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Ullrich G Mueller-Lisse, Sophie Murer, Ulrike L Mueller-Lisse, Marissa Kuhn, Juergen Scheidler, Michael Scherr
OBJECTIVES: To apply an easy-to-assemble phantom substitute for human prostates in T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (T2WI), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and 3D magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). METHODS: Kiwi fruit were fixed with gel hot and cold compress packs on two plastic nursery pots, separated by a plastic plate, and submerged in tap water inside a 1-L open-spout plastic watering can for T2WI (TR/TE 7500/101 ms), DWI (5500/61 ms, ADC b50-800 s/mm(2) map) and MRS (940/145 ms) at 3...
January 5, 2017: European Radiology
Jill Liss, Meredith Alston, Mona B Krull, Sara E Mazzoni
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to identify factors associated with the presence of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) at surgical margins of loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) pathology specimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All women evaluated for lower genital tract disease at a single academic institution were prospectively entered into a database. The database was queried for all women who had a LEEP performed for indications within contemporary American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology guidelines between April 1, 2013, and April 30, 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Toon Schiemsky, Caroline Brusselmans, Elke Nackers, Pieter Vermeersch, Koen Poesen, Koen J O Desmet, Nancy Boeckx, Davy M J Kieffer
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the performance of a novel capillary isoelectric focusing (CIEF) application for hemoglobinopathy screening on the recently introduced V8 E-Class platform. METHODS: Analytical performance of the V8 E-Class was evaluated and included assessment of hemoglobin A2 (HbA2) imprecision; linearity for HbA2, fetal hemoglobin (HbF), and sickle hemoglobin (HbS); and carryover for HbS. Furthermore, a method comparison with the Minicap Flex Piercing (Sebia, Lisses, France), the Variant Classic (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, CA), and the G8 (Tosoh Europe, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) was done to assess analytical and clinical concordance...
September 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Michelle L McDonald, Michael A Liss, Unwanaobong U Nseyo, Dana B Gal, Christopher J Kane, A Karim Kader
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of postoperative weight loss (WL) following radical cystectomy (RC) and its association with mortality. Nutritional status is recognized as a potential modifiable risk factor for postoperative complications following RC for bladder cancer. The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognize WL as a diagnostic measure for malnutrition. METHODS: Seventy-one patients underwent RC for bladder cancer between July 2008 and July 2013, in whom peri-operative weights were documented regularly...
June 23, 2016: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
M A Liss, J M Schenk, A V Faino, L F Newcomb, H Boyer, J D Brooks, P R Carroll, A Dash, M D Fabrizio, M E Gleave, P S Nelson, M L Neuhouser, J T Wei, Y Zheng, J L Wright, D W Lin, I M Thompson
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for incident prostate cancer (PC) as well as risk of disease progression and mortality. We hypothesized that men diagnosed with lower-risk PC and who elected active surveillance (AS) for their cancer management would likely initiate lifestyle changes that lead to weight loss. METHODS: Patients were enrolled in the Prostate Active Surveillance Study (PASS), a multicenter prospective biomarker discovery and validation study of men who have chosen AS for their PC...
July 19, 2016: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Svetlana Kashina, Lerida Liss Flores Villavicencio, Silvio Zaina, Marco Balleza Ordaz, Gloria Barbosa Sabanero, Victor Tsutsumi Fujiyoshi, Myrna Sabanero Lopez
Extracts from submerged cultured mycelium of two strains of Flammulina velutipes, a popular culinary mushroom, were obtained by ultrasound and tested in vitro to determine their activity in innate immunity (monocytes/ macrophages). In addition, polyclonal antibodies against the extracts were produced. Both extracts have similar glycoproteins that contain mannose and glucose but have different glycoproteins with galactoseamine units. Two novel immunogenic glycoproteins with molecular weights of 32 and 25 kDa have been revealed...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
Sij Hemal, Louis S Krane, Kyle A Richards, Michael Liss, A Karim Kader, Ronald L Davis
INTRODUCTION: Radical cystectomy (RC) is the gold standard treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer. This procedure has a high rate of perioperative complications, many of which are infectious in nature. The objective of our study was to evaluate demographic, intrinsic and extrinsic patient variables associated with developing readmission within 30 days due to infectious complications following RC. METHODS: We acquired data available from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program...
