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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443736/brain-resting-state-functional-connectivity-is-preserved-under-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-patients-with-pervasive-developmental-disorders-a-pilot-study
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Lakshmikumar Venkat Raghavan, Suparna Bharadwaj, Vincent Wourms, Audrey Tan, Michael T Jurkiewicz, David J Mikulis, Adrian P Crawley
Background Functional connectivity studies play a huge role in understanding the relationship between the network connections and the behavioral phenotype of patients with Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). However, some patients with PDD may not tolerate the imaging procedure while awake and they often need general anesthesia. General anesthesia is a confounding factor in functional imaging studies due to its effect on the functional connectivity. The objective of this study is to look at the resting state functional connectivity (RS-FC) under sevoflurane anesthesia in patients with pervasive developmental disorders...
April 26, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442047/increased-frequency-of-chromosome-congression-defects-and-aneuploidy-in-mouse-oocytes-cultured-at-lower-temperature
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Jitka Danadova, Natalie Matijescukova, Anna Mac Gillavry Danylevska, Martin Anger
Optimal culture conditions are essential for successful IVM of mammalian oocytes and for their further development into an embryo. In the present study we used live cell imaging microscopy to assess the effects of suboptimal culture temperature on various aspects of IVM, including duration of meiosis I, dynamics of polar body extrusion, chromosome congression, anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) activation and aneuploidy. The data showed that even a small deviation from the optimal incubation temperature causes marked changes in the duration and synchronicity of meiosis, APC/C activity and the frequency of chromosome congression and segregation errors...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441773/overview-of-four-functional-classification-systems-commonly-used-in-cerebral-palsy
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REVIEW
Andrea Paulson, Jilda Vargus-Adams
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood. CP comprises a heterogeneous group of disorders that can result in spasticity, dystonia, muscle contractures, weakness and coordination difficulty that ultimately affects the ability to control movements. Traditionally, CP has been classified using a combination of the motor type and the topographical distribution, as well as subjective severity level. Imprecise terms such as these tell very little about what a person is able to do functionally and can impair clear communication between providers...
April 24, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439806/a-case-of-symptom-relapse-post-placement-of-intrauterine-device-iud-in-a-patient-with-bulimia-nervosa-consequence-or-coincidence
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Brad A Mac Neil, Chloe C Hudson, Kathleen Dempsey, Pallavi Nadkarni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439731/il-10-improves-cardiac-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction-by-stimulating-m2-macrophage-polarization-and-fibroblast-activation
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Mira Jung, Yonggang Ma, Rugmani Padmanabhan Iyer, Kristine Y DeLeon-Pennell, Andriy Yabluchanskiy, Michael R Garrett, Merry L Lindsey
Inflammation resolution is important for scar formation following myocardial infarction (MI) and requires the coordinated actions of macrophages and fibroblasts. In this study, we hypothesized that exogenous interleukin-10 (IL-10), an anti-inflammatory cytokine, promotes post-MI repair through actions on these cardiac cell types. To test this hypothesis, C57BL/6J mice (male, 3- to 6-month old, n = 24/group) were treated with saline or IL-10 (50 μg/kg/day) by osmotic mini-pump infusion starting at day (d) 1 post-MI and sacrificed at d7 post-MI...
May 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438320/critical-care-nurses-perceptions-of-the-outcomes-of-working-overtime-in-canada
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Vanessa M Lobo, Jenny Ploeg, Anita Fisher, Gladys Peachey, Noori Akhtar-Danesh
BACKGROUND: Nursing overtime is being integrated into the normal landscape of practice to ensure optimal staffing levels and addresses variations in patient volume and acuity. This is particularly true in critical care where fluctuations in either are difficult to predict. PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to explore critical care nurses' perceptions of the outcomes of working overtime. METHODS: Sally Thorne's interpretive description guided the collection and analysis of data...
January 7, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434729/effects-of-intrauterine-infusion-of-escherichia-coli-lipopolysaccharide-on-uterine-mrna-gene-expression-and-peripheral-polymorphonuclear-leukocytes-in-jersey-cows-diagnosed-with-purulent-vaginal-discharge
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João G N Moraes, Luís G D Mendonça, Paula R B Silva, Alexandre A Scanavez, Klibs N Galvão, Michael A Ballou, Milli Worku, Ricardo C Chebel
The objectives of the current experiment were to investigate the effects of intrauterine treatment of cows with purulent vaginal discharge (PVD) using lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Escherichia coli on uterine mRNA expression of genes related to inflammatory responses, peripheral polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) function, hematological parameters, and blood concentrations of cortisol, haptoglobin, and progesterone (P4). Jersey cows (n = 3,084) were examined for PVD at 35 ± 6 d postpartum using the Metricheck device (Simcro, Hamilton, New Zealand)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433790/a-strain-mediated-corrosion-model-for-bioabsorbable-metallic-stents
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E Galvin, D O'Brien, C Cummins, B J Mac Donald, C Lally
This paper presents a strain-mediated phenomenological corrosion model, based on the discrete finite element modelling method which was developed for use with the ANSYS Implicit finite element code. The corrosion model was calibrated from experimental data and used to simulate the corrosion performance of a WE43 magnesium alloy stent. The model was found to be capable of predicting the experimentally observed plastic strain-mediated mass loss profile. The non-linear plastic strain model, extrapolated from the experimental data, was also found to adequately capture the corrosion-induced reduction in the radial stiffness of the stent over time...
