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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156329/clinical-outcomes-of-primary-intracranial-malignant-melanoma-and-metastatic-intracranial-malignant-melanoma
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Joonho Byun, Eun Suk Park, Seok Ho Hong, Young Hyun Cho, Young-Hoon Kim, Chang Jin Kim, Jeong Hoon Kim, Seungjoo Lee
OBJECTIVES: Primary intracranial malignant melanoma (PIMM) is extremely rare central nervous system (CNS) tumor and known for only composed 0.07% of the CNS tumors. PIMM composed only 1% of malignant melanoma and accordingly their clinical behavior and prognosis are not well documented. So, herein, we report our experience of pathologically proven PIMM, and compared their clinical characteristics and outcome with metastatic intracranial malignant melanoma (MIMM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our institutional database was reviewed for patients who diagnosed as PIMM and MIMM pathologically between 1996-2016...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152432/acute-changes-in-mentation-in-a-patient-with-hepatic-cirrhosis-treated-with-high-doses-of-dexamethasone
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Luis Dabul, Andrew Droney, Juan Oms, Marcos A Sanchez-Gonzalez
Despite the anti-inflammatory benefits of steroids in the management of multiple medical conditions, they are associated with undesired metabolic and psychiatric side effects. We present a case of a 57-year-old Hispanic man with hepatic cirrhosis due to hepatitis C and no past medical history of psychiatric illnesses who became delirious after treatment with high doses of intravenous Dexamethasone. The patient presented to Larkin Community Hospital, USA with complaints of lower back pain requiring treatment with steroids for severe lumbar central canal stenosis...
September 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150945/development-of-an-in-vivo-mouse-model-of-discogenic-low-back-pain
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Changgui Shi, Vaskar Das, Xin Li, Ranjan Kc, Sujun Qiu, InSug O-Sullivan, Richard L Ripper, Jeffrey S Kroin, Fackson Mwale, Atiyayein A Wallace, Bingqian Zhu, Lan Zhao, Andre J van Wijnen, Mingliang Ji, Jun Lu, Gina Votta-Velis, Wen Yuan, Hee-Jeong Im
Discogenic Low back pain (DLBP) is extremely common and costly. Effective treatments are lacking due to DLBP's unknown pathogenesis. Currently, there are no in vivo mouse models of DLBP, which restricts research in this field. The aim of this study was to establish a reliable DLBP model in mouse that captures the pathological changes in the disc and allows longitudinal pain testing. The model was generated by puncturing the mouse lumbar discs (L4/5, L5/6, and L6/S1) and removing the nucleus pulposus using a microscalpel under the microscope...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150369/trial-registration-in-pediatric-surgery-trials
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Sana Rokhsefat, Deanna E Morra, Martin Offringa, Lisa M Askie, Lauren E Kelly
BACKGROUND: Prospective clinical trial registration serves to increase transparency and to mitigate selective reporting bias. An assessment of adult surgical trials revealed poor trial registration practice with incomplete provision of information in registries and inconsistent information in the corresponding publication. The extent and completeness of pediatric surgical trial registration are unknown. We aimed to determine the proportion and adequacy of clinical trial registration in pediatric surgery trials published in 2014...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143629/from-erasure-to-opportunity-a-qualitative-study-of-the-experiences-of-transgender-men-around-pregnancy-and-recommendations-for-providers
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Alexis Hoffkling, Juno Obedin-Maliver, Jae Sevelius
BACKGROUND: Some transgender men retain their uterus, get pregnant, and give birth. However, societal attitudes about gender have erected barriers to openly being pregnant and giving birth as a transgender man. Little research exists regarding transgender men's reproductive needs. Anecdotal observations suggest that social change and increasing empowerment of transgender men may result in increasing frequency and openness about pregnancy and birth. Specific needs around conception, pregnancy, and newborn care may arise from transphobia, exogenous testosterone exposure, or from having had (or desiring) gender-affirming surgery...
November 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137697/the-readiness-to-change-for-bariatric-surgery-assessment-tool-validity-factor-structure-and-reliability
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Susan M S Carlson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Currently, there is no guideline or standard of practice for performing the psychiatric/psychological evaluation that is a requirement for approval for bariatric surgery. The Readiness to Change for Bariatric Surgery Assessment Tool (RCB-SAT) establishes a means for psychiatric evaluators to objectively assess the patient's cognition, beliefs, and motivation around the bariatric diet and lifestyle changes. Development of a clinical decision-making tool for assessing readiness to change in bariatric patients will be useful regarding The Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research...
