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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245180/factors-influencing-cane-use-for-the-management-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Julia Hart, Rana S Hinman, Ans Van Ginckel, Michelle Hall, Rachel Nelligan, Kim L Bennell
OBJECTIVE: To investigate demographic, symptom-related and cognitive determinants of cane use for knee osteoarthritis (OA) and prioritise the factors that could facilitate cane use in people with no previous cane use. METHODS: A survey of people aged ≥45 years with a clinical diagnosis of knee OA was conducted. The survey included two sections: i) demographic and cognitive determinants of cane use assessed via subscales of the Cane Cognitive Mediator Scale; ii) 19 statements, underpinned by the Behaviour Change Wheel theoretical framework, relating to factors that could facilitate regular cane use...
December 15, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245078/analysis-of-nras-gain-in-657-patients-with-melanoma-and-evaluation-of-its-sensitivity-to-a-mek-inhibitor
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Junya Yan, Xiaowen Wu, Jiayi Yu, Huan Yu, Tianxiao Xu, Kevin M Brown, Xue Bai, Jie Dai, Meng Ma, Huan Tang, Lu Si, Zhihong Chi, Xinan Sheng, Chuanliang Cui, Yan Kong, Jun Guo
BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma rat-sarcoma (NRAS) mutations have been described in Chinese patients with melanoma. However, the status and the clinical significance of NRAS gain have not been investigated on a large scale. METHODS: A total of 657 melanoma samples were included in the study. NRAS copy number was examined using the QuantiGene Plex DNA assay. The sensitivities of cell lines and patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models containing NRAS gain to a MAP/ERK kinase (MEK) inhibitor (binimetinib) were also evaluated...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245061/risk-and-prognosis-of-cancer-after-upper-extremity-deep-venous-thrombosis-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Kasper Adelborg, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Jens Sundbøll, Paolo Prandoni, Anne Ording, Henrik Toft Sørensen
INTRODUCTION: The association between lower-extremity venous thrombosis and cancer is well-established. However, the extent to which upper-extremity deep venous thrombosis (U-DVT) is a marker of cancer and a prognostic factor for all-cause mortality remains poorly understood. We examined the risk of cancer after a diagnosis of U-DVT compared with cancer risk in the general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using Danish nationwide population-based medical registries, we identified all patients with first-time U-DVT during 1980-1993 and 2000-2013...
November 22, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245055/high-proportion-of-abnormal-pap-smear-tests-and-cervical-dysplasia-in-women-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Christine Rousset-Jablonski, Quitterie Reynaud, Raphaëlle Nove-Josserand, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Yahia Mekki, François Golfier, Isabelle Durieu
OBJECTIVES: Insufficient gynecological follow-up and cervical screening has been reported in women with cystic fibrosis (CF). Some of these patients will require a pulmonary transplantation, known to be associated with a higher risk of cervical dysplasia. The aim of this study was to explore the results of cervical screening in adult women with CF, and to report the prevalence of abnormal pap smear tests in this population. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively analyzed medical records of sexually active women with CF who attended a gynecological consultation in Lyon University CF referral center between June 2014 and December 2015...
December 9, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244995/proceedings-of-the-strategy-meeting-for-the-development-of-an-international-consortium-for-chinese-medicine-and-cancer
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Jeffrey D White, Hongsheng Lin, Libin Jia, Roy S Wu, Stephen Lam, Jie Li, Jinhui Dou, Nagi Kumar, Lizhu Lin, Lixing Lao
On November 3, 2014, in Bethesda, MD, the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Cancer Institute held a meeting to examine the potential utility and feasibility of establishing an international consortium for Chinese medicine and cancer. There is significant interest in the West in using components of Chinese medicine (CM) -such as botanicals and herbal medicines, acupuncture and acupressure, and qigong-in the field of oncology, as potential anticancer agents, for symptom management, and to improve quality of life...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244888/evaluation-of-the-periodontal-status-of-abutment-teeth-in-removable-partial-dentures
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André Ricardo Maia Correia, Fábio Daniel da Silva Lobo, Mónica Célia Pereira Miranda, Filipe Miguel Soares Framegas de Araújo, Tiago Miguel Santos Marques
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the use of removable partial dentures affects the periodontal status of abutment teeth. An observational cross-sectional study was done on a sample of patients rehabilitated with removable partial dentures (2010 to 2013). At a recall appointment, a clinical examination was done to collect data related to the rehabilitation and periodontal status of the abutment teeth. Of 145 invited patients, 54 attended the requested follow-up appointment (37.2%). Mean patient age was 59...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244842/intensive-care-treatments-associated-with-favorable-discharge-outcomes-in-argentine-children-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-for-the-south-american-guideline-adherence-group
