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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345486/objective-analysis-of-vaginal-ultrasound-video-clips-for-exploring-uterine-peristalsis-post-vaginal-and-cesarean-section-deliveries
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Silvia Gora, David Elad, Ariel J Jaffa
The nonpregnant uterus is characterized by cyclic contractions that assist in sperm transport to the fallopian tube, embryo transport to implantation site, and expulsion of menstrual debris. The effect of post-Cesarean section (CS) scar on uterine peristalsis is unclear, while worldwide the prevalence of CS deliveries is increasing. In this study, we developed a new objective method for analysis of dynamic characteristics of the nonpregnant uterus from transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) recordings when the uterine cavity is not clearly observed, as may be the case in post-CS uteri...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344792/establishment-of-over-the-scope-clips-otsc%C3%A2-in-daily-endoscopic-routine
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C Honegger, P V Valli, N Wiegand, P Bauerfeind, C Gubler
BACKGROUND: Alongside the evolution of interventional endoscopy, the need for a more sophisticated closure tool tailored to the treatment of new challenging indications has been increasing rapidly. METHODS: We here present our collected data on 262 Over-The-Scope-Clip (OTSC®) placements in a total of 233 interventions at our institution. Follow-up was focused on clinically lasting success with regards to different indications. RESULTS: Immediate success of OTSC® treatment was observed in 87...
March 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344598/radiation-dose-to-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-during-interstitial-pulsed-dose-rate-brachytherapy-used-as-a-boost-in-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-organ-sparing-treatment
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Marcin Sinacki, Krystyna Serkies, Rafał Dziadziuszko, Magdalena Narkowicz, Joanna Kamińska, Joanna Lipniewicz
PURPOSE: To assess dose received by the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery during interstitial pulsed-dose-rate brachytherapy (PDR-BT) boost for left-sided breast cancer patients undergoing organ-sparing treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive pT1-3N0-1M0 breast cancer patients boosted between 2014 and 2015 with 10 Gy/10 pulses/hour PDR-BT following a computed tomography (CT) simulation with the multi-catheter implant were included. The most common localization of primary tumor were upper quadrants...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344374/visibility-equalizer-cutaway-visualization-of-mesoscopic-biological-models
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M Le Muzic, P Mindek, J Sorger, L Autin, D Goodsell, I Viola
In scientific illustrations and visualization, cutaway views are often employed as an effective technique for occlusion management in densely packed scenes. We propose a novel method for authoring cutaway illustrations of mesoscopic biological models. In contrast to the existing cutaway algorithms, we take advantage of the specific nature of the biological models. These models consist of thousands of instances with a comparably smaller number of different types. Our method constitutes a two stage process. In the first step, clipping objects are placed in the scene, creating a cutaway visualization of the model...
June 2016: Computer Graphics Forum: Journal of the European Association for Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344355/increased-soil-nutrition-and-decreased-light-intensity-drive-species-loss-after-eight-years-grassland-enclosures
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Jingpeng Li, Zhirong Zheng, Hongtao Xie, Nianxi Zhao, Yubao Gao
Enclosures (fenced, grazing or clipping) within a certain period of years are the most common tools for restoration of degraded grasslands in temperate regions. Short-term enclosures can improve biodiversity and productivity by effectively relieving grazing pressure, while long-term enclosures can reduce species diversity. We therefore carried out a field experiment to investigate the specific causes of the reduced species diversity in Hulunbeier grassland of northern China. After eight years of enclosure, the significantly increased soil available nitrogen (AN) and available phosphorus (AvP) in enclosure community reduced nitrogen (N) limitation but most vegetation was still N limited...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342923/giant-intracranial-aneurysms-surgical-treatment-and-risk-factors-analysis
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Long Xu, Xiaofeng Deng, Shuo Wang, Yong Cao, Yuanli Zhao, Dong Zhang, Yan Zhang, Rong Wang, Wei Qi, Jizong Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The surgical treatment of giant intracranial aneurysms (GIAs; diameter≥25mm) is challenging. The objective of this paper is to study the clinical outcome of GIAs treated with different surgical modalities and to analyze the factors affecting prognosis. METHODS: A consecutive series of 204 patients with GIAs who received surgical treatment in our department from 1995 to 2008 were analyzed retrospectively. The clinical outcome was evaluated with the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS)...
March 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342397/conflict-adaptation-in-positive-and-negative-mood-applying-a-success-failure-manipulation
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Stefanie Schuch, Jana Zweerings, Patricia Hirsch, Iring Koch
Conflict adaptation is a cognitive mechanism denoting increased cognitive control upon detection of conflict. This mechanism can be measured by the congruency sequence effect, indicating the reduction of congruency effects after incongruent trials (where response conflict occurs) relative to congruent trials (without response conflict). Several studies have reported increased conflict adaptation under negative, as compared to positive, mood. In these studies, sustained mood states were induced by film clips or music combined with imagination techniques; these kinds of mood manipulations are highly obvious, possibly distorting the actual mood states experienced by the participants...
