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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538895/white-starburst-like-pattern-as-a-dermoscopic-clue-in-old-world-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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Pablo Fernandez-Crehuet, Ricardo Ruiz-Villaverde
A 70-year-old woman was referred to our dermatological unit by her general practitioner last summer, with a history of a two-month ulcerated purplish lesion on her left arm that spread centrifugally and that unsuccessfully treated with topical corticosteroids. The dermoscopic evaluation revealed an erythematous macula with central ulceration that showed the characteristic called "white starburst-like pattern" and some vascular structures (dotted vessels, polymorphous⁄ atypical vessels). The diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis was made after histopathologic analysis and polymerase chain reaction essay...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538847/-frequency-of-the-most-common-mutations-of-the-cftr-gene-in-peruvian-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-using-the-arms-pcr-technique
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Ruth Aquino, Ana Protzel, Juan Rivera, Hugo Abarca, Milagros Dueñas, Cecilia Nestarez, Nestor Purizaga, Benoit Diringer
Objectives.: To determine the frequency of the ten most common mutations of the CFTR gene reported in Latin Americausing amplification-refractory mutation system-polymerase chain reaction (ARMS-PCR) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) in two referral hospitals in Peru during the year 2014. Materials and Methods.: The frequency of the ten most common mutations of the CFTR gene was assessed in patients of the Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins and the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño, both located in Lima, Peru...
January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538815/effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-stress-and-anxiety-related-responses-in-rats
#3
Ricardo M Bassetto, Tatiana Wscieklica, Kathlein C P Pouza, Daniela Ortolani, Milena B Viana, Isabel C Cespedes, Regina C Spadari
The aim of this work was to investigate if eletroacupuncture at PC6 would modulate the stress-induced anxiety-like behavior and the level of activation of several brain areas. Rats were distributed in groups: control; submitted to immobilization; submitted to immobilization and eletroacupuncture at PC6 or at the tail. Immobilization increased grooming and decreased stretched attend postures and the time spent in the open arms of the ele-vated plus-maze. Eletroacupuncture at PC6 or tail canceled the effect of immobilization on grooming and attenuated the stretched attend posture...
May 22, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538681/human-thalamic-somatosensory-nucleus-ventral-caudal-vc-as-a-locus-for-stimulation-by-inputs-from-tactile-noxious-and-thermal-sensors-on-an-active-prosthesis
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REVIEW
Jui Hong Chien, Anna Korzeniewska, Luana Colloca, Claudia Campbell, Patrick Dougherty, Frederick Lenz
The forebrain somatic sensory locus for input from sensors on the surface of an active prosthesis is an important component of the Brain Machine Interface. We now review the neuronal responses to controlled cutaneous stimuli and the sensations produced by Threshold Stimulation at Microampere current levels (TMIS) in such a locus, the human thalamic Ventral Caudal nucleus (Vc). The responses of these neurons to tactile stimuli mirror those for the corresponding class of tactile mechanoreceptor fiber in the peripheral nerve, and TMIS can evoke sensations like those produced by the stimuli that optimally activate each class...
May 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538676/older-australians-can-achieve-high-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-during-a-6-month-randomised-intervention-results-from-the-medley-study
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Courtney Davis, Jonathan Hodgson, Janet Bryan, Manohar Garg, Richard Woodman, Karen Murphy
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is thought to be achievable in non-Mediterranean regions, but this has yet to be investigated. We aimed to determine if an older Australian population could adhere to a MedDiet for six months. We conducted a randomised, parallel dietary intervention trial with two dietary arms: the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) group and the habitual diet (HabDiet) control group. A 15-point Mediterranean diet adherence score and food and nutrient intakes were estimated from three-day weighed food records collected at baseline, two and four months...
