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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918128/whole-network-temporal-and-parietal-lobe-contributions-to-the-earliest-phases-of-language-production
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Alessandro Principe, Marco Calabria, Adrià Tauste Campo, Josephine Cruzat, Gerardo Conesa, Albert Costa, Rodrigo Rocamora
We investigated whether it is possible to study the network dynamics and the anatomical regions involved in the earliest moments of picture naming by using invasive electroencephalogram (EEG) traces to predict naming errors. Four right-handed participants with focal epilepsy explored with extensive stereotactic implant montages that recorded temporal, parietal and occipital regions -in two patients of both hemispheres-named a total of 228 black and white pictures in three different sessions recorded in different days...
August 24, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916989/comparison-of-the-recovery-profile-between-desflurane-and-sevoflurane-in-patients-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Preet Mohinder Singh, Anuradha Borle, Jason McGavin, Anjan Trikha, Ashish Sinha
Early and clear recovery from anesthesia is the crux for preventing perioperative complications in the obese undergoing bariatric surgery. Volatile inhalation agents by virtue of high lipid solubility are expected to produce residual anesthetic effects. Prospective randomized trials comparing desflurane and sevoflurane used for anesthesia maintenance (electroencephalograph guided) during bariatric surgery published till 1st of July 2017 were searched in the medical database. Comparisons were made for surrogate markers of recovery from anesthesia that included time to eye-opening (TEo), time to tracheal-extubation (TEx), and Aldrete scores on immediately shifting to recovery (Ald-I)...
September 16, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911958/application-of-real-time-surgical-navigation-for-zygomatic-implant-insertion-in-patients-with-severely-atrophic-maxilla
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Feng Wang, Michael M Bornstein, Kuofeng Hung, Shengchi Fan, Xiaojun Chen, Wei Huang, Yiqun Wu
PURPOSE: Computer-aided treatment technology has extended its applications to oral implantology. This report describes the authors' initial clinical experience on the application of a commercially available navigation system (VectorVision) in zygomatic implant (ZI) insertion in the severely atrophic maxilla. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective longitudinal study. Eligible patients with maxillary edentulism who were treated with ZI placement were enrolled...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904702/-leprosy-in-children-in-the-region-of-thi%C3%A3-s-senegal-study-determining-whether-or-not-it-is-a-signal-of-recrudescence
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Pauline Dioussé, Haby Dione, Mariama Bammo, Ndiaga Gueye, Thierno Abdoul Aziz Diallo, Fatou Seck, Ramatoulaye Diagne Gueye, Mame Thierno Dieng, Fatma Sarr Fall, Moustapha Diop, Bernard Marcel Diop, Mamadou Mourtalla Ka
Leprosy is an infectious and transmissible disease. According to the WHO, the number of new cases of leprosy in children in Senegal has risen moderately since 2013. This study aimed to analyze the epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic and evolutionary features of leprosy in children in the geographical areas of two social rehabilitation villages in the region of Thiès. We conducted a retrospective study over a period of 3 years (2013-2015). All new cases of Hansen's disease aged 0 -15 years were included...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903762/mesh-penetrating-the-cecum-and-bladder-following-inguinal-hernia-surgery-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Asano, Saori Yajima, Yoshie Hosoi, Makoto Takagi, Hiroyuki Fukano, Yasuhiro Ohara, Nozomi Shinozuka, Takaya Ichimura
BACKGROUND: Tension-free repair using mesh is a common inguinal hernia surgical procedure. However, various complications such as mesh-related infection and recurrence may develop as a result. Moreover, although rare, there are also reports of intestinal obstruction caused by adhesion of the mesh to the intestinal wall and cases of mesh migration into various organs. Here, we report our experience with a patient in whom mesh extraction was performed due to migration of mesh into the intestinal tract following inguinal hernia surgery and formation of a fistula with the bladder...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900738/novel-temporary-left-ventricular-assist-system-with-hydrodynamically-levitated-bearing-pump-for-bridge-to-decision-initial-preclinical-assessment-in-a-goat-model
