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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818085/a-rare-case-of-acute-toxoplasmosis-in-a-stray-dog-due-to-infection-of-t-gondii-clonal-type-i-public-health-concern-in-urban-settings-with-stray-animals
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Sergio Migliore, Salvatore La Marca, Cristian Stabile, Vincenzo Di Marco Lo Presti, Maria Vitale
BACKGROUND: Typing of Toxoplasma gondii strains is important in epidemiological surveys, to understand the distribution and virulence of different clones of the parasite among human and animal populations. Stray dogs can be consider sentinel animals for contaminated environments playing an important but probably under- evaluated role in the epidemiology of T. gondii. We reported a rare case of acute toxoplasmosis in a stray dog due to clonal type I infection. The clonal type I, sporadic in Europe, is frequently associated with severe toxoplasmosis in humans and the control of its circulation is particularly relevant for public health...
August 17, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817381/advanced-radiation-dosimetry-phantom-ardos-a-versatile-breathing-phantom-for-4d-radiation-therapy-and-medical-imaging
#2
Natalia Kostiukhina, Dietmar Georg, Sofia Rollet, Peter Kuess, Andrej Sipaj, Piotr Andrzejewski, Hugo Furtado, Ivo Rausch, Wolfgang Lechner, Elisabeth Steiner, Hunor Kertesz, Barbara Knaeusl
A novel breathing phantom was designed for being used in conventional and ion-beam radiotherapy as well as for medical imaging. Accurate dose delivery and patient safety are aimed to be verified for four-dimensional (4D) treatment techniques compensating for breathing-induced tumor motion. The phantom includes anthropomorphic components representing an average human thorax. It consists of real tissue equivalent materials to fulfill the requirements for dosimetric experiments and imaging purposes. The different parts of the torso (lungs, chest wall, and ribs) and the tumor can move independently...
August 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816275/-clinical-application-of-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-surgery-combined-with-mini-flank-incision-hybrid-surgery-for-partial-nephrectomy-of-complex-renal-tumors
#3
X J Ye, J Liu, A Ablimit, L L Xiong, S J Liu, T Xu, X B Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effect and safety of retroperitoneal laparoscopic surgery combined with mini-flank incision "hybrid surgery" for partial nephrectomy of complex renal tumors. METHODS: Between April 2015 and December 2016, the clinical data from 16 patients with complex renal tumors who underwent the "hybrid surgery", including 10 males and 6 females, were retrospectively reviewed. The average age was (50.2±10.7) years, 9 cases were located in the left side and 7 cases in the right side, the mean tumor size was (6...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815943/impact-response-comparison-between-parametric-human-models-and-postmortem-human-subjects-with-a-wide-range-of-obesity-levels
#4
Kai Zhang, Libo Cao, Yulong Wang, Eunjoo Hwang, Matthew P Reed, Jason Forman, Jingwen Hu
OBJECTIVE: Field data analyses have shown that obesity significantly increases the occupant injury risks in motor vehicle crashes, but the injury assessment tools for people with obesity are largely lacking. The objectives of this study were to use a mesh morphing method to rapidly generate parametric finite element models with a wide range of obesity levels and to evaluate their biofidelity against impact tests using postmortem human subjects (PMHS). METHODS: Frontal crash tests using three PMHS seated in a vehicle rear seat compartment with body mass index (BMI) from 24 to 40 kg/m(2) were selected...
August 17, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812120/risk-adapted-robotic-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-inoperable-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#5
Susanne Temming, Martin Kocher, Erich Stoelben, Lars Hagmeyer, De-Hua Chang, Konrad Frank, Khosro Hekmat, Juergen Wolf, Wolfgang W Baus, Robert Semrau, Christian Baues, S Marnitz
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy and toxicity of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with CyberKnife® (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) in a selected cohort of primary, medically inoperable early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS: From 2012 to 2016, 106 patients (median age 74 years, range 50-94 years) with primary NSCLC were treated with SBRT using CyberKnife®. Histologic confirmation was available in 87 patients (82%). For mediastinal staging, 92 patients (87%) underwent (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (18-FDG-PET) and/or endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided lymph node biopsy or mediastinoscopy...
August 15, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810921/the-role-of-whole-body-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-thoracic-injuries-in-severely-injured-patients-a-retrospective-multi-centre-study-based-on-the-trauma-registry-of-the-german-trauma-society-traumaregister-dgu-%C3%A2
#6
Patricia Lang, Martin Kulla, Fabian Kerwagen, Rolf Lefering, Benedikt Friemert, Hans-Georg Palm
BACKGROUND: Thoracic injuries are a leading cause of death in polytrauma patients. Early diagnosis and treatment are of paramount importance. Whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) has largely replaced traditional imaging techniques such as conventional radiographs and focused computed tomography (CT) as diagnostic tools in severely injured patients. It is still unclear whether WBCT has led to higher rates of diagnosis of thoracic injuries and thus to a change in outcomes. METHODS: In a retrospective study based on the trauma registry of the German Trauma Society (TraumaRegister DGU(®)), we analysed data from 16,545 patients who underwent treatment in 59 hospitals between 2002 and 2012 (ISS ≥ 9)...
