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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087357/early-effect-of-bariatric-surgery-on-urogenital-function-in-morbidly-obese-men
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Maha Aleid, Asif Muneer, Sara Renshaw, Jason George, Andrew D Jenkinson, Marco Adamo, Mohamed Elkalaawy, Rachel Batterham, David J Ralph, Majid Hashemi, Selim Cellek
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is an independent risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Bariatric surgery has been shown to improve erectile function and urinary symptoms in medium- to long-term studies (3- to 12-month postoperative follow-up). AIM: To investigate the early effect (1 month postoperatively) of bariatric surgery on ED and LUTS, which has not previously been investigated. METHODS: Morbidly obese men (body mass index > 35 kg/m(2)) undergoing bariatric surgery were asked to complete the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) and International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaires before surgery and 1, 3, and 6 months after surgery...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086955/evaluation-of-the-xpert%C3%A2-mtb-rif-assay-and-microscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-namibia
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Rooyen T Mavenyengwa, Emma Shaduka, Innocent Maposa
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) kills approximately two million people and infects around nine million worldwide annually. Its proper management, especially in resource-limited settings, has been hindered by the lack of rapid and easy-to-use diagnostic tests. Sputum smear microscopy remains the cheapest, readily available diagnostic method but it only identifies less than half of the patients with a HIV/TB co-infection because the bacilli would have disseminated from the lungs to other areas of the body...
January 11, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086902/exploiting-temporal-and-nonstationary-features-in-breathing-sound-analysis-for-multiple-obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity-classification
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Jaepil Kim, Taehoon Kim, Donmoon Lee, Jeong-Whun Kim, Kyogu Lee
BACKGROUND: Polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard test for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but it incurs high costs, requires inconvenient measurements, and is limited by a one-night test. Thus, a repetitive OSA screening test using affordable data would be effective both for patients interested in their own OSA risk and in-hospital PSG. The purpose of this research was to develop a four-OSA severity classification model using a patient's breathing sounds. METHODS: Breathing sounds were recorded from 83 subjects during a PSG test...
January 7, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086770/social-pediatrics-weaving-horizontal-and-vertical-threads-through-pediatric-residency
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Meta van den Heuvel, Maria Athina Tina Martimianakis, Rebecca Levy, Adelle Atkinson, Elizabeth Ford-Jones, Michelle Shouldice
BACKGROUND: Social pediatrics teaches pediatric residents how to understand disease within their patients' social, environmental and political contexts. It's an essential component of pediatric residency training; however there is very little literature that addresses how such a broad-ranging topic can be taught effectively. The aim of this study was to determine and characterize social pediatric education in our pediatric residency training in order to identify strengths and gaps. METHODS: A social pediatrics curriculum map was developed, attending to 3 different dimensions: (1) the intended curriculum as prescribed by the Objectives of Training for Pediatrics of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), (2) the formal curriculum defined by rotation-specific learning objectives, and (3) the informal/hidden curriculum as reflected in resident and teacher experiences and perceptions...
January 13, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086758/toxoplasmosis-associated-iris-involving-the-cns-a-case-report-with-longitudinal-analysis-of-t-cell-subsets
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Rita Rb-Silva, Claudia Nobrega, Eugénia Reiriz, Soraia Almeida, Rui Sarmento-Castro, Margarida Correia-Neves, Ana Horta
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected patients may present an unforeseen clinical worsening after initiating antiretroviral therapy known as immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). This syndrome is characterized by a heightened inflammatory response toward infectious or non-infectious triggers, and it may affect different organs. Diagnosis of IRIS involving the central nervous system (CNS-IRIS) is challenging due to heterogeneous manifestations, absence of biomarkers to identify this condition, risk of long-term sequelae and high mortality...
January 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080965/feeling-learning-from-and-being-aware-of-inner-states-interoceptive-dimensions-in-neurodegeneration-and-stroke
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Indira García-Cordero, Lucas Sedeño, Laura de la Fuente, Andrea Slachevsky, Gonzalo Forno, Francisco Klein, Patricia Lillo, Jesica Ferrari, Clara Rodriguez, Julian Bustin, Teresa Torralva, Sandra Baez, Adrian Yoris, Sol Esteves, Margherita Melloni, Paula Salamone, David Huepe, Facundo Manes, Adolfo M García, Agustín Ibañez
Interoception is a complex process encompassing multiple dimensions, such as accuracy, learning and awareness. Here, we examined whether each of those dimensions relies on specialized neural regions distributed throughout the vast interoceptive network. To this end, we obtained relevant measures of cardiac interoception in healthy subjects and patients offering contrastive lesion models of neurodegeneration and focal brain damage: behavioural variant fronto-temporal dementia (bvFTD), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and fronto-insular stroke...
