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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544989/impact-of-mediolateral-episiotomy-on-incidence-of-obstetrical-anal-sphincter-injury-diagnosed-by-endoanal-ultrasound
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Kristina Drusany Staric, Adolf Lukanovic, Petra Petrocnik, Vita Zacesta, Corrado Cescon, Miha Lucovnik
OBJECTIVE: to examine potential association between mediolateral episiotomy and reduced incidence of obstetrical anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) diagnosed by endoanal ultrasound. DESIGN: prospective cohort study. SETTING: tertiary referral university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: sixty nulliparous women at 28-33 weeks of gestation with singleton pregnancies were included between 2010 and 2012. MEASUREMENTS AND FINDINGS: participants were examined with endoanal ultrasound at 28-33 weeks gestation and at 6-7 weeks post-partum...
May 18, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523401/functional-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-following-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-oasi-does-the-grade-of-injury-affect-outcomes
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Lisa Ramage, Clarence Yen, Shengyang Qiu, Constantinos Simillis, Christos Kontovounisios, Paris Tekkis, Emile Tan
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to compare functional and quality of life data in patients with increasing grades of obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI) presenting to a tertiary colorectal pelvic floor clinic within 24 months of delivery. METHODS: Prospective data were collected from the patients for the period 2009-2016 and included data on functional outcomes and motor anorectal manometry parameters. The instruments used for the evaluation of functional outcomes were the Birmingham Bowel and Urinary Symptoms Questionnaire, the Wexner Incontinence Score, Short Form 36, and the Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire...
May 18, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521190/simultaneous-determination-of-bisphenol-a-and-estrogens-in-hair-samples-by-liquid-chromatography-electrospray-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#3
Chaelin Lee, Chong Hyeak Kim, Sunghwan Kim, Sung-Hee Cho
Bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disrupter, is widely used to make chemicals for polycarbonate, plastics, beverage containers, epoxy resins, and cash register receipts. BPA is one of the known xenoestrogens, which have weak estrogenic activity and cause obesity, diabetes, breast cancer, and reproductive disorders. Even though the concentration level of metabolomes in hair is usually lower than that in urine and blood, there are several reasons why we chose to use hair samples. First, the sampling procedure of hairs is simple...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521060/diagnostic-and-prognostic-significance-of-dsm-5-attenuated-psychosis-syndrome-in-services-for-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis
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Paolo Fusar-Poli, Andrea De Micheli, Marco Cappucciati, Grazia Rutigliano, Cathy Davies, Valentina Ramella-Cravaro, Dominic Oliver, Ilaria Bonoldi, Matteo Rocchetti, Lauren Gavaghan, Rashmi Patel, Philip McGuire
Background: The diagnostic and prognostic significance of the DSM-5-defined Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome (DSM-5-APS) in individuals undergoing an ultra high risk (UHR) clinical assessment for suspicion of psychosis risk is unknown. Methods: Prospective cohort study including all consecutive help-seeking individuals undergoing both a DSM-5-APS and a Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States (CAARMS 12/2006) assessment for psychosis risk at the Outreach and Support in South London (OASIS) UHR service (March 2013-April 2014)...
May 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480140/high-diversity-and-suggested-endemicity-of-culturable-actinobacteria-in-an-extremely-oligotrophic-desert-oasis
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Hector Fernando Arocha-Garza, Ricardo Canales-Del Castillo, Luis E Eguiarte, Valeria Souza, Susana De la Torre-Zavala
The phylum Actinobacteria constitutes one of the largest and anciently divergent phyla within the Bacteria domain. Actinobacterial diversity has been thoroughly researched in various environments due to its unique biotechnological potential. Such studies have focused mostly on soil communities, but more recently marine and extreme environments have also been explored, finding rare taxa and demonstrating dispersal limitation and biogeographic patterns for Streptomyces. To test the distribution of Actinobacteria populations on a small scale, we chose the extremely oligotrophic and biodiverse Cuatro Cienegas Basin (CCB), an endangered oasis in the Chihuahuan desert to assess the diversity and uniqueness of Actinobacteria in the Churince System with a culture-dependent approach over a period of three years, using nine selective media...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467760/obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries-oasis-in-israel-a-review-of-the-incidence-and-risk-factors
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REVIEW
Shimon Ginath, Yossi Mizrachi, Jacob Bar, Alexander Condrea, Michal Kovo
Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIs) following vaginal deliveries are the main reason for subsequent development of anal incontinence in women. The diagnosis of such tears is crucial for treating and preventing such a grave sequela. The reported rate of OASIs in Israel was between 0.1% and 0.6%, out of all vaginal births, which is 10-fold lower than that reported in Europe and the United States. Structured hands-on training in repair of OASIs in seven medical centers in Israel significantly increased the detection rate of third-degree perineal tears...
