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Omer Ozel, Bulent Yucel, Osman Orman, Emre Demircay, Serhat Mutlu
The influence of anatomical or nonanatomical femoral tunnel position on tunnel widening and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is not fully understood. This retrospective study examined the influence of tunnel width and placement on anterior knee stability and clinical outcomes after ACL reconstruction using the AperFix System (Cayenne Medical Inc, Scottsdale, Arizona), a direct expandable fixation technique with autologous hamstring grafts. The records of 80 patients (79 men and 1 woman) who underwent ACL reconstruction were evaluated...
April 11, 2017: Orthopedics
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April 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
L Rittié, R L Kaspar, E Sprecher, F J D Smith
The International Pachyonychia Congenita Consortium (IPCC) is a group of physicians and scientists from around the world dedicated to developing therapies for pachyonychia congenita, a rare autosomal dominant skin disorder. The research presented at the 13th Annual Research Symposium of the IPCC, held on 10-11 May 2016, in Scottsdale, AZ, U.S.A., is reported here.
March 27, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
Jeanne Charles
PURPOSE: The aim of this exploratory study was to investigate mirror muscle activation in the upper limbs of children with unilateral cerebral palsy during an auditory-cued repetitive squeezing task and to compare upper limb muscle activation patterns to typically developing peers engaged in the same task. METHODS: A convenience sample of six children with unilateral cerebral palsy and six typically developing peers (7-17 y) participated in the study. Muscle activity was measured using a 16 channel Zerowire EMG system (Noraxon, USA Inc...
2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Salma I Patel, Chad Cherington, Robyn Scherber, Kathryn Barr, Ryan McLemore, Donald E Morisky, Stephen Cha, Farouk Mookadam, Fadi Shamoun
CONTEXT: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) may be as effective as, and at times safer than, warfarin. Because DOACs do not require regular serum level monitoring, patients' interaction with the health care system may be reduced. To the authors' knowledge, although studies have evaluated warfarin adherence, few studies have evaluated the real-world adherence to DOACs. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether a difference exists between medication adherence of patients taking DOACs vs patients taking warfarin...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Laura Cercenelli, Guido Tiberi, Ivan Corazza, Giuseppe Giannaccare, Michela Fresina, Emanuela Marcelli
PURPOSE: Many open source software packages have been recently developed to expand the usability of eye tracking systems to study oculomotor behavior, but none of these is specifically designed to encompass all the main functions required for creating eye tracking tests and for providing the automatic analysis of saccadic eye movements. The aim of this study is to introduce SacLab, an intuitive, freely-available MATLAB toolbox based on Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) that we have developed to increase the usability of the ViewPoint EyeTracker (Arrington Research, Scottsdale, AZ, USA) in clinical ophthalmology practice...
November 22, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
Laxmi P Dhakal, Ayan Sen, Carlene M Stanko, Bhupendra Rawal, Michael G Heckman, Jonathan B Hoyne, Elliot L Dimberg, Michelle L Freeman, Lauren K Ng, Alejandro A Rabinstein, William D Freeman
Loss of pupillary light reactivity is one recognized indicator of poor prognosis after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, drug overdose, low cardiac output, and/or resuscitation drugs can lead to impaired pupillary light reflex. To investigate pupillary light reflex status before therapeutic hypothermia (TH) in relation to neurological outcome, we retrospectively reviewed the data of a prospectively implemented TH protocol in patients with cardiac arrest (CA) at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida (January 2006-January 2012), and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona (August 2010-March 2014)...
August 2016: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
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April 2016: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
Marvin Moe Bell, Greg Alaestante, Charles Finch
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center intensive care unit (ICU) had a rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) among the highest in Arizona hospitals, with 54 infections reported. To address the high rate of CAUTI in the Osborn campus ICU, the project team participating in the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) National Initiative IV joined the CAUTI systemwide oversight team in the ambitious goal to eliminate CAUTI from Scottsdale Healthcare...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Augusto Pereira, Tirso Pérez-Medina, Javier F Magrina, Paul M Magtibay, Ana Rodríguez-Tapia, Tatiana Cuesta-Guardiola, Irene Peregrin, Elsa Mendizabal, Santiago Lizarraga, Luís Ortiz-Quintana
OBJECTIVE: to estimate the prognostic factors associated with survival and progression free survival (PFS) in patients with node-positive epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) after an extended long-term follow-up period. METHODS: Data was provided by the Tumor Registry of the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona on 116 node-positive EOC patients who underwent primary cytoreductive surgery observed over the period 1996-2014. RESULTS: At censoring date, 21 patients were alive (18%), 95 dead (82%), 18 without evidence of disease (NED) (15 alive, 3 dead) and 76 with evidence of disease (ED) (2 alive, 74 dead)...
March 2016: Surgical Oncology
Michael Vasquez, Antonios P Gasparis
OBJECTIVES: *Varithena 017 Investigator Group: Michael Vasquez, MD, Venous Institute of Buffalo, Amherst, NY; Antonios Gasparis, MD, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY; Kathleen Gibson, MD, Lake Washington Vascular, Bellevue, WA; James Theodore King, MD, Vein Clinics of America, Oakbrook Terrace, IL; Nick Morrison, MD, Morrison Vein Institute, Scottsdale, AZ; Girish Munavalli, MD, Dermatology, Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC; Eulogio J. Sanchez, MD, Batey Cardiovascular Center, Bradenton, FL...
