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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326137/expression-changes-in-lactate-and-glucose-metabolism-and-associated-transporters-in-basal-ganglia-following-hypoxic-ischemic-reperfusion-injury-in-piglets
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Y Zheng, X-M Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The neonatal brain has active energy metabolism, and glucose oxidation is the major energy source of brain tissue. Lactate is produced by astrocytes and released to neurons. In the central nervous system, lactate is transported between neurons and astrocytes via the astrocyte-neuron lactate shuttle. The aim of this study was to investigate the regulatory mechanisms of energy metabolism in neurons and astrocytes in the basal ganglia of a neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury piglet model...
January 11, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325562/increased-epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-is-a-predictor-of-new-onset-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-treated-with-high-intensity-statins
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Jeehoon Kang, Young-Chan Kim, Jin Joo Park, Sehun Kim, Si-Hyuck Kang, Young Jin Cho, Yeonyee E Yoon, Il-Young Oh, Chang-Hwan Yoon, Jung-Won Suh, Young-Seok Cho, Tae-Jin Youn, In-Ho Chae, Dong-Ju Choi
BACKGROUND: Statins are widely used for lipid lowering in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), but increasing evidence indicates an association between statin use and new-onset of diabetes mellitus (NODM). Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) refers to the visceral fat surrounding the heart, which is associated with metabolic diseases. We sought to determine the association between EAT thickness and NODM in CAD patients treated with high-intensity statins. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective medical record review of CAD patients treated with high-intensity statins for at least 6 months after percutaneous coronary intervention performed between January 2009 and June 2013 at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital...
January 11, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324913/the-detection-of-endocarditis-post-implantation-grafts-arteritis-and-other-related-disorders-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Jelena Šaponjski, Dragana Šobić-Šaranović, Strahinja Odalović, Milica Stojiljković, Jelena Pantović, Nebojša Petrović, Isidora Grozdić-Milojević, Vera Artiko
INTRODUCTION: Positron emission tomography with computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) is a nuclear medicine diagnostic method which, unlike other technological modalities that asses anatomical features, detects increased glucose metabolism inside the cells, thus is very helpful in diagnosing cardiovascular infection and inflammation and also in therapy planning. AIM: Aim of this study was to assess the significance of 18F-FDG PET/CT in detection of an active disease in patients with infection and inflammation of cardiovascular system...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319482/perioperative-chemotherapy-for-bladder-cancer-a-qualitative-study-of-physician-knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviour
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Melanie Walker, R Christopher Doiron, Simon D French, Deb Feldman-Stewart, D Robert Siemens, William J Mackillop, Christopher M Booth
INTRODUCTION: Use of chemotherapy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) is known to be low. To understand factors driving practice we use the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) to identify barriers and enablers of chemotherapy use. METHODS: A convenience sample of Canadian urologists, medical oncologists (MOs) and radiation oncologists (ROs) participated in individual, semi-structured, one-hour telephone interviews. An interview guide was developed using the TDF to assess potential barriers and enablers of chemotherapy use...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318430/an-eight-year-prospective-controlled-study-about-the-safety-and-diagnostic-value-of-cardiac-and-non-cardiac-1-5-t-mri-in-patients-with-a-conventional-pacemaker-or-a-conventional-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Pierpaolo Lupo, Riccardo Cappato, Giovanni Di Leo, Francesco Secchi, Giacomo D E Papini, Sara Foresti, Hussam Ali, Guido M G De Ambroggi, Antonio Sorgente, Gianluca Epicoco, Paola M Cannaò, Francesco Sardanelli
OBJECTIVES: To investigate safety and diagnostic value of 1.5-T MRI in carriers of conventional pacemaker (cPM) or conventional implantable defibrillator (cICD). METHODS: We prospectively compared cPM/cICD-carriers undergoing MRI (study group, SG), excluding those device-dependent or implanted <6 weeks before enrolment or prior to 01/01/2000, with cPM/cICD-carriers undergoing chest x-ray, CT or follow-up (reference group, RG). RESULTS: 142 MRI (55 cardiac) were performed in 120 patients with cPM (n=71) or cICD (n=71)...
January 9, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318107/the-3600child-profile-a-reliable-and-valid-tool-to-visualize-integral-child-information
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Miriam Weijers, Frans J M Feron, Caroline H G Bastiaenen
A 3600Child-profile, with theoretically ordered, integral child-information visualized in one image, is designed by the Dutch preventive Child and Youth Health Care (CYHC). The introduction of this new data/information carrier gives an important incentive to enhance a transformation towards personalized health care for children and adolescents by supporting the complex medical thought process of CYHCmedical doctors (MD's). This information tool aims to effectively estimate child's functioning, detect emerging health problems and inform parents and caregivers...