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Satoru Kishimoto, Yoshiaki Takewa, Tomonori Tsukiya, Toshihide Mizuno, Kazuma Date, Hirohito Sumikura, Yutaka Fujii, Kentaro Ohnuma, Konomi Togo, Nobumasa Katagiri, Noritsugu Naito, Yuichiro Kishimoto, Yoshinobu Nakamura, Motonobu Nishimura, Eisuke Tatsumi
The management of heart failure patients presenting in a moribund state remains challenging, despite significant advances in the field of ventricular assist systems. Bridge to decision involves using temporary devices to stabilize the hemodynamic state of such patients while further assessment is performed and a decision can be made regarding patient management. We developed a new temporary left ventricular assist system employing a disposable centrifugal pump with a hydrodynamically levitated bearing. We used three adult goats (body weight, 58-68 kg) to investigate the 30-day performance and hemocompatibility of the newly developed left ventricular assist system, which included the pump, inflow and outflow cannulas, the extracorporeal circuit, and connectors...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894756/relationships-between-tibiofemoral-contact-forces-and-cartilage-morphology-at-2-to-3-years-after-single-bundle-hamstring-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-in-healthy-knees
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David John Saxby, Adam L Bryant, Xinyang Wang, Luca Modenese, Pauline Gerus, Jason M Konrath, Kim L Bennell, Karine Fortin, Tim Wrigley, Flavia M Cicuttini, Christopher J Vertullo, Julian A Feller, Tim Whitehead, Price Gallie, David G Lloyd
BACKGROUND: Prevention of knee osteoarthritis (OA) following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and reconstruction is vital. Risk of postreconstruction knee OA is markedly increased by concurrent meniscal injury. It is unclear whether reconstruction results in normal relationships between tibiofemoral contact forces and cartilage morphology and whether meniscal injury modulates these relationships. HYPOTHESES: Since patients with isolated reconstructions (ie, without meniscal injury) are at lower risk for knee OA, we predicted that relationships between tibiofemoral contact forces and cartilage morphology would be similar to those of normal, healthy knees 2 to 3 years postreconstruction...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894725/safety-of-checkpoint-inhibitors-for-cancer-treatment-strategies-for-patient-monitoring-and-management-of-immune-mediated-adverse-events
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REVIEW
Marianne Davies, Emily A Duffield
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs), in the form of monoclonal antibodies against CTLA-4, PD-1, and PD-L1, have dramatically changed the treatment approach in several advanced cancers. Due to their mechanism of action, these novel agents are associated with a unique spectrum of immune-mediated adverse events (imAEs), with a safety profile that indicates they are better tolerated than traditional chemotherapeutic agents. This article aims to provide education on the current knowledge about imAEs associated with ICPI treatment, including strategies and tools for the prompt identification, evaluation, and optimal management of these events...
2017: ImmunoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890117/potential-for-peritoneal-cancer-cell-seeding-in-endoscopic-full-thickness-resection-for-early-gastric-cancer
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Osamu Goto, Masayuki Shimoda, Motoki Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Kiguchi, Yutaka Mitsunaga, Teppei Akimoto, Yasutoshi Ochiai, Ai Fujimoto, Tadateru Maehata, Toshihiro Nishizawa, Hiroya Takeuchi, Yuko Kitagawa, Kaori Kameyama, Naohisa Yahagi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: During endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) for cancers, whether exposure of the lumen to the abdominal cavity during the procedure is acceptable is controversial because of the potential risk of tumor cell seeding. To assess the possibility of transplantation due to contact with tumor cells during the procedure, we prospectively investigated the ability of cancer cells to be detached by touching the tumor surface. METHODS: In 48 patients with a single early gastric cancer resected by endoscopic submucosal dissection, stamp cytology was performed by touching the surface of the specimens to glass slides...
