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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449376/psychological-distress-and-widespread-pain-contribute-to-the-variance-of-the-central-sensitization-inventory-a-cross-sectional-study-in-patients-with-chronic-pain
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C P van Wilgen, P J Vuijk, J Kregel, L Voogt, M Meeus, F Descheemaker, D Keizer, J Nijs
OBJECTIVES: Central sensitization (CS) implies increased sensitivity of the nervous system, resulting in increased pain sensitivity as well as widespread pain. Recently, the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) was developed to assess symptoms of CS and central sensitivity syndromes. The aim of this study was to examine the convergent validity of the CSI by comparing the outcome to psychosocial factors and clinical features of CS. METHODS: In a cross-sectional explorative study, patients with chronic pain completed multiple questionnaires, including the CSI, pain catastrophizing scale, SCL-90 for psychological distress, duration of pain, intensity of pain, widespread pain, and lateralization of pain...
April 27, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448039/surgical-ablation-assay-for-studying-eye-regeneration-in-planarians
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Jacob M Morton, Marwa A Saad, Wendy S Beane
In the study of adult stem cells and regenerative mechanisms, planarian flatworms are a staple in vivo model system. This is due in large part to their abundant pluripotent stem cell population and ability to regenerate all cell and tissue types after injuries that would be catastrophic for most animals. Recently, planarians have gained popularity as a model for eye regeneration. Their ability to regenerate the entire eye (comprised of two tissue types: pigment cells and photoreceptors) allows for the dissection of the mechanisms regulating visual system regeneration...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445397/radiation-and-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Elisabetta Albi, Samuela Cataldi, Andrea Lazzarini, Michela Codini, Tommaso Beccari, Francesco Saverio Ambesi-Impiombato, Francesco Curcio
Radiation-induced damage is a complex network of interlinked signaling pathways, which may result in apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, DNA repair, and cancer. The development of thyroid cancer in response to radiation, from nuclear catastrophes to chemotherapy, has long been an object of study. A basic overview of the ionizing and non-ionizing radiation effects of the sensitivity of the thyroid gland on radiation and cancer development has been provided. In this review, we focus our attention on experiments in cell cultures exposed to ionizing radiation, ultraviolet light, and proton beams...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445326/acceptance-in-chronic-neck-pain-associations-with-disability-and-fear-avoidance-beliefs
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Dave P Thompson, Steve R Woby
Chronic neck pain can result in significant levels of disability. Physiotherapy treatments often aim to modify cognitive factors and this approach benefits some, but not all, patients. Research from other pain conditions suggests that acceptance may be related to disability; however, it is unclear whether these associations exist in patients with neck pain. Moreover, it is unclear to what extent other cognitive factors are related to acceptance. Feasibly, if these factors are related, existing treatments may already be indirectly modifying acceptance...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442587/combined-aurka-and-h3k9-methyltransferase-targeting-inhibits-cell-growth-by-inducing-mitotic-catastrophe
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Angela Mathison, Ann Salmonson, Mckenna Missfeldt, Jennifer Bintz, Monique Williams, Sarah Kossak, Asha Nair, Thiago M de Assuncao, Trace A Christensen, Navtej S Buttar, Juan L Iovanna, Robert Huebert, Gwen Lomberk
The current integrative pathobiological hypothesis states that pancreatic cancer (PDAC) develops and progresses in response to an interaction between known oncogenes and downstream epigenomic regulators. Congruently, this study tests a new combinatorial therapy based on the inhibition of the Aurora kinase A (AURKA) oncogene and one of its targets, the H3K9 methylation-based epigenetic pathway. This therapeutic combination is effective at inhibiting the in vitro growth of PDAC cells both, in monolayer culture systems, and in 3D spheroids and organoids...
April 25, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442279/avoiding-catastrophic-forgetting
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Michael E Hasselmo
Humans regularly perform new learning without losing memory for previous information, but neural network models suffer from the phenomenon of catastrophic forgetting in which new learning impairs prior function. A recent article presents an algorithm that spares learning at synapses important for previously learned function, reducing catastrophic forgetting.
April 22, 2017: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439636/kinematic-alignment-is-a-possible-alternative-to-mechanical-alignment-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Yong Seuk Lee, Stephen M Howell, Ye-Yeon Won, O-Sung Lee, Seung Hoon Lee, Hamed Vahedi, Seow Hui Teo
PURPOSE: A systematic review was conducted to answer the following questions: (1) Does kinematically aligned (KA) total knee arthroplasty (TKA) achieve clinical outcomes comparable to those of mechanically aligned (MA) TKA? (2) How do the limb, knee, and component alignments differ between KA and MA TKA? (3) How is joint line orientation angle (JLOA) changed from the native knee in KA TKA compared to that in MA TKA? METHODS: Nine full-text articles in English that reported the clinical and radiological outcomes of KA TKA were included...
