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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126704/decreased-neurite-density-within-frontostriatal-networks-is-associated-with-executive-dysfunction-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Anny Reyes, Vedang S Uttarwar, Yu-Hsuan A Chang, Akshara R Balachandra, Chris J Pung, Donald J Hagler, Briana M Paul, Carrie R McDonald
OBJECTIVE: Executive dysfunction is observed in a sizable number of patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). The frontostriatal network has been proposed to play a significant role in executive functioning, however, because of the complex architecture of these tracts, it is difficult to generate measures of fiber tract microstructure using standard diffusion tensor imaging. To examine the association between frontostriatal network compromise and executive dysfunction in TLE, we applied an advanced, multishell diffusion model, restriction spectrum imaging (RSI), that isolates measures of intraaxonal diffusion and may provide better estimates of fiber tract compromise in TLE...
November 8, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126007/quantitative-monitoring-of-sucrose-reducing-sugar-and-total-sugar-dynamics-for-phenotyping-of-water-deficit-stress-tolerance-in-rice-through-spectroscopy-and-chemometrics
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Bappa Das, Rabi N Sahoo, Sourabh Pargal, Gopal Krishna, Rakesh Verma, Viswanathan Chinnusamy, Vinay K Sehgal, Vinod K Gupta, Sushanta K Dash, Padmini Swain
In the present investigation, the changes in sucrose, reducing and total sugar content due to water-deficit stress in rice leaves were modeled using visible, near infrared (VNIR) and shortwave infrared (SWIR) spectroscopy. The objectives of the study were to identify the best vegetation indices and suitable multivariate technique based on precise analysis of hyperspectral data (350 to 2500nm) and sucrose, reducing sugar and total sugar content measured at different stress levels from 16 different rice genotypes...
October 31, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119844/symptom-relief-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-globus-patients-a-prospective-study
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Pia Järvenpää, Assi Laatikainen, Risto P Roine, Harri Sintonen, Perttu Arkkila, Leena-Maija Aaltonen
Globus may be a persistent symptom impairing patients' quality of life. Diagnostics and treatment are controversial but some globus patients may benefit from reassurance and attention. We investigated how globus symptoms change during a short-term follow-up without any treatment after an examination by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician and further diagnostic procedures. We also surveyed whether patients with persistent globus suffer from simultaneous voice problems. The study comprised 30 consecutive globus patients referred to Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery...
November 9, 2017: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113656/introduction-of-the-resection-severity-index-as-independent-risk-factor-limiting-survival-after-resection-of-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Jill Gwiasda, Harald Schrem, Alexander Kaltenborn, Jan Mahlmann, Heiko Mix, Frank Lehner, Nicolas Kayser, Jürgen Klempnauer, Ulf Kulik
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of the recently introduced resection severity index (RSI) in patients with liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma on survival after resection of colorectal liver metastases. The RSI quantifies pre-operatively the liver cellular damage, liver synthetic function and loss of organ parenchyma. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent liver resection for metastases of colorectal cancer (CLM) between 2000 and 2015 were included in this study...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100672/treating-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-evaluation-of-an-anti-reflux-program-with-comparison-to-medications
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Jin Yang, Salem Dehom, Stephanie Sanders, Thomas Murry, Priya Krishna, Brianna K Crawley
OBJECTIVE: To determine if an anti-reflux induction program relieves laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms more effectively than medication and behavioral changes alone. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care academic center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A database was populated with patients treated for LPR. Patients were included in the study group if they completed a two-week anti-reflux program (diet, alkaline water, medications, behavioral modifications)...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098155/quantifying-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-in-singers-perceptual-and-objective-findings
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Adam T Lloyd, Bari Hoffman Ruddy, Erin Silverman, Vicki M Lewis, Jeffrey J Lehman
This study examines the relationship between laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms and oropharyngeal pH levels in singers. We hypothesized that reported symptoms would correlate with objective measures of pH levels from the oropharynx, including the number and total duration of reflux episodes. Twenty professional/semiprofessional singers completed the Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) and underwent oropharyngeal pH monitoring. Mild, moderate, or severe pH exposure was recorded during oropharyngeal pH monitoring...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095178/changing-the-emergency-department-s-practice-of-rapid-sequence-intubation-to-reduce-the-incidence-of-hypoxia
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Michael D Gooch, Eric Roberts
Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is an advanced procedure performed by nurse practitioners in the emergency department (ED). Hypoxia is one of the most common complications associated with RSI, which may lead to serious sequela, including death. Hypoxia may result from medications that are given to facilitate the procedure or the underlying disease process. Without preventive measures, oxygen levels may fall rapidly when patients are no longer actively breathing. The incidence of RSI-induced hypoxia may be mitigated with proper education, preoxygenation, positioning, and the utilization of passive (apneic) oxygenation...
