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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041021/a-comparison-of-outcomes-of-carpal-tunnel-release-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-patients-diagnosed-with-and-without-electrophysiological-studies
#1
Piotr Puchalski, Andrzej Zyluk, Zbigniew Szlosser
Records were analysed from the institutional database, including 943 patients (1089 hands) with CTS who were operated on in the authors' department over a period of four years (2012 to 2015). The diagnosis of CTS was made solely on the basis of clinical findings in 551 patients (58 %); 392 patients (42 %) also had electrodiagnostic tests performed, for various reasons. Patients were followed-up at 1 and 6 months with assessments that included the Levine scores, filament tests, grip and pinch strength. No significant differences in Levine scores were found at the 1 and 6 month assessments...
October 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041020/-pilot-study-on-the-effects-and-benefits-of-autologous-fat-grafting-in-osteoarthritis-of-the-cmc-1-joint-compared-to-intraarticular-cortisone-injection-results-after-3-months
#2
Elisabeth Maria Haas, Elias Volkmer, Riccardo E Giunta
Background/Aim Preliminary data suggest that an intraarticular autologous fat transplant may be useful in osteoarthritis (OA) of the CMC-1 joint. This prospective, non-randomised pilot study investigates this new method with a view to clinical outcomes compared with intraarticular corticosteroid injection. Patients and Methods 17 women and 7 men with an average age of 63.3 (47-75) years with symptomatic OA were included in the study. In 12 patients, a radiologically guided injection of 1-1.5 ml of adipose tissue was carried out after transumbilical liposuction of 10 ml of abdominal fat...
October 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041013/maternal-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-during-pregnancy-as-an-interdisciplinary-task
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Friederike Sophie Fritzsche, Jan Regelsberger, Nils Ole Schmidt, Jakob Müller, Jan Hendrik Buhk, Anke Diemert, Manfred Westphal, Tobias Martens
Maternal aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) during pregnancy presents a challenge regarding treatment and management. Due to the limited number of cases there are no treatment guidelines available. Thus, treatment is usually done on a case-by-case basis. Here we report on four cases of aSAH during pregnancy, describing the different management strategies and suggesting a possible treatment algorithm. Patients treated between 2003 and 2013 in our center were included in this retrospective study. Clinical data focused on time management concerning gestation week (GW), microsurgical or endovascular treatment, and outcome of the patients and the fetuses...
October 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041011/hemodiafiltration-reduces-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-incident-hemodialysis-patients-a-propensity-matched-cohort-study
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Francisco Maduell, Javier Varas, Rosa Ramos, Alejandro Martin-Malo, Rafael Pérez-Garcia, Isabel Berdud, Francesc Moreso, Bernard Canaud, Stefano Stuard, Adelheid Gauly, Pedro Aljama, Jose Ignacio Merello
BACKGROUND: The majority of studies suggesting that online hemodiafiltration reduces the risk of mortality compared to hemodialysis (HD) have been performed in dialysis-prevalent populations. In this report, we conducted an epidemiologic study of mortality in incident dialysis patients, comparing post-dilution online hemodiafiltration and high-flux HD, with propensity score matching (PSM) used to correct indication bias. METHODS: Our study cohort comprised 3,075 incident dialysis patients treated in 64 Spanish Fresenius Medical Care clinics between January 2009 and December 2012...
October 17, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041006/deciphering-the-social-organization-and-structure-of-wild-yunnan-snub-nosed-monkeys-rhinopithecus-bieti
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Cyril C Grueter, Dayong Li, Baoping Ren, Fuwen Wei, Ming Li
The social organization of natural groups of Rhinopithecus bieti (Yunnan snub-nosed monkey) is virtually unknown. We studied the demography and social structure of a free-ranging group at Samage Forest, China, for nearly 2 years. This study confirmed that R. bieti exhibits a multilevel social organization of core 1-male units (OMUs) that congregate in a band of >400 members. Even though the band appeared to be unified for the most part, we also witnessed occasional fission-fusion. OMUs were cohesive entities, and their members were spatially and socially isolated from members of other OMUs...
