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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332280/hydrogeochemical-processes-and-influence-of-seawater-intrusion-in-coastal-aquifers-south-of-chennai-tamil-nadu-india
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G Kanagaraj, L Elango, S G D Sridhar, G Gowrisankar
Seawater intrusion promotes the salinity of groundwater, and it poses a great environmental impact on a global scale. The present study was carried out to determine the hydrogeochemical processes and influence of seawater intrusion in the coastal aquifers using geophysical, geochemical, and stable isotope techniques. The true resistivity value ranges from 0.5 to 8008.5 Ω-m which has been measured using vertical electrical sounding (VES) based on the Schlumberger method. About 33 groundwater samples were collected during post-monsoon (POM) (January 2012) and pre-monsoon (PRM) (June 2012) seasons from open and bore wells and were analyzed for major ions and stable isotopes...
January 14, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332258/photodynamic-antimicrobial-chemotherapy-pact-using-toluidine-blue-inhibits-both-growth-and-biofilm-formation-by-candida-krusei
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Bruna Graziele Marques da Silva, Moisés Lopes Carvalho, Isabela Bueno Rosseti, Stella Zamuner, Maricilia Silva Costa
Among non-albicans Candida species, the opportunistic pathogen Candida krusei emerges because of the high mortality related to infections produced by this yeast. The Candida krusei is an opportunistic pathogen presenting an intrinsic resistance to fluconazol. In spite of the reduced number of infections produced by C. krusei, its occurrence is increasing in some groups of patients submitted to the use of fluconazol for prophylaxis. Photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (PACT) is a potential antimicrobial therapy that combines visible light and a nontoxic dye, known as a photosensitizer, producing reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can kill the treated cells...
January 13, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332248/performance-of-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-at-3-0t-for-early-assessment-of-tumor-response-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-treated-with-preoperative-chemoradiation-therapy
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Andrea Delli Pizzi, Roberta Cianci, Domenico Genovesi, Gianluigi Esposito, Mauro Timpani, Alessandra Tavoletta, Pierluigi Pulsone, Raffaella Basilico, Daniela Gabrielli, Consuelo Rosa, Luciana Caravatta, Monica Di Tommaso, Massimo Caulo, Antonella Filippone
PURPOSE: The purpose of the article is to determine whether changes in apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) obtained 2 weeks after the beginning of chemoradiation therapy (CRT) allow to predict treatment response and whether correlate with tumor histopathologic response. METHODS: Forty-three patients receiving CRT for LARC and 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion-weighted sequences before treatment, 2 weeks during, and 8 weeks post the completion of CRT were included...
January 13, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
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/29332239/which-parameters-are-relevant-in-sagittal-balance-analysis-of-the-cervical-spine-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Fong Poh Ling, T Chevillotte, A Leglise, W Thompson, C Bouthors, Jean-Charles Le Huec
INTRODUCTION: Cervical spine is part of the spine with the most mobility in the sagittal plane. It is important for surgeons to have reliable, simple and reproducible parameters to analyse the cervical. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This study is a systematic review and a critique of current parameters to help improve the study of cervical spinal balance. We conducted a systematic search of PUBMED/MEDLINE for literature published since January 2014. Only studies written in English and containing abstracts were considered for inclusion...
January 13, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332234/attitudes-of-u-s-psychiatry-residents-and-fellows-towards-mental-illness-and-its-causes-a-comparison-study-with-medical-students
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Catherine Chiles, Elina Stefanovics, Robert Rosenheck
Stigma towards people with mental illness remains a burden for patients and healthcare providers. This study at a large US university examined the attitudes of psychiatry residents and fellows towards mental illness and its causes, and whether their attitudes differed from the medical student attitudes previously studied utilizing the same survey method. An electronic questionnaire examining attitudes toward people with mental illness, causes of mental Illness, and treatment efficacy was used to survey the attitudes of psychiatry residents and fellows...
January 13, 2018: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332233/pilot-study-of-serial-flt-and-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-to-monitor-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-correlation-with-histopathologic-response
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Victor H Gerbaudo, Joseph H Killoran, Chun K Kim, Jason L Hornick, Jonathan A Nowak, Peter C Enzinger, Harvey J Mamon
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective pilot study was to investigate the potential of serial FLT-PET/CT compared to FDG-PET/CT to provide an early indication of esophageal cancer response to concurrent neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy. METHODS: Five patients with biopsy-proven esophageal adenocarcinomas underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiation (Tx) prior to minimally invasive esophagectomy. The presence of residual tumor was classified histologically using the Mandard et al...