August 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808757/ct-guided-percutaneous-trans-scapular-lung-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesion-nodules-of-the-superior-lobes-using-large-needles
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Alberto Rebonato, Daniele Maiettini, Marco Andolfi, Matthias J Fischer, Jacopo Vannucci, Giulio Metro, Antonio Basile, Michele Rossi, Michele Duranti
PURPOSE: CT-guided percutaneous transthoracic lung needle biopsy (PLB) is an effective procedure for obtaining cyto-histological diagnoses of peripheral lesions. However, upper postero-lateral lung nodules (UPLN) may be difficult to reach using a standard intercostal either anterior or lateral approach or when the nodule is just behind a rib or scapula. We evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of trans-scapular approach (tPLB) in these patients using large-core needles. METHODS: We retrospectively collected the data of 11 consecutive patients (mean age 74...
August 14, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806289/augmentation-of-the-nasal-dorsum-using-the-multi-stripped-autologous-cartilage-technique-mact
#8
Liqiang Liu, Zhaoyun Bu, Jincai Fan, Jia Tian, Cheng Gan, Zengjie Yang, Hu Jiao
Nasal augmentation is a popular modern technique requested by many Asian people.There are two kinds of autologous cartilage used to augment the nose at present: carved as a monobloc or diced into pieces. Each approach has its pros and cons.We performed our surgical technique on a group of 28 patients. Twenty of these patients had had several rhinoplasties performed before referral to our hospital; 8 of these patients had undergone a primary rhinoplasty. bilateral conchal, nasal septum, or rib cartilage were harvested, deep temporal fascia or abdominal muscle fascia to be prepared for packing stripped cartilage were also removed at this time...
August 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805909/genomewide-association-study-for-production-and-meat-quality-traits-in-canchim-beef-cattle
#9
G G Santiago, F Siqueira, F F Cardoso, L C A Regitano, R Ventura, B P Sollero, M D Souza, F B Mokry, A B R Ferreira, R A A Torres
The commercial value of the bovine carcass is determined by a set of traits, such as weight, yield, back fat thickness, and marbling; therefore, the genetic improvement of growth, meat, and carcass quality traits is an important tool to add value to the supply chain. Genomewide association studies (GWAS) enable the identification of loci that control phenotypic expression of quantitative traits (QTL). Therefore, the objective of this work was to perform a GWAS to identify genomic regions and genes associated with growth, carcass traits, and meat quality in Canchim beef cattle...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805782/-blunt-chest-trauma-possibilities-to-stabilize-multiple-and-floating-ribs-fractures
#10
A S Benyan
AIM: To improve surgical treatment of patients with multiple and flotating ribs fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A comparative analysis of two groups of victims with rib fractures was carried out. 148 patients of the control group underwent conservative treatment, mechanical ventilation, skeletal traction. In 167 patients of the main group we used advanced surgical tactics based on differentiated, stepwise and combined chest stabilization including osteosynthesis of ribs and thoracoscopy...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804698/a-novel-technique-of-posterolateral-suturing-in-thoracoscopic-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair
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Yoon Jung Boo, Stephan Rohleder, Oliver J Muensterer
Background  Closure of the posterolateral defect in some cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) can be difficult. Percutaneous transcostal suturing is often helpful to create a complete, watertight closure of the diaphragm. A challenge with the technique is passing the needle out the same tract that it entered so that no skin is caught when the knots are laid down into the subcutaneous tissue. This report describes a novel technique using a Tuohy needle to percutaneously suture the posterolateral defect during thoracoscopic repair of CDH...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804437/essential-and-toxic-metals-in-animal-bone-broths
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Der-Jen Hsu, Chia-Wei Lee, Wei-Choung Tsai, Yeh-Chung Chien
Background: This investigation examines the extraction of metals from animal bones into broth, and assesses whether bone broths are good sources of essential metals and the risks associated with the consumption of toxic metals. Method:Three sets of controlled experiments were performed to study the factors (cooking time, acidity, bone type and animal species) that influence metal extractions. Three types of animal bone broth-based foods were also tested. Results: Reducing the broth pH from 8.38 to 5.32 significantly (p < 0...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803832/congenital-absence-of-ribs-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Chengqiang Zhang, Jimei Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801044/cationic-ionic-liquid-surfactant-polyacrylamide-gel-electrophoresis-for-enhanced-separation-of-acidic-and-basic-proteins-with-single-step-ribonuclease-b-glycoforms-separation
#14
Punprabhashi Vidanapathirana, Farhana Hasan, Kaitlyn Mussio, Anuja Pande, Michael Brands, Noureen Siraj, Anne Grove, Isiah M Warner
