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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228512/surgical-management-decreases-disease-recurrence-risk-in-recurrent-pyogenic-cholangitis
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Hwee Leong Tan, Ye Xin Koh, Weng Kit Lye, Ser Yee Lee, Brian Kim Poh Goh, Siong San Tan, Adrian Kah Heng Chiow, Chung Yip Chan
BACKGROUND: Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis (RPC) has a high risk of disease recurrence. We present our experience with RPC and examine the factors associated with disease recurrence. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all patients with RPC treated at two tertiary institutions between January 1990 and December 2013. Patients with liver atrophy and/or abscess were categorized as being associated with parenchymal disease (PD). RESULTS: We studied 157 patients with a median age of 59...
December 11, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228470/melanoma-patterns-of-care-in-ontario-a-call-for-a-strategic-alignment-of-multidisciplinary-care
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Nicole J Look Hong, Stephanie Y Cheng, Nancy N Baxter, Frances C Wright
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Variability in melanoma management has prompted concerns about equitable and timely treatment. We investigated patterns of melanoma diagnosis and treatment using population-level data. METHODS: Patients with invasive cutaneous melanoma were identified retrospectively from the Ontario Cancer Registry (2003-2012) and deterministically linked with administrative databases to identify incidence, disease characteristics, geographic origin, and multimodal treatment within a year of diagnosis...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228307/superordinate-precision-an-examination-of-academic-writing-among-bilingual-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-students
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Jessica A Scott, Robert J Hoffmeister
Academic English is an essential literacy skill area for success in post-secondary education and in many work environments. Despite its importance, academic English is understudied with deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students. Nascent research in this area suggests that academic English, alongside American Sign Language (ASL) fluency, may play an important role in the reading proficiency of DHH students in middle and high school. The current study expands this research to investigate academic English by examining student proficiency with a sub-skill of academic writing called superordinate precision, the taxonomical categorization of a term...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228203/in-vivo-cholinergic-basal-forebrain-atrophy-predicts-cognitive-decline-in-de-novo-parkinson-s-disease
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Nicola J Ray, Steven Bradburn, Christopher Murgatroyd, Umar Toseeb, Pablo Mir, George K Kountouriotis, Stefan J Teipel, Michel J Grothe
Cognitive impairments are a prevalent and disabling non-motor complication of Parkinson's disease, but with variable expression and progression. The onset of serious cognitive decline occurs alongside substantial cholinergic denervation, but imprecision of previously available techniques for in vivo measurement of cholinergic degeneration limit their use as predictive cognitive biomarkers. However, recent developments in stereotactic mapping of the cholinergic basal forebrain have been found useful for predicting cognitive decline in prodromal stages of Alzheimer's disease...
December 8, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228201/widespread-brain-tau-and-its-association-with-ageing-braak-stage-and-alzheimer-s-dementia
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Val J Lowe, Heather J Wiste, Matthew L Senjem, Stephen D Weigand, Terry M Therneau, Bradley F Boeve, Keith A Josephs, Ping Fang, Mukesh K Pandey, Melissa E Murray, Kejal Kantarci, David T Jones, Prashanthi Vemuri, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Christopher G Schwarz, Mary M Machulda, Michelle M Mielke, Rosebud O Roberts, David S Knopman, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack
Autopsy data have proposed that a topographical pattern of tauopathy occurs in the brain with the development of dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. We evaluated the findings of tau-PET to better understand neurofibrillary tangle development as it is seen in cognitively unimpaired and impaired individuals. The evolution of Alzheimer's disease tauopathy in cognitively unimpaired individuals needs to be examined to better understand disease pathogenesis. Tau-PET was performed in 86 cognitively impaired individuals who all had abnormal amyloid levels and 601 cognitively unimpaired individuals...
