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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107730/systemic-atherosclerosis-and-voiding-symptom
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A Ozgur Yeniel, A Mete Ergenoglu, Reci Meseri, Anıl Ari, Ceren Sancar, Ismail Mete Itil
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of atherosclerosis on the storage and voiding symptoms of the bladder in women with overactive bladder (OAB). STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of women with OAB who were evaluated between 2013 and 2015 in our urogynecology unit. Charts were assessed for history, examination findings, urinary diary, quality of life (QOL) questionnaires, urodynamic studies (UDSs), and four main risk factors for atherosclerosis: hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, and hyperlipidemia...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107543/quantification-of-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-a-bleomycin-mouse-model-using-automated-histological-image-analysis
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Jean-Claude Gilhodes, Yvon Julé, Sebastian Kreuz, Birgit Stierstorfer, Detlef Stiller, Lutz Wollin
Current literature on pulmonary fibrosis induced in animal models highlights the need of an accurate, reliable and reproducible histological quantitative analysis. One of the major limits of histological scoring concerns the fact that it is observer-dependent and consequently subject to variability, which may preclude comparative studies between different laboratories. To achieve a reliable and observer-independent quantification of lung fibrosis we developed an automated software histological image analysis performed from digital image of entire lung sections...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107173/electronic-cigarettes-and-indoor-air-quality-a-review-of-studies-using-human-volunteers
#3
Najihah Zainol Abidin, Emilia Zainal Abidin, Aziemah Zulkifli, Karmegam Karuppiah, Sharifah Norkhadijah Syed Ismail, Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin
OBJECTIVE: This paper is primarily aimed to review articles on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) focusing on indoor air quality (IAQ) assessment that were conducted using human volunteers under natural settings that mimic actual vaping scenarios. Such studies may give a better representation of the actual potential exposure towards e-cigarettes emissions in indoor settings. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed search engine database...
January 20, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107012/anion-caffeine-interactions-studied-by-13-c-and-1-h-nmr-and-atr-ftir-spectroscopy
#4
Nicolas O Johnson, Taylor Patrick Light, Gina MacDonald, Yanjie Zhang
This work investigates the interactions of a series of 11 anions with caffeine by utilizing (13)C and (1)H NMR and attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy. The aim of this study is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of ion interactions with caffeine and to study how these interactions affect caffeine aggregation in aqueous solution. The chemical shift changes of caffeine (13)C and (1)H in the presence of salts provide a measure for anions' salting-out/salting-in abilities on individual carbon and hydrogen atoms in caffeine...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106960/a-novel-technique-to-exclude-the-left-ventricle-with-an-assist-device
#5
Stefan Klotz, Roza MeyerSaraei, Alex Frydrychowicz, Michael Scharfschwerdt, Andreas Koertge, Leon Putman, Hans Sievers
Left ventricular assist device implantation disrupts the natural intracavitary blood flow path through the heart, introducing flow patterns potentially associated with thrombosis, especially around the inflow cannula. We describe a novel technique for completely excluding the left ventricle with an assist device by using a cone shaped ring-reinforced prosthesis.
December 9, 2016: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106934/neuroimaging-the-neural-correlates-of-increased-risk-for-substance-use-disorders-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-systematic-review
#6
Vitria Adisetiyo, Kevin M Gray
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly three times more likely to develop substance use disorders (SUD) than their typically developing peers. Our objective was to review the existing neuroimaging research on high-risk ADHD (ie, ADHD with disruptive behavior disorders, familial SUD and/or early substance use), focusing on impulsivity as one possible mechanism underlying SUD risk. METHODS: A PubMed literature search was conducted using combinations of the keywords "ADHD," "substance use," "substance use disorder," "SUD," "addiction," "dependence," "abuse," "risk," "brain" "MRI," "imaging" and "neuroimaging...
January 20, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106791/dietary-patterns-in-relation-to-cardiovascular-disease-incidence-and-risk-markers-in-a-middle-aged-british-male-population-data-from-the-caerphilly-prospective-study
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Elly Mertens, Oonagh Markey, Johanna M Geleijnse, David Ian Givens, Julie A Lovegrove
Dietary behaviour is an important modifiable factor in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. The study aimed to identify dietary patterns (DPs) and explore their association with CVD incidence and risk markers. A follow-up of 1838 middle-aged men, aged 47-67 years recruited into the Caerphilly Prospective Cohort Study at phase 2 (1984-1988) was undertaken. Principal component analysis identified three DPs at baseline, which explained 24.8% of the total variance of food intake. DP1, characterised by higher intakes of white bread, butter, lard, chips and sugar-sweetened beverages and lower intake of wholegrain bread, was associated with higher CVD (HR 1...
