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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538229/treatment-outcome-in-patients-with-primary-central-nervous-system-germ-cell-tumour-clinical-experience-from-a-regional-cancer-centre-in-north-india
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Ahitagni Biswas, Pramod Kumar Julka, Sameer Bakhshi, Manmohan Singh, Goura Kishor Rath
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial germ cell tumour is a rare entity and constitutes 2-3% of all paediatric brain tumours in Western countries. We herein intend to report the clinical features and treatment outcome of patients with primary central nervous system germ cell tumour treated at our institute. METHODS: Clinical data were collected by retrospective chart review from 2006 to 2012. Histopathology slides were reviewed and relevant immunohistochemistry stains were done...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494683/what-is-clearance-worth-patients-stated-risk-tolerance-for-psoriasis-treatments
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Angelyn O Fairchild, Shelby D Reed, F Reed Johnson, Greg Anglin, Anne M Wolka, Rebecca A Noel
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide quantitative evidence of patients' tolerance for therapeutic risks associated with psoriasis treatments that could offer psoriasis improvements beyond the PASI 75 benchmark. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used a discrete-choice experiment in which respondents chose between competing psoriasis treatments characterized by benefits (ie, reduced plaque severity, reduced plaque area), risks (ie, 10-year risk of tuberculosis, 10-year risk of death from infection), and treatment regimen...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471816/organ-support-after-death-by-neurologic-criteria-in-pediatric-patients
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Ariane Lewis, Nellie Adams, Arun Chopra, Matthew P Kirschen
OBJECTIVES: We sought to 1) evaluate how pediatricians approach situations in which families request continuation of organ support after declaration of death by neurologic criteria and 2) explore potential interventions to make these situations less challenging. DESIGN: A survey on management and personal experience with death by neurologic criteria was distributed electronically to pediatric intensivists and neurologists. We compared responses from individuals who practice in states with accommodation exceptions (accommodation states where religious or moral beliefs must be taken into consideration when declaring death: California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York) to those from non-accommodation states...
April 29, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470072/experiences-of-patients-with-hypertension-at-primary-health-care-in-facilitating-own-lifestyle-change-of-regular-physical-exercise
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Nomasonto B D Magobe, Marie Poggenpoel, Chris Myburgh
BACKGROUND: Regular physical exercise is one of the lifestyle modification general measures to control the blood pressure (BP) of patients with hypertension. Globally, hypertension is considered a non-communicable disease (NCD), as well as a chronic condition of lifestyle, that contributes to the mortality rate caused by complications of cardiovascular burden of diseases. In South Africa, NCDs account for nearly 40% of adult deaths, with a high prevalence among black people in urban areas such as Soweto...
April 26, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464382/they-are-still-the-same-family-members-stories-about-their-relatives-with-dementia-disorders-as-residents-in-a-nursing-home
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Berit Seiger Cronfalk, Astrid Norberg, Britt-Marie Ternestedt
In order to better understand the context of suffering from dementia disorders, greater efforts should be made to understand and identify what persons with such disorders experience when living in a nursing home. The aim of this qualitative study was to gain further understanding of how persons with dementia disorders experienced and coped with their changed life situation after being relocated to a nursing home as described by their family members' perceptions. Qualitative data were collected from ten interviews with family members and evaluated using content analysis...
May 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447574/optimized-longitudinal-monitoring-of-stem-cell-grafts-in-mouse-brain-using-a-novel-bioluminescent-near-infrared-fluorescent-fusion-reporter
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Laura Mezzanotte, Juvita Delancy Iljas, Ivo Que, Alan Chan, Eric Kaijzel, Rob Hoeben, Clemens Löwik
<p>Biodistribution and fate of transplanted stem cells via longitudinal monitoring has been successfully achievedin the last decade using optical imaging. However, sensitive longitudinal imaging of transplanted stem cells in deep tissue like the brain remains challenging not only due to low light penetration but because of other factors such as low or inferior expression levels of optical reporters in stem cells and stem cell death after transplantation. Here we describe an optimized imaging protocol for sensitive long term monitoring of human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) expressing a novel bioluminescent/near infrared fluorescent (NIRF) fusion reporter transplanted in mouse brain cortex...
