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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028864/predicting-cognitive-functioning-activities-of-daily-living-and-participation-6-months-after-mild-to-moderate-stroke
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Madison Bertolin, Ryan Van Patten, Taylor Greif, Robert Fucetola
Objective: Predicting neurocognitive and functional outcomes in stroke is an important clinical task, especially in rehabilitation settings. We assessed acute predictors of cognitive and functional outcomes 6 months after mild to moderate stroke. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of acute clinical data and 6-month follow-up telephone interviews for 498 mild to moderate stroke patients. Predictors were sociodemographic variables, the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), basic physical measures, the Mesulam Cancellation Test, the Short Blessed Test (SBT), Trails A/B, and the Boston Naming Test...
September 25, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022684/legionellosis-a-walk-through-to-identification-of-the-source-of-infection
#2
Dimosthenis Chochlakis, Vassilios Sandalakis, Maria Keramarou, Yannis Tselentis, Anna Psaroulaki
OBJECTIVES: Although a number of human Legionnaires' disease in tourists are recorded annually in Europe, there are few cases where a direct link can be made between the infected person and the source of infection (hotel or other accommodation). We present a scheme followed in order to track down and identify the source of infection in a tourist suffering from L. pneumophila sg 5 infection, who was accommodated in seven different hotels during his holidays in the island of Crete, and we comment on various difficulties and draw-backs of the process...
September 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018041/spontaneous-breathing-trials-and-conservative-sedation-practices-reduce-mechanical-ventilation-duration-in-subjects-with-ards
#3
Richard H Kallet, Hanjing Zhuo, Vivian Yip, Antonio Gomez, Michael S Lipnick
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) and daily sedation interruptions (DSIs) reduce both the duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU length of stay (LOS). The impact of these practices in patients with ARDS has not previously been reported. We examined whether implementation of SBT/DSI protocols reduce duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU LOS in a retrospective group of subjects with ARDS at a large, urban, level-1 trauma center. METHODS: All ARDS survivors from 2002 to 2016 (N = 1,053) were partitioned into 2 groups: 397 in the pre-SBT/DSI group (June 2002-December 2007) and 656 in the post-SBT/DSI group (January 2009-April 2016)...
October 10, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993546/differentiation-of-seromucinous-borderline-tumor-from-serous-borderline-tumor-on-mr-imaging
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Yasuhisa Kurata, Aki Kido, Yusaku Moribata, Kyoko Kameyama, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Ikuo Konishi, Kaori Togashi
PURPOSE: Seromucinous borderline tumor (SMBT) is a newly categorized ovarian tumor in the 2014 revised World Health Organization (WHO) classification. SMBT is similar to serous borderline tumor (SBT) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reflecting their pathological findings. This study was conducted to demonstrate the usefulness of MRI findings and quantitative values for differentiating SMBT from SBT. METHODS: This retrospective study examined 23 lesions (20 patients) from SMBT and 26 lesions (22 patients) from SBT...
October 6, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981945/-association-of-hla-a-b-drb1-alleles-and-haplotypes-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-among-ethnic-hans-from-northern-china
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Jun Qi, Liping Chen, Tianju Wang, Manni Wang, Xiaofang Wang, Junhua Wu, Shihui Ye
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of polymorphisms of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A, -B, -DRB1 alleles and haplotypes with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) among ethnic Hans from northern China. METHODS: A total of 170 ALL patients (patient group) and 1241 unrelated healthy bone marrow donors (control group) were genotyped at a high-resolution level using polymerase chain reaction-sequence-based typing (PCR-SBT), sequence specific oligonucleotide probes (SSO) and sequence specific primer (SSP) typing methods...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965696/gene-expression-profiles-of-ovarian-low-grade-serous-carcinoma-resemble-those-of-fallopian-tube-epithelium
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Chunping Qiu, Nan Lu, Xiao Wang, Qing Zhang, Cunzhong Yuan, Shi Yan, Samina Dongol, Yingwei Li, Xiaomei Sun, Chenggong Sun, Zhiwei Zhang, Wenxin Zheng, Beihua Kong
OBJECTIVE: The cell of origin of ovarian low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC) remains unclarified. Our recent morphologic and immunophenotypic study suggests that most LGSCs may be derived from the fallopian tube. The purpose of the current study was to gain further insight into the origin of LGSC at the molecular level. METHODS: RNA-seq analysis was performed on a total of 31 tissue samples including LGSC (n=6), serous borderline tumors (SBT, n=6), fallopian tube epithelia (FTE, n=5), ovarian surface epithelia (OSE, n=4), and human peritoneal mesothelia (HPM, n=4)...
September 28, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963397/guanylyl-cyclase-g-is-an-alarm-pheromone-receptor-in-mice
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Ying-Chi Chao, Joerg Fleischer, Ruey-Bing Yang
Many animals respond to threats by releasing alarm pheromones (APs) that warn conspecifics. In mice, detection of the AP 2-sec-butyl-4,5-dihydrothiazole (SBT) is mediated by chemosensory neurons residing in the Grueneberg ganglion (GG) of the anterior nasal region. Although the molecular mechanisms underlying activation of GG neurons by SBT and other substances are still unclear, recent studies have reported an involvement of the transmembrane guanylyl cyclase (GC) subtype GC-G in chemosensory signaling in the GG Here, we show that SBT directly binds with high affinity to the extracellular domain of GC-G and elicits an enhanced enzymatic activity of this protein...
