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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806093/critical-shoulder-angle-and-acromial-index-do-not-influence-24-month-functional-outcome-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair
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Merrill Lee, Jerry Yongqian Chen, Ming Han Lincoln Liow, Hwei Chi Chong, Paul Chang, Denny Lie
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown a correlation between scapular geometry and the development of atraumatic rotator cuff tears. However, a paucity of literature is available on the effects of critical shoulder angle (CSA) and acromial index (AI) on functional outcomes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose was to investigate the influence of CSA and AI on 24-month functional outcomes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. The hypothesis was that a larger CSA or AI would result in poorer postoperative outcomes...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803710/intrathecal-2-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-decreases-neurological-disease-progression-in-niemann-pick-disease-type-c1-a-non-randomised-open-label-phase-1-2-trial
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Daniel S Ory, Elizabeth A Ottinger, Nicole Yanjanin Farhat, Kelly A King, Xuntian Jiang, Lisa Weissfeld, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Cristin D Davidson, Simona Bianconi, Lee Ann Keener, Ravichandran Rao, Ariane Soldatos, Rohini Sidhu, Kimberly A Walters, Xin Xu, Audrey Thurm, Beth Solomon, William J Pavan, Bernardus N Machielse, Mark Kao, Steven A Silber, John C McKew, Carmen C Brewer, Charles H Vite, Steven U Walkley, Christopher P Austin, Forbes D Porter
BACKGROUND: Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1) is a lysosomal storage disorder characterised by progressive neurodegeneration. In preclinical testing, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrins (HPβCD) significantly delayed cerebellar Purkinje cell loss, slowed progression of neurological manifestations, and increased lifespan in mouse and cat models of NPC1. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of lumbar intrathecal HPβCD. METHODS: In this open-label, dose-escalation phase 1-2a study, we gave monthly intrathecal HPβCD to participants with NPC1 with neurological manifestation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA...
August 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748634/timing-of-births-and-oral-contraceptive-use-influences-ovarian-cancer-risk
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Anna H Wu, Celeste L Pearce, Alice Lee, Chiuchen Tseng, Anjali Jotwani, Prusha Patel, Malcolm C Pike
Increasing parity and duration of combined oral contraceptive (COC) use provide substantial protection against ovarian carcinoma (cancer). There are limited data on the impact of the age of the births or of COC use on reducing ovarian cancer risk. Here, we examined the effects of age at first and last births and age at use of COCs using data from studies conducted in Los Angeles County, California, USA (1,632 cases, 2,340 controls). After adjusting for the number of births, every 5 years that a first birth was delayed reduced the risk of ovarian cancer by 13% (95% CI 5% - 21%; P = 0...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747021/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-medically-managed-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes-insights-from-the-multinational-epicor-asia-study
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Chee Tang Chin, Tiong K Ong, Rungroj Krittayaphong, Stephen W-L Lee, Jitendra P S Sawhney, Hyo-Soo Kim, Angeles Alonso Garcia, Héctor Bueno, Stuart J Pocock, Vo T Nhan, Ana Vega, Nobuya Hayashi, Yong Huo
BACKGROUND: Many patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) are medically managed without coronary revascularization. The reasons vary and may impact prognosis. METHODS: EPICOR Asia (NCT01361386) is a prospective study of hospital survivors post-ACS enrolled in 218 hospitals from 8 countries/regions in Asia (06/2011-05/2012). All medically managed NSTE-ACS patients were classified into 3 groups: 1) no coronary angiography (CAG-); 2) non-significant coronary artery disease (CAD) on angiogram (CAG+ CAD-); and 3) significant CAD (CAG+ CAD+)...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712940/efficacy-pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-the-biosimilar-ct-p10-compared-with-rituximab-in-patients-with-previously-untreated-advanced-stage-follicular-lymphoma-a-randomised-double-blind-parallel-group-non-inferiority-phase-3-trial
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Won Seog Kim, Christian Buske, Michinori Ogura, Wojciech Jurczak, Juan-Manuel Sancho, Edvard Zhavrid, Jin Seok Kim, José-Ángel Hernández-Rivas, Aliaksandr Prokharau, Mariana Vasilica, Rajinish Nagarkar, Dzhelil Osmanov, Larry W Kwak, Sang Joon Lee, Sung Young Lee, Yun Ju Bae, Bertrand Coiffier
BACKGROUND: Studies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis have shown that the rituximab biosimilar CT-P10 (Celltrion, Incheon, South Korea) has equivalent efficacy and pharmacokinetics to rituximab. In this phase 3 study, we aimed to assess the non-inferior efficacy and pharmacokinetic equivalence of CT-P10 compared with rituximab, when used in combination with cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisone (CVP) in patients with newly diagnosed advanced-stage follicular lymphoma. METHODS: In this ongoing, randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, active-controlled study, patients aged 18 years or older with Ann Arbor stage III-IV follicular lymphoma were assigned 1:1 to CVP plus intravenous infusions of 375 mg/m(2) CT-P10 or rituximab on day 1 of eight 21-day cycles...
