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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783196/activity-concentrations-of-238-u-and-226-ra-in-two-european-black-shales-and-their-experimentally-derived-leachates
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Franziska D H Wilke, Georg Schettler, Andrea Vieth-Hillebrand, Michael Kühn, Heike Rothe
The production of gas from unconventional resources became an important position in the world energy economics. In 2012, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre estimate 16 trillion cubic meters (Tcm) of technically recoverable shale gas in Europe. Taking into account that the exploitation of unconventional gas can be accompanied by serious health risks due to the release of toxic chemical components and natural occurring radionuclides into the return flow water and their near-surface accumulation in secondary precipitates, we investigated the release of U, Th and Ra from black shales by interaction with drilling fluids containing additives that are commonly employed for shale gas exploitation...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783184/postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-with-a-do-not-resuscitate-dnr-order-undergoing-elective-procedures
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Ethan Y Brovman, Elisa C Walsh, Brittany N Burton, Christine E Kuo, Charlotta Lindvall, Rodney A Gabriel, Richard D Urman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) status has been shown to be an independent risk factor for mortality in the post-operative period. Patients with DNR orders often undergo elective surgeries to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life, but there are limited data on outcomes for informed decision making. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A multi-institutional setting including operating room, postoperative recovery area, inpatient wards, and the intensive care unit...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783166/in-situ-sludge-reduction-and-carbon-reuse-in-an-anoxic-oxic-process-coupled-with-hydrocyclone-breakage
#3
Yinxiang Xu, Yuanyuan Fang, Zhenhua Wang, Dan Guo, Yi Liu, Yuan Huang, Pengbo Fu, Juehui Jin, Chenwen Wei, Hualin Wang, Tao Zeng
The long-term performance of an anoxic-oxic-hydrocyclone (AOH) process with an in-situ hydrocyclone treatment unit in the mixed liquid return line for sludge reduction and carbon reuse has been observed, in comparison with a conventional anoxic-oxic (AO) process. Three parallel side-stream systems, including one AOH25 system with a 25-mm hydrocyclone, one AOH35 system with a 35-mm hydrocyclone and one AO system, were built and fed with real wastewater for a comparative study in a wastewater treatment plant...
May 9, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783034/vesicovaginal-fistula-repair-through-combined-transurethral-and-transvaginal-approaches-a-case-series-study
#4
Minkai Xie, Dachao Zheng, Haijun Yao, Zhong Wang
We report a case series study on five patients who underwent combined transurethral and transvaginal approaches to repair their vesicovaginal fistulas. All of them had failed the previous surgical treatments for their fistulas. Combined transurethral and transvaginal approaches successfully repaired their vesicovaginal fistulas, with minimal intraoperative bleeding and rapid postoperative recoveries. All the clinical symptoms had resolved. Bladder saline infusion tests and cystogram examinations confirmed the successful closure of their fistulas...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783013/multiple-hereditary-exostoses-with-tetraparesis-due-to-cervical-spine-osteochondroma
#5
Ali Akhaddar, Mohamed Zyani, Issam Rharrassi
This is a case report about a 34-year-old man with hereditary multiple exostoses presented with gradual tetraparesis. Neuroimaging evaluation revealed an important posterior spinal cord compression by a C3 bony formation. Following posterior microsurgical decompression, the patient recovered nearly completely. Histopathological examination of the intraspinal lesion confirmed the diagnosis of benign osteochondroma. The patient returned to a normal life without evidence of recurrence at 2-year follow-up.
May 18, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782972/stat3-and-apoptosis-challenges-in-cancer
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Nazanin Fathi, Golnaz Rashdi, Simin Sharifi
Several studies have processed conceivable evidence for the vital role of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3) in cancer transformation and carcinogenesis. Therefore, one of the important factors in formation of cancer is STAT3 and for design of novel anticancer drugs is a suitable target. On the other hand, apoptosis pathway has a critical role in the cancers pathogenesis. Generally, increasing developments have been existed to expression, production, phosphorylation or activation of STAT3 in the effective or responsible cells of most of the cancers...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782960/the-acute-and-residual-effects-of-escalating-analgesic-range-doses-of-ketamine-on-driving-performance-a-simulator-study
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Amie C Hayley, Maja Green, Luke A Downey, Con K K Stough, Michael Keane, Brook Shiferaw, Panagiota Kostakis, Yahya Shehabi
Ketamine hydrochloride elicits potent psychotomimetic and neurobehavioural effects which make it incompatible with driving; however, the direct effect on driving performance is yet to be assessed. Using an open label, within-subjects protocol, 15 males and 5 females (mean age = 30.8 years) were administered three fixed, stepwise increasing sub-anaesthetic doses of intravenous (IV) ketamine solution [(i) 8 mg/h IV infusion plus 30 mg bolus, (ii) 12 mg/h IV infusion and (iii) 20 mg/h infusion]. Whole blood ketamine and norketamine concentrations were determined at each treatment step and at 2 h post-infusion...
