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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331968/choice-of-mode-of-delivery-in-a-subsequent-pregnancy-after-oasi-a-survey-among-dutch-gynecologists
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Judith J A E Donners, Kirsten B Kluivers, Jan W de Leeuw, Jeroen van Dillen, Sander M J van Kuijk, Mirjam Weemhoff
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: National and international guidelines do not provide clear recommendations on the mode of delivery in a subsequent pregnancy after obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI). The aim of this study was to investigate the opinion of gynecologists in The Netherlands on this choice and the extent to which this choice is affected by the gynecologist's characteristics. METHODS: Of 973 gynecologists sent a questionnaire seeking their opinion on the mode of delivery in 16 different case descriptions, 234 (24%) responded...
March 22, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317711/analysis-of-cannabinoids-by-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-in-milk-liver-and-hemp-seed-to-ensure-food-safety
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Úrsula Escrivá, María Jesús Andrés-Costa, Vicente Andreu, Yolanda Picó
A method for determining cannabinoids, Δ9-tetrahidrocannabinol (THC), 11-nor-9-carboxy-Δ(9)-THC (THC-COOH) and 11-hidroxy-Δ(9)-THC (THC-OH) in milk, liver and hemp seeds based on liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry has been optimized and validated. Analytes were extracted with methanol and the extracts cleaned-up by solid-phase extraction using Oasis HLB (60mg). The developed method was validated according to the Commission Decision 2002/657/EC. The decision limit (CCα) and detection capability (CCβ) ranged from 3...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316575/personality-factors-and-depressive-configurations-an-exploratory-study-in-an-italian-clinical-sample
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Francesca Straccamore, Simona Ruggi, Vittorio Lingiardi, Raffaella Zanardi, Sara Vecchi, Osmano Oasi
Introduction: This study focuses on the relationship between personality configurations and depressive experiences. More specifically, the aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between self-criticism and dependency and personality styles or disorders, exploring the association between personality features and depressive symptoms. The two-configurations model of personality developed by Blatt (2004, 2008) is adopted as a reference point in sharing a valid framework and in understanding the results...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296897/ice-cover-is-the-principal-driver-of-ecological-change-in-high-arctic-lakes-and-ponds
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Katherine Griffiths, Neal Michelutti, Madeline Sugar, Marianne S V Douglas, John P Smol
Recent climate change has been especially pronounced in the High Arctic, however, the responses of aquatic biota, such as diatoms, can be modified by site-specific environmental characteristics. To assess if climate-mediated ice cover changes affect the diatom response to climate, we used paleolimnological techniques to examine shifts in diatom assemblages from ten High Arctic lakes and ponds from Ellesmere Island and nearby Pim Island (Nunavut, Canada). The sites were divided a priori into four groups ("warm", "cool", "cold", and "oasis") based on local elevation and microclimatic differences that result in differing lengths of the ice-free season, as well as about three decades of personal observations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269174/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-doubling-atlases-using-midsagittal-plane-on-multi-atlas-based-segmentation-of-brain-structures
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Subrahmanyam Gorthi
Normal human brain exhibits approximately bi-fold symmetry with respect to its midsagittal plane (MSP). The objective of this work is to investigate the effect of doubling atlases (i.e., reference images) used in multi-atlas fusion methods by exploiting the inherent bilateral symmetry of human brain. To this end, we perform automated segmentation of 15 subcortical structures using Local Weighted Voting (LWV) fusion method with varying number of atlases. We consider three specific scenarios for atlases while performing fusion: (i) fusion with original OASIS atlases, (ii) with atlases obtained by flipping the original atlases based on their MSP, and (iii) with both original and flipped atlases...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256051/histopathological-assessment-of-oasis-ultra-on-critical-sized-wound-healing-a-pilot-study
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Daniel Dante Yeh, Rosalynn M Nazarian, Leah Demetri, Tomaz Mesar, Suzan Dijkink, Andreas Larentzakis, George Velmahos, Karim Walid Sadik
BACKGROUND: Dermatopathologists assess wounds secondary to trauma, infection, or oncologic resection that can be challenging to reconstruct. OASIS® Ultra, an extracellular matrix, has been described for use in chronic and burn wounds. The aim of this pilot study is to assess wound healing in post-traumatic and infective wounds treated with OASIS using histological markers of repair. METHODS: Adults with traumatic, infective or iatrogenic wound defects with size precluding primary closure were eligible...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246883/novel-linkage-disequilibrium-clustering-algorithm-identifies-new-lupus-genes-on-meta-analysis-of-gwas-datasets
#7
Mohammad Saeed
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex disorder. Genetic association studies of complex disorders suffer from the following three major issues: phenotypic heterogeneity, false positive (type I error), and false negative (type II error) results. Hence, genes with low to moderate effects are missed in standard analyses, especially after statistical corrections. OASIS is a novel linkage disequilibrium clustering algorithm that can potentially address false positives and negatives in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of complex disorders such as SLE...
