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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350657/normative-data-for-interpreting-the-breast-q-augmentation
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Lily R Mundy, Karen Homa, Anne F Klassen, Andrea L Pusic, Carolyn L Kerrigan
BACKGROUND: The BREAST-Q is a rigorously developed, well-validated, patient-reported outcome instrument with a module designed for evaluating breast augmentation outcomes. However, there are no published normative BREAST-Q scores, limiting interpretation. METHODS: Normative data were generated for the BREAST-Q Augmentation module by means of the Army of Women, an online community of women (with and without breast cancer) engaged in breast-cancer related research...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350575/influence-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-on-pulse-wave-assessment-with-arterial-tonometry
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Andrea Grillo, Giulia Simon, Paolo Salvi, Matteo Rovina, Corrado Baldi, Ilaria Prearo, Stella Bernardi, Bruno Fabris, Andrea Faini, Gianfranco Parati, Moreno Bardelli, Renzo Carretta
OBJECTIVE: Aortic stiffness and central pressure measurements have become increasingly important for the overall estimation of cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study is to verify whether the presence of stenosis in the carotid arteries due to atherosclerotic plaques may induce a bias in the measurement of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) and in the analysis of central pulse waveform variables assessed by carotid tonometry. METHODS: Eighty-four patients (age: 67...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346834/outcomes-of-inside-out-meniscal-repair-in-the-setting-of-multiligament-reconstruction-in-the-knee
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Jorge Chahla, Chase S Dean, Lauren M Matheny, Justin J Mitchell, Mark E Cinque, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence exists for meniscal repair outcomes in a multiligament reconstruction setting. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to assess outcomes and failure rates of meniscal repair in patients who underwent multiligament reconstruction compared with patients who underwent multiligament reconstruction but lacked meniscal tears. The authors hypothesized that the outcomes of meniscal repair associated with concomitant multiligament reconstruction would significantly improve from preoperatively to postoperatively at a minimum of 2 years after the index surgery...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339088/sclerostin-is-a-possible-candidate-marker-of-arterial-stiffness-results-from-a-cohort-study-in-catania
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Agostino Gaudio, Valerio Fiore, Rosario Rapisarda, Maria Helga Sidoti, Anastasia Xourafa, Antonino Catalano, Giovanni Tringali, Luca Zanoli, Salvatore Santo Signorelli, Carmelo Erio Fiore
Osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease are worldwide public health issues. Recent evidence indicates a possible role of the canonical Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway as a common mediator between these two diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between serum concentrations of sclerostin and Dkk1, two extracellular inhibitors of Wnt/β-catenin signalling, with carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and with arterial stiffness, evaluated by measuring the pulse wave velocity (PWV) in an ambulatory population of adults...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336198/augmented-oxidative-stress-in-infertile-women-with-persistent-chlamydial-infection
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Jelena Tošić-Pajić, Dragana Šeklić, Jelena Radenković, Snežana Marković, Jelena Čukić, Dejan Baskić, Suzana Popović, Milos Todorovic, Predrag Sazdanović
There is established association between oxidative stress, infections of genital tract and fertility. Genital tract infections may provoke increased production of free radicals and generate oxidative stress that can be involved in pathophysiology of a number of reproductive diseases and complications during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to determine connection between oxidative stress and infertility associated with persistent chlamydial infection. Serum samples of infertile women with tubal factor infertility (TFI), women with multiple spontaneous abortions (MSA) and fertile women was screened for C...
March 20, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334441/flexible-parasympathetic-responses-to-sadness-facilitate-spontaneous-affect-regulation
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Jonathan P Stange, Jessica L Hamilton, David M Fresco, Lauren B Alloy
The ability of the parasympathetic nervous system to flexibly adapt to changes in environmental context is thought to serve as a physiological indicator of self-regulatory capacity, and deficits in parasympathetic flexibility appear to characterize affective disorders such as depression. However, whether parasympathetic flexibility (vagal withdrawal to emotional or environmental challenges such as sadness, and vagal augmentation during recovery from sadness) could facilitate the effectiveness of adaptive affect regulation strategies is not known...
