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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222554/a-single-group-pretest-posttest-clinical-trial-for-the-effects-of-dry-needling-on-wrist-flexors-spasticity-after-stroke
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Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common complication after stroke. Dry needling (DN) is suggested as a novel method for treatment of muscle spasticity. OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of DN on wrist flexors spasticity poststroke. METHODS: A single group, pretest-posttest clinical trial was used. Twenty nine patients with stroke (16 male; mean age 54.3 years) were tested at baseline (T0), immediately after DN (T1), and one hour after DN (T2). DN was applied for flexor carpi radialis (FCR) and flexor carpi ulnaris on the affected arm for single session, one minute per muscle...
February 8, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222439/trajectories-of-depression-in-late-life-a-1-year-follow-up-study
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Tom Borza, Knut Engedal, Sverre Bergh, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Geir Selbæk
AIMS: To investigate the prognosis of depression in late life (DLL) in terms of the course of depression over 1 year and assess clinical factors related to the prognosis. METHODS: We performed an observational, multicenter, longitudinal study of 160 patients aged ≥60 years who were admitted to inward treatment of DLL. The patients were followed with 3 assessments: at inclusion (T0), at discharge from the hospital (T1), and after 1 year (T2). Growth mixture modeling was applied to identify patient classes following distinct trajectories of the Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score...
February 22, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222306/advanced-breast-cancer-rates-in-the-epoch-of-service-screening-the-400-000-women-cohort-study-from-italy
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Donella Puliti, Lauro Bucchi, Silvia Mancini, Eugenio Paci, Susanna Baracco, Cinzia Campari, Debora Canuti, Claudia Cirilli, Natalina Collina, Giovanni Maria Conti, Enza Di Felice, Fabio Falcini, Maria Michiara, Rossella Negri, Alessandra Ravaioli, Priscilla Sassoli De' Bianchi, Monica Serafini, Manuel Zorzi, Adele Caldarella, Luigi Cataliotti, Marco Zappa
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate if mammography screening attendance is associated with a reduction in late-stage breast cancer incidence. METHODS: The cohort included over 400,000 Italian women who were first invited to participate in regional screening programmes during the 1990s and were followed for breast cancer incidence for 13 years. We obtained individual data on their exposure to screening and correlated this with total and stage-specific breast cancer incidence...
February 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221895/use-of-evidence-based-prostate-cancer-imaging-in-a-nongovernmental-integrated-health-care-system
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Ramzi G Salloum, Maureen O'Keeffe-Rosetti, Debra P Ritzwoller, Mark C Hornbrook, Jennifer Elston Lafata, Matthew E Nielsen
PURPOSE: The overuse of imaging, particularly for staging of low-risk prostate cancer, is well documented and widespread. The existing literature, which focuses on the elderly in fee-for-service settings, points to financial incentives as a driver of overuse and may not identify factors relevant to policy solutions within integrated health care systems, where physicians are salaried. METHODS: Imaging rates were analyzed among men with incident prostate cancer diagnosed between 2004 and 2011 within the Colorado and Northwest regions of Kaiser Permanente...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221356/terahertz-echoes-reveal-the-inhomogeneity-of-aqueous-salt-solutions
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Andrey Shalit, Saima Ahmed, Janne Savolainen, Peter Hamm
The structural and dynamical properties of water are known to be affected by ion solvation. However, a consistent molecular picture that describes how and to what extent ions perturb the water structure is still missing. Here we apply 2D Raman-terahertz spectroscopy to investigate the impact of monatomic cations on the relaxation dynamics of the hydrogen-bond network in aqueous salt solutions. The inherent ability of multidimensional spectroscopy to deconvolute heterogeneous relaxation dynamics is used to reveal the correlation between the inhomogeneity of the collective intermolecular hydrogen-bond modes and the viscosity of a salt solution...