February 28, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236387/simultaneous-analysis-of-oil-soluble-basic-and-acidic-illegal-dyes-in-foods-using-liquid-chromatography-diode-array-detection
#8
Yoko Uematsu, Toshiko Mizumachi, Kimio Monma
A method for simutaneously detecting 8 oil-soluble and 10 water-soluble (3 basic and 7 acidic) illegal dyes in foods was developed. The sample was mixed with water, followed by methanol and tetrahydrofuran. Transesterification with sodium methoxide was applied to the mixture, which allowed the triglycerides in the sample to be converted to fatty acid methyl esters. This treatment resulted in a biphasic mixture. Oil-soluble dyes and fatty acid methyl esters were deposited in the upper organic phase, which was cleaned using a silica-gel solid-phase extraction (SPE) column to remove the fatty acid methyl esters from the solution...
February 25, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231328/integrating-the-sd-clue-s-and-invest-models-into-assessment-of-oasis-carbon-storage-in-northwestern-china
#9
Youjia Liang, Lijun Liu, Jiejun Huang
Spatio-temporal integrated assessment of land-use change impacts on carbon storage services is a new and important research field in land science and landscape ecology. The objective of this paper is to use an integrated SD-CLUE-S and InVEST model to simulate and predict land-use changes impacts during 2000-2018 on carbon storage at pixel and regional scales in the Zhangye oasis, Northwest China. The SD-CLUE-S model was used to simulate land-use change, and three land-use scenarios (current trend, moderate protection, and strict protection) were defined in collaboration with oasis socioeconomic development and ecological environment conservation by local government...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227404/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-doubling-atlases-using-midsagittal-plane-on-multi-atlas-based-segmentation-of-brain-structures
#10
Subrahmanyam Gorthi, Subrahmanyam Gorthi, Subrahmanyam Gorthi
Normal human brain exhibits approximately bi-fold symmetry with respect to its midsagittal plane (MSP). The objective of this work is to investigate the effect of doubling atlases (i.e., reference images) used in multi-atlas fusion methods by exploiting the inherent bilateral symmetry of human brain. To this end, we perform automated segmentation of 15 subcortical structures using Local Weighted Voting (LWV) fusion method with varying number of atlases. We consider three specific scenarios for atlases while performing fusion: (i) fusion with original OASIS atlases, (ii) with atlases obtained by flipping the original atlases based on their MSP, and (iii) with both original and flipped atlases...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220597/a-new-option-for-definitive-burn-wound-closure%C3%A2-%C3%A2-pair-matching-type-of-retrospective-case-control-study-of-hand-burns-in-the-hospitalised-patients-group-in-the-dr-stanislaw-sakiel-centre-for-burn-treatment-between-2009-and-2015
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Justyna Glik, Marek Kawecki, Diana Kitala, Agnieszka Klama-Baryła, Wojciech Łabuś, Marek Grabowski, Agata Durdzińska, Mariusz Nowak, Marcelina Misiuga, Aleksandra Kasperczyk
Nearly 80% of all burns include the hands of affected individuals. Skin grafting is the gold standard in burns treatment, but in the case of the burn wound bed, it may require the necessity of utilising skin substitutes to facilitate closure. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of a porcine-derived wound dressing (Oasis™) for application to hand burns compared to a synthetic dressing (Suprathel™). Comparative assessments were made, including the time to heal, quality of healing and pain intensity...
February 21, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214182/opportunistic-autoimmunity-secondary-to-cancer-immunotherapy-oasi-an-emerging-challenge
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M Kostine, L Chiche, E Lazaro, P Halfon, C Charpin, D Arniaud, F Retornaz, P Blanco, N Jourde-Chiche, C Richez, C Stavris
With "checkpoint inhibitors" targeting PD1/PD-1-ligands or CTLA-4/CD28 pathways, immunotherapy has profoundly modified therapeutic strategies in oncology. First approved in refractory metastatic neoplasms (melanoma and lung adenocarcinoma), it is now being tested broadly in other cancers and/or as adjuvant treatment. For a significant proportion of patients, immunotherapy is responsible for "immunological" events, identified as Immune-Related Adverse Events (irAEs). Owing to the increasing number of prescriptions, identification and management of specific immunological side effects is crucial and requires close collaboration between oncologists and internists and/or other organ specialists...
February 14, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212505/long-term-validity-of-the-at-risk-mental-state-arms-for-predicting-psychotic-and-non-psychotic-mental-disorders
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P Fusar-Poli, G Rutigliano, D Stahl, C Davies, A De Micheli, V Ramella-Cravaro, I Bonoldi, P McGuire
BACKGROUND: The long-term clinical validity of the At Risk Mental State (ARMS) for the prediction of non-psychotic mental disorders is unknown. METHODS: Clinical register-based cohort study including all non-psychotic individuals assessed by the Outreach And Support in South London (OASIS) service (2002-2015). The primary outcome was risk of developing any mental disorder (psychotic or non-psychotic). Analyses included Cox proportional hazard models, Kaplan-Meier survival/failure function and C statistics...
