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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776646/international-consortium-of-vascular-registries-consensus-recommendations-for-peripheral-revascularisation-registry-data-collection
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Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Daniel Bertges, Nikolaj Eldrup, Adam W Beck, Kevin Mani, Maarit Venermo, Zoltán Szeberin, Gabor Menyhei, Ian Thomson, Georg Heller, Pius Wigger, Gudmundur Danielsson, Giuseppe Galzerano, Cristina Lopez, Martin Altreuther, Birgitta Sigvant, Henrik C Rieß, Art Sedrakyan, Barry Beiles, Martin Björck, Jonathan R Boyle, E Sebastian Debus, Jack Cronenwett
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To achieve consensus on the minimum core data set for evaluation of peripheral arterial revascularisation outcomes and enable collaboration among international registries. METHODS: A modified Delphi approach was used to achieve consensus among international vascular surgeons and registry members of the International Consortium of Vascular Registries (ICVR). Variables, including definitions, from registries covering open and endovascular surgery, representing 14 countries in ICVR, were collected and analysed to define a minimum core data set and to develop an optimum data set for registries...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773409/correlation-of-objective-assessment-data-with-general-surgery-resident-in-training-evaluation-reports-and-operative-volumes
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Jad M Abdelsattar, Yazan N AlJamal, Raaj K Ruparel, Phillip G Rowse, Stephanie F Heller, David R Farley
OBJECTIVE: Faculty evaluations, ABSITE scores, and operative case volumes often tell little about true resident performance. We developed an objective structured clinical examination called the Surgical X-Games (5 rooms, 15 minutes each, 12-15 tests total, different for each postgraduate [PGY] level). We hypothesized that performance in X-Games will prove more useful in identifying areas of strength or weakness among general surgery (GS) residents than faculty evaluations, ABSITE scores, or operative cases volumes...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772585/thoracoplasty-current-view-on-indication-and-technique
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Oleg Kuhtin, Marina Veith, Mohammed Alghanem, Ivan Martel, Dmitrii Giller, Viktor Haas, Ludwig Lampl
Thoracoplasty was invented for removing cavities between thoracic wall and remnant lung or mediastinum. It was initially used in cases of tuberculosis or unspecific infections, while currently it is used mainly for space problems after lobectomy/pneumonectomy.This article presents an overview of the historical and current techniques of this surgical procedure.Nowadays, thoracoplasty is rarely performed due to the low incidence of diseases for which this method is necessary. Therefore, this method has even been discredited...
May 17, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771722/detection-of-deteriorating-patients-on-surgical-wards-outside-the-icu-by-an-automated-mews-based-early-warning-system-with-paging-functionality
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Axel R Heller, Sören T Mees, Benjamin Lauterwald, Christian Reeps, Thea Koch, Jürgen Weitz
BACKGROUND: The establishment of early warning systems in hospitals was strongly recommended in recent guidelines to detect deteriorating patients early and direct them to adequate care. Upon reaching predefined trigger criteria, Medical Emergency Teams (MET) should be notified and directed to these patients. The present study analyses the effect of introducing an automated multiparameter early warning score (MEWS)-based early warning system with paging functionality on 2 wards hosting patients recovering from highly complex surgical interventions...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770776/in-situ-transmission-electron-microscopy-of-transistor-operation-and-failure
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Baoming Wang, M Zahabul Islam, M Aman Haque, Kelson Chabak, Michael Snure, Eric Heller, Nicholas Robert Glavin
Microscopy is typically used as a post-mortem analytical tool in performance and reliability studies on nanoscale materials and devices. In this study, we demonstrate real-time microscopy of operation and failure of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors inside the transmission electron microscope (TEM). Loading till failure was performed on the electron transparent transistors to visualize the failure mechanisms caused by self heating. At lower drain voltages, thermo-mechanical stresses induce irreversible microstructural deformation, mostly along the AlGaN/GaN interface, to initiate the damage process...
May 17, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768079/the-spectrum-of-surgical-remediation-of-transoral-incisionless-fundoplication-related-failures
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Ruchir Puri, C Daniel Smith, Steven P Bowers
AIM: To evaluate outcomes of surgical remediation for symptomatic or anatomic failure after a transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF). METHODS: This retrospective study was performed on 11 patients who underwent a remedial operation following TIF failure between June 2011 and September 2016 at the Mayo Clinic in Florida for persistent foregut symptoms. Upper gastrointestinal workup characterized 1 patient as having normal post-TIF anatomy and 10 as having anatomic failure...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765912/oncolytic-adenovirus-ad657-for-systemic-virotherapy-against-prostate-cancer
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Tien V Nguyen, Catherine M Crosby, Gregory J Heller, Zachary I Mendel, Mary E Barry, Michael A Barry
Background: Human species C adenovirus serotype 5 (Ad5) is the archetype oncolytic adenovirus and has been used in the vast majority of preclinical and clinical tests. While Ad5 can be robust, species C Ad6 has lower seroprevalence, side effects, and appears to be more potent as a systemic therapy against a number of tumors than Ad5. Historically, there have only been four species C human adenoviruses: serotypes 1, 2, 5, and 6. More recently a new species C adenovirus, Ad57, was identified...