April 28, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448222/patient-experience-and-process-measures-of-quality-of-care-at-home-health-agencies-factors-associated-with-high-performance
#7
Laura M Smith, Wayne L Anderson, Lisa M Lines, Cristalle Pronier, Vanessa Thornburg, Janelle P Butler, Lori Teichman, Debra Dean-Whittaker, Elizabeth Goldstein
We examined effects of provider characteristics on home health agency performance on patient experience of care (Home Health CAHPS) and process (OASIS) measures. Descriptive, multivariate, and factor analyses were used. While agencies score high on both domains, factor analyses showed that the underlying items represent separate constructs. Freestanding and Visiting Nurse Association agencies, higher number of home health aides per 100 episodes, and urban location were statistically significant predictors of lower performance...
April 27, 2017: Home Health Care Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445798/episiotomy-what-angle-do-you-cut-to-the-midline
#8
Kenneth Ma, Louise Byrd
OBJECTIVE: Although episiotomies are the commonest obstetric procedure performed the technique of performing one varies amongst obstetricians and midwives. The angle of episiotomy to the midline in particular has been shown to influence the risk of developing obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). In order to identify the differences in technique and to identify targets for training we undertook a practice survey of episiotomies to analyse the differences in technique between grades of obstetricians and midwives...
June 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439978/simulation-of-commercial-vs-theoretically-optimised-contact-lenses-for-presbyopia
#9
Richard Legras, David Rio
PURPOSE: To compare theoretically optimised bifocal contact lens optical designs to commercially available optical designs for presbyopia. METHODS: Retinal images were simulated, using a numerical eye model, from -6 (i.e., near vision) to +2 D for each 0.25 D. Ten optical profiles were simulated. Four of them corresponded to commercial contact lenses (i.e., Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia®, Air Optix Aqua Multifocal®, Purevision Multifocal® and Distance Biofinity Multifocal®)...
May 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431335/minimization-of-the-amount-of-kryptofix-222-khco3-for-applications-to-microscale-18-f-radiolabeling
#10
Ren Iwata, Claudio Pascali, Kazunori Terasaki, Yoichi Ishikawa, Shozo Furumoto, Kazuhiko Yanai
Conversion of aqueous [(18)F]fluoride to reactive [(18)F]fluoride is an important first step in the radiosynthesis of (18)F-labeled compounds by nucleophilic substitution. A versatile method for the rapid preparation of reactive [(18)F]fluoride by the combined use of an Oasis MAX cartridge and a methanolic solution of the Kryptofix 222-KHCO3 complex (K.222/KHCO3) was developed. The latter amount was optimized with the aim to keep it as low as possible while achieving recovery yields of [(18)F]fluoride comparable to those attained with the commonly used QMA cartridge...
April 13, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431005/occupational-asthma-caused-by-acrylic-compounds-from-shield-surveillance-1989-2014
#11
G I Walters, A S Robertson, V C Moore, P S Burge
Background: Acrylic monomers (acrylates), methacrylates and cyanoacrylates all cause asthma by respiratory sensitization. Occupational inhalation exposures occur across a variety of industries including health care and dental work, beauty, laboratory science, assembly and plastic moulding. Aims: To examine notifications of occupational asthma caused by acrylic compounds from a UK-based regional surveillance scheme, in order to highlight prevalent exposures and trends in presentation...
April 20, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430725/awareness-regarding-perineal-protection-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-and-episiotomy-among-obstetrics-and-gynecology-residents-effects-of-an-educational-workshop
#12
Anna M Stecher, Jennifer Yeung, Catrina C Crisp, Rachel N Pauls
OBJECTIVES: Appropriate perineal protection may reduce rates of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). We sought to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of obstetrics and gynecology residents concerning perineal protection, OASIS, and episiotomy before and after an educational workshop. METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved cross-sectional survey study of obstetrics and gynecology residents. Two experts in perineal protection, whose methods have been shown to reduce OASIS by 50%, provided 1 week of education...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425389/simultaneous-analysis-of-simple-coumarins-and-furocoumarines-in-cigarettes-by-solid-phase-extraction-with-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#13
Yang Zheng, Xiuli Xu, Fei Yuan, Meiyi Yao, Shunli Ji, Zhiqiang Huang, Feng Zhang
A sensitive, high-throughput analytical method based on a GC-MS method was established for the simultaneous quantitative determination of two categories of harmful coumarins: simple coumarins (coumarin, 6-methylcoumarin, 7-methoxycoumarin, 3,4-dihydrocoumarin, and 7-ethoxy-4-methylcoumarin) and furocoumarines (psoralen, 8-methoxypsoralen, 5-methoxypsoralen, and trioxysalen). The nine analytes were extracted with ethyl acetate, purified with Oasis HLB solid-phase extraction (SPE) cartridges, and identified and quantitatively determined by GC-MS in selected-ion monitoring mode...
