Read by QxMD icon Read


Lukas Leitner, Silvia Türk, Martin Heidinger, Bernd Stöckl, Florian Posch, Werner Maurer-Ertl, Andreas Leithner, Patrick Sadoghi
Arthroplasty registers were originally established in Scandinavia to receive clinically relevant information from pooled data, to improve quality and reduce revision surgeries, with socioeconomic benefit. In Austria, where the highest rate of total knee arthroplasties (TKA) per inhabitant of all OECD countries was reached in 2014, arthroplasties are centrally reported since 2009. Study purpose was to perform the first analysis of the Austrian database, aiming to obtain data on trends in arthroplasty in Austria over time in relation to demographic development...
March 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Nitin Goyal, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Donald Frei, Aquilla Turk, Blaise Baxter, Michael T Froehler, J Mocco, Abhi Pandhi, Ramin Zand, Konark Malhotra, Daniel Hoit, Lucas Elijovich, David Loy, Raymond D Turner, Justin Mascitelli, Kiersten Espaillat, Aristeidis H Katsanos, Anne W Alexandrov, Andrei V Alexandrov, Adam S Arthur
OBJECTIVE: In this multicenter study, we sought to evaluate comparative safety and efficacy of combined IV thrombolysis (IVT) and mechanical thrombectomy (MT) vs direct MT in emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) patients. METHODS: Consecutive ELVO patients treated with MT at 6 high-volume endovascular centers were evaluated. Standard safety and efficacy outcomes (successful reperfusion [modified Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction IIb/III], functional independence [FI] [modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score of 0-2 at 3 months], favorable functional outcome [mRS of 0-1 at 3 months], functional improvement [mRS shift by 1-point decrease in mRS score]) were compared between patients who underwent combined IVT and MT vs MT alone...
March 16, 2018: Neurology
Ashley N Dowd, Courtney A Motschman, Stephen T Tiffany
Introduction: Craving may represent core motivational processes in tobacco dependence, but there is no psychometrically evaluated measure of craving for e-cigarettes (vaping craving). This research developed and validated a brief measure of vaping craving. Methods: The measure was evaluated in two studies. In Study 1, a 42-item questionnaire assessing a wide range of vaping craving content was administered to 209 current e-cigarette users. In Study 2, a 10-item questionnaire derived from Study 1 results was administered to 224 current e-cigarette users...
March 12, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Işıl Kasapoğlu, Pınar Türk, Aylin Dayan, Gürkan Uncu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare patients with endometriosis to those without endometriosis regarding performance rates, difficulties and complications associated with transvaginal oocyte retrieval (TVOR) procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted at the IVF Unit of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Department of an University Hospital. Fifty-eight patients with endometriosis and 61 patients without endometriosis underwent a TVOR procedure consecutively...
March 16, 2018: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
Chad J Miller, Benjamin E Turk
Protein phosphorylation is the most common reversible post-translational modification in eukaryotes. Humans have over 500 protein kinases, of which more than a dozen are established targets for anticancer drugs. All kinases share a structurally similar catalytic domain, yet each one is uniquely positioned within signaling networks controlling essentially all aspects of cell behavior. Kinases are distinguished from one another based on their modes of regulation and their substrate repertoires. Coupling specific inputs to the proper signaling outputs requires that kinases phosphorylate a limited number of sites to the exclusion of hundreds of thousands of off-target phosphorylation sites...
March 12, 2018: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
Ingrid K Weigold, Arne Weigold, Rebecca A Boyle, Caitlin A Martin-Wagar, Stephen Z Antonucci
Personal growth initiative has been shown to be an important predictor of psychological health. It is currently measured by the Personal Growth Initiative Scale-II (PGIS-II), which consists of 4 interrelated factors. Past research across various samples has consistently selected the 4-factor model as the best fit for the data compared to single-factor and second-order models. However, its fit has typically been adequate (not strong), and, to date, no research has examined alternate factor structures, such as a bifactor solution...
