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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642047/erectile-dysfunction-in-young-men-a-review-of-the-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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REVIEW
Hoang Minh Tue Nguyen, Andrew T Gabrielson, Wayne J G Hellstrom
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is an important health concern that can significantly affect a man's psychosocial well-being. ED has traditionally been considered a disease of old age; however, contemporary evidence suggests a growing incidence of ED in men younger than 40 years. The process of achieving an erection is multifaceted; there are many potential mechanisms that can be disrupted. It is critical to identify the specific causes of ED before proceeding with potentially costly and invasive therapeutic options...
June 19, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593709/respiratory-motion-model-based-on-the-noise-covariance-matrix-of-a-receive-array
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A Andreychenko, B Denis de Senneville, R J M Navest, R H N Tijssen, J J W Lagendijk, C A T van den Berg
PURPOSE: Tracking of the internal anatomy by means of a motion model that uses the MR-derived motion fields and noise covariance matrix (NCM) dynamic as a surrogate signal. METHODS: A 2D respiratory motion model was developed based on the MR-derived motion fields and the NCM of a receive array used in MRI. Temporal dynamics of the NCM were used as a motion surrogate for a linear correspondence motion model. The model performance was tested on five healthy volunteers with a liver as the target...
June 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472402/cofactor-improved-protein-function-prediction-by-combining-structure-sequence-and-protein-protein-interaction-information
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Chengxin Zhang, Peter L Freddolino, Yang Zhang
The COFACTOR web server is a unified platform for structure-based multiple-level protein function predictions. By structurally threading low-resolution structural models through the BioLiP library, the COFACTOR server infers three categories of protein functions including gene ontology, enzyme commission and ligand-binding sites from various analogous and homologous function templates. Here, we report recent improvements of the COFACTOR server in the development of new pipelines to infer functional insights from sequence profile alignments and protein-protein interaction networks...
May 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456610/sexual-function-obesity-and-weight-loss-in-men-and-women
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REVIEW
David L Rowland, Sean M McNabney, Alexx R Mann
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a major health concern in the United States and many developed countries. Among its many deleterious effects are those that can affect the sexual response. AIM: To update and evaluate the state of knowledge on the possible link between obesity and sexual dysfunction. METHODS: A comprehensive search and review of biomedical, physiologic, and psychological databases were used to integrate findings on obesity, weight loss, and sexual function...
April 26, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454897/collagenase-clostridium-histolyticum-in-the-treatment-of-urologic-disease-current-and-future-impact
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REVIEW
Andrew T Gabrielson, Jonathan T Spitz, Wayne J G Hellstrom
INTRODUCTION: Peyronie's disease (PD) is a connective tissue disorder resulting in the abnormal accumulation of type I to III collagen, fibrin, and disorganized elastic fibers in the tunica albuginea of the penis. Many medical and non-pharmacologic modalities have been used in the treatment of PD; however, these approaches have proved largely ineffective, with surgery being the only definitive treatment. Intralesional injection of collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) has recently become the gold standard for minimally invasive treatment of PD, and studies have suggested the role of CCH could expand to the treatment of other urologic conditions such as urethral stricture disease...
April 25, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446970/the-role-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-versus-mediastinoscopy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Katarzyna Czarnecka-Kujawa, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
This review provides an update on the current role of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and mediastinoscopy (Med) in assessment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Invasive mediastinal lymph node (LN) staging is the major application for both of these techniques. Up until recently, Med was the gold standard for invasive mediastinal LN staging in NSCLC. However, EBUS-TBNA has shown to be equivalent, and in some studies better than Med for invasive staging of lung cancer...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430097/zika-virus-update-more-on-an-emerging-arboviral-disease-in-the-western-hemisphere
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Kelly G Vest
Zika virus has captivated the world with its quick spread throughout the Western Hemisphere. Increased emphasis has been placed on the infection of pregnant women and subsequent adverse and severe effects in the developing fetus and newborn. This article supplements a previous article and provides updated information on new and evolving evidence that strengthens the association between Zika virus and unique congenital and neurologic diseases, updates what is known about the epidemiology of the disease, and provides new and updated material for primary care providers as they counsel patients who may be exposed or infected...
April 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325535/age-is-just-a-number-wpath-affiliated-surgeons-experiences-and-attitudes-toward-vaginoplasty-in-transgender-females-under-18-years-of-age-in-the-united-states
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Christine Milrod, Dan H Karasic
BACKGROUND: A rising number of female-affirmed transgender adolescents are being treated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues and subsequently cross-sex hormones at early or mid-puberty, with vaginoplasty as the presumed final step in their physical transition. But, despite the minimum age of 18 years defining eligibility to undergo this irreversible procedure, anecdotal reports have shown that vaginoplasties are being performed on minors by surgeons in the United States, thereby contravening the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of care (SOC)...
