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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104577/investigating-subjective-experience-and-the-influence-of-weather-among-individuals-with-fibromyalgia-a-content-analysis-of-twitter
#1
Pari Delir Haghighi, Yong-Bin Kang, Rachelle Buchbinder, Frada Burstein, Samuel Whittle
BACKGROUND: Little is understood about the determinants of symptom expression in individuals with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). While individuals with FMS often report environmental influences, including weather events, on their symptom severity, a consistent effect of specific weather conditions on FMS symptoms has yet to be demonstrated. Content analysis of a large number of messages by individuals with FMS on Twitter can provide valuable insights into variation in the fibromyalgia experience from a first-person perspective...
January 19, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095431/hair-measurements-of-cortisol-dhea-and-dhea-to-cortisol-ratio-as-biomarkers-of-chronic-stress-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-china-known-group-validation
#2
Shan Qiao, Xiaoming Li, Samuele Zilioli, Zheng Chen, Huihua Deng, Juxian Pan, Weigui Guo
BACKGROUND: Existing literature suggests that endocrine measures, including the steroid hormones of cortisol and Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), as well as the DHEA to cortisol ratio in the human hair can be used as promising biomarkers of chronic stress among humans. However, data are limited regarding the validity of these measures as biomarkers of chronic stress among people living with HIV (PLWH), whose endocrine system or hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis may be affected by HIV infection and/or antiretroviral therapy (ART) medications...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094172/interval-changes-in-myocardial-performance-index-predict-outcome-in-severe-sepsis
#3
Junaid Nizamuddin, Feroze Mahmood, Avery Tung, Ariel Mueller, Samuel M Brown, Shahzad Shaefi, Michael O'Connor, Daniel Talmor, Sajid Shahul
OBJECTIVES: Septic cardiomyopathy is a well-described consequence of septic shock and is associated with increased sepsis-related mortality. The myocardial performance index (MPI), a parameter derived from echocardiographic tissue Doppler measurements, allows for a more sensitive assessment of global cardiac function than do traditional metrics for cardiac function. The authors hypothesized that changes in left ventricular MPI in patients with severe sepsis would be associated with a higher 90-day mortality...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092325/persistent-pain-after-motor-vehicle-collision-comparative-effectiveness-of-opioids-vs-nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory-drugs-prescribed-from-the-emergency-department-a-propensity-matched-analysis
#4
Francesca L Beaudoin, Roee Gutman, Roland C Merchant, Melissa A Clark, Robert A Swor, Jeffrey S Jones, David C Lee, David A Peak, Robert M Domeier, Niels K Rathlev, Samuel A McLean
Each year millions of Americans present to the emergency department (ED) for care after a motor vehicle collision (MVC); the majority (>90%) are discharged to home after evaluation. Acute musculoskeletal pain is the norm in this population, and such patients are typically discharged to home with prescriptions for oral opioid analgesics or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The influence of acute pain management on subsequent pain outcomes in this common ED population is unknown. We evaluated the effect of opioid analgesics vs NSAIDs initiated from the ED on the presence of moderate to severe musculoskeletal pain and ongoing opioid use at 6 weeks in a large cohort of adult ED patients presenting to the ED after MVC (n = 948)...
February 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092195/serum-bdnf-levels-in-patients-with-gambling-disorder-are-associated-with-the-severity-of-gambling-disorder-and-iowa-gambling-task-indices
#5
Sam-Wook Choi, Young-Chul Shin, Jung Yeon Mok, Dai-Jin Kim, Jung-Seok Choi, Samuel Suk-Hyun Hwang
Background and aims Gambling disorder (GD) shares many similarities with substance use disorders (SUDs) in clinical, neurobiological, and neurocognitive features, including decision-making. We evaluated the relationships among, GD, decision-making, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), as measured by serum BDNF levels. Methods Twenty-one male patients with GD and 21 healthy sex- and age-matched control subjects were evaluated for associations between serum BDNF levels and the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI), as well as between serum BDNF levels and Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) indices...
