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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538612/scleral-contact-lenses-in-an-academic-oculoplastics-clinic-epidemiology-and-emerging-considerations
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Harinder S Chahal, Marcela Estrada, Christine W Sindt, Jacob A Boehme, Mark A Greiner, Jeffrey A Nerad, Keith D Carter, Richard C Allen, Erin M Shriver
PURPOSE: To describe the role and efficacy of scleral contact lenses (SCLs) in the treatment of progressive keratopathy in patients who have undergone periocular surgical procedures, to investigate the financial impact of these surgical interventions, and to demonstrate the role of oculoplastic surgery in improving scleral contact lens fit. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was performed to identify patients who both received SCLs and were examined by the oculoplastics service at the University of Iowa between January 1990 and December 2015...
May 22, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535116/is-mannitol-the-treatment-of-choice-for-patients-with-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
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Michael E Mullins, Robert S Hoffman
CONTEXT: Ciguatera fish poisoning arises primarily from consumption of carnivorous reef fish caught in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Ciguatoxins, a class of tasteless, heat-stable, polycyclic toxins produced by dinoflagellates, accumulate through the food chain and concentrate in various carnivorous fish, such as groupers, barracudas, wrasses, amberjack, kingfishes, and eels. Characteristics of ciguatera fish poisoning include early nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the first one to two days post ingestion, followed by the appearance of sensory disturbances...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527206/social-representation-of-dementia-an-analysis-of-5-792-consecutive-cases-evaluated-in-a-memory-clinic
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Pilar Cañabate, Gabriel Martínez, Maitée Rosende-Roca, Mariola Moreno, Silvia Preckler, Sergi Valero, Oscar Sotolongo, Isabel Hernández, Montserrat Alegret, Gemma Ortega, Ana Espinosa, Ana Mauleón, Liliana Vargas, Octavio Rodríguez, Carla Abdelnour, Domingo Sánchez, Elvira Martín, Agustín Ruiz, Lluís Tárraga, Mercè Boada
BACKGROUND: Different interpretations of cognitive impairment and dementia due to differences in health structures, such as cultural differences could affect the diagnosis and treatment of the condition. it is reasonable to expect that the social and family impact of the disease and coping strategies will differ among societies. OBJECTIVE: The general aim of this study is to understand the social representations of dementia, its associated practices, and the effects they imply...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523673/the-function-of-language-in-parent-infant-psychotherapy
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Björn Salomonsson
Parent-infant psychotherapy, a rather new field in psychoanalysis, raises questions of how to conceptualize the clinical process. Previous publications have used semiotic concepts to account for the therapist's non-verbal communication and investigated the countertransference, including what the baby might grasp of its variations. The present paper focuses on another argument for using verbal interventions to a baby in therapy; they present him with a symbolic order that differs from that of the parent. The qualitative difference between the parent's and the analyst's address is conceptualized by Dolto's term parler vrai...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521892/achieving-a-maximally-tolerated-%C3%AE-blocker-dose-in-heart-failure-patients-is-there-room%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-improvement
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REVIEW
Ankeet S Bhatt, Adam D DeVore, Tracy A DeWald, Karl Swedberg, Robert J Mentz
Heart failure (HF) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although initially thought to be harmful in HF, beta-adrenergic blockers (β-blockers) have consistently been shown to reduce mortality and HF hospitalization in chronic HF with reduced ejection fraction. Proposed mechanisms include neurohormonal blockade and heart rate reduction. A new therapeutic agent now exists to target further heart rate lowering in patients who have been stable on a "maximally tolerated β-blocker dose," but this definition and how to achieve it are incompletely understood...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521762/clinical-experience-with-transcutaneous-supraorbital-nerve-stimulation-in-patients-with-refractory-migraine-or-with-migraine-and-intolerance-to-topiramate-a-prospective-exploratory-clinical-study
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Michail Vikelis, Emmanouil V Dermitzakis, Konstantinos C Spingos, Georgios G Vasiliadis, George S Vlachos, Evaggelia Kararizou
BACKGROUND: Migraine is included in the top-ten disabling diseases and conditions among the Western populations. Non-invasive neurostimulation, including the Cefaly® device, for the treatment of various types of pain is a relatively new field of interest. The aim of the present study was to explore the clinical experience with Cefaly® in a cohort of migraine patients previously refractory or intolerant to topiramate prophylaxis. METHODS: A prospective, multi-center clinical study was performed in patients diagnosed with episodic or chronic migraine with a previous failure to topiramate treatment requiring prevention with Cefaly® according to the treating physician's suggestion...