March 2018: Journal of Counseling Psychology
Erin M Buchanan, John E Scofield
Web-based data collection methods such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk (AMT) are an appealing option to recruit participants quickly and cheaply for psychological research. While concerns regarding data quality have emerged with AMT, several studies have exhibited that data collected via AMT are as reliable as traditional college samples and are often more diverse and representative of noncollege populations. The development of methods to screen for low quality data, however, has been less explored. Omitting participants based on simple screening methods in isolation, such as response time or attention checks may not be adequate identification methods, with an inability to delineate between high or low effort participants...
March 14, 2018: Behavior Research Methods
Stefan O Schrade, Katrin Dätwyler, Marius Stücheli, Kathrin Studer, Daniel-Alexander Türk, Mirko Meboldt, Roger Gassert, Olivier Lambercy
BACKGROUND: Powered exoskeletons are a promising approach to restore the ability to walk after spinal cord injury (SCI). However, current exoskeletons remain limited in their walking speed and ability to support tasks of daily living, such as stair climbing or overcoming ramps. Moreover, training progress for such advanced mobility tasks is rarely reported in literature. The work presented here aims to demonstrate the basic functionality of the VariLeg exoskeleton and its ability to enable people with motor complete SCI to perform mobility tasks of daily life...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
Matthew Turk, Janet E Pope
Introduction: Physician global assessments of disease activity (medical doctor (MD) globals) are important outcomes. MD globals may vary based on their age, gender, practice setting and experience (number of patients seen per year and years in practice). Methods: We determined the variability of MD globals, surveying rheumatologists from the Canadian Rheumatology Association using rheumatoid arthiritis (RA) cases rated by MD for disease activity from 0 to 10. Cases were developed to span the spectrum of disease activity...
2018: RMD Open
Laura J Marholz, Nicholas A Zeringo, Hua Jane Lou, Benjamin E Turk, Laurie L Parker
A majority of the 90 human protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) are understudied "orphan" enzymes with few or no known substrates. Designing experiments aimed at assaying the catalytic activity of these PTKs has been a long-running problem. In the past, researchers have used polypeptides with a randomized 4:1 molar ratio of glutamic acid to tyrosine as general PTK substrates. However, these substrates are inefficient and perform poorly for many applications. In this work, we apply the KINATEST-ID pipeline for artificial kinase substrate discovery to design a set of candidate "universal" PTK peptide substrate sequences...
March 12, 2018: Biochemistry
Veysel Antar, Okan Turk
OBJECTIVE: Craniovertebral junctional anomalies constitute a technical challenge. Surgical opening of atlantoaxial joint region is a complex procedure especially in patients with nuchal deformity like basilar invagination. This region has actually very complicated anatomical and functional characteristics, including multiple joints providing extension, flexion, and wide rotation. In fact, it is also a bottleneck region where bones, neural structures, and blood vessels are located. Stabilization surgery regarding this region should consider the fact that the area exposes excessive and life-long stress due to complex movements and human posture...
March 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Raheleh Saryazdi, Julie Bannon, Agatha Rodrigues, Chris Klammer, Craig G Chambers
The present study provides normative measures for a new stimulus set of images consisting of 225 everyday objects, each depicted both as a photograph and a matched clipart image generated directly from the photograph (450 images total). The clipart images preserve the same scale, shape, orientation, and general color features as the corresponding photographs. Various norms (modal name and verb agreement measures, picture-name agreement, familiarity, visual complexity, and image agreement) were collected separately for each image type and in two different contexts: online (using Mechanical Turk) and in the laboratory...