March 2016: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087807/field-validation-of-the-los-angeles-motor-scale-as-a-tool-for-paramedic-assessment-of-stroke-severity
#6
Joon-Tae Kim, Pil-Wook Chung, Sidney Starkman, Nerses Sanossian, Samuel J Stratton, Marc Eckstein, Frank D Pratt, Robin Conwit, David S Liebeskind, Latisha Sharma, Lucas Restrepo, May-Kim Tenser, Miguel Valdes-Sueiras, Jeffrey Gornbein, Scott Hamilton, Jeffrey L Saver
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Los Angeles Motor Scale (LAMS) is a 3-item, 0- to 10-point motor stroke-deficit scale developed for prehospital use. We assessed the convergent, divergent, and predictive validity of the LAMS when performed by paramedics in the field at multiple sites in a large and diverse geographic region. METHODS: We analyzed early assessment and outcome data prospectively gathered in the FAST-MAG trial (Field Administration of Stroke Therapy-Magnesium phase 3) among patients with acute cerebrovascular disease (cerebral ischemia and intracranial hemorrhage) within 2 hours of onset, transported by 315 ambulances to 60 receiving hospitals...
January 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086851/efficacy-of-intermittent-theta-burst-stimulation-itbs-and-10-hz-high-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-rtms-in-treatment-resistant-unipolar-depression-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Samuel Bulteau, Veronique Sébille, Guillemette Fayet, Veronique Thomas-Ollivier, Thibault Deschamps, Annabelle Bonnin-Rivalland, Edouard Laforgue, Anne Pichot, Pierre Valrivière, Elisabeth Auffray-Calvier, June Fortin, Yann Péréon, Jean-Marie Vanelle, Anne Sauvaget
BACKGROUND: The treatment of depression remains a challenge since at least 40% of patients do not respond to initial antidepressant therapy and 20% present chronic symptoms (more than 2 years despite standard treatment administered correctly). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is an effective adjuvant therapy but still not ideal. Intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation (iTBS), which has only been used recently in clinical practice, could have a faster and more intense effect compared to conventional protocols, including 10-Hz high-frequency rTMS (HF-rTMS)...
January 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079248/inhibition-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-by-a-barbiturate-nitrate-hybrid-ameliorates-dextran-sulphate-sodium-induced-colitis-effect-on-inflammation-related-genes
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Shane O'Sullivan, Jun Wang, Maria T Pigott, Neil Docherty, Noreen Boyle, Samuel Kana Lis, John F Gilmer, Carlos Medina
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 is upregulated in Ulcerative Colitis and implicated in the pathology of the disease. In this study, we have examined the effects of a barbiturate-based MMP inhibitor incorporating a nitric oxide donor/mimetic group (dinitrate-barbiturate) in the intestinal injury induced by dextran sulphate sodium (DSS). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: In-vivo experiments were carried out using male Wistar rats given DSS 5% ad libitum in drinking water...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078196/prosthetic-jamming-terminal-device-a-case-study-of-untethered-soft-robotics
#9
Nadia Cheng, John Amend, Todd Farrell, Debra Latour, Carlos Martinez, Jen Johansson, Anthony McNicoll, Marek Wartenberg, Samuel Naseef, William Hanson, William Culley
This article illuminates the major and often overlooked challenge of untethering soft robotic systems through the context of recent work, in which soft robotic gripper technology enabled by jamming of granular media was applied to a prosthetic jamming terminal device (PJTD). The PJTD's technical and market feasibility was evaluated in a pilot study with two upper-limb amputees. A PJTD prototype was tested against a commercial device (Motion Control electric terminal service with a one degree-of-freedom pinching mechanism) using two existing hand function tests: the first quantified the device's speed in picking and placing small blocks and the second evaluated a person's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs)...
