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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647922/comparison-of-quality-of-chest-compressions-during-training-of-laypersons-using-push-heart-and-little-anne-manikins-using-blinded-cprcards
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Shota Tanaka, Alexander E White, Ryo Sagisaka, Guanseng Chong, Eileen Ng, Jinny Seow, Nurul Asyikin Mj, Hideharu Tanaka, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
BACKGROUND: Mass Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training using less expensive and easily portable manikins is one way to increase the number of trained laypeople in a short time. The easy-to-carry, low-cost CPR training model called Push Heart (PH) is widely used in Japan. The aim of this study was to examine if PH can achieve chest compression quality that is similar to that using more conventional Little Anne (LA) manikins for training laypersons. METHODS: This prospective randomized crossover study was done during routine community CPR training of laypersons in Singapore...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645867/psychophysical-and-electrophysiological-evidence-for-enhanced-pain-facilitation-and-unaltered-pain-inhibition-in-acute-low-back-pain-patients
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Pascal Henri Vuilleumier, Federico Gabriel Arguissain, José Alberto Biurrun Manresa, Alban Ymer Neziri, Arto Christian Nirkko, Ole Kæseler Andersen, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Michele Curatolo
The aim of this case-control study was to examine differences in neural correlates of pain facilitatory and inhibitory mechanisms between acute low back pain patients and healthy individuals. Pressure pain tolerance (PPT), electrical pain detection thresholds (EDT), pain ratings to repetitive suprathreshold electrical stimulation (SES) and conditioned pain modulation (CPM) were assessed in 18 patients with acute low back pain (LBP) and 18 healthy controls (CTRL). Furthermore, event-related potentials (ERPs) in response to repetitive SES were obtained from high-density electroencephalography...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640060/individualized-estimation-of-physical-activity-in-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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Whitney A Welch, Neil Alexander, Ann M Swartz, Nora E Miller, Erica Twardzik, Scott J Strath
PURPOSE: Compare physical activity intensity in older adults with T2DM using individualized, relative cutpoints with standard, absolute cutpoints. METHODS: One hundred older adults with T2DM (68.9±5.1y, 65% male, 32.7±6.3 kgm, 7.2±1.1% HbA1c) completed a two-speed walking protocol (varying, walking between 1-2.5 mph), followed by a modified Bruce peak exercise test. Participants wore an accelerometer-based physical activity monitor at their waist and oxygen consumption was measured...
June 21, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639039/a-novel-endoscopic-surgery-for-dysphagia-after-stroke
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Jian Wang, Wuyi Li, Yongjin Li, Xiaofeng Jin, Yanyan Niu, Xu Tian, Hong Huo
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a common complication in stroke patients, which severely affects quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of temperature-controlled plasma radiofrequency (coblation)-assisted endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy (CAECPM) for the treatment sustained (>6 months) dysphagia in stroke patients. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study included a total of 24 stroke patients with sustained dysphagia, who were either treated with transcervical cricopharyngeal myotomy (CPM) (n = 16) or CAECPM (n = 12)...
June 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634720/the-financial-impact-and-drivers-of-hospital-charges-in-contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-and-reconstruction-a-nationwide-inpatient-sample-hospital-analysis
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Alexandra Bucknor, Anmol Chattha, Klaas Ultee, Winona Wu, Parisa Kamali, Patrick Bletsis, Austin Chen, Bernard T Lee, Claire Cronin, Samuel J Lin
PURPOSE: Rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) have increased over the last decade; it is important for surgeons and hospital systems to understand the economic drivers of increased costs in these patients. This study aims to identify factors affecting charges in those undergoing CPM and reconstruction. METHODS: Analysis of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample was undertaken (2009-2012), identifying women aged ≥18 with unilateral breast cancer undergoing unilateral mastectomy with CPM and immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) (CPM group), in addition to unilateral mastectomy and IBR alone (UM group)...
June 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627793/increased-sympathetic-outflow-induces-adaptation-to-acute-experimental-pain
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Lior Dayan, Uri Hochberg, Hadas Nahman-Averbuch, Silviu Brill, Jacob N Ablin, Giris Jacob
BACKGROUND: There are interrelationships between the autonomic nervous system and pain. This study aims to explore the effect of different autonomic manipulations on pain perception and modulation. METHODS: Twenty healthy subjects (10 men and 10 women, mean age 25±3) participate in this single-blinded, semi-randomized, controlled study, which included 2 study visits. Warm and heat pain thresholds, conditioned pain modulation and pain adaptation were tested before and after administration of phenylephrine, clonidine, yohimbine and saline...