April 26, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434241/-facilitating-role-of-traumatic-experiences-in-art
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József Gerevich
Traumatic experiences can not only have unfavourable consequences, they can also contribute, with a kind of creative twist, to the development of the person affected by the trauma. The artistic responses to traumas can be examined on the basis of the different types of trauma. This study reports on an investigation focusing on six types of trauma: emotional deprivation/neglect; near-death experience; becoming the victim of violence; war; accident/sickness and emotional frustration. Examples taken from the history of art indicate that works of art can draw attention to the traumatic experiences of the artists with frequently repeated motifs and portrayal techniques (sun, mother image, objects referring to the person lost, motifs of violence or symbols of violence, artistic manifestations of an exaggerated self-image, surreal visions, dry irony, substituting other objects for the beloved person), or a sudden change of style and subject that can express a heightened interest in human suffering (Lovis Corinth)...
April 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427020/experiences-with-premorbid-sudep-discussion-among-participants-in-the-north-american-sudep-registry-nasr
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Jay Louik, Kyra Doumlele, Fizza Hussain, Laura Crandall, Jeffrey Buchhalter, Dale Hesdorffer, Elizabeth Donner, Orrin Devinsky, Daniel Friedman
The North American SUDEP Registry (NASR) is a repository of clinical data and biospecimens in cases of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), a leading cause of epilepsy-related deaths. We assessed whether bereaved families were aware of SUDEP before their family member's death and their preferences for SUDEP disclosure. At enrollment, next-of-kin of SUDEP cases completed an intake interview, including questions assessing premorbid SUDEP discussions. Only 18.1% of the 138 next-of-kin recalled a previous discussion of SUDEP with a healthcare provider or support resource...
May 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394814/percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-using-impella%C3%A2-devices-for-decompensated-cardiogenic-shock-a-pediatric-heart-center-experience
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Dhaval Parekh, Aamir Jeewa, Sebastian C Tume, William J Dreyer, Ricardo Pignatelli, David Horne, Henri Justino, Athar M Qureshi
Cardiogenic shock remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in children with heart failure. Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support may be an additional tool to augment left heart support and decompression in addition to conventional therapies. This report aims to review the clinical and hemodynamic outcomes of the Impella® device at a pediatric center. A retrospective review of all implants between October 2014 and November 2016 was conducted. Clinical outcomes, device implant techniques, complications, and hemodynamic data were collected...
April 6, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351902/risk-stratification-for-sudden-cardiac-death-too-late-to-establish-a-role-for-cardiac-mri
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Timothy M Markman, Saman Nazarian
Automatic detection and transvenous or subcutaneous defibrillation of malignant ventricular arrhythmias by implantable cardioverter defibrillators are vital for management of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death. Guidelines and appropriate use criteria based on data from several clinical trials support prophylactic defibrillator implantation in patients with symptoms of heart failure and left ventricular ejection fraction ≤35%. Yet, existing guidelines direct defibrillator implantation to a small subset of the overall population at risk for sudden death, and with an average annual appropriate shock rate of 5...
March 28, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349198/benign-neonatal-deep-hypothermia-in-rodents-and-its-relations-to-hibernation
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Richard W Hill
The neonates of many rodent species survive deep hypothermia (T b = 0-8 °C). In key respects, this hypothermia is more akin to hibernation than was thought during much of the twentieth century, indicating that studies of neonatal hypothermia may usefully supplement studies of hibernation in understanding evolved tissue adaptations to near-freezing T b. To clarify evolutionary diversity in neonatal survival of deep hypothermia, neonates of six species or strains were subjected to a standardized procedure: exposure for 2...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346076/meaning-making-after-a-near-death-experience-the-relevance-of-intrapsychic-and-interpersonal-dynamics
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Simone Bianco, Marco Sambin, Arianna Palmieri
This study aims to investigate the processes used by individuals to integrate a near-death experience (NDE) and to discuss the use of a meaning-making component to help people who have had such experiences. A psychotherapist interviewed six individuals who reported having had a NDE. Transcripts of the interviews were coded using an interpretative phenomenological analysis. The authors identified intrapsychic and interpersonal dynamics implicated in the individuals' meaning-making processes, and the problems encountered during their integration of the experience...
March 27, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336153/quantification-and-comparison-of-the-mechanical-properties-of-four-human-cardiac-valves
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Thuy Pham, Fatiesa Sulejmani, Erica Shin, Di Wang, Wei Sun
OBJECTIVE: Although having the same ability to permit unidirectional flow within the heart, the four main valves-the mitral valve (MV), aortic (AV), tricuspid (TV) and pulmonary (PV) valves-experience different loading conditions; thus, they exhibit different structural integrity from one another. Most research on heart valve mechanics have been conducted mainly on MV and AV or an individual valve, but none quantify and compare the mechanical and structural properties among the four valves from the same aged patient population whose death was unrelated to cardiovascular disease...