April 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432588/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-of-multi-agent-versus-single-agent-chemotherapy-as-part-of-multimodal-management-of-low-grade-glioma
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Waqar Haque, Vivek Verma, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
For high-risk low-grade gliomas (LGGs), adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) with procarbazine/lomustine/vincristine (PCV) chemotherapy increases overall survival (OS) over RT alone. However, in practice, temozolomide (TMZ) is often used instead of PCV. Using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), we provide the first investigation of practice patterns and outcomes of chemoradiotherapy with single-agent chemotherapy (SAC, analogous to TMZ) or multi-agent chemotherapy (MAC, analogous to PCV) for LGG. Patients with high-risk Grade II LGGs were queried in the NCDB...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431054/the-variability-of-automated-qrs-duration-measurement
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Vlastimil Vancura, Dan Wichterle, Ivan Ulc, Jirí Šmíd, Marek Brabec, Marta Zárybnická, Richard Rokyta
Aims: Previous studies have demonstrated substantial variability in manual assessment of QRS complex duration (QRSd). Disagreements in QRSd measurements were also found in several automated algorithms tested on digitized electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings. The aim of our study was to investigate the variability of automated QRSd measurements performed by two commercially available electrocardiographs. Methods and Results: Two GE MAC 5000 (GE-1 and GE-2) electrocardiographs and two Mortara ELI 350 (Mortara-1 and Mortara-2) electrocardiographs were used in the study...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429679/mycobacterium-avium-complex-disease
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Charles L Daley
Despite the ubiqitous nature of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) organisms in the environment, relatively few of those who are infected develop disease. Thus, some degree of susceptibility due to either underlying lung disease or immunosuppression is required. The frequency of pulmonary MAC disease is increasing in many areas, and the exact reasons are unknown. Isolation of MAC from a respiratory specimen does not necessarily mean that treatment is required, as the decision to treatment requires the synthesis of clinical, radiographic, and microbiologic information as well as a weighing of the risks and benefits for the individual patient...
April 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429117/a-comparison-of-mcgrath-mac%C3%A2-and-standard-direct-laryngoscopy-in-simulated-immobilized-cervical-spine-pediatric-intubation-a-manikin-study
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Marcin Madziala, Jacek Smereka, Marek Dabrowski, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
Emergency airway management in children is generally considered to be challenging, and endotracheal intubation requires a high level of personal skills and experience. Immobilization of the cervical spine is indicated in all patients with the risk of any cervical spine injury but significantly aggravates endotracheal intubation. The best airway device in this setting has not been established yet, although the use of videolaryngoscopes is generally promising. Seventy-five moderately experienced paramedics of the Emergency Medical Service of Poland performed endotracheal intubations in a pediatric manikin in three airway scenarios: (A) normal airway, (B) manual in-line cervical immobilization, and (C) cervical immobilization using a Patriot cervical extrication collar and using two airway techniques: (1) McGrath videolaryngoscope and (2) Macintosh blade in a randomized sequence...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426690/phenotypic-characterization-and-anticancer-capacity-of-cd8-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-after-antigen-induced-expansion
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Jianhua Liu, Lu Wang, Yaoling Wang, Wenjie Zhang, Yilin Cao
Cytokine-induced killer cells (CIK) have been used in clinic for adoptive immunotherapy in a variety of malignant tumors and have improved the prognosis of cancer patients. However, there are individual differences in the CIK cell preparations including the obvious differences in the ratio of effector CIK cells among different cancer patients. Infusion of such heterogeneous immune cell preparation is an important factor that would affect the therapeutic efficacy. We report here the enrichment and expansion of CD8+ cells from CIK cells cultured for one week using magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426189/issues-confronting-rural-pharmacies-after-a-decade-of-medicare-part-d
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Fred Ullrich, Abiodun Salako, Keith Mueller
Purpose. The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis has been monitoring the status of rural independent pharmacies since the implementation of Medicare Part D in 2005. After a decade of Part D, we reassess in this brief the issues that concern rural pharmacies and may ultimately challenge their provision of services. This reassessment is based on survey responses from rural pharmacists. Key Findings: (1) Rural pharmacists indicated that two challenges--direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees, and delayed maximum allowable cost (MAC) adjustment--ranked highest on scales of both magnitude and immediacy...
