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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351715/the-impact-of-migration-background-on-the-health-outcomes-of-preschool-children-linking-a-cross-sectional-survey-to-the-school-entrance-health-examination-database-in-bavaria-germany
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Thu Giang Le Thi, Annette Heißenhuber, Thomas Schneider, Rebekka Schulz, Caroline Eva Wella Herr, Uta Nennstiel-Ratzel, Gabriele Hölscher
AIM OF THE STUDY: This study investigated the impact of migration background on the health outcomes of preschool children from families of various social status levels. METHODS: During the school entrance health examination (Schuleingangsuntersuchung (SEU)) from October 2012 to August 2013, the parents of 5052 preschool children (62% response rate) participated in a cross-sectional health survey within the framework of health-monitoring units (Gesundheits-Monitoring-Einheiten (GME)) in Bavaria, Germany...
January 19, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351705/percutaneous-endoscopic-rendezvous-procedure-for-the-management-of-bile-duct-injuries-after-cholecystectomy-short-and-long-term-outcomes
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Anne Marthe Schreuder, Klaske A C Booij, Philip R de Reuver, Otto M van Delden, Krijn P van Lienden, Marc G Besselink, Olivier R Busch, Dirk J Gouma, Erik A J Rauws, Thomas M van Gulik
BACKGROUND:  Bile duct injury (BDI) remains a daunting complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In patients with complex BDI, a percutaneous-endoscopic rendezvous procedure may be required to establish bile duct continuity. The aim of this study was to assess short- and long-term outcomes of the rendezvous procedure. METHODS:  All consecutive patients with BDI referred to our tertiary referral center between 1995 and 2016 were analyzed. A rendezvous procedure was performed when endoscopic or radiologic intervention failed, and when deemed feasible by a dedicated multidisciplinary team including hepatopancreaticobiliary surgeons, gastrointestinal endoscopists, and interventional radiologists...
January 19, 2018: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351688/three-hand-endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-surgery-experience-with-an-anatomy-preserving-mononostril-approach-technique
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Chikezie I Eseonu, Karim ReFaey, Eva Pamias-Portalatin, Javier Asensio, Oscar Garcia, Kofi D Boahene, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
BACKGROUND: Variations on the endoscopic transsphenoidal approach present unique surgical techniques that have unique effects on surgical outcomes, extent of resection (EOR), and anatomical complications. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the learning curve and perioperative outcomes of the 3-hand endoscopic endonasal mononostril transsphenoidal technique. METHODS: Prospective case series and retrospective data analysis of patients who were treated with the 3-hand transsphenoidal technique between January 2007 and May 2015 by a single neurosurgeon...
February 1, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351369/heparin-but-not-tissue-plasminogen-activator-improves-outcomes-in-dcd-liver-transplantation-in-a-porcine-model
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Amelia J Hessheimer, Marina Vendrell, Javier Muñoz, Ángel Ruíz, Alba Díaz, Luís Flores Sigüenza, Jorge Rodríguez Lanzilotta, Eduardo Delgado Oliver, Jose Fuster, Miquel Navasa, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas, Pilar Taurá, Constantino Fondevila
BACKGROUND: Ischemic type biliary lesions arise most frequently after DCD liver transplantation and result in high morbidity and graft loss. Many DCD grafts are discarded out of fear for this complication. In theory, microvascular thrombi deposited during donor warm ischemia might be implicated in ITBL pathogenesis. Herein, we aim to evaluate the effects of the administration of either heparin or the fibrinolytic drug TPA as means to improve DCD liver graft quality and potentially avoid ITBL...
