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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655068/potential-impact-of-screening-for-fatty-liver-disease-by-transient-elastography-with-liver-stiffness-and-controlled-attenuation-parameter-measurements-a-pilot-study
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Moritz Peiseler, Anna Creutzfeldt, Insa Cassens, Claudia Glaubke, Claudia Kroll, Ansgar W Lohse, Christina Weiler-Normann
Background The prevalence of chronic liver diseases is high in developed countries, and the leading causes are amenable to prevention. The German Lebertag is to increase awareness of the burden of chronic liver diseases in the general public. We performed a pilot study using transient elastography with liver stiffness measurement (LSM) and the controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) as a screening tool for previously unrecognized liver diseases. Patients and methods LSM and CAP was performed in 60 individuals, and participants filled in a questionnaire reporting basic characteristics and past medical history...
June 27, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653798/spinal-cord-injury-pain-instrument-and-paindetect-questionnaire-convergent-construct-validity-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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S Franz, C Schuld, E P Wilder-Smith, L Heutehaus, S Lang, S Gantz, S Schuh-Hofer, R-D Treede, T N Bryce, H Wang, N Weidner
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain (NeuP) is a frequent sequel of spinal cord injury (SCI). The SCI Pain Instrument (SCIPI) was developed as a SCI-specific NeuP screening tool. A preliminary validation reported encouraging results requiring further evaluation in terms of psychometric properties. The painDETECT questionnaire (PDQ), a commonly applied NeuP assessment tool, was primarily validated in German, but not specifically developed for SCI and not yet validated according to current diagnostic guidelines...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653580/short-term-host-selection-pressure-has-little-effect-on-the-evolution-of-a-monoclonal-population-of-verticillium-dahliae-race-1
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Krishna D Puri, Suraj Gurung, Dylan Pg Short, Zahi Atallah, German Sandoya, Mike Davis, Ryan J Hayes, Krishna V Subbarao
Understanding pathogen evolution over time is vital for plant breeding and deployment of host resistance. In the context of a soilborne pathogen, the potential of host-directed evolution of a Verticillium dahliae race 1 isolate and genotypic variation of V. dahliae associated with two major hosts (lettuce and tomato) were determined. A total of 427 isolates were recovered over six years from a resistance screening nursery infested with a single V. dahliae race 1 isolate. In a separate study, an additional 207 isolates representing 163 and 43 isolates from commercial lettuce and tomato fields were collected, respectively...
June 27, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653464/implementing-a-new-curriculum-for-computer-assisted-restorations-in-prosthetic-dentistry
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R Schweyen, F Beuer, M Bochskanl, J Hey
INTRODUCTION: Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) of fixed prosthetic restorations has gained popularity in the last decade. However, this field of dentistry has not been integrated in the dental curriculum at most universities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: According to the method of Kern, a curriculum was designed and established on a voluntary basis in the prosthetic education of a German dental school. The success of the implementation was measured by evaluation carried out by the participants on a visual analogue scale...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653459/collaborative-study-to-establish-world-health-organization-international-reference-reagents-for-dengue-virus-types-1-to-4-rna-for-use-in-nucleic-acid-testing
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Germán Añez, Evgeniya Volkova, Zhen Jiang, Daniel A R Heisey, Caren Chancey, Rafaelle C G Fares, Maria Rios
BACKGROUND: Dengue is the most important reemerging mosquito-borne viral disease worldwide. Caused by dengue virus (DENV), a member of the genus Flavivirus in the Flaviviridae family, dengue can be asymptomatic (approx. 80% of cases) or symptomatic, ranging from a flu-like illness known as dengue fever, to a life-threatening form called severe dengue. DENV is primarily transmitted from human to human through the bite of mosquitoes of the genus Aedes; however, it is also transmissible by transfusion of blood and blood components and by solid organ transplant...
June 26, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651600/validation-of-the-graded-prognostic-assessment-for-lung-cancer-with-brain-metastases-using-molecular-markers-lung-molgpa
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Carsten Nieder, Mandy Hintz, Oliver Oehlke, Angelika Bilger, Anca L Grosu
BACKGROUND: Many patients with brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer have limited survival, while others survive for several years, depending on patterns of spread, EGFR and ALK alterations, among others. The purpose of this study was to validate a new prognostic model (Lung-molGPA) originally derived from a North American database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 269 German and Norwegian patients treated with individualized approaches, always including brain radiotherapy...
June 26, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651546/allocating-health-care-resources-a-questionnaire-experiment-on-the-predictive-success-of-rules
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Marlies Ahlert, Lars Schwettmann
BACKGROUND: The topic of this paper is related to equity in health within a country. In public health care sectors of many countries decisions on priority setting with respect to treatment of different types of diseases or patient groups are implicitly or explicitly made. Priorities are realized by allocation decisions for medical resources where moral judgments play an important role with respect to goals and measures that should be applied. The aim of this study is to explore the moral intuitions held in the German society related to priorities in medical treatment...
