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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522875/serum-uric-acid-is-associated-with-erectile-dysfunction-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-chinese-men
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Fengbin Gao, Boren Jiang, Zhen Cang, Ningjian Wang, Bing Han, Qin Li, Yi Chen, Yingchao Chen, Fangzhen Xia, Hualing Zhai, Chi Chen, Meng Lu, Ying Meng, Yingli Lu, Zhoujun Shen
The role that serum uric acid (UA) plays in the pathophysiological development of erectile dysfunction (ED) is controversial. We aimed to screen the factors related with ED, and to examine the association between serum UA and ED. Our data were derived from a cross-sectional Survey on Prevalence in East China for Metabolic Diseases and Risk Factors study in 2014-2015. Questionnaire of International Index of Erectile Dysfunction-5 was used for assessment of ED. Data were collected in three general communities respectively...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511298/-influence-of-aluminum-chloride-exposure-on-embryonic-development-of-zebrafish-and-neurobehavior-of-juvenile-fish
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J P Chen, N Shang, K H He, L Zhang, Q Niu, Q L Zhang
Objective: To investigate the influence of aluminum chloride (AlCl(3)) solution on the embryon-ic development of zebrafish and neurobehavior of juvenile fish. Methods: The embryos of zebrafishat 6 hours after fertilization were exposed to AlCl(3) solution at a concentration of 0, 55.0, 60.5, 66.6, 73.5, 80.5, or 100.0 mg/L, and embryonic hatching rates at 48 and 72 hours after fertilization were calculated. The embryos of zebrafishat 6 hours after fertilization were exposed to AlCl(3) solution at a concentration of 0, 60...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494994/predicting-return-visits-to-the-emergency-department-for-pediatric-patients-applying-supervised-learning-techniques-to-the-taiwan-national-health-insurance-research-database
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Ya-Han Hu, Chun-Tien Tai, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen, Hai-Wei Lee, Sheng-Feng Sung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Return visits (RVs) to the emergency department (ED) consume medical resources and may represent a patient safety issue. The occurrence of unexpected RVs is considered a performance indicator for ED care quality. Because children are susceptible to medical errors and utilize considerable ED resources, knowing the factors that affect RVs in pediatric patients helps improve the quality of pediatric emergency care. METHODS: We collected data on visits made by patients aged ≤18years to EDs from the National Health Insurance Research Database...
June 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489813/implementing-a-novel-model-for-hospice-and-palliative-care-in-the-emergency-department-an-experience-from-a-tertiary-medical-center-in-taiwan
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Tzu-Chieh Weng, Ya-Chun Yang, Ping-Jen Chen, Wen-Fu Kuo, Wei-Lin Wang, Ya-Ting Ke, Chien-Chin Hsu, Kao-Chang Lin, Chien-Cheng Huang, Hung-Jung Lin
Hospice and palliative care has been recognized as an essential part of emergency medicine; however, there is no consensus on the optimal model for the delivery of hospice and palliative care in the emergency department (ED). Therefore, we conducted a novel implementation in a tertiary medical center in Taiwan. In the preintervention period, we recruited a specialist for hospice and palliative medicine in the ED to lead our intervention. In the early stage of the intervention, starting on July 1, 2014, we encouraged and funded ED physicians and nurses to receive training for hospice and palliative medicine and residents of emergency medicine to rotate to the hospice ward...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487095/workplace-violence-against-emergency-nurses-in-taiwan-a-phenomenographic-study
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Chin-Yen Han, Chun-Chih Lin, Alan Barnard, Ya-Chu Hsiao, Suzanne Goopy, Li-Chin Chen
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence (WPV) is a serious problem in health care in Taiwan, as it is worldwide. Among all nursing staff, emergency department (ED) nurses are at the highest risk of WPV; yet, little attention has been paid to nurses as WPV victims. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to understand ED nurses' WPV experiences and perspectives. METHODS: An interpretive qualitative phenomenographic design was used to answer the following research question: what are the qualitatively different ways in which nurses in Taiwan experience WPV in the ED? Thirty ED nurses who identified as experienced with WPV were interviewed, and phenomenographic analysis was used to assess the data...
