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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743159/chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-neurocognitive-function-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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Adrienne Studaway, Rohit P Ojha, Tara M Brinkman, Nan Zhang, Malek Baassiri, Pia Banerjee, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Deokumar Srivastava, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kevin R Krull
BACKGROUND: Cancer survivors transfused with blood products before reliable screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at risk for infection. This study examined the impact of HCV on neurocognitive function and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among adult survivors of childhood cancer. METHODS: Neurocognitive testing was conducted for 836 adult survivors of childhood cancer (mean age, 35 years [standard deviation, 7.4 years]; time since diagnosis, 29 years [standard deviation, 6...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743051/enhancing-women-s-confidence-for-physiologic-birth-maternity-care-providers-perspectives
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Melissa A Saftner, Carrie Neerland, Melissa D Avery
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research study was to explore MCP's beliefs and attitudes about physiologic birth and to identify components of antenatal care that providers believe may impact a woman's confidence for physiologic labor and birth. METHODS: This qualitative descriptive study included maternity care providers (N=31) in the Midwestern United States. Providers participated in semi-structured interviews to describe their beliefs about physiologic birth, their role in providing information to women and specific care practices to promote women's confidence for physiologic birth...
July 18, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743040/prenatal-exposure-to-organophosphorus-pesticides-and-childhood-neurodevelopmental-phenotypes
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Melissa A Furlong, Amy Herring, Jessie P Buckley, Barbara D Goldman, Julie L Daniels, Lawrence S Engel, Mary S Wolff, Jia Chen, Jim Wetmur, Dana Boyd Barr, Stephanie M Engel
Prenatal exposure to organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) has been associated with different neurodevelopmental outcomes across different cohorts. A phenotypic approach may address some of these differences by incorporating information across scales and accounting for the complex correlational structure of neurodevelopmental outcomes. Additionally, Bayesian hierarchical modeling can account for confounding by collinear co-exposures. We use this framework to examine associations between prenatal exposure to OPs and behavior, executive functioning, and IQ assessed at age 6-9 years in a cohort of 404 mother/infant pairs recruited during pregnancy...
July 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742756/cost-effectiveness-of-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-vs-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-or-usual-care-among-adults-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Patricia M Herman, Melissa L Anderson, Karen J Sherman, Benjamin H Balderson, Judith A Turner, Daniel C Cherkin
STUDY DESIGN: Economic evaluation alongside a randomized trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) versus usual care alone (UC) for chronic low-back pain (CLBP). OBJECTIVE: Determine the one-year cost-effectiveness of CBT and MBSR compared to UC. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CLBP is expensive in terms of healthcare costs and lost productivity. Mind-body interventions have been found effective for back pain, but their cost-effectiveness is unexplored...
July 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742710/using-confidential-clinical-data-registries-for-public-reporting-and-pay-for-performance
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Melissa A Hornor, Mark E Cohen, Bruce L Hall, Clifford Y Ko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742701/postoperative-delirium-as-a-target-for-surgical-quality-improvement
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Julia R Berian, Lynn Zhou, Marcia M Russell, Melissa A Hornor, Mark E Cohen, Emily Finlayson, Clifford Y Ko, Ronnie A Rosenthal, Thomas N Robinson
OBJECTIVE: To explore hospital-level variation in postoperative delirium using a multi-institutional data source. BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium is closely related to serious morbidity, disability, and death in older adults. Yet, surgeons and hospitals rarely measure delirium rates, which limits quality improvement efforts. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) Geriatric Surgery Pilot (2014 to 2015) collects geriatric-specific variables, including postoperative delirium using a standardized definition...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742085/clinically-severe-cacna1a-alleles-affect-synaptic-function-and-neurodegeneration-differentially
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Xi Luo, Jill A Rosenfeld, Shinya Yamamoto, Tamar Harel, Zhongyuan Zuo, Melissa Hall, Klaas Wierenga, Matthew T Pastore, Dennis Bartholomew, Mauricio R Delgado, Joshua Rotenberg, Richard Alan Lewis, Lisa Emrick, Carlos A Bacino, Mohammad K Eldomery, Zeynep Coban Akdemir, Fan Xia, Yaping Yang, Seema R Lalani, Timothy Lotze, James R Lupski, Brendan Lee, Hugo J Bellen, Michael F Wangler