September 28, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948503/extubating-the-neurocritical-care-patient-a-spontaneous-breathing-trial-algorithmic-approach
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Naresh Mullaguri, Zalan Khan, Premkumar Nattanmai, Christopher R Newey
BACKGROUND: Delaying extubation in neurologically impaired patients otherwise ready for extubation is a source for significant morbidity, mortality, and costs. There is no consensus to suggest one spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) over another in predicting extubation success. We studied an algorithm using zero pressure support and zero positive end-expiratory pressure (ZEEP) SBT followed by 5-cm H2O pressure support and 5-cm H2O positive end-expiratory pressure (i.e., 5/5) SBT in those who failed ZEEP SBT...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944322/advances-in-small-bowel-transplantation
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Alp Gürkan
Small bowel transplantation is a life-saving surgery for patients with intestinal failure. The biggest problem in intestinal transplantation is graft rejection. Graft rejection is the main reason for morbidity and mortality. Rejection has a negative effect on the survival of the graft. While 50%-75% of small bowel transplantation patients experience acute rejection, chronic rejection occurs in approximately 15% of patients. Immune monitoring is crucial after small bowel transplantation. Unlike other types of transplantation, there are no non-invasive or reliable markers to predict rejection in small bowel transplantation...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940887/association-of-hla-polymorphisms-with-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-shaanxi-han-population
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Tianju Wang, Chunmei Shen, Liping Chen, Sheng Liu, Yanhong Ji
BACKGROUND: Occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (OBI) is defined as HBV DNA detection in serum or in the liver by sensitive diagnostic tests in HBsAg negative patients with or without serologic markers of previous HBV exposure. Since the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system is an integral component of the immune response, we hypothesized that the highly polymorphic HLA genes were the key determinants of HBV persistence and clearance. The aim of the study was to calculate the allelic frequency of HLA loci and investigate the association between HLA alleles and the outcome of OBI in Shaanxi Han populations in the northwest of China...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939988/frozen-embryo-transfer-can-be-performed-in-the-cycle-immediately-following-the-freeze-all-cycle
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Kemal Ozgur, Hasan Bulut, Murat Berkkanoglu, Peter Humaidan, Kevin Coetzee
PURPOSE: In this study, we investigated whether the time interval between oocyte retrieval and frozen embryo transfer (FET) affected the live birth (LB) rates of human segmented-IVF cycles. METHOD: A total of 1338 ICSI freeze-all cycles were performed between February 2015 and January 2016, with 1121 FET cycles being retrospectively analyzed. All vitrified-warmed blastocyst transfers were performed in artificial FET cycles, using gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist downregulation and oral estrogen endometrial preparation...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936675/reconnection-to-mechanical-ventilation-for-1%C3%A2-h-after-a-successful-spontaneous-breathing-trial-reduces-reintubation-in-critically-ill-patients-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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M Mar Fernandez, Alejandro González-Castro, Monica Magret, M Teresa Bouza, Marcos Ibañez, Carolina García, Begoña Balerdi, Arantxa Mas, Vanesa Arauzo, José M Añón, Francisco Ruiz, José Ferreres, Roser Tomás, Marta Alabert, Ana Isabel Tizón, Susana Altaba, Noemi Llamas, Rafael Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous breathing trials (SBT) can be exhausting, but the preventive role of rest has never been studied. This study aimed to evaluate whether reconnection to mechanical ventilation (MV) for 1 h after the effort of a successful SBT could reduce the need for reintubation in critically ill patients. METHODS: Randomized multicenter trial conducted in 17 Spanish medical-surgical intensive care units (Oct 2013-Jan 2015). Patients under MV for longer than 12 h who fulfilled criteria for planned extubation were randomly allocated after a successful SBT to direct extubation (control group) or reconnection to the ventilator for a 1-h rest before extubation (rest group)...
