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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140596/florence-robotic-intracorporeal-neobladder-florin-a-new-reconfiguration-strategy-developed-following-the-ideal-guidelines
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Andrea Minervini, Davide Vanacore, Gianni Vittori, Martina Milanesi, Agostino Tuccio, Giampaolo Siena, Riccardo Campi, Andrea Mari, Andrea Gavazzi, Marco Carini
OBJECTIVE: To describe our step-by-step technique for robotic intracorporeal neobladder configuration, including the stages of conception, development and exploration of this surgical innovation, according to the IDEAL Collaboration guidelines. PATIENTS AND METHODS: FloRIN neobladder was performed after the following main surgical steps: isolation of 50 cm of ileum; bowel anastomosis; urethro-ileal anastomosis creating an asymmetrical U shape (30 cm distally and 20 cm proximally to anastomosis), ileum detubularisation; posterior wall reconfiguration as an L; bladder neck reconstruction; anterior folding of the posterior plate to reach the 12 o'clock position; uretero-enteral "orthotopic" bilateral anastomosis...
November 15, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137197/effect-of-age-on-glasgow-coma-scale-in-patients-with-moderate-and-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-an-approach-with-propensity-score-matched-population
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Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Yi-Chun Chen, Peng-Chen Chien, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Pao-Jen Kuo, Ching-Hua Hsieh
Background: The most widely used methods of describing traumatic brain injury (TBI) are the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS). Recent evidence suggests that presenting GCS in older patients may be higher than that in younger patients for an equivalent anatomical severity of TBI. This study aimed to assess these observations with a propensity-score matching approach using the data from Trauma Registry System in a Level I trauma center. Methods: We included all adult patients (aged ≥20 years old) with moderate to severe TBI from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2016...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136331/risk-factor-management-in-a-contemporary-australian-population-at-increased-cardiovascular-disease-risk
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D J Campbell, J M Coller, F F Gong, M McGrady, D L Prior, U Boffa, L Shiel, D Liew, R Wolfe, A J Owen, H Krum, C M Reid
BACKGROUND: Effective management of cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease risk factors offers longer, healthier lives and savings in health care. We examined risk factor management in participants of the SCReening Evaluation of the Evolution of New Heart Failure (SCREEN-HF) study, a self-selected population at increased cardiovascular disease risk recruited from members of a health insurance fund in Melbourne and Shepparton, Australia. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were age ≥60 years with one or more of self-reported ischaemic or other heart disease, irregular or rapid heart rhythm, cerebrovascular disease, renal impairment, or treatment for hypertension or diabetes for ≥2 years...
November 14, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135763/health-system-creation-and-integration-at-a-health-sciences-university-a-five-year-follow-up
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Catherine P Slade, Ricardo Azziz, Steven Levin, Gretchen B Caughman, David S Hefner, Kimberly V Halbur, Martha S Tingen, Susan James
Shifting healthcare market forces and regulation have exerted near-constant pressure on U.S. academic health centers (AHCs) attempting to successfully execute their traditional tripartite mission. A governance structure and organizational alignment that works well under one set of conditions is rarely optimal when conditions change. Thus, the degree and type of alignment of an AHC's clinical, educational, and faculty practice organizations have changed regularly within the sector, typically landing near one end or the other on a continuum from fully aligned with centralized governance to largely independent with separate governance...
November 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133599/potential-u-s-population-impact-of-the-2017-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-high-blood-pressure-guideline
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Paul Muntner, Robert M Carey, Samuel Gidding, Daniel W Jones, Sandra J Taler, Jackson T Wright, Paul K Whelton
Background -The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults provides recommendations for the definition of hypertension, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) thresholds for initiation of antihypertensive medication and BP target goals. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension, implications of recommendations for antihypertensive medication and prevalence of BP above the treatment goal among US adults using criteria from the 2017 ACC/AHA and the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7) guidelines...
November 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129005/chronic-overdrainage-syndrome-pathophysiological-insights-based-on-icp-analysis-a-case-based-review
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Laura V Sainz, Konstantin Hockel, Martin U Schuhmann
INTRODUCTION: Chronic overdrainage affects shunted patients producing a variety of symptoms that may be misdiagnosed. The best known symptoms are so-called shunt-related headaches. There is mounting evidence that changes in cerebrospinal venous system dynamics are a key factor to the pathophysiology of chronic overdrainage syndrome. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 29-year-old woman with a shunt since the postnatal period suffering from chronic but the most severe intermittent headache attacks, despite an open shunt and with unchanged ventricular width during attacks...
November 11, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122601/per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-in-patients-with-or-without-prior-heller-myotomy-comparing-long-term-outcomes-in-a-large-u-s-single-center-cohort-with-videos
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Xiaocen Zhang, Rani J Modayil, David Friedel, Krishna C Gurram, Collin E Brathwaite, Sharon I Taylor, Maria M Kollarus, Sony Modayil, Bhawna Halwan, James H Grendell, Stavros N Stavropoulos
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Heller myotomy (HM) is one of the most effective treatments for esophageal achalasia. However, failures do exist and the success rate tends to decrease with time. The efficacy of rescue treatments for patients with failed Heller is limited. A few small-scale studies have reported outcomes of per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) in these patients. We conducted this study to systematically assess feasibility, safety, and efficacy of POEM on post-Heller patients. METHODS: Patients at least 3 months out from their POEM were selected from our prospective database: 318 consecutive POEMs performed from October 2009 to October 2016...
