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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647928/pre-procedural-ultrasonography-for-tracheostomy-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-study
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Ella Even-Tov, Itzhak Koifman, Vladimir Rozentsvaig, Leonid Livshits, Peter Gilbey
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) has become a standard technique for critically ill patients who require long-term ventilation. The most common early post-operative complication is bleeding related to anatomical variation in vasculature. The procedure is performed at the patient's bedside unless this is deemed unsafe and then the accepted alternative is open tracheostomy in the operating room. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the use of pre-procedural ultrasound to aid in the decision of whether PDT in critical care patients should be performed at the patient's bedside or by open surgical tracheostomy...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647854/the-influence-of-head-of-bed-elevation-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Fábio José Fabrício de Barros Souza, Pedro Rodrigues Genta, Albino José de Souza Filho, Andrew Wellman, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to test the effects of a mild degree of head-of-bed elevation (HOBE) (7.5°) on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and sleep quality. METHODS: OSA patients were recruited from a single sleep clinic (Criciúma, Santa Catarina, Brazil). Following a baseline polysomnography (PSG), all patients underwent a PSG with HOBE (within 2 weeks). In addition, a subset of patients performed a third PSG without HOBE. RESULTS: Fifty-two patients were included in the study (age 53...
June 24, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647834/influence-of-multi-leaf-collimator-leaf-transmission-on-head-and-neck-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-and-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-planning
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Motoharu Sasaki, Masahide Tominaga, Takeshi Kamomae, Hitoshi Ikushima, Motonori Kitaoka, Ryota Bando, Kanako Sakuragawa, Masataka Oita
The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of multi-leaf collimators (MLCs) with different leaf widths on the planning of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Toward this objective, dose transmission through a high-definition 120-leaf MLC (HD120MLC) and 120-leaf Millennium MLC (M120MLC) was investigated, using it with a test case and clinical case studies. In test case, studies with IMRT and VMAT plans, the difference in MLC leaf width had a limited effect on planning target volumes (PTVs)...
June 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647817/molecular-characterization-of-the-cd79a-and-cd79b-and-its-role-against-aeromonas-hydrophila-infection-in-chinese-sucker-myxocyprinus-asiaticus
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Huan Li, Yujin Li, Xiaoping Zhang, Yafeng Wang, Wufeng Zhang, Xia Wu, Zhijian Wang
CD79a and CD79b heterodimers are the important signaling components of B cell receptor (BCR) complex which plays a crucial role in B cell development and antibody production. In the present study, CD79a and CD79b homologues from Chinese sucker (Myxocyprinus asiaticus), namely MaCD79a and MaCD79b, were identified and their expression at early developmental stages and under constitutive and stimulated conditions were investigated. The cDNA sequences for MaCD79a and MaCD79b contained open reading frame of 678 and 636 bp in length for 225 and 211 amino acid residues, respectively...
June 25, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647786/mosaic-embryo-transfer-after-oocyte-in-vitro-maturation-in-combination-with-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-nipt-first-report-of-a-euploid%C3%A2-live-birth
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Naomi Inoue, Rosmary Lopez, Andrea Delgado, Denisse Nuñez, Jimmy Portella, Luis Noriega-Hoces, Luis Guzmán
PURPOSES: The purpose of this study is to describe a healthy life birth after a mosaic embryo transfer in oocyte in vitro maturation (IVM). METHODS: Patient received minimal stimulation, starting on day 3 after menstrual period. No hCG trigger was administered. Oocyte retrieval was performed and oocytes were matured for 30 h. After denuding, mature oocytes were inseminated by ICSI. Embryos were cultured until blastocyst stage and biopsied. RESULTS: One euploid embryo after array comprehensive genome hybridization (aCGH) was diagnostic...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647659/flow-diverters-as-a-useful-adjunct-to-traditional-endovascular-techniques-in-the-treatment-of-direct-carotid-cavernous-fistulas
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Christopher S Ogilvy, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Mohammad Ghorbani, Christoph J Griessenauer, Abdulrahman Y Alturki, Ajith J Thomas
BACKGROUND: Direct carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas (CCF) are high flow arteriovenous shunts that are typically the result of a severe head injury. The endovascular treatment of these lesions includes the use of detachable balloons, coils, liquid embolic agents, and covered stents. To minimize the chance of treatment failure and subsequent complications, endoluminal reconstruction using a flow-diverting stent may be added to the treatment construct . METHODS: We present 3 cases and review the existing literature...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647656/delayed-retroclival-and-cervical-spinal-subdural-hematoma-complicated-by-pre-existing-chiari-malformation-in-an-adult-trauma-patient
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Ha Nguyen, Hoon Choi, Shekar Kurpad, Hesham Soliman
