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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817708/timing-and-extent-of-finger-force-enslaving-during-a-dynamic-force-task-cannot-be-explained-by-emg-activity-patterns
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Mojtaba Mirakhorlo, Huub Maas, DirkJan H E J Veeger
Finger enslaving is defined as the inability of the fingers to move or to produce force independently. Such finger enslaving has predominantly been investigated for isometric force tasks. The aim of this study was to assess whether the extent of force enslaving is dependent on relative finger movements. Ten right-handed subjects (22-30 years) flexed the index finger while counteracting constant resistance forces (4, 6 and 8 N) orthogonal to the fingertip. The other, non-instructed fingers were held in extension...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817197/estimating-seroprevalence-of-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-among-different-middle-east-and-north-african-male-populations-residing-in-qatar
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Gheyath K Nasrallah, Soha R Dargham, Layla I Mohammed, Laith J Abu-Raddad
BACKGROUND: HSV-1 epidemiology in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remains poorly understood. Our study aimed to measure HSV-1 antibody prevalence (seroprevalence) and its age-distribution among select MENA populations residing in Qatar. METHODS: Sera were collected from male blood donors attending Hamad Medical Corporation 2013-2015. A total of 2,077 sera were tested for anti-HSV-1 antibodies using HerpeSelect® 1 ELISA IgG kits (Focus Diagnostics, USA)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816927/use-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-bone-mineral-density-change-a-population-based-longitudinal-study-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-individuals
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Annelies C Ham, Nikkie Aarts, Raymond Noordam, Fernando Rivadeneira, Gijsbertus Ziere, M Carola Zillikens, Henning Tiemeier, Nathalie van der Velde, Albert Hofman, André G Uitterlinden, Loes E Visser, Bruno H Stricker
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal studies showed conflicting results regarding the association between use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and bone mineral density (BMD). Therefore, we investigate the association between-duration of-SSRI use and BMD, and change in BMD ([INCREMENT]BMD). METHODS: Data from the population-based Rotterdam Study cohort (1991-2008) were used. In total, 4915 men and 5831 postmenopausal women, aged 45 years and older, were included, having measurement visits at 4- to 5-year intervals...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816821/adjacent-segment-disease-after-cervical-spine-fusion-evaluation-of-a-70-patient-long-term-follow-up
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Mohamed Alhashash, Mootaz Shousha, Heinrich Boehm
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of 70 patients undergoing surgical treatment for adjacent segment disease (ASD) after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). OBJECTIVES: To analyze the risk factors for the development of ASD in patients who underwent ACDF. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF has provided a high rate of clinical success for the cervical degenerative disc disease; nevertheless, adjacent segment degeneration has been reported as a complication at the adjacent level secondary to the rigid fixation...
August 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816280/-analysis-of-outcomes-of-tension-free-mid-urethral-sling-procedure-in-women-with-mixed-urinary-incontinence
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W Y Zhang, X P Zhang, H Hu, J W Chen, X H Liu, K X Xu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the medium and long term outcomes of tension-free mid-urethral sling in the treatment of female patients with mixed urinary incontinence (MUI). METHODS: Twenty-six patients who underwent the tension-free mid-urethral sling procedure for MUI from April, 2010 to September, 2016, were followed up. Four of the 26 patients underwent retropubic tension free mid-urethral sling (TVT), and 22 of them underwent transurethral middle obturator sling (TOT)...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815959/twentieth-anniversary-of-homo-antecessor-1997-2017-a-review
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José María Bermúdez de Castro, María Martinón-Torres, Juan Luis Arsuaga, Eudald Carbonell
It has been twenty years since diagnosis and publication of the species Homo antecessor.(1) Since then, new human fossils recovered from the TD6 level of the Gran Dolina site (Sierra de Atapuerca, northern Spain) have helped to refine its taxonomic and phylogenetic position. In this paper, we present a synthesis of the most characteristic features of this species, as well as our interpretation derived from the latest investigations. We focus on the phylogenetic interpretation of Homo antecessor, taking into account the most recent paleogenetic analyses and a reassessment of the European Middle Pleistocene hominin record...
July 2017: Evolutionary Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815625/association-of-transcallosal-motor-fibres-with-function-of-both-hands-after-unilateral-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke
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Samuel Groeschel, Lucie Hertz-Pannier, Matthieu Delion, Sébastien Loustau, Béatrice Husson, Manoelle Kossorotoff, Cyrille Renaud, Sylvie Nguyen The Tich, Stéphane Chabrier, Mickael Dinomais
AIM: The objective of this study was to investigate the involvement of the motor fibres of the corpus callosum after unilateral neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) of the middle cerebral artery territory and the relationship to both ipsilesional and contralesional hand function. METHOD: Using high-resolution structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI, and magnetic resonance diffusion-tractography, we compared the midsagittal area of the motor part of the corpus callosum (defined by the fibres connecting the precentral gyri) between 33 7-year-old children after unilateral NAIS and 31 typically developing 7-year-old children...
