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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782970/underlying-neural-alpha-frequency-patterns-associated-with-intra-hemispheric-inhibition-during-an-interhemispheric-transfer-task
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Stephanie L Simon-Dack, Brian Kraus, Zachary Walter, Shelby Smith, Chelsea Cadle
Interhemispheric transfer measured via differences in right- or left-handed motoric responses to lateralized visual stimuli, known as the crossed-uncrossed difference (CUD), is one way of identifying patterns of processing that are vital for understanding the transfer of neural signals. Examination of interhemispheric transfer by means of the CUD is not entirely explained by simple measures of response time. Multiple processes contribute to wide variability observed in CUD reaction times. Prior research has suggested that intra-hemispheric inhibitory processes may be involved in regulation of speed of transfer...
May 18, 2018: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781944/early-comparative-outcomes-of-carbon-fiber-reinforced-polymer-plate-in-the-fixation-of-distal-femur-fractures
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Phillip M Mitchell, Adam K Lee, Cory A Collinge, Bruce H Ziran, Kate G Hartley, A Alex Jahangir
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the early clinical results of distal femur fractures treated with carbon fiber reinforced - polyetheretherketone (CFR-PEEK) plates compared to stainless steel (SS) lateral locking plates. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative cohort study SETTING:: ACS Level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-two patients (11 SS, 11 CFR-PEEK) with closed distal femur fractures treated by a single surgeon over a 6-year period...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781911/what-is-the-frequency-of-early-dissociation-of-bipolar-cups-and-what-factors-are-associated-with-dissociation
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Young-Kyun Lee, Chan Ho Park, Yong-Chan Ha, Kyung-Hoi Koo
BACKGROUND: Dissociation between a prosthetic cup and femoral head is a rare complication of bipolar hemiarthroplasty that usually occurs during closed reduction of a dislocated bipolar cup. The dissociation usually results in reoperation because closed reduction is challenging. To our knowledge, no study has reported on the frequency of bipolar cup-femoral head dissociation, and risk factors for dissociation are unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purposes of this study were (1) to evaluate the frequency of dissociation of prosthetic femoral heads from bipolar cups during manual reduction of a dislocated bipolar hemiarthroplasty; and (2) to explore in a preliminary fashion any prosthesis or patient factors that may be associated with dissociation...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781845/redefining-the-influence-of-ethnicity-on-simultaneous-kidney-and-pancreas-transplantation-outcomes-a-15-year-single-center-experience
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Carlton J Young, Paul A MacLennan, Elinor C Mannon, Rhiannon D Reed, Brittany A Shelton, Michael J Hanaway, Gaurav Agarwal, Robert S Gaston, Bruce A Julian, Clifton E Kew, Vineeta Kumar, Roslyn B Mannon, Shikha Mehta, Song C Ong, Graham C Towns, Mark H Deierhoi, Jayme E Locke
OBJECTIVE: To examine the largest single-center experience of simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplantation (SPK) transplantation among African-Americans (AAs). BACKGROUND: Current dogma suggests that AAs have worse survival following SPK than white recipients. We hypothesize that this national trend may not be ubiquitous. METHODS: From August 30, 1999, through October 1, 2014, 188 SPK transplants were performed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and 5523 were performed at other US centers...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781210/individual-differences-in-decisiveness-erp-correlates-of-response-inhibition-and-error-monitoring
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Magdalena Senderecka, Jakub Szewczyk, Szymon Wichary, Małgorzata Kossowska
The aim of the current study was to examine whether and how self-reported decisiveness is associated with response inhibition and performance monitoring. We hypothesized that these two cognitive control mechanisms, both of which are often associated with decision making, would differ in individuals varying in decisiveness. We focused on ERP correlates and behavioral measures of inhibition and error processing in the stop-signal task. We expected a negative relationship between decisiveness and behavioral measures of inhibitory control...
May 20, 2018: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780730/robotic-left-lower-sleeve-lobectomy-with-bronchoplasty-for-the-removal-of-a-carcinoid-tumour
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Gerald J S Tan, Jun Shang Poon, Paul L Z Khoo, Andrel W H Yoong, Marco Nardini, Joel Dunning
Lung carcinoid tumours constitute approximately 1-2% of all pulmonary tumours. They are derived from enterochromaffin cells, which are also known as 'Kulchitsky cells' and generally have indolent growth and development patterns. Carcinoid tumours are categorized as typical or atypical, depending on the number of mitoses per high power field and the presence of necrosis. In terms of management, surgical resection has been recognized to be the standard treatment for pulmonary carcinoid tumours. To our knowledge, the da Vinci system and robotic surgery have not been applied in sleeve lobectomies and bronchoplasty for the removal of carcinoid tumours in the United Kingdom...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779839/distal-radius-fracture-fixation-with-a-volar-locking-plate-and-endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-release-using-a-single-15mm-approach-feasibility-study
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A Zemirline, C Taleb, K Naito, P Vernet, P Liverneaux, F Lebailly
Distal radius fractures (DRF) may trigger, reveal or decompensate acute carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in 0.5-21% of cases. Internal fixation and median nerve release must then be carried out urgently. Less invasive approaches have been described for both the median nerve release using an endoscopic device and for the DRF fixation using a volar locking plate. We assessed the feasibility of DRF fixation and median nerve release through a single, minimally-invasive 15mm approach on a series of 10 cases. We reviewed retrospectively 10 consecutive cases of DRF associated with symptomatic CTS in 8 women and 2 men, aged 57 years on average...