April 24, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437761/negative-appraisals-and-fear-extinction-are-independently-related-to-ptsd-symptoms
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Daniel V Zuj, Matthew A Palmer, Kate E Gray, Chia-Ming K Hsu, Emma L Nicholson, Gin S Malhi, Richard A Bryant, Kim L Felmingham
BACKGROUND: Considerable research has revealed impaired fear extinction to be a significant predictor of PTSD. Fear extinction is also considered the primary mechanism of exposure therapy, and a critical factor in PTSD recovery. The cognitive theory of PTSD proposes that symptoms persist due to excessive negative appraisals about the trauma and its sequelae. Research has not yet examined the relationship between fear extinction and negative appraisals in PTSD. METHODS: A cross-sectional sample of participants with PTSD (n =21), and trauma-exposed controls (n =33) underwent a standardized differential fear conditioning and extinction paradigm, with skin conductance response (SCR) amplitude serving as the index of conditioned responses...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435321/a-behavioral-medicine-intervention-for-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sara Cederbom, Eva Denison, Astrid Bergland
BACKGROUND: Chronic musculoskeletal pain is a major health problem among older adults, particularly those who live alone and/or those who are dependent on formal care. Chronic pain is associated with mobility problems, falls, fear of falling, catastrophizing thoughts, and a lower quality of life. Research shows that physical therapy interventions based on behavioral medicine approaches are beneficial for middle-aged adults with chronic pain. However, there appears to be no previous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) based on this theoretical framework that have examined the effect on older adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain who live alone at home and are dependent on formal care to manage their everyday lives...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435130/intramyometrial-injection-of-vasopressin-a-novel-method-for-hemostasis-at-laparoscopic-management-of-cornual-ectopic
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Ramesh Bettaiah, Shwetha Sudhakar Kamath
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Injection of vasopressin into the uterus , significantly reduces the vascularity of the cornual ectopic, thereby resulting in bloodless surgery. DESIGN: A step by step demonstration of the surgical procedure. Canadian task force classification III SETTING: while all ectopics are associated with risk of hemorrhage, cornual pregnancies are feared for catastrophic hemorrhage and uncontrollable bleeding. The maternal mortality rate can be as high as 2...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433860/cognitive-intrusion-of-pain-and-catastrophic-thinking-independently-explain-interference-of-pain-in-the-activities-of-daily-living
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Mojtaba Talaei-Khoei, Paul T Ogink, Ragini Jha, David Ring, Neal Chen, Ana-Maria Vranceanu
Patients with musculoskeletal illness often report that pain interferes with their ability to engage in activities of daily living. Catastrophic thinking is consistently depicted as an important cognitive factor that hinders adjustment to pain. Current research has also shown that pain negatively impacts an individual's ability to maintain attention on the task at hand. While a measure of the experience of cognitive intrusion of pain (ECIP) has been recently developed to quantify the extent of that impact, little research has explored this issue in everyday settings...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432417/exploring-the-possibility-of-a-retrograde-embolism-pathway-from-the-facial-artery-to-the-ophthalmic-artery-system-in-vivo
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Hui Zheng, Lihong Qiu, Zonghui Liu, Yingjun Su, Xinyuan Pan, Sha Liu, Chenggang Yi
BACKGROUND: Blindness caused by soft tissue fillers is an extremely low-probability event, but it results in great concern because of its devastating consequences. Currently, the mechanism of an embolism is usually considered to be an accidental injection of fillers into the blood vessels of the face, such as a facial artery, and then retrograding into the ophthalmic artery system, which causes retinal ischemic necrosis. In addition, previous studies have shown that there are anastomoses between facial arteries and branches of the ophthalmic artery in cadavers...
April 21, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428107/clinicopathologic-factors-associated-with-survival-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-brain-metastasis
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Rong Li, Kui Zhang, Gene P Siegal, Shi Wei
Brain metastasis from breast cancer generally represents a catastrophic event yet demonstrates substantial biological heterogeneity. There have been limited studies solely focusing on the prognosis of patients with such metastasis. In this study, we carried out a comprehensive analysis in 108 consecutive patients with breast cancer brain metastases between 1997 and 2012 to further define clinicopathologic factors associated with early onset of brain metastasis and survival outcomes after development of them...
