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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906328/the-americleft-project-a-modification-of-asher-mcdade-method-for-rating-nasolabial-esthetics-in-patients-with-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-using-q-sort
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Alicia Stoutland, Ross E Long, Ana Mercado, John Daskalogiannakis, Ronald R Hathaway, Kathleen A Russell, Emily Singer, Gunvor Semb, William C Shaw
The purpose of this study was to investigate ways to improve rater reliability and satisfaction in nasolabial esthetic evaluations of patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP), by modifying the Asher-McDade method with use of Q-sort methodology. Blinded ratings of cropped photographs of one hundred forty-nine 5- to 7-year-old consecutively treated patients with complete UCLP from 4 different centers were used in a rating of frontal and profile nasolabial esthetic outcomes by 6 judges involved in the Americleft Project's intercenter outcome comparisons...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903114/a-reply-to-stiefel-et-al-losing-the-person-in-personalized-medicine
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Ralph I Horwitz, Allison Hayes-Conroy, Burton H Singer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902546/consumer-directed-health-care-for-medicaid-patients-past-and-future-reforms
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Phillip M Singer, Daniel B Nelson, Renuka Tipirneni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902229/correlation-between-vocal-tract-symptoms-and-modern-singing-handicap-index-in-church-gospel-singers
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Joel Pinheiro, Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio, Larissa Thaís Donalonso Siqueira, Janine Santos Ramos, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Fabiana Zambon, Mara Behlau
Objective: To verify the correlation between vocal tract discomfort symptoms and perceived voice handicaps in gospel singers, analyzing possible differences according to gender. Methods: 100 gospel singers volunteered, 50 male and 50 female. All participants answered two questionnaires: Vocal Tract Discomfort (VTD) scale and the Modern Singing Handicap Index (MSHI) that investigates the vocal handicap perceived by singers, linking the results of both instruments (p<0...
August 24, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900967/h%C3%A3-ufiger-krebs-bei-angst-und-depression
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S Singer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899986/perioperative-spending-on-spinal-fusion-for-scoliosis-for-children-with-medical-complexity
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Jay G Berry, Michael Glotzbecker, Jonathan Rodean, Izabela Leahy, Joanne Cox, Sara J Singer, Margaret O'Neill, Matt Hall, Lynne Ferrari
BACKGROUND: Global payment is used with surgeries to optimize health, lower costs, and improve quality. We assessed perioperative spending on spinal fusion for scoliosis to inform how this might apply to children. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 1249 children using Medicaid and aged ≥5 years with a complex chronic condition undergoing spinal fusion in 2013 from 12 states. From perioperative health services measured 6 months before and 3 months after spinal fusion, we simulated a spending reallocation with increased preoperative care and decreased hospital care...
September 12, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899594/delayed-detection-of-spontaneous-bilateral-tubal-ectopic-pregnancies-after-methotrexate-treatment
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Nicole E Brown, Shereen A Singer, Joe Suyama
BACKGROUND: Bilateral tubal ectopic pregnancies are a rare subset of ectopic pregnancy that can pose a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians. There is no distinct clinical presentation for bilateral tubal ectopic pregnancies, although they are typically associated with assistive reproductive techniques. In addition, there is no single diagnostic feature to help clinicians delineate bilateral tubal ectopic pregnancies from other types of ectopic pregnancy prior to passing the discriminatory zone (such as heterotopic pregnancy or twin ectopic [two gestational sacs in one tube])...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898527/voriconazole-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-lung-transplantation-a-multicenter-study
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B Hamandi, C Fegbeutel, F P Silveira, E A Verschuuren, M Younus, J Mo, J Yan, P Ussetti, P V Chin-Hong, A Solé, C L Holmes-Liew, E M Billaud, P A Grossi, O Manuel, D J Levine, R G Barbers, D Hadjiliadis, J Aram, L G Singer, S Husain
This study evaluated the independent contribution of voriconazole to the development of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in lung transplant recipients, by attempting to account for important confounding factors, particularly immunosuppression. This international, multicenter, retrospective, cohort study included adult patients who underwent lung transplant during 2005-2008. Cox regression analysis was used to assess the effects of voriconazole and other azoles, analyzed as time-dependent variables, on the risk of developing biopsy-confirmed SCC...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898358/relevance-of-the-implementation-of-teeth-in-three-dimensional-vocal-tract-models
