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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724192/handheld-echocardiography-during-hospitalization-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Michael W Cullen, Jeffrey B Geske, Nandan S Anavekar, J Wells Askew, Bradley R Lewis, Jae K Oh
BACKGROUND: Handheld echocardiography (HHE) is concordant with standard transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in a variety of settings but has not been thoroughly compared to traditional TTE in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). HYPOTHESIS: Completed by experienced operators, HHE provides accurate diagnostic capabilities compared with standard TTE in AMI patients. METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled patients admitted to the coronary care unit with AMI...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724191/n-s-co-doped-3d-porous-carbon-nanosheet-networks-enhancing-anode-performance-of-sodium-ion-batteries
#2
Lei Zou, Yanqing Lai, Hongxing Hu, Mengran Wang, Kai Zhang, Peng Zhang, Jing Fang, Jie Li
A facile and scalable method has been realized for the in-situ synthesis of N/S co-doping 3D porous carbon nanosheet networks (NSPCNN) as sodium-ion battery anode material. During the synthesis, NaCl is used for a template to prepare porous carbon nanosheet networks. In the resultant architecture, the unique 3D porous architecture ensures large specific surface area and fast diffusion path of both electrons and ions. Meanwhile, the import of N/S produces abundant defects, increased interlayer space, more active sites and high electronic conductivity...
July 19, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724187/nasogastric-tube-as-abdominal-pressure-sensor-in-urodynamics-proof-of-concept-of-a-novel-approach
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Sundaramoorthy VijayGanapathy, Vilvapathy Senguttuvan Karthikeyan, Ashwin Mallya, Ali Poonawala, Ramaiah Keshavamurthy
AIMS: The standard sensor for abdominal pressure (Pabd) measurement in urodynamics (UD) is a rectal sensor. In patients where the rectum is not available due to prior surgery or when external anal sphincter (EAS) tone is poor, rectal sensor may slip, making Pabd recording unreliable. Vaginal Pabd measurement and wireless vaginal sensors have been tried. We present our preliminary series of a novel nasogastric tube (NG) sensor for Pabd measurement. METHODS: We identified patients undergoing UD with a NG Pabd sensor from a prospectively maintained UD database of a tertiary care urological center between July 2013 and December 2016...
July 19, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724183/physiological-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-picsi-outcomes-after-oral-pretreatment-and-semen-incubation-with-myo-inositol-in-oligoasthenoteratozoospermic-men-results-from-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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T Korosi, C Barta, K Rokob, T Torok
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of an oral pretreatment with a mix of myo-inositol (Myo-Ins), folic acid, vitamin E, L-carnitine, L-arginine and selenium (Folandrol, Exeltis, Hungary) and subsequent direct Myo-Ins incubation of spermatozoa before Physiological Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (PICSI) procedures in infertile couples due to oligoasthenoteratozoospermia with previous failed PICSI procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective, randomized controlled trial at the Assisted Reproduction Unit of the Kaáli Institute (Győr, Hungary)...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724143/potentially-avoidable-surgical-intensive-care-unit-admissions-and-disposition-delays
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Navpreet K Dhillon, Ara Ko, Eric J T Smith, Mayumi Kharabi, Joseph Castongia, Michael Nurok, Bruce L Gewertz, Eric J Ley
Importance: High health care costs encourage initiatives that avoid overuse of resources and identify opportunities to promote appropriate care. Objective: To investigate the causes of potentially avoidable surgical intensive care unit (SICU) admissions and disposition delays to determine whether targeted interventions could decrease these stays. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective, observational study focused on potentially avoidable SICU days, as determined by observers with input from the rounding intensivists at a 24-bed open SICU at an urban, academic hospital...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724134/association-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-with-survival-in-patients-with-and-without-improved-ejection-fraction-secondary-analysis-of-the-sudden-cardiac-death-in-heart-failure-trial
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Selcuk Adabag, Kristen K Patton, Alfred E Buxton, Thomas S Rector, Kristine E Ensrud, Kairav Vakil, Wayne C Levy, Jeanne E Poole
Importance: Improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) to >35% occurs in many patients with reduced EF at baseline. To our knowledge, whether implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy improves survival for these patients is unknown. Objective: To examine the efficacy of ICD therapy in reducing risk of all-cause mortality and sudden cardiac death among patients with an EF ≤35% at baseline, with or without an improvement in EF to >35% during follow-up...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724082/prospective-targeted-recombination-and-genetic-gains-for-quantitative-traits-in-maize
#7
Rex Bernardo
Advances in clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) technology have allowed targeted recombination in specific DNA sequences in yeast (). My objective was to determine if the selection gains from targeted recombination are large enough to warrant the development of targeted recombination technology in plants. Genomewide marker effects for quantitative traits in two maize ( L.) experiments were used to identify targeted recombination points that would maximize the per-chromosome genetic gains in a given cross...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724058/search-for-dq2-5-and-dq8-alleles-using-a-lower-cost-technique-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-and-celiac-disease-in-a-population-of-southern-brazil
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Marília D Bastos, Thayne W Kowalski, Márcia Puñales, Balduíno Tschiedel, Luiza M Mariath, Ana Luiza G Pires, Lavínia S Faccini, Themis R Silveira
Objective: To evaluate the frequency of DQ2.5 and DQ8 alleles using the Tag-single-nucleotide polymorphism (Tag-SNP) technique in individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and celiac disease (CD) in southern Brazil. Materials and methods: In a prospective design, we performed the search for DQA1*0501 and DQB1*0201 alleles for DQ2.5 and DQB1*0302 for DQ8 through Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) technique, using TaqMan Genotyping Assays (Applied Biosystems, USA)...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724047/correlation-between-virulence-markers-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-the-oral-cavity-and-gastric-biopsies
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Myriam Lucrecia Medina, Marcelo Gabriel Medina, Luis Antonio Merino
BACKGROUND: The clinical outcome of Helicobacter pylori infection has been associated with virulence factors. The presence of these factors is useful as molecular markers in the identification of the high risk for developing severe gastric pathologies. OBJECTIVE: To correlate the presence of virulence markers cagA and bab2A of H. pylori in oral and gastric biopsy samples. METHODS: An observational, prospective, descriptive, and cross-sectional study was carried out between September 2011 and September 2012...