July 13, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705694/rotator-cuff-bridging-repair-using-acellular-dermal-matrix-in-large-to-massive-rotator-cuff-tears-histologic-and-clinical-analysis
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Jong Ok Kim, Jong-Ho Lee, Kwang-Sup Kim, Jong-Hun Ji, Sung-Jun Koh, Jae-Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the efficacy of the bridging repair using an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) and an ADM with stem cells in rabbits. Also investigated were clinical outcomes of ADM bridging repair for large to massive rotator cuff tears. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ADM, with and without stem cells, was used to cover a 5- × 5-mm-sized cuff defect in 17 rabbits, and biomechanical, histologic, and immunohistochemical analyses were conducted. Also evaluated were 24 patients with large to massive rotator cuff tears after ADM bridging repair...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700428/prospective-evaluation-of-lymph-node-processing-at-staging-surgery-for-high-grade-endometrial-cancer
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Brittany A Davidson, Jessie Ehrisman, Sara Abbott, Zach Harmon, Angeles A Secord, Andrew Berchuck, Paula S Lee, Fidel A Valea, Xuechan Li, Laura J Havrilesky, Allison H S Hall
To determine whether the processing of additional adipose tissue collected during lymph node (LN) dissection results in the identification of additional LNs during endometrial cancer (EC) staging and to determine if the division of LNs into nodal basin-specific specimens has an effect on the number of LNs identified during EC staging. A prospective randomized controlled trial was performed on women with high-grade EC undergoing surgical staging. Subjects were randomized to collection of LNs into nodal basin-specific containers on the randomized side versus simple labeling on the nonrandomized side...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691487/low-temperature-ohmic-contact-to-monolayer-mos2-by-van-der-waals-bonded-co-h-bn-electrodes
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Xu Cui, En-Min Shih, Luis A Jauregui, Sang Hoon Chae, Young Duck Kim, Baichang Li, Dongjea Seo, Kateryna Pistunova, Jun Yin, Ji-Hoon Park, Heon-Jin Choi, Young Hee Lee, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Philip Kim, Cory R Dean, James C Hone
Monolayer MoS2, among many other transition metal dichalcogenides, holds great promise for future applications in nanoelectronics and optoelectronics due to its ultrathin nature, flexibility, sizable band gap, and unique spin-valley coupled physics. However, careful study of these properties at low temperature has been hindered by an inability to achieve low-temperature Ohmic contacts to monolayer MoS2, particularly at low carrier densities. In this work, we report a new contact scheme that utilizes cobalt (Co) with a monolayer of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) that has the following two functions: modifies the work function of Co and acts as a tunneling barrier...
July 18, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687968/associations-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity-and-endoscopically-proven-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Youlim Kim, Yeon Joo Lee, Jong Sun Park, Young-Jae Cho, Ho Il Yoon, Jae Ho Lee, Choon-Taek Lee, Se Joong Kim
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is believed to be an important risk factor for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, the association between OSA and GERD is not straightforward and has been incompletely characterized. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between OSA and GERD by performing both polysomnography (PSG) and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). METHODS: The enrolled patients underwent both PSG and EGD from October 2003 to July 2015 at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital...
