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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218428/discoloured-saggy-skin-in-a-57-year-old-woman
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C Hayes, E Arkoumani, D Pandya, R Verdolini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216034/the-vitiligo-working-group-recommendations-for-narrowband-ultraviolet-b-light-phototherapy-treatment-of-vitiligo
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Tasneem F Mohammad, Mohammed Al-Jamal, Iltefat H Hamzavi, John E Harris, Giovanni Leone, Raúl Cabrera, Henry W Lim, Amit G Pandya, Samia M Esmat
BACKGROUND: Treatment of vitiligo with narrowband ultraviolet B light (NBUVB) is an important component of the current standard of care. However, there are no consistent guidelines regarding the dosing and administration of NBUVB in vitiligo, reflected by varied treatment practices around the world. OBJECTIVE: To create phototherapy recommendations to facilitate clinical management and identify areas requiring future research. METHODS: The Vitiligo Working Group (VWG) Phototherapy Committee addressed 19 questions regarding the administration of phototherapy over 3 conference calls...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208671/a-passive-learning-sensor-architecture-for-multimodal-image-labeling-an-application-for-social-robots
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Marco A Gutiérrez, Luis J Manso, Harit Pandya, Pedro Núñez
Object detection and classification have countless applications in human-robot interacting systems. It is a necessary skill for autonomous robots that perform tasks in household scenarios. Despite the great advances in deep learning and computer vision, social robots performing non-trivial tasks usually spend most of their time finding and modeling objects. Working in real scenarios means dealing with constant environment changes and relatively low-quality sensor data due to the distance at which objects are often found...
February 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194333/ethics-committees-and-the-changed-clinical-research-environment-in-india-in-2016-a-perspective
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Sanish Davis, Poonam Sule, Murtuza Bughediwala, Vrunda Pandya, Shilpi Sinha
INTRODUCTION: Institutional and Independent Ethics Committees (ECs) have as their primary mission the protection of human research subjects. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization has in the period 2013-2016 introduced several new regulations and amendments to existing regulations overseeing the conduct of Research in India. Several of these have direct effect on the functioning of the EC from a review, approval, and oversight mechanism. METHODOLOGY: The Ethics Council of Indian Society for Clinical Research conducted a questionnaire survey among EC members to understand the impact of these changes in their functioning...
January 2017: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190945/mems-based-flexible-force-sensor-for-tri-axial-catheter-contact-force-measurement
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Hardik J Pandya, Jun Sheng, Jaydev P Desai
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a significant healthcare problem caused by the uneven and rapid discharge of electrical signals from pulmonary veins (PVs). The technique of radiofrequency (RF) ablation can block these abnormal electrical signals by ablating myocardial sleeves inside PVs. Catheter contact force measurement during RF ablation can reduce the rate of AFib recurrence, since it helps to determine effective contact of the catheter with the tissue, thereby resulting in effective power delivery for ablation...
February 2017: Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186453/effects-of-distance-and-transport-method-on-intervention-and-mortality-in-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Jonathan Weyhenmeyer, Cristian F Guandique, Adam Leibold, Stephen Lehnert, Jonathan Parish, Woody Han, Chad Tuchek, Janit Pandya, Thomas Leipzig, Troy Payner, Andrew DeNardo, John Scott, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
OBJECTIVE Most patients suffering from aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) initially present to a hospital that lacks a neurosurgical unit. These patients require interhospital transfer (IHT) to tertiary facilities capable of multidisciplinary neurosurgical intervention. Yet, little is known about the effects of IHT on the outcomes of patients suffering from aSAH. In this study, the authors examined the effects of IHT and transport method on the timing of treatment, rebleed rates, and overall outcomes of patients who have experienced aSAH...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185474/ascending-aortic-aneurysm-and-diaphragmatic-hernia-in-a-case-of-marfan-syndrome
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Jignesh Kothari, Manish Hinduja, Kinnaresh Baria, Himani Pandya
Marfan syndrome commonly affects the skeletal, ocular, and cardiovascular systems. Involvement of the gastrointestinal system is known but uncommon. Intervention depends upon the system involved and the severity of symptoms. Special awareness is required for the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal involvement in these patients. We report a rare case of simultaneous surgical repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm and a type IV hiatal hernia in a 35-year-old man with Marfan syndrome.
