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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656563/factors-affecting-publication-in-peer-reviewed-journals-of-abstracts-presented-from-2008-to-2012-acvo-meetings
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Ellison Bentley, Megan Koester, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Nadav Yair, Ron Ofri
PURPOSE: To examine variables that affect publication of ACVO meeting abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and compare results to ECVO publication rate (PR). METHODS: Published papers were identified via online searches for abstracts from 2008 to 2012 ACVO/ECVO meetings. Variables analyzed (via Pearson's chi-Squared test) included the following: oral presentation/poster, type of abstract (clinical/basic science/case report), species, ocular tissue, nationality, funding, first/last/any author a diplomate, resident as first author, and author affiliation (private practice/university)...
April 14, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655963/abortion-training-in-us-obstetrics-and-gynecology-residency-programs
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Jody E Steinauer, Jema K Turk, Tali Pomerantz, Kristin Simonson, Lee A Learman, Uta Landy
BACKGROUND: Nearly 15 years ago, 51% of US obstetrics and gynecology residency training program directors reported that abortion training was routine, 39% reported training was optional, and 10% did not have training. The status of abortion training now is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the current status of abortion training in obstetrics and gynecology residency programs. STUDY DESIGN: Through surveying program directors of US obstetrics and gynecology residency training programs, we conducted a cross-sectional study on the availability and characteristics of abortion training...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655883/evaluating-surgical-coaching-a-mixed-methods-approach-reveals-more-than-surveys-alone
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Laura M Mazer, Yue-Yung Hu, Alexander F Arriaga, Caprice C Greenberg, Stuart R Lipsitz, Atul A Gawande, Douglas S Smink, Steven J Yule
OBJECTIVE: Traditionally, surgical educators have relied upon participant survey data for the evaluation of educational interventions. However, the ability of such subjective data to completely evaluate an intervention is limited. Our objective was to compare resident and attending surgeons' self-assessments of coaching sessions from surveys with independent observations from analysis of intraoperative and postoperative coaching transcripts. DESIGN: Senior residents were video-recorded operating...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655640/how-are-ocular-signs-and-symptoms-of-dry-eye-associated-with-depression-in-women-with-and-without-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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John A Gonzales, Annie Chou, Jennifer R Rose-Nussbaumer, Vatinee Y Bunya, Lindsey A Criswell, Caroline H Shiboski, Thomas M Lietman
PURPOSE: To determine whether ocular phenotypic features of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) and/or participant-reported symptoms of dry eye disease are associated with depression in women participants enrolled in the Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Women enrolled in the SICCA registry from 9 international research sites. Participants met at least one of five inclusion criteria for registry enrollment (including complaints of dry eyes or dry mouth, a previous diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome (SS), abnormal serology (positive anti-Sjögren's syndrome-related antigen A and/or B (anti-SSA and/or anti-SSB), or elevated anti-nuclear antibody and rheumatoid factor), bilateral parotid gland enlargement, or multiple dental caries)...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655588/resident-and-monocyte-derived-langerhans-cells-are-required-for-imiquimod-induced-psoriasis-like-dermatitis-model
#5
Minseok Lee, Sung Hee Kim, Tae-Gyun Kim, Jeyun Park, Jae Won Lee, Min-Geol Lee
BACKGROUND: Langerhans cells (LCs) are dendritic cells that reside in the epidermis and local inflammation results in an increased differentiation of monocyte-derived LCs. Only few studies have investigated on the role of LCs in psoriasis-like dermatitis model, but the results are variable and the exact role of LCs in psoriasis model remains to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE: To explore the functional role of resident (rLCs) and monocyte-derived LCs (mLCs) in imiquimod (IMQ)-induced psoriasis-like inflammation using human Langerin-diphtheria toxin subunit A (huLang-DTA) mice...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655522/antibiotics-as-instigators-of-microbial-dysbiosis-implications-for-asthma-and-allergy
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REVIEW
Tomasz P Wypych, Benjamin J Marsland
The human body and its resident microbiota form a complex ecosystem, shaped by both inherited and environmental factors. The use of antibiotics represents an extreme example of environmental pressure and can broadly disrupt the microbial landscape. The benefits that antibiotics have brought to modern medicine are unquestionable; however, their overuse comes with consequences, including the potential for secondary infections by opportunistic pathogens and the spread of antibiotic resistance. Here, we discuss the implications of microbial dysbiosis driven by antibiotics, with a focus on potential links with allergy and asthma...
March 14, 2018: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655462/obesity-thrombotic-risk-and-inflammation-in-cancer
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Benjamín Rubio-Jurado, Luz-Ma-Adriana Balderas-Peña, Eduardo E García-Luna, María G Zavala-Cerna, Carlos Riebeling-Navarro, Pedro A Reyes, Arnulfo H Nava-Zavala
Neoplasms exhibits a high incidence and mortality rates due to their complex and commonly overlapping clinical, biochemical, and morphologic profiles influenced by acquired or inherited molecular abnormalities, cell of origin, and level of differentiation. Obesity appears related to ~20% of cancers including endometrial, esophageal, colorectal, postmenopausal breast, prostate, and renal. Several factors other than obesity, i.e., insulin, insulin-like growth factor, sexual hormones, and adipokines may play a potential role in neoplasia...
