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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637182/effect-of-lifelong-antibiotic-treatment-for-aortic-arch-prosthesis-infection
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Leopold Rupprecht, Jirka Grosse, Dirk Hellwig, Christof Schmid
A patient who underwent multiple aortic operations suffered persistent infection of the ascending aorta and arch prosthesis and was finally treated with lifelong antibiotics. An 8-year follow-up with positron emission computed tomography is reported.
June 20, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624758/prevalence-incidence-and-aetiologies-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
#2
Jean Joel Bigna, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde
INTRODUCTION: There are no data summarising the epidemiology of pulmonary hypertension (PH) among adults residing in Africa. Establishment of accurate epidemiological data on PH in this region may guide decision-making toward interventions to curb the burden of PH in Africa. The aim of this systematic review is to determine the prevalence, incidence and aetiologies of PH among people residing in Africa. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This systematic review and meta-analysis will follow the MOOSE guidelines for reporting...
June 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623665/position-paper-on-olfactory-dysfunction
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T Hummel, K L Whitcroft, P Andrews, A Altundag, C Cinghi, R M Costanzo, M Damm, J Frasnelli, H Gudziol, N Gupta, A Haehner, E Holbrook, S C Hong, D Hornung, K B Hüttenbrink, R Kamel, M Kobayashi, I Konstantinidis, B N Landis, D A Leopold, A Macchi, T Miwa, R Moesges, J Mullol, C A Mueller, G Ottaviano, G C Passali, C Philpott, J M Pinto, V J Ramakrishnan, P Rombaux, Y Roth, R A Schlosser, B Shu, G Soler, P Stjärne, B A Stuck, J Vodicka, A Welge-Luessen
BACKGROUND: Olfactory dysfunction is an increasingly recognised condition, associated with reduced quality of life and major health outcomes such as neurodegeneration and death. However, translational research in this field is limited by heterogeneity in methodological approach, including definitions of impairment, improvement and appropriate assessment techniques. Accordingly, effective treatments for smell loss are limited. In an effort to encourage high quality and comparable work in this field, among others, we propose the following ideas and recommendations...
June 17, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615309/the-frequent-and-underrecognised-co-occurrence-of-acute-exacerbated-copd-and-depression-warrants-screening-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Leopold Lecheler, Maximilian Richter, Daniel P Franzen, Silvana K Rampini, Marcus Cheetham, Josef Jenewein, Edouard Battegay, Albina Nowak
Patients with acute exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) and concurrent depression suffer significant psychological stress and decreased quality of life. The aim of this study was to collate data, guidelines and recommendations from publications on the screening and management of depressive mood disorders in patients hospitalised with AECOPD.We systematically searched four databases for publications reporting screening or management of depression in patients hospitalised for AECOPD. The identification of articles was based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement...
June 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606975/drivers-of-expenditure-on-primary-care-prescription-drugs-in-10-high-income-countries-with-universal-health-coverage
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Steven G Morgan, Christine Leopold, Anita K Wagner
BACKGROUND: Managing expenditures on pharmaceuticals is important for health systems to sustain universal access to necessary medicines. We sought to estimate the size and sources of differences in expenditures on primary care medications among high-income countries with universal health care systems. METHODS: We compared data on the 2015 volume and cost per day of primary care prescription drug therapies purchased in 10 high-income countries with various systems of universal health care coverage (7 from Europe, in addition to Australia, Canada and New Zealand)...
June 12, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606058/risk-factors-of-lower-limb-cellulitis-in-a-level-two-healthcare-facility-in-cameroon-a-case-control-study
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Tsi Njim, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Louise Daniele Toukam, Sara Saheb Kashaf, Eric O Ohuma
BACKGROUND: Cellulitis is a common infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. It is associated with significant morbidity from necrosectomies and amputations especially in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed at identifying the risk factors and burden of lower limb cellulitis to inform preventive strategies in Cameroon. METHODS: This was a hospital-based case-control study carried out in the Bamenda Regional Hospital (BRH) between September 2015 and August 2016. Cases were defined as consenting adults admitted to the surgical unit who presented with a localised area of lower limb erythema, warmth, oedema and pain, associated with fever (temperature ≥ 38 °C) and/or chills of sudden onset...