March 8, 2018: Behavior Research Methods
Sıtkı Ün, Hakan Türk, Ahmet Selçuk Dindar, Ferruh Zorlu
Introduction: Radical cystectomy (RC) is the standard treatment model in invasive bladder cancer patients. Risk definitions before RC is mainly based on pathological results. Neutrophil/lymphocyte (N/L) rate is one of the inflammation markers. Some other studies reported negative prognostic results with increased N/L rates. In our study, we reviewed the relationship between preoperative N/L rate and clinicopathological results following RC. Materials and Methods: Data gathered from 296 bladder cancer patients that received RC between 2002 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Cory A Crane
BACKGROUND: Efforts designed to investigate the effects of recent alcohol use on the perception of intimate partner aggression have been stultified by significant financial and logistical barriers that warrant the development of supplemental research methods that may result in more prolific investigation of the phenomenon. OBJECTIVES: The current study explored the viability of using online crowdsourcing to assess the effects of recent alcohol use on the perception of partner aggression...
March 7, 2018: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
R Mändar, S Türk, P Korrovits, K Ausmees, M Punab
Micro-organisms are tightly integrated into host-microbiota ecosystem. Microbiota of human semen has been studied so far mostly in case of infertility or prostatitis. We aimed to reveal possible impact of sexual debut on seminal microbiota in healthy young men. The study group included 68 young healthy men, of them 12 men without sexual experience, 11 men with single lifetime sexual partner and 45 men with multiple lifetime sexual partners. Basic semen parameters were similar for all subgroups, and no correlation between sexual experience and WBC counts in semen was found...
March 7, 2018: Andrology
Duygu Kocyigit, Muhammed Ulvi Yalcin, Kadri Murat Gurses, Selin Ardali, Gamze Turk, Ugur Canpolat, Banu Evranos, Hikmet Yorgun, Tuncay Hazirolan, Kudret Aytemir
AIMS: Several studies have investigated the influence of pulmonary vein(PV) anatomy on outcomes of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between PV orientation and AF-free survival following cryoablation. METHODS: 160 patients scheduled for cryoablation between September 2012-March 2014 were included. Patients underwent a pre-procedural cardiac CT scan with retrospective ECG gating. PV orientation was assessed according to the position of the PV orifice relative to the sagittal plane with reference to coronal and horizontal planes...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Na Li, Wenwen Xu, Ying Yuan, Natarajan Ayithan, Yasutomo Imai, Xuesong Wu, Halli Miller, Michael Olson, Yunfeng Feng, Yina H Huang, Mary Jo Turk, Samuel T Hwang, Subramaniam Malarkannan, Li Wang
A correction has been published and is linked to the HTML and PDF versions of this paper. The error has not been fixed in the paper.
March 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
Carmina G Valle, Tara L Queen, Barbara A Martin, Kurt M Ribisl, Deborah K Mayer, Deborah F Tate
BACKGROUND: Health risk assessments with tailored feedback plus health education have been shown to be effective for promoting health behavior change. However, there is limited evidence to guide the development and delivery of online automated tailored feedback. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to optimize tailored feedback messages for an online health risk assessment to promote enhanced user engagement, self-efficacy, and behavioral intentions for engaging in healthy behaviors...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Ksenija Makar-Aušperger, Kristina Krželj Cand Med, Martina Lovrić Benčić, Matea Radačić Aumiler, Viktorija Erdeljić Turk, Nada Božina
BACKGROUND: Observational studies have indicated potential benefits of CYP2C9 and VKORC1 guided dosing of warfarin but randomized clinical trials have resulted in contradictory findings. One of the reasons for contradiction may be the negligence of possible differences between warfarin indications. This study aims to determine efficacy and safety of genotype- and clinically guided dosing of warfarin in atrial fibrillation (AF), deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (PE) within the first five days after the introduction of therapy...
February 27, 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Patrick W Corrigan, Maya A Al-Khouja
OBJECTIVE: Antistigma programs may be guided by 3 differing agendas: services (promote treatment engagement), rights (help people achieve rightful goals), and self-worth (facilitate self-worth and efficacy). This study examined the construct validity of this perspective by examining the factor structure of importance ratings of the 3 agendas. The study examined how importance might be viewed differently by the population as a whole versus a subsample of people who reported previous experience with mental health services and hence could be directly harmed by stigma...
March 2018: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"