August 17, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815196/simultaneous-health-risk-behaviors-in-adolescents-associated-with-higher-economic-class-in-the-northeast-of-brazil
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Arley Santos Leão, Nara Michelle Moura Soares, Eliane Cristina de Andrade Gonçalves, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Roberto Jerônimo Dos Santos Silva, Sara Maria Thomazzi
DESIGN: The social, cultural, and economic context can be an important variable in the perception and adoption of risk behaviors in adolescents. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of simultaneous health risk behaviors and associated socioeconomic factors in adolescents living in the metropolitan region of Aracaju, State of Sergipe, Brazil. METHODS: The sample consisted of 2,207 high school students aged 13-18 years...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815160/the-burden-of-spine-fractures-in-india-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Ilyas S Aleem, Dylan DeMarco, Brian Drew, Parag Sancheti, Vijay Shetty, Mandeep Dhillon, Clary J Foote, Mohit Bhandari
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were (1) to determine the characteristics of patients sustaining spinal trauma in India and (2) to explore the association between patient or injury characteristics and outcomes after spinal trauma. METHODS: In affiliation with the ongoing INternational ORthopaedic MUlticentre Study (INORMUS), 192 patients with spinal injuries were recruited during an 8-week period (November 2011 to June 2012) from 14 hospitals in India and followed for 30-days...
June 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814869/the-economic-burden-of-schizophrenia-in-malaysia
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Siew Li Teoh, Huey Yi Chong, Salina Abdul Aziz, Norliza Chemi, Abdul Razak Othman, Nurzuriana Md Zaki, Possatorn Vanichkulpitak, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
INTRODUCTION: Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a highly debilitating disease despite its low prevalence. The economic burden associated with SCZ is substantial and mainly attributed to productivity loss. To improve the understanding of economic burden of SCZ in the low- and middle-income country regions, we aimed to determine the economic burden of SCZ in Malaysia. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted using a prevalence-based approach from a societal perspective in Malaysia with a 1 year period from 2013...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814378/mhealth-technologies-for-palliative-care-patients-at-the-interface-of-in-patient-to-outpatient-care-protocol-of-feasibility-study-aiming-to-early-predict-deterioration-of-patient-s-health-status
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Gudrun Theile, Vanessa Klaas, Gerhard Tröster, Matthias Guckenberger
BACKGROUND: Palliative care patients are a particularly vulnerable population and one of the critical phases in patients' trajectories is discharge from specialized in-patient palliative care into outpatient care, where availability of a palliative care infrastructure is highly variable. A relevant number of potentially avoidable readmissions and emergency visits of palliative patients is observed due to rapid exacerbation of symptoms indicating the need for a closer patient monitoring...
August 16, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814294/canine-intrathoracic-sarcoma-with-ultrastructural-characteristics-of-human-synovial-sarcoma-case-report
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Ser Lovell, R K Burchell, P J Roady, R L Fredrickson, A Gal
BACKGROUND: Canine joint sarcomas, designated synovial sarcomas, are uncommon malignant mesenchymal neoplasms that occur in the large joints of the extremities of middle-aged, large-breed dogs. We report the diagnosis of an intrathoracic sarcoma with ultrastructural characteristics reminiscent of human synovial sarcoma in a dog. CASE PRESENTATION: A 7-year-old female spayed Tibetan terrier crossbred dog was presented for acute severe labored breathing and diagnosed with an intrathoracic neoplastic mass...
August 16, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813431/skeleton-of-an-unusual-cat-sized-marsupial-relative-metatheria-marsupialiformes-from-the-middle-eocene-lutetian-44-43-million-years-ago-of-turkey
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A Murat Maga, Robin M D Beck
We describe a near-complete, three-dimensionally preserved skeleton of a metatherian (relative of modern marsupials) from the middle Eocene (Lutetian: 44-43 million years ago) Lülük member of the Uzunçarşıdere Formation, central Turkey. With an estimated body mass of 3-4 kg, about the size of a domestic cat (Felis catus) or spotted quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), it is an order of magnitude larger than the largest fossil metatherians previously known from the Cenozoic of the northern hemisphere. This new taxon is characterised by large, broad third premolars that probably represent adaptations for hard object feeding (durophagy), and its craniodental morphology suggests the capacity to generate high bite forces...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813107/climatic-characteristics-of-the-2010-2016-drought-in-the-semiarid-northeast-brazil-region
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José A Marengo, Lincoln M Alves, Regina C S Alvala, Ana Paula Cunha, Sheila Brito, Osvaldo L L Moraes
This study discusses the climatological aspects of the most severe drought ever recorded in the semiarid region Northeast Brazil. Droughts are recurrent in the region and while El Nino has driven some of these events others are more dependent on the tropical North Atlantic sea surface temperature fields. The drought affecting this region during the last 5 years shows an intensity and impact not seen in several decades in the regional economy and society. The analysis of this event using drought indicators as well as meteorological fields shows that since the middle 1990s to 2016, 16 out of 25 years experienced rainfall below normal...