March 22, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342214/real-time-fmri-neurofeedback-in-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Analucia A Alegria, Melanie Wulff, Helen Brinson, Gareth J Barker, Luke J Norman, Daniel Brandeis, Daniel Stahl, Anthony S David, Eric Taylor, Vincent Giampietro, Katya Rubia
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is associated with poor self-control, underpinned by inferior fronto-striatal deficits. Real-time functional magnetic resonance neurofeedback (rtfMRI-NF) allows participants to gain self-control over dysregulated brain regions. Despite evidence for beneficial effects of electrophysiological-NF on ADHD symptoms, no study has applied the spatially superior rtfMRI-NF neurotherapy to ADHD. A randomized controlled trial tested the efficacy of rtfMRI-NF of right inferior prefrontal cortex (rIFG), a key region that is compromised in ADHD and upregulated with psychostimulants, on improvement of ADHD symptoms, cognition, and inhibitory fMRI activation...
March 25, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341145/facial-correlates-of-emotional-behaviour-in-the-domestic-cat-felis-catus
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Valerie Bennett, Nadine Gourkow, Daniel S Mills
Leyhausen's (1979) work on cat behaviour and facial expressions associated with offensive and defensive behaviour is widely embraced as the standard for interpretation of agonistic behaviour in this species. However, it is a largely anecdotal description that can be easily misunderstood. Recently a facial action coding system has been developed for cats (CatFACS), similar to that used for objectively coding human facial expressions. This study reports on the use of this system to describe the relationship between behaviour and facial expressions of cats in confinement contexts without and with human interaction, in order to generate hypotheses about the relationship between these expressions and underlying emotional state...
March 21, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338795/-mom-i-don-t-want-to-hear-it-brain-response-to-maternal-praise-and-criticism-in-adolescents-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Jennifer S Silk, Kyung Hwa Lee, Rosalind D Elliott, Jill M Hooley, Ronald E Dahl, Anita Barber, Greg J Siegle
Recent research has implicated altered neural response to interpersonal feedback as an important factor in adolescent depression, with existing studies focusing on responses to feedback from virtual peers. We investigated whether depressed adolescents differed from healthy youth in neural response to social evaluative feedback from mothers. During neuroimaging, twenty adolescents in a current episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) and 28 healthy controls listened to previously recorded audio clips of their own mothers' praise, criticism and neutral comments...
February 17, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338790/empathy-for-pain-motivates-actions-without-altruistic-effects-evidence-of-motor-dynamics-and-brain-activity
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Xiaochun Han, Kang He, Bing Wu, Zhenhao Shi, Yi Liu, Siyang Luo, Kunlin Wei, Xinhuai Wu, Shihui Han
Empathy has been supposed to be a proximate mechanism of altruistic behavior. We investigated whether empathy for pain drives actions without altruistic effects and how such actions modulate neural responses to others' pain. In two experiments, we asked healthy adults to press a button for no reason when viewing video clips showing faces with pain expressions receiving needle penetration or faces with neutral expressions receiving a cotton swab touch. Experiment 1 found that participants pressed a button with greater response force when watching painful than non-painful stimuli...
February 17, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338438/learning-brain-aneurysm-microsurgical-skills-in-a-human-placenta-model-predictive-validity
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Marcelo Magaldi Ribeiro de Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Ferrarez, Taise Mosso Ramos, Jose Augusto Malheiros, Arthur Nicolato, Carla Jorge Machado, Mauro Tostes Ferreira, Fellype Borges de Oliveira, Cecília Félix Penido Mendes de Sousa, Pollyana Helena Vieira Costa, Sebastiao Gusmao, Giuseppe Lanzino, Rolando Del Maestro
OBJECTIVE Surgery for brain aneurysms is technically demanding. In recent years, the process to learn the technical skills necessary for these challenging procedures has been affected by a decrease in the number of surgical cases available and progressive restrictions on resident training hours. To overcome these limitations, surgical simulators such as cadaver heads and human placenta models have been developed. However, the effectiveness of these models in improving technical skills is unknown. This study assessed concurrent and predictive validity of brain aneurysm surgery simulation in a human placenta model compared with a "live" human brain cadaveric model...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337479/technical-feasibility-of-line-assisted-complete-closure-technique-for-large-mucosal-defects-after-colorectal-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection
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Minoru Kato, Yoji Takeuchi, Yasushi Yamasaki, Masamichi Arao, Sho Suzuki, Taro Iwatsubo, Kenta Hamada, Yusuke Tonai, Satoki Shichijo, Noriko Matsuura, Hiroko Nakahira, Takashi Kanesaka, Tomofumi Akasaka, Noboru Hanaoka, Koji Higashino, Noriya Uedo, Ryu Ishihara, Hiroyasu Iishi
Background and study aims Complete closure of large mucosal defects after colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (C-ESD) is considered impossible in most cases because of the limited width of the open clip. We therefore invented a simple closure technique using clip-and-line, named "line-assisted complete closure (LACC)", and assessed its technical feasibility. Patients and methods Between January and February 2016, we performed LACC in 11 patients after C-ESD and included them in this retrospective feasibility study...