January 13, 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332222/efficacy-of-crocus-sativus-saffron-in-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder-associated-with-post-menopausal-hot-flashes-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ladan Kashani, Sophia Esalatmanesh, Farzaneh Eftekhari, Samrand Salimi, Tahereh Foroughifar, Farnaz Etesam, Hamideh Safiaghdam, Ehsan Moazen-Zadeh, Shahin Akhondzadeh
PURPOSE: Due to concerns regarding the side effects of hormone therapy, many studies have focused on the development of non-hormonal agents for treatment of hot flashes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of saffron (stigma of Crocus sativus) in treatment of major depressive disorder associated with post-menopausal hot flashes. METHODS: Sixty women with post-menopausal hot flashes participated in this study. The patients randomly received either saffron (30 mg/day, 15 mg twice per day) or placebo for 6 weeks...
January 13, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332218/effects-of-sleep-hygiene-training-given-to-pregnant-women-with-restless-leg-syndrome-on-their-sleep-quality
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Ayşe Sönmez, Yeşim Aksoy Derya
PURPOSE: This research was conducted to determine the effects of sleep hygiene training given to pregnant women with restless leg syndrome on their sleep quality. METHODS: This study was conducted using a quasi-experimental design with pre-test and post-test, and a control group. When the power analysis was made, a sample size with 5% two-sided significance, 95% confidence interval, and 95% ability to represent the population was calculated to have a total of 128 pregnant women...
January 13, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332197/identification-as-a-mutation-carrier-and-effects-on-life-according-to-experiences-of-finnish-male-brca1-2-mutation-carriers
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Outi Kajula, Outi Kuismin, Helvi Kyngäs
Earlier studies have explored post-identification experiences of male BRCA1/2 mutation carriers, but more detailed knowledge of both their experiences and effects of identification as a carrier on their lives is required to improve genetic counseling. Thus, the aim of this study was to acquire deeper and broader insights into their experiences. Qualitative data were collected from theme-based interviews with 31 men carrying BRCA1/2 mutations in Finland, and analyzed using inductive content analysis. Three categories of the participants' responses to identification as BRCA1/2 mutation carriers were identified (personal, offspring-related and related to other relatives), mainly concerning issues associated with cancer, hereditary transmission of their mutations, and life decisions...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332171/long-term-patient-related-outcome-measures-of-septoplasty-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Chi Lap Nicholas Tsang, Theresa Nguyen, Torunn Sivesind, Anders Cervin
PURPOSE: Septoplasty is a common rhinological procedure intended to relieve symptoms of chronic nasal obstruction. However, there remains a question as to whether patients obtain symptom improvement and are satisfied with surgical outcomes in the months and years after septoplasty. This review aims to evaluate the long-term efficacy of functional septoplasty for nasal septal deviation. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted from November 2014 to March 2016 using the Cochrane, EMBASE, and PubMed databases...
January 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332108/impact-of-body-mass-index-on-high-blood-pressure-among-obese-children-in-the-western-region-of-saudi-arabia
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Abdulmoein E Al-Agha, Areej O Mahjoub
To evaluate the impact of body mass index (BMI) on high blood pressure among obese children and adolescents in western region, Saudi Arabia.  Methods: Cross-sectional data were obtained from 306 (female: 140, male: 166) child, between August 2016 and March 2017. A questioner was filled by health professionals at ambulatory pediatric clinic followed by waist-hip circumference, height, weight, and blood pressure measurement. Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) were adjusted to gender, height, and age...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332028/possible-erythrocyte-contributions-to-and-exacerbation-of-the-post-thrombolytic-no-reflow-phenomenon
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Shang-Jen Yu, James P Buerck, Edgar A O'Rear, Thomas L Whitsett
BACKGROUND: Reperfusion injury often occurs with therapeutic intervention addressing the arterial occlusions causing acute myocardial infarction and stroke. The no-reflow phenomenon has been ascribed to leukocyte plugging and blood vessel constriction in the microcirculation. OBJECTIVE: To assess possible red cell contributions to post thrombolytic no-reflow phenomenon. METHODS: Blood clots were formed by recalcifying 1 ml of citrated fresh human venous blood and then lysed by adding 1,000 units of streptokinase (SK) at several intervals within 1 hour...