April 20, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418449/association-of-a-communication-training-program-with-use-of-antipsychotics-in-nursing-homes
#14
Jennifer Tjia, Jacob N Hunnicutt, Laurie Herndon, Carolyn R Blanks, Kate L Lapane, Susan Wehry
Importance: Off-label antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes (NHs) is common and is associated with increased risk of mortality in older adults. Prior large-scale, controlled trials in the NH setting failed to show meaningful reductions in antipsychotic use. Objective: To quantify the influence of a large-scale communication training program on NH antipsychotic use called OASIS. Design, Setting, and Participants: This investigation was a quasi-experimental longitudinal study of NHs in Massachusetts enrolled in the OASIS intervention...
April 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415016/an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-determination-of-antibiotic-residues-in-distillers-grains
#15
Kaleb J Duelge, Upul Nishshanka, Hemakanthi G De Alwis
Antibiotics are used in ethanol production to discourage the growth of bacteria that would result in lower ethanol content and a lower quality product. A survey conducted by the FDA (FY 2010 Nationwide Survey of Distillers Grains for Antibiotic Residues, 2009 [1]) revealed that the residues of these antibiotics can remain in the distillers grains (DG) by-product, which is used as an animal feed ingredient. The low levels of antibiotic residues in DG could be a public health concern, as they could lead to antimicrobial resistance...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412197/an-uplc-ms-ms-method-for-the-quantification-of-braf-inhibitors-vemurafenib-dabrafenib-and-mek-inhibitors-cobimetinib-trametinib-binimetinib-in-human-plasma-application-to-treated-melanoma-patients
#16
Marine Rousset, Karine Titier, Stephane Bouchet, Caroline Dutriaux, Anne Pham-Ledard, Sorilla Prey, Mireille Canal-Raffin, Mathieu Molimard
Targeted therapies for cancers are fast-growing therapies. For instance kinase inhibitors such as BRAF inhibitors (BRAFi) and MEK inhibitors (MEKi) are increasingly used to treat malignant melanoma. The metabolic profile of these drugs can result in great interindividual variability, justifying therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). We describe a rapid and specific method for quantification of 2 BRAFi (vemurafenib, dabrafenib) and 3 MEKi (cobimetinib, trametinib and binimetinib). Chromatography was performed on a Waters Acquity-UPLC system with CORTECS C18+ column, under a gradient of 10% acetic acid in water/acetonitrile...
April 12, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410422/diversity-of-algerian-oases-date-palm-phoenix-dactylifera-l-arecaceae-heterozygote-excess-and-cryptic-structure-suggest-farmer-management-had-a-major-impact-on-diversity
#17
Souhila Moussouni, Jean-Christophe Pintaud, Yves Vigouroux, Nadia Bouguedoura
Date palm (Phoenix dactyliferaL.) is the mainstay of oasis agriculture in the Saharan region. It is cultivated in a large part of the Mediterranean coastal area of the Sahara and in most isolated oases in the Algerian desert. We sampled 10 oases in Algeria to understand the structure of date palm diversity from the coastal area to a very isolated desert location. We used 18 microsatellite markers and a chloroplast minisatellite to characterize 414 individual palm trees corresponding to 114 named varieties. We found a significant negative inbreeding coefficient, suggesting active farmer selection for heterozygous individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409235/anal-incontinence-after-two-vaginal-deliveries-without-obstetric-anal-sphincter-rupture
#18
Lisa K G Persson, Abelone Sakse, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Hanna Jangö
PURPOSE: To evaluate prevalence and risk factors for long-term anal incontinence in women with two prior vaginal deliveries without obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) and to assess the impact of anal incontinence-related symptoms on quality of life. METHODS: This is a nation-wide cross-sectional survey study. One thousand women who had a first vaginal delivery and a subsequent delivery, both without OASIS, between 1997 and 2008 in Denmark were identified in the Danish Medical Birth Registry...
April 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408044/determination-of-82-veterinary-drugs-in-swine-waste-lagoon-sludge-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#19
Xiaowei Li, Ping Guo, Yawen Shan, Yuebin Ke, Hui Li, Qin Fu, Yingyu Wang, Tianhe Liu, Xi Xia
This work reports the development of a multi-residue method for the identification and quantification of 82 veterinary drugs belonging to different chemical classes in swine waste lagoon. The proposed method applies a solid-phase extraction procedure with Oasis PRiME HLB cartridges that combines isolation of the compounds and sample clean-up in a single step. Analysis is performed by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, in one single injection with a chromatographic run time of only 9...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391822/a-novel-method-and-software-for-automatically-classifying-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-analysis
#20
F Previtali, P Bertolazzi, G Felici, E Weitschek
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The cause of the Alzheimer's disease is poorly understood and to date no treatment to stop or reverse its progression has been discovered. In developed countries, the Alzheimer's disease is one of the most financially costly diseases due to the requirement of continuous treatments as well as the need of assistance or supervision with the most cognitively demanding activities as time goes by. The objective of this work is to present an automated approach for classifying the Alzheimer's disease from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) patient brain scans...
May 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
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