May 17, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778767/molecular-morphological-and-experimental-assessment-of-the-life-cycle-of-posthodiplostomum-nanum-trematoda-diplostomidae-from-brazil-with-phylogenetic-evidence-of-the-paraphyly-of-the-genus-posthodiplostomum-dubois-1936
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Danimar López-Hernández, Sean A Locke, Alan Lane de Melo, Élida Mara Leite Rabelo, Hudson Alves Pinto
Species of the genus Posthodiplostomum are intestinal parasites of piscivorous birds with worldwide distribution. Recent molecular surveys have focused on developmental stages from vertebrate hosts, with few sequences from larvae found in molluscs. Moreover, most published molecular data are from collections in North America, Europe and Asia, and there are no data for South American species. In the present study, cercariae found in the freshwater limpet Gundlachia ticaga from Brazil were used for morphological, experimental and molecular studies...
May 17, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778436/enhanced-central-venous-catheter-bundle-for-pediatric-parenteral-dependent-intestinal-failure
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Jennifer A Ormsby, Bola Bukoye, Debra Lajoie, Herminia Shermont, Lisa Martin, Kierrah Leger, Judy Mahoney, Gail Potter-Bynoe, Jane Carpenter, Al Ozonoff, Grace M Lee
BACKGROUND: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) cause substantial morbidity and increase antimicrobial use and length of stay among hospitalized children in the United States. CLABSI occurs more frequently among high-risk pediatric patients, such as those with intestinal failure (IF) who are parenteral nutrition (PN) dependent. Following an increase in CLABSI rates, a quality improvement (QI) initiative was implemented. METHODS: Using QI methodology, an enhanced central venous catheter (CVC) maintenance bundle was developed and implemented on 2 units for pediatric PN-dependent patients with IF...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778062/unattended-processing-of-hierarchical-pitch-variations-in-spoken-sentences
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Xiaoqing Li, Yiya Chen
An auditory oddball paradigm was employed to examine the unattended processing of pitch variation which functions to signal hierarchically different levels of meaning contrasts. Four oddball conditions were constructed by varying the pitch contour of critical words embedded in a Mandarin Chinese sentence. Two conditions included lexical-level word meaning contrasts (i.e. TONE condition) and the other two sentence-level information-status contrasts (i.e. ACCENTUATION condition). Both included stimuli with early vs...
May 16, 2018: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777979/a-qualitative-study-of-disengagement-in-disadvantaged-areas-of-the-uk-you-come-through-your-door-and-you-lock-that-door
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M Romeo-Velilla, N Ellis, G Hurst, S Grogan, C Gidlow
Health inequalities are a major concern in the UK. Power imbalances are associated with health inequalities and should be challenged through health promotion and empowering strategies, enabling individuals who feel powerless to take control over their own life and act on the determinants of health (Green and Tones, 2010). This study aimed to explore resident expectations of a community engagement programme that intended to empower communities to take action on pre-identified priorities. The programme targeted communities in deprived areas of a mid-sized city in the UK...
May 16, 2018: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777960/utility-of-cement-injection-to-stabilize-split-depression-tibial-plateau-fracture-by-minimally-invasive-methods-a-finite-element-analysis
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D Belaid, T Vendeuvre, A Bouchoucha, F Brémand, C Brèque, P Rigoard, A Germaneau
BACKGROUND: Treatment for fractures of the tibial plateau is in most cases carried out by stable fixation in order to allow early mobilization. Minimally invasive technologies such as tibioplasty or stabilization by locking plate, bone augmentation and cement filling (CF) have recently been used to treat this type of fracture. The aim of this paper was to determine the mechanical behavior of the tibial plateau by numerically modeling and by quantifying the mechanical effects on the tibia mechanical properties from injury healing...