March 2018: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315896/respiratory-impedance-is-correlated-with-airway-narrowing-in-asthma-using-three-dimensional-computed-tomography
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Masato Karayama, Naoki Inui, Kazutaka Mori, Masato Kono, Hironao Hozumi, Yuzo Suzuki, Kazuki Furuhashi, Dai Hashimoto, Noriyuki Enomoto, Tomoyuki Fujisawa, Yutaro Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takafumi Suda
BACKGROUND: Respiratory impedance comprises the resistance and reactance of the respiratory system, and can provide detailed information on respiratory function. However, details of the relationship between impedance and morphological airway changes in asthma are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the correlation between imaging-based airway changes and respiratory impedance in patients with asthma. METHODS: Respiratory impedance and spirometric data were evaluated in 72 patients with asthma and 29 reference subjects...
January 6, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311696/reliable-landmarks-for-precise-topographical-analyses-of-pathological-structural-changes-of-the-ovine-tibial-plateau-in-2-d-and-3-d-subspaces
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Tamás Oláh, Jan Reinhard, Liang Gao, Lars K H Goebel, Henning Madry
Selecting identical topographical locations to analyse pathological structural changes of the osteochondral unit in translational models remains difficult. The specific aim of the study was to provide objectively defined reference points on the ovine tibial plateau based on 2-D sections of micro-CT images useful for reproducible sample harvesting and as standardized landmarks for landmark-based 3-D image registration. We propose 5 reference points, 11 reference lines and 12 subregions that are detectable macroscopically and on 2-D micro-CT sections...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306968/the-impact-of-third-trimester-genetic-counseling
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Reuven Sharony, Offra Engel, Shira Litz-Philipsborn, Rivka Sukenik-Halevy, Tal Biron-Shental, Mark I Evans
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of genetic counseling (GC) during the third trimester by analyzing changes in pregnancy management and the correlation with postnatal findings. METHODS: This was a retrospective study. Pregnancy course and neonatal follow-up were analyzed according to the reason for referral and implementation of recommendations. RESULTS: The records of neonates born to 181 women were retrieved. Fifty-two women (group 1-29%) qualified for pregnancy termination under Israeli guidelines and laws, and 129 (group 2-71%) were not at the time they were referred...
January 6, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306268/addressing-overuse-in-emergency-medicine-evidence-of-a-role-for-greater-patient-engagement
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REVIEW
Erika H Newton
Overuse of health care refers to tests, treatments, and even health care settings when used in circumstances where they are unlikely to help. Overuse is not only wasteful, it threatens patient safety by exposing patients to a greater chance of harm than benefit. It is a widespread problem and has proved resistant to change. Overuse of diagnostic testing is a particular problem in emergency medicine. Emergency physicians cite fear of missing a diagnosis, fear of law suits, and perceived patient expectations as key contributors...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305092/comparing-analytical-outliers-and-the-percent-of-emergency-department-patients-with-results-above-the-99th-percentile-upper-reference-limit-for-2-conventional-and-one-high-sensitivity-troponin-assay
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Brad S Karon, Amy M Wockenfus, Katherine J Hartung, Renee J Scott, Steven D Carter, Allan S Jaffe
OBJECTIVES: We compared rates of analytical outliers, and percent of emergency department (ED) patients with cardiac troponin (cTn) values above the 99th percentile upper reference limit (URL), for two conventional and one high sensitivity cTn assay. METHODS: We measured 3008 samples from 1931 ED patients by Roche e411 4th generation Troponin T (cTnT); and Abbott STAT Troponin I (cTnI) and high sensitivity troponin I (hscTnI) on an Architect i2000. Within 24h of initial measurement, samples were aliquoted, re-centrifuged, and repeated in duplicate by all methods...
January 2, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303771/short-and-medium-term-biological-variation-estimates-of-red-blood-cell-and-reticulocyte-parameters-in-healthy-subjects
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Sabrina Buoro, Anna Carobene, Michela Seghezzi, Barbara Manenti, Paola Dominoni, Aurelio Pacioni, Ferruccio Ceriotti, Cosimo Ottomano, Giuseppe Lippi
BACKGROUND: The integrated evaluation of traditional and innovative red blood cell (RBC) and reticulocyte parameters is a rapid, inexpensive and non-invasive diagnostic tools for differential diagnosis and follow-up of anemia and other pathological conditions needing bone marrow erythropoiesis assessment. Therefore, estimating the biological variation (BV) of these parameters is essential for evaluating the analytical performance of hematological analyzers, and for enabling accurate data interpretation and appropriate clinical management...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303769/reference-intervals-for-biochemical-haemostatic-and-haematological-parameters-in-healthy-chinese-women-during-early-and-late-pregnancy
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Yi Jin, Jie Lu, Hong Jin, Chunrong Fei, Xinyou Xie, Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Variations in maternal blood parameters, which are mostly induced by the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, have been reported in different gestational periods. The use of the established reference intervals for healthy adult females leads to the misclassification of healthy pregnant women as abnormal. Our aim was to establish appropriate reference intervals for biochemical, haematological and haemostatic parameters in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302729/color-change-after-paramedical-pigmentation-of-the-nipple-areola-complex
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Shoichi Tomita, Katsuya Mori, Takeshi Miyawaki
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of the nipple-areola complex is the final process in breast reconstruction. Local flaps and paramedical pigmentation is one of the major procedures for this. However, fading after paramedical pigmentation leads to a color difference between the selected pigment and its color in the skin. The aim of this study is to make a proposition in color choice of paramedical pigmentation for nipple-areola complex. METHODS: Our research focused on investigating the color changes over time after unilateral nipple-areola complex reconstruction using paramedical pigmentation in 25 patients to propose suitable color selections...