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178374/simultaneous-densitometric-determination-of-anthelmintic-drug-albendazole-and-its-metabolite-albendazole-sulfoxide-by-hptlc-in-human-plasma-and-pharmaceutical-formulations
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Jui J Pandya, Mallika Sanyal, Pranav S Shrivastav
A new, simple, accurate and precise high-performance thin layer chromatographic method has been developed and validated for simultaneous determination of an anthelmintic drug, albendazole and its active metabolite albendazole sulfoxide. Planar chromatographic separation was performed on aluminium-backed layer of silica gel 60G F254 using a mixture of toluene- acetonitrile-glacial acetic acid (7.0: 2.9: 0.1, v/v/v) as the mobile phase. For quantitation, the separated spots were scanned densitometrically at 225 nm...
February 8, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152896/current-landscape-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-quality-measures-in-the-united-states
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Cat N Bui, Kyung Min Song, Eleanor Fitall, Kristi Mitchell, Stephanie Greenstein Braun, Erkut Bahceci, Bhavik Pandya, Dayo Jagun
: 261 Background: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a rare, but deadly hematological, disease with 20,830 new cases estimated in 2015 in the United States (US). As new treatments emerge, quality measures (QMs) will become important to assess the value of care. Our aim was to evaluate the current US AML QM landscape. METHODS: We reviewed literature and online resources (eg, National Quality Measures Clearinghouse, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, etc.) published within the last 5 years to identify AML-specific and AML-related QMs...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148302/blood-chemokine-profile-in-untreated-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-cxcl10-as-a-disease-activity-marker
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Jayesh M Pandya, Anna-Carin Lundell, Kerstin Andersson, Inger Nordström, Elke Theander, Anna Rudin
BACKGROUND: We have recently analyzed the profile of T-cell subtypes based on chemokine receptor expression in blood from untreated early rheumatoid arthritis (ueRA) patients compared to healthy controls (HC). Here, we compared the levels of the respective chemokines in blood plasma of ueRA patients with those of HC. We also studied the association of chemokine levels with the proportions of circulating T-cell subsets and the clinical disease activity. METHODS: Peripheral blood was obtained from 43 patients with ueRA satisfying the ACR 2010 criteria and who had not received any disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD) or prednisolone, and from 14 sex- and age-matched HC...
February 2, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135855/development-of-herbal-disinfectants-formulation-for-mopping-households-and-its-antibacterial-activity
#11
Urja Pandya, Ankit Doshi, Nirmal S Sahay
There are many household products like detergents, disinfectants, stain removers and cosmetics releasing chemicals that may be harmful to human health as well as cause hazardous effect on environment. Global world is now focusing on use of herbal products. They are eco-friendly and more suitable to household applications than chemicals. The present study focused on preparation of three plant-based formulations for household cleaning applications. Result showed antibacterial activity against most commonly available microbes viz...
January 30, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131945/design-and-optimization-of-a-novel-implantation-technology-in-contact-lenses-for-the-treatment-of-dry-eye-syndrome-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Furqan A Maulvi, Anjum A Shaikh, Dhara H Lakdawala, Ankita R Desai, Mihir M Pandya, Sulabh S Singhania, Rutvi J Vaidya, Ketan M Ranch, Bhavin A Vyas, Dinesh O Shah
: Contact lenses are widely used for ophthalmic drug delivery, but incorporation of drug or formulation in the contact lenses affects its optical and physical property. In the present study, we have designed a novel hyaluronic acid (HA)-laden ring implant contact lenses (modified cast moulding method), to circumvent the changes in critical lens property. The objective was to improve the ocular residence time of HA, by providing sustained ocular HA delivery through implant contact lenses for the treatment of dry eye syndrome...
