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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742452/-the-third-sex-is-here-to-stay-rhetorical-reconstructions-of-lesbian-sexuality-in-vice-versa
#1
Kate Litterer
Vice Versa, published in Los Angeles from 1947-1948 and regarded as the first lesbian periodical in the United States, was authored and edited by Lisa Ben (anagram for "lesbian"). While Vice Versa is lauded for inspiring later lesbian publications, little scholarship has analyzed the magazine's contents. Queer rhetorical analysis allows me to demonstrate the integral role Vice Versa played in counteracting cultural and medical classifications of lesbians during the 1940s. Through an analysis of Vice Versa's book and movie reviews, an editorial, and creative writing, this article analyzes the way Ben uses queer rhetoric to turn narratives of medical and psychological deviancy and inferiority into a means for empowerment and community building...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Lesbian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740867/fluorinated-h-bn-as-a-magnetic-semiconductor
#2
Sruthi Radhakrishnan, Deya Das, Atanu Samanta, Carlos A de Los Reyes, Liangzi Deng, Lawrence B Alemany, Thomas K Weldeghiorghis, Valery N Khabashesku, Vidya Kochat, Zehua Jin, Parambath M Sudeep, Angel A Martí, Ching-Wu Chu, Ajit Roy, Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Abhishek K Singh, Pulickel M Ajayan
We report the fluorination of electrically insulating hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and the subsequent modification of its electronic band structure to a wide bandgap semiconductor via introduction of defect levels. The electrophilic nature of fluorine causes changes in the charge distribution around neighboring nitrogen atoms in h-BN, leading to room temperature weak ferromagnetism. The observations are further supported by theoretical calculations considering various possible configurations of fluorinated h-BN structure and their energy states...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740570/quercetin-reverses-rat-liver-preneoplastic-lesions-induced-by-chemical-carcinogenesis
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Gabriela Carrasco-Torres, Hugo Christian Monroy-Ramírez, Arturo Axayacatl Martínez-Guerra, Rafael Baltiérrez-Hoyos, María de Los Ángeles Romero-Tlalolini, Saúl Villa-Treviño, Xariss Sánchez-Chino, Verónica Rocío Vásquez-Garzón
Quercetin is a flavonoid widely studied as a chemopreventive agent in different types of cancer. Previously, we reported that quercetin has a chemopreventive effect on the liver-induced preneoplastic lesions in rats. Here, we evaluated if quercetin was able not only to prevent but also to reverse rat liver preneoplastic lesions. We used the modified resistant hepatocyte model (MRHM) to evaluate this possibility. Treatment with quercetin was used 15 days after the induction of preneoplastic lesions. We found that quercetin reverses the number of preneoplastic lesions and their areas...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739299/surgical-treatment-of-acute-type-v-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocations-in-professional-athletes-an-anatomic-ligament-reconstruction-with-synthetic-implant-augmentation
#4
Ioannis K Triantafyllopoulos, Kalliopi Lampropoulou-Adamidou, Nikitas P Schizas, Eleftherios V Karadimas
BACKGROUND: Most acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries occur in men in their third decade of life during high-speed or high-impact body contact sports. The management of acute complete AC joint dislocation is surgical. Current surgical techniques include anatomic reconstruction of the main restraints of the AC joint and aim to improve functional outcomes and to reduce the complication rate. METHODS: We present 10 cases of acute type V AC joint dislocation in professional athletes treated surgically with anatomic reconstruction of the coracoclavicular and AC ligaments and augmentation with the use of a synthetic polyester tape...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737595/time-of-admission-to-the-picu-and-mortality
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Michael C McCrory, Michael C Spaeder, Emily W Gower, Thomas A Nakagawa, Sean L Simpson, Mary A Coleman, Peter E Morris
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate for any association between time of admission to the PICU and mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of admissions to PICUs in the Virtual Pediatric Systems (VPS, LLC, Los Angeles, CA) database from 2009 to 2014. SETTING: One hundred and twenty-nine PICUs in the United States. PATIENTS: Patients less than 18 years old admitted to participating PICUs; excluding those post cardiac bypass...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735696/the-network-structure-of-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-in-children-and-adolescents-exposed-to-disasters