January 19, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351268/use-of-different-methods-of-intramedullary-nailing-for-fixation-of-distal-radius-fractures-a-retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes
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Murat Çalbıyık, Deniz Ipek
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of using Sonoma WRx versus Micronail intramedullary nailing for the fixation of distal radius fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 68 patients with primarily extra-articular and simple intra-articular fractures of the distal radius who underwent intramedullary distal radius fixation using Sonoma WRx (n=39) or Micronail (n=29) intramedullary nails were enrolled in the study. The clinical outcome measures included the range of motion (ROM), visual analog scale (VAS), functional outcomes (patient-reported Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand [DASH] score and clinician-based Gartland-Werley score), radiographic scores (Stewart score), and parameters related to the quality of radiographic reduction and complications (radial inclination, volar tilt, radial height, and radio-ulnar variance)...
January 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351262/imu-to-segment-assignment-and-orientation-alignment-for-the-lower-body-using-deep-learning
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Tobias Zimmermann, Bertram Taetz, Gabriele Bleser
Human body motion analysis based on wearable inertial measurement units (IMUs) receives a lot of attention from both the research community and the and industrial community. This is due to the significant role in, for instance, mobile health systems, sports and human computer interaction. In sensor based activity recognition, one of the major issues for obtaining reliable results is the sensor placement/assignment on the body. For inertial motion capture (joint kinematics estimation) and analysis, the IMU-to-segment (I2S) assignment and alignment are central issues to obtain biomechanical joint angles...
January 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351211/wide-field-fluorescence-microscopy-of-real-time-bioconjugation-sensing
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Marcin Szalkowski, Karolina Sulowska, Justyna Grzelak, Joanna Niedziółka-Jönsson, Ewa Roźniecka, Dorota Kowalska, Sebastian Maćkowski
We apply wide-field fluorescence microscopy to measure real-time attachment of photosynthetic proteins to plasmonically active silver nanowires. The observation of this effect is enabled, on the one hand, by sensitive detection of fluorescence and, on the other hand, by plasmonic enhancement of protein fluorescence. We examined two sample configurations with substrates being a bare glass coverslip and a coverslip functionalized with a monolayer of streptavidin. The different preparation of the substrate changes the observed behavior as far as attachment of the protein is concerned as well as its subsequent photobleaching...
January 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351159/the-physical-characteristics-by-sex-and-age-for-custody-assistants-from-a-law-enforcement-agency
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Robert G Lockie, Robin M Orr, Michael Stierli, Karly A Cesario, Matthew R Moreno, Ashley M Bloodgood, Joseph M Dulla, J Jay Dawes
Custody assistants (CAs) are a position within a law enforcement agency who are responsible for assisting officers with maintaining security in correctional facilities. Unlike other positions, CAs may not be required to complete physical testing prior to being hired. This lack of testing could influence the characteristics of CAs who attend academy training. Therefore, retrospective analysis of performance test data for 108 officers (69 males, 39 females) was conducted. The tests included: grip strength for both hands; number of push-ups and sit-ups in 60 seconds; 201 m (220 yard) and 2...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351067/changes-in-the-incidence-of-intestinal-giardiosis-in-mexican-population-during-five-years-2011-2015
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Gabriela Ibáñez-Cervantes, Gloria León-Ávila, Juan Manuel Bello-López, Armando Pérez-Rangel, Gregorio León-García, Benjamín Nogueda-Torres, José Manuel Hernández
Giardiosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Giardia intestinalis, which is distributed worldwide. Most of the data on the prevalence of giardiosis in Mexico comes from research, but it is also necessary to study the data provided by the Mexican Health Ministry and issued by the General Directorate of Epidemiology. The aim of this work was analyse the national surveillance data for human giardiosis in order to update the epidemiological data of this disease in Mexico. A retrospective observational analysis of giardiosis (from January 2011 to December 2015) was performed in the annual reports emitted by the GDE in Mexico...
March 26, 2018: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351023/does-talking-on-a-cell-phone-with-a-passenger-or-dialing-affect-driving-performance-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-experimental-studies
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Jeff K Caird, Sarah M Simmons, Katelyn Wiley, Kate A Johnston, William J Horrey
Objective An up-to-date meta-analysis of experimental research on talking and driving is needed to provide a comprehensive, empirical, and credible basis for policy, legislation, countermeasures, and future research. Background The effects of cell, mobile, and smart phone use on driving safety continues to be a contentious societal issue. Method All available studies that measured the effects of cell phone use on driving were identified through a variety of search methods and databases. A total of 93 studies containing 106 experiments met the inclusion criteria...
