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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220209/making-time-for-patients-positive-impact-of-direct-patient-reporting
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Sheila K Mohan, Patricia A Hudgins, Mihir R Patel, Jim Stapleton, Richard Duszak, Ashley H Aiken
OBJECTIVE: Using a novel patient-centric approach, we assessed the impact of direct patient radiology reporting on the patient experience and patient perception of radiologists in a high-volume head and neck clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single head and neck surgeon at a large academic center identified prospective outpatients who met the following inclusion criteria: having received treatment for head and neck cancer and having recently undergone surveillance imaging using the Neck Imaging Reporting and Data System template at our institution...
December 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218804/impact-of-diabetes-on-free-flap-surgery-of-the-head-and-neck-a-nsqip-analysis
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Jacob S Brady, Aparna Govindan, Meghan M Crippen, Andrey Filimonov, Jean Anderson Eloy, Soly Baredes, Richard Chan Woo Park
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes is associated with microvascular pathology and may predispose patients undergoing microvascular surgery to complications. This study assesses diabetes as a risk factor for complications following free flap surgery of the head and neck. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, data on free flap surgeries of the head and neck between 2005 and 2014 was collected from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database...
December 8, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216205/the-impact-of-viewing-a-video-with-and-without-head-phones-on-snack-intake-a-pilot-study
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Anastasia Dieze, Theodora Stephan, Carolin Hilzendegen, Nanette Stroebele-Benschop
Research shows that many small changes to the environment impact one's eating behavior. The aim of this study was to examine whether the type of audio transmission would affect snack intake depending on the degree of immersion. A sample of 174 university students were randomized to either viewing a movie wearing headphones or listening over loud speakers while consuming a snack of their choice. Significant differences were found with more snacks consumed in the group without headphones compared to the group wearing headphones...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215771/p16-positivity-and-regression-grade-predict-survival-after-neoadjuvant-radiotherapy-of-oscc
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Christina Eder-Czembirek, Irene Sulzbacher, Thorsten Fuereder, Edgar Selzer
OBJECTIVES: Survival after preoperative radiotherapy in locally advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer is associated with pathological response. The prognostic importance of p16 expression in these patients has not been established yet. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-seven oral squamous cell carcinoma patients, treated preoperatively with radiotherapy in combination with chemotherapy or cetxuximab, were included in this retrospective analysis. Survival rates were estimated by the Kaplan-Meyer method...
December 7, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215738/electronic-cigarette-a-recent-update-of-its-toxic-effects-on-humans
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REVIEW
Shu-Jie Huang, Yan-Ming Xu, Andy T Y Lau
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), battery-powered and liquid-vaporizing devices, were invented to replace the conventional cigarette (c-cigarette) smoking for the sake of reducing the adverse effects on multiple organ systems that c-cigarettes have induced. Although some of the identified harmful components in e-cigarettes were alleged to be measured in lower quantity than those in c-cigarettes, researchers unveiled that the toxic effects of e-cigarettes should not be understated. This review is sought for an attempt to throw light on several typical types of e-cigarette components (tobacco-specific nitrosamines, carbonyl compounds, and volatile organic compounds) by revealing their possible impacts on human bodies through different action mechanisms characterized by alteration of specific biomarkers on cellular and molecular levels...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214641/an-app-to-enhance-resident-education-in-otolaryngology
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Wayne D Hsueh, John P Bent, Howard S Moskowitz
OBJECTIVE: Technological change is leading to an evolution in medical education. The objective of our study was to assess the impact of a medical knowledge app, called PulseQD, on resident education within our otolaryngology-head and neck surgery department at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery from July 2016 to June 2017...
