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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918268/a-structural-mri-study-of-excoriation-skin-picking-disorder-and-its-relationship-to-clinical-severity
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Michael D Harries, Samuel R Chamberlain, Sarah A Redden, Brian L Odlaug, Austin W Blum, Jon E Grant
Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder (SPD) shares symptomology with other obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Few studies, however, have examined the neurological profile of patients with SPD. This study examined differences in cortical thickness and basal ganglia structural volumes between 20 individuals with SPD and 16 healthy controls using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). There were no significant differences in demographic variables (age, gender, education and race) between groups. All subjects completed a structural MRI scan and completed a battery of clinical assessments focusing on SPD symptom severity, depression and anxiety symptoms, and quality of life...
September 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913811/emergency-neurological-life-support-third-edition-updates-in-the-approach-to-early-management-of-a-neurological-emergency
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Kristine H O'Phelan, Chad M Miller
Emergency Neurologic Life Support (ENLS) is an educational program designed to provide users advisory instructions regarding management for the first few hours of a neurologic emergency. The content of the course is divided into 14 modules, each addressing a distinct category of neurological injury. The course is appropriate for practitioners and providers from various backgrounds who work in environments of variable medical complexity. The focus of ENLS is centered on a standardized treatment algorithm, checklists, to guide early patient care, and a structured format for communication of findings and concerns to other healthcare professionals...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892594/male-infertility-the-other-side-of-the-equation
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Darren J Katz, Patrick Teloken, Ohad Shoshany
BACKGROUND: A male factor contributes to infertility in approximately 50% of couples who fail to conceive, causing significant psychosocial and marital stress. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the general practitioner's (GP's) evaluation of male infertility and indications for referral to a male infertility specialist, and gives an overview of the specialist management of male infertility. DISCUSSION: Male infertility can result from anatomical or genetic abnormalities, systemic or neurological diseases, infections, trauma, iatrogenic injury, gonadotoxins and development of sperm antibodies...
September 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892534/utility-of-combining-a-simulation-based-method-with-a-lecture-based-method-for-fundoscopy-training-in-neurology-residency
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Deepak K Gupta, Namir Khandker, Kristin Stacy, Curtis M Tatsuoka, David C Preston
Importance: Fundoscopic examination is an essential component of the neurologic examination. Competence in its performance is mandated as a required clinical skill for neurology residents by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education. Government and private insurance agencies require its performance and documentation for moderate- and high-level neurologic evaluations. Traditionally, assessment and teaching of this key clinical examination technique have been difficult in neurology residency training...
September 11, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890435/pain-control-in-thoracic-oncology
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Christine Peeters-Asdourian, Gilbert Massard, Paragi H Rana, Paul Van Houtte, Andrew P White, Bogdan Grigoriu, Dominique Lossignol, Mohammed Almalki, Jean Alexiou, Jean-Luc Engelholm, Jean-Paul Sculier
This review of pain management in lung cancer is based on the presentation of four cases of thoracic oncology patients with pain at various stages of their disease. The approach will be multidisciplinary, involving a thoracic oncologist, radiologist, thoracic and orthopaedic spine surgeon, radiation therapist, pain medicine specialist, and palliative care specialist. This multispecialty approach to the management of different painful presentations in thoracic oncology will demonstrate the complexity of each case and the improved patient outcomes which result from the involvement of different disciplines working in concert...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890007/medical-training-and-the-brain-death-exam-a-single-institution-s-experience
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Ahmed Kashkoush, Amy Weisgerber, Kiruba Dharaneeswaran, Nitin Agarwal, Lori Shutter
BACKGROUND: Clinicians may have limited opportunities to perform neurological determination of death (NDD; brain death) certification during their training. This study aims to evaluate the level of resident exposure to the brain death exam at a large volume donor hospital. METHODS: In March 2014, we adapted a dual-physician model for NDD certification at our institution to improve resident education regarding NDD. To evaluate the incidence of resident exposure, we collected examiner information from all brain death exams conducted between January 2014 and July 2015...
September 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873124/trends-in-dementia-incidence-in-a-birth-cohort-analysis-of-the-einstein-aging-study
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Carol A Derby, Mindy J Katz, Richard B Lipton, Charles B Hall
Importance: Trends in dementia incidence rates have important implications for planning and prevention. To better understand incidence trends over time requires separation of age and cohort effects, and few prior studies have used this approach. Objectives: To examine trends in dementia incidence and concomitant trends in cardiovascular comorbidities among individuals aged 70 years or older who were enrolled in the Einstein Aging Study between 1993 and 2015. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this birth cohort analysis of all-cause dementia incidence in persons enrolled in the Einstein Aging Study from October 20, 1993, through November 17, 2015, a systematically recruited, population-based sample of 1348 participants from Bronx County, New York, who were 70 years or older without dementia at enrollment and at least one annual follow-up was studied...
