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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535548/is-traumatic-and-non-traumatic-neck-pain-associated-with-brain-alterations-a-systematic-review
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Robby DePauw, Iris Coppieters, Mira Meeus, Karen Caeyenberghs, Lieven Danneels, Barbara Cagnie
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck pain affects 50% - 85% of people who have experienced an acute episode. This transition and the persistence of chronic complaints are believed to be mediated by brain alterations among different central mechanisms. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to systematically review and critically appraise the current existing evidence regarding structural and functional brain alterations in patients with whiplash associated disorders (WAD) and idiopathic neck pain (INP)...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534342/the-effect-of-preoperative-occlusion-therapy-on-long-term-outcome-after-surgery-for-early-onset-exotropia
#2
Kwang Hoon Shin, Iris Naheah Kim, Hae Jung Paik
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of preoperative part-time occlusion therapy on long-term surgical success in early-onset exotropia. METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent surgery for exotropia with onset before the first year of age and who were followed for ≥3 years were reviewed. Patients were divided into two groups according to the degree of compliance with part-time occlusion therapy: the good compliance group (>50% adherence rate) and the poor compliance group (≤50% adherence rate)...
May 11, 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534154/chemoradiation-impairs-normal-developmental-cortical-thinning-in-medulloblastoma
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Palak Kundu, Matthew D Li, Ben Y Durkee, Susan M Hiniker, Karl Bush, Rie von Eyben, Michelle L Monje, Kristen W Yeom, Sarah S Donaldson, Iris C Gibbs
Medulloblastoma patients are treated with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Radiation dose to the temporal lobe may be associated with neurocognitive sequelae. Longitudinal changes of temporal lobe cortical thickness may result from neurodevelopmental processes such as synaptic pruning. This study applies longitudinal image analysis to compare developmental change in cortical thickness in medulloblastoma (MB) patients who were treated by combined modality therapy to that of cerebellar juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA) patients who were treated by surgery alone...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533364/changes-in-conformational-equilibria-regulate-the-activity-of-the-dcp2-decapping-enzyme
#4
Jan Philip Wurm, Iris Holdermann, Jan H Overbeck, Philipp H O Mayer, Remco Sprangers
Crystal structures of enzymes are indispensable to understanding their mechanisms on a molecular level. It, however, remains challenging to determine which structures are adopted in solution, especially for dynamic complexes. Here, we study the bilobed decapping enzyme Dcp2 that removes the 5' cap structure from eukaryotic mRNA and thereby efficiently terminates gene expression. The numerous Dcp2 structures can be grouped into six states where the domain orientation between the catalytic and regulatory domains significantly differs...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532928/iris-suture-fixation-push-knot-needle
#5
Fei Liu, Qiang Zhou, Charles Q Yu, Victor Guaiquil, Yu Geng, Xiaodong Chen, Mark I Rosenblatt
We describe a technique to create a locking knot for iris reconstruction or intraocular lens fixation. A modified needle is prepared by straightening the tip of an ophthalmic viscosurgical device needle or a lacrimal cannula needle. After the suture is passed through 2 sides of an iris defect, the 2 ends are externalized and looped. One strand is then inserted into the needle from the tip out of the ferrule, and the knot is pushed into the anterior chamber by this needle in a controllable manner. Two other locking knots are then made by repeating the process...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532723/self-reported-frequency-of-nurse-provided-spiritual-care
#6
Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, Iris Mamier, Patricia Ricci-Allegra, Joanne Foith
AIM: To describe how frequently RNs provide 17 spiritual care therapeutics (or interventions) during a 72-80h timeframe. BACKGROUND: Plagued by conceptual muddiness as well as weak methods, research quantifying the frequency of spiritual care is not only methodologically limited, but also sparse. METHODS: Secondary analysis of data from four studies that used the Nurse Spiritual Care Therapeutics Scale (NSCTS). Data from US American RNs who responded to online surveys about spiritual care were analyzed...
June 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532540/-ocular-metastasis-in-lung-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-in-a-single-chinese-hospital-and-literature-review
#7
Yan Xu, Yiduo Sun, Jing Zhao, Minjiang Chen, Lina Jiangde, Longyun Li, Wei Zhong, Mengzhao Wang
BACKGROUND: Eye is a rare site of lung cancer metastasis, and ocular metastasis is one of the largest challenges to cancer patients' quality of life (QOL). Here we present our experience on ocular metastasis of lung cancer and review relevant literature in an attempt to investigate the clinical features, treatment, and prognosis of these tumors. METHODS: The records of 9 patients with ocular metastasis of lung cancer treated at our hospital were analyzed. A literature review identified 42 cases reported in the last 10 years and their medical records were retrospectively estimated...