December 7, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212669/long-duration-bed-rest-modifies-sympathetic-neural-recruitment-strategies-in-males-and-females
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Stephen A Klassen, Steven De Abreu, Danielle K Greaves, Derek S Kimmerly, Philippe Arbeille, Pierre Denise, Richard L Hughson, Hervé Normand, J Kevin Shoemaker
To understand the impact of physical deconditioning with head-down tilt bed rest (HDBR) on the malleability of sympathetic discharge patterns, we studied a) baseline integrated muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA; microneurography) from 13 females participating in the WISE-2005 60-day HDBR study (Female, retrospective analysis), b) integrated MSNA and multi-unit action potential (AP) analysis in 13 males (Male) performed on data collected at baseline and during physiological stress imposed by end-inspiratory apnea, in a new 60-day HDBR study, and c) a repeatability study (Control, n = 6, retrospective analysis, 4 weeks between tests)...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212397/growth-and-neurodevelopment-in-very-preterm-infants-receiving-a-high-enteral-volume-feeding-regimen-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Claus Klingenberg, Fredrik Kragh Muraas, Catherine Elde Isaksen, Tina Nilsen, Marte Torgersen, Cecilie Melum-Hansen
AIM: To evaluate a feeding regimen routinely providing > 180 ml/kg/d fortified human milk to very preterm infants and impact on in-hospital growth, osteopenia and neurodevelopment. METHOD: Retrospective population-based descriptive study of infants < 30-week gestation admitted within 24 h of birth and discharged during the 6-year period 2005 to 2010. Growth and neurodevelopment was assessed until 2 years corrected age, and cerebral palsy up to 4 years corrected age Results: Ninety-nine infants below 30-week gestation were admitted within 24 h of birth during the 6-year period, of which 84 (85%) survived to discharge...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210924/intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-moderate-to-severe-congenital-heart-disease
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Cynthia M Ortinau, Jagruti S Anadkat, Christopher D Smyser, Pirooz Eghtesady
OBJECTIVES: Determine the prevalence of intraventricular hemorrhage in infants with moderate to severe congenital heart disease, investigate the impact of gestational age, cardiac diagnosis, and cardiac intervention on intraventricular hemorrhage, and compare intraventricular hemorrhage rates in preterm infants with and without congenital heart disease. DESIGN: A single-center retrospective review. SETTING: A tertiary care children's hospital...
November 28, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209848/development-of-a-finite-element-eye-model-to-investigate-retinal-hemorrhages-in-shaken-baby-syndrome
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Jeyendran Nadarasa, Caroline Deck, Frank Meyer, Nicolas Bourdet, Jean-Sébastien Raul, Rémy Willinger
Retinal hemorrhages (RH) are among injuries sustained by a large number of shaken baby syndrome victims, but also by a small proportion of road accident victims. In order to have a better understanding of the underlying of RH mechanisms, we aimed to develop a complete human eye and orbit finite element model. Five occipital head impacts, at different heights and on different surfaces, and three shaking experiments were conducted with a 6-week-old dummy (Q0 dummy). This allowed obtaining a precise description of the motion in those two specific situations, which was then used as input for the eye model simulation...
December 5, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209797/-morphology-of-non-cutaneous-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
W Weichert, S Ihrler, M Boxberg, A Agaimy, M Mollenhauer, A Hartmann
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is by far the most frequent malignant tumor in this anatomic region. Today, HNSCC is divided into two morphologically, molecularly and clinically fundamentally different entities: conventional and virus-associated (HPV/EBV) neoplasms. Premalignant lesions of nonvirus-associated HNSCC include conventional leukoplakia, dysplasia and proliferative verrucous hyperplasia with an increasing risk for malignant transformation. The morphology of HNSCC comprises a spectrum of growth patterns...