July 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686734/reassessing-rainfall-in-the-luquillo-mountains-puerto-rico-local-and-global-ecohydrological-implications
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Sheila F Murphy, Robert F Stallard, Martha A Scholl, Grizelle González, Angel J Torres-Sánchez
Mountains receive a greater proportion of precipitation than other environments, and thus make a disproportionate contribution to the world's water supply. The Luquillo Mountains receive the highest rainfall on the island of Puerto Rico and serve as a critical source of water to surrounding communities. The area's role as a long-term research site has generated numerous hydrological, ecological, and geological investigations that have been included in regional and global overviews that compare tropical forests to other ecosystems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684357/promotora-assisted-depression-and-self-care-management-among-predominantly-latinos-with-concurrent-chronic-illness-safety-net-care-system-clinical-trial-results
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Kathleen Ell, María P Aranda, Shinyi Wu, Hyunsung Oh, Pey-Jiuan Lee, Jeffrey Guterman
The study evaluated depression and self-care management among patients with diabetes and/or heart disease in a 12-month randomized trial conducted in Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC-DHS) community clinics. We compared LAC-DHS clinic usual care (UC) versus A-Helping-Hand (AHH) intervention in which bilingual promotoras, hired and supervised by the research project, provided 6 weekly psychoeducational sessions followed by boosters. Of 1957 screened, 348 depressed patients (PHQ-9 score≥10) were enrolled, randomized to AHH (n=178) or UC (n=170) after baseline interview assessing mental health, treatment receipt, co-morbid illness, self-care management, and environmental stressors...
July 3, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668490/co-infections-by-double-stranded-dna-viruses-after-ex-vivo-t-cell-depleted-cd34-selected-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Yao-Ting Huang, Seong Jin Kim, Yeon Joo Lee, Daniel Burack, Paige Nichols, Molly Maloy, Miguel-Angel Perales, Sergio A Giralt, Ann A Jakubowski, Genovefa A Papanicolaou
Recipients of ex vivo T cell-depleted (TCD) hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) are at risk of infection by double-stranded (ds) DNA viruses. We report rates of dsDNA viremia, end-organ disease (EOD), infection-related mortality, and overall survival (OS) in a contemporary cohort of adult TCD HCT recipients routinely monitored for cytomegalovirus (CMV), adenovirus (ADV), human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6), and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Healthcare utilization in the first 6 months post-HCT was compared between patients with dsDNA viremia versus no viremia...
June 28, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647302/variable-validity-of-computer-extracted-problem-lists-for-complications-of-diabetes-mellitus-within-the-va-greater-los-angeles-health-system
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Stephan Chiu, John Davis, JoAnn Giaconi, Aaron Lee, Greg Orshansky, Leonard Kleinman, Irena Tsui
PURPOSE: Electronic health data in the form of International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes is routinely used for clinical research, yet the accuracy of specific diagnoses is largely unknown. The purpose of this study is to assess the validity of computer extracted problem lists for diabetic retinopathy (DR) and other complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) within the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Administration (VHAGLA). METHODS: The study population consisted of patients at the VHAGLA with an ICD-9 diagnosis of DM between Jan 1st 1999 and March 22nd 2016 with visits to the eye clinic...