October 18, 2017: Folia Primatologica; International Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041004/impact-of-beta-blockade-on-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-chronic-severe-nonischemic-mitral-regurgitation
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Phyllis G Supino, Ofek Y Hai, Abhishek Sharma, Joshua Lampert, Clare Hochreiter, Edmund M Herrold, Jeffrey S Borer
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of beta-blockade on cardiac events among patients with initially asymptomatic chronic severe nonischemic mitral valve regurgitation (MR). METHODS: Data from 52 consecutive patients in our prospective natural history study of isolated chronic severe nonischemic MR were assessed post hoc over 19 years to examine the relation of chronic beta-blockade use to subsequent cardiac events (death or indications for mitral valve surgery, MVS)...
October 18, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041001/hmgb1-expression-level-in-circulating-platelets-is-not-significantly-associated-with-outcomes-in-symptomatic-coronary-artery-disease
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Dominik Rath, Tobias Geisler, Meinrad Gawaz, Sebastian Vogel
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Platelets express high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), a damage-associated molecular pattern molecule (DAMP) that triggers thrombosis and inflammation when present in extracellular space. The role of platelet-derived HMGB1 in coronary artery disease (CAD) remains unexplored. METHODS: In a cohort study, we measured the expression of HMGB1 on the surface of circulating platelets in 183 patients with symptomatic CAD (stable CAD: n=80, acute coronary syndrome, ACS: n=103) at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention...
October 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040991/impact-of-tumor-factors-on-survival-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-classified-based-on-kinki-criteria-stage-b2
#8
Tadaaki Arizumi, Tomohiro Minami, Hirokazu Chishina, Masashi Kono, Masahiro Takita, Norihisa Yada, Satoru Hagiwara, Yasunori Minami, Hiroshi Ida, Kazuomi Ueshima, Ken Kamata, Kosuke Minaga, Yoriaki Komeda, Mamoru Takenaka, Toshiharu Sakurai, Tomohiro Watanabe, Naoshi Nishida, Masatoshi Kudo
BACKGROUND: Tumors classified based on the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage B hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are heterogeneous in nature. Previously, the Kinki criterion was proposed for a more precise subclassification of tumors in BCLC-stage B. However, tumors in sub-stage B2 include various size and number of HCCs even with the Kinki criteria, which could lead to heterogeneity for overall survival (OS). In this study, we assessed how the size and number of tumors affect the OS and time to progression (TTP) in patients with Kinki criteria stage B2 tumors and treated with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040985/serum-ifn-%C3%AE-3-levels-correlate-with-serum-hepatitis-c-virus-rna-levels-in-symptomatic-patients-with-acute-hepatitis-c
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Susumu Imoto, Soo Ryang Kim, Keisuke Amano, Etsuko Iio, Seitetsu Yoon, Shigeya Hirohata, Yoshihiko Yano, Toru Ishikawa, Shinji Katsushima, Toshiki Komeda, Toyokazu Fukunaga, Hobyung Chung, Hiroyuki Kokuryu, Yutaka Horie, Takashi Hatae, Aya Fujinami, Soo Ki Kim, Masatoshi Kudo, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Recent genome-wide association studies demonstrated that 2 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), upstream of the interferon-λ (IFNL) 3 gene, are associated with the spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in symptomatic patients with acute hepatitis C (AHC). Although these 2 SNPs, rs8099917 and rs12979860, have established their significant roles in the innate immunity response to spontaneously clear HCV in patients with AHC, the detailed mechanisms of their roles remain largely unknown...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040977/gene-microarray-integrated-with-high-throughput-proteomics-for-the-discovery-of-transthyretin-in-rhabdomyolysis-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#10
Ou Li, Xiaodong Geng, Qian Ma, Weiwei Wang, Ran Liu, Zhong Yin, Siyang Wang, Guangyan Cai, Xiangmei Chen, Quan Hong
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Rhabdomyolysis, one of the leading causes of acute kidney injury (AKI), develops after trauma, drug toxicity, infections, burns, and physical exertion. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in gene and protein expression to elucidate the pathogenesis of rhabdomyolysis (RM)-induced AKI. METHODS: In this study, we used glycerol induced renal injury as a model of RM-induced AKI. Affymetrix U133 plus 2.0 microarrays were used to perform gene microarray analysis...
