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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535565/ephrinb-ephb-signaling-induces-hyperalgesia-through-erk5-creb-pathway-in-rats
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Li-Na Yu, Li-Hong Sun, Min Wang, Lie-Ju Wang, Ying Wu, Jing Yu, Wen-Na Wang, Feng-Jiang Zhang, Xue Li, Min Yan
BACKGROUND: There are numerous studies implicating that EphB receptors and ephrinB ligands play important roles in modulating the transduction of spinal nociceptive information. EphrinB-EphB signaling may contribute to hyperalgesia via various kinds of downstream molecules, the mechanisms of which have not been completely understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to identify whether ephrinB-EphB signaling could contribute to hyperalgesia through ERK5/CREB pathway...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530770/diagnostic-value-of-appendicular-doppler-ultrasonography-in-acute-appendicitis
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Hüseyin Uzunosmanoğlu, Yunsur Çevik, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Emine Akıncı, Hakan Buluş, Kadir Ağladıoğlu
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain prompting emergency department (ED) visits. It is critical for the physicians to promptly and accurately diagnose acute appendicitis. The present study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of Doppler ultrasonography (USG) in patients with acute appendicitis and compare this new method with other commonly used radio-diagnostic tools. METHODS: All patients who were diagnosed with acute appendicitis at the Kecioren Training and Research Hospital ED and later underwent appendectomy between October 2012 and April 2013 were included in the study...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529479/in-patients-undergoing-cochlear-implantation-psychological-burden-affects-tinnitus-and-the-overall-outcome-of-auditory-rehabilitation
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Petra Brüggemann, Agnieszka J Szczepek, Katharina Klee, Stefan Gräbel, Birgit Mazurek, Heidi Olze
Cochlear implantation (CI) is increasingly being used in the auditory rehabilitation of deaf patients. Here, we investigated whether the auditory rehabilitation can be influenced by the psychological burden caused by mental conditions. Our sample included 47 patients who underwent implantation. All patients were monitored before and 6 months after CI. Auditory performance was assessed using the Oldenburg Inventory (OI) and Freiburg monosyllable (FB MS) speech discrimination test. The health-related quality of life was measured with Nijmegen Cochlear implantation Questionnaire (NCIQ) whereas tinnitus-related distress was measured with the German version of Tinnitus Questionnaire (TQ)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528430/risk-classification-of-highly-sensitive-troponin-i-predict-presence-of-vulnerable-plaque-assessed-by-dual-source-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Ting Liu, Guan Wang, Peiling Li, Xu Dai
Patients presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain, negative conventional troponin and electrocardiogram require serial testing to rule out acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We studied the association of highly sensitive troponin (hsTn) I with vulnerable plaque features as detected by coronary dual source computed tomography angiography (DSCTA) and determined whether hsTn I at the time of presentation combined with early DSCTA could improve classification of patients as high-risk or low risk for ACS...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525482/artificial-cervical-disk-replacement-for-the-treatment-of-adjacent-segment-disease-after-anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion
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Sheng Bin, Huang Xiangwang, Xiao Sheng, Xiang Tiecheng, Liu Xiangyang, Zhang Yi, Liu Bin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of artificial cervical disk replacement (ACDR) for the treatment of adjacent segment disease (ASD) after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is the useful procedure for degenerative cervical diseases. However, studies have reported accelerated degeneration of functional spinal units adjacent to the fusion site after ACDF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and January 2011, 32 inpatients (18 male, 14 female; age, 38-61 y; mean, 48 y) underwent ACDR for the treatment of ASD after previous ACDF (single-level: n=12; 2-level: n=15; 3-level: n=5)...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523434/salivary-exosomal-psma7-a-promising-biomarker-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Xiaowen Zheng, Feng Chen, Qian Zhang, Yulan Liu, Peng You, Shan Sun, Jiuxiang Lin, Ning Chen
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an intestinal immune-dysfunctional disease worldwide whose prevalence increasing in Asia including China. It is a chronic disease of the gastrointestinal tract with unknown cause. Exosomes are small vesicles in various body fluids. They have diameters of 40-120 nm, and one of their functions is long-distance transfer of various substances. In this study, we investigated the contents of salivary exosomes in patients with IBD and in healthy controls to explore a new biomarker in patients with IBD...
