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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811040/implant-specific-follow-up-imaging-of-treated-intracranial-aneurysms-tof-mra-vs-metal-artifact-reduced-intravenous-flat-panel-computed-tomography-angiography-fpcta
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N H Hänsel, G A Schubert, B Scholz, O Nikoubashman, A E Othman, M Wiesmann, R Pjontek, M A Brockmann
AIM: To compare the diagnostic quality of time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography (TOF-MRA) and metal-artefact-reduction (MAR) flat-panel-detector computed tomography angiography (FPCTA) and to determine the imaging technique best suited for evaluation endovascular and surgically treated aneurysms. METHODS: The image quality of TOF-MRA and MAR-FPCTA of 44 intracranial implants (coiling: n=20; clipping: n=15; coiling + stenting: n=9) in a patient cohort of 25 was evaluated by two independent readers...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808093/are-disagreements-in-caregiver-and-patient-assessment-of-patient-health-associated-with-increased-caregiver-burden-in-caregivers-of-older-adults-with-cancer
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Tina Hsu, Matthew Loscalzo, Rupal Ramani, Stephen Forman, Leslie Popplewell, Karen Clark, Vani Katheria, Rex Strowbridge, Redmond Rinehart, Dan Smith, Keith Matthews, Jeff Dillehunt, Tao Feng, David Smith, Canlan Sun, Arti Hurria
BACKGROUND: As patients age, caregivers increasingly provide essential support and patient information. We sought to determine if patient-caregiver assessments of patient health differ and if differences contribute to burden in caregivers of older adults with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred patients, aged ≥65, and their caregivers independently assessed patient function, comorbidity, nutrition, social activity, social support, and mental health. Caregivers completed the Caregiver Strain Index (CSI)...
August 14, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783743/andrographis-paniculata-chu%C3%A4-n-x%C3%A4-n-li%C3%A3-n-for-symptomatic-relief-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-adults-and-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiao-Yang Hu, Ruo-Han Wu, Martin Logue, Clara Blondel, Lily Yuen Wan Lai, Beth Stuart, Andrew Flower, Yu-Tong Fei, Michael Moore, Jonathan Shepherd, Jian-Ping Liu, George Lewith
INTRODUCTION: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a substantial threat to public health. Safe and effective alternatives are required to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing. Andrographis Paniculata (A. Paniculata, Chuān Xīn Lián) has traditionally been used in Indian and Chinese herbal medicine for cough, cold and influenza, suggesting a role in respiratory tract infections (RTIs). This systematic review aimed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of A. Paniculata for symptoms of acute RTIs (ARTIs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783399/outcome-measures-of-disease-activity-in-inflammatory-arthritis
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Geraint A Brown, Alice Cotton, Jesusa Guinto, Arti Sharma, Coziana Ciurtin
The most common types of chronic inflammatory arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. In order to assess the activity of these diseases and tailor therapy, several outcome measures have been developed. They include composite scores based on clinical findings, biochemical markers and patient questionnaires. This article discusses the most commonly used outcome measures and looks at their limitations in quantifying the complex clinical features of different types of inflammatory arthritis, focusing in particular on rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis...
August 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774769/predictors-for-under-prescribing-antibiotics-in-children-with-respiratory-infections-requiring-antibiotics
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Aaron E Kornblith, Jahan Fahimi, Hemal Kanzaria, Ralph C Wang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Previous studies showed variability in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic resources for children with febrile acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI), including antibiotics. Unnecessary antibiotic use has important public and individual health outcomes, but missed antibiotic prescribing also has important consequences. We sought to determine factors associated with antibiotic prescribing in pediatric ARTI, specifically those with pneumonia. METHODS: We assessed national trends in the evaluation and treatment of ARTI for pediatric emergency department (ED) patients by analyzing the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 2002 to 2013...
July 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767075/micro-mechanical-viscoelastic-properties-of-crosslinked-hydrogels-using-the-nano-epsilon-dot-method
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Giorgio Mattei, Ludovica Cacopardo, Arti Ahluwalia
Engineering materials that recapitulate pathophysiological mechanical properties of native tissues in vitro is of interest for the development of biomimetic organ models. To date, the majority of studies have focused on designing hydrogels for cell cultures which mimic native tissue stiffness or quasi-static elastic moduli through a variety of crosslinking strategies, while their viscoelastic (time-dependent) behavior has been largely ignored. To provide a more complete description of the biomechanical environment felt by cells, we focused on characterizing the micro-mechanical viscoelastic properties of crosslinked hydrogels at typical cell length scales...
