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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737551/vibrotactile-thresholds-on-the-mastoid-and-forehead-position-of-deaf-patients-using-radioear-b71-and-b81
#1
Karl-Johan Fredén Jansson, Bo Håkansson, Sabine Reinfeldt, Laura Fröhlich, Torsten Rahne
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to measure the vibrotactile thresholds on the mastoid process and forehead positions using patients with bilateral deafness and to compare the results from the two bone conduction vibrators Radioear B71 and B81. DESIGN: There is a possibility that the vibrotactile sensation on the skin makes it difficult to discriminate between sound and vibration. The risk is highest for patients who have bone conduction hearing thresholds in proximity to or worse than their vibrotactile thresholds...
July 21, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737530/ultrasound-characteristics-of-clinically-dislocated-but-reducible-hips-with-ddh
#2
Brendan Striano, Emily K Schaeffer, Travis H Matheney, Vidayadhar V Upasani, Charles T Price, Kishore Mulpuri, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: Although ultrasound (US) is frequently used in diagnosis and management of infantile developmental dysplasia of the hip, precise ultrasonographic parameters of what constitutes a dislocation, subluxation etc remain poorly defined. The purpose of this study was (1) to describe the ultrasonographic characteristics of a large cohort of clinically dislocated but reducible hips and (2) to begin to develop ultrasonographic definitions for what constitutes a hip dislocation. METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data from an international multicenter study group on developmental dysplasia of the hip was conducted on all patients under 6 months of age with hip(s) that were dislocated at rest but reducible based on initial physical examination (ie, Ortolani positive)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736344/tfos-dews-ii-clinical-trial-design-report
#3
REVIEW
Gary D Novack, Penny Asbell, Stefano Barabino, Michael V W Bergamini, Joseph B Ciolino, Gary N Foulks, Michael Goldstein, Michael A Lemp, Stefan Schrader, Craig Woods, Fiona Stapleton
The development of novel therapies for Dry Eye Disease (DED) is formidable, and relatively few treatments evaluated have been approved for marketing. In this report, the Subcommittee reviewed challenges in designing and conducting quality trials, with special reference to issues in trials in patients with DED and present the regulatory perspective on DED therapies. The Subcommittee reviewed the literature and while there are some observations about the possible reasons why so many trials failed, there is no obvious single reason other than the lack of correlation between signs and symptoms in DED...
May 20, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736009/beliefs-of-living-donors-about-recipients-end-stage-liver-failure-and-surgery-for-organ-donation
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M R Krespi, A Tankurt, K Acarli, T Kanmaz, Y Yankol, M Kalayoglu
BACKGROUND: The concept of beliefs could provide a basis for how donors may perceive recipients' end-stage liver failure (ESLF) and surgery for organ donation. However, there is no such quantitative study. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore beliefs of living donors about recipients' ESLF and surgery for organ donation. METHODS: The sample comprised 16 living donors who donated a part of their liver to a patient who had ESLF. The data were analyzed by following established procedures for inductive qualitative analysis...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735989/outcome-of-pretransplantation-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-highly-sensitized-deceased-donor-kidney-transplant-recipients
#5
P Tipjaiaue, A Ingsathit, P Kantachuvesiri, S Rattanasiri, D Thammanichanond, T Mongkolsuk, N Arpornsujaritkun, V Sumethkul, S Kantachuvesiri
BACKGROUND: Sensitization is associated with a high rate of post-transplantation rejection. A desensitization protocol using therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) was proposed to reduce anti-HLA antibody before transplantation, but there has been limited data regarding the efficacy of pretransplantation TPE in highly sensitized deceased-donor kidney transplantation (DDKT). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 142 patients who received DDKT was conducted and divided into two groups: a high-panel-reactive antibody (PRA) >50% group and a low-PRA ≤50% group...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735828/investigation-of-dietary-supplements-prevalence-as-complementary-therapy-comparison-between-hospitalized-psoriasis-patients-and-non-psoriasis-patients-correlation-with-disease-severity-and-quality-of-life
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Hadis Yousefzadeh, Mahmoud Mahmoudi, Mahnaz Banihashemi, Maryam Rastin, Farahzad Jabbari Azad
OBJECTIVES: Psoriasis patients are often displeased with traditional medical treatments and they may self-prescribe dietary supplements as an alternative or complementary treatments. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of self-medication of dietary supplements among psoriasis and non-psoriasis cases and its impact on disease severity and quality of life. DESIGN AND SETTING: This case-control study evaluated 252 records of psoriasis patients and 245 non-psoriasis cases...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735805/impact-of-definition-and-timeframe-on-capturing-surgery-related-readmissions-after-primary-joint-arthroplasty
#7
Brian P Chen, Johanna Dobransky, Stephane Poitras, Alan Forster, Paul E Beaulé
