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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637152/how-physical-therapists-instruct-patients-with-stroke-an-observational-study-on-attentional-focus-during-gait-rehabilitation-after-stroke
#1
Elmar Kal, Henrieke van den Brink, Han Houdijk, John van der Kamp, Paulien Helena Goossens, Coen van Bennekom, Erik Scherder
PURPOSE: People without neurological impairments show superior motor learning when they focus on movement effects (external focus) rather than on movement execution itself (internal focus). Despite its potential for neurorehabilitation, it remains unclear to what extent external focus strategies are currently incorporated in rehabilitation post-stroke. Therefore, we observed how physical therapists use attentional focus when treating gait of rehabilitating patients with stroke. METHODS: Twenty physical therapist-patient couples from six rehabilitation centers participated...
February 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631342/efficacy-of-a-high-observation-protocol-in-major-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery-a-prospective-study
#2
Brittany Barber, Jeffrey Harris, Cameron Shillington, Shannon Rychlik, Joseph Dort, Michael Meier, Angela Estey, Adam Elwi, Patty Wickson, Michael Buss, David Zygun, Kal Ansari, Vincent Biron, Daniel O'Connell, Hadi Seikaly
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to optimize an existing clinical care pathway (CCP) for head and neck cancer with a high-observation protocol (HOP) and to determine the effect on length of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and length of stay in hospital (LOS). METHODS: The HOP mandated initiation of spontaneous breathing trials before the conclusion of the surgery, weaning of sedation, and limiting mechanical ventilation. All patients with head and neck cancer undergoing primary surgery on the HOP were compared to a historical cohort regarding length of ICU admission, ICU readmissions, and LOS...
June 20, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619430/effect-of-fingolimod-fty720-on-choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#3
Ali Kal, Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy, Bahriye Horasanlı, Şefik Cezairlioğlu, Öznur Kal
OBJECTIVE: Using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), to compare the choroidal thickness in a healthy population (group 1), with newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) patients (group 2), with MS patients who underwent β-interferon monotherapy (group 3) and MS patients who underwent fingolimod therapy for 1 year (group 4) METHODS: Twenty-five control subjects (25 eyes), 24 newly diagnosed (24 eyes) MS patients, 22 MS patients who underwent fingolimod monotherapy for 1 year (22 eyes), and 24 MS patients who underwent β-interferon monotherapy for 1 year (24 eyes) were included in this study...
May 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545258/marker-assisted-molecular-profiling-deletion-mutant-analysis-and-rna-seq-reveal-a-disease-resistance-cluster-associated-with-uromyces-appendiculatus-infection-in-common-bean-phaseolus-vulgaris-l
#4
Antonette R Todd, Nicole Donofrio, Venkateswara R Sripathi, Phillip E McClean, Rian K Lee, Marcial Pastor-Corrales, Venu Kal Kalavacharla
Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an important legume, useful for its high protein and dietary fiber. The fungal pathogen Uromyces appendiculatus (Pers.) Unger can cause major loss in susceptible varieties of the common bean. The Ur-3 locus provides race specific resistance to virulent strains or races of the bean rust pathogen along with Crg, (Complements resistance gene), which is required for Ur-3-mediated rust resistance. In this study, we inoculated two common bean genotypes (resistant "Sierra" and susceptible crg) with rust race 53 of U...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543548/fate-and-behavior-of-gunshot-residue-a-review
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REVIEW
Lauren S Blakey, George P Sharples, Kal Chana, Jason W Birkett
A review of the literature concerning the fate and behavior of gunshot residue (GSR) is presented. A number of concomitant parameters including firearm and ammunition type, plume and GSR material characteristics, travel distances, chemical composition and GSR morphology are critically discussed in relation to their effects on the distribution and deposition, transfer and persistence processes of GSR. The underlying mechanisms associated with such processes are also considered. Knowledge of these processes on GSR materials could provide valuable information concerning scene preservation and subsequent forensic sampling...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540668/fatigue-in-patients-with-low-grade-glioma-systematic-evaluation-of-assessment-and-prevalence
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REVIEW
Ellen M P van Coevorden-van Loon, Marijke B Coomans, Majanka H Heijenbrok-Kal, Gerard M Ribbers, Martin J van den Bent
Fatigue is the most prevalent and disabling symptom in cancer patients. Yet, scientific literature on this topic is scarce and reports disparate results. This study systematically reviews how fatigue is assessed in patients with low-grade glioma and evaluates its prevalence in LGG patients. A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, Embase and PsychINFO for articles reporting on fatigue in patients with LGG. Two reviewers independently extracted data from selected articles. Inclusion criteria were: (1) patients with suspected or confirmed LGG; (2) fatigue was assessed as primary or secondary outcome measure; (3) age≥ 18 years; (4) full-length article written in English or Dutch...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491772/recurrent-syncope-due-to-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia
#7
