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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631914/-impact-of-cpap-therapy-on-erectile-function-during-sleep-and-testosterone-level-in-men-with-sleep-apnea-syndrome
#1
I M Madaeva, O N Berdina, N V Semenova, V V Madaev, I N Gutnik, L I Kolesnikova
The article presents the results of a polysomnographic study with simultaneous monitoring spontaneous nocturnal erections - Nocturnal Penile Tumescences (NPT) in 69 men with age-related androgen deficiency (AAD). Of these, 45 patients were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In 34 of the 45 patients with OSAS, regimens of non-invasive ventilation with positive-positive airway pressure (CPAP) were selected. Titration was carried out using automatic CPAP-devices for 2 months. The control group (n=24) comprised men with AAD, matched by the "copy-pair" type without clinical manifestations of respiratory disturbances during sleep...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630973/consort-statement-for-randomized-trials-of-nonpharmacologic-treatments-a-2017-update-and-a-consort-extension-for-nonpharmacologic-trial-abstracts
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Isabelle Boutron, Douglas G Altman, David Moher, Kenneth F Schulz, Philippe Ravaud
Incomplete and inadequate reporting is an avoidable waste that reduces the usefulness of research. The CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement is an evidence-based reporting guideline that aims to improve research transparency and reduce waste. In 2008, the CONSORT Group developed an extension to the original statement that addressed methodological issues specific to trials of nonpharmacologic treatments (NPTs), such as surgery, rehabilitation, or psychotherapy. This article describes an update of that extension and presents an extension for reporting abstracts of NPT trials...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627182/factores-predictores-de-hipertrigliceridemia-en-pacientes-hospitalizados-con-nutrici%C3%A3-n-parenteral-total
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Maria Julia Ocón Bretón, Ana Isabel Ilundain Gonzalez, Jara Altemir Trallero, Ana Agudo Tabuenca, José Antonio Gimeno Orna
Introducción:la nutrición parenteral total (NPT) es una modalidad de soporte nutricional indicada en aquellas situaciones donde el enfermo no puede cubrir sus requerimientos nutricionales por vía enteral. A pesar de ser una terapia segura y efi caz, no está exenta de complicaciones, entre las que cabe destacar, por su frecuencia, la hipertrigliceridemia. La etiología de esta complicación metabólica es compleja y multifactorial.Objetivos: el objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar los factores de riesgo asociados al desarrollo de hipertrigliceridemia en pacientes adultos hospitalizados no críticos que reciben NPT a corto plazo y evaluar el efecto que una emulsión lipídica enriquecida en ácidos grasos poliinsaturados omega-3 ejerce sobre esta complicación metabólica...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621372/molecular-dynamics-simulation-of-the-local-concentration-and-structure-in-multicomponent-aerosol-nanoparticles-under-atmospheric-conditions
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Katerina S Karadima, Vlasis G Mavrantzas, Spyros N Pandis
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were employed to investigate the local structure and local concentration in atmospheric nanoparticles consisting of an organic compound (cis-pinonic acid or n-C30H62), sulfate and ammonium ions, and water. Simulations in the isothermal-isobaric (NPT) statistical ensemble under atmospheric conditions with a prespecified number of molecules of the abovementioned compounds led to the formation of a nanoparticle. Calculations of the density profiles of all the chemical species in the nanoparticle, the corresponding radial pair distribution functions, and their mobility inside the nanoparticle revealed strong interactions developing between sulfate and ammonium ions...
