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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783957/homeosis-in-a-scorpion-supports-a-telopodal-origin-of-pectines-and-components-of-the-book-lungs
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Zhiyong Di, Gregory D Edgecombe, Prashant P Sharma
BACKGROUND: The morphological and functional evolution of appendages has played a key role in the diversification of arthropods. While the ancestral arthropod appendage is held to be polyramous, terrestriality is associated with the reduction or loss of appendage rami, which may obscure the homology of different appendage derivatives. Proxies for appendage homology have included surveys of cross-reactive antibodies for wing markers like Nubbin/PDM, which have suggested that the abdominal appendages of arachnids (e...
May 21, 2018: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783659/feature-extraction-and-selection-for-myoelectric-control-based-on-wearable-emg-sensors
#2
Angkoon Phinyomark, Rami N Khushaba, Erik Scheme
Specialized myoelectric sensors have been used in prosthetics for decades, but, with recent advancements in wearable sensors, wireless communication and embedded technologies, wearable electromyographic (EMG) armbands are now commercially available for the general public. Due to physical, processing, and cost constraints, however, these armbands typically sample EMG signals at a lower frequency (e.g., 200 Hz for the Myo armband) than their clinical counterparts. It remains unclear whether existing EMG feature extraction methods, which largely evolved based on EMG signals sampled at 1000 Hz or above, are still effective for use with these emerging lower-bandwidth systems...
May 18, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779949/disease-heritability-inferred-from-familial-relationships-reported-in-medical-records
#3
Fernanda C G Polubriaginof, Rami Vanguri, Kayla Quinnies, Gillian M Belbin, Alexandre Yahi, Hojjat Salmasian, Tal Lorberbaum, Victor Nwankwo, Li Li, Mark M Shervey, Patricia Glowe, Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Mary Simmerling, George Hripcsak, Suzanne Bakken, David Goldstein, Krzysztof Kiryluk, Eimear E Kenny, Joel Dudley, David K Vawdrey, Nicholas P Tatonetti
Heritability is essential for understanding the biological causes of disease but requires laborious patient recruitment and phenotype ascertainment. Electronic health records (EHRs) passively capture a wide range of clinically relevant data and provide a resource for studying the heritability of traits that are not typically accessible. EHRs contain next-of-kin information collected via patient emergency contact forms, but until now, these data have gone unused in research. We mined emergency contact data at three academic medical centers and identified 7...
May 15, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779858/-extensive-cutaneous-chromomycosis-efficacy-of-combined-terbinafine-and-cryotherapy
#4
Y Elkhachine, J Elbenaye, M Er-Rami, A Sakkah, A Jakar, M Elhaouri
BACKGROUND: Chromomycosis is a chronic fungal skin infection, mainly affecting the limbs. It is responsible for severe morbidity and its treatment remains long and disappointing. Rarely described in Morocco, we report a new observation that has evolved very well under treatment combining terbinafine and cryotherapy over a short duration. CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old patient, immunocompetent, had a pustular and crusty placard on both forearms that had evolved for a year...
May 17, 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779704/perceptions-related-to-cardiovascular-disease-and-physical-activity-behavior-in-arab-men-a-qualitative-study
#5
Zyad T Saleh, Rami A Elshatarat, Abdullah S Alhurani, Mahmoud Maharmeh, Ibrahim Salami, Hamza Alduraidi, Jafar Alasad
OBJECTIVES: To describe the daily physical activity of Arab men living in the United States and to understand how perceptions of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk influence their inclusion of physical activity into their daily routine. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive method using a semi-structured face-to-face interview with each participant was conducted. Twenty young college males (age 26 ± 4 years) were recruited from Arab American community centers. RESULTS: The qualitative inductive content analysis revealed three main themes: impact of perceived CVD risk on physical activity behavior and perceived barriers and motivators to be physically active...
May 17, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779158/diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-enterography-for-prediction-of-response-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-in-stricturing-crohn-s-disease
#6
Marianne M Amitai, Eyal Klang, Asaf Levartovsky, Noa Rozendorn, Shelly Soffer, Gadeer Ali Taha, Bella Ungar, Tomer Greener, Shomron Ben-Horin, Rami Eliakim, Uri Kopylov
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Distinguishing between fibrotic and inflammatory strictures in Crohn's disease (CD) is still challenging. The capacity of diffusion-weighted (DWI) magnetic resonance (MRE) to identify intestinal fibrosis was recently demonstrated; however, the therapeutic implications of this association have never been evaluated. The aim of the current study was to identify imaging features, including DWI, which can predict response to anti-inflammatory treatment in patients with stricturing CD...
