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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089479/estimation-of-radiation-induced-secondary-cancer-risks-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-after-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Chunhui Han, Timothy E Schultheiss, Jeffrey Y C Wong
PURPOSE: In this study, we evaluated radiation-induced secondary lung cancer risks for the lung and the breast from stereotactic body radiation therapy treatment of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer with different radiation therapy treatment modalities. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten patients (5 men and 5 women) with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer who received definitive stereotactic body radiation therapy treatments were retrospectively selected. For each patient, two 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) plans using 6- and 10-MV photons, respectively; a helical tomotherapy (HT) plan; and 2 volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans using 1 and 2 arcs, respectively, were generated...
October 19, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086924/treating-infants-with-frigg-linking-disease-aetiologies-medicinal-plant-use-and-care-seeking-behaviour-in-southern-morocco
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Irene Teixidor-Toneu, Gary J Martin, Rajindra K Puri, Ahmed Ouhammou, Julie A Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Although most Moroccans rely to some extent on traditional medicine, the practice of frigg to treat paediatric ailments by elderly women traditional healers known as ferraggat, has not yet been documented. We describe the role of these specialist healers, document the medicinal plants they use, and evaluate how and why their practice is changing. METHODS: Ethnomedicinal and ethnobotanical data were collected using semi-structured interviews and observations of medical encounters...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079699/a-new-technique-for-total-reconstruction-of-the-lower-lid
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Mehmet Mutaf, Metin Temel
BACKGROUND: Although several methods have been described for total lower eyelid reconstruction, it remains as a major challenge in reconstructive surgery. Here, we present a new technique, the Mutaf unequal Z-plasty procedure for reconstruction of defects of the lower eyelid. METHODS: In this technique, 2 skin flaps designed in an unequal Z-plasty manner are used to provide skin coverage. Except for 2 patients whose additional upper eyelid defects were closed with Fricke flap, all patients were reconstructed with Mutaf unequal Z-plasty procedure...
February 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072657/assessment-of-cochlea-endolymphatic-hydrops-using-3-d-flair-and-3-d-real-ir-sequence-in-guinea-pigs-via-3t-mri-after-intratympanic-gadolinium-a-histopathological-comparison
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Feng Wang, Huiying Lyu, Menglong Zhao, Yan Sha, Fang Zhang, Yushu Cheng, Wenhu Huang, Wenlin Tang, Youzhou Xie, Ping Lu
OBJECTIVE: We assessed whether the three-dimensional fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (3-D FLAIR) and three-dimensional inversion-recovery with real reconstruction (3-D real IR) sequences can be used to detect cochlea endolymphatic hydrops (EHs) in guinea pigs using 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (3T MRI). The results of 3-D real IR imaging were compared with histopathological outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen healthy men and women albino guinea pigs were used in this study...
January 9, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065633/micronutrient-intake-is-inadequate-for-a-sample-of-pregnant-african-american-women
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Susan W Groth, Patricia A Stewart, Deborah J Ossip, Robert C Block, Nellie Wixom, I Diana Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Micronutrient intake is critical for fetal development and positive pregnancy outcomes. Little is known about the adequacy of micronutrient intake in pregnant African-American women. OBJECTIVE: To describe nutrient sufficiency and top food groups contributing to dietary intake of select micronutrients in low-income pregnant African-American women and determine whether micronutrient intake varies with early pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and/or gestational weight gain...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034635/patient-specific-bone-mineral-density-distribution-in-the-tibia-of-individuals-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-derived-from-multi-slice-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-pqct-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sylvie Coupaud, Magnus K Gislason, Mariel Purcell, Keisuke Sasagawa, K Elizabeth Tanner
BACKGROUND: The high risk of fracture associated with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) is attributed to extensive disuse-related bone loss in previously weight-bearing long bones. Changes in bone mineral density (BMD) after SCI have been documented extensively for the epiphyses of the tibia and femur, fracture-prone sites in this patient group. Less attention has been given to patterns of cortical bone loss in the diaphyses, but variability in BMD distributions throughout the long bones may contribute to some patients' increased susceptibility to shaft fractures in chronic SCI...
December 26, 2016: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017263/effects-of-short-and-prolonged-transcutaneous-vagus-nerve-stimulation-on-heart-rate-variability-in-healthy-subjects
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M De Couck, R Cserjesi, R Caers, W P Zijlstra, D Widjaja, N Wolf, O Luminet, J Ellrich, Y Gidron
The vagus nerve is strategically located in the body, and has multiple homeostatic and health-promoting effects. Low vagal activity predicts onset and progression of diseases. These are the reasons to activate this nerve. This study examined the effects of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (t-VNS) on a main index of vagal activity, namely heart rate variability (HRV). In Study 1, we compared short (10min) left versus right ear t-VNS versus sham (no stimulation) in a within-subjects experimental design...
