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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913799/involvement-of-recipient-transplant-coordinators-in-transplant-outpatient-clinics-in-japan-current-status-and-transplant-physician-s-thoughts-on-follow-up-clinics
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Kuniko Hagiwara, Natsuko Seto, Yasuko Shimizu, Shiro Takahara
CONTEXT: Transplant recipients require long-term immunosuppressive therapy, so continued medical follow-up is necessary for long-term survival. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the current role of recipient transplant coordinators (RTCs) in the outpatient care of organ transplant recipients in Japan. METHODS: We sent a questionnaire survey to doctors in transplant facilities affiliated with the Japan Society for Transplantation probing attitudes on the role of RTCs in outpatient clinics...
December 2, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900565/randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trials-with-herbal-preparations-of-serenoa-repens-fruits-in-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-an-overview
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Rainer C Görne, Tankred Wegener, Olaf Kelber, Björn Feistel, Jürgen Reichling
In this review, results of randomized double-blind controlled clinical trials (RCTs) with extracts of Serenoa repens fruits at a dose of 320 mg/d for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are assessed. Of the RTCs conducted for up to 6 months, a benefit was seen in three of three RTCs with ethanolic, in eight of nine RTCs with hexane, and in one of two RTCs with CO2 extracts. Of the RTCs conducted for more than 6 months, a benefit was seen in two RTCs with hexane and in one RTC with CO2 extracts, whereas one RTC with an ethanolic, two RTCs with hexane, and one RTC with CO2 extracts did not show positive results...
November 29, 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899123/a-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-investigation-of-visual-hallucinations-in-the-human-striate-cortex
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Hina Abid, Fayyaz Ahmad, Soo Y Lee, Hyun W Park, Dongmi Im, Iftikhar Ahmad, Safee U Chaudhary
PURPOSE: Human beings frequently experience fear, phobia, migraine and hallucinations, however, the cerebral mechanisms underpinning these conditions remain poorly understood. Towards this goal, in this work, we aim to correlate the human ocular perceptions with visual hallucinations, and map them to their cerebral origins. METHODS: An fMRI study was performed to examine the visual cortical areas including the striate, parastriate and peristriate cortex in the occipital lobe of the human brain...
November 29, 2016: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894043/treatment-seeking-in-cannabis-dependence-the-role-of-social-cognition
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Zoe E Papinczak, Jason P Connor, Gerald F X Feeney, Ross McD Young, Matthew J Gullo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Relatively few cannabis dependent individuals seek treatment and little is known about the determinants of treatment seeking. Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) provides a useful framework for examining human behaviour and motivation which may be helpful in explaining treatment seeking. This study examined the differences in cannabis outcome expectancies and cannabis refusal self-efficacy between treatment seekers and non-treatment seekers with cannabis dependence. DESIGN: Non-treatment seekers were referred to an illicit drug diversion program...
November 14, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893865/the-decrease-in-traumatic-brain-injury-epidemics-deriving-from-road-traffic-collision-following-strengthened-legislative-measures-in-france
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Thomas Lieutaud, Blandine Gadegbeku, Amina Ndiaye, Mireille Chiron, Vivian Viallon
BACKGROUND: Since 2002, France has been strengthening legislation on road traffic. This study is intended to evaluate the changes in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) incidence and mortality resulting from Road Traffic Collision (RTC) in the two 6-year periods before and after 2002. METHODS: We used a Registry of all RTC casualties in the Rhône Department of France. Each casualty was coded according to the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS). The study describes changes in demographic variables, TBI (AIS ≥ 2) incidence and mortality, other body lesions (AIS ≥ 3) associated with TBI, road user types, seatbelt and helmet wearing...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886317/nanoscale-thermal-cloaking-in-graphene-via-chemical-functionalization
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Zhen-Qiang Ye, Bing-Yang Cao
Macro-thermal cloaking is typically produced by coordinate transformations, but this method is unsuitable for nanostructures. We designed a graphene-based nanoscale thermal cloak using a novel mechanism of phonon localization. The nanocloak in graphene was produced via the chemical functionalization of hydrogen, methyl and hydroxyl using molecular dynamics simulations. The cloaking performance was quantified by the ratio of thermal cloaking (RTC). We found that the RTC correlated with the functionalization fraction and it has a local maximum at a certain width, since the heat flux reduction in the exterior and the protected region reversed if the width was excessive...
