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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353466/inter-observer-agreement-between-urologists-and-radiologists-in-interpreting-the-computed-tomography-images-of-emergency-patients-with-renal-colic
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Jun Young Hong, Dong Hoon Lee, In Ho Chang, Sung Bin Park, Chan Woong Kim, Byung Hoon Chi
PURPOSE: Low-dose non-enhanced computed tomography (LDCT) has been shown to provide low radiation exposure with proper diagnostic accuracy compared to standard dose non-enhanced computed tomography (SDCT) in patients with renal colic. The goal of our study is to estimate the accuracy of LDCT and SDCT interpretation by emergency medicine residents who primarily treated patients with renal colic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty sample images of both LDCT and SDCT from renal colic patients were extracted from January 2013 to December 2015 in a tertiary teaching hospital...
January 21, 2018: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353464/laparoscopic-2port-varicocelectomy-with-scarless-periumblical-mini-incision-initial-experience-in-approach-and-outcomes
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Won Ik Seo, Jong Kyou Kwon, Pil Moon Kang, Wansuk Kim, Jang Ho Yoon, Taek Sang Kim, Jae Seung Chung, Cheol Kyu Oh
PURPOSE: As with other areas, there have been many efforts for minimally invasive surgery in varicocelectomy. We present our initial experience with laparoscopic varicocelectomy with a two-port scarless periumbilical mini-incision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study enrolled 18 patients who underwent laparoscopic varicocelectomy with a twoportscarless periumbilical mini-incision from February 2012 to April 2013. The laparoscopic varicocelectomy was performed using two 5-mm ports at periumbilical sites in skin creases...
January 21, 2018: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353457/fasting-and-fast-food-diet-play-an-opposite-role-in-mice-brain-aging
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Paola Castrogiovanni, Giovanni Li Volti, Cristina Sanfilippo, Daniele Tibullo, Fabio Galvano, Michele Vecchio, Roberto Avola, Ignazio Barbagallo, Lucia Malaguarnera, Sergio Castorina, Giuseppe Musumeci, Rosa Imbesi, Michelino Di Rosa
Fasting may be exploited as a possible strategy for prevention and treatment of several diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and aging. On the other hand, high-fat diet (HFD) represents a risk factor for several diseases and increased mortality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of fasting on mouse brain aging transcriptome and how HFD regulates such pathways. We used the NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database, in order to identify suitable microarray datasets comparing mouse brain transcriptome under fasting or HFD vs aged mouse brain transcriptome...
January 20, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353454/acute-phase-plasma-osteopontin-as-an-independent-predictor-for-poor-outcome-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Yoshinari Nakatsuka, Masato Shiba, Hirofumi Nishikawa, Mio Terashima, Fumihiro Kawakita, Masashi Fujimoto, Hidenori Suzuki
Experimental studies reported that osteopontin (OPN), a matricellular protein, is induced in brain after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between plasma OPN levels and outcome after aneurysmal SAH in a clinical setting. This is a prospective study consisting of 109 aneurysmal SAH patients who underwent aneurysmal obliteration within 48 h of SAH. Plasma OPN concentrations were serially determined at days 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 after onset. Various clinical factors as well as OPN values were compared between patients with 90-day good and poor outcomes...
January 20, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353449/blastulation-timing-is-associated-with-differential-mitochondrial-content-in-euploid-embryos
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Jacqueline R Ho, Nabil Arrach, Katherine Rhodes-Long, Wael Salem, Lynda K McGinnis, Karine Chung, Kristin A Bendikson, Richard J Paulson, Ali Ahmady
PURPOSE: Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and assessment of mitochondrial content (MC) are current methods for selection of the best embryos for transfer. Studies suggest that time-lapse morphokinetics (TLM) may also be helpful for selecting embryos more likely to implant. In our study, we sought to examine the relationship between TLM parameters and MC to determine if they could be used adjunctively in embryo selection. We also examined the relationship between MC with ploidy and blastulation...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353447/the-combined-pn-stage-and-breast-cancer-subtypes-in-breast-cancer-a-better-discriminator-of-outcome-can-be-used-to-refine-the-8th-ajcc-staging-manual
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Zheng-Jun Yang, Yue Yu, Jiang-Rui Chi, Meng Guan, Ying Zhao, Xu-Chen Cao
BACKGROUND: pN stage and breast cancer subtypes (BCS) are both well-recognized prognostic indicators. Our previous work has highlighted that patients even with the same pN stage exhibited a significant survival difference in different BCS. Given this achievement, we hypothesized that a statistical interaction might exist between pN stage and BCS. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to compare the prognostic value of the combined pN stage and BCS (pNnew stage) with either pN stage or BCS alone, and to determine if this combined new stage could serve as an alternative discriminator of outcome...
