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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684919/clinical-outcomes-and-complications-after-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-utilizing-conventional-plates-in-65-distal-radial-and-ulnar-fractures-of-miniature-and-toy-breed-dogs
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Takeshi Aikawa, Yuta Miyazaki, Taichi Shimatsu, Kyoko Iizuka, Masaaki Nishimura
OBJECTIVE:  This article aims to evaluate clinical outcomes and complications of distal radial and ulnar fractures in miniature- and toy-breed dogs treated with conventional bone plate fixation. METHODS:  Medical records (2001-2010) of miniature- and toy-breed dogs with distal radial and ulnar fractures repaired with open reduction and internal fixation utilizing conventional plates were reviewed. The inclusion criteria were body weight of <7 kg, fracture located in the distal antebrachium (distal-to-total radial length ratio < 0...
April 23, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684916/predictors-of-rapid-cognitive-decline-in-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-alzheimer-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study-with-12-month-follow-up-performed-in-memory-clinics
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Achille E Tchalla, Jean-Pierre Clément, Isabelle Saulnier, Betty Beaumatin, Florent Lachal, Caroline Gayot, Anaïs Bosetti, Iléana Desormais, Anaïck Perrochon, Pierre-Marie Preux, Philippe Couratier, Thierry Dantoine
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Alzheimer disease (AD) is particularly devastating, with no cure, no means of prevention, and no proven way to slow progression. AD is associated with the worsening of cognitive function attributable to a variety of factors of which little is known. Our main objective was to determine factors associated with rapid cognitive decline (RCD) in older AD patients. METHODS: We conducted a 12-month, prospective, multi-centre cohort study. Community-living individuals aged ≥65 years with mild-to-moderate AD were included...
April 23, 2018: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684804/aesthetic-considerations-in-flap-reconstruction-of-the-burnt-face-in-males-a-demonstrative-case-report
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Abdullah E Kattan, Mohammad M Al-Qattan
INTRODUCTION: The face is unique because functional and aesthetic considerations are equally important. Extensive deep chemical burns of the face are usually reconstructed with flaps. In males, the use of the hair - bearing superficial temporal artery flap has the advantage of achieving a satisfactory outcome with regards to both function and aesthetics. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 49-year-old man sustained a deep chemical burn to the right side of the face and neck...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684790/is-there-evidence-to-use-kinematic-kinetic-measures-clinically-in-low-back-pain-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Enrica Papi, Anthony M J Bull, Alison H McGregor
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is a widespread reliance on self-reported questionnaires to assess low back pain patients. However, it has been suggested that objective measures of low back pain patients' functional status should be used to aid clinical assessment. The aim of this study is to systematically review which kinematic /kinetic parameters have been used to assess low back pain patients against healthy controls and to propose clinical kinematic/kinetic measures. METHODS: PubMed, Embase and Scopus databases were searched for relevant studies...
April 11, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684782/evaluation-of-normal-lung-tissue-complication-probability-in-gated-and-conventional-radiotherapy-using-the-4d-xcat-digital-phantom
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Sara Shahzadeh, Somayeh Gholami, Seyed Mahmood Reza Aghamiri, Hojjat Mahani, Mansoure Nabavi, Faraz Kalantari
PURPOSE: The present study was conducted to investigate normal lung tissue complication probability in gated and conventional radiotherapy (RT) as a function of diaphragm motion, lesion size, and its location using 4D-XCAT digital phantom in a simulation study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Different time series of 3D-CT images were generated using the 4D-XCAT digital phantom. The binary data obtained from this phantom were then converted to the digital imaging and communication in medicine (DICOM) format using an in-house MATLAB-based program to be compatible with our treatment planning system (TPS)...
April 12, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684669/the-impact-of-associated-injuries-and-fracture-classifications-on-the-treatment-of-capitellum-and-trochlea-fractures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shu-Kun He, Long Xu, Jin-Hai Guo, Jing-Ping Liao, Ting-Wu Qin, Fu-Guo Huang
BACKGROUND: Capitellum and trochlea fractures are truly rare and the treatment is not fully appreciated. So we evaluate the impact of associated injuries and fracture classifications on elbow functional outcomes after open reduction and internal fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Ovid Medline, and the Cochrane Library were searched from January 1, 1974 to January 1, 2017. All English literature with the treatment of capitellum and trochlea fractures by open reduction and internal fixation were included...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684639/use-of-autologous-fat-graft-and-fractiononal-co-2-laser-to-optimize-the-aesthetic-and-functional-results-in-patients-with-severe-burn-outcomes-of-the-face
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Simone La Padula, Barbara Hersant, Jean Paul Meningaud, Francesco D'Andrea
BACKGROUND: Facial burn outcomes are often difficult to treat. Residual scars represent a problem for aesthetic and functional concerns as well as for patient's social and psychological life. Autologous fat graft can be used in the treatment of burn outcomes, providing a sensitive improvement in the quality of the burned areas. The aim of our report is the discussion of the value of lipofilling and fractional CO2 laser in optimizing aesthetic and functional results of burn sequelae. METHODS: We treated twenty four patients with post burns scars who underwent to autologous fat graft followed by CO2 fractional laser treatment...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684539/fewer-complications-after-uka-than-tka-in-patients-over-85-years-of-age-a-case-control-study
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Quentin Ode, Romain Gaillard, Cécile Batailler, Yannick Herry, Philippe Neyret, Elvire Servien, Sébastien Lustig
INTRODUCTION: Implanting a knee prosthesis in patients aged over 85 years is not without risk. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is reputed to show lower morbidity and mortality than total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Elderly patients with isolated unicompartmental osteoarthritis without specific contraindications are thus good candidates for this procedure. The present retrospective case-control study compared complications rates in elderly patients receiving UKA versus TKA. The study hypothesis was that UKA incurs fewer complications, with equivalent functional results...
