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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156545/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-botulinum-toxin-injection-site-for-the-medial-approach-to-tibialis-posterior-muscle-in-chronic-stroke-patients-with-spastic-equinovarus-foot-an-observational-study
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Alessandro Picelli, Alessio Baricich, Elena Chemello, Nicola Smania, Carlo Cisari, Marialuisa Gandolfi, Nicoletta Cinone, Maurizio Ranieri, Andrea Santamato
The tibialis posterior muscle is a frequent target for injection of botulinum toxin during the management of spastic equinovarus foot in adults with post-stroke spasticity. Although it is deep-seated, the needle insertion into the tibialis posterior muscle is usually performed using anatomical landmarks and safety information obtained from healthy subjects and cadavers. Our aim was to evaluate the botulinum toxin injection site for the medial approach to the tibialis posterior muscle in chronic stroke patients with spastic equinovarus foot...
November 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156467/-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-iris-lesions
#2
Joel M Mor, Konrad R Koch, Ludwig M Heindl
The most common iris lesions are iris nevi, iris melanomas and iris pigment epithelium cysts. However, there is an abundance of rare differential diagnoses that have to be considered, including other melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions. Diagnostic tools include the slit lamp examination, gonioscopy, tonometry, transillumination, ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography and standardized photography-assisted documentation. The timely identification of malignant lesions (i...
November 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156108/optimizing-quality-of-dental-carving-by-preclinical-dental-students-through-anatomy-theory-reinforcement
#3
Renato A de Azevedo, Marcos B Correa, Marcos A Torriani, Rafael G Lund
Knowledge of dental anatomy is of great importance in the practice of dentistry, especially in oral rehabilitation, because without this knowledge, professional practice is not possible. Dental carving plays a major role in training dental students as it develops their manual dexterity. This randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the influence of didactic-theoretical reinforcement on the theoretical and practical knowledge of dental anatomy of preclinical students by examining the quality of the anatomical restorations performed by these students before and after a didactic-theoretical reinforcement...
November 20, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155780/rapid-directed-differentiation-of-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-from-human-embryonic-or-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#4
Leah P Foltz, Dennis O Clegg
We describe a robust method to direct the differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into retinal pigment epithelial cells (RPE). The purpose of providing a detailed and thorough protocol is to clearly demonstrate each step and to make this readily available to researchers in the field. This protocol results in a homogenous layer of RPE with minimal or no manual dissection needed. The method presented here has been shown to be effective for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and human embryonic stem cells...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155762/high-throughput-analysis-of-locomotor-behavior-in-the-drosophila-island-assay
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Ilse Eidhof, Michaela Fenckova, Dei M Elurbe, Bart van de Warrenburg, Anna Castells Nobau, Annette Schenck
Advances in next-generation sequencing technologies contribute to the identification of (candidate) disease genes for movement disorders and other neurological diseases at an increasing speed. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms that underlie these disorders. The genetic, molecular, and behavioral toolbox of Drosophila melanogaster makes this model organism particularly useful to characterize new disease genes and mechanisms in a high-throughput manner. Nevertheless, high-throughput screens require efficient and reliable assays that, ideally, are cost-effective and allow for the automatized quantification of traits relevant to these disorders...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155757/dissection-of-human-retina-and-rpe-choroid-for-proteomic-analysis
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Thiago Cabral, Marcus A Toral, Gabriel Velez, James E DiCarlo, Anuradha M Gore, MaryAnn Mahajan, Stephen H Tsang, Alexander G Bassuk, Vinit B Mahajan
The human retina is composed of the sensory neuroretina and the underlying retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE), which is firmly complexed to the vascular choroid layer. Different regions of the retina are anatomically and molecularly distinct, facilitating unique functions and demonstrating differential susceptibility to disease. Proteomic analysis of each of these regions and layers can provide vital insights into the molecular process of many diseases, including Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), diabetes mellitus, and glaucoma...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155666/cdc-activities-for-improving-implementation-of-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-cervical-cancer-screening-and-surveillance-worldwide
#7
Virginia Senkomago, Denise Duran, Anagha Loharikar, Terri B Hyde, Lauri E Markowitz, Elizabeth R Unger, Mona Saraiya
Cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates are high, particularly in developing countries. Most cervical cancers can be prevented by human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, screening, and timely treatment. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides global technical assistance for implementation and evaluation of HPV vaccination pilot projects and programs and laboratory-related HPV activities to assess HPV vaccines. CDC collaborates with global partners to develop global cervical cancer screening recommendations and manuals, implement screening, create standardized evaluation tools, and provide expertise to monitor outcomes...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155427/pdb-wide-identification-of-biological-assemblies-from-conserved-quaternary-structure-geometry
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Sucharita Dey, David W Ritchie, Emmanuel D Levy
Protein structures are key to understanding biomolecular mechanisms and diseases, yet their interpretation is hampered by limited knowledge of their biologically relevant quaternary structure (QS). A critical challenge in inferring QS information from crystallographic data is distinguishing biological interfaces from fortuitous crystal-packing contacts. Here, we tackled this problem by developing strategies for aligning and comparing QS states across both homologs and data repositories. QS conservation across homologs proved remarkably strong at predicting biological relevance and is implemented in two methods, QSalign and anti-QSalign, for annotating homo-oligomers and monomers, respectively...
