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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424020/the-utility-of-an-obesity-specific-small-for-gestational-age-standard-for-pregnancies-complicated-by-maternal-obesity
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Ruofan Yao, Sarah E Foster, Aaron B Caughey
INTRODUCTION: An obesity-specific standard for small for gestational age (SGA) pregnancies may help identify additional at risk pregnancies. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of all non-anomalous singleton neonates born in Texas from 2006-2011. Analysis was limited to births between 34 and 42 weeks gestation. Two SGA birth weight standards (birth weight ≤ 10(th) centile) were generated, one using the entire population (SGApop) and another using obese pregnancies (SGAcust)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420543/serum-persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-and-prostate-cancer-risk-a-case-cohort-study
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Jung-Eun Lim, Chungmo Nam, Jiyeon Yang, Koon Ho Rha, Kyung-Min Lim, Sun Ha Jee
It is still unclear whether persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure increases the prostate cancer incidence risk. This prospective cohort study evaluated the associations between serum POPs concentrations and prostate cancer risk. Within a case-cohort study, we identified 110 people diagnosed with prostate cancer and randomly selected 256 sub-cohort participants without prostate cancer. Serum concentrations of 32 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners and 19 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were measured...
April 10, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419885/registry-of-implants-for-the-reconstruction-of-pelvic-floor-in-males-and-females-a-feasibility-case-series
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Dimitri Barski, Holger Gerullis, Thorsten Ecke, Jennifer Kranz, Laila Schneidewind, Nadine Leistner, Fabian Queissert, Sandra Mühlstädt, Markus Grabbert, Rana Tahbaz, Alexandre Egon Pelzer, Ralf Joukhadar, Uwe Klinge, Mihaly Boros, Werner Bader, Gert Naumann, Frank Puppe, Thomas Otto
INTRODUCTION: Most aspects of implant-assisted reconstruction of pelvic floor in males and females are under debate and the research is not standardized. Registries are supposed to shed light to the indications, surgical techniques and material properties and to establish a standardized evaluation. METHODS: A working group was formed to create an online platform for registration and outcome measurement of implant-assisted operations for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and female and male stress urinary incontinence (SUI)...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419778/single-and-multiple-dose-pharmacokinetics-of-once-daily-formulations-of-raltegravir
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Rajesh Krishna, Matthew L Rizk, Patrick Larson, Valerie Schulz, Filippos Kesisoglou, Radu Pop
A new once-daily formulation of raltegravir, an integrase strand transfer inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection, is under development. Single-dose and steady-state pharmacokinetics of 1200 mg for 2 formulations of raltegravir were characterized in 2 open-label phase 1 studies in healthy male and female subjects aged 18 to 55 years. The new raltegravir 600-mg formulation had a higher relative bioavailability compared with the 400-mg tablets...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419507/a-rapid-solvent-accessible-surface-area-estimator-for-coarse-grained-molecular-simulations
#5
Shuai Wei, Charles L Brooks, Aaron T Frank
The rapid and accurate calculation of solvent accessible surface area (SASA) is extremely useful in the energetic analysis of biomolecules. For example, SASA models can be used to estimate the transfer free energy associated with biophysical processes, and when combined with coarse-grained simulations, can be particularly useful for accounting for solvation effects within the framework of implicit solvent models. In such cases, a fast and accurate, residue-wise SASA predictor is highly desirable. Here, we develop a predictive model that estimates SASAs based on Cα-only protein structures...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419067/clinical-use-of-ring-with-support-pessary-for-advanced-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-predictors-of-its-short-term-successful-use
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Mou Deng, Jing Ding, Fangfang Ai, Lan Zhu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the success rate, patient satisfaction and adverse events with the use of the ring with support pessary in patients with advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and to identify the factors associated with successful pessary use. METHODS: In this prospective study, 151 patients with symptomatic advanced POP (POP quantification stage III/IV) came to the Centre of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, for POP treatment between May 2015 and December 2015...
April 17, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417156/patient-satisfaction-after-laparoscopic-lateral-suspension-with-mesh-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse-outcome-report-of-a-continuous-series-of-417-patients
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Nikolaus Veit-Rubin, Jean-Bernard Dubuisson, Angèle Gayet-Ageron, Sören Lange, Isabelle Eperon, Jean Dubuisson
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Sacropexy is considered the gold standard for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) although dissection of the promontory may be challenging, particularly in obese women. Laparoscopic lateral suspension with mesh (LLS) could be an alternative. METHODS: LLS provides lateral attachment by fibrosis of a vesicovaginal mesh. Clinical evaluation was performed at 1 year using the simplified POP quantification system (POP-Q). Primary outcomes were objective and subjective cure at 1 year...