2018: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652642/powassan-virus-disease-in-the-united-states-2006-2016
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Elisabeth R Krow-Lucal, Nicole P Lindsey, Marc Fischer, Susan L Hills
BACKGROUND: Powassan virus (POWV) is a tick-borne flavivirus that causes rare, but often severe, disease in humans. POWV neuroinvasive disease was added to the U.S. nationally notifiable disease list in 2001 and nonneuroinvasive disease was added in 2004. The only previous review of the epidemiology of POWV disease in the United States based on cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) covered the period from 1999 through 2005. METHODS: We describe the epidemiology and clinical features of laboratory-confirmed POWV disease cases reported to CDC from 2006 through 2016...
March 13, 2018: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652242/chiari-decompression-outcomes-using-ligamentum-nuchae-harvest-and-duraplasty-in-pediatric-patients-with-chiari-malformation-type-i
#9
Michael J Cools, Carolyn S Quinsey, Scott W Elton
OBJECTIVE The choice of graft material for duraplasty in decompressions of Chiari malformations remains a matter of debate. The authors present a detailed technique for harvesting ligamenta nuchae, as well as the clinical and radiographic outcomes of this technique, in a case series. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective study evaluating the outcomes of Chiari malformation type I decompression and duraplasty in children aged 0-18 years at a single institution from 2013 to 2016. They collected both intraoperative and postoperative variables and compared them qualitatively to published data...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651953/comparison-between-supervised-and-partly-supervised-cardiac-rehabilitation-protocols-in-hypertensive-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Larissa Barreto Parreira, Priscila Valverde de Oliveira Vitorino, Paulo Cesar Brandao Veiga Jardim, Ana Luiza Lima Sousa, Thiago Veiga Jardim, Watila de Moura Sousa, Alberto Fenrando Oliveira Justo, Weimar Kunz Sebba Barroso
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is the main cause of cardiovascular diseases accounting for one third of global mortality. Physical exercise reduces the incidence and prevalence of HTN and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Exercises recommended for hypertensive patients include supervised cardiac rehabilitation, which occurs in rehabilitation centers, and partly supervised rehabilitation, with individual prescription of exercises conducted at patients' residences. OBJECTIVE: Compare clinical and functional parameters of hypertensive patients subjected to two cardiac rehabilitation protocols: supervised and partly supervised...
April 13, 2018: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651816/theoretical-and-hands-on-guidance-from-dental-hygienists-promotes-good-oral-health-in-elderly-people-living-in-nursing-homes-a-pilot-study
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B Seleskog, L Lindqvist, I Wårdh, A Engström, I von Bültzingslöwen
OBJECTIVES: Oral health in nursing homes for elderly is often unsatisfactory, and oral health education to nursing staff has not shown sufficient results why there is need for novel approaches. The aim of the study was to trial a new oral healthcare educational programme and to evaluate the effects on residents' oral health. In addition, attitudes among the nursing staff in the intervention nursing home were explored. METHODS: In a controlled clinical trial, two comparable nursing homes were randomly assigned for intervention or control...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650485/providing-transthoracic-echocardiography-training-for-intensive-care-unit-trainees-an-educational-improvement-initiative
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Catherine M Kuza, M Tariq Hanifi, Melissa Koç, Matthias Stopfkuchen-Evans
OBJECTIVE: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is important in the management of critically ill patients, yet it has not been incorporated into many residency programs' curricula. Our objective is to determine if trainees undergoing a 60-minute training session on TTE have improved knowledge, ultrasound skills, and increases the utilization of TTE during their rotation in the intensive care unit (ICU). We will also compare the results of participants with prior TTE exposure to TTE-naïve trainees...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650483/solid-cystic-and-tubular-novice-ultrasound-skills-training-using-a-versatile-affordable-practice-model
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Shruti Sevak, Benjamin Lurvey, Ashley A Woodfin, Zachary Hothem, Rose E Callahan, James Robbins, Kathryn Ziegler
OBJECTIVE: In spite of the recognized benefits of ultrasound, many physicians have little experience with using ultrasound to perform procedures. Many medical schools and residency programs lack a formal ultrasound training curriculum. We describe an affordable ultrasound training curriculum and versatile, inexpensive practice model. DESIGN: Participants underwent a didactic session to teach the theory required to perform ultrasound-guided procedures. Motor skills were taught using a practice model incorporating analogs of common anatomic and pathologic structures into an opacified gelatin substrate...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650019/the-effect-of-north-carolina-free-clinics-on-hospitalizations-for-ambulatory-care-sensitive-conditions-among-the-uninsured
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Jenny Hutchison, Michael E Thompson, Jennifer Troyer, Christine Elnitsky, Maren J Coffman, M Lori Thomas
BACKGROUND: Free clinics are volunteer based organizations that provide health care services to low-income individuals for free or minimal cost. Communities served by a free clinic can provide ambulatory care services for uninsured individuals, reducing reliance on costly hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. This study examines whether free clinics in North Carolina reduce hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions for uninsured adults. METHODS: The study used North Carolina hospital discharge data from 2003 to 2007, restricted to uninsured adults residing in North Carolina (N = 270,325)...