BACKGROUND: Readmission rate has emerged as an important metric to measure quality, but varying definitions and timeframes are used. We aimed to evaluate the impact of different readmission definitions (postoperative vs postdischarge) and timeframes (30 vs 90-day) on capturing surgery-related readmissions after primary total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: Patients who underwent primary total hip or knee arthroplasty between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015 were included...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735799/prior-knee-arthroscopy-does-not-influence-long-term-total-knee-arthroplasty-outcomes-and-survivorship
#8
Anthony Viste, Matthew P Abdel, Matthieu Ollivier, Kristin C Mara, Aaron J Krych, Daniel J Berry
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic knee surgery frequently precedes total knee arthroplasty (TKA). There have been mixed data on the effect of prior arthroscopic surgery on results of TKA. The purpose of this study was to compare the 10-year Knee Society Score (KSS), survivorship, and complications of TKA in a cohort of patients who had a previous knee arthroscopy to a control cohort. METHODS: A retrospective review of 1315 TKAs who underwent a primary TKA between 2003 and 2004 was performed...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734908/why-transition-risk-to-psychosis-is-not-declining-at-the-oasis-ultra-high-risk-service-the-hidden-role-of-stable-pretest-risk-enrichment
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P Fusar-Poli, E Palombini, C Davies, D Oliver, I Bonoldi, V Ramella-Cravaro, P McGuire
BACKGROUND: The reason for declining risk to psychosis across individuals assessed and meeting Ultra High Risk (UHR) criteria is still unclear. No studies have investigated the potential substantial role of the underlying risk enrichment across all the individuals undergoing an UHR assessment. METHODS: Cohort study including all non-psychotic subjects who were assessed on suspicion of psychosis risk by the OASIS UHR service in the period 2001 to 2015. Posttest (after UHR assessment) and pretest risk (before UHR assessment) of psychosis were stratified and compared across three time periods (2001-2005, 2006-2010, 2011-2015) with Cox analysis and modulating factors were investigated...
July 19, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734868/a-single-and-multiple-dose-study-to-investigate-the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-opicapone-a-novel-comt-inhibitor-in-rat
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Daniela Gonçalves, Gilberto Alves, Ana Fortuna, Maria João Bonifácio, Patrício Soares-da-Silva, Amílcar Falcão
Opicapone is a novel catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitor that emerged to fulfil the need of a safer and more efficacious COMT inhibitor. The present study was carried out in order to assess and compare the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (COMT inhibition) of opicapone after single and multiple oral administrations (30 mg/kg) to Wistar rats. For this purpose, at predefined time points up to 72 h post-dosing, blood, liver and kidneys were collected and, then, the concentrations of opicapone and its active metabolite (BIA 9-1079) were determined in plasma and in liver and kidney tissues, as well as the erythrocyte, liver and kidney COMT activity...
July 19, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734829/feasibility-of-prophylactic-salpingectomy-during-vaginal-hysterectomy
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Danielle D Antosh, Rachel High, Heidi W Brown, Sallie S Oliphant, Husam Abed, Nisha Philip, Cara L Grimes
BACKGROUND: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that "the surgeon and patient discuss the potential benefits of the removal of the fallopian tubes during a hysterectomy in women at population risk of ovarian cancer who are not having an oophorectomy," resulting in an increasing rate of salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy. Rates of salpingectomy are highest for laparoscopic and lowest for vaginal hysterectomy. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of bilateral salpingectomy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734745/why-are-some-people-who-have-received-overdose-education-and-naloxone-reticent-to-call-emergency-medical-services-in-the-event-of-overdose
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Stephen Koester, Shane R Mueller, Lisa Raville, Sig Langegger, Ingrid A Binswanger
BACKGROUND: Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) training for persons who inject drugs (PWID) underlines the importance of summoning emergency medical services (EMS). To encourage PWID to do so, Colorado enacted a Good Samaritan law providing limited immunity from prosecution for possession of a controlled substance and/or drug paraphernalia to the overdose victim and the witnesses who in good faith provide emergency assistance. This paper examines the law's influence by describing OEND trained PWIDs' experience reversing overdoses and their decision about calling for EMS support...
July 19, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734736/analysis-of-medication-adherence-related-notes-from-a-service-oriented-community-pharmacy
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Matthew Witry, Rachel Parry, Randal McDonough, Michael Deninger
BACKGROUND: Medication nonadherence is a significant public health problem. Community pharmacists are positioned to intervene, however, the process is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: To classify and quantify the reasons for nonadherence documented by community pharmacists. METHODS: A retrospective content analysis of pharmacist notes related to nonadherence at a service oriented community pharmacy in the Midwest United States. Notes from the site's dispensing custom documentation software were obtained from September 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 that were labeled "compliance", either prompted by proportion of days covered calculations or entered as a drug therapy problem...