November 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135586/increased-hyperalgesia-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-the-spinal-cord-and-dorsal-root-ganglion-after-surgery-and-or-fentanyl-administration-in-rats
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Lu Chang, Fang Ye, Quehua Luo, Yuanxiang Tao, Haihua Shu
BACKGROUND: Perioperative fentanyl has been reported to induce hyperalgesia and increase postoperative pain. In this study, we tried to investigate behavioral hyperalgesia, the expression of proinflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and the activation of microglia in the spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) in a rat model of surgical plantar incision with or without perioperative fentanyl. METHODS: Four groups of rats (n = 32 for each group) were subcutaneously injected with fentanyl at 60 μg/kg or normal saline for 4 times with 15-minute intervals...
November 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126702/delay-in-pediatric-epilepsy-surgery-a-caregiver-s-perspective
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Alice Shen, Kara T Quaid, Brenda E Porter
The timing of epilepsy surgery is complex, and there is not a structured pathway to help families decide whether to continue medical management or pursue surgical treatment. We surveyed caregivers of pediatric epilepsy surgery patients. Fifty-eight respondents answered the majority of questions. Thirty caregivers wished their child had undergone epilepsy surgery earlier compared with twenty who felt surgery was done at the appropriate time, and eight were unsure. In retrospect, caregivers who wished their child's surgery had been performed sooner had a significantly longer duration of epilepsy prior to the surgery [44...
November 7, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124062/beating-heart-motion-accurate-prediction-method-based-on-interactive-multiple-model-an-information-fusion-approach
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Fan Liang, Weihong Xie, Yang Yu
Robot-assisted motion compensated beating heart surgery has the advantage over the conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) in terms of reduced trauma to the surrounding structures that leads to shortened recovery time. The severe nonlinear and diverse nature of irregular heart rhythm causes enormous difficulty for the robot to realize the clinic requirements, especially under arrhythmias. In this paper, we propose a fusion prediction framework based on Interactive Multiple Model (IMM) estimator, allowing each model to cover a distinguishing feature of the heart motion in underlying dynamics...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121965/chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-induces-post-stroke-dementia-following-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
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Dong Bin Back, Kyoung Ja Kwon, Dong-Hee Choi, Chan Young Shin, Jongmin Lee, Seol-Heui Han, Hahn Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke dementia (PSD) is one of the major consequences after stroke. Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) can induce vascular cognitive impairment and potentiate amyloid pathology. We investigated how CCH contributes to the development of PSD after stroke in the context of neuroinflammation and amyloid pathology. METHODS: We designed a unique animal model for PSD. We performed middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) surgery in rats mimicking acute territorial infarct, which was followed by bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAo) surgery mimicking CCH...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116949/couples-experiences-with-healthy-lifestyle-behaviors-after-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Sheri A Rowland, Karen L Schumacher, Dee Dee Leinen, Brenda G Phillips, Paula S Schulz, Bernice C Yates
PURPOSE: Many cardiac patients discontinue heart-healthy eating and physical activity (PA) behaviors in the months following cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Involving the spouse in CR with the patient may be 1 strategy to increase the maintenance of these behaviors after CR. Assisting patients and spouses with the maintenance of healthy eating and PA behavior following CR begins with a better understanding of the couple-focused factors, impacting their experiences with these behaviors. The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine couple-focused facilitators and barriers to maintaining changes in healthy eating and PA behavior from the perspectives of both cardiac patients and their spouses following phase 2 CR...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107326/adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-neuropathic-pain-and-alkyl-glycerol-ethers-treatment
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Anna A Tyrtyshnaia, Igor V Manzhulo, Ruslan M Sultanov, Ekaterina V Ermolenko
Neuropathic pain manifested by a number of sensory symptoms is often accompanied by disorders of higher nervous activity, such as memory impairment, depression, anxiety, anhedonia, etc. This emphasizes the involvement of supraspinal structures including the hippocampus in neuropathic pain pathogenesis. In the present study, we focused on the impact of chronic neuropathic pain on hippocampal neurogenesis and microglial state. In addition, we test the effect of alkyl glycerol ethers on hippocampal neuronal and microglial plasticity as well as behavioral parameters...
October 26, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105386/the-effect-of-ethanolic-extract-of-lippia-citriodora-on-rats-with-chronic-constriction-injury-of-neuropathic-pain
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Bahareh Amin, Reyhaneh Noorani, Bibi Marjan Razavi, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
OBJECTIVES: We examined the protective effects of ethanolic extract of Lippia citriodora (L. citriodora) on rats subjected to chronic constriction injury (CCI) of sciatic nerve and possible mechanisms of actions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, the extract was administered 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg, Intraperitoneally (I.P) from the surgery time for 14 consecutive days. The changes in the spinal cord levels of apoptotic factors, microglia and astroglia markers during the time course of study were assessed by western blotting on days 3, 7 and 14 post-CCI...
