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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103603/real-time-ultrasound-guided-catheter-navigation-for-approaching-deep-seated-brain-lesions-role-of-intraoperative-neurosonography-with-and-without-fusion-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Sunil Manjila, Aditya Karhade, Ji Hoon Phi, R Michael Scott, Edward R Smith
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Brain shift during the exposure of cranial lesions may reduce the accuracy of frameless stereotaxy. We describe a rapid, safe, and effective method to approach deep-seated brain lesions using real-time intraoperative ultrasound placement of a catheter to mark the dissection trajectory to the lesion. METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval, we retrospectively reviewed the radiographic, pathologic, and intraoperative data of 11 pediatric patients who underwent excision of 12 lesions by means of this technique...
January 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102986/medical-qualification-determinations-final-rule
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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to revise its regulations for medical qualification determinations. The revised regulations update references and language; add and modify definitions; clarify coverage and applicability; address the need for medical documentation and medical examination and/or testing for an applicant or employee whose position may or may not have medical standards and/or physical requirements; and recommend the establishment of agency medical review boards...
18, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099323/anesthesia-and-databases-pediatric-cardiac-disease-as-a-role-model
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David F Vener, Sara K Pasquali, Emad B Mossad
Large data sets have now become ubiquitous in clinical medicine; they are particularly useful in high-acuity, low-volume conditions such as congenital heart disease where data must be collected from many centers. These data fall into 2 categories: administrative data arising from hospital admissions and charges and clinical data relating to specific diseases or procedures. In congenital cardiac diseases, there are now over a dozen of these data sets or registries focusing on various elements of patient care...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098958/perilesional-hyperintensity-on-t1-weighted-images-in-intra-axial-brain-masses-other-than-cavernous-malformations
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S Ali Nabavizadeh, Dasha Pechersky, J Eric Schmitt, MacLean Nasrallah, Ronald Wolf, Laurie Loevner, Alexander C Mamourian
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hyperintensity on T1-weighted imaging in perilesional vasogenic edema has been reported as a useful sign for differentiating cavernous malformation from other hemorrhagic intra-axial masses. In this study, we investigated the frequency of perilesional hyperintensity on T1-weighted imaging in patients with intra-axial hemorrhagic and nonhemorrhagic brain masses. METHODS: The study was performed with the approval of the institutional review board...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097947/evaluating-waste-printed-circuit-boards-recycling-opportunities-and-challenges-a-mini-review
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Abhishek Kumar Awasthi, Gabriel Ionut Zlamparet, Xianlai Zeng, Jinhui Li
Rapid generation of waste printed circuit boards has become a very serious issue worldwide. Numerous techniques have been developed in the last decade to resolve the pollution from waste printed circuit boards, and also recover valuable metals from the waste printed circuit boards stream on a large-scale. However, these techniques have their own certain specific drawbacks that need to be rectified properly. In this review article, these recycling technologies are evaluated based on a strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis...
January 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097371/high-resolution-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-solitary-orbital-tumors-3d-turbo-field-echo-with-diffusion-sensitized-driven-equilibrium-dsde-tfe-preparation-technique
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Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Koji Yamashita, Kazufumi Kikuchi, Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Makoto Obara, Hiroshi Honda
PURPOSE: To differentiate cystic from solid solitary intraorbital tumors using 3D turbo field echo with diffusion-sensitized driven-equilibrium preparation without contrast material. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review boards, and written informed consent was waived. A total of 26 patients with intraorbital tumors were studied. Motion probing gradients were conducted at one direction with b‑values of 0 and 500 s/mm(2)...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096725/added-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-on-biopsies-of-focal-hepatic-lesions-invisible-on-fusion-imaging-guidance
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Tae Wook Kang, Min Woo Lee, Kyoung Doo Song, Mimi Kim, Seung Soo Kim, Seong Hyun Kim, Sang Yun Ha
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with Sonazoid can improve the lesion conspicuity and feasibility of percutaneous biopsies for focal hepatic lesions invisible on fusion imaging of real-time ultrasonography (US) with computed tomography/magnetic resonance images, and evaluate its impact on clinical decision making. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Institutional Review Board approved this retrospective study. Between June 2013 and January 2015, 711 US-guided percutaneous biopsies were performed for focal hepatic lesions...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095902/identification-of-positive-selection-in-genes-is-greatly-improved-by-using-experimentally-informed-site-specific-models
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Jesse D Bloom
BACKGROUND: Sites of positive selection are identified by comparing observed evolutionary patterns to those expected under a null model for evolution in the absence of such selection. For protein-coding genes, the most common null model is that nonsynonymous and synonymous mutations fix at equal rates; this unrealistic model has limited power to detect many interesting forms of selection. RESULTS: I describe a new approach that uses a null model based on experimental measurements of a gene's site-specific amino-acid preferences generated by deep mutational scanning in the lab...