June 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
Krzysztof Łukaszuk, Agnieszka Kuczyńska, Sebastian Pukszta, Paweł Kuć, Waldemar Kuczyński, Jakub Łukaszuk, Joanna Liss, Izabela Wocławek-Potocka
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a well established method for detecting genetic abnormalities during the course of infertility treatment, resulting in thousands of healthy newborns delivered worldwide. PGD with next generation sequencing (NGS) provides new possibilities for diagnosis and new parameters for evaluation. The use of next-generation DNA sequencing technique has lead to great progress in the human genome analysis. The aim of this study was molecular analysis using next generation sequencing technique of embryos from a couple suffering from recurrent pregnancy losses...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Wenko Smolka, Karl Sotlar, Max Weiss, Ullrich Müller-Lisse
A case of a 71-year-old female patient with osteochondrosis dissecans of the right temporomandibular joint is presented. Osteochondrosis dissecans usually occurs at the weight-bearing convex cartilage in all larger joints. It is rarely found in the temporomandibular joint and usually shows one or two loose bodies dislodged from defects which are present on the condylar head. Because of multiple loose bodies and a defect on the temporomandibular fossa, the case presented here is very uncommon.
September 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Xuan Jiang, Ying Wang, XinLong Ma, JianXiong Ma, Chen Wang, ChengBao Zhang, Zhe Han, Lei Sun, Bin Lu
The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness and safety of 2 surgical techniques that are used to treat proximal femoral fractures.A systematic literature search (up to December 2014) was conducted in Medline, Embase, PubMed, and The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials to screen for studies comparing proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA) with less invasive stabilization system-distal femur (LISS-DF) for proximal femoral fractures. Two authors independently assessed the methodological quality of the included studies and extracted data...
April 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Kevin C McCammack, Natalie M Schenker-Ahmed, Nathan S White, Shaun R Best, Robert M Marks, Jared Heimbigner, Christopher J Kane, J Kellogg Parsons, Joshua M Kuperman, Hauke Bartsch, Rahul S Desikan, Rebecca A Rakow-Penner, Michael A Liss, Daniel J A Margolis, Steven S Raman, Ahmed Shabaik, Anders M Dale, David S Karow
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic performance of restriction spectrum imaging (RSI), with that of conventional multi-parametric (MP) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for prostate cancer (PCa) detection in a blinded reader-based format. METHODS: Three readers independently evaluated 100 patients (67 with proven PCa) who underwent MP-MRI and RSI within 6 months of systematic biopsy (N = 67; 23 with targeting performed) or prostatectomy (N = 33). Imaging was performed at 3 Tesla using a phased-array coil...
May 2016: Abdominal Radiology
Håkan Westberg, Karine Elihn, Eva Andersson, Bodil Persson, Lennart Andersson, Ing-Liss Bryngelsson, Cathe Karlsson, Bengt Sjögren
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between exposure to airborne particles in a pulp and paper mill and markers of inflammation and coagulation in blood. METHODS: Personal sampling of inhalable dust was performed for 72 subjects working in a Swedish pulp and paper mill. Stationary measurements were used to study concentrations of total dust, respirable dust, PM10 and PM2.5, the particle surface area and the particle number concentrations. Markers of inflammation, interleukins (IL-1b, IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10), C-reactive protein (CRP), serum amyloid A (SAA), and fibrinogen and markers of coagulation factor VIII, von Willebrand, plasminogen activator inhibitor, and D-dimer were measured in plasma or serum...
July 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Emanuele Boero, Maria del Amparo Paredes Mogollo
A 20-year-old man was admitted to our hospital having sustianed bilateral high-energy femoral fractures. The right femoral fracture was an open grade 3B with OTA grade 3 bone loss. The patient had also a brain contusion with a subdural haematoma and a closed fracture of the left clavicle. Initial management included temporarily stabilisation of the femoral fractures wth external fixators and prompt transfer to the intensive care unit. Three weeks later the external fixator of the right femur was converted to an hybrid system, and the fixator of the left side was removed and a reamed intramedullary locking nail was applied...