Alexander W den Hartog, Evelien Jansen, Jasper E Kal, Debby Duyndam, Jeldican Visser, Pepijn van den Munckhof, Jonas S S G de Jong, Krischan D Sjauw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470431/radiogenomics-of-lower-grade-glioma-algorithmically-assessed-tumor-shape-is-associated-with-tumor-genomic-subtypes-and-patient-outcomes-in-a-multi-institutional-study-with-the-cancer-genome-atlas-data
#8
Maciej A Mazurowski, Kal Clark, Nicholas M Czarnek, Parisa Shamsesfandabadi, Katherine B Peters, Ashirbani Saha
Recent studies identified distinct genomic subtypes of lower-grade gliomas that could potentially be used to guide patient treatment. This study aims to determine whether there is an association between genomics of lower-grade glioma tumors and patient outcomes using algorithmic measurements of tumor shape in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We analyzed preoperative imaging and genomic subtype data from 110 patients with lower-grade gliomas (WHO grade II and III) from The Cancer Genome Atlas. Computer algorithms were applied to analyze the imaging data and provided five quantitative measurements of tumor shape in two and three dimensions...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447873/employment-outcome-ten-years-after-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-prospective-cohort-study
#9
Erik Grauwmeijer, Majanka H Heijenbrok-Kal, Ian K Haitsma, Gerard M Ribbers
The objective of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate the probability of employment and predictors of employment in patients with moderate- to- severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) over 10-year follow-up. One hundred nine patients (18-67 years) were included with follow-up measurements 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, and 36 months and 10 years post-TBI. Potential predictors of employment probability included patient characteristics, injury severity factors, functional outcome measured at discharge from the hospital with the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS), Barthel Index (BI), Functional Independence Measure (FIM), and the Functional Assessment Measure (FAM)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401899/improved-imputation-accuracy-of-rare-and-low-frequency-variants-using-population-specific-high-coverage-wgs-based-imputation-reference-panel
#10
Mario Mitt, Mart Kals, Kalle Pärn, Stacey B Gabriel, Eric S Lander, Aarno Palotie, Samuli Ripatti, Andrew P Morris, Andres Metspalu, Tõnu Esko, Reedik Mägi, Priit Palta
Genetic imputation is a cost-efficient way to improve the power and resolution of genome-wide association (GWA) studies. Current publicly accessible imputation reference panels accurately predict genotypes for common variants with minor allele frequency (MAF)≥5% and low-frequency variants (0.5≤MAF<5%) across diverse populations, but the imputation of rare variation (MAF<0.5%) is still rather limited. In the current study, we evaluate imputation accuracy achieved with reference panels from diverse populations with a population-specific high-coverage (30 ×) whole-genome sequencing (WGS) based reference panel, comprising of 2244 Estonian individuals (0...
June 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386328/kallistatin-protects-against-bleomycin-induced-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-angiogenesis-and-inflammation
#11
Xiaoping Huang, Xiao Wang, Xiaolan Xie, Shulan Zeng, Zhaofa Li, Xianxiang Xu, Huiyong Yang, Fei Qiu, Junsheng Lin, Yong Diao
Aberrant angiogenesis and vascular remodeling are the main features of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Kallistatin is an anti-angiogenic peptide with known effects on endothelial cells. This study aimed to demonstrate that kallistatin has beneficial effects on bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis in a rat model by inhibiting angiogenesis. Twenty-five rats were randomly divided into five experimental groups: (A) Saline only (SA)-as the negative control, (B) BLM only (BLM)-as the model group, (C) BLM and 0...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352926/the-effect-of-requesting-a-reason-for-non-adherence-to-a-guideline-in-a-long-running-automated-reminder-system-for-ponv-prophylaxis
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Fabian O Kooij, Toni Klok, Benedikt Preckel, Markus W Hollmann, Jasper E Kal
BACKGROUND: Automated reminders are employed frequently to improve guideline adherence, but limitations of automated reminders are becoming more apparent. We studied the reasons for non-adherence in the setting of automated reminders to test the hypothesis that a separate request for a reason in itself may further improve guideline adherence. METHODS: In a previously implemented automated reminder system on prophylaxis for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), we included additional automated reminders requesting a reason for non-adherence...
March 29, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295652/long-term-survival-following-kidney-transplantation-in-previous-lung-transplant-recipients-an-analysis-of-the-unos-registry
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Asishana A Osho, Sameer A Hirji, Anthony W Castleberry, Michael S Mulvihill, Asvin M Ganapathi, Paul J Speicher, Babatunde Yerokun, Laurie D Snyder, Robert D Davis, Mathew G Hartwig
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation has been advocated as a therapeutic option in lung recipients who develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This analysis outlines patterns of allograft survival following kidney transplantation in previous lung recipients (KAL). METHODS: Data from the UNOS lung and kidney transplantation registries (1987-2013) were cross-linked to identify lung recipients who were subsequently listed for and/or underwent kidney transplantation. Time-dependent Cox models compared the survival rates in KAL patients with those waitlisted for renal transplantation who never received kidneys...
