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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549277/reliability-of-lower-limb-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-outcomes-in-the-ipsi-and-contralesional-hemispheres-of-adults-with-chronic-stroke
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Louis-David Beaulieu, Hugo Massé-Alarie, Edith Ribot-Ciscar, Cyril Schneider
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ability of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) outcomes in the chronic stroke population to (i) track individual plastic changes and (ii) detect differences between individuals. To this end, intrarater "test-retest" reliability (relative and absolute) was tested for the ipsilesional and contralesional hemispheres. METHODS: Thirteen participants with a unilateral stroke (≥6months ago) and sensorimotor impairments were enrolled...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549226/climbing-jacob-s-ladder-overcoming-the-threshold-of-death
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Orit Gressel Raz, Noah Samuels, Sagi Shalev, Eran Ben-Arye
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549148/risk-factors-for-invasive-fungal-disease-in-pediatric-cancer-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-systematic-review
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Brian T Fisher, Paula D Robinson, Thomas Lehrnbecher, William J Steinbach, Theoklis E Zaoutis, Bob Phillips, Lillian Sung
Background.: Although a number of risk factors have been associated with invasive fungal disease (IFD), a systematic review of the literature to document pediatric-specific factors has not been performed. Methods.: We used the Ovid SP platform to search Medline, Medline In-Process, and Embase for studies that identified risk factors for IFD in children with cancer or those who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We included studies if they consisted of children or adolescents (<25 years) who were receiving treatment for cancer or undergoing HSCT and if the study evaluated risk factors among patients with and those without IFD...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549140/the-relationships-between-income-inequality-welfare-regimes-and-aggregate-health-a-systematic-review
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Ki-Tae Kim
: When analysing the relationships between income inequality, welfare regimes and aggregate health at the cross-national level, previous primary articles and systematic reviews reach inconsistent conclusions. Contrary to theoretical expectations, equal societies or the Social Democratic welfare regime do not always have the best aggregate health when compared with those of other relatively unequal societies or other welfare regimes. This article will shed light on the controversial subjects with a new decomposition systematic review method...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549021/crus-atrophy-accuracy-of-computed-tomorgraphy-in-diagnosis-of-diaphragmatic-paralysis
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Warawut Sukkasem, Sherine G Moftah, Gregory Kicska, J David Godwin, Sudhakar Pipavath, Eric Stern
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to measure the association between crus atrophy as depicted by computed tomography (CT) and fluoroscopic diagnosis of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis in patients with suspected diaphragmatic dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patient data was approved by our institutional review board and was HIPPA-compliant. We reviewed 90 patients who had undergone diaphragmatic fluoroscopy; 72 had CT scans available for measurement of crus thickness at the levels of the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries and the L1 vertebral body...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548921/repeatability-testing-of-a-new-hybrid-iii-6-year-old-atd-lower-extremity
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Laura C Boucher, Yeonsu Ryu, Yun-Seok Kang, John H Bolte
OBJECTIVE: Vehicle safety is improving, thus decreasing the number of life-threatening injuries and increasing the need for research in other areas of the body. The current child anthropomorphic test device (ATD) does not have the capabilities or instrumentation to measure many of the potential interactions between the lower extremity and the vehicle interior. A prototype Hybrid III 6-year-old ATD lower extremity (ATD-LE) was developed and contains a tibia load cell and a more biofidelic ankle...
May 29, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548599/an-extent-of-resection-threshold-for-seizure-freedom-in-patients-with-low-grade-gliomas
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David S Xu, Al-Wala Awad, Chad Mehalechko, Jeffrey R Wilson, Lynn S Ashby, Stephen W Coons, Nader Sanai
OBJECTIVE Seizures are the most common presenting symptom of newly diagnosed WHO Grade II gliomas (low-grade glioma [LGG]) and significantly impair quality of life. Although gross-total resection of LGG is associated with better seizure control, it remains unclear whether an extent of resection (EOR) "threshold" exists for long-term seizure control. Specifically, what proportion of FLAIR-positive tissue in patients with newly diagnosed LGG must be removed to achieve Engel Class I seizure freedom? To clarify the EOR threshold for long-term seizure control, the authors analyzed data from a consecutive series of patients with newly diagnosed LGG who presented with seizures and subsequently underwent microsurgical resection...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548578/emotional-cognitive-and-behavioral-reactions-to-paranoid-symptoms-in-clinical-and-nonclinical-populations
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Célia Barreto Carvalho, Carolina da Motta, José Pinto-Gouveia, Ermelindo Manuel Bernardo Peixoto
BACKGROUND: Paranoia is a disruptive belief that can vary across a continuum, ranging from persecutory delusions presented in clinical settings to paranoid cognitions that are highly prevalent in the general population. The literature suggests that paranoid thoughts derive from the activation of a paranoid schema or information processing biases that can be sensitive to socially ambiguous stimuli and influence the processing of threatening situations. METHODS: Four groups (schizophrenic participants in active psychotic phases, n=61; stable participants in remission, n=30; participants' relatives, n=32; and, healthy controls, n=64) were assessed with self-report questionnaires to determine how the reactions to paranoia of clinical patients differ from healthy individuals...