September 5, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870567/tele-neurology-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Fred S Sarfo, Sheila Adamu, Dominic Awuah, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: The rapid advancement in telecommunications on the African continent has opened up avenues for improving medical care to underserved populations. Although the greatest burden of neurological disorders is borne by Low-and-Middle Income Countries (LMICs) including sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), there is a profound paucity of neurologists to serve the population. Telemedicine presents a promising avenue for effective mobilization and utilization of the few neurologists in Africa. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the published literature on the use of telemedicine for improved care and outcomes for patients with neurological disorders in SSA...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870353/comparison-of-unsafe-driving-across-medical-conditions
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Sanghee Moon, Maud Ranchet, Mark Tant, Abiodun E Akinwuntan, Hannes Devos
OBJECTIVE: To compare risks of unsafe driving in patients with medical conditions. METHODS: This large population-based study included all patients who were referred for a fitness-to-drive evaluation at an official driving evaluation center in 2013 and 2014. Risks of unsafe driving included physician's fitness-to-drive recommendation, comprehensive fitness-to-drive decision, motor vehicle crash history, and traffic violation history. RESULTS: A total of 6584 patients were included in the study...
September 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868200/the-open-access-video-collection-project-hernesniemi-s-1001-and-more-microsurgical-videos-of-neurosurgery-a-legacy-for-educational-purposes
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Joham Choque-Velasquez, Danil A Kozyrev, Roberto Colasanti, Peeraphong Thiarawat, Patcharin Intarakhao, Behnam Rezai Jahromi, Juha Hernesniemi
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical educational programs and courses are helpful to improve the quality of training. Moreover, nowadays, online activities may represent a very useful tool to globally enhance neurosurgical education. The "Hernesniemi's 1001 and more microneurosurgical videos" project aims to show the microsurgical style developed by the senior author and his TEAMs in more than 40 years of experience. METHODS: More than 1100 high-definition videos of microneurosurgical operations performed by the senior author were carefully edited...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865264/the-association-between-environmental-lead-exposure-with-aggressive-behavior-and-dimensionality-of-direct-and-indirect-aggression-during-mid-adolescence-birth-to-twenty-plus-cohort
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Palesa Nkomo, Nisha Naicker, Angela Mathee, Jacky Galpin, Linda M Richter, Shane A Norris
Chronic lead exposure is associated with neurological ill-health including anti-social behavior such as aggressive behavior. The main aim of this study was to examine the association between lead exposure at 13years old and dimensions of aggressive behavior during mid-adolescence. The study sample included 508 males and 578 females in mid-adolescence (age 14 to 15years) from the Birth to Twenty Plus cohort in Johannesburg, South Africa. Blood samples collected at age 13years were used to measure blood lead levels...
August 30, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864406/comparative-study-of-perioperative-complication-rates-of-cervical-laminoplasty-performed-by-residents-and-teaching-neurosurgeons
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Manabu Niimura, Keisuke Takai, Makoto Taniguchi
Early surgical education is required for neurosurgical residents to learn many surgical procedures. However, the participation of less experienced residents may increase perioperative complication rates. Perioperative complication studies in the field of neurosurgery are being increasingly published; however, studies have not yet focused on cervical laminoplasty. The study population included 193 consecutive patients who underwent cervical laminoplasty in Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital between 2008 and 2014...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864072/improvements-in-the-quality-of-advanced-life-support-and-patient-outcome-after-implementation-of-a-standardized-real-life-post-resuscitation-feedback-system
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Pia Hubner, Elisabeth Lobmeyr, Christian Wallmüller, Michael Poppe, Philip Datler, Markus Keferböck, Sebastian Zeiner, Alexander Nürnberger, Andreas Zajicek, Anton Laggner, Fritz Sterz, Patrick Sulzgruber
BACKGROUND: Educational aspects in the training of advanced life support (ALS) represent a key role in critical care management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and received special attention in guidelines of various international societies. While a positive association of feedback on ALS performance in training conditions is well established, data on the impact of a real-life post-resuscitation feedback on both ALS quality and outcome remain scarce and inconclusive...
