprising two immunostimulants has recently been approved in a recombinant protein vaccine for older adults, which showed very high efficacy against herpes zoster in clinical trials...
April 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677302/effect-of-uterosacral-ligament-suspension-vs-sacrospinous-ligament-fixation-with-or-without-perioperative-behavioral-therapy-for-pelvic-organ-vaginal-prolapse-on-surgical-outcomes-and-prolapse-symptoms-at-5-years-in-the-optimal-randomized-clinical-trial
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J Eric Jelovsek, Matthew D Barber, Linda Brubaker, Peggy Norton, Marie Gantz, Holly E Richter, Alison Weidner, Shawn Menefee, Joseph Schaffer, Norma Pugh, Susan Meikle
Importance: Uterosacral ligament suspension (ULS) and sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) are commonly performed pelvic organ prolapse procedures despite a lack of long-term efficacy data. Objective: To compare outcomes in women randomized to (1) ULS or SSLF and (2) usual care or perioperative behavioral therapy and pelvic floor muscle training (BPMT) for vaginal apical prolapse. Design, Setting, and Participants: This 2 × 2 factorial randomized clinical trial was conducted at 9 US medical centers...
April 17, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676877/assessment-and-management-of-urinary-incontinence-in-women
#16
Ellie Stewart
Urinary incontinence is a common and usually hidden issue that can affect women of all ages. It is often ignored by the patient because of their misconception that incontinence is an inevitable consequence of ageing and their low expectations of successful treatment. There are various types of incontinence, with symptoms that can significantly affect patients' quality of life. This article aims to enhance nurses' understanding of the types of urinary incontinence affecting women, associated risk factors and continence assessment, as well as the initial investigations and conservative treatments that can be instigated by general nurses...
April 20, 2018: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676670/timing-severity-of-deficits-and-clinical-improvement-after-surgery-for-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Michael M Safaee, Aaron J Clark, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Ethan A Winkler, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) are rare vascular abnormalities caused by arteriovenous shunting. They often form at the dural root sleeve between a radicular feeding artery and draining medullary vein causing venous congestion and edema, decreased perfusion, and ischemia of the spinal cord. Treatment consists of either surgical ligation of the draining vein or selective embolization via an endovascular approach. There is a paucity of data on which modality provides more durable and effective outcomes...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676648/global-tobacco-use-old-and-new-products
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Ana Navas-Acien
Tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke remain major but avoidable causes of premature mortality and disease worldwide. Although the age-standardized prevalence of daily smoking has declined for both men and women in many countries, the number of smokers continues to increase because of global population growth. Although cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product, the tobacco epidemic has become tremendously complex with the emergence and popularity of alternative products such as waterpipes and electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes)...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676634/impact-of-seasonal-winter-air-pollution-on-health-across-the-lifespan-in-mongolia-and-some-putative-solutions
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David Warburton, Nicole Warburton, Clarence Wigfall, Ochir Chimedsuren, Delgerzul Lodoisamba, Sereeter Lodoysamba, Badarch Jargalsaikhan
Environmental pollution of the air, water, and soil comprise an increasingly urgent challenge to global health, well-being, and productivity. The impact of environmental pollution arguably has its greatest impact across the lifespan on children, women of childbearing age, and pregnant women and their unborn children, not only because of their vulnerability during development, but also because of their subsequent longevity. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is a highly instructive, perhaps extreme, example of what happens with recent, rapid urbanization...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676503/toward-a-global-geroethics-gerontology-and-the-theory-of-the-good-human-life
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Hans-Joerg Ehni, Selma Kadi, Maartje Schermer, Sridhar Venkatapuram
Gerontologists have proposed different concepts for ageing well such as 'successful ageing', 'active ageing', and 'healthy ageing'. These conceptions are primarily focused on maintaining health and preventing disease. But they also raise the questions: what is a good life in old age and how can it be achieved? While medical in origin, these concepts and strategies for ageing well also contain ethical advice for individuals and societies on how to act regarding ageing and old age. This connection between gerontology and ethics is overlooked by both schools of thought...
May 2018: Bioethics
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