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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031182/translating-the-ham-d-into-the-madrs-and-vice-versa-with-equipercentile-linking
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Stefan Leucht, Hein Fennema, Rolf R Engel, Marion Kaspers-Janssen, Armin Szegedi
BACKGROUND: The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) and the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) are scales used frequently to rate the symptoms of depression. There are many situations in which it is important to know what a given total score or a percent reduction from baseline score of one scale means in relation to the other scale. METHOD: We used the equipercentile linking method to identify corresponding scores of simultaneous HAM-D and MADRS ratings in 4388 patients from 31 mirtazapine trials in major depressive disorder...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029109/early-diagnosis-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
#2
Hugo Katus, André Ziegler, Okan Ekinci, Evangelos Giannitsis, Wendy Gattis Stough, Stephan Achenbach, Stefan Blankenberg, Martina Brueckmann, Paul Collinson, Dorin Comaniciu, Filippo Crea, Wilfried Dinh, Grégory Ducrocq, Frank A Flachskampf, Keith A A Fox, Matthias G Friedrich, Kathy A Hebert, Anders Himmelmann, Mark Hlatky, Dominik Lautsch, Bertil Lindahl, Daniel Lindholm, Nicholas L Mills, Giorgio Minotti, Martin Möckel, Torbjørn Omland, Véronique Semjonow
The diagnostic evaluation of acute chest pain has been augmented in recent years by advances in the sensitivity and precision of cardiac troponin assays, new biomarkers, improvements in imaging modalities, and release of new clinical decision algorithms. This progress has enabled physicians to diagnose or rule-out acute myocardial infarction earlier after the initial patient presentation, usually in emergency department settings, which may facilitate prompt initiation of evidence-based treatments, investigation of alternative diagnoses for chest pain, or discharge, and permit better utilization of healthcare resources...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028791/is-diacerein-an-alternative-for-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
#3
Anselmo Alegría, Sebastián Irarrázaval
INTRODUCTION: Among the possibilities for the management of osteoarthritis, different pharmacological alternatives have been proposed, being diacerein one of them due to its anti-inflammatory effect. However, diacerein clinical utility is not clear. METHODS: To answer this question, we used Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others...
October 12, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028583/influence-of-semantic-consistency-and-perceptual-features-on-visual-attention-during-scene-viewing-in-toddlers
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Andrea Helo, Sandrien van Ommen, Sebastian Pannasch, Lucile Danteny-Dordoigne, Pia Rämä
Conceptual representations of everyday scenes are built in interaction with visual environment and these representations guide our visual attention. Perceptual features and object-scene semantic consistency have been found to attract our attention during scene exploration. The present study examined how visual attention in 24-month-old toddlers is attracted by semantic violations and how perceptual features (i. e. saliency, centre distance, clutter and object size) and linguistic properties (i. e. object label frequency and label length) affect gaze distribution...
October 10, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028292/dynamics-of-soil-biogeochemical-gas-emissions-shaped-by-remolded-aggregate-sizes-and-carbon-configurations-under-hydration-cycles
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Ali Ebrahimi, Dani Or
Changes in soil hydration status affect microbial community dynamics and shape key biogeochemical processes. Evidence suggests that local anoxic conditions may persist and support anaerobic microbial activity in soil aggregates (or in similar hot spots) long after the bulk soil becomes aerated. To facilitate systematic studies of interactions among environmental factors with biogeochemical emissions of CO2 , N2 O and CH4 from soil aggregates, we remolded silt soil aggregates to different sizes and incorporated carbon at different configurations (core, mixed, no addition)...
October 13, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028201/summed-area-technique-for-cube-maps
#6
Yi Xiao, Tze-Yui Ho, Chi-Sing Leung
The original Summed Area Table (SAT) structure is designed for handling 2D rectangular data. Due to the nature of spherical functions, the SAT structure cannot handle cube maps directly. This paper proposes a new SAT structure for cube maps and develops the corresponding lookup algorithm. Our formulation starts by considering a cube map as part of an auxiliary 3D function defined in a 3D rectangular space. We interpret the 2D integration process over the cube map surface as a 3D integration over the auxiliary 3D function...
October 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027975/dietary-supplement-use-during-preconception-the-australian-longitudinal-study-on-women-s-health
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Elle McKenna, Alexis Hure, Anthony Perkins, Ellie Gresham
Worldwide, dietary supplement use among reproductive aged women is becoming increasingly common. The aim of this study was to investigate dietary supplement use among Australian women during preconception. Self-reported data were collected prospectively for the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH). The sample included 485 women aged 31-36 years, with supplement data, classified as preconception when completing Survey 5 of the ALSWH in 2009. Frequency and contingency tables were calculated and Pearson's chi-square test for associations between demographic variables and supplementation status was performed...