January 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106758/validation-of-a-smartphone-image-based-dietary-assessment-method-for-pregnant-women
#8
Amy M Ashman, Clare E Collins, Leanne J Brown, Kym M Rae, Megan E Rollo
Image-based dietary records could lower participant burden associated with traditional prospective methods of dietary assessment. They have been used in children, adolescents and adults, but have not been evaluated in pregnant women. The current study evaluated relative validity of the DietBytes image-based dietary assessment method for assessing energy and nutrient intakes. Pregnant women collected image-based dietary records (via a smartphone application) of all food, drinks and supplements consumed over three non-consecutive days...
January 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106674/open-surgical-release-of-posttraumatic-elbow-contracture-in-children-and-adolescents
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Samantha L Piper, Lisa L Lattanza, Tony S Shen, Lindley B Wall, Charles A Goldfarb
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic elbow contractures in children and adolescents are challenging to manage, and studies investigating surgical treatment are limited by the rarity of this condition. Small case series have shown variable gains in immediate and long-term elbow arc of motion after open surgical release. We reviewed our experience with open surgical release of posttraumatic elbow contracture in patients <21 years old at 2 institutions. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients who underwent posttraumatic open elbow contracture release by 2 surgeons at 2 institutions between 2006 and 2013...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106653/outcomes-of-rectovaginal-fistula-repair
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Jenifer N Byrnes, Jennifer J Schmitt, Benjamin M Faustich, Kristin C Mara, Amy L Weaver, Heidi K Chua, John A Occhino
OBJECTIVES: Rectovaginal fistulae (RVF) often represent surgical challenges, and treatment must be individualized. We describe outcomes after primary surgical repair stratified by fistula etiology and surgical approach. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included women who underwent surgical management of RVF at a tertiary care center between July 1, 2001 and December 31, 2013. Cases were stratified according to the following etiology: cancer (RVF-C), inflammatory bowel disease or infectious (RVF-I), and other (RVF-O)...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106648/effect-of-concurrent-prolapse-surgery-on-stress-urinary-incontinence-outcomes-after-tvto
#11
David E Rapp, Mary Ellen Dolat, Joshua Wiley, Bruce Rowe
OBJECTIVES: A variety of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgeries are performed concomitant to midurethral sling (MUS) placement. It is unknown whether differing POP surgeries may affect stress urinary incontinence outcomes after MUS placement. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of patients undergoing TVT obturator system in conjunction with a variety of POP repair (cystocele with mesh graft, cystocele with cadaveric fascia, colpocleisis, and sacrocolpopexy)...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106454/search-for-invisible-decays-of-sub-gev-dark-photons-in-missing-energy-events-at-the-cern-sps
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D Banerjee, V Burtsev, D Cooke, P Crivelli, E Depero, A V Dermenev, S V Donskov, F Dubinin, R R Dusaev, S Emmenegger, A Fabich, V N Frolov, A Gardikiotis, S N Gninenko, M Hösgen, V A Kachanov, A E Karneyeu, B Ketzer, D V Kirpichnikov, M M Kirsanov, S G Kovalenko, V A Kramarenko, L V Kravchuk, N V Krasnikov, S V Kuleshov, V E Lyubovitskij, V Lysan, V A Matveev, Yu V Mikhailov, V V Myalkovskiy, V D Peshekhonov, D V Peshekhonov, O Petuhov, V A Polyakov, B Radics, A Rubbia, V D Samoylenko, V O Tikhomirov, D A Tlisov, A N Toropin, A Yu Trifonov, B Vasilishin, G Vasquez Arenas, P Ulloa, K Zhukov, K Zioutas
We report on a direct search for sub-GeV dark photons (A^{'}), which might be produced in the reaction e^{-}Z→e^{-}ZA^{'} via kinetic mixing with photons by 100 GeV electrons incident on an active target in the NA64 experiment at the CERN SPS. The dark photons would decay invisibly into dark matter particles resulting in events with large missing energy. No evidence for such decays was found with 2.75×10^{9} electrons on target. We set new limits on the γ-A^{'} mixing strength and exclude the invisible A^{'} with a mass ≲100  MeV as an explanation of the muon g_{μ}-2 anomaly...