January 17, 2017: Biology Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095878/black-blood-thrombus-imaging-bti-a-contrast-free-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-approach-for-the-diagnosis-of-non-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Guoxi Xie, Hanwei Chen, Xueping He, Jianke Liang, Wei Deng, Zhuonan He, Yufeng Ye, Qi Yang, Xiaoming Bi, Xin Liu, Debiao Li, Zhaoyang Fan
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common but elusive illness that can result in long-term disability or death. Accurate detection of thrombosis and assessment of its size and distribution are critical for treatment decision-making. In the present study, we sought to develop and evaluate a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) black-blood thrombus imaging (BTI) technique, based on delay alternating with nutation for tailored excitation black-blood preparation and variable flip angle turbo-spin-echo readout, for the diagnosis of non-acute DVT...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095059/what-s-the-harm-harms-in-research-with-adults-with-intellectual-disability
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Katherine E McDonald, Nicole E Conroy, Robert S Olick, The Project Ethics Expert Panel
Scientific advances can improve the lives of adults with intellectual disability, yet concerns that research participation may impose harm impede scientific progress. What counts as harmful can be subjective and perceptions of harm may vary among stakeholders. We studied perspectives on the harmfulness of research events among adults with intellectual disability, family members and friends, disability service providers, researchers, and Institutional Review Board members. We found considerable variance. For example, adults with intellectual disability see exclusion from research as more harmful, but most psychosocial harms as less significant than others...
January 2017: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094482/real-time-ultrasound-guided-spinal-anesthesia-in-patients-with-predicted-difficult-anatomy
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Hesham Elsharkawy, Ankit Maheshwari, Rovnat Babazade, Anahi Perlas, Sherif Zaky, Loran M Soliman
BACKGROUND: There are limited reports of lumbar neuraxial blocks using real-time ultrasound in patients with predicted difficulties. We compared the number of attempts to perform spinal anesthesia using real time ultrasound guidance versus landmark technique in patients meeting predefined criteria for difficult spinal anesthesia. We also compared procedure time, block success, patient satisfaction and difficulty scores between groups. METHODS: Following institutional review board approval patients scheduled for total hip or knee arthroplasty with expected difficulty to perform spinal anesthesia were included...
January 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094294/version-1-1-of-the-international-spinal-cord-injury-skin-and-thermoregulation-function-basic-data-set
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F Biering-Sørensen, M S Alexander, F W A van Asbeck, W Donovan, A Krassioukov, M W M Post
OBJECTIVE: To describe the changes made to the international spinal cord injury (SCI) skin and thermoregulation function basic data set in version 1.1. SETTING: International. METHODS: An international working group reviewed suggested changes to the international SCI skin and thermoregulation function basic data set version 1.0. These changes were discussed and the agreed changes were made. Subsequently, the recommended adjustments were circulated for review to the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Executive and Scientific Committees, the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Board, around 40 national and international societies, and to interested individuals who had signed up wishing to have the opportunity to review...
January 17, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093977/the-amyloid-cascade-hypothesis-in-alzheimer-s-disease-it-s-time-to-change-our-mind
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Roberta Ricciarelli, Ernesto Fedele
Since its discovery in 1984, the beta amyloid peptide has treaded the boards of neurosciences as the star molecule in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis. In the last decade, however, this vision has been challenged by evidence-based medicine showing the almost complete failure of clinical trials that experimented anti-amyloid therapies with great hopes. Moreover, data have accumulated which clearly indicates that this small peptide plays a key role in the physiological processes of memory formation. In the present review, we will discuss the different aspects of the amyloid cascade hypothesis, highlighting its pros and cons, and we will analyse the results of the therapeutic approaches attempted to date that should change the direction of Alzheimer's disease research in the future...
January 16, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092495/nonhypervascular-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-differential-diagnosis-from-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinomas-at-mr-imaging-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Sun Kyung Jeon, Jeong Min Lee, Ijin Joo, Eun Sun Lee, Hyun Jeong Park, Jin-Young Jang, Ji Kon Ryu, Kyung Bun Lee, Joon Koo Han
Purpose To determine useful magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features to differentiate nonhypervascular pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs). Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived the informed consent requirement. Seventy-four patients with surgically confirmed PNETs and 82 patients with PDACs who underwent gadobutrol-enhanced MR imaging were included. Two radiologists independently evaluated the morphologic characteristics and temporal enhancement patterns of each tumor...