May 18, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782922/dengue-chikungunya-and-zika-infections-imported-to-paris-between-2009-and-2016-characteristics-and-correlation-with-outbreaks-in-the-french-overseas-territories-of-guadeloupe-and-martinique
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Victor Vasquez, Elie Haddad, Alice Perignon, Stéphane Jaureguiberry, Ségolène Brichler, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Eric Caumes
BACKGROUND: Dengue (DV), chikungunya (CV) and Zika virus (ZV) infections are rapidly expanding across countries and diagnosed in returned travelers who represent epidemiological sentinels. French Territories of America (FTA) such as Guadeloupe and Martinique are highly touristic places and have experienced three consecutive outbreaks by such viruses in the last decade. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated how ill returned travelers could be deemed as epidemiological sentinels for these three expanding arboviral diseases during eight consecutive years...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782440/management-for-simultaneous-patella-tendon-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-ruptures-a-systematic-review-of-available-literature
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Alexander Handel Matthews, Ethan James Fraser, Benjamin Parkinson
BACKGROUND: Combined rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and patella tendon (PT) is a rare injury pattern. Currently little evidence exists to help guide management decisions for these patients. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed (MEDLINE) and Scopus (EMBASE, MEDLINE) for all articles reporting on combined rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and patella tendon (PT). The characteristic injury mechanisms, common presentation findings and outcomes of simultaneous and staged treatment strategies were determined to provide guidance for the management of this uncommon injury pattern...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782384/breastfeeding-uncovering-barriers-and-offering-solutions
#10
Stephanie Sayres, Lisa Visentin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months after an infant is born. Although the recommendations are well known, mothers face barriers that make breastfeeding difficult. This article reviews the recent literature on barriers to breastfeeding as well as strategies for pediatricians to use to help women overcome them. RECENT FINDINGS: The mode of delivery, mother's socioeconomic status, return to work, and prenatal breastfeeding education have been reported as factors that influence breastfeeding...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782295/diagnostic-and-treatment-strategies-of-dermatologists-for-treating-morphea-in-hungary
#11
Gábor Bali, Bernadett Hidvégi
Localized scleroderma is an uncommon disease, only infrequently encountered by dermatologists in private practices or even in larger academic centers. Because of its rarity, current treatment guidelines are mostly based on low-level clinical evidence and expert opinions. The aim of this study was to evaluate treatment strategies to treat localized scleroderma. A questionnaire was developed and sent to dermatologists in Hungary. 101 returned questionnaires were eligible for evaluation. 87.12% of clinicians employed local steroids...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782218/postural-control-and-physiological-responses-to-a-simulated-match-in-u-20-judo-competitors
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Luis Santos, Javier Fernández-Río, Eliseo Iglesias-Soler, Miguel Blanco-Traba, Markus Due Jakobsen, Vicente González-Díez, Emerson Franchini, Carlos Gutiérrez, Xurxo Dopico-Calvo, Eduardo Carballeira-Fernández, William Amonette, Oscar Suman
The aim was to evaluate the effects of judo combat on the athletes' postural control (PC) and physiological loading before, during and after a simulated match. Seventeen under-20 regional and national level athletes completed one modified 7-min match. At baseline, during the combat (3rd and 7th minutes) and 2-min post-match centre of pressure (CoP) parameters were assessed. Heart rate (HR), blood lactate (BLa) and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and local RPE (LRPE) were collected. Significant increments were observed in CoP mean positioning and velocity at 3rd and 7th minutes, but the CoP deviation in both axes was unaffected...