Dominant mutations in CACNA1A, encoding the α-1A subunit of the neuronal P/Q type voltage-dependent Ca2+ channel, can cause diverse neurological phenotypes. Rare cases of markedly severe early onset developmental delay and congenital ataxia can be due to de novo CACNA1A missense alleles, with variants affecting the S4 transmembrane segments of the channel, some of which are reported to be loss-of-function. Exome sequencing in five individuals with severe early onset ataxia identified one novel variant (p.R1673P), in a girl with global developmental delay and progressive cerebellar atrophy, and a recurrent, de novo p...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741866/a-review-of-available-laser-and-intense-light-source-home-devices-a-dermatologist-s-perspective
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Margit Lw Juhász, Melissa K Levin, Ellen S Marmur
BACKGROUND: Home optical devices are becoming an increasingly popular treatment modality sought out by patients for dermatologic pathologies such as acne, hair removal and anti-aging, as these devices are a low-cost and convenient therapy choice. METHODS: An Internet search using PubMed.gov was completed with search terms, "home device dermatology," "home device acne," "home device hair" or "hair removal," and "home device aging." RESULTS: Currently, there are multiple home optical devices available on the market...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740749/a-longitudinal-study-of-the-diabetic-skin-and-wound-microbiome
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Melissa Gardiner, Mauro Vicaretti, Jill Sparks, Sunaina Bansal, Stephen Bush, Michael Liu, Aaron Darling, Elizabeth Harry, Catherine M Burke
BACKGROUND: Type II diabetes is a chronic health condition which is associated with skin conditions including chronic foot ulcers and an increased incidence of skin infections. The skin microbiome is thought to play important roles in skin defence and immune functioning. Diabetes affects the skin environment, and this may perturb skin microbiome with possible implications for skin infections and wound healing. This study examines the skin and wound microbiome in type II diabetes. METHODS: Eight type II diabetic subjects with chronic foot ulcers were followed over a time course of 10 weeks, sampling from both foot skin (swabs) and wounds (swabs and debrided tissue) every two weeks...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740605/synthesis-of-a-fluorescently-labeled-68-ga-dota-toc-analog-for-somatostatin-receptor-targeting
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Sukhen C Ghosh, Servando Hernandez Vargas, Melissa Rodriguez, Susanne Kossatz, Julie Voss, Kendra S Carmon, Thomas Reiner, Agnes Schonbrunn, Ali Azhdarinia
Fluorescently labeled imaging agents can identify surgical margins in real-time to help achieve complete resections and minimize the likelihood of local recurrence. However, photon attenuation limits fluorescence-based imaging to superficial lesions or lesions that are a few millimeters beneath the tissue surface. Contrast agents that are dual-labeled with a radionuclide and fluorescent dye can overcome this limitation and combine quantitative, whole-body nuclear imaging with intraoperative fluorescence imaging...
July 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739657/parental-management-of-discharge-instructions-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Alexander F Glick, Jonathan S Farkas, Joseph Nicholson, Benard P Dreyer, Melissa Fears, Christopher Bandera, Tanya Stolper, Nicole Gerber, H Shonna Yin
CONTEXT: Parents often manage complex instructions when their children are discharged from the inpatient setting or emergency department (ED); misunderstanding instructions can put children at risk for adverse outcomes. Parents' ability to manage discharge instructions has not been examined before in a systematic review. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of the literature related to parental management (knowledge and execution) of inpatient and ED discharge instructions...
July 24, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739396/genetic-association-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-gene-polymorphisms-with-coronary-artery-disease-cad-in-a-north-indian-population
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Sarabjit Mastana, Swayam Prakash, Elizabeth C Akam, Melissa Kirby, Martin R Lindley, Nakul Sinha, Suraksha Agrawal
BACKGROUND: Cytokines regulate the expression of inflammatory molecules which destabilize the atheromatic plaques. This study focuses on studying the association of inflammatory cytokine polymorphisms like TNF-α -308 (G/A), TNF-β +252 (A/G), IL-6 -174 (G/C) and IL-6 -597 (G/A), and IFN-ɣ +874 (T/A) with coronary artery disease (CAD) among north Indian patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 143 CAD and 137 normal healthy controls were recruited in this study. DNA extraction was carried out by high salting out method...
July 21, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739247/difficulties-with-emotion-regulation-moderate-the-association-between-childhood-history-of-maltreatment-and-cortisol-reactivity-to-psychosocial-challenge-in-postpartum-women
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Gillian England-Mason, Melissa Kimber, Jennifer Khoury, Leslie Atkinson, Harriet MacMillan, Andrea Gonzalez
Exposure to child maltreatment can lead to long-term emotional difficulties and dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. However, no prior work has examined emotion regulation as a moderator of the association between childhood history of maltreatment and cortisol response to psychosocial challenge. Amongst a sample of 140 postpartum women, associations between childhood maltreatment, emotion regulation, and cortisol response to a computerized Emotional Stroop paradigm were examined using structural equation modeling...
