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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905515/neonicotinoid-induced-impairment-of-odour-coding-in-the-honeybee
#1
Mara Andrione, Giorgio Vallortigara, Renzo Antolini, Albrecht Haase
Exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides is considered one of the possible causes of honeybee (Apis mellifera) population decline. At sublethal doses, these chemicals have been shown to negatively affect a number of behaviours, including performance of olfactory learning and memory, due to their interference with acetylcholine signalling in the mushroom bodies. Here we provide evidence that neonicotinoids can affect odour coding upstream of the mushroom bodies, in the first odour processing centres of the honeybee brain, i...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905411/the-rapid-formation-of-sputnik-planitia-early-in-pluto-s-history
#2
Douglas P Hamilton, S A Stern, J M Moore, L A Young
Pluto's Sputnik Planitia is a bright, roughly circular feature that resembles a polar ice cap. It is approximately 1,000 kilometres across and is centred on a latitude of 25 degrees north and a longitude of 175 degrees, almost directly opposite the side of Pluto that always faces Charon as a result of tidal locking. One explanation for its location includes the formation of a basin in a giant impact, with subsequent upwelling of a dense interior ocean. Once the basin was established, ice would naturally have accumulated there...
November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905181/effectiveness-of-collagen-oxidised-regenerated-cellulose-silver-containing-composite-wound-dressing-for-the-treatment-of-medium-depth-split-thickness-skin-graft-donor-site-wounds-in-multi-morbid-patients-a-prospective-non-comparative-single-centre-study
#3
Alexander Konstantinow, Tatjana V Fischer, Johannes Ring
Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is a widely used method in reconstructive surgery, but donor site wounds (DSWs) are often slow healing and painful. This prospective study evaluated the performance of a composite wound dressing containing collagen/oxidised regenerated cellulose in the treatment of medium-depth (0·4 mm) DSWs in 25 multi-morbid patients with chronic leg ulcers requiring STSG. The range of patients' ages was 44-84 years (mean 71·6 years) with DSW sizes ranging between 12 and 162 cm(2) (mean 78 cm(2) )...
December 1, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905178/follow-up-to-determine-unplanned-hospitalization-and-complications-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
#4
Edwina Chan, Teresa Neeman, Andrew Thomson
BACKGROUND: Studies of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-related complications are inconsistent and sometimes have insufficient patient follow-up. The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for ERCP-related events, leading to hospitalization in the case of outpatients and prolonged hospital stay in the case of inpatients, using assiduous follow-up and contemporaneous recording of data. METHODS: Prospectively collected data of 1000 consecutive ERCP procedures performed by a single endoscopist at a tertiary referral centre in Canberra, Australia, were studied and the complications evaluated...
December 1, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903996/survival-of-patients-on-hemodialysis-and-predictors-of-mortality-a-single-centre-analysis-of-time-dependent-factors
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Shahrzad Ossareh, Farhat Farrokhi, Marjan Zebarjadi
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate the outcome and predictors of survival in hemodialysis patients of Hasheminejad Kidney Center where a comprehensive dialysis care program has been placed since 2004. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of 560 hemodialysis patients were used to evaluate 9-year survival rates and predictors of mortality. Cox regression models included comorbidities as well as averaged and 6-month-averaged time-dependent values of laboratory findings as independent factors...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903873/timing-of-head-movements-is-consistent-with-energy-minimization-in-walking-ungulates
#6
David M Loscher, Fiete Meyer, Kerstin Kracht, John A Nyakatura
Many ungulates show a conspicuous nodding motion of the head when walking. Until now, the functional significance of this behaviour remained unclear. Combining in vivo kinematics of quadrupedal mammals with a computer model, we show that the timing of vertical displacements of the head and neck is consistent with minimizing energy expenditure for carrying these body parts in an inverted pendulum walking gait. Varying the timing of head movements in the model resulted in increased metabolic cost estimate for carrying the head and neck of up to 63%...
November 30, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903477/simultaneous-endovascular-repair-for-thoracic-and-abdominal-aortic-pathologies-early-and-mid-term-results
#7
Yuanyuan Guo, Hongbo Cai, Bin Yang, Hui Jin
OBJECTIVES: To analyse information from a single clinical centre, evaluating early and mid-term results of simultaneous thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for co-existing thoracic and abdominal aortic pathologies. METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2014, 13 patients (8 men, 5 women; mean age, 75.3 years, range, 69-82 years) with concomitant thoracic and abdominal aortic disease (aneurysms, type B dissection, penetrating aortic ulcers) were treated with simultaneous TEVAR and EVAR...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903245/the-predictive-value-of-sonographic-images-of-follicular-lesions-a-comparison-with-nodules-unequivocal-in-fna-single-centre-prospective-study
#8
Dorota Słowińska-Klencka, Martyna Wojtaszek-Nowicka, Stanisław Sporny, Ewa Woźniak-Oseła, Bożena Popowicz, Mariusz Klencki
BACKGROUND: To determine the diagnostic efficacy of ultrasonographic malignancy risk features (UMRFs) in follicular lesions (FL) in a population with low risk of malignancy in FL and to compare it with a similar analysis in a group of patients with unequivocal cytology (UC): benign lesion (BL) or malignant neoplasm (MN). METHODS: Presence of UMRFs (hypoechogenicity, solid echostructure, taller-than-wide shape, pathological vascularization, irregular margins, microcalcifications and macrocalcifications) and their sets were assessed in 322 FL: 202 follicular lesions of undetermined significance (FLUS) and 120 suspicious for follicular neoplasm (SFN) and 300 nodules with UC: 200 BL and 100 MN, subsequently evaluated histopathologically...