August 2, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766130/detection-of-multicentric-and-contralateral-breast-cancers-on-mri-based-on-primary-cancer-biomarker-status-will-this-change-surgical-or-medical-management
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Arti R Jonna, Kenny Q Sam, Lilian O Ebuoma, Emily L Sedgwick, Tao Wang, Ana P Benveniste
PURPOSE: The utilization of staging preoperative breast MRI in biopsy-proven cancer patients varies based on institution and individual clinicians. It is unclear whether primary breast cancer subtype influences a clinician's decision to obtain a preoperative breast MRI based on likelihood of multicentric or contralateral disease, which may change surgical or medical management. Our purpose was to compare the four main breast cancer subtypes in our patient population (i.e., luminal A, luminal B, HER2 enriched and triple-negative) who underwent pretreatment staging MRIs to determine whether certain breast cancer subtypes are more likely to have multicentric or contralateral disease...
August 1, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764160/revisiting-nitrofurantoin-for-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci
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Suneeta Meena, Sarita Mohapatra, Seema Sood, Benu Dhawan, Bimal Ku Das, Arti Kapil
INTRODUCTION: Enterococcal infection has emerged as a major therapeutic challenge. Emergence of High Level Aminoglycoside Resistance (HLAR) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) has further limited the drug therapy in enterococcal infections. However, nitrofuratoin being an old drug reported to have less resistance in comparison to the other classes of antimicrobial agents. AIM: To detect susceptibility of nitrofurantoin against VRE isolates from Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) of outdoor and indoor patient departments...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759817/left-atrial-remodeling-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis-in-mouse-models-of-heart-failure
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Waqas Hanif, Linda Alex, Ya Su, Arti V Shinde, Ilaria Russo, Na Li, Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
Left ventricular dysfunction increases left atrial pressures and causes atrial remodeling. In human subjects, increased left atrial size is a powerful predictor of mortality and adverse events in a broad range of cardiac pathologic conditions. Moreover, structural remodeling of the atrium plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atrial tachyarrhythmias. Despite the potential value of the atrium in assessment of functional endpoints in myocardial disease, atrial pathologic alterations in mouse models of left ventricular disease have not been systematically investigated...
June 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757691/cut-and-place-technique-of-pterygium-excision-with-autograft-without-using-sutures-or-glue-our-experience
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Jagdish Bhatia, Mathew Varghese, Bindu Narayanadas, Arti Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Conjunctival sutures used in pterygium surgery are not only time-consuming process but also may lead to local complications such as discomfort, scarring, granuloma, or infection. Plasma-derived products such as fibrin glue may produce possible hypersensitivity reactions whereas the risk of viral transmission remains theoretically possible. We describe a simple method of achieving conjunctival autograft adherence during pterygium surgery avoiding potential complications associated with the use of fibrin glue or sutures...
May 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750846/patient-financial-responsibility-reduces-use-of-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-screening%C3%A2-mammography
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Emily L Sedgwick, Ana P Benveniste, Frederick J Severs, Lilian O Ebuoma, Tamara Ortiz-Perez, Ashley A Roark, Kenny Sam, Arti Jonna, Karla A Sepulveda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749033/co-occurring-down-syndrome-and-sucla2-related-mitochondrial-depletion-syndrome
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Natario L Couser, Daniel S Marchuk, Laurie D Smith, Alexandra Arreola, Kathleen A Kaiser-Rogers, Joseph Muenzer, Arti Pandya, Muge Gucsavas-Calikoglu, Cynthia M Powell
Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome 5 (MIM 612073) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by homozygous or compound heterozygous pathogenic variants in the beta subunit of the succinate-CoA ligase gene located within the 13q14 band. We describe two siblings of Hispanic descent with SUCLA2-related mitochondrial depletion syndrome (encephalomyopathic form with methylmalonic aciduria); the older sibling is additionally affected with trisomy 21. SUCLA2 sequencing identified homozygous p.Arg284Cys pathogenic variants in both patients...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748723/applying-positive-deviance-for-improving-compliance-to-adolescent-anemia-control-program-in-tribal-communities-of-india
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Vani Sethi, Monique Sternin, Deepika Sharma, Arti Bhanot, Saba Mebrahtu
BACKGROUND: Positive deviance (PD) is an asset-based social and behavior change communication strategy, utilizing successful outliers within a specific context. It has been applied to tackling major public health problems but not adolescent anemia. OBJECTIVE: The study, first of its kind, used PD to improve compliance to adolescent anemia control program in Jharkhand, India, where anemia prevalence in adolescent girls is 70%, and program compliance is low. METHODS: With leadership of state government, the study was designed and implemented by a multidisciplinary 42 member PD team, in Khunti district, in 2014...
