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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335108/inclusion-of-pulmonary-embolism-response-in-a-level-i-vascular-emergency-program-a-good-fit-in-a-collaborative-multidisciplinary-system
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Charles B Ross, M Allene Harrison, Michael P Lunney, Chad E Miller, Eyal Ben Arie, Chad Case, William L Ballard, David A Dean, W Morris Brown
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January 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333779/impact-of-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media-in-pediatric-cochlear-implant-recipients-insight-into-the-challenges-from-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-uk
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Paramita Baruah, Kate Hanvey, Richard Irving, Konstance Tzifa
OBJECTIVE: Analyze the presentation and evolution of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) in children with cochlear implants (CI) and explore the merit of early intervention. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient review. SETTING: Tertiary referral hospital and cochlear implant programme. PATIENTS: Children with a CI who developed CSOM. INTERVENTION: Tympanoplasty. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Disease control, recurrence of cholesteatoma, cochlear implant preservation...
March 22, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332083/phase-iii-soft-tissue-sarcoma-trials-success-or-failure
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Alexander T J Lee, Seth M Pollack, Paul Huang, Robin L Jones
Two recently reported phase III randomised control trials (RCTs) have resulted in the registration of two new systemic therapies for advanced soft tissue sarcoma. Both of these trials' designs were informed by phase II data that guided the selection of sensitive STS diagnoses, enabling the demonstration of benefit in certain subtypes. A number of other phase III trials reported in the last 18 months have seemingly fit into a recurrent pattern of failure-promising efficacy signals in earlier phase studies being lost in the survival follow-up of large, highly heterogeneous cohorts...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330453/a-systematic-review-of-primary-care-models-for-non-communicable-disease-interventions-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Jennifer Kane, Megan Landes, Christopher Carroll, Amy Nolen, Sumeet Sodhi
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases, primarily cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer, are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where communicable disease prevalence still outweighs that of non-communicable disease (NCDs), rates of NCDs are rapidly rising and evidence for primary healthcare approaches for these emerging NCDs is needed. METHODS: A systematic review and evidence synthesis of primary care approaches for chronic disease in SSA...
March 23, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328991/pre-breeding-food-restriction-promotes-the-optimization-of-parental-investment-in-house-mice-mus-musculus
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Adam Dušek, Luděk Bartoš, František Sedláček
Litter size is one of the most reliable state-dependent life-history traits that indicate parental investment in polytocous (litter-bearing) mammals. The tendency to optimize litter size typically increases with decreasing availability of resources during the period of parental investment. To determine whether this tactic is also influenced by resource limitations prior to reproduction, we examined the effect of experimental, pre-breeding food restriction on the optimization of parental investment in lactating mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327116/a-tailored-online-safety-and-health-intervention-for-women-experiencing-intimate-partner-violence-the-ican-plan-4-safety-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Colleen Varcoe, Kelly Scott-Storey, Judith Wuest, James Case, Leanne M Currie, Nancy Glass, Marilyn Hodgins, Harriet MacMillan, Nancy Perrin, C Nadine Wathen
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) threatens the safety and health of women worldwide. Safety planning is a widely recommended, evidence-based intervention for women experiencing IPV, yet fewer than 1 in 5 Canadian women access safety planning through domestic violence services. Rural, Indigenous, racialized, and immigrant women, those who prioritize their privacy, and/or women who have partners other than men, face unique safety risks and access barriers. Online IPV interventions tailored to the unique features of women's lives, and to maximize choice and control, have potential to reduce access barriers, and improve fit and inclusiveness, maximizing effectiveness of these interventions for diverse groups...
March 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323381/dendrimer-reinforced-sol-gel-based-hollow-fiber-solid-phase-microextraction-for-citalopram-determination-using-response-surface-methodology
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Salameh Azimi, Zarrin Es'haghi, Ghasem Rezanejade Bardajee
The inclusion of a polyamidoamine dendrimer in a silica sol-gel yielded a solid nanosorbent that was used for the preconcentration, extraction and determination of citalopram in hospital waste water, hemodialysis solution and some drinking water. The method was developed by applying a novel nanosorbent for the solid-phase microextraction of citalopram, containing a silica sol-gel reinforced by polyamidoamine second-generation dendrimer, which was protected by a polypropylene hollow fiber. Plackett-Burman design and central composite design were utilized to evaluate the significance of several factors on the extraction efficiency...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322868/inclusive-fitness-analysis-of-cumulative-cultural-evolution-in-an-island-structured-population
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Hisashi Ohtsuki, Joe Yuichiro Wakano, Yutaka Kobayashi
The success of humans on the globe is largely supported by our cultural excellence. Our culture is cumulative, meaning that it is improved from generation to generation. Previous works have revealed that two modes of learning, individual learning and social learning, play pivotal roles in the accumulation of culture. However, under the trade-off between learning and reproduction, one's investment into learning is easily exploited by those who copy the knowledge of skillful individuals and selfishly invest more efforts in reproduction...