January 2018: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100900/comparison-of-dietary-habits-and-plans-for-dietary-changes-in-black-and-white-women-seeking-bariatric-surgery
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Kendall L McLean, Carolyn E Moore, Derek C Miketinas, Catherine M Champagne
BACKGROUND: Achieving weight loss after bariatric surgery depends on the individual's ability to sustain lifestyle changes involving dietary modifications. Presurgical dietary assessment is critical to evaluate usual dietary habits and identify the need for intervention before surgery. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to identify usual dietary habits of black and white women seeking bariatric surgery and to examine potential differences between these ethnic groups...
September 20, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095511/factors-influencing-long-term-adherence-to-pelvic-floor-exercises-in-women-with-urinary-incontinence
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Mónica Venegas, Bernardita Carrasco, Romina Casas-Cordero
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To ensure the effectiveness of Physical Therapy for urinary incontinence (UI), it is crucial that patients adhere to treatment in both the long and the short term. Treatment adherence may prevent symptom progression and the need for surgery, which is associated with higher costs and potential complications. Adherence is defined as carrying out a recommended behavioral modification or change. The World Health Organization (WHO) has established that adherence is a multifactorial phenomenon determined by the interaction of five dimensions, which include diverse factors that affect long-term adherence on many levels...
November 2, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077924/perioperative-behavioral-therapy-and-pelvic-muscle-strengthening-do-not-enhance-quality-of-life-after-pelvic-surgery-secondary-report-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Alison C Weidner, Matthew D Barber, Alayne Markland, David D Rahn, Yvonne Hsu, Elizabeth R Mueller, Sharon Jakus-Waldman, Keisha Y Dyer, Lauren Klein Warren, Marie G Gantz, Susie Meikle
Background: There is significant need for trials evaluating the long-term effectiveness of a rigorous program of perioperative behavioral therapy with pelvic floor muscle training (BPMT) in women undergoing transvaginal reconstructive surgery for prolapse. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of perioperative BPMT on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and sexual function following vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)...
November 1, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073664/effects-of-sex-and-stress-on-trigeminal-neuropathic-pain-like-behavior-in-rats
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Olga Anna Korczeniewska, Junad Khan, Yuanxiang Tao, Eli Eliav, Rafael Benoliel
AIMS: To investigate the effects and interactions of sex and stress (provoked by chronic restraint [RS]) on pain-like behavior in a rat model of trigeminal neuropathic pain. METHODS: The effects of sex and RS (carried out for 14 days as a model for stress) on somatosensory measures (reaction to pinprick, von Frey threshold) in a rat model of trigeminal neuropathic pain were examined. The study design was 2 × 4, with surgery (pain) and sham surgery (no pain) interacting with male restrained (RS) and unrestrained (nRS) rats and female RS and nRS rats...
October 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069568/surgery-for-drug-resistant-epilepsy-in-children
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rekha Dwivedi, Bhargavi Ramanujam, P Sarat Chandra, Savita Sapra, Sheffali Gulati, Mani Kalaivani, Ajay Garg, Chandra S Bal, Madhavi Tripathi, Sada N Dwivedi, Rajesh Sagar, Chitra Sarkar, Manjari Tripathi
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical treatment may improve seizures in children and adolescents with drug-resistant epilepsy, but additional data are needed from randomized trials. METHODS: In this single-center trial, we randomly assigned 116 patients who were 18 years of age or younger with drug-resistant epilepsy to undergo brain surgery appropriate to the underlying cause of epilepsy along with appropriate medical therapy (surgery group, 57 patients) or to receive medical therapy alone (medical-therapy group, 59 patients)...
October 26, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066150/the-psychosocial-experiences-and-needs-of-children-undergoing-surgery-and-their-parents-a-systematic-review
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Mark G Gabriel, Claire E Wakefield, Janine Vetsch, Jonathan S Karpelowsky, Anne-Sophie E Darlington, David M Grant, Christina Signorelli
INTRODUCTION: Surgery in children can be difficult for patients and parents. We aimed to summarize pediatric patients' and parents' psychosocial experiences and needs in surgery. METHOD: We used the Ovid search engine and screened 877 abstracts across three databases to extract data on pediatric patients' and parents' surgical experiences. RESULTS: Our search yielded 11 eligible studies representing 1,307 children undergoing surgery and their parents...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054014/sex-differences-in-behavioral-and-neurochemical-effects-of-gonadectomy-and-aromatase-inhibition-in-rats
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N Kokras, N Pastromas, D Papasava, C de Bournonville, C A Cornil, C Dalla
Aromatase inhibitors, which are widely used for the treatment of estrogen-dependent cancers, have been associated with psychiatric side effects ranging from mania to depression. In the present study, we investigated sex differences in the behavioral and neurochemical effects of aromatase inhibition on male and female, sham-operated or gonadectomized adult rats. Three weeks after surgery, rats received chronic treatment with the aromatase inhibitor letrozole or vehicle and were then subjected to the open field test, which assesses general activity...
October 10, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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