May 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532438/the-effect-of-color-type-on-early-wound-healing-in-farmed-mink-neovison-vison
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A Jespersen, H E Jensen, J F Agger, P M H Heegaard, P Damborg, B Aalbæk, A S Hammer
BACKGROUND: Individual differences of mink, including color type, are speculated to affect the course of wound healing, thereby impacting wound assessment and management on the farms, as well as the assessment of wounds in forensic cases. In this study, we examined the effect of color type on early wound healing in farmed mink. Full thickness excisional wounds (2 × 2 cm) were made on the back in 18 mink of the color types Brown, Silverblue and Blue Iris. Gross and microscopic pathology of the wounds was evaluated 2 days post-wounding together with degree of wound size reduction, presence of bacteria and blood analyses...
May 22, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531296/a-new-computational-method-to-predict-transcriptional-activity-of-a-dna-sequence-from-diverse-datasets-of-massively-parallel-reporter-assays
#9
Ying Liu, Takuma Irie, Tetsushi Yada, Yutaka Suzuki
In recent years, the dramatic increase in the number of applications for massively parallel reporter assay (MPRA) technology has produced a large body of data for various purposes. However, a computational model that can be applied to decipher regulatory codes for diverse MPRAs does not exist yet. Here, we propose a new computational method to predict the transcriptional activity of MPRAs, as well as luciferase reporter assays, based on the TRANScription FACtor database. We employed regression trees and multivariate adaptive regression splines to obtain these predictions and considered a feature redundancy-dependent formula for conventional regression trees to enable adaptation to diverse data...
May 22, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530338/-bibliotherapy-as-a-clinical-tool-and-its-applications-in-diagnosis-treatment-and-teaching-medicine
#10
REVIEW
Iris Shoshani Helvitz
Bibliotherapy, the practice of healing through stories, is described throughout this article. Case reports show how stories can be used as both a diagnostic tool and a treatment option. Family physicians use bibliotherapy in an all-inclusive manner to heal, consolidate and deepen patient-doctor relationships, help heal the healers and teach medicine. Stories are clinical tools that connect the patients' world with that of their doctors. Stories are a simple tool that don't require great skill and can enhance any patient or physician's experience...
December 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530080/-cataract-surgery-complications-in-males-treated-with-alpha-1-antagonists-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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REVIEW
Tamar Pedut Kloizman, Raneen Shehadeh Mashour
Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) was first described by Chang and Campbell in 2005. The characteristics of this syndrome include: 1. Floppy iris that billows in reaction to intraocular fluid currents during standard phacoemulsification procedure; 2. Flaccid iris stroma that tends to prolapse through well-constructed surgical incisions; 3. Insufficient pupillary mydriasis despite proper pharmacologic preparation and progressive pupillary constriction during the operation. Surgical procedures with IFIS have since been noted to have an exceptionally high rate of complications, some of which can be vision threatening...
September 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529277/levels-of-glucose-regulatory-hormones-in-patients-with-non-islet-cell-tumor-hypoglycemia-including-a-review-of-the-literature
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Izumi Fukuda, Akira Asai, Tomoko Nagamine, Taro Harada, Kyoko Tanimura-Inagaki, Naomi Hizuka, Hitoshi Sugihara
Non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH) is one of the causes of spontaneous hypoglycemia. The pathogenesis of NICTH is thought to be an excessive production by tumors of big insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-II. This study investigated the levels of glucose-regulatory hormones in patients with NICTH with high serum levels of big IGF-II (big IGF-II group) and compared these with profiles of patients with spontaneous hypoglycemia with normal IGF-II (normal IGF-II group). Circulating IRI, CPR, ACTH, cortisol, GH, and IGF-I levels measured during hypoglycemic episodes were examined retrospectively in 37 patients with big IGF-II producing NICTH and 6 hypoglycemic patients with normal IGF-II...