June 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558954/clinical-performance-and-economic-evaluations-of-the-alere%C3%A2-i-influenza-a-b-near-patient-test-using-throat-swabs-a-cohort-diagnostic-accuracy-study-and-cost-analysis
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Susanna Davis, Joy Allen, Rachel O'Leary, Michael Power, DAshley Price, John Simpson, Anne Tunbridge, Luke Vale, Michael Whiteside, Cariad Evans, Mohammad Raza
BACKGROUND: Clinical diagnostic sensitivity alone is inadequate in the diagnosis of influenza. PCR testing is sensitive however the inherent delays in result availability potentially prolong time to isolation and treatment. Until recently no near patient test (NPT) has demonstrated adequate sensitivity for routine clinical use. AIM: To evaluate diagnostic accuracy; time to result availability; clinical impact and cost consequences of Alere™ i Influenza A&B NPT (Alere Inc...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548632/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-inflammatory-parameters-including-neopterin-in-the-setting-of-pneumonia-copd-and-acute-exacerbations
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Alex Pizzini, Fabian Lunger, Amra Sahanic, Nada Nemati, Dietmar Fuchs, Günter Weiss, Katharina Kurz, Rosa Bellmann-Weiler
Acute exacerbations and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are severe complications in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this study, we analyzed inflammatory parameters in serum including C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), and serum neopterin (NPT) to determine their potential to differentiate between patients with CAP+COPD and with acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) without pneumonia. 102 (39 women and 63 men) patients were included in this retrospective study, of whom 48 presented with CAP without underlying COPD, 20 with CAP+COPD and 34 with AECOPD...
June 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545038/assessing-the-facilitators-and-barriers-of-interdisciplinary-team-working-in-primary-care-using-normalisation-process-theory-an-integrative-review
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Pauline O'Reilly, Siew Hwa Lee, Madeleine O'Sullivan, Walter Cullen, Catriona Kennedy, Anne MacFarlane
BACKGROUND: Interdisciplinary team working is of paramount importance in the reform of primary care in order to provide cost-effective and comprehensive care. However, international research shows that it is not routine practice in many healthcare jurisdictions. It is imperative to understand levers and barriers to the implementation process. This review examines interdisciplinary team working in practice, in primary care, from the perspective of service providers and analyses 1 barriers and facilitators to implementation of interdisciplinary teams in primary care and 2 the main research gaps...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527468/insight-into-electric-field-induced-rupture-mechanism-of-water-in-toluene-emulsion-films-from-a-model-system
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Desislava Dimova, Stoyan Pisov, Nikolay Panchev, Miroslava Nedyalkova, Sergio Madurga, Ana Proykova
This paper presents a model, which we have designed to get insight into the development of electro-induced instability of a thin toluene emulsion film in contact with the saline aqueous phase. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations demonstrate the role of charge accumulation in the toluene-film rupture induced by a DC electric field. Two ensembles-NVT and NPT-are used to determine the critical value of the external field at which the film ruptures, the charge distribution and capacitance of the thin film, number densities, and the film structure...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489215/negative-pressure-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-complex-wounds
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Renan Victor Kümpel Schmidt Lima, Pedro Soler Coltro, Jayme Adriano Farina
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of negative pressure therapy (NPT) in the treatment of complex wounds, with emphasis on its mechanisms of action and main therapeutic indications. We searched the Pubmed / Medline database for articles published from 1997 to 2016, and selected the most relevant ones. The mechanisms of action of NPT involveboth physical effects, such as increased perfusion, control of edema and exudate, reduction of wound dimensions and bacterial clearance, and biological ones, such as the stimulation of granulation tissue formation, microdeformations and reduction of Inflammatory response...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489067/a-study-protocol-for-applying-user-participation-and-co-learning-lessons-learned-from-the-ebalance-project
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Anna Cristina Åberg, Kjartan Halvorsen, Ingrid From, Åsa Bergman Bruhn, Lars Oestreicher, Anita Melander-Wikman
The eBalance project is based on the idea that serious exergames-i.e., computer gaming systems with an interface that requires physical exertion to play-that are well adapted to users, can become a substantial part of a solution to recognized problems of insufficient engagement in fall-prevention exercise and the high levels of fall-related injuries among older people. This project is carried out as a collaboration between eight older people who have an interest in balance training and met the inclusion criteria of independence in personal activities of daily living, access to and basic knowledge of a computer, four staff working with the rehabilitation of older adults, and an interdisciplinary group of six research coordinators covering the areas of geriatric care and rehabilitation, as well as information technology and computer science...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487650/neuropsychological-testing-and-machine-learning-distinguish-alzheimer-s-disease-from-other-causes-for-cognitive-impairment
