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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634033/nickel-sulfate-promotes-il-17a-producing-cd4-t-cells-by-an-il-23-dependent-mechanism-regulated-by-tlr4-and-jak-stat-pathways
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Rami Bechara, Diane Antonios, Hayat Azouri, Marc Pallardy
Allergic contact dermatitis, caused by nickel, is a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction and 14.5% of the general population may be affected in Europe. Among a wide range of cytokines, the IL-12 family has unique structural and immunological characteristics. While IL-12p70 promotes T helper (Th) 1 cells polarization, IL-23 promotes Th17 cells development and both have been isolated from nickel-allergic patients. In this work, we were interested in understanding the mechanism behind nickel-induced Th17 cells development...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632121/anti-inflammatory-treatment-and-risk-for-depression-after-first-time-stroke-in-a-cohort-of-147-487-danish-patients
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Ida Kim Wium-Andersen, Marie Kim Wium-Andersen, Martin Balslev Jørgensen, Merete Osler
BACKGROUND: Depression is a common complication after stroke, and inflammation may be a pathophysiological mechanism. This study examines whether anti-inflammatory treatment with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) or statins influence the risk of depression after stroke. METHODS: A register-based cohort including all patients admitted to hospital with a first-time stroke from Jan. 1, 2001, through Dec. 31, 2011, and a nonstroke population with a similar age and sex distribution was followed for depression until Dec...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience: JPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630786/ophthoselfie-detailed-self-imaging-of-cornea-and-anterior-segment-by-smartphone
#3
Abdullah Kaya
OBJECTIVES: To describe the ophthoselfie, a method by which everyone can take detailed self-images of the cornea and anterior segment with a smartphone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 90-diopter non-contact double aspheric lens was attached to posterior camera of the smartphone by clear tape. Images of one eye on the screen of the smartphone could be seen with the other eye in the mirror and images were taken. RESULTS: Accurate and detailed images of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye could be taken...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620982/novice-students-navigating-the-clinical-environment-in-an-early-medical-clerkship
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Jenny Barrett, Steve C Trumble, Geoff McColl
CONTEXT: The black box that is student learning in clinical environments is an ongoing research project. Our previous research showed that despite the time that students are given to learn with, about and from patients, some lack confidence for those encounters and see few patients. The study reported here investigated individual and environmental factors affecting medical students' self-directed learning time in hospital. METHODS: We studied second year students in the four-year postgraduate Melbourne Medical School programme as they undertook the first of their four 9-week hospital placements in medical wards...
June 16, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616498/xenotransplantation-a-special-case-of-one-health
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REVIEW
Joachim Denner
The chronic shortage of human transplants to treat tissue and organ failure has led to the development of xenotransplantation, the transplantation of cells, tissues and organs from another species to human recipients. For a number of reasons, pigs are best suited as donor animals. Successful, routine xenotransplantation would have an enormous impact on the health of the human population, including the young, who sometimes require a replacement organ or islet cells, but especially the elderly, who more often suffer the consequences of organ failure...
June 2017: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615687/multi-drug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains-circulating-in-hospital-setting-whole-genome-sequencing-and-bayesian-phylogenetic-analysis-for-outbreak-investigations
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Eleonora Cella, Massimo Ciccozzi, Alessandra Lo Presti, Marta Fogolari, Taj Azarian, Mattia Prosperi, Marco Salemi, Michele Equestre, Francesca Antonelli, Alessia Conti, Marina De Cesaris, Silvia Spoto, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Roberto Coppola, Giordano Dicuonzo, Silvia Angeletti
Carbapenems resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections are increasing worldwide representing an emerging public health problem. The application of phylogenetic and phylodynamic analyses to bacterial whole genome sequencing (WGS) data have become essential in the epidemiological surveillance of multi-drug resistant nosocomial pathogens. Between January 2012 and February 2013, twenty-one multi-drug resistant K. pneumoniae strains, were collected from patients hospitalized among different wards of the University Hospital Campus Bio-Medico...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610433/reoperation-rates-after-combined-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-anterolateral-ligament-reconstruction-a-series-of-548-patients-from-the-santi-study-group-with-a-minimum-follow-up-of-2-years
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Mathieu Thaunat, Gilles Clowez, Adnan Saithna, Maxime Cavalier, Eric Choudja, Thais D Vieira, Jean-Marie Fayard, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
BACKGROUND: Early clinical results of anterolateral ligament (ALL) reconstruction are promising, but concerns exist due to high rates of complications after other types of lateral extra-articular tenodesis. The rate of surgery after combined anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and ALL reconstruction is not known. PURPOSE: To determine the rate of reoperation after combined ACL and ALL reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609304/suprameatal-cochlear-implantation-in-a-charge-patient-with-a-novel-chd7-variant-and-kallmann-syndrome-phenotype-a-case-report
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Akira Ganaha, Tetsuya Tono, Tadashi Kaname, Kumiko Yanagi, Teruyuki Higa, Shunsuke Kondo, Hiroyuki Maeda, Mikio Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: We present the clinical findings, technique of the suprameatal cochlear implantation, postoperative auditory results, and genetic analysis of the CHD7 gene. PATIENT: A 19-year-old Japanese woman was referred because of progressive hearing loss since early childhood. She had used verbal language for the main mode of communication until the age of 17. Examination revealed coloboma, heart defect, choanal atresia, genital hypoplasia, and deafness, which was diagnosed as CHARGE syndrome...