January 20, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353440/healthy-lifestyle-promotion-in-primary-schools-through-the-board-game-kaledo-a-pilot-cluster-randomized-trial
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Emanuela Viggiano, Alessandro Viggiano, Anna Di Costanzo, Adela Viggiano, Andrea Viggiano, Eleonora Andreozzi, Vincenzo Romano, Claudia Vicidomini, Daniela Di Tuoro, Giuliana Gargano, Lucia Incarnato, Celeste Fevola, Pietro Volta, Caterina Tolomeo, Giuseppina Scianni, Caterina Santangelo, Maria Apicella, Roberta Battista, Maddalena Raia, Ilaria Valentino, Marianna Palumbo, Giovanni Messina, Antonietta Messina, Marcellino Monda, Bruno De Luca, Salvatore Amaro
The board game Kaledo was proven to be effective in improving nutrition knowledge and in modifying dietary behavior in students attending middle and high school. The present pilot study aims to reproduce these results in younger students (7-11 years old) attending primary school. A total of 1313 children from ten schools were recruited to participate in the present study. Participants were randomized into two groups: (1) the treatment group which consisted of playing Kaledo over 20 sessions and (2) the no intervention group...
January 20, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353438/examination-of-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-as-a-potential-biomarker-in-heart-failure-patients
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Zsolt Sarszegi, Dora Szabo, Balazs Gaszner, Attila Konyi, Dora Reglodi, Jozsef Nemeth, Beata Lelesz, Beata Polgar, Adel Jungling, Andrea Tamas
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a pleiotropic and multifunctional neuropeptide having neurotrophic, neuroprotective, and general cytoprotective actions in a variety of tissues based on its anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. Several studies have demonstrated its cardioprotective effects in vitro and in various animal models. However, few data are available on the presence of PACAP in human cardiac tissues and its role in the pathomechanism and progression of different cardiac disorders, particularly heart failure...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353426/is-dipyrone-effective-as-a-preemptive-analgesic-in-third-molar-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Vinícius Tatsumoto Favarini, Carlos Alysson Aragão Lima, Rogério Almeida da Silva, Fábio Ricardo Loureiro Sato
PURPOSE: Studies on preemptive analgesia in maxillofacial surgery have shown several controversial clinical results, mainly due to the absence of a methodological standard, besides a wide variety of studied drugs. This study intended to answer the following hypothesis: Is the administration of dipyrone preemptively capable of decreasing trans- and postoperative pain in the third molar surgical extraction? METHODS: A pilot prospective double-blind placebo-controlled study was carried out with 25 patients submitted to the third molar surgical extraction at two moments, one side in each intervention...
January 20, 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353419/pleiotropic-effects-of-the-wheat-domestication-gene-q-on-yield-and-grain-morphology
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Quan Xie, Na Li, Yang Yang, Yulong Lv, Hongni Yao, Rong Wei, Debbie L Sparkes, Zhengqiang Ma
Transformation from q to Q during wheat domestication functioned outside the boundary of threshability to increase yield, grains m-2, grain weight and roundness, but to reduce grains per spike/spikelet. Mutation of the Q gene, well-known affecting wheat spike structure, represents a key domestication step in the formation of today's free-threshing, economically important wheats. In a previous study, multiple yield components and spike characteristics were associated with the Q gene interval in the bread wheat 'Forno' × European spelt 'Oberkulmer' recombinant inbred line population...
January 20, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353416/physicians-decision-about-long-term-thromboprophylaxis-in-cancer-outpatients-cat-axis-a-case-vignette-study-on-clinical-practice-in-france
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Florian Scotté, I Elalamy, D Mayeur, G Meyer
PURPOSE: Data on long-term venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in cancer outpatients remain scarce. In the absence of clear and consistent treatment guidelines, our objectives were to describe and better understand clinical practice and to identify factors influencing the use of thromboprophylaxis. METHODS: CAT AXIS was a multicentred cross-sectional study based on the completion of physician-profile questionnaires and the assessment of 10 e-mailed credible clinical scenarios of lung, colon and breast cancers by each of participants using the case vignette-validated method...
January 20, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353407/role-of-the-petrous-ridge-and-angulation-of-the-trigeminal-nerve-in-the-pathogenesis-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-with-implications-for-microvascular-decompression
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Andrei Brinzeu, Chloé Dumot, Marc Sindou
INTRODUCTION: Vascular compression is the main pathogenetic factor in apparently primary trigeminal neuralgia; however some patients may present with clinically classical neuralgia but no vascular conflict on MRI or even at surgery. Several factors have been cited as alternative or supplementary factors that may cause neuralgia. This work focuses on the shape of the petrous ridge at the point of exit from the cavum trigeminus as well as the angulation of the nerve at this point. METHODS: Patients with trigeminal neuralgia that had performed a complete imagery workup according to our protocol and had microvascular decompression were included as well as ten controls...
