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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166698/-the-value-of-endoscopic-decompression-in-surgical-therapy-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
#1
Maximilian E T Hessenauer, Andreas Arkudas, Ingo Ludoph, Elias Polykandriotis, Raymund E Horch
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common diseases in hand surgery. The gold standard in therapy is the surgical release of the carpal tunnel. We provide a brief update on the relevant pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy and discuss questions related to minimal invasive decompression of the median nerve. Together with a review of the current literature, we report on our experiences in minimally invasive carpal tunnel release via a monoportal endoscopic access in over 700 cases. In conclusion, the endoscopic technique provides superior convalescence and patient safety is comparable to open methods...
November 22, 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164856/aerosol-crosslinked-crown-ether-diols-melded-with-poly-vinyl-alcohol-as-specialized-microfibrous-li-adsorbents
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Lawrence A Limjuco, Grace Masbate Nisola, Rey Eliseo Castillo Torrejos, Jeong Woo Han, Ho Seong Song, Khino J Parohinog, Sangho Koo, Seong-Poong Lee, Wook-Jin Chung
Crown ether (CE)-based Li(+) adsorbent microfibers (MFs) were successfully fabricated through a combined use of CE diols, electrospinning, and aerosol crosslinking. The 14-16 membered CEs, with varied ring sub-units and cavity dimensions, have two hydroxyl groups for covalent attachments to poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) as the chosen matrix. The CE diols were blended with PVA and transformed into microfibers via electrospinning, a highly effective technique in minimizing CE loss during MF fabrication. Subsequent aerosol glutaraldehyde (GA) crosslinking of the electrospun CE/PVA MFs stabilized the adsorbents in water...
November 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164804/biomaterials-and-advanced-technologies-for-hemostatic-management-of-bleeding
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REVIEW
DaShawn A Hickman, Christa L Pawlowski, Ujjal D S Sekhon, Joyann Marks, Anirban Sen Gupta
Bleeding complications arising from trauma, surgery, and as congenital, disease-associated, or drug-induced blood disorders can cause significant morbidities and mortalities in civilian and military populations. Therefore, stoppage of bleeding (hemostasis) is of paramount clinical significance in prophylactic, surgical, and emergency scenarios. For externally accessible injuries, a variety of natural and synthetic biomaterials have undergone robust research, leading to hemostatic technologies including glues, bandages, tamponades, tourniquets, dressings, and procoagulant powders...
November 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163915/field-deployable-quantitative-rapid-identification-of-active-ebola-virus-infection-in-unprocessed-blood
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Kavit Shah, Emma Bentley, Adam Tyler, Kevin S R Richards, Edward Wright, Linda Easterbrook, Diane Lee, Claire Cleaver, Louise Usher, Jane E Burton, James K Pitman, Christine B Bruce, David Edge, Martin Lee, Nelson Nazareth, David A Norwood, Sterghios A Moschos
The West African Ebola virus outbreak underlined the importance of delivering mass diagnostic capability outside the clinical or primary care setting in effectively containing public health emergencies caused by infectious disease. Yet, to date, there is no solution for reliably deploying at the point of need the gold standard diagnostic method, real time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), in a laboratory infrastructure-free manner. In this proof of principle work, we demonstrate direct performance of RT-qPCR on fresh blood using far-red fluorophores to resolve fluorogenic signal inhibition and controlled, rapid freeze/thawing to achieve viral genome extraction in a single reaction chamber assay...
November 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163671/lignocellulose-binding-of-a-cel5a-rtcbm11-chimera-with-enhanced-%C3%AE-glucanase-activity-monitored-by-electron-paramagnetic-resonance
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Raquel Fonseca-Maldonado, Luana P Meleiro, Luís F S Mendes, Luana F Alves, Sibeli Carli, Lucas D Morero, Luis G M Basso, Antonio J Costa-Filho, Richard J Ward
Background: The Bacillus subtilis endo-β-1,4-glucanase (BsCel5A) hydrolyzes β-1,3-1,4-linked glucan, and the enzyme includes a family 3 carbohydrate-binding module (CBM3) that binds β-1,4-linked glucan. Methods: Here we investigate the BsCel5A β-1,3-1,4 glucanase activity after exchanging the CBM3 domain for the family 11 CBM from Ruminiclostridium thermocellum celH (RtCBM11) having β-1,3-1,4 glucan affinity. Results: The BsCel5A-RtCBM11 presents a 50...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163515/nanobody-based-delivery-systems-for-diagnosis-and-targeted-tumor-therapy
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REVIEW
Yaozhong Hu, Changxiao Liu, Serge Muyldermans
The development of innovative targeted therapeutic approaches are expected to surpass the efficacy of current forms of treatments and cause less damage to healthy cells surrounding the tumor site. Since the first development of targeting agents from hybridoma's, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have been employed to inhibit tumor growth and proliferation directly or to deliver effector molecules to tumor cells. However, the full potential of such a delivery strategy is hampered by the size of mAbs, which will obstruct the targeted delivery system to access the tumor tissue...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162057/translating-a-child-care-based-intervention-for-online-delivery-development-and-randomized-pilot-study-of-go-napsacc
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Dianne S Ward, Amber E Vaughn, Stephanie Mazzucca, Regan Burney
BACKGROUND: As part of childhood obesity prevention initiatives, Early Care and Education (ECE) programs are being asked to implement evidence-based strategies that promote healthier eating and physical activity habits in children. Translation of evidence-based interventions into real world ECE settings often encounter barriers, including time constraints, lack of easy-to-use tools, and inflexible intervention content. This study describes translation of an evidence-based program (NAPSACC) into an online format (Go NAPSACC) and a randomized pilot study evaluating its impact on centers' nutrition environments...