April 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208147/perspectives-on-speech-timing-coupled-oscillator-modeling-of-polish-and-finnish
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Zofia Malisz, Michael O'Dell, Tommi Nieminen, Petra Wagner
This stud y was ai med at analyzing empirical duration data for Polish spoken at different tempos using an updated version of the Coupled Oscillator Model of speech timing and rhythm variability (O'Dell and Nieminen, 1999, 2009). We use Bayesian inference on parameters relating to speech rate to investigate how tempo affects timing in Polish. The model parameters found are then compared with parameters obtained for equivalent material in Finnish to shed light on which of the effects represent general speech rate mechanisms and which are specific to Polish...
2016: Phonetica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192633/ehlers-danlos-syndrome-classical-type
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Jessica M Bowen, Glenda J Sobey, Nigel P Burrows, Marina Colombi, Mark E Lavallee, Fransiska Malfait, Clair A Francomano
Classical EDS is a heritable disorder of connective tissue. Patients are affected with joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibilty, and skin fragility leading to atrophic scarring and significant bruising. These clinical features suggest consideration of the diagnosis which then needs to be confirmed, preferably by genetic testing. The most recent criteria for the diagnosis of EDS were devised in Villefranche in 1997. [Beighton et al. (1998); Am J Med Genet 77:31-37]. The aims set out in the Villefranche Criteria were: to enable diagnostic uniformity for clinical and research purposes, to understand the natural history of each subtype of EDS, to inform management and genetic counselling, and to identify potential areas of research...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153818/ontology-driven-search-and-triage-design-of-a-web-based-visual-interface-for-medline
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Jonathan Demelo, Paul Parsons, Kamran Sedig
BACKGROUND: Diverse users need to search health and medical literature to satisfy open-ended goals such as making evidence-based decisions and updating their knowledge. However, doing so is challenging due to at least two major difficulties: (1) articulating information needs using accurate vocabulary and (2) dealing with large document sets returned from searches. Common search interfaces such as PubMed do not provide adequate support for exploratory search tasks. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to improve support for exploratory search tasks by combining two strategies in the design of an interactive visual interface by (1) using a formal ontology to help users build domain-specific knowledge and vocabulary and (2) providing multi-stage triaging support to help mitigate the information overload problem...
February 2, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102862/mutation-spectrum-in-the-abcc6-gene-and-genotype-phenotype-correlations-in-a-french-cohort-with-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum
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Anne Legrand, Laurence Cornez, Wafa Samkari, Jean-Michael Mazzella, Annabelle Venisse, Valérie Boccio, Karine Auribault, Boris Keren, Karelle Benistan, Dominique P Germain, Michael Frank, Xavier Jeunemaitre, Juliette Albuisson
PURPOSE: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by variants in the ABCC6 gene. Ectopic mineralization of connective tissues leads to skin, eye, and cardiovascular manifestations with considerable phenotypic variability of unknown cause. We aimed to identify genotype-phenotype correlations in PXE. METHODS: A molecular analysis was performed on 458 French PXE probands clinically evaluated using the Phenodex score (PS). Variant topographic analysis and genotype-phenotype correlation analysis were performed according to the number and type of identified variants...
January 19, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077318/alcohol-microbiome-life-style-influence-alcohol-and-non-alcoholic-organ-damage
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REVIEW
Manuela G Neuman, Samuel W French, Samir Zakhari, Stephen Malnick, Helmut K Seitz, Lawrence B Cohen, Mikko Salaspuro, Andreea Voinea-Griffin, Andrei Barasch, Irina A Kirpich, Paul G Thomes, Laura W Schrum, Terrence M Donohue, Kusum K Kharbanda, Marcus Cruz, Mihai Opris
This paper is based upon the "8th Charles Lieber's Satellite Symposium" organized by Manuela G. Neuman at the Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Meeting, on June 25, 2016 at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The integrative symposium investigated different aspects of alcohol-induced liver disease (ALD) as well as non-alcohol-induced liver disease (NAFLD) and possible repair. We revealed the basic aspects of alcohol metabolism that may be responsible for the development of liver disease as well as the factors that determine the amount, frequency and which type of alcohol misuse leads to liver and gastrointestinal diseases...
