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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049536/preoperative-syntax-score-to-assess-the-late-outcomes-after-coronary-endarterectomy-for-the-diffusely-diseased-left-anterior-descending-artery
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Kosaku Nishigawa, Toshihiro Fukui, Shuichiro Takanashi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether the preoperative Synergy between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score was associated with late outcomes of coronary endarterectomy (CE) for the diffusely diseased left anterior descending artery (LAD). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 205 of 212 patients undergoing CE for the diffusely diseased LAD between September 2004 and May 2016, excluding 2 patients without preoperative angiographic data and 5 redo cases...
June 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048746/long-term-occurrence-of-secondary-compartment-pelvic-organ-prolapse-after-open-mesh-sacrocolpopexy-for-symptomatic-prolapse
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Connie Wang, Alana L Christie, Philippe E Zimmern
AIMS: To report on the long-term occurrence of secondary compartment pelvic organ prolapse (POP) after open mesh sacrocolpopexy (MSC). METHODS: A prospectively maintained, IRB-approved database of non-neurogenic women with symptomatic triple compartment POP who underwent open MSC between 1999 and 2011 and had a 1-year minimum follow-up was reviewed. Length of follow-up was categorized as: intermediate (1-3 yr), late (3-5 yr), and very late (>5 yr). Demographic data, history of POP repairs, exam with Baden-Walker grading, validated questionnaires (Urogenital Distress Inventory short form [UDI-6], QoL), and outcomes at each follow-up visit were recorded...
October 19, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046790/intraluminal-rectal-cancer-metastasis-to-the-small-bowel-an-extremely-rare-case-report
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Paraskevas Stamopoulos, Nikolaos Machairas, Stylianos Kykalos, Afrodite Nonni, Gregory Kouraklis, Georgios C Sotiropoulos
Prolonged survival in patients suffering from colorectal cancer (CRC) may lead to the emergence of rare metastatic sites that are not well-documented in the literature. We herein describe a very rare case of an intraluminal small intestinal metastasis in a patient with previously resected CRC. A 71-year-old Caucasian male patient with a history of rectosigmoid junction cancer was initially treated with anterior resection. The tumor was classified as pT3pN0 (0/26) M0, stage II. Eighteen months after the primary surgery, local recurrence was detected in the presacral region, and the patient received combined image-guided radiotherapy and chemotherapy...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046095/surgical-placement-of-rectus-sheath-catheters-in-a-cadaveric-cystectomy-model
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Ecp Chedgy, G Lowe, R Tang, C Krebs, A Sawka, H Vaghadia, M E Gleave, A I So
Introduction Surgically inserted rectus sheath catheters (RSCs) are used increasingly for analgesia after cystectomy and other abdominal surgery. Currently, there is little information on the optimal positioning of RSCs to allow maximal spread of local anaesthetic. This study sought to assess the spread of dye injected via RSCs and to highlight the extent of its coverage in a fresh unembalmed cadaveric cystectomy model in order to confirm the nerve endings that are likely to be anaesthetised with RSCs. Methods Four cadavers underwent lower midline incision with limited bladder mobilisation...
October 19, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045057/proper-training-in-laparoscopic-hernia-repair-is-necessary-to-minimize-the-rising-recurrence-rate-in-japan
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Sumio Matsumoto, Tetsushi Hayakawa, Yoh Kawarada, Kazunori Uchida, Tohru Eguchi, Hidetoshi Wada, Nozomi Ueno, Hitoshi Idani, Kanyu Nakano, Yoshiyuki Oomomo
INTRODUCTION: The Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery reported that the recurrence rate for inguinal hernia repair in Japan was less than 1% in 2010. However, its 2012 survey found that the recurrence rate had increased to 4% for the transabdominal preperitoneal procedure and 5% for the totally extraperitoneal procedure. We held 14 hernia repair training courses from 2011 to 2016 with help from Covidien. This study aimed to determine the effect of this training on the recurrence rate...
October 17, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044205/gender-differences-in-behavioral-and-neural-responses-to-unfairness-under-social-pressure
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Li Zheng, Reipeng Ning, Lin Li, Chunli Wei, Xuemei Cheng, Chu Zhou, Xiuyan Guo
Numerous studies have revealed the key role of social pressure on individuals' decision-making processes. However, the impact of social pressure on unfairness-related decision-making processes remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated how social pressure modulated men's and women's responses in an ultimatum game. Twenty women and eighteen men played the ultimatum game as responders in the scanner, where fair and unfair offers were tendered by proposers acting alone (low pressure) or by proposers endorsed by three supporters (high pressure)...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041906/from-provocation-to-aggression-the-neural-network
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Jonathan Repple, Christina M Pawliczek, Bianca Voss, Steven Siegel, Frank Schneider, Nils Kohn, Ute Habel
BACKGROUND: In-vivo observations of neural processes during human aggressive behavior are difficult to obtain, limiting the number of studies in this area. To address this gap, the present study implemented a social reactive aggression paradigm in 29 healthy men, employing non-violent provocation in a two-player game to elicit aggressive behavior in fMRI settings. RESULTS: Participants responded more aggressively after high provocation reflected in taking more money from their opponents...
