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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334640/not-single-brain-areas-but-a-network-is-involved-in-language-applications-in-presurgical-planning
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Razieh Alemi, Seyed Amir Hossein Batouli, Ebrahim Behzad, Mitra Ebrahimpoor, Mohammad Ali Oghabian
OBJECTIVES: Language is an important human function, and is a determinant of the quality of life. In conditions such as brain lesions, disruption of the language function may occur, and lesion resection is a solution for that. Presurgical planning to determine the language-related brain areas would enhance the chances of language preservation after the operation; however, availability of a normative language template is essential. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, using data from 60 young individuals who were meticulously checked for mental and physical health, and using fMRI and robust imaging and data analysis methods, functional brain maps for the language production, perception and semantic were produced...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334606/the-association-of-acquired-t790m-mutation-with-clinical-characteristics-after-resistance-to-first-line-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Yen-Hsiang Huang, Kuo-Hsuan Hsu, Jeng-Sen Tseng, Kun-Chieh Chen, Chia-Hung Hsu, Kang-Yi Su, Jeremy J W Chen, Huei-Wen Chen, Sung-Liang Yu, Tsung-Ying Yang, Gee-Chen Chang
Purpose: The main objective of this study was to investigate the relationship among the clinical characteristics and the frequency of T790M mutation in advanced epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant lung adenocarcinoma patients with acquired resistance after first-line EGFR‒tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment. Materials and Methods: We enrolled EGFR-mutant stage IIIB-IV lung adenocarcinoma patients, who had progressed to prior EGFR-TKI therapy, and evaluated their rebiopsy EGFR mutation status...
January 4, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334565/reversal-of-intestinal-failure-in-children-with-tufting-enteropathy-supported-with-parenteral-nutrition-at-home
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Iona Ashworth, Alexander Wilson, Samuel Aquilina, Raymond Parascandalo, Victor Mercieca, Jurgen Gerada, Sarah Macdonald, Venetia Simchowitz, Susan Hill
OBJECTIVES: To review long-term outcome of Intestinal Epithelial Dysplasia(IED)/tufting enteropathy(TE) patients treated with parenteral nutrition(PN) at home managed by an intestinal failure(IF) rehabilitation service METHODS:: Infants presenting from 1986-2010 with IF, and TE histology were retrospectively reviewed for up to 30 years. Data collected included: outcome, presentation, nutrition(parenteral/enteral), country of residence, race, EpCAM gene, growth, bone age, occupation. RESULTS: 13 patients (6 male) in Malta and the UK with TE histology were established on home PN...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334557/so-what-s-the-chance-of-this-mesh-causing-me-a-problem-in-the-long-run
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Benjamin K Poulose
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334522/themes-in-literature-related-to-incidence-risk-and-prevention-of-cancer-in-solid-organ-transplantation-recipients-on-immunosuppressive-therapy
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Stefanie L Rashti
BACKGROUND: Solid-organ transplants provide a second chance to thousands of critically ill patients with end-organ failure each year. Immunosuppressants are administered to patients to prevent graft rejection of a transplanted organ, such as a heart, kidney, or liver, while placing the recipient at greater risk for infection and cancer. OBJECTIVE: The literature provides evidence of various cancers that have been found to develop in patients' posttransplantation...
January 12, 2018: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334519/the-most-common-causes-of-eye-pain-at-2-tertiary-ophthalmology-and-neurology-clinics
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Randy C Bowen, Jan N Koeppel, Chance D Christensen, Karisa B Snow, Junjie Ma, Bradley J Katz, Howard R Krauss, Klara Landau, Judith E A Warner, Alison V Crum, Dominik Straumann, Kathleen B Digre
BACKGROUND: Eye pain is a common complaint, but no previous studies have determined the most common causes of this presenting symptom. Our objective was to determine the most common causes of eye pain in 2 ophthalmology and neurology departments at academic medical centers. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional analysis and chart review at the departments of ophthalmology and neurology at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ), University of Zürich, Switzerland, and the University of Utah (UU), USA...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334015/efficacy-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-bacterial-biofilm-eradication
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Nicholas E Sanford, Jeremy E Wilkinson, Hao Nguyen, Gabe Diaz, Randall Wolcott
OBJECTIVE: Chronic wounds typically require several concurrent therapies, such as debridement, pressure offloading, and systemic and/or topical antibiotics. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) towards reducing or eliminating bacterial biofilms in vitro and in vivo. METHOD: Efficacy was determined using in vitro grown biofilms subjected directly to HBOT for 30, 60 and 90 minutes, followed by cell viability determination using propidium monoazide-polymerase chain reaction (PMA-PCR)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333880/pharmacogenetic-analysis-of-opioid-dependence-treatment-dose-and-dropout-rate
