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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655208/accuracy-in-identifying-the-source-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-the-setting-of-multiple-intracranial-aneurysms
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Jennifer L Orning, Sophia F Shakur, Ali Alaraj, Mandana Behbahani, Fady T Charbel, Victor A Aletich, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid hemorrhage cases with multiple cerebral aneurysms frequently demonstrate a hemorrhage pattern that does not definitively delineate the source aneurysm. In these cases, rupture site is ascertained from angiographic features of the aneurysm such as size, morphology, and location. OBJECTIVE: To examine the frequency with which such features lead to misidentification of the ruptured aneurysm. METHODS: : Records of patients who underwent surgical clipping of a ruptured aneurysm at our institution between 2004 and 2014 and had multiple aneurysms were retrospectively reviewed...
June 26, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655098/-primary-antifungal-prophylaxis-with-posaconazole-plays-a-pivotal-role-during-chemotherapy-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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B F Gong, Y T Liu, G J Zhang, S N Wei, Y Li, K Q Liu, X Y Gong, X L Zhao, S W Qiu, R X Gu, D Lin, H Wei, C L Zhou, B C Liu, Y Wang, Y C Mi, J X Wang
Objective: To evaluate the incidence of invasive fungal infections (IFI) and usage of intravenous antifungal drugs during remission induction chemotherapy in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) under primary antifungal prophylaxis with posaconazole. Methods: Clinical records from newly diagnosed AML patients above 15 years old in one single center from February 2014 to January 2016 were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed, excluding acute promyelocytic leukemia. The incidence of IFI and usage of intravenous antifungal drugs were investigated between control group (not receiving any broad spectrum antifungal prophylaxis) and treatment group (receiving posaconazole as primary prophylaxis)...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655094/-a-retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-for-124-cases-of-primary-gastric-lymphomas
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Y He, L Wang, H Y Zhu, J H Liang, W Wu, J Z Wu, Y Xia, L Cao, L Fan, J Y Li, W Xu
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis of primary gastric lymphomas (PGL). Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in 124 cases of PGL from July 2009 to January 2016 in our hospital, and the clinical records, pathological and immunohistochemical features were analyzed. The relationship between different factors at diagnosis and prognosis were studied. Results: 124 cases of PGL included 93 diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, 25 mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma cases, 1 mantle cell lymphoma, 4 peripheral T-cell lymphoma-not otherwise specified, and 1 extra-nodal NK/T-cell lymphoma-nasal type...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655086/-clinical-study-of-smt-%C3%A2-video-laryngoscope-with-difficult-airway-intubation-in-emergency-department
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J H Yu, Y Wang
Objective: To observe the clinical feasibility and security of SMT-Ⅱ video laryngoscope in difficult airway intubation in emergency department. Methods: This study took 90 adults with difficult airway who were admitted to the rescue room of Jingxi court of Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University from January 2015 to December 2016.The patients were randomly divided into 2 groups(SMT-Ⅱ video laryngoscope group: n=45, Macintosh direct laryngoscope group: n=45), which were treated with endotracheal intubation and ventilator assisted ventilation...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654928/risk-stratification-of-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-a-retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-decision-making-and-its-impact-on-long-term-outcome
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Mahmoud Mosli, Hanadi Sabbahi, Hind Alyousef, Mada Abdulhaq, Afnan Hadadi, Emad Aljahdali, Hani Jawa, Salem Bazarah, Yousif Qari
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Complications such as need for bowel resections and hospitalization due to Crohn's disease (CD) occur when disease activity persists due to ineffective therapy. Certain "high-risk" features require an early introduction of anti-tumor necrosis factor-α therapy to prevent such complications. We aim to evaluate the prevalence of "high-risk" features among a cohort of patients with CD and examine the association between discordance of early therapy with baseline risk stratification and disease outcome...
