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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086945/complete-deltoid-resection-in-early-childhood-without-muscle-transfer-results-in-normal-shoulder-function-at-long-term-follow-up-a-case-report
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Annie Arteau, Franziska Seeli, Bruno Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal tumors involving the deltoid muscle and necessitating its complete resection are rare. The function after complete deltoid resection is reported to be limited, and several authors consider muscle transfer to improve shoulder motion. However, it still remains unclear whether such transfer adds function. To the best of our knowledge, all reports on complete deltoid resection refer to adult patients, and it is unknown what function results after deltoid resection in childhood...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086836/an-internet-based-self-help-intervention-for-older-adults-after-marital-bereavement-separation-or-divorce-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jeannette Brodbeck, Thomas Berger, Hans Joerg Znoj
BACKGROUND: Marital bereavement and separation or divorce are among the most stressful critical life events in later life. These events require a dissolution of social and emotional ties, adjustments in daily routine and changes in identity and perspectives for the future. After a normative grief or distress reaction, most individuals cope well with the loss. However, some develop a prolonged grief reaction. Internet-based self-help interventions have proved beneficial for a broad range of disorders, including complicated grief...
January 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073425/hypertension-in-germany
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Hannelore Neuhauser, Claudia Diederichs, Heiner Boeing, Stephan B Felix, Claus Jünger, Roberto Lorbeer, Christine Meisinger, Annette Peters, Henry Völzke, Cornelia Weikert, Philipp Wild, Marcus Dörr
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a key risk factor. However, population data based on blood pressure measurements in Germany are scarce. METHODS: Standardized blood pressure (BP) measurements and medication data from seven population-based studies conducted in Germany between 1994 and 2012 (66 845 participants, 25-74 years) were analyzed: the EPICPotsdam study (1994-1998, EPIC), the KORA-S4 Study (1999-2001) in Augsburg, and the Gutenberg Health Study (2007-2012, GHS) in Mainz/Mainz-Bingen provided data for descriptive comparisons...
December 2, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068991/multiple-lifestyle-behaviours-and-mortality-findings-from-a-large-population-based-norwegian-cohort-study%C3%A2-the-hunt-study
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Steinar Krokstad, Ding Ding, Anne C Grunseit, Erik R Sund, Turid Lingaas Holmen, Vegar Rangul, Adrian Bauman
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle risk behaviours are responsible for a large proportion of disease burden and premature mortality worldwide. Risk behaviours tend to cluster in populations. We developed a new lifestyle risk index by including emerging risk factors (sleep, sitting time, and social participation) and examine unique risk combinations and their associations with all-cause and cardio-metabolic mortality. METHODS: Data are from a large population-based cohort study in a Norway, the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT), with an average follow-up time of 14...
January 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064077/that-note-sounds-wrong-age-related-effects-in-processing-of-musical-expectation
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Andrea R Halpern, Ioanna Zioga, Martin Shankleman, Job Lindsen, Marcus T Pearce, Joydeep Bhattarcharya
Part of musical understanding and enjoyment stems from the ability to accurately predict what note (or one of a small set of notes) is likely to follow after hearing the first part of a melody. Selective violation of expectations can add to aesthetic response but radical or frequent violations are likely to be disliked or not comprehended. In this study we investigated whether a lifetime of exposure to music among untrained older adults would enhance their reaction to unexpected endings of unfamiliar melodies...
January 5, 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064025/plantar-flexor-muscle-weakness-and-fatigue-in-spastic-cerebral-palsy-patients
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Daria Neyroud, Stéphane Armand, Geraldo De Coulon, Sarah R Dias Da Silva, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Bengt Kayser, Nicolas Place
BACKGROUND: Patients with cerebral palsy develop an important muscle weakness which might affect the aetiology and extent of exercise-induced neuromuscular fatigue. AIM: This study evaluated the aetiology and extent of plantar flexor neuromuscular fatigue in patients with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Ten patients with cerebral palsy and 10 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals (∼20 years old, 6 females) performed four 30-s maximal isometric plantar flexions interspaced by a resting period of 2-3s to elicit a resting twitch...
January 5, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058750/efficacy-and-safety-of-adding-evogliptin-versus-sitagliptin-in-metformin-treated-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-24-week-randomised-controlled-trial-with-open-label-extension
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Sang-Mo Hong, Cheol-Young Park, Dong-Min Hwang, Kyung Ah Han, Chang Beom Lee, Choon Hee Chung, Kun-Ho Yoon, Ji-Oh Mok, Kyong Soo Park, Sung-Woo Park
AIMS: This trial consisted of a 24-week multicenter, randomised, double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled study and a 52-week open label extension study to assess the efficacy and safety of evogliptin, a novel dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, compared to sitagliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes who have inadequate glycaemic control with metformin alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult type 2 diabetes mellitus patients (N = 222) with HbA1c 6.5-11% on stable metformin doses (≥1000 mg/day) were randomised 1:1 to add-on 5 mg evogliptin (N = 112) or 100 mg sitagliptin (N = 110) once daily for 24 weeks...
