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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941407/targeted-neurogenesis-pathway-based-gene-analysis-identifies-adora2a-associated-with-hippocampal-volume-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Emrin Horgusluoglu-Moloch, Kwangsik Nho, Shannon L Risacher, Sungeun Kim, Tatiana Foroud, Leslie M Shaw, John Q Trojanowski, Paul S Aisen, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack, Simon Lovestone, Andrew Simmons, Michael W Weiner, Andrew J Saykin
Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients display hippocampal atrophy, memory impairment, and cognitive decline. New neurons are generated throughout adulthood in 2 regions of the brain implicated in AD, the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus and the subventricular zone of the olfactory bulb. Disruption of this process contributes to neurodegenerative diseases including AD, and many of the molecular players in AD are also modulators of adult neurogenesis. However, the genetic mechanisms underlying adult neurogenesis in AD have been underexplored...
August 18, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938744/an-improved-ivm-method-for-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-from-small-follicles-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients-enhances-oocyte-competence-and-embryo-yield
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F Sánchez, F Lolicato, S Romero, M De Vos, H Van Ranst, G Verheyen, E Anckaert, J E J Smitz
STUDY QUESTION: Are meiotic and developmental competence of human oocytes from small (2-8 mm) antral follicles improved by applying an optimized IVM method involving a prematuration step in presence of C-Type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP) followed by a maturation step in presence of FSH and Amphiregulin (AREG)? SUMMARY ANSWER: A strategy involving prematuration culture (PMC) in the presence of CNP followed by IVM using FSH + AREG increases oocyte maturation potential leading to a higher availability of Day 3 embryos and good-quality blastocysts for single embryo transfer...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938731/the-importance-of-genetic-parenthood-for-infertile-men-and-women
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S Hendriks, K Peeraer, H Bos, S Repping, E A F Dancet
STUDY QUESTION: Do men and women beginning to attend a fertility clinic prefer genetic over non-genetic parenthood? SUMMARY ANSWER: Nearly, all infertile men and women prefer genetic parenthood. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Clinicians assume that all infertile couples prefer genetic parenthood over non-genetic parenthood and, therefore, consider treatments with donor gametes an option of last resort. Previous studies of the desire for parenthood identified 30 motivations for genetic parenthood, and 51 motivations for which having a genetically related child is not strictly necessary but might be deemed required...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937589/viral-cellular-dna-junctions-as-molecular-markers-for-assessing-intra-tumor-heterogeneity-in-cervical-cancer-and-for-the-detection-of-circulating-tumor-dna
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Katrin Carow, Mandy Gölitz, Maria Wolf, Norman Häfner, Lars Jansen, Heike Hoyer, Elisabeth Schwarz, Ingo B Runnebaum, Matthias Dürst
The development of cervical cancer is frequently accompanied by the integration of human papillomaviruses (HPV) DNA into the host genome. Viral-cellular junction sequences, which arise in consequence, are highly tumor specific. By using these fragments as markers for tumor cell origin, we examined cervical cancer clonality in the context of intra-tumor heterogeneity. Moreover, we assessed the potential of these fragments as molecular tumor markers and analyzed their suitability for the detection of circulating tumor DNA in sera of cervical cancer patients...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937258/sensitivity-to-perioperative-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-male-and-female-donor-myocardium
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M Smetana, J Besik, I Netuka, J Maly, J Maluskova, A Lodererova, L Hoskova, J Franeková, E Pokorna, J Pirk, O Szarszoi
Many functions of the cardiovascular apparatus are affected by gender. The aim of our study was find out whether markers of cell death present in the donor myocardium differ in male and female hearts. The study involved 81 patients undergoing heart transplantation from September 2010 to January 2013. Patients were divided into two groups: male allograft (n=49), and female allograft (n=32). Two types of myocardial cell death were analyzed. High-sensitive cardiac troponin T as a necrosis marker and protein bcl-2, caspase 3 and TUNEL as apoptosis markers were measured...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936475/surgical-data-science-the-new-knowledge-domain
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S Swaroop Vedula, Gregory D Hager
Healthcare in general, and surgery/interventional care in particular, is evolving through rapid advances in technology and increasing complexity of care with the goal of maximizing quality and value of care. While innovations in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies have driven past improvements in quality of surgical care, future transformation in care will be enabled by data. Conventional methodologies, such as registry studies, are limited in their scope for discovery and research, extent and complexity of data, breadth of analytic techniques, and translation or integration of research findings into patient care...
April 2017: Innov Surg Sci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936375/hand-hygiene-practices-among-indian-medical-undergraduates-a-questionnaire-based-survey
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Pranav D Modi, Pooja Kumar, Rajavi Solanki, Janhavi Modi, Srinath Chandramani, Niharika Gill
Background and objectives To prevent the spread of infections in all healthcare settings, hand hygiene must be routinely practiced. Appropriate hand hygiene techniques can go a long way in reducing nosocomial infections, cross-transmission of microorganisms and the risk of occupational exposure to infectious diseases. World Health Organisation (WHO) has taken an incredible approach called "My Five Moments for Hand Hygiene" which defines the key moments when health-care workers should perform hand hygiene. We thus carried out a survey to assess knowledge of hand hygiene practices among undergraduate medical students...