March 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220583/morphometric-analysis-of-prostate-zonal-anatomy-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-the-impact-on-age-related-changes-in-japanese-and-american-populations
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Toru Matsugasumi, Atsuko Fujihara, So Ushijima, Motohiro Kanazawa, Yasuhiro Yamada, Takumi Shiraishi, Fumiya Hongo, Kazumi Kamoi, Koji Okihara, Andre Luis de Castro Abreu, Masakatsu Oishi, Toshitaka Shin, Suzanne Palmer, Inderbir S Gill, Osamu Ukimura
OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to reliably evaluate prostate zonal anatomy. Objectives of this study was to evaluate the impact of morphometric MRI analysis of the prostate zonal anatomy on aging, prostatic hypertrophy, and lower urinary tract symptoms in patients from Japan and the USA. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 307 men, including Japanese (n=156) and American (n=151) patients, who consecutively underwent 3-Tesla MRI and International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) due to elevated PSA...
February 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220287/the-yield-of-initial-conventional-mri-in-115-cases-of-angiographically-confirmed-spinal-vascular-malformations
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Amgad El Mekabaty, Carlos A Pardo, Philippe Gailloud
MRI is the primary screening tool for patients with myelopathy. The decision to obtain additional imaging, notably spinal angiography, is generally based on initial MRI findings. This study retrospectively analyzed the yield of initial MRI in a cohort of patients with angiographically confirmed vascular malformations. MRI obtained at symptom onset was available in 115 patients with either high-flow (29 cases) or low-flow (86 cases) vascular malformations. MRI was classified as "positive" when the report mentioned a vascular malformation or "negative" when considered normal or when another diagnosis was suggested...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220268/anterolateral-ligament-expert-group-consensus-paper-on-the-management-of-internal-rotation-and-instability-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-deficient-knee
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Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Matthew Daggett, Jean-Marie Fayard, Andrea Ferretti, Camilo Partezani Helito, Martin Lind, Edoardo Monaco, Vitor Barion Castro de Pádua, Mathieu Thaunat, Adrian Wilson, Stefano Zaffagnini, Jacco Zijl, Steven Claes
Purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the latest research on the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and present the consensus of the ALL Expert Group on the anatomy, radiographic landmarks, biomechanics, clinical and radiographic diagnosis, lesion classification, surgical technique and clinical outcomes. A consensus on controversial subjects surrounding the ALL and anterolateral knee instability has been established based on the opinion of experts, the latest publications on the subject and an exchange of experiences during the ALL Experts Meeting (November 2015, Lyon, France)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220263/characterization-and-outcome-of-41-patients-with-beta-ketothiolase-deficiency-10%C3%A2-years-experience-of-a-medical-center-in-northern-vietnam
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Khanh Ngoc Nguyen, Elsayed Abdelkreem, Roberto Colombo, Yuki Hasegawa, Ngoc Thi Bich Can, Thao Phuong Bui, Hai Thanh Le, Mai Thi Chi Tran, Hoan Thi Nguyen, Hung Thanh Trinh, Yuka Aoyama, Hideo Sasai, Seiji Yamaguchi, Toshiyuki Fukao, Dung Chi Vu
Beta-ketothiolase (T2) deficiency is an inherited disease of isoleucine and ketone body metabolism caused by mutations in the ACAT1 gene. Between 2005 and 2016, a total of 41 patients with T2 deficiency were identified at a medical center in northern Vietnam, with an estimated incidence of one in 190,000 newborns. Most patients manifested ketoacidotic episodes of varying severity between 6 and 18 months of age. Remarkably, 28% of patients showed high blood glucose levels (up to 23.3 mmol/L). Ketoacidotic episodes recurred in 43% of patients...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220182/retrospective-25-year-follow-up-of-treatment-outcomes-in-angle-class-iii-patients-early-versus-late-treatment