#6
Justin D Russell, Erin L Neill, Victor G Carrión, Carl F Weems
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate current theoretical assumptions about the nature of pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by examining the network structure of PTSD in a sample of youth exposed to disasters and testing for age differences. Network analysis provides the opportunity to identify "central" symptoms that might hold an outsized influence over others and are important targets for research and treatment. The authors hypothesized that particular symptoms would exhibit greater influence over others...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731661/-melkersson-rosenthal-syndrome-report-of-two-pediatric-cases
#7
Lucas Bordino, Mariana L Juchli, Marcelo Fernández, María de Los Ángeles Fitz Maurice, Andrea Martins, Zaida E Ramírez, Roxana Spini
Melkersson Rosenthal syndrome is a very infrequent disease of unknown etiology, chronic and progressive course, with neurocutaneous disease that affects the orofacial innervation and mucocutaneous tissues with non-caseating granulomatous infiltration. Clinically, it is characterized by the diagnostic triad: recurrent edema of lips and/or face; recurrent and alternating acute peripheral facial paralysis and scrotal or geographic tongue. The condition generally presents as oligosymptomatic or monosymptomatic form...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730089/an-international-survey-of-classification-and-treatment-choices-for-group-d-retinoblastoma
#8
Christina Scelfo, Jasmine H Francis, Vikas Khetan, Thomas Jenkins, Brian Marr, David H Abramson, Carol L Shields, Jacob Pe'er, Francis Munier, Jesse Berry, J William Harbour, Andrey Yarovoy, Evandro Lucena, Timothy G Murray, Pooja Bhagia, Evelyn Paysse, Samuray Tuncer, Guillermo L Chantada, Annette C Moll, Tatiana Ushakova, David A Plager, Islamov Ziyovuddin, Carlos A Leal, Miguel A Materin, Xun-Da Ji, Jose W Cursino, Rodrigo Polania, Hayyam Kiratli, Charlotta All-Ericsson, Rejin Kebudi, Santosh G Honavar, Vicktoria Vishnevskia-Dai, Sidnel Epelman, Anthony B Daniels, Jeanie D Ling, Fousseyni Traore, Marco A Ramirez-Ortiz
AIM: To determine which IIRC scheme was used by retinoblastoma centers worldwide and the percentage of D eyes treated primarily with enucleation versus globe salvaging therapies as well as to correlate trends in treatment choice to IIRC version used and geographic region. METHODS: An anonymized electronic survey was offered to 115 physicians at 39 retinoblastoma centers worldwide asking about IIRC classification schemes and treatment patterns used between 2008 and 2012...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728743/outcomes-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-from-the-los-angeles-county-regional-system
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David M Shavelle, Nichole Bosson, Joseph L Thomas, Amy H Kaji, Gene Sung, William J French, James T Niemann
The objective of this study was to evaluate the time to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and the outcome for patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated by out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). In this regional system, all patients with STEMI and/or OHCA with return of spontaneous circulation were transported to STEMI Receiving Centers. The outcomes registry was queried for patients with STEMI with underwent primary PCI from April 2011 to December 2014. Patients with STEMI complicated by OHCA were compared with a reference group of STEMI without OHCA...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727723/analytical-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-a-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-kit-prototype-for-detection-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-dna-in-human-blood-samples
#10
Susana A Besuschio, Mónica Llano Murcia, Alejandro F Benatar, Severine Monnerat, Israel Cruz Mata, Albert Picado de Puig, María de Los Ángeles Curto, Yutaka Kubota, Diana P Wehrendt, Paula Pavia, Yasuyoshi Mori, Concepción Puerta, Joseph M Ndung'u, Alejandro G Schijman
This study aimed to assess analytical parameters of a prototype LAMP kit that was designed for detection of Trypanosoma cruzi DNA in human blood. The prototype is based on the amplification of the highly repetitive satellite sequence of T.cruzi in microtubes containing dried reagents on the inside of the caps. The reaction is carried out at 65°C during 40 minutes. Calcein allows direct detection of amplified products with the naked eye. Inclusivity and selectivity were tested in purified DNA from Trypanosoma cruzi stocks belonging to the six discrete typing units (DTUs), in DNA from other protozoan parasites and in human DNA...
