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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231579/vibration-induced-nystagmus-a-biomarker-for-vestibular-deficits-a-synopsis
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Karl-Friedrich Hamann
A review of more than 20 years of experience with vibratory stimulation in vestibular diseases is given. Vibrations in a frequency frame of 30-60 Hz are applied on the mastoid during 20 s. Eye movements are recorded by video-oculography to detect a vibration-induced nystagmus (VIN). A VIN occurs in cases of a side difference between the peripheral vestibular receptors beating to the side of better excitability. In patients with central lesions, a VIN does not appear generally, only exceptionally if the lesion is located laterally in the brain stem...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208992/an-uncommon-cause-of-posterior-leg-pain-ultrasound-image-of-plantaris-tendinopathy
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Chen-Yu Hung, Ke-Vin Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196182/what-surgeons-need-to-know-about-gender-confirmation-surgery-when-providing-care-for-transgender-individuals-a-review
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Jens U Berli, Gail Knudson, Lin Fraser, Vin Tangpricha, Randi Ettner, Frederic M Ettner, Joshua D Safer, Julie Graham, Stan Monstrey, Loren Schechter
Importance: In 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services decided that its 1981 exclusion of transsexual surgical treatments from Medicare coverage was based on outdated, incomplete, and biased science and did not reflect current evidence or standards of care, and the exclusion was therefore lifted. As a direct result of this decision, surgeons nationwide are seeing an increase in consultations for surgical therapy to help transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals. Although some clinicians may have the technical training for such surgical procedures, in many cases, they may not have a full understanding of the complex and comprehensive care required to provide optimal health care for transgender individuals...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178576/the-association-of-pre-treatment-hpv-subtypes-with-recurrence-of-vin
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Giorgio Bogani, Fabio Martinelli, Antonino Ditto, Mauro Signorelli, Francesca Taverna, Claudia Lombardo, Valentina Chiappa, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Dario Recalcati, Cono Scaffa, Stefania Perotto, Ilaria Sabatucci, Alice Indini, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether pre-treatment HPV types are associated with recurrence of high-grade vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN2+). STUDY DESIGN: Data of consecutive patients with pretreatment HPV DNA test undergoing treatment for VIN2+ were retrospectively collected. Risk factors promoting the risk of VIN2+ persistence and recurrence were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier and Cox hazard proportional models. RESULTS: 64 patients had pretreatment vulvar-vaginal HPV DNA test...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175512/303%C3%A2-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-patients-risk-assessment-for-shunting-asah-paras-an-international-collaborative-study-and-initiation-of-a-consortium
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Hadie Adams, Vin Shen Ban, Ville Leinonen, Salah G Aoun, Jukka Huttunen, Taavi Saavalainen, Antti Lindgren, Juhana Frosen, Mikael Fraunberg, Timo Sakari Koivisto, Juha Antero Hernesniemi, Babu Guai Welch, Juha Jaaskelaine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175486/359%C3%A2-delayed-treatment-of-ruptured-arteriovenous-malformations-is-it-ok-to-wait
#6
Jeffrey S Beecher, Awais Vance, Kristopher Allen Lyon, Vin Shen Ban, Cameron Michael McDougall, Louis A Whitworth, Jonathan A White, Duke S Samson, H Hunt Batjer, Babu Guai Welch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175374/115%C3%A2-the-southwestern-aneurysm-scoring-index-prediction-of-outcomes-at-1-year-in-ruptured-aneurysms-treated-with-microsurgery
#7
Vin Shen Ban, Jeffrey S Beecher, Christopher S Eddleman, Salah G Aoun, Kristopher Allen Lyon, Tarek Youssef El Ahmadieh, Cameron Michael McDougall, Babu Guai Welch, Joan Reisch, H Hunt Batjer, Duke S Samson, Jonathan A White
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161530/effects-of-cholecalciferol-supplementation-on-serum-and-urinary-vitamin-d-metabolites-and-binding-protein-in-hiv-infected-youth
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Allison Ross Eckard, Myrtle Thierry-Palmer, Natalia Silvestrov, Julia C Rosebush, Mary Ann O'Riordan, Julie E Daniels, Monika Uribe-Leitz, Danielle Labbato, Joshua H Ruff, Ravinder J Singh, Vin Tangpricha, Grace A McComsey
Vitamin D insufficiency is widespread in HIV-infected patients. HIV and/or antiretroviral therapy (ART), particularly efavirenz (EFV), may interfere with vitamin D metabolism. However, few data from randomized, controlled trials exist. Here, we investigate changes in vitamin D metabolites and binding protein (VDBP) after 6 months of supplementation in a randomized, active-control, double-blind trial investigating 2 different monthly cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) doses [60,000 (medium) or 120,000 (high) IU/month] vs...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134785/a-comparative-study-of-the-phenolic-and-technological-maturities-of-red-grapes-grown-in-lebanon
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Hiba N Rajha, Nada El Darra, Sally El Kantar, Zeina Hobaika, Nicolas Louka, Richard G Maroun
Grape harvest date is determined according to the technological and phenolic maturities. These parameters were calculated for different red grape (Vitis vinifera L.) varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc) over four years (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011) (642 samples). Titratable acidity and sugar content of the grapes were used to determine the technological maturity, whereas Glories (1 and 2) and ITV (Institut Technique de la Vigne et du Vin) methods were used to monitor their phenolic maturity...
