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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899189/book-review-insanity-and-sanctity-in-byzantium-the-ambiguity-of-religious-experience-insanity-and-sanctity-in-byzantium-the-ambiguity-of-religious-experience-by-rotman-youval-cambridge-harvard-university-press-2016-xii-256-pp-39-95-hardcover
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860634/deficiency-of-tlr4-homologue-rp105-aggravates-outward-remodeling-in-a-murine-model-of-arteriovenous-fistula-failure
#2
Taisiya Bezhaeva, ChunYu Wong, Margreet R de Vries, Eric P van der Veer, Carla M A van Alem, Ivo Que, Reshma A Lalai, Anton-Jan van Zonneveld, Joris I Rotmans, Paul H A Quax
Arteriovenous access dysfunction is a major cause of morbidity for hemodialysis patients. The pathophysiology of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation failure is associated with inflammation, impaired outward remodeling (OR) and intimal hyperplasia. RP105 is a critical physiologic regulator of TLR4 signaling in numerous cell types. In the present study, we investigated the impact of RP105 on AVF maturation, and defined cell-specific effects of RP105 on macrophages and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Overall, RP105(-/-) mice displayed a 26% decrease in venous OR...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853699/successful-therapy-with-mycophenolic-acid-in%C3%A2-a-membranous-glomerulonephritis-due-to%C3%A2-kimura-disease%C3%A2
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Julien Gaillard, Samuel Rotman, Christophe Girardet, François Spertini
Kimura disease (KD) is a rare inflammatory soft tissue disorder of unknown origin most frequent in Asians, the prevalence of which is growing in Western countries. Painless papules and/or nodules with a predilection for the head and the neck region, lymphadenopathies, parotid gland involvement, eosinophilia, and raised IgE levels are parts of its presentation. Renal involvement with various forms of glomerulonephritis, including membranous nephropathy (MN), can occur and is generally associated with a proteinuria that encompasses nephrotic syndrome...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795621/self-inflicted-wrist-injuries-masquerading-as-scaphoid-fractures-in-military-recruits
#4
Assaf Kadar, Dani Rotman, Haggai Schermann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696609/-the-role-of-medical-autopsies-as-a-quality-control-of-patients-management-in-internal-medicine-units
#5
Samuel Rotman, Thomas Zaugg, Pierre-Alexandre Bart
The number of medical autopsies has declined in recent decades due to the development of imaging techniques and some risks linked to autopsies. However, the contribution of autopsy is diagnostically significant, even better than new technologies currently available. It is thus a good indicator of quality, but also a training tool, and has a significant impact in the grieving process. At the CHUV, under the leadership of Pathology Department, institutional projects have been implemented in order to increase the number of autopsies, including a pre- and post-graduate training and systematic request for autopsy, with significant gain for clinicians and pathologists, but also for families who get systematic and customized return results...
November 23, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669689/effects-of-erythropoietin-on-cycling-performance-of-well-trained-cyclists-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
#6
Jules A A C Heuberger, Joris I Rotmans, Pim Gal, Frederik E Stuurman, Juliëtte van 't Westende, Titiaan E Post, Johannes M A Daniels, Matthijs Moerland, Peter L J van Veldhoven, Marieke L de Kam, Herman Ram, Olivier de Hon, Jelle J Posthuma, Jacobus Burggraaf, Adam F Cohen
BACKGROUND: Substances that potentially enhance performance (eg, recombinant human erythropoietin [rHuEPO]) are considered doping and are therefore forbidden in sports; however, the scientific evidence behind doping is frequently weak. We aimed to determine the effects of rHuEPO treatment in well trained cyclists on maximal, submaximal, and race performance and on safety, and to present a model clinical study for doping research on other substances. METHODS: We did this double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial at the Centre for Human Drug Research in Leiden (Netherlands)...
August 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666915/dr-norman-chater-and-chater-s-point-a-historical-vignette
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REVIEW
Lauren E Rotman, Mark R Harrigan
Dr. Norman Chater, a University of California, San Francisco-trained microvascular neurosurgeon, dedicated his career to the development of surgical bypass techniques. His work contributed to advancements in microvascular anatomy and the development of cerebral revascularization techniques. He identified Chater's point, an extracranial landmark that marks the posterior extent of the Sylvian fissure, which upon craniectomy reliably exposes vessels of the angular gyrus, vasculature found to be most appropriate for bypass procedures due to their accessibility and vascular diameter...
