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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241284/-life-is-short-rejuvenation-and-immortality-from-a-historical-perspective
#1
Daniel Schäfer
To be young and immortal: That is the dream of humanity. Medical and civilizing progress have led to a life expectancy unthinkable a few centuries ago. Physicians wonder where it will all end. And after all, does it make sense to live forever? A look back in history and literature can help to relativize (post) modern utopias.
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241276/multiband-mucosectomy-for-the-treatment-of-challenging-non-pedunculated-colorectal-polyps
#2
Joaquín Rodríguez-Sánchez, Eva De la Santa Belda, Pilar Olivencia Palomar, Margarita Úbeda Muñoz, José Olmedo Camacho
Background and study aims Endoscopic mucosal resection is the gold standard treatment for non-pedunculated colorectal polyps; however, some specific situations (location behind folds, scarred or flat morphology) can make this technique challenging. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of multiband mucosectomy (MBM) for resection of non-pedunculated colorectal polyps. Patients and methods This was a retrospective study of patients in whom MBM was performed to resect large non-pedunculated colorectal polyps...
December 14, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241259/-competence-based-catalogue-of-learning-objectives-for-rehabilitation-physical-medicine-naturopathic-treatment-revised-version-joint-recommendations-of-the-german-society-of-rehabilitation-science-and-the-german-society-of-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation
#3
Wilfried Mau, Max Emanuel Liebl, Ruth Deck, Uwe Lange, Ulrich Christian Smolenski, Susanne Walter, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Since the first publication of learning objectives for the interdisciplinary subject "Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine, Naturopathic Treatment" in undergraduate medical education in 2004 a revision is reasonable due to heterogenous teaching programmes in the faculties and the introduction of the National Competence Based Catalogue of Learning Objectives in Medicine as well as the "Masterplan Medical Education 2020". Therefore the German Society of Rehabilitation Science and the German Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation started a structured consensus process using the DELPHI-method to reduce the learning objectives and arrange them more clearly...
December 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241233/hyperbaric-oxygen-in-the-treatment-of-acute-retinal-artery-occlusion
#4
Mark J Elder, John A Rawstron, Michael Davis
INTRODUCTION: Acute retinal artery occlusion (ARAO) is a major cause of sudden, painless visual loss, often leaving no useful vision in the affected eye. Its incidence is cited at 0.85 per 100,000 persons per year but may be higher because of under-reporting. The natural history is difficult to study, but a spontaneous resolution rate of < 1-8% for acute, non-arteritic ARAO has been cited. Occurrence in an only eye is devastating for the patient. There is currently no consensus regarding management of ARAO and little evidence to support any treatment modality...
December 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241232/thromboelastographic-assessment-of-the-impact-of-mexiletine-on-coagulation-abnormalities-induced-by-air-or-normal-saline-intravenous-injections-in-conscious-rats
#5
Joseph L Nates, Davide Cattano, Fernanda S Costa, Jacques E Chelly, Marie-Francoise Doursout
BACKGROUND: Thromboelastography (TEG) in venous air embolism (VAE) has been poorly studied. We induced coagulation abnormalities by VAE in a rat model, assessed by TEG with and without mexiletine, a lidocaine analogue local anesthetic. METHODS: Twenty-three Sprague Dawley rats instrumented under isoflurane anesthesia and allowed to recover five days prior to the experiments were randomized into three experimental groups: 1) VAE (n = 6); 2) VAE and mexiletine (n = 9); and 3) normal saline (NS) alone (control group, n = 8)...
December 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241231/influence-of-repetitive-diving-in-freshwater-on-pressure-equalization-and-eustachian-tube-function-in-recreational-scuba-divers
#6
Stefanie Jansen, Manuela Boor, Moritz F Meyer, Eberhard D Pracht, Ruth Volland, Heinz D Klünter, Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink, Dirk Beutner, Maria Grosheva
INTRODUCTION: We investigated the effect of repetitive pressure exposure during freshwater dives on Eustachian tube function and the middle ear, assessed by the Eustachian tube function test (ETFT). METHODS: This prospective observational cohort study included 23 divers over three consecutive days of diving in freshwater lakes in Nordhausen, Germany. Participants underwent otoscopy and ETFT before the first dive, between each dive and after the last dive. ETFT included regular tympanometry (R-tymp), tympanometry after Valsalva (V-tymp) and after swallowing (S-tymp)...
December 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241214/nasalance-variability-in-3-to-5-year-old-children-during-production-of-speech-stimulus-in-three-vowel-contexts
#7
Seunghee Ha, Ilsan Shin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether age and vowel contexts influence test-retest nasalance score variability in typically developing Korean children. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-five 3- to 5-year-old children with normal speech and resonance participated in the study. METHODS: All subjects were asked to repeat three 4-syllable speech stimuli in high, low, or mixed vowel contexts twice after the examiner. An immediate test-retest nasalance score was assessed with no headgear change...