May 18, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520630/diagnostic-yield-of-routine-electroencephalography-with-concurrent-video-recording-in-detecting-interictal-epileptiform-discharges-in-relation-to-reasons-for-request-a-prospective-study-of-1-080-video-electroencephalograms
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Laia Grau-López, Marta Jiménez, Jordi Ciurans, Sonia Barambio, Alejandra Fumanal, Juan L Becerra
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to prospectively analyze the sensitivity and specificity of routine electroencephalography with concurrent video recording (vEEG) in relation to the reasons for requesting the test and to investigate when routine vEEG should be requested. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed 1,080 consecutive vEEGs performed between April 2015 and April 2016. The requests for vEEG were classified as requests with a low suspicion of epilepsy (syncope, confusion or delirium, suspicion of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, and paroxysmal focal neurological deficit) or requests with a high suspicion of epilepsy (first clinical seizure, suspected status epilepticus, follow-up study of a patient with epilepsy, and acute symptomatic seizures)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518221/micronutrient-supplementation-in-adults-with-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
Marianne E Visser, Solange Durao, David Sinclair, James H Irlam, Nandi Siegfried
BACKGROUND: Micronutrient deficiencies are common among adults living with HIV disease, particularly in low-income settings where the diet may be low in essential vitamins and minerals. Some micronutrients play critical roles in maintenance of the immune system, and routine supplementation could therefore be beneficial. This is an update of a Cochrane Review previously published in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether micronutrient supplements are effective and safe in reducing mortality and HIV-related morbidity of HIV-positive adults (excluding pregnant women)...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518079/a-method-for-quantifying-upper-limb-performance-in-daily-life-using-accelerometers
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Catherine E Lang, Kimberly J Waddell, Joseph W Klaesner, Marghuretta D Bland
A key reason for referral to rehabilitation services after stroke and other neurological conditions is to improve one's ability to function in daily life. It has become important to measure a person's activities in daily life, and not just measure their capacity for activity in the structured environment of a clinic or laboratory. A wearable sensor that is now enabling measurement of daily movement is the accelerometer. Accelerometers are commercially-available devices resembling large wrist watches that can be worn throughout the day...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516251/-severe-hypertriglyceridemia-diagnostics-and-new-treatment-principles
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U Kassner, M Dippel, E Steinhagen-Thiessen
Severe hypertriglyceridemia is defined at a plasma triglyceride (TG) concentration of >885 mg/dl and may result - in particular when clinical symptoms appear before the age of 40 - from "large variant" mutations in genes which influence the function of the lipoprotein lipase (LPL). For diagnosis, secondary factors have to be excluded and treated before further genetic tests are considered. Typical symptoms in almost all patients are recurrent, sometimes severe abdominal pain attacks, which can result in acute pancreatitis, the most important, sometimes life-threatening complication...
May 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516235/clinical-imaging-and-genotypical-features-of-three-deceased-and-five-surviving-cases-with-ada2-deficiency
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Sezgin Sahin, Amra Adrovic, Kenan Barut, Serdal Ugurlu, Eda Tahir Turanli, Huri Ozdogan, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Deficiency of adenosine deaminase type 2 (DADA2) is a rare form of autoinflammatory disorder with limited reported cases. In this paper, we have presented the clinico-immunological, radiological and genetic characteristics of five surviving and three deceased childhood-onset DADA2 patients. We aimed to compare surviving and deceased patients in terms of clinical features and treatment modalities. Moreover, we have evaluated the causes of death in our DADA2 subjects together with the previously reported cases...
May 17, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506260/atypical-retinal-pigment-epithelial-defects-with-retained-photoreceptor-layers-a-so-far-disregarded-finding-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Helena Giannakaki-Zimmermann, Giuseppe Querques, Inger Christine Munch, Daraius Shroff, David Sarraf, Xuejing Chen, Eduardo Cunha-Souza, Sarah Mrejen, Vittorio Capuano, Murilo W Rodrigues, Charu Gupta, Andreas Ebneter, Martin S Zinkernagel, Marion R Munk
BACKGROUND: To report patients with age-related macular degeneration and atypical central retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) defects not attributable to geographic atrophy (GA) or RPE-tears with overlying preserved photoreceptor layers. METHODS: Multimodal imaging case-series evaluating the course of atypical RPE- defects in patients with AMD using Color fundus images, Optical coherence tomography (OCT), OCT-Angiography, fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and fluorescein-angiography (FA)...
May 15, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505989/pediatric-robotic-rehabilitation-current-knowledge-and-future-trends-in-treating-children-with-sensorimotor-impairments
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Konstantinos P Michmizos, Hermano Igo Krebs
BACKGROUND: Robot-aided sensorimotor therapy imposes highly repetitive tasks that can translate to substantial improvement when patients remain cognitively engaged into the clinical procedure, a goal that most children find hard to pursue. Knowing that the child's brain is much more plastic than an adult's, it is reasonable to expect that the clinical gains observed in the adult population during the last two decades would be followed up by even greater gains in children. Nonetheless, and despite the multitude of adult studies, in children we are just getting started: There is scarcity of pediatric robotic rehabilitation devices that are currently available and the number of clinical studies that employ them is also very limited...