February 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048509/th-a-brc-03-aapm-tg218-measurement-methods-and-tolerance-levels-for-patient-specific-imrt-verification-qa
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M Miften
AAPM TG-135U1 QA for Robotic Radiosurgery - Sonja Dieterich Since the publication of AAPM TG-135 in 2011, the technology of robotic radiosurgery has rapidly developed. AAPM TG-135U1 will provide recommendations on the clinical practice for using the IRIS collimator, fiducial-less real-time motion tracking, and Monte Carlo based treatment planning. In addition, it will summarize currently available literature about uncertainties. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand the progression of technology since the first TG publication 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047759/th-a-brc-00-new-task-groups-for-external-beam-qa-an-overview
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Sonja Dieterich
AAPM TG-135U1 QA for Robotic Radiosurgery - Sonja Dieterich Since the publication of AAPM TG-135 in 2011, the technology of robotic radiosurgery has rapidly developed. AAPM TG-135U1 will provide recommendations on the clinical practice for using the IRIS collimator, fiducial-less real-time motion tracking, and Monte Carlo based treatment planning. In addition, it will summarize currently available literature about uncertainties. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand the progression of technology since the first TG publication 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047104/th-a-brc-01-aapm-tg-135u1-qa-for-robotic-radiosurgery
#16
S Dieterich
AAPM TG-135U1 QA for Robotic Radiosurgery - Sonja Dieterich Since the publication of AAPM TG-135 in 2011, the technology of robotic radiosurgery has rapidly developed. AAPM TG-135U1 will provide recommendations on the clinical practice for using the IRIS collimator, fiducial-less real-time motion tracking, and Monte Carlo based treatment planning. In addition, it will summarize currently available literature about uncertainties. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand the progression of technology since the first TG publication 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046441/th-a-brc-02-aapm-tg-178-gamma-stereotactic-radiosurgery-dosimetry-and-quality-assurance
#17
S Goetsch
AAPM TG-135U1 QA for Robotic Radiosurgery - Sonja Dieterich Since the publication of AAPM TG-135 in 2011, the technology of robotic radiosurgery has rapidly developed. AAPM TG-135U1 will provide recommendations on the clinical practice for using the IRIS collimator, fiducial-less real-time motion tracking, and Monte Carlo based treatment planning. In addition, it will summarize currently available literature about uncertainties. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand the progression of technology since the first TG publication 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018479/acupuncture-as-an-intervention-to-reduce-alcohol-dependency-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Charlotte Southern, Charlie Lloyd, Jianping Liu, Congcong Wang, Tingting Zhang, Martin Bland, Hugh MacPherson
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been widely used as a treatment for alcohol dependence. An updated and rigorously conducted systematic review is needed to establish the extent and quality of the evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture as an intervention for reducing alcohol dependence. This review aimed to ascertain the effectiveness of acupuncture for reducing alcohol dependence as assessed by changes in either craving or withdrawal symptoms. METHODS: In this systematic review, a search strategy was designed to identify randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in either the English or Chinese literature, with a priori eligibility criteria...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957697/benefit-of-slit-and-scit-for-allergic-rhinitis-and-asthma
#19
REVIEW
Giovanni Passalacqua, Giorgio Walter Canonica, Diego Bagnasco
Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) has been in use since more than one century, when Leonard Noon experimentally proved its efficacy in hayfever (Noon, in Lancet 1:1572-3, 1911). Since then, AIT was administered only as subcutaneous injections (SCIT) until the sublingual route (SLIT) was proposed in 1986. The use of SLIT was proposed following several surveys from the USA and UK that repeatedly reported fatalities due to SCIT (Lockey et al. in J Allergy Clin Immunol 75(1): 166, 1985; Lockey et al. in J Allergy Clin Immunol 660-77, 1985; Committee on the safety of medicines...
November 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854360/recommendations-for-reporting-of-secondary-findings-in-clinical-exome-and-genome-sequencing-2016-update-acmg-sf-v2-0-a-policy-statement-of-the-american-college-of-medical-genetics-and-genomics
#20
Sarah S Kalia, Kathy Adelman, Sherri J Bale, Wendy K Chung, Christine Eng, James P Evans, Gail E Herman, Sophia B Hufnagel, Teri E Klein, Bruce R Korf, Kent D McKelvey, Kelly E Ormond, C Sue Richards, Christopher N Vlangos, Michael Watson, Christa L Martin, David T Miller
Disclaimer: These recommendations are designed primarily as an educational resource for medical geneticists and other healthcare providers to help them provide quality medical services. Adherence to these recommendations is completely voluntary and does not necessarily assure a successful medical outcome. These recommendations should not be considered inclusive of all proper procedures and tests or exclusive of other procedures and tests that are reasonably directed toward obtaining the same results. In determining the propriety of any specific procedure or test, the clinician should apply his or her own professional judgment to the specific clinical circumstances presented by the individual patient or specimen...
February 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
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