March 16, 2017: Theoretical Population Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317948/local-remodeling-of-synthetic-extracellular-matrix-microenvironments-by-co-cultured-endometrial-epithelial-and-stromal-cells-enables-long-term-dynamic-physiological-function
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Christi D Cook, Abby S Hill, Margaret Guo, Linda Stockdale, Julia P Papps, Keith B Isaacson, Douglas A Lauffenburger, Linda G Griffith
Mucosal barrier tissues, comprising a layer of tightly-bonded epithelial cells in intimate molecular communication with an underlying matrix-rich stroma containing fibroblasts and immune cells, are prominent targets for drugs against infection, chronic inflammation, and other disease processes. Although human in vitro models of such barriers are needed for mechanistic studies and drug development, differences in extracellular matrix (ECM) needs of epithelial and stromal cells hinder efforts to create such models...
March 20, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317282/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-risk-of-site-specific-cancers-a%C3%A2-long-term-prospective-cohort-study
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Trude E Robsahm, Ragnhild S Falk, Trond Heir, Leiv Sandvik, Linda Vos, Jan Erikssen, Steinar Tretli
Based on self-reported physical activity, there is epidemiologic evidence for a beneficial relation between physical activity and colon cancer in men, but findings for other cancers are inconclusive. Measured cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) can provide knowledge about the cancer-preventive value of physical activity. We aimed to assess relationships between CRF and risk of site-specific cancers. A cohort of 1997 healthy Norwegian men, aged 40-59 years at inclusion in 1972-1975, was followed for cancer throughout 2012 using data from the Cancer Registry of Norway...
March 20, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315284/the-potential-of-established-fitness-cut-off-points-for-monitoring-women-with-fibromyalgia-the-al-%C3%A3-ndalus-project
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José Castro-Piñero, Virginia A Aparicio, Fernando Estévez-López, Inmaculada C Álvarez-Gallardo, Milkana Borges-Cosic, Alberto Soriano-Maldonado, Manuel Delgado-Fernández, Víctor Segura-Jiménez
The aim of the present study was to determinate whether fitness cut-off points discriminate the severity of major fibromyalgia symptoms and health-related quality of life. Additionally, we investigated which American Colleague of Rheumatology (ACR) fibromyalgia criteria (1990 vs. modified 2010) better discriminate fibromyalgia symptomatology. A total of 488 women with fibromyalgia and 200 non-fibromyalgia (control) women participated. All participants underwent both the 1990 and the modified 2010 ACR preliminary criteria (hereinafter 1990c and m-2010c, respectively)...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299446/do-renal-stones-that-fail-lithotripsy-require-treatment
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Ben Pullar, Catherine Lunter, Jane Collie, Syed Shah, Nimish Shah, Sami Hayek, Oliver J Wiseman
The rates of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) appear stable in the UK. However, there is little evidence on the natural history of these calculi if SWL fails. We set to look at the effectiveness of SWL in patients with a single, previously untreated renal stone and the natural history of those stones that failed treatment. We retrospectively reviewed all data from our prospectively collected database of patients undergoing a first treatment for a single renal stone between October 2010 and November 2013...
March 15, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298898/validation-of-the-spanish-short-self-regulation-questionnaire-sssrq-through-rasch-analysis
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Angélica Garzón Umerenkova, Jesús de la Fuente Arias, José Manuel Martínez-Vicente, Lucía Zapata Sevillano, Mari Carmen Pichardo, Ana Belén García-Berbén
Background: The aim of the study was to psychometrically characterize the Spanish Short Self-Regulation Questionnaire (SSSRQ) through Rasch analysis. Materials and Methods: 831 Spaniard university students (262 men), between 17 and 39 years of age and ranging from the first to the 5th year of studies, completed the SSSRQ questionnaire. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was carried out in order to establish structural adequacy. Afterward, by means of the Rasch model, a study of each sub scale was conducted to test for dimensionality, fit of the sample questions, functionality of the response categories, reliability and estimation of Differential Item Functioning by gender and course...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296754/effects-of-aquatic-exercise-on-physical-function-and-fitness-among-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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Chunxiao Li, Selina Khoo, Athirah Adnan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to synthesize the evidence on the effects of aquatic exercise interventions on physical function and fitness among people with spinal cord injury. DATA SOURCE: Six major databases were searched from inception till June 2015: MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsychInfo, SPORTDiscus, and Cochrane Center Register of Controlled Trials. STUDY APPRAISAL AND SYNTHESIS METHODS: Two reviewers independently rated methodological quality using the modified Downs and Black Scale and extracted and synthesized key findings (i...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295379/a-phenomenological-biological-dose-model-for-proton-therapy-based-on-linear-energy-transfer-spectra
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Eivind Rørvik, Sara Thörnqvist, Camilla H Stokkevåg, Tordis J Dahle, Lars Fredrik Fjaera, Kristian S Ytre-Hauge
PURPOSE: The relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of protons varies with the radiation quality, quantified by the linear energy transfer (LET). Most phenomenological models employ a linear dependency of the dose-averaged LET (LETd ) to calculate the biological dose. However, several experiments have indicated a possible non-linear trend. Our aim was to investigate if biological dose models including non-linear LET dependencies should be considered, by introducing a LET spectrum based dose model...
