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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451168/percutaneous-catheter-drainage-followed-by-endoscopic-transluminal-drainage-necrosectomy-for-treatment-of-infected-pancreatic-necrosis-in-early-phase-of-illness
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Surinder Singh Rana, Rajesh Gupta, Mandeep Kang, Vishal Sharma, Ravi Sharma, Ujjwal Gorsi, Deepak K Bhasin
Background and Objectives: Infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) in the early phase is treated with "step up approach" involving initial percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) followed by necrosectomy. There is a paucity of data on a combined approach of initial PCD followed by endoscopic drainage and necrosectomy. A retrospectively study on safety and efficacy of initial PCD followed by endoscopic transluminal drainage and necrosectomy in IPN. Methods: Retrospective analysis of data of 23 patients with IPN who were treated with a combined approach...
January 2018: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450953/factors-influencing-seedling-emergence-of-three-global-invaders-in-greenhouses-representing-major-eco-regions-of-the-world
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Mohammed A S Arfin Khan, Vanessa M S Vetter, Zafer A Reshi, Parvaiz A Dar, Anke Jentsch
Success of germination and seedling emergence in new environments are crucial first steps in the life history of global plant invaders and thus play a key role in processes of range expansion. We examined the germination and seedling emergence success of three global plant invaders - Lupinus polyphyllus, Senecio inaequidens, and Verbascum thapsus - in greenhouses and climate chambers under climate regimes corresponding to seven eco-regions. Seed materials were collected from one non-native population for L...
February 16, 2018: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450524/effect-of-a-quality-improvement-intervention-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-in-india-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-the-acs-quik-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mark D Huffman, Padinhare P Mohanan, Raji Devarajan, Abigail S Baldridge, Dimple Kondal, Lihui Zhao, Mumtaj Ali, Mangalath N Krishnan, Syam Natesan, Rajesh Gopinath, Sunitha Viswanathan, Joseph Stigi, Johny Joseph, Somanathan Chozhakkat, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
Importance: Wide heterogeneity exists in acute myocardial infarction treatment and outcomes in India. Objective: To evaluate the effect of a locally adapted quality improvement tool kit on clinical outcomes and process measures in Kerala, a southern Indian state. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cluster randomized, stepped-wedge clinical trial conducted between November 10, 2014, and November 9, 2016, in 63 hospitals in Kerala, India, with a last date of follow-up of December 31, 2016...
February 13, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450488/spatial-release-from-masking-in-adults-with-bilateral-cochlear-implants-effects-of-distracter-azimuth-and-microphone-location
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Timothy J Davis, René H Gifford
Purpose: The primary purpose of this study was to derive spatial release from masking (SRM) performance-azimuth functions for bilateral cochlear implant (CI) users to provide a thorough description of SRM as a function of target/distracter spatial configuration. The secondary purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the microphone location for SRM in a within-subject study design. Method: Speech recognition was measured in 12 adults with bilateral CIs for 11 spatial separations ranging from -90° to +90° in 20° steps using an adaptive block design...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449572/optimising-the-decellularization-of-human-elastic-cartilage-with-trypsin-for-future-use-in-ear-reconstruction
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Shafiq Rahman, Michelle Griffin, Anish Naik, Matthew Szarko, Peter E M Butler
Decellularized scaffolds can induce chondrogenic differentiation of stem cells. This study compares different methods to optimise the decellularization of auricular cartilage. The process consisted of an initial 12 hour dry freeze thaw which froze the cartilage specimens in an empty tube at -20 °C. Samples were allowed to thaw at room temperature followed by submersion in phosphate buffer solution in which they were frozen at -20 °C for a 12 hour period. They were then allowed to thaw at room temperature as before...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447856/laparoscopic-sacrohysteropexy-in-a-12-weeks-pregnant-woman
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Berna Haliloglu Peker, Erdin Ilter, Hakan Peker, Aygen Celik, Ali Gursoy, Onur Gunaldi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy for a case of uterine prolapse in a 12 weeks and 3 days pregnant woman. To our knowledge, this is the first case of laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy performed at 12th weeks of gestation to be reported in literature. DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgical procedure (Canadian Task Force classification III) SETTING: Uterine prolapse is very rare condition manifesting in an estimated 10000 to 15000 pregnancies (1)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447668/a-simple-and-automated-sample-preparation-system-for-subsequent-halogens-determination-combustion-followed-by-pyrohydrolysis
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L S F Pereira, M F Pedrotti, P Dalla Vecchia, J S F Pereira, E M M Flores
A simple and automated system based on combustion followed by a pyrohydrolysis reaction was proposed for further halogens determination. This system was applied for digestion of soils containing high (90%) and also low (10%) organic matter content for further halogens determination. The following parameters were evaluated: sample mass, use of microcrystalline cellulose and heating time. For analytes absorption, a diluted alkaline solution (6 mL of 25 mmol L -1 NH 4 OH) was used in all experiments. Up to 400 mg of soil with high organic matter content and 100 mg of soil with low organic matter content (mixed with 400 mg of cellulose) could be completely digested using the proposed system...