November 19, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079743/normal-radiographic-parameters-in-paediatric-pelvic-radiographs-from-a-chinese-population
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Evelyn E Kuong, William T Gardner, Paul A Koljonen, Sudhir K Mahapatra, Wang Chow
: Paediatric pelvic and hip radiographs are a common investigation used when assessing a child for suspected developmental dysplasia of the hip. This report describes an attempt to establish normal values of medial joint space, acetabular index and centre edge angle according to specific age groups and sex in a Chinese population. Patients who had undergone a pelvic radiograph as part of their assessment, but were subsequently found to have normal hips were recruited retrospectively. These patients were grouped according to sex and age; medial joint space, acetabular index and centre edge angle were measured in all radiographs...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079470/rise-in-ambient-temperature-predisposes-aging-male-japanese-patients-to-renal-colic-episodes-due-to-upper-urolithiasis
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Osamu Ichiyanagi, Hiroki Fukuhara, Sei Naito, Hayato Nishida, Toshihiko Sakurai, Masayuki Kurokawa, Hiromi Ito, Hiroshi Kakizaki, Akinori Muto, Yuichi Adachi, Tomoyuki Kato, Akira Nagaoka, Norihiko Tsuchiya
OBJECTIVE: Urolithiasis is a common urological problem, and its incidence has been increasing worldwide, including in Japan. Relationships between stone etiology and rise in ambient temperature have been reported, but it remains unclear how age and gender affect these relationships. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective examination was conducted of the medical archives of 1005 patients (aged ≥15 years) with acute renal colic diagnosed with urolithiasis upon image examination who consecutively visited emergency departments in three hospitals...
January 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079430/multimodal-prehabilitation-improves-functional-capacity-before-and-after-colorectal-surgery-for-cancer-a-five-year-research-experience
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Enrico Maria Minnella, Guillaume Bousquet-Dion, Rashami Awasthi, Celena Scheede-Bergdahl, Francesco Carli
BACKGROUND: Multimodal prehabilitation is a preoperative conditioning intervention in form of exercise, nutritional assessment, whey protein supplementation, and anxiety-coping technique. Despite recent evidence suggesting that prehabilitation could improve functional capacity in patients undergoing colorectal surgery for cancer, all studies were characterized by a relatively small sample size. The aim of this study was to confirm what was previously found in three small population trials...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078841/differential-expression-and-distribution-of-cytokeratins-and-vimentin-in-buccal-pouch-mucosal-cells-during-real-time-cell-proliferation-research-based-on-a-porcine-model
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A Bryja, M Dyszkiewicz-Konwińska, A Chachuła, S Ciesiółka, W Kranc, D Bukowska, P Antosik, M Bruska, M Nowicki, M Zabel, B Kempisty
In recent years, buccal pouch oral mucosa cells were used as a source of potential biological grafting material in advanced tissue engineering. However, there are several limitations in the process of graft fabrication: donor and recipient patient availability as well as an incomplete knowledge of in vitro procedures related to tissue surgical recovery, in vitro cell culture (IVC) and/or tissue processing in “human somatic cell therapy.” Therefore, the animal model for oral mucosa grafting is still recognized as a source for xenografts and a useful model for biomedical research...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078167/a-novel-strategy-for-attenuating-opioid-withdrawal-in-neonates
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Giovanni C Santoro, Samarth Shukla, Krishna Patel, Jakub Kaczmarzyk, Stergiani Agorastos, Sandra Scherrer, Yoon Young Choi, Christina Veith, Joseph Carrion, Rebecca Silverman, Danielle Mullin, Mohamed Ahmed, Wynne K Schiffer, Jonathan D Brodie, Stephen L Dewey
The rate of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) has drastically increased over the past decade. The average hospital expense per NAS patient has tripled, while the number of babies born to opioid-dependent mothers has increased to 5 in 1000 births. Current treatment options are limited to opioid replacement and tapering. Consequently, we examined the efficacy of prenatal, low-dose and short-term vigabatrin (γ-vinyl GABA, GVG) exposure for attenuating these symptoms as well as the metabolic changes observed in the brains of these animals upon reaching adolescence...
August 2016: Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077582/severity-of-plasma-leakage-is-associated-with-high-levels-of-interferon-%C3%AE-inducible-protein-10-hepatocyte-growth-factor-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-during-dengue-virus-infection
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Zhisheng Her, Yiu-Wing Kam, Victor C Gan, Bernett Lee, Tun-Linn Thein, Jeslin J L Tan, Linda K Lee, Katja Fink, David C Lye, Laurent Rénia, Yee-Sin Leo, Lisa F P Ng
BACKGROUND:  Dengue virus infection typically causes mild dengue fever, but, in severe cases, life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS) occur. The pathophysiological hallmark of DHF and DSS is plasma leakage that leads to enhanced vascular permeability, likely due to a cytokine storm. METHODS:  Ninety patients with dengue during 2010-2012 in Singapore were prospectively recruited and stratified according to their disease phase, primary and secondary infection status, and disease severity, measured by plasma leakage...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077538/magnesium-sulphate-attenuates-acute-postoperative-pain-and-increased-pain-intensity-after-surgical-injury-in-staged-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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H-J Shin, E-Y Kim, H-S Na, T K Kim, M-H Kim, S-H Do
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effect of magnesium sulphate on increased pain in 44 patients undergoing staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: The magnesium group (n=22) and the control group (n=22) received magnesium sulphate and isotonic saline, respectively, throughout the surgery. Postoperative pain (visual analogue scale, VAS) at rest and the amounts of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA, fentanyl) and rescue analgesia (ketoprofen) administered during the first 48 h were compared between the two groups and within each group between the first and second TKA...