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Louisa Traser, Peter Birkholz, Tabea Viktoria Flügge, Robert Kamberger, Michael Burdumy, Bernhard Richter, Jan Gerrit Korvink, Matthias Echternach
Purpose: Recently, efforts have been made to investigate the vocal tract using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Due to technical limitations, teeth were omitted in many previous studies on vocal tract acoustics. However, the knowledge of how teeth influence vocal tract acoustics might be important in order to estimate the necessity of implementing teeth in vocal tract models. The aim of this study was therefore to estimate the effect of teeth on vocal tract acoustics. Method: The acoustic properties of 18 solid (3-dimensional printed) vocal tract models without teeth were compared to the same 18 models including teeth in terms of resonance frequencies (fRn)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898132/staged-residential-post-acute-rehabilitation-for-adults-following-acquired-brain-injury-a-comparison-of-functional-gains-rated-on-the-uk-functional-assessment-measure-uk-fim-fam-and-the-mayo-portland-adaptability-inventory-mpai-4
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Diana Jackson, Karla Seaman, Kristylee Sharp, Rachel Singer, Janet Wagland, Lynne Turner-Stokes
OBJECTIVE: To compare the UK Functional Assessment Measure (UK FIM+FAM) and Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI-4) as measures of functional change in patients with brain injury receiving a staged residential post-acute community-based rehabilitation programme. RESEARCH DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study of consecutive admissions (N = 42) over 3 years. METHODS: Patients were assessed at admission and discharge/annual review. We examined groups according to stage of independence on admission: Maximum support (stages 1 and 2: N = 17); moderate/maximum self-care/household support (stage 3: N = 15); minimal self-care and moderate household/community support (stages 4-6: N = 10)...
September 12, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894988/how-tandem-gait-stumbled-into-the-neurological-exam-a-review
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Jason Margolesky, Carlos Singer
Tandem gait testing is an integral part of the neurological exam. It is informative in a wide variety of disorders ranging from cerebellar disease to vestibular and peripheral neuropathies, parkinsonism, and other neurodegenerative conditions. We discuss the history and development of tandem gait testing as well as its technique, utility, and limitations in the assessment of neurological conditions. Tandem gait has emerged as a tool in the assessment of cerebellar disease, Huntington disease, idiopathic Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonism, peripheral neuropathies, and vestibulopathies...
September 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894396/a-validation-of-clinical-data-captured-from-a-novel-cancer-care-quality-program-directly-integrated-with-administrative-claims-data
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David M Kern, John J Barron, Bingcao Wu, Alex Ganetsky, Vincent J Willey, Ralph A Quimbo, Michael J Fisch, Joseph Singer, Ann Nguyen, Ronac Mamtani
BACKGROUND: Data from a Cancer Care Quality Program are directly integrated with administrative claims data to provide a level of clinical detail not available in claims-based studies, and referred to as the HealthCore Integrated Research Environment (HIRE)-Oncology data. This study evaluated the validity of the HIRE-Oncology data compared with medical records of breast, lung, and colorectal cancer patients. METHODS: Data elements included cancer type, stage, histology (lung only), and biomarkers...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894206/caring-cooperators-and-powerful-punishers-differential-effects-of-induced-care-and-power-motivation-on-different-types-of-economic-decision-making
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G Chierchia, F H Parianen Lesemann, D Snower, M Vogel, T Singer
Standard economic theory postulates that decisions are driven by stable context-insensitive preferences, while motivation psychology suggests they are driven by distinct context-sensitive motives with distinct evolutionary goals and characteristic psycho-physiological and behavioral patterns. To link these fields and test how distinct motives could differentially predict different types of economic decisions, we experimentally induced participants with either a Care or a Power motive, before having them take part in a suite of classic game theoretical paradigms involving monetary exchange...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892568/quantifying-fine-particle-emission-events-from-time-resolved-measurements-method-description-and-application-to-18-california-low-income-apartments
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Wanyu R Chan, Jennifer M Logue, Xining Wu, Neil E Klepeis, William J Fisk, Federico Noris, Brett C Singer
PM2.5 exposure is associated with significant health risk. Exposures in homes derive from both outdoor and indoor sources, with emissions occurring primarily in discrete events. Data on emission event magnitudes and schedules are needed to support simulation-based studies of exposures and mitigations. This study applied an identification and characterization algorithm to quantify time-resolved PM2.5 emission events from data collected during 224 days of monitoring in 18 California apartments with low-income residents...