May 18, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521109/cost-effectiveness-of-caries-prevention-in-practice-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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C O'Neill, H V Worthington, M Donaldson, S Birch, S Noble, S Killough, L Murphy, M Greer, J Brodison, R Verghis, M Tickle
A 2-arm parallel-group randomized controlled trial measured the cost-effectiveness of caries prevention in caries-free children aged 2 to 3 y attending general practice. The setting was 22 dental practices in Northern Ireland. Participants were centrally randomized into intervention (22,600 ppm fluoride varnish, toothbrush, a 50-mL tube of 1,450 ppm fluoride toothpaste, and standardized prevention advice) and control (advice only), both provided at 6-monthly intervals during a 3-y follow-up. The primary outcome measure was conversion from caries-free to caries-active states assessed by calibrated and blinded examiners; secondary outcome measures included decayed, missing, or filled teeth surfaces (dmfs); pain; and extraction...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509432/feasibility-assessment-of-shear-wave-elastography-to-lumbar-back-muscles-a-radioanatomic-study
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Maud Creze, Krystel Nyangoh Timoh, Olivier Gagey, Laurence Rocher, Marie-France Bellin, Marc Soubeyrand
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain is often associated with tensional changes in the paraspinal muscles detected by palpatory procedures. Shear wave elastography (SWE), recently introduced, allows the stiffness of muscles to be assessed non-invasively. The aim of our work was to study the feasibility of using SWE on the three main lumbar back muscles (multifidus, longissimus and iliocostalis) in vivo after analyzing their muscular architecture ex vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We determined the orientation of fibers in the multifidus, longissimus and iliocotalis muscles in seven fresh cadavers using gross anatomy and B-Mode ultrasound imaging...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499896/decreased-prefrontal-brain-activation-during-verbal-fluency-task-in-patients-with-somatoform-pain-disorder-an-exploratory-multi-channel-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Xiajin Ren, Jinlong Lu, Xiaomin Liu, Chenyu Shen, Xiaoqian Zhang, Xiangyun Ma, Jingjing Sun, Gaoxiang Sun, Kun Feng, Bo Xu, Pozi Liu
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common phenomenon. Patients with somatoform pain disorder (SPD) suffer from lasting chronic pain which may cause cognitive impairment. The dysfunction of prefrontal cortex (PFC) may be involved in pain-induced cognition impairment, which is the most important part in regulating of cognitive function. Multi-channel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a noninvasive and low-cost functional neuroimaging technique being used to detect the prefrontal cortex activation during cognitive tasks to demonstrate the relationship between PFC dysfunction and cognition impairment in SPD patients...
May 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496357/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-persistent-low-back-pain-following-posterior-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-for-lumbar-disk-herniation
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Hui Wang, Tao Wang, Qian Wang, Wenyuan Ding
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to explore the incidence and risk factors of persistent low back pain (PLBP) following posterior decompression and instrumented fusion for lumbar disk herniation and to provide references in decision-making and surgical planning for both spinal surgeons and surgically treated patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: By retrieving the medical records from January 2013 to December 2016, 221 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were classified as having PLBP if numeric rating scale (NRS) scores were >50 at all postoperative follow-up time points (3 months, 6 months, and 12 months)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495243/validation-of-topographic-hybrid-spect-ct-scan-in-patients-with-and-without-non-specific-chronic-low-back-pain-a-prospective-comparative-study
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Erik Van de Kelft, Gino Verleye, An-Sofie Van de Kelft, Koen Melis, Johan Van Goethem
Background/context The evidence for the treatment for non-specific chronic low back pain (ns CLBP) is very weak. Besides the complexity of the pain experience, a good biological marker or tool enabling identification of a pain generator is lacking. Hybrid imaging, combining Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT) with Computerized Tomography (CT)-scan, has been proposed as useful in the diagnostic workup of CLBP patients. Purpose To evaluate the sensitivity of SPECT-CT in patients with ns CLBP (group I) as compared to patients without CLBP (Group II)...
May 8, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493877/co2-driven-endotracheal-tube-cuff-control-in-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Gennaro De Pascale, Mariano Alberto Pennisi, Maria Sole Vallecoccia, Giuseppe Bello, Riccardo Maviglia, Luca Montini, Valentina Di Gravio, Salvatore Lucio Cutuli, Giorgio Conti, Massimo Antonelli
BACKGROUND: To determine the safety and clinical efficacy of an innovative integrated airway system (AnapnoGuard™ 100 system) that continuously monitors and controls the cuff pressure (Pcuff), while facilitating the aspiration of subglottic secretions (SS). METHODS: This was a prospective, single centre, open-label, randomized, controlled feasibility and safety trial. The primary endpoint of the study was the rate of device related adverse events (AE) and serious AE (SAE) as a result of using AnapnoGuard (AG) 100 during mechanical ventilation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493418/muscle-mass-and-association-to-quality-of-life-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Asta Bye, Bjørg Sjøblom, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Bjørn H Grønberg, Vickie E Baracos, Marianne J Hjermstad, Nina Aass, Roy M Bremnes, Øystein Fløtten, Marit Jordhøy
BACKGROUND: Cancer wasting is characterized by muscle loss and may contribute to fatigue and poor quality of life (QoL). Our aim was to investigate associations between skeletal muscle index (SMI) and skeletal muscle radiodensity (SMD) and selected QoL outcomes in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at diagnosis. METHODS: Baseline data from patients with stage IIIB/IV NSCLC and performance status 0-2 enrolled in three randomized trials of first-line chemotherapy (n = 1305) were analysed...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490352/a-diagnostic-biomarker-profile-for-fibromyalgia-syndrome-based-on-an-nmr-metabolomics-study-of-selected-patients-and-controls
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Bontle G Malatji, Helgard Meyer, Shayne Mason, Udo F H Engelke, Ron A Wevers, Mari van Reenen, Carolus J Reinecke
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic pain syndrome. A plausible pathogenesis of the disease is uncertain and the pursuit of measurable biomarkers for objective identification of affected individuals is a continuing endeavour in FMS research. Our objective was to perform an explorative metabolomics study (1) to elucidate the global urinary metabolite profile of patients suffering from FMS, and (2) to explore the potential of this metabolite information to augment existing medical practice in diagnosing the disease...