June 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602869/solid-state-properties-and-drug-release-behavior-of-co-amorphous-indomethacin-arginine-tablets-coated-with-kollicoat%C3%A2-protect
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Ina Petry, Korbinian Löbmann, Holger Grohganz, Thomas Rades, Claudia S Leopold
A promising approach to improve the solubility of poorly water-soluble drugs and to overcome the stability issues related to the plain amorphous form of the drugs, is the formulation of drugs as co-amorphous systems. Although polymer coatings have been proven very useful with regard to tablet stability and modifying drug release, there is little known on coating co-amorphous formulations. Hence, the aim of the present study was to investigate whether polymer coating of co-amorphous formulations is possible without inducing recrystallization...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600360/are-self-reported-unhealthy-food-choices-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-breast-cancer-prospective-cohort-study-using-the-british-food-standards-agency-nutrient-profiling-system
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Mélanie Deschasaux, Chantal Julia, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Lucie Lécuyer, Solia Adriouch, Caroline Méjean, Pauline Ducrot, Sandrine Péneau, Paule Latino-Martel, Léopold K Fezeu, Philippine Fassier, Serge Hercberg, Mathilde Touvier
OBJECTIVES: French authorities are considering the implementation of a simplified nutrition labelling system on food products to help consumers make healthier food choices. One of the most documented candidates (Five-Colour Nutrition Label/Nutri-score) is based on the British Food Standards Agency Nutrient Profiling System (FSA-NPS), a score calculated for each food/beverage using the 100 g amount of energy, sugar, saturated fatty acid, sodium, fibres, proteins, and fruits and vegetables...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599559/auditory-recognition-of-surface-texture-with-various-scattering-coefficients
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Monika Rychtarikova, Lukaš Zelem, Leopold Kritly, David P Garcia, Vojtech Chmelík, Christ Glorieux
Human echolocation is a known ability of people to grasp the information about the surrounding environment from purely acoustic information. However, the extent to what normal sighted and blind people can auditorily recognize the surface texture, such as its roughness or other different sound scattering features, is not completely known. In this paper, we investigate the ability of people to distinguish different types of surfaces by their sound reflections. Reflection patterns from 24 types of surface textures at two different distances were calculated in finite difference method and convolved with "click sound" in order to be used for perception tests...
May 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594858/factors-associated-with-delayed-defibrillation-in-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-prospective-simulation-study
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Christoph Castan, Alexander Münch, Moritz Mahling, Leopold Haffner, Jan Griewatz, Anne Hermann-Werner, Reimer Riessen, Jörg Reutershan, Nora Celebi
INTRODUCTION: Early defibrillation is an important factor of survival in cardiac arrest. However, novice resuscitators often struggle with cardiac arrest patients. We investigated factors leading to delayed defibrillation performed by final-year medical students within a simulated bystander cardiac arrest situation. METHODS: Final-year medical students received a refresher lecture and basic life support training before being confronted with a simulated cardiac arrest situation in a simulation ambulance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590491/4-5-substituted-c-c-cyclometalated-thiazol-2-ylidene-platinum-ii-complexes-synthesis-and-photophysical-properties
#11
Hendrik Leopold, Thomas Strassner
We report the synthesis of seven novel backbone functionalized N-phenyl-1,3-thiazol-2-ylidene platinum(ii) complexes and their photophysical properties. Electronically diverse N-phenyl-1,3-thiazol-2-thiones were prepared by a reaction of aniline with carbon disulfide and different α-haloketone compounds. Oxidative desulfuration and salt metathesis yielded the desired NHC-precursors with hexafluorophosphate counterions. In addition, a new route for the synthesis of N-phenyl-1,3-benzo[d]thiazole tetrafluoroborate via N-arylation using hypervalent iodine species is presented...
June 7, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587108/compliance-with-nutritional-and-lifestyle-recommendations-in-13-000-patients-with-a-cardiometabolic-disease-from-the-nutrinet-sant%C3%A3-study
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Solia Adriouch, Hélène Lelong, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Julia Baudry, Aurélie Lampuré, Pilar Galan, Serge Hercberg, Mathilde Touvier, Léopold K Fezeu
BACKGROUND: A healthy diet has been shown to prevent cardiovascular diseases complications. The objective of this study was to assess dietary intakes and compliance with nutritional and lifestyle recommendations in French adults diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidaemia or cardiovascular disease compared with healthy individuals. METHODS: Data was collected from 26,570 subjects aged 35 to 70 years (13,285 patients and 13,285 controls matched by sex and age) of the French cohort NutriNet-Santé...
May 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586201/ruthenium-ii-bipyridyl-complexes-with-cyclometalated-nhc-ligands
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David Schleicher, Hendrik Leopold, Horst Borrmann, Thomas Strassner
We present the synthesis and characterization of novel cyclometalated ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes of the general formula [Ru(C^C*)(bpy)2]PF6 (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine), with the C^C* ligand being based on different 1-phenylimidazoles. They were synthesized in a one-pot procedure starting from the corresponding p-cymene NHC complexes [Ru(C^C*)(p-cymene)Cl]. Their structural, spectroscopic, and electrochemical properties were investigated by NMR, X-ray, UV/vis, and CV, as well as density functional theory methods...