January 6, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056883/marijuana-use-and-sex-with-multiple-partners-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-youth-results-from-a-national-sample
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Xiaoyun Zhang, Li-Tzy Wu
BACKGROUND: Sex with multiple partners (SMP) is one of the important contributing factors for contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescents and young adults, especially among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) youth. Past studies mainly focus on examining associations of alcohol or club drugs use with unprotected sexual behaviors among adult homo/bisexual men, while little is known about the temporal association between marijuana use (MU) and SMP among LGB youth. METHODS: This study examined the relationship between MU and SMP among LGB adolescents and young adults...
January 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054239/the-protein-content-of-extracellular-vesicles-derived-from-expanded-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-cd133-and-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-partially-explains-why-both-sources-are-advantageous-for-regenerative-medicine
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Addeli B B Angulski, Luiz G Capriglione, Michel Batista, Bruna H Marcon, Alexandra C Senegaglia, Marco A Stimamiglio, Alejandro Correa
Adult stem cells have beneficial effects when exposed to damaged tissue due, at least in part, to their paracrine activity, which includes soluble factors and extracellular vesicles (EVs). Given the multiplicity of signals carried by these vesicles through the horizontal transfer of functional molecules, human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSCs) and CD133(+) cell-derived EVs have been tested in various disease models and shown to recover damaged tissues. In this study, we profiled the protein content of EVs derived from expanded human CD133(+) cells and bone marrow-derived hMSCs with the intention of better understanding the functions performed by these vesicles/cells and delineating the most appropriate use of each EV in future therapeutic procedures...
January 4, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052841/preventing-depression-in-adults-with-subthreshold-depression-health-economic-evaluation-alongside-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-web-based-intervention
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Claudia Buntrock, Matthias Berking, Filip Smit, Dirk Lehr, Stephanie Nobis, Heleen Riper, Pim Cuijpers, David Ebert
BACKGROUND: Psychological interventions for the prevention of depression might be a cost-effective way to reduce the burden associated with depressive disorders. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a Web-based guided self-help intervention to prevent major depressive disorder (MDD) in people with subthreshold depression (sD). METHODS: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial was conducted with follow-up at 12 months. Participants were recruited from the general population via a large statutory health insurance company and an open access website...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050814/what-orthopaedic-operating-room-surfaces-are-contaminated-with-bioburden-a-study-using-the-atp-bioluminescence-assay
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Raveesh Daniel Richard, Thomas R Bowen
BACKGROUND: Contaminated operating room surfaces can increase the risk of orthopaedic infections, particularly after procedures in which hardware implantation and instrumentation are used. The question arises as to how surgeons can measure surface cleanliness to detect increased levels of bioburden. This study aims to highlight the utility of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence technology as a novel technique in detecting the degree of contamination within the sterile operating room environment...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047841/tu-h-207a-04-how-patient-positioning-in-ct-affects-more-than-the-aec-image-noise-uniformity-and-ct-number-changes-as-a-function-of-positioning
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T Szczykutowicz, A Duplissis, D Miller
PURPOSE: Studies dealing with patient positioning in CT have mainly dealt with dose and image noise changes. For diagnosis, only dose decreases can negatively affect the diagnostic utility of the exam via an increase in image noise. However, a little studied consequence of poor positioning is CT number and noise uniformity changes. METHODS: An anthropomorphic phantom was imaged in 2 cm vertical steps between the highest and lowest couch positions. CT number and noise were measured using regions of interest (ROI) in the upper-thorax, mid-thorax, and abdomen...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046867/su-f-p-06-moving-from-computed-radiography-to-digital-radiography-a-collaborative-approach-to-improve-image-quality
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D Sandoval, D Valenti, T Bateman, V Norris, G Mlady, R Selwyn
PURPOSE: To bring together radiologists, technologists, and physicists to utilize post-processing techniques in digital radiography (DR) in order to optimize image acquisition and improve image quality. METHODS: Sub-optimal images acquired on a new General Electric (GE) DR system were flagged for follow-up by radiologists and reviewed by technologists and medical physicists. Various exam types from adult musculoskeletal (n=35), adult chest (n=4), and pediatric (n=7) were chosen for review...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045308/everyday-unfair-treatment-and-multisystem-biological-dysregulation-in-african-american-adults
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Anthony D Ong, David R Williams, Ujuonu Nwizu, Tara L Gruenewald
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence suggests that chronic exposure to unfair treatment or day-to-day discrimination increases risk for poor health, but data on biological stress mechanisms are limited. This study examined chronic experiences of unfair treatment in relation to allostatic load (AL), a multisystem index of biological dysregulation. METHOD: Data are from a sample of 233 African-American adults (37-85 years; 64% women). Perceptions of everyday unfair treatment were measured by questionnaire...
