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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098454/high-sensitive-wearable-textile-based-humidity-sensor-made-of-high-strength-single-walled-carbon-nanotube-swcnt-poly-vinyl-alcohol-pva-filaments
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Gengheng Zhou, Joon-Hyung Byun, Youngseok Oh, Byung-Mun Jung, Hwa-Jin Cha, Dong Gi Seong, Moon-Kwang Um, Sangil Hyun, Tsu-Wei Chou
Textile-based humidity sensors can be an important component of smart wearable electronic-textiles and have potential applications in the management of wounds, bed-wetting, and skin pathologies or for microclimate control in clothing. Here, we report a wearable textile-based humidity sensor for the first time using high strength (~750 MPa) and ultra-tough (energy-to-break, 4300 J g-1) SWCNT/PVA filaments via a wet-spinning process. The conductive SWCNT networks in the filaments can be modulated by adjusting the intertube distance by swelling the PVA molecular chains via the absorption of water molecules...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092986/a-review-of-the-treatment-of-primary-orthostatic-hypotension
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Genevieve M Hale, Jose Valdes, Michael Brenner
OBJECTIVE: To review the efficacy and safety of pharmacological and nonpharmacological strategies used to treat primary orthostatic hypotension (OH). DATA SOURCES: A literature review using PubMed and MEDLINE databases searching hypotension, non-pharmacological therapy, midodrine, droxidopa, pyridostigmine, fludrocortisone, atomoxetine, pseudoephedrine, and octreotide was performed. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Randomized or observational studies, cohorts, case series, or case reports written in English between January 1970 and November 2016 that assessed primary OH treatment in adult patients were evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075425/management-of-fibromyalgia-practical-guides-from-recent-evidence-based-guidelines
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Winfried Häuser, Jacob Ablin, Serge Perrot, Mary-Ann Fitzcharles
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a prevalent and costly condition worldwide, affecting approximately 2% of the general population. Recent evidence- and consensus-based guidelines from Canada, Germany, Israel and the European League Against Rheumatism aim to support physicians in achieving a comprehensive diagnostic work-up of patients with chronic widespread pain (CWP) and to assist patients and physicians in shared decision making on treament options. Every patient with CWP requires at the first medical evaluation a complete history, medical examination and some laboratory tests (complete blood count, C-reactive protein, serum calcium, creatine phosphokinase, thyroid stimulating hormone, 25-OH vitamin D) to screen for metabolic or inflammatory causes of CWP...
January 4, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068682/cushing-s-syndrome-managed-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-of-adrenal-gland-adenoma
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Sun-Ho Lee, Dong Wan Seo, Dongwook Oh, Tae Jun Song, Do Hyun Park, Sang Soo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063374/fatigue-in-epilepsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Oh-Young Kwon, Hyeong Sik Ahn, Hyun Jung Kim
PURPOSE: To estimate the frequency and strength of fatigue in epilepsy patients. METHODS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, COCHRANE, Web of Science, and SCOPUS databases were searched, and hand-searched data were added. For inclusion, the studies had to be original research articles that included fatigue data from adult epilepsy patients. The strength was estimated using studies reporting fatigue scores of standardized inventories for the patients and healthy controls. The fatigue frequency was estimated based on studies reporting the number of fatigue events in patients...
November 16, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062267/constrictive-pericarditis-a-practical-clinical-approach
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William R Miranda, Jae K Oh
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) represents a form of severe diastolic heart failure (HF), secondary to a noncompliant pericardium. The true prevalence of CP is unknown but it is observed in 0.2-0.4% of patients who have undergone cardiac surgery or have had pericardial trauma or inflammation due to a variety of etiologies. Despite its poor prognosis if untreated, CP is a potentially curable disease and surgical pericardiectomy can now be performed at low perioperative mortality in tertiary centers with surgical expertise in pericardial diseases...
