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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166762/a-portable-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-system-for-the-pancreas-with-3d-electronic-steering-a-preclinical-study-in-a-swine-model
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Won Chang, Jae Young Lee, Jae Hwan Lee, Jae Seok Bae, Yeon Jin Cho, Kook Jin Kang, Keonho Son, Yul Ri Chung, Kyoung Bun Lee, Joon Koo Han
Purpose: The aim of this animal study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of a portable, ultrasonography-guided, high-intensity focused ultrasound (USg-HIFU) system to treat the pancreas. Methods: Eight swine were included. Using a portable HIFU device (ALPIUS 900, Alpinion Medical Systems), ablations were performed on the pancreas in vivo. Different acoustic intensities were applied (1.7 kW/cm2 or 1.5 kW/cm2 , n=2 [group A for a pilot study]; 1.5 kW/ cm2 , n=3 [group B]; and 1...
October 13, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166717/-left-atrial-appendage-volume-is-a-valuable-predictor-of-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation
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G A Zheng, C Y Lin, L Weng, J D Chen
Objective: To investigate the association between the left atrial appendage (LAA) volume and atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation. Methods: We prospectively enrolled sixty-two patients with AF (40 cases with paroxysmal AF, 22 cases with persistent AF) who successfully underwent a first AF catheter ablation and had performed contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography (CT) prior to the procedure to measure LAA volumes in our hospital from January 2012 to August 2015. Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation was performed under the guidance of three-dimension mapping system (CARTO system)...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166690/-facial-emotion-recognition-theory-of-mind-and-empathy-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Samar S Ayache, Moussa A Chalah, Tania Kuempfel, Frank Padberg, Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Ulrich Palm
Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic progressive inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, causes frequent disability, mood disorders, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction. As a part of the last, social cognition is frequently disturbed in MS patients. It comprises empathy and social perception of emotions from facial, bodily and vocal cues. Social cognitive deficits worsen affect decoding, interpersonal relationship, and quality of life. Despite the impact of these deficits on global functioning, only a small number of studies have investigated its correlations and overlaps with MS symptoms...
November 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166534/effect-of-syzygium-cumini-leaves-on-laying-hens-performance-and-egg-quality
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Ednardo R Freitas, Danilo R Fernandes, Davyd H Souza, Francisco D T Dantas, Rebeca C Santos, Gilson B Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo B Cruz, Nádia M Braz, Lorena F Câmara, Germano A J Nascimento, Pedro H Watanabe
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Syzygium cumini leaves (SCL) in laying hens diets on productive performance, egg quality and lipid oxidation of yolk. A total of 108 Hysex White laying hens were distributed in a completely randomized design with three treatments and six replicates of six birds each. The treatments consisted of SCL inclusion at dietary levels of 0, 5 and 10 g/kg. There was no significant effect of SCL inclusion on feed intake, laying percentage, weight and egg mass, feed conversion ratio, Haugh units, specific gravity, percentage of yolk, albumen and egg shells and shell thickness...
2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166493/dystrophic-calcification-of-maxillary-sinus-in-pediatric-patients-with-liver-transplantation-and-pigmentation-of-dental-organ
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Adriana Furtado de Macedo, Claudio Costa, Regina Helena Guedes da Motta Mattar, Ramiro Anthero de Azevedo
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of severe dystrophic calcification in maxillary sinus of a child with liver transplantation and dental organs pigmented by hyperbilirubinemia. CASE DESCRIPTION: female patient, 12 years old, with liver transplantation performed at the age of 7 due to extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA). The patient was receiving the immunosuppressant tacrolimus (2 mg daily). Intraoral clinical exam showed tooth green pigmentation by bilirubin. Cone-beam volumetric computed tomography (CT) was performed to verify radiographic density of pigmented dental elements...
November 17, 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166445/regular-access-and-adherence-to-medications-of-the-specialized-component-of-pharmaceutical-services
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Janaína Soder Fritzen, Fabiane Raquel Motter, Vera Maria Vieira Paniz
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of the adherence to the medications of the Specialized Component of Pharmaceutical Services and its association with regular access in users of these medications in the municipality of São Leopoldo, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study with adults aged 20 years and over, who are users of medications of the Specialized Component of Pharmaceutical Services. Sampling was carried out consecutively for users who accessed the service of the Specialized Component of Pharmaceutical Services during the period from December 2014 to March 2015...
2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166434/evidence-hierarchies-relating-to-hand-surgery-current-status-and-improvement-a-bibliometric-analysis-study
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Thaís Silva Barroso, Marcelo Cortês Cavalcante, João Baptista Gomes Dos Santos, João Carlos Belloti, Flávio Faloppa, Vinícius Ynoe de Moraes
BACKGROUND: Hierarchy of evidence is an important measurement for assessing quality of literature. Information regarding quality of evidence within the Brazilian hand surgery setting is sparse, especially regarding whether research has improved in either quality or quantity. This study aimed to identify and classify hand surgery studies published in the two most important Brazilian orthopedics journals based on hierarchy of evidence, with comparisons with previously published data. DESIGN AND SETTING: Bibliometric analysis study performed in a federal university...
