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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434295/standard-heart-failure-medication-in-cardiac-transthyretin-amyloidosis-useful-or-harmful
#1
Fabian Aus dem Siepen, Selina Hein, Ralf Bauer, Hugo A Katus, Arnt V Kristen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434136/facial-expressions-and-speech-acts-experimental-evidences-on-the-role-of-the-upper-face-as-an-illocutionary-force-indicating-device-in-language-comprehension
#2
Filippo Domaneschi, Marcello Passarelli, Carlo Chiorri
Language scientists have broadly addressed the problem of explaining how language users recognize the kind of speech act performed by a speaker uttering a sentence in a particular context. They have done so by investigating the role played by the illocutionary force indicating devices (IFIDs), i.e., all linguistic elements that indicate the illocutionary force of an utterance. The present work takes a first step in the direction of an experimental investigation of non-verbal IFIDs because it investigates the role played by facial expressions and, in particular, of upper-face action units (AUs) in the comprehension of three basic types of illocutionary force: assertions, questions, and orders...
April 22, 2017: Cognitive Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425211/importance-of-cytological-subclassification-of-thyroid-nodules-with-bethesda-category-iii-cytology-aus-flus-into-architectural-atypia-only-and-nuclear-atypia-a-prospective-study
#3
Pedro Weslley Rosario, Maria Regina Calsolari
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare two cytological subcategories of thyroid nodules with Bethesda category III initial cytology. METHODS: This was a prospective study. All patients with thyroid nodules > 1 cm were eligible and 98 patients with category III cytology were selected. Cytology was subcategorized into architectural atypia only (AA, n = 45) and nuclear atypia (NA, n = 53). All patients underwent a second fine-needle aspiration (FNA)...
April 19, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422844/ultrasound-is-helpful-to-differentiate-bethesda-class-iii-thyroid-nodules-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Lu-Ying Gao, Ying Wang, Yu-Xin Jiang, Xiao Yang, Ru-Yu Liu, Xue-Hua Xi, Shen-Ling Zhu, Rui-Na Zhao, Xing-Jian Lai, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is the most dependable tool to triage thyroid nodules for medical or surgical management. However, Bethesda class III cytology, namely "follicular lesion of undetermined significance" (FLUS) or "atypia of undetermined significance" (AUS), is a major limitation of the US-FNA in assessing thyroid nodules. As the most important imaging method, ultrasound (US) has a high efficacy in diagnosing thyroid nodules. This meta-analysis aimed to assess the role of US in evaluating Bethesda class III thyroid nodules...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422502/arrays-of-ag-and-au-nanoparticles-with-terpyridine-and-thiophene-based-ligands-morphology-and-optical-responses
#5
Markéta Prusková, Veronika Sutrová, Miroslav Šlouf, Blanka Vlčková, Jiří Vohlídal, Ivana Šloufová
The assembly of Ag and Au nanoparticles (NPs) into nanoparticulate arrays mediated by terpyridine (tpy), 4'-(2-thienyl)terpyridine (T-tpy), and short α,ω-bis(tpy)oligothiophene ligands has been accomplished at the interface between the Ag or Au NP hydrosol and a solution of the molecular species in dichloromethane. The relationship between the morphology and the optical responses of the arrays has been investigated by advanced methods of TEM (transmission electron microscopy) image analysis and surface plasmon extinction (SPE) spectra...
April 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416930/what-are-the-prevalence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-diseases-and-the-characteristics-of-these-patients
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Ulku Aka Akturk, Nagihan Durmus Kocak, Suleyman Akturk, Mert Dumantepe, Aysun Sengul, Mehmet Arif Akcay, Makbule Ozlem Akbay, Feyyaz Kabadayi, Dilek Ernam
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to assess the characteristics of these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stable COPD patients (age, >40 years) were included in the study between January 2014 and June 2014. Patients with acute exacerbations and a previous lung resection were excluded. Data regarding demographic characteristics were recorded. The modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) dyspnea scale was used to assess the severity of breathlessness...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407624/risk-of-malignancy-and-risk-of-neoplasia-in-the-bethesda-indeterminate-categories-study-on-4-532-thyroid-fine-needle-aspirations-from-a-single-institution-in-india
#7
Swati Mahajan, Radhika Srinivasan, Arvind Rajwanshi, Bishan Radotra, Naresh Panda, Pranab Dey, Nalini Gupta, Raje Nijhawan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of category 3 (atypia of undetermined significance [AUS]/follicular lesion of undetermined significance [FLUS]), category 4 (follicular neoplasm), and category 5 (suspicious for malignancy) of The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC), the risk of malignancy (ROM) and the risk of neoplasia (RON) in these categories. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective 6-year audit of 4,532 thyroid fine-needle aspirations (FNA) reported as per the TBSRTC from a single institution with cytohistological correlation in 335 cases...