April 20, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684464/tracking-single-membrane-targets-of-human-autoantibodies-using-single-nanoparticle-imaging
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Julie Jézéquel, Julien P Dupuis, François Maingret, Laurent Groc
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, an increasing number of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases have been associated with the expression of autoantibodies directed against neuronal targets, including neurotransmitter receptors. Although cell-based assays are routinely used in clinics to detect the presence of immunoglobulins, such tests often provide heterogeneous outcomes due to their limited sensitivity, especially at low titers. Thus, there is an urging need for new methods allowing the detection of autoantibodies in seropositive patients that cannot always be clinically distinguished from seronegative ones...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684298/the-efficacy-of-selected-bariatric-surgery-methods-on-lipid-and-glucose-metabolism-a-retrospective-12-month-study
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Marek Bužga, Petra Marešová, Karin Petřeková, Pavol Holéczy, Kamil Kuča
OBJECTIVE: Approximately 25% of the Czech population is currently obese. Obesity rates are expected to increase in the future. Obesity not only raises the risk of health complications for individuals, but increasing rates also represent a significant and steadily growing economic burden for healthcare systems and society as a whole. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of three methods of bariatric surgery: laparoscopic greater curve plication (LGCP), laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYBG) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)...
March 2018: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684284/predicting-outcomes-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-using-automated-ct-analysis
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Joseph Jacob, Brian J Bartholmai, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Coline H M van Moorsel, Hendrik W van Es, Frouke T van Beek, Marjolijn H L Struik, Maria Kokosi, Ryoko Egashira, Anne Laure Brun, Arjun Nair, Simon L F Walsh, Gary Cross, Joseph Barnett, Angelo de Lauretis, Eoin P Judge, Sujal Desai, Ronald Karwoski, Sebastien Ourselin, Elisabetta Renzoni, Toby M Maher, Andre Altmann, Athol U Wells
AIMS: To determine whether computer-derived computed tomography measures, specifically measures of pulmonary vessel-related structures, can better predict functional decline and survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and reduce requisite sample sizes in drug trial populations. METHODS: IPF patients undergoing volumetric non-contrast CT imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London and St Antonius Hospital, Utrecht, were examined to identify pulmonary functional measures (including forced vital capacity), and visual and computer-derived (CALIPER) CT features predictive of mortality and forced vital capacity decline...
April 23, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684252/index-of-healthy-aging-in-chinese-older-adults-china-health-and-retirement-longitudinal-study
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Chenkai Wu, Anne B Newman, Bi-Rong Dong, Michelle C Odden
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the distribution of an index of healthy aging-the Chinese Healthy Aging Index (CHAI)-in Chinese adults aged 60 and older according to sociodemographic characteristics and geographic region and to examine the association between the CHAI and mortality, disability, and functional limitation over 4 years. DESIGN: Nationally representative cohort study. SETTING: China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. PARTICIPANTS: Chinese adults aged 60 and older (N=3,740)...
April 23, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684251/image-guided-chemical-and-thermal-ablations-for-thyroid-disease-review-of-efficacy-and-complications
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REVIEW
Iain J Nixon, Peter Angelos, Ashok R Shaha, Alessandra Rinaldo, Michelle D Williams, Alfio Ferlito
Image-guided ablation of thyroid disease is increasingly being commonly reported. Techniques including ethanol injection and thermal ablation using radio-frequency, laser, and microwave devices have been described. Minimally invasive approaches to the management of benign cystic, solid, and functional thyroid nodules as well as both primary and recurrent thyroid malignancy have been reported. The purpose of this article is to review the current evidence relating to image-guided ablation of thyroid disease with a focus on clinical outcomes and complication rates for patients treated with this minimally invasive approach...