June 20, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446252/what-is-the-effect-of-exercise-on-wound-healing-in-patients-with-venous-leg-ulcers-a-systematic-review
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Daisy Smith, Rebecca Lane, Rosemary McGinnes, Jane O'Brien, Renea Johnston, Lyndal Bugeja, Victoria Team, Carolina Weller
Standard best practice for the treatment of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) is compression bandaging of the lower leg to reduce hydrostatic pressure. There is considerable variation in reported healing rates when using this gold-standard approach; therefore, a systematic and robust evaluation of other interventions is required. Exercise interventions, in addition to standard compression therapy, could improve wound-healing time and prevent their recurrence. We have conducted a systematic review to examine the effects of exercise on wound characteristics, including time to heal, size and recurrence, pain, quality of life, adverse events, and economic outcomes...
February 15, 2018: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444063/ultrahigh-resolution-and-wideband-optical-vector-analysis-for-arbitrary-responses
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Shifeng Liu, Min Xue, Jianbin Fu, Lugang Wu, Shilong Pan
An ultrahigh-resolution and wideband optical vector analyzer (OVA) with the simplest architecture, to the best of our knowledge, is proposed and demonstrated based on chirped optical double-sideband (ODSB) modulation in a single-drive Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM). To distinguish the magnitude and phase information carried by the two sidebands in the ODSB signal, a two-step measurement, in which biasing, respectively, the MZM at two different points is applied. Because no optical filtering is required in the scheme, the optical carrier can be located at any wavelength that is suitable for accurate measurement, e...
February 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443031/ultrasound-cyclo-plasty-in-eyes-with-glaucoma
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Giuseppe Giannaccare, Stefano Sebastiani, Emilio C Campos
Glaucoma is a chronic disease caused by the progressive degeneration of the optical nerve fibers, resulting in decreased visual field that can lead to severe visual impairment, and eventually blindness. This manuscript describes a simple, surgeon-friendly, non-incisional technique, named Ultrasound Cyclo Plasty (UCP), for reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients. The technique determines a selective coagulation necrosis of the ciliary body; in addition, the stimulation of supra-choroidal and trans-scleral portions of the uveo-scleral outflow pathway has been recently proposed...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442696/effect-of-selenization-processes-on-cigs-solar-cell-performance
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C H Wu, P W Wu, J H Chen, J Y Kao, C Y Hsu
Cu(In, Ga)Se2 (CIGS) films were fabricated by a two-step process method using sputtering from Cu0.7Ga0.3 and In targets. The metallic precursor structures of In/CuGa/In were prepared, and CuGa film was adjusted to the thicknesses of 150, 200, 250 and 300 nm, in order to optimize the CIGS film. After selenization, three independent CIGS (112), CIGS (220/204) and CIGS (312/116) began to crystallize at ~280 °C and phase peaks continued growing until 560 °C. Experimental results showed that with a single stage selenization method, the excessive stoichiometry of the CIGS films was obtained...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439599/how-is-children-s-weight-status-assessed-for-early-identification-of-overweight-and-obesity-narrative-review-of-programs-for-weight-status-assessment
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Kamila Davidson, Helen Vidgen, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Lynne Daniels
Assessment of a child's weight status is the first step in the management of childhood overweight and obesity. We reviewed routine assessment programs to inform early and routine identification of childhood overweight and obesity to address this global health issue. Twelve electronic databases were searched (Scopus, Web of Science, Wiley, ScienceDirect, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycEXTRA, CINAHL, Primary Search, MEDLINE, ERIC, Academic Search Elite) for universal programs for weight status assessment of children aged 4-12 in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development - countries, which included more than one assessment and parents receiving feedback...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438541/molecular-characterization-of-giardia-lamblia-in-children-less-than-5-years-of-age-with-diarrhoea-attending-the-bengo-general-hospital-angola
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Carolina Gasparinho, Filipa S Ferreira, António Carlos Mayer, Maria Clara Mirante, Susana Vaz Nery, Ana Santos-Reis, Daniela Portugal-Calisto, Miguel Brito
Background: Giardia lamblia is a pathogenic intestinal protozoan with high prevalence in developing countries, especially among children. Molecular characterization has revealed the existence of eight assemblages, with A and B being more commonly described in human infections. Despite its importance, to our knowledge this is the first published molecular analysis of G. lamblia assemblages in Angola. Methods: The present study aimed to identify the assemblages of G...
February 9, 2018: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438321/the-intersection-of-hpv-epidemiology-genomics-and-mechanistic-studies-of-hpv-mediated-carcinogenesis
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Lisa Mirabello, Megan A Clarke, Chase W Nelson, Michael Dean, Nicolas Wentzensen, Meredith Yeager, Michael Cullen, Joseph F Boland, Mark Schiffman, Robert D Burk
Of the ~60 human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes that infect the cervicovaginal epithelium, only 12-13 "high-risk" types are well-established as causing cervical cancer, with HPV16 accounting for over half of all cases worldwide. While HPV16 is the most important carcinogenic type, variants of HPV16 can differ in their carcinogenicity by 10-fold or more in epidemiologic studies. Strong genotype-phenotype associations embedded in the small 8-kb HPV16 genome motivate molecular studies to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms...
