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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779299/health-issues-of-refugees-attending-an-infectious-disease-refugee-health-clinic-in-a-regional-australian-hospital
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Peta J Masters, Penelope J Lanfranco, Emmy Sneath, Amanda J Wade, Sarah Huffam, James Pollard, James Standish, Kate McCloskey, Eugene Athan, Daniel P O'Brien, N Deborah Friedman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Refugees in Australia present with conditions different to those of the general population. The aim of this study was to review the reasons for referral, prevalence of conditions and treatment outcomes for refugee patients attending a specialist referral clinic in regional Victoria. METHOD: A retrospective review was undertaken of patients attending the refugee health clinic at University Hospital Geelong from January 2007 to December 2012...
May 2018: Australian journal of general practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779274/-outcome-and-influential-factors-of-speech-therapy-delivered-to-cleft-patients-with-post-operative-velopharyngeal-competence
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Chun-Li Guo, Heng Yin, Jing-Tao Li, Cheng-Hao Li, Yang Li, Bing Shi, Qian Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the training technique, intervention timing, and other related factors involved in the speech therapy delivered to cleft patients with velopharyngeal competence after surgery. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on 32 patients who received phonology-articulation speech therapies during 2012 to 2013 in Dept. of Cleft Lip and Palate, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University. All patients achieved normal speech one year after therapy...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779109/the-gene-encoding-the-universal-stress-protein-atusp-is-regulated-by-phytohormones-and-involved-in-seed-germination-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
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D S Gorshkova, I A Getman, A S Voronkov, S I Chizhova, Vl V Kuznetsov, E S Pojidaeva
For the first time, the organ-specific expression pattern of the AtUSP (At3g58450) gene, which also undergoes hormonal regulation, was shown. The USP protein encoded by this gene is involved in seed germination of Arabidopsis thaliana and, unlike abscisic acid, stimulates this process.
March 2018: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779089/duration-of-opening-statement-of-patients-attending-a-chronic-pain-clinic-consultation
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Ather Imran, Deepak Doltani, Jean Saunders, Dominic Harmon
BACKGROUND: The opening patient statement is an important part of the medical consultation. It is where after the initial solicitation the physician gets information about the patient's current problems and concerns. Previous research shows that 23-28% of patients are allowed to complete their opening statement un-interruptedly in the general practice setting. Interruption results in fewer patient concerns expressed and failure to gather potentially important patient information. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to assess the duration of opening statements of patients attending a chronic pain clinic consultation...
May 19, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779074/health-information-seeking-behavior-among-college-students
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Corey H Basch, Sarah A MacLean, Rachelle-Ann Romero, Danna Ethan
Individuals have a wide range of resources when searching for health topics. The aim of this research was twofold: (1) to identify and assess the resources college students use when exercising health information seeking behavior (HISB); and (2) to examine perceptions and behaviors regarding adoption of online tools. A questionnaire was developed to assess HISB in a sample of college students. Items pertaining to HISB were adapted from a Health Information National Trends Survey with permission from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779024/a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-metformin-to-treat-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Stephen L Seliger, Kaleab Z Abebe, Kenneth R Hallows, Dana C Miskulin, Ronald D Perrone, Terry Watnick, Kyongtae Tae Bae
BACKGROUND: Metformin inhibits cyclic AMP generation and activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which inhibits the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator and Mammalian Target of Rapamycin pathways. Together these effects may reduce cyst growth in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). METHODS: A phase II, double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial of 26 months duration. Participants will include nondiabetic adults (n = 96) aged 18-60 years, with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥50 mL/min/1...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778925/deep-learning-strategy-for-accurate-carotid-intima-media-thickness-measurement-an-ultrasound-study-on-japanese-diabetic-cohort
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Mainak Biswas, Venkatanareshbabu Kuppili, Tadashi Araki, Damodar Reddy Edla, Elisa Cuadrado Godia, Luca Saba, Harman S Suri, Tomaž Omerzu, John R Laird, Narendra N Khanna, Andrew Nicolaides, Jasjit S Suri
MOTIVATION: The carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) is an important biomarker for cardiovascular diseases and stroke monitoring. This study presents an intelligence-based, novel, robust, and clinically-strong strategy that uses a combination of deep-learning (DL) and machine-learning (ML) paradigms. METHODOLOGY: A two-stage DL-based system (a class of AtheroEdge™ systems) was proposed for cIMT measurements. Stage I consisted of a convolution layer-based encoder for feature extraction and a fully convolutional network-based decoder for image segmentation...