July 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935967/mircrorna-19a-promotes-vascular-inflammation-and-foam-cell-formation-by-targeting-hbp-1-in-atherogenesis
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Heming Chen, Xiaoyi Li, Shuiyi Liu, Lu Gu, Xinmin Zhou
Atherosclerosis, a serious threat to human cardiovascular health, involves inflammation throughout its various stages of development. MicroRNAs play an important regulatory role in macrophages that respond to inflammation, but the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. In this work, we study the impact of miR-19a in macrophage-derived foam cell formation during atherogenesis. A microarray-based analysis of serums from patients with coronary heart disease in comparison with healthy controls reveals a significant enrichment of miR-19a in the serums of atherosclerosis patients...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935626/wide-variability-in-prethrombectomy-workflow-practices-in-the-united-states-a-multicenter-survey
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A P Kansagra, G C Meyers, M S Kruzich, D T Cross, C J Moran
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion depend on the speed and quality of workflows leading to mechanical thrombectomy. In the absence of universally accepted best practices for workflow, developing stroke hospitals can benefit from improved awareness of real-world workflows in effect at experienced centers. To this end, we surveyed prethrombectomy workflow practices at stroke centers throughout the United States...
September 21, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935449/long-term-outcomes-of-corneal-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-in-pediatric-patients
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Paraskevi G Zotta, Vasilios F Diakonis, George D Kymionis, Michael Grentzelos, Kostas A Moschou
PURPOSE: To report the long-term outcomes of corneal cross-linking (CXL) in pediatric patients with bilateral progressive keratoconus. METHODS: The medical records of consecutive pediatric patients with bilateral progressive keratoconus who underwent CXL at a single institution from June 2007to December 2009 were reviewed. All eyes underwent CXL treatment in accordance with the original Dresden protocol. Pre- and post-operative (at 1 year and >5 years after CXL) examinations included, corneal thickness (CT) at the thinnest point, corneal topographic evaluation (flat, steep meridian keratometry and maximum keratometry), with manifest refraction and corrected distance visual acuity...
September 18, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934833/hemodynamic-analysis-of-radiation-induced-damage-in-common-carotid-arteries-by-using-color-doppler-ultrasonography
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Alireza Mohammadkarim, Manijhe Mokhtari-Dizaji, Ali Kazemian, Hazhir Saberi
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess vascular changes and blood flow abnormalities in the common carotid arteries of patients with head and neck cancers after external radiotherapy, using color Doppler ultrasonography. Methods: We studied 24 patients treated with external radiotherapy for various head and neck cancers. In order to study the acute effects of irradiation on common carotid blood flow and arterial diameter changes, color Doppler ultrasonography parameters such as peak systolic velocity, end diastolic velocity, mean velocity, systolic-to-diastolic velocity (S/D) ratio, pulsatility index (PI), resistive index (RI), and instantaneous diameter changes were evaluated before and after external radiotherapy...
April 14, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934786/long-term-cost-utility-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-patients-with-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
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S Harrison Farber, Jing L Han, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Qasim Hussaini, Siyun Yang, Promila Pagadala, Beth Parente, Jichun Xie, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a cause of significant morbidity for up to 40% of patients following spine surgery, and is estimated to cost almost $20 billion. Treatment options for these patients currently include conventional medical management (CMM), repeat operation, or spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Much of the published data regarding cost effectiveness of SCS comprise smaller scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) rather than large databases capturing practices throughout the US...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934521/social-media-use-before-bed-and-sleep-disturbance-among-young-adults-in-the-united-states-a-nationally-representative-study
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Jessica C Levenson, Ariel Shensa, Jaime E Sidani, Jason B Colditz, Brian A Primack
Study Objectives: Social media (SM) use has been positively associated with disturbed sleep among young adults. However, previous studies have not elucidated the specific importance of SM use immediately before bed. We aimed to determine the independent association of SM use during the 30 minutes before bed and disturbed sleep while controlling for covariates including total SM use throughout the day. Methods: We assessed a nationally representative sample of 1763 US young adults aged 19-32...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934459/mild-respiratory-illness-among-young-children-caused-by-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-a-h5n1-virus-infection-in-dhaka-bangladesh-2011
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Apurba Chakraborty, Mahmudur Rahman, M Jahangir Hossain, Salah Uddin Khan, M Sabbir Haider, Rebeca Sultana, Nadia Ali Rimi, M Saiful Islam, Najmul Haider, Ausraful Islam, Ireen Sultana Shanta, Tahmina Sultana, Abdullah Al Mamun, Nusrat Homaira, Doli Goswami, Kamrun Nahar, A S M Alamgir, Mustafizur Rahman, Khondokar Mahbuba Jamil, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Natosha Simpson, Bo Shu, Stephen Lindstrom, Nancy Gerloff, C Todd Davis, Jaqueline M Katz, Andrea Mikolon, Timothy M Uyeki, Stephen P Luby, Katharine Sturm-Ramirez