March 21, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332952/dying-for-love-an-attachment-problem-with-some-perpetrator-introjects
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Valerie Sinason
This paper focuses on some problematic victim-perpetrator dynamics in psychotherapy with patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder where there has been longstanding multi-perpetrator organized abuse described, which also involves family members. Additionally, in this specific sample, there have been reported experiences of serious assaults from attachment figures in which the patient felt close to death. The clinical concern is expressed that only in the nearness of death is a connection felt to the attachment figure and this leads to extra suicidality in the patient and extra vulnerability to secondary traumatization for the therapist...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329717/characteristics-of-memories-for-near-death-experiences
#15
Lauren E Moore, Bruce Greyson
Near-death experiences are vivid, life-changing experiences occurring to people who come close to death. Because some of their features, such as enhanced cognition despite compromised brain function, challenge our understanding of the mind-brain relationship, the question arises whether near-death experiences are imagined rather than real events. We administered the Memory Characteristics Questionnaire to 122 survivors of a close brush with death who reported near-death experiences. Participants completed Memory Characteristics Questionnaires for three different memories: that of their near-death experience, that of a real event around the same time, and that of an event they had imagined around the same time...
March 19, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323788/traumatic-colon-injury-in-damage-control-laparotomy-a-multicenter-trial-is-it-safe-to-do-a-delayed-anastomosis
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Leah Carey Tatebe, Andrew Jennings, Ken Tatebe, Alexandra Handy, Purvi Prajapati, Michael Smith, Tai Do, Gerald O Ogola, Rajesh R Gandhi, Therese M Duane, Stephen Luk, Laura Bruce Petrey
BACKGROUND: Delayed colonic anastomosis after damage control laparotomy (DCL) is an alternative to colostomies during a single laparotomy (SL) in high-risk patients. However, literature suggests increased colonic leak rates up to 27% with DCL, and various reported risk factors. We evaluated our regional experience to determine if delayed colonic anastomosis was associated with worse outcomes. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective cohort study was performed across three Level I trauma centers encompassing traumatic colon injuries from January 2006 through June 2014...
April 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303355/false-memory-susceptibility-in-coma-survivors-with-and-without-a-near-death-experience
#17
Charlotte Martial, Vanessa Charland-Verville, Hedwige Dehon, Steven Laureys
It has been postulated that memories of near-death experiences (NDEs) could be (at least in part) reconstructions based on experiencers' (NDErs) previous knowledge and could be built as a result of the individual's attempt to interpret the confusing experience. From the point of view of the experiencer, NDE memories are perceived as being unrivalled memories due to its associated rich phenomenology. However, the scientific literature devoted to the cognitive functioning of NDErs in general, and their memory performance in particular, is rather limited...
March 16, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299948/how-to-conduct-research-on-overdiagnosis-a-keynote-paper-from-the-egprn-may-2016-tel-aviv
#18
John Brodersen
Overdiagnosis is a growing problem worldwide. Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of deviations, abnormalities, risk factors, and pathologies that in themselves would never cause symptoms (this applies only to risk factors and pathology), would never lead to morbidity, and would never be the cause of death. Overdiagnosis is often misinterpreted as overutilization or overtreatment. Overutilization, overtreatment, and overdiagnosis are interrelated but three distinct topics. Overutilization (establishment of standard practice that does not provide net benefit) does not have to lead to overdiagnosis or overtreatment, but the risk exists...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286646/primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-review-of-contemporary-guidance-and-literature
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REVIEW
Jack Stewart, Gavin Manmathan, Peter Wilkinson
Cardiovascular disease is a significant and ever-growing problem in the United Kingdom, accounting for nearly one-third of all deaths and leading to significant morbidity. It is also of particular and pressing interest as developing countries experience a change in lifestyle which introduces novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease, leading to a boom in cardiovascular disease risk throughout the developing world. The burden of cardiovascular disease can be ameliorated by careful risk reduction and, as such, primary prevention is an important priority for all developers of health policy...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260772/neonatal-transport-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-bangladesh
#20
S K Dey, S Sharker, I Jahan, S C Moni, K H Shabuj, M J Chisti, M A Mannan, M Shahidullah
Safe transportation is mostly an unnoticed neonatal health issue in Bangladesh and no documentation is available regarding the existing practices. So this study was intended to document transport status of the referred newborn to a tertiary care hospital. This observational study included 150 out born neonates over 12 months period transported from various places to NICU, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) from May 2015 to April 2016. A structured data collection form was used to record information categorized into pre-transport, during transport and at admission...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
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