January 11, 2018: Biorheology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332017/insulin-resistance-and-lung-function-in-obese-asthmatic-pre-pubertal-children
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Paola Di Filippo, Alessandra Scaparrotta, Daniele Rapino, Tommaso de Giorgis, Marianna Immacolata Petrosino, Marina Attanasi, Sabrina Di Pillo, Francesco Chiarelli, Angelika Mohn
BACKGROUND: Recent findings have supposed that the underlying association between the increased prevalence of both asthma and obesity may be insulin resistance (IR). METHODS: Insulin and glucose serum levels were analyzed to calculate the homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) for IR in 98 pre-pubertal children. Lung function and allergy status evaluation were performed. The study population was divided into four groups: (1) obese asthmatic children (ObA); (2) normal-weight asthmatic children (NwA); (3) normal-weight non-asthmatic children (Nw) and (4) obese non-asthmatic children (Ob)...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332015/post-traumatic-stress-and-growth-among-cpr-survivors-in-the-southeast-of-iran
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Seyed Hamid Seyed Bagheri, Sedigheh Iranmanesh, Masoud Rayyani, Mahlagha Dehghan, Batool Tirgari, Seyed Habibollah Hosseini
Background Almost 7.2%-10.6% of patients survive CPR in Iran. Most of them experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post-traumatic growth (PTG). There are limited studies to assessing the correlation between these two psychological outcomes among CPR survivors. Objective This study aimed to examine the correlation between PTSD and PTG among CPR survivors in South-East Iran. Subjects Using Quota sampling, 163 CPR survivors in two provinces in the South-East of Iran were selected to participate in this study...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331990/changes-in-the-legal-environment-and-enforcement-of-firearm-transfer-laws-in-pennsylvania-and-maryland
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Cassandra K Crifasi, Molly Merrill-Francis, Daniel W Webster, Garen J Wintemute, Jon S Vernick
The effectiveness of laws depends on circumstances affecting their enforcement. To assess such circumstances for comprehensive background check (CBC) and straw purchase laws for firearm sales, we examined prosecutions for CBC and straw purchase violations in Pennsylvania and CBC violations in Maryland. We generated pre-post variables and conducted t-tests to assess differences in the mean number of prosecutions filed following changes to the legal environments. The annual number of prosecutions for straw purchase violations increased significantly in Pennsylvania following the passage of a law that strengthened penalties for these violations (difference in means = +1310...
January 13, 2018: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331948/lvis-blue-as-a-low-porosity-stent-and-coil-adjuvant
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Matthew J Koch, Christopher J Stapleton, Scott B Raymond, Susan Williams, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi, James David Rabinov, Aman B Patel
INTRODUCTION: The LVIS Blue is an FDA-approved stent with 28% metallic coverage that is indicated for use in conjunction with coil embolization for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Given a porosity similar to approved flow diverters and higher than currently available intracranial stents, we sought to evaluate the effectiveness of this device for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: We performed an observational single-center study to evaluate initial occlusion and occlusion at 6-month follow-up for patients treated with the LVIS Blue in conjunction with coil embolization at our institution using the modified Raymond-Roy classification (mRRC), where mRRC 1 indicates complete embolization, mRRC 2 persistent opacification of the aneurysm neck, mRRC 3a filling of the aneurysm dome within coil interstices, and mRRC 3b filling of the aneurysm dome...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331930/sleep-quality-psychological-symptoms-and-psychotic-like-experiences
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Arielle Ered, Shanna Cooper, Lauren M Ellman
Poor sleep quality has been repeatedly linked to the entire psychosis continuum, including psychotic-like experiences (PLEs); however, sleep dysfunction is a component of several other psychopathologies that have also been linked to increased risk for PLEs, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It has yet to be examined if PLEs are a significant risk factor for poor sleep quality or if this sleep dysfunction is better accounted for by comorbid psychopathology. In 2687 undergraduates, PLEs were evaluated using the positive items of the Prodromal Questionnaire...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331924/gene-expression-patterns-regulating-the-seed-metabolism-in-relation-to-deterioration-ageing-of-primed-mung-bean-vigna-radiata-l-seeds
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Satyendra Nath Sharma, Ankita Maheshwari, Chitra Sharma, Nidhi Shukla
We are proposing mechanisms to account for the loss of viability (seed deterioration/ageing) and enhancement in seed quality (post-storage priming treatment). In order to understand the regulatory mechanism of these traits, we conducted controlled deterioration (CD) test for up to 8 d using primed mung bean seeds and examined how CD effects the expression of many genes, regulating the seed metabolism in relation to CD and priming. Germination declined progressively with increased duration of CD, and the priming treatment completely/partially reversed the inhibition depending on the duration of CD...
January 5, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331916/aerobic-exercise-is-more-effective-than-goal-based-exercise-for-the-treatment-of-cognition-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Carolina R A Silveira, Eric A Roy, Brittany N Intzandt, Quincy J Almeida
BACKGROUND: Little is known about how different exercise modalities influence cognition in Parkinson's disease (PD). Moreover, the focus of previous investigations on examining the effects of exercise mainly on executive functions and the exclusion of individuals with cognitive impairment may limit the potential to define exercise as a treatment for cognitive decline in PD. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of aerobic and goal-based exercise on five cognitive domains in cognitively normal and impaired individuals with PD...
January 10, 2018: Brain and Cognition
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