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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342599/concentrate-supplementation-of-a-diet-based-on-medium-quality-grass-silage-for-4-weeks-prepartum-effects-on-cow-performance-health-metabolic-status-and-immune-function
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M W Little, N E O'Connell, M D Welsh, F J Mulligan, C P Ferris
Because negative energy balance (EB) contributes to transition-period immune dysfunction in dairy cows, dietary management strategies should aim to minimize negative EB during this time. Prepartum diets that oversupply energy may exacerbate negative EB in early lactation, with detrimental effects on immune function. However, with lower body condition score (BCS) cows, it has been shown that offering concentrates in addition to a grass silage-based diet when confined during an 8-wk dry period resulted in increased neutrophil function in early lactation...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342394/transvaginal-laparoscopy-a-minimally-invasive-approach-to-obtain-brush-cytology-of-the-fallopian-tube
#2
Stephan Gordts, Rudi Campo, J P Bogers, Vasilis Tanos, Isabelle Segaert, Marion Valkenburg, Patrick Puttemans, Sylvie Gordts
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in a prospective pilot study the feasibility of cytobrushing of the fimbrial end using a transvaginal endoscopic access. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective feasibility study. The procedure was performed in a consecutive series of 15 infertile women referred for a transvaginal laparoscopy as part of their fertility investigation. Tubal cells were collected using a 5Fr cytobrush. Cytology and immunocytochemistry was done. RESULTS: In all patients enough cell material was obtained for analysis, without traumatizing the fimbrial end...
March 12, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340229/meaningful-use-in-the-safety-net-a-rapid-ethnography-of-patient-portal-implementation-at-five-community-health-centers-in-california
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Sara L Ackerman, Urmimala Sarkar, Lina Tieu, Margaret A Handley, Dean Schillinger, Kenneth Hahn, Mekhala Hoskote, Gato Gourley, Courtney Lyles
Objective: US health care institutions are implementing secure websites (patient portals) to achieve federal Meaningful Use (MU) certification. We sought to understand efforts to implement portals in "safety net" health care systems that provide services for low-income populations. Materials and Methods: Our rapid ethnography involved visits at 4 California safety net health systems and in-depth interviews at a fifth. Visits included interviews with clinicians and executives ( n  = 12), informal focus groups with front-line staff ( n  = 35), observations of patient portal sign-up procedures and clinic work, review of marketing materials and portal use data, and a brief survey ( n  = 45)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339771/implementing-patient-reported-outcome-surveys-as-part-of-routine-care-lessons-from-an-academic-radiation-oncology-department
#4
Lisa S Rotenstein, Ankit Agarwal, Kelly O'Neil, Andrea Kelly, Maureen Keaty, Colleen Whitehouse, Barbara Kalinowski, Peter F Orio, Neil Wagle, Neil E Martin
Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are reports of health conditions that come directly from patients. Use of PROs has been associated with improved patient outcomes, enhanced quality of life, and reduced end-of-life spending. Yet there are still outstanding questions regarding the process of implementing PRO collection in routine practice. In this article, we describe the experience of selecting and implementing PROs in a multisite, multidisease academic medical center-based radiation oncology practice and demonstrate that such large-scale rollout is feasible...
March 2, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338554/eligibility-for-minimally-invasive-coronary-artery-bypass-examination-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-using-computed-tomography
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Kate E M Dillon, Marjorie Johnson, Ian L Chan, Bob Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: A variable that necessitates conversion to a conventional full-sternotomy coronary artery bypass procedure from a robotic-assisted endoscopic single-vessel small thoracotomy is the inability to visualize the left anterior descending coronary artery within the surrounding epicardial adipose tissue using the endoscopic camera. The purpose of this study was to determine whether anatomical properties of the epicardial adipose tissue examined using preoperative computed tomography (CT) images are able to predict and thus reduce the need for intraoperative conversion based on effective preoperative exclusion criteria...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338319/postmetalated-zirconium-metal-organic-frameworks-as-a-highly-potent-bactericide
#6
Boushra Mortada, Tamara Abou Matar, Aya Sakaya, Hala Atallah, Zeinab Kara Ali, Pierre Karam, Mohamad Hmadeh
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as an important class of hybrid organic-inorganic materials. One of the reasons they have gained remarkable attention is attributed to the possibility of altering them by postsynthetic modification, thereby providing access to new and novel advanced materials. MOFs have been applied in catalysis, gas storage, gas separation, chemical sensing, and drug delivery. However, their bactericidal use has rarely been explored. Herein, we developed a two-step process for the synthesis of zirconium-based MOFs metalated with silver cations as a potent antibacterial agent...