December 5, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209611/histological-grading-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Sebastiao N Martins-Filho, Caterina Paiva, Raymundo Soares Azevedo, Venancio Avancini Ferreira Alves
Background: Histological grading typically reflects the biological behavior of solid tumors, thus providing valuable prognostic information. This is also expected in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), although limited access to biopsy samples and a lack of standardization might hinder its full predictive value in this cancer. Objectives: In order to better understand the current practices of histological grading in HCC, we examined the latest publications addressing its impact on the outcome of patients following surgical treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209271/development-and-implementation-of-a-new-telerehabilitation-system-for-audiovisual-stimulation-training-in-hemianopia
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Francesca Tinelli, Giovanni Cioni, Giulia Purpura
Telerehabilitation, defined as the method by which communication technologies are used to provide remote rehabilitation, although still underused, could be as efficient and effective as the conventional clinical rehabilitation practices. In the literature, there are descriptions of the use of telerehabilitation in adult patients with various diseases, whereas it is seldom used in clinical practice with child and adolescent patients. We have developed a new audiovisual telerehabilitation (AVT) system, based on the multisensory capabilities of the human brain, to provide a new tool for adults and children with visual field defects in order to improve ocular movements toward the blind hemifield...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208672/cd271-confers-an-invasive-and-metastatic-phenotype-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-through-the-upregulation-of-slug
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Man Ki Chung, Young Ho Jung, Joon Kyoo Lee, Soo Youn Cho, Oihana J Murillo-Sauca, Ravindra Uppaluri, June Ho Shin, John B Sunwoo
PURPOSE: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is comprised of heterogeneous populations of cells, and CD271 (NGFR; p75NTR) has been associated with a tumor-initiating cell subpopulation. This study assessed the role of CD271 in modulating metastatic behavior in HNSCC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: CD271 was overexpressed in murine and human oral squamous cell carcinoma cells to assess the impact of CD271 activation on the invasive and metastatic phenotype of these cells, using in vitro and orthotopic in vivo modeling...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207908/a-scoping-review-of-pain-in-children-following-traumatic-brain-injury-is-there-more-than-headache
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Vivian Kwan, Mai Vo, Melanie Noel, Keith Owen Yeates
AIM: Headache is a common source of pain in children following traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, relatively little is known about non-headache pain in this pediatric population. The present review seeks to map the extant literature to determine the prevalence, characteristics, and impact of non-headache pain in children following TBI of all severities. RESULTS: Of 109 studies published on pain in children following a TBI, 95 (87%) were focused exclusively on headache pain and only 14 (13%) reported on non-headache pain or overall pain, with half (n = 7) in the form of case studies...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204867/talking-heads-or-talking-eyes-effects-of-head-orientation-and-sudden-onset-gaze-cues-on-attention-capture
#17
Robrecht P van der Wel, Timothy Welsh, Anne Böckler
The direction of gaze towards or away from an observer has immediate effects on attentional processing in the observer. Previous research indicates that faces with direct gaze are processed more efficiently than faces with averted gaze. We recently reported additional processing advantages for faces that suddenly adopt direct gaze (abruptly shift from averted to direct gaze) relative to static direct gaze (always in direct gaze), sudden averted gaze (abruptly shift from direct to averted gaze), and static averted gaze (always in averted gaze)...
December 4, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204342/sex-differences-in-white-matter-alterations-following-repetitive-subconcussive-head-impacts-in-collegiate-ice-hockey-players
#18
Nico Sollmann, Paul S Echlin, Vivian Schultz, Petra V Viher, Amanda E Lyall, Yorghos Tripodis, David Kaufmann, Elisabeth Hartl, Philipp Kinzel, Lorie A Forwell, Andrew M Johnson, Elaine N Skopelja, Christian Lepage, Sylvain Bouix, Ofer Pasternak, Alexander P Lin, Martha E Shenton, Inga K Koerte
Objective: Repetitive subconcussive head impacts (RSHI) may lead to structural, functional, and metabolic alterations of the brain. While differences between males and females have already been suggested following a concussion, whether there are sex differences following exposure to RSHI remains unknown. The aim of this study was to identify and to characterize sex differences following exposure to RSHI. Methods: Twenty-five collegiate ice hockey players (14 males and 11 females, 20...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204022/impact-of-road-traffic-injury-to-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-in-southern-thailand
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Thara Tunthanathip, Nakornchai Phuenpathom
Background: Motor vehicle is a major transportation in Southern Thailand as the result of road traffic injury and death. Consequently, severe disability and mortality in pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) were observed from traffic accident, particularly motorcycle accident. To identify the risk of intracranial injury in children, the association of treatment outcome with various factors including mechanisms of injury, clinical characteristics, and intracranial pathology can be assessed...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203228/mild-fluid-percussion-injury-induces-diffuse-axonal-damage-and-reactive-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-mouse-olfactory-bulb
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Melissa A Powell, Raiford T Black, Terry L Smith, Thomas M Reeves, Linda L Phillips
Despite the regenerative capacity of the olfactory bulb (OB), head trauma causes olfactory disturbances in up to 30% of patients. While models of olfactory nerve transection, olfactory receptor neuron (ORN) ablation, or direct OB impact have been used to examine OB recovery, these models are severe and not ideal for study of OB synaptic repair. We posited that a mild fluid percussion brain injury (mFPI), delivered over mid-dorsal cortex, would produce diffuse OB deafferentation without confounding pathology...
December 1, 2017: Neuroscience
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