November 6, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118540/total-endoscopic-and-anal-irrigation-management-approach-to-noncompliant-neuropathic-bladder-and-bowel-in-children-a-long-term-follow-up
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Naif Alqarni, Hamdan Alhazmi, Ossamah Alsowayan, Tamer Eweda, Khalid Fouda Neel
Purpose: To evaluate the long-term efficacy and durability of combined intradetrusor botulinum-A toxin (BTX-A), endoscopic treatment of vesicouerteral reflux and anal irrigation for stool incontinence (SI) via a total endoscopic and anal irrigation management (TEAM(®)) approach in patients with myelomeningocele and neuropathic bladder and bowel who did not respond to conservative measures. Materials and Methods: Fourteen myelomeningocele patients with at least 3 years follow-up were included in the study...
October 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117076/tissue-oxygenation-and-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-when-applied-to-the-feet-of-persons-with-diabetes-mellitus-an-observational-study
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Ye-Na Lee, Jong Seok Lee, Seung-Kyu Han, Hye-Kyung Jung
PURPOSE: Our group has reported that negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) decreases tissue oxygenation by 84% in the foot of diabetic patients because the pad of the connecting drainage tube and foam sponge of the NPWT system compress the wound bed. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an NPWT modified dressing application reduces tissue oxygenation in the feet of persons with diabetes mellitus. DESIGN: A prospective, clinical, observational study...
November 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112103/vasopressin-in-vasodilatory-shock-for-both-left-and-right-heart-anomalous-pediatric-patients-after-cardiac-surgery
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Zhongyuan Lu, Xu Wang, Juxian Yang, Shoujun Li, Jun Yan
Although the use of vasopressin has become common place in pediatric patients with vasodilatory shock after cardiac surgery, its efficacy and hemodynamic effects have not been systematically documented. Furthermore, previous studies were mainly limited patients with left heart anomalies. To date, the use of vasopressin in patients with right heart anomalies hasn't yet been reported. To clarify the hemodynamic effects of vasopressin on pediatric patients with vasodilatory shock after cardiopulmonary bypass, 70 consecutive patients, most of whom with right heart anomalies were retrospectively analyzed in Fuwai Hospital from October 2013 to September 2015...
November 3, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110153/protection-by-mtor-inhibition-on-zymosan-induced-systemic-inflammatory-response-and-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-contribution-of-mtor-mek1-erk1-2-ikk%C3%AE-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb-%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathway
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Seyhan Sahan-Firat, Meryem Temiz-Resitoglu, Demet Sinem Guden, Sefika Pinar Kucukkavruk, Bahar Tunctan, Ayse Nihal Sari, Zumrut Kocak, Kafait U Malik
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a serine/threonine kinase regulate variety of cellular functions including cell growth, differentiation, cell survival, metabolism, and stress response, is now appreciated to be a central regulator of immune responses. Because mTOR inhibitors enhanced the anti-inflammatory activities of regulatory T cells and decreased the production of proinflammatory cytokines by macrophages, mTOR has been a pharmacological target for inflammatory diseases. In this study, we examined the role of mTOR in the production of proinflammatory and vasodilator mediators in zymosan-induced non-septic shock model in rats...
November 6, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105789/host-guest-interactions-between-octa-acid-and-cations-nucleobases
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Debdutta Chakraborty, Pratim Kumar Chattaraj
The nature of host-guest interaction in between octa acid cavitand (OA) and some representative cationic guests (Li(+) , Na(+) , K(+) , Be(+2) , Mg(+2) , Ca(+2) , Li3 O(+) , Na3 O(+) , K3 O(+) ) as well as heterocyclic moieties like [adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), thymine (T), uracil (U), and tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)] has been examined with the aid of density functional theory (DFT)-based computations. Thermochemical results indicate that all the guests bind with OA in a thermodynamically favorable fashion at 298...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101426/the-city-blueprint-approach-urban-water-management-and-governance-in-cities-in-the-u-s
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Daniel Feingold, Stef Koop, Kees van Leeuwen
In this paper, we assess the challenges of water, waste and climate change in six cities across the U.S.: New York City, Boston, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Portland and Los Angeles. We apply the City Blueprint(®) Approach which consists of three indicator assessments: (1) the Trends and Pressures Framework (TPF), (2) the City Blueprint Framework (CBF) and (3) the water Governance Capacity Framework (GCF). The TPF summarizes the main social, environmental and financial pressures that may impede water management. The CBF provides an integrated overview of the management performances within the urban watercycle...