March 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337576/robotic-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-minimally-invasive-approach-for-management-of-mediastinal-tumors
#7
Pejman Radkani, Devendra Joshi, Tushar Barot, Roy Williams
In spite of difficult anatomic access for tumors of mediastinum, surgical resection remains the best diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Widespread acceptance of video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is restricted by the limiting nature of instruments and suboptimal visualization. Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery seems to hold most promise in remote, narrow anatomical regions. After obtaining approval from Institutional Review Board (IRB), a retrospective review of prospectively collected database on patients that underwent Robotic VATS between 2009 and 2013 was conducted...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336803/facilitating-the-ethical-use-of-health-data-for-the-benefit-of-society-electronic-health-records-consent-and-the-duty-of-easy-rescue
#8
Sebastian Porsdam Mann, Julian Savulescu, Barbara J Sahakian
Advances in data science allow for sophisticated analysis of increasingly large datasets. In the medical context, large volumes of data collected for healthcare purposes are contained in electronic health records (EHRs). The real-life character and sheer amount of data contained in them make EHRs an attractive resource for public health and biomedical research. However, medical records contain sensitive information that could be misused by third parties. Medical confidentiality and respect for patients' privacy and autonomy protect patient data, barring access to health records unless consent is given by the data subject...
December 28, 2016: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336220/ureteroscopy-and-laser-stone-fragmentation-ursl-for-large-%C3%A2-1%C3%A2-cm-paediatric-stones-outcomes-from-a-university-teaching-hospital
#9
N C Featherstone, B K Somani, S J Griffin
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of large renal stones (≥1 cm) in paediatric patients is challenging. The usual treatment options include percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) or shockwave lithotripsy (SWL). There is a rise in the use of ureteroscopy and laser stone fragmentation (URSL) for paediatric stones; however, outcomes of treatment for large renal stones in this age group are still largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcome of URSL for large paediatric renal stones ≥1 cm treated at the present institution over the last 5 years...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335899/percutaneous-plug-based-arteriotomy-closure-device-for-large-bore-access-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Azeem Latib, Jan van der Heyden, Lennart van Gils, Joost Daemen, Todd Sorzano, Jurgen Ligthart, Karin Witberg, Thom de Kroon, Nathaniel Maor, Antonio Mangieri, Matteo Montorfano, Peter P de Jaegere, Antonio Colombo, Gary Roubin
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to study the safety and efficacy of the MANTA Vascular Closure Device (VCD), a novel collagen-based technology dedicated to closure of large-bore arteriotomies. BACKGROUND: Novel transfemoral therapeutic interventions requiring large-bore catheters have become valid minimally invasive options but have inherent access management challenges. To date, no dedicated vascular closure devices exist for large arteriotomies. METHODS: A prospective, single-arm clinical investigation enrolling patients who underwent elective percutaneous interventions with large-bore catheters and planned percutaneous arteriotomy closure in 3 European institutions...
March 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335751/exploring-community-participation-in-project-design-application-of-the-community-conversation-approach-to-improve-maternal-and-newborn-health-in-zambia
#11
Wilbroad Mutale, Chisala Masoso, Bisalom Mwanza, Cindy Chirwa, Lasidah Mwaba, Zumbe Siwale, Barbara Lamisa, Dennis Musatwe, Roma Chilengi
BACKGROUND: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has adopted an approach entitled Community Conversation (CC) to improve community engagement in addressing health challenges. CCs are based on Paulo Freire's transformative communication approach, in which communities pose problems and critically examine their everyday life experiences through discussion. We adopted this approach to engage communities in maternal and newborn health discussions in three rural districts of Zambia, with the aim of developing community-generated interventions...
March 23, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335214/graphene-fets-with-low-resistance-hybrid-contacts-for-improved-high-frequency-performance
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Chowdhury Al-Amin, Mustafa Karabiyik, Phani Kiran Vabbina, Raju Sinha, Nezih Pala
This work proposes a novel geometry field effect transistor with graphene as a channel-graphene field-effect transistor (GFET), having a hybrid contact that consists of an ohmic source/drain and its extended part towards the gate, which is capacitively coupled to the channel. The ohmic contacts are used for direct current (DC) biasing, whereas their capacitive extension reduces access region length and provides the radio frequency (RF) signal a low impedance path. Minimization of the access region length, along with the paralleling of ohmic contact's resistance and resistive part of capacitively coupled contact's impedance, lower the overall source/drain resistance, which results in an increase in current gain cut-off frequency, fT...
May 10, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334294/an-examination-of-the-role-of-l-glutamate-and-inosine-5-monophosphate-in-hedonic-taste-guided-behavior-by-mice-lacking-the-t1r1-t1r3-receptor
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Ginger D Blonde, Alan C Spector
The heterodimeric T1R1 + T1R3 receptor is considered critical for normal signaling of L-glutamate and 5'-ribonucleotides in the oral cavity. However, some taste-guided responsiveness remains in mice lacking one subunit of the receptor, suggesting that other receptors are sufficient to support some behaviors. Here, mice lacking both receptor subunits (KO) and wild-type (WT, both n = 13) mice were tested in a battery of behavioral tests. Mice were trained and tested in gustometers with a concentration series of Maltrin-580, a maltodextrin, in a brief-access test (10-s trials) as a positive control...
