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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777672/valvectomy-versus-replacement-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-tricuspid-endocarditis
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Adam N Protos, Jaimin R Trivedi, William M Whited, Michael P Rogers, Ugochukwu Owolabi, Kendra J Grubb, Kristen Sell-Dottin, Mark S Slaughter
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical treatment of infective tricuspid endocarditis is debatable, especially in the setting of inherent social and pathologic concerns. This study seeks to compare tricuspid valve repair, replacement, and excision for the treatment of infective endocarditis METHODS: A single center cardiac surgery database was queried between 2012 and 2016 to identify patients >18 years who underwent tricuspid valve surgery for infective endocarditis. Patients were divided into 3 groups based on the type of tricuspid valve surgery: valvectomy, repair, or replacement and evaluated to identify differences between the pre-op factors and outcomes including mortality, length of stay, and complications...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774412/hybrid-constructs-pedicle-screw-with-apical-sublaminar-bands-versus-pedicle-screws-only-for-surgical-correction-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Matteo Palmisani, Eugenio Dema, Stefano Cervellati, Rosa Palmisani
PURPOSE: To compare the 2-year minimum postoperative results of posterior correction and spinal arthrodesis using translational correction with hybrid (sublaminar bands on concave side and pedicle screw) constructs versus correction with intermediate density pedicle screw-only constructs in the treatment of AIS (Lenke 1). METHODS: A total of 37 patients with AIS at single institutions who underwent posterior spinal arthrodesis pedicle screw with sublaminar bands at the apex (19 patients) (Group A) or pedicle screw-only (18) constructs (Group B) were selected and matched according to similar age at surgery 13...
May 17, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773097/polymorphism-in-rs2229783-of-the-alpha-1-xi-collagen-gene-is-associated-with-susceptibility-to-but-not-severity-of-kashin-beck-disease-in-a-northwest-chinese-han-population
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Xiao Wei Shi, Feng Zhang, Zhi Yan Li, Ai Li Lyu, Xiong Guo
A case-control study was conducted to investigate associations between organophosphate pesticide (OP) exposure, aggression, impulsivity, and attempted suicide. The purpose of this study was to explore whether genomic polymorphisms in the alpha 1(XI) collagen gene (COL11A1) were associated with the risk and severity of Kashin-Beck disease (KBD). Twenty-two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in COL11A1 were genotyped in 274 KBD cases and 249 healthy controls using the Sequenom MassARRAY system. The expression of type XI collagen (COL11A) in the knee articular cartilage of 22 KBD patients and 21 controls was analyzed by immunohistochemistry...
April 2018: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762573/multimilliwatt-tunable-continuous-wave-mid-infrared-generation-across-4-6-4-7-%C3%AE-m-based-on-orientation-patterned-gallium-phosphide
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Kavita Devi, A Padhye, P G Schunemann, M Ebrahim-Zadeh
We report the generation of tunable continuous-wave (cw) mid-infrared (mid-IR) radiation across 4608-4694 nm using the new nonlinear material, orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP). By exploiting difference-frequency mixing between a cw Tm-fiber laser and a home-built cw optical parametric oscillator in a 40-mm-long crystal, we have generated up to 43 mW of cw output power, with >30  mW across >95% of the mid-IR tuning range. The output at 4608 nm exhibits high beam quality with a passive power stability of 2...
May 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762056/fracture-of-ankle-mri-using-opposed-phase-imaging-obtained-from-turbo-spin-echo-modified-dixon-image-shows-improved-sensitivity
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Jin Hee You, In Hwan Kim, Jinwoo Hwang, Hye Sun Lee, Eun Hae Park
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if opposed-phase (OP) imaging obtained from the turbo spin echo (TSE) modified Dixon (mDixon) technique can increase the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing ankle fractures. METHODS: This study included 95 CT-confirmed ankle fractures with additional MRI of the ankle using a TSE modified Dixon technique. Two groups of images were analyzed independently: Group 1 - imaging group without OP imaging; Group 2 - imaging group with OP imaging...