January 25, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127827/effects-of-manual-therapy-and-exercise-targeting-the-hips-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michael Bade, Manuel Cobo-Estevez, Darren Neeley, Jeevan Pandya, Travis Gunderson, Chad Cook
RATIONALE: The benefits of providing manual therapy and exercise targeting the hips in individuals with mechanical low-back pain (LBP) are not well established. OBJECTIVES: The objective in this study is to determine whether a formal prescriptive treatment protocol for the hips improves outcomes in patients with a primary complaint of mechanical LBP. METHODS: Eighty-four (84) subjects (50 males, 46.1 ± 16.2 years) were randomized to 1 of 2 groups: pragmatic treatment of the lumbar spine only (LBP) (n = 39) or pragmatic treatment of the lumbar spine and prescriptive treatment of bilateral hips (LBP + HIP) (n = 45)...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127219/invasive-pericardial-hydatid-cyst-excision-of-multiple-huge-cysts
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Jignesh Kothari, Ketav Lakhia, Parth Solanki, Sahil Bansal, Hiren Boraniya, Himani Pandya, Himanshu Acharya
Cardiac hydatid cyst is rare even in endemic countries, and poses a therapeutic challenge due to varying presentation and unpredictable pre-, peri-, and postoperative complications. We herein present a case of multiple, multifocal, huge pericardial hydatid cyst, with invasion into the left ventricle and main pulmonary artery in a young male patient, presented with atypical chest pain.
January 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115510/abnormal-wave-reflections-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-late-after-coarctation-of-the-aorta-repair
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Michael A Quail, Rebekah Short, Bejal Pandya, Jennifer A Steeden, Abbas Khushnood, Andrew M Taylor, Patrick Segers, Vivek Muthurangu
Patients with repaired coarctation of the aorta are thought to have increased afterload due to abnormalities in vessel structure and function. We have developed a novel cardiovascular magnetic resonance protocol that allows assessment of central hemodynamics, including central aortic systolic blood pressure, resistance, total arterial compliance, pulse wave velocity, and wave reflections. The main study aims were to (1) characterize group differences in central aortic systolic blood pressure and peripheral systolic blood pressure, (2) comprehensively evaluate afterload (including wave reflections) in the 2 groups, and (3) identify possible biomarkers among covariates associated with elevated left ventricular mass (LVM)...
March 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115402/surgical-resection-of-a-rare-cutaneous-manifestation-of-scedosporium-apiospermum-in-a-patient-who-underwent-renal-transplant
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A C S Stoneham, S E Stoneham, S A Wyllie, A N Pandya
A man aged 47 years who was immunosuppressed following renal transplantation for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis was referred to the Plastic Surgery team for management of a painful, chronic, granulomatous lesion of the right forearm. Serial ultrasound scans and MRI scans were not diagnostic, but microbiological specimens tested positive for the fungus Scedosporium apiospermum The renal transplant graft-which was failing-was removed, allowing him to cease immunosuppression. He then underwent a resection of the lesion and reconstruction with a split thickness skin graft...
January 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114518/a-missed-opportunity-to-discuss-racial-and-gender-bias-in-dermatology
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Adewole S Adamson, Sylvia W Wright, Amit G Pandya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098085/experience-of-a-faculty-development-workshop-in-mentoring-at-an-indian-medical-college
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Jagdish R Varma, Anusha Prabhakaran, Suman Singh, Praveen Singh, Jaishree Ganjiwale, Himanshu Pandya
BACKGROUND: Our medical college is running a mentoring programme for undergraduate medical students since 2009. The academic leadership of the college identified the need to change the focus of the programme from mere problem- solving to professional and personal development of mentees. METHODS: A core group of faculty designed and implemented a workshop on mentoring for 28 mentors. The workshop included reflections on the participants' previous experiences about mentoring, discussion on perceptions of mentees about the existing mentoring programme, self-analysis of mentoring skills, overview of the Surrendering, Accepting, Gifting and Extending (SAGE) model and demonstration of effective mentoring skills using role plays and a film...
September 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097309/association-of-quality-of-life-and-location-of-lesions-in-patients-with-vitiligo
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Stephanie Florez Pollack, Gaoxiang Jia, Lucio Zapata, Clifford Rodgers, Katia Hernandez, Linda S Hynan, Amit G Pandya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087165/radiographic-comparison-of-adolescent-athletes-with-elbow-osteochondritis-dissecans-to-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injuries-and-controls
#20
Brian C Lau, Nirav K Pandya
BACKGROUND: There are excellent data supporting recommendations to prevent elbow injuries (osteochondritis dissecans [OCD] and ulnar collateral ligament [UCL] injuries), such as pitch count and pitch type in baseball, but anatomic risk factors have not been thoroughly examined. This study aimed to evaluate radiographic measurements in adolescents with elbow OCD lesions or UCL injuries and controls. METHODS: We retrospectively identified adolescent patients between 2011 and 2016 with isolated capitellum OCD, UCL tear, or normal elbows based on magnetic resonance imaging...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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