November 17, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166423/exhaled-and-nasal-nitric-oxide-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients-with-nasal-polyps-in-primary-care
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M Frendo, K Hakansson, S Schwer, A T Ravn, H Meteran, C Porsbjerg, V Backer, C von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a common inflammatory disorder associated with lower airway disease. However, only few studies of CRSwNP from outside secondary/tertiary care centres have been published. We recently reported an asthma frequency of 44% and 65% in primary and secondary care patients respectively. Therefore, we hypothesise that inflammation of the lower airways could be present in all CRSwNP patients, even without asthma. Here, we assessed the degree of lower and upper airway inflammation using exhaled and nasal nitric oxide (NO) in primary care CRSwNP patients with and without asthma...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166422/-unknown-title
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P Stokes, J Rimmer
BACKGROUND: Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) remains a difficult disease for the ENT specialist to manage. Affected patients often report recurrent epistaxis as the most debilitating symptom. The pathogenesis of the disease is due to genetic mutations affecting angiogenesis. For this reason, the anti-angiogenic therapy bevacizumab has gained popularity in the local treatment of epistaxis in patients with HHT. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review of the efficacy of bevacizumab in local treatment of epistaxis in patients with HHT based on epistaxis duration, frequency, severity and impact on quality of life...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166407/executive-function-assessment-in-new-zealand-2-year-olds-born-at-risk-of-neonatal-hypoglycemia
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Judith M Ansell, Trecia A Wouldes, Jane E Harding
A growing number of babies are born with perinatal risk factors that may impair later development. These children are often assessed at 2 years to help predict outcome and direct support services. Executive function is an important predictor of academic achievement and behavior, but there are limited assessments of executive function in 2-year-olds and few have been tested in at-risk populations. Therefore, we developed a battery of four age-appropriate tasks to assess executive function in 2-year-olds. At 24 months' corrected age 368 children completed tasks assessing attention, inhibition, working memory and cognitive flexibility...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166366/abortion-surveillance-united-states-2014
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Tara C Jatlaoui, Jill Shah, Michele G Mandel, Jamie W Krashin, Danielle B Suchdev, Denise J Jamieson, Karen Pazol
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Since 1969, CDC has conducted abortion surveillance to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions in the United States. PERIOD COVERED: 2014. DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM: Each year, CDC requests abortion data from the central health agencies of 52 reporting areas (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City). The reporting areas provide this information voluntarily. For 2014, data were received from 49 reporting areas...
November 24, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166349/developing-end-of-training-entrustable-professional-activities-for-psychiatry-results-and-methodological-lessons
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John Q Young, Caitlin Hasser, Erick H Hung, Martin Kusz, Patricia S O'Sullivan, Colin Stewart, Andrea Weiss, Nancy Williams
PURPOSE: To develop entrustable professional activities (EPAs) for psychiatry and to demonstrate an innovative, validity-enhancing methodology that may be relevant to other specialties. METHOD: A national task force employed a three-stage process from May 2014 to February 2017 to develop EPAs for psychiatry. In stage 1, the task force used an iterative consensus-driven process to construct proposed EPAs. Each included a title, full description, and relevant competencies...
November 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166323/strength-affect-regulation-and-subcortical-morphology-in-military-pilots
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David Cárdenas, Iker Madinabeitia, Jesús Vera, José Cesar Perales, Amador García-Ramos, Enrique Ortega, Elvira Catena-Verdejo, Andrés Catena
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have shown links of body composition and fitness measures with brain structure, as well as with different aspects of emotional adjustment and well-being. However, the possible role of trait emotion-regulation success in the relationship between fitness/body composition and emotion-related subcortical structures have never been directly addressed METHODS: 23 elite helicopter pilots were assessed in fat mass percentage, an endurance test to volitional exhaustion, bench-press power output, and negative urgency (trait affect regulation failure)...