January 26, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130717/impact-of-dietary-intake-on-bone-turnover-in-patients-with-phenylalanine-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Kathryn E Coakley, Eric I Felner, Vin Tangpricha, Peter W F Wilson, Rani H Singh
: Phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) deficiency is a genetic disorder characterized by deficiency of the PAH enzyme. Patients follow a phenylalanine-restricted diet low in intact protein, and must consume synthetic medical food (MF) to supply phenylalanine-free protein. We assessed relationships between dietary intake and nutrient source (food or MF) on bone mineral density (BMD) and bone turnover markers (BTM) in PAH deficiency. Blood from 44 fasted females 11-52 years of age was analyzed for plasma phenylalanine, serum BTM [CTx (resorption), P1NP (formation)], vitamin D, and parathyroid hormone (PTH)...
January 28, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118273/ultrasound-guided-c7-cervical-medial-branch-block-using-the-in-plane-approach
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Ke-Vin Chang, Wei-Ting Wu, Levent Özçakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115867/sonographic-tracking-of-trunk-nerves-essential-for-ultrasound-guided-pain-management-and-research
#12
Ke-Vin Chang, Chih-Peng Lin, Chia-Shiang Lin, Wei-Ting Wu, Manoj K Karmakar, Levent Özçakar
Delineation of architecture of peripheral nerves can be successfully achieved by high-resolution ultrasound (US), which is essential for US-guided pain management. There are numerous musculoskeletal pain syndromes involving the trunk nerves necessitating US for evaluation and guided interventions. The most common peripheral nerve disorders at the trunk region include thoracic outlet syndrome (brachial plexus), scapular winging (long thoracic nerve), interscapular pain (dorsal scapular nerve), and lumbar facet joint syndrome (medial branches of spinal nerves)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111615/the-effects-of-first-line-anti-tuberculosis-drugs-on-the-actions-of-vitamin-d-in-human-macrophages
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Supavit Chesdachai, Susu M Zughaier, Li Hao, Russell R Kempker, Henry M Blumberg, Thomas R Ziegler, Vin Tangpricha
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health problem. Patients with TB have a high rate of vitamin D deficiency, both at diagnosis and during the course of treatment with anti-tuberculosis drugs. Although data on the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation on Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) clearance is uncertain from randomized controlled trials (RCTs), vitamin D enhances the expression of the anti-microbial peptide human cathelicidin (hCAP18) in cultured macrophages in vitro. One possible explanation for the mixed (primarily negative) results of RCTs examining vitamin D treatment in TB infection is that anti-TB drugs given to enrolled subjects may impact actions of vitamin D to enhance cathelicidin in macrophages...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104175/adapting-global-health-aid-in-the-face-of-climate-change
#14
Vin Gupta, Alexandre Mason-Sharma, Stephanie N Caty, Vanessa Kerry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102204/the-prevalence-of-ctnnb1-mutations-in-primary-aldosteronism-and-consequences-for-clinical-outcomes
#15
Vin-Cent Wu, Shuo-Meng Wang, Shih-Chieh Jeff Chueh, Shao-Yu Yang, Kuo-How Huang, Yen-Hung Lin, Jian-Jhong Wang, Rory Connolly, Ya-Hui Hu, Celso E Gomez-Sanchez, Kang-Yung Peng, Kwan-Dun Wu
Constitutive activation of the Wnt pathway/β-catenin signaling may be important in aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA). However, significant gaps remain in our understanding of the prevalence and clinical outcomes after adrenalectomy in APA patients harboring CTNNB1 mutations. The molecular expression of CYP11B2 and gonadal receptors in adenomas were also explored. Adenomas from 219 APA patients (95 men; 44.2%; aged 50.5 ± 11.9 years) showed a high rate of somatic mutations (n = 128, 58.4%). The majority of them harbored KCNJ5 mutations (n = 116, 52...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098430/behavioral-and-electrophysiological-alterations-for-reinforcement-learning-in-manic-and-euthymic-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
#16
Vin Ryu, Ra Yeon Ha, Su Jin Lee, Kyooseob Ha, Hyun-Sang Cho
AIMS: Bipolar disorder is characterized by behavioral changes such as risk-taking and increasing goal-directed activities, which may result from altered reward processing. Patients with bipolar disorder show impaired reward learning in situations that require the integration of reinforced feedback over time. In this study, we examined the behavioral and electrophysiological characteristics of reward learning in manic and euthymic patients with bipolar disorder using a probabilistic reward task...