July 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724037/impact-of-biological-therapy-on-body-composition-of-patients-with-chron-s-disease
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Julianne Campos Dos Santos, Carla Malaguti, Fernando de Azevedo Lucca, Andrea Lemos Cabalzar, Tarsila Campanha da Rocha Ribeiro, Pedro Duarte Gaburri, Liliana Andrade Chebli, Julio Maria Fonseca Chebli
Introduction: Protein-energy malnutrition in Crohn's disease (CD) has been reported in 20 to 92% of patients, and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and higher costs for the health system. Anti-TNF drugs are a landmark in the clinical management, promoting prolonged remission in patients with CD. It is believed that the remission of this disease leads to nutritional recovery. The effect of biological therapy on body composition and nutritional status is unclear. Method: Prospective study of body assessment by bioelectrical impedance method in patients with moderate to severe CD undergoing treatment with infliximab...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724023/-maternal-depressive-symptoms-and-anxiety-and-interference-in-the-mother-child-relationship-based-on-a-prenatal-cohort-an-approach-with-structural-equations-modeling
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Adriana Oliveira Dias de Sousa Morais, Vanda Maria Ferreira Simões, Lívia Dos Santos Rodrigues, Rosângela Fernandes Lucena Batista, Zeni Carvalho Lamy, Carolina Abreu de Carvalho, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Marizélia Rodrigues Costa Ribeiro
This study aimed to investigate the association between maternal depressive symptoms and anxiety and interference in the mother/child relationship, using structural equations modeling. Data were used from a prospective cohort study initiated during the prenatal period with 1,140 mothers in São Luís, Maranhão State, Brazil. Data were collected during prenatal care and when the children reached two years of age. Interference in the mother/child relationship was measured with the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire - PBQ (N = 1,140)...
July 13, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723979/outcome-and-nutritional-assessment-of-chronic-liver-disease-patients-using-anthropometry-and-subjective-global-assessment
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Gonçalo Nunes, Carla Adriana Santos, Rita Barosa, Cristina Fonseca, Ana Teresa Barata, Jorge Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Protein-calorie malnutrition is common in chronic liver disease (CLD) but adequate clinical tools for nutritional assessment are not defined. OBJECTIVE: In CLD patients, it was aimed: 1. Characterize protein-calorie malnutrition; 2. Compare several clinical, anthropometric and functional tools; 3. Study the association malnutrition/CLD severity and malnutrition/outcome. METHODS: Observational, prospective study. Consecutive CLD ambulatory/hospitalised patients were recruited from 01-03-2012 to 31-08-2012, studied according with age, gender, etiology, alcohol consumption and CLD severity defined by Child-Turcotte-Pugh...