May 12, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778845/predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-status-epilepticus
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Somsak Tiamkao, Pawinee Saybungkla, Prapassara Sirikarn, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
BACKGROUND: There were several studies that have reported on the long-term mortality rate of status epilepticus (SE). However, these studies were conducted mainly in Western countries using small study populations. This study aimed to evaluate predictors for long-term mortality in SE using the Thai national healthcare database. METHODS: This study was conducted using the Thai national Universal Health Coverage (UC) database. The eligibility criteria for this study were that all patients were diagnosed with SE and had been admitted to any hospital between 2005 and 2015...
May 17, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778829/a-qualitative-investigation-of-the-attitudes-and-beliefs-about-physical-activity-and-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis-in-young-adults-3-10-years-after-an-intra-articular-knee-injury
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Allison M Ezzat, Mariana Brussoni, Jackie L Whittaker, Carolyn A Emery
OBJECTIVE: To understand the influence of the injury experience on current attitudes and beliefs about physical activity (PA) and the development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) in youth and young adults 3-10 years after a sport-related knee injury. DESIGN: Qualitative study. SETTING: University Sports Medical/Research Center. PARTICIPANTS: 20 young adults 3-10 years subsequent to intra-articular knee injury...
May 4, 2018: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778756/nurses-knowledge-attitudes-and-clinical-practice-in-pediatric-postoperative-pain-management
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Anja Hetland Smeland, Alison Twycross, Stefan Lundeberg, Tone Rustøen
Despite readily available evidence to guide practice, children continue to experience moderate to severe pain in hospital postoperatively. Reasons for this may include attitudes of nurses toward pain management and their lack of knowledge in key areas. To identify nurses' knowledge and clinical practice of pediatric postoperative pain management and whether there is a link between knowledge and practice. A descriptive cross-sectional study including a questionnaire and observations was conducted in postanesthesia care (recovery) units in six university hospitals in Norway...
May 16, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778724/a-tangle-of-forms-and-phylogeny-extensive-morphological-homoplasy-and-molecular-clock-heterogeneity-in-bonnetina-and-related-tarantulas
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David Ortiz, Oscar F Francke, Jason E Bond
Tarantula spider systematics has long been considered problematic. Species diagnosis and phylogenetic hypotheses have historically relied on morphological features, which are known to be relatively conserved and/or highly homoplastic across the family. Morphology-based attempts to clarify the phylogeny of the highly diverse New World Theraphosinae, have only been moderately successful, and the time-frame of tarantulas' evolution is nearly terra incognita. Here we present a molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Theraphosinae genus Bonnetina and related lineages, employing one mitochondrial (COI) and five nuclear (ITS1, EF1G, MID1IP1, MRPL44, and I3568) loci...
May 17, 2018: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778690/vasopressin-during-laparoscopic-myomectomy-does-it-really-extend-its-limits-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2
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Athanasios Protopapas, George Giannoulis, Ioannis Chatzipapas, Stavros Athanasiou, Themistoklis Grigoriadis, Nikolaos Kathopoulis, Dimitrios Vlachos, Dimitrios Zaharakis, Dimitrios Loutradis
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Τo investigate whether the use of vasopressin played an important role in the safe expansion of the indications of laparoscopic myomectomy in our practice. DESIGN: A retrospective comparison of prospectively collected data (Canadian Task Force Classification II2) SETTING: A Gynecologic Endoscopy Unit in a Tertiary University Hospital PATIENTS: 150 cases undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy (-ies), of whom 50 treated without the use of any vasoconstrictive agent (group1), and 100 treated with intraoperative intramyometrial injection of dilute vasopressin (20 IU/100mL normal saline) (group 2)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778660/sarcoidosis-diagnostic-score-sds-a-systematic-evaluation-to-enhance-the-diagnosis-of-sarcoidosis
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Alexandra N Bickett, Elyse E Lower, Robert P Baughman
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of sarcoidosis is made by the combination of clinical features and biopsy results. The clinical features of sarcoidosis can be quite variable. We developed a Sarcoidosis Diagnostic Score (SDS) to summarize the clinical features of possible sarcoidosis patients. METHODS: Biopsy confirmed sarcoidosis patients seen during a seven-month time period at the University of Cincinnati Sarcoidosis clinic were prospectively identified. Non-sarcoidosis patients seen at the same clinic were used as controls...
