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S Palladino, M A Keyerleber, R G King, K E Burgess
BACKGROUND: Apocrine gland adenocarcinoma of the anal sac (AGAAS) is associated with high rates of iliosacral lymph node metastasis, which may influence treatment and prognosis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) recently has been shown to be more sensitive than abdominal ultrasound examination (AUS) in affected patients. OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of detection of iliosacral lymphadenomegaly between AUS and computed tomography (CT) in dogs with AGAAS. ANIMALS: Cohort A: A total of 30 presumed normal dogs...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dana Teusner, Valerie Smith, Emmanuel Gnanamanickam, David Brennan
OBJECTIVES: There are few studies of dental service expenditure in Australia. Although dental insurance status is strongly associated with a higher probability of dental visiting, some studies indicate that there is little variation in expenditure by insurance status among those who attend for care. Our objective was to assess the overall impact of insurance on expenditures by modelling the association between insurance and expenditure accounting for variation in the probability of incurring expenses, that is dental visiting...
October 24, 2016: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Finja Jockenhöfer, Katharina Herberger, Jörg Schaller, Katja Christina Hohaus, Maren Stoffels-Weindorf, Philipp Al Ghazal, Matthias Augustin, Joachim Dissemond
EINLEITUNG: Das Pyoderma gangraenosum (PG) ist eine seltene, inflammatorische destruktiv-ulzerierende neutrophile Erkrankung mit weitgehend unklarer Pathophysiologie. MATERIAL UND METHODIK: In dieser Studie wurden die potenziell relevanten Kofaktoren und Begleiterkrankungen von Patienten mit PG aus drei dermatologischen Wundzentren in Deutschland differenziert ausgewertet. ERGEBNISSE: Von den insgesamt 121 analysierten Patienten waren Frauen (66,9 %) häufiger betroffen als Männer...
October 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Markus Zutt, Hagen Rudolph, Kjell Matthias Kaune, Werner Wosniok, Ulrich Gärtner, Rainer Linke
HINTERGRUND: Kardiale Komorbiditäten bei Patienten mit Psoriasis stehen seit Jahren im Fokus. Ziel dieser Arbeit war es, im Rahmen einer Pilotstudie die Myokardszintigraphie als mögliche Früherkennungsmethode zu evaluieren. PATIENTEN UND METHODIK: Es wurden bei insgesamt 50 kardial asymptomatischen Patienten mit einer Psoriasis der Haut verschiedene Begleiterkrankungen erfasst. Dabei kam zur Erkennung von kardialem Risiko/ belastungsinduzierter Ischämie die Myokardszintigraphie zum Einsatz...
October 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
HyunJung Kim, Janelle Jung, Namrata Singh, Anthony Greenberg, Jeff J Doyle, Wricha Tyagi, Jong-Wook Chung, Jennifer Kimball, Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton, Susan R McCouch
BACKGROUND: Understanding population structure of the wild progenitor of Asian cultivated rice (O. sativa), the Oryza rufipogon species complex (ORSC), is of interest to plant breeders and contributes to our understanding of rice domestication. A collection of 286 diverse ORSC accessions was evaluated for nuclear variation using genotyping-by-sequencing (113,739 SNPs) and for chloroplast variation using Sanger sequencing (25 polymorphic sites). RESULTS: Six wild subpopulations were identified, with 25 % of accessions classified as admixed...
December 2016: Rice
Ben Beck, Janet E Bray, Karen Smith, Tony Walker, Hugh Grantham, Cindy Hein, Melanie Thorrowgood, Anthony Smith, Madoka Inoue, Tony Smith, Bridget Dicker, Andy Swain, Emma Bosley, Katherine Pemberton, Michael Mckay, Malcolm Johnston-Leek, Peter Cameron, Gavin D Perkins, Judith Finn
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to describe and examine similarities and differences in the current service provision and resuscitation protocols of the ambulance services participating in the Aus-ROC Australian and New Zealand out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) Epistry. Understanding these similarities and differences is important in identifying ambulance service factors that might explain regional variation in survival of OHCA in the Aus-ROC Epistry. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was completed by each of the ambulance services participating in the Aus-ROC Epistry...