February 2018: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351006/associations-between-microalbuminuria-and-parameters-of-flow-mediated-vasodilatation-obtained-by-continuous-measurement-approaches
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Rie Koyoshi, Yuka Hitaka-Yoshimine, Yuhei Shiga, Takashi Kuwano, Makoto Sugihara, Amane Ike, Atsushi Iwata, Hideto Sako, Natsumi Morito, Akira Kawamura, Shin-Ichiro Miura
The associations between microalbuminuria and various parameters of flow-mediated vasodilatation (FMD) are not completely understood. We retrospectively analyzed 265 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography and in whom we could measure FMD and the urine albumin-creatinine ratio (UACR). Using 15 continuous measurement approaches, we measured FMD as the magnitude of the percentage change in the brachial artery diameter from baseline to peak (bFMD), the maximum FMD rate calculated as the maximal slope of dilation (FMD-MDR), and the integrated FMD response calculated as the area under the dilation curve during the 60- and 120-s dilation periods (FMD-AUC60 and FMD-AUC120)...
January 19, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350974/use-of-simulation-based-training-to-aid-in-implementing-complex-health-technology
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Veffa Devers
Clinicians are adult learners in a complex environment that historically does not invest in training in a way that is conducive to these types of learners. Adult learners are independent, self-directed, and goal oriented. In today's fast-paced clinical setting, a practical need exists for nurses and clinicians to master the technology they use on a daily basis, especially as medical devices have become more interconnected and complex. As hospitals look to embrace new technologies, medical device companies must provide clinical end-user training...
January 2018: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350967/chiral-topological-superconductors-enhanced-by-long-range-interactions
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Oscar Viyuela, Liang Fu, Miguel Angel Martin-Delgado
We study the phase diagram and edge states of a two-dimensional p-wave superconductor with long-range hopping and pairing amplitudes. New topological phases and quasiparticles different from the usual short-range model are obtained. When both hopping and pairing terms decay with the same exponent, one of the topological chiral phases with propagating Majorana edge states gets significantly enhanced by long-range couplings. On the other hand, when the long-range pairing amplitude decays more slowly than the hopping, we discover new topological phases where propagating Majorana fermions at each edge pair nonlocally and become gapped even in the thermodynamic limit...
January 5, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350926/concentrations-and-migratabilities-of-hazardous-elements-in-second-hand-children-s-plastic-toys
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Andrew Turner
About 200 second-hand plastic toys sourced in the UK have been analysed by x-ray fluorescence spectrometry for hazardous elements (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb, Sb, Se) and Br as a proxy for brominated flame retardants. Each element was detected in > 20 toys or components thereof with the exception of As, Hg and Se, with the frequent occurrence of Br, Cd and Pb and at maximum concentrations of about 16,000, 20,000 and 5000 μg g-1, respectively, of greatest concern from a potential exposure perspective. Migration was evaluated on components of 26 toys under simulated stomach conditions (0...
