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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551916/-high-velocity-penetrating-head-and-neck-injuries-of-syrian-civil-war-casualties-treated-in-the-galilee-medical-center
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Ohad Ronen, Nidal Assadi, Eyal Sela
INTRODUCTION: For two years the State of Israel has been treating casualties from the Syrian civil war. The Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya is the main hospital for this humanitarian mission. Objectives: To evaluate the demographic and clinical characteristics of the casualties that were treated in our department. METHODS: Information from medical records of all Syrian casualties evacuated to the Galilee Medical Center were evaluated. RESULTS: Between March 2013 and December 2014, 450 casualties were evacuated to the Galilee Medical Center...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547922/videofluoroscopic-assessment-of-the-pathophysiology-of-chronic-poststroke-oropharyngeal-dysphagia
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N Vilardell, L Rofes, V Arreola, A Martin, D Muriana, E Palomeras, O Ortega, P Clavé
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is a major complaint following stroke, associated with poor clinical outcome and high mortality rates. We aimed at characterizing the kinematics of swallow response associated with unsafe swallowing in chronic poststroke patients with OD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive poststroke patients with a positive volume-viscosity swallow test for OD 3 months following stroke were studied by videofluoroscopy (VFS). Demographical and clinical factors and kinematics of swallow response were compared between those poststroke patients with safe swallow (penetration-aspiration scale, PAS≤2) and those with unsafe swallow (PAS≥3)...
May 25, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546014/-anesthetic-requirements-measured-by-bilateral-bispectral-analysis-and-femoral-blockade-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Maylin Koo, Javier Bocos, Antoni Sabaté, Vinyet López, Carmina Ribes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A continuous peripheral nerve blockade has proved benefits on reducing postoperative morphine consumption; the combination of a femoral blockade and general anesthesia on reducing intraoperative anesthetic requirements has not been studied. The objective of this study was to determine the relevance of timing in the performance of femoral block to intraoperative anesthetic requirements during general anesthesia for total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: A single-center, prospective cohort study on patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty, were sequentially allocated to receive 20mL of 2% mepivacaine throughout a femoral catheter, prior to anesthesia induction (Preoperative) or when skin closure started (Postoperative)...
May 22, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545537/efficacy-of-prophylactic-splenectomy-for-proximal-advanced-gastric-cancer-invading-greater-curvature
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Yu Ohkura, Shusuke Haruta, Junichi Shindoh, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Masaki Ueno, Harushi Udagawa
BACKGROUND: For proximal gastric cancer invading the greater curvature, concomitant splenectomy is frequently performed to secure the clearance of lymph node metastases. However, prognostic impact of prophylactic splenectomy remains unclear. The aim of this study was to clarify the oncological significance of prophylactic splenectomy for advanced proximal gastric cancer invading the greater curvature. METHODS: Retrospective review of 108 patients who underwent total or subtotal gastrectomy for advanced proximal gastric cancer involving the greater curvature was performed...
May 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544393/comparison-of-5-year-oncological-outcomes-of-breast-cancer-based-on-surgery-type
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Jeeyeon Lee, Jin Hyang Jung, Wan Wook Kim, Yee Soo Chae, Soo Jung Lee, Ho Yong Park
BACKGROUND: A standardized classification system for breast surgery that incorporates oncoplastic techniques is needed. We classified the surgical techniques for breast cancer treatment into five groups according to the extent of surgery and reconstructive methods, i.e. conventional breast-conserving surgery, partial mastectomy with volume displacement, partial mastectomy with volume replacement, simple mastectomy and total mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. We then evaluated the oncological outcomes for each of the five groups...