June 28, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654878/development-of-a-semi-quantitative-risk-assessment-model-for-evaluating-environmental-threat-posed-by-the-three-first-eu-watch-list-pharmaceuticals-to-urban-wastewater-treatment-plants-an-irish-case-study
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Alexandre Tahar, Erin Jo Tiedeken, Eoghan Clifford, Enda Cummins, Neil Rowan
Contamination of receiving waters with pharmaceutical compounds is of pressing concern. This constitutes the first study to report on the development of a semi-quantitative risk assessment (RA) model for evaluating the environmental threat posed by three EU watch list pharmaceutical compounds namely, diclofenac, 17-beta-estradiol and 17-alpha-ethinylestradiol, to aquatic ecosystems using Irish data as a case study. This RA model adopts the Irish Environmental Protection Agency Source-Pathway-Receptor concept to define relevant parameters for calculating low, medium or high risk score for each agglomeration of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), which include catchment, treatments, operational and management factors...
June 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654830/analysis-of-variations-of-correlation-dimension-and-nonlinear-interdependence-for-the-prediction-of-pediatric-myoclonic-seizures-a-preliminary-study
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Mohamad Amin Sharifi Kolarijani, Susan Amirsalari, Mohsen Reza Haidari
In this preliminary study, we evaluated the predictive ability of Correlation Dimension (CD) and Nonlinear Interdependence (NI) for seizures in pediatric myoclonic epilepsy patients. Scalp EEG recordings of eight diagnosed cases of myoclonic epilepsy were analyzed using Receiver Operating Curve (ROC) for discriminating the preictal period from interictal period. Furthermore, based on clinical seizure characteristics and EEG data, the spatiotemporal patterns of measures in clinically relevant areas of the brain were compared with other areas for each patient...
June 17, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654653/validity-of-using-multiple-imputation-for-unknown-stage-at-diagnosis-in-population-based-cancer-registry-data
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Qingwei Luo, Sam Egger, Xue Qin Yu, David P Smith, Dianne L O'Connell
BACKGROUND: The multiple imputation approach to missing data has been validated by a number of simulation studies by artificially inducing missingness on fully observed stage data under a pre-specified missing data mechanism. However, the validity of multiple imputation has not yet been assessed using real data. The objective of this study was to assess the validity of using multiple imputation for "unknown" prostate cancer stage recorded in the New South Wales Cancer Registry (NSWCR) in real-world conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654631/changes-in-choroidal-thickness-in-clinically-significant-pseudophakic-cystoid-macular-edema
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Efrat Fleissig, Shai Cohen, Matias Iglicki, Michaella Goldstein, Dinah Zur
PURPOSE: To investigate choroidal thickness in eyes with clinically significant pseudophakic cystoid macular edema (PCME) during the acute phase and following resolution of the edema, using enhanced depth imaging spectral domain optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT). METHODS: This is a retrospective, observational clinical study. Patients' records were reviewed for cases of clinically significant PCME after uneventful phacoemulsification surgery. Choroidal thickness was measured at time of PCME diagnosis in both eyes and after CME resolution in the affected eye using enhanced depth imaging spectral domain optical coherence tomography (Spectralis; Heidelberg Engineering)...