April 13, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485313/clinical-characteristics-and-current-interventions-in-shock-patients-in-chinese-emergency-departments-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Shu-Bin Guo, Yun-Xia Chen, Xue-Zhong Yu
BACKGROUND: Shock is a life-threatening condition in emergency departments (EDs) and is associated with a high mortality; however, its clinical characteristics and current interventions in China are seldom reported. This study investigated the clinical characteristics and current interventions of shock patients in Chinese EDs. METHODS: This multicenter prospective cohort study was conducted in the EDs of 33 academic hospitals in 16 Chinese provinces. Adult shock patients were enrolled from December 2013 to April 2014...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473709/a-new-strategy-for-deleting-animal-drugs-from-traditional-chinese-medicines-based-on-modified-yimusake-formula
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Jinghui Wang, Yan Li, Yinfeng Yang, Xuetong Chen, Jian Du, Qiusheng Zheng, Zongsuo Liang, Yonghua Wang
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), such as Uyghur Medicine (UM) has been used in clinical treatment for many years. TCM is featured as multiple targets and complex mechanisms of action, which is normally a combination of medicinal herbs and sometimes even contains certain rare animal medicinal ingredients. A question arises as to whether these animal materials can be removed replaced from TCM applications due to their valuable rare resources or animal ethics. Here, we select a classical UM Yimusake formula, which contains 3 animal drugs and other 8 herbs, and has got wealthy experience and remarkable achievements in treating erectile dysfunction (ED) in China...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458756/infected-aortic-and-iliac-aneurysms-clinical-manifestations-in-the-emergency-departments-of-two-hospitals-in-southern-taiwan-china
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Chang-Chih Tsai, Chien-Chin Hsu, Kuo-Tai Chen
BACKGROUND: Accurate diagnosis of infected aortic and iliac aneurysms is often delayed, hampering timely treatment and potentially resulting in a fatal consequence. The aim of this study was to discover useful clinical features that can help physicians to identify these patients. METHODS: We reviewed the discharge notes from two hospitals and identified all patients who had a diagnosis of infected aneurysms of the thoracoabdominal aorta and iliac arteries between July 2009 and December 2013...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436762/use-of-dietary-vitamin-supplements-and-risk-of-thyroid-cancer-a-population-based-case-control-study-in-connecticut
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Christopher Kim, Huang Huang, Nan Zhao, Catherine C Lerro, Min Dai, Yingtai Chen, Ni Li, Shuangge Ma, Robert Udelsman, Yawei Zhang
Certain dietary supplements have been reported to increase the risk of some cancers. Over half of the US population regularly uses dietary supplements. Thyroid cancer incidence has increased over the past several decades. However, few studies have investigated the association between dietary supplements and thyroid cancer. Thus, it is essential to clarify any association between dietary supplements and risk of thyroid cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based case-control study in Connecticut was conducted during 2010-2011 among 462 histologically confi rmed incident thyroid cancer cases and 498 population-based controls...
April 24, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434082/senior-general-surgery-residents-can-be-trained-to-perform-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-patients-accurately
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Sheng-Der Hsu, Cheng-Jueng Chen, De-Chuan Chan, Jyh-Cherng Yu
PURPOSES: Researchers studying trauma have found that physicians are able to perform a focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) with minimal training and achieve ideal accuracy. However, there are currently no consensus or standard guidelines regarding the performance of this assessment. The aim of our study was to clarify the value of FAST performed by well-qualified senior general surgery residents in cases of suspected blunt abdominal trauma, which presents an important diagnostic problem in emergency departments...