May 21, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543771/right-ventricular-pacemaker-lead-position-is-associated-with-differences-in-long-term-outcomes-and-complications
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Chance M Witt, Charles J Lenz, Henry H Shih, Elisa Ebrille, Andrew N Rosenbaum, Martin van Zyl, Htin Aung, Kevin K Manocha, Abhishek J Deshmukh, David O Hodge, Siva K Mulpuru, Yong-Mei Cha, Raul E Espinosa, Samuel J Asirvatham, Christopher J McLeod
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac pacing from the right ventricular apex is associated with detrimental long-term effects and non-apical pacing locations may be associated with improved outcomes. There is little data regarding complications with non-apical lead positions. The aim of this study was to assess long-term outcomes and lead-related complications associated with differing ventricular lead tip position. METHODS AND RESULTS: All adult patients who underwent dual-chamber pacemaker implantation from 2004-2014 were included if they had post-procedure chest radiographs amenable to lead position determination...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542490/repeated-bouts-of-exhaustive-exercise-increase-circulating-cell-free-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-dna-without-development-of-tolerance-in-healthy-men
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Robert Stawski, Konrad Walczak, Piotr Kosielski, Pawel Meissner, Tomasz Budlewski, Gianluca Padula, Dariusz Nowak
OBJECTIVE: Acute single strenuous exercise increases circulating cell free DNA (cf DNA). We tested whether three repeated bouts of exhaustive exercise induced the cf DNA response without development of tolerance in healthy men. METHODS: Eleven average-trained men (age 34.0±5.2 years, body mass index 26.2±3.1 kg/m2, maximal oxygen consumption-VO2max 49.6±4.5 ml/kg*min) performed three treadmill exercise tests to exhaustion at speed corresponding to 70% VO2max separated by 72 hours of resting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541669/effects-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-and-their-hydroxylated-metabolites-oh-pcbs-on-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Srishty Subramanian, Jerald L Schnoor, Benoit Van Aken
Plants metabolize polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into hydroxylated derivatives (OH-PCBs), which are sometimes more toxic than the parent PCBs. The objective of this research was to compare the toxicity of a suite of PCBs and OH-PCBs toward the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana. While parent PCBs and higher-chlorinated OH-PCBs exhibited a low or non-detectable toxicity, lower-chlorinated OH-PCBs significantly inhibited the germination rate and plant growth, with IC50 ranging from 1.6 to 12.0 mg L-1. The transcriptomic response of A...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540928/anxiety-associated-increased-cpg-methylation-in-the-promoter-of-asb1-a-translational-approach-evidenced-by-epidemiological-and-clinical-studies-and-a-murine-model
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Rebecca T Emeny, Jens Baumert, Anthony S Zannas, Sonja Kunze, Simone Wahl, Stella Iurato, Janine Arloth, Angelika Erhardt, Georgia Balsevich, Mathias V Schmidt, Peter Weber, Anja Kretschmer, Liliane Pfeiffer, Johannes Kruse, Konstantin Strauch, Michael Roden, Christian Herder, Wolfgang Koenig, Christian Gieger, Melanie Waldenberger, Annette Peters, Elisabeth B Binder, Karl-Heinz Ladwig
Epigenetic regulation in anxiety is suggested, but evidence from large studies is needed. We conducted an epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) on anxiety in a population-based cohort and validated our finding in a clinical cohort as well as a murine model. In the KORA cohort, participants (n=1522, age 32-72 years) were administered the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) instrument, whole blood DNA methylation was measured (Illumina 450 K BeadChip) and circulating levels of hs-CRP and IL-18 were assessed in the association between anxiety and methylation...