Background: In March 2011, a multidisciplinary team investigated 2 human cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection, detected through population-based active surveillance for influenza in Bangladesh, to assess transmission and contain further spread. Methods: We collected clinical and exposure history of the case patients and monitored persons coming within 1 m of a case patient during their infectious period. Nasopharyngeal wash specimens from case patients and contacts were tested with real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction, and virus culture and isolates were characterized...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934422/low-frequency-of-acquired-isoniazid-and-rifampicin-resistance-in-rifampicin-susceptible-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-setting-of-high-hiv-1-infection-and-tuberculosis-coprevalence
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Neesha Rockwood, Frederick Sirgel, Elizabeth Streicher, Robin Warren, Graeme Meintjes, Robert J Wilkinson
Background: We estimated the incidence of acquired isoniazid and rifampicin resistance in rifampicin-susceptible tuberculosis in a setting of high human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection and tuberculosis coprevalence. Methods: GeneXpert MTB/RIF-confirmed patients with rifampicin-susceptible tuberculosis were recruited at antituberculosis treatment initiation in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Liquid culture and adherence assessment were performed at 2 and 5-6 months...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933002/mepolizumab-for-treating-severe-eosinophilic-asthma-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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Iñigo Bermejo, Matt Stevenson, Katy Cooper, Sue Harnan, Jean Hamilton, Mark Clowes, Christopher Carroll, Tim Harrison, Shironjit Saha
As part of its single technology appraisal (STA) process, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited the company (GlaxoSmithKline) that manufactures mepolizumab (Nucala(®)) to submit evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of mepolizumab for the treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma. The School of Health and Related Research Technology Appraisal Group (ScHARR-TAG) at the University of Sheffield was commissioned to act as the independent evidence review group (ERG). The ERG produced a review of the evidence for the clinical and cost effectiveness of mepolizumab as add-on to standard of care (SoC) compared with SoC and omalizumab, based upon the company's submission to NICE...
September 20, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932881/nerve-injuries-do-occur-in-elbow-arthroscopy
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Nick F J Hilgersom, Derek F P van Deurzen, Carina L E Gerritsma, Huub J L van der Heide, Martijn J A Malessy, Denise Eygendaal, Michel P J van den Bekerom
PURPOSE: The purpose is to create more awareness as well as emphasize the risk of permanent nerve injury as a complication of elbow arthroscopy. METHODS: Patients who underwent elbow arthroscopy complicated by permanent nerve injury were retrospectively collected. Patients were collected using two strategies: (1) by word-of-mouth throughout the Dutch Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and the Leiden University Nerve Centre, and (2) approaching two medical liability insurance companies...
September 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932681/assessing-neural-tuning-for-object-perception-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-with-multivariate-pattern-analysis-of-fmri-data
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Eric A Reavis, Junghee Lee, Jonathan K Wynn, Stephen A Engel, Mark S Cohen, Keith H Nuechterlein, David C Glahn, Lori L Altshuler, Michael F Green
INTRODUCTION: Deficits in visual perception are well-established in schizophrenia and are linked to abnormal activity in the lateral occipital complex (LOC). Related deficits may exist in bipolar disorder. LOC contains neurons tuned to object features. It is unknown whether neural tuning in LOC or other visual areas is abnormal in patients, contributing to abnormal perception during visual tasks. This study used multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) to investigate perceptual tuning for objects in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932579/patient-reported-outcomes-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-vats-resection-or-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-sabr-for-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-protocol-for-an-observational-pilot-study-lilac
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Cecilia Pompili, Kevin N Franks, Alessandro Brunelli, Yusuf S Hussain, Patricia Holch, Matthew E Callister, Jonathan M Robson, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Galina Velikova
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is increasingly a disease of the elderly and frail population with a median age of 70 years at diagnosis. Therefore, consideration of the impact of interventions on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and not only absolute survival is especially important. For non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been gaining popularity over the last few decades, replacing traditional open lobectomies. For high-risk patients who are not deemed suitable for surgery, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) provides a potentially curative alternative...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932558/results-of-quantitative-chest-ct-in-chronic-pulmonary-graft-vs-host-disease-cgvhd-3-years-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Christopher Kloth, Wolfgang M Thaiss, Jürgen Hetzel, Georg Bier, Stefan Wirths, Konstantin Nikolaou, Marius Horger
BACKGROUND: To quantify lung parenchymal changes in symptomatic patients with chronic pulmonary graft-versus-host disease 3 years after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) by means of CT-densitometry (CTD) and to compare results with those of established pulmonary function tests (PFT). METHODS: The study group consisted of 26 patients with pulmonary cGvHD (19 males, 7 females; mean age, 49.29±15.89; range, 19-72 years). The diagnosis was based on clinical symptoms, PFT and chest-CT findings...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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