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September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Michele Antonio De Riggi, Nicola Rocco, Giulio Gherardini, Emanuela Esposito, Massimiliano D'Aiuto
INTRODUCTION: One-stage implant-based breast reconstruction using titanium-coated polypropylene mesh is a novel approach widely used in Europe. Complication rates in breast reconstruction with the use of titanium-coated meshes seem to be comparable to those in patients with implant-based breast reconstruction alone. However, the use of synthetic meshes in implant-based breast reconstructive surgery leads to new clinical scenarios with the need for the breast surgeon to face new complications...
October 20, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
C L Barron, Jessica L Moore, Grayson Baird, Amy P Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) victims have unique medical and mental health needs and present frequently for medical attention. Little is known about the reported training, screening, comfort and knowledge of DMST among pediatricians in Rhode Island who likely encounter these patient victims without knowing. METHODS: An anonymous electronic survey sent to Rhode Island Hospital staff physicians from November 2014 through January 2015. RESULTS: Of the 109 participants, the majority reported no training, screened no patients for DMST in the past year, did not know any resources available and had limited knowledge and comfort with this pediatric patient population...
October 4, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
Isabel M López-Lara, Otto Geiger
The glycerophospholipids phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol (PG), and cardiolipin (CL) are major structural components of bacterial membranes. In some bacteria, phosphatidylcholine or phosphatidylinositol and its derivatives form part of the membrane. PG or CL can be modified with the amino acid residues lysine, alanine, or arginine. Diacylglycerol is the lipid anchor from which syntheses of phosphorus-free glycerolipids, such as glycolipids, sulfolipids, or homoserine-derived lipids initiate. Many membrane lipids are subject to turnover and some of them are recycled...
October 17, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
N A Giraldo, P Amariles, M Monsalve, M J Faus
BACKGROUND: Highly active antiretroviral therapy has extended the expected lifespan of patients with HIV/AIDS. However, the therapeutic benefits of some drugs used simultaneously with highly active antiretroviral therapy may be adversely affected by drug interactions. OBJECTIVE: The goal was to design and develop a free software to facilitate analysis, assessment, and clinical decision making according to the clinical relevance of drug interactions in patients with HIV/AIDS...
September 23, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Byron C Wallace, Joël Kuiper, Aakash Sharma, Mingxi Brian Zhu, Iain J Marshall
Systematic reviews underpin Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) by addressing precise clinical questions via comprehensive synthesis of all relevant published evidence. Authors of systematic reviews typically define a Population/Problem, Intervention, Comparator, and Outcome (a PICO criteria) of interest, and then retrieve, appraise and synthesize results from all reports of clinical trials that meet these criteria. Identifying PICO elements in the full-texts of trial reports is thus a critical yet time-consuming step in the systematic review process...
2016: Journal of Machine Learning Research: JMLR
Samuel Golpanian, David J Gerth, Jun Tashiro, Seth R Thaller
INTRODUCTION: Conventionally, free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (fTRAM) flap breast reconstruction has been associated with decreased donor site morbidity and improved flap inset. However, clinical success depends upon more sophisticated technical expertise and facilities. This study aims to characterize postoperative outcomes undergoing free versus pedicled TRAM (pTRAM) flap breast reconstruction. METHODS: Nationwide inpatient sample database (2008-2011) was reviewed for cases of fTRAM (ICD-9-CM 85...
October 14, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Wei Zhang, Carsten Hartmann, Christof Schütte
In molecular dynamics and related fields one considers dynamical descriptions of complex systems in full (atomic) detail. In order to reduce the overwhelming complexity of realistic systems (high dimension, large timescale spread, limited computational resources) the projection of the full dynamics onto some reaction coordinates is examined in order to extract statistical information like free energies or reaction rates. In this context, the effective dynamics that is induced by the full dynamics on the reaction coordinate space has attracted considerable attention in the literature...
October 10, 2016: Faraday Discussions
M Schiavon, M Francescon, D Drigo, G Salloum, R Baraziol, J Tesei, E Fraccalanza, F Barbone
BACKGROUND: INTEGRA(®) Dermal Regeneration Template is a well-known and widely used acellular dermal matrix. Although it helps to solve many challenging problems in reconstructive surgery, the product cost may make it an expensive alternative compared to other reconstruction procedures. This retrospective study aims at comparing INTEGRA-based treatment to flap surgery in terms of cost and benefit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We considered only patients treated for scalp defects with bone exposure in order to obtain two groups as homogeneous as possible...
October 3, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Kun Hwang, Jin Pyo Lee, Si Yoon Yoo, Hun Kim
The aim of this study was to determine the relationships between free flap complications and old age or comorbidities. In a PubMed and Scopus search, the search terms (1) free flap OR microvascular anastomosis AND (2) elderly OR old age AND (3) complications OR comorbidity OR co-morbidity were used. Among the 62 full-text articles from 241 abstracts, 31 papers without sufficient content were excluded and 10 mined papers were added. Subsequently, 41 papers were reviewed. Overall complication rates of free flap increased significantly with age (p < 0...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Doortje 't Hart, Merian Musinguzi, Richard Ochen, Juliet Katushabe, Joseph Rujumba
Inequities in access to HIV prevention and treatment for children remain a global challenge and a black spot to effective HIV prevention and response especially in many HIV endemic countries like Uganda. In Uganda while about 51% of the adults living with HIV are on antiretrovirals, only 39% of the children aged 0-14 years accessed the needed HIV care in 2014. In this article, it is argued that much focus on health system interventions with little regard to bridging the gap between health facilities, where much of the care is provided, and the communities, where children are conceived, born and cared for, contributes to and sustains this inequality...