January 20, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353403/genetic-polymorphism-in-hsp90aa1-gene-is-associated-with-the-thermotolerance-in-chinese-holstein-cows
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T M Badri, K L Chen, M A Alsiddig, Lian Li, Yafei Cai, G L Wang
The heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is a copious and ubiquitous molecular chaperone which plays an essential role in many cellular biological processes. The objective of this study was to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Hsp90AA1 gene and to determine their association with heat stress traits in Chinese Holstein cattle breed. Direct sequencing was used to identify new SNPs. Luciferase reporter assay methods were used to assess g.- 87G > C and g.4172A > G loci in the promoter activity and 3'-UTR, respectively...
January 20, 2018: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353400/a-stard-compliant-prediction-model-for-diagnosing-thrombotic-microangiopathies
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Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Gianmarco Lombardi, Alessandro Naticchia, Antonio Sturniolo, Cecilia Zuppi, Valerio De Stefano, Patrizia Bonelli, Ruggero Buonocore, Gianfranco Cervellin, Giuseppe Lippi, Giovanni Gambaro
Aim of the study was the definition of a predictive model for the initial diagnosis of thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA). We retrospectively collected data on all adult patients admitted to the Gemelli Hospital from 2010 to 2014. ICD-9 codes from primary diagnoses were used for TMA diagnosis. Demographic and laboratory characteristics on admission of patients with TMA were then compared with a random sample of 500 patients with other diagnoses. The prediction model was externally validated in a cohort from another hospital...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353396/the-differences-in-the-assessments-of-side-effects-at-an-oncology-outpatient-clinic
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A Bayraktar-Ekincioglu, E Kucuk
Background There is a growing interest in the use of targeted and immunotherapies in oncology. However, the assessment of side effects can be different due to interpretation of patients' health status by healthcare professionals in oncology outpatient clinics. Objective To demonstrate the differences in the assessments of side effects conducted independently by a clinical pharmacist and nurses in patients who receive targeted therapies at an oncology outpatient clinic. Setting The study was conducted at the University Oncology Hospital in an outpatient clinic from October 2015 to March 2016...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353395/comparison-of-osteoporosis-in-us-adults-with-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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S C DeShields, T D Cunningham
PURPOSE: We examined bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis prevalence in those with type 1 compared to type 2 diabetes derived from a nationally representative sample from the civilian community in the United States. METHODS: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, and 2013-2014 were merged to obtain a large sample of diabetics at least 20 years of age with participation in the interview and medical examination...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353394/comparison-of-the-effects-of-the-l-dopa-and-insulin-tolerance-tests-on-cortisol-secretion
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S Acar, A Paketçi, H Tuhan, K Demir, E Böber, A Abaci
PURPOSE: The aims of the present study are to evaluate the effect of L-dopa on the secretion of cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in short children and compare the performance of this test with the insulin tolerance test (ITT) in a large number of patients. METHODS: A total of 29 short but otherwise healthy children [mean age 9.5 ± 3.1 years (range 3.7-14.9 years)] who had inadequate growth hormone (GH) responses to ITT, which was performed as the first test, were consecutively enrolled in this study...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353392/a-preliminary-survey-on-prevalence-and-knowledge-about-different-aspects-of-somnambulism-in-buner-district-of-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan
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Wajiha, Zaigham Hasan, Rabia Afridi, Lubna Rahman, Naveeda Akhtar Qureshi, Kausar Saeed, Humera Afridi
PURPOSE: Present study was aimed to investigate the prevalence and knowledge about different aspects of somnambulism in general population of Buner District, KP, Pakistan, during December 2015-November 2016. METHODS: Data was collected through convenient sampling technique which was comprised of structured and detailed questionnaire. Collected data regarding different actions performed by sleepwalkers were adjusted through a weighted variable to generalize results...
January 20, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353391/detection-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-with-ambulatory-holter-monitoring
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Ian Grasso, Mark Haigney, David Mortara, Jacob F Collen, Jordanna Hostler, Aimee Moores, Karen Sheikh, William Kelly
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is a common condition that can impact clinical outcomes among patients with cardiovascular disease. Screening all subjects with heart disease via polysomnography (PSG) is costly and resource-limited. We sought to compare a Holter monitor-based algorithm to detect OSA to in-laboratory polysomnography (PSG). METHODS: Prospective cohort study of patients undergoing in-laboratory attended PSG for the evaluation of OSA...
January 20, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353390/image-based-analysis-of-emotional-facial-expressions-in-full-face-transplants
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Merve Bedeloglu, Çagdas Topcu, Arzu Akgul, Ela Naz Döger, Refik Sever, Ozlenen Ozkan, Omer Ozkan, Hilmi Uysal, Ovunc Polat, Omer Halil Çolak
In this study, it is aimed to determine the degree of the development in emotional expression of full face transplant patients from photographs. Hence, a rehabilitation process can be planned according to the determination of degrees as a later work. As envisaged, in full face transplant cases, the determination of expressions can be confused or cannot be achieved as the healthy control group. In order to perform image-based analysis, a control group consist of 9 healthy males and 2 full-face transplant patients participated in the study...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
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