April 14, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407552/physician-patient-communication-at-diagnosis-of-type-2-diabetes-and-its-links-to-patient-outcomes-new-results-from-the-global-introdia%C3%A2-study
#8
William H Polonsky, Matthew Capehorn, Anne Belton, Susan Down, Aus Alzaid, Victoria Gamerman, Friedericke Nagel, Jisoo Lee, Steven Edelman
AIMS: To investigate patient experiences during the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), focusing on how physician-patient communication at diagnosis influences patients' psychosocial stress and subsequent self-management and outcomes. METHODS: We surveyed adults with T2DM in 26 countries in a large cross-national study of physician-patient communication during early T2DM treatment (IntroDia®). The self-report questionnaire assessed retrospectively patient experiences during diagnosis conversations (focusing on 43 possible conversational elements, and communication quality) and potential effects on patient-reported outcomes...
March 22, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399533/naturheilkunde-und-komplement%C3%A3-re-verfahren-in-der-nationalen-versorgungsleitlinie-%C3%A2-nicht-spezifischer-kreuzschmerz%C3%A2-erfahrungen-aus-der-%C3%A2-k%C3%A3-nigsklasse%C3%A2
#9
Anna K Koch, Petra Klose, Gustav Dobos, Holger Cramer, Jost Langhorst
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2017: Complementary Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397344/a-comparison-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-axillary-ultrasound-in-the-detection-of-axillary-nodal-metastases-in-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer
#10
Matthew A Assing, Bhavika K Patel, Neel Karamsadkar, Jared Weinfurtner, Omar Usmani, John V Kiluk, Jennifer S Drukteinis
Patients with a diagnosis of invasive breast cancer are increasingly undergoing breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for preoperative staging including evaluation of axillary lymph node metastases (ALNM). This retrospective study aims to evaluate the utility of adding axillary ultrasound (AUS) in the preoperative setting when an MRI is planned or has already been performed. This IRB approved, HIPAA compliant study reviewed a total of 271 patients with a new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer at a single institution, between June 1, 2010 and June 30, 2013...
April 10, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385712/asian-wild-rice-is-a-hybrid-swarm-with-extensive-gene-flow-and-feralization-from-domesticated-rice
#11
Hongru Wang, Filipe G Vieira, Jacob E Crawford, Chengcai Chu, Rasmus Nielsen
The domestication history of rice remains controversial with multiple studies reaching different conclusions regarding its origin(s). These studies have generally assumed that populations of living wild rice, O. rufipogon, are descendants of the ancestral population that gave rise to domesticated rice, but relatively little attention has been paid to the origins and history of wild rice itself. Here, we investigate the genetic ancestry of wild rice by analyzing a diverse panel of rice genomes consisting of 203 domesticated and 446 wild rice accessions...
April 6, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382784/the-impact-of-presence-of-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-on-diagnostic-accuracy-of-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-in-subcentimeter-thyroid-nodules-a-retrospective-study-from-fuscc
#12
Lili Gao, Ben Ma, Li Zhou, Yu Wang, Shuwen Yang, Ning Qu, Yi Gao, Qinghai Ji
The incidence of PTMC has been increasing in the recent years. This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic value of US-FNA in thyroid nodules ≤1 cm and whether the presence of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) in thyroid could influence the accuracy. The patients who accepted US-FNA at FUSCC from December 2012 to November 2015 and followed our criteria were enrolled in this study. We extracted the cytological, pathological, and follow-up US/US-FNA data of patients with subcentimeter nodules. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV), false-negative rate (FNR), false-positive rate (FPR), and AUC were calculated to define FNA diagnostic performance in patients...
April 5, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378480/sexualverhalten-stis-und-hiv-%C3%A3-bertragungsrisiken-bei-hiv-positiven-msm-ans%C3%A3-tze-f%C3%A3-r-die-%C3%A3-rztliche-pr%C3%A3-ventionsarbeit
#13
Stefan Esser, Judith Krotzek, Henrike Dirks, Norbert Scherbaum, Dirk Schadendorf
HINTERGRUND: Steigende Inzidenzen von HIV-Infektionen und STIs (sexually transmitted infections) bei MSM (men having sex with men) seit 2001 in Deutschland erfordern neue Ansätze in der ärztlichen Präventionsarbeit. Diese Studie befasst sich mit geeigneten Parametern für gezielte ärztliche Angebote an HIV-positive MSM mit hohem Risiko für die Übertragung von HIV und STIs. METHODIK UND PATIENTEN: In einem zweijährigen Beobachtungszeitraum wurden 233 HIV-positive MSM in der HIV-Ambulanz des Universitätsklinikums Essen zu ihrem Sexualverhalten, Suchtmittelkonsum und psychischem Befinden im vorhergehenden Jahr systematisch befragt...
April 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365707/erstlinientherapie-des-nicht-oder-mild-symptomatischen-metastasierten-kastrationsresistenten-prostatakarzinoms
#14
Jürgen E Gschwend
Die Erstlinientherapie des nicht oder mild symptomatischen metastasierten kastrationsresistenten Prostatakarzinoms erfolgt heute vermehrt mit dem Androgen-Biosynthese-Inhibitor Abirateronacetat plus Prednison/Prednisolon oder dem Androgenrezeptor-Signalweg-Inhibitor Enzalutamid. Diese modernen antihormonellen Wirkstoffe konnten in den jeweiligen Zulassungsstudien bei insgesamt guter Verträglichkeit das Überleben der Patienten signifikant verlängern. Im Folgenden wird ein Überblick über weitere aktuelle Daten in Bezug auf die Erstlinientherapie gegeben...
