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Nicolas Sananès, Victor Gabriele, Anne Sophie Weingertner, Rodrigo Ruano, Magdalena Sanz-Cortes, Adrien Gaudineau, Bruno Langer, Israël Nisand, Chérif Youssef Akladios, Romain Favre
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of our study was to evaluate the long-term neurodevelopment outcome after laser surgery for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). The secondary objective was to identify perinatal prognostic factors associated with neurodevelopmental impairment. METHOD: This was a single-center cohort prospective study carried out in pregnancies complicated by TTTS and treated by laser. Neurodevleopmental assesment included the administration of Ages and Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ), for the infants between two and five years of age...
October 20, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
Dimple Chouhan, Bijayshree Chakraborty, Samit K Nandi, Biman B Mandal
Bombyx mori silk fibroin (BMSF) as biopolymer has been extensively explored in wound healing applications. However, limited study is available on the potential of silk fibroin (SF) from non-mulberry (Antheraea assama and Philosamia ricini) silk variety. Herein, we have developed non-mulberry SF (NMSF) based electrospun mats functionalized with epidermal growth factor (EGF) and ciprofloxacin HCl as potential wound dressing. The NMSF based mats exhibited essential properties of wound dressing like biocompatibility, high water retention capacity (440%), water vapour transmission rate (∼2330 gm(-2)day(-1)), high elasticity (∼2...
October 13, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Serdar Sadık Duran, Sultan Kavuncuoğlu, Ferhat Sarı, Esin Yıldız Aldemir, Nazlı Kavçık, Ferhat Demir
AIM: This study aimed to investigate the perinatal mortality rate with 37 864 deliveries which occured in two different periods in a single center, to compare the components of perinatal mortality and affecting factors with the results of the study related with perinatal mortality which we conducted in 1999 and to emphasize the precautions directed to reduce mortality rates. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All live births and stillbirths which occurred in Bakırköy Obstetrics and Pediatrics Training and Research Hospital between January 2007 and December 2007 were evaluated...
September 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Satish F K Lubeek, Lieke J van Vugt, Katja K H Aben, Peter C M van de Kerkhof, Marie-Jeanne P Gerritsen
Importance: The number of very elderly (≥80 years) is rapidly growing worldwide. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are common in this age group and treatment is often challenging in this population. Objective: Obtaining an overview of the epidemiology and clinicopathological features of BCC in the very elderly to guide clinicians and policy makers. Evidence Review: A systematic review of literature was performed using PubMed, Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE), and the Cochrane Library...
October 12, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
M G Gattani, A R Pazare
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Jin Zeng, Lu Fang, Jiahao Pang, Houqiang Li, Feng Wu
Subpixel rendering technology increases the apparent resolution of an LCD/OLED screen by exploiting the physical property that a pixel is composed of RGB individually addressable subpixels. Due to the intrinsic intercoordination between apparent luminance resolution and color fringing artifact, a common method of subpixel image assessment is subjective evaluation. In this paper, we propose a unified subpixel image quality assessment metric called SubPixel image Assessment (SPA), which syncretizes local subpixel and global pixel features...
October 5, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
Kemal Atasayan, Tevfik Yoldemir, Sedef Ramoglu, Dilek Gogas Yavuz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the endothelial function and structure in patients with hirsutism in reproductive age. STUDY DESIGN: The study was conducted on 69 consecutive women admitted with complaints of hirsutism and 63 voluntary healthy women, as controls. A total of 132 subjects who applied to the Gynecology and Infertility Outpatient Clinics were included. Participants with modified Ferriman Gallway (mFG) score over 8 were considered to be hirsute. The demographic, metabolic, hormonal characteristics, risk factors of cardiovascular disease, CIMT (carotis intima media thickness) and FMD (flow-mediated dilatation) were compared between hirsute women and those in the control group...
October 3, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Emad A Taha, Sohair K Sayed, Hisham D Gaber, Hatem K Abdel Hafez, Nagwa Ghandour, Asmaa Zahran, Taymour Mostafa
The effect of being overweight on seminal variables was assesed in 165 fertile men. Participants were divided into three groups: fertile men with normal body mass index (BMI) (18.5-24.9 kg/m(2)), fertile overweight men (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m(2)) and fertile obese men (BMI >30 kg/m(2)). Medical history was taken, a clinical examination conducted. Semen analysis was undertaken and BMI measured. Seminal reactive oxygen species (ROS) was estimated by chemiluminescent assay, sperm vitality by the hypo-osmotic swelling test and sperm DNA fragmentation by propidium iodide staining with flowcytometry...
September 16, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Alg Lobão, C M Ferruzzi, F Ohara, R F Lima, Hsa Abdalla-Ribeiro, F S Kuteken, J M Aldrighi, Paag Ribeiro
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November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Toru Sato, Koichi Ohno, Takashi Tamamoto, Mariko Oishi, Hideyuki Kanemoto, Kenjiro Fukushima, Yuko Goto-Koshino, Masashi Takahashi, Hajime Tsujimoto
Canine pancreatitis is a relatively common disorder, and its mortality rate remains high. However, prognostic factors for pancreatitis based on evidence are limited. Moreover, the relationship between changes in C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration-an important prognostic factor for human patients with acute pancreatitis-and the prognosis of dogs with pancreatitis has not been widely studied. Therefore, we examined prognostic factors for canine pancreatitis during the first medical examination and evaluated the usefulness of serial CRP measurements during hospitalization...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Pinar Altiaylik Ozer, Emrah Utku Kabatas, Gokce Tasdemir Ertugrul, Bengi Ece Kurtul, Umut Kaygusuz, Selmin Karatayli Ozgursoy
PURPOSE: To investigate types and frequencies of ocular disorders in children with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), and to emphasize the importance of ophthalmological examination in these children. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the examination records of children examined in our instutititon between January 2011 and September 2014 was performed. Ocular disorders of children with SHNL were selectively reviewed. RESULTS: Among 55340 patients, SNHL was present in 110 (0...