April 22, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430095/window-of-opportunity-for-new-disease-surveillance-developing-keyword-lists-for-monitoring-mental-health-and-injury-through-syndromic-surveillance
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Ursula Lauper, Jian-Hua Chen, Shao Lin
Studies have documented the impact that hurricanes have on mental health and injury rates before, during, and after the event. Since timely tracking of these disease patterns is crucial to disaster planning, response, and recovery, syndromic surveillance keyword filters were developed by the New York State Department of Health to study the short- and long-term impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Emergency department syndromic surveillance is recognized as a valuable tool for informing public health activities during and immediately following a disaster...
April 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419936/simultaneous-separation-and-determination-of-four-uncaria-alkaloids-by-capillary-electrophoresis-using-dual-cyclodextrin-system
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Lou Li, Liying Xu, Meng Chen, Guangbin Zhang, Hongfen Zhang, Anjia Chen
The purpose of this study was to develop a simple, quick and precise capillary zone electrophoresis method (CZE) for the separation and determination of uncaria alkaloids using dual cyclodextrins as additives for the separation. The four analytes were baseline separated within 15min at the applied voltage of 15kV with a running buffer (pH 5.7) consisting of 40.0mM phosphate buffer, 161.7mM 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) and 2.21mM mono-(6-ethylenediamine-6-deoxy)-β-cyclodextrin (ED-β-CD). Under the optimum conditions, a good linearity was achieved with correlation coefficients from 0...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416450/denoise-diffusion-weighted-images-using-higher-order-singular-value-decomposition
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Xinyuan Zhang, Jie Peng, Man Xu, Wei Yang, Zhe Zhang, Hua Guo, Wufan Chen, Qianjin Feng, Ed X Wu, Yanqiu Feng
Noise usually affects the reliability of quantitative analysis in diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), especially at high b-values and/or high spatial resolution. Higher-order singular value decomposition (HOSVD) has recently emerged as a simple, effective, and adaptive transform to exploit sparseness within multidimensional data. In particular, the patch-based HOSVD denoising has demonstrated superb performance when applied to T1-, T2-, and proton density-weighted MRI data. In this study, we aim to investigate the feasibility of denoising DW data using the HOSVD transform...
April 15, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406438/u-s-trends-of-ed-visits-for-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injuries-implications-for-clinical-trials
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Cheng Chen, Junxin Shi, Rachel M Stanley, Eric A Sribnick, Jonathan I Groner, Henry Xiang
Our goal in this paper was to use the 2006-2013 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) database to describe trends of annual patient number, patient demographics and hospital characteristics of pediatric traumatic brain injuries (TBI) treated in U.S. emergency departments (EDs); and to use the same database to estimate the available sample sizes for various clinical trials of pediatric TBI cases. National estimates of patient demographics and hospital characteristics were calculated for pediatric TBI...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391596/technical-note-is-bulk-electron-density-assignment-appropriate-for-mri-only-based-treatment-planning-for-lung-cancer
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Phil Prior, Xinfeng Chen, Elizabeth Gore, Candice Johnstone, X Allen Li
PURPOSE: MRI-based treatment planning in radiation therapy (RT) is prohibitive, in part, due to the lack of electron density (ED) information within the image. The dosimetric differences between MRI- and CT-based planning for intensity modulated RT (IMRT) of lung cancer were investigated to assess the appropriateness of bulk ED assignment. METHODS: Planning CTs acquired for six representative lung cancer patients were used to generate bulk ED IMRT plans. To avoid the effect of anatomic differences between CT and MRI, "simulated MRI-based plans" were generated by forcing the relative ED (rED) to water on CT-delineated structures using organ specific values from the ICRU Report 46 and using the mean rED value of the internal target volume (ITV) from the planning CT...