May 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538452/proximal-femoral-shortening-after-cephalomedullary-nail-insertion-for-intertrochanteric-fractures
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Ron Gilat, Omri Lubovsky, Ehud Atoun, Ronen Debi, Ornit Cohen, Yoram A Weil
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence of proximal femoral shortening (PFS) and its effect on the patient outcomes when intertrochanteric fractures were treated with a cephalomedullary nail (CMN). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTINGS: Level II trauma center. PATIENTS: Forty-eight consecutive patients with OTA/AO 31-A intertrochanteric fractures. INTERVENTION: All patients were treated with a Gamma3 CMN (Stryker, Kalamazoo, MI)...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538421/malnutrition-is-associated-with-hiv-infection-in-children-less-than-5-years-in-bobo-dioulasso-city-burkina-faso-a-case-control-study
#7
Ghislain Gnimbar Poda, Chien-Yeh Hsu, Jane C-J Chao
Pediatric human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and malnutrition are still 2 major health issues in sub-Saharan Africa including Burkina Faso where few studies have been conducted on child malnutrition and HIV infection. This study assessed the effects of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV infection and also compared the prevalence of malnutrition in terms of an inadequate diet, underweight, stunting, and wasting among HIV-infected and uninfected children less than 5 years in Bobo-Dioulasso city, Burkina Faso...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538322/manifestations-of-proprioception-during-vertical-jumps-to-specific-heights
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Artur Struzik, Bogdan Pietraszewski, Adam Kawczyński, Sławomir Winiarski, Grzegorz Juras, Andrzej Rokita
Artur, S, Bogdan, P, Kawczyński, A, Winiarski, S, Grzegorz, J, and Andrzej, R. Manifestations of proprioception during vertical jumps to specific heights. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1694-1701, 2017-Jumping and proprioception are important abilities in many sports. The efficiency of the proprioceptive system is indirectly related to jumps performed at specified heights. Therefore, this study recorded the ability of young athletes who play team sports to jump to a specific height compared with their maximum ability...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538023/magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-assessment-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphoedema-tissue-composition
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Marco Borri, Kristiana D Gordon, Julie C Hughes, Erica D Scurr, Dow-Mu Koh, Martin O Leach, Peter S Mortimer, Maria A Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to propose a magnetic resonance imaging acquisition and analysis protocol that uses image segmentation to measure and depict fluid, fat, and muscle volumes in breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL). This study also aims to compare affected and control (unaffected) arms of patients with diagnosed BCRL, providing an analysis of both the volume and the distribution of the different tissue components. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The entire arm was imaged with a fluid-sensitive STIR and a 2-point 3-dimensional T1W gradient-echo-based Dixon sequences, acquired in sagittal orientation and covering the same imaging volume...
May 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537819/movement-control-tests-for-the-lumbopelvic-complex-are-these-tests-reliable-and-valid
#10
Hannah Granström, Björn O Äng, Eva Rasmussen-Barr
This study evaluated inter- and intra-observer reliability and discriminative validity of three movement control tests: 1) standing knee-lift test; 2) static lunge test; and 3) dynamic lunge test. Thirty-eight subjects, 21 with low-back pain and 17 healthy, were video-recorded while performing the tests. Four physical therapists scored the tests according to a standardized protocol and calculated a composite score for each test based on the number of incorrect test components. Inter-observer reliability for the composite scores ranged between 0...
May 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537769/the-ksr2-rs7973260-polymorphism-is-associated-with-metabolic-phenotypes-but-not-psychological-phenotypes-in-chinese-elders
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Yong Wang, Teng Ma, Yin-Sheng Zhu, Xue-Feng Chu, Shun Yao, Hong-Fei Wang, Jian Cai, Xiao-Feng Wang, Xiao-Yan Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between genetic variants KSR2 (kinase suppressor of RAS)-rs7973260, RAPGEF6 (guanine nucleotide exchange factor 6)-rs3756290, LOC105377703-rs4481363, and subjective well-being (SWB) and depressive symptoms (DSs) in Chinese elders, which were recently associated in a genome-wide association study conducted in Caucasians. The pleiotropic effects of KSR2-rs7973260 on metabolic phenotypes were also explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used data of 1788 older individuals aged 70-84 years from the aging arm of the Rugao Longevity and Aging Study, a population-based cohort study conducted in the Jiangsu province of China...
May 24, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537695/robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-excision-of-a-retroperitoneal-ganglioneuroma
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Lucas Medeiros Burttet, Fernando Jahn da Silva Abreu, Gabrielle Aguiar Varaschin, Brasil Silva, Milton Berger
INTRODUCTION: Ganglioneuromas are rare benign neoplasms of the sympathetic nervous system. We describe the case of an incidentally found ganglioneuroma in a woman. To our knowledge this is the first described case of robotic excision of a retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma. CASE: A 41-year-old female had an incidental retroperitoneal mass found during a routine US. CT scan and MRI showed an 8.3cm homogeneous mass, adjacent to left kidney upper pole, with peripheral contrast enhancement...
May 23, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535578/coasting-withholding-gonadotrophins-for-preventing-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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REVIEW
Arianna D'Angelo, Nazar N Amso, Rudaina Hassan
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic and potentially life threatening condition resulting from excessive ovarian stimulation. Reported incidence of moderate to severe OHSS ranges from 0.6% to 5% of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. The factors contributing to OHSS have not been completely explained. The release of vasoactive substances secreted by the ovaries under human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) stimulation may play a key role in triggering this syndrome...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534836/differentiation-and-structure-in-sulfolobus-islandicus-rod-shaped-virus-populations
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Maria A Bautista, Jesse A Black, Nicholas D Youngblut, Rachel J Whitaker
In the past decade, molecular surveys of viral diversity have revealed that viruses are the most diverse and abundant biological entities on Earth. In culture, however, most viral isolates that infect microbes are represented by a few variants isolated on type strains, limiting our ability to study how natural variation affects virus-host interactions in the laboratory. We screened a set of 137 hot spring samples for viruses that infect a geographically diverse panel of the hyperthemophilic crenarchaeon Sulfolobus islandicus...