January 2017: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043062/pharmacokinetic-variability-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-eslicarbazepine-acetate-a-national-approach-to-the-evaluation-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-data-and-clinical-outcome
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Torleiv Svendsen, Eylert Brodtkorb, Arne Reimers, Espen Molden, Erik Sætre, Svein I Johannessen, Cecilie Johannessen Landmark
BACKGROUND: Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) is a new antiepileptic drug (AED), still insufficiently studied regarding pharmacokinetic variability, efficacy and tolerability. The purpose of this study was to evaluate therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) data in Norway and relate pharmacokinetic variability to clinical efficacy and tolerability in a long-term clinical setting in patients with refractory epilepsy. METHODS: This retrospective observational study included TDM-data from the main laboratories and population data from the Norwegian Prescription Database in Norway, in addition to clinical data from medical records of adult patients using ESL for up to three years, whenever possible...
December 5, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040518/smoking-and-sedentary-behavior-changes-from-adolescence-to-emerging-adulthood-a-multilevel-modeling-perspective
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Dalnim Cho, Crystal L Park
The present research investigated a) the effects of psychological (e.g., depressive symptoms, delinquency) and neighborhood socioeconomic environmental factors (e.g., education, poverty, proportion of racial/ethnic minorities) on changes in smoking and sedentary behaviors from adolescence to emerging adulthood and b) whether there were any cross-level interactions based on socio-ecological models. A series of multilevel analyses (level-1: individual-level; level-2: neighborhood-level) were conducted with the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) wave I (1995) and wave III (2001) data among about 10,000 US adolescents...
December 28, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029184/effects-of-stressful-life-events-on-cerebral-white-matter-hyperintensity-progression
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Anne D Johnson, Douglas R McQuoid, David C Steffens, Martha E Payne, John L Beyer, Warren D Taylor
OBJECTIVE: Exposure to stressful events is associated with both occurrence of depression and also vascular disease. The objective of this study was to determine whether higher levels of stress exposure was related to measures of pathological brain aging, specifically white matter hyperintensity volumes, in older adults with and without depression. METHODS: The sample included 130 depressed and 110 never-depressed older adults aged 60 years or older enrolled in a longitudinal study at an academic medical center...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028732/interactive-voice-response-with-feedback-intervention-in-outpatient-treatment-of-substance-use-problems-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Claes Andersson, Agneta Öjehagen, Martin O Olsson, Louise Brådvik, Anders Håkansson
PURPOSE: Substance use disorders and problematic substance use are common problems in adolescence and young adulthood. Brief personalized feedback has been suggested for treatment of alcohol and drug problems and poor mental health. This repeated measurement randomized controlled trial examines the effect of an interactive voice response (IVR) system for assessing stress, depression, anxiety and substance use. METHODS: The IVR system was used twice weekly over 3 months after treatment initiation, with or without addition of a personalized feedback intervention on stress and mental health symptoms...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025578/bmi-loci-and-longitudinal-bmi-from-adolescence-to-young-adulthood-in-an-ethnically-diverse-cohort
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M Graff, K E North, A S Richardson, K L Young, A L Mazul, H M Highland, K L Mohlke, L A Lange, E M Lange, K M Harris, P Gordon-Larsen
OBJECTIVE: The association of obesity susceptibility variants with change in body mass index (BMI) across the life course is not well understood. SUBJECTS: In ancestry stratified models of 5962 European American (EA), 2080 African American (AA), and 1582 Hispanic American (HA) individuals from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), we examined associations between 34 obesity SNPs with per year change in BMI, measured by the slope from a growth-curve analysis of two or more BMI measurements between adolescence and young adulthood...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024933/a-preoperative-multimarker-approach-to-evaluate-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
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Tone B Enger, Hilde Pleym, Roar Stenseth, Guri Greiff, Alexander Wahba, Vibeke Videm
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a multimarker strategy combining preoperative biomarkers representing distinct pathophysiologic pathways enhances preoperative risk assessment of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery (CSA-AKI) and increases knowledge of underlying pathogenesis. DESIGN: Prospective, cohort study. SETTING: Single-center tertiary referral hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 1,015 adults undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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