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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151172/translation-and-validation-of-the-chinese-social-role-participation-questionnaire-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Guoning Zhang, Jia Li, Delin Liu, Ting Wang, Yiming Wang, Weidong Xu
Social Role Participation Questionnaire (SRPQ) is used to evaluate the social participation with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Although the SRPQ has English and Dutch versions, there is no Chinese version even though China has the largest population of patients with AS. The objective of our study was to translate the SRPQ into Chinese version and assess its reliability and validity in Chinese patients with AS. The C-SRPQ was developed in a five-step translation and cross-cultural adaptation procedure. A total of 105 patients with AS were recruited during the time from September 2014 to June 2017...
November 18, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151148/development-and-preliminary-validation-of-the-food-intolerance-quality-of-life-questionnaire-fiqlq-adult-form
#2
Audrey DunnGalvin, Julie Barnett, Fiona M Begen, Kathleen Ryan, Jane S Lucas
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of children and adults avoid certain foods because of perceived food intolerance. Valid and reliable health-related quality of life instruments are needed to measure changes following clinical, therapeutic or policy interventions. However, there are no disease-specific quality of life instruments for adults with food intolerances. OBJECTIVE: To develop the Food Intolerance Quality of Life Questionnaire FIQLQ. Then to conduct psychometric validation including reliability and construct validity...
November 18, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151141/mechanical-perturbations-can-elicit-triggered-reactions-in-the-absence-of-a-startle-response
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Christopher J Forgaard, Ian M Franks, Kimberly Bennett, Dana Maslovat, Romeo Chua
Perturbations delivered to the upper limbs elicit reflexive responses in stretched muscle at short- (M1: 25-50 ms) and long- (M2: 50-100 ms) latencies. When presented in a simple reaction time (RT) task, the perturbation can also elicit a preprogrammed voluntary response at a latency (< 100 ms) that overlaps the M2 response. This early appearance of the voluntary response following a proprioceptive stimulus causing muscle stretch is called a triggered reaction. Recent work has demonstrated that a perturbation also elicits activity in sternocleidomastoid (SCM) over a time-course consistent with the startle response and it was, therefore, proposed that the StartReact effect underlies triggered reactions (Ravichandran et al...
November 18, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151081/association-between-standard-laboratory-and-functional-tests-of-coagulation-in-dilutional-coagulopathy-an-in-vitro-study
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L J Krzych, P F Czempik
Standard laboratory tests (SLTs) of coagulation are in common use in clinical practice. We aimed to determine the association between SLTs and functional tests of coagulation in blood samples diluted with balanced crystalloid and colloid solutions in an ex vivo setting. The study group comprised 32 healthy young male volunteers. Whole blood samples were diluted at a 4:1 ratio with balanced crystalloid (Plasmalyte®) and two balanced colloids, 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (Volulyte®) and succinylated gelatin (Geloplasma®)...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151016/osteomyelitis-after-calcium-phosphate-subchondroplasty-a-case-report
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Andrew Dold, Donato Perretta, Thomas Youm
Subchondroplasty is a relatively new procedure developed to treat bone marrow lesions by injecting a calcium phosphate bone substitute into the pathologic, subchondral area of bone under fluoroscopic guidance. The procedure is described as a minimally invasive strategy that provides reliable relief of pain while preserving the native joint with minimal risk of significant complications. No prospective, randomized clinical trials have reported the efficacy of the procedure. Here, we present the case of a 64-year-old healthy male who developed Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis following subchondroplasty requiring further surgical intervention and intravenous antibiotic therapy...
December 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151012/the-role-and-timing-of-treatment-strategies-during-two-stage-revision-for-periprosthetic-joint-infections
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Shobhit Minhas, Russell Odono, Kristopher Collins, Jonathan Vigdorchik, Ran Schwarzkopf
INTRODUCTION: Prosthetic joint infection continues to be a source of significant morbidity to patients and an economic burden to society as a whole. Two-stage revision is the current gold standard for treatment of periprosthetic joint infection in North America. Despite this, much discussion persists about treatment strategies surrounding the interim of the two-stage revision and treatment beyond reimplantation. The aim of this review is to answer some of these questions, specifically: are C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) helpful prior to reimplantation, is aspiration helpful, what is the role and timing for systemic antibiotics, and is there a role for oral suppression following second-stage reimplantation? METHODS: A literature review was completed in an attempt to address unanswered questions associated with two-stage reimplantation...