November 3, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098986/gold-nanoparticle-nucleated-cavitation-for-enhanced-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy
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James R McLaughlan, David M J Cowell, Steven Freear
High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) or focused ultrasound surgery (FUS) is a non-invasive technique for the treatment of cancerous tissue, which is limited by difficulties in getting real-time feedback on treatment progress and long treatment durations. The formation and activity of acoustic cavitation, specifically inertial cavitation, during HIFU exposures has been demonstrated to enhance heating rates. However, without the introduction of external nuclei its formation an activity can be unpredictable, and potentially counterproductive...
November 3, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097980/the-immediate-effects-of-deep-pressure-on-young-people-with-autism-and-severe-intellectual-difficulties-demonstrating-individual-differences
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Lana Bestbier, Tim I Williams
Background: Deep pressure is widely used by occupational therapists for people with autism spectrum disorders. There is limited research evaluating deep pressure. Objective: To evaluate the immediate effects of deep pressure on young people with autism and severe intellectual disabilities. Methods: Mood and behaviour were rated for 13 pupils with ASD and severe ID before and after deep pressure sessions. Results: Sufficient data was available from 8 participants to be analysed using Tau-U, a nonparametric technique that allows for serial dependence in data...
2017: Occupational Therapy International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097848/employment-arrangement-job-stress-and-health-related-quality-of-life
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Tapas K Ray, Tat'Yana A Kenigsberg, Regina Pana-Cryan
Objective: We aimed to understand the characteristics of U.S. workers in non-standard employment arrangements, and to assess associations between job stress and Health-related Quality of Life (HRQL) by employment arrangement. Background: As employers struggle to stay in business under increasing economic pressures, they may rely more on non-standard employment arrangements, thereby increasing the pool of contingent workers. Worker exposure to job stress may vary by employment arrangement...
December 2017: Safety Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094889/chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Ahmad R Sedaghat
Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory disease of the paranasal sinuses that occurs in 1% to 5% of the U.S. POPULATION: It may significantly decrease quality of life. Chronic rhinosinusitis is defined by the presence of at least two out of four cardinal symptoms (i.e., facial pain/pressure, hyposmia/anosmia, nasal drainage, and nasal obstruction) for at least 12 consecutive weeks, in addition to objective evidence. Objective evidence of chronic rhinosinusitis may be obtained on physical examination (anterior rhinoscopy, endoscopy) or radiography, preferably from sinus computed tomography...
October 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092771/development-and-validation-of-a-new-pediatric-resuscitation-and-trauma-outcome-presto-model-using-the-u-s-national-trauma-data-bank
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Etienne St-Louis, David Bracco, James Hanley, Tarek Razek, Robert Baird
BACKGROUND: There is a need for a pediatric trauma outcomes benchmarking model that is adapted for Low-and-Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). We used the National-Trauma-Data-Bank (NTDB) and applied constraints specific to resource-poor environments to develop and validate an LMIC-specific pediatric trauma score. METHODS: We selected a sample of pediatric trauma patients aged 0-14years in the NTDB from 2007 to 2012. Primary outcome was in-hospital death. Logistic regression was used to create the Pediatric Resuscitation and Trauma Outcome (PRESTO) score, which includes only low-tech predictor variables - those easily obtainable at point-of-care...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082305/explaining-racial-and-ethnic-inequalities-in-postpartum-allostatic-load-results-from-a-multisite-study-of-low-to-middle-income-woment
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Patricia O'Campo, Christine Dunkel Schetter, Christine M Guardino, Maxine Reed Vance, Calvin J Hobel, Sharon Landesman Ramey, Madeleine U Shalowitz
BACKGROUND: Racial and ethnic inequalities in women's health are widely documented, but not for the postpartum period, and few studies examine whether neighborhood, psychosocial, and biological factors explain these gaps in women's health. METHODS: Using prospective longitudinal data collected from 1766 low to middle income women between 2008 and 2012 by the Community Child Health Network (CCHN), we tested the extent to which adjustment for neighborhood, economic, psychological, and medical conditions following a birth explained differences between African American, Latina, and White women in an indicator of physiological dysregulation allostatic load (AL), at one year postpartum as measured by 10 biomarkers: Body Mass Index, Waist Hip Ratio, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, Hemoglobin A1c, high-density lipoprotein and cholesterol ratio, and diurnal cortisol...
December 2016: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080877/-pharmacogenetic-approaches-to-predicting-the-efficiency-and-safety-of-amlodipine-in-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
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D A Sychev, N V Shih, E G Kalle, K A Ryzhikova, T E Morozova
An open, non-comparative, prospective clinical study was conducted to evaluate the antihypertensive efficacy and tolerability of amlodipine, a calcium antagonist, in patients with arterial hypertension (AH) I-II stages, depending on the genotype for the polymorphic marker C3435T of the ABCB1 gene. The study included 100 patients with AH I-II stages, aged from 45 to 58 years. The initial dose of amlodipine was 5 mg, duration of treatment was 12 weeks. General clinical examination methods, office measurement and daily blood pressure monitoring, tolerance evaluation, and genotyping using the ABCB1 polymorphic marker C3435T by the PCR-RFLP method (polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism) were used...
October 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
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