June 12, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608719/home-monitoring-in-cf-to-identify-and-treat-acute-pulmonary-exacerbations-eice-study-results
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Noah Lechtzin, Nicole Mayer-Hamblett, Natalie E West, Sarah Allgood, Ellen Wilhelm, Umer Khan, Moira L Aitken, Bonnie W Ramsey, Michael P Boyle, Peter J Mogayzel, Ronald L Gibson, David Orenstein, Carlos Milla, John P Clancy, Veena Antony, Christopher H Goss
RATIONALE: Individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer frequent acute pulmonary exacerbations, which lead to decreased lung function and reduced quality of life. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine if an intervention directed toward early detection of pulmonary exacerbations using home spirometry and symptom monitoring would result in slower decline in lung function compared to controls. METHODS: A multicenter randomized trial at 14 CF centers in subjects ≥14 years...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603881/early-palliative-care-for-adults-with-advanced-cancer
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REVIEW
Markus W Haun, Stephanie Estel, Gerta Rücker, Hans-Christoph Friederich, Matthias Villalobos, Michael Thomas, Mechthild Hartmann
BACKGROUND: Incurable cancer, which often constitutes an enormous challenge for patients, their families, and medical professionals, profoundly affects the patient's physical and psychosocial well-being. In standard cancer care, palliative measures generally are initiated when it is evident that disease-modifying treatments have been unsuccessful, no treatments can be offered, or death is anticipated. In contrast, early palliative care is initiated much earlier in the disease trajectory and closer to the diagnosis of incurable cancer...
June 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602616/salivary-anti-pgl-1-igm-may-indicate-active-transmission-of-mycobacterium-leprae-among-young-people-under-16-years-of-age
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Alexandre Casimiro de Macedo, José Evandro Cunha, Juliana Navarro Ueda Yaochite, Clodis Maria Tavares, Aparecida Tiemi Nagao-Dias
Considering that the main route of Mycobacterium leprae transmission is the upper respiratory tract, detection of salivary antibodies can be a useful tool for diagnosing early infection. The study aimed to analyze salivary anti-PGL-1 IgA and IgM antibodies in 169 children aged 4-16 years old, who lived nearby or inside the house of multibacillary or paucibacillary leprosy patients in two endemic cities in Alagoas State - Brazil. Salivary anti-PGL-1 antibodies were quantified by modified ELISA method. The frequency of contact and clinical form of the index case were significantly associated with salivary antibodies levels...
June 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600901/influences-of-environmental-bacteria-and-their-metabolites-on-allergies-asthma-and-host-microbiota
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REVIEW
G Jatzlauk, S Bartel, H Heine, M Schloter, S Krauss-Etschmann
The prevalence of allergic diseases and asthma has dramatically increased over the last decades, resulting in a high burden for patients and health care systems. Thus, there is an unmet need to develop preventative strategies for these diseases. Epidemiological studies show that reduced exposure to environmental bacteria in early life (e.g birth by cesarian section, being formula-fed, growing up in an urban environment or with less contact to various persons) is associated with an increased risk to develop allergies and asthma later in life...