June 20, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654556/patient-controlled-intravenous-analgesia-with-combination-of-dexmedetomidine-and-sufentanil-on-patients-after-abdominal-operation-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-blinded-multicenter-clinical-study
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Yongtao Gao, Xiaoming Deng, Hongbing Yuan, Yufang Leng, Tiezheng Zhang, Xuzhong Xu, Suming Tian, Jun Fang, Wen Ouyang, Xinming Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of combination of dexmedetomidine and sufentanil on patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) in patients after abdominal operation and to assess the safety and validity of this treatment. METHODS: This is a prospective, randomized controlled, blinded, multicenter clinical study. A total of 210 patients from 9 clinical research centers underwent selective abdominal operation with general anesthesia were enrolled in the study, including laparoscopic-assisted abdominal operation on stomach, intestines or open surgery on stomach, intestines, kidneys and liver, ASA status I-II...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654547/dendritic-cell-vaccination-for-metastatic-melanoma-a-14-year-monoinstitutional-experience
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Francesco de Rosa, Laura Ridolfi, Laura Fiammenghi, Massimiliano Petrini, Anna M Granato, Valentina Ancarani, Elena Pancisi, Valentina Soldati, Serena Cassan, Jenny Bulgarelli, Massimo Framarini, Francesca Tauceri, Giuseppe Migliori, Claudia Brolli, Giorgia Gentili, Elisabetta Petracci, Oriana Nanni, Angela Riccobon, Ruggero Ridolfi, Massimo Guidoboni
Although immunomodulating antibodies are highly effective in metastatic melanoma, their toxicity, related to the activation of T lymphocytes, can be severe. Anticancer vaccines promote a fairly specific response and are very well tolerated, but their effectiveness has yet to be demonstrated. We have been treating patients with advanced melanoma with an autologous dendritic cell vaccine since 2001; to better characterize the safety and efficacy of our product, we designed a retrospective study on all of our patients treated with the vaccine to date...
August 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654180/hydrometeorology-organizes-intra-annual-patterns-of-tree-growth-across-time-space-and-species-in-a-montane-watershed
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Justin Martin, Nathaniel Looker, Zachary Hoylman, Kelsey Jencso, Jia Hu
Tree radial growth is often systematically limited by water availability, as is evident in tree ring records. However, the physiological nature of observed tree growth limitation is often uncertain outside of the laboratory. To further explore the physiology of water limitation, we observed intra-annual growth rates of four conifer species using point dendrometers and microcores, and coupled these data to observations of water potential, soil moisture, and vapor pressure deficit over 2 yr in the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA...
June 27, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653869/an-8-week-neuromuscular-exercise-program-for-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-knee-osteoarthritis-a-case-series-drawn-from-a-registered-clinical-trial
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Brian Clausen, Anders Holsgaard-Larsen, Ewa M Roos
OBJECTIVE:   To describe the feasibility of a neuromuscular exercise (NEMEX) program in patients with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis (KOA). BACKGROUND:   Neuromuscular exercise has been increasingly used in patients with osteoarthritis to achieve sensorimotor control and improved daily function. TREATMENT:   A study of the first 23 physically active patients (11 men, 12 women; age range = 48-70 years) who had mild to moderate KOA and were undergoing an 8-week, twice-weekly program, consisting of 11 exercises with 3 to 4 levels of difficulty, as part of an ongoing randomized controlled trial...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653761/a-prospective-clinical-study-of-regenerative-endodontic-treatment-of-traumatised-immature-teeth-with-necrotic-pulps-using-bi-antibiotic-paste
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H Nazzal, K Kenny, A Altimimi, J Kang, M S Duggal
AIM: To evaluate the treatment outcomes of a revitalisation endodontic technique (RET) for the management of traumatised immature teeth with necrotic pulps in children. METHODOLOGY: Fifteen healthy children (age range=7-10 years) with traumatised immature maxillary incisors with necrotic pulps treated with bi-antibiotic revitalisation endodontic techniques were prospectively assessed over approximately two years (mean=22 months). One operator undertook all treatments, clinical reviews and standardised radiographic exposures with radiographic analysis being carried out by two calibrated experienced clinicians...
June 27, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653611/interval-versus-external-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-pelvic-fractures-a-comparative-study
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Xianping Ma, Xudong Zheng, Wei Zhao, Zifeng Lu, Lei Xu, Yi Liu, Zhongcai Liu
PURPOSE: This retrospective study evaluated the efficacy and safety of internal fixation (IF) in the treatment of pelvic fractures (PF). METHODS: A total of 263 unstable PF patients were treated from February 2009 to April 2015. Patients were divided into two groups according to type of fixation used to treat their PF: 136 cases received IF surgery (IF group); and, 127 cases received external fixation (EF) surgery (EF group). Postoperative follow-ups were conducted to record the clinical data, perioperative clinical indicators, Matta scores for fracture displacements, Majeed scores for hip functions and postoperative complications...