October 17, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040796/an-anterior-posterior-axis-within-the-ventromedial-prefrontal-cortex-separates-self-and-reward
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Alla Yankouskaya, Glyn Humphreys, Moritz Stolte, Mark Stokes, Zargol Moradi, Jie Sui
Although theoretical discourse and experimental studies on the self and reward biases have a long tradition, currently we have only a limited understanding of how the biases are represented in the brain and, more importantly, how they relate to each other. We used multi-voxel pattern analysis to test for common representations of self and reward in perceptual matching in healthy human subjects. Voxels across an anterior-posterior axis in ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) distinguished (i) self-others and (ii) high-low reward, but cross generalization between these dimensions decreased from anterior to posterior vmPFC...
October 10, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040698/clinical-outcome-after-endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-tuberculum-sella-meningiomas
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Khaled Elshazly, Varun R Kshettry, Christopher J Farrell, Gurston Nyquist, Marc Rosen, James J Evans
BACKGROUND: In select cases, the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has distinct advantages for resection of tuberculum sella meningiomas (TSM). OBJECTIVE: To report the extent of resection (EOR), complication rates, and outcomes in a large series of TSM treated by the EEA. METHODS: Twenty-five consecutive TSM cases treated by EEA from 2008 to 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Patient history, imaging, volumetric EOR, complications, and outcomes are presented...
October 10, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040298/relative-mobility-of-the-pelvis-and-spine-during-trunk-axial-rotation-in-chronic-low-back-pain-patients-a-case-control-study
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Masashi Taniguchi, Hiroshige Tateuchi, Satoko Ibuki, Noriaki Ichihashi
BACKGROUND: Trunk axial rotation is a risk factor for chronic low back pain (CLBP). The characteristics of rotational mobility in the pelvis and spine among CLBP patients are not fully understood. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine three-dimensional kinematic changes, and to compare the differences of rotational mobility and coupled motion, in patients with and without CLBP. METHODS: Fifteen patients with CLBP and 15 age and sex matched healthy subjects participated in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040118/influence-of-socioeconomic-deprivation-on-visual-acuity-in-patients-undergoing-corneal-transplantation
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Scott J Robbie, Mark N A Jones, Daniel F P Larkin
PURPOSE: To determine whether there is an association between socioeconomic status and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in patients undergoing corneal transplantation in the United Kingdom. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 4306 patients registered on the national United Kingdom Transplant Registry and undergoing penetrating keratoplasty, anterior lamellar keratoplasty, or endothelial keratoplasty in 2002, 2008, and 2013. Socioeconomic status was determined by applying a validated deprivation index to generate a score based on 5 categories...
October 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038845/clinical-and-sonographic-evaluation-of-subpectoral-biceps-tenodesis-with-a-dual-suture-anchor-technique-demonstrates-improved-outcomes-and-a-low-failure-rate-at-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Matthijs Jacxsens, Erin K Granger, Robert Z Tashjian
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes and integrity of an open subpectoral biceps tenodesis using a dual suture anchor construct. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with at least 2 years of follow-up were retrospectively evaluated for simple shoulder test (SST), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, and visual analog scales (VAS) for pain, function and satisfaction. A physical exam assessed shoulder range of motion and elbow strength...