November 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161923/recognizing-and-reacting-to-complications-of-trans-septal-puncture
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Francesca Salghetti, Juan Sieira, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Antonio Curnis, Carlo de Asmundis
The transseptal puncture (TSP) enables access to the left heart, through the fossa ovalis (FO), both in electrophysiology and in cardiac interventional procedures. TSP is usually safe in experienced hands. Sometimes TSP can be technically demanding and carries the risk of severe complications in approximately 1%. While performing a TSP, every effort should be taken in order to avoid complications. In the event of complications, prompt recognition and reaction are essential and a combined "heart-team" management may be the most effective approach...
November 22, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161895/editorial-comment-on-end-2017-0436-or-r1
#9
Michael Grasso
A central component of percutaneous nephrostolithotomy is an endoscopic lithotrite that safely and efficiently clears stone of all compositions from the intrarenal collecting system. The current multicenter trial studied 3 lithotrite combinations employing both mechanical ballistic and ultrasonic energy to fragment and evacuate with suction stone debris. What is clear from this work is that, with regard to the timely clearance of the stone burden and peri-operative complications, there is minimal difference between the devices studied, nothing special and nothing new...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161390/thiopental-to-desflurane-an-anaesthetic-journey-where-are-we-going-next
#10
J R Sneyd
Development targets in anaesthetic pharmacology have evolved from minimizing harm caused by unwanted effects through an era in which rapid onset and offset of drug effect were prioritised. Today's anaesthetists have access to a library of effective drugs whose characteristics offer controllable hypnosis, analgesia and paralysis with manageable off-target effects. The availability of these agents at generic prices inhibits commercial interest and this is reflected in the limited number of current anaesthetic drug development projects...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160484/critical-points-for-the-control-of-tuberculosis-on-primary-health-care
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Patrícia Geórgia Oliveira Diniz Pinheiro, Lenilde Duarte de Sá, Pedro Fredemir Palha, Rita de Cássia Cordeiro de Oliveira, Jordana de Almeida Nogueira, Tereza Cristina Scatena Villa
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the discourses of professionals that work on the reference service about the critical points that affects the essential attributes of the Primary Health Care (PHC) related to the control of tuberculosis in the city of João Pessoa. METHOD: The empirical material collected from August to October in 2014, through the interview technique was analyzed through the methodological-theoretical framework of French Discourse Analysis. RESULTS: The discourses demonstrated the critical points on the control of the disease on PHC as being the lack of bond and welcoming from the professionals in relation to patients with tuberculosis...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157444/a-tool-to-visualize-and-analyze-perfusion-data-development-and-application-of-the-r-package-ctp
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Seth T Lirette, Andrew D Smith, Inmaculada B Aban
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) is a widely used imaging modality especially in neuroimaging. Despite this, CTP is often prohibitive due to the dearth of free/open-source software. This could have wide-ranging implications for instruction and research. We have implemented an online-available CTP tool built and run completely within the R computing environment. METHODS: Called from within R, the user can select one of four different methods to construct a cerebral blood flow (CBF) map: (1) max-slope (2) singular value decomposition (3) block circulant singular value decomposition or (4) oscillation minimization singular value decomposition...
January 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157017/comprehensive-assessment-of-shockwave-intensity-transcriptomic-biomarker-discovery-for-primary-blast-induced-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-using-the-mammalian-hair-follicle
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Jing Zhang, Rosalinda Knight, Yushan Wang, Thomas W Sawyer, Christopher J Martyniuk, Valerie S Langlois
OBJECTIVE: Primary blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is an injury experienced during modern warfare due to exposure to the pressure waves produced by the detonation of explosives. With virtually no apparent physical damage or symptoms presented, there is a need for more objective and accessible mTBI biomarkers posing minimal invasiveness risk. METHODS: We measured the transcriptomic sensitivity of the hair follicles in relation to the severity of primary blast-derived TBI...