June 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653590/guinea-worm-from-robert-leiper-to-eradication
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Ahmed Tayeh, Sandy Cairncross, Francis E G Cox
Guinea worm disease, dracunculiasis or dracontiasis, is an ancient disease with records going back over 4500 years, but until the beginning of the 20th century, little was known about its life cycle, particularly how humans became infected. In 1905, Robert Thomas Leiper was sent by the British colonial authorities to West Africa to investigate the spread of Guinea worm disease and to recommend measures to prevent it. While carrying out his investigations, he made important contributions to the aetiology, epidemiology and public health aspects of Guinea worm disease and provided definitive answers to many outstanding questions...
June 27, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653563/long-term-otologic-and-audiometric-outcomes-in-patients-with-cleft-palate
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Terence E Imbery, Lindsay B Sobin, Emily Commesso, Lindsey Koester, Sherard A Tatum, Danning Huang, Dongliang Wang, Brian D Nicholas
Objective Describe longitudinal audiometric and otologic outcomes in patients with cleft palates. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Single academic medical center. Methods Charts of 564 patients with a diagnosis of cleft palate (59% syndromic etiology, 41% nonsyndromic) from 1998 to 2014 were reviewed. Patients without at least 1 audiometric follow-up were excluded from analysis. Patient demographics, surgeries, audiometric tests, and otologic data were recorded for 352 patients. Results Forty-five percent had isolated cleft palates, 34% had unilateral cleft lip and palate, and 21% had bilateral cleft lip and palate...
June 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653456/detecting-ebola-with-limited-laboratory-access-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-evaluation-of-a-clinical-passive-surveillance-reporting-system
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Hayley R Ashbaugh, Brandon Kuang, Adva Gadoth, Vivian H Alfonso, Patrick Mukadi, Reena H Doshi, Nicole A Hoff, Cyrus Sinai, Mathias Mossoko, Benoit Ilunga Kebela, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Emile Okitolonda Wemakoy, Anne W Rimoin
BACKGROUND: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) can be clinically severe and highly fatal, making surveillance efforts for early disease detection of paramount importance. In areas with limited access to laboratory testing, the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may be a vital tool in improving outbreak response. METHODS: Using DRC IDSR data from the nation's four EVD outbreak periods from 2007-2014, we assessed trends of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) and EVD differential diagnoses reportable through IDSR...
June 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653450/environmental-risk-modeling-and-potential-sand-fly-vectors-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-chitral-district-a-leishmanial-focal-point-of-mount-tirchmir-pakistan
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Farrah Zaidi, Syeda Hira Fatima, Tehmina Jan, Mehreen Fatima, Asad Ali, Muhammad Khisroon, Muhammad Adnan, Syed Basit Rasheed
OBJECTIVE: To provide baseline information about suspected vectors and the incidence, distribution and an active zone of transmission for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) in Chitral, Pakistan using GIS tools; and to investigate the role of environmental factors in the disease dynamics. METHOD: Two surveys in 2014 and 2016 as a basis for chloropleth and environmental risk mapping. RESULTS: 769 captured specimens yielded 18 Phlebotomus and 4 Sergentomyia species including two potential vectors of CL, i...
June 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653366/method-and-excel-vba-algorithm-for-modeling-master-recession-curve-using-trigonometry-approach
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Kristijan Posavec, Marco Giacopetti, Marco Materazzi, Steffen Birk
A new method was developed and implemented into an Excel Visual Basic for Applications (VBAs) algorithm utilizing trigonometry laws in an innovative way to overlap recession segments of time series and create master recession curves (MRCs). Based on a trigonometry approach, the algorithm horizontally translates succeeding recession segments of time series, placing their vertex, that is, the highest recorded value of each recession segment, directly onto the appropriate connection line defined by measurement points of a preceding recession segment...
June 26, 2017: Ground Water
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