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B Wendl, A P Muchitsch, H Winsauer, A Walter, H Droschl, N Jakse, M Wendl, T Wendl
OBJECTIVES: To assess early versus late treatment of Class III syndrome for skeletal and dental differences. METHODS: Thirty-eight Class III patients treated with a chincup were retrospectively analyzed. Baseline data were obtained by reviewing pretreatment (T0) anamnestic records, cephalograms, and casts. The cases were assigned to an early or a late treatment group based on age at T0 (up to 9 years or older than 9 years but before the pubertal growth spurt)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220103/hippocampal-damage-and-atrophy-secondary-to-status-epilepticus-in-a-patient-with-schizophrenia
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Elaine Keiko Fujisao, Nathalia Raquel Cristaldo, Aline Marques da Silva Braga, Paulina Rodrigues Cunha, Seizo Yamashita, Luiz Eduardo Betting
A 59-year-old man was admitted with respiratory tract infection, compromised conscience and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. His medical history included schizophrenia diagnosis, for which he had been being treated since he was 27 years old. EEG disclosed non-convulsive status epilepticus. A magnetic resonance image (MRI) acquired 3 days later showed increased left hippocampal volume with hyperintensity on T2-weighted and FLAIR sequences. After being treated with antibiotics and antiepileptic medications, the patient's condition improved...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219853/what-predicts-children-s-active-transport-and-independent-mobility-in-disadvantaged-neighborhoods
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J Veitch, A Carver, J Salmon, G Abbott, K Ball, D Crawford, V Cleland, A Timperio
This study examined two year changes in children's active transport and independent mobility and prospective associations between individual, social and physical environmental predictors of interest and these behaviors two years later. Overall, 43.5% of children (12.0±2.1 years) used active transport on the school journey at T1 and at T2 (p=0.77), and 35.3% engaged in independent mobility on the school journey at T1 and 29.6% at T2 (p=0.07). Enjoyment, parental safety concerns, and proximity to walking tracks were associated with independent mobility on the school journey...
February 17, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219848/bioelectronic-neuromodulation-of-the-paravertebral-cardiac-efferent-sympathetic-outflow-and-its-effect-on-ventricular-electrical-indices
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Una Buckley, Ray W Chui, Pradeep S Rajendran, Tina Vrabec, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Jeffrey L Ardell
INTRODUCTION: Neuromodulation of the paravertebral ganglia, using symmetric voltage controlled kilohertz frequency alternating current (KHFAC), has the potential to be a reversible alternative to surgical intervention in patients with refractory ventricular arrhythmias. KHFAC creates scalable focal inhibition of action potential conduction. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of KHFAC, when applied to T1-T2 paravertebral chain, to mitigate sympathetic outflow to the heart...
February 17, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219648/direct-magnitude-and-phase-imaging-of-myelin-using-ultrashort-echo-time-ute-pulse-sequences-a-feasibility-study
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Qun He, Yajun Ma, Shujuan Fan, Hongda Shao, Vipul Sheth, Graeme M Bydder, Jiang Du
In this paper, we aimed to investigate the feasibility of direct visualization of myelin, including myelin lipid and myelin basic protein (MBP), using two-dimensional ultrashort echo time (2D UTE) sequences and utilize phase information as a contrast mechanism in phantoms and in volunteers. The standard UTE sequence was used to detect both myelin and long T2 signal. An adiabatic inversion recovery UTE (IR-UTE) sequence was used to selectively detect myelin by suppressing signal from long T2 water protons. Magnitude and phase imaging and T2* were investigated on myelin lipid and MBP in the forms of lyophilized powders as well as paste-like phantoms with the powder mixed with D2O, and rubber phantoms as well as healthy volunteers...