March 23, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333822/committee-opinion-no-694-management-of-mesh-and-graft-complications-in-gynecologic-surgery
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This document focuses on the management of complications related to mesh used to correct stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Persistent vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, or recurrent urinary tract infections after mesh placement should prompt an examination and possible further evaluation for exposure or erosion. A careful history and physical examination is essential in the diagnosis of mesh and graft complications. A clear understanding of the location and extent of mesh placement, as well as the patient's symptoms and therapy goals, are necessary to plan treatment approaches...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333814/committee-opinion-no-694-summary-management-of-mesh-and-graft-complications-in-gynecologic-surgery
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This document focuses on the management of complications related to mesh used to correct stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Persistent vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, or recurrent urinary tract infections after mesh placement should prompt an examination and possible further evaluation for exposure or erosion. A careful history and physical examination is essential in the diagnosis of mesh and graft complications. A clear understanding of the location and extent of mesh placement, as well as the patient's symptoms and therapy goals, are necessary to plan treatment approaches...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333321/preconception-and-early-pregnancy-maternal-haemodynamic-changes-in-healthy-women-in-relation-to-pregnancy-viability
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F L Foo, A Collins, C M McEniery, P R Bennett, I B Wilkinson, C C Lees
STUDY QUESTION: Are there differences in preconception cardiovascular function between women who have a viable pregnancy and those who have a first trimester miscarriage? SUMMARY ANSWER: Preconception cardiovascular function of central haemodynamics and arterial function are similar between women who have a viable pregnancy and those who have a first trimester miscarriage. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Miscarriages have been associated with increased long-term cardiovascular disease risk, and arterial and cardiovascular dysfunction has been hypothesised as the common link...
March 16, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333172/aesthetic-breast-surgery-and-concomitant-procedures-incidence-and-risk-factors-for-major-complications-in-73-608-cases
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Varun Gupta, Max Yeslev, Julian Winocour, Ravinder Bamba, Charles Rodriguez-Feo, James C Grotting, K Kye Higdon
Background: Major complications following aesthetic breast surgery are uncommon and thus assessment of risk factors is challenging. Objectives: To determine the incidence and risk factors of major complications following aesthetic breast surgery and concomitant procedures. Methods: A prospective cohort of patients who enrolled into the CosmetAssure (Birmingham, AL) insurance program and underwent aesthetic breast surgery between 2008 and 2013 was identified...
January 20, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329460/model-based-comparison-of-the-normal-and-fontan-circulatory-systems-part-iii
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Raymond L Watrous, Alvin J Chin
BACKGROUND: For patients with the Fontan circulatory arrangement, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition, guanylate cyclase activation, phosphodiesterase 5 inhibition, and endothelin receptor antagonism have so far resulted in little or no improvement in [Formula: see text] or peak cardiac index (CI), suggesting that our understanding of the factors that most impact the exercise hemodynamics is incomplete. METHODS: To facilitate comparisons with clinical reports of the exercise performance of preadolescent Fontan patients, we rescaled our previously reported computational models of a two-year-old normal child and similarly aged Fontan patient, extended our Fontan model to capture the nonlinear relationship between flow and resistance quantified from previous computational fluid dynamic analyses of the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC), and added respiration as well as skeletal muscle contraction...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328634/bridging-the-gap-engineered-porcine-derived-urinary-bladder-matrix-conduits-as-a-novel-scaffold-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
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Lyly Nguyen, Ashkan Afshari, Nathaniel D Kelm, Alonda C Pollins, R Bruce Shack, Mark D Does, Wesley P Thayer
PURPOSE: This study aims to compare engineered nerve conduits constructed from porcine-derived urinary bladder matrix (UBM) with the criterion-standard nerve autografts, for segmental loss peripheral nerve repairs. METHODS: Forty-eight Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 2 groups. All underwent a 10-mm sciatic nerve gap injury. This was repaired using either (1) reverse autograft-the 10-mm cut segment was oriented 180 degrees and used to coapt the proximal and distal stumps or (2) UBM conduit-the 10-mm nerve gap was bridged with UBM conduit...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328633/complications-and-recurrence-in-implant-sparing-oncologic-breast-surgery
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Joshua B Elston, Sangeetha Prabhakaran, Amina Lleshi, Brianna Castillo, Weihong Sun, Ambuj Kumar, Zhenjun Ma, Paul D Smith, Deniz Dayicioglu
BACKGROUND: Patients with a history of prior breast augmentation and newly diagnosed breast cancer represent a rapidly expanding and unique subset of patients. Prior studies have described changes in breast parenchyma and characteristic body habitus of previously augmented patients, as well as increased rates of capsular contracture associated with breast conservation therapy. In our current study, we aimed to study the risk factors contributing to morbidity and whether recurrence rates are higher in patients with prior breast augmentation undergoing lumpectomy or mastectomy for breast cancer and identify differences in complications between these 2 groups...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327471/motion-compensation-in-extremity-cone-beam-ct-using-a-penalized-image-sharpness-criterion
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Alejandro Sisniega, Joseph Stayman, John Yorkston, Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Wojciech Zbijewski
Cone-beam CT (CBCT) for musculoskeletal imaging would benefit from a method to reduce the effects of involuntary patient motion. In particular, the continuing improvement in spatial resolution of CBCT may enable tasks such as quantitative assessment of bone microarchitecture (0.1 mm - 0.2 mm detail size), where even subtle, sub-mm motion blur might be detrimental. We propose a purely image based motion compensation method that requires no fiducials, tracking hardware or prior images. A statistical optimization algorithm (CMA-ES) is used to estimate a motion trajectory that optimizes an objective function consisting of an image sharpness criterion augmented by a regularization term that encourages smooth motion trajectories...