December 8, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228140/orientations-for-the-successful-categorization-of-facial-expressions-and-their-link-with-facial-features
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Justin Duncan, Frédéric Gosselin, Charlène Cobarro, Gabrielle Dugas, Caroline Blais, Daniel Fiset
Horizontal information was recently suggested to be crucial for face identification. In the present paper, we expand on this finding and investigate the role of orientations for all the basic facial expressions and neutrality. To this end, we developed orientation bubbles to quantify utilization of the orientation spectrum by the visual system in a facial expression categorization task. We first validated the procedure in Experiment 1 with a simple plaid-detection task. In Experiment 2, we used orientation bubbles to reveal the diagnostic-i...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228127/antibiotic-resistance-and-the-risk-of-recurrent-bacteremia
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Sjoukje H S Woudt, Sabine C de Greeff, Annelot F Schoffelen, Anne L M Vlek, Marc J M Bonten
Background: Direct health effects of antibiotic resistance are difficult to assess. We quantified the risk of recurrent bacteremia associated with antibiotic resistance. Methods: We extracted antimicrobial susceptibility testing data on blood isolates of Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas spp., Enterococcus spp. and Staphylococcus aureus from the Dutch surveillance system for antimicrobial resistance between 2008 and 2017. First and first recurrent (4-30days) bacteremia episodes were categorized as susceptible, single non-susceptible or co-non-susceptible (I/R), to 3rd generation cephalosporins -/+ carbapenems (Enterobacteriaceae), ceftazidime -/+ carbapenems (Pseudomonas spp...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227422/assessment-of-the-sustainability-capacity-of-a-coordinated-approach-to-chronic-disease-prevention
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Sarah Moreland-Russell, Todd Combs, LaShaun Polk, Sarah Dexter
OBJECTIVE: This article outlines some factors that influenced the sustainability capacity of a coordinated approach to chronic disease prevention in state and territory health departments. DESIGN: This study involved a cross-sectional design and mixed-methods approach. Quantitative data were collected using the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool (PSAT), a 40-item multiple-choice instrument that assesses 8 domains of sustainability capacity (environmental support, funding stability, partnerships, organizational capacity, program evaluation, program adaptation, communications, and strategic planning)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227407/a-three-dimensional-anthropometric-evaluation-of-facial-morphology
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Ahmet Arif Celebi, Chung How Kau, Felice Femiano, Ludovica Bucci, Letizia Perillo
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate sexual dimorphism for facial features within Italian and Egyptian populations and to compare the facial morphology by sex between these 2 populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-dimensional (3D) facial images were acquired by using the portable 3dMDface System, which captured 259 subjects from 2 population groups of Italian (n = 139) and Egyptian (n = 120). Each population was categorized into male and female groups for evaluation...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227365/analysis-of-successful-vs-failed-radiographic-outcomes-following-cervical-deformity-surgery
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Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Subaraman Ramchandran, Kojo Hamilton, Daniel Sciubba, Peter G Passias, Virginie Lafage, Renaud Lafage, Justin S Smith, Robert A Hart, Munish Gupta, Doug Burton, Shay Bess, Christopher Shaffrey, Christopher P Ames
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multi-center cohort study with consecutive enrollment OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate pre-operative alignment and surgical factors associated with sub-optimal early post-operative radiographic outcomes following surgery for cervical deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Recent studies have demonstrated correlation between cervical sagittal alignment and patient reported outcomes. Few studies have explored cervical deformity correction prospectively, and the factors that result in successful vs...
December 8, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227362/comorbidity-of-airway-inflammatory-diseases-in-chemical-and-building-related-intolerance
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Anna-Sara Claeson, Hanna Andersson, Fredrik Wikdahl, Maj-Helen Nyback, Steven Nordin
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated comorbidity in chemical intolerance (CI) and building- related intolerance (BRI) with (i) chronic sinusitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, allergic and non-allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis, and (ii) airway inflammatory symptoms. METHODS: Data from two population-based questionnaire surveys, the Västerbotten and Österbotten Environmental Health Studies was used. The participants were categorized as CI or BRI and referents, and binary logistic regression analysis was applied...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227346/surgical-resection-of-the-primary-tumor-in-women-with-de-novo-stage-iv-breast-cancer-contemporary-practice-patterns-and-survival-analysis
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Whitney O Lane, Samantha M Thomas, Rachel C Blitzblau, Jennifer K Plichta, Laura H Rosenberger, Oluwadamilola M Fayanju, Terry Hyslop, E Shelley Hwang, Rachel A Greenup
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated patterns of surgical care and their association with overall survival among a contemporary cohort of women with stage IV breast cancer. BACKGROUND: Surgical resection of the primary tumor remains controversial among women with stage IV breast cancer. METHODS: Women diagnosed with clinical stage IV breast cancer from 2003 to 2012 were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Cancer Database. Those with intact primary tumors who were alive 12 months after diagnosis were categorized by treatment sequence: (1) surgery before systemic therapy, (2) systemic therapy before surgery, and (3) systemic therapy alone...
December 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226966/using-trial-level-data-and-multilevel-modeling-to-investigate-within-task-change-in-event-related-potentials
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Hannah I Volpert-Esmond, Edgar C Merkle, Meredith P Levsen, Tiffany A Ito, Bruce D Bartholow
EEG data, and specifically the ERP, provide psychologists with the power to examine quickly occurring cognitive processes at the native temporal resolution at which they occur. Despite the advantages conferred by ERPs to examine processes at different points in time, ERP researchers commonly ignore the trial-to-trial temporal dimension by collapsing across trials of similar types (i.e., the signal averaging approach) because of constraints imposed by repeated measures ANOVA. Here, we present the advantages of using multilevel modeling (MLM) to examine trial-level data to investigate change in neurocognitive processes across the course of an experiment...
