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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231596/-impact-of-a-senso-motoric-intervention-in-copd-patients-participating-in-an-outpatient-pulmonary-rehabilitation-program-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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M Spielmanns, K Müller, N Schott, A Winkler, H Polanski, C Nell, T Boeselt, A R Koczulla, J H Storre, W Windisch, F S Magnet, K Baum
Objective: Exercise training provides a cornerstone of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in COPD-patients. However, the components of the training are not yet fully investigated. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of a sensory-motoric training (SMT) in comparison to a conventional strength training (KT) according to the physical performance. Patients and Methods: 43 COPD patients were randomized and participated either in the intervention group (SMT = 30 minutes SMT per day) or in the control group (KT = 30 minutes KT per day)...
February 23, 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231282/mindboggling-morphometry-of-human-brains
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Arno Klein, Satrajit S Ghosh, Forrest S Bao, Joachim Giard, Yrjö Häme, Eliezer Stavsky, Noah Lee, Brian Rossa, Martin Reuter, Elias Chaibub Neto, Anisha Keshavan
Mindboggle (http://mindboggle.info) is an open source brain morphometry platform that takes in preprocessed T1-weighted MRI data and outputs volume, surface, and tabular data containing label, feature, and shape information for further analysis. In this article, we document the software and demonstrate its use in studies of shape variation in healthy and diseased humans. The number of different shape measures and the size of the populations make this the largest and most detailed shape analysis of human brains ever conducted...
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230594/alveolar-molding-effect-in-infants-with-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-comparison-of-two-and-three-dimensional-measurements
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Won Hee Lim, Eun Woo Park, Hwa Sung Chae, Soon Man Kwon, Hoi-In Jung, Seung-Hak Baek
The purpose of this study was to compare the results of two- (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) measurements for the alveolar molding effect in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate. The sample consisted of 23 unilateral cleft lip and palate infants treated with nasoalveolar molding (NAM) appliance. Dental models were fabricated at initial visit (T0; mean age, 23.5 days after birth) and after alveolar molding therapy (T1; mean duration, 83 days). For 3D measurement, virtual models were constructed using a laser scanner and 3D software...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230567/magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-solitary-hypothalamitis
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Hua Zhang, Jing Wang, Yue Wu, Ying Tang, Ran Tao, Hongying Ye, Zhenwei Yao
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to characterize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of solitary hypothalamitis and evaluate their clinical value in diagnosis. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging scans, including T1-weighted imaging (T1WI), T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted sequences, of 8 biopsy-proven hypothalamitis lesions were retrospectively analyzed along with MRI features including size, shape, signal intensity, enhancement pattern, correlation with adjacent tissues, and changes in infundibular stalk and sella turcica...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230405/getting-what-you-expect-future-self-views-predict-the-valence-of-life-events
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Peggy Voss, Anna E Kornadt, Klaus Rothermund
Views on aging have been shown to predict the occurrence of events related to physical health in previous studies. Extending these findings, we investigated the relation between aging-related future self-views and life events in a longitudinal study across a range of different life domains. Participants (N = 593, age range 30-80 years at t1) completed a survey at 2 measurement occasions that were separated by a 4-year interval (t1: 2009, t2: 2013), providing information on domain-specific future self-views as well as on life events that had occurred in the respective domains in-between the 2 measurement occasions...
March 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230348/nmr-structures-of-gcn4p-are-largely-conserved-when-ion-pairs-are-disrupted-at-acidic-ph-but-show-a-relaxation-of-the-coiled-coil-superhelix
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Anne R Kaplan, Megan R Brady, Mark W Maciejewski, Richard A Kammerer, Andrei T Alexandrescu
To understand the roles ion pairs play in stabilizing coiled coils we determined NMR structures of GCN4p at three pH values. At pH 6.6 all acidic residues are fully charged, at pH 4.4 they are half-charged, and at pH 1.5 they are protonated and uncharged. The α-helix monomer and coiled coil structures of GCN4p are largely conserved, except for a loosening of the coiled coil quaternary structure with decreasing pH. Differences going from neutral to acidic pH include (i) an unwinding of the coiled coil superhelix due to the loss of inter-chain ion pair contacts, (ii) a small increase in the separation of the monomers in the dimer, (iii) a loosening of knobs-into-holes packing motifs, and (iv) an increased separation between oppositely charged residues that participate in ion pairs at neutral pH...