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic spinal subdural hematoma involving the retroclival region and upper cervical spine is a rare pathology. To our knowledge, there have only been two prior cases in an adult trauma patient. We describe a patient with pre-existing Chiari 1 malformation, who recently sustained a unilateral Type 1 OCF (occipital condyle fracture) with associated disruption of the tectorial membrane and transverse ligament, that returned with a retroclival subdural hematoma extending down to C7, causing spinal cord compression and symptomatic obstructive hydrocephalus...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647432/peer-assisted-learning-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-transition-in-developing-countries
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I Mohamad, A Salem, T Abu Hejleh, S Wadi-Ramahi, M Qandeel, S El Khatib, W Asha, S Mhied, O Al Saraireh, W Al-Gargaz, H Abdulelah, A Hosni, A Al Mousa
Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is not widely used in developing countries due to technical challenges and a lack of expertise and resources. We outline head and neck cancer IMRT implementation challenges and highlight how improvised solutions allowed successful IMRT transition in Jordan. This article showcases a 'peer-assisted learning' model, promoting IMRT transition in other developing countries. Unlike the 'top-down' approach, this model is uncommonly addressed in oncology journals. Developing countries could benefit from this article to enhance the adoption of modern radiotherapy technology...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647172/infection-related-microcephaly-after-the-2015-and-2016-zika-virus-outbreaks-in-brazil-a-surveillance-based-analysis
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Wanderson Kleber de Oliveira, Giovanny Vinícius Araújo de França, Eduardo Hage Carmo, Bruce Bartholow Duncan, Ricardo de Souza Kuchenbecker, Maria Inês Schmidt
BACKGROUND: On Nov 11, 2015, the Brazilian Ministry of Health declared a Public Health Emergency of National Concern in response to an increased number of microcephaly cases, possibly related to previous Zika virus outbreaks. We describe the course of the dual epidemics of the Zika virus infection during pregnancy and microcephaly in Brazil up to Nov 12, 2016, the first anniversary of this declaration. METHODS: We used secondary data for Zika virus and microcephaly cases obtained through the Brazilian Ministry of Health's surveillance systems from Jan 1, 2015, to Nov 12, 2016...
June 21, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647118/screening-of-wheat-endophytes-as-biological-control-agents-against-fusarium-head-blight-using-two-different-in-vitro-tests
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Morgane Comby, Marie Gacoin, Mathilde Robineau, Fanja Rabenoelina, Sébastien Ptas, Joëlle Dupont, Camille Profizi, Fabienne Baillieul
In order to find biological control agents (BCAs) for the management of Fusarium head blight (FHB), a major disease on wheat crops worldwide, 86 microorganisms isolated from inner tissues of wheat plants were discriminated for their ability to inhibit the growth of Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium culmorum by in vitro dual culture assays. A group of 22 strains appeared very effective to inhibit F. graminearum (inhibition of 30-51%) and they were also globally effective in controlling F. culmorum (inhibition of 15-53%)...
September 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647095/increased-detection-of-blunt-carotid-and-vertebral-artery-injury-after-implementation-of-diagnostic-imaging-pathway-in-level-1-trauma-centre-in-western-australia
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Manimaran Sinnathamby, Sudhakar V Rao, Dieter G Weber
BACKGROUND: The incidence of Blunt Carotid Artery and Vertebral Artery Injury (BCVI) is relatively low in modern trauma practice. However, these injuries may be associated with severe neurological consequences. Following the introduction of a Diagnostic Imaging Pathway in Department of Health of Western Australia, we hypothesized that this injury would be less likely to be missed, and accordingly diagnosed more frequently. METHOD: A review of all major trauma (Injury Severity Scale>15) admissions at the State Major Trauma Centre in Royal Perth Hospital was undertaken from 1995 until 2013...
June 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647021/reprint-of-minimizing-noise-in-pediatric-task-based-functional-mri-adolescents-with-developmental-disabilities-and-typical-development
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Catherine Fassbender, Prerona Mukherjee, Julie B Schweitzer
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) represents a powerful tool with which to examine brain functioning and development in typically developing pediatric groups as well as children and adolescents with clinical disorders. However, fMRI data can be highly susceptible to misinterpretation due to the effects of excessive levels of noise, often related to head motion. Imaging children, especially with developmental disorders, requires extra considerations related to hyperactivity, anxiety and the ability to perform and maintain attention to the fMRI paradigm...
July 1, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646976/promoting-parent-academic-expectations-predicts-improved-school-outcomes-for-low-income-children-entering-kindergarten
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John E Loughlin-Presnal, Karen L Bierman
This study explored patterns of change in the REDI (Research-based Developmentally Informed) Parent program (REDI-P), designed to help parents support child learning at the transition into kindergarten. Participants were 200 prekindergarten children attending Head Start (55% European-American, 26% African American, 19% Latino, 56% male, Mage=4.45years, SD=0.29) and their primary caregivers, who were randomized to a 16-session home-visiting intervention (REDI-P) or a control group. Extending beyond a prior study documenting intervention effects on parenting behaviors and child kindergarten outcomes, this study assessed the impact of REDI-P on parent academic expectations, and then explored the degree to which intervention gains in three areas of parenting (parent-child interactive reading, parent-child conversations, parent academic expectations) predicted child outcomes in kindergarten (controlling for baseline values and a set of child and family characteristics)...