September 11, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891655/longitudinal-intra-individual-variability-in-neuropsychological-performance-relates-to-white-matter-changes-in-hiv
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Jacob D Jones, Taylor Kuhn, Zanjbeel Mahmood, Elyse J Singer, Charles H Hinkin, April D Thames
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies suggest that intraindividual variability (IIV) of neuropsychological performance may be sensitive to HIV-associated neurologic compromise. IIV may be particularly dependent upon the integrity of frontal-subcortical systems, and therefore may be a meaningful phenotype in HIV. We examined the relationship between change in IIV and white matter integrity among HIV seropositive (HIV+) and HIV seronegative (HIV-) individuals. METHOD: The sample consisted of 38 HIV+ participants and 26 HIV- control participants who underwent neuroimaging and a neuropsychological evaluation at baseline and at 2-year follow-up evaluation...
September 11, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891381/the-impact-of-empathy-and-reappraisal-on-emotional-intensity-recognition
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Navot Naor, Simone G Shamay-Tsoory, Gal Sheppes, Hadas Okon-Singer
Empathy represents a fundamental ability that allows for the creation and cultivation of social bonds. As part of the empathic process, individuals use their own emotional state to interpret the content and intensity of other people's emotions. Therefore, the current study was designed to test two hypotheses: (1) empathy for the pain of another will result in biased emotional intensity judgment; and (2) changing one's emotion via emotion regulation will modulate these biased judgments. To test these hypotheses, in experiment one we used a modified version of a well-known task that triggers an empathic reaction We found that empathy resulted in biased emotional intensity judgment...
September 11, 2017: Cognition & Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890901/performing-all-major-surgical-procedures-robotically-will-prolong-wait-times-for-surgery
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Brian M Shinder, Nicholas J Farber, Robert E Weiss, Thomas L Jang, Isaac Y Kim, Eric A Singer, Sammy E Elsamra
This article aimed to assess the burden of scheduling major urologic oncology procedures if all cases were performed robotically and to determine whether this would increase the time a patient would have to wait for surgery. We retrospectively determined the number of prostatectomies, radical nephrectomies, partial nephrectomies, and cystectomies at a single institution for one calendar year. A hypothetical situation was then constructed where all procedures were performed robotically. Using the allotted number of days that each surgeon was able to schedule robotic procedures, we analyzed the amount of time it would take to schedule and complete all cases...
2017: Robot Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889978/massive-protein-import-into-the-early-evolutionary-stage-photosynthetic-organelle-of-the-amoeba-paulinella-chromatophora
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Anna Singer, Gereon Poschmann, Cornelia Mühlich, Cecilio Valadez-Cano, Sebastian Hänsch, Vanessa Hüren, Stefan A Rensing, Kai Stühler, Eva C M Nowack
The endosymbiotic acquisition of mitochondria and plastids more than 1 Ga ago profoundly impacted eukaryote evolution. At the heart of understanding organelle evolution is the re-arrangement of the endosymbiont proteome into a host-controlled organellar proteome. However, early stages in this process as well as the timing of events that underlie organelle integration remain poorly understood. The amoeba Paulinella chromatophora contains cyanobacterium-derived photosynthetic organelles, termed "chromatophores," that were acquired more recently (around 100 Ma ago)...
September 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888666/perceptual-differences-between-novice-and-professional-music-theater-singers
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Lynn Maxfield, Brian Manternach
OBJECTIVE: Research examining contemporary commercial music styles of singing has increased significantly over the last 10 years. While acoustic analysis has helped determine which characteristics define various vocal genres, a discrepancy still exists in how those acoustic characteristics are perceived, described, and evaluated. METHODS: The current study recorded seven novice and four professional musical theater singers performing belt, legit, and mix vocal samples...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887645/pitfalls-in-soft-tissue-sarcoma-imaging-chronic-expanding-hematomas
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Kiarash Jahed, Behnaz Khazai, Monica Umpierrez, Ty K Subhawong, Adam D Singer
Solid or nodular enhancement is typical of soft tissue sarcomas although high grade soft tissue sarcomas and those with internal hemorrhage often appear heterogeneous with areas of nonenhancement and solid or nodular enhancement. These MRI findings often prompt an orthopedic oncology referral, a biopsy or surgery. However, not all masses with these imaging findings are malignant. We report the multimodality imaging findings of two surgically proven chronic expanding hematomas (CEH) with imaging features that mimicked sarcomas...
September 8, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
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