May 21, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782178/early-returns-in-vascular-inflammation-in-ards
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Elizabeth A Middleton, Guy A Zimmerman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 21, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781824/symptom-experience-and-self-rated-physical-functioning-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-receiving-chemotherapy-a-longitudinal-study
#14
Ingvild Vistad, Milada Cvancarova, Guro Lindviksmoen Astrup, Tone Rustøen, Astrid H Liavaag
OBJECTIVES: In this longitudinal study, we investigated occurrence of multiple symptoms during chemotherapy in patients with ovarian cancer. We also evaluated whether self-rated physical functioning, selected demographic, and clinical variables were associated with symptom burden over time. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In total, 82 patients provided longitudinal data (4 time points) by completing questionnaires including the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale, the Karnofsky Performance Status Scale, and the Self-Administered Comorbidity Questionnaire...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781817/intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy-in-refractory-autoimmune-dysautonomias-a-retrospective-analysis-of-38-patients
#15
Jill R Schofield, Kamal R Chemali
BACKGROUND: Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has recognized efficacy in autoimmune peripheral nerve disorders, but there has been limited study of the use of IVIG in autoimmune dysautonomias. STUDY QUESTION: To determine the efficacy and safety of IVIG in patients with disabling, refractory autoimmune dysautonomias, including patients with postural tachycardia syndrome and gastrointestinal dysmotility. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with one or more autonomic disorder(s) and persistent serological evidence for autoimmunity who were unable to work or attend school despite usual treatments for dysautonomia were treated with IVIG for at least 3 months at a dose of at least 1 gm/kg monthly...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781791/the-facilitators-and-challenges-of-dying-at-home-with-dementia-a-narrative-synthesis
#16
Caroline Mogan, Mari Lloyd-Williams, Karen Harrison Dening, Christopher Dowrick
BACKGROUND: It is reported that, given the right support, most people would prefer to die at home, yet a very small minority of people with dementia do so. At present, knowledge gaps remain on how best to support end-of-life care at home for people with dementia. AIM: To identify and understand the challenges and facilitators of providing end-of-life care at home for people with dementia. DESIGN: Narrative synthesis of qualitative and quantitative data...
June 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781675/axial-sesamoiditis-in-the-horse-a-review
#17
Christelle Le Roux, Ann Carstens
Axial sesamoiditis or osteitis of the proximal sesamoid bones (PSBs) in the horse is described as a rare condition. The cause remains unknown and speculative, with vascular, infectious, and traumatic aetiologies implicated. It is specifically associated with injury of the palmar or plantar ligament (PL), also known as the intersesamoidean ligament. Imaging findings are generally rewarding and radiological changes are typical, if not pathognomonic, for the condition. Lesions consist of bone lysis at the apical to mid-body axial margins of the PSBs, with variable degrees of joint effusion...
March 29, 2018: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781674/proactive-udder-health-management-in-south-africa-and-monitoring-of-antibiotic-resistance-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-dairy-herds-from-2001-to-2010
#18
Joanne Karzis, Inge-Marie Petzer, Edward F Donkin, Vinny Naidoo
Antibiotic resistance of strains of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine milk is of concern internationally. The objective of this study was to investigate trends of resistance of S. aureus to antibiotics administered to dairy cows in 19 South African and one Zambian dairy herds (participating in the South African proactive udder health management programme) and to identify possible contributing factors. The resistance of S. aureus strains to eight commonly used antibiotics in South Africa from 2001 to 2010 was evaluated...
May 7, 2018: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781346/distribution-characteristics-of-cells-in-splenomegaly-due-to-hepatitis-b-related-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension-and-their-clinical-importance
#19
Xiaoyu Han, Yunfu Lv, Yejuan Li, Jie Deng, Qingan Qiu, Ning Liu, Shuya Zhao, Caixian Liao
Objectives To investigate peripheral cytopenia in patients with splenomegaly due to hepatitis B-related cirrhotic portal hypertension (HBRCPH) by comparing blood cell counts from enlarged spleens with peripheral blood. Methods This prospective study involved patients undergoing splenectomy at the Nangfang Hospital from June 2013 to December 2015. Blood cell counts from peripheral blood were compared with those from splenic blood taken during splenectomies. Results Clinical data were available from 30 patients...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781055/psychosocial-comorbidities-related-to-return-to-work-rates-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#20
Eleanor R Turi, Yvette Conley, Elizabeth Crago, Paula Sherwood, Samuel M Poloyac, Dianxu Ren, Ansley G Stanfill
Purpose Ability to return to work (RTW) after stroke has been shown to have positive psychosocial benefits on survivors. Although one-fifth of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) survivors suffer from poor psychosocial outcomes, the relationship between such outcomes and RTW post-stroke is not clear. This project explores the relationship between age, gender, race, marital status, anxiety and depression and RTW 3 and 12 months post-aSAH. Methods Demographic and clinical variables were collected from the electronic medical record at the time of aSAH admission...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
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