May 19, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529272/congenital-anterior-staphyloma-associated-with-peters-anomaly-and-aphakia-in-a-holstein-calf
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Reiichiro Sato, Ken Onda, Masaru Murakami, Daiya Ito, Hiroo Madarame
A Holstein calf was born with a large protruding right eye and a central corneal opacity. Enucleation was the first choice of treatment. The calf had a good prognosis and was raised for milking purposes. Macroscopically, the enucleated eye was characterized by the protruded cornea, adherence of the iris to the central posterior cornea and aphakia. Microscopically, central corneal thickening and a defect in the endothelium and Descemet's membrane were observed. These data suggest that this represents a case of unilateral anterior segment dysgenesis consistent with congenital corneal staphyloma with Peters' anomaly and aphakia...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528873/measurement-of-peak-impact-loads-differ-between-accelerometers-effects-of-system-operating-range-and-sampling-rate
#14
Christina Ziebart, Lora M Giangregorio, Jenna C Gibbs, Iris C Levine, James Tung, Andrew C Laing
A wide variety of accelerometer systems, with differing sensor characteristics, are used to detect impact loading during physical activities. The study examined the effects of system characteristics on measured peak impact loading during a variety of activities by comparing outputs from three separate accelerometer systems, and by assessing the influence of simulated reductions in operating range and sampling rate. Twelve healthy young adults performed seven tasks (vertical jump, box drop, heel drop, and bilateral single leg and lateral jumps) while simultaneously wearing three tri-axial accelerometers including a criterion standard laboratory-grade unit (Endevco 7267A) and two systems primarily used for activity-monitoring (ActiGraph GT3X+, GCDC X6-2mini)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528833/bilobed-iris-stromal-epithelial-cyst
#15
Vasilios P Papastefanou, Victoria M L Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528825/a-pseudopupil-anterior-iris-stroma-hyperplasia
#16
Mathieu F Bakhoum, John M Alexander, Henry D Perry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528498/lipopeptides-produced-by-bacillus-subtilis-as-new-biocontrol-products-against-fusariosis-in-ornamental-plants
#17
Gabriela Mihalache, Tiberius Balaes, Irina Gostin, Marius Stefan, François Coutte, François Krier
In this study, we have investigated the effects of three lipopeptides (fengycin, surfactin and mycosubtilin) produced by different strains of Bacillus subtilis against the phytopathogenic fungi Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. iridacearum, which affects the ornamental bulb plant populations of Iris sp. The antifungal effects were tested using minimum inhibitory concentration assay, determination of mycelium growth and spore germination inhibition rates. Also, in vivo tests on infected rhizomes and scanning electron microscopy were employed...
May 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528308/hyperlipidemia-is-involved-in-apoptosis-in-rat-submandibular-glands
#18
Koichiro Irie, Takaaki Tomofuji, Daisuke Ekuni, Tetsuji Azuma, Toshiki Yoneda, Yoshihiro Shimazaki, Manabu Morita
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of hyperlipidemia on histological changes and apoptosis in submandibular glands using apolipoprotein E (apoE)-deficient rats. DESIGN: Histopathological findings related to induced apoptosis in the submandibular glands were compared between apoE-deficient rats (n=6; male; age, 16 weeks) and the corresponding wild-type rats (n=6). RESULTS: ApoE-deficient rats showed significantly higher plasma levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL), total cholesterol, very LDL and LDL, and lower plasma levels of high-density lipoprotein when compared to control rats (P<0...
May 17, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527190/tight-medial-knot-tying-may-increase-retearing-risk-after-transosseous-equivalent-repair-of-rotator-cuff-tendon
#19
Hirotaka Sano, Masako Tokunaga, Moriyuki Noguchi, Takashi Inawashiro, Taichi Irie, Hiroo Abe, A Toshimitsu Yokobori
BACKGROUND: Retearing mechanism after transosseous equivalent (TOE) rotator cuff repair has not been fully clarified yet. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to compare the stress distribution pattern in the tendon stump between knotted and knotless TOE repair and to investigate the role of suture tension applied during medial knot tying using a 3-dimensional finite element (3D-FE) method. METHODS: Both knotted and knotless TOE repairs were simulated on the 3D-FE human rotator cuff tear model...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526277/gene-expression-patterns-in-distinct-endoscopic-findings-for-eosinophilic-gastritis-in-children
#20
Masamichi Sato, Tetsuo Shoda, Hirotaka Shimizu, Kanami Orihara, Kyoko Futamura, Akio Matsuda, Yoshiyuki Yamada, Rie Irie, Takako Yoshioka, Toshiaki Shimizu, Yukihiro Ohya, Ichiro Nomura, Kenji Matsumoto, Katsuhiro Arai
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic gastritis (EG) is clinicopathologically characterized by both marked gastric eosinophilia and clinical symptoms. The endoscopic findings in EG vary among patients, leading to clinical confusion. However, little is known about the relationship between precise endoscopic findings and the pathophysiological process responsible for EG. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to elucidate whether the gross endoscopic findings of EG can be classified into distinct gene expression profiles...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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