December 14, 2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241210/combination-cyclophosphamide-glucocorticoids-provide-better-tolerability-and-outcomes-versus-glucocorticoids-alone-in-patients-with-sjogren-s-associated-chronic-interstitial-nephritis
#8
Yuqi Shen, Jingyuan Xie, Li Lin, Xiao Li, Pingyan Shen, Xiaoxia Pan, Hong Ren, Nan Chen
BACKGROUND: Steroid therapy has become an effective option for patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome with tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN), while the use of cytotoxic agents is still debated. Our study aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of patients treated with cyclophosphamide (CTX) combined with glucocorticoids with those of patients treated with glucocorticoids alone. METHODS: All patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome with chronic TIN admitted to the Division of Nephrology, Ruijin Hospital, from January 1, 2002, to April 30, 2016, and treated with steroids alone or combined with CTX were included...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241206/a-multicenter-experience-with-long-acting-somatostatin-analogues-in-patients-with-congenital-hyperinsulinism
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Ivo van der Steen, Mirjam E van Albada, Klaus Mohnike, Henrik Thybo Christesen, Susann Empting, Maria Salomon-Estebanez, Amalie Greve Rasmussen, Annemarie Verrijn Stuart, Annelieke A A van der Linde, Indraneel Banerjee, Annemieke M Boot
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a rare disease characterized by recurrent severe hypoglycemia. In the diffuse form of CHI, pharmacotherapy is the preferred choice of treatment. Long-acting somatostatin analogues have been used in children as off-label medication. However, the efficacy, outcomes, and adverse effect profiles of long-acting somatostatin analogues have not been described in multicentered studies. The aim of this retrospective study is to summarize the experience with long-acting somatostatin analogues in a large group of children with CHI...
December 14, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241197/renoprotective-effects-of-metformin
#10
Marc E De Broe, Farshad Kajbaf, Jean-Daniel Lalau
BACKGROUND/AIMS: It has become clear that metformin exerts pleiotropic actions beyond its glucose-lowering agent effect. In this review, we summarise the state of the art concerning the potential renoprotective effects of metformin in vitro, animal models and clinical nephrology. METHODS: A literature search was performed in PUBMED, ScienceDirect, between January 1957 and March 2017 using the following keywords: "metformin," "nephroprotection," "renoprotection," "survival," "renal failure," "chronic kidney diseases," "fibrosis," "polycystic kidney disease" and "microalbuminuria...
December 14, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241189/lord-adrian-md-prs-om
#11
John M S Pearce
Edgar Douglas Adrian was an outstandingly brilliant, Nobel prize-winning neurophysiologist. He is remembered for developing the all-or-none principle of muscle contraction, and for explaining the minutiae of motor and sensory nerve transmission. He showed that the afferent effect in a neuron depends on the pattern in time of the impulses travelling in it, thereby providing a quantitative basis of nervous behaviour. With Sir Charles Sherrington, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1932 for discoveries on the functions of the neurons...
December 14, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241176/surgery-of-intracranial-gliomas-in-children
#12
James A Balogun, James T Rutka
Gliomas are the most common type of brain cancer in the pediatric patients, constituting about 50% of all childhood intracranial tumors. This is a highly heterogeneous group, varying from the benign WHO histopathological grades I and II to malignant WHO grades III and IV. The histology and location are significant prognostic factors, which influence the decision for surgical intervention, as well as the extent of possible tumor removal. In low-grade gliomas, surgery remains the initial option and should be directed at gross total resection in favorable locations, such as the cerebral hemispheres and the cerebellum...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241174/surgery-of-insular-gliomas
#13
Hugues Duffau
For a long time, surgery within the insular lobe, especially in cases of intrinsic tumors, was considered as too dangerous. Even though such interventions are still challenging, resection of insular glioma became more popular during the past decade. First of all, this has happened due to better understanding of the functional anatomy of this complex brain region, combined with an improved knowledge of its connectivity. Furthermore, development of advanced intraoperative techniques, especially functional brain mapping with direct electrical stimulation, resulted in increased safety of procedures...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241156/incidence-of-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-in-iranian-provinces-and-american-states-matched-on-ultraviolet-radiation-exposure-an-ecologic-study
#14
Roxana Moslehi, Nur Zeinomar, Francis P Boscoe
OBJECTIVES: Ultraviolet radiation (UVR), with UVB and UVA as the relevant components, is a risk factor for melanoma. Complete ascertainment and registration of melanoma in Iran was conducted in five provinces (Ardabil, Golestan, Mazandaran, Gilan and Kerman) during 1996-2000. The aim of our study was to compare population-based incidence data from these provinces with rates in the United States (US) while standardizing ambient UVR. METHODS: Population-based rates representing all incident cases of melanoma (1996-2000) across the five Iranian provinces were compared to rates of melanoma among white non-Hispanics in the US...