January 4, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300862/reproductive-alterations-in-chronically-exposed-female-mice-to-environmentally-relevant-doses-of-a-mixture-of-phthalates-and-alkylphenols
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Daniel Patiño-García, Leonor Cruz-Fernandes, Julio Buñay, Jaime Palomino, Ricardo D Moreno
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are exogenous compounds that modify hormone biosynthesis, causing adverse effects to human health. Among them, phthalates, and alkylphenols are important due to their wide use in plastics, detergents, personal care products, cosmetics and food packaging. However, their conjoint effects over reproductive female health have not been addressed. The aim of this work was to test the effect of chronically exposed female mice to a mixture of three phthalates [bis (2-ethylhexyl), dibutyl and benzyl butyl] and two alkylphenols [4-nonylphenol and 4-tert-octylphenol], from conception to adulthood at environmentally relevant doses...
December 28, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300257/ultrasound-indicators-of-rectal-support-defect-in-women-with-obstructive-defecatory-symptoms
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Ghazaleh Rostaminia, Pouya Javadian, Charbel Awad, S Abbas Shobeiri
OBJECTIVE: The anatomic and physiologic pathophysiology of obstructive defecatory symptoms is complex and poorly understood. As a consequence, there is no one surgical method that can achieve overall superiority. We aimed to investigate rectal architectural change in women with obstructive defecatory symptoms using three-dimensional pelvic floor ultrasound. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 65 women who were referred to our urogynecology clinic because of varied pelvic floor disorders between January 2013 and January 2014...
January 3, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300209/preliminary-evaluation-of-a-brief-autism-screener-for-young-children
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Walter Zahorodny, Josephine Shenouda, Uday Mehta, Emily Yee, Patricia Garcia, Mangala Rajan, Madeleine Goldfarb
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess the operating characteristics of the Psychological Development Questionnaire-1 (PDQ-1), an autism screener for use with young children. METHODS: In Phase 1, we evaluated the concordance of the PDQ-1 with established autism scales, determined test-retest reliability, and identified a risk threshold score. In Phase 2, a population of 1959 toddler-age children was prospectively screened through multiple pediatric practices in a diverse metropolitan region, using the new instrument...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299996/consumer-perception-of-sustainability-attributes-in-organic-and-local-food
#18
Azzurra Annunziata
BACKGROUND: Although sustainable food consumption is gaining growing importance on the international agenda, research on this subject is still quite fragmented and most studies analyse single aspects of sustainable food consumption with particular reference to environmental sustainability. In addition, the literature highlights the need to take account of the strong heterogeneity of consumers in studying sustainable behaviour. Identifying consumer segments with common profiles, needs and values is essential for developing effective communication strategies to promote sustainability in food consumption...
December 14, 2017: Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299818/influence-of-the-reference-scan-and-scan-time-on-the-arterial-phase-of-liver-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Yoshinori Tsuji, Satoshi Saitoh, Junji Takahashi, Chisato Abe, Tatsuya Hayashi, Masahiro Kobayashi
The controlled aliasing in parallel imaging results in higher acceleration (CAIPIRINHA) technique can decrease scan time. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an arterial phase scan can be performed in 5 s using the CAIPIRINHA short-scan and a reference scanning technique. The generalized autocalibrating partially parallel acquisition (GRAPPA), the CAIPIRINHA routine (CAIPI-routine), and the CAIPIRINHA short-scanning (CAIPI-short) methods were compared. The scan time for each method was preset to 20 s, 15 s, and 10 s, respectively...
January 3, 2018: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290571/-individual-patient-satisfaction-gesundes-kinzigtal-interim-results-of-a-trend-study
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Achim Siegel, Wilhelm Niebling
INTRODUCTION: The integrated health care pilot model "Gesundes Kinzigtal" (GK) is recognized as a reference model for integrated healthcare in Germany. The aim of GK is to improve the health of the insured persons and, at the same time, to decrease their healthcare costs compared to usual care. The evaluation of GK has so far shown that GK might reach this aim. However, there are still no evaluation studies on GK focusing on patient-reported outcomes. This gap needs to be closed by a trend study, which is the main topic of this paper: We present interim results of this study, focusing on patient satisfaction with GK, insured persons' self-reported change of health behavior, their knowledge on health maintenance, and health-related quality of life...
December 28, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
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