January 3, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061485/comparison-of-the-effects-of-sufentanil-and-fentanyl-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-after-lumbar-fusion
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Do Keun Kim, Seung Hwan Yoon, Ji Yong Kim, Chang Hyun Oh, Jong Kwon Jung, Jin Kim
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative pain is one of the major complaints of patients after lumbar fusion surgery. The authors evaluated the effects of intravenous patient controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) using fentanyl or sufentanil on postoperative pain management and pain-related complications. METHODS: Forty-two patients that had undergone surgery with lumbar instrumentation and fusion at single or double levels constituted the study cohort. Patients were equally and randomly allocated to a sufentanil group (group S) or a fentanyl group (group F) for patient controlled analgesia (PCA)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061426/impacts-of-environmental-and-anthropogenic-stresses-on-macrozoobenthic-communities-in-jinhae-bay-korea
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Hanna Bae, Jung-Ho Lee, Sung Joon Song, Jinsoon Park, Bong-Oh Kwon, Seongjin Hong, Jongseong Ryu, Kyungsik Choi, Jong Seong Khim
In this study, spatiotemporal dynamics of macrofaunal assemblages and their associations with environmental conditions were examined in Jinhae Bay (10 sites), where the obvious sources of pollution including industries, oyster farms (hanging cultures), and municipal discharges has surrounded. The survey had performed over five consecutive seasons in 2013-2014. Target sedimentary variables included grain size, organic content, C/N ratio, carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios, and some heavy metals. Five ecological quality indices (EcoQ) were calculated from the benthic community data to evaluate ecological qualities in site-specific manner...
December 27, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056054/effect-of-dietary-types-on-feed-intakes-growth-performance-and-economic-benefit-in-tibetan-sheep-and-yaks-on-the-qinghai-tibet-plateau-during-cold-season
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Tianwei Xu, Shixiao Xu, Linyong Hu, Na Zhao, Zhe Liu, Li Ma, Hongjin Liu, Xinquan Zhao
Pastoralists on the Tibetan alpine rangeland suffered great economic loss in cold season, due to serious live-weight loss of domestic livestock under traditional grazing management. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of dietary types (crude protein levels) on feed intakes, growth performance and economic returns of local Tibetan sheep and yaks during cold season. Twenty-four yearling Tibetan sheep (25.29±3.95 kg LW) and twenty two-year-old yaks (100.62±4.55 kg LW) with familiar body conditions were randomly assigned to four groups, fed oats hay (OH), oats silage (OS), total mixed ration (TMR) and traditionally grazed on the local cool-season pasture (TG), respectively, over a 135-day experiment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054737/perceived-needs-for-the-information-communication-technology-ict-based-personalized-health-management-program-and-association-among-information-provision-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-and-decisional-conflict-in-cancer-patients
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Jin Ah Sim, Yoon Jung Chang, Aesun Shin, Dong-Young Noh, Wonshik Han, Han-Kwang Yang, Young Whan Kim, Young Tae Kim, Seoung-Yong Jeong, Jung-Hwan Yoon, Yoon Jun Kim, Daesuk Heo, Tae-You Kim, Do-Youn Oh, Hong-Gyun Wu, Hak Jae Kim, Eui Kyu Chie, Keon Wook Kang, Ju Han Kim, Young Ho Yun
OBJECTIVE: The use of information communication technology (ICT) based tailored health management program, can have significant health impacts for cancer patients. Information provision, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and decision conflicts, were analyzed for their relationship with need for an ICT-based personalized health management program in Korean cancer survivors. METHODS: The health program needs of 625 cancer survivors from two Korean hospitals were analyzed in this cross-sectional study...
January 5, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054192/five-year-actual-overall-survival-in-resected-pancreatic-cancer-a-contemporary-single-institution-experience-from-a-multidisciplinary-perspective
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Vincent J Picozzi, Stephen Y Oh, Alicia Edwards, Margaret T Mandelson, Russell Dorer, Flavio G Rocha, Adnan Alseidi, Thomas Biehl, L William Traverso, William S Helton, Richard A Kozarek
BACKGROUND: Successful surgical resection combined with effective perioperative therapy is essential for maximizing long-term survival for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma who underwent curative resection at our institution from January 2003 to May 2010 were reviewed. Demographic and clinical details were retrospectively collected from medical records and cancer registry data. RESULTS: Overall, 176 patients were included in the analysis (148 with de novo resectable disease and 28 with borderline resectable disease at presentation)...