May 25, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540606/diagnostic-performances-of-serum-igg4-concentration-and-igg4-igg-ratio-in-igg4-related-disease
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Chang-Sheng Xia, Chun-Hong Fan, Yan-Ying Liu
Patients with IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) often have elevated serum IgG4 levels. Here, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performances of elevated serum IgG4 concentration and IgG4/IgG ratio for IgG4-RD. We retrospectively analyzed 1381 patients subjected to serum IgG subclass testing to differentiate IgG4-RD from other diseases at Peking University People's Hospital from 2012 to 2016. This sample included 133 IgG4-RD patients and 1248 non-IgG4-RD patients. Serum IgG subclass concentrations were measured using Siemens reagents...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539744/biological-effects-of-hesperetin-on-interleukin-6-phosphorylated-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-pathway-signaling-in-prostate-cancer-pc3-cells
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Moein Shirzad, Esfandiar Heidarian, Pezhman Beshkar, Mostafa Gholami-Arjenaki
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional glycoprotein that regulates the growth of some tumors, including prostate carcinomas due to signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2), and AKT signaling pathways. Hesperetin, as a flavanone, has several biological properties such as antitumor and anti-inflammatory. OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to evaluate the biological effects of hesperetin on the IL-6 gene expression and phosphorylated STAT3, AKT, and ERK1/2 signaling pathways in PC3 prostate cancer (PC) cells...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536091/evaluating-the-social-media-performance-of-hospitals-in-spain-a-longitudinal-and-comparative-study
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Antonio Martinez-Millana, Carlos Fernandez-Llatas, Ignacio Basagoiti Bilbao, Manuel Traver Salcedo, Vicente Traver Salcedo
BACKGROUND: Social media is changing the way in which citizens and health professionals communicate. Previous studies have assessed the use of Health 2.0 by hospitals, showing clear evidence of growth in recent years. In order to understand if this happens in Spain, it is necessary to assess the performance of health care institutions on the Internet social media using quantitative indicators. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to analyze how hospitals in Spain perform on the Internet and social media networks by determining quantitative indicators in 3 different dimensions: presence, use, and impact and assess these indicators on the 3 most commonly used social media - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535800/comparison-of-oesophageal-function-tests-between-chinese-non-erosive-reflux-disease-and-reflux-hypersensitivity-patients
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Feng Gao, Yan Gao, Xue Chen, Jie Qian, Jie Zhang
BACKGROUND: By means of 24 h multi-channel intraluminal impedance and pH recording (MII/pH), patients with heartburn and normal upper gastrointestinal endoscopy findings can be classified into those with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) and those with reflux hypersensitivity (RH). Therefore, in this study, we investigated the difference in oesophageal function tests in Chinese patients with NERD and RH. METHODS: NERD patients were selected from the digestive department, Beijing Anzhen Hospital and Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, after upper gastrointestinal endoscope, high-resolution manometry and impedance (HRiM), and MII/pH examinations between 2014 and 2016...
May 23, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534231/comparison-of-outcomes-and-complications-of-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-and-penetrating-keratoplasty-performed-in-a-large-group-of-patients-with-keratoconus
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Ashbala Khattak, Fouad R Nakhli, Khaled M Al-Arfaj, Abdullah A Cheema
PURPOSE: To compare visual acuity, refraction, topography, and complications of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) performed in patients with keratoconus (KCN). METHODS: In this retrospective interventional non-randomized clinical study, patients with moderate to severe KCN that underwent either PKP or DALK for optical corrections were enrolled. The final outcome analysis was performed after complete suture removal for both groups of patients...
May 22, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533925/low-dose-oral-curcumin-is-not-effective-in-induction-of-remission-in-mild-to-moderate-ulcerative-colitis-results-from-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Saurabh Kedia, Vikram Bhatia, Sandeep Thareja, Sushil Garg, Venigalla Pratap Mouli, Sawan Bopanna, Veena Tiwari, Govind Makharia, Vineet Ahuja
AIM: To evaluate the role of oral curcumin in inducing clinical remission in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial comparing the remission inducing effect of oral curcumin and mesalamine 2.4 g with placebo and mesalamine 2.4 g in patients of ulcerative colitis with mild to moderate severity was conducted from January 2003 to March 2005. The included patients received 1 capsule thrice a day of placebo or curcumin (150 mg) for 8 wk...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531902/evaluation-of-prostate-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-classification-in-the-prediction-of-tumor-aggressiveness-in-targeted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-ultrasound-fusion-biopsy
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Angelika Borkowetz, Ivan Platzek, Marieta Toma, Theresa Renner, Roman Herout, Martin Baunacke, Michael Laniado, Gustavo B Baretton, Michael Froehner, Stefan Zastrow, Manfred P Wirth
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to evaluate the prediction of Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) with respect to the prostate cancer (PCa) detection rate and tumor aggressiveness in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/ultrasound-fusion-biopsy (fusPbx) and in systematic biopsy (sysPbx). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six hundred and twenty five patients undergoing multiparametric MRI were investigated. MRI findings were classified using PI-RADS v1 or v2. All patients underwent fusPbx combined with sysPbx (comPbx)...