January 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106338/the-original-and-simplified-wells-rules-and-age-adjusted-d-dimer-testing-to-rule-out-pulmonary-embolism-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Nick van Es, Noémie Kraaijpoel, Frederikus A Klok, Menno V Huisman, Paul L Den Exter, Inge C M Mos, Javier Galipienzo, Harry R Büller, Patrick M Bossuyt
BACKGROUND: The Wells score and D-dimer testing can safely rule out pulmonary embolism (PE). A simplification of the Wells score has been proposed to improve clinical applicability, but evidence on its performance is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of the original and simplified Wells scores alone and in combination with age-adjusted D-dimer testing. METHODS: Individual patient data from 7,268 patients with suspected PE enrolled in 6 management studies were used to evaluate the discriminatory performance of the original and simplified Wells scores...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106147/prediction-of-very-late-arrhythmia-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-the-mb-later-clinical-score
#14
Nebojša Mujović, Milan Marinković, Nebojša Marković, Alena Shantsila, Gregory Y H Lip, Tatjana S Potpara
Reliable prediction of very late recurrence of atrial fibrillation (VLRAF) occuring >12 months after catheter ablation (CA) in apparently "cured" patients could optimize long-term follow-up and modify decision-making regarding the discontinuation of oral anticoagulant therapy. In a single-centre cohort of consecutive patients post radiofrequency AFCA, we retrospectively derived a novel score for VLRAF prediction. Of 133 consecutive post AFCA patients (mean age 56.9 ± 11.8 years, 63.9% male, 69.2% with paroxysmal AF) who were arrhythmia-free at 12 months (excluding 3-month "blanking period"), 20 patients expirienced a VLRAF during a 29...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105952/movement-visualisation-in-virtual-reality-rehabilitation-of-the-lower-limb-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Luara Ferreira Dos Santos, Oliver Christ, Kedar Mate, Henning Schmidt, Jörg Krüger, Christian Dohle
BACKGROUND: Virtual reality (VR) based applications play an increasing role in motor rehabilitation. They provide an interactive and individualized environment in addition to increased motivation during motor tasks as well as facilitating motor learning through multimodal sensory information. Several previous studies have shown positive effect of VR-based treatments for lower extremity motor rehabilitation in neurological conditions, but the characteristics of these VR applications have not been systematically investigated...
December 19, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105901/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-staged-excision-and-definitive-closure-with-split-thickness-skin-graft-for-axillary-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-retrospective-study
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F B Pearce, K A Richardson
OBJECTIVE: Bilateral axillary hidradenitis is a chronic, suppurative, and scarring disease that is most effectively treated by complete excision of all hair-bearing tissues. We assessed our staged procedure for excision and placement of a split-thickness skin graft for bilateral axillary hidradenitis in terms of costs, outcomes, and timing of excision. METHOD: An IRB approved retrospective case analysis was performed on patients that underwent bilateral axillary hidradenitis skin excision with eventual placement of split-thickness skin grafting using the current LSUHSC/University Health hidradenitis surgical treatment protocol...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105880/nursing-home-care-quality-a-cluster-analysis
#17
Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Liv Berit Fagerli
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore potential differences in how nursing home residents rate care quality and to explore cluster characteristics. Design/methodology/approach A cross-sectional design was used, with one questionnaire including questions from quality from patients' perspective and Big Five personality traits, together with questions related to socio-demographic aspects and health condition. Residents ( n=103) from four Norwegian nursing homes participated (74.1 per cent response rate)...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105763/triggering-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-by-respiratory-infection
#18
Lorcan Ruane, Thomas Buckley, Soon Y Soo Hoo, Peter S Hansen, Catherine McCormack, Elizabeth Shaw, Judith Fethney, Geoffrey H Tofler
BACKGROUND: Respiratory infection has been associated with an increased short term risk of myocardial infarction (MI). However, previous studies have predominantly been conducted without angiographic confirmation of MI. The possibility can therefore not be excluded that raised troponin levels or electrocardiogram abnormalities that may be seen with respiratory infections are due to non-ischaemic causes. AIMS: To investigate the association between respiratory infection and angiographically confirmed MI...
January 20, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105753/efficacy-and-safety-of-high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-senior-versus-younger-adults-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma
#19
Li-Wen Huang, Wendi Bacon, Constance Cirrincione, Bercedis Peterson, Gwynn Long, David Rizzieri, Keith M Sullivan, Kelly Corbet, Mitchell Horwitz, Nelson Chao, Cristina Gasparetto, Sascha A Tuchman
We retrospectively studied 340 fit patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who underwent autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). We hypothesized that progression-free survival (PFS) of older patients was non-inferior to that of younger patients after ASCT. Our null hypothesis was that the PFS hazard ratio (HR) for a 5-year increase in age was ≥1.05; the alternative (non-inferiority) hypothesis was that the HR was ≤1. The observed HR was 0.94 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.86-1.03); since the CI upper bound was <1...
January 19, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105619/-establishment-of-risk-evaluation-model-of-peritoneal-metastasis-in-gastric-cancer-and-its-predictive-value
#20
Junjie Zhao, Rongjian Zhou, Qi Zhang, Ping Shu, Haojie Li, Xuefei Wang, Zhenbin Shen, Fenglin Liu, Weidong Chen, Jing Qin, Yihong Sun
OBJECTIVE: To establish an evaluation model of peritoneal metastasis in gastric cancer, and to assess its clinical significance. METHODS: Clinical and pathologic data of the consecutive cases of gastric cancer admitted between April 2015 and December 2015 in Department of General Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University were analyzed retrospectively. A total of 710 patients were enrolled in the study after 18 patients with other distant metastasis were excluded...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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