October 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078662/how-to-demarcate-intersegmental-plane-with-resected-segments-inflation-method-using-the-slip-knot-technique-in-thoracoscopic-anatomic-segmentectomy
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Makoto Endoh, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Hirohisa Kato, Jun Suzuki, Hikaru Watarai, Akira Hamada, Katsuyuki Suzuki, Satoshi Shiono
Intersegmental demarcation line on the surface of the visceral pleura could not be found at thoracoscopic findings. The resected segments inflation (RSI) method has been reported as a useful technique for visualizing the intersegmental demarcation line during segmentectomy. Thoracoscopic anatomic segmentectomy is performed as follows: firstly, the pulmonary vein and artery of the segment planned for resection are dissected from the hilum in order to isolate the segmental bronchus located behind the pulmonary artery...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049421/complementary-religious-and-spiritual-interventions-in-physical-health-and-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Juliane Piasseschi de Bernardin Gonçalves, Giancarlo Lucchetti, Paulo Rossi Menezes, Homero Vallada
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether religious and spiritual interventions (RSIs) can promote physical health and quality of life in individuals. METHODS: The following databases were used to conduct a systematic review: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cochrane, and Scielo. Randomized controlled trials that evaluated RSIs regarding physical health outcomes and/or quality of life in English, Spanish or Portuguese were included. RSI protocols performed at a distance (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035417/relative-performance-of-three-stream-bed-stability-indices-as-indicators-of-stream-health
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Paul C Kusnierz, Christopher M Holbrook
Bed stability is an important stream habitat attribute because it affects geomorphology and biotic communities. Natural resource managers desire indices of bed stability that can be used under a wide range of geomorphic conditions, are biologically meaningful, and are easily incorporated into sampling protocols. To eliminate potential bias due to presence of instream wood and increase precision of stability values, we modified a stream bed instability index (ISI) to include measurements of bankfull depth (d bf) and median particle diameter (D 50) only in riffles and increased the pebble count to decrease variability (i...
October 16, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032419/objective-assessment-of-the-reliability-of-the-house-brackmann-and-fisch-grading-of-synkinesis
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Verena Meier-Gallati, Henning Scriba
The objective of this paper is to assess synkinesis associated with post paretic voluntary facial movements using the objective OSCAR method and to investigate the correlation between synkinesis and paresis to compare the objective results with the subjective scaling systems of Fisch and House-Brackmann. The development of an objective assessment of synkinesis with the OSCAR method is focused on the clinically most relevant eye-mouth and forehead-mouth synkinetic movements. Thirteen patients with unilateral facial paralysis and synkinesis of the University Hospital Zurich were examined...
December 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024410/eight-weeks-of-omeprazole-20-mg-significantly-reduces-both-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-and-comorbid-chronic-rhinosinusitis-signs-and-symptoms-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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S A Anzić, M Turkalj, A Župan, M Labor, D Plavec, T Baudoin
OBJECTIVES: Gastroesophageal reflux recommended treatment (dose and duration) with proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) compared to placebo significantly reduces the signs and symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and comorbid chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). DESIGN: Double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: Eight weeks of treatment with omeprazole 20 mg once daily (OD). PARTICIPANTS: Sixty patients (28 women, aged 19-87 years) with diagnosed LPR and comorbid CRS...
October 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023331/effects-of-plyometric-training-on-components-of-physical-fitness-in-prepuberal-male-soccer-athletes-the-role-of-surface-instability
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Yassine Negra, Helmi Chaabene, Senda Sammoud, Raja Bouguezzi, Bessem Mkaouer, Younés Hachana, Urs Granacher
Negra, Y, Chaabene, H, Sammoud, S, Bouguezzi, R, Mkaouer, B, Hachana, Y, and Granacher, U. Effects of plyometric training on components of physical fitness in prepuberal male soccer athletes: the role of surface instability. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2017-Previous studies contrasted the effects of plyometric training (PT) conducted on stable vs. unstable surfaces on components of physical fitness in child and adolescent soccer players. Depending on the training modality (stable vs. unstable), specific performance improvements were found for jump (stable PT) and balance performances (unstable PT)...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018000/waveform-capnography-an-alternative-to-physician-gestalt-in-determining-optimal-intubating-conditions-after-administration-of-paralytic-agents
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Anthony Scoccimarro, Jason R West, Marc Kanter, Nicholas D Caputo
PURPOSE: We sought to evaluate the utility of waveform capnography (WC) in detecting paralysis, by using apnoea as a surrogate determinant, as compared with clinical gestalt during rapid sequence intubation. Additionally, we sought to determine if this improves the time to intubation and first pass success rates through more consistent and expedient means of detecting optimal intubating conditions (ie, paralysis). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study of consecutively enrolled patients was conducted from April to June 2016 at an academic, urban, level 1 trauma centre in New York City...