January 4, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054069/challenge-and-perspective-the-relevance-of-ultraviolet-uv-radiation-and-the-vitamin-d-endocrine-system-vdes-for-psoriasis-and-other-inflammatory-skin-diseases
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Jörg Reichrath, Roman Saternus, Thomas Vogt
During evolution, the ability of many organisms to synthesize vitamin D photochemically represented, and still represents, a major driving factor for the development of life on earth. In humans because not more than 10-20% of the requirement of vitamin D can be satisfied by the diet (under most living conditions in the US and Europe), the remaining 80-90% need to be photochemically synthesized in the skin through the action of solar or artificial ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation. The skin is a key organ of the human body's vitamin D endocrine system (VDES), representing both the site of vitamin D synthesis and a target tissue for biologically active vitamin D metabolites...
January 5, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049235/the-prevalence-and-management-of-anemia-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-result-from-the-korean-cohort-study-for-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-know-ckd
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Sang Ryol Ryu, Sue K Park, Ji Yong Jung, Yeong Hoon Kim, Yun Kyu Oh, Tae Hyun Yoo, Suah Sung
Anemia is a common and significant complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, its prevalence and current management status has not been studied thoroughly in Korea. We examined the prevalence of anemia, its association with clinical and laboratory factors, and utilization of iron agents and erythropoiesis stimulating agents using the baseline data from the large-scale CKD cohort in Korea. We defined anemia when hemoglobin level was lower than 13.0 g/dL in males and 12.0 g/dL in females, or received by erythropoiesis stimulating agents...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042559/successful-anticoagulation-therapy-for-antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-mobile-aortic-thrombi
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Hyun Oh Park, Seong Ho Moon, Jong Woo Kim, Joung Hun Byun, Sung Hwan Kim, Jun Ho Yang, Chung-Eun Lee, Jong-Duk Kim
Hypercoagulable states have been associated with aortic thrombosis. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is one of the commonest types of acquired thrombophilia. We report the case of successful anticoagulation management in an APS patient with mobile thrombi within the aorta. A 58-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department (ED) with right-sided hemiparesis. His first symptoms were noted approximately 12-16 hours before presentation to the ED. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed acute embolic infarction of the left frontal and parietotemporal lobes...
December 2016: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035295/development-of-models-for-regional-cardiac-surgery-centers
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Choon Seon Park, Nam Hee Park, Sung Bo Sim, Sang Cheol Yun, Hye Mi Ahn, Myunghwa Kim, Ji Suk Choi, Myo Jeong Kim, Hyunsu Kim, Hyun Keun Chee, Sanggi Oh, Shinkwang Kang, Sok-Goo Lee, Jun Ho Shin, Keonyeop Kim, Kun Sei Lee
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to develop the models for regional cardiac surgery centers, which take regional characteristics into consideration, as a policy measure that could alleviate the concentration of cardiac surgery in the metropolitan area and enhance the accessibility for patients who reside in the regions. METHODS: To develop the models and set standards for the necessary personnel and facilities for the initial management plan, we held workshops, debates, and conference meetings with various experts...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030492/stapled-versus-handsewn-a-prospective-emergency-surgery-study-shapes-an-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-multi-institutional-study
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Brandon R Bruns, David S Morris, Martin Zielinski, Nathan T Mowery, Preston R Miller, Kristen Arnold, Herb A Phelan, Jason Murry, David Turay, John Fam, John S Oh, Oliver L Gunter, Toby Enniss, Joseph D Love, David Skarupa, Matthew Benns, Alisan Fathalizadeh, Pak Shan Leung, Matthew M Carrick, Brent Jewett, Joseph Sakran, Lindsay O'Meara, Anthony V Herrera, Hegang Chen, Thomas M Scalea, Jose J Diaz
