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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906397/a-room-temperature-environmentally-friendly-solution-process-to-assemble-silver-nanowire-architectures-for-flexible-transparent-electrodes
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Ye Yang, Jin-Long Wang, Lei Liu, Zhi-Hua Wang, Jian-Wei Liu, Shu-Hong Yu
In this study, we present a room-temperature environmentally friendly solution process to optimize the performance of the flexible transparent electrodes by co-assembling Ag nanowires and CaCO3 nanowires, and then etching CaCO3 nanowires away, leaving Ag nanowire networks with controllable optical transparency and electrical conductivity. The obtained Ag nanowire flexible transparent electrodes exhibit an averaged transmittance of up to 90% when the sheet resistance is 70 Ω sq(-1) which shows no degradation even after 2000 cycles of fatigue test, indicating their excellent mechanical flexibility and stability...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906090/muscle-specific-deletion-of-socs3-increases-the-early-inflammatory-response-but-does-not-affect-regeneration-after-myotoxic-injury
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Kristy Swiderski, Savant S Thakur, Timur Naim, Jennifer Trieu, Annabel Chee, David I Stapleton, René Koopman, Gordon S Lynch
BACKGROUND: Muscles of old animals are injured more easily and regenerate poorly, attributed in part to increased levels of circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines. The Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling cascade is a key mediator of inflammatory cytokine action, and signaling via this pathway is increased in muscles with aging. As a negative regulator of JAK/STAT signaling, a key mediator of myogenic proliferation and differentiation, altered expression of suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS3) is likely to have important consequences for muscle regeneration...
October 24, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905944/methods-of-applying-the-1994-case-definition-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-impact-on-classification-and-observed-illness-characteristics
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E R Unger, J-M S Lin, H Tian, B M Gurbaxani, R S Boneva, J F Jones
BACKGROUND: Multiple case definitions are in use to identify chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Even when using the same definition, methods used to apply definitional criteria may affect results. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted two population-based studies estimating CFS prevalence using the 1994 case definition; one relied on direct questions for criteria of fatigue, functional impairment and symptoms (1997 Wichita; Method 1), and the other used subscale score thresholds of standardized questionnaires for criteria (2004 Georgia; Method 2)...
March 12, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905901/presynaptic-neuromuscular-transmission-defect-in-the-stiff-person-syndrome
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Y L Lo, Y E Tan
BACKGROUND: The stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare disorder characterized by muscular rigidity and stiffness. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We describe an SPS patient presenting with longstanding fatigue and electrophysiological evidence of presynaptic neuromuscular transmission defect, who responded to administration of pyridostigmine. In contrast, no electrophysiolgical evidence of neuromuscular transmission defect was demonstrated in 2 other SPS patients without fatigue symptoms...
December 1, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905182/optimizing-combination-dabrafenib-and-trametinib-therapy-in-braf-mutation-positive-advanced-melanoma-patients-guidelines-from-australian-melanoma-medical-oncologists
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Victoria Atkinson, Georgina V Long, Alexander M Menzies, Grant McArthur, Matteo S Carlino, Michael Millward, Rachel Roberts-Thomson, Benjamin Brady, Richard Kefford, Andrew Haydon, Jonathan Cebon
BRAF mutations occur commonly in metastatic melanomas and inhibition of mutant BRAF and the downstream kinase MEK results in rapid tumor regression and prolonged survival in patients. Combined therapy with BRAF and MEK inhibition improves response rate, progression free survival and overall survival compared with single agent BRAF inhibition, and reduces the skin toxicity that is seen with BRAF inhibitor monotherapy. However, this combination is associated with an increase in other toxicities, particularly drug-related pyrexia, which affects approximately 50% of patients treated with dabrafenib and trametinib (CombiDT)...
