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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778017/the-preconception-care-experiences-of-women-with-epilepsy-on-sodium-valproate
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Lorna Lawther, Helen Dolk, Marlene Sinclair, Jim Morrow
PURPOSE: To understand the preconception experiences of women with epilepsy who have been taking the teratogenic drug valproate. METHODS: Seven women were recruited, three from a preconception clinic and four from an antenatal clinic in a region of the UK. All had taken valproate preconceptionally. Three preconception clinic encounters were observed and audio-recorded. Interviews with all women were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). RESULTS: Women experienced a "trajectory of balance"...
May 16, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777611/extragastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-egist-a-16-year-experience-of-13-cases-diagnosed-at-a-single-center
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Engin Hatipoğlu
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GISTs) rarely occurs outside the GI tract as extragastrointestinal stromal tumor (EGIST). The aim of this study was to review the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and outcome of EGIST at a single center. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was a retrospective study performed at Istanbul University Hospital in a 16-year period and included patients with a histopathological diagnosis of EGIST confirmed to arise outside the GI tract. The patients' available medical records included patient demographics, imaging and surgical data, and diagnostic histopathology reports...
May 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777384/contribution-of-different-tarsal-attachment-devices-to-the-overall-attachment-ability-of-the-stink-bug-nezara-viridula
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Gianandrea Salerno, Manuela Rebora, Alexander Kovalev, Elena Gorb, Stanislav Gorb
The tarsal attachment devices of the southern green stink bug Nezara viridula, a cosmopolitan pest of different crops, encompass a pair of claws, distal pretarsal smooth pulvilli, and a proximal hairy pad on the ventral basitarsus. To evaluate the role of these attachment devices in generating attachment, behavioural experiments testing locomotion of insects with ablated pulvilli, shaved hairs and cut-off claws were performed. Using traction force experiments, insect attachment performance was evaluated on artificial substrates characterised by different roughness and on two substrates with different surface energies in the air and under water...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777349/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-a-single-centre-experience
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Thomas Charles Wood, Nicholas Raison, Oussama El-Hage, Kamran Ahmed, Declan Cahill, Benjamin J Challacombe, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta
BACKGROUND: Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is characterised by an obstruction compromising the passage of urine from the renal pelvis into the ureter, and can be corrected by Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty (RALP). We aimed to evaluate the surgical outcomes of RALP, and examine the rates of true pain resolution following the procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively explored the records of all patients who underwent RALP between April 2005 and January 2017...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777306/respiratory-manifestations-in-lps-responsive-beige-like-anchor-lrba-protein-deficient-patients
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Oded Shamriz, Bella Shadur, Adeeb NaserEddin, Irina Zaidman, Natalia Simanovsky, Orly Elpeleg, Eitan Kerem, Joel Reiter, Polina Stepensky
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-responsive beige-like anchor (LRBA) protein deficiency is a rare syndrome of primary immune deficiency and immune dysregulation. In this study, we sought to summarize our experience with respiratory manifestations in LRBA-deficient patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of the medical records of LRBA-deficient patients treated at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Data retrieved included pulmonary workup, disease course, treatment, and outcome. Ten patients were included...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777271/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-obstetric-brachial-plexus-palsy-in-a-single-saudi-centre-king-faisal-specialists-hospital-and-research-centre-an-experience-of-ten-years
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Omar A Al-Mohrej, Nehal A Mahabbat, Asad F Khesheaim, Nezar B Hamdi
BACKGROUND: Obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP) is considered a rare, unpredictable, and unavoidable injury of the upper limb. In this study, we presented a retrospective cohort study over a period of ten years in King Faisal Specialists Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to assess the characteristics and functional outcomes of OBPP. METHODS: Between January 2005 and December 2015, we carried out 125 repairs of OBPP in KFSH&RC...