December 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151007/sagittal-pelvic-orientation-a-comparison-of-two-methods-of-measurement
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Aaron Buckland, Edward DelSole, Stephen George, Shaleen Vira, Virginie Lafage, Thomas Errico, Jonathan Vigdorchik
Pelvic tilt is an essential parameter in spinal deformity surgery and in acetabular positioning for total hip arthroplasty. However, the measurement of tilt varies between the hip and spine literature. Hip surgeons measure the anterior pelvic plane tilt, whereas spine surgeons measure the spinopelvic tilt. This study uses stereoradiography (EOS imaging SA, Paris, France) to assess the relationship and the inter-observer and intra-observer reliability of measuring these two common references for pelvic tilt...
December 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151004/differentiation-of-wood-derived-vanillin-from-synthetic-vanillin-in-distillates-using-gc-c-irms-for-%C3%AE-13-c-analysis
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Katryna A van Leeuwen, Paul D Prenzler, Danielle Ryan, Mauro Paolini, Federica Camin
RATIONALE: Typical storage in oak barrels release in distillates different degradation products such as vanillin, which play an important role in their flavour and aroma. The addition of vanillin, as well as other aroma compounds, of different origin is prohibited by European laws. As vanillin samples from different sources have different δ(13) C values, the δ(13) C value could be used to determine whether the vanillin is authentic (lignin-derived), or if it has been added from another source (e...
November 18, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150999/focus-on-focus-lack-of-coherence-between-systemic-and-microvascular-indices-of-edema-formation
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Birkitt Ten Tusscher, Corien Gudden, Suus van Vliet, Bob Smit, Can Ince, E Christiaan Boerma, Harm-Jan S de Grooth, Paul W G Elbers
BACKGROUND: Fluid therapy remains a cornerstone of therapy in shock states. However, fluid overloading ultimately results in edema formation which is related to excess morbidity and mortality. Handheld microscopes are now frequently used to study the sublingual microcirculation. As a corollary, these devices measure focal distance, or surface to capillary distance. Physiologically, this could represent a microvascular index of edema formation and could have the potential to guide fluid therapy...
November 18, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150949/chromium-hazard-and-risk-assessment-new-insights-from-a-detailed-speciation-study-in-a-standard-test-medium
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Imad Aharchaou, Jean-Sebastien Py, Sebastien Cambier, Jean-Luc Loizeau, Geert Cornelis, Philippe Rousselle, Eric Battaglia, Davide A L Vignati
Despite the consensus about the importance of chemical speciation in controlling the bioavailability and ecotoxicity of trace elements, detailed speciation studies during laboratory ecotoxicity testing remain scarce, contributing to uncertainty when extrapolating laboratory findings to real field situations in risk assessment. We characterized the speciation and ecotoxicological effects of Cr(III) and Cr(VI) in the ISO medium for algal ecotoxicity testing. Total and dissolved (<0.22 μm) Cr concentrations showed little variability in media spiked with Cr(VI) , while dissolved Cr concentration decreased by as much as 80% over 72 hours in medium amended with Cr(III) ...
November 18, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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/29150911/jak2-v617f-mutation-can-be-reliably-detected-in-serum-using-droplet-digital-pcr
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C F Nystrand, W Ghanima, A Waage, C M Jonassen
INTRODUCTION: Detection of the JAK2 V617F mutation is a key step in the diagnosis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). Sensitive real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) detection on peripheral blood (PB) is the most widely used method. The main objective of this study was to determine whether serum, the most common material available in archival biobanks, is a good liquid biopsy for detecting and quantifying the JAK2 V617F mutation using droplet digital PCR (ddPCR). METHODS: Paired PB and serum samples from 66 patients with MPN were used...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150895/rapid-and-green-determination-of-58-fragrance-allergens-in-plush-toys
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Zhijuan Wang, Qing Zhang, Haiyu Li, Qing Lv, Wan Wang, Hua Bai
This paper presents a simple, rapid, and green method based on a static headspace gas chromatography with mass spectrometry for determining 58 fragrance allergens in plush toys. This study is the first to meet the requirement for simultaneously determining 66 fragrances, except for eight natural extracts restricted by the European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. A minimal amount of sample (20 mg) and acetone solvent (20 μL) were placed in a headspace vial. A gas-solid equilibration of fragrances between the headspace and the sample was achieved within 10 min under the vapor atmosphere of acetone at 200°C, which allowed the fragrances in the sample to be measured by gas chromatography with mass spectrometry...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150816/cognitive-diagnosis-for-small-educational-programs-the-general-nonparametric-classification-method
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Chia-Yi Chiu, Yan Sun, Yanhong Bian
The focus of cognitive diagnosis (CD) is on evaluating an examinee's strengths and weaknesses in terms of cognitive skills learned and skills that need study. Current methods for fitting CD models (CDMs) work well for large-scale assessments, where the data of hundreds or thousands of examinees are available. However, the development of CD-based assessment tools that can be used in small-scale test settings, say, for monitoring the instruction and learning process at the classroom level has not kept up with the rapid pace at which research and development proceeded for large-scale assessments...