September 22, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925058/the-association-between-mica-micb-polymorphism-and-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-children
#13
Q Luo, X Guo, S Peng, W Luo, F Tian, P Yu, Y Zou
MICA/MICB gene polymorphisms are related to several cancers and infectious diseases, but there are no reports on the association between MICA/MICB gene polymorphisms and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. To clarify the association between MICA/MICB gene polymorphisms and infection of RSV in children, we collected fresh blood samples from paediatric patients with and without pneumonia after RSV infection. The MICA/MICB alleles were characterized by PCR sequence-specific primers (PCR-SSP) and PCR sequence-based genotyping (PCR-SBT), and then, the frequency of the MICA/MICB alleles and haplotypes was calculated...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904477/studying-the-power-of-the-integrative-weaning-index-in-predicting-the-success-rate-of-the-spontaneous-breathing-trial-in-patients-under-mechanical-ventilation
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Sahar Ebrahimabadi, Ahmad Bagheri Moghadam, Mohammadali Vakili, Mahnaz Modanloo, Homeira Khoddam
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The use of weaning predictive indicators can avoid early extubation and wrongful prolonged mechanical ventilation. This study aimed to determine the power of the integrative weaning index (IWI) in predicting the success rate of the spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) in patients under mechanical ventilation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 105 patients undergoing mechanical ventilation for over 48 h were enrolled. Before weaning initiation, the IWI was calculated and based on the defined cutoff point (≥25), the success rate of the SBT was predicted...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901824/repeated-split-belt-treadmill-walking-improved-gait-ability-in-individuals-with-chronic-stroke-a-pilot-study
#15
Martina Betschart, Bradford J McFadyen, Sylvie Nadeau
This study investigated the effects of repeated split-belt treadmill (SBT) walking on gait ability in individuals poststroke. Twelve individuals with a first unilateral cerebral stroke (10 males; mean age 53 (SD 8.74); mean time poststroke 25 months (SD 23.5); 9 left-sided stroke) and initial step length (SL) asymmetry (ratio = 1.10-2.05) volunteered for the study. They were trained by physiotherapists from an outpatient rehabilitation center six times over 2-3 weeks using a SBT protocol. After only six sessions of training, all participants reduced their SL asymmetry from an average ratio of 1...
September 13, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884973/a-novel-multiplex-polymerase-chain-reaction-assay-for-detection-of-both-hla-a-31-01-hla-b-15-02-alleles-which-confer-susceptibility-to-carbamazepine-induced-severe-cutaneous-adverse-reactions
#16
D V Nguyen, C Vidal, H C Chi, N T Q Do, R Fulton, J Li, S L Fernando
HLA-A*31:01 and HLA-B*15:02 have been widely reported to confer genetic susceptibility to carbamazepine (CBZ)-induced severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs). Accordingly, the screening for these alleles has been highly recommended to prevent SCAR prior to introducing CBZ therapy. Although a number of methods are available for screening of HLA-A*31:01 or HLA-B*15:02 alleles separately, developing an assay that can detect both these alleles would be more clinically practical, cost-effective and less time-consuming...
September 8, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873377/sea-buckthorn-hippopha%C3%A3-rhamnoides-l-oil-improves-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-via-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-stat1-activation
#17
Dian-Dong Hou, Zheng-Hong Di, Rui-Qun Qi, He-Xiao Wang, Song Zheng, Yu-Xiao Hong, Hao Guo, Hong-Duo Chen, Xing-Hua Gao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the topical effects of sea buckthorn (SBT) oil on atopic dermatitis (AD)-like lesions in a mouse model generated by repeated topical administration of DNCB in BALB/c mice. METHODS: DNCB was applied repeatedly on the dorsal skin of mice to induce AD-like lesions. Following AD induction, SBT oil was applied daily on the dorsal skin for 4 weeks. The severity of skin lesions was examined macroscopically and histologically...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873354/mutation-of-nras-is-a-rare-genetic-event-in-ovarian-low-grade-serous-carcinoma
#18
Deyin Xing, Yohan Suryo Rahmanto, Felix Zeppernick, Charlotte G Hannibal, Susanne K Kjaer, Russell Vang, Ie-Ming Shih, Tian-Li Wang
Activating mutations involving the members of the RAS signaling pathway, including KRAS, NRAS, and BRAF, have been reported in ovarian low-grade serous carcinoma and its precursor lesion, serous borderline tumor (SBT). Whether additional genetic alterations in the RAS oncogene family accumulate during the progression of serous borderline tumor (SBT) to invasive low grade serous carcinoma (LGSC) remains largely unknown. While mutations of KRAS and BRAF occur at a very early stage of progression, even preceding the development of SBT, additional driving events, such as NRAS mutations, have been postulated to facilitate progression...
September 2, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855879/how-social-communications-influence-advertising-perception-and-response-in-online-communities
#19
Fue Zeng, Ran Tao, Yanwu Yang, Tingting Xie
This research aims to explore how social communications of online communities affect users' perception and responses toward social media advertising. We developed a conceptual model based on the SBT, encapsulating 9 constructs and 10 hypothesis extracted from the extant social media advertising literature. Our research outcome proves that social communications can effectively boost users' behaviors to be in accordance with an online social community, thus facilitate their acceptance and responses toward social media advertising, with users' group intention as an intervening factor...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842944/high-throughput-next-generation-sequencing-to-genotype-six-classical-hla-loci-from-96-donors-in-a-single-miseq-run
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P K Ehrenberg, A Geretz, R K Sindhu, T Vayntrub, M A Fernández Viña, R Apps, N L Michael, R Thomas
Next generation sequencing (NGS) methods have been established as an efficient approach for HLA typing because unlike traditional Sanger sequencing, they provide unambiguous results at a reasonable cost. We previously developed a multi-locus index method to genotype four HLA loci (A, B, C, and DRB1) on the Illumina MiSeq platform. We have now expanded this method to include two additional loci, HLA-DPB1 and DQB1. Contiguous full-length amplicons from 5'UTR through 3'UTR regions were generated using one long-range PCR reaction per locus for each of the six loci from 96 individuals of different ethnicities...
August 25, 2017: HLA
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