September 14, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
Erman Ceyhan, Onder Murat Delialioglu, Kenan Bayrakci, Bulent Daglar, Alper Deveci, Ugur Gunel
AIM: The aim of the study was to devolop a new equipment for the assesment of the flexibility of the spine in different forces. This new system should give a different perspective to the AIS for the selection of fusion levels and surgical success. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighteen patients suffering from AIS who were scheduled to undergo posterior instrumented spinal fusion in our clinic were recruided in this study. The Electronic Traction Table (ETT) which was designed in our clinic was used to evaluate the radiogical and clinical parameters of the spine...
December 7, 2015: Turkish Neurosurgery
Jesus D Ceron, Diego M Lopez
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behavior has been associated to the development of noncommunicable diseases (NCD) such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD), type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Accelerometers and inclinometers have been used to estimate sedentary behaviors, however a major limitation is that these devices do not provide contextual information such as the activity performed, e.g., TV viewing, sitting at work, driving, etc. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of the thesis is to propose and evaluate a Personal Health Record System to support the assessment and monitoring of sedentary behaviors...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Teresa Castaño García, Carmen Vega Díaz, José Antonio Cernuda Martínez
The effects of disasters on physical health tend to be well-known, with short, medium and long term sequelae. On the other hand, not always is have recognized in the same way the effects on mental health, despite having shown that, in situations of disaster or catastrophe there is a psychological signs of suffering increase and increases to a certain extent the psychiatric morbidity and other problem social. It is estimated that between a third and half of the exposed population, it suffers from some psychological manifestation...
June 2016: Revista de Enfermería
Youn Jeong Kim, Yoon Hee Chi, Ji Young Lee, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Ji Young Kang, Yang Ree Kim, Sang Il Kim
We carried out in-hospital contact investigations of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, and analyzed the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection(LTBI) among health care workers(HCWs) after TB exposure. A prospective study was conducted of 872 HCWs who were exposed to 55 index cases diagnosed with active pulmonary TB. HCWs after TB exposure were evaluated both TST and chest x-ray at the time of enrollment and 12 weeks after exposure, and 625(71.6%) HCWs underwent both initial assesement, and 41(6.6%) HCWs had a positive TST results...
July 29, 2016: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
Monique van Bruggen-Rufi, Annemieke Vink, Wilco Achterberg, Raymund Roos
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease with autosomal dominant inheritance, characterized by motor disturbances, cognitive decline and behavioral and psychological symptoms. Since there is no cure, all treatment is aimed at improving quality of life. Music therapy is a non-pharmacological intervention, aiming to improve the quality of life, but its use and efficacy in patients with Huntington's disease has hardly been studied. In this article, a protocol is described to study the effects of music therapy in comparison with a control intervention to improve quality of life through stimulating expressive and communicative skills...
2016: BMC Psychology
Tamara Gracia-Cazaña, Ievgenia Pastushenko, Marta Lorda, Esteban Padgett, Ana Luisa Morales-Moya
BACKGROUND: Apocrine hidrocystomas, also known as apocrine cystadenomas, are bening cystic tumours derived from the secretory portion of apocrine sweat glands. CLINICAL CASE: A 78-year old female was referred to our division for assesment an asymptomatic translucent, well-defined cystic lesion located on the upper helix. The histological features were consistent with apocrine hidrocystoma coexisting with gouty tophi. CONCLUSIONS: We report the second case of apocrine hydrocystoma located in the pinna, outside of ear canal and the first case of its association with gouty tophi described...
September 2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Gul Deniz Yilmaz Yelvar, Yasemin Çirak, Murat Dalkilinç, Yasemin Parlak Demir, Gul Baltaci, Mahmut Kömürcü, Gul Deniz Yilmaz Yelvar
BACKGROUND: Postural control allows performance of daily and sports activities. The previous studies show that postural sway inceases in orthopaedic injuries such as osteoarthritis and total knee arthroplasty. OBJECTIVE: To compare postural sway, risk of falling and function between individuals with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFS). METHODS: This study included 22 subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome, age-matched pain-free 22 females serving as a control group...
June 30, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Ali Ozdemir, Dilek Dogruel, Ozlem Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: The severity of airway obtruction can be accurately determined by spirometry in children with asthma. Other assesment measurements may include such as peak expiratory flow meter and pulse oximetry. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the validity and realibility of oxygen saturation/minute heart rate (SpO2 /MHR) index in the prediction of degree of severe airway obstruction in children with asthma. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of children aged 7 through 17 followed for asthma at Mersin Women & Children's Hospital...
July 5, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Matthew Sorensen, David C Harmes, Dwight R Stoll, Gregory O Staples, Szabolcs Fekete, Davy Guillarme, Alain Beck
As research, development, and manufacturing of biosimilar protein therapeutics proliferates, there is great interest in the continued development of a portfolio of complementary analytical methods that can be used to efficiently and effectively characterize biosimilar candidate materials relative to the respective reference (i.e., originator) molecule. Liquid phase separation techniques such as liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis are powerful tools that can provide both qualitative and quantitative information about similarities and differences between reference and biosimilar materials, especially when coupled with mass spectrometry...
June 30, 2016: MAbs
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