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Pavel Gurevich, Hannes Stuke, Andreas Kastrup, Heiner Stuke, Helmut Hildebrandt
With promising results in recent treatment trials for Alzheimer's disease (AD), it becomes increasingly important to distinguish AD at early stages from other causes for cognitive impairment. However, existing diagnostic methods are either invasive (lumbar punctures, PET) or inaccurate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This study investigates the potential of neuropsychological testing (NPT) to specifically identify those patients with possible AD among a sample of 158 patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or dementia for various causes...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471171/characterizing-the-chemical-space-of-erk2-kinase-inhibitors-using-descriptors-computed-from-molecular-dynamics-trajectories
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Jeremy Ash, Denis Fourches
Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) models typically rely on 2D and 3D molecular descriptors to characterize chemicals and forecast their experimental activities. Previously, we showed that even the most reliable 2D QSAR models and structure-based 3D molecular docking techniques were not capable of accurately ranking a set of known inhibitors for the ERK2 kinase, a key player in various types of cancer. Herein, we calculated and analyzed a series of chemical descriptors computed from the molecular dynamics (MD) trajectories of ERK2-ligand complexes...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466616/one-stage-laparoscopic-orchiopexy-for-the-treatment-of-intraabdominal-testis
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Jaber R Jawdat, Stanislav Kocherov, Boris Chertin
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy has gradually become the gold standard for the treatment of non-palpable testicles (NPT), with different success and complication rates. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate outcomes of the one-stage laparoscopic orchiopexy for NPT in our department. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the medical files of patients who underwent laparoscopic orchidopexy with the identical technique. Only patients with at least one year follow-up were included...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463914/the-methodology-of-clinical-studies-used-by-the-fda-for-approval-of-high-risk-orthopaedic-devices
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Jordan P Barker, Stephen D Simon, Jonathan Dubin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this investigation was to examine the methodology of clinical trials used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine the safety and effectiveness of high-risk orthopaedic devices approved between 2001 and 2015. METHODS: Utilizing the FDA's online public database, this systematic review audited study design and methodological variables intended to minimize bias and confounding. An additional analysis of blinding as well as the Checklist to Evaluate a Report of a Nonpharmacological Trial (CLEAR NPT) was applied to the randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454526/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-preservative-free-0-0015-tafluprost-in-glaucoma-patients-a-prospective-crossover-study
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Wonseok Lee, Sunghoon Lee, HyoungWon Bae, Chan Yun Kim, Gong Je Seong
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work is to evaluate efficacy and tolerability of preservative containing 0.0015% tafluprost and preservative-free 0.0015% tafluprost using a prospective crossover study. METHODS: Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and normotensive glaucoma (NTG) patients were randomized enrolled. Group 1 ("NPT to PT") patients used preservative-free 0.0015% tafluprost (NPT) for 6 months and then changed to preservative containing 0.0015% tafluprost(PT) for 6 months...
April 28, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398479/clinical-significance-of-mirna-host-gene-promoter-methylation-in-prostate-cancer
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Kristina Daniunaite, Monika Dubikaityte, Povilas Gibas, Arnas Bakavicius, Juozas Rimantas Lazutka, Albertas Ulys, Feliksas Jankevicius, Sonata Jarmalaite
Only a part of prostate cancer (PCa) patients has aggressive malignancy requiring adjuvant treatment after radical prostatectomy (RP). Biomarkers capable to predict biochemical PCa recurrence (BCR) after RP would significantly improve preoperative risk stratification and treatment decisions. MicroRNA (miRNA) deregulation has recently emerged as an important phenomenon in tumor development and progression, however, the mechanisms remain largely unstudied. In the present study, based on microarray profiling of DNA methylation in 9 pairs of PCa and noncancerous prostate tissues (NPT), host genes of miR-155-5p, miR-152-3p, miR-137, miR-31-5p, and miR-642a, -b were analyzed for promoter methylation in 129 PCa, 35 NPT, and 17 benign prostatic hyperplasia samples (BPH) and compared to the expression of mature miRNAs and their selected targets (DNMT1, KDM1A, and KDM5B)...