2017: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548313/total-knee-replacement-are-there-any-baseline-factors-that-have-influence-in-patient-reported-outcomes
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A Escobar, L García Pérez, C Herrera-Espiñeira, F Aizpuru, C Sarasqueta, M Gonzalez Sáenz de Tejada, J M Quintana, A Bilbao
BACKGROUND: There is conflicting evidence about what factors influence outcomes after total knee replacement (TKR). The objective is to identify baseline factors that differentiate patients who achieve both, minimal clinically important difference (MCID) and a patient acceptable symptom state (PASS) in pain and function, measured by WOMAC, after TKR from those who do not attain scores above the cutoff in either of these dimensions. METHODS: One-year prospective multicentre study...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548304/delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-doms-does-not-influence-occlusal-sensitivity-and-position-sense-of-the-mandible
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Rosaria Bucci, Frank Lobbezoo, Ambrosina Michelotti, Christina Orfanou, Michail Koutris
BACKGROUND: Masticatory muscle-pain patients often complain about sensorimotor changes, but the effects of pain on the psychophysical properties remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) on the jaw's position sense (PS) and occlusal sensitivity (OS). METHODS: Twelve participants underwent intense concentric-eccentric jaw exercises. Self-reported muscle fatigue and pain, pain-free maximum mouth opening (MMO), pain pressure thresholds (PPTs) at right and left masseter and right and left anterior temporalis, maximum voluntary bite force (MVBF), PS, and OS were recorded before, immediately after, 24h, 48h, and one week after the exercises...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548301/night-to-night-variability-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Anna S Stöberl, Esther I Schwarz, Sarah R Haile, Christopher D Turnbull, Valentina A Rossi, John R Stradling, Malcolm Kohler
One night of a sleep study is the standard for diagnosis and exclusion of obstructive sleep apnea. Single testing requires high sensitivity of the test method and a stable disease of interest to warrant a low rate of false-negative tests. Obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed and graded by conventional thresholds of apneas and hypopneas per hour of sleep, and treatment is usually initiated in the presence of symptoms. The aim of this study was to assess night-to-night variability of obstructive sleep apnea to reassess the current practice...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548227/changing-the-risk-threshold-for-surgical-prevention-of-ovarian-cancer
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Ranjit Manchanda, Rosa Legood, Antonis C Antoniou, Leigh Pearce, Usha Menon
Ovarian cancer (OC) remains a lethal disease and a major cause of deaths from gynaecological cancer particularly in western countries. Despite advances in treatment, there have been only marginal improvements in survival rates over the last 30years. Additionally, the number of OC cases in the UK is estimated to increase by 27-45%, which translates to a 15% rise in the incidence rate by 2035.(1) A national OC screening programme is unavailable as this has not yet shown a conclusive mortality benefit.(2) Hence, primary prevention continues to be the cornerstone in reducing the burden of OC and improving health outcomes...
May 26, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548171/fluid-shear-stress-combined-with-shear-stress-spatial-gradients-regulates-vascular-endothelial-morphology
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Daisuke Yoshino, Naoya Sakamoto, Masaaki Sato
High shear stress (SS) causes local changes around arterial bifurcations, which are common sites for cerebral aneurysms. High SS and SS spatial gradient (SSG) are thought to play important roles in the pathology of cerebral aneurysms. However, whether SS and SSG independently affect the function and morphology of vascular endothelial cells (ECs) exposed to fluid flow remains unclear. This study evaluated the morphology of ECs exposed to various SS and SSG combinations. Confluent ECs were exposed to a SS of 2-60 Pa and a uniform SSG of 0, 5, 10, or 15 Pa mm(-1) for 24 h...