February 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219587/management-of-bladder-cancer-after-renal-transplantation
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C Demirdag, S Citgez, Z Talat, B Onal
OBJECTIVES: In renal transplant recipients, the risk of developing bladder cancer and rate of diagnosis of advanced staged bladder cancer are generally higher than the general population. Also, it is more challenging to treat renal transplant recipients than the regular patient population. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of radical cystectomy (RC) and urinary diversion with ileal conduit in renal transplant recipients. METHODS: We identified 2 patients with prior history of renal transplantation who underwent RC and ileal conduit urinary diversion for bladder cancer...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219379/a-prospective-follow-up-of-age-related-changes-in-the-subchondral-bone-density-of-the-talus-of-healthy-labrador-retrievers
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W Dingemanse, M Müller-Gerbl, I Jonkers, J Vander Sloten, H van Bree, I Gielen
BACKGROUND: During growth, the skeletal structures adapt to the increased loading conditions and mature to a fully-grown skeleton. Subchondral bone density reflects the effect of long-term joint loading and it is expected to change over time. The aim of this study was to describe the long-term changes in the density distribution of the subchondral bone of the talus of healthy Labrador Retrievers in a prospective study. RESULTS: The subchondral bone density distribution was evaluated using computed tomographic osteoabsorptiometry (CTOAM)...
February 20, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219370/myopericytoma-occurrence-in-the-liver-and-stomach-space-imaging-performance
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Zhihua Chen, Wenjie Liang
BACKGROUND: Myopericytoma is a rare and usually benign tumor, which is even rarer if it occurs in the liver and stomach space. Previous reports of myopericytoma were mostly related to its pathological manifestations, while imaging reports were rare. Here, we report the computed tomography (CT), computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performance for one deep myopericytoma. CASE PRESENTATION: In this study, one deep myopericytoma in the liver and stomach space is reported...
February 20, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219121/a-pilot-study-evaluation-of-psychosocial-competency-training-for-junior-physicians-working-in-oncology-and-hematology
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Stefanie Mache, Karin Vitzthum, Inka Hauschild, David Groneberg
BACKGROUND: This pilot and feasibility study evaluated a work-related self-care competency training in Oncology and Hematology Medicine for junior physicians working in Oncology and Hematology Medicine. METHODS: A pilot study was conducted with 80 physicians working in oncology and hematology hospital departments in Germany. Physicians were distributed to either the intervention group receiving competency training or a comparison group. The intervention took place in groups over a period of 12 weeks...
February 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218814/mr-elastography-measurement-of-the-effect-of-passive-warmup-prior-to-eccentric-exercise-on-thigh-muscle-mechanical-properties
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Paul Kennedy, Lewis J Macgregor, Eric Barnhill, Curtis L Johnson, Michael Perrins, Angus Hunter, Colin Brown, Edwin J R van Beek, Neil Roberts
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of warmup by application of the thermal agent Deep Heat (DH) on muscle mechanical properties using magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) at 3T before and after exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty male participants performed an individualized protocol designed to induce EIMD in the quadriceps. DH was applied to the thigh in 50% of the participants before exercise. MRE, T2 -weighted MRI, maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), creatine kinase (CK) concentration, and muscle soreness were measured before and after the protocol to assess EIMD effects...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218638/metagaap-a-novel-pipeline-to-estimate-community-composition-and-abundance-from-non-model-sequence-data
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Christopher Noune, Caroline Hauxwell
Next generation sequencing and bioinformatic approaches are increasingly used to quantify microorganisms within populations by analysis of 'meta-barcode' data. This approach relies on comparison of amplicon sequences of 'barcode' regions from a population with public-domain databases of reference sequences. However, for many organisms relevant 'barcode' regions may not have been identified and large databases of reference sequences may not be available. A workflow and software pipeline, 'MetaGaAP,' was developed to identify and quantify genotypes through four steps: shotgun sequencing and identification of polymorphisms in a metapopulation to identify custom 'barcode' regions of less than 30 polymorphisms within the span of a single 'read', amplification and sequencing of the 'barcode', generation of a custom database of polymorphisms, and quantitation of the relative abundance of genotypes...
February 17, 2017: Biology
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