November 25, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872611/hypocholesterolemic-and-prebiotic-effects-of-a-whole-grain-oat-based-granola-breakfast-cereal-in-a-cardio-metabolic-at-risk-population
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Michael L Connolly, Xenofon Tzounis, Kieran M Tuohy, Julie A Lovegrove
Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RTC) have confirmed the hypocholesterolaemic effect of oats and oat based fibers. However, the mechanisms by which oats or oat fractions lower cholesterol is not totally clear. Recognizing the important role of the gut microbiome in metabolism and metabolic disease risk, we examined the impact of whole grain oat Granola (WGO) on the human gut microbiota and cardio-metabolic risk factors using a randomized crossover dietary intervention in at risk individuals (ClinicalTrials...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815711/the-rocky-treatment-course-identifying-a-high-risk-subgroup-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-for-supportive-interventions
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Horia Vulpe, Janet Ellis, Shao Hui Huang, Eshetu G Atenafu, Raymond W Jang, Gary Rodin, Jolie Ringash
PURPOSE: We aim to identify the risk factors for a "rocky" treatment course (RTC) in head and neck cancer. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was conducted utilizing data from a prospective study. We defined the RTC as a composite of adverse outcomes including G-tube dependence and increased nursing interventions. Statistically associative variables were included in a multivariable logistic regression. We also evaluated whether the RTC, or its components, associated with worse cancer outcomes...
November 4, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812072/descriptive-epidemiology-of-karachi-road-traffic-crash-mortality-from-2007-to-2014
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Rashid Jooma, Masood Ali Shaikh
According to World Health Organization's estimate for Pakistan, there were 25,781 (95% CI: 20,979-30582) Road Traffic Collision (RTC) fatalities in year 2013. The Road Traffic Injury Research and Prevention Center, collects RTC data on injuries and fatalities from five major public and private hospitals' emergency departments in Karachi. For the eight-year period, from 2007-2014, 9129 fatalities were recorded. Males accounted for 8008 (87.7%) all RTC fatalities. Highest number of fatalities were recorded in the 21-25 age group with 1329 (15...
November 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807523/effect-of-concurrent-resistance-and-sprint-training-on-body-composition-and-cardiometabolic-health-indicators-in-masters-cyclists
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Luke Delvecchio, Peter Reaburn, Gail Trapp, Marko T Korhonen
In older previously sedentary individuals endurance training imposes a more effective stimulus to enhance cardiometabolic health compared with resistance or sprint training. We examined the effect of replacing a portion of endurance training with combined resistance and/or sprint training and how this influences cardiometabolic health indicators in masters endurance cyclists. Twenty-seven well-trained male road cyclists (53.7±8.2 years) were allocated to a resistance and track sprint-cycling training group (RTC, n=10), an endurance and track sprint-cycling group (ETC, n=7) or a control endurance group (CTRL, n=10)...
October 2016: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759936/mass-spectrometric-analysis-of-synaptosomal-membrane-preparations-for-the-determination-of-brain-receptors-transporters-and-channels
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Fernando J Sialana, Peter Gulyassy, Peter Májek, Evelina Sjöstedt, Viktor Kis, André C Müller, Elena L Rudashevskaya, Jan Mulder, Keiryn L Bennett, Gert Lubec
The molecular composition of synaptic signal transduction machineries shapes synaptic neurotransmission. The repertoire of receptors, transporters and channels (RTCs) comprises major signaling events in the brain. RTCs are conventionally studied by candidate immunohistochemistry and biochemistry, which are low throughput with resolution greatly affected by available immunoreagents and membrane interference. Therefore, a comprehensive resource of synaptic brain RTCs is still lacking. In particular, studies on the detergent-soluble synaptosomal fraction, known to contain transporters and channels, are limited...
October 19, 2016: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755515/ecg-pattern-in-reverse-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-demonstrated-in-5-cases-with-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Bartosz Kudliński, Paweł Skrzywanek, Sławomir Smól, Stanisław Rzymski
In typical takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) apical transient left ventricular dysfunction with concomitant ECG changes mimicking acute anterior myocardial infarction can be observed. Reverse TC (RTC) characterized by contractile disturbances in all basal and often simultaneous mid-ventricular segments is definitely less frequent. ECG pattern of RTC is less known. The authors present ECG findings in 5 cases of RTC in course of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH); 3 patients were diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and the other two with intracerebral hemorrhage or subdural posttraumatic hematoma...
September 29, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736679/prevalence-of-driving-under-the-influence-of-psychoactive-substances-and-road-traffic-crashes-among-brazilian-crack-using-drivers
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Juliana Nichterwitz Scherer, Roberta Silvestrin, Felipe Ornell, Vinícius Roglio, Tanara Rosangela Vieira Sousa
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorders are associated with the increased risk of driving under the influence (DUI), but little is known about crack-cocaine and its relationship with road traffic crashes (RTC). METHOD: A multicenter sample of 765 crack-cocaine users was recruited in six Brazilian capitals in order to estimate the prevalence of DUI and RTC involvement. Legal, psychiatric, and drug-use aspects related with traffic safety were evaluated using the Addiction Severity Index - 6th version (ASI-6) and the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview...