November 20, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155107/structural-insights-of-rmxyn10a-a-prebiotic-producing-gh10-xylanase-with-a-non-conserved-aglycone-binding-region
#9
Anna Aronsson, Fatma Güler, Maxim V Petoukhov, Susan J Crennell, Dmitri I Svergun, Javier A Linares-Pastén, Eva Nordberg Karlsson
Hydrolysis of arabinoxylan (AX) by glycoside hydrolase family 10 (GH10) xylanases produces xylo- and arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides ((A)XOS) which have shown prebiotic effects. The thermostable GH10 xylanase RmXyn10A has shown great potential to produce (A)XOS. In this study, the structure of RmXyn10A was investigated, the catalytic module by homology modelling and site-directed mutagenesis and the arrangement of its five domains by small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). Substrate specificity was explored in silico by manual docking and molecular dynamic simulations...
November 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154708/urethral-diverticulum-and-urolithiasis-in-a-female-guinea-pig-cavia-porcellus
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Lily A B Parkinson, Jennifer C Hausmann, Robert J Hardie, Megan A Mickelson, Kurt K Sladky
CASE DESCRIPTION A 5-year-old sexually intact female guinea pig was evaluated because of mild dysuria and a subcutaneous mass located cranioventral to the urogenital openings. CLINICAL FINDINGS Non-contrast-enhanced CT and surgical exploration of the distal aspect of the urethra revealed a urethral diverticulum with an intraluminal urolith. Analysis revealed that the urolith was composed of calcium carbonate and struvite. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME The urolith was surgically removed and ablation of the urethral diverticulum was attempted...
December 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154691/optimal-screening-methods-to-detect-cardiac-disorders-in-athletes-an-evidence-based-review
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Zachary K Winkelmann, Ashley K Crossway
Reference/Citation:  Harmon KG, Zigman M, Drezner JA. The effectiveness of screening history, physical exam, and ECG to detect potentially lethal cardiac disorders in athletes: a systematic review/meta-analysis. J Electrocardiol. 2015;48(3):329-338. CLINICAL QUESTION:   Which screening method should be considered best practice to detect potentially lethal cardiac disorders during the preparticipation physical examination (PE) of athletes? DATA SOURCES:   The authors completed a comprehensive literature search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Embase, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), and SPORTDiscus from January 1996 to November 2014...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154601/on-studying-narcissism-in-personality-inventories-rather-than-the-narcissistic-personality-inventory-reply-to-miller-and-lynam-2017
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Andrea Fossati, Antonella Somma, Serena Borroni, Kristian E Markon
Miller and Lynam's (2017) commentary proved to be very helpful in clarifying that ralerting-CV and rcontrast-CV coefficient values reported in our study indicated that the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) yielded a trait profile much more closely aligned with expert ratings of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th edition; DSM-IV) narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) than did other measures. The commentary gives us the opportunity to make it clear that our study was designed to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5) domain and trait scales in profiling pathological narcissism...
November 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154600/a-passionate-call-for-dispassionate-conclusion-comment-on-fossati-et-al-2016
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Joshua D Miller, Donald R Lynam
In a recent article published by Fossati and colleagues (2016a, 2016b), the authors compared the empirical profiles derived from correlating measures of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) with a measure of the 25 personality disorder traits included in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) to an expert-rated profile of NPD. The initial data, which included some mistakes, were interpreted as indicating comparable performance across all three self-report measures of narcissism and NPD, including two hotly debated measures, the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) and the Pathological Narcissism Inventory (PNI)...