July 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727227/long-term-outcomes-of-simultaneous-heart-and-kidney-transplantation-in-pediatric-recipients
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Patricia L Weng, Juan Carlos Alejos, Nancy Halnon, Qiuheng Zhang, Elaine F Reed, Eileen Tsai Chambers
Pediatric sHKTx has become an effective therapy for patients with combined cardiac and renal failure. Often, these patients develop human leukocyte antigen antibodies from their previous allografts and are therefore more difficult to re-transplant. We describe the largest case series of a predominantly sensitized pediatric sHKTx with emphasis on medical management and patient outcomes. Demographics, clinical characteristics, antibody, and biopsy data were retrospectively collected from University of California, Los Angeles database and correlated with short- and long-term patient and allograft outcomes of all sHKTx performed between 2002 and 2015...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712926/glenohumeral-arthritis-after-latarjet-procedure-progression-and-it-s-clinical-significance
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Young Moon Kee, Hwan Jin Kim, Jung Youn Kim, Yong Girl Rhee
BACKGROUND: The risk factors of glenohumeral arthritis after the Latarjet procedure remain relatively unexplored. The purposes of this study are to evaluate the clinical significance of glenohumeral arthritis after the Latarjet procedure, and to investigate risk factors associated with arthritis progression. METHODS: We evaluated 110 patients (110 shoulders) who underwent the Latarjet procedure for recurrent anterior shoulder instability. Patients had a mean age of 23...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712349/a-community-partnered-participatory-cluster-randomized-study-of-depression-care-quality-improvement-three-year-outcomes
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Michael K Ong, Loretta Jones, Wayne Aoki, Thomas R Belin, Elizabeth Bromley, Bowen Chung, Elizabeth Dixon, Megan Dwight Johnson, Felica Jones, Paul Koegel, Dmitry Khodyakov, Craig M Landry, Elizabeth Lizaola, Norma Mtume, Victoria K Ngo, Judith Perlman, Esmeralda Pulido, Vivian Sauer, Cathy D Sherbourne, Lingqi Tang, Ed Vidaurri, Yolanda Whittington, Pluscedia Williams, Aziza Lucas-Wright, Lily Zhang, Marvin Southard, Jeanne Miranda, Kenneth Wells
OBJECTIVE: Community Partners in Care, a community-partnered, cluster-randomized trial with depressed clients from 93 Los Angeles health and community programs, examined the added value of a community coalition approach (Community Engagement and Planning [CEP]) versus individual program technical assistance (Resources for Services [RS]) for implementing depression quality improvement in underserved communities. CEP was more effective than RS in improving mental health-related quality of life, reducing behavioral health hospitalizations, and shifting services toward community-based programs at six months...
July 17, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708677/repeated-critical-illness-and-unplanned-readmissions-within-1-year-to-picus
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Jeffrey D Edwards, Adam R Lucas, W John Boscardin, R Adams Dudley
OBJECTIVES: To determine the occurrence rate of unplanned readmissions to PICUs within 1 year and examine risk factors associated with repeated readmission. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING: Seventy-six North American PICUs that participated in the Virtual Pediatric Systems, LLC (VPS, LLC, Los Angeles, CA). PATIENTS: Ninety-three thousand three hundred seventy-nine PICU patients discharged between 2009 and 2010...