November 30, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955668/vision-related-quality-of-life-and-psychological-status-in-chinese-women-with-sjogren-s-syndrome-dry-eye-a-case-control-study
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Yuqiu Zhang, Tong Lin, Alice Jiang, Naiqing Zhao, Lan Gong
BACKGROUND: Sjogren's syndrome dry eye (SSDE) mainly affects middle-aged women and can negatively affect women's psychological and social functioning. However, little is known about the correlation between vision-related quality of life (VR-QoL) and psychological status for women with SSDE. We therefore examined VR-QoL and psychological status in two groups of Chinese women: an SSDE group and a non-SSDE group. We also explored the associations between VR-QoL scores, sociodemographic measures, ophthalmologic parameters, and psychological status in women with SSDE...
December 12, 2016: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935543/acoustic-neuroma-as-first-sign-of-inner-ear-functional-disorders
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Marzena Bielińska, Kalina Owczarek, Joanna Nowosielska-Grygiel, Jurek Olszewski, Piotr Pietkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this work was to describe acoustic neuromas as the first signs of inner ear functional disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study covered 3,456 audiological and otoneurological patients, who were treated in the Department of Otolaryngology, Laryngological Oncology, Audiology and Phoniatrics Military Medical Academy University Teaching Hospital in Lodz within the period of 2011-2016. Among the studied subjects, an acoustic neuroma on the vestibulocochlear nerve was diagnosed in 13 cases (5,16%), including 9 women and 4 men...
October 31, 2016: Otolaryngologia Polska. the Polish Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917790/retrospective-air-bone-gap-evaluation-of-patients-with-tympanic-membrane-central-perforation
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Levent Küçükkavruk, Esra Temügan, Mesut Kaya, Selim Unsal, Nebi Mustafa Gumus, Mustafa Yüksel, Mehmet Gündüz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate hearing recovery and air-bone gap (ABG) before and after tympanoplasty surgery in patients with tympanic membrane central perforation. METHODS: Histories and audiological assessments of 160 cases (total of 26 ears from 22 patients; 11 men and 11 women) from patients who had undergone tympanoplasty surgery and hearing reconstruction due to tympanic membrane central perforation were evaluated. Pre-postoperative audiograms and the pure tone, air-bone hearing thresholds and ABG gains were evaluated...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917144/vocal-age-disguise-the-role-of-fundamental-frequency-and-speech-rate-and-its-perceived-effects
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Sara Skoog Waller, Mårten Eriksson
The relationship between vocal characteristics and perceived age is of interest in various contexts, as is the possibility to affect age perception through vocal manipulation. A few examples of such situations are when age is staged by actors, when ear witnesses make age assessments based on vocal cues only or when offenders (e.g., online groomers) disguise their voice to appear younger or older. This paper investigates how speakers spontaneously manipulate two age related vocal characteristics (f0 and speech rate) in attempt to sound younger versus older than their true age, and if the manipulations correspond to actual age related changes in f0 and speech rate (Study 1)...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913750/congenital-heart-block-and-immune-mediated-sensorineural-hearing-loss-possible-cross-reactivity-of-immune-response
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C Bason, I Pagnini, A Brucato, S Maestroni, A Puccetti, C Lunardi, R Cimaz
Immune-mediated sensorineural hearing loss may complicate systemic autoimmune diseases. We have previously reported the presence of antibodies directed against inner ear antigens in patients with Cogan syndrome, a disease characterized by sudden hearing loss and interstitial keratitis. Such autoantibodies cross-react with an epitope of SSA/Ro60 protein. Anti-Ro/SSA antibodies in pregnant women cross the placenta and reach the fetal tissues inducing an immune-mediated damage of the cardiac conduction system...
December 2, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912205/the-prevalence-of-sexual-dysfunction-and-its-association-with-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Alexandra Neiman, Salil Ginde, Michael G Earing, Peter J Bartz, Scott Cohen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of sexual dysfunction (SD) and its impact on quality of life (QOL) in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) is not well known. The aims of this study were to: determine the prevalence of SD, evaluate the risk factors associated with SD, and determine the association between SD and QOL in adults with CHD. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of adults (≥18years) with CHD presenting for routine follow-up at our institution. Subjects completed the CDC HRQOL-14 "Health Days Measure" to assess mental and physical health, and either the Sexual Health Inventory for Men or the Female Sexual Function Index to assess sexual function...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892984/anatomical-distributions-of-basal-cell-carcinoma-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-a-population-based-study-in-queensland-australia
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Padmini Subramaniam, Catherine M Olsen, Bridie S Thompson, David C Whiteman, Rachel E Neale
Importance: Keratinocyte cancers (KCs), including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), are the most common cancers among fair-skinned populations worldwide. Although studies have indicated that the anatomical distribution of BCC and SCC differ, few have compared them directly in well-defined population samples. Objectives: To describe and compare the anatomical distribution of BCC and SCC in a population-based sample in Queensland, Australia...