December 1, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902849/oral-antivirals-for-preventing-recurrent-herpes-simplex-keratitis-in-people-with-corneal-grafts
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REVIEW
Uday K Bhatt, M N Abdul Karim, Jeremy I Prydal, Senthil V Maharajan, Usama Fares
BACKGROUND: Ocular herpes is a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), a double-stranded DNA virus. Corneal scarring caused by herpes simplex keratitis (HSK) is the leading infectious cause of penetrating corneal graft in high-income countries. Acyclovir is an antiviral drug known to have a protective effect against recurrences in herpetic eye disease. While there are some studies which have evaluated the effects of intervention with oral antiviral in preventing such recurrences in people with corneal grafts, a systematic review of all comparative clinical trials has not been previously undertaken...
November 30, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900773/systematic-review-of-immunoglobulin-use-in-paediatric-neurological-and-neurodevelopmental-disorders
#10
REVIEW
Jonathan Gadian, Emma Kirk, Kate Holliday, Ming Lim, Michael Absoud
AIM: A systematic literature review of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment of paediatric neurological conditions was performed to summarize the evidence, provide recommendations, and suggest future research. METHOD: A MEDLINE search for articles reporting on IVIG treatment of paediatric neuroinflammatory, neurodevelopmental, and neurodegenerative conditions published before September 2015, excluding single case reports and those not in English. Owing to heterogeneous outcome measures, meta-analysis was not possible...
November 30, 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900591/treatment-of-lung-tumours-with-high-energy-microwave-ablation-a-single-centre-experience
#11
Anna Maria Ierardi, Andrea Coppola, Natalie Lucchina, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
The purpose of our study is to report safety, technical success, effectiveness, local progression-free survival (LPFS) and overall survival of percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) to treat lung tumours unsuitable for surgery. Nineteen patients with thirty-one tumours (mean diameter 2.4 cm) underwent percutaneous MWA in 28 sessions. Microwave ablation was carried out using a 2450-MHz generator (Emprint/Covidien, Boulder, CO, USA). Procedures were performed under cone-beam CT (CBCT) and under fluoro-CT (one session) guidance...
January 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900215/drug-treatment-of-bothersome-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-after-ureteric-jj-stent-insertion-a-contemporary-comparative-prospective-randomised-placebo-controlled-study-single-centre-experience
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Ihab A Hekal
OBJECTIVE: To provide a guide for medication to alleviate bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients after JJ ureteric stenting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between June 2011 and June 2015, a prospective randomised placebo-controlled study was conducted on 200 consecutive cases of ureteric stones that required JJ stents. All patients had signed informed consent and JJ-stent placement confirmed by X-ray. The patients were randomised into five groups: A, solifenacin 5 mg; B, trospium chloride 20 mg; C, antispasmodic; and E, α-blocker; and a placebo group (D)...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900205/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-the-accore-study
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C M Lund, D Nielsen, C Dehlendorff, A B Christiansen, F Rønholt, J S Johansen, K K Vistisen
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients with primary colorectal cancer (CRC) are less frequently treated with adjuvant chemotherapy than younger patients due to concerns regarding toxicity and efficiency. We investigated how age, performance status (PS) and comorbidity influence treatment outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective single-centre study of 529 patients with stages II-III CRC treated with adjuvant chemotherapy (5-fluorouracil/capecitabine+/÷oxaliplatin) from 2001 to 2011 at Herlev Hospital, Denmark...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899118/surgical-intervention-for-paediatric-liver-injuries-is-almost-history-a-12-year-cohort-from-a-major-scandinavian-trauma-centre
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Tomohide Koyama, Jorunn Skattum, Peder Engelsen, Torsten Eken, Christine Gaarder, Pål Aksel Naess
BACKGROUND: Although nonoperative management (NOM) has become standard care, optimal treatment of liver injuries in children is still challenging since many of these patients have multiple injuries. Moreover, the role of angiography remains poorly defined, and a high index of suspicion of complications is warranted. This study reviews treatment and outcomes in children with liver injuries at a major Scandinavian trauma centre over a 12-year period. METHODS: Patients <17 years old with liver injury admitted to Oslo University Hospital Ullevaal during the period 2002-2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 29, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898386/mixture-model-clustering-of-pathological-gait-patterns
#15
Elham Dolatabadi, Avril Mansfield, Kara Patterson, Babak Taati, Alex Mihailidis
This study applies mixture-model clustering to spatiotemporal gait parameters in order to characterize the pathological gait pattern and to generate a composite measure indicative of overall gait performance. Gait data from sixty-eight adults with stroke (age: 61.513.6 years) and twenty healthy adults (age: 28.87.1 years) were used in this study. Participants performed 3 passes across a GAITRite mat at different time points following stroke (poststroke adults only). Mixture-model clustering grouped participants' gait patterns based on their spatiotemporal gait features including symmetry, speed, and variability...