October 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027908/large-energy-storage-efficiency-of-the-dielectric-layer-of-graphene-nanocapacitors
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Alexey Bezryadin, Andrey Belkin, Eduard Ilin, Michael Pak, Eugene Colla, Alfred Hubler
Electric capacitors are commonly used in electronic circuits for short-term storage of small amounts of energy. It is desirable however to use capacitors to store much larger energy amounts to replace rechargeable batteries. Unfortunately the existing capacitors cannot store a sufficient energy to be able to replace common electrochemical energy storage systems. Here we examine energy storage capabilities of graphene nanocapacitors, which are try-layers involving an Al film, Al2O3 dielectric layer, and a single layer of carbon atoms, i...
October 13, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027688/preoperative-ultrasonographic-assessment-of-the-anterior-pelvic-plane-for-personalized-total-hip-replacement
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Andrzej Kochman, Adrian Goral, Josef Kozak, Wojciech Marek, Monika Morawska-Kochman, Marek Synder
OBJECTIVES: Correct positioning of the acetabular component is a key factor in minimizing the risk of dislocation after total hip replacement (THR) surgery. A "safe" orientation of the cup is usually defined by 2 angles measured between its geometric axis and the anterior pelvic plane. However, in the current state-of-the-art approach to THR surgery, the intraoperative orientation of the anterior pelvic plane cannot be measured. Even less is known about the functional orientation of the pelvis, which determines the postoperative orientation of the cup during the patient's everyday activities...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027403/survival-of-gynecological-cancers-in-turkey-where-are-we-at
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Murat Gultekin, Selin Dundar, Irem Kucukyildiz, Mujdegul Zayifoglu Karaca, Guledal Boztas, Semra Hatice Turan, Ezgi Hacikamiloglu, Bekir Keskinkilic
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the 5-year relative survival rates in gynecological cancers diagnosed and treated in Turkey by year 2009 and to compare the results with developed countries. METHODS: Data of patients diagnosed for ovarian, corpus uteri or cervix uteri cancer at year 2009 are collected from 9 national cancer registry centers. Date of deaths are retracted from governmental Identity Information Sharing System (KPS). In order to calculate relative survival rates, national general population mortality tables are obtained from Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat)...
November 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027144/erratum-to-quantitative-physiology-and-elemental-composition-of-kluyveromyces-lactis-cbs-2359-during-growth-on-glucose-at-different-specific-growth-rates
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Oscar Dias, Thiago O Basso, Isabel Rocha, Eugénio C Ferreira, Andreas K Gombert
In the original publication of the article, the below mentioned errors have appeared. The correct text is provided in this erratum, In the abstract section, the sentence "This dataset serve" should be replaced as "This dataset serves". Also, the reference "Basso TO, Gomes FS, Lopes ML, et al (2014) Homo- and heterofermentative lactobacilli differently affect sugarcane-based fuel ethanol fermentation. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 105:169-177. doi: 10.1007/s10482-013-0063-6 " should be replaced as "Basso TO, Dario MG, Tonso A, Stambuk BU, Gombert AK (2010) Insufficient uracil supply in fully aerobic chemostat cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae leads to respiro-fermentative metabolism and double nutrient-limitation...
October 12, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026970/determination-of-the-amount-of-ptosis-correction-in-levator-resection-surgery-for-pediatric-congenital-ptosis
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Chang Yeom Kim, Sang Yeul Lee
BACKGROUND: It is difficult to determine the amount of eyelid lift in levator resection surgery for congenital ptosis, especially when the surgery is performed under general anesthesia. We aim to introduce an objective and steady method with which to adjust eyelid height, and to identify other factors to be considered during surgery. METHODS: This is a retrospective, observational study of 110 eyes from 78 patients who underwent levator resection surgery for congenital ptosis...
October 12, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026965/cutting-the-holy-dome-the-evolution-of-vertical-alar-resection
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Süreyya Şeneldir, Aytuğ Altundağ, Denizhan Dizdar
INTRODUCTION: Dome division or vertical dome division (VDD) is a tip plasty technique that is effective when applied appropriately to suitable patients. For 15 years, we have used VDD and made modifications as needed. In classical VDD, the dome area is cut and left to heal, but experience shows that additional components are needed to complement dome division, such as sutures or grafts. In this study, we retrospectively analysed our rhinoplasty patients in whom we used vertical alar resection (VAR) to assess the advantages and disadvantages of this technique...
October 12, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026962/abdominal-contouring-outcomes-in-class-iii-obesity-analysis-of-the-acs-nsqip-database
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Husain T AlQattan, Leela S Mundra, Gustavo A Rubio, Seth R Thaller
BACKGROUND: Obesity may increase the risk of complications following abdominal contouring. The aim of this study is to evaluate panniculectomy outcomes in patients with class III obesity (BMI > 40 kg/m(2)). METHODS: The American College of Surgeon's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program ACS-NSQIP (2010-2014) was used to identify patients who underwent panniculectomy. Class III obesity patients were identified. Demographics, comorbidities and postoperative outcomes were evaluated...