July 21, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739199/results-of-the-first-american-prospective-study-of-intravenous-iron-in-oral-iron-intolerant-iron-deficient-gravidas
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Michael Auerbach, Stephanie E James, Melissa Nicoletti, Steven Lenowitz, Nicola London, Huzefa F Bahrain, Richard Derman, Samuel Smith
BACKGROUND: Anemia affects up to 42% of gravidas. Neonatal iron deficiency is associated with low birth weight, delayed growth and development, and increased cognitive and behavioral abnormalities. While oral iron is convenient, up to 70% report significant gastrointestinal toxicity. Intravenous iron formulations allowing replacement in one visit with favorable side-effect profiles decrease rates of anemia with improved hemoglobin responses and maternal fetal outcomes. METHODS: 74 oral iron intolerant, 2(nd) and 3(rd) trimester iron deficient gravidas were questioned for oral iron intolerance and treated with intravenous iron...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739182/adolescents-at-risk-for-sexually-transmitted-infection-need-more-than-the-right-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Melissa K Miller, Michelle L Pickett, Jennifer L Reed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738986/pilot-testing-fall-tips-tailoring-interventions-for-patient-safety-a-patient-centered-fall-prevention-toolkit
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Patricia C Dykes, Megan Duckworth, Stephanie Cunningham, Sasha Dubois, Melissa Driscoll, Zinnia Feliciano, Michael Ferrazzi, Farah E Fevrin, Stephanie Lyons, Mary Ellen Lindros, Allison Monahan, Matthew M Paley, Saby Jean-Pierre, Maureen Scanlan
BACKGROUND: Patient falls during an acute hospitalization cause injury, reduced mobility, and increased costs. The laminated paper Fall TIPS Toolkit (Fall TIPS) provides clinical decision support at the bedside by linking each patient's fall risk assessment with evidence-based interventions. Strategies were needed to integrate this evidence into clinical practice. METHODS: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Framework for Spread is the conceptual model for pilot implementation of Fall TIPS at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH; Boston) and Montefiore Medical Center (MMC; Bronx, New York)...
August 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738938/minimally-invasive-incision-and-drainage-technique-in-the-treatment-of-simple-subcutaneous-abscess-in-adults
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Hai V Salfity, Nakul Valsangkar, Melissa Schultz, Joseph Salfity, Katie Jo Stanton-Maxey, Ben Zarzaur, David V Feliciano, Michelle R Laughlin
A minimally invasive (MI) approach using small incisions and vessel loops for drainage of simple perianal abscesses has been described in the pediatric population with decreased postoperative pain and comparable results to the traditional incision and drainage (I&D). The hypothesis was MI I&D will yield similar outcomes in adults. Patients who underwent I&D of perianal abscesses at an urban hospital from January 2008 to December 2015 were identified by Current Procedural Terminology code. Patients below 18 years of age, with inflammatory bowel diseases, or fistulae were excluded...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738791/anthropometric-indices-for-non-pregnant-women-of-childbearing-age-differ-widely-among-four-low-middle-income-populations
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K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Ana Garcés, Jamie E Westcott, Lester Figueroa, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Sangappa Dhaded, Omrana Pasha, Sumera Aziz Ali, Antoinette Tshefu, Adrien Lokangaka, Vanessa R Thorsten, Abhik Das, Kristen Stolka, Elizabeth M McClure, Rebecca L Lander, Carl L Bose, Richard J Derman, Robert L Goldenberg, Melissa Bauserman
BACKGROUND: Maternal stature and body mass indices (BMI) of non-pregnant women (NPW) of child bearing age are relevant to maternal and offspring health. The objective was to compare anthropometric indices of NPW in four rural communities in low- to low-middle income countries (LMIC). METHODS: Anthropometry and maternal characteristics/household wealth questionnaires were obtained for NPW enrolled in the Women First Preconception Maternal Nutrition Trial. Body mass index (BMI, kg/m(2)) was calculated...
July 24, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738413/reliability-and-repeatability-of-cone-density-measurements-in-patients-with-stargardt-disease-and-rpgr-associated-retinopathy
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Preena Tanna, Melissa Kasilian, Rupert Strauss, James Tee, Angelos Kalitzeos, Sergey Tarima, Alexis Visotcky, Alfredo Dubra, Joseph Carroll, Michel Michaelides
Purpose: To assess reliability and repeatability of cone density measurements by using confocal and (nonconfocal) split-detector adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) imaging. It will be determined whether cone density values are significantly different between modalities in Stargardt disease (STGD) and retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator (RPGR)-associated retinopathy. Methods: Twelve patients with STGD (aged 9-52 years) and eight with RPGR-associated retinopathy (aged 11-31 years) were imaged using both confocal and split-detector AOSLO simultaneously...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737666/the-role-of-aopp-in-age-related-bone-loss-and-the-potential-benefits-of-berry-anthocyanins
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REVIEW
Melissa M Melough, Xin Sun, Ock K Chun
Age-related bone loss is a major factor in osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures among the elderly. Because bone homeostasis involves a balance between bone formation and resorption, multiple mechanisms may induce age-dependent changes in bone. Oxidative stress is one such factor that contributes to the pathology of aging-associated osteoporosis (AAO). Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) are a biomarker of oxidant-mediated protein damage, and can also act to increase the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), thereby perpetuating oxidative damage...
July 22, 2017: Nutrients
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