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Monica S Vavilala, Silvia B Lujan, Qian Qiu, Michael J Bell, Nicolás M Ballarini, Nahuel Guadagnoli, María Alejandra Depetris, Gabriela A Faguaga, Gloria M Baggio, Leonardo O Busso, Mirta E García, Osvaldo R González Carrillo, Paula L Medici, Silvia S Sáenz, Elida E Vanella, Carly K Farr, Gustavo J Petroni
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the critical care management of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in low middle income countries. We aimed to identify indicators of intensive care unit (ICU) treatments associated with favorable outcomes in Argentine children with severe TBI. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of data from patients previously enrolled in a prospective seven center study of children with severe TBI who were admitted to an ICU in one of the seven study centers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244806/cellular-selectivity-of-aav-serotypes-for-gene-delivery-in-neurons-and-astrocytes-by-neonatal-intracerebroventricular-injection
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Sean L Hammond, Ashley N Leek, Evan H Richman, Ronald B Tjalkens
The non-pathogenic parvovirus, adeno-associated virus (AAV), is an efficient vector for transgene expression in vivo and shows promise for treatment of brain disorders in clinical trials. Currently, there are more than 100 AAV serotypes identified that differ in the binding capacity of capsid proteins to specific cell surface receptors that can transduce different cell types and brain regions in the CNS. In the current study, multiple AAV serotypes expressing a GFP reporter (AAV1, AAV2/1, AAVDJ, AAV8, AAVDJ8, AAV9, AAVDJ9) were screened for their infectivity in both primary murine astrocyte and neuronal cell cultures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244729/comparative-evaluation-of-u-s-brand-and-generic-intravenous-sodium-ferric-gluconate-complex-in-sucrose-injection-in-vitro-cellular-uptake
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Min Wu, Dajun Sun, Katherine Tyner, Wenlei Jiang, Rodney Rouse
Iron deficiency anemia is a common clinical consequence for people who suffer from chronic kidney disease, especially those requiring dialysis. Intravenous (IV) iron therapy is a widely accepted safe and efficacious treatment for iron deficiency anemia. Numerous IV iron drugs have been approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including a single generic product, sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose. In this study, we compared the cellular iron uptake profiles of the brand (Ferrlecit®) and generic sodium ferric gluconate (SFG) products...
December 15, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244679/rice-bodies-and-a-partial-flexor-tendon-rupture-in-a-patient-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Austin Nabet, Safi Faruqui, Christopher J Hogan
CASE: We present a case of rice-body formation and partial flexor tendon rupture in a 3-year-old child with seronegative juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), which presented as a painless soft-tissue mass of the volar aspect of the hand. The diagnosis was not confirmed until histologic examination. The patient was managed with a tenosynovectomy and oral medication; he made a full recovery. CONCLUSION: JIA is one of the most common rheumatologic conditions of childhood...
April 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244257/normal-reference-intervals-and-the-effects-of-sample-handling-on-dynamic-viscoelastic-coagulometry-sonoclot-in-healthy-adult-horses
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Camilla A Jamieson, Andrew S Hanzlicek, Mark E Payton, Todd C Holbrook
OBJECTIVE: To determine reference intervals and the effect of sample agitation and rest time on Sonoclot analysis in healthy adult horses. DESIGN: Original prospective study. SETTING: University veterinary medical teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Sixty healthy adult horses. INTERVENTIONS: Blood was collected for assessment of complete blood count, serum biochemical analysis, and Sonoclot analysis. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Horses were determined to be healthy based upon physical examination, CBC, and serum biochemistry analysis...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244218/person-specific-contribution-of-neuropathologies-to-cognitive-loss-in-old-age
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Patricia A Boyle, Lei Yu, Robert S Wilson, Sue E Leurgans, Julie A Schneider, David A Bennett
OBJECTIVE: Mixed neuropathologies are the most common cause of dementia at the population level, but how different neuropathologies contribute to cognitive decline at the individual level remains unknown. We quantified the contribution of nine neuropathologies to cognitive loss at an individual level. METHODS: Participants (n=1,079) came from 2 longitudinal clinical-pathologic studies of aging. All completed 2+ cognitive evaluations (maximum = 22), died and underwent neuropathologic examinations to identify Alzheimer's disease (AD), other neurodegenerative diseases, and vascular pathologies...
December 15, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244213/trajectories-of-impairment-in-als-insights-from-the-pro-act-cohort
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Nimish J Thakore, Brittany R Lapin, Erik P Pioro
INTRODUCTION: Rate of decline of the revised ALS functional rating scale (ALSFRS-R) is a common outcome measure and a powerful predictor of mortality in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: Observed rate of decline (post-slope) of ALSFRS-R, its linearity, and its relationship to decline at first visit (pre-slope) were examined in the Pooled Resource Open-Access ALS Clinical Trials (PRO-ACT) cohort using longitudinal mixed effects models. RESULTS: Mean ALSFRS-R post-slope in 3,367 patients was -0...