February 23, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230242/routine-port-site-excision-in-incidentally-discovered-gallbladder-cancer-is-not-associated-with-improved-survival-a-multi-institution-analysis-from-the-us-extrahepatic-biliary-malignancy-consortium
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Cecilia G Ethun, Lauren M Postlewait, Nina Le, Timothy M Pawlik, George Poultsides, Thuy Tran, Kamran Idrees, Chelsea A Isom, Ryan C Fields, Bradley A Krasnick, Sharon M Weber, Ahmed Salem, Robert C G Martin, Charles R Scoggins, Perry Shen, Harveshp D Mogal, Carl Schmidt, Eliza Beal, Ioannis Hatzaras, Rivfka Shenoy, Kenneth Cardona, Shishir K Maithel
BACKGROUND: Current data on the utility of port-site excision (PSE) during re-resection for incidentally discovered gallbladder cancer (IGBC) in the US are conflicting and limited to single-institution series. METHODS: All patients with IGBC who underwent curative re-resection at 10 institutions from 2000 to 2015 were included. Patients with and without PSE were compared. Primary outcome was overall survival (OS). RESULTS: Of 449 pts with GBC, 266 were incidentally discovered, of which 193(73%) underwent curative re-resection and had port-site data; 47 pts(24%) underwent PSE, 146(76%) did not...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230036/single-lumen-tracheal-ventilation-for-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
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Yu Bai, Yi Zhou, Xi Hua Lu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to observe the efficacy and safety of single-lumen tracheal ventilation for esophageal cancer surgery. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with esophageal carcinoma who prepared for minimally invasive esophagectomy were included in this study. All of the included 38 patients were received single-lumen tracheal ventilation. The arterial blood gas index was monitored through the operation procedure and recorded at four-time points: before induction (T0), at the end of chest operation (T1), at the end of the abdominal operation (T2), and 30 min after extubation (T3)...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230034/effect-of-dezocine-combined-with-propofol-on-painless-gastroscopy-in-patients-with-suspect-gastric-carcinoma
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Ji Ma, Peng Zhang, Yixuan Zhang, Zong Chen, Wenqi Xin, Donghang Zhang, Chuangeng Ma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of dezocine combined with propofol on painless gastroscopy in patients with suspect gastric carcinoma. METHODS: Forty-three patients with gastric carcinoma who have underwent painless gastroscopy were retrospectively analyzed. For the 43 patients, 21 patients received propofol 1 mg/kg for painless gastroscopy (control group) and other 22 cases received dezocine 20 µg/kg plus propofol 1 mg/kg for painless gastroscopy (experiment group)...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229610/coping-with-celiac-disease-how-heavy-is-the-burden-for-caregivers
#10
Francesca Ferretti, Federica Branchi, Bernardo Dell'Osso, Dario Conte, Luca Elli
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease (CD) is the most common chronic enteropathy demanding a lifelong gluten-free diet. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to identify and estimate the subjective burden of caregivers of celiac patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted during the regional meeting of the Italian Society for the Celiac Disease in April 2014. A written self-administered anonymous questionnaire enquired into caregivers' demographic profile, natural history of patients' disease and caregivers' self-reported degree of burden at the onset of symptoms (T0), at CD diagnosis (T1) and during follow-up (T2)...
February 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229576/hormonal-responses-during-two-different-concurrent-training-trials-in-youth-elite-soccer-players-does-changing-the-organisation-of-training-impact-the-hormonal-response-to-concurrent-exercise
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Kevin Enright, James Morton, John Iga, Barry Drust
BACKGROUND: There are no data describing the acute hormonal responses to concurrent- training programmes in youth elite soccer players. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe the total testosterone (T), cortisol (C), and growth hormone (hGH) responses during two same-day concurrent-training (CT) trials in elite soccer players. METHODS: n=13 youth elite players (age: 17.0±0.2 yrs; height, 1.80±0.07 m; body mass, 73.1±5.7 kg; VO2 max, 64.4±4.8ml-1.kg-1...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229041/hemispheric-asymmetry-in-myelin-after-stroke-is-related-to-motor-impairment-and-function
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Bimal Lakhani, Kathryn S Hayward, Lara A Boyd
The relationships between impairment, function, arm use and underlying brain structure following stroke remain unclear. Although diffusion weighted imaging is useful in broadly assessing white matter structure, it has limited utility in identifying specific underlying neurobiological components, such as myelin. The purpose of the present study was to explore relationships between myelination and impairment, function and activity in individuals with chronic stroke. Assessments of paretic upper-extremity impairment and function were administered, and 72-hour accelerometer based activity monitoring was conducted on 19 individuals with chronic stroke...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228912/anatomical-variation-t1-spina-bifida-occulta-radiological-findings
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Guglielmo Manenti, Riccardo Iundusi, Eliseo Picchi, Salvatore Marsico, Adolfo D'Onofrio, Giorgia Rossi, Umberto Tarantino, Roberto Floris
We report a 26-year-old male patient who was admitted to our emergency department after a traffic accident and who suffered from neck pain. We have found accidentally a dorsal spinous process schisis, a very rare vertebral abnormality, that we recognized in the X-rays imaging performed for the study of the lung parenchyma.