June 26, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651293/-tuberculosis-guideline-for-adults-guideline-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-tuberculosis-including-ltbi-testing-and-treatment-of-the-german-central-committee-dzk-and-the-german-respiratory-society-dgp
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Tom Schaberg, Torsten Bauer, Folke Brinkmann, Roland Diel, Cornelia Feiterna-Sperling, Walter Haas, Pia Hartmann, Barbara Hauer, Jan Heyckendorf, Christoph Lange, Albert Nienhaus, Ralf Otto-Knapp, Martin Priwitzer, Elvira Richter, Rudolf Rumetshofer, Karl Schenkel, Otto Dagobert Schoch, Nicolas Schönfeld, Ralf Stahlmann
Since 2015 a significant increase in tuberculosis cases is notified in Germany, mostly due to rising numbers of migrants connected to the recent refugee crisis. Because of the low incidence in previous years, knowledge on tuberculosis is more and more limited to specialized centers. However, lung specialist and healthcare workers of other fields have contact to an increasing number of tuberculosis patients. In this situation, guidance for the management of standard therapy and especially for uncommon situations will be essential...
June 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651276/white-paper-interventional-mri-current-status-and-potential-for-development-considering-economic-perspectives-part-1-general-application
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Jörg Barkhausen, Thomas Kahn, Gabriele A Krombach, Christiane K Kuhl, Joachim Lotz, David Maintz, Jens Ricke, Stefan O Schönberg, Thomas J Vogl, Frank K Wacker
Background MRI is attractive for the guiding and monitoring of interventional procedures due to its high intrinsic soft tissue contrast and the possibility to measure physiologic parameters like flow and cardiac function. Method The current status of interventional MRI for the clinical routine was analyzed. Results The effort needed for the development of MR-safe monitoring systems and instruments initially resulted in the application of interventional MRI only for procedures that could not be performed by other means...
July 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650892/the-2017-hormone-therapy-position-statement-of-the-north-american-menopause-society
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The 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) updates the 2012 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society and identifies future research needs. An Advisory Panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of women's health and menopause was recruited by NAMS to review the 2012 Position Statement, evaluate new literature, assess the evidence, and reach consensus on recommendations, using the level of evidence to identify the strength of recommendations and the quality of the evidence...
June 22, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650869/the-2017-hormone-therapy-position-statement-of-the-north-american-menopause-society
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The 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) updates the 2012 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society and identifies future research needs. An Advisory Panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of women's health and menopause was recruited by NAMS to review the 2012 Position Statement, evaluate new literature, assess the evidence, and reach consensus on recommendations, using the level of evidence to identify the strength of recommendations and the quality of the evidence...
July 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650182/buried-layers-on-the-origins-rise-and-fall-of-stratification-theories
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Martin Wieser
This article presents a historical analysis of the origins, rise, and demise of theories of stratification (Schichtentheorien). Following their roots in the ancient metaphysical idea of the "great chain of being," Aristotle's scala naturae, the medieval "Jacob's ladder," and Leibniz's concept of the lex continua, I argue that theories of stratification represent the modern heir to the ancient cosmological idea of a harmonious, hierarchical, and unified universe. Theories of stratification reached their heyday during the interwar period within German academia, proliferating over a vast number of disciplines and rising to special prominence within personality psychology, feeding the hope for a unitary image of the world and of human beings, their biological and mental development, their social organization and cultural creations...
June 26, 2017: History of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650073/short-term-effectiveness-of-a-relationship-education-program-for-distressed-military-couples-in-the-context-of-foreign-assignments-for-the-german-armed-forces-preliminary-findings-from-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Christoph Kröger, Sören Kliem, Peter Zimmermann, Jens Kowalski
This study examines the short-term effectiveness of a relationship education program designed for military couples. Distressed couples were randomly placed in either a wait-list control group or an intervention group. We conducted training sessions before a 3-month foreign assignment, and refresher courses approximately 6-week post-assignment. We analyzed the dyadic data of 32 couples, using hierarchical linear modeling in a two-level model. Reduction in unresolved conflicts was found in the intervention group, with large pre-post effects for both partners...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649953/clinical-restenosis-and-its-predictors-after-implantation-of-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-results-from-the-gabi-r-registry
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Julinda Mehilli, Stephan Achenbach, Jochen Woehrle, Moritz Baquet, Thomas Riemer, Thomas Muenzel, Holger Nef, Christoph Naber, Gert Richardt, Ralf Zahn, Tommaso Gori, Till Neumann, Johannes Kastner, Axel Schmermund, Christian Hamm
AIMS: To assess clinical restenosis and its predictors after implantation bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) in everyday practice in the large scale German-Austrian ABSORB Registry (GABI-R). METHODS AND RESULTS: Between November 2013 and January 2016, 3264 patients underwent BVS implantion in 93 centers of GABI-R. At 6-month follow-up, 24 patients experienced clinically-indicated target lesion revascularization (cTLR) unrelated to BVS thrombosis (cumulative incidence 0...