August 31, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856963/performance-on-a-1-week-delayed-recall-task-is-associated-with-medial-temporal-lobe-structures-in-neurologically-normal-older-adults
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R Saloner, K B Casaletto, G Marx, S Dutt, A B Vanden Bussche, M You, E Fox, J Stiver, J H Kramer
OBJECTIVE: Traditional episodic memory tests employ a delayed recall length ranging from 10 to 30 min. The neurobiological process of memory consolidation extends well beyond these time intervals, however, raising the possibility that these tests might not be fully sensitive to the subtle neurocognitive changes found in early disease or age-related decline. We aimed to determine the sensitivity of a 1-week delayed recall paradigm to medial temporal lobe (MTL) structure among neurologically normal older adults...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852285/knowledge-and-perception-regarding-autism-among-primary-school-teachers-a-cross-sectional-survey-from-pakistan-south-asia
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Adil Ayub, Buria Naeem, Wajahat Nazir Ahmed, Suraksha Srichand, Komal Aziz, Brooj Abro, Sehrish Najam, Duraiz Murtaza, Ali Ahmed Janjua, Sara Ali, Imtiaz Jehan
BACKGROUND: Early detection and intervention seem to improve development in autistic children, and teachers form an important part of their early social environment. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess baseline knowledge and misconceptions regarding autism among school teachers and evaluate factors influencing their knowledge. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional survey enrolling primary school teachers using a self-administered questionnaire...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851447/cognitive-and-imaging-markers-in-non-demented-subjects-attending-a-memory-clinic-study-design-and-baseline-findings-of-the-memento-cohort
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Carole Dufouil, Bruno Dubois, Bruno Vellas, Florence Pasquier, Frédéric Blanc, Jacques Hugon, Olivier Hanon, Jean-François Dartigues, Sandrine Harston, Audrey Gabelle, Mathieu Ceccaldi, Olivier Beauchet, Pierre Krolak-Salmon, Renaud David, Olivier Rouaud, Olivier Godefroy, Catherine Belin, Isabelle Rouch, Nicolas Auguste, David Wallon, Athanase Benetos, Jérémie Pariente, Marc Paccalin, Olivier Moreaud, Caroline Hommet, François Sellal, Claire Boutoleau-Bretonniére, Isabelle Jalenques, Armelle Gentric, Pierre Vandel, Chabha Azouani, Ludovic Fillon, Clara Fischer, Helen Savarieau, Gregory Operto, Hugo Bertin, Marie Chupin, Vincent Bouteloup, Marie-Odile Habert, Jean-François Mangin, Geneviève Chêne
BACKGROUND: The natural history and disease mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) are still poorly understood. Very few resources are available to scrutinise patients as early as needed and to use integrative approaches combining standardised, repeated clinical investigations and cutting-edge biomarker measurements. METHODS: In the nationwide French MEMENTO cohort study, participants were recruited in memory clinics and screened for either isolated subjective cognitive complaints (SCCs) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI; defined as test performance 1...
August 29, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844727/does-dispatcher-assisted-cpr-generate-the-same-outcomes-as-spontaneously-delivered-bystander-cpr-in-japan
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Hiroyuki Takahashi, Ryo Sagisaka, Yoshiki Natsume, Shota Tanaka, Hiroshi Takyu, Hideharu Tanaka
AIM: We investigated whether DA-CPR would have the same effect as spontaneously-delivered bystander CPR. METHODS: A total of 37,899 witnessed cardiogenic out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) selected from a nationwide Utstein-Japanese database between 2008 and 2012. Patients were divided into four groups as follows: CPR initiated with dispatcher assistance (DA-CPR; n=10,424), no CPR provided with dispatcher assistance (DA-No CPR; n=4658), spontaneously-delivered bystander CPR provided without DA (BCPR; n=6630), and both BCPR and dispatcher assistance was not provided (No BCPR-No DA; n=16,187)...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838588/service-provision-for-stroke-the-greek-paradox
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Antigoni Fountouki, Dimitrios Theofanidis
Stroke remains a leading cause of mortality, as well as of subsequent serious long-term physical and mental morbidity. This places special demands for updated clinical excellence and optimum organization of stroke care services. Stroke units have been shown to improve patient outcomes. Thus, many western countries have developed and implemented sophisticated stroke facilities and corresponding public awareness strategies. These cannot be easily "translated" in Greece due to special features on the hospital administration system such as a unique rotation system for acute admissions and long-standing austerity...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835328/positional-skull-deformities
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Christian Linz, Felix Kunz, Hartmut Böhm, Tilmann Schweitzer
BACKGROUND: Especially in the first 6 months of life, skull deformities manifesting as a uni- or bilateral flattening of the occiput often give rise to questions of differential diagnosis and potential treatment. In this review, the authors summarize the current understanding of risk factors for this condition, and the current state of the relevant diagnostic assessment and options for treatment. METHODS: The recommendations given in this selective review of the literature are based on current studies and on existing guidelines on the prevention of sudden infant death, the recommendations of the German Society for Pediatric Neurology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neuropädiatrie), and the American guidelines on the treatment of positional plagiocephaly in infancy...
August 7, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827263/effect-of-national-implementation-of-utstein-recommendation-from-the-global-resuscitation-alliance-on-ten-steps-to-improve-outcomes-from-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-ten-year-observational-study-in-korea
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Young Taek Kim, Sang Do Shin, Sung Ok Hong, Ki Ok Ahn, Young Sun Ro, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong
OBJECTIVES: The Utstein ten-step implementation strategy (UTIS) proposed by the Global Resuscitation Alliance, a bundle of community cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) programs to improve outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs), has been developed. However, it is not documented whether UTIS programs are associated with better outcomes or not. The study aimed to test the association between the UTIS programme and better outcomes after OHCA. METHODS: The study was a before- and after-intervention study...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
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