Cationic ionic liquids-based surfactants (ILS), such as 4-methyl pyridinium bromide (CnPBr, where n=4,6,8), were used in preparation of polyacrylamide gels, sample buffer, and running buffer for cationic ILS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (ILS-PAGE). These ILS are liquids in the pure state and were selected for improved separation of ribonuclease b (Rib b) glycoforms in a single step and a protein mixture containing bovine serum albumin (BSA, pI-4.8, 66.5kDa), ovalbumin (Ova, pI-4.6, 44.3kDa), α-chymotrypsinogen (α-Chy, pI-8...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800169/global-multi-electrode-contact-mapping-plus-ablation-with-a-single-catheter-preclinical-and-preliminary-experience-in-humans-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Hans Kottkamp, Fabian Moser, Andreas Rieger, Doreen Schreiber, Christian Pönisch, Monica Trofin
INTRODUCTION: One question for the technological advancement of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is whether a creative new concept can combine and even improve the diagnostic mapping options of single-tip and basket catheters with the simplicity of the use of balloon catheters for ablation. Herein, we describe the first in-human experience with a single catheter offering such a complete solution. METHODS AND RESULTS: A new catheter (Globe®) with a distal multi-electrode array consisting of 16 ribs with 122 gold-plated electrodes was used...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799625/the-use-of-a-virtual-patient-to-follow-pleural-pressure-changes-associated-with-therapeutic-thoracentesis
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Tomasz Gólczewski, Anna M Stecka, Marcin Michnikowski, Elżbieta M Grabczak, Piotr Korczyński, Rafał Krenke
PURPOSE: Influence of therapeutic thoracentesis on the pleural pressure (Pp) has been discussed in many clinical studies, however reasons of Pp changes are not precisely established. The aim of the study was to use a previously elaborated virtual cardiopulmonary patient (VP) in analysis of impact of physiological factors on Pp during the procedure. METHODS: Simulations were performed on VP with default values of parameters for which VP simulated the respiratory system of the average 50-year-old healthy Polish woman according to spirometric examination...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798549/autologous-ear-reconstruction
#17
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Asaf Olshinka, Matthew Louis, Tuan A Truong
Since the pioneering use of autologous rib cartilage for the reconstruction of microtia, there have been significant advances in surgical technique that have helped to ameliorate the psychological burden of microtia. To date, the use of rib cartilage for auricular reconstruction is one of the most enduring and ubiquitous techniques for microtia reconstruction as it provides excellent aesthetic results with lasting durability. In this review, the authors outline the most common methods of microtia reconstruction with a comparison of each technique and illustrative case examples...
August 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797311/risk-factors-for-adverse-outcomes-in-older-adults-with-blunt-chest-trauma-a-systematic-review
#18
Jake Sawa, Robert S Green, Brent Thoma, Mete Erdogan, Philip J Davis
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to systematically review the published literature for risk factors associated with adverse outcomes in older adults sustaining blunt chest trauma. METHODS: EMBASE and MEDLINE were searched from inception until March 2017 for prognostic factors associated with adverse outcomes in older adults sustaining blunt chest trauma using a pre-specified search strategy. References were independently screened for inclusion by two reviewers...
August 11, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796522/on-chip-waveguide-coupling-of-a-layered-semiconductor-single-photon-source
#19
Philipp Tonndorf, Osvaldo Del Pozo-Zamudio, Nico Gruhler, Johannes Kern, Robert Schmidt, Alexander I Dmitriev, Anatoly P Bakhtinov, Alexander I Tartakovskii, Wolfram Pernice, Steffen Michaelis de Vasconcellos, Rudolf Bratschitsch
Fully integrated quantum technology based on photons is in the focus of current research, because of its immense potential concerning performance and scalability. Ideally, the single-photon sources, the processing units, and the photon detectors are all combined on a single chip. Impressive progress has been made for on-chip quantum circuits and on-chip single-photon detection. In contrast, nonclassical light is commonly coupled onto the photonic chip from the outside, because presently only few integrated single-photon sources exist...
August 18, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795675/-clinical-application-of-abdominal-lifting-and-compression-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-method-for-treatment-of-patients-with-cardiac-arrest
#20
Haishan Li, Liu Ji, Jingjing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical application of rhythmic abdominal lifting and compression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ALC-CPR) in cardiac arrest (CA) patients with conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) contraindication (chest rib fracture, chest trauma, etc.). METHODS: The clinical data of patients with CA in emergency department of Hefei Second People's Hospital from June 2015 to December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively, and the patients with weights 40-150 kg and CA≤20 minutes, and resuscitated with ALC-CPR were selected...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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