August 14, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812307/the-development-of-perceptual-averaging-learning-what-to-do-not-just-how-to-do-it
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Pete R Jones, Tessa M Dekker
The mature visual system condenses complex scenes into simple summary statistics (e.g., average size, location, orientation, etc.). However, children, often perform poorly on perceptual averaging tasks. Children's difficulties are typically thought to represent the suboptimal implementation of an adult-like strategy. This paper examines another possibility: that children actually make decisions in a qualitatively different way to adults (optimal implementation of a non-ideal strategy). Ninety children (6-7, 8-9, 10-11 years) and 30 adults were asked to locate the middle of randomly generated dot-clouds...
August 15, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812191/improved-outcome-of-childhood-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-an-eastern-european-country-lithuanian-experience
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Igne Kairiene, Ramune Pasauliene, Nadezda Lipunova, Goda Vaitkeviciene, Lina Rageliene, Jelena Rascon
The reported treatment outcomes of children treated for cancer in Eastern European countries are inferior to those in Northern/Western Europe. We hypothesized that recent survival rates could be comparable to the current standards and performed a population-based analysis of treatment outcome of childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in Lithuania, a small Eastern European country. Children < 18 years old who were treated for AML from 2000 to 2013 were included (n = 54). Estimates of 5-year event-free (EFS5y) and overall survival (OS5y) rates were analyzed...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812012/spinal-cord-injury-due-to-tumour-or-metastasis-in-arag%C3%A3-n-northeastern-spain-1991-2008-incidence-time-trends-and-neurological-function
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Maayken Elizabeth Louise van den Berg, Juan M Castellote, Jose Ignacio Mayordomo, Ignacio Mahillo-Fernandez, Jesus de Pedro-Cuesta
PURPOSE: Understanding the presentation of spinal cord injury (SCI) due to tumours considering population distribution and temporal trends is key to managing SCI health services. This study quantified incidence rates, function scores, and trends of SCI due to tumour or metastasis over an 18-year time period in a defined region in Spain. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study included in-and outpatients with nontraumatic SCI due to tumour or metastasis admitted to a metropolitan hospital in Spain between 1991 and 2008...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811876/individual-quality-and-age-but-not-environmental-or-social-conditions-modulate-costs-of-reproduction-in-a-capital-breeder
#18
Lucie Debeffe, Jocelyn Poissant, Philip D McLoughlin
Costs associated with reproduction are widely known to play a role in the evolution of reproductive tactics with consequences to population and eco-evolutionary dynamics. Evaluating these costs as they pertain to species in the wild remains an important goal of evolutionary ecology. Individual heterogeneity, including differences in individual quality (i.e., among-individual differences in traits associated with survival and reproduction) or state, and variation in environmental and social conditions can modulate the costs of reproduction; however, few studies have considered effects of these factors simultaneously...
August 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811720/endoscopic-occlusion-with-silicone-spigots-for-the-closure-of-refractory-esophago-bronchiole-fistula-after-esophagectomy
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Masaya Uesato, Tsuguaki Kono, Yasunori Akutsu, Kentarou Murakami, Akiko Kagaya, Yorihiko Muto, Akira Nakano, Mizuho Aikawa, Tomohide Tamachi, Hiroyuki Amagai, Takahiro Arasawa, Yasuhide Muto, Hisahiro Matsubara
A 65-year-old man with cT1bN0M0 stage I middle thoracic esophageal cancer underwent subtotal esophagectomy and gastric tube reconstruction through the posterior mediastinal route after preoperative carbon-ion radiotherapy and chemotherapy in a clinical trial. Anastomotic leakage occurred, but it spontaneously improved. At six months after the operation, he was rehospitalized with a cough and dysphagia. An esophago-bronchiole fistula and stenosis of the gastric tube were observed. He first underwent stent placement in the gastric tube...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811088/primary-prevention-aspirin-use-in-high-risk-patients-a-pharmacist-intervention-and-comparison-of-risk-stratification-tools
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Scott A Coon, Amie D Brooks, Stephen E Wolff
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this project are 1) to describe aspirin use for primary prevention in an underserved, minority population; 2) to determine the impact of a pharmacist-led intervention on the prevalence of aspirin use for primary prevention; and 3) to compare aspirin indications based on Framingham Risk Score (FRS) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk score. METHODS: Men and women age 45-79 and 55-79 years, respectively, without ASCVD were screened for aspirin use...
August 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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