December 15, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244164/cortical-and-subcortical-brain-changes-in-children-and-adolescents-with-narcolepsy-type-1
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Manuela Tondelli, Fabio Pizza, Anna Elisabetta Vaudano, Giuseppe Plazzi, Stefano Meletti
Study Objectives: Neuroimaging studies on structural alterations in patients with type 1 narcolepsy (NT1) have shown controversial and heterogeneous results. The purpose of this study was to investigate microstructural brain changes in patients with NT1 close to disease onset. Methods: We examined cortical and subcortical grey matter volumes in 20 drug-naïve children and adolescents with NT1 compared with 19 healthy controls; whole-brain voxel-based morphometry, shape and volumetric analyses, and cortical thickness analysis were used...
December 13, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244150/risk-and-prognostic-factors-for-multiple-primary-carcinomas-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Seiji Hosokawa, Goro Takahashi, Jun Okamura, Atsushi Imai, Daiki Mochizuki, Yoshinori Takizawa, Takashi Yamatodani, Kiyoshi Misawa, Hiroyuki Mineta
Background: Unexpected multiple primary carcinomas (MPCs) that develop in patients with head and neck carcinomas complicate approaches to their management. We therefore investigated the clinical factors associated with survival outcomes after the treatment of MPCs. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of records of 1104 patients who underwent treatment for primary head and neck carcinoma at Hamamatsu University Hospital. We evaluated clinical staging, age, sex, smoking, alcohol consumption, the primary tumor site (particularly the involvement of the mucosal epithelial lining of the aerodigestive tract), and overall survival (OS) as determined by Kaplan-Meier analysis...
December 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244058/antidepressant-use-and-cognitive-outcomes-in-very-old-women
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Yue Leng, Susan J Diem, Katie L Stone, Kristine Yaffe
Background: Antidepressant use is very common in the elderly, but the effects of antidepressants on cognition in the elderly are controversial with some studies suggesting harm and others protection. We aimed to investigate the association between different antidepressant use and change in cognition and risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia in very old women. Methods: We examined 1,234 community-dwelling women (mean age 83.2 years) from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures...
December 12, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244054/a-systematic-review-for-functional-neuroimaging-studies-of-cognitive-reserve-across-the-cognitive-aging-spectrum
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Mia Anthony, Feng Lin
Objective: Cognitive reserve has been proposed to explain the discrepancy between clinical symptoms and the effects of aging or Alzheimer's pathology. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may help elucidate how neural reserve and compensation delay cognitive decline and identify brain regions associated with cognitive reserve. This systematic review evaluated neural correlates of cognitive reserve via fMRI (resting-state and task-related) studies across the cognitive aging spectrum (i...
December 13, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244020/association-between-structural-and-functional-brain-alterations-in-drug-free-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-multimodal-meta-analysis
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Xin Gao, Wenjing Zhang, Li Yao, Yuan Xiao, Lu Liu, Jieke Liu, Siyi Li, Bo Tao, Chandan Shah, Qiyong Gong, John A Sweeney, Su Lui
BACKGROUND: Neuroimaging studies have shown both structural and functional abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia. Recently, studies have begun to explore the association between structural and functional grey matter abnormalities. By conducting a meta-analysis on morphometric and functional imaging studies of grey matter alterations in drug-free patients, the present study aims to examine the degree of overlap between brain regions with anatomic and functional changes in patients with schizophrenia...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience: JPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244018/detection-of-novel-betapapillomaviruses-and-gammapapillomaviruses-in-eyebrow-hair-follicles-using-a-single-tube-hanging-droplet-pcr-assay-with-modified-pan-pv-codehop-primers
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Diego Chouhy, Boštjan J Kocjan, Jeannette P Staheli, Elisa M Bolatti, Lea Hošnjak, Martin Sagadin, Adriana A Giri, Timothy M Rose, Mario Poljak
A modified pan-PV consensus-degenerate hybrid oligonucleotide primer (CODEHOP) PCR was developed for generic and sensitive detection of a broad-spectrum of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) infecting the cutaneous epithelium. To test the analytical sensitivity of the assay we examined 149 eyebrow hair follicle specimens from immunocompetent male patients. HPV DNA was detected in 60 % (89/149) of analysed eyebrow samples with a total of 48 different HPV sequences, representing 21 previously described HPVs and 27 putative novel HPV types...
December 15, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243895/thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Jari Arokoski, Jaro Karppinen, Karl-August Lindgren, Heidi Vastamäki, Martti Vastamäki, Leena Ristolainen, Katri Laimi
It is important to remember the possibility of nonspecific thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) when treating patients with neck and upper extremity symptoms. There are no specific diagnostic criteria for the syndrome. Diagnosis is based on symptoms, clinical examination and the ruling out of other causes. The first-line option of clinical care is conservative treatment, which in most cases is sufficient for the patient to regain normal functioning. However, some of the most difficult TOS patients need surgical treatment, especially when persistent symptoms have already begun in adolescence, and if compression of neural or vascular structures is thought to result from anatomical structures...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
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