May 8, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777124/synchronised-dual-wavelength-mode-locking-in-waveguide-lasers
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Wen Qi Zhang, David G Lancaster, Tanya M Monro, Shahraam Afshar Vahid
We present a novel approach to study continuous-wave mode-locking in a waveguide laser in the presence of a gain profile with complex features. We introduce a new simulation approach where we separate the role of gain, nonlinearity, dispersion and saturable absorption elements to provide a better understanding of the interplay between these elements. In particular, we use the simulation to explain synchronised dual-wavelength mode-locking. The results show that despite the existence of dispersion which tends to form separate pulse trains in the laser cavity, the saturable absorber plays a critical role in keeping the different wavelength components synchronised...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776538/rapid-detection-of-calr-type-1-and-type-2-mutations-using-pna-lna-clamping-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-on-a-cd-like-microfluidic-chip
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Guojun Cao, Jilie Kong, Zhifang Xing, Yigui Tang, Xinju Zhang, Xiao Xu, Zhihua Kang, Xueen Fang, Ming Guan
Bleeding and thrombosis represent common complications in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and significantly contribute to morbidity and mortality. Molecular markers, including CALR mutations, were considered not only as diagnostic markers, but also as risk factors for bleeding and thrombosis associated with MPN, especially for patients in remote primary hospitals. We sought to develop an easy-to-use assay for the rapid detection of CALR type 1 (CALR-1) and type 2 (CALR-2) mutations in Philadelphia chromosome-negative MPN patients...
September 18, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776148/asymmetry-in-cilia-configuration-induces-hydrodynamic-phase-locking
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Keiji Okumura, Seiya Nishikawa, Toshihiro Omori, Takuji Ishikawa, Atsuko Takamatsu
To gain insight into the nature of biological synchronization at the microscopic scale, we here investigate the hydrodynamic synchronization between conically rotating objects termed nodal cilia. A mechanical model of three rotating cilia is proposed with consideration of variation in their shapes and geometrical arrangement. We conduct numerical estimations of both near-field and far-field hydrodynamic interactions, and we apply a conventional averaging method for weakly coupled oscillators. In the nonidentical case, the three cilia showed stable locked-phase differences around ±π/2...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776050/filamentary-structures-that-self-organize-due-to-adhesion
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A Sengab, R C Picu
We study the self-organization of random collections of elastic filaments that interact adhesively. The evolution from an initial fully random quasi-two-dimensional state is controlled by filament elasticity, adhesion and interfilament friction, and excluded volume. Three outcomes are possible: the system may remain locked in the initial state, may organize into isolated fiber bundles, or may form a stable, connected network of bundles. The range of system parameters leading to each of these states is identified...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775599/model-to-determine-risk-of-pancreatic-cancer-in-patients-with-new-onset-diabetes
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Ayush Sharma, Harika Kandlakunta, Sajan Jiv Singh Nagpal, Feng Ziding, William Hoos, Gloria M Petersen, Suresh T Chari
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Of subjects with new-onset diabetes (based on glycemia) over the age of 50 years, approximately 1% are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer within 3 years. We aimed to develop and validate a model to determine risk of pancreatic cancer in individuals with new-onset diabetes. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from 4 independent, non-overlapping cohorts of patients (n=1561) with new-onset diabetes (based on glycemia; data collected at date of diagnosis and 12 months before) in the Rochester Epidemiology Project, from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2015 to create our model...
May 15, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775595/the-neuropeptide-tac2-controls-a-distributed-brain-state-induced-by-chronic-social-isolation-stress
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Moriel Zelikowsky, May Hui, Tomomi Karigo, Andrea Choe, Bin Yang, Mario R Blanco, Keith Beadle, Viviana Gradinaru, Benjamin E Deverman, David J Anderson
Chronic social isolation causes severe psychological effects in humans, but their neural bases remain poorly understood. 2 weeks (but not 24 hr) of social isolation stress (SIS) caused multiple behavioral changes in mice and induced brain-wide upregulation of the neuropeptide tachykinin 2 (Tac2)/neurokinin B (NkB). Systemic administration of an Nk3R antagonist prevented virtually all of the behavioral effects of chronic SIS. Conversely, enhancing NkB expression and release phenocopied SIS in group-housed mice, promoting aggression and converting stimulus-locked defensive behaviors to persistent responses...
May 17, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775395/after-effect-induced-by-microwave-radiation-in-human-electroencephalographic-signal-a-feasibility-study
#19
Maie Bachmann, Laura Päeske, Andreas A Ioannides, Jaanus Lass, Hiie Hinrikus
PURPOSE: This feasibility study is aimed to clarify the possibility of detection of microwave radiation (MWR) induced event related potential (ERP) in electroencephalographic (EEG) signal. METHODS: To trigger onset and offset effects in EEG, repetitive MWR stimuli were used. Four EEG recordings on a single subject were performed, each about one month apart. The subject was exposed to 450 MHz MWR modulated at 40 Hz at the 1 g peak spatial average specific absorption rate of 0...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775133/preservation-of-electrophysiological-functional-connectivity-after-partial-corpus-callosotomy-case-report
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Kaitlyn Casimo, Fabio Grassia, Sandra L Poliachik, Edward Novotny, Andrew Poliakov, Jeffrey G Ojemann
Prior studies of functional connectivity following callosotomy have disagreed in the observed effects on interhemispheric functional connectivity. These connectivity studies, in multiple electrophysiological methods and functional MRI, have found conflicting reductions in connectivity or patterns resembling typical individuals. The authors examined a case of partial anterior corpus callosum connection, where pairs of bilateral electrocorticographic electrodes had been placed over homologous regions in the left and right hemispheres...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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