December 6, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211186/sacral-neuromodulation-compared-with-injection-of-bulking-agents-for-faecal-incontinence-following-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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M Rydningen, T Dehli, T Wilsgaard, A Rydning, M Kumle, R O Lindsetmo, S Norderval
AIM: The purpose of this trial was to compare the effectiveness of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) with a sub-mucosal injection of collagen (Permacol(®) ) in women with faecal incontinence following obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS). METHOD: This single blinded randomized controlled trial at two hospital units in Norway included women with faecal incontinence following OASIS. Eligible women who had had a successful percutaneous nerve evaluation were randomly assigned to SNM or Permacol(®) ...
February 17, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205148/ocular-autoimmune-systemic-inflammatory-infectious-study-oasis-report-4-analysis-and-outcome-of-scleritis-in-an-east-asian-population
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Muhammad Amir Bin Ismail, Rachel Hui Fen Lim, Helen Mi Fang, Elizabeth Poh Ying Wong, Ho Su Ling, Wee Kiak Lim, Stephen C Teoh, Rupesh Agrawal
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the spectrum of scleritis from database of Ocular Autoimmune Systemic Inflammatory Infectious Study (OASIS) at a tertiary eye referral eye institute in Singapore. Clinical records of 120 patients with scleritis from a database of 2200 patients from Ocular Autoimmune Systemic Inflammatory Infectious Study (OASIS) were reviewed. RESULTS: 56.6% were females, with a mean age of 48.6 ± 15.9 years. 75 (62.5%) had diffuse anterior scleritis, 25 (20...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198785/evaluation-of-full-field-electroretinogram-reductions-after-ocriplasmin-treatment-results-of-the-oasis-trial-erg-substudy
#16
David G Birch, Matthew S Benz, Daniel M Miller, Andrew N Antoszyk, Joseph Markoff, Petra Kozma, Esmeralda Meunier, Robert C Sergott
PURPOSE: To explore a possible association between full-field electroretinograms with vitreomacular adhesion resolution and best-corrected visual acuity as part of the prospective, randomized, double-masked, sham-controlled Ocriplasmin for Treatment for Symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion Including Macular Hole (OASIS) trial studying ocriplasmin. METHODS: The ERG substudy enrolled 62 of 220 OASIS subjects (randomized 2:1) and analyzed full-field electroretinograms and their association with both vitreomacular adhesion resolution and best-corrected visual acuity from baseline through Month 24...
February 14, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183055/equilibrium-partitioning-of-organic-compounds-to-oasis-hlb-%C3%A2-as-a-function-of-compound-concentration-ph-temperature-and-salinity
#17
Yoonah Jeong, Andreas Schäffer, Kilian Smith
Oasis hydrophilic lipophilic balance(®) (Oasis HLB) is commonly employed in solid phase extraction (SPE) of environmental contaminants and within polar organic chemical integrative passive samplers (POCIS). In this study batch experiments were carried out to evaluate the relative affinity of a range of relevant organic pollutants to Oasis HLB in aqueous systems. The influence of sorbate concentration, temperature, pH, and salinity on the equilibrium sorption was investigated. Equilibrium partition ratios (KD) of 28 compounds were determined, ranging over three orders of magnitude from 1...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176379/care-solution-effects-on-contact-lens-in-vivo-wettability
#18
Raied Fagehi, E Ian Pearce, Katherine Oliver, Ali A Abusharha, Alan Tomlinson
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of care solutions on contact lens in vivo wettability using Doane's interferometric technique. METHODS: Thirteen subjects (aged 26.6 ± 6.3 years) participated for contact lens wettability evaluation after soaking in five care solutions namely Opti-Free EverMoist (now called puremoist), Opti-Free Express (Alcon), COMPLETE (AMO), ReNu and Biotrue (Bausch & Lomb). A new pair of lenses was soaked in the solutions for eight hours (prior to wear) or taken directly from pack solutions (as control) and worn by the subjects...
February 8, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164580/comparative-study-of-five-commercially-available-saliva-collection-kits-for-dna-extraction
#19
Kathleen Deeley, Jacqueline Noel, Alexandre R Vieira
BACKGROUND: Obtaining DNA samples through saliva samples is becoming more common, and more companies are responding to this demand with saliva collection/DNA extraction kits. METHODS: The University of Pittsburgh's School of Dental Medicine maintains a DNA bank, which our lab helps direct. While we have always used Oragene (DNAGenotek, Kanata, Canada) kits to collect samples in the past, we recently compared 5 alternative kits/methods in an effort to reduce costs while maintaining quality...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162101/fasciola-hepatica-infections-in-cattle-and-the-freshwater-snail-galba-truncatula-from-dakhla-oasis-egypt
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W M Arafa, A I Hassan, S A M Snousi, Kh M El-Dakhly, P J Holman, T M Craig, S M Aboelhadid
Infection by Fasciola species was investigated in seven districts of Dakhla Oasis, Egypt, through abattoir inspection of cattle livers for adult worms and sedimentation of faecal samples from local cattle to detect Fasciola eggs. In addition, lymnaeid snails collected from the study area were examined microscopically for developmental stages of Fasciola spp. Abattoir inspection revealed that 51 out of 458 cattle livers (11.1%) contained adult flukes, which were identified morphologically as Fasciola hepatica...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
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