March 17, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331936/ultrasound-guidance-for-difficult-lumbar-puncture-in-children-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Prakash Muthusami, Ashley James Robinson, Manohar M Shroff
Pediatric lumbar puncture can be challenging or unsuccessful for several reasons. At the same time, the excellent sonographic window into the pediatric spine provides a distinct opportunity for ultrasound-guided lumbar puncture. Minimal cerebrospinal fluid and thecal displacement by subdural or epidural hematomas are common after failed clinical attempts. Ultrasound is useful for determining a safe infraconal level for subarachnoid access. Real-time guidance increases not only the success rate but also the safety of diagnostic lumbar puncture and injections for chemotherapy and myelography...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331267/laparoscopic-management-of-a-proximal-jejunal-gallstone-ileus-with-patulous-ampulla-and-choledochal-cyst-a-report-of-unusual-presentation-and-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Rajvilas Anil Narkhede, Vijaykumar C Bada, Lakshmi Kumari Kona
Gallstone ileus is a diagnosis of rarity, and a proximal site of obstruction in a young patient is even rare. Of the three cases in our experience, we found two cases of gallstone ileus (GSI) with typical epidemiology and presentation, one had combination of multiple rare associations. We report such a case, suspected to have gallstone ileus on ultrasound and confirmed diagnosis on computed tomography. Presence of biliary-enteric fistula, old age, and obstructive features, as in typical cases, was a bigger asset for diagnosis, but it was difficult to entertain diagnosis of GSI in young girl in absence of a demonstrable biliary-enteric fistula, with uncommon association of choledochal cyst and sickle cell disease...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329748/extensive-multilevel-split-laminotomy-for-debulking-a-cervicothoracolumbar-nondysraphic-intramedullary-spinal-cord-lipoma-in-a-2-month-old-infant
#16
Ha Son Nguyen, Sean Lew
INTRODUCTION: Laminectomy is the traditional approach for posterior exposure of the spinal canal for tumor resection. Another technique is split laminotomy, which entails the division and retraction of the spinous processes and laminae to access the thecal sac. This technique has been employed for small-segment exposures, but not extensively explored for long-segment exposures. CASE: A 2-month-old male presented with progressive right-leg plegia. MRI of the spine revealed a large, intramedullary spinal-cord lipoma extending from C6 to L5...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329389/radial-versus-femoral-access-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-with-or-without-st-segment-elevation-a-pre-specified-analysis-from-the-randomized-minimizing-adverse-haemorrhagic-events-by-transradial-access-site-and-systemic-implementation-of-angiox
#17
Pascal Vranckx, Enrico Frigoli, Martina Rothenbühler, Francesco Tomassini, Stefano Garducci, Giuseppe Andò, Andrea Picchi, Paolo Sganzerla, Anita Paggi, Fabrizio Ugo, Arturo Ausiello, Gennaro Sardella, Nicoletta Franco, Marco Nazzaro, Nicoletta de Cesare, Paolo Tosi, Camillo Falcone, Carlo Vigna, Pietro Mazzarotto, Emilio Di Lorenzo, Claudio Moretti, Gianluca Campo, Carlo Penzo, Giampaolo Pasquetto, Dik Heg, Peter Jüni, Stephan Windecker, Marco Valgimigli
Aims: To assess whether radial compared with femoral access is associated with consistent outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). Methods and results: In the Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by TRansradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of angioX (MATRIX) programme patients were randomized to radial or femoral access, stratified by STEMI (2001 radial, 2009 femoral) and NSTE-ACS (2196 radial, 2198 femoral)...
February 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329330/three-port-one-incision-plus-two-port-endoscopic-mitral-valve-surgery-without-robotic-assistance%C3%A2
#18
Toshiaki Ito, Atsuo Maekawa, Satoshi Hoshino, Yasunari Hayashi, Sadanari Sawaki, Junji Yanagisawa, Masayoshi Tokoro
OBJECTIVES: Totally endoscopic minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) is technically demanding and often performed with robotic assistance. We hypothesized that three-port video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) would facilitate endoscopic MIMVS and evaluated its feasibility and safety. METHODS: From October 2010 to June 2016, we performed first-time MIMVS in 250 consecutive patients (122 male), with median age of 65 years (54-73 years, 25-75 percentile)...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329060/first-series-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-exchanges-to-heartmate-3
#19
Jasmin S Hanke, Sebastian V Rojas, Günes Dogan, Christina Feldmann, Erik Beckmann, Ezin Deniz, Bettina Wiegmann, Jana-Elena Michaelis, L Christian Napp, Dominik Berliner, Malakh Shrestha, Johann Bauersachs, Axel Haverich, Jan D Schmitto
OBJECTIVES: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) exchange is becoming a standard surgical procedure. The exchange procedure is an opportunity to upgrade patients to a new generation pump that offers advanced reduction of adverse events or longer battery hours. METHODS: We performed an analysis of 6 consecutive patients who underwent LVAD exchange to HeartMate 3 either from a HeartWare or HeartMate (HM) II device. Minimally invasive operations were performed through a lateral thoracotomy...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328783/iatrogenic-left-circumflex-vessel-occlusion-after-minimal-access-mitral-valve-repair-the-role-of-optical-coherence-tomography
#20
Hesham K Abdelaziz, Andrew Wiper, Palanikumar Saravanan, Joseph Zacharias
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March 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
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