March 15, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294623/characterization-of-the-physicochemical-properties-of-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-divinyl-sulfone-polymer-carrier-bile-acid-systems
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Mohamed H Mohamed, Chen Wang, Kerry M Peru, John V Headley, Lee D Wilson
Herein, we report on the systematic design and characterization of cross-linked polymer carriers containing β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and divinyl sulfone (DVS). The polymer carriers were prepared at variable feed ratios (β-CD-DVS; 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 and 1:6) and characterized using spectroscopy (IR, 1H solution NMR, 13C CP-MAS solids NMR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and a dye decolorization method using phenolphthalein. Uptake studies were carried out at pH 9.00 for the polymer carriers using single component bile acids (cholic acid; deoxycholic acid; glycodeoxycholic acid; and taurodeoxycholic acid)...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292782/exploring-the-fitness-hypothesis-in-als-a-population-based-case-control-study-of-parental-cause-of-death-and-lifespan
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Anne E Visser, Meinie Seelen, Alexander Hulsbergen, Joris de Graaf, Anneke J van der Kooi, Joost Raaphorst, Jan H Veldink, Leonard H van den Berg
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the theory of premorbid fitness in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), we studied whether a common genetic profile for physical or cardiovascular fitness was manifest in progenitors leading to less cardiovascular death and a longer lifespan in parents of patients with ALS compared with parents of controls. METHODS: Patient and disease characteristics, levels of physical activity, parental cause and age of death were obtained using a structured questionnaire from a population-based, case-control study of ALS in the Netherlands...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287347/predicting-life-expectancy-for-pirfenidone-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Mark Fisher, Steven D Nathan, Christian Hill, Jade Marshall, Fred Dejonckheere, Per-Olof Thuresson, Toby M Maher
BACKGROUND: Conducting an adequately powered survival study in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is challenging due to the rare nature of the disease and the need for extended follow-up. Consequently, registration trials of IPF treatments have not been designed to estimate long-term survival. OBJECTIVE: To predict life expectancy for patients with IPF receiving pirfenidone versus best supportive care (BSC) in a population that met the inclusion criteria of patients enrolled in the ASCEND and CAPACITY trials...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286707/molecular-phylogenies-confirm-the-presence-of-two-cryptic-hemimycale-species-in-the-mediterranean-and-reveal-the-polyphyly-of-the-genera-crella-and-hemimycale-demospongiae-poecilosclerida
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Maria J Uriz, Leire Garate, Gemma Agell
BACKGROUND: Sponges are particularly prone to hiding cryptic species as their paradigmatic plasticity often favors species phenotypic convergence as a result of adaptation to similar habitat conditions. Hemimycale is a sponge genus (Family Hymedesmiidae, Order Poecilosclerida) with four formally described species, from which only Hemimycale columella has been recorded in the Atlanto-Mediterranean basin, on shallow to 80 m deep bottoms. Contrasting biological features between shallow and deep individuals of Hemimycale columella suggested larger genetic differences than those expected between sponge populations...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285428/a-novel-model-for-predicting-incident-moderate-to-severe-anemia-and-iron-deficiency-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-ulcerative-colitis
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Nabeel Khan, Dhruvan Patel, Yash Shah, Yu-Xiao Yang
BACKGROUND: Anemia and iron deficiency are common complications of ulcerative colitis (UC). We aimed to develop and internally validate a prediction model for the incidence of moderate to severe anemia and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in newly diagnosed patients with UC. METHODS: Multivariable logistic regression was performed among a nationwide cohort of patients who were newly diagnosed with UC in the VA health-care system. Model development was performed in a random two-third of the total cohort and then validated in the remaining one-third of the cohort...
March 11, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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