June 21, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645235/external-validity-of-the-new-york-university-caregiver-intervention-key-caregiver-outcomes-across-multiple-demonstration-projects
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Elizabeth B Fauth, Mark A Jackson, Donna K Walberg, Nancy E Lee, Leisa R Easom, Gayle Alston, Angel Ramos, Kristen Felten, Asenath LaRue, Mary Mittelman
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The Administration on Aging funded six New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI) demonstration projects, a counseling/support intervention targeting dementia caregivers and families. Three sites (Georgia, Utah, Wisconsin) pooled data to inform external validity in nonresearch settings. This study (a) assesses collective changes over time, and (b) compares outcomes across sites on caregiver burden, depressive symptoms, satisfaction with social support, family conflict, and quality of life...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643931/clinical-effectiveness-of-late-maxillary-protraction-in-cleft-lip-and-palate-a-methods-paper
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M K Lee, C Lane, F Azeredo, M Landsberger, H Kapadia, B Sheller, S L Yen
OBJECTIVES: A prospective parallel cohort trial was conducted to compare outcomes of patients treated with maxillary protraction vs LeFort 1 maxillary advancement surgery. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: The primary site for the clinical trial is Children's Hospital Los Angeles; the satellite test site is Seattle Children's Hospital. All patients have isolated cleft lip and palate and a skeletal Class III malocclusion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 50 patients, ages 11-14, will be recruited for the maxillary protraction cohort...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634385/vertical-and-bevel-structured-sic-etching-techniques-incorporating-different-gas-mixture-plasmas-for-various-microelectronic-applications
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Ho-Kun Sung, Tian Qiang, Zhao Yao, Yang Li, Qun Wu, Hee-Kwan Lee, Bum-Doo Park, Woong-Sun Lim, Kyung-Ho Park, Cong Wang
This study presents a detailed fabrication method, together with validation, discussion, and analysis, for state-of-the-art silicon carbide (SiC) etching of vertical and bevelled structures by using inductively coupled plasma reactive ion etching (ICP-RIE) for microelectronic applications. Applying different gas mixtures, a maximum bevel angle of 87° (almost vertical), large-angle bevels ranging from 40° to 80°, and small-angel bevels ranging from 7° to 17° were achieved separately using distinct gas mixtures at different ratios...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632535/perioperative-surgical-home-evaluation-of-a-new-protocol-focused-on-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-manage-children-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion-operation
#17
Eugene Kim, Brian Lee, Giovanni Cucchiaro
BACKGROUND: The concept of Perioperative Surgical Home has been gaining significant attention in surgical centers. This model is delivering and improving coordinated care in a cost-effective manner to patients undergoing surgical procedures. It starts with the decision for surgical intervention, continues to the intraoperative and postoperative periods, and follows into long-term recovery. Constant re-evaluation of outcomes and modifications of delivery provides a feedback loop for improvement...
June 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622154/operative-treatment-of-two-part-surgical-neck-fracture-of-the-humerus-intramedullary-nail-versus-locking-compression-plate-with-technical-consideration
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Wonyong Lee, Jun-Young Park, Yong-Min Chun
OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes of patients who underwent either open reduction internal fixation with a locking plate and screws or closed reduction internal fixation with an antegrade intramedullary (IM) nail for displaced surgical neck fracture of the humerus. DESIGN: retrospective comparative study SETTING:: single institute, Level-I academic trauma center PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION:: Sixty-nine patients with two-part surgical neck fracture of the humerus underwent either an IM nail (38 patients Group A) or a locked plate fixation (31 patients Group B)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580969/cavity-enhanced-spectroscopy-for-measurement-of-nitrogen-oxides-in-the-anthropocene-results-from-the-seoul-tower-during-maps-2015
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Steven S Brown, Hyunjin An, Meehye Lee, Jeong-Hoo Park, Sang-Deok Lee, Dorothy L Fibiger, Erin E McDuffie, William P Dubé, Nicholas L Wagner, Kyung-Eun Min
Cavity enhanced spectroscopy, CES, is a high sensitivity direct absorption method that has seen increasing utility in the last decade, a period also marked by increasing requirements for understanding human impacts on atmospheric composition. This paper describes the current NOAA six channel cavity ring-down spectrometer (CRDS, the most common form of CES) for measurement of nitrogen oxides and O3. It further describes the results from measurements from a tower 300 m above the urban area of Seoul in late spring of 2015...
June 5, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551359/previous-radiotherapy-and-the-clinical-activity-and-toxicity-of-pembrolizumab-in-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-keynote-001-phase-1-trial
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Narek Shaverdian, Aaron E Lisberg, Krikor Bornazyan, Darlene Veruttipong, Jonathan W Goldman, Silvia C Formenti, Edward B Garon, Percy Lee
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies have found radiotherapy enhances antitumour immune responses. We aimed to assess disease control and pulmonary toxicity in patients who previously received radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) before receiving pembrolizumab. METHODS: We assessed patients with advanced NSCLC treated on the phase 1 KEYNOTE-001 trial at a single institution (University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA). Patients were aged 18 years or older, had an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 1 or less, had adequate organ function, and no history of pneumonitis...
July 2017: Lancet Oncology
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