April 2017: Rural Policy Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425454/association-of-serum-autotaxin-levels-with-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Tomoo Yamazaki, Satoru Joshita, Takeji Umemura, Yoko Usami, Ayumi Sugiura, Naoyuki Fujimori, Soichiro Shibata, Yuki Ichikawa, Michiharu Komatsu, Akihiro Matsumoto, Koji Igarashi, Eiji Tanaka
Metabolized by liver sinusoidal endothelial cells, autotaxin (ATX) is a secreted enzyme considered to be associated with liver damage. We sought to clarify the diagnostic ability of ATX for liver fibrosis in 593 biopsy-confirmed hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. The diagnostic accuracy of ATX was compared with clinical parameters and the established fibrosis biomarkers Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive Mac-2-binding protein, FIB-4 index, AST-to-platelet ratio, and Forn's index. Median ATX levels were consistently higher in female controls and patients than in their male counterparts (P < 0...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425160/causes-of-nephrotic-syndrome-and-nephrotic-range-proteinuria-are-different-in-adult-chinese-patients-a-single-centre-study-over-33%C3%A2-years
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Jack Kit-Chung Ng, Terry King-Wing Ma, Fernand Mac-Moune Lai, Kai Ming Chow, Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Chi Bon Leung, Philip Kam-To Li, Cheuk Chun Szeto
BACKGROUND: The reported causes of nephrotic syndrome (NS) varied between different countries. Less is known about the causes of nephrotic-range proteinuria (NPU). METHODS: In this single-centre, retrospective study of adult patients who underwent renal biopsy between 1983-2015 in a tertiary referral hospital in Hong Kong, we aimed to evaluate the underlying causes of NS and NPU. We also determined the distribution of histopathological diagnoses with regard to the age subgroups and time periods RESULTS: Among 7,456 patients who underwent renal biopsy, 982 and 838 patients had NS and NPU, respectively...
April 20, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424537/awake-craniotomy-anesthetic-management-using-dexmedetomidine-propofol-and-remifentanil
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Andrea Prontera, Stefano Baroni, Andrea Marudi, Franco Valzania, Alberto Feletti, Francesca Benuzzi, Elisabetta Bertellini, Giacomo Pavesi
INTRODUCTION: Awake craniotomy allows continuous monitoring of patients' neurological functions during open surgery. Anesthesiologists have to sedate patients in a way so that they are compliant throughout the whole surgical procedure, nevertheless maintaining adequate analgesia and anxiolysis. Currently, the use of α2-receptor agonist dexmedetomidine as the primary hypnotic-sedative medication is increasing. METHODS: Nine patients undergoing awake craniotomy were treated with refined monitored anesthesia care (MAC) protocol consisting of a combination of local anesthesia without scalp block, low-dose infusion of dexmedetomidine, propofol, and remifentanil, without the need of airways management...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424516/slamf7-is-critical-for-phagocytosis-of-haematopoietic-tumour-cells-via-mac-1-integrin
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Jun Chen, Ming-Chao Zhong, Huaijian Guo, Dominique Davidson, Sabrin Mishel, Yan Lu, Inmoo Rhee, Luis-Alberto Pérez-Quintero, Shaohua Zhang, Mario-Ernesto Cruz-Munoz, Ning Wu, Donald C Vinh, Meenal Sinha, Virginie Calderon, Clifford A Lowell, Jayne S Danska, André Veillette
Cancer cells elude anti-tumour immunity through multiple mechanisms, including upregulated expression of ligands for inhibitory immune checkpoint receptors. Phagocytosis by macrophages plays a critical role in cancer control. Therapeutic blockade of signal regulatory protein (SIRP)-α, an inhibitory receptor on macrophages, or of its ligand CD47 expressed on tumour cells, improves tumour cell elimination in vitro and in vivo, suggesting that blockade of the SIRPα-CD47 checkpoint could be useful in treating human cancer...
April 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424009/book-review-neonatal-seizures-current-management-and-future-challenges-nagarajan-l-neonatal-seizures-current-management-and-future-challenges-london-mac-keith-press-2016-214-pp-65-00-isbn-978-1-909962-67-5
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424006/book-review-developmental-assessment-theory-practice-and-application-to-neurodisability-sonksen-pm-developmental-assessment-theory-practice-and-application-to-neurodisability-london-mac-keith-press-2016-370-pp-65-00-isbn-978-1-909962-56-9
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