October 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040974/an-intergroup-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-bevacizumab-or-cetuximab-in-combination-with-gemcitabine-and-in-combination-with-chemoradiation-in-patients-with-resected-pancreatic-carcinoma-a-trial-of-the-ecog-acrin-cancer-research-group-e2204
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Jordan D Berlin, Yang Feng, Paul Catalano, James L Abbruzzese, Philip A Philip, Robert R McWilliams, Andrew M Lowy, Al B Benson Iii, A William Blackstock
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate toxicity of two treatment arms, A (cetuximab) and B (bevacizumab), when combined with gemcitabine, and chemoradiation in patients with completely resected pancreatic carcinoma. Secondary objectives included overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS). METHODS: Patients with R0/R1 resection were randomized 1:1 to cetuximab or bevacizumab administered in combination with gemcitabine for two treatment cycles. Next three cycles included concurrent cetuximab/bevacizumab plus chemoradiation, followed by one cycle of cetuximab/bevacizumab...
October 18, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040967/improvement-and-aggravation-of-spontaneous-unruptured-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Tomoya Shibahara, Masahiro Yasaka, Yoshiyuki Wakugawa, Koichiro Maeda, Takeshi Uwatoko, Takahiro Kuwashiro, Gregory Y H Lip, Yasushi Okada
BACKGROUND: Intracranial vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is a well-recognized cause of stroke in young and middle-aged individuals, especially in Asian populations. However, a long-term natural course remains unclear. We investigated the long-term time course of VAD using imaging findings to examine the rate and predisposing factors for improvement. METHODS: We registered 56 consecutive patients (40 males; mean age, 51.8 ± 10.7 years) with acute spontaneous VAD and retrospectively investigated neuroimaging and clinical course within 1 month and at 3 months ± 2 weeks, 6 months ± 2 weeks, and 12 months ± 2 weeks after onset to ascertain predisposing factors and time course for improvement...
October 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040966/natural-product-celastrol-suppressed-macrophage-m1-polarization-against-inflammation-in-diet-induced-obese-mice-via-regulating-nrf2-ho-1-map-kinase-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
#13
Dan Luo, Yumeng Guo, Yuanyuan Cheng, Jia Zhao, Yu Wang, Jianhui Rong
Macrophage polarization is implicated in the inflammation in obesity. The aim of the present study was to examine the anti-inflammatory activities of botanical triterpene celastrol against diet-induced obesity. We treated diet-induced obese C57BL/6N male mice with celastrol (5, 7.5 mg/kg/d) for 3 weeks, and investigated macrophage M1/M2 polarization in adipose and hepatic tissues. Celastrol reduced fat accumulation and ameliorated glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. Celastrol down-regulated the mRNA levels of macrophage M1 biomarkers (e...
October 16, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040965/distribution-of-cancer-mortality-rates-by-province-in-south-africa
#14
Felix Made, Kerry Wilson, Ruxana Jina, Nonhlanhla Tlotleng, Samantha Jack, Vusi Ntlebi, Tahira Kootbodien
INTRODUCTION: Cancer mortality rates are expected to increase in developing countries. Cancer mortality rates by province remain largely unreported in South Africa. This study described the 2014 age standardised cancer mortality rates by province in South Africa, to provide insight for strategic interventions and advocacy. METHODS: 2014 deaths data were retrieved from Statistics South Africa. Deaths from cancer were extracted using 10th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for cancer (C00-C97)...
October 14, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040948/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-community-functioning-among-psychiatric-outpatients
#15
Alan H L Chan, Samuel Y S Wong, Wai-Tong Chien
The present study analyzed the community functioning among Chinese people with common mental disorders and their relationships with different factors under the framework of Model of Human Occupation. The research team followed up a stratified random sample of 238 patients in three public psychiatric specialist outpatient clinics in Hong Kong in one year. The patients completed assessments at baseline and 12-month follow-up in four areas of community functioning (i.e., self-care, independent living skills, social skills, and work skills), self-esteem, self-efficacy, physical functioning, behavioral regulation, mental states, family expressed emotion, and perceived social stigma...