June 10, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600149/retinal-detachment-associated-with-basketball-related-eye-trauma
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Tsung-Han Lee, Yi-Hao Chen, Hsi-Kung Kuo, Yung-Jen Chen, Chih-Hsin Chen, Jong-Jer Lee, Pei-Chang Wu
PURPOSE: Basketball is a popular sport involving significant body contact, which may frequently result in ocular trauma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics and visual outcomes of retinal detachment associated with basketball-related injury. DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional case series. METHODS: We reviewed the course of patients who sustained traumatic retinal detachment from basketball-related ocular trauma between 2003 and 2015...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596923/unilateral-dilated-pupil-and-spontaneous-cardiac-arrest-with-successful-bystander-resuscitation
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James M Hancox, Julian Spiers, Nicholas Crombie, David N Naumann
A 75-year-old man collapsed on a golf course and received cardiopulmonary resuscitation from a bystander, including the use of a public automated external defibrillator (AED). The AED was discharged once, with return of spontaneous circulation. An air ambulance crew found the patient haemodynamically stable, with no acute abnormalities on a 12-lead ECG. He had reduced consciousness and a dilated left pupil. On contacting the patient's wife by telephone, she said that he had fallen and hit his head earlier that day...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593072/recovery-and-return-to-work-after-a-pelvic-fracture
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Antonios N Papasotiriou, Nikolaos Prevezas, Konstantinos Krikonis, Evangelos C Alexopoulos
BACKGROUND: Pelvic ring fractures (PRFs) may influence the daily activities and quality of life of the injured. The aim of this retrospective study was to explore the functional outcomes and factors related to return to work (RTW) after PRF. METHODS: During the years 2003-2012, 282 injured individuals aged 20-55 years on the date of the accident, were hospitalized and treated for PRFs in a large tertiary hospital in Athens, Greece. One hundred and three patients were traced and contacted; 77 who were on paid employment prior to the accident gave their informed consent to participate in the survey, which was conducted in early 2015 through telephone interviews...
June 2017: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586458/disease-stabilization-of-dyt1-positive-primary-generalized-dystonia-with-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-globus-pallidus-interna-a-15-yr-follow-up
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Derrick A Dupre, Raj Nangunoori, Sravanthi Koduri, Cindy Angle, Diane Cantella, Donald Whiting
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Primary generalized dystonia (PGD) is a genetic form of dystonia that frequently displays pharmacological resistance and progresses quickly after onset. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used successfully to treat refractory dystonia, specifically globus pallidus interna (GPi) DBS for DYT1-positive PGD patients. Long-term follow-up of the safety and efficacy falls short of the longevity seen in other diseases treated with DBS. CASE PRESENTATION: A male patient presented for neurosurgical evaluation with scapular winging, hand contractures, and violent truncal spasms, which forced him to be bedridden...
June 6, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586092/quantitative-skin-assessment-using-spatial-frequency-domain-imaging-sfdi-in-patients-with-or-at-high-risk-for-pressure-ulcers
#17
Amr Yafi, Fuad K Muakkassa, Tejasvi Pasupneti, Judy Fulton, David J Cuccia, Amaan Mazhar, Kimberly N Blasiole, Eliot N Mostow
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pressure ulcers (PU) are a significant problem facing the health system in the United States. Here, we present preliminary case studies demonstrating feasibility of Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SFDI) to assess skin status in high-risk populations and pre-existing wounds. SFDI is a wide-field non-contact optical imaging technology that uses structured light to obtain tissue optical properties and of tissue constituents. This study aims to determine the fit of SFDI for PU care and determine the next steps...
June 6, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583750/systematic-review-early-versus-late-dangling-after-free-flap-reconstruction-of-the-lower-limb
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REVIEW
J T McGhee, L Cooper, K Orkar, L Harry, T Cubison
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Dangling regimes after free flap surgery to the lower limb vary between centres and clinicians. There is currently no accepted gold standard. This review examines the evidence for early versus late post-operative dangling after free flap reconstruction of the lower limb. The secondary aim is to evaluate the regimes used. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medline, Embase and the Cochrane library were searched for all studies on dangling or rehabilitation after free flap reconstruction in the lower limb (December 2015)...
May 7, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578812/determinants-of-duration-of-untreated-psychosis-among-first-episode-psychosis-patients-in-denmark-a-nationwide-register-based-study
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Lene Halling Hastrup, Ulrik Helt Haahr, Jens Einar Jansen, Erik Simonsen
BACKGROUND: Information on determinants of duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) is still needed to inform campaigns targeting people with first episode psychosis (FEP). This nation-wide study analysed the association between demographic factors (age, sex, ethnicity, marital status, and geographic area), premorbid and illness-related factors (global functional level, substance misuse, and contact to police), healthcare factors (referral source and first FEP contact) and DUP. METHOD: The study population of 1266 patients aged 15-25years diagnosed with FEP (ICD10 F20...
May 31, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573791/early-experiences-of-contact-laser-vaporization-of-the-prostate-using-the-980%C3%A2-nm-high-power-diode-laser-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#20
Hideyo Miyazaki, Yoshikazu Hirano, Shinobu Kato, Naomasa Ioritani, Takaharu Ichikawa, Hitoshi Takamoto, Yukio Homma
OBJECTIVES: We report early experiences of contact laser vaporization of the prostate for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS: A total of 80 patients recruited at four institutions in Japan from April 2013 through September 2014 underwent contact laser vaporization of the prostate using 980 nm high power diode laser with an end-firing fiber in the contact mode. Patients were followed prospectively at 1 day, 2, 4, 8, 12, and 24 weeks, postoperatively per protocol, and at 1 and 2 years post-protocol...
June 2, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
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