May 26, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548003/medicolegal-cases-involving-periviable-births-from-a-major-united-states-legal-database
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Hemananda Muniraman, Miranda Cascione, Rangasamy Ramanathan, Jimmy Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: The management of expectant mothers and infants born at the threshold of viability is challenging. We describe medicolegal cases from a major United States legal database involving periviable births in an effort to identify areas for improvement. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective review of all United States state and federal cases in the Westlaw database from 1980 through 2016 involving peripartum and immediate post-delivery management of infants born between 22 0/7 and 25 6/7 weeks' gestation...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547994/self-assembled-molecular-nanowires-for-high-performance-organic-transistors
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Luke R Fleet, James E Stott, Byron Villis, Salahud Din, Michele Serri, Gabriel Aeppli, Sandrine Heutz, Arokia Nathan
While organic semiconductors provide tantalising possibilities for low-cost, light-weight, flexible electronic devices, their current use in transistors - the fundamental building block - is rather limited as their speed and reliability is not competitive with their inorganic counterparts, and is simply too poor for many practical applications. Through self-assembly, highly ordered nanostructures can be prepared that have more competitive transport characteristics, but no simple, scalable method has been discovered that can produce devices based on such nanostructures...
May 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547853/the-efficacy-of-high-density-spinal-cord-stimulation-among-trial-implant-and-conversion-patients-a-retrospective-case-series
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David A Provenzano, Jared Rebman, Cody Kuhel, Hilary Trenz, Jason Kilgore
OBJECTIVES: Methods of energy delivery for traditional spinal cord stimulation (SCS) systems consist of adjusting programming parameters to affect the total charge delivered per unit time. One high electrical charge delivery method being considered is subthreshold high density (HD) programming. To date, there is limited clinical evidence for the efficacy and safety of paresthesia-free HD programming. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of HD programming. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on HD-programmed SCS patients with a minimum of one year follow-up...
May 25, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547665/comparison-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-and-magnifying-endoscopy-for-assessment-of-the-invasion-depth-of-shallow-gastrointestinal-neoplasms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhang Tao, Chen Yan, He Zhao, Jiawei Tsauo, Xiaowu Zhang, Bing Qiu, Yanqing Zhao, Xiao Li
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a meta-analysis to provide accurate evidence regarding the preferred diagnostic method, magnifying endoscopy (ME) or endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), for assessment of the depth of invasion of the gastrointestinal neoplasms. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Ovid Medline, and the Cochrane Library databases were searched for studies published between January 1946 and October 2016, regarding the use of EUS and ME to assess the invasion depth of gastrointestinal cancers...
May 25, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547660/rib-geometry-explains-variation-in-dynamic-structural-response-potential-implications-for-frontal-impact-fracture-risk
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Michelle M Murach, Yun-Seok Kang, Samuel D Goldman, Michelle A Schafman, Stephen H Schlecht, Kevin Moorhouse, John H Bolte, Amanda M Agnew
The human thorax is commonly injured in motor vehicle crashes, and despite advancements in occupant safety rib fractures are highly prevalent. The objective of this study was to quantify the ability of gross and cross-sectional geometry, separately and in combination, to explain variation of human rib structural properties. One hundred and twenty-two whole mid-level ribs from 76 fresh post-mortem human subjects were tested in a dynamic frontal impact scenario. Structural properties (peak force and stiffness) were successfully predicted (p < 0...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547563/poor-adherence-to-national-clinical-management-guidelines-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-of-the-surgical-management-of-melanoma-in-new-south-wales-australia
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Alexander H R Varey, Christine M Madronio, Anne E Cust, Chris Goumas, Graham J Mann, Bruce K Armstrong, Richard A Scolyer, Austin M Curtin, John F Thompson
BACKGROUND: Standardization of the clinical management of melanoma through the formulation of national guidelines, based on interpretation of the existing evidence and consensus expert opinion, seeks to improve quality of care; however, adherence to national guidelines has not been well studied. METHODS: A population-based, cross-sectional study of the clinical management of all patients with newly notified primary melanomas in the state of New South Wales, Australia, during 2006/2007 was conducted using cancer registry identification and questionnaires completed by treating physicians...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547521/validation-of-the-cingulate-island-sign-with-optimized-ratios-for-discriminating-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-from-alzheimer-s-disease-using-brain-perfusion-spect
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Etsuko Imabayashi, Tsutomu Soma, Daichi Sone, Tadashi Tsukamoto, Yukio Kimura, Noriko Sato, Miho Murata, Hiroshi Matsuda
OBJECTIVE: Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is often cited as the second most common dementia after Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is clinically important to distinguish DLB from AD because specific side effects of antipsychotic drugs are limited to DLB. The relative preservation of cingulate glucose metabolism in the posterior cingulate gyri versus that in the precuni, known as the cingulate island sign (CIS), in patients with DLB compared with AD is supposed to be highly specific for diagnosing DLB...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
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