May 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776852/indications-for-mars-mri-in-patients-treated-with-articular-surface-replacement-xl-total-hip-arthroplasty
#7
James W Connelly, Vincent P Galea, Inari Laaksonen, Sean J Matuszak, Rami Madanat, Orhun Muratoglu, Henrik Malchau
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify which patient and clinical factors are predictive of adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR) and to use these factors to create a highly sensitive algorithm for indicating metal artifact reduction sequence magnetic resonance imaging (MARS-MRI) in Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) XL total hip arthroplasty patients. Our secondary aim was to compare our algorithm to existing national guidelines on when to take MARS-MRI in metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty patients...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774186/ring-enhancing-lesions-in-neonatal-meningitis-an-analysis-of-neuroradiology-pitfalls-through-exemplificative-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#8
Mario Ganau, Kshitij Mankad, Uma Rami Srirambhatla, Zubair Tahir, Felice D'Arco
Very often the clinical course of neonatal meningitis (NM) is characterized by sudden worsening, at times associated with cerebrovascular complications and strokes or the formation of cerebral abscesses. The immediate recognition of these pathological patterns is pivotal in providing clinicians with useful information to differentiate between those different pathological entities, which may both present as ring-enhancing lesions on neuroradiology investigations. Understanding their natural history and diagnostic features is of paramount importance to timely adopt the most appropriate medical and surgical management...
April 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771842/perceived-esthetic-outcomes-of-face-transplantation-a-survey-of-the-general-public
#9
Alessandra E Cabrera, Laura L Kimberly, Rami S Kantar, Elisa K Atamian, Amit K Manjunath, Lauren K Rangel, Michelle W McQuinn, J Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, Eduardo D Rodriguez
Facial transplantation (FT) has attracted the interest of individuals with facial disfigurement as a path to social reintegration. The perception among face transplant recipients and the reconstructive surgery community appears to be that superior functional and esthetic outcomes can be obtained with FT compared to autologous reconstruction (AR). Although lifelong immunosuppression adds well-known risks to FT, its benefits have proven difficult to quantify, especially because of its non-life-saving nature. Evidence that the general public perceives facial allograft recipients as less disfigured than AR patients may dramatically alter the currently accepted risk/benefit ratio of this novel procedure...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771838/face-transplantation-an-update-for-the-united-states-trauma-system
#10
Scott J Farber, Rami S Kantar, J Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, Eduardo D Rodriguez
Face transplantation has evolved over the last 12 years into a safe and feasible reconstructive solution, with good aesthetic and functional outcomes for patients with severe facial defects who are not amenable to reconstruction through conventional and autologous approaches. Among patients who underwent face transplantation to date, a significant proportion did so following trauma, mostly ballistic and thermal injuries. It is therefore important for trauma surgeons who deal with these injuries regularly to be familiar with the literature on face transplantation following traumatic injuries...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771837/face-of-the-future-lessons-learned-and-opportunities-in-composite-allotransplantation
#11
Rami S Kantar, J Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, Eduardo D Rodriguez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768317/heart-failure-episodes-of-missed-major-cardiac-events-when-applying-the-heart-pathway-to-an-observation-unit-population
#12
Alan Tesson, Rami Abdo, Aparna Kamath, Joanne Sutter, Rachel Cline, Sarah L Hale, Jonathan Bae, Lalit Verma
OBJECTIVE: The HEART Pathway risk prediction tool (HEART score plus serial troponin measures at 0 and 3 hours post-presentation) is used to identify low-risk patients with chest pain who may qualify for safe, early discharge. We calculated the percentage of patients in our observation unit that qualified as low risk using HEART Pathway, as well as their associated outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed charts on 966 consecutive patients admitted to our observation unit for chest pain (January 2015 to February 2016); HEART Pathway scores were retrospectively calculated and serial cardiac troponin values logged...
June 2018: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766462/disgust-and-fear-common-emotions-between-eating-and-phobic-disorders
#13
Rami Bou Khalil, Ibrahim R Bou-Orm, Yara Tabet, Lama Souaiby, Hayat Azouri
Eating disorders (ED) are prevalent mental illnesses composed mainly of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. Anxiety disorders are another set of mental illnesses, with phobic disorder (PD) being the most prevalent disorder. ED and PD are highly comorbid. The aim of this study is to assess, in 131 individuals attending an outpatient clinic for different health issues, the level of fear related to situations generating avoidance such as in social anxiety and specific phobias according to the fear questionnaire (FQ), the level of disgust according to the disgust scale (DS-R) and the vulnerability towards ED according to the SCOFF scale to demonstrate that high levels of both fear and disgust increase the vulnerability towards ED...
May 15, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764513/cellular-therapy-with-human-autologous-adipose-derived-adult-cells-of-stromal-vascular-fraction-for-alopecia-areata
#14
Rami Anderi, Nehman Makdissy, Albert Azar, Francine Rizk, Aline Hamade
BACKGROUND: Most common forms of hair loss (alopecia) are caused by aberrant hair follicle cycling and changes in hair follicle morphology. However, current treatments for alopecia do not specifically target these processes. Adipose-derived stromal vascular cells (ADSVCs) that can be harvested from fat cells are one of the latest breakthroughs in the aesthetic field. The potential use of stem cell-based therapies (SCBT) for the repair and regeneration of various tissues and organs offers a paradigm shift that may provide alternative therapeutic solutions, which can be applied to prevent hair loss...