2018: Oncolytic Virotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759349/building-a-foundation-of-training-community-collaboration-to-make-cardiovascular-care-work
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EDITORIAL
David J Heller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2018: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751827/timp-2-igfbp7-predicts-acute-kidney-injury-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survivors
#9
Christoph Adler, Tobias Heller, Felix Schregel, Henning Hagmann, Martin Hellmich, Joana Adler, Hannes Reuter
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and predicts in-hospital mortality. To which extent post-resuscitation disease or the initial event of cardiac arrest and the duration of insufficient cardiac output triggers AKI is challenging to discriminate. Knowledge on molecular mediators of AKI is scarce. Early identification of patients at high risk of AKI is hampered by the low sensitivity of the established tests in clinical routine practice...
May 12, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748622/genomic-features-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-venous-tumor-thrombus
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Gregor Warsow, Daniel Hübschmann, Kortine Kleinheinz, Cathleen Nientiedt, Martina Heller, Laura Van Coile, Yanis Tolstov, Lukas Trennheuser, Kathrin Wieczorek, Carine Pecqueux, Claudia Gasch, Timur Kuru, Joanne Nyarangi-Dix, Gencay Hatiboglu, Dogu Teber, Sven Perner, Albrecht Stenzinger, Wilfried Roth, Boris Hadaschik, Sascha Pahernik, Dirk Jäger, Carsten Grüllich, Anette Duensing, Roland Eils, Matthias Schlesner, Holger Sültmann, Markus Hohenfellner, Stefan Duensing
A venous tumor thrombus (VTT) is a potentially lethal complication of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) but virtually nothing is known about the underlying natural history. Based on our observation that venous thrombi contain significant numbers of viable tumor cells, we applied multiregion whole exome sequencing to a total of 37 primary tumor and VTT samples including normal tissue specimens from five consecutive patients. Our findings demonstrate mutational heterogeneity between primary tumor and VTT with 106 of 483 genes (22%) harboring functional SNVs and/or indels altered in either primary tumor or thrombus...
May 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746147/female-sex-and-gender-in-lung-sleep-health-and-disease-increased-understanding-of-basic-biological-pathophysiological-and-behavioral-mechanisms-leading-to-better-health-for-female-patients-with-lung-disease
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MeiLan K Han, Emilio Arteaga-Solis, John Blenis, Ghada Bourjeily, Deborah J Clegg, Dawn DeMeo, Jeanne Duffy, Ben Gaston, Nicola M Heller, Anna Hemnes, Elizabeth Petri Henske, Raksha Jain, Tim Lahm, Lisa H Lancaster, Joyce Lee, Marianne J Legato, Sherry McKee, Reena Mehra, Alison Morris, Y S Prakash, Martin R Stampfli, Rashmi Gopal-Srivastava, Aaron D Laposky, Antonello Punturieri, Lora Reineck, Xenia Tigno, Janine Clayton
Female sex/gender is an under-characterized variable in studies related to lung development and disease. Notwithstanding, many aspects of lung and sleep biology and pathobiology are impacted by female sex and female reproductive transitions. These may manifest as differential gene expression or peculiar organ development. Some conditions are more prevalent in women, such as asthma and insomnia, or in the case of LAM, are seen almost exclusively in women. In other diseases, presentation differs such as the higher frequency of exacerbations experienced by women with COPD or greater cardiac morbidity among women with sleep disordered breathing...
May 10, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744728/correction-to-aminoglycoside-damage-and-hair-cell-regeneration-in-the-chicken-utricle
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Mirko Scheibinger, Daniel C Ellwanger, C Eduardo Corrales, Jennifer S Stone, Stefan Heller
This article was updated to correct a formatting error in Table 1.
May 7, 2018: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743052/physician-emigration-from-germany-insights-from-a-survey-in-saxony-germany
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Birte Pantenburg, Katharina Kitze, Melanie Luppa, Hans-Helmut König, Steffi G Riedel-Heller
BACKGROUND: Physician migration has been gaining attention worldwide. In Germany, physician migration became a topic of interest in the context of the discussion about a shortage of physicians, for which one contributing factor may be physicians leaving the country. However, there is a lack of literature on "push" factors causing German physicians to leave. The present study seeks to provide current data in an effort to promote the identification of "push" factors motivating German physicians to emigrate...