November 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154591/the-impact-of-comorbid-diagnoses-on-the-course-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-in-residents-of-battered-women-s-shelters
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Katherine M Fedele, Nicole L Johnson, Jennifer C Caldwell, Yuliya Shteynberg, Sarah E Sanders, Samantha C Holmes, Dawn M Johnson
OBJECTIVE: The current investigation sought to explore the impact of the comorbidities of substance use disorder (SUD), major depressive disorder (MDD), and borderline personality disorder (BPD) on the trajectory of intimate partner violence (IPV)-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms across a 6-month follow-up period in IPV survivors who seek shelter. Research has found significant comorbidity of SUD, MDD, and BPD with PTSD (see Green et al., 2006; Kessler, Sonnega, Bromet, Hughes, & Nelson, 1995; Pagura et al...
November 20, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154553/a-randomized-trial-of-female-specific-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-alcohol-dependent-women
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Elizabeth E Epstein, Barbara S McCrady, Kevin A Hallgren, Sharon Cook, Noelle K Jensen, Thomas Hildebrandt
This study compared Female-Specific Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (FS-CBT) to evidence-based, gender-neutral CBT (GN-CBT; Epstein & McCrady, 2009) for women with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Women (N = 99) with AUD, mean age 48, were randomly assigned to 12 outpatient manual-guided sessions of FS-CBT (n = 44) or GN-CBT (n = 55). Women were assessed at baseline and 3, 9 and 15 months after baseline for drinking and for specific issues common among women with AUD. A FS-CBT protocol was developed that was discriminable on treatment integrity ratings from GN-CBT...
November 20, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154464/patient-centered-medical-home-implementation-and-improved-chronic-disease-quality-a-longitudinal-observational-study
#16
Ann-Marie Rosland, Edwin Wong, Matthew Maciejewski, Donna Zulman, Rebecca Piegari, Stephan Fihn, Karin Nelson
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between clinics' extent of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) implementation and improvements in chronic illness care quality. DATA SOURCE: Data from 808 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) primary care clinics nationwide implementing the Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) PCMH initiative, begun in 2010. DESIGN: Clinic-level longitudinal observational study of clinics that received training and resources to implement PACT...
November 20, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154235/the-use-of-neurodynamic-techniques-in-the-conservative-treatment-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-critical-appraisal-of-the-literature
#17
Tomasz Wolny
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral neuropathy, characterized by the presence of many sensory and motor abnormalities. In the physiotherapy of patients with CTS, neurodynamic tech-niques are very common, while the scientific literature does not show clear evidence of beneficial effects obtained by using these techniques. Therefore, the aim of this work was to critically evaluate the use of neurodynamic techniques in the conservative treatment of CTS...
October 31, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153931/disturbances-in-oxygen-balance-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-risk-factor-for-postoperative-delirium
#18
Nina Smulter, Helena Claesson Lingehall, Yngve Gustafson, Birgitta Olofsson, Karl Gunnar Engström, Micael Appelblad, Staffan Svenmarker
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for postoperative delirium after cardiac surgery, specifically associated with the conduct of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Heart Centre, University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 142 patients aged 70 years and older scheduled for elective cardiac surgery with CPB. INTERVENTIONS: Risk factor analysis comprised information collected from the hospital clinical and CPB dedicated databases in addition to the medical chart...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153924/considerations-to-improve-the-safety-of-cervical-spine-manual-therapy
#19
Nathan Hutting, Roger Kerry, Michel W Coppieters, Gwendolijne G M Scholten-Peeters
Manipulation and mobilisation of the cervical spine are well established interventions in the management of patients with headache and/or neck pain. However, their benefits are accompanied by potential, yet rare risks in terms of serious adverse events, including neurovascular insult to the brain. A recent international framework for risk assessment and management offers directions in the mitigation of this risk by facilitating sound clinical reasoning. The aim of this article is to critically reflect on and summarize the current knowledge about cervical spine manual therapy and to provide guidance for clinical reasoning for cervical spine manual therapy...
November 3, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153748/marginal-discrepancy-of-noble-metal-ceramic-fixed-dental-prosthesis-frameworks-fabricated-by-conventional-and-digital-technologies
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Ahmed Afify, Stephan Haney, Ronald Verrett, Michael Mansueto, James Cray, Russell Johnson
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Studies evaluating the marginal adaptation of available computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) noble alloys for metal-ceramic prostheses are lacking. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the vertical marginal adaptation of cast, milled, and direct metal laser sintered (DMLS) noble metal-ceramic 3-unit fixed partial denture (FDP) frameworks before and after fit adjustments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two typodont teeth were prepared for metal-ceramic FDP abutments...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
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