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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662806/early-clinical-outcomes-of-tricuspid-valve-repair-with-a-tri-ad-annuloplasty-ring-in-comparison-with-the-outcomes-using-an-mc-3-ring
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Woohyun Jung, Jae Woong Choi, Ho Young Hwang, Kyung Hwan Kim
Background: We evaluated the early clinical outcomes of tricuspid valve annuloplasty (TAP) with the Tri-Ad annuloplasty ring for functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR). Methods: From January 2015 to March 2017, 36 patients underwent TAP with a Tri-Ad ring for functional TR. To evaluate the early clinical outcomes of TAP with the Tri-Ad ring, we conducted a propensity score-matched analysis comparing the Tri-Ad and MC3 tricuspid annuloplasty rings (n=34 in each group)...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662278/comparison-of-efficacy-of-bupivacaine-with-dexmedetomidine-versus-bupivacaine-alone-for-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-post-operative-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-elective-caesarean-section
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A Ramya Parameswari, Prabha Udayakumar
Background: Increasing rate of Caesarean sections and inadequate pain relief following Caesarean section is seen in almost all parts of the world. Transversus abdominis plane block is gaining popularity as a part of multimodal analgesia for post-operative pain relief following abdominal surgeries. Aim: To compare bupivacaine and bupivacaine with dexmedetomidine in transversus abdominis plane block for pain relief after Caesarean section. Method: American Society of Anaesthesiologists I and II parturients with no comorbidities admitted for elective Caesarean section were included in the study...
April 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658458/-verbal-and-visual-spatial-memory-in-chinese-children-with-developmental-dyslexia
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Xiao-Yun Hu, Jin Jing, Miao Fan, De-Sheng Yang, Yan-Na Zhu, Ling Chen, Xiu-Hong Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the abilities of verbal and visual-spatial memory in Chinese children with developmental dyslexia. METHODS: Thirty-two children with developmental dyslexia (aged 8-12 years) and thirty-nine age- and gender-matched normal children were involved in the study. Their verbal short-term and verbal working memories were measured using the digit ordering and the digit span tests, respectively. Their visual-spatial short-term and visual-spatial working memories were examined using the forward and backward block-tapping tests, respectively...
April 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628844/dexmedetomidine-in-a-surgically-inserted-catheter-for-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-donor-hepatectomy-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Mohamed Adel Aboelela, Al-Refaey Kandeel, Usama Elsayed, Mohamed Elmorshedi, Waleed Elsarraf, Eman Elsayed, Ahmed Elgawalby, Ahmed Mohamed Sultan, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Amr Yassen
Background: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a promising technique for analgesia after abdominal surgery. This prospective, randomized controlled trial assessed the effect of adding dexmedetomidine to bupivacaine in TAP block for donor hepatectomy. We hypothesized that this would improve postoperative morphine consumption and reduce analgesia related complication and inflammation. Methods: A total of 50 donor hepatectomy were enrolled in this study. Patients divided into two equal groups according to drugs used for TAP block...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628838/evaluation-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-renal-transplant-recipients-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-published-studies
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Preet Mohinder Singh, Anuradha Borle, Jeetinder Kaur Makkar, Aanjan Trisha, Aashish Sinha
Background: Patients undergoing renal transplant (RT) have altered drug/opioid pharmacokinetics. Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in renal transplant recipients has been recently evaluated for analgesic and opioid-sparing potential by many trials. Methodology: The studies comparing TAP-block to conventional analgesic regimens for RT were searched. Comparisons were made for total opioids consumed (as morphine-equivalents) during the first postoperative 24-h (primary objective), intraoperative, and immediate-postoperative period...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628559/comparison-of-postoperative-analgesic-efficacy-of-wound-site-infiltration-and-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-with-0-5-ropivacaine-in-lower-abdominal-surgeries-under-spinal-anesthesia
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N Pratheeba, R Remadevi, I Joseph Raajesh, V Bhavani, D K Tripathy, R Ravindra Bhat
Context: Optimization and providing excellent quality of postoperative analgesia after total abdominal hysterectomy is a determinant factor of better clinical outcome, increases patient satisfaction, and allows early mobilization of the patient. Aims: The aim of this study is to compare the postoperative analgesic efficacy of wound site infiltration (WSI) and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block (TAPB) with 0.5% ropivacaine in lower abdominal surgeries under spinal anesthesia...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628547/ultrasound-guided-combined-fascial-plane-blocks-as-an-intervention-for-pain-management-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomized-control-study
#7
Seshadri Ramkiran, Mathews Jacob, Manish Honwad, Desiraju Vivekanand, Mathangi Krishnakumar, Seema Patrikar
Background: Pain associated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy is most severe during the first 24 h and the port sites are the most painful. Recent multimodal approaches target incisional pain instead of visceral pain which has led to the emergence of abdominal fascial plane blocks. This study embraces a novel combination of two independently effective fascial plane blocks, namely rectus sheath block and subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block to alleviate postoperative pain...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627201/perioperative-analgesic-effects-of-an-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-with-a-mixture-of-bupivacaine-and-lidocaine-in-cats-undergoing-ovariectomy
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Despoina Skouropoulou, Luca Lacitignola, Paola Centonze, Angela Simone, Alberto M Crovace, Francesco Staffieri
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the perioperative analgesic effects of a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with a mixture of lidocaine and bupivacaine administered to cats undergoing ovariectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled, randomized, prospective, blinded clinical study. ANIMALS: A group of 20 healthy cats. METHODS: Robenacoxib (2 mg kg-1 ) was administered subcutaneously 0.5 hour before intramuscular (IM) administration of ketamine (5 mg kg-1 ), methadone (0...