April 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379665/short-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-low-intensity-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-in-erectile-dysfunction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zi-Jun Zou, Liang-You Tang, Zhi-Hong Liu, Jia-Yu Liang, Ruo-Chen Zhang, Yu-Jie Wang, Yong-Quan Tang, Rui Gao, Yi-Ping Lu
AIM: The role of low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LI-ESWT) in erectile dysfunction (ED) is not clearly determined. The purpose of this study is to investigate the short-term efficacy and safety of LI-ESWT for ED patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Relevant studies were searched in Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), WANFANG and VIP databases. Effective rate in terms of International Index of Erectile Function-Erectile Function Domain (IIEF-EF) and Erectile Hardness Score (EHS) at about 1month after LI-ESWT was extracted from eligible studies for meta-analysis to calculate risk ratio (RR) of effective treatment in ED patients treated by LI-ESWT compared to those receiving sham-treatment...
April 6, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367682/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-colocated-homeless-tailored-primary-care-clinic-and-emergency-department
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Sonya Gabrielian, Jennifer C Chen, Beena P Minhaj, Rishi Manchanda, Lisa Altman, Ella Koosis, Lillian Gelberg
OBJECTIVES: Homeless adults have low primary care engagement and high emergency department (ED) utilization. Homeless-tailored, patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) decrease this population's acute care use. We studied the feasibility (focused on patient recruitment) and acceptability (conceptualized as clinicians' attitudes/beliefs) of a pilot initiative to colocate a homeless-tailored PCMH with an ED. After ED triage, low-acuity patients appropriate for outpatient care were screened for homelessness; homeless patients chose between a colocated PCMH or ED visit...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365869/fast-assembling-of-neuron-fragments-in-serial-3d-sections
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Hanbo Chen, Daniel Maxim Iascone, Nuno Maçarico da Costa, Ed S Lein, Tianming Liu, Hanchuan Peng
Reconstructing neurons from 3D image-stacks of serial sections of thick brain tissue is very time-consuming and often becomes a bottleneck in high-throughput brain mapping projects. We developed NeuronStitcher, a software suite for stitching non-overlapping neuron fragments reconstructed in serial 3D image sections. With its efficient algorithm and user-friendly interface, NeuronStitcher has been used successfully to reconstruct very large and complex human and mouse neurons.
April 1, 2017: Brain Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350842/combination-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-injection-with-icariin-for-the-treatment-of-diabetes-associated-erectile-dysfunction
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Xiyou Wang, Chuanhai Liu, Yong Xu, Ping Chen, Yue Shen, Yansheng Xu, Yubo Zhao, Weihao Chen, Xinyu Zhang, Yun Ouyang, Yi Wang, Changliang Xie, Maojun Zhou, Cuilong Liu
The present study was aimed to examine whether icariin, a traditional Chinese medicine, could improve therapeutic effects of adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) for diabetes-associated erectile dysfunction (DMED). DMED were induced in rats by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin and confirmed by erectile function measurement. Then, rats of diabetic ED were randomly divided to receive the treatment of saline, ADSCs, icariin or ADSCs combined with icariin respectively. Compared with the treatment by ADSCs or icariin alone, intracavernosum injection of ADSCs combined with the following daily gastric gavage of icariin significantly augmented the value of ICP and ICP/MAP (p<0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348952/radiation-induced-abnormal-cortical-thickness-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-after-radiotherapy
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Jiabao Lin, Xiaofei Lv, Meiqi Niu, Lizhi Liu, Jun Chen, Fei Xie, Miao Zhong, Shijun Qiu, Li Li, Ruiwang Huang
Conventional MRI studies showed that radiation-induced brain necrosis in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in years after radiotherapy (RT) could involve brain gray matter (GM) and impair brain function. However, it is still unclear the radiation-induced brain morphological changes in NPC patients with normal-appearing GM in the early period after RT. In this study, we acquired high-resolution brain structural MRI data from three groups of patients, 22 before radiotherapy (pre-RT) NPC patients with newly diagnosed but not yet medically treated, 22 NPC patients in the early-delayed stage after radiotherapy (post-RT-ED), and 20 NPC patients in the late-delayed stage after radiotherapy (post-RT-LD), and then analyzed the radiation-induced cortical thickness alteration in NPC patients after RT...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
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