BACKGROUND: Data from the trauma patient population suggests handsewn anastomoses (HS) are superior to stapled (ST). A recent retrospective study in emergency general surgery (EGS) patients had similar findings. The aim of the current study is to evaluate HS and ST anastomoses in EGS patients undergoing urgent/emergent operations. METHODS: The study was sponsored by the AAST Multi-Institutional Studies Committee. Patients undergoing urgent/emergent bowel resection for EGS pathology were prospectively enrolled from 7/22/2013-12/31/2015...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030344/report-of-fatal-mixed-infection-with-cryptosporidium-parvum-and-giardia-intestinalis-in-neonatal-calves
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Yuu Matsuura, Makoto Matsubayashi, Satoko Nukata, Tomoyuki Shibahara, Osamu Ayukawa, Yasuko Kondo, Tomohide Matsuo, Shigehiko Uni, Masaru Furuya, Hiroyuki Tani, Naotoshi Tsuji, Kazumi Sasai
In the production and management of beef and dairy cattle, controlling diarrhea is one of the important concerns. Pathogenic agents of the disease, protozoan parasites including Cryptosporidium spp., are difficult to control, making prevention, diagnoses, and treatment of diarrhea. In the present study, we investigated a farm with a history of calf deaths over a period of 10 years in order to determine the cause of disease and to clarify the detailed distribution of the pathogens. In four examined calves that were reared in calf pens, all were positive with Cryptosporidium and/or Giardia, while the other breeding stock and adult cattle were negative...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018458/successful-treatment-of-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-uveitis-with-steroid-and-azathioprine-in-a-12-year-old-boy
#18
Ji Eun Kim, Se Jin Park, Ji Young Oh, Hyeon Joo Jeong, Ji Hong Kim, Jae Il Shin
Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome is a rare disease, often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed in children. We describe the case of a 12-year-old boy who presented to Severance Hospital with a 1-month history of bilateral conjunctival injection. He was first evaluated by an Ophthalmologist in another hospital and diagnosed with panuveitis. Laboratory tests indicated renal failure, and a renal biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis. An extensive exclusion of all possible causes allowed a diagnosis of TINU syndrome...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007531/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-is-associated-with-adiposity-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-a-predominantly-vitamin-d-deficient-and-overweight-obese-but-otherwise-healthy-cohort
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REVIEW
Aya Mousa, Negar Naderpoor, Maximilian P J de Courten, Robert Scragg, Barbora de Courten
Vitamin D deficiency has reached epidemic proportions worldwide and has recently been linked to cardiometabolic risk factors including obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, as well as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The objective of this study was to examine the associations between circulating 25-hydrovitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and cardiometabolic risk factors using direct measures of adiposity, glucose intolerance, and insulin resistance, as well as lipids, blood pressure, and plasma markers of inflammation...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004295/vitamin-d-status-correction-in-saudi-arabia-an-experts-consensus-under-the-auspices-of-the-european-society-for-clinical-and-economic-aspects-of-osteoporosis-osteoarthritis-and-musculoskeletal-diseases-esceo
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Nasser M Al-Daghri, Yousef Al-Saleh, Naji Aljohani, Riad Sulimani, Abdulaziz M Al-Othman, Hanan Alfawaz, Mona Fouda, Fahad Al-Amri, Awad Shahrani, Mohammed Alharbi, Fahad Alshahrani, Waleed Tamimi, Shaun Sabico, Rene Rizzoli, Jean-Yves Reginster
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is common in the Middle East and in Saudi Arabia, in particular. While several international recommendations on the management of vitamin D deficiency have been documented and practiced globally, these recommendations should be adapted to the conditions of the Middle Eastern region. To address this challenge, the Prince Mutaib Chair for Biomarkers of Osteoporosis (PMCO) in King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, KSA, together with local experts and in cooperation with the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO), organized a panel that formulated unified recommendations in the diagnosis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in the region...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
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