April 23, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684249/standard-head-down-tilt-versus-modified-without-head-down-tilt-postural-drainage-in-infants-and-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Diana A Freitas, Gabriela Ss Chaves, Thayla A Santino, Cibele Td Ribeiro, Fernando Al Dias, Ricardo O Guerra, Karla Mpp Mendonça
BACKGROUND: Postural drainage is used primarily in infants with cystic fibrosis from diagnosis up to the moment when they are mature enough to actively participate in self-administered treatments. However, there is a risk of gastroesophageal reflux associated with this technique.This is an update of a review published in 2015. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of standard postural drainage (15º to 45º head-down tilt) with modified postural drainage (15º to 30º head-up tilt) with regard to gastroesophageal reflux in infants and young children up to six years old with cystic fibrosis in terms of safety and efficacy...
March 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684237/frailty-phenotype-and-healthcare-costs-and-utilization-in-older-women
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Kristine E Ensrud, Allyson M Kats, John T Schousboe, Brent C Taylor, Peggy M Cawthon, Teresa A Hillier, Kristine Yaffe, Steve R Cummings, Jane A Cauley, Lisa Langsetmo
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association of the frailty phenotype with subsequent healthcare costs and utilization. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study (Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF)). SETTING: Four U.S. sites. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling women (mean age 80.2) participating in SOF Year 10 (Y10) examination linked with their Medicare claims data (N=2,150). MEASUREMENTS: At Y10, frailty phenotype defined using criteria similar to those used in the Cardiovascular Health Study frailty phenotype and categorized as robust, intermediate stage, or frail...
April 23, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684224/mismatch-negativity-and-cortical-thickness-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder
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Sungkean Kim, Hyeonjin Jeon, Kuk-In Jang, Yong-Wook Kim, Chang-Hwan Im, Seung-Hwan Lee
Introduction: Mismatch negativity (MMN) is a measure of automatic neurophysiological brain processes for detecting unexpected sensory stimuli. This study investigated MMN reduction in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and examined whether cortical thickness is associated with MMN, for exploratory purposes. Methods: Electroencephalograms were recorded in 38 patients with schizophrenia, 37 patients with bipolar disorder, and 32 healthy controls (HCs) performing a passive auditory oddball paradigm...
April 19, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684199/patterns-of-ses-health-disparities-among-older-adults-in-three-upper-middle-and-two-high-income-countries
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Mary McEniry, Rafael Samper-Ternent, Carmen Elisa Flórez, Renata Pardo, Carlos Cano-Gutierrez
Objectives: To examine the socioeconomic status (SES) health gradient for obesity, diabetes, and hypertension within a diverse group of health outcomes and behaviors among older adults (60+) in upper middle-income countries benchmarked with high-income countries. Method : We used data from three upper middle-income settings (Colombia-SABE-Bogotá, Mexico-SAGE, and South Africa-SAGE) and two high-income countries (England-ELSA and US-HRS) to estimate logistic regression models using age, gender, and education to predict health and health behaviors...
April 19, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684181/efficacy-and-safety-of-surgery-for-mild-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-results-of-the-aospine-north-america-and-international-prospective-multicenter-studies
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Jetan H Badhiwala, Christopher D Witiw, Farshad Nassiri, Muhammad A Akbar, Alireza Mansouri, Jefferson R Wilson, Michael G Fehlings
BACKGROUND: There is controversy over the optimal treatment strategy for patients with mild degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the degree of impairment in baseline quality of life as compared to population norms, as well as functional, disability, and quality of life outcomes following surgery in a prospective cohort of mild DCM patients undergoing surgical decompression. METHODS: We identified patients with mild DCM (modified Japanese Orthopaedic Association [mJOA] 15 to 17) enrolled in the prospective, multicenter AOSpine CSM-NA or CSM-I trials...
April 19, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684174/grip-strength-is-associated-with-cognitive-performance-in-schizophrenia-and-the-general-population-a-uk-biobank-study-of-476559-participants
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Joseph Firth, Brendon Stubbs, Davy Vancampfort, Josh A Firth, Matthew Large, Simon Rosenbaum, Mats Hallgren, Philip B Ward, Jerome Sarris, Alison R Yung
Background: Handgrip strength may provide an easily-administered marker of cognitive functional status. However, further population-scale research examining relationships between grip strength and cognitive performance across multiple domains is needed. Additionally, relationships between grip strength and cognitive functioning in people with schizophrenia, who frequently experience cognitive deficits, has yet to be explored. Methods: Baseline data from the UK Biobank (2007-2010) was analyzed; including 475397 individuals from the general population, and 1162 individuals with schizophrenia...
April 19, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684166/development-and-evaluation-of-the-boston-university-osteoarthritis-functional-pain-short-form-bu-oa-fps
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Adam P Goode, Pengshend Ni, Alan Jette, G Kelley Fitzgerald
Background: Pragmatic studies have gained popularity, thus emphasizing the need for patient-reported outcomes (PRO) to be integrated into electronic health records. Objective: This study describes the development of a customized short form from the Boston University Osteoarthritis Functional Assessment PRO (BU-OA-PRO) for a specific pragmatic clinical trial. Methods: A Functional Pain Short Form was created from an existing item bank of deidentified data in the BU-OA-PRO...
April 19, 2018: Physical Therapy
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