June 19, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620357/the-effectiveness-of-nitrate-mediated-control-of-the-oil-field-sulfur-cycle-depends-on-the-toluene-content-of-the-oil
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Navreet Suri, Johanna Voordouw, Gerrit Voordouw
The injection of nitrate is one of the most commonly used technologies to impact the sulfur cycle in subsurface oil fields. Nitrate injection enhances the activity of nitrate-reducing bacteria, which produce nitrite inhibiting sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB). Subsequent reduction of nitrate to di-nitrogen (N2) alleviates the inhibition of SRB by nitrite. It has been shown for the Medicine Hat Glauconitic C (MHGC) field, that alkylbenzenes especially toluene are important electron donors for the reduction of nitrate to nitrite and N2...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615966/acute-physiological-and-electrical-accentuation-of-vagal-tone-has-no-effect-on-pain-or-gastrointestinal-motility-in-chronic-pancreatitis
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Jacob Juel, Christina Brock, Søren S Olesen, Adnan Madzak, Adam D Farmer, Qasim Aziz, Jens B Frøkjær, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
BACKGROUND: The effective management of pain in chronic pancreatitis (CP) remains a therapeutic challenge. Analgesic drugs, such as opioids, and the underlying pathology can impair gut function. The autonomic nervous system influences hormone secretion and gut motility. In healthy volunteers, electrical (using noninvasive transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation [t-VNS]) and physiological (using deep slow breathing [DSB]) modulation of parasympathetic tone results in pain attenuation and enhanced gut motility...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610776/two-stage-late-reconstruction-with-a-fresh-large-osteochondral-shell-allograft-transplantation-flocsat-for-a-large-ostechondral-defect-in-a-non-union-after-a-lateral-tibia-plateau-fracture-2-year-follow-up
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C Krettek, J Clausen, M Omar, S Noack, C Neunaber
This is the description of a 58-year-old female patient presenting 8 months after a horse riding accident with significant pain and inability to walk independently. Imaging revealed a large osseous defect of the lateral tibia plateau which was not united posteriorly. The patient refused knee replacement and we developed a patient specific two-step procedure for her. Step 1: Filling of the defect with a large cortico-cancellous autograft from the posterior iliac crest; step 2: Transplantation of a fresh large osteochondral shell allograft (FLOCSAT)...
May 17, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605604/upper-extremity-muscle-activity-during-in-phase-and-anti-phase-continuous-pushing-tasks
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Kristina M Gruevski, Joanne N Hodder, Peter J Keir
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of anti-phase, in-phase bimanual and unimanual simulated industrial pushing tasks and frequency on upper extremity muscle activity. BACKGROUND: Research investigating symmetrical (in-phase) and asymmetrical (anti-phase) pushing exertions is limited despite a high prevalence in industry. METHODS: Fifteen female participants completed five pushing tasks using a dual handle apparatus at three frequencies: 15 cycles per minute (cpm), 30 cpm, and self-selected...
June 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594745/indications-for-contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-a-consensus-statement-using-modified-delphi-methodology
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Frances C Wright, Nicole J Look Hong, May Lynn Quan, Kaitlyn Beyfuss, Sara Temple, Andrea Covelli, Nancy Baxter, Anna R Gagliardi
OBJECTIVE: To reach a consensus about contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in unilateral breast cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: There has been a substantial increase in the number of North American women with unilateral breast cancer undergoing a therapeutic mastectomy and a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) either simultaneously or sequentially. The purpose of this project was to create a nationally endorsed consensus statement for CPM in women with unilateral breast cancer using modified Delphi consensus methodology...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593653/cellular-potts-modeling-of-complex-multicellular-behaviors-in-tissue-morphogenesis
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REVIEW
Tsuyoshi Hirashima, Elisabeth G Rens, Roeland M H Merks
Mathematical modeling is an essential approach for the understanding of complex multicellular behaviors in tissue morphogenesis. Here, we review the cellular Potts model (CPM; also known as the Glazier-Graner-Hogeweg model), an effective computational modeling framework. We discuss its usability for modeling complex developmental phenomena by examining four fundamental examples of tissue morphogenesis: (i) cell sorting, (ii) cyst formation, (iii) tube morphogenesis in kidney development, and (iv) blood vessel formation...
June 8, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580731/application-of-capability-indices-and-control-charts-in-the-analytical
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Alexis Oliva, Matías Llabres Martinez
In this study, we assessed the usefulness of control charts in combination with the process capability indices, Cpm and Cpk , in the control strategy of an analytical method. The traditional X-chart and moving range chart were used to monitor the analytical method over a 2-year period. The results confirmed that the analytical method is in-control and stable. Different criteria were used to establish the specifications limits (i.e., analyst requirements) for fixed method performance (i.e., method requirements)...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573748/conditioned-pain-modulation-dampens-the-thermal-grill-illusion
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D E Harper, M Hollins
BACKGROUND: The thermal grill illusion (TGI) refers to the perception of burning heat and often pain that arises from simultaneous cutaneous application of innocuous warm and cool stimuli. This study utilized conditioned pain modulation (CPM) to help elucidate the TGI's underlying neural mechanisms, including the debated role of ascending nociceptive signals in generating the illusion. METHODS: To trigger CPM, subjects placed the left hand in noxious cold (6 °C) water before placing the right volar forearm onto a thermal grill...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560595/trends-in-sexual-function-after-breast-cancer-surgery
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Lauren F Cornell, Dawn M Mussallem, Tammeza C Gibson, Nancy N Diehl, Sanjay P Bagaria, Sarah A McLaughlin
PURPOSE: Sexual dysfunction is assumed to be common, but understudied, in breast cancer patients. Herein, we use the validated female sexual functioning index (FSFI) to evaluate changes in female sexual function after breast cancer surgery. METHODS: The FSFI assesses sexual function in six domains (desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, pain) on a 36-point scale, with scores >26.6 indicating better sexual function. We identified 226 women with unilateral breast cancer undergoing surgery at our institution from June 2010-January 2015...