January 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336542/seten-a-tool-for-systematic-identification-and-comparison-of-processes-phenotypes-and-diseases-associated-with-rna-binding-proteins-from-condition-specific-clip-seq-profiles
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Gungor Budak, Rajneesh Srivastava, Sarath Chandra Janga
RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) control the regulation of gene expression in eukaryotic genomes at post-transcriptional level by binding to their cognate RNAs. Although several variants of CLIP (crosslinking and immunoprecipitation) protocols are currently available to study the global protein-RNA interaction landscape at single nucleotide resolution in a cell, currently there are very few tools which can facilitate understanding and dissecting the functional associations of RBPs from the resulting binding maps...
March 23, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335674/an-unexpected-cause-of-transient-diarrhea
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Yoen-Young Chuah, Yeong-Yeh Lee, Tzung Jiun Tsai
Migration of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube to colon with gastro-colonic-cutaneous fistula formation is a rare complication of the procedure. Transient episodic diarrhea following each PEG tube feeding is typical of this complication. We present a 72-year-old man with cerebrovascular disease and scoliosis who encountered episodes of transient diarrhea after each PEG tube feeding. His diarrhea was refractory to medications. Colonoscopy demonstrated a mal-positioned PEG in the transverse colon...
March 24, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334550/geraniol-promotes-functional-recovery-and-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-in-rats-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Yan Lv, Liang Zhang, Na Li, Naiken Mai, Yu Zhang, Shuyi Pan
Geraniol, a plant derived monoterpene, has been extensively studied and showed a wide variety of beneficial effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of geraniol on functional recovery and neuropathic pain in rats with spinal cord injury (SCI). Rats received a clip-compression SCI and were treated with geraniol 6 hours following SCI. Treatment of SCI rats with geraniol markedly improved locomotor function, and reduced sensitivity to the mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia...
March 23, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333985/the-role-of-above-ground-competition-and-nitrogen-vs-phosphorus-enrichment-in-seedling-survival-of-common-european-plant-species-of-semi-natural-grasslands
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Tobias Ceulemans, Eva Hulsmans, Sigi Berwaers, Kasper Van Acker, Olivier Honnay
Anthropogenic activities have severely altered fluxes of nitrogen and phosphorus in ecosystems worldwide. In grasslands, subsequent negative effects are commonly attributed to competitive exclusion of plant species following increased above-ground biomass production. However, some studies have shown that this does not fully account for nutrient enrichment effects, questioning whether lowering competition by reducing grassland productivity through mowing or herbivory can mitigate the environmental impact of nutrient pollution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331877/hemobilia-due-to-cystic-artery-pseudoaneurysm-a-rare-late-complication-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Ricardo Badillo, Michael D Darcy, Vladimir M Kushnir
We discuss a patient with late presentation of hemobilia following cholecystectomy, which is unusual because pseudoaneurysm caused by vascular injury during surgery typically presents soon after surgery. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography revealed a large blood clot arising from the biliary orifice with subsequent computed tomography angiography diagnosing a large pseudoaneurysm in the region of the cystic artery adjacent to the cholecystectomy clips. Embolization was performed via direct percutaneous puncture of the pseudoaneurysm...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331586/how-to-induce-defense-responses-in-wild-plant-populations-using-bilberry-vaccinium-myrtillus-as-example
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Tarald Seldal, Stein Joar Hegland, Knut Rydgren, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Joachim Paul Töpper
Inducible plant defense is a beneficial strategy for plants, which imply that plants should allocate resources from growth and reproduction to defense when herbivores attack. Plant ecologist has often studied defense responses in wild populations by biomass clipping experiments, whereas laboratory and greenhouse experiments in addition apply chemical elicitors to induce defense responses. To investigate whether field ecologists could benefit from methods used in laboratory and greenhouse studies, we established a randomized block-design in a pine-bilberry forest in Western Norway...
March 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331239/evaluation-of-a-marker-clip-system-in-sonographically-guided-core-needle-biopsy-for-breast-cancer-localization-before-and-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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R Schulz-Wendtland, P Dankerl, M R Bani, P A Fasching, K Heusinger, M P Lux, S M Jud, C Rauh, C M Bayer, M G Schrauder, M W Beckmann, M Uder, B Brehm, C R Loehberg
Introduction The placement of intramammary marker clips has proven to be helpful for tumor localization in patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy and breast-conserving surgery. The purpose of our study was to investigate the feasibility of using a clip marker system for breast cancer localization and its influence on the imaging assessment of treatment responses after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Patients and Methods Between March and June 2015, a total of 25 patients (n = 25), with a suspicion of invasive breast cancer with diameters of at least 2 cm (cT2), underwent preoperative sonographically guided core needle biopsy using a single-use breast biopsy system (HistoCore™) and intramammary clip marking using a directly adapted clip system based on the established O-Twist Marker™, before their scheduled preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
February 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
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