October 10, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040946/neuropsychological-predictors-of-response-to-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-persons-with-severe-mental-illness
#16
Kim T Mueser, Susan R McGurk, Haiyi Xie, Elisa E Bolton, M Kay Jankowski, Weili Lu, Stanley D Rosenberg, Rosemarie Wolfe
This study examined whether cognitive functioning was related to treatment outcomes in persons with severe mental illness who received a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program for co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study sample was drawn from a larger controlled trial of 108 persons with severe mental illness and PTSD comparing the effects of CBT with treatment as usual on PTSD and related outcomes, with assessments conducted at baseline, post-treatment, and 3- and 6-month follow-ups...
October 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040932/fabrication-of-porous-covalent-organic-frameworks-as-selective-and-advanced-adsorbents-for-the-on-line-preconcentration-of-trace-elements-against-the-complex-sample-matrix
#17
Jing-Min Liu, Xing-Zhi Wang, Chao-Yue Zhao, Jia-Li Hao, Guo-Zhen Fang, Shuo Wang
Herein, for the first time, the typical porous Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) CTpBD with superior chemical stability and large surface area were applied as sorbents for solid phase extraction of trace ions via flow injection followed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) detection. The well-prepared and fully-characterized CTpBD COFs were filled in solid phase extraction cartridge as novel and robust adsorbents for element analysis. Separation and enrichment of Cr (III), Mn (II), Co (II), Ni (II), Cd (II), V (V), Cu (II), As (III), Se (IV), and Mo (VI) was then carried out, and the contents were measured by ICP-MS...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040916/versatile-on-stage-microfluidic-system-for-long-term-cell-culture-micromanipulation-and-time-lapse-assays
#18
Yao-Xiong Huang, Chun-Lan He, Ping Wang, Yan-Ting Pan, Wei-Wei Tuo, Cheng-Can Yao
We report here a versatile on-stage microfluidic cell culture and assay system which is compatible with different microscopes and sensors, can simultaneously perform steps of long term cell culture, high throughput time lapse cell assays/imaging, and cell micromanipulations. With the system, we cultured a variety of cells for different periods of time and monitored their cell morphology, migration and division. We also performed a series non-invasive real time in situ time lapse assays and micromanipulations on different cells...
October 4, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040911/a-deep-learning-model-integrating-fcnns-and-crfs-for-brain-tumor-segmentation
#19
Xiaomei Zhao, Yihong Wu, Guidong Song, Zhenye Li, Yazhuo Zhang, Yong Fan
Accurate and reliable brain tumor segmentation is a critical component in cancer diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment outcome evaluation. Build upon successful deep learning techniques, a novel brain tumor segmentation method is developed by integrating fully convolutional neural networks (FCNNs) and Conditional Random Fields (CRFs) in a unified framework to obtain segmentation results with appearance and spatial consistency. We train a deep learning based segmentation model using 2D image patches and image slices in following steps: 1) training FCNNs using image patches; 2) training CRFs as Recurrent Neural Networks (CRF-RNN) using image slices with parameters of FCNNs fixed; and 3) fine-tuning the FCNNs and the CRF-RNN using image slices...
October 5, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040906/a-case-report-of-choledocholithiasis-33-years-after-cholecystectomy
#20
Xane Peters, Gannavarapu Bhargava, Antonio Gangemi
INTRODUCTION: Choledocholithiasis after cholecystectomy is rare and often attributed to surgical clip migration and subsequent nidus formation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This case demonstrates choledocholithiasis following cholecystectomy with a latency period of 33 years. DISCUSSION: The patient presented with pain of the right upper quadrant (RUQ). Subsequent abdominal-pelvic CT imaging revealed dilation of the common bile duct. Further Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography was indicative of choledocholithiasis...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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