May 23, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531898/plasma-et-1-concentrations-are-elevated-in-patients-with-hypertension-meta-analysis-of-clinical-studies
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Mei Xu, Yong-Ping Lu, Ahmed Abdallah Hasan, Berthold Hocher
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A recent study revealed that global overexpression of ET-1 causes a slight reduction in systemic blood pressure. Moreover, heterozygous ET-1 knockout mice are hypertensive. The role of ET-1 in human hypertension was so far not addressed by a strict meta-analysis of published human clinical studies. METHODS: We included studies published between January 1, 1990 and February 28, 2017. We included case control studies analyzing untreated essential hypertension or hypertensive patients where antihypertensive medication was discontinued for at least two weeks...
May 26, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528546/predictors-of-drinking-water-boiling-and-bottled-water-consumption-in-rural-china-a-hierarchical-modeling-approach
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Alasdair Cohen, Q Zhang, Qing Luo, Yong Tao, John Colford, Isha Ray
Approximately two billion people drink unsafe water. Boiling is the most commonly used household water treatment (HWT) method globally and in China. HWT can make water safer, but sustained adoption is rare and bottled water consumption is growing. To successfully promote HWT, an understanding of associated socioeconomic factors is critical. We collected survey data and water samples from 450 rural households in Guangxi Province, China. Covariates were grouped into blocks to hierarchically construct modified Poisson models and estimate risk ratios (RR) associated with boiling methods, bottled water, and untreated water...
May 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526852/health-benefit-of-vegetable-fruit-juice-based-diet-role-of-microbiome
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Susanne M Henning, Jieping Yang, Paul Shao, Ru-Po Lee, Jianjun Huang, Austin Ly, Mark Hsu, Qing-Yi Lu, Gail Thames, David Heber, Zhaoping Li
The gut microbiota is an important contributor to human health. Vegetable/fruit juices provide polyphenols, oligosaccharides, fiber and nitrate (beet juice), which may induce a prebiotic-like effect. Juice-based diets are becoming popular. However, there is a lack of scientific evidence of their health benefits. It was our hypothesis that changes in the intestinal microbiota induced by a juice-based diet play an important role in their health benefits. Twenty healthy adults consumed only vegetable/fruit juices for 3 days followed by 14 days of customary diet...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525632/effect-of-baseline-characteristics-on-the-pain-response-to-pregabalin-in-fibromyalgia-patients-with-comorbid-depression
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Stuart L Silverman, Miroslav Backonja, Lynne Pauer, Jaren Landen, Pritha Bhadra Brown, Joseph M Scavone, Richard Vissing, Andrew Clair
Objective. : To evaluate the effect of baseline characteristics on the treatment response to pregabalin in fibromyalgia (FM) patients with depression. Design. : Post hoc analysis from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, two-way crossover study of pregabalin (300 or 450 mg/day, twice daily). Subjects. : A total of 193 FM patients taking an antidepressant for comorbid depression. Methods. : The effect of patient baseline characteristics on the treatment response to pregabalin vs placebo was assessed for the primary efficacy end point (mean pain score on an 11-point numeric rating scale)...
May 19, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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