October 12, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026961/outcome-of-in-situ-septoplasty-and-extracorporeal-subtotal-septal-reconstruction-in-crooked-noses-a-randomized-self-controlled-study
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Sercan Gode, Murat Benzer, Mustafa Uslu, Isa Kaya, Rasit Midilli, Bulent Karci
IMPORTANCE: Severe dorsal deviations in crooked noses are treated by either in situ septoplasty with asymmetric spreader grafts (ISS) or extracorporeal subtotal septal reconstruction (ECS). To our knowledge, except one retrospective study, there is no other that compares the objective and subjective results of these two treatment modalities. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the aesthetic and functional outcomes of ECS and ISS in crooked noses. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This study was carried out on 40 patients (ISS in 20 patients and ECS in 20 patients) who underwent external rhinoplasty surgery due to crooked noses between May 2014 and January 2016...
October 12, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026957/autologous-buccal-micro-mucosa-free-graft-combined-with-posterior-scrotal-flap-transfer-for-vaginoplasty-in-male-to-female-transsexuals-a-pilot-study
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Shu-Yi Wei, Feng-Yong Li, Qiang Li, Sen-Kai Li, Chuan-De Zhou, Yu Zhou, Yu-Jiao Cao, Si-Ya Zhang, Yang Zhao
BACKGROUND: The inverted peno-scrotal flap method is considered the standard method of vaginoplasty in male-to-female genital reassignment surgery. Though with numerous advantages, the method has its limitations regarding skin texture, lack of inherent lubrication, and that the tissues for creating the labia depend on the amount of tissues remaining after vaginoplasty. Our purpose was to describe the procedure and outcome of vaginoplasty applying a new technique: autologous buccal micro-mucosa free graft combined with posterior scrotal flap transfer, which could solve some of the problems the previous methods had...
October 12, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026955/indolent-rib-osteomyelitis-following-breast-implant-reconstruction-an-unusual-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Luke Watson, Darryl Dunn, Grant Fraser-Kirk
Rib osteomyelitis is an infrequently occurring but important complication of breast implant surgery. Although prosthetic or surgical site infection (SSI) and rib osteomyelitis as separate entities are well described in the literature, only five cases of rib or sternal osteomyelitis related to implant placement have been reported globally. Historically patients who experience this complication have not demonstrated an identifiable prevalence of the traditional risk factors associated with SSI or rib osteomyelitis...
October 12, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026936/a-comparative-study-of-full-thickness-blepharotomy-versus-transconjunctival-eyelid-lengthening-in-the-correction-of-upper-eyelid-retraction-in-graves-orbitopathy
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Allan C Pieroni Gonçalves, Thiago Nogueira, Ana Carolina Arato Gonçalves, Luzia Diegues Silva, Suzana Matayoshi, Mário L R Monteiro
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to compare the outcome of full-thickness blepharotomy and transconjunctival eyelid lengthening in the correction of upper eyelid retraction (UER) in patients with Graves' orbitopathy (GO). METHODS: This is a prospective randomized interventional study. Following ophthalmic examination, determination of the ocular surface disease index (OSDI) and photography, 27 patients with UER were randomly assigned to either graded full-thickness blepharotomy (G1) or transconjunctival Müller muscle recession and graded disinsertion of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle (G2)...
October 12, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026503/content-analysis-of-the-concept-of-addiction-in-high-school-textbooks-of-iran
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Mohammad Hasan Mirzamohammadi, Sayedeh Zainab Mousavi, Omid Massah, Ali Farhoudian
BACKGROUND: This research sought to determine how well the causes of addiction, addiction harms, and prevention of addiction have been noticed in high school textbooks. METHODS: We used descriptive method to select the main related components of the addiction concept and content analysis method for analyzing the content of textbooks. The study population comprised 61 secondary school curriculum textbooks and study sample consisted of 14 secondary school textbooks selected by purposeful sampling method...
January 2017: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026384/clinical-and-cranial-computed-tomography-scan-findings-in-adults-following-road-traffic-accidents-in-kampala-uganda
#20
Geoffrey Erem, Samuel Bugeza, Elsie Kiguli Malwadde
BACKGROUND: Globally, road traffic accidents are a major cause of death and disability. The developing countries bear a disproportionately large share of the RTAs which account for about 85% of the deaths. Most of these RTAs result in head injury, which globally, most scholars and medical practitioners consider a significant economic, social and medical problem. In Mulago National referral hospital, RTA is the leading cause of surgical admission. OBJECTIVE: To describe the cranial computed tomography (CT) scan findings in adults following RTA in Mulago hospital...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
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