December 2015: Injury
Christopher L Norkus, David J Liss, Linda S Leighton
OBJECTIVE: To determine characteristics of the labor market for veterinary technician specialists (VTSs) during 2013 and identify characteristics significantly associated with pay rate for VTSs. DESIGN: Survey. SAMPLE POPULATION: 351 VTSs. PROCEDURES: A 29-question, multiple-choice survey was sent in early 2014 to all individuals (n = 786) who had been certified as VTSs and for whom an email address could be identified...
January 1, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
David T Liss, Emily A Finch, Dyanna L Gregory, Andrew Cooper, Ronald T Ackermann
Intervening in Diabetes with Healthy Eating, Activity and Linkages To Healthcare (I-D-HEALTH) is a community-based randomized trial evaluating the effectiveness of a group-based adaption of the Look AHEAD intensive lifestyle intervention. Most potentially eligible patients were identified through electronic medical record queries or referral to a diabetes resource hub. Trial enrollees had a usual source of primary care, elevated body mass index (BMI) and type 2 diabetes. I-D-HEALTH participants were randomized to either standard care alone or standard care plus free-of-charge access to a group-based lifestyle intervention (GLI) offered by the YMCA...
January 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Ronald T Ackermann, David T Liss, Emily A Finch, Karen K Schmidt, Laura M Hays, David G Marrero, Chandan Saha
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the weight loss effectiveness of a YMCA model for the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle intervention. METHODS: Between July 2008 and November 2010, we individually randomized 509 overweight or obese, low-income, nondiabetic adults with elevated blood glucose in Indianapolis, Indiana, to receive standard care plus brief lifestyle counseling or be offered a group-based YMCA adaptation of the DPP (YDPP). Primary outcome was mean weight loss difference at 12 months...
November 2015: American Journal of Public Health
Liao-Jun Sun, Zhi-Peng Wu, Cheng-Qian Dai, Xiao-Shan Guo, Hua Chen
The objective of this study was to compare prospectively the complications and the radiographic and clinical outcomes of reverse less invasive stabilization system (LISS) and titanium elastic nailing (TEN) for the treatment of subtrochanteric femur fractures in older children. From April 2004 to February 2012, 52 children aged from 10 to 15 years old with subtrochanteric fractures were included in this study. 26 patients were treated with reverse LISS (LISS group) and 26 children treated with titanium elastic nails (TEN group) respectively...
March 2015: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Yishan Jiao, Visar Berisha, Ming Tu, Julie Liss
Speaking rate estimation directly from the speech waveform is a long-standing problem in speech signal processing. In this paper, we pose the speaking rate estimation problem as that of estimating a temporal density function whose integral over a given interval yields the speaking rate within that interval. In contrast to many existing methods, we avoid the more difficult task of detecting individual phonemes within the speech signal and we avoid heuristics such as thresholding the temporal envelope to estimate the number of vowels...
September 2015: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
U G Mueller-Lisse, B Lewerich, U L Mueller-Lisse, M Reiser, M K Scherr
PURPOSE: To assess structural, technical, and communicative aspects of dedicated MR examinations of the prostate (MRP) offered by radiologists in Germany. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an eight-item online survey among members of the German Radiology Society (DRG). Radiological institutions were asked about their structure, i.e., either hospital department (HD) or private practice (PP), number of board-certified radiologists, postal regions, number of MRPs in 2011, MR technology and MR sequences applied, ways to communicate results, and feedback from referring physicians on results of subsequent tests and procedures...
August 2015: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
Jiong Mei, Ming Ni, Guang-Yao Jia, Yan-Xi Chen, Xiao-Zhong Zhu
Limb shortening is a problem associated with surgery for osteosarcoma of the lower extremity in adolescents, as the tumors frequently occur near the epiphysis. Herein we report the use of a less invasive stabilization system (LISS) and an intermittent fixation method to preserve the growth function of epiphysis in an 11-year-old patient with an osteosarcoma of the distal femur.The 11-year-old male presented with left knee enlargement and pain for 2 weeks, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and biopsy were consistent with osteosarcoma of the left distal femur...
May 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
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