March 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326432/harnessing-scientific-literature-reports-for-pharmacovigilance-prototype-software-analytical-tool-development-and-usability-testing
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Alfred Sorbello, Anna Ripple, Joseph Tonning, Monica Munoz, Rashedul Hasan, Thomas Ly, Henry Francis, Olivier Bodenreider
OBJECTIVES: We seek to develop a prototype software analytical tool to augment FDA regulatory reviewers' capacity to harness scientific literature reports in PubMed/MEDLINE for pharmacovigilance and adverse drug event (ADE) safety signal detection. We also aim to gather feedback through usability testing to assess design, performance, and user satisfaction with the tool. METHODS: A prototype, open source, web-based, software analytical tool generated statistical disproportionality data mining signal scores and dynamic visual analytics for ADE safety signal detection and management...
March 22, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323708/fenestrated-screws-augmented-with-pmma-increase-the-pullout-strength-of-sacral-pedicle-screws
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Matthew Colman, Jonathan Pond, Kent Bachus, Brandon D Lawrence, William R Spiker, Darrel S Brodke
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanics. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the fixation in osteoporotic specimens of a bicortical sacral pedicle screw to the following constructs: a unicortical solid screw augmented with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) (TRACT), a unicortical fenestrated screw augmented with PMMA (FEN), and a bicortical screw/sacral alar screw combination (PED/ALA). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Rigid posterior sacral fixation of osteoporotic spines is problematic due to poor bone quality...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323707/comparison-of-radiofrequency-targeted-vertebral-augmentation-with-balloon-kyphoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-vertebral-compression-fractures-2-year-results
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Rahel Bornemann, Tom R Jansen, Koroush Kabir, Peter H Pennekamp, Brit Stüwe, Dieter C Wirtz, Robert Pflugmacher
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was the evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of radiofrequency-targeted vertebral augmentation (RF-TVA) in comparison with balloon kyphoplasty (BK) for the treatment of acute painful vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) on the basis of matched pairs. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND: Vertebroplasty and BK are the common surgical interventions for the treatment of VCF. Both are effective and safe but pose some risks such as adjacent fractures and cement leakage...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306535/increase-of-body-mass-index-bmi-from-1-5-to-3-years-of-age-augments-the-degree-of-insulin-resistance-corresponding-to-bmi-at-12-years-of-age
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Osamu Arisaka, Toshimi Sairenchi, Go Ichikawa, Satomi Koyama
To elucidate the effect of early growth patterns on the metabolic sensitivity to adiposity, we examined the relationship between the homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and body mass index (BMI) levels at 12 years of age in 101 boys and 91 girls in a birth cohort. Children with an increase in BMI from the ages of 1.5 to 3 years exhibited a greater increase of HOMA-IR per BMI increase at 12 years of age compared to those with a decrease in BMI or stable BMI from 1.5 to 3 years. This suggests that children who show an increase in BMI from 1...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298056/outcomes-after-biologically-augmented-isolated-meniscal-repair-with-marrow-venting-are-comparable-with-those-after-meniscal-repair-with-concomitant-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Chase S Dean, Jorge Chahla, Lauren M Matheny, Justin J Mitchell, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: Meniscal repair in the setting of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has demonstrated superior outcomes compared with isolated meniscal repair. Limited evidence exists for the effects of biological augmentation in isolated meniscal repair, particularly as compared with meniscal repair with concomitant ACL reconstruction. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes and survivorship of meniscal repair in 2 cohorts of patients: meniscal repair with biological augmentation using a marrow venting procedure (MVP) of the intercondylar notch, and meniscal repair with concomitant ACL reconstruction...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294385/potential-excitatory-role-of-nitric-oxide-on-2-deoxy-d-glucose-induced-gastric-motility-in-rats
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A M Sevgili, Z D Balkanci, A Erdem
Previous studies have shown that 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2-DG) increases gastric motility via the vagus nerve, but the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Since nitric oxide (NO) is involved in gastric motility, a possible interplay between 2-DG and NO can be suggested. In the present study, Wistar rats (250-350 g) of both sexes were intravenously injected with 2-DG (200 mg·kg(-1) ), and the effects of the intravenous injection of the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitors; nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME, 10 mg·kg(-1) ) and N(ω) -nitro-l-arginine (l-NNA, 10 mg·kg(-1) ) were investigated...
March 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
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