April 17, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417155/pelvic-floor-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-changes-during-first-pregnancy-a-prospective-cohort-study
#8
Rebecca G Rogers, Cara Ninivaggio, Kelly Gallagher, A Noelle Borders, Clifford Qualls, Lawrence M Leeman
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We describe pelvic floor function in nulliparous pregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nulliparous midwifery patients completed the Incontinence Severity Index (ISI), Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ-7), Wexner Fecal Incontinence Scale (W), and answered questions about sexual activity and perineal pain at baseline during the first (T1), second (T2), or third trimester (T3) and repeated in late T3. They also underwent a Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) exam at their baseline visit...
April 17, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415042/determinants-of-increasing-serum-pops-in-a-population-at-high-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease-results-from-the-predimed-canarias-study
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Luis A Henríquez-Hernández, Octavio P Luzardo, Manuel Zumbado, Lluis Serra-Majem, Pilar F Valerón, María Camacho, Jacqueline Álvarez-Pérez, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Luis D Boada
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are well-known ubiquitous environmental chemicals which have been related to adverse health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). The purpose of this study was to evaluate POPs burden, and its determinants, in a population at high risk of suffering CVD enrolled in the PREDIMED Study (Spanish acronym for PREvention by means of MEDiterranean Diet). This cohort was formed by 343 participants (55-80 y.o.), which were selected for a preventive nutritional intervention for CVD based on the Mediterranean Diet...
April 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414931/human-adipose-tissue-levels-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-and-metabolic-syndrome-components-combining-a-cross-sectional-with-a-10-year-longitudinal-study-using-a-multi-pollutant-approach
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Vicente Mustieles, Mariana F Fernández, Piedad Martin-Olmedo, Beatriz González-Alzaga, Andrés Fontalba-Navas, Russ Hauser, Nicolás Olea, Juan P Arrebola
We aimed to assess the influence of long-term exposure to POPs on the risk of metabolic syndrome, combining a cross-sectional with a 10-year longitudinal follow-up design. Residues of eight POPs were quantified in adipose tissue samples from 387 participants recruited between 2003 and 2004 in Granada province (Spain). The outcome ("metabolically compromised") was defined as having ≥1 diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, and/or low HDL cholesterol. The cross-sectional analysis was conducted in the initial cohort, while the 10-year longitudinal analysis was conducted in those 154 participants free of any of the so-mentioned metabolic diseases and classified as "metabolically healthy" at recruitment...
April 14, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414657/death-by-propofol
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James H Diaz, Alan David Kaye
Since its introduction in 1986, propofol ( two, 6-diisopropylphenol) , an intravenous sedative-hypnotic agent, has been utilized for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia and conscious sedation in over 80 percent of cases; largely replacing thiopental ( sodium pentothal) over a decade ago. Unrestricted as a controlled substance, propofol's abuse potential emerged quickly and was highlighted by the death of pop singer, Michael Jackson, in 2009. In order to assess the epidemiological features of fatal propofol abuse, a descriptive analysis of the scientific literature was conducted using Internet search engines...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413191/length-scale-specific-crystalline-structural-changes-induced-by-molecular-randomization-of-pequi-oil
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Andréa Madalena Maciel Guedes, Rosemar Antoniassi, Melicia Cintia Galdeano, Renato Grimaldi, Mario Geraldo de Carvalho, Allan Eduardo Wilhelm, Alejandro Gregorio Marangoni
Pequi fruit (Caryocar brasiliense Camb) is considered important since its pulp has a high content of oil and carotenoids. The oil's triacylglycerols (TAGs) contain mainly oleic (~57%) and palmitic (~36%) fatty acids, distributed primarily among POO, POP/PPO, and OOO TAGs. It displays a tendency to fractionate upon storage and has a relatively low melting temperature (SFC of 4% at 25°C). Pequi oil was modified through chemical interesterification, which increased the PPP content to ~6%. This caused a flattening in the SFC-temperature profile, raising the end of melt temperature significantly (SFC of 4% at 39°C)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413126/consensus-statement-of-the-european-urology-association-and-the-european-urogynaecological-association-on-the-use-of-implanted-materials-for-treating-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-stress-urinary-incontinence
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REVIEW
Christopher R Chapple, Francisco Cruz, Xavier Deffieux, Alfredo L Milani, Salvador Arlandis, Walter Artibani, Ricarda M Bauer, Fiona Burkhard, Linda Cardozo, David Castro-Diaz, Jean Nicolas Cornu, Jan Deprest, Alfons Gunnemann, Maria Gyhagen, John Heesakkers, Heinz Koelbl, Sheila MacNeil, Gert Naumann, Jan-Paul W R Roovers, Stefano Salvatore, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Tufan Tarcan, Frank Van der Aa, Francesco Montorsi, Manfred Wirth, Mohamed Abdel-Fattah
CONTEXT: Surgical nonautologous meshes have been used for several decades to repair abdominal wall herniae. Implantable materials have been adopted for the treatment of female and male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and female pelvic organ prolapse (POP). OBJECTIVE: A consensus review of existing data based on published meta-analyses and reviews. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: This document summarises the deliberations of a consensus group meeting convened by the European Association of Urology (EAU) and the European Urogynecological Association, to explore the current evidence relating to the use of polypropylene (PP) materials used for the treatment of SUI and POP, with reference to the 2016 EAU guidelines (European Association of Urology 2016), the European Commission's SCENIHR report on the use of surgical meshes (SCENIHR 2015), other available high-quality evidence, guidelines, and national recommendations...