2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360023/continuing-professional-development-via-social-media-or-conference-attendance-a-cost-analysis
#15
Stephen Maloney, Jacqueline Tunnecliff, Prue Morgan, James Gaida, Jennifer Keating, Lyn Clearihan, Sivalal Sadasivan, Shankar Ganesh, Patitapaban Mohanty, John Weiner, George Rivers, Dragan Ilic
BACKGROUND: Professional development is essential in the health disciplines. Knowing the cost and value of educational approaches informs decisions and choices about learning and teaching practices. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to conduct a cost analysis of participation in continuing professional development via social media compared with live conference attendance. METHODS: Clinicians interested in musculoskeletal care were invited to participate in the study activities...
March 30, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356438/googling-service-boundaries-for-endovascular-clot-retrieval-hub-hospitals-in-a-metropolitan-setting-proof-of-concept-study
#16
Thanh G Phan, Richard Beare, Jian Chen, Benjamin Clissold, John Ly, Shaloo Singhal, Henry Ma, Velandai Srikanth
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is great interest in how endovascular clot retrieval hubs provide services to a population. We applied a computational method to objectively generate service boundaries for such endovascular clot retrieval hubs, defined by traveling time to hub. METHODS: Stroke incidence data merged with population census to estimate numbers of stroke in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. Traveling time from randomly generated addresses to 4 endovascular clot retrieval-capable hubs (Royal Melbourne Hospital [RMH], Monash Medical Center [MMC], Alfred Hospital [ALF], and Austin Hospital [AUS]) estimated using Google Map application program interface...
March 29, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345200/all-roads-lead-to-weediness-patterns-of-genomic-divergence-reveal-extensive-recurrent-weedy-rice-origins-from-south-asian-oryza
#17
Zhongyun Huang, Nelson D Young, Michael Reagon, Katie E Hyma, Kenneth M Olsen, Yulin Jia, Ana L Caicedo
Weedy rice (Oryza spp.), a weedy relative of cultivated rice (O. sativa), infests and persists in cultivated rice fields worldwide. Many weedy rice populations have evolved similar adaptive traits, considered part of the "agricultural weed syndrome," making this an ideal model to study the genetic basis of parallel evolution. Understanding parallel evolution hinges on accurate knowledge of the genetic background and origins of existing weedy rice groups. Using population structure analyses of South Asian and US weedy rice, we show that weeds in South Asia have highly heterogeneous genetic backgrounds, with ancestry contributions both from cultivated varieties (aus and indica) and wild rice...
March 27, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342314/electrochemical-dna-sandwich-biosensor-based-on-enzyme-amplified-microrna-21-detection-and-gold-nanoparticles
#18
Jihane Mandli, Hasna Mohammadi, Aziz Amine
In this work, a novel electrochemical biosensor for miRNA-21 determination, involving a sandwich hybridization assay onto gold nanoparticles modified pencil graphite electrode (PGE) and enzyme signal amplification was reported. The thiol terminated capture probe 1 (SH-P1) was immobilized on the electrode through AuS interaction. In the presence of target miRNA-21, SH-P1 hybridized with the first part of the target, however, the second part hybridizes with a biotinylated probe P2 (B-P2). Then, a streptavidin-conjugated alkaline phosphatase was immobilized by a specific binding of avidin-B-P2...
March 14, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330165/genetic-characterization-and-population-structure-of-indian-rice-cultivars-and-wild-genotypes-using-core-set-markers
#19
Malathi Surapaneni, Divya Balakrishnan, Sukumar Mesapogu, Addanki Krishnam Raju, Yadavalli Venkateswara Rao, Sarla Neelamraju
Genetic diversity among 23 rice genotypes including wild species and cultivars of indica, japonica, aus and aromatic type was investigated using 165 genomewide core set microsatellite (SSR) markers. This genotypic characterization was undertaken to know the genetic similarity among the parental lines to be used in developing a set of chromosome segment substitution lines. In all, 253 alleles were identified using 77 polymorphic SSRs, and polymorphism information content ranged from 0.31 to 0.97 with a mean of 0...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322899/permanent-bulbar-urethral-ligation-emerging-treatment-option-for-incontinent-men-with-end-stage-urethra
#20
Maia E VanDyke, Boyd R Viers, Travis J Pagliara, Jeremy M Scott, Nabeel Shakir, Daniel D Dugi, Billy H Cordon, Matthias D Hofer, Allen F Morey
OBJECTIVE: To report our experience with permanent urethral ligation for severe incontinence among men with end-stage urethra. METHODS: From our institutional Artificial Urethral Sphincter (AUS) database of 512 patients from 2010-2016, 10 men underwent permanent urethral ligation with concurrent suprapubic tube (SPT) diversion following recurrent AUS cuff erosion. Clinical characteristics and outcomes were evaluated. Quality of life (QOL) was assessed using the Michigan Incontinence Symptom Index (M-ISI) and the Patient Global Index of Improvement (PGI-I)...
March 16, 2017: Urology
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