January 19, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350923/casscf-calculations-reveal-competitive-chair-pericyclic-and-boat-pseudopericyclic-transition-states-for-the-3-3-sigmatropic-rearrangement-of-allyl-esters
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Henry W Kreiman, Mackenzie E Batali, Cooper Jamieson, Molly A Lyon, James Alan Duncan
(10,8)CASPT2/6-31G**//(10,8)CASSCF/6-31G** calculations have been performed on the potential surface for the [3,3] sigmatropic allyl ester rearrangements of cis-3-penten-2-yl acetate (16) to trans-3-penten-2-yl acetate (17) and 3-buten-2-yl acetate (21) to trans-2-buten-1-yl acetate (22). The results are compared to DFT (B3LYP/6-31G**) calculations on the known 16→17 rearrangement that reported it to be concerted and pseudopericyclic through a boat-shaped transition structure (Birney, D. M. et al. J. Am. Chem...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350903/self-assembly-of-protein-crystals-with-different-crystal-structures-using-tobacco-mosaic-virus-coat-protein-as-a-building-block
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Jianting Zhang, Xiao Wang, Kun Zhou, Gang Chen, Qiangbin Wang
In this work, a typical cylinder-shaped tobacco mosaic virus coat protein (TMVCP) is employed as an anisotropic building block to assemble into triclinic and hexagonal close-packed (HCP) protein crystals by introducing cysteine residues at the 1 and 3 sites and four histidine residues at the C-terminal, respectively. The engineered functional groups of cysteine and histidine in the TMVCP and the self-assembly conditions determine the thermodynamics and kinetics in the self-assembly process for forming different crystal structures...
January 19, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350873/test-procedures-to-assess-somatosensory-abnormalities-in-individuals-with-peripheral-joint-pain-a-systematic-review-of-psychometric-properties
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Abdullah Alqarni, Donald Manlapaz, David Baxter, Steve Tumilty, Ramakrishnan Mani
BACKGROUND: Test procedures that were developed to assess somatosensory abnormalities should possess optimal psychometric properties (PMPs) to be used in clinical practice. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the literature to assess the level of evidence for PMPs of test procedures investigated in individuals with peripheral joint pain (PJP). METHODS: A comprehensive electronic literature search was conducted in seven databases from inception to March 2016...
January 19, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350612/the-effects-of-betaine-on-the-nuclear-fractal-dimension-chromatin-texture-and-proliferative-activity-in-hepatocytes-in-mouse-model-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Milena Vesković, Milica Labudović-Borović, Ivan Zaletel, Jelena Rakočević, Dušan Mladenović, Bojan Jorgačević, Danijela Vučević, Tatjana Radosavljević
The effects of betaine on hepatocytes chromatin architecture changes were examined by using fractal and gray-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) analysis in methionine/choline-deficient (MCD) diet-induced, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Male C57BL/6 mice were divided into groups: (1) Control: standard diet; (2) BET: standard diet and betaine supplementation through drinking water (solution 1.5%); (3) MCD group: MCD diet for 6 weeks; (4) MCD+BET: fed with MCD diet + betaine for 6 weeks. Liver tissue was collected for histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and determination of fractal dimension and GLCM parameters...
January 19, 2018: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350587/recent-advances-in-3d-bioprinting-for-the-regeneration-of-functional-cartilage
#19
Ji Xiongfa, Zhu Hao, Zhao Liming, Xiao Jun
The field of regeneration for functional cartilage has progressed tremendously. Conventional approaches for regenerating the damaged tissue based on integrated manufacturing are limited by their inability to produce precise and customized biomimetic tissues. On the other hand, 3D bioprinting is a promising technique with increased versatility because it can co-deliver cells and biomaterials with proper compositions and spatial distributions. In the present article, we review recent progress in the complete 3D printing process involved in functional cartilage regeneration, including printing techniques, biomaterials and cells...
January 19, 2018: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350490/chronic-exposure-to-high-doses-of-selenium-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
#20
Luisa D'Oria, Massimo Apicella, Carmen De Luca, Angelo Licameli, Caterina Neri, Marcella Pellegrino, Daniela Simeone, Marco De Santis
BACKGROUND: Obstetricians usually prescribe supplements during pregnancy without actual indication. The use of selenium during pregnancy has increased, due to its function in several antioxidant mechanisms. CASE: A pregnant woman received 200,000 micrograms (μg) per day of a selenium galenic formulation, since gestational week (g.w.) 7 to 12, due to a prescription error. The patient experienced nausea, vomiting, hand and foot paresthesia, followed by fatigue, loss of fingernails and hair...
January 19, 2018: Birth Defects Research
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