December 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904798/functional-outcomes-after-distal-biceps-brachii-repair-a-case-series
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Christine L Redmond, Tim Morris, Charissa Otto, Tanisha Zerella, John G Semmler, Taaibos Human, Joideep Phadnis, Gregory I Bain
OBJECTIVES: To investigate outcomes after surgical repair of distal biceps tendon rupture and the influence of arm dominance on isokinetic flexion and supination results. BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: While relatively uncommon, rupture of the distal biceps tendon can result in significant strength deficits, for which surgical repair is recommended. The purpose of this study was to assess patient reported functional outcomes and muscle performance following surgery. METHODS: A sample of 23 participants (22 males, 1 female), who had previously undergone surgical repair of the distal biceps tendon, were re-examined at a minimum of one year after surgery...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904656/the-berlin-treatment-algorithm-recommendations-for-tailored-innovative-therapeutic-strategies-for-multiple-sclerosis-related-fatigue
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Christian Veauthier, Helge Hasselmann, Stefan M Gold, Friedemann Paul
More than 80% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients suffer from fatigue. Despite this, there are few therapeutic options and evidence-based pharmacological treatments are lacking. The associated societal burden is substantial (MS fatigue is a major reason for part-time employment or early retirement), and at least one out of four MS patients view fatigue as the most burdensome symptom of their disease. The mechanisms underlying MS-related fatigue are poorly understood, and objective criteria for distinguishing and evaluating levels of fatigue and tiredness have not yet been developed...
2016: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904651/sunitinib-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Thomas A Schmid, Martin E Gore
Sunitinib is an oral multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that targets various receptors, including vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs). Sunitinib received approval in 2006 and became a standard treatment option in the first-line treatment of metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC) after a phase III trial showed superiority compared with interferon alpha (IFN-α). Sunitinib has also shown activity in second-line treatment in several trials. Most of the combination trials with sunitinib with various agents have led to considerable toxicity without improving efficacy...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904453/outcome-of-severe-infections-in-afebrile-neutropenic-cancer-patients
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Ksenija Strojnik, Ksenija Mahkovic-Hergouth, Barbara Jezersek Novakovic, Bostjan Seruga
BACKGROUND: In some neutropenic cancer patients fever may be absent despite microbiologically and/or clinically confirmed infection. We hypothesized that afebrile neutropenic cancer patients with severe infections have worse outcome as compared to cancer patients with febrile neutropenia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all adult cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and severe infection, who were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at our cancer center between 2000 and 2011...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904236/influence-of-exercise-on-patients-with-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Nicholas Simatos Arsenault, Pierre-Olivier Vincent, Bai He Shen Yu, Robin Bastien, Aaron Sweeney
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of exercise interventions on improving physical outcomes in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Methods: The PubMed database was searched for articles published up to and including February 2015. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs), case reports, and quasi-experimental and single-subject designs published in English-language, peer-reviewed journals that assessed the impact of physical exercise on patients with GBS were included; study quality was assessed using Sackett's rules of evidence...
2016: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904120/high-frequency-rtms-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-case-series
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Wataru Kakuda, Ryo Momosaki, Naoki Yamada, Masahiro Abo
Structural and functional abnormalities of the prefrontal cortex seem to correlate with fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). We consecutively applied facilitatory high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) of seven CFS patients over three days. Five patients completed the 3-day protocol without any adverse events. For the other two patients, we had to reduce the stimulation intensity in response to mild adverse reactions...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903936/operationalising-cognitive-fatigability-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-gordian-knot-that-can-be-cut
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Anthony Mark Harrison, Roshan das Nair, Rona Moss-Morris
BACKGROUND: Researchers have attempted to operationalise objective measures of cognitive fatigability in multiple sclerosis (MS) to overcome the perceived subjectivity of patient-reported outcomes of fatigue (PROs). Measures of cognitive fatigability examine decrements in performance during sustained neurocognitive tasks. OBJECTIVE: This personal viewpoint briefly summarises available evidence for measures of cognitive fatigability in MS and considers their overall utility...
November 30, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903508/the-patient-perspective-on-absence-of-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-survey-to-identify-key-domains-of-patient-perceived-remission
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Lilian H D van Tuyl, Martina Sadlonova, Sarah Hewlett, Bev Davis, Caroline Flurey, Niti Goel, Laure Gossec, Cecilie Heegaard Brahe, Catherine L Hill, Wijnanda Hoogland, John Kirwan, Merete L Hetland, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Josef S Smolen, Tanja Stamm, Marieke Voshaar, George A Wells, Maarten Boers
BACKGROUND: Guidelines suggest treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to target remission, in close consultation with the patient. Our recent qualitative study of the patients' perspective on remission in RA identified 26 domains. The current study aimed to identify a short list of the most important aspects to inform future research. METHODS: Patients with RA from the Netherlands, the UK, Austria, Denmark, France and the USA completed a survey that contained all domains identified in our qualitative study...