May 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739903/identification-of-the-intragenomic-promoter-controlling-hepatitis-e-virus-subgenomic-rna-transcription
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Qiang Ding, Ila Nimgaonkar, Nicholas F Archer, Yaron Bram, Brigitte Heller, Robert E Schwartz, Alexander Ploss
Approximately 20 million hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections occur annually in both developing and industrialized countries. Most infections are self-limiting, but they can lead to chronic infections and cirrhosis in immunocompromised patients, and death in pregnant women. The mechanisms of HEV replication remain incompletely understood due to scarcity of adequate experimental platforms. HEV undergoes asymmetric genome replication, but it produces an additional subgenomic (SG) RNA encoding the viral capsid and a viroporin in partially overlapping open reading frames...
May 8, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739292/the-power-in-being-yourself-feeling-authentic-enhances-the-sense-of-power
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Muping Gan, Daniel Heller, Serena Chen
Across five experiments (total N = 715), we propose that people can gain a subjective sense of power by being authentic-in other words, state authenticity breeds power. Supporting this, participants reported feeling more powerful when they visualized themselves behaving authentically versus inauthentically (Study 1), or recalled a time when they felt authentic versus inauthentic (Studies 2-4). Studies 3 and 4 revealed that authenticity (vs. inauthenticity) likely drives the authenticity-to-power effect. Finally, Study 5 showed that perceivers infer others' power and make important downstream judgments (i...
May 1, 2018: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733014/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-versus-heller-myotomy-for-achalasia-pros-and-cons
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Cristian Tefas, Rami Ababneh, Marcel Tanţău
Achalasia is an esophageal motor disorder that has multiple endoscopic and surgical methods of treatment. However, there is no consensus on optimal therapy in patients suffering from this disorder. This review discusses two therapies with similar but technically different concepts, peroral endoscopic myotomy and Heller surgical myotomy. After a brief introduction to the basic problems of achalasia, technical considerations, intra and postprocedural complications are presented and the advantages and disadvantages of the two procedures are discussed, based on the relevant articles in the literature...
March 2018: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724416/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-breast-implant-evaluation
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Ana P Lourenco, Linda Moy, Paul Baron, Aarati D Didwania, Roberta M diFlorio, Samantha L Heller, Anna I Holbrook, Alana A Lewin, Tejas S Mehta, Bethany L Niell, Priscilla J Slanetz, Ashley R Stuckey, Daymen S Tuscano, Nina S Vincoff, Susan P Weinstein, Mary S Newell
Breast implant imaging varies depending on patient age, implant type, and symptoms. For asymptomatic patients (any age, any implant), imaging is not recommended. Rupture of saline implants is often clinically evident, as the saline is resorbed and there is a change in breast contour. With saline implants and equivocal clinical findings, ultrasound (US) is the examination of choice for patients less than 30 years of age, either mammography/digital breast tomosynthesis or US may be used for those 30 to 39 years of age, and mammography/digital breast tomosynthesis is used for those 40 years and older...
May 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723907/-patient-s-experience-with-living-donation-a-questionnaire-based-survey-of-144-living-kidney-donors
#18
Katharina Schieber, Sonja Gaag, Katharina Heller, Yesim Erim
Living organ donation becomes more and more important as the number of patients needing organ transplantation is increasing. The University Hospital of Erlangen initiated a survey of living kidney donors to improve the process of living donation. The survey aimed to assess the donor's needs and experiences during the process of living kidney donation. From 2003 to 2014 n=199 living kidney donations were registered at the University Hospital of Erlangen. A total of n=144 living kidney donors (65.3% females, mean age M=58...
May 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723226/prevalence-of-clinically-apparent-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-germany-an-analysis-of-over-5-million-patients
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Daniela Husser, Laura Ueberham, Josephine Jacob, Denise Heuer, Steffi Riedel-Heller, Jochen Walker, Gerhard Hindricks, Andreas Bollmann
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited heart disease. Reported prevalence rates vary substantially between 1:500 (0.2%) and 1:3,000 (0.03%), which may be attributed to different study designs and population characteristics. Prevalence data for Germany is not available. Consequently, this study aimed (1) to quantify age- and gender-specific clinically diagnosed HCM prevalence in Germany based on the analysis of health care claims data of > 5 million insurants in 2015, and (2) to analyze temporal prevalence trends from 2011 to 2015...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721152/tumor-cell-death-after-electrotransfer-of-plasmid-dna-is-associated-with-cytosolic-dna-sensor-upregulation
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Katarina Znidar, Masa Bosnjak, Nina Semenova, Olga Pakhomova, Loree Heller, Maja Cemazar
Cytosolic DNA sensors are a subgroup of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and are activated by the abnormal presence of the DNA in the cytosol. Their activation leads to the upregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines and can also induce cell death. The presence of cytosolic DNA sensors and inflammatory cytokines in TS/A murine mammary adenocarcinoma and WEHI 164 fibrosarcoma cells was demonstrated using real time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), western blotting and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
April 10, 2018: Oncotarget
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