May 18, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777021/serum-6-bromotryptophan-levels-identified-as-a-risk-factor-for-ckd-progression
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Adrienne Tin, Girish Nadkarni, Anne M Evans, Cheryl A Winkler, Erwin Bottinger, Casey M Rebholz, Mark J Sarnak, Lesley A Inker, Andrew S Levey, Michael S Lipkowitz, Lawrence J Appel, Dan E Arking, Josef Coresh, Morgan E Grams
Background Metabolite levels reflect physiologic homeostasis and may serve as biomarkers of disease progression. Identifying metabolites associated with APOL1 risk alleles-genetic variants associated with CKD risk commonly present in persons of African descent-may reveal novel markers of CKD progression relevant to other populations. Methods We evaluated associations between the number of APOL1 risk alleles and 760 serum metabolites identified via untargeted profiling in participants of the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK) ( n =588; Bonferroni significance threshold P <6...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777009/feasibility-of-cxcr4-directed-radioligand-therapy-in-advanced-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Constantin Lapa, Heribert Hänscheid, Malte Kircher, Andreas Schirbel, Gerd Wunderlich, Rudolf Werner, Samuel Samnick, Jörg Kotzerke, Hermann Einsele, Andreas Buck, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Götz Ulrich Grigoleit
We have recently reported on our experience with C-X-C-motif chemokine receptor 4- (CXCR4-) directed radioligand therapy (RLT) in multiple myeloma and acute leukemia. Methods: Six patients with heavily pre-treated relapsed diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) (3 males, 3 females; aged, 54±8 years) underwent CXCR4-directed RLT in combination with conditioning chemotherapy and allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). In 2 patients, radioimmunotherapy (RIT) targeting CD20 or CD66 was added to enhance anti-lymphoma activity...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776002/the-chaos-of-hospitalisation-for-patients-with-critical-limb-ischaemia-approaching-major-amputation
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Susan Monaro, Sandra West, Jana Pinkova, Janice Gullick
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To illuminate the hospital experience for patients and families when major amputation has been advised for critical limb ischaemia (CLI). BACKGROUND: CLI creates significant burden to the health system and the family, particularly as the person with CLI approaches amputation. Major amputation is often offered as a late intervention for CLI in response to the marked deterioration of an ischaemic limb, and functional decline from reduced mobility, intractable pain, infection and/or toxaemia...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775823/plasticity-of-population-coding-in-primary-sensory-cortex
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REVIEW
Amy M LeMessurier, Daniel E Feldman
That experience shapes sensory tuning in primary sensory cortex is well understood. But effective neural population codes depend on more than just sensory tuning. Recent population imaging and recording studies have characterized population codes in sensory cortex, and tracked how they change with sensory manipulations and training on perceptual learning tasks. These studies confirm sensory tuning changes, but also reveal other features of plasticity, including sensory gain modulation, restructuring of firing correlations, and differential routing of information to output pathways...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775546/leakage-rate-after-laparoscopic-ileocolic-intracorporeal-anastomosis
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Jesper Nors, Thorbjørn Sommer, Pål Wara
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The prevailing technique in laparoscopic resection of the right colon has been laparoscopic-assisted procedure with externalization of the bowel for extracorporeal creation of the ileocolic anastomosis. The total laparoscopic technique performing all steps intracorporeally, however, has gained increasing interest. The purpose of this study was to describe our experience with creation of an ileocolic intracorporeal anastomosis (IIA) and to determine anastomotic leakage (AL) rate and short-term outcome of performing IIA...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775088/an-assessment-of-the-uk-inpatient-care-for-heart-failure-patients-with-diabetes
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Lihua Wu, Jackie Cleator, Mamas Mamas, Christi Deaton
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a common co-morbidity for patients with heart failure. Diabetes as a co-morbidity means that inpatient care should focus on both conditions to maximize the treatment regimen. However, this pressing issue is not widely researched and so it is unclear whether the acute care management needs of these patients are being met. AIMS: (1) To assess the differences in the number of hospital readmissions between patients with heart failure and patients with heart failure-diabetes; (2) to assess the use of integrated care approach for patients with heart failure-diabetes during the index heart failure-related admission; (3) to explore patient experiences of admissions...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775082/profile-of-renal-aa-amyloidosis-in-older-and-younger-individuals-a-single-centre-experience
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Siyar Erdogmus, Zeynep Kendi Celebi, Serkan Akturk, Gizem Kumru, Neval Duman, Kenan Ates, Sehsuvar Erturk, Gokhan Nergizoglu, Sim Kutlay, Sule Sengul, Kenan Keven
OBJECTIVE: In epidemiological studies of amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis from Turkey, the most frequently cause was familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and it occurs generally in young age population. However, there are no sufficient data regarding aetiology, clinical presentation and prognosis of renal AA amyloidosis in advanced age patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate demographic, clinical presentation, aetiology and outcomes of adults aged 60 years or older patients with biopsy-proven renal AA amyloidosis...