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228900/intraneural-hemorrhage-in-traumatic-oculomotor-nerve-palsy
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Thomas Sartoretti, Elisabeth Sartoretti, Christoph Binkert, David Czell, Sabine Sartoretti-Schefer
Isolated traumatic oculomotor nerve palsy without internal ophthalmoplegia is a rare condition after closed head trauma. The nerve strain leads to intraneural edema with nerve swelling on T2-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) images and traumatic disruption of the blood peripheral nerve barrier with contrast enhancement on T1-weighted MR images. In this patient, susceptibility-weighted MR imaging allowed the direct visualization of the intraneural hemorrhage after suspected traumatic diffuse neuronal axonal injury...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228894/osteolipoma-of-the-knee
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Tien-Phat V Huynh, Cara A Cipriano, Ian S Hagemann, Michael V Friedman
A case of a right knee intra-articular osteolipoma in a 64-year-old man is reported. The patient presented for evaluation of a 1-year history of nontraumatic, mechanically-exacerbated, medial-sided right knee pain. Radiographs demonstrated a partially calcified 3.0 cm mass anterior to the distal medial femur at the suprapatellar fossa. Magnetic resonance imaging examination confirmed a 4.0 × 3.6 cm well-circumscribed mass deep to the medial patellofemoral ligament, with predominantly fat characteristics on T1-weighted and T2-weighted sequences...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228701/chiropractic-management-of-a-patient-with-thoracic-pain-and-a-stable-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Shawn M Neff, Casey S Okamoto
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case report was to describe chiropractic management of thoracic pain in a patient with a stable thoracic aortic aneurysm. CLINICAL FEATURES: An 89-year-old man presented with axial mid- and upper back pain localized predominantly at the T8 and T1 spinal segmental levels. A review of available imaging revealed a stable aneurysmal dilatation of the ascending aorta, which measured 4.3 cm. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: Because the thoracic pain was musculoskeletal in nature and the thoracic aortic aneurysm was stable, mechanical manipulation was provided using the Impulse adjusting instrument...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228244/setting-the-right-foundations-improving-the-approach-used-to-teach-concepts-of-hand-hygiene-to-medical-students
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R Kaur, H Razee, H Seale
A pre- and postintervention study was conducted to evaluate the impact of a new hand hygiene (HH) teaching module on the knowledge and attitudes amongst medical students towards HH. The teaching module significantly improved knowledge about HH indications and duration (T1=7.9, T2=9.2, T3=9.1; P=0.001), the use of HH materials (T1=1.3, T2=3.8, T3=4.3; P=0.004), and the 'Five Moments for HH' (T1=3.1, T2=6.7, T3=5.9; P=0.012). It also improved the students' attitudes towards HH (T1=48.5, T2=56.2, T3=54.1; P=0...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227863/age-estimation-using-effective-brain-local-features-from-t1-weighted-images
#18
Ryuichi Fujimoto, Chihiro Kondo, Koichi Ito, Kai Wu, Kazunori Sato, Yasuyuki Taki, Hiroshi Fukuda, Takafumi Aoki, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Chihiro Kondo, Koichi Ito, Kai Wu, Kazunori Sato, Yasuyuki Taki, Hiroshi Fukuda, Takafumi Aoki, Koichi Ito, Yasuyuki Taki, Takafumi Aoki, Chihiro Kondo, Kazunori Sato, Hiroshi Fukuda, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Kai Wu
This paper proposes a simple method of selecting effective brain local features for age estimation from T1-weighted MR images. We also employ the high-resolution AAL atlas, which is defined by 1,024 local regions, to improve the accuracy of age estimation. We evaluate performance of the proposed method using 1,099 T1-weighted images from a large-scale brain MR image database of healthy Japanese, and demonstrate that the proposed method exhibits efficient performance of age estimation compared with conventional methods...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227398/radiomic-analysis-of-multi-contrast-brain-mri-for-the-prediction-of-survival-in-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme
#19
Ahmad Chaddad, Christian Desrosiers, Matthew Toews, Ahmad Chaddad, Christian Desrosiers, Matthew Toews, Christian Desrosiers, Ahmad Chaddad, Matthew Toews
Image texture features are effective at characterizing the microstructure of cancerous tissues. This paper proposes predicting the survival times of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients using texture features extracted in multi-contrast brain MRI images. Texture features are derived locally from contrast enhancement, necrosis and edema regions in T1-weighted post-contrast and fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) MRIs, based on the gray-level co-occurrence matrix representation. A statistical analysis based on the Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test is used to identify the texture features related with the overall survival of GBM patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225831/whole-body-staging-of-female-patients-with-recurrent-pelvic-malignancies-ultra-fast-18f-fdg-pet-mri-compared-to-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-ct
#20
Julian Kirchner, Lino Morris Sawicki, Saravanabavaan Suntharalingam, Johannes Grueneisen, Verena Ruhlmann, Bahriye Aktas, Cornelius Deuschl, Ken Herrmann, Gerald Antoch, Michael Forsting, Lale Umutlu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic feasibility of an ultra-fast 18F-FDG PET/MRI protocol, including T2-w and contrast-enhanced T1-w imaging as well as metabolic assessment (PET) in comparison to 18F-FDG PET/CT and CT for whole-body staging of female patients with suspected recurrence of pelvic malignancies. METHODS: 43 female patients with suspected tumor recurrence were included in this study. Suspicion was based on clinical follow-up and abnormal findings on imaging follow-up...
2017: PloS One
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