May 15, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761422/computational-pre-surgical-planning-of-arterial-patch-reconstruction-parametric-limits-and-in-vitro-validation
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S Samaneh Lashkarinia, Senol Piskin, Tijen A Bozkaya, Ece Salihoglu, Can Yerebakan, Kerem Pekkan
Surgical treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD) involves complex vascular reconstructions utilizing artificial and native surgical materials. A successful surgical reconstruction achieves an optimal hemodynamic profile through the graft in spite of the complex post-operative vessel growth pattern and the altered pressure loading. This paper proposes a new in silico patient-specific pre-surgical planning framework for patch reconstruction and investigates its computational feasibility. The proposed protocol is applied to the patch repair of main pulmonary artery (MPA) stenosis in the Tetralogy of Fallot CHD template...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750314/screening-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-male-idiopathic-osteoporosis-via-rna-sequencing
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Li Feng, Yan Wang, Jing Zhou, Baofang Tian, Bo Xia
As a type of osteoporosis (OP), male idiopathic OP (MIO) is a bone disorder that occurs in young males and is a public health problem worldwide. However, the detailed pathogenesis of MIO remains to be elucidated. In the present study, blood samples of patients with MIO, senile OP, postmenopausal OP and normal controls (NCs) were obtained for RNA sequencing. Compared with the NC group, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the three types of OP were identified. DEGs that were common among the three types of OP and the DEGs that were unique to patients with MIO were determined...
May 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742684/myocardial-injury-after-noncardiac-surgery-incidence-and-predictors-from-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study-at-an-indian-tertiary-care-centre
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Rubin George, Vidya P Menon, Fabia Edathadathil, Sabarish Balachandran, Merlin Moni, Dipu Sathyapalan, Preetha Prasanna, Gokuldas S, Jerry Paul, Chandrababu K K, Lakshmi Kumar, Ashok Pillai
Asymptomatic myocardial injury following noncardiac surgery (MINS) is an independent predictor of 30-day mortality and may go unrecognized based on standard diagnostic definition for myocardial infarction (MI). Given lack of published research on MINS in India, our study aims to determine incidence of MINS in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery at our tertiary care hospital, and evaluate the clinical characteristics including 30-day outcome.The prospective observational study included patients >65 years or >45 years with either hypertension (HTN), diabetes mellitus (DM), coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), or peripheral arterial disease undergoing noncardiac surgery...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737532/the-role-of-industry-influence-in-sinus-balloon-dilation-trends-over-time
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Shekhar K Gadkaree, Vinay K Rathi, Esther Gottschalk, Allen L Feng, Katie M Phillips, George A Scangas, Ralph Metson
OBJECTIVE: Balloon dilation (BD) is a controversial alternative to conventional sinus surgery. The role of industry on practice patterns remains unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether industry payments from BD manufacturers influence practice patterns for otolaryngologists and evaluate how these payments change over time. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study using Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment (PUP) Data and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Open Payments (OP) general payment datasets...
May 8, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735409/comparison-of-survival-and-prognostic-factors-in-patients-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-oligometastases-or-oligoprogression
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Catherine A Pembroke, Bernard Fortin, Neil Kopek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical challenges arise in the oligoprogressive (OP) state with little evidence to support the use of ablative strategies. Our aim is to report on outcomes and prognostic variables following stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for OP and oligometastases (OM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Overall (OS) and progression-free survivals (PFS) were calculated for 163 patients for 209 lesions (106 OM and 57 OP) treated with SBRT over 9 years. OS and PFS comparisons were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier actuarial survival and log rank methods...