October 11, 2016: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
S Roch, P Hampel
Bei chronischen, nicht spezifischen Rückenschmerzen haben psychische Komorbiditäten deutlich zugenommen, sodass im Rahmen einer multimodalen Behandlung zunehmend auch psychotherapeutische Behandlungsansätze implementiert werden. Ziel dieses Reviews war es, die aktuelle Forschung zu psychologischen Aspekten bei der Behandlung von chronischen Rückenschmerzen zu thematisieren. Dazu wurde eine selektive Literaturrecherche durchgeführt, um Studien aus Deutschland zu identifizieren, die in den letzten 5 Jahren veröffentlicht wurden...
October 2016: Die Rehabilitation
Marco Gipponi, Piero Fregatti, Alessandro Garlaschi, Federica Murelli, Cecilia Margarino, Francesca Depaoli, Paola Baccini, Maurizio Gallo, Daniele Friedman
OBJECTIVE: A prospective observational clinical study was undertaken to assess the accuracy of preoperative Axillary Ultrasound (AUS) plus Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) as well as and its clinical utility, that is the capacity of the information supplied by the test to guide the clinical decision-making. MATERIALS AND METHODS: from January 2013 to August 2015, 400 female patients with pT1-3 cN0 operable breast cancer underwent AUS with FNAC at the Breast Unit of the "IRCCS San Martino-IST" in Genoa (Italy)...
October 8, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
G Pic, J E Terrier, B Ozenne, N Morel-Journel, P Paparel, A Ruffion
INTRODUCTION: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a degradation of the quality of life factor in the consequences of radical prostatectomy. Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is the standard treatment. Screening and preoperative treatment of anastomotic strictures (AS) is an essential step for the success of the intervention. The objective of the study was to assess the impact of AS on the results of AUA. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 147 AUS settlements from 2005 to 2013 in the urology department of the Centre Hospitalier Lyon by three operators...
October 7, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Young Jun Choi, Jung Hwan Baek, Chong Hyun Suh, Woo Hyun Shim, Boseul Jeong, Jae Kyun Kim, Dong Eun Song, Tae Yong Kim, Ki-Wook Chung, Jeong Hyun Lee
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of core-needle biopsy (CNB) by comparing the results of CNB and repeat fine-needle aspiration (FNA) for thyroid nodules that are initially read as atypia/follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS) on FNA. METHODS: Among 2631 initial AUS/FLUS FNA results, 505 consecutive nodules (295 repeat FNAs and 210 CNBs) were retrospectively analyzed. The primary outcome was inconclusive (ie, nondiagnostic or AUS/FLUS)...
October 5, 2016: Head & Neck
Mitchell Brooks, Chris Ellis, Greg Gamble, Gerry Devlin, John Elliott, Chris Hammett, Derek Chew, John French, Tom Briffa, Julie Redfern, Jamie Rankin, Karice Hyun, Mario D'Souza, David Brieger
BACKGROUND: There is wide variation in the use of radial over femoral access for patients with ACS. This study evaluates the factors associated with the selection of radial versus femoral angiography in Australia and New Zealand and the effect of access site on clinical events in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. METHODS: An analysis of the SNAPSHOT ACS audit was conducted during May 2012 across 286 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. Data collected included baseline patient characteristics, hospital site details, treatment received, clinical events in-hospital and mortality at 18 months...
August 22, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Peitong Wang, Wenwen Zhang, Chuanzao Mao, Guohua Xu, Fang-Jie Zhao
Arsenic (As) contamination in paddy soil can cause phytotoxicity and elevated As accumulation in rice grain. Rice varieties vary in As uptake and tolerance, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, the aus variety Kasalath was found to be more tolerant to arsenate [As(V)] than the japonica variety Nipponbare, but the two varieties showed similar arsenite [As(III)] tolerance. Nipponbare took up more phosphate (Pi) and As(V) than Kasalath. The expression of genes for Pi transporters or Pi homeostasis regulation was quantified...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
Miranda Davies-Tuck, Joanne C Mockler, Lynne Stewart, Michelle Knight, Euan M Wallace
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine whether the association between obesity and a range of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes differed in South Asian and Australian and New Zealand born women. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of singleton births in South Asian (SA) and Australian/New Zealand (AUS/NZ) born women at an Australian hospital between 2009 and 2013. The interaction between maternal region of birth and obesity on a range of maternal and perinatal outcomes was assessed using multivariate logistic regression...