October 10, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974837/laryngopharyngeal-reflux-disease-lprd
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Nizama Salihefendic, Muharem Zildzic, Emir Cabric
INTRODUCTION: Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD) referes to an inflammatory reaction of the mucous membrane of pharynx, larynx and other associated respiratory organs, caused by a reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus. LPRD is considered to be a relatively new clinical entity with a vast number of clinical manifestations which are treated through different fields of medicine, often without a proper diagnosis. In gastroenterology it is still considered to be a manifestation of GERD, which stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease...
June 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960597/ideal-cricoid-pressure-is-biomechanically-impossible-during-laryngoscopy
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Christopher E Trethewy, Steven R Doherty, Julie M Burrows, Don Clausen
OBJECTIVE: This study was a prospective, randomized controlled trial of rapid sequence intubation (RSI) with cricoid pressure (CP) within the emergency department (ED). The primary aim of the study was to examine the link between ideal CP and the incidence of aspiration. METHOD: Patients > 18 years of age undergoing RSI in the ED of two hospitals in New South Wales, Australia, were randomly assigned to receive measured CP using weighing scales to target the ideal CP range (3...
September 28, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956237/usefulness-of-oxygen-reserve-index-ori%C3%A2-a-new-parameter-of-oxygenation-reserve-potential-for-rapid-sequence-induction-of-general-anesthesia
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Keisuke Yoshida, Tsuyoshi Isosu, Yoshie Noji, Makiko Hasegawa, Yuzo Iseki, Rieko Oishi, Tsuyoshi Imaizumi, Norie Sanbe, Shinju Obara, Masahiro Murakawa
The oxygen reserve index (ORi™) is a new parameter for monitoring oxygen reserve noninvasively. The aim of this study was to examine the usefulness of ORi for rapid sequence induction (RSI). Twenty adult patients who were scheduled for surgical procedures under general anesthesia were enrolled. After attaching a sensor capable of measuring ORi, oxygen (6 L/min) and fentanyl (2 μg/kg) were administered. After 3 min, propofol 2 mg/kg and rocuronium 1 mg/kg were administered without ventilation. Regardless of changes in ORi, tracheal intubation was performed either 2 min after administration of propofol or when percutaneous oxygen saturation (SpO2) reached 98%...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947872/research-supported-intervention-and-discretion-among-frontline-workers-implementing-home-visitation-services
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Cathleen E Willging, Elise M Trott, Danielle Fettes, Lara Gunderson, Amy E Green, Roseann Myers, Michael S Hurlburt, Gregory A Aarons
OBJECTIVE: We examine how frontline workers and supervisors delivering a research supported intervention (RSI) to reduce child neglect negotiated system-related challenges, the pragmatics of RSI implementation, and their professional identities and relationships with clients. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews, small group discussions, and focus groups with frontline workers and supervisors in one large county over two time periods. We used iterative coding to analyze qualitative data...
October 2017: Research on Social Work Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944020/assessment-of-individual-and-conspecific-reproductive-success-as-determinants-of-breeding-dispersal-of-female-tree-swallows-a-capture-recapture-approach
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Paméla Lagrange, Olivier Gimenez, Blandine Doligez, Roger Pradel, Dany Garant, Fanie Pelletier, Marc Bélisle
Breeding dispersal is a key process of population structure and dynamics and is often triggered by an individual's breeding failure. In both colonial and territorial birds, reproductive success of conspecifics (RSc) can also lead individuals to change breeding sites after a failure on a site. Yet, few studies have simultaneously investigated the independent contribution of individual reproductive success (RSi) and of RSc on dispersal decision. Here, we develop a modeling framework to disentangle the effects of RSi and RSc on demographic parameters, while accounting for imperfect individual detection and other confounding factors such as age or dispersal behavior in the previous year...
September 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941959/translation-cross-adaptation-and-measurement-properties-of-the-brazilian-version-of-the-acl-rsi-scale-and-acl-qol-questionnaire-in-patients-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Laryssa Oliveira Silva, Luana Maria Ramos Mendes, Pedro Olavo de Paula Lima, Gabriel Peixoto Leão Almeida
BACKGROUND: Scales to assess the quality of life and return-to-sport after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may help the clinical decision-making process. OBJECTIVE: To cross-culturally adapt and determine the validity of the Brazilian versions of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Return to Sport after Injury (ACL-RSI) and the Quality of Life Questionnaire (ACL-QoL). METHODS: The process of translation and cross-cultural adaptation followed the recommendations of international guidelines...
September 12, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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