July 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397440/diagnostic-usefulness-of-scd163-procalcitonin-and-neopterin-for-sepsis-risk-assessment-in-critically-ill-patients
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Agnieszka Sapa, Alina Rak, Magdalena Wybieralska, Jakub Machoń, Anna Krzywonos-Zawadzka, Kamil Zawadzki, Marek Wełna, Mieczysław Woźniak
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is one of the most common causes of hospitalization and it is characterized by a high mortality rate in spite of the great progress in diagnosis and treatment achieved in recent years. Early diagnosis of sepsis is one of the most important elements of effective treatment. The clinical symptoms are not specific and biomarkers are considered to be useful tools in sepsis diagnostics. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of sCD163 as a marker of sepsis and a comparison of it with procalcitonin and neopterin in ICU patients...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388310/exploring-barriers-to-primary-care-for-migrants-in-greece-in-times-of-austerity-perspectives-of-service-providers
#18
Maria Papadakaki, Christos Lionis, Aristoula Saridaki, Christopher Dowrick, Tomas de Brún, Mary O'Reilly-de Brún, Catherine A O'Donnell, Nicola Burns, Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Wolfgang Spiegel, Anne MacFarlane
BACKGROUND: Migration in Europe is increasing at an unprecedented rate. There is an urgent need to develop 'migrant-sensitive healthcare systems'. However, there are many barriers to healthcare for migrants. Despite Greece's recent, significant experiences of inward migration during a period of economic austerity, little is known about Greek primary care service providers' experiences of delivering care to migrants. OBJECTIVES: To identify service providers' views on the barriers to migrant healthcare...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373795/comparison-of-cognitive-parameters-between-bilateral-and-unilateral-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Ebru Nur Vanli Yavuz, Başar Bilgiç, Zeliha Matur, Nerses Bebek, Candan Gürses, Ayşen Gökyiğit, Öget Öktem, Betül Baykan
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies showed that hippocampal sclerosis (HS) patients with unilateral involvement had more diffuse cognitive impairment than expected. Therefore, we aimed to compare the cognitive profiles of bilateral HS (BHS) patients with unilateral HS (UHS) patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients, diagnosed with epilepsy, who fulfilled two major magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) criteria (T1 atrophy and T2-FLAIR hyperintensity) for HS were included. Standard neuro-psychological test (NPT) battery consisted of the Turkish version of 15-word verbal memory processes test, Wechsler memory scale visual reproduction subtest, forward and backward digit span, phonemic and semantic fluency, and Stroop test were applied; and the groups with right HS, left HS, and bilateral HS were compared statistically...
September 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303536/cadmium-adsorption-chelation-and-compartmentalization-limit-root-to-shoot-translocation-of-cadmium-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
#20
Qiang Xu, Changquan Wang, Shigui Li, Bing Li, Qiquan Li, Guangdeng Chen, Weilan Chen, Feng Wang
Strategies to reduce cadmium (Cd) in rice grain, below concentrations that represent serious human health concerns, require that the mechanisms of Cd distribution and accumulation within rice plants be established. Here, a comprehensive hydroponic experiment was performed to investigate the differences in the Cd uptake, chelation and compartmentalization between high (D83B) and low (D62B) Cd-accumulation cultivars contrasting in Cd accumulation in order to establish the roles of these processes in limiting Cd translocation from root to shoot...
April 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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