September 29, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Teerapat Ungtrakul, Chulabhorn Mahidol, Pattra Chun-On, Charlie Laohapand, Surachate Siripongsakun, Akeanong Worakitsitisatorn, Sirachat Vidhayakorn, Wariya Boonchuay, Jiraporn Dechma, Gaidganok Sornsamdang, Kamonwan Soonklang, Tassanee Sriprayoon, Tawesak Tanwandee, Chirayu U Auewarakul
AIM: To determine the role of screening and surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in treatment-naïve chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. METHODS: We recruited 2293 CHB patients (both males and females; aged 20-65 years). All patients were screened and underwent surveillance using abdominal ultrasonography (AUS) and serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) assay every 6 mo. The diagnosis, staging and treatment of HCC followed the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases practice guidelines and the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer guidelines...
September 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Eskinder Solomon, Rajan Veeratterapillay, Sachin Malde, Christopher Harding, Tamsin Jillian Greenwell
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether filling phase urodynamic parameters can predict the success of the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) in treating post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the pre-AUS urodynamics of 99 patients with PPI at two tertiary referral centers. We documented the peak DO pressure (Pdet ), capacity, and compliance (C). We defined success as patient-reported continence or only using one safety pad. Patients' perception of improvement was assessed using the PGI-I score...
September 27, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
B Evranos, S B Polat, H Baser, D Ozdemir, A Kilicarslan, A Yalcin, R Ersoy, B Cakir
BACKGROUND: A fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the most valuable diagnostic procedure for pre-operative discrimination of benign and malignant nodules. The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology provides standardised reporting and cytomorphological criteria in aspiration smears. The aim of the present study was to determine malignancy rates in nodules with different cytology results and evaluate the diagnostic value of Bethesda for variants of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)...
September 25, 2016: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
Anna Grenabo Bergdahl, Ulrica Wilderäng, Gunnar Aus, Sigrid Carlsson, Jan-Erik Damber, Maria Frånlund, Kjell Geterud, Ali Khatami, Andreas Socratous, Johan Stranne, Mikael Hellström, Jonas Hugosson
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September 20, 2016: European Urology
Roderick Clark, Jennifer Winick-Ng, J Andrew McClure, Blayne Welk
OBJECTIVE: To determine if oral corticosteroid use is associated with an increased risk of AUS related reoperation. METHODS: Administrative data from Ontario was used to conduct a retrospective cohort study. Men >65 years of age who underwent implantation of an AUS between 2002 and 2013 were included. Prescriptions for oral corticosteroids were identified and men were considered exposed from the date the prescription was dispensed to 180 days after the expected end of the prescription...
September 16, 2016: Urology
Zhijian Liang, Ling Wang, Qinghua Pan
BACKGROUND: Rice blast (causative pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae) represents a major biotic constraint over rice production. While numerous genes for resistance have been found in both japonica and indica germplasm, as yet the diversity harbored by aus germplasm has not been widely exploited. RESULTS: The blast resistance present in the aus type cultivar AS20-1 was shown, via an analysis of segregation in the F2 generation bred from a cross with the highly blast susceptible cultivar Aichi Asahi, to be due to the action of a single recessive gene, denoted pi66(t)...
December 2016: Rice
S Lebentrau, M May, D Weckermann, T Speck, A-K Wick, M Mathew, M Schostak
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The adjuvant treatment of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is based on the individual risk profile (RP) and its sufficient transfer from the clinic to the doctor's office. The objectives of our study were to verify the importance and degree of transfer of RP and recommendation for risk-adapted adjuvant treatment (RAAT) in patients with NMIBC as well as to develop appropriate tools for this purpose, if necessary. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An email-based survey distributed to urologists in Brandenburg, Berlin, Bavaria and Lower Saxony explored the questions mentioned above...
September 16, 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
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