October 1, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719634/outcomes-with-dronedarone-in-atrial-fibrillation-what-differences-between-real-world-practice-and-trials-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-analysis
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Igor Diemberger, Giulia Massaro, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Stefano Lorenzetti, Mauro Biffi, Matteo Ziacchi, Cristian Martignani, Giuseppe Boriani
Dronedarone was found to have divergent safety profiles in randomized controlled trials (RCT) in term of cardiac death and overall mortality. We decided to evaluate all available evidence on the cardiovascular safety of this drug. A systematic search was made of the MEDLINE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from January 2003 through April 2016 for RCT comparing dronedarone to placebo/active control, to provide the most accurate estimate of the effects of this agent and observational cohort studies (OBS) reporting clinical outcomes in patients treated with dronedarone, according to current guidelines, to obtain a real-life comparator for the findings summarized by RTC analysis...
October 6, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665335/reverse-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-following-intra-abdominal-surgery
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Burak Açar, Özgür Kırbaş, Sefa Ünal, Zehra Gölbaşı, Sinan Aydoğdu
Reverse Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (RTC) is a rare condition characterized by systolic dysfunction of the basal segments of the left ventricle in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. The case of a 50-year-old woman with RTC following intra-abdominal surgery is described in the present report.
September 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630459/epidemiology-of-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-in-patients-presenting-to-emergency-department-at-a-level-1-trauma-center
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Sanjeev Bhoi, Prakash Ranjan Mishra, Kapil Dev Soni, Upendra Baitha, Tej Prakash Sinha
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of literature on prehospital care and epidemiology of traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) in India. This study highlights the profile and characteristics of TCA. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to study epidemiological profile of TCA patients ≥1 year presenting to a level 1 trauma center of India. RESULTS: One thousand sixty-one patients were recruited in the study. The median age (interquartile range) was 32 (23-45) years (male:female ratio of 5...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608348/novel-transoesophageal-echocardiographic-views-attain-superior-incident-angles-for-tricuspid-but-not-pulmonary-valvular-doppler-interrogation
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C O Tan, R T C Hu, I Harley, L Weinberg
For accurate spectral Doppler valvular evaluation, intraoperative sonographers must use transoesophageal echocardiographic (TOE) views that offer optimal incident angles. We hypothesised that views added to the 2013 American Society of Echocardiography/Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (ASE/SCA) standard views and other novel views we have described of the tricuspid (TV) and pulmonary valves (PV) offered superior incident angles to those included in the original 1999 ASE/SCA recommendations for comprehensive intraoperative TOE examination...
September 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598024/female-lichen-sclerosus-genitalis-discomfort-and-adaptation
#18
A M Iannaccone, G Verrusio, S Iurassich
INTRODUCTION: Female genitalis lichen sclerosus (FGLS) occurs on skin and mucous membranes and shows inflammatory lesions, chronic atrophic, itching and pain. These physical damages produce a decline in sex and a resulting relational couple discomfort. AIM: We describe the discomfort and the relationship between physical and psychological damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A random sample, between 35-55 years (average 44.55, SD 6.00) includes 2 groups of 55 subjects: - the first with LSAG diagnosis since 24 months - the latter with controls...
July 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586097/prehospital-transportation-decisions-for-patients-sustaining-major-trauma-in-road-traffic-crashes-in-sweden
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Stefan Candefjord, Ruben Buendia, Eva-Corina Caragounis, Bengt Arne Sjöqvist, Helen Fagerlind
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the proportion and characteristics of patients sustaining major trauma in road traffic crashes (RTCs) who could benefit from direct transportation to a trauma center (TC). METHODS: Currently, there is no national classification of TC in Sweden. In this study, 7 university hospitals (UHs) in Sweden were selected to represent a TC level I or level II. These UHs have similar capabilities as the definition for level I and level II TC in the United States...
September 2016: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566698/factors-influencing-adherence-to-clinical-guidelines-in-the-management-of-cancer-associated-thrombosis
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I Mahé, J Chidiac, H Helfer, S Noble
International academic and regulatory guidelines consistently recommend the long-term use of low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) as the standard for the treatment of cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT). However, both physicians and patients are reluctant to follow established guidelines. Insufficient compliance with treatment recommendations among care physicians represents a loss of opportunity for patients at very high risk of recurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and death. Few data are available regarding adherence to CAT clinical practice guidelines...
August 27, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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