July 2, 2016: Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies
Konstantinos Kyriakoulis, Athina Patelarou, Aggelos Laliotis, Andrew C Wan, Michail Matalliotakis, Chrysoula Tsiou, Evridiki Patelarou
PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review was to find best teaching strategies for teaching evidence-based practice (EBP) to undergraduate health students that have been adopted over the last years in healthcare institutions worldwide. METHODS: The authors carried out a systematic, comprehensive bibliographic search using Medline database for the years 2005 to March 2015 (updated in March 2016). Search terms used were chosen from the USNLM Institutes of Health list of MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and free text key terms were used as well...
2016: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
André Mewes, Bennet Hensen, Frank Wacker, Christian Hansen
PURPOSE: In this article, we systematically examine the current state of research of systems that focus on touchless human-computer interaction in operating rooms and interventional radiology suites. We further discuss the drawbacks of current solutions and underline promising technologies for future development. METHODS: A systematic literature search of scientific papers that deal with touchless control of medical software in the immediate environment of the operation room and interventional radiology suite was performed...
September 19, 2016: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Lillian M Zwemer, Sarah L Nolin, Patricia M Okamoto, Marcia Eisenberg, Heather C Wick, Diana W Bianchi
OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that FMR1 expansions would result in global gene dysregulation as early as the second trimester of human fetal development. METHOD: Using cell-free fetal RNA obtained from amniotic fluid supernatant and expression microarrays we compared RNA levels in samples from fetuses with premutation or full mutation allele expansions to control samples. RESULTS: We found clear signals of differential gene expression relating to a variety of cellular functions, including ubiquitination, mitochondrial function and neuronal/synaptic architecture, among others...
September 20, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
Jordan O Cox, Teresa Sikes DeCarmen, Yiwen Ouyang, Briony Strachan, Hillary Sloane, Cathey Connon, Kemper Gibson, Kimberly Jackson, James P Landers, Tracey Dawson Cruz
This work describes the development of a novel microdevice for forensic DNA processing of reference swabs. This microdevice incorporates an enzyme-based assay for DNA preparation, which allows for faster processing times and reduced sample handling. Infrared-mediated PCR (IR-PCR) is used for STR amplification using a custom reaction mixture, allowing for amplification of STR loci in 45 min while circumventing the limitations of traditional block thermocyclers. Uniquely positioned valves coupled with a simple rotational platform are used to exert fluidic control, eliminating the need for bulky external equipment...
September 12, 2016: Electrophoresis
Cleo A Samuel, Laura C Pinheiro, Katherine E Reeder-Hayes, Jennifer S Walker, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Shekinah A Fashaw, Cheryl Woods-Giscombe, Stephanie B Wheeler
PURPOSE: Compared with young White women, young Black women are more likely to present with aggressive breast cancer (BC) subtypes that are potentially linked to worse health-related quality of life (HRQOL); however, there is limited consensus regarding HRQOL needs among young Black BC survivors. Employing Ferrell's framework on QOL in BC (i.e., physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being), we conducted a systematic review on HRQOL among Black BC survivors aged <50 years and proposed recommendations for advancing HRQOL research and care for this population...
November 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Stefan M Pulst
As of April 8, 2016, articles in Neurology® Genetics can be searched using PubMed. Launched in 1996, PubMed is a search engine that accesses citations and abstracts of more than 26 million articles. Its primary sources include the MEDLINE database, which was started in the 1960s, and biomedical and life sciences journal articles that date back to 1946. In addition, PubMed accesses other sources, for example, citations to those life sciences journals that submit full-text articles to PubMed Central (PMC). PubMed Central was launched in 2000 as a free archive of biomedical and life science journals...
August 2016: Neurology. Genetics
Jay H Levin, Jorge Benavides, Claudine Caddick, Kathleen Laurie, Janet Wilterdink, Shadi Yaghi, Brian Silver, Muhib Khan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a vascular headache disorder characterized by severe headaches with vasospasm of cerebral arteries. Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) has been widely applied and validated in studying vasospasm of intracranial vessels, but the role of TCD in the diagnosis and monitoring of RCVS is less well established. We sought to determine the reliability of TCD for diagnosis and monitoring of RCVS. METHODS: Patients admitted to an inpatient neurology service between 2011 and 2014 with a discharge diagnosis of RCVS were retrospectively analyzed for demographics, neuroimaging, and functional outcomes...
September 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
Joseph A Gil, Steven F DeFroda, Adam Janicki, Jessica Smith, Craig Eberson
OBJECTIVES: In collaboration with the Department of Emergency Medicine, we designed a hands-on orthopaedic rotation for emergency residents in their first postgraduate year (PGY1) to introduce them to the appropriate evaluation and management of common orthopaedic injuries and conditions. Our hypothesis was that after the rotation, emergency medicine residents would be more comfortable with the evaluation and management of these injuries and conditions. METHODS: We designed a survey for the emergency medicine residents to query the pre- and post-rotation level of comfort in the management of some of the most commonly encountered orthopaedic injuries and conditions that present to the emergency department...
2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
Agnieszka Janicka, Michelle Forcier
Primary care providers are increasingly called upon to care for youth that are gender nonconforming. While these youth have the same health concerns as their cisgender peers, gender nonconforming youth face additional challenges. Traditionally, this has been an underserved and marginalized population at significant risk for multiple negative mental and physical health outcomes. Despite the history of disheartening health outcomes, there is hope in interventions that may serve to ameliorate the risks for transgender youth...
2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
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