December 11, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226961/detection-of-deception-event-related-potential-markers-of-attention-and-cognitive-control-during-intentional-false-responses
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Henning Gibbons, Robert Schnuerch, Christina Wittinghofer, Anne-Simone Armbrecht, Jutta Stahl
Successful deception requires the coordination of multiple mental processes, such as attention, conflict monitoring, and the regulation of emotion. We employed a simple classification task, assessing ERPs to further investigate the attentional and cognitive control components of (instructed) deception. In Experiment 1, 20 participants repeatedly categorized visually presented names of five animals and five plants. Prior to the experiment, however, each participant covertly selected one animal and one plant for deliberate misclassification...
December 11, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226893/assessment-of-factors-related-to-statin-non-adherence-in-patients-with-established-coronary-artery-disease-a-single-center-observational-study
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Tuba Özdemir, İrfan Şahin, İlhan İlker Avcı, Barış Güngör, Eser Durmaz, Sevil Tuğrul, Mert İlker Hayıroğlu, Serdar Kahyaoğlu, Orkhan Karımov, Ertuğrul Okuyan
OBJECTIVE: Lifelong statin treatment is recommended in patients with cardiovascular diseases, but drug adherence is a significant problem. The aim of this study was to investigate factors related to statin discontinuation in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) diagnosed by coronary angiography. METHODS: A total of 300 consecutive patients who were followed-up with a diagnosis of CAD were recruited. Patients were categorized as statin adherent or statin non-adherent (patients interrupting statin therapy >30 days)...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226869/the-heritability-of-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-validation-of-pedigree-classification-criteria-in-a-northern-italy-cohort
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Silvia Fostinelli, Miriam Ciani, Roberta Zanardini, Orazio Zanetti, Giuliano Binetti, Roberta Ghidoni, Luisa Benussi
A large portion of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) patients has a family history of disease and the presence of a pathogenic mutation confirms the clinical diagnosis. Recently, standardized criteria to evaluate FTLD pedigree, based on first- and second-degree affected relatives, their age at onset, and clinical phenotype, were proposed and validated in an American cohort. Herein we applied these criteria to 402 Italian FTLD pedigrees and assessed mutation frequencies in GRN, C9orf72, and MAPT genes with the aim of validating these criteria...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226495/forgetting-to-remember-prospective-memory-within-the-context-of-pain
#17
R Gatzounis, M G S Schrooten, G Crombez, J W S Vlaeyen
BACKGROUND: Pain interferes with cognitive functioning in several ways. Among other symptoms, pain patients often report difficulties with remembering future intentions. It remains unclear, however, whether it is the pain per se that impairs prospective remembering or other factors that often characterize people with pain (e.g. poor sleep quality). In this experiment, we investigated whether prospective memory is impaired within the context of pain, and whether this impairment is enhanced when the threat value of pain is increased...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226385/methods-for-meta-analysis-of-multiple-traits-using-gwas-summary-statistics
#18
Debashree Ray, Michael Boehnke
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for complex diseases have focused primarily on single-trait analyses for disease status and disease-related quantitative traits. For example, GWAS on risk factors for coronary artery disease analyze genetic associations of plasma lipids such as total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, and triglycerides (TGs) separately. However, traits are often correlated and a joint analysis may yield increased statistical power for association over multiple univariate analyses...
December 10, 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226302/international-union-of-immunological-societies-2017-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases-committee-report-on-inborn-errors-of-immunity
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Capucine Picard, H Bobby Gaspar, Waleed Al-Herz, Aziz Bousfiha, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Talal Chatila, Yanick J Crow, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, Amos Etzioni, Jose Luis Franco, Steven M Holland, Christoph Klein, Tomohiro Morio, Hans D Ochs, Eric Oksenhendler, Jennifer Puck, Mimi L K Tang, Stuart G Tangye, Troy R Torgerson, Kathleen E Sullivan
Beginning in 1970, a committee was constituted under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) to catalog primary immunodeficiencies. Twenty years later, the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) took the remit of this committee. The current report details the categorization and listing of 354 (as of February 2017) inborn errors of immunity. The growth and increasing complexity of the field have been impressive, encompassing an increasing variety of conditions, and the classification described here will serve as a critical reference for immunologists and researchers worldwide...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226228/seminar-program-for-postgraduate-specialty-training-in-general-practice-proposal-for-a-5-year-thematic-catalogue
#20
Susanne Sommer, Erika Baum, Julia Magez, Jean-Francois Chenot, Gesine Weckmann, Jost Steinhäuser, Susanne Heim, Dagmar Schneider, Stephan Fuchs
Introduction: In different German regions, seminar programs have been conducted for General practice residents. In each region, selection and teaching of learning content is conducted in a different manner. So far, no structured, standardized curriculum has been implemented nationwide. We have investigated, if the development of a common 5-year program of learning topics is conceivable between the different university departments of General practice in Germany. Method: The seminar program working group of the DEGAM (German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians) has conducted an online survey based on information gathered via preliminary telephone conference (n=7; physicians with postgraduate teaching experience) among all German university departments of General Practice and two non-university teaching institutions, identified via the internet...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
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