May 18, 2018: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774656/accurate-and-sensitive-determination-of-selected-hormones-endocrine-disruptors-and-pesticides-by-gc-ms-after-the-multivariate-optimization-of-switchable-solvent-liquid-phase-microextraction
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Dotse Selali Chormey, Süleyman Bodur, Dilgeş Baskın, Merve Fırat, Sezgin Bakırdere
Switchable solvent liquid-phase microextraction was combined with gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to improve the sensitivity and accuracy for the determination of selected endocrine disruptors, pesticides and hormones. The extraction method was used to complement gas chromatography with mass spectrometry by preconcentrating analytes for trace determinations. A Box-Behnken experimental design was used to evaluate the main variables and their interaction effects, and optimum parameters were selected based on the model of experimented results...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774616/psychological-effects-of-belonging-to-a-facebook-weight-management-group-in-overweight-and-obese-adults-results-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Monica Jane, Jonathan Foster, Martin Hagger, Suleen Ho, Robert Kane, Sebely Pal
This study was conducted to test whether the weight outcomes in an online social networking group were mediated by changes to psychological outcome measures in overweight and obese individuals, following a weight management programme delivered via Facebook. The data analysed in this study were collected during a three-armed, randomised, controlled clinical weight management trial conducted with overweight and obese adults over 24 weeks. Two intervention groups were given the same weight management programme: one within a Facebook group, along with peer support from other group members (the Facebook Group); the other group received the same programme in a pamphlet (the Pamphlet Group)...
May 18, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774295/serological-investigation-of-visceral-leishmania-infection-in-human-and-its-associated-risk-factors-in-welkait-district-western-tigray-ethiopia
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Abrha Bsrat, Mebrahtu Berhe, Endalemaw Gadissa, Habtamu Taddele, Yohannes Tekle, Yohannes Hagos, Adugna Abera, Messele G/Micael, Tehetna Alemayhu, Getachew Gugsa, Abraham Aseffa
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is major neglected public health problem in terms of geographical spread and incidence in Ethiopia. Magnitude, public health impact and dynamics of VL were not well studied in Welkait District, Western Tigray, though the area is known for VL. Hence, this study aimed to determine sero-prevalence of human VL and associated risk factors in Welkait as new foci. A cross sectional study design was employed in this study. Two stage stratified random sampling method was used to select study participants...
February 2018: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774264/development-of-a-health-promotion-programme-to-improve-awareness-of-factors-that-affect-fertility-and-evaluation-of-its-reach-in-the-first-5-years
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Karin Hammarberg, Robert J Norman, Sarah Robertson, Robert McLachlan, Janet Michelmore, Louise Johnson
Awareness among people of reproductive age about the factors that influence fertility and reproductive outcomes, including medically assisted reproduction outcomes, is generally low. To improve awareness about the potentially modifiable factors that affect fertility and reproductive outcomes, 'Your Fertility', a fertility health promotion programme funded by the Australian Government, was established in 2011. This paper describes the development and evaluation of the reach of the Your Fertility programme from its inception in 2011 to June 2016...
June 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774173/role-of-interventional-radiology-in-the-management-of-peripheral-vascular-malformations-a-tertiary-care-center-experience
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Misbah Tahir, Muhammad Anees Mumtaz, Anum Sultan, Jawaid Iqbal, Raza Sayani
Peripheral vascular malformations (PVMs) represent a wide spectrum of vascular abnormalities occurring due to anomalous connections between arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymphatic channels at the microscopic level, in different combinations. They are rare and challenging to treat. Different operators may have different approaches based on their experience and expertise. Sclerotherapy either alone or in combination with embolization has been used as an independent method for the treatment of PVMs. Purpose The aim of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of sclerotherapy and embolization, with or without surgery, for the treatment of peripheral vascular malformations, based on our approach...
March 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773445/transcatheter-aortic-valve-insertion-in-patients-with-hostile-ascending-aorta-calcification
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Akio Nakasu, Kevin L Greason, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Mackram F Eleid, Alberto Pochettino, Katherine S King, Gurpreet S Sandhu, Eric E Williamson, David R Holmes
OBJECTIVE: Calcification of the ascending aorta complicates aortic valve replacement. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is an alternative procedure in this situation, but it requires manipulation through the hostile area in the ascending aorta. We reviewed our transcatheter aortic valve insertion experience to better understand the surgical mortality risk of valve insertion in patients with extensive calcification of the ascending aorta. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 665 consecutive patients who received transcatheter aortic valve insertion from November 2008 through December 2015...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773304/outpatient-total-elbow-arthroplasty-90-day-outcomes
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Michael A Stone, Paramjit Singh, Santano L Rosario, Reza Omid
BACKGROUND: Interest in outpatient arthroplasty has grown in response to increasing emphasis on the efficient delivery of safe, high-quality medical care. This study evaluated 90-day episode-of-care complications after outpatient total elbow arthroplasty (TEA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 28 patients discharged the same day after primary TEA for 90-day episode-of-care complications, reoperations, and readmissions. Postoperative complications and elbow range of motion measurements were recorded and evaluated at the latest follow-up...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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