September 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881482/altered-expression-of-antigen-specific-memory-and-regulatory-t-cell-subsets-differentiate-latent-and-active-tuberculosis
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Balaji Pathakumari, Santhi Devasundaram, Alamelu Raja
Though one-third of the world population is infected with M. tuberculosis, only 5-10% of the infected individuals will develop active TB disease and rest will remain infected with no symptoms known as latent TB infection (LTBI). Identifying biomarkers that differentiate latent and active TB disease enables effective TB control, since early detection, treatment of active TB and preventive treatment of LTBI individuals are crucial steps involved in TB control. Here, we have evaluated the frequency of antigen specific memory and regulatory T cells (Tregs) in 15 healthy household contacts (HHC) and 15 pulmonary TB patients (PTB) to identify biomarkers for differential diagnosis of LTBI and active TB...
September 7, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881006/simple-aspiration-versus-intercostal-tube-drainage-for-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-in-adults
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REVIEW
Kristin V Carson-Chahhoud, Abel Wakai, Joseph Em van Agteren, Brian J Smith, Grainne McCabe, Malcolm P Brinn, Ronan O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: For management of pneumothorax that occurs without underlying lung disease, also referred to as primary spontaneous pneumothorax, simple aspiration is technically easier to perform than intercostal tube drainage. In this systematic review, we seek to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of simple aspiration versus intercostal tube drainage for management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax. This review was first published in 2007 and was updated in 2017. OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical efficacy and safety of simple aspiration versus intercostal tube drainage for management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax...
September 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880205/poor-hand-hygiene-procedure-compliance-among-polish-medical-students-and-physicians-the-result-of-an-ineffective-education-basis-or-the-impact-of-organizational-culture
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Marta Wałaszek, Małgorzata Kołpa, Zdzisław Wolak, Anna Różańska, Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach
Objective: The objective of the study was to examine the knowledge of Polish physicians and medical students about the role of hand hygiene (HH) in healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention. Study design: A survey was conducted using an author-prepared questionnaire, which was filled out on the first day of hospital work (or internship) by newly admitted physicians who had worked in other hospitals and students of different medical schools in Poland. Methods: 100 respondents participated in the study: 28 students, 18 medical interns and 54 physicians...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875363/implantation-of-unibody-single-branched-stent-graft-for-patients-with-type-b-aortic-dissections-involving-the-left-subclavian-artery-1-year-follow-up-outcomes
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He Huang, Yuanyong Jiao, Yepeng Zhang, Yuelin Zhu, Zhao Liu, Tong Qiao, Changjian Liu, Xiwei Zhang, Min Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To report the early results of castor device, a kind of unibody single-branched stent graft, in the treatment of type B aortic dissection (TBAD) involving the LSA. METHODS: From April 2013 to February 2014, 21 patients with TBADs underwent TEVAR with LSA revascularization by unibody single-branched stent grafts. Three patients with penetrating aortic ulcers in the aortic arch received additional reconstruction of left common carotid artery with chimney technique...
September 5, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875355/is-there-an-association-between-flow-diverter-fish-mouthing-and-delayed-type-hypersensitivity-to-metals-a-case-control-study
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Naci Kocer, Prabath Kumar Mondel, Elif Yamac, Ayse Kavak, Osman Kizilkilic, Civan Islak
PURPOSE: Flow diverters are increasingly used in the treatment of complex and giant intracranial aneurysms. However, they are associated with complications like late aneurysmal rupture. Additionally, flow diverters show focal structural decrease in luminal diameter without any intimal hyperplasia. This resembles a "fish mouth" when viewed en face. In this pilot study, we tested the hypothesis of a possible association between flow diverter fish-mouthing and delayed-type hypersensitivity to its metal constituents...