November 24, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897411/skeletal-muscle-density-is-an-independent-predictor-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-outcomes-treated-with-rituximab-based-chemoimmunotherapy
#16
Michael P Chu, Jessica Lieffers, Sunita Ghosh, Andrew Belch, Neil S Chua, Amelie Fontaine, Randeep Sangha, Robert A Turner, Vickie E Baracos, Michael B Sawyer
BACKGROUND: While much cancer research focuses on tumours and their microenvironment, malignancies cause widespread physiologic changes. Cancer and treatment-related sarcopenia, measured with quantitative imaging or as a decrease in overall body mass, are indicative of poor prognosis in elderly diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, skeletal muscle radiodensity (SMD) may be a better prognostic marker. SMD, a measure of muscle radiation attenuation on CT imaging, is more prognostic than sarcopenia or International Prognostic Index (IPI) scores in follicular lymphoma and multiple solid organ malignancies...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897391/a-systematic-review-on-the-role-of-vitamins-minerals-proteins-and-other-supplements-for-the-treatment-of-cachexia-in-cancer-a-european-palliative-care-research-centre-cachexia-project
#17
REVIEW
Mochamat, Henning Cuhls, Milka Marinova, Stein Kaasa, Christiane Stieber, Rupert Conrad, Lukas Radbruch, Martin Mücke
We provide a systematic review to support the European Palliative Care Research Collaboration development of clinical guidelines for cancer patients suffering from cachexia. CENTRAL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, ClinicalTrials.gov, and a selection of cancer journals have been searched up until 15 April 2016. The systematic literature research yielded 4214 publications with 21 of these included in the final evaluation. Regarding minerals, our search identified only one study examining the use of magnesium with no effect on weight loss...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897196/product-release-is-rate-limiting-for-catalytic-processing-by-the-dengue-virus-protease
#18
A E Shannon, M M Pedroso, K J Chappell, D Watterson, S Liebscher, W M Kok, D P Fairlie, G Schenk, P R Young
Dengue Virus (DENV) is the most prevalent global arbovirus, yet despite an increasing burden to health care there are currently no therapeutics available to treat infection. A potential target for antiviral drugs is the two-component viral protease NS2B-NS3pro, which is essential for viral replication. Interactions between the two components have been investigated here by probing the effect on the rate of enzyme catalysis of key mutations in a mobile loop within NS2B that is located at the interface of the two components...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896821/clinical-symptom-tool-that-raises-the-index-of-suspicion-for-eosinophilic-oesophagitis-in-adults-and-drives-earlier-biopsy-for-definitive-diagnosis
#19
U von Arnim, F-W Röhl, S Miehlke, D Jechorek, D Reinhold, T Wex, P Malfertheiner
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) present with overlapping symptomatology and it is challenging to distinguish EoE from GERD clinically before endoscopy. AIM: To investigate the prognostic value of a set of clinical symptoms and laboratory values in patients with EoE and GERD. METHODS: In this prospective, single-centre, observational study, we compared clinical and laboratory data from 202 patients with EoE or GERD (10 relevant characteristics)...
November 29, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896640/role-of-axillary-ultrasound-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-in-the-preoperative-triage-of-breast-cancer-patients
#20
I Barco, C Chabrera, A García-Fernández, M Fraile, S González, L Canales, J M Lain, C González, M C Vidal, E Vallejo, J Deu, A Pessarrodona, N Giménez, M García Font
PURPOSE: Roughly two-thirds of early breast cancer cases are associated with negative axillary nodes and do not benefit from axillary surgery at all. Accordingly, there is an ongoing search for non-surgical staging procedures to avoid lymph-node dissection or sentinel node biopsy (SNB). Non-invasive imaging techniques with very high sensitivity (Se) and negative predictive value (NPV) could eventually replace SNB. We aimed to establish the role of axillary US and MRI, alone or in combination, associated with ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) in the prediction of axillary node involvement...
November 28, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
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