December 1, 2016: Soft Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077270/instructions-to-suppress-semantic-memory-enhances-or-has-no-effect-on-p300-in-a-concealed-information-test-cit
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J Peter Rosenfeld, Anne Ward, Jesse Drapekin, Elena Labkovsky, Samuel Tullman
The present study investigated the extent to which people can suppress semantic memory as indexed with the P300 ERP and the autobiographical implicit association test (aIAT). In EXP 1, participants (22) were run in a counterbalanced repeated measures study in both simply knowledgeable (SK) and knowledgeable with suppression (SP) conditions. A P300-based, concealed information test ("Complex Trial Protocol"; CTP) with a 50/50 Target/Nontarget (T/NT) ratio was given both with and without instructions to suppress semantic memories...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077006/longitudinal-assessment-of-health-related-quality-of-life-following-adolescent-sports-related-concussion
#11
Kelly Russell, Erin Selci, Stephanie Chu, Samuel Fineblit, Lesley Ritchie, Michael Ellis
OBJECTIVE: To examine initial and longitudinal health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adolescent sports-related concussion (SRC) patients. STUDY: A prospective observational case-series study was conducted among adolescent SRC patients who were evaluated at a multi-disciplinary pediatric concussion program. Health-related quality of life was measured using the child self-report Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) generic score scale (age 13-18 version) and the PedsQL Cognitive Functioning scale...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073954/gene-obesogenic-environment-interactions-in-the-uk-biobank-study
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Jessica Tyrrell, Andrew R Wood, Ryan M Ames, Hanieh Yaghootkar, Robin N Beaumont, Samuel E Jones, Marcus A Tuke, Katherine S Ruth, Rachel M Freathy, George Davey Smith, Stéphane Joost, Idris Guessous, Anna Murray, David P Strachan, Zoltán Kutalik, Michael N Weedon, Timothy M Frayling
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that modern obesogenic environments accentuate the genetic risk of obesity. However, these studies have proven controversial as to which, if any, measures of the environment accentuate genetic susceptibility to high body mass index (BMI). METHODS: We used up to 120 000 adults from the UK Biobank study to test the hypothesis that high-risk obesogenic environments and behaviours accentuate genetic susceptibility to obesity...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072718/private-ownership-of-primary-care-providers-associated-with-patient-perceived-quality-of-care-a-comparative-cross-sectional-survey-in-three-big-chinese-cities
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Xiaolin Wei, Jia Yin, Samuel Y S Wong, Sian M Griffiths, Guanyang Zou, Leiyu Shi
Ownership of primary care providers varies in different cities in China. Shanghai represented the full public ownership model of primary providers; Shenzhen had public-owned but private-operated providers; and Hong Kong represented the full private ownership. The study aims to assess the association of primary care ownership and patient perceived quality of care in 3 Chinese megacities.We conducted multistage stratified random surveys in 2013 in the 3 cities. Quality scores of primary care were measured using the validated primary care assessment tools...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070875/atrial-fibrillation-inducibility-during-cavotricuspid-isthmus-dependent-atrial-flutter-ablation-as-a-predictor-of-clinical-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis
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Jorge Romero, Juan Carlos Diaz, Luigi Di Biase, Saurabh Kumar, David Briceno, Usha B Tedrow, Carolina R Valencia, Samuel H Baldinger, Bruce Koplan, Laurence M Epstein, Roy John, Gregory F Michaud, William G Stevenson
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI)-dependent atrial flutter (AFL) are two separate entities that coexist in a significant percentage of patients. We sought to investigate whether AF inducibility during CTI AFL ablation predicted the occurrence of AF at follow-up after successful AFL ablation. METHODS: A systemic review of Medline, Cochrane, and Embase was done for all the clinical studies in which assessment of AF inducibility in patients undergoing ablation for CTI AFL was performed...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065622/is-outpatient-total-hip-arthroplasty-safe
#15
Stephen J Nelson, Matthew L Webb, Adam M Lukasiewicz, Arya G Varthi, Andre M Samuel, Jonathan N Grauer
BACKGROUND: Safety data for outpatient total hip arthroplasty (THA) remains scarce. METHODS: The present study retrospectively reviews prospectively collected data from the 2005-2014 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database. Patients who underwent THA were categorized by day of hospital discharge to be outpatient (length of stay [LOS] 0 days) or inpatient (LOS 1-5 days). Those with extended LOS beyond 5 days were excluded...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063677/the-results-of-tension-band-rotator-cuff-suture-fixation-of-locked-plating-of-displaced-proximal-humerus-fractures
#16
Dave R Shukla, Steven McAnany, Christian Pean, Samuel Overley, Andrew Lovy, Bradford O Parsons
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to assess 1-year outcomes of patients with displaced proximal humerus fractures who underwent treatment with locked plate fixation with rotator cuff suture augmentation. METHODS: A total of 86 patients who had sustained 2, 3 and 4-part displaced proximal humerus fractures underwent locked plate fixation with multiple sutures placed in the cuff tendons. Clinical outcome variables included active forward elevation (AFE), active external rotation (AER), and Constant and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) scores...