June 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656678/mother-adolescent-dialogues-and-adolescents-behavior-problems-in-a-multicultural-sample-the-mediating-role-of-representations
#8
Efrat Sher-Censor, Nina Koren-Karie, Smadar Getzov, Pazit Rotman
This study examined whether the link between higher maternal sensitive guidance of emotional dialogues and fewer adolescent behavior problems is mediated by adolescents' more coherent representations of their mothers. The study also explored the consistency of this model across families from varied cultural backgrounds. Participants were 143 Jewish-Israeli mother-adolescent dyads from three cultural groups: immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, immigrants from Western countries, and native-born Israelis...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Research on Adolescence: the Official Journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579125/prognostic-implications-of-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-predialysis-and-dialysis-patients
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Liselotte C R Hensen, Kathleen Goossens, Victoria Delgado, Joris I Rotmans, J Wouter Jukema, Jeroen J Bax
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide growing epidemic associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) is a measure of LV systolic function associated with prognosis in the general population. However, little is known about the association between LV GLS and survival in patients with CKD. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic implications of LV GLS in predialysis and dialysis patients specifically...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541443/the-impact-of-multidisciplinary-care-on-early-morbidity-and-mortality-after-heart-transplantation
#10
Marie Schmidhauser, Julien Regamey, Nathalie Pilon, Manuel Pascual, Sam Rotman, Carlo Banfi, René Prêtre, Philippe Meyer, Jean-Philippe Antonietti, Roger Hullin
OBJECTIVES: The impact of multidisciplinary care on outcome after heart transplantation (HTx) remains unclear. METHODS: This retrospective study investigates the impact of multidisciplinary care on the primary end point 1-year all-cause mortality (ACM) and the secondary end point mean acute cellular rejection (ACR) grade within the first postoperative year. RESULTS: This study includes a total 140 HTx recipients (median age: 53.5 years; males: 80%; donor/recipient gender mismatch: 38...
September 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530076/-osteoporosis-and-diabetes-in-which-way-are-they-related
#11
REVIEW
Osnat Tell-Lebanon, Pnina Rotman-Pikielny
Diabetes and osteoporosis are common diseases with growing prevalence in the aging population. Many recent studies have reported an association between diabetes mellitus and an increased osteoporotic fracture rate. Compared to control subjects, decreased bone mineral density has been observed in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, while those with type 2 diabetes display a unique skeletal phenotype of increased bone mineral density, but impaired architectural structure and mineral properties. Accumulation of advanced glycation end products changes collagen structure and suppression of bone turnover causes impairment of repair and adaptation mechanisms...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470683/how-healthy-are-the-healthy-volunteers-penetrance-of-nafld-in-the-biomedical-research-volunteer-pool
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Varun Takyar, Anand Nath, Andrea Beri, Ahmed M Gharib, Yaron Rotman
Healthy volunteers are crucial for biomedical research. Inadvertent inclusion of subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as controls can compromise study validity and subject safety. Given the rising prevalence of NAFLD in the general population, we sought to identify its prevalence and potential impact in volunteers for clinical trials. We conducted a cross-sectional study of subjects who were classified as healthy volunteers between 2011 and 2015 and had no known liver disease. Subjects were classified as presumed NAFLD (pNF; alanine aminotransferase [ALT] level ≥ 20 for women or ≥ 31 for men and body mass index [BMI] > 25 kg/m(2) ), healthy non-NAFLD controls (normal ALT and BMI), or indeterminate...
September 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466261/endoscopic-localization-of-colon-cancer-is-frequently-inaccurate
#13
Jennifer Nayor, Stephen R Rotman, Walter W Chan, Joel E Goldberg, John R Saltzman
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopic location of a tumor can influence both the surgical procedure choice and overall treatment strategy. AIMS: To determine the accuracy of colonoscopy in determining the location of colon cancer compared to surgical localization and to elucidate factors that predict discordant colon cancer localization. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study of colon cancers diagnosed on colonoscopy at two academic tertiary-care hospitals and two affiliated community hospitals from 2012 to 2014...
August 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405605/three-dimensional-self-navigated-t2-mapping-for-the-detection-of-acute-cellular-rejection-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation
#14
Ruud B van Heeswijk, Davide Piccini, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Samuel Rotman, Philippe Meyer, Juerg Schwitter, Matthias Stuber, Roger Hullin
BACKGROUND: T2 mapping is a magnetic resonance imaging technique measuring T2 relaxation time, which increases with the myocardial tissue water content. Myocardial edema is a component of acute cellular rejection (ACR) after heart transplantation. This pilot study compares in heart transplantation recipients a novel high resolution 3-dimensional (3D) T2-mapping technique with standard 2-dimensional (2D) T2-mapping for ACR detection. METHODS: Consecutive asymptomatic patients (n = 26) underwent both 3D T2 mapping and reference 2D T2 mapping magnetic resonance imaging on the day of endomyocardial biopsy (EMB)...