June 27, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649705/naoh-hcl-neutralized-urine-preparation-for-direct-testing-of-uropathogens-by-bruker-ms
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Ji Seon Choi, Jayoung Kim, Han-Soo Kim, Chang-Wan Kwon, Min-Sung Kim, Seong-Hyeok Choi
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the analytical performance of a NaOH-HCl neutralization protocol for identifying uropathogens directly from urine samples by a Bruker MS system (Bruker Daltonics, German) and sought to establish a protocol for integrating the method with conventional screening. METHODS: Among all urine samples requested for Gram staining, UF-1000i, and urine cultures by physicians, we selected samples that were positive by both Gram staining and UF-1000i testing...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649216/retrieval-and-encoding-interference-cross-linguistic-evidence-from-anaphor-processing
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Anna Laurinavichyute, Lena A Jäger, Yulia Akinina, Jennifer Roß, Olga Dragoy
The main goal of this paper was to disentangle encoding and retrieval interference effects in anaphor processing and thus to evaluate the hypothesis predicting that structurally inaccessible nouns (distractors) are not considered to be potential anaphor antecedents during language processing (Nicol and Swinney, 1989). Three self-paced reading experiments were conducted: one in German, comparing gender-unmarked reflexives and gender-marked pronouns, and two in Russian, comparing gender-marked and -unmarked reflexives...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649205/support-vector-machine-analysis-of-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-interoception-does-not-reliably-predict-individual-outcomes-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-in-panic-disorder-with-agoraphobia
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Benedikt Sundermann, Jens Bode, Ulrike Lueken, Dorte Westphal, Alexander L Gerlach, Benjamin Straube, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Andreas Ströhle, André Wittmann, Carsten Konrad, Tilo Kircher, Volker Arolt, Bettina Pfleiderer
BACKGROUND: The approach to apply multivariate pattern analyses based on neuro imaging data for outcome prediction holds out the prospect to improve therapeutic decisions in mental disorders. Patients suffering from panic disorder with agoraphobia (PD/AG) often exhibit an increased perception of bodily sensations. The purpose of this investigation was to assess whether multivariate classification applied to a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) interoception paradigm can predict individual responses to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in PD/AG...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648723/a-protocol-for-the-simultaneous-identification-of-chitin-containing-particles-and-their-associated-bacteria
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Florencia Biancalana, Germán A Kopprio, Rubén J Lara, Cecilia Alonso
Chitin is the second most abundant polymer on Earth, playing a crucial role in the biogeochemical cycles. A core issue for studying its processing in aquatic systems is the identification and enumeration of chitin-containing particles and organisms, ideally in a manner that can be directly linked to bulk chitin quantification. The aim of this study was the development of such a technique. We successfully combined the methodology of bulk chitin determination using wheat germ agglutinin (FITC-WGA) for staining chitin-containing particles and organisms along with CARD-FISH staining of either chitin-containing eukaryotic cells or bacteria associated with them...
June 7, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648699/prognostic-factors-and-outcomes-in-metastatic-uveal-melanoma-treated-with-programmed-cell-death-1-or-combined-pd-1-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-antigen-4-inhibition
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Markus V Heppt, Lucie Heinzerling, Katharina C Kähler, Andrea Forschner, Michael C Kirchberger, Carmen Loquai, Markus Meissner, Friedegund Meier, Patrick Terheyden, Beatrice Schell, Rudolf Herbst, Daniela Göppner, Felix Kiecker, David Rafei-Shamsabadi, Sebastian Haferkamp, Margit A Huber, Jochen Utikal, Mirjana Ziemer, Irmgard Bumeder, Christiane Pfeiffer, Susanne G Schäd, Christoph Schmid-Tannwald, Julia K Tietze, Thomas K Eigentler, Carola Berking
BACKGROUND: Uveal melanoma (UM) is an ocular malignancy with high potential for metastatic spread. In contrast to cutaneous melanoma, immunotherapy has not yet shown convincing efficacy in patients with UM. Combined immune checkpoint blockade with checkpoint programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) and checkpoint cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) inhibition has not been systematically assessed for UM to date. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with metastatic UM treated with either PD-1 inhibitor monotherapy or combined PD-1 inhibitor and ipilimumab (an anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibody) were included from 20 German skin cancer centres...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648410/the-great-unknown-a-systematic-literature-review-about-risk-associated-with-intraoperative-imaging-during-orthopaedic-surgeries
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Amir Matityahu, Ryan K Duffy, Sabine Goldhahn, Alexander Joeris, Peter H Richter, Florian Gebhard
INTRODUCTION: Modern techniques in orthopaedic surgery using minimally invasive procedures, and increased use of fluoroscopic imaging present a potential increased risk to surgeons due to ionizing radiation exposure. This article is a systematic review of recent literature on radiation exposure of orthopaedic surgeons. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pubmed and Cochrane searches were performed on intraoperative radiation exposure covering English and German articles published between 1...
April 21, 2017: Injury
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