September 5, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872899/two-novel-variants-affecting-cdkl5-transcript-associated-with-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Jana Neupauerová, Katalin Štěrbová, Markéta Vlčková, Věra Sebroňová, Tat'ána Maříková, Marcela Krůtová, David Staněk, Pavel Kršek, Markéta Žaliová, Pavel Seeman, Petra Laššuthová
BACKGROUND: Variants in the human X-linked cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5 (CDKL5) gene have been reported as being etiologically associated with early infantile epileptic encephalopathy type 2 (EIEE2). We report on two patients, a boy and a girl, with EIEE2 that present with early onset epilepsy, hypotonia, severe intellectual disability, and poor eye contact. METHODS: Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) of a custom-designed gene panel for epilepsy and epileptic encephalopathy containing 112 epilepsy-related genes was performed...
September 5, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869051/emergency-consultation-for-epistaxis-a-bad-predictor-for-overall-health
#16
Rafael R Stadler, Rahel M Kindler, Basile N Landis, Nicolas I Vogel, David Holzmann, Michael B Soyka
OBJECTIVE: To compare the mortality rate of a large epistaxis cohort with the fatalities of the general Swiss population and to evaluate significant risk factors for impending early death. METHODS: 568 patients out of an epistaxis cohort from a former study were contacted by mail to answer a questionnaire. Deceased patients were identified from March, 2007 through April, 2014. Death rates were compared to the general Swiss population. Different potential risk factors were evaluated by multivariate analysis...
August 28, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866784/an-outbreak-in-intravenous-drug-users-due-to-usa300-latin-american-variant-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-france-as-early-as-2007
#17
M Sassi, B Felden, M Revest, P Tattevin, Y Augagneur, P-Y Donnio
Intravenous drug users are at increased risk of Staphylococcus aureus infections. Most cases are related to clones prevalent in the community. We report an outbreak of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections that occurred from 2007 to 2009 in intravenous drug users and their close contacts in Northwestern France. Clinical and molecular investigations suggested that the clones were more similar than those usually isolated in the American continent although none of the patients traveled abroad or had contact with individuals who had traveled to the Americas...
September 2, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852346/medial-meniscus-root-tear-in-the-middle-aged-patient-a-case-based-review
#18
Joseph H Carreau, Sean E Sitton, Matthew Bollier
Biomechanical studies have shown that medial meniscal root tears result in meniscal extrusion and increased tibiofemoral joint contact pressures, which can accelerate the progression of arthritis. Repair is generally recommended for acute injuries in the young, active patient population. The far more common presentation however, is a subacute root tear with medial meniscal extrusion in a middle aged patient. Coexisting arthritis is common in this population and complicates decision making. Treatment should be based on the severity of the underlying arthritis...
2017: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844991/recalibrating-reperfusion-waypoints
#19
Paul W Armstrong, Robert C Welsh
The realization that thrombus was the cause and not the consequence of acute myocardial infarction was a transformative pathophysiologic insight. An even more stunning observation was the subsequent discovery that restoration of coronary patency could salvage ischemic myocardium and improve clinical outcomes in ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI). Assertive clinical investigations of both the content and process of STEMI care over the subsequent 4 decades has demonstrated that the ultimate success of reperfusion is modulated by the timeliness, efficiency, and efficacy with which it is applied...
August 27, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844988/risk-factors-demographics-and-clinical-profile-of-acanthamoeba-keratitis-in-melbourne-an-18-year-retrospective-study
#20
Matthew Hao Lee, Robin Geoffrey Abell, Biswadev Mitra, Merv Ferdinands, Rasik B Vajpayee
PURPOSE: To assess incidence, risk factors, presentation and final visual outcome of patients with Acanthamoebakeratitis (AK) treated at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH), Melbourne, Australia, over an 18-year period. METHODS: A retrospective review of all cases of AK managed at RVEEH between January 1998 and May 2016 was performed. Data collected included age, gender, affected eye, signs and symptoms, time between symptoms and diagnosis, risk factors, presenting and final visual acuity (VA), investigations, medical treatment, surgical interventions and length of follow-up...
August 27, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
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