April 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375518/generation-and-validation-of-the-ikp1289-metabolic-model-for-klebsiella-pneumoniae-kppr1
#15
Christopher S Henry, Ella Rotman, Wyndham W Lathem, Keith E J Tyo, Alan R Hauser, Mark J Mandel
Klebsiella pneumoniae has a reputation for causing a wide range of infectious conditions, with numerous highly virulent and antibiotic-resistant strains. Metabolic models have the potential to provide insights into the growth behavior, nutrient requirements, essential genes, and candidate drug targets in these strains. Here we develop a metabolic model for KPPR1, a highly virulent strain of K. pneumoniae. We apply a combination of Biolog phenotype data and fitness data to validate and refine our KPPR1 model...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370243/sonographic-evaluation-of-renovascular-hypertension-in-the-pediatric-population-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Anat Ilivitzki, Luda Glozman, Rebeca Lopez Alfonso, Amos Ofer, Nira Beck Razi, Mika Rotman Shapira
Hypertension in children affects 2-5% of the pediatric population. Identifying secondary causes of hypertension is crucial, as some of these entities may be treatable. Renovascular hypertension accounts for 5-10% of the secondary causes of hypertension in children and is mainly related to fibromuscular dysplasia and neurofibromatosis type 1. Ultrasonographic evaluation of the kidneys, including Doppler interrogation, is the recommended primary screening tool. A comprehensive study of the upper abdomen and retroperitoneum allows for identification of additional underlying etiologies...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367219/alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-presenting-with-mpo-anca-associated-vasculitis-and-aortic-dissection
#17
Bram M Voorzaat, Jan van Schaik, Stijn L P Crobach, Catharina S P van Rijswijk, Joris I Rotmans
The combination of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, ANCA-vasculitis, and aortic aneurysm has been rarely described in literature. We report an eventually fatal case in a 70-year-old patient who initially presented with giant cell arteritis and ANCA associated glomerulonephritis. Several years later, he presented with aortic dissection due to large vessel vasculitis, raising the suspicion of AAT deficiency, as two first-line relatives had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, while they never smoked. This diagnosis was confirmed by AAT electrophoresis and immunohistochemistry on a temporal artery biopsy...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355579/stability-of-bk-polyomavirus-igg-seroreactivity-and-its-correlation-with-preceding-viremia
#18
Herman F Wunderink, Els van der Meijden, Caroline S van der Blij-de Brouwer, Hans L Zaaijer, Aloys C M Kroes, Erik W van Zwet, Joris I Rotmans, Mariet C W Feltkamp
BACKGROUND: Recently we showed that the level of BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) IgG seroreactivity in kidney donors predicted viremia and BKPyV-associated nephropathy in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). This observation could be explained by assuming a direct association between BKPyV seroreactivity and the amount of persistent infectious virus in the renal allograft. OBJECTIVES: Since the renal BKPyV reservoir is probably sowed by viremia during primary BKPyV infection, we systematically analysed the dynamics of BKPyV IgG seroreactivity in relation to preceding BKPyV viremia in KTRs and healthy individuals...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324856/quantification-of-groundwater-recharge-in-urban-environments
#19
Isabel Tubau, Enric Vázquez-Suñé, Jesús Carrera, Cristina Valhondo, Rotman Criollo
Groundwater management in urban areas requires a detailed knowledge of the hydrogeological system as well as the adequate tools for predicting the amount of groundwater and water quality evolution. In that context, a key difference between urban and natural areas lies in recharge evaluation. A large number of studies have been published since the 1990s that evaluate recharge in urban areas, with no specific methodology. Most of these methods show that there are generally higher rates of recharge in urban settings than in natural settings...
March 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297049/improvement-of-radiocephalic-fistula-maturation-rationale-and-design-of-the-liposomal-prednisolone-to-improve-hemodialysis-fistula-maturation-lipmat-study-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Bram M Voorzaat, Jan van Schaik, Koen E A van der Bogt, Liffert Vogt, Laurens Huisman, Bas A Th F Gabreëls, Irene M van der Meer, Randolph G S van Eps, Daniël Eefting, Marcel C Weijmer, Han O Groeneveld, Roos C van Nieuwenhuizen, Henk Boom, Cornelis A Verburgh, Karien van der Putten, Joris I Rotmans
BACKGROUND: Non-maturation is a frequent complication of radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (RCAVF). In an animal model, liposomal prednisolone improved maturation of experimental fistulas. The Liposomal Prednisolone to Improve Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation (LIPMAT) study investigates if liposomal prednisolone improves RCAVF maturation. METHODS AND RESULTS: The LIPMAT study is an investigator-initiated, multicenter, double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial with 1:1 randomization to liposomal prednisolone or placebo...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
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