May 19, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534304/an-american-crisis-the-lack-of-black-men-in-medicine
#15
Cato T Laurencin, Marsha Murray
The current state of diversity within the US medical workforce does not reflect representative numbers of the Black male population. Research data continues to reveal continuing trends in the areas of discrimination, incarceration, health disparities, and mortality with respect to Black males. The lack of increase in Black male medical school applications and matriculation contrasted by the continuing trends mentioned above illustrates that there is in fact an American crisis. We present here a call to arms, to address the need of African-American men in medicine...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534257/a-systematic-survey-on-the-diagnosis-strategy-and-patient-management-of-type-1-diabetes-by-chinese-physicians
#16
Yong Gu, Hsiang-Ting Hsu, Jing Zhu, Xuqin Zheng, Hemin Jiang, Hongqi Fan, Tao Yang
The qualification of physicians is a key factor in controlling type 1 diabetes (T1D) since they provide crucial information to their patients about self-management. To investigate whether Chinese physicians' medical strategies influence the control of T1D in their patients, we designed a questionnaire to survey Chinese physicians, which covered their diagnosis and patient-management strategies for T1D. A total of 442 completed questionnaires were received from 35 public hospitals in 12 cities. The results showed Chinese physicians mainly diagnosed T1D based on the clinical features and islet dysfunction...
May 17, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534225/biomarker-monitoring-of-controlled-dietary-acrylamide-exposure-indicates-consistent-human-endogenous-background
#17
Katharina Goempel, Laura Tedsen, Meike Ruenz, Tamara Bakuradze, Dorothea Schipp, Jens Galan, Gerhard Eisenbrand, Elke Richling
The aim of the present study was to explore the relation of controlled dietary acrylamide (AA) intake with the excretion of AA-related urinary mercapturic acids (MA), N-acetyl-S-(carbamoylethyl)-L-cysteine (AAMA) and N-acetyl-S-(1-carbamoyl-2-hydroxyethyl)-L-cysteine (GAMA). Excretion kinetics of these short-term exposure biomarkers were monitored under strictly controlled conditions within a duplicate diet human intervention study. One study arm (group A, n = 6) ingested AA via coffee (0.15-0.17 µg/kg bw) on day 6 and in a meal containing an upper exposure level of AA (14...
May 22, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534153/health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-from-cabaret-a-randomized-phase-2-trial-of-carboplatin-and-bevacizumab-in-recurrent-glioblastoma
#18
Kathryn M Field, Madeleine T King, John Simes, David Espinoza, Elizabeth H Barnes, Kate Sawkins, Mark A Rosenthal, Lawrence Cher, Elizabeth Hovey, Helen Wheeler, Anna K Nowak
In recurrent glioblastoma, health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a crucial trial endpoint. We examined HRQL outcomes as a secondary endpoint for patients in the CABARET randomized phase 2 trial. 122 patients were randomly allocated to bevacizumab monotherapy or bevacizumab plus carboplatin. We calculated change scores from baseline for each HRQL measure on the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) and the Brain Cancer Module (QLQ-BN20), together with time to deterioration in HRQL, and the proportion of participants with clinically meaningful improvements in specific disease-related symptoms...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533941/changes-in-clinical-laboratory-parameters-and-pharmacodynamic-markers-in-response-to-blinatumomab-treatment-of-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-all
#19
Virginie Nägele, Andrea Kratzer, Gerhard Zugmaier, Chris Holland, Youssef Hijazi, Max S Topp, Nicola Gökbuget, Patrick A Baeuerle, Peter Kufer, Andreas Wolf, Matthias Klinger
BACKGROUND: Blinatumomab has shown a remission rate of 69% in an exploratory single-arm, phase II dose-escalation study in adult patients with relapsed/refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We evaluated changes in laboratory parameters and immunopharmacodynamic markers in patients who received blinatumomab in the exploratory phase II study. METHODS: Data from 36 adults with relapsed/refractory ALL receiving blinatumomab as 4-week continuous IV infusions in various dose cohorts were analyzed for changes in liver enzymes, first-dose parameters, peripheral blood cell subpopulations, and cytokine/granzyme B release...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533877/-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-and-its-associated-factors-in-senegalese-military-personnel-sent-on-mission-to-darfur
#20
Moustapha Diop, Assane Diouf, Said Malaobé Seck, Gora Lo, Daye Ka, Aminata Massaly, Alassane Dieye, Ndeye Maguette Fall, Viviane Marie Pierre Cisse-Diallo, Khardiata Diallo-Mbaye, Ndèye Aissatou Lakhe, Louise Fortes-Déguénonvo, Cheikh Tidiane Ndour, Maserigne Soumaré, Moussa Seydi
INTRODUCTION: In Senegal, 85% of the adult population have been exposed to the hepatitis B virus and about 11% of them are chronic surface antigen (HBsAg) carriers. This infection is poorly documented among Senegalese Armed Forces. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of HBsAg in Senegalese military personnel on mission to Darfur (Sudan) and to identify its associated factors. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among Senegalese military personnel stationed in Darfur from 1 July 2014 to 31 July 2014...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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