November 23, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876480/noise-dosimetry-for-tactical-environments
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Christopher J Smalt, Joe Lacirignola, Shakti K Davis, Paul T Calamia, Paula P Collins
Noise exposure and the subsequent hearing loss are well documented aspects of military life. Numerous studies have indicated high rates of noise-induced hearing injury (NIHI) in active-duty service men and women, and recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicate a population of veterans with hearing loss that is growing at an increasing rate. In an effort to minimize hearing loss, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) updated its Hearing Conservation Program in 2010, and also has recently revised the DoD Design Criteria Standard Noise Limits (MIL-STD-1474E) which defines allowable noise levels in the design of all military acquisitions including weapons and vehicles...
November 20, 2016: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865940/alterations-in-nasal-mucociliary-activity-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Suna Kabil Kucur, Ali Seven, Beril Yuksel, Cuneyt Kucur, Halime Sencan, Ilay Gozukara, Nadi Keskin
OBJECTIVES: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. It can affect various organ systems, and respiratory mucosa has been reported as being hormone responsive. STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study consisting of 50 women with PCOS and 30 control subjects matched for age and body mass index was conducted, in order to investigate nasal mucociliary clearance time (NMCT) in patients with PCOS. Serum basal hormonal-biochemical parameters and NMCT were evaluated on menstrual cycle days 2-5 for all participants...
December 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861194/cochlear-implantation-in-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-with-and-without-labyrinthectomy
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Payal Mukherjee, Kate Eykamp, Daniel Brown, Ian Curthoys, Sean Flanagan, Nigel Biggs, Celene McNeill, William Gibson
OBJECTIVE: To investigate outcomes of cochlear implantation (CI) in patients with Ménière's disease (MD) with and without surgical labyrinthectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Multiple tertiary referral centers. SUBJECTS: Thirty one ears from 27 patients (17 men, 10 women, aged 42-84) with CI in ipsilateral MD ear. INTERVENTION: CI in ears with intact labyrinths (Group 1), CI with simultaneous surgical labyrinthectomy (Group 2), and CI sequential to surgical labyrinthectomy (Group 3)...
November 16, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853057/noise-induced-hearing-loss-among-professional-musicians
#18
Pouryaghoub Gholamreza, Ramin Mehrdad, Saeed Pourhosein
OBJECTIVES: After presbycusis, noise exposure is considered the second cause of sensorineural hearing loss. Due to exposure to high-intensity sounds, musicians may be at risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Given the importance of good hearing in music career, this study aimed to investigate the frequency of hearing loss and use of protective measures among Iranian musicians. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 125 musicians, including 21 women (16.8%) and 104 men (83...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846196/the-relationship-between-hearing-thresholds-and-hyperandrogenism-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Mahfuz Turan, Rıfkı Ucler, Mehmet Fatih Garca, Zehra Kurdoglu, Hakan Cankaya, Abdurrahman Ayral, Nazım Bozan, Ahmet Faruk Kıroglu, Mertihan Kurdoglu
BACKGROUND The purpose of our study was to investigate the association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hearing thresholds. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty women diagnosed with PCOS (mean age, 24.33±6.38 years) and 40 healthy women controls (mean age, 26.38±6.75 years) were included in prospective study. Each case was tested with low (250, 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz), high (4000, 6000, and 8000 Hz) and extended high (EH) (9000-20000 Hz) frequency audiometry. The fasting plasma glucose, insulin, FSH, LH, total testosterone, and sex hormone-binding globulin were measured in all patients...
November 15, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837216/-the-heidelberg-ci-database-module-quality-control-in-hearing-restoration-with-cochlear-implants
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I T Herisanu, S Hoth, M Praetorius
BACKGROUND: Cochlear implants (CI) have been established as the therapy of choice for functional deafness. The number of CI-rehabilitated patients is continuously growing. The resulting data can provide important information for physicians, health insurance companies, and scientists. Assessment and structuring of data becomes more feasible with the application of modern database systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In collaboration with Innoforce Est., Liechtenstein, the authors developed a database module for the specific needs of CI patients...
December 2016: HNO
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