May 11, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497668/potential-brain-dead-organ-donation-in-neurocritical-care-mortality
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Vera Spatenkova, Ondrej Bradac, Petr Suchomel
BACKGROUND: Mortality is a marker of quality in neurocritical care, but it also provides potential for donors after brain death (DBD) following irreversible acute brain damage. The aim of this study was to analyse the neurointensive care unit (NICU) mortality rate and recovery of potential DBD. METHODS: We performed a 10-year prospective observational cohort computer database analysis of 6138 acute neurological and neurosurgical patients (pts, 58.2% male, mean: age 55...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495008/a-fully-automatic-approach-for-multimodal-pet-and-mr-image-segmentation-in-gamma-knife-treatment-planning
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Leonardo Rundo, Alessandro Stefano, Carmelo Militello, Giorgio Russo, Maria Gabriella Sabini, Corrado D'Arrigo, Francesco Marletta, Massimo Ippolito, Giancarlo Mauri, Salvatore Vitabile, Maria Carla Gilardi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Nowadays, clinical practice in Gamma Knife treatments is generally based on MRI anatomical information alone. However, the joint use of MRI and PET images can be useful for considering both anatomical and metabolic information about the lesion to be treated. In this paper we present a co-segmentation method to integrate the segmented Biological Target Volume (BTV), using [(11)C]-Methionine-PET (MET-PET) images, and the segmented Gross Target Volume (GTV), on the respective co-registered MR images...
June 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493774/urinary-catheter-related-visits-to-the-emergency-department-and-implications-for-community-services
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Tiziana Ansell, Danielle Harari
Thousands of patients live with urinary catheters and the potential complications deriving from long-term use. Disjointed community services may result in patients attending the emergency department (ED) to manage catheter complications. AIM: to conduct a service review of catheterised patients attending the ED of a large London hospital; to describe incidence, reasons for attendance and cost to inform future planning for out-of-hospital care. METHOD: a catheter collaborative, consisting of multidisciplinary health professionals and patients, formulated survey questions...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492457/the-role-of-amantadine-withdrawal-in-3-cases-of-treatment-refractory-altered-mental-status
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Leah D Fryml, Kristen R Williams, Christopher G Pelic, James Fox, Gregory Sahlem, Sophie Robert, Gonzalo J Revuelta, Edward Baron Short
Amantadine, which was originally developed as an antiviral medication, functions as a dopamine agonist in the central nervous system and consequently is utilized in the treatment of Parkinson disease, drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. For reasons that are not entirely understood, abrupt changes in amantadine dosage can produce a severe withdrawal syndrome. Existing medical literature describes case reports of amantadine withdrawal leading to delirium, which at times has progressed to neuroleptic malignant syndrome...
May 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480662/impact-of-neurointensivist-co-management-on-the-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-admitted-to-a-neurosurgical-intensive-care-unit
#18
Jeong Am Ryu, Jeong Hoon Yang, Chi Ryang Chung, Gee Young Suh, Seung Chyul Hong
Limited data are available on improved outcomes after initiation of neurointensivist co-management in neurosurgical intensive care units (NSICUs) in Korea. We evaluated the impact of a newly appointed neurointensivist on the outcomes of neurosurgical patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). This retrospective observational study involved neurosurgical patients admitted to the NSICU at Samsung Medical Center between March 2013 and May 2016. Neurointensivist co-management was initiated in October 1 2014...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476410/electric-field-stimulation-induced-neuronal-differentiation-of-filum-terminale-derived-neural-progenitor-cells
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Zhi-Yong Dong, Zhe Pei, Zhe Li, Yan-Ling Wang, Amber Khan, Xiao-Ting Meng
Adult filum terminale (FT) is an atypical region from where multipotent neural progenitor cells (NPCs) have been isolated. However, poor neuronal differentiation rate of FT-NPCs currently limits their clinical applications. Using custom-designed electric fields (EFs), this study sets up a method to significantly improve neuronal differentiation rate of rat FT-NPCs in vitro. We investigated the influence of EF strength on rat FT-NPCs differentiation. By adding reasonable strength of EF to FT-NPCs, our data shows a significant increase in neuronal differentiation rate...
May 2, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472859/lifestyle-interventions-for-the-treatment-of-women-with-gestational-diabetes
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REVIEW
Julie Brown, Nisreen A Alwan, Jane West, Stephen Brown, Christopher Jd McKinlay, Diane Farrar, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes (GDM) is glucose intolerance, first recognised in pregnancy and usually resolving after birth. GDM is associated with both short- and long-term adverse effects for the mother and her infant. Lifestyle interventions are the primary therapeutic strategy for many women with GDM. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of combined lifestyle interventions with or without pharmacotherapy in treating women with gestational diabetes. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (14 May 2016), ClinicalTrials...
May 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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