October 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077384/predictors-of-nonuse-of-a-high-potency-statin-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-insights-from-the-stabilization-of-plaques-using-darapladib-thrombolysis-in-myocardial-infarction-52-solid-timi-52-trial
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Alon Eisen, Christopher P Cannon, Eugene Braunwald, Dylan L Steen, Jing Zhou, Erica L Goodrich, KyungAh Im, Anthony J Dalby, Jindrich Spinar, Shruti Daga, Mary Ann Lukas, Michelle L O'Donoghue
BACKGROUND: High-potency statins reduce cardiovascular events after acute coronary syndromes but remain underused in clinical practice. We examined predictors of nonuse of high-potency statins after acute coronary syndromes. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Stabilization of pLaques usIng Darapladib-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (SOLID-TIMI 52) trial enrolled patients after an acute coronary syndrome in 36 countries between 2009 and 2011. Statin use was strongly encouraged throughout the trial, and statin potency was at the discretion of the treating physician...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077219/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-depression-using-mind-over-mood-cbt-skill-use-and-differential-symptom-alleviation
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Lance L Hawley, Christine A Padesky, Steven D Hollon, Enza Mancuso, Judith M Laposa, Karen Brozina, Zindel V Segal
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression is highly effective. An essential element of this therapy involves acquiring and utilizing CBT skills; however, it is unclear whether the type of CBT skill used is associated with differential symptom alleviation. Outpatients (N = 356) diagnosed with a primary mood disorder received 14 two-hour group sessions of CBT for depression, using the Mind Over Mood protocol. In each session, patients completed the Beck Depression Inventory and throughout the week they reported on their use of CBT skills: behavioral activation (BA), cognitive restructuring (CR), and core belief (CB) strategies...
January 2017: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077154/incremental-decreases-in-quality-adjusted-life-years-qaly-associated-with-higher-levels-of-depressive-symptoms-for-u-s-adults-aged-65-years-and-older
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Haomiao Jia, Erica I Lubetkin
BACKGROUND: Quality-adjusted life years (QALY) is a single value index that quantifies the overall burden of disease. It reflects all aspects of heath, including nonfatal illness and mortality outcomes by weighting life-years lived with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores. This study examine the burden of disease due to increasing levels of depressive symptoms by examining the association between the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) scores and QALY for U.S. adults aged 65 years and older...
January 11, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077142/steroid-withdrawal-after-renal-transplantation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Maria C Haller, Michael Kammer, Alexander Kainz, Heather J Baer, Georg Heinze, Rainer Oberbauer
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressive regimens in renal transplantation frequently contain corticosteroids, but many centers withdraw steroids as a consequence of unwanted side effects of steroids. The optimal timing to withdraw steroids after transplantation, however, remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine an optimal time point following kidney transplantation that is associated with reduced mortality without jeopardizing the allograft to allow safe discontinuation of steroids...
January 12, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076508/swing-mesh-versus-modified-kugel-mesh-for-primary-inguinal-hernia-repair-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Zhiyuan Zhou, Xingchen Hu, Beili Zhang, Yan Gu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new mesh in the pre-peritoneal repair of inguinal hernia. METHODS: We randomly divided 120 patients undergoing pre-peritoneal repair into 2 groups between March 2012 and December 2013. The patients were randomized to receive the Swing mesh (n=60; study group) or the Modified Kugel mesh (n=60; control group). The primary end point of this study was to compare postoperative groin pain of the two groups. Complications, recurrence and analgesic use were also recorded...
December 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076310/the-serum-concentrations-of-leptin-and-mcp-1-independently-predict-low-back-pain-duration
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Giuseppe Lippi, Concetta Dagostino, Ruggero Buonocore, Rosalia Aloe, Chiara Bonaguri, Guido Fanelli, Massimo Allegri
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a very frequent condition, affecting most people at some point throughout their life. This cross-sectional study was aimed to investigate a selected panel of cytokines and inflammatory biomarkers in patients with or without LBP. METHODS: The study population consisted of 104 patients diagnosed with LBP (52 non-persistent and 52 persistent) and 52 healthy subjects with no LBP. Blood samples were collected for assessment of adiponectin, leptin, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and C reactive protein (CRP)...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076251/comparison-of-medical-diagnoses-among-same-sex-and-opposite-sex-partnered-patients
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Katie M Heiden-Rootes, Joanne Salas, Jeffrey F Scherrer, F David Schneider, Craig W Smith
BACKGROUND: Health disparities for gay and lesbian individuals are well documented in survey research. However, a limitation throughout the existing literature is the reliance on self-reported health conditions. This study used medical record diagnoses for gay and lesbian patients seen in primary care clinics. METHODS: This study used medical records of primary care patients (n = 31,569) seen at Midwestern, university-affiliated primary care clinics. First, all records with information about the sexual partnering of the patient were identified (n = 13,509)...
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
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