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Richard C Crist, James Li, Glenn A Doyle, Alex Gilbert, Bryan M Dechairo, Wade H Berrettini
BACKGROUND: Currently, no pharmacogenetic tests for selecting an opioid-dependence pharmacotherapy have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. OBJECTIVES: Determine the effects of variants in 11 genes on dropout rate and dose in patients receiving methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00315341). METHODS: Variants in six pharmacokinetic genes (CYP1A2, CYP2B6, CYP2C19, CYP2C9, CYP2D6, CYP3A4) and five pharmacodynamic genes (HTR2A, OPRM1, ADRA2A, COMT, SLC6A4) were genotyped in samples from a 24-week, randomized, open-label trial of methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone for the treatment of opioid dependence (n = 764; 68...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333567/predictors-for-intracranial-hemorrhage-following-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-posterior-circulation-stroke
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Dorňák Tomáš, Král Michal, Sedláčková Zuzana, Šaňák Daniel, Čecháková Eva, Divišová Petra, Zapletalová Jana, Kaňovský Petr
Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is a standard treatment for anterior (ACS) and posterior circulation stroke (PCS). However, due to the low occurrence of PCS and of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in PCS, the knowledge about ICH predictors following IVT in PCS is sparse. Our aim was to identify predictors for ICH following IVT in PCS. The set consisted of 1281 consecutive ischemic stroke (IS) patients treated with IVT, out of which 158 (103 males; mean age 65.6 ± 12.3 years) had PCS. Collected data include baseline characteristics, common stroke risk factors, pre-medication, stroke severity, admission blood glucose level, blood pressure and treatment with intravenous antihypertensive therapy before and during IVT, occlusion of arteries, recanalization rate, time to treatment, and clinical outcome at day 90...
January 15, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332696/a-comparison-of-plastic-cable-ties-based-on-physical-chemical-and-stable-isotopic-measurements
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Lisa M Nienaber, Sarah L Cresswell, James F Carter, Tony Peter
Plastic cable ties can be utilised in a range of serious criminal activities and a comparison of cable ties, or fragments, may form part of the physical evidence presented to a Court of law. This research assessed the potential value of evidence based on the analysis of plastic cable ties. Twenty packets of black coloured plastic cable ties (nominally 200mm×4.8mm) were purchased in pack sizes ranging from 25 to 100 individual cable ties (Brisbane, Australia, March 2015). Representative samples from each packet were visually examined, compared and tested to determine their physical dimensions, chemical compositions and stable isotopic compositions (δ2H, δ13C and δ15N)...
January 2018: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332240/preperitoneal-closed-system-suction-drainage-after-totally-extraperitoneal-hernioplasty-in-the-prevention-of-early-seroma-formation-a-prospective-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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J K M Fan, J Liu, K Chen, X Yang, X Xu, H K Choi, F S Y Chan, K W H Chiu, C M Lo
OBJECTIVES: Seroma is a virtually unavoidable early sequela after TEP hernioplasty. This randomised controlled trial evaluated the outcomes of preperitoneal closed-system suction drainage in laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernioplasty for inguinal hernia. METHODS: Ninety patients aged 18-80 years who presented to our hospital between May 2016 and February 2017 with primary unilateral inguinal hernia were randomised into the preperitoneal drain and no-drain groups...
January 13, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331879/structural-and-quantum-mechanical-computations-to-elucidate-the-altered-binding-mechanism-of-metal-and-drug-with-pyrazinamidase-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-due-to-mutagenicity
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Nouman Rasool, Saima Iftikhar, Anam Amir, Waqar Hussain
Pyrazinamide is known to be the most effective treatment against tuberculosis disease and is known to have bacteriostatic action. By targeting the bacterial spores, this drug reduces the chances for the progression of the infection in organisms. In recent years, increased instances of the drug resistance of bacterial strains are reported. Pyrazinamidase, activator for pyrazinamide, leads to resistance against the drug due to mutagenicity across the world. The present study aimed at the quantum mechanistic analysis of mutations in pyrazinamidase to gain insights into the mechanism of this enzyme...
December 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331519/understanding-and-misunderstanding-randomized-controlled-trials
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Angus Deaton, Nancy Cartwright
Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) are increasingly popular in the social sciences, not only in medicine. We argue that the lay public, and sometimes researchers, put too much trust in RCTs over other methods of investigation. Contrary to frequent claims in the applied literature, randomization does not equalize everything other than the treatment in the treatment and control groups, it does not automatically deliver a precise estimate of the average treatment effect (ATE), and it does not relieve us of the need to think about (observed or unobserved) covariates...