May 17, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778584/evaluating-the-capacity-of-california-s-publicly-funded-universities-to-provide-medication-abortion
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Sarah Raifman, Patricia Anderson, Shelly Kaller, Diane Tober, Daniel Grossman
OBJECTIVE: To explore the capacity of the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) student health centers to provide medication abortion (MA), to identify gaps in resources required to implement proposed Senate Bill 320, which would mandate the provision of MA on UC and CSU campuses, and to explore California student health center staff perspectives on the benefits and challenges of providing MA. STUDY DESIGN: UC and CSU student health center (SHC) staff participated in a self-administered online survey; we conducted in-depth data collection including site visits and conference calls at a subset of campuses...
May 17, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778570/nitrated-t-helper-cell-epitopes-enhance-the-immunogenicity-of-her2-vaccine-and-induce-anti-tumor-immunity
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Hong Tian, Yu He, Xiaoda Song, Liangliang Jiang, Jianhua Luo, Yi Xu, Wanli Zhang, Xiangdong Gao, Wenbing Yao
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is an attractive target for cancer vaccine. However, autoimmune tolerance prevents vaccines based on HER2 protein from inducing long-lasting, highly effective anti-tumor immunity. In this study, we proved that the introduction of p-nitrophenylalanine in the universal T cell epitope (named NitraTh) enhances humoral immunity induced by B cell epitope and cellular immunity induced by CTL epitope. Moreover, this NitraTh epitope can work in both mouse and human immune system...
May 17, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778454/influence-of-the-beam-profile-crosslinking-setting-on-changes-in-corneal-topography-and-tomography-in-progressive-keratoconus-preliminary-results
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Robert Herber, Kathleen S Kunert, Věra Veliká, Eberhard Spoerl, Lutz E Pillunat, Frederik Raiskup
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of accelerated corneal crosslinking (CXL) with a "higher peripheral intensity" profile setting compared with a standard "top hat" profile setting performed using different CXL systems. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Eyes from patients with progressive keratoconus were included...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778393/fertility-preservation-in-pediatric-female-cancer-patients
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Sara E Arian, Rebecca L Flyckt, Richard Herman, Hadi Erfani, Tommaso Falcone
OBJECTIVE: To describe and demonstrate ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC) as an emerging fertility preservation technique DESIGN: Video presentation. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): A 6 year-old female patient diagnosed with aplastic anemia with plan for bone marrow transplantation underwent laparoscopic unilateral oophorectomy in conjunction with surgical procedure for port placement by the pediatric surgeon, followed by cryopreservation of ovarian tissue...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778391/matrix-metalloproteinases-and-their-inhibitors-in-human-cumulus-and-granulosa-cells-as-biomarkers-for-oocyte-quality-estimation
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Alice Luddi, Martina Gori, Camilla Marrocco, Angela Capaldo, Valentina Pavone, Laura Bianchi, Letizia Boschi, Giuseppe Morgante, Paola Piomboni, Vincenzo de Leo
OBJECTIVE: To study the molecular profile of metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors in granulosa and cumulus cells in a subset of fertile and infertile women. DESIGN: Molecular study with granulosa and cumulus cells. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Forty-four women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques for female infertility factor, with partners having a normal spermiogram and 15 normally fertile women with male partner affected by severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia or nonobstructive azoospermia...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778389/resveratrol-improves-in-vitro-maturation-of-oocytes-in-aged-mice-and-humans
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Mei-Ju Liu, Ai-Gang Sun, Shi-Gang Zhao, Hui Liu, Shui-Ying Ma, Mei Li, Ying-Xue Huai, Han Zhao, Hong-Bin Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of resveratrol on oocyte maturation in aged mice and humans. DESIGN: Experimental laboratory study. SETTING: University-based reproductive medicine center. PATIENT(S): A total of 64 women 38-45 years of age undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and 48-52-week-old female C57BL/6J mice. INTERVENTION(S): In vitro culture in the presence of three different concentrations of resveratrol (0...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778382/comparison-of-the-prevalence-of-chronic-endometritis-as-determined-by-means-of-different-diagnostic-methods-in-women-with-and-without-reproductive-failure
#20
Yingyu Liu, Xiaoyan Chen, Jin Huang, Chi-Chiu Wang, Mei-Yung Yu, Susan Laird, Tin-Chiu Li
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of chronic endometritis (CE) when different diagnostic methods are used. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University-affiliated hospital. PATIENT(S): Four groups of women were studied, including women with proven fertility (Fertile; n = 40), unexplained recurrent miscarriage (RM; n = 93), recurrent implantation failure (RIF; n = 39), and infertile subjects undergoing endometrial scratch in a natural cycle preceding frozen-thawed embryo transfer (Infertility; n = 48)...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
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