February 3, 2018: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625919/ultrasound-guided-lateral-and-subcostal-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-calves-a-cadaveric-study
#9
Alessandro Mirra, Alois von Rotz, Marta Schmidhalter, Lara Moser, Daniela Casoni, Claudia Spadavecchia
OBJECTIVE: To describe and assess the ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block feasibility in calf cadavers, to compare two injection volumes and to evaluate possible undesired solution spreads. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, descriptive, anatomic study. ANIMALS: A group of 15 bovine cadavers weighing 47±11 kg (mean±standard deviation). METHODS: Lateral (n = 24) and subcostal (n = 12) TAP block approaches were assessed...
March 15, 2018: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610571/efficacy-of-bilateral-transversus-abdominis-plane-and-ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric-nerve-blocks-for-postcaesarean-delivery-pain-relief-under-spinal-anesthesia
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Seid Adem Ahemed, Zewditu Abdissa Denu, Habtamu Getinet Kassahun, Demeke Yilikal Fentie
Background: Caesarean delivery can be associated with considerable postoperative pain. While the benefits of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) and ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric (II-IH) nerve blocks on pain after caesarean delivery via Pfannenstiel incision have been demonstrated, no enough investigations on the comparison of these blocks on pain after caesarean delivery have been conducted in our setup. Method: An institutional-based prospective observational cohort study was conducted to compare the analgesic efficacy of those blocks...
2018: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566099/cognitive-deficits-including-executive-functioning-in-relation-to-clinical-parameters-in-paediatric-ms-patients
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Eva Wuerfel, Almuth Weddige, York Hagmayer, Rebecca Jacob, Lisa Wedekind, Wiebke Stark, Jutta Gärtner
BACKGROUND: A number of studies have investigated cognitive impairment in paediatric patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) but deficits regarding executive functions have not been comprehensively assessed up to now. This study was meant to explore cognitive impairment in German paediatric MS patients with a focus on deficits in executive functions and relate these to clinical disease parameters. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Forty paediatric MS patients, which presented at the German centre for MS in childhood and adolescence, were assessed for cognitive deficits applying a very comprehensive battery of cognitive tests including the Wechsler Intelligence scale and subtests of the D-KEFS for executive functions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559203/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-ponies-a-preliminary-anatomical-study
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Caroline F Baldo, Daniel Almeida, Erin Wendt-Hornickle, Alonso Guedes
OBJECTIVE: To describe a single-site transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block technique in horses. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, descriptive, experimental anatomical study. ANIMALS: Four adult pony cadavers. METHODS: Freshly euthanized ponies were positioned in dorsal recumbency. A 6-13 MHz linear ultrasonic probe was used to scan the abdominal wall bilaterally midway between the last rib and iliac crest in search of the TAP location...
February 7, 2018: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559022/post-flood-rapid-needs-assessment-in-srinagar-city-jammu-and-kashmir-state-india-september-2014
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Rajesh Yadav, Dundaiah Somashekar, Samir V Sodha, Kayla F Laserson, Srinivasa Venkatesh, Himanshu Chauhan
OBJECTIVES: Torrential rainfall and flooding from September 2-6, 2014 submerged >350 villages in Jammu and Kashmir state. We conducted rapid needs assessment in capital Srinagar from 27 September to 1 October to assess population health and safety needs. METHODS: Based on Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) methodology, we selected 7 households each from 30 census blocks using 2-stage cluster sampling. We collected information on demographics, needs, and illnesses using structured questionnaire...