May 30, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558747/weather-and-children-s-physical-activity-how-and-why-do-relationships-vary-between-countries
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Flo Harrison, Anna Goodman, Esther M F van Sluijs, Lars Bo Andersen, Greet Cardon, Rachel Davey, Kathleen F Janz, Susi Kriemler, Lynn Molloy, Angie S Page, Russ Pate, Jardena J Puder, Luis B Sardinha, Anna Timperio, Niels Wedderkopp, Andy P Jones
BACKGROUND: Globally most children do not engage in enough physical activity. Day length and weather conditions have been identified as determinants of physical activity, although how they may be overcome as barriers is not clear. We aim to examine if and how relationships between children's physical activity and weather and day length vary between countries and identify settings in which children were better able to maintain activity levels given the weather conditions they experienced...
May 30, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556421/gastrointestinal-disorders-after-immunosuppression-an-experimental-model-to-evaluate-the-influence-of-monotherapy-on-motility-parameters
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Denize Jussara Rupolo Dall'Agnol, Luciana Aparecida Corá, Maria do Carmo Borges Teixeira, Maysa Bruno de Lima, Loyane Almeida Gama, José Ricardo de Arruda Miranda, Madileine Francely Américo
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to propose an animal model for investigating the effects of immunosuppressive monotherapy on gastrointestinal motility using a non-invasive biomagnetic technique. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were randomly distributed into groups: Cyclosporine, Tacrolimus, Prednisone, Sirolimus, Mycophenolate Mofetil, Everolimus and Azathioprine. Each animal was treated during 14 days by gavage with dosage ranging from 1 to 20 mg Kg(-1)  day(-1) considering area per volume ratio and hepatic metabolism...
May 26, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554374/conditioned-pain-modulation-among-young-healthy-and-physically-active-african-american-and-non-hispanic-white-adults
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Masataka Umeda, Cierra Griffin, Austin Cross, Carla Heredia, Akiko Okifuji
OBJECTIVE: Research shows that African American (AA) adults experience more severe and frequent pain compared to non-Hispanic White (NHW) adults. Additionally, experimental studies demonstrate that AA adults exhibit less efficient central pain inhibition compared to NHW adults, which may partially explain the racial/ethnic disparities in pain. Evidence suggests that regular physical activity (PA) may help improve central pain inhibition, but research shows that AA adults engage in less PA, and are less likely to meet PA guidelines for health promotion compared to NHW adults...
July 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548706/45-gy-is-not-sufficient-radiotherapy-dose-for-group-iii-orbital-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-after-less-than-complete-response-to-12-weeks-of-arst0331-chemotherapy-a-report-from-the-soft-tissue-sarcoma-committee-of-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Ralph P Ermoian, John Breneman, David O Walterhouse, Yueh-Yun Chi, Jane Meza, James Anderson, Douglas S Hawkins, Andrea A Hayes-Jordan, David M Parham, Torunn I Yock, Sarah S Donaldson, Suzanne L Wolden
BACKGROUND: Recent Children's Oncology Group (COG) trials tested the efficacy of reduced therapy in an effort to lessen late effects compared to the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study (IRS) IV regimen with associated hematologic and hepatic toxicity, and infertility. Here, we analyze the efficacy of 45 Gray (Gy) local radiotherapy (RT) in patients with Group III orbital embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) enrolled on the COG low-risk study ARST0331. PROCEDURE: Sixty-two patients with Group III orbital ERMS were treated on ARST0331 with four cycles of vincristine (VCR), dactinomycin (DACT), and cyclophosphamide (CPM; VAC, total cumulative CPM dose 4...
May 26, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541087/childhood-cognitive-ability-and-physical-activity-in-young-adulthood
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Satu M Kumpulainen, Kati Heinonen, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Minna K Salonen, Sture Andersson, Aulikki Lano, Dieter Wolke, Eero Kajantie, Johan G Eriksson, Katri Raikkonen
OBJECTIVE: Childhood cognitive ability is associated with lifestyle in adulthood, including self-reported physical activity (PA). We examined whether childhood cognitive ability is associated with objectively measured PA and sedentary time (ST) in young adulthood. METHOD: Participants of the Arvo Ylppö Longitudinal Study (n = 500) underwent tests of general reasoning, visuomotor integration, verbal competence, and language comprehension at the age of 56 months yielding a general intelligence factor score; at the age of 25 years they wore omnidirectional accelerometers for 9 days (range = 4-10 days) measuring overall daily PA (counts per minute, cpm), ST, and light and moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) (minutes), and completed a questionnaire on occupational, commuting, leisure-time conditioning and nonconditioning PA...
June 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
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