April 12, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649580/differential-responses-of-autonomic-function-in-sea-level-residents-acclimatized-lowlanders-at-3500-m-and-himalayan-high-altitude-natives-at-3500-m-a-cross-sectional-study
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Priyanka Dhar, Vijay K Sharma, Saroj K Das, Kalpana Barhwal, Sunil K Hota, Shashi B Singh
We studied the differential responses of autonomic function in sea level residents (SLR), acclimatized lowlanders (ALH) in high altitude (HA) and HA natives (HAN) at >3500 m. Out of 771 male volunteers included in this cross-sectional study, SLR, ALH and HAN groups were comprised of 351, 307 and 113 volunteers, respectively. Our results showed persistent sympathetic dominance with significantly reduced (p < 0.05) parasympathetic response in ALH as compared to SLR and HAN populations. This may be attributed to significantly increased (p < 0...
April 9, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649013/eeg-patterns-in-patients-with-calcified-neurocysticercosis-with-or-without-hippocampal-atrophy
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Naoum P Issa, Mark J Sedler, Victor J Del Brutto, Elizabeth Darsan, Lucía Milla, Jessica Montes, Mauricio Zambrano, Oscar H Del Brutto
PURPOSE: To assess whether hippocampal atrophy develops in conjunction with clinical or subclinical epileptiform or encephalopathic activity in subjects with neurocysticercosis (NCC). METHODS: Using a population-based and nested case-control study design, scalp EEGs and brain MRIs were performed in Atahualpa residents aged ≥40 years, who have imaging-confirmed NCC (case patients), as well as in age- and sex-matched NCC-free control subjects. RESULTS: Sixty-two case patients and 62 control subjects were included...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648877/role-of-mitophagy-regulation-by-ros-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-during-acute-liver-failure
#17
Zhen Tian, Yi Chen, Naijuan Yao, Chunhua Hu, Yuchao Wu, Dandan Guo, Jinfeng Liu, Yuan Yang, Tianyan Chen, Yingren Zhao, Yingli He
Liver sinusoids serve as the first line of defence against extrahepatic stimuli from the intestinal tract. Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are pericytes residing in the perisinusoidal space that integrate cytokine-mediated inflammatory responses in the sinusoids and relay these signals to the liver parenchyma. Oxidative stress has been shown to promote inflammation during acute liver failure (ALF). Whether and how oxidative stress is involved in HSC inflammation during ALF remains unclear. Level of systemic oxidative stress is reflected by superoxide dismutase (SOD)...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644893/activation-of-the-nfkb-pathway-alters-the-phenotype-of-mscs-in-the-tracheal-aspirates-of-preterm-infants-with-severe-bpd
#18
Tobias Reicherzer, Susanne Häffner, Tayyab Shahzad, Judith Gronbach, Josef Mysliwietz, Christoph Huebener, Uwe Hasbargen, Jan Gertheiss, Andreas Schulze, Saverio Bellusci, Rory E Morty, Anne Hilgendorff, Harald Ehrhardt
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are released into the airways of preterm infants following lung injury. These cells display a pro-inflammatory phenotype and are associated with development of severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). We aimed to characterize the functional properties of MSCs obtained from tracheal aspirates of 50 preterm infants who required invasive ventilation. Samples were separated by disease severity. The increased proliferative capacity of MSCs was associated with longer duration of mechanical ventilation and higher severity of BPD...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644467/proficiency-based-preparation-significantly-improves-fes-certification-performance
#19
Angela A Guzzetta, Joshua J Weis, Sara A Hennessy, Ross E Willis, Victor Wilcox, Brian J Dunkin, Deborah C Hogg, Daniel J Scott
BACKGROUND: The Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) certification has recently been mandated by the American Board of Surgery but best methods for preparing for the exam are lacking. Our previous work demonstrated a 40% pass rate for PGY5 residents in our program. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a proficiency-based skills and cognitive curriculum for FES certification. METHODS: Residents who agreed to participate (n = 15) underwent an orientation session, followed by skills pre-testing using three previously described models (Trus, Operation targeting task, and Kyoto) as well as the actual FES skills exam (vouchers provided by the FES committee)...
April 11, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643731/childhood-pyogenic-osteomyelitis-in-abakaliki-south-east-nigeria
#20
Njoku Isaac Omoke
Background: Pyogenic osteomyelitis is an important child health problem in developing countries. It is a one-disease state with a spectrum of pathological features and clinical forms ranging from acute to chronic presentation. Its pattern of presentation varies from and within subregions. The aim of this study was to determine the pattern and outcome of childhood pyogenic osteomyelitis in a low-resource environment. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study of all the children aged 18 years and under seen with pyogenic osteomyelitis in Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki between January 2005 and December 2015...
January 2018: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
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