March 21, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548386/speciation-analysis-of-aluminium-in-plant-parts-of-betula-pendula-and-in-soil
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Anetta Zioła-Frankowska, Marcin Frankowski
The research presents the first results of aluminium speciation analysis in aqueous extracts of individual plant parts of Betula pendula and soil samples, using High Performance Ion Chromatography with Diode Array Detection (HPIC-DAD). The applied method allowed us to carry out a full speciation analysis of aluminium in the form of predominant aluminium-fluoride complexes: AlF(x=2,3,4) (3-x) (first analytical signal), AlF2+ (second analytical signal) and Al3+ (third analytical signal) in samples of lateral roots, tap roots, twigs, stem, leaf and soil collected under roots of B...
March 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530978/elucidation-of-the-14-3-3%C3%AE-interactome-reveals-critical-roles-of-rna-splicing-factors-during-adipogenesis
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Yves Mugabo, Mina Sadeghi, Nancy N Fang, Thibault Mayor, Gareth E Lim
Adipogenesis involves a complex signaling network requiring strict temporal and spatial organization of effector molecules. Molecular scaffolds, such as 14-3-3 proteins, facilitate such organization, and we have previously identified 14-3-3ζ as an essential scaffold in adipocyte differentiation. The interactome of 14-3-3ζ is large and diverse, and it is possible that novel adipogenic factors may be present within it, but this possibility has not yet been tested. Herein, we generated mouse embryonic fibroblasts from mice overexpressing a TAP-epitope-tagged 14-3-3ζ molecule...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527483/age-related-functional-brain-changes-in-fmr1-premutation-carriers
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Stephanie S G Brown, Shinjini Basu, Heather C Whalley, Peter C Kind, Andrew C Stanfield
The FMR1 premutation confers a 40-60% risk for males of developing a neurodegenerative disease called the Fragile X-associated Tremor Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS). FXTAS is a late-onset disease that primarily involves progressive symptoms of tremor and ataxia, as well as cognitive decline that can develop into dementia in some patients. At present, it is not clear whether changes to brain function are detectable in motor regions prior to the onset of frank symptomatology. The present study therefore aimed to utilize an fMRI motor task for the first time in an asymptomatic premutation population...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504321/analgesic-effect-of-bilateral-subcostal-tap-block-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#17
Karima Karam Khan, Robyna Irshad Khan
BACKGROUND: Pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy is mild to moderate in intensity. Several modalities are employed for achieving safe and effective postoperative analgesia, the benefits of which adds to the early recovery of the patients. As a part of multimodal analgesia, various approaches of Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has been used for management of parietal and incisional components of pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This study was designed to compare the analgesic efficacy of two different approaches of ultrasound guided TAP block, i...
January 2018: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451300/decreased-anterior-cingulate-activation-in-a-motor-task-in-youths-with-bipolar-disorder
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Jace B King, Jeffrey S Anderson, Deborah A Yurgelun-Todd, Punitha Subramaniam, Marie R Ehrler, Melissa P Lopez-Larson
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder (BP) is characterized by abnormal shifts in mood between episodes of mania and severe depression, both of which have been linked with psychomotor disturbances. This study compares brain activation patterns in motor networks between euthymic youths with BP and healthy controls (HC) during the completion of a simple motor task. METHODS: Thirty-five youths with BP and 35 HC (aged 10-19) completed a self-paced sequential bilateral finger-tapping task, consisting of a 4-minute scan block with alternating 20-second periods of either the tapping task (six blocks) or rest (six blocks), while undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447617/experience-with-event-timing-does-not-alter-emergent-timing-further-evidence-for-robustness-of-event-and-emergent-timing
#19
Megan A Pope, Breanna E Studenka
Although, event and emergent timings are thought of as mutually exclusive, significant correlations between tapping and circle drawing (Baer, Thibodeau, Gralnick, Li, & Penhune, 2013 ; Studenka, Zelaznik, & Balasubramaniam, 2012 ; Zelaznik & Rosenbaum, 2010 ) suggest that emergent timing may not be as robust as once thought. We aimed to test this hypothesis in both a younger (18-25) and older (55-100) population. Participants performed one block of circle drawing as a baseline, then six blocks of tapping, followed by circle drawing...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422442/pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-modulates-excessive-cortical-high-%C3%AE-phase-amplitude-coupling-in-parkinson-disease
#20
Mahsa Malekmohammadi, Nicholas AuYong, Joni Ricks-Oddie, Yvette Bordelon, Nader Pouratian
OBJECTIVE: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and globus pallidus internus (GPi) are equally efficacious in the management of Parkinson disease (PD). Studies of STN-DBS have revealed a therapeutic reduction in excessive cortical β-γ phase-amplitude coupling (PAC). It is unclear whether this is specific to STN-DBS and potentially mediated by modulation of the hyperdirect pathway or if it is a generalizable mechanism seen with DBS of other targets. Moreover, it remains unclear how cortical signals are differentially modulated by movement versus therapy...
January 31, 2018: Brain Stimulation
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