August 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705694/rotator-cuff-bridging-repair-using-acellular-dermal-matrix-in-large-to-massive-rotator-cuff-tears-histologic-and-clinical-analysis
#15
Jong Ok Kim, Jong-Ho Lee, Kwang-Sup Kim, Jong-Hun Ji, Sung-Jun Koh, Jae-Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the efficacy of the bridging repair using an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) and an ADM with stem cells in rabbits. Also investigated were clinical outcomes of ADM bridging repair for large to massive rotator cuff tears. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ADM, with and without stem cells, was used to cover a 5- × 5-mm-sized cuff defect in 17 rabbits, and biomechanical, histologic, and immunohistochemical analyses were conducted. Also evaluated were 24 patients with large to massive rotator cuff tears after ADM bridging repair...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700276/patient-preferences-for-primary-care-provider-roles-in-breast-cancer-survivorship-care
#16
Lauren P Wallner, Yun Li, Allison K C Furgal, Christopher R Friese, Ann S Hamilton, Kevin C Ward, Reshma Jagsi, Steven J Katz, Sarah T Hawley
Purpose Prior studies have suggested a need for greater clarity about provider roles in team-based cancer care; however, little is known about patients' preferences regarding which providers handle their care needs after primary cancer treatment. Methods We surveyed women with newly diagnosed stages 0 to II breast cancer who were treated in 2014 and 2015 as reported to the Georgia and Los Angeles SEER registries (N = 2,372; 68% response rate). Patient preferences regarding which provider handles the following care needs after treatment were ascertained: follow-up mammograms, screening for other cancers, general preventive care, and comorbidity management...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698338/optimal-cut-points-of-plasma-and-urine-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-for-the-prediction-of-acute-kidney-injury-among-critically-ill-adults-retrospective-determination-and-clinical-validation-of-a-prospective-multicentre-study
#17
Kristen M Tecson, Elisabeth Erhardtsen, Peter M Eriksen, A Osama Gaber, Michael Germain, Ladan Golestaneh, Maria de Los Angeles Lavoria, Linda W Moore, Peter A McCullough
OBJECTIVES: To determine the optimal threshold of blood and urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) to predict moderate to severe acute kidney injury (AKI) and persistent moderate to severe AKI lasting at least 48 consecutive hours, as defined by an adjudication panel. METHODS: A multicentre prospective observational study enrolled intensive care unit (ICU) patients and recorded daily ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) plasma, heparin plasma and urine NGAL...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696789/arthroscopic-knot-removal-for-failed-superior-labrum-anterior-posterior-repair-secondary-to-knot-induced-pain
#18
Jung Gwan Park, Nam Su Cho, Jung Youn Kim, Jong Hoon Song, Se Jung Hong, Yong Girl Rhee
BACKGROUND: Studies on failed superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) repair are increasing. However, the number of reports on treatment options for failed SLAP repair remains quite low, and the clinical results vary between different study groups. PURPOSE: To describe the clinical presentation of failed SLAP repair due to knot-induced pain and evaluate the efficacy of arthroscopic knot removal. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693888/do-patient-expectations-influence-patient-reported-outcomes-and-satisfaction-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-prospective-multicenter-study
#19
Deeptee Jain, Ilya Bendich, Long-Co L Nguyen, Long L Nguyen, Courtland G Lewis, James I Huddleston, Paul J Duwelius, Brian T Feeley, Kevin J Bozic
BACKGROUND: The relationship between patient expectations and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients is controversial. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of preoperative patient expectations on postoperative PROs and patient satisfaction. METHODS: This was a prospective multicenter observational cohort study of primary THA patients. Preoperatively, patients completed Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Hip Replacement Expectations Survey (expectations), 12 item Short Form Survey (SF-12), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) activity score, and Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis Score (HOOS)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693036/association-of-coffee-consumption-with-total-and-cause-specific-mortality-among-nonwhite-populations
#20
Song-Yi Park, Neal D Freedman, Christopher A Haiman, Loïc Le Marchand, Lynne R Wilkens, Veronica Wendy Setiawan
Background: Coffee consumption has been associated with reduced risk for death in prospective cohort studies; however, data in nonwhites are sparse. Objective: To examine the association of coffee consumption with risk for total and cause-specific death. Design: The MEC (Multiethnic Cohort), a prospective population-based cohort study established between 1993 and 1996. Setting: Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. Participants: 185 855 African Americans, Native Hawaiians, Japanese Americans, Latinos, and whites aged 45 to 75 years at recruitment...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
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