June 2017: Journal of School Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646886/implementation-science-for-ambulatory-care-safety-a-novel-method-to-develop-context-sensitive-interventions-to-reduce-quality-gaps-in-monitoring-high-risk-patients
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Kathryn M McDonald, George Su, Sarah Lisker, Emily S Patterson, Urmimala Sarkar
BACKGROUND: Missed evidence-based monitoring in high-risk conditions (e.g., cancer) leads to delayed diagnosis. Current technological solutions fail to close this safety gap. In response, we aim to demonstrate a novel method to identify common vulnerabilities across clinics and generate attributes for context-flexible population-level monitoring solutions for widespread implementation to improve quality. METHODS: Based on interviews with staff in otolaryngology, pulmonary, urology, breast, and gastroenterology clinics at a large urban publicly funded health system, we applied journey mapping to co-develop a visual representation of how patients are monitored for high-risk conditions...
June 24, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646852/the-facial-expression-of-schizophrenic-patients-applied-with-infrared-thermal-facial-image-sequence
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Bo-Lin Jian, Chieh-Li Chen, Wen-Lin Chu, Min-Wei Huang
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is a neurological disease characterized by alterations to patients' cognitive functions and emotional expressions. Relevant studies often use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain to explore structural differences and responsiveness within brain regions. However, as this technique is expensive and commonly induces claustrophobia, it is frequently refused by patients. Thus, this study used non-contact infrared thermal facial images (ITFIs) to analyze facial temperature changes evoked by different emotions in moderately and markedly ill schizophrenia patients...
June 24, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646615/definition-of-healthcare-associated-influenza-a-review-and-results-from-an-international-survey
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Elodie Munier-Marion, Thomas Bénet, Philippe Vanhems
AIM: To describe definitions of healthcare-associated influenza (HAI) in recent literature and in hospitals participating in a survey of Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network (SRN) members. METHOD: A review with PubMed search was undertaken to retrieve articles published between 2008 and 2016, focusing on the subject headings "influenza, human" and "cross infection". Definitions of clinical influenza-like illness (ILI) and HAI were identified...
June 24, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646596/the-course-and-distribution-of-the-buccal-nerve-clinical-relevance-in-dentistry
#17
Kojiro Takezawa, Mounir Ghabriel, Grant Townsend
BACKGROUND: The buccal branch of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve is commonly anaesthetised for dental procedures and may be damaged during surgery. Descriptions of the distribution of the buccal nerve (BN) in anatomical texts are generally lacking in detail and do not provide information about the extent of its variation between individuals. There are also commonly-held clinical beliefs about the BN that lack support from anatomical dissections. METHODS: Detailed dissections of the course and distribution of the BN were performed in a sample of 12 hemi-heads from 11 edentulous and partially dentate human adult cadavers...
June 24, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646587/perioperative-pain-management-after-fibular-free-flap-harvesting-for-head-and-neck-reconstruction-using-mini-catheters-to-inject-local-anesthetic-a-pilot-study
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Andrea Ferri, Andrea Varazzani, Adriana Valente, Giuseppe Pedrazzi, Bernardo Bianchi, Silvano Ferrari, Enrico Sesenna
BACKGROUND: Fibular donor site pain management in the early postoperative period can help minimize complications, patient discomfort, and agitation. Traditional management of postoperative pain consists of systemic administration of opioids and NSAIDS. The use of local anesthetics in addition to systemic analgesics has the potential to improve pain control. Purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of mini-catheters used to inject local anesthetic into the fibular donor site after flap harvesting for reconstruction of the head-and-neck area...
June 24, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646493/src-family-kinase-phosphorylation-of-the-motor-domain-of-the-human-kinesin-5-eg5
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Kathleen G Bickel, Barbara J Mann, Joshua S Waitzman, Taylor A Poor, Sarah E Rice, Patricia Wadsworth
Spindle formation in mammalian cells requires precise spatial and temporal regulation of the kinesin-5, Eg5, which generates outward force to establish spindle bipolarity. Our results demonstrate that Eg5 is phosphorylated in cultured cells by Src family kinases (SFKs) at three sites in the motor head: Y125, Y211, and Y231. Mutation of these sites diminishes motor activity in vitro, and replacement of endogenous Eg5 with phosphomimetic Y211 in LLC-Pk1 cells results in monopolar spindles, consistent with loss of Eg5 activity...
June 23, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646370/place-based-predictors-of-hiv-viral-suppression-and-durable-suppression-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-new-york-city
#20
Kevin A Jefferson, Laura S Kersanske, Mary E Wolfe, Sarah L Braunstein, Regine Haardörfer, Don C Des Jarlais, Aimee N C Campbell, Hannah L F Cooper
We explore relationships between place characteristics and HIV viral suppression among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in New York City (NYC). We conducted multilevel analyses to examine associations of United Hospital Fund (UHF)-level characteristics to individual-level suppression and durable suppression among MSM. Individual-level independent and dependent variables came from MSM in NYC's HIV surveillance registry who had been diagnosed in 2009-2013 (N = 7159). UHF-level covariates captured demographic composition, economic disadvantage, healthcare access, social disorder, and police stop and frisk rates...
June 23, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
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