July 15, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734611/survivorship-of-a-porous-tantalum-monoblock-acetabular-component-in-primary-hip-arthroplasty-with-a-mean-follow-up-of-18-years
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George A Macheras, Panagiotis Lepetsos, Andreas O Leonidou, Panagiotis P Anastasopoulos, Spyridon P Galanakos, Lazaros A Poultsides
BACKGROUND: The use of porous tantalum for the acetabular component in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) has demonstrated excellent short-term and midterm results. However, long-term data are scarce. The purpose of this prospective study is to report the long-term clinical and radiologic outcome following use of an uncemented porous tantalum acetabular component in primary THA with a minimum follow-up of 17.5 years, in a previously studied cohort of patients. METHODS: We prospectively followed 128 consecutive primary THAs in 140 patients, between November 1997 and June 1999...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734149/discharge-management-strategies-and-post-discharge-care-interventions-for-depression-systematic%C3%A2-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
F Holzinger, S Fahrenkrog, S Roll, F Kleefeld, M Adli, C Heintze
BACKGROUND: Patients with depression require treatment continuity when discharged from inpatient care. Interventions aimed at optimizing transition into outpatient care may be effective in preventing symptom deterioration and readmission. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of care transition interventions for patients with depression after psychiatric hospitalization. METHODS: Systematic review and random-effects meta-analysis of controlled trials. Primary outcomes were readmissions and symptoms of depression...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734066/a-review-on-comparative-mechanistic-studies-of-antimicrobial-peptides-against-archaea
#16
REVIEW
Kyriakos G Varnava, Ron S Ronimus, Vijayalekshmi Sarojini
Archaea was until recently considered as a third domain of life in addition to bacteria and eukarya but recent studies support the existence of only two superphyla (bacteria and archaea). The fundamental differences between archaeal, bacterial and eukaryal cells are probably the main reasons for the comparatively lower susceptibility of archaeal strains to current antimicrobial agents. The possible emerging pathogenicity of archaea and the role of archaeal methanogens in methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas, has led many researchers to examine the sensitivity patterns of archaea and make attempts to find agents that have significant anti-archaeal activity...
July 22, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733974/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-procedural-and-one-year-clinical-outcomes-following-treatment-of-severely-calcified-coronary-lesions-with-the-orbital-atherectomy-system-a-subanalysis-of-the-orbit-ii-study
#17
Michael S Lee, Brad J Martinsen, Arthur C Lee, Ann N Behrens, Richard A Shlofmitz, Christopher Y Kim, Jeffrey W Chambers
OBJECTIVES: The goal of the study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of the coronary orbital atherectomy system to treat severe coronary artery calcification (CAC) prior to stent placement in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. BACKGROUND: The ORBIT II study reported the safety and efficacy of orbital atherectomy treatment in 443 patients with severe CAC. Percutaneous coronary intervention in diabetic patients is associated with an increased risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) compared with non-diabetics...
July 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733233/estimation-of-dietary-intake-and-target-hazard-quotients-for-metals-by-consumption-of-wines-from-the-canary-islands
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Angel J Gutiérrez, Carmen Rubio, Isabel M Moreno, A Gustavo González, Dailos Gonzalez-Weller, Naouel Bencharki, Arturo Hardisson, Consuelo Revert
This paper describes the impact of mineral content on wines and assesses the potential health risk from consuming these wines from Canary Islands. The metal content (B, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Zn) of red wines belonging to different regions in the Canary Islands was determined by ICP-OES. The studied wine regions were Valle de la Orotava, Tacoronte-Acentejo, Ycoden-Daute-Isora, Abona and Valle de Güimar in Tenerife Island and only one in La Gomera and La Palma Islands. According to the content found, elements could be classified in two categories: the main group including Ca, K, Mg, Na, and the ''minor'' set consisting of B, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Li, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb and Zn...
July 18, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732650/adjuvant-tamoxifen-and-exemestane-in-women-with-postmenopausal-early-breast-cancer-team-10-year-follow-up-of-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Marloes G M Derks, Erik J Blok, Caroline Seynaeve, Johan W R Nortier, Elma Meershoek-Klein Kranenbarg, Gerrit-Jan Liefers, Hein Putter, Judith R Kroep, Daniel Rea, Annette Hasenburg, Christos Markopoulos, Robert Paridaens, Jan B E Smeets, Luc Y Dirix, Cornelis J H van de Velde
BACKGROUND: After 5 years of median follow-up, the Tamoxifen Exemestane Adjuvant Multinational (TEAM) trial reported no difference in disease-free survival between exemestane monotherapy and a sequential scheme of tamoxifen followed by exemestane in postmenopausal patients with early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. As recurrence risk in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer remains linear beyond 5 years after diagnosis, we analysed long-term follow-up outcomes of this trial...
July 18, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732593/multisegment-injections-improve-peptide-identification-rates-in-capillary-zone-electrophoresis-based-bottom-up-proteomics
#20
Danielle A Boley, Zhenbin Zhang, Norman J Dovichi
While capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) provides dramatically improved numbers of peptide identifications compared with reversed-phase chromatography for bottom-up proteomics of mass limited samples, CZE inevitably produces lower numbers of peptide identifications than RPLC for larger samples. One reason for this poorer performance is the dead time between injection of samples and subsequent appearance of the fastest moving component. This dead time is typically 25% of the separation window in CZE, but is only 5% of the separation window in gradient elution RPLC...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
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