February 13, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438271/efficacy-of-misoprostol-before-diagnostic-hysteroscopy-in-postmenopausal-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Fabiana Y Nakano, Daniela A Yela, Joao P L Pinto, Talita Riegas, Cristina L Benetti-Pinto, Adriana Orcesi Pedro, Lucia Helena Costa Paiva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pain and determine the efficacy of misoprostol, compared with placebo, for postmenopausal women before diagnostic hysteroscopy. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial included 158 postmenopausal women who received either 200 μg of misoprostol or placebo through the vaginal route before diagnostic hysteroscopy (79 women/group). The primary outcome was pain assessment (presence and intensity) during the four steps of hysteroscopy: cervical grasping with a Pozzi tenaculum forceps immediately before hysteroscopy, during hysteroscopy, during performance of the endometrial biopsy, and postprocedure...
February 12, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438269/the-effects-of-stair-climbing-on-arterial-stiffness-blood-pressure-and-leg-strength-in-postmenopausal-women-with-stage-2-hypertension
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Alexei Wong, Arturo Figueroa, Won-Mok Son, Oksana Chernykh, Song-Young Park
OBJECTIVE: Menopause is accompanied by a progressive arterial stiffening associated with increases in blood pressure (BP) and decline in muscular function. It is crucial to prevent or reduce the negative effects of menopause on vascular and muscular function by implementing appropriate lifestyle interventions, such as exercise training. We examined the effects of a stair climbing (SC) regimen on arterial stiffness (pulse wave velocity [PWV]), BP, and leg strength in postmenopausal women with stage 2 hypertension...
February 12, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437004/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-phenytoin-by-simple-rapid-accurate-highly-sensitive-and-novel-method-and-its-clinical-applications
#17
Abdul Sami Shaikh, Ruichen Guo
BACKGROUND: Phenytoin has very challenging pharmacokinetic properties. To prevent its toxicity and ensure efficacy, continuous therapeutic monitoring is required. It is hard to get a simple, accurate, rapid, easily available, economical and highly sensitive assay in one method for therapeutic monitoring of phenytoin. OBJECTIVE: The present study is directed towards establishing and validating a more simple, rapid, an accurate, highly sensitive, novel and environment friendly liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) method for offering rapid and reliable TDM results of phenytoin in epileptic patients to physicians and clinicians for making immediate and rational decision...
February 9, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435905/neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-gallbladder-a-step-beyond-palliative-therapy-experience-of-25-cases
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Amol Vijay Kanetkar, Shraddha Patkar, Krunal Harischandra Khobragade, Vikas Ostwal, Anant Ramaswamy, Mahesh Goel
PURPOSE: Published literature on gall bladder neuroendocrine tumors (GB NETs) is limited with none reporting the role of multimodal therapy. METHODS: Patients with histologically confirmed GB NETs treated at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, from January 2010 to June 2017 were analyzed. Staging was done by contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) of abdomen and chest or a positron emission topography (PET) scan. Tumor marker (CA19-9) was measured. WHO-2017 guideline was used to classify GB NETs...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435438/feasibility-of-physical-activity-assessment-with-wearable-devices-in-children-aged-4-10-years-a-pilot-study
#19
Jan Müller, Anna-Maria Hoch, Vanessa Zoller, Renate Oberhoffer
Objective: Physical activity (PA) is associated with multiple beneficial health outcomes. Unfortunately, current studies report an alarming decrease of PA throughout all age groups. This study aims to assess general feasibility and PA levels of kindergarten and primary school children with wearable technology specifically manufactured for young children. Patients and methods: From April 2017 to August 2017, a total of 59 children (7.1 ± 1.7 years, 34 girls) recorded their PA for seven consecutive day wearing a wearable bracelet (Garmin vivofit jr)...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434179/sma-diagnosis-detection-of-smn1-deletion-with-real-time-mcop-pcr-system-using-fresh-blood-dna
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Emma Tabe Eko Niba, Mawaddah Ar Rochmah, Nur Imma Fatimah Harahap, Hiroyuki Awano, Ichiro Morioka, Kazumoto Iijima, Toshio Saito, Kayoko Saito, Atsuko Takeuchi, Poh San Lai, Yoshihiro Bouike, Hisahide Nishio, Masakazu Shinohara
BACKGROUND: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is one of the most common autosomal recessive disorders. The symptoms are caused by defects of lower motor neurons in the spinal cord. More than 95% of SMA patients are homozygous for survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) deletion. We previously developed a screening system for SMN1 deletion based on a modified competitive oligonucleotide priming-PCR (mCOP-PCR) technique using dried blood spot (DBS) on filter paper. This system is convenient for mass screening in the large population and/or first-tier diagnostic method of the patients in the remote areas...
December 18, 2017: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
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