May 4, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735138/transpedicular-decompression-debridement-and-posterior-spinal-fusion-with-instrumentation-for-single-level-thoracic-spinal-tuberculosis-with-myelopathy-is-anterior-column-reconstruction-necessary
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Saumyajit Basu, Sri Krishna Chaitanya Kondety
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to study the safety and efficacy of single-stage transpedicular decompression/debridement and instrumented posterior spinal fusion for single-level thoracic spinal tuberculosis with myelopathy without anterior column reconstruction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Existing literature has many reports of transpedicular decompression/debridement and instrumented posterior spinal fusion with anterior column reconstruction. The quoted loss of correction is around 2°, but there is no strong evidence analyzing the loss of kyphosis correction, assessment of fusion in the same, without anterior column reconstruction...
May 2018: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732036/effect-of-long-term-low-dose-prednisolone-administration-on-bone-mineral-density-relating-to-non-compliant-women-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Behzad Heidari, Parnaz Heidari, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Mohammad Ali Bayani, Mansour Babaei
Background: Long-term treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with prednisolone (PRED) is associated with bone mineral density (BMD) loss. This study aimed to determine the status of BMD in non-compliant women who used PRED alone for RA. Methods: Non-adherent RA taking < 7.5 mg daily PRED without DMARDs for > 6 months, and RA patients taking methotrexate +PRED (RA control) were compared with age-matched non-RA controls. BMD was measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) method and osteoporosis (OP) was diagnosed by WHO criteria...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730345/hemiarch-reconstruction-vs-clamped-aortic-anastomosis-for-concomitant-ascending-aortic-aneurysm
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Ibrahim Sultan, Valentino Bianco, Ibrahim Yajzi, Arman Kilic, Keith Dufendach, Arturo Cardounel, Andrew D Althouse, Ahmad Masri, Forozan Navid, Thomas G Gleason
BACKGROUND: Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) is often avoided in patients with concomitant ascending aortic pathology when treating other cardiac disease to avoid increased risk of morbidity and mortality. We hypothesized that the use of DHCA with retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) does not add incremental risk to ascending aortic replacement alone in the setting of concomitant cardiac surgery. METHODS: 408 ascending aortic ± hemiarch replacements and aortic (root)/mitral/tricuspid valve(s), CABG, or MAZE procedures were performed for concomitant cardiac disease...
May 3, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725848/breakdown-of-demarcated-opacities-related-to-molar-incisor-hypomineralization-a-longitudinal-study
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Aline Borburema Neves, Gabriela Caldeira Andrade Americano, Daniella Varela Soares, Vera Mendes Soviero
OBJECTIVES: This prospective longitudinal study aimed to evaluate if the occurrence of post-eruptive breakdown of demarcated opacities in hypomineralized teeth is influenced by the color or location of the opacity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with molar-incisor hypomineralization (MIH) between 2012 and 2014 were eligible. Two calibrated examiners performed the initial and follow-up evaluations according to European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) criteria...
May 3, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724553/effect-of-metal-opaquer-on-the-final-color-of-3-ceramic-crown-types-on-3-abutment-configurations
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Rabia Arif, Burak Yilmaz, Aras Mortazavi, Tuncer B Ozcelik, William M Johnston
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The effect of a recently introduced metal opaquer when used to mask the color of a titanium abutment under ceramic crown systems is unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the color coordinates of 3 ceramic crown types-characterized monolithic lithium disilicate (LDC) (IPS e.max; Ivoclar Vivadent AG), layered lithium disilicate (LDL) (IPS e.max; Ivoclar Vivadent AG), and layered zirconia (ZL) (H.C. Starck)-on 3 abutment configurations, nonopaqued titanium (Ti), resin opaqued titanium (Op), and zirconia (Zir)...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721702/first-100-consecutive-robotic-inguinal-hernia-repairs-at-a-veterans-affairs-hospital
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Alyssa K Kosturakis, Kathryn E LaRusso, Nels D Carroll, Michael B Nicholl
The utilization of robotics in general surgery has increased significantly including usage in the Veterans Affairs (VA) system. We implemented a robotic inguinal hernia repair (RIHR) program in our VA hospital and report on initial experience with safety and outcomes. The first 100 consecutive RIHR at a VA hospital were reviewed and compared against the results of contemporaneous open inguinal hernia repair (OIHR). Data were collected for operative characteristics, surgical complications and pain related outcomes...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719143/particle-size-distributions-of-oxidative-potential-of-lung-deposited-particles-assessing-contributions-from-quinones-and-water-soluble-metals
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Yan Lyu, Huibin Guo, Tiantao Cheng, Xiang Li
Redox-active species in ambient particulate matter (PM) cause adverse health effects through the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the human respiratory tract. However, respiratory deposition of these species and their relative contributions to oxidative potential (OP) have not been described. Size-segregated aerosols were collected during haze and non-haze periods using a MOUDI sampler at an urban site in Shanghai to address this issue. Samples were analyzed for redox-active species content and PM OP...