March 7, 2016: Phlebology
Jeffrey P Jacobs
This December Issue of Cardiology in the Young represents the 13th annual publication in Cardiology in the Young generated from the two meetings that composed "HeartWeek in Florida". "HeartWeek in Florida", the joint collaborative project sponsored by the Cardiac Centre at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, together with Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute of Saint Petersburg, Florida, averages over 1000 attendees every year and is now recognised as one of the major planks of continuing medical and nursing education for those working in the fields of diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease in the foetus, neonate, infant, child, and adult...
December 2015: Cardiology in the Young
Thomas W Elwood
Some members of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Allied Health met in Scottsdale, AZ, on October 28, 2015. All agreed that it is not advisable to have an Impact Factor for our publication. Part of the reasoning for this decision is that the Journal already fares well in a meaningful way. According to data compiled by the firm Publishing Technology, among 16,200 journals, the Journal ranked 41st as measured by the number of downloads from September 1 to September 30, 2015. The fact that the Journal of Allied Health consistently is listed among the top 100 indicates that some readers find value in accessing some of its articles...
2015: Journal of Allied Health
Guy M Kezirian, Gregory D Parkhurst, Jason P Brinton, Richard A Norden
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of laser corneal refractive surgery (laser vision correction [LVC]) among ophthalmologists who perform these procedures and to assess the willingness of these ophthalmologists to recommend LVC to immediate family members. SETTING: Online survey with results analyzed at Surgivision Consultants, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. DESIGN: Prospective randomized questionnaire study. METHODS: The 22-question Global Survey on Refractive Surgery in Refractive Surgeons was sent by e-mail to 250 ophthalmologists randomly selected from a database of 2441 ophthalmologists known to have performed LVC at some point in the past decade...
September 2015: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Rafael Miranda, Sean W Glenn, Jonathan A Leighton, Shabana E Pasha, Suryakanth R Gurudu, Harry G Teaford, Lester E Mertz, Howard R Lee, Sylvia A Mamby, Margaret F Johnson, T S Raghu
The emerging changes in healthcare impose significant burdens on integrated outpatient specialty services with respect to setting patient expectations, handling outside medical records; and coordinating specialty appointments scheduling. Moreover, because of the evolution of the electronic health record and its widespread use, it is critical that patient and physician interaction is maintained and clerical tasks are minimized. In the context of increased government regulation, declining reimbursement, and the rise of new payment models, outpatient practices need to be reimagined so that they are more efficient for the patient and the provider...
September 2015: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
Avat Shekoofa, Pablo Rosas-Anderson, Danesha S Carley, Thomas R Sinclair, Thomas W Rufty
First observation that chemical spray can induce limited-transpiration rate under high vapor pressure deficit. It appears that acibenzolar may be key in inducing this water conservation trait. Irrigation and water use have become major issues in management of turfgrasses. Plant health products that have been introduced into the turfgrass market have been observed to improve plant performance in water stress conditions. In this study, we evaluated whether a selection of common plant health products alter the ability of creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L...
February 2016: Planta
Heather B Rigby, Matthew H Rigby, John N Caviness
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic tremor (OT) is defined by the presence of a high-frequency (13-18 Hz) tremor of the legs upon standing associated with a feeling of unsteadiness. However, some patients have discharge frequencies of <13 Hz, so-called "slow OT". The aim of this study was to characterize patients with unsteadiness upon standing found to have <13 Hz tremor discharges on neurophysiologic testing. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on all subjects with a diagnosis of OT who were referred to the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, between 1999 and 2013 for confirmation using neurophysiology...
2015: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
Dingzhi Wang, Lingchen Fu, Haiyan Sun, Lixia Guo, Raymond N DuBois
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Inflammation may contribute to the formation, maintenance, and expansion of cancer stem cells (CSCs), which have the capacity for self-renewal, differentiation, and resistance to cytotoxic agents. We investigated the effects of the inflammatory mediator prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) on colorectal CSC development and metastasis in mice and the correlation between levels of PGE2 and CSC markers in human colorectal cancer (CRC) specimens. METHODS: Colorectal carcinoma specimens and matched normal tissues were collected from patients at the Mayo Clinic (Scottsdale, AZ) and analyzed by mass spectrometry and quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
December 2015: Gastroenterology
Thai H Ho, Rafael Nunez Nateras, Huihuang Yan, Jin G Park, Sally Jensen, Chad Borges, Jeong Heon Lee, Mia D Champion, Raoul Tibes, Alan H Bryce, Estrella M Carballido, Mark A Todd, Richard W Joseph, William W Wong, Alexander S Parker, Melissa L Stanton, Erik P Castle
To address the need to study frozen clinical specimens using next-generation RNA, DNA, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) sequencing and protein analyses, we developed a biobank work flow to prospectively collect biospecimens from patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We describe our standard operating procedures and work flow to annotate pathologic results and clinical outcomes. We report quality control outcomes and nucleic acid yields of our RCC submissions (N=16) to The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, as well as newer discovery platforms, by describing mass spectrometry analysis of albumin oxidation in plasma and 6 ChIP sequencing libraries generated from nephrectomy specimens after histone H3 lysine 36 trimethylation (H3K36me3) immunoprecipitation...
2015: PloS One
David Snipelisky, Oral Waldo, M Caroline Burton
BACKGROUND: The panelists of the Joint National Committee recently published new recommendations for the management of hypertension. Our study aims to evaluate how current practice compares. HYPOTHESIS: Current practice likely deviates from the recent JNC 8 panelists' recommendations. METHODS: A survey was sent to cardiology providers at 3 academic medical centers: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida; Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona; and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota...
June 2015: Clinical Cardiology
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