January 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092414/dce-mri-of-the-prostate-using-shutter-speed-vs-tofts-model-for-tumor-characterization-and-assessment-of-aggressiveness
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Stefanie J Hectors, Cecilia Besa, Mathilde Wagner, Guido H Jajamovich, George K Haines, Sara Lewis, Ashutosh Tewari, Ardeshir Rastinehad, Wei Huang, Bachir Taouli
PURPOSE: To quantify Tofts model (TM) and shutter-speed model (SSM) perfusion parameters in prostate cancer (PCa) and noncancerous peripheral zone (PZ) and to compare the diagnostic performance of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) to Prostate Imaging and Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) classification for the assessment of PCa aggressiveness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty PCa patients (mean age 60 years old) who underwent MRI at 3...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091997/comparative-assessment-of-metallurgical-recovery-of-metals-from-electronic-waste-with-special-emphasis-on-bioleaching
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Anshu Priya, Subrata Hait
Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) or electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the urban environment worldwide. The core component of printed circuit board (PCB) in e-waste contains a complex array of metals in rich quantity, some of which are toxic to the environment and all of which are valuable resources. Therefore, the recycling of e-waste is an important aspect not only from the point of waste treatment but also from the recovery of metals for economic growth...
January 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091696/radiation-dose-reduction-in-parasinus-ct-by-spectral-shaping
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Matthias S May, Michael Brand, Michael M Lell, Martin Sedlmair, Thomas Allmendinger, Michael Uder, Wolfgang Wuest
INTRODUCTION: Spectral shaping aims to narrow the X-ray spectrum of clinical CT. The aim of this study was to determine the image quality and the extent of radiation dose reduction that can be achieved by tin prefiltration for parasinus CT. METHODS: All scans were performed with a third generation dual-source CT scanner. A study protocol was designed using 100 kV tube voltage with tin prefiltration (200 mAs) that provides image noise levels comparable to a low-dose reference protocol using 100 kV without spectral shaping (25 mAs)...
January 16, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090374/neurophysiological-measures-and-alcohol-use-disorder-aud-hypothesizing-links-between-clinical-severity-index-and-molecular-neurobiological-patterns
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Mario Vitali, Carmen Napolitano, Marlene Oscar Berman, Simona Flamminii Minuto, Gemma Battagliese, Maria Luisa Attilia, Eric R Braverman, Marina Romeo, Kenneth Blum, Mauro Ceccanti
BACKGROUND: In 1987, Cloninger proposed a clinical description and classification of different personality traits genetically defined and independent from each other. Moreover, he elaborated a specific test the TCI to investigate these traits/states. The study of craving in Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) assumed a greater significance, since ever more data seems to suggest a direct correlation between high levels of craving and a higher risk of relapse in alcoholics. Thus, our study aim is to explore the possible correlations among TCI linked molecular neurobiological pattern (s), craving and alcohol addiction severity measures in a sample of Italian alcoholics...
April 2016: Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089810/laparoscopic-management-of-ureteral-endometriosis-and-hydronephrosis-associated-with-endometriosis
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João Alves, Marco Puga, Rodrigo Fernandes, Anne Pinton, Ignacio Miranda, Elias Kovoor, Arnaud Wattiez
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To evaluate if laparoscopic treatment of ureteral endometriosis is feasible, safe, and effective and to determine if ureteral dilatation and/or the number of incisions increases complications. DESIGN: An institutional review board-approved retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients who underwent surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis involving the ureter with hydronephrosis (Canadian Task Force Classification III) SETTING: University hospital PARTICIPANTS: Of 658 patients who had surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis between November 2004 and December 2013, 198 of the 658 patients had ureteral endometriosis and required ureterolysis, and 28 of the 198 patients were identified with ureteral dilatation and hydronephrosis associated with endometriosis...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089141/stable-emulsion-se-alone-is-an-effective-adjuvant-for-a-recombinant-baculovirus-expressed-h5-influenza-vaccine-in-healthy-adults-a-phase-2-trial
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John J Treanor, Laurence Chu, Brandon Essink, Derek Muse, Hana M El Sahly, Ruvim Izikson, Karen L Goldenthal, Peter Patriarca, Lisa M Dunkle
BACKGROUND: Influenza A viruses of the H5 subtype have been identified as important targets for development of vaccines. Achievement of potentially protective antibody responses against pandemic strains has usually required the use of adjuvants. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated a candidate A/Indonesia/05/2005 (H5) vaccine generated by baculovirus expression of recombinant hemagglutinin (HA) protein with or without stable emulsion (SE) as an adjuvant. METHODS: Healthy subjects 18-49years old were randomized (1:1:1:1) to receive two doses of rHA at 7...
January 11, 2017: Vaccine
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