November 20, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155771/endotracheal-intubation-of-rabbits-using-a-polypropylene-guide-catheter
#14
Krista L Thompson, Thomas R Meier, Jodi A Scholz
Endotracheal intubation in rabbits can be challenging due to their unusual anatomy. Achieving a patent airway during anesthesia is critical for the avoidance of airway obstruction, prevention of gastric tympany, and to allow ventilatory support. Due to the difficulty of intubation, alternative methods such as the use of laryngeal mask airways or laryngeal tubes have been explored. However, these methods do not result in direct access to the trachea and thus may present a risk for development of complications...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155745/hand-held-clinical-photoacoustic-imaging-system-for-real-time-non-invasive-small-animal-imaging
#15
Kathyayini Sivasubramanian, Vijitha Periyasamy, Manojit Pramanik
Translation of photoacoustic imaging into the clinic is a major challenge. Handheld real-time clinical photoacoustic imaging systems are very rare. Here, we report a combined photoacoustic and clinical ultrasound imaging system by integrating an ultrasound probe with light delivery for small animal imaging. We demonstrate this by showing sentinel lymph node imaging in small animals along with minimally invasive real-time needle guidance. A clinical ultrasound platform with access to raw channel data allows the integration of photoacoustic imaging leading to a handheld real-time clinical photoacoustic imaging system...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154150/exposure-to-tobacco-websites-associations-with-cigarette-and-e-cigarette-use-and-susceptibility-among-adolescents
#16
Jennifer B Unger, Lauren Bartsch
INTRODUCTION: Exposure to tobacco advertising is a risk factor for tobacco use and susceptibility among adolescents. Although tobacco company websites are ostensibly targeted to adults, some youth access these websites and are exposed to tobacco-related content. METHODS: This study analyzed data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) survey to estimate the prevalence of exposure to tobacco websites and the associations between website exposure and tobacco product use and susceptibility among adolescents in the United States...
November 10, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154019/local-specialty-pharmacy-and-specialty-clinic-collaboration-assists-access-to-hepatitis-c-direct-acting-antivirals
#17
Julia Zhu, Ronald J Hazen, Cara Joyce, Ambrose Delpino, Heather S Kirkham, Carson Dietrich Strickland, Shauna Markes-Wilson, Tomeka Kim, Meen Kang, Raymond A Rubin, Lance L Stein
OBJECTIVES: To measure prescribed time to therapy (TtT) and sustained virologic response (SVR). Secondary objectives were to assess insurance appeals and copay assistance amount facilitated by a local specialty pharmacy (LSP). METHODS: This descriptive, retrospective study used a joint clinical and pharmacy database of patients who were prescribed direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) at a single-center liver specialty clinic and received LSP services from December 2013 to December 2015...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152602/shortened-penetratin-cell-penetrating-peptide-is-insufficient-for-cytosolic-delivery-of-a-grb7-targeting-peptide
#18
Gabrielle M Watson, Ketav Kulkarni, Rebecca Brandt, Mark P Del Borgo, Marie-Isabel Aguilar, Jacqueline A Wilce
Delivery across the cell membrane is of critical importance for the development of therapeutics targeting intracellular proteins. The use of cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs), such as Penetratin (P16), has facilitated the delivery of otherwise cell-impermeable molecules allowing them to carry out their biological function. A truncated form of Penetratin (RRMKWKK) has been previously described as the minimal Penetratin sequence that is required for translocation across the cell membrane. Here, we performed a detailed comparison of cellular uptake by Penetratin (P16) and the truncated Penetratin peptide (P7), including their ability to deliver G7-18NATE, a cyclic peptide targeting the cytosolic cancer target Grb7-adapter protein into cells...
February 28, 2017: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151200/a-closer-look-at-racism-and-heterosexism-in-medical-students-clinical-decision-making-related-to-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-implications-for-prep-education
#19
Sarah K Calabrese, Valerie A Earnshaw, Douglas S Krakower, Kristen Underhill, Wilson Vincent, Manya Magnus, Nathan B Hansen, Trace S Kershaw, Kenneth H Mayer, Joseph R Betancourt, John F Dovidio
Social biases among healthcare providers could limit PrEP access. In this survey study of 115 US medical students, we examined associations between biases (racism and heterosexism) and PrEP clinical decision-making and explored prior PrEP education as a potential buffer. After viewing a vignette about a PrEP-seeking MSM patient, participants reported anticipated patient behavior (condomless sex, extra-relational sex, and adherence), intention to prescribe PrEP to the patient, biases, and background characteristics...
November 18, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151117/risks-of-flexible-ureterorenoscopy-pathophysiology-and-prevention
#20
REVIEW
Palle J S Osther
Currently, indications for flexible ureterorenoscopy (fURS) are expanding, mainly due to technological advancements. Although data from clinical series definitely presents fURS as a safe procedure, serious complications including sepsis and ureteral lesions do occur. These complications seem to be a result of the unique elements of fURS, ureteral access and irrigation, pushing normal upper urinary tract physiology into pathophysiological processes, including intrarenal/pyelo-veneous backflow and ureteral contractions, potentially resulting in septic, haemorrhagic and ureteral lesional complications...
November 18, 2017: Urolithiasis
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