November 17, 2017: Psychometrika
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150740/severe-rigid-scheuermann-kyphosis-in-adult-patients-correction-with-posterior-only-approach
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B Mirzashahi, M Chehrassan, A Arfa, M Farzan
PURPOSE: Scheuermann kyphosis is the most common structural kyphosis among adolescence and young people. Surgical treatment may be performed through combined anterior and posterior or posterior-only approaches; to our knowledge, the efficacy of posterior-only approach as less invasive procedure is not well studied in case of severe rigid Scheuermann kyphosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients with severe rigid Scheuermann kyphosis operated through only posterior approach from 2013 to 2016 were evaluated...
November 17, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150565/the-role-of-macrophages-in-the-response-to-tnf-inhibition-in-experimental-arthritis
#16
Qi-Quan Huang, Robert Birkett, Renee Doyle, Bo Shi, Elyssa L Roberts, Qinwen Mao, Richard M Pope
The reduction of synovial tissue macrophages is a reliable biomarker for clinical improvement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and macrophages are reduced in synovial tissue shortly after initiation of TNF inhibitors. The mechanism for this initial response is unclear. These studies were performed to identify the mechanisms responsible for the initial reduction of macrophages following TNF inhibition, positing that efflux to draining lymph nodes was involved. RA synovial tissue and synovial fluid macrophages expressed CCR7, which was increased in control macrophages following incubation with TNF-α...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150549/psychometric-validation-of-the-needs-assessment-tool-progressive-disease-in-interstitial-lung-disease
#17
Miriam J Johnson, Armita Jamali, Joy Ross, Caroline Fairhurst, Jason Boland, Carla Reigada, Simon Paul Hart, Gunn Grande, David C Currow, Athol U Wells, Sabrina Bajwah, Thanos Papadopoulos, J Martin Bland, Janelle Yorke
The inter-rater/test-retest reliability and construct validity of a palliative care needs assessment tool in interstitial lung disease (NAT:PD-ILD) were tested using NAT:PD-ILD-guided video-recorded consultations, and NAT:PD-ILD-guided consultations, and patient and carer-report outcomes (St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ)-ILD, Carer Strain Index (CSI)/Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT)). 11/16 items reached at least fair inter-rater agreement; 5 items reached at least moderate test-retest agreement...
November 17, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150545/tumour-diameter-is-not-reliable-for-management-of-non-secreting-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours
#18
Logan Mills, Panagiotis Drymousis, Yogesh Vashist, Christoph Burdelski, Andreas Prachalias, Parthi Srinivasan, Krishna Menon, Corina Cotoi, Saboor Khan, Judith Cave, Thomas Armstrong, Martin O Weickert, Jakob Izbicki, Joerg Schrader, Andreja Frilling, John K Ramage, Raj Srirajaskanthan
Small non-functioning pancreatic NETs (pNETs) ≤2 cm can pose a management dilemma in terms of surveillance or resection. There is evidence to suggest that a surveillance approach can be considered since there are no significant radiological changes observed in lesions during long-term follow-up. However, other studies have suggested loco-regional spread can be present in ≤2 cm pNETs. The aim of this study was to characterise the prevalence of malignant features and identify any useful predictive variables in a surgically resected cohort of pNETs...
November 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150458/diagnostic-accuracy-of-neonatal-assessment-for-gestational-age-determination-a-systematic-review
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Anne Cc Lee, Pratik Panchal, Lian Folger, Hilary Whelan, Rachel Whelan, Bernard Rosner, Hannah Blencowe, Joy E Lawn
CONTEXT: An estimated 15 million neonates are born preterm annually. However, in low- and middle-income countries, the dating of pregnancy is frequently unreliable or unknown. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to determine the diagnostic accuracy of neonatal assessments to estimate gestational age (GA). DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, Web of Science, POPLINE, and World Health Organization library databases...
November 17, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150457/combination-analgesia-for-neonatal-circumcision-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Rana Sharara-Chami, Zavi Lakissian, Lama Charafeddine, Nadine Milad, Yaser El-Hout
OBJECTIVES: There is no consensus on the most effective pain management for neonatal circumcision. We sought to compare different modalities. METHODS: This is a double-blinded randomized controlled trial comparing 3 combination analgesics used during circumcision (EMLA + sucrose; EMLA + sucrose + dorsal penile nerve block [DPNB]; EMLA + sucrose + ring block [RB]) with the traditional topical analgesic cream EMLA alone. The trial was set in the normal nursery of a teaching hospital...
November 17, 2017: Pediatrics
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