May 2, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716094/all-fiber-mid-infrared-source-tunable-from-6-to-9-%C3%AE-m-based-on-difference-frequency-generation-in-op-gap-crystal
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Jarosław Sotor, Tadeusz Martynkien, Peter G Schunemann, Paweł Mergo, Lucile Rutkowski, Grzegorz Soboń
We report the first fully fiberized difference frequency generation (DFG) source, delivering a broadly tunable idler in the 6 to 9 μm spectral range, using an orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP) crystals with different quasi-phase matching periods (QPM). The mid-infrared radiation (MIR) is obtained via mixing of the output of a graphene-based Er-doped fiber laser at 1.55 μm with coherent frequency-shifted solitons at 1.9 μm generated in a highly nonlinear fiber using the same seed. The presented setup is the first truly all-fiber, all-polarization maintaining, alignment-free DFG source reported so far...
April 30, 2018: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710583/survey-of-selected-personal-care-products-in-surface-water-of-coral-reefs-in-kenting-national-park-taiwan
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Te An Kung, Shu Hui Lee, Ting Chi Yang, Wei Hsien Wang
Kenting National Park (KNP) located in the Hengchun Peninsula in southern Taiwan is a popular tourist spot, annually attracting millions of visitors, who engage in water sport and amusement activities. In this region, sewage is directly discharged into the marine environment. In this study, the concentrations of five organic UV filters [benzophenone (BP), 2,4-dihydroxy benzophenone (BP-1), 2-hydroxy-4-methoxy benzophenone (BP-3), 2,2'-dihydroxy-4-methoxy benzophenone (BP-8), and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor], five preservatives [methylparaben (MeP), ethylparaben, propylparaben (PrP), butylparaben, and benzylparaben], one disinfectant [triclosan (TCS)], and twenty-four detergent derivatives [nonylphenol (NP), nonylphenol ethoxylates (NP2EO-NP12EO), octylphenol (OP) and octylphenol ethoxylates OP2EO-OP12EO] were detected in seawater and river water samples collected from eight beaches in KNP and two major river estuaries in the Hengchun Peninsula...
April 23, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709334/socioeconomic-status-and-access-to-care-and-the-incidence-of-a-heart-failure-diagnosis-in-the-inpatient-and-outpatient-settings
#20
Carmen C Cuthbertson, Gerardo Heiss, Jacqueline D Wright, Ricky Camplain, Mehul D Patel, Randi E Foraker, Kunihiro Matsushita, Nicole Puccinelli-Ortega, Amil M Shah, Anna M Kucharska-Newton
PURPOSE: Despite well-documented associations of socioeconomic status with incident heart failure (HF) hospitalization, little information exists on the relationship of socioeconomic status with HF diagnosed in the outpatient (OP) setting. METHODS: We used Poisson models to examine the association of area-level indicators of educational attainment, poverty, living situation, and density of primary care physicians with incident HF diagnosed in the inpatient (IP) and OP settings among a cohort of Medicare beneficiaries (n = 109,756; 2001-2013)...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Epidemiology
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