December 25, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330312/high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-and-dual-antiplatelet-in-intracranial-arterial-stenosis
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Jiejie Li, Anxin Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Xia Meng, Jinxi Lin, Jing Jing, Xinying Zou, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship of high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and the efficacy and safety of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with and without intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) in the Clopidogrel in High-Risk Patients with Acute Non-disabling Cerebrovascular Events (CHANCE) trial. METHODS: A subgroup of 807 patients with both magnetic resonance angiography images and hsCRP measurement was analyzed. Cox proportional hazards models were used to assess the interaction of hsCRP levels with the effects of dual and single antiplatelet therapy...
January 12, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330225/genetics-in-endocrinology-genetic-counseling-for-congenital-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-and-kallmann-syndrome-new-challenges-in-the-era-of-oligogenism-and-next-generation-sequencing
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Luigi Maione, Andrew A Dwyer, Bruno Francou, Anne Guiochon-Mantel, Nadine Binart, Jerome Bouligand, Jacques Young
Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) and Kallmann syndrome (KS) are rare, related diseases that prevent normal pubertal development and cause infertility in affected men and women. However, the infertility carries a good prognosis as increasing numbers of patients with CHH/KS are now able to have children through medically assisted procreation. These are genetic diseases that can be transmitted to patients' offspring. Importantly patients and their families should be informed of this risk and given genetic counseling...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330057/fixation-and-absorption-in-a-fluctuating-environment
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Matan Danino, Nadav M Shnerb
A fundamental problem in the fields of population genetics, evolution, and community ecology, is the fate of a single mutant, or invader, introduced in a finite population of wild types. For a fixed-size community of N individuals, with Markovian, zero-sum dynamics driven by stochastic birth-death events, the mutant population eventually reaches either fixation or extinction. The classical analysis, provided by Kimura and his coworkers, is focused on the neutral case, [where the dynamics is only due to demographic stochasticity (drift)], and on time-independent selective forces (deleterious/beneficial mutation)...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329958/contact-tracing-for-the-control-of-infectious-disease-epidemics-chronic-wasting-disease-in-deer-farms
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Chris Rorres, Maria Romano, Jennifer A Miller, Jana M Mossey, Tony H Grubesic, David E Zellner, Gary Smith
Contact tracing is a crucial component of the control of many infectious diseases, but is an arduous and time consuming process. Procedures that increase the efficiency of contact tracing increase the chance that effective controls can be implemented sooner and thus reduce the magnitude of the epidemic. We illustrate a procedure using Graph Theory in the context of infectious disease epidemics of farmed animals in which the epidemics are driven mainly by the shipment of animals between farms. Specifically, we created a directed graph of the recorded shipments of deer between deer farms in Pennsylvania over a timeframe and asked how the properties of the graph could be exploited to make contact tracing more efficient should Chronic Wasting Disease (a prion disease of deer) be discovered in one of the farms...
December 14, 2017: Epidemics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329582/when-do-patient-reported-quality-of-life-indicators-become-prognostic-in-breast-cancer
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Chee Khoon Lee, Malcolm Hudson, John Simes, Karin Ribi, Jürg Bernhard, Alan S Coates
BACKGROUND: Various patient reported quality-of-life indicators are independently prognostic for survival in metastatic breast cancer and other cancers. The same measures recorded at first diagnosis of early breast cancer carry no corresponding prognostic information. The present study aims to assess at what time in the disease evolution the prognostic association appears. METHODS: Among 8024 patients enrolled in one of seven randomized controlled trials in early-stage breast cancer 3247 had a breast cancer relapse after a median follow-up of 12...
January 12, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329464/-the-use-of-social-networks-and-physical-activity-patterns-of-adolescents-in-obesity-therapy-a-sociodemographic-stratified-analysis
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Hagen Wulff, Petra Wagner
The improvement of existing obesity treatment for children and adolescents requires knowledge about social and personal conditions, individual needs, and life style. From particular importance are information about physical activity and media use, in order to target and adjust content and methods of therapy interventions. In 2013, 510 adolescents aged 11 to 17 years participated in a survey on above named factors. Physical activities were conducted with friends (64%) and in sport clubs (43%). Girls (OR 0.55) and children of unemployed parents (OR 0...
January 12, 2018: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329172/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-post-traumatic-silent-sinus-syndrome
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Edward J Wladis, Robert C Kersten, M Reza Vagefi, Carlos Pinheiro-Neto, Roman Shinder, H Jane Kim
PURPOSE: To identify demographic features and clinical outcomes associated with post-traumatic silent sinus syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective review was carried out at 3 academic medical centers to identify all cases of post-traumatic silent sinus syndrome. Clinical features and management strategies were recorded. Postoperative outcomes were assessed, and statistical analyses were performed via a dedicated computerized software package. RESULTS: Twenty cases were identified (14 men and 6 women, mean age = 44...
January 10, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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