January 1, 2017: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738882/hemisphere-specific-eeg-related-to-alternate-nostril-yoga-breathing
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Shirley Telles, Ram Kumar Gupta, Arti Yadav, Shivangi Pathak, Acharya Balkrishna
BACKGROUND: Previously, forced unilateral nostril breathing was associated with ipsilateral, or contralateral cerebral hemisphere changes, or no change. Hence it was inconclusive. The present study was conducted on 13 normal healthy participants to determine the effects of alternate nostril yoga breathing on (a) cerebral hemisphere asymmetry, and (b) changes in the standard EEG bands. METHODS: Participants were randomly allocated to three sessions (a) alternate nostril yoga breathing (ANYB), (b) breath awareness and (c) quiet sitting, on separate days...
July 24, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734323/parental-influences-on-heavy-episodic-drinking-development-in-the-transition-to-early-adulthood
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Aubrey Spriggs Madkour, Gretchen Clum, Thomas T Miles, Heng Wang, Kristina Jackson, Frances Mather, Arti Shankar
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine how parental relationship quality (communication frequency, time spent together, and closeness) during early adulthood is related to heavy episodic drinking (HED) during this developmental period and whether effects vary according to age, youth sex, or parent sex. METHODS: National data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics-Transition to Adulthood Study were analyzed. Youth participated in up to four interviews (2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011; n = 1,320-1,489) between ages 18-25 years...
August 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731942/geriatric-assessment-and-tools-for-predicting-treatment-toxicity-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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Daneng Li, Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Arti Hurria
Cancer is a disease of older adults, and the majority of new cancer cases and deaths occur in people 65 years or older. However, fewer data are available regarding the risks and benefits of cancer treatment in older adults, and commonly used assessments in oncology fail to adequately evaluate factors that affect treatment efficacy and outcomes in the older patients. The geriatric assessment is a multidisciplinary evaluation that provides detailed information about a patient's functional status, comorbidities, psychological state, social support, nutritional status, and cognitive function...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728795/-artifex-spondet-peritiam-artis-the-artisan-responds-to-his-art
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EDITORIAL
Gabriel Jaime Montoya Montoya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726156/remote-monitoring-and-consultation-of-inpatient-populations-with-diabetes
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REVIEW
Robert J Rushakoff, Joshua A Rushakoff, Zachary Kornberg, Heidemarie Windham MacMaster, Arti D Shah
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Inpatient hyperglycemia is common and is linked to increased morbidity and mortality. We review current and innovative ways diabetes specialists consult in the management of inpatient diabetes. RECENT FINDINGS: With electronic medical records (EMRs), remote monitoring and intervention may improve the management of inpatient hyperglycemia. Automated reports allow monitoring of glucose levels and allow diabetes teams to intervene through formal or remote consultation...
September 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722709/regulation-of-inflammation-by-microbiota-interactions-with-the-host
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REVIEW
J Magarian Blander, Randy S Longman, Iliyan D Iliev, Gregory F Sonnenberg, David Artis
The study of the intestinal microbiota has begun to shift from cataloging individual members of the commensal community to understanding their contributions to the physiology of the host organism in health and disease. Here, we review the effects of the microbiome on innate and adaptive immunological players from epithelial cells and antigen-presenting cells to innate lymphoid cells and regulatory T cells. We discuss recent studies that have identified diverse microbiota-derived bioactive molecules and their effects on inflammation within the intestine and distally at sites as anatomically remote as the brain...
July 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721962/urinary-tract-infection-among-pregnant-women-at-a-secondary-level-hospital-in-northern-india
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Shashi Kant, Ayush Lohiya, Arti Kapil, Sanjeev Kumar Gupta
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy is frequently associated with complications. Currently, in India, there is no regular screening for UTI, and facility for diagnosis of UTI is not available at peripheral government health centers. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the proportion of pregnant women with UTI among antenatal clinic attendees in rural Haryana. METHODS: Eligible participants were pregnant women attending antenatal clinic of secondary care center of rural Haryana from March to May 2015...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
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