November 20, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166310/universal-applicability-of-the-furlow-palatoplasty-resident-as-primary-surgeon-in-a-consecutive-nonselective-series
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Mitchell A Stotland, Thanapoom Boonipat, Cheryl M Lundgren, Esperanza Garcia Gonzalo
BACKGROUND: Questions persist regarding the general applicability of the Furlow palatoplasty technique, and thus, widespread adoption of its use has been uneven. This study describes a consecutive, nonselective series of primary Furlow palatoplasties. Highlighted is the unique fact that plastic surgical residents functioned as the primary surgeon for all steps of all procedures throughout the series. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of all primary palatoplasties performed under the direction of the senior surgeon between December 2005 and April 2012...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166297/assessing-patients-perceptions-of-safety-culture-in-the-hospital-setting-development-and-initial-evaluation-of-the-patients-perceptions-of-safety-culture-scale
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Clara Monaca, Beate Bestmann, Martina Kattein, Daria Langner, Hardy Müller, Tanja Manser
OBJECTIVES: Both, patient satisfaction and hospital safety culture have been recognized as key characteristics of healthcare quality and patient safety. Thus, both characteristics are measured widely to support quality and safety improvement efforts. However, because safety culture surveys focus exclusively on the perspective of hospital staff, the complimentary information to be gained from patients' perceptions of safety culture has received little research attention so far. We aimed to develop a measure explicitly focusing on patients' perceptions of safety culture in the hospital setting and perform an initial evaluation of its measurement properties...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166220/does-the-cognitive-reflection-test-actually-capture-heuristic-versus-analytic-reasoning-styles-in-older-adults
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Christopher Hertzog, R Marit Smith, Robert Ariel
Background/Study Context: This study evaluated adult age differences in the original three-item Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT; Frederick, 2005, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 19, 25-42) and an expanded seven-item version of that test (Toplak et al., 2013, Thinking and Reasoning, 20, 147-168). The CRT is a numerical problem-solving test thought to capture a disposition towards either rapid, intuition-based problem solving (Type I reasoning) or a more thoughtful, analytical problem-solving approach (Type II reasoning)...
November 22, 2017: Experimental Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166182/increasing-confidence-and-ability-in-implementing-kangaroo-mother-care-method-among-young-mothers
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Eleni Kenanga Purbasary, Yeni Rustina, Tri Budiarti
Mothers giving birth to low birth weight babies (LBWBs) have low confidence in caring for their babies because they are often still young and may lack the knowledge, experience, and ability to care for the baby. This research aims to determine the effect of education about kangaroo mother care (KMC) on the confidence and ability of young mothers to implement KMC. The research methodology used was a controlled-random experimental approach with pre- and post-test equivalent groups of 13 mothers and their LBWBs in the intervention group and 13 mothers and their LBWBs in the control group...
2017: Compr Child Adolesc Nurs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166165/the-rate-of-seasonal-changes-in-temperature-alters-acclimation-of-performance-under-climate-change
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Viktor Nilsson-Örtman, Frank Johansson
How the ability to acclimate will impact individual performance and ecological interactions under climate change remains poorly understood. Theory predicts that the benefit an organism can gain from acclimating depends on the rate at which temperatures change relative to the time it takes to induce beneficial acclimation. Here, we present a conceptual model showing how slower seasonal changes under climate change can alter species' relative performance when they differ in acclimation rate and magnitude. To test predictions from theory, we performed a microcosm experiment where we reared a mid- and a high-latitude damselfly species alone or together under the rapid seasonality currently experienced at 62°N and the slower seasonality predicted for this latitude under climate change and measured larval growth and survival...
December 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166118/photofragmentation-of-gas-phase-acetic-acid-and-acetamide-clusters-in-the-vacuum-ultraviolet-region
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Marta Berholts, Hanna Myllynen, Kuno Kooser, Eero Itälä, Sari Granroth, Helena Levola, Joakim Laksman, Shabnam Oghbaiee, Bart Oostenrijk, Ergo Nõmmiste, Edwin Kukk
Photofragmentation of gas-phase acetamide and acetic acid clusters produced by a supersonic expansion source has been studied using time-of-flight mass spectrometry and the partial ion yield (PIY) technique combined with tunable vacuum-ultraviolet synchrotron radiation. Appearance energies of the clusters and their fragments were experimentally determined from the PIY measurements. The effect of clusterization conditions on the formation and fragmentation of acetic acid clusters was investigated. Ab initio quantum mechanical calculations were performed on both samples' dimers to find their neutral and ionized geometries as well as proton transfer energy barriers leading to the optimal geometries...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166097/volatility-of-the-catalytic-hydrogenation-products-of-1-4-bis-phenylethynyl-benzene
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Hom N Sharma, Elizabeth A Sangalang, Cheng K Saw, Gareth A Cairns, William McLean, Robert S Maxwell, Long N Dinh
Measurements of equilibrium vapor pressures by effusion thermogravimetry and melting points by differential scanning calorimetry reveal that the melting temperature and equilibrium vapor pressures of 1,4-bis(phenylethynyl)benzene (DEB) do not vary monotonically with the hydrogenation extent. Contrary to intuition which suggests increasing volatility with hydrogenation, results indicate decreasing volatility for the first two hydrogenation steps before a non-monotonic upward trend, in which trans-isomers are less volatile...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
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