July 6, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723963/impact-of-thyroid-function-abnormalities-on-reproductive-hormones-during-menstrual-cycle-in-premenopausal-hiv-infected-females-at-nauth-nnewi-nigeria
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Nkiruka Rose Ukibe, Solomon Nwabueze Ukibe, Obiageli Fidelia Emelumadu, Chinedum Charles Onyenekwe, Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku, Anthony Osita Igwegbe, Ifeoma Nwamaka Monago, Amobi Linus Ilika
BACKGROUND: This was a prospective study designed to evaluate the impact of thyroid function abnormalities on reproductive hormones during menstrual cycle in HIV infected females at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, South-East Nigeria. METHODS: The study randomly recruited 35 Symptomatic HIV infected females and 35 Symptomatic HIV infected females on antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for not less than six weeks from an HIV clinic and 40 apparently heathy control females among the hospital staff of NAUTH Nnewi...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723959/a-novel-surveillance-approach-for-disaster-mental-health
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Oliver Gruebner, Sarah R Lowe, Martin Sykora, Ketan Shankardass, S V Subramanian, Sandro Galea
BACKGROUND: Disasters have substantial consequences for population mental health. Social media data present an opportunity for mental health surveillance after disasters to help identify areas of mental health needs. We aimed to 1) identify specific basic emotions from Twitter for the greater New York City area during Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall on October 29, 2012, and to 2) detect and map spatial temporal clusters representing excess risk of these emotions. METHODS: We applied an advanced sentiment analysis on 344,957 Twitter tweets in the study area over eleven days, from October 22 to November 1, 2012, to extract basic emotions, a space-time scan statistic (SaTScan) and a geographic information system (QGIS) to detect and map excess risk of these emotions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723917/evidence-base-and-practice-variation-in-acute-care-processes-for-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty-surgeries
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Marcel Mayer, Justine Naylor, Ian Harris, Helen Badge, Sam Adie, Kathryn Mills, Joseph Descallar
BACKGROUND: Lack of evidence contributes to unnecessary variation in treatment costs and outcomes. This study aimed to identify from interventions historically used for total knee or hip arthroplasty (TKA, THA): i) if routine use is supported by high-level evidence; ii) whether surgeon use aligns with the evidence. METHODS: Part 1: Systematic search of electronic library databases for systematic reviews and practice guidelines concerning seven acute-care interventions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723915/key-findings-from-a-prospective-trauma-registry-at-a-regional-hospital-in-southwest-cameroon
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Alain Chichom-Mefire, Obieze C Nwanna-Nzewunwa, Vincent Verla Siysi, Isabelle Feldhaus, Rochelle Dicker, Catherine Juillard
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Data characterizing the burden of trauma in Cameroon is limited. Regular, prospective injury surveillance can address the shortcomings of existing hospital administrative logs and medical records. This study aims to characterize trauma as seen at the emergency department (ED) of Limbe Regional Hospital (LRH) and assess the completeness of data obtained by a trauma registry. METHODS AND FINDINGS: From January 2008 to October 2013, we prospectively captured data on injured patients using a strategically designed, context-relevant trauma registry instrument...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723888/association-between-supraclavicular-brown-adipose-tissue-composition-at-birth-and-adiposity-gain-from-birth-to-6-months-age
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Sonja Entringer, Jerod Rasmussen, Dan M Cooper, Satoru Ikenoue, Feizal Waffarn, Steven G Potkin, Pathik D Wadhwa, Claudia Buss
BACKGROUND: Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) is associated with higher energy expenditure and lower adiposity in adults. However, the relationship between BAT composition and adiposity in early life is unknown. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that brown fat composition at birth is prospectively associated with adiposity gain during the first six months of postnatal life. METHODS: N=35 healthy infants were followed prospectively from intrauterine life and birth through 6 months age...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723882/altered-carnitine-homeostasis-in-children-with-increased-pulmonary-blood-flow-due-to-ventricular-septal-defects
#18
Stephen M Black, Aida Field-Ridley, Shruti Sharma, Sanjiv Kumar, Roberta L Keller, Rebecca Kameny, Emin Maltepe, Sanjeev A Datar, Jeffrey R Fineman
OBJECTIVES: Congenital heart disease with increased pulmonary blood flow results in progressive pulmonary vascular endothelial dysfunction and associated increased perioperative morbidity. Using our ovine model of congenital heart disease with increased pulmonary blood flow, we have previously demonstrated progressive endothelial dysfunction associated with disruption in carnitine homeostasis, mitochondrial dysfunction, decreased nitric oxide signaling, and enhanced reactive oxygen species generation...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723878/evolution-of-surgery-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-over-20-years-have-outcomes-improved
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Baron S Lonner, Yuan Ren, Burt Yaszay, Patrick J Cahill, Suken A Shah, Randal R Betz, Amer F Samdani, Harry L Shufflebarger, Peter O Newton
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of a prospective Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) registry OBJECTIVE.: To study the evolution of the operative approach, outcomes and complication rates in AIS surgery over the past 20 years. METHODS: 1819 AIS patients (1995-2013) with 2-year F/U were studied. Operative approach, perioperative parameters, major complication rates, and SRS outcomes were assessed. Linear regression was used to assess the trend of changes over 5-year quartiles...
July 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723873/total-disc-arthroplasty-and-anterior-interbody-fusion-in-the-lumbar-spine-have-relatively-few-differences-in-readmission-and-short-term-adverse-events
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Blake N Shultz, Alexander T Wilson, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Patawut Bovonratwet, Ryan P McLynn, Jonathan J Cui, Jonathan N Grauer
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective matched cohort study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To compare rates of adverse events and readmission between lumbar total disc arthroplasty (TDA) and anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: TDA and ALIF may be considered for similar degenerative indications. However, there have been few large-cohort comparison studies of short-term clinical outcomes for these procedures...
July 18, 2017: Spine
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