April 17, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427448/capture-recapture-methodology-to-study-rare-conditions-using-surveillance-data-for-fragile-x-syndrome-and-muscular-dystrophy
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Michael G Smith, Julie Royer, Joshua Mann, Suzanne McDermott, Rodolfo Valdez
BACKGROUND: Rare conditions can be catastrophic for families and the implications for public health can be substantial. Our study compared basic surveillance through active medical record review with a linked administrative data file to assess the number of cases of two rare conditions, fragile X syndrome (FXS) and muscular dystrophy (MD) in a population. METHODS: Two methods of data collection were used to collect information from five counties comprising two standard metropolitan statistical areas of South Carolina...
April 21, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427072/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-injections-the-new-standard-of-care-in-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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Xintong Li, Marco A Zarbin, Neelakshi Bhagat
For decades, panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) has been the standard of care for the treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). The relatively recent advent of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) formulations for intravitreal injection has provided a fresh perspective on PDR treatment, especially in eyes with concurrent diabetic macular edema (DME). The anti-VEGF agent ranibizumab has demonstrated a potentially protective effect on eyes with DME in terms of progression to PDR in the RIDE/RISE trials, as has aflibercept in the VIVID/VISTA trials...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427002/incidental-posterior-mediastinal-paraganglioma-the-safe-approach-to-management-case-report
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Juan A Muñoz-Largacha, Roan J Glocker, Jacob Moalem, Michael J Singh, Virginia R Litle
INTRODUCTION: Paragangliomas are neuroendocrine tumors arising from chromaffin cells located in sympathetic paraganglia. Mediastinal paragangliomas are extremely rare and can be classified as functional or non-functional according to their ability for secreting catecholamines. Patients can be asymptomatic and the diagnosis is usually incidental. Complete surgical resection remains the standard of care for paragangliomas. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a 44-year-old woman with a functional mediastinal paraganglioma incidentally found during the perioperative imaging workup for a diagnosed breast carcinoma...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424769/folates-in-plants-research-advances-and-progress-in-crop-biofortification
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REVIEW
Vera Gorelova, Lars Ambach, Fabrice Rébeillé, Christophe Stove, Dominique Van Der Straeten
Folates, also known as B9 vitamins, serve as donors and acceptors in one-carbon (C1) transfer reactions. The latter are involved in synthesis of many important biomolecules, such as amino acids, nucleic acids and vitamin B5. Folates also play a central role in the methyl cycle that provides one-carbon groups for methylation reactions. The important functions fulfilled by folates make them essential in all living organisms. Plants, being able to synthesize folates de novo, serve as an excellent dietary source of folates for animals that lack the respective biosynthetic pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424134/six-year-experience-of-outpatient-total-and-completion-thyroidectomy-at-a-single-academic-institution
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Ethan Frank, Joshua Park, Alfred Simental, Christopher Vuong, Steve Lee, Pedro Andrade Filho, Daniel Kwon, Yuan Liu
Outpatient thyroidectomy has become slowly accepted with various published reports predominantly examining partial or subtotal thyroidectomy. Concerns regarding the safety of outpatient total and completion thyroidectomy remain, especially with regard to vocal fold paralysis, hypocalcemia, and catastrophic hematoma. We aimed to evaluate the safety of outpatient thyroid surgery in a large cohort by retrospectively comparing outcomes in those who underwent outpatient (n = 251) versus inpatient (n = 291) completion or total thyroidectomy between February 2009 and February 2015...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423998/preexisting-lesions-associated-with-complete-diaphyseal-fractures-of-the-third-metacarpal-bone-in-12-thoroughbred-racehorses
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Sarah N Gray, Mathieu Spriet, Tanya C Garcia, Francisco A Uzal, Susan M Stover
We characterized features of complete diaphyseal fractures of third metacarpal bones in Thoroughbred racehorses. Given that stress fractures are known to occur in the third metacarpal bone, an additional aim was to determine if complete fractures are associated with signs of a preexisting incomplete stress fracture. Bilateral metacarpi from 12 Thoroughbred racehorses euthanized because of complete unilateral metacarpal diaphyseal fracture were examined visually and radiographically. Open, comminuted, transverse or short oblique fractures occurred in the middle of the diaphysis or supracondylar region...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422444/validation-of-the-mandarin-chinese-version-of-the-pain-sensitivity-questionnaire-psq
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Xiaoli Quan, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Angela Yee Man Leung, Qin Liao, Ruth Ruscheweyh, Pui Hing Chau
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire (PSQ), a self-reported scale, has been used to assess the pain sensitivity level in a Caucasian population. However, a validated Mandarin Chinese version of the PSQ is not available. This study was aimed to translate the PSQ into Mandarin Chinese (PSQ-C) and validate it to measure pain sensitivity among Chinese people. METHODS: The English version of the PSQ has been translated into Mandarin Chinese (PSQ-C), according to the standard steps of cross-cultural adaptation of self-reported scales...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
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