October 16, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037648/test-retest-reliability-of-myofascial-trigger-point-detection-in-hip-and-thigh-areas
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E Rozenfeld, A S Finestone, U Moran, E Damri, L Kalichman
BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger points (MTrP's) are a primary source of pain in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Nevertheless, they are frequently underdiagnosed. Reliable MTrP palpation is the necessary for their diagnosis and treatment. The few studies that have looked for intra-tester reliability of MTrPs detection in upper body, provide preliminary evidence that MTrP palpation is reliable. Reliability tests for MTrP palpation on the lower limb have not yet been performed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate inter- and intra-tester reliability of MTrP recognition in hip and thigh muscles...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037639/reliability-of-kinematic-measures-in-subjects-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-deficiency-during-dual-task-walking
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Salman Nazary-Moghadam, Mahyar Salavati, Ali Esteki, Behnam Akhbari, Sohrab Keyhani, Afsaneh Zeinalzadeh
OBJECTIVE: To define the throughout within- and between-day reliability of gait parameters in single - and dual-task conditions in subjects with and without anterior cruciate ligament deficiency (ACLD). METHODS: Fourteen subjects with ACLD and 14 healthy subjects completed a walking task on a treadmill with three levels of velocity (self-selected, high and low), with or without performing an auditory Stroop task over two sessions each 3-5 days apart. The gait kinematic parameters, including maximum and minimum hip flexion, total hip range of motion, maximum and minimum knee flexion and total knee range of motion were recorded using a motion analysis system...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037616/the-effect-of-motor-control-training-on-kinetics-variables-of-patients-with-non-specific-low-back-pain-and-movement-control-impairment-prospective-observational-study
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Vahid Mohammadi, Amir Letafatkar, Haydar Sadeghi, AmirAli Jafarnezhadgero, Roger Hilfiker
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of motor control training on pain, disability and motor control indices in patients with nonspecific low back pain (NSLBP) and movement control impairment (MCI) and also to evaluate the correlation between the changes in disability and the motor control indices. METHODS: Thirty people with NSLBP and MCI based on a clinical examination were following either motor control training or normal activity over 8 weeks...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037017/preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-versus-postoperative-chemoradiotherapy-for-stage-ii-iii-resectable-rectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jin Ho Song, Jae Uk Jeong, Jong Hoon Lee, Sung Hwan Kim, Hyeon Min Cho, Jun Won Um, Hong Seok Jang
PURPOSE: Whether preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is better than postoperative CRT in oncologic outcome and toxicity is contentious in prospective randomized clinical trials. We systematically analyze and compare the treatment result, toxicity, and sphincter preservation rate between preoperative CRT and postoperative CRT in stage II-III rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library from 1990 to 2014 for relevant trials...
September 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036613/surgical-outcomes-of-robot-assisted-rectal-cancer-surgery-using-the-da-vinci-surgical-system-a-multi-center-pilot-phase-ii-study
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Shunsuke Tsukamoto, Yuji Nishizawa, Hiroki Ochiai, Yuichiro Tsukada, Takeshi Sasaki, Dai Shida, Masaaki Ito, Yukihide Kanemitsu
Introduction: We conducted a multi-center pilot Phase II study to examine the safety of robotic rectal cancer surgery performed using the da Vinci Surgical System during the introduction period of robotic rectal surgery at two institutes based on surgical outcomes. Methods: This study was conducted with a prospective, multi-center, single-arm, open-label design to assess the safety and feasibility of robotic surgery for rectal cancer (da Vinci Surgical System). The primary endpoint was the rate of adverse events during and after robotic surgery...
September 21, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034573/memory-encoding-related-anterior-hippocampal-potentials-are-modulated-by-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-entorhinal-area
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Niels Hansen, Leila Chaieb, Marlene Derner, Kevin G Hampel, Christian E Elger, Rainer Surges, Bernhard Staresina, Nikolai Axmacher, Juergen Fell
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the human entorhinal area using 50 Hz pulses has revealed conflicting results regarding memory performance. Moreover, its impact on memory-related hippocampal potentials has not yet been investigated. METHODS: We recorded data from seven epilepsy patients implanted with depth electrodes in the entorhinal cortex, hippocampus, amygdala and parahippocampal cortex. Entorhinal DBS (bipolar, biphasic 50 Hz pulses, on- and off-cycles of 15 s) was applied with low amplitude (0...
October 16, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031543/down-regulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-rii-expression-is-correlated-with-tumor-growth-and-invasion-in-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas
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Ying-Hao Gu, Yu-Gong Feng
The two types of TGF-β receptors play a crucial role in TGF-β signaling. It has been reported that TGF-β signaling activity may be associated with the development and invasion of NFPAs. However, the role of TGF-β receptor signaling in NFPAs has not been fully explored. In this study, the expression of TGF-β RI and TGF-β RII in normal anterior pituitaries, invasive NFPAs and non-invasive NFPAs was analyzed by qRT-PCR, western blot, and immunohistochemistry. We found that TGF-β RII protein and mRNA levels gradually decreased from normal anterior pituitaries, noninvasive NFPAs to invasive NFPAs...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027697/development-and-validation-of-a-reverse-transcription-quantitative-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-tilapia-lake-virus-detection-in-clinical-samples-and-experimentally-challenged-fish
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P Tattiyapong, K Sirikanchana, W Surachetpong
Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) is an emerging pathogen associated with high mortalities of wild and farm-raised tilapia in different countries. In this study, a SYBR green-based reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) assay targeting segment three of the virus was developed to detect and quantify TiLV in clinical samples and experimentally challenged fish. All 30 field samples with clinical signs and history consistent with TiLV infection were positive for TiLV as detected by the developed RT-qPCR method...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
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