May 11, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489923/differences-of-microparticle-patterns-between-sickle-cell-anemia-and-hemoglobin-sc-patients
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Yohann Garnier, Séverine Ferdinand, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Gisèle Elana, Marie Petras, Lydia Doumdo, Benoit Tressières, Marie-Laure Lalanne-Mistrih, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Philippe Connes, Marc Romana
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) and hemoglobin SC (HbSC) disease are the two most common forms of sickle cell disease (SCD), a frequent hemoglobinopathy which exhibits a highly variable clinical course. Although high levels of microparticles (MPs) have been consistently reported in SCA and evidence of their harmful impact on the SCA complication occurrences have been provided, no data on MP pattern in HbSC patients has been reported so far. In this study, we determined and compared the MP patterns of 84 HbSC and 96 SCA children, all at steady-state, using flow cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489614/validation-of-innovative-techniques-for-monitoring-nociception-during-general-anesthesia-a-clinical-study-using-tetanic-and-intracutaneous-electrical-stimulation
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Sandra Funcke, Sven Sauerlaender, Hans O Pinnschmidt, Bernd C Saugel, Kai Bremer, Daniel A Reuter, Rainer Nitzschke
BACKGROUND: This study compares the analgesic indices Analgesia Nociception Index (heart rate variability), Surgical Pleth Index (photoplethysmography), and pupillary dilatation, to heart rate, mean arterial pressure, and bispectral index, with regard to diagnostic accuracy and prediction probability for nociceptive response. The primary endpoint was the correlation between Δ values and the remifentanil dose administered. METHODS: We anesthetized 38 patients with propofol and increasing doses of remifentanil and applied standardized tetanic and intracutaneous electrical painful stimulations on each analgesic level...
May 10, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488307/baicalin-alleviates-nitroglycerin-induced-migraine-in-rats-via-the-trigeminovascular-system
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Yu-Yao Sun, Wen-Jun Zhang, Cui-Lan Dong, Xiao-Fan Zhang, Jun Ji, Xue Wang, Ling Wang, Wan-Li Hu, Wen-Juan Du, Cheng-Long Cui, Chun-Feng Zhang, Fei Li, Chong-Zhi Wang, Chun-Su Yuan
Migraine is a common neurological disorder with a serious impact on quality of life. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of baicalin on nitroglycerin-induced migraine rats. We carried out a behavioral research within 2 h post-nitroglycerin injection, and blood samples were drawn for measurements of nitric oxide (NO), calcitonin gene-related peptide, and endothelin (ET) levels. Immunohistochemistry was adopted to detect the activation of C-fos immunoreactive neurons in periaqueductal gray. The number, area size, and integrated optical density of C-fos positive cells were measured using Image-Pro Plus...
May 10, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488095/extreme-lateral-interbody-fusion-in-spinal-revision-surgery-clinical-results-and-complications
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Matteo Formica, Andrea Zanirato, Luca Cavagnaro, Marco Basso, Stefano Divano, Lamberto Felli, Carlo Formica
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To evaluate clinical outcomes and complications of extreme lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF) in spinal revision surgery comparing our data with the available literature evidence about other fusion techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients underwent revision surgery with XLIF as interbody fusion technique. Demographic, comorbidity, surgical data, clinical results, and intraoperative and postoperative complications were recorded...
May 9, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488020/-unusual-complication-following-placement-of-an-epidural-catheter
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M Schlipköter, T Grieser, H Forst
We report an unusual complication following placement of a thoracic epidural catheter in a patient that had undergone surgery for pulmonary metastases of a malignant melanoma. The intra- and postoperative course was initially without complications. At 2 days, there was a small, conspicuous swelling above the site of epidural puncture, which was neither reddened nor painful. No neurological deficits were observed, and the patient explained that he had been aware of the swelling for more than 6 months; thus, the epidural catheter was not deemed to be responsible...
May 9, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479892/chemical-constituents-of-cyperus-rotundus-l-and-their-inhibitory-effects-on-uterine-fibroids
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Ju Ying, Xiao Bing
BACKGROUND: Xiang Fu (Cyperus rotundus L) enters the liver, spleen and triple warmer meridians, and has qi stagnation-removing, qi circulation-promoting, menstruation-regulating and pain-relieving effects. Besides, it can improve ovarian function, and has hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic and neuroprotective actions. OBJECTIVES: To study the biflavone constituents in Cyperus rotundus L and to investigate the effect and mechanism of amentoflavone on inhibition of uterine tumors...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
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