April 13, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413048/milk-c-reactive-protein-in-canine-mastitis
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Iosif Vasiu, Roman Dąbrowski, Silvia Martinez-Subiela, Jose J Ceron, Anna Wdowiak, Raul Alexandru Pop, Florinel Gheorghe Brudaşcă, Josep Pastor, Asta Tvarijonaviciute
Presence of mastitis in lactating bitches can become life threatening for both the bitch and pups. The aim of the present study was to evaluate a possible utility of C-reactive protein (CRP) in both milk and serum for canine mastitis diagnosis. Our study showed that milk CRP levels ranged between 0.1 and 4.9μg/mL and from 0.3 to 40.0μg/mL in healthy and diseased bitches (P<0.01), respectively, while serum CRP levels ranged between 2.0 and 8.6μg/mL and between 0.3 and 162.3μg/mL in healthy and diseased bitches (P<0...
April 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413041/defining-cervical-elongation-a-prospective-observational-study
#15
Patrick A Nosti, Robert E Gutman, Cheryl B Iglesia, Amy J Park, Eshetu Tefera, Andrew I Sokol
OBJECTIVES: Our primary aim was to define cervical elongation (CE) using the following methods: (1) measurement of pathology specimen, (2) physician perception, (3) intraoperative estimate of anterior cervical length, and (4) office Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) points C and D. Our secondary aim was to determine whether these definitions correlate with perioperative outcomes. METHODS: Women undergoing vaginal hysterectomy and prolapse repair were enrolled...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405777/how-visual-working-memory-contents-influence-priming-of-visual-attention
#16
Nancy B Carlisle, Árni Kristjánsson
Recent evidence shows that when the contents of visual working memory overlap with targets and distractors in a pop-out search task, intertrial priming is inhibited (Kristjánsson, Sævarsson & Driver, Psychon Bull Rev 20(3):514-521, 2013, Experiment 2, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review). This may reflect an interesting interaction between implicit short-term memory-thought to underlie intertrial priming-and explicit visual working memory. Evidence from a non-pop-out search task suggests that it may specifically be holding distractors in visual working memory that disrupts intertrial priming (Cunningham & Egeth, Psychol Sci 27(4):476-485, 2016, Experiment 2, Psychological Science)...
April 12, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405115/acceptance-of-contraceptive-methods-among-postpartum-women-in-a-tertiary-care-center
#17
Charusheela Kashyap, Ipseeta Ray Mohanty, Pratima Thamke, Y A Deshmukh
BACKGROUND: In India, a large proportion of women with an unmet need for contraception are within their first year after childbirth. Therefore, concentrating efforts to educate postpartum women on the importance of attending contraceptive clinics could have a proportionally bigger impact on increasing postpartum contraception usage. METHODS: Hundred and seventy-eight (178) women were followed up to determine the proportion of postpartum women who attended the family planning clinics for contraceptive counseling...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404658/association-of-glycemic-variability-in-type-1-diabetes-with-progression-of-microvascular-outcomes-in-the-diabetes-control-and-complications-trial
#18
John M Lachin, Ionut Bebu, Richard M Bergenstal, Rodica Pop-Busui, F John Service, Bernard Zinman, David M Nathan
OBJECTIVE: The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) demonstrated the beneficial effects of intensive versus conventional therapy on the development and progression of microvascular complications of type 1 diabetes. These beneficial effects were almost completely explained by the difference between groups in the levels of HbA1c, which in turn were associated with the risk of these complications. We assessed the association of glucose variability within and between quarterly 7-point glucose profiles with the development and progression of retinopathy, nephropathy, and cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy during the DCCT...
April 12, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404067/continuous-wound-infiltration-versus-epidural-analgesia-after-hepato-pancreato-biliary-surgery-pop-up-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-non-inferiority-trial
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Timothy H Mungroop, Denise P Veelo, Olivier R Busch, Susan van Dieren, Thomas M van Gulik, Tom M Karsten, Steve M de Castro, Marc B Godfried, Bram Thiel, Markus W Hollmann, Philipp Lirk, Marc G Besselink
BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia is the international standard for pain treatment in abdominal surgery. Although some studies have advocated continuous wound infiltration with local anaesthetics, robust evidence is lacking, especially on patient-reported outcome measures. We aimed to determine the effectiveness of continuous wound infiltration in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery. METHODS: In this randomised controlled, open label, non-inferiority trial (POP-UP), we enrolled adult patients undergoing hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery by subcostal or midline laparotomy in two Dutch hospitals...
October 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403420/ice-pops-in-the-recovery-room-effects-on-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting
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D E Johns, V Gerling, P C M Pasker-de Jong
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April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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