January 18, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096882/design-and-methods-of-the-mood-disorder-cohort-research-consortium-mdcrc-study
#17
Chul-Hyun Cho, Yong-Min Ahn, Se Joo Kim, Tae Hyun Ha, Hong Jin Jeon, Boseok Cha, Eunsoo Moon, Dong Yeon Park, Ji Hyun Baek, Hee-Ju Kang, Vin Ryu, Hyonggin An, Heon-Jeong Lee
The Mood Disorder Cohort Research Consortium (MDCRC) study is designed as a naturalistic observational prospective cohort study for early-onset mood disorders (major depressive disorders, bipolar disorders type 1 and 2) in South Korea. The study subjects consist of two populations: 1) patients with mood disorders under 25 years old and 2) patients with mood disorders within 2 years of treatment under 35 years old. After successful screening, the subjects are evaluated using baseline assessments and serial follow-up assessments at 3-month intervals...
January 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086953/student-and-faculty-perceptions-on-the-rapid-scale-up-of-medical-students-in-ethiopia
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Brittney S Mengistu, Holly Vins, Caitrin M Kelly, Daphne R McGee, Jennifer O Spicer, Miliard Derbew, Abebe Bekele, Damen Haile Mariam, Carlos Del Rio, Henry M Blumberg, Dawn L Comeau
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia is a country of over 94 million people that has a severe physician shortage with approximately only 2.5 physicians per 100,000 persons. Recently, the Ethiopian government implemented a "flood and retain" initiative to rapidly increase the quantity of physicians in Ethiopia. Consequently, medical student enrollment at Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Medicine increased from 100 to approximately 300-400 students per class. This study evaluated the impact of the rapid scale-up in the number of medical students on the quality of medical education at AAU and the impact of the U...
January 13, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045766/baseline-vitamin-d-deficiency-decreases-the-effectiveness-of-statins-in-hiv-infected-adults-on-antiretroviral-therapy
#19
Corrilynn O Hileman, Vin Tangpricha, Abdus Sattar, Grace A McComsey
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D deficiency is common in HIV. Statins may increase vitamin D and it is unknown whether vitamin D modifies the effect of statins on cardiovascular disease. DESIGN: SATURN-HIV was a 96-week, randomized, placebo-controlled trial designed to evaluate the effect of rosuvastatin on immune activation and subclinical vascular disease in HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy. This analysis focuses on the pre-specified secondary endpoint 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027121/carcinogenesis-of-vulvar-lesions-morphology-and-immunohistochemistry-evaluation
#20
Raquel Camara Rivero, Deborah Garcia, Luciano Serpa Hammes, Marcelle Reesink Cerski, Valentino Magno, Lúcia Maria Kliemann, Edison Capp
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the 2 pathways of vulvar carcinogenesis and correlate immunohistochemical expression of p53 with histopathological findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 76 cases. Patients were classified according to the 2004 International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease Terminology, followed by a review of clinical records and immunohistochemical staining for p53. RESULTS: Fifteen cases were in the human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated pathway (12 cases of usual vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia [VIN] and 3 of warty squamous cell carcinoma [SCC]), and 13 cases were in the HPV-independent pathway (5 cases of differentiated VIN and 8 of keratinizing SCC)...
January 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
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