May 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263850/laser-capture-micro-dissection-combined-with-next-generation-sequencing-analysis-of-cell-type-specific-deafness-gene-expression-in-the-mouse-cochlea
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Shin-Ya Nishio, Yutaka Takumi, Shin-Ichi Usami
Cochlear implantation (CI), which directly stimulates the cochlear nerves, is the most effective and widely used medical intervention for patients with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. The etiology of the hearing loss is speculated to have a major influence of CI outcomes, particularly in cases resulting from mutations in genes preferentially expressed in the spiral ganglion region. To elucidate precise gene expression levels in each part of the cochlea, we performed laser-capture micro dissection in combination with next-generation sequencing analysis and determined the expression levels of all known deafness-associated genes in the organ of Corti, spiral ganglion, lateral wall, and spiral limbs...
May 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261890/ozone-prevents-cochlear-damage-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-guinea-pigs
#15
Merih Onal, Cagdas Elsurer, Nebil Selimoglu, Mustafa Yilmaz, Ender Erdogan, Jale Bengi Celik, Oznur Kal, Ozkan Onal
The cochlea is an end organ, which is metabolically dependent on a nutrient and oxygen supply to maintain its normal physiological function. Cochlear ischemia and reperfusion (IR) injury is considered one of the most important causes of human idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss. The aim of the present study was to study the efficacy of ozone therapy against cochlear damage caused by IR injury and to investigate the potential clinical use of this treatment for sudden deafness. Twenty-eight guinea pigs were randomized into four groups...
March 5, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210972/evidence-against-vs-in-favour-of-a%C3%A2-null-hypothesis
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Jimmie Leppink, Patricia O'Sullivan, Kal Winston
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127547/characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-common-bean-histone-deacetylase-6-during-development-and-cold-stress-response
#17
Rita Kusi-Appiah Hayford, Ayalew Ligaba-Osena, Mayavan Subramani, Adrianne Brown, Kalpalatha Melmaiee, Khwaja Hossain, Venu Kal Kalavacharla
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are important regulators of gene transcription thus controlling multiple cellular processes. Despite its essential role in plants, HDA6 is yet to be validated in common bean. In this study, we show that HDA6 is involved in plant development and stress response. Differential expression of HDA6 was determined in various tissues and the expression was seen to be upregulated with plant age (seedling < flowering < maturity). Higher expression was observed in flowers and pods than in stem, leaf, and root...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086804/comparative-analysis-of-the-root-transcriptomes-of-cultivated-sweetpotato-ipomoea-batatas-l-lam-and-its-wild-ancestor-ipomoea-trifida-kunth-g-don
#18
Sathish K Ponniah, Jyothi Thimmapuram, Ketaki Bhide, Venu Kal Kalavacharla, Muthusamy Manoharan
BACKGROUND: The complex process of formation of storage roots (SRs) from adventitious roots affects sweetpotato yield. Identifying the genes that are uniquely expressed in the SR forming cultivated species, Ipomoea batatas (Ib), and its immediate ancestral species, Ipomoea trifida (It), which does not form SRs, may provide insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying SR formation in sweetpotato. RESULTS: Illumina paired-end sequencing generated ~208 and ~200 million reads for Ib and It, respectively...
January 13, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074320/algorithmic-three-dimensional-analysis-of-tumor-shape-in-mri-improves-prognosis-of-survival-in-glioblastoma-a-multi-institutional-study
#19
Nicholas Czarnek, Kal Clark, Katherine B Peters, Maciej A Mazurowski
In this retrospective, IRB-exempt study, we analyzed data from 68 patients diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM) in two institutions and investigated the relationship between tumor shape, quantified using algorithmic analysis of magnetic resonance images, and survival. Each patient's Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery (FLAIR) abnormality and enhancing tumor were manually delineated, and tumor shape was analyzed by automatic computer algorithms. Five features were automatically extracted from the images to quantify the extent of irregularity in tumor shape in two and three dimensions...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074299/dioxygen-activation-by-nonheme-iron-enzymes-with-the-2-his-1-carboxylate-facial-triad-that-generate-high-valent-oxoiron-oxidants
#20
REVIEW
Subhasree Kal, Lawrence Que
The 2-His-1-carboxylate facial triad is a widely used scaffold to bind the iron center in mononuclear nonheme iron enzymes for activating dioxygen in a variety of oxidative transformations of metabolic significance. Since the 1990s, over a hundred different iron enzymes have been identified to use this platform. This structural motif consists of two histidines and the side chain carboxylate of an aspartate or a glutamate arranged in a facial array that binds iron(II) at the active site. This triad occupies one face of an iron-centered octahedron and makes the opposite face available for the coordination of O2 and, in many cases, substrate, allowing the tailoring of the iron-dioxygen chemistry to carry out a plethora of diverse reactions...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
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