June 6, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583681/usefulness-of-intracoronary-brachytherapy-for-patients-with-resistant-drug-eluting-stent-restenosis
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Fernanda M Mangione, Tannas Jatene, Roza Badr Eslam, Brian A Bergmark, Jacob R Gallagher, Pinak B Shah, Laura Mauri, Jane A Leopold, Piotr S Sobieszczyk, David P Faxon, Kevin J Croce, Deepak L Bhatt, Phillip M Devlin
In-stent restenosis (ISR) remains a concern even in the drug-eluting stent (DES) era and carries a high risk of recurrence. Brachytherapy is being used as an alternative treatment for resistant ISR, yet the safety and efficacy of this approach has not been well studied. We analyzed the outcomes of 101 patients who underwent coronary brachytherapy for resistant DES ISR. Baseline demographic, clinical, procedural, and outcome data were collected by phone and from electronic records. Comorbidities and overt cardiovascular disease were highly prevalent...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583117/population-awareness-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-its-risk-factors-in-buea-cameroon
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Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Noah Takah, Calypse Ngwasiri, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Maxime Tindong, Anastase Dzudie, J Lennert Veerman
BACKGROUND: Adequate awareness of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and their risk factors may help reduce the population's exposure to modifiable risk factors and thereby contribute to prevention and control strategies. There is limited data on knowledge among the general population in sub-Saharan Africa regarding CVD and risk factors. We aimed to assess the population awareness (and associated factors) of CVD types and risk factors in Buea, Cameroon. METHODS: This was a community-based cross-sectional study conducted in 2016 among randomly selected adults (>18 years)...
June 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572957/effect-of-spices-formulations-on-the-physicochemical-and-sensory-properties-of-nnam-gon-a-cameroonian-dish-prepared-with-cucurbitaceae-seeds
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Josiane E Manejo Djiogue, Richard M Nguimbou, Leopold N Tatsadjieu, Yannick D Mang, Nicolas Y Njintang
Nnam gon, a cake made by steam cooking a mixture of Cucurbitaceae seeds paste and others ingredients specially spices, is a highly prized dish in Central African region. A preliminary investigation conducted as part of this study highlighted that formulations used in the processing of Nnam gon vary according to the spices used. This study was carried out to determine the best formulation for the preparation of this dish. For this purpose, Nnam gon samples were produced from four formulations which differ according to the number of spices used: F0 (no spices); F1 (0...
May 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570994/targeting-adam17-inhibits-human-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-progression-and-tumor-initiating-cell-frequency
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Joseph Dosch, Elizabeth Ziemke, Shanshan Wan, Kathryn Luker, Theodore Welling, Karin Hardiman, Eric Fearon, Suneetha Thomas, Matthew Flynn, Jonathan Rios-Doria, Robert Hollingsworth, Ronald Herbst, Elaine Hurt, Judith Sebolt-Leopold
ADAM17 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17)/TACE (TNFα converting enzyme) has emerged as a potential therapeutic target in colorectal cancer (CRC) and other cancers, due in part to its role in regulating various tumor cell surface proteins and growth factors and cytokines in the tumor microenvironment. The emergence of MEDI3622, a highly potent and specific antibody-based ADAM17 inhibitor, has allowed testing of the concept that targeting ADAM17 may be an important new therapeutic approach for CRC patients...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569371/editorial-giving-at-the-office
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EDITORIAL
Seth S Leopold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567155/ballistic-trauma-of-limbs
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Léopold Lamah, Damany Keita, Ibrahima Marie Camara, Mohamed Lamine Bah, Sidimé Sory, Mamadou Moustapha Diallo
The objective of our study was to report the management and follow-up of a particular case of ballistic trauma and to do the literature review. OBSERVATION: A 35-year-old patient, a trader who was the victim of a firearm accident under not very clear circumstances. He was admitted to the emergency department after 3 hours. Clinically, the patient had significant bleeding in the arm and was in a state of clouding of consciousness. We could notice on the right arm, a posterior large transfixing wound of 1 cm and a 6 cm one on the antero-internal side...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547132/retinal-oxygen-extraction-in-individuals-with-type-1-diabetes-with-no-or-mild-diabetic-retinopathy
#20
Klemens Fondi, Piotr A Wozniak, Kinga Howorka, Ahmed M Bata, Gerold C Aschinger, Alina Popa-Cherecheanu, Katarzyna J Witkowska, Anton Hommer, Doreen Schmidl, René M Werkmeister, Gerhard Garhöfer, Leopold Schmetterer
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to compare retinal oxygen extraction in individuals with diabetes with no or mild non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy and healthy age- and sex-matched volunteers. METHODS: A total of 24 participants with type 1 diabetes and 24 healthy age- and sex-matched volunteers were included in this cross-sectional study. Retinal oxygen extraction was measured by combining total retinal blood flow measurements using a custom-built bi-directional Doppler optical coherence tomography system with measurements of oxygen saturation using spectroscopic reflectometry...
May 25, 2017: Diabetologia
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