May 15, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764431/cyclooxygenase-2-immunoexpression-in-intestinal-epithelium-and-lamina-propria-of-cats-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-low-grade-alimentary-lymphoma
#15
Jorge Castro-López, Antonio Ramis, Marta Planellas, Mariana Teles, Josep Pastor
BACKGROUND: Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) is an inducible isoform by cellular activation, proinflammatory cytokines and growth factors. The aims of the current study were to evaluate COX-2 immunoexpression in epithelial and lamina propria (LP) of cats with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and low grade alimentary lymphoma (LGAL), as well as to correlate them with clinical signs and histopathological scoring. Cats diagnosed with IBD and LGAL (2007-2013) were included in the current study. Feline chronic enteropathy activity index (FCEAI) was calculated for all cases...
May 15, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761670/arrhythmic-events-in-brugada-syndrome-a-nationwide-israeli-survey-of-the-clinical-characteristics-treatment-and-long-term-follow-up-israbru-vf
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Eran Leshem, Michael Rahkovich, Anna Mazo, Mahmoud Suleiman, Miri Blich, Avishag Laish-Farkash, Yuval Konstantino, Rami Fogelman, Boris Strasberg, Michael Geist, Israel Chetboun, Moshe Swissa, Michael Ilan, Aharon Glick, Yoav Michowitz, Raphael Rosso, Michael Glikson, Bernard Belhassen
BACKGROUND: Limited information exists about detailed clinical characteristics and management of the small subset of Brugada syndrome (BrS) patients who had an arrhythmic event (AE). OBJECTIVES: To conduct the first nationwide survey focused on BrS patients with documented AE. METHODS: Israeli electrophysiology units participated if they had treated BrS patients who had cardiac arrest (CA) (lethal/aborted; group 1) or experienced appropriate therapy for tachyarrhythmias after prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation (group 2)...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761225/pathological-characteristics-and-prognostic-indicators-of-different-histopathological-types-of-urinary-bladder-cancer-following-radical-cystectomy-in-a-large-single-center-egyptian-cohort
#17
Jeremy W Martin, Simone L Vernez, Yair Lotan, Ahmed Abdelhalim, Rahul Dutta, Ahmed Shokeir, Hassan Abol-Enein, Ahmed Mosbah, Mohamed Ghoneim, Ramy F Youssef
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differences in pathological features and prognostics across four bladder cancer histopathological types: urothelial carcinoma (UC), urothelial carcinoma with variant histology (UCV), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (ADC), utilizing a large cohort of radical cystectomy (RC) patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent RC at a single institution in Egypt between 1997 and 2004 was performed. Kaplan-Meier and multivariable analyses were performed to evaluate the prognostic significance of pathological features including tumor stage, grade, lymphovascular invasion (LVI), and lymph node (LN) involvement in the different subtypes on disease-free survival (DFS)...
May 14, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758562/clinical-relevance-of-systematic-phenotyping-and-exome-sequencing-in-patients-with-short-stature
#18
Nadine N Hauer, Bernt Popp, Eva Schoeller, Sarah Schuhmann, Karen E Heath, Alfonso Hisado-Oliva, Patricia Klinger, Cornelia Kraus, Udo Trautmann, Martin Zenker, Christiane Zweier, Antje Wiesener, Rami Abou Jamra, Erdmute Kunstmann, Dagmar Wieczorek, Steffen Uebe, Fulvia Ferrazzi, Christian Büttner, Arif B Ekici, Anita Rauch, Heinrich Sticht, Helmuth-Günther Dörr, André Reis, Christian T Thiel
PurposeShort stature is a common condition of great concern to patients and their families. Mostly genetic in origin, the underlying cause often remains elusive due to clinical and genetic heterogeneity.MethodsWe systematically phenotyped 565 patients where common nongenetic causes of short stature were excluded, selected 200 representative patients for whole-exome sequencing, and analyzed the identified variants for pathogenicity and the affected genes regarding their functional relevance for growth.ResultsBy standard targeted diagnostic and phenotype assessment, we identified a known disease cause in only 13...
October 12, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757922/what-s-new-in-shock-june-2018
#19
Rami Namas, Yoram Vodovotz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756750/validation-of-the-pmd100tm-and-its-noltm-index-to-detect-nociception-at-different-infusion-regimen-of-remifentanil-in-patients-under-general-anaesthesia
#20
Pierre-André Stöckle, Marco Julien, Rami Issa, Elizabeth Décary, Véronique Brulotte, Pierre Drolet, Margaret Henri, Madeleine Poirier, Jean-François Latulippe, Marc Dorais, Olivier Verdonck, Louis-Philippe Fortier, Philippe Richebé
BACKGROUND: The NOL index is based on multiparametric analysis of heart rate (HR), skin conductance, wave plethysmography, and their time derivative. Our objective was to evaluate the NOL to detect standardized nociceptive stimuli with various remifentanil dosages under general anaesthesia. METHODS: A prospective, observational study at a single center (NCT02602379) included 40 ASA I to III patients undergoing laparotomy under remifentanil-desflurane anaesthesia with epidural analgesia...
May 14, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
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