November 30, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903328/cognitive-and-behavioral-functioning-in-childhood-acquired-demyelinating-syndromes
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Christine Till, Austin Noguera, Leonard H Verhey, Julia O'Mahony, E Ann Yeh, Jean K Mah, Katia J Sinopoli, Brian L Brooks, Berengere Aubert-Broche, D Louis Collins, Sridar Narayanan, Douglas L Arnold, Brenda L Banwell
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe cognitive, academic, and psychosocial outcomes after an incident demyelinating event (acquired demyelinating syndromes, ADS) in childhood and to investigate the contribution of brain lesions and confirmed MS diagnosis on outcome. METHODS: Thirty-six patients with ADS (mean age=12.2 years, SD=2.7, range: 7-16 years) underwent brain MRI scans at presentation and at 6-months follow-up. T2-weighted lesions on MRI were assessed using a binary classification...
November 2016: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902895/pathogeny-of-fatigued-walking-condition-in-pekin-ducks
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M J Da Costa, E O Oviedo-Rondón, M Wineland, D Jeffrey
Fatigued walking condition (FWC) in ducks is an important welfare and processing issue during the loading/unloading to the processing plant that can be related to heart and bone development. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of incubation conditions on duck embryo bone and heart development and their subsequent effects on ducks showing FWC at market age. Four groups of 2500 Pekin duck eggs were subjected to combinations of two incubation temperature profiles (elevated [E] and normal [N]) and two eggshell conductance profiles (G) (reduced [GR] and normal [GN])...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902661/assessment-of-clinical-alarms-influencing-nurses-perceptions-of-alarm-fatigue
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Emalie M Petersen, Cindy L Costanzo
BACKGROUND: Excessive clinical alarms have inundated health care for years. Multiple governing bodies, organizations, and facilities have deemed alarm management a priority. Alarm management is a multifaceted problem that affects all health care organizations and clinical staff, especially those in critical care units. Ultimately, the lack of knowledge regarding nurses' perceptions to alarm management and alarm fatigue creates patient safety chiasms. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to understand nurses' perceptions of alarm fatigue (utilizing the Healthcare Technology Foundation's Clinical Alarms Committee Survey) while implementing interventions that improve patient safety...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902537/effect-of-time-of-operation-on-hip-fracture-outcomes-a-retrospective-analysis
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Gonzalo Barinaga, Erik Wright, Paul J Cagle, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Zain Sayeed, Monique C Chambers, Mouhanad M El-Othmani, Khaled J Saleh
INTRODUCTION: Hip fractures are a common source of morbidity, mortality, and cost burden for elderly patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients with hip fracture treated during the day or night at a rural level I academic trauma center and compared the postoperative outcomes and resource utilization for both groups. METHODS: Patients aged ≥55 years with hip fractures treated with definitive surgical fixation from April 2011 to April 2013 were included in this study...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901246/chemotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly-population
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Fábio Nasser Santos, Tiago Biachi de Castria, Marcelo Rocha Souza Cruz, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are over 70 years of age at diagnosis. Despite this fact, these patients are underrepresented in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). As a consequence, the most appropriate regimens for these patients are controversial, and the role of single-agent or combination therapy is unclear. In this setting, a critical systematic review of RCTs in this group of patients is warranted. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of different cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens for previously untreated elderly patients with advanced (stage IIIB and IV) NSCLC...
September 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900800/effects-of-partial-sleep-deprivation-on-reaction-time-in-anesthesiologists
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Haleh Saadat, Bruno Bissonnette, Dmitry Tumin, Vidya Raman, Julie Rice, N'Diris Barry, Joseph Tobias
BACKGROUND: Fatigue in anesthesiologists may have implications that extend beyond individual well-being. AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of sleep deprivation on the reaction time in anesthesiologists either after an overnight call or regular working hours. Moderation of this effect by coping strategies was observed. METHODS: Psychomotor vigilance test was used to assess reaction time in 23 anesthesiologists at two time-points: (i) on a regular non-call day and (ii) after a 17-h in-house call...
November 30, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900743/-the-relationship-between-coping-behaviors-and-symptom-distress-in-elderly-patients-with-cancer-undergoing-initial-chemotherapy
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Shih-Ping Wu, Ya-Chuan Hsu
BACKGROUND: Elderly cancer patients undergoing initial chemotherapy often suffer discomfort from medication-related symptom distress. This discomfort may affect treatment responses and outcomes negatively. PURPOSE: This correlational, cross-sectional design study used a purposive sample of 100 patients who were both over 60 years of age and currently undergoing initial chemotherapy. The participants completed a structured questionnaire that was administered at a medical center in southern Taiwan...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
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