December 29, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059660/effects-of-decompressive-craniectomy-on-functional-outcomes-and-death-in-poor-grade-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Naif M Alotaibi, Ghassan Awad Elkarim, Nardin Samuel, Oliver G S Ayling, Daipayan Guha, Aria Fallah, Abdulrahman Aldakkan, Blessing N R Jaja, Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel, George M Ibrahim, R Loch Macdonald
OBJECTIVE Patients with poor-grade aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) (World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Grade IV or V) are often considered for decompressive craniectomy (DC) as a rescue therapy for refractory intracranial hypertension. The authors performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the impact of DC on functional outcome and death in patients after poor-grade aSAH. METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058221/quality-of-life-10-years-after-liver-transplantation-the-impact-of-graft-histology
#18
Vincent Karam, Mylène Sebagh, Kinan Rifai, Funda Yilmaz, Prashant Bhangui, Colette Danet, Faouzi Saliba, Didier Samuel, Denis Castaing, René Adam, Cyrille Feray
AIM: To evaluate the relationship between the state of transplanted liver graft and the recipient quality of life (QOL) of histologically proven lesions in a 10-year post liver transplantation (LT) cohort of patients. METHODS: Seventy-two recipients with a functional first graft at 10 years post-LT underwent liver biopsy and completed a QOL questionnaire. Logistic regression analysis was used to explore associations between histological, clinical and QOL criteria...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054495/comparison-of-motor-competence-levels-on-two-assessments-across-childhood
#19
Alessandro H N Ré, Samuel W Logan, Maria T Cattuzzo, Rafael S Henrique, Mariana C Tudela, David F Stodden
This study compared performances and motor delay classifications for the Test of Gross Motor Development-2nd edition (TGMD-2) and the Körperkoordinationstest Für Kinder (KTK) in a sample of 424 healthy children (47% girls) between 5 and 10 years of age. Low-to-moderate correlations (r range = 0.34-0.52) were found between assessments across age. In general, both boys and girls demonstrated higher raw scores across age groups. However, percentile scores indicated younger children outperformed older children, denoting a normative percentile-based decrease in motor competence (MC) in the older age groups...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053950/lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-prevalence-perceptions-and-healthcare-seeking-behavior-amongst-nigerian-men
#20
Rufus Wale Ojewola, Ezekiel Sofela Oridota, Olanrewaju Samuel Balogun, Ezra Olatunde Ogundare, Taiwo Opeyemi Alabi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the factors influencing the healthcare-seeking behavior of men with LUTS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was performed of 658 men selected using multi-staged sampling techniques. They were interviewed about LUTS and their healthcare-seeking behavior. The data were analysed using PASW Statistics ver. 18. Associations between specific factors and healthcare-seeking behavior were examined using the chi-square and Fisher exact tests...
December 2016: World Journal of Men's Health
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