December 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241152/thoracoamniotic-shunting-for-fetal-pleural-effusion-with-hydropic-change-using-a-double-basket-catheter-an-insight-into-the-preoperative-determinants-of-shunting-efficacy
#15
Nobuhiro Hidaka, Saki Kido, Yuka Sato, Masaharu Murata, Yasuyuki Fujita, Kiyoko Kato
OBJECTIVES: Although the efficacy of thoracoamniotic shunting (TAS) for fetal hydrothorax is well-recognized, the coexistence of hydrops fetalis is still a clinical challenge. The preoperative determinants of shunting efficacy are not fully understood. In this study, we aimed to investigate the perinatal and postnatal outcomes of hydrops fetalis with pleural effusion treated by TAS using a double-basket catheter, and to discuss the preoperative factors predictive of patients who will benefit from TAS...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241143/perceptions-about-supervised-injection-facilities-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-philadelphia
#16
Robert E Harris, Jessica Richardson, Rosemary Frasso, Evan D Anderson
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) are at high risk for infectious diseases, skin and soft tissue infections, and overdose. However, these harms are all avoidable when sterile injection equipment, hygienic places to inject, and medical care are accessible. Unfortunately, many PWID in the U.S lack these resources. The most vulnerable are forced to inject in public spaces, where individual risks are high and communal harms are sometimes many. Supervised Injection Facilities (SIFs) are an established intervention for reducing these harms...
December 10, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241142/unmet-needs-burden-of-treatment-and-patient-engagement-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-combined-perspective-from-the-ms-in-the-21st-century-steering-group
#17
Peter Rieckmann, Diego Centonze, Irina Elovaara, Gavin Giovannoni, Eva Havrdová, Jurg Kesselring, Gisela Kobelt, Dawn Langdon, Sarah A Morrow, Celia Oreja-Guevara, Sven Schippling, Christoph Thalheim, Heidi Thompson, Patrick Vermersch, Karen Aston, Birgit Bauer, Christy Demory, Maria Paz Giambastiani, Jana Hlavacova, Jocelyne Nouvet-Gire, George Pepper, Maija Pontaga, Emma Rogan, Chrystal Rogalski, Pieter van Galen, Ali-Frédéric Ben-Amor
BACKGROUND: Patient engagement is vital in multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to optimise outcomes for patients, society and healthcare systems. It is essential to involve all stakeholders in potential solutions, working in a multidisciplinary way to ensure that people with MS (PwMS) are included in shared decision-making and disease management. To start this process, a collaborative, open environment between PwMS and healthcare professionals (HCPs) is required so that similarities and disparities in the perception of key areas in patient care and unmet needs can be identified...
November 21, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241141/plasma-exchange-in-severe-acute-relapses-of-multiple-sclerosis-results-from-a-portuguese-cohort
#18
Inês Correia, Joana Jesus Ribeiro, Luís Isidoro, Sónia Batista, Carla Nunes, Carmo Macário, Catarina Borges, Jorge Tomaz, Lívia Sousa
BACKGROUND: Relapses in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are often associated with significant disability impairment which is resultant from poor response to corticosteroids. In such severe cases, plasma exchange (PLEX) may be used, although only a few studies with MS patients have been reported. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of PLEX in severe relapses of MS. METHODS: Retrospective study of MS patients treated with PLEX in acute relapses. Data regarding EDSS, annualized relapse rate (ARR), treatment with corticosteroids, number of PLEX sessions, adverse events, and gadolinium enhancement in brain MRI were analysed...
December 7, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241139/mussels-and-clams-from-the-italian-fish-market-is-there-a-human-exposition-risk-to-metals-and-arsenic
#19
L M Chiesa, F Ceriani, M Caligara, D Di Candia, R Malandra, S Panseri, F Arioli
Seafood is associated with many beneficial effects on human health. However, the overall level of contaminants in biota has increased over the last two centuries and seafood is one of the source of oral exposition to contaminants. Therefore, this work aimed to evaluate cadmium, lead, mercury, arsenic, chromium and nickel presence in mussels and clams, from the Italian market, and the associated risk. The samples were from five different FAO areas. Analyses were carried out using inductively-coupled plasms-mass spectrometry...
December 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241137/improving-post-detonation-energetics-residues-estimations-for-the-life-cycle-environmental-assessment-process-for-munitions
#20
Michael Walsh, Brian Gullett, Marianne Walsh, Matthew Bigl, Johanna Aurell
The Life Cycle Environmental Assessment (LCEA) process for military munitions tracks possible environmental impacts incurred during all phases of the life of a munition. The greatest energetics-based emphasis in the current LCEA process is on manufacturing. A review of recent LCEAs indicates that energetics deposition on ranges from detonations and disposal during training is only peripherally examined through assessment of combustion products derived from closed-chamber testing or models. These assessments rarely report any measurable energetic residues...
November 15, 2017: Chemosphere
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