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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332911/impact-of-continuous-administration-of-tolvaptan-on-preventing-medium-term-worsening-renal-function-and-long-term-adverse-events-in-heart-failure-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Yusuke Nakano, Tomofumi Mizuno, Toru Niwa, Kentaro Mukai, Hirokazu Wakabayashi, Atsushi Watanabe, Hirohiko Ando, Hiroaki Takashima, Kenta Murotani, Katsuhisa Waseda, Tetsuya Amano
Tolvaptan (TLV) has an inhibiting effect for worsening renal function (WRF) in acute decompensated heart failure (HF) patients. However, there are limited data regarding the effect of continuous TLV administration on medium-term WRF.This was a retrospective observational study in hospitalized HF patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). TLV was administered to those patients with fluid retention despite standard HF therapy. We compared 34 patients treated with TLV (TLV group) to 33 patients treated with conventional HF therapy with high-dose loop diuretics (furosemide ≥ 40 mg) (Loop group)...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332254/comparison-of-adjustable-continence-therapy-periurethral-balloons-and-artificial-urinary-sphincter-in-female-patients-with-stress-urinary-incontinence-due-to-intrinsic-sphincter-deficiency
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Lucas Freton, Lauranne Tondut, Isabelle Enderle, Juliette Hascoet, Andrea Manunta, Benoit Peyronnet
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to compare the outcomes of the ACT® device with those of the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) AMS 800 in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) due to sphincter deficiency in women. METHODS: All the women who underwent surgical treatment for SUI due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency from 2007 to 2017 were included in a single-center retrospective study. The primary endpoint was the functional outcome...
January 13, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332240/preperitoneal-closed-system-suction-drainage-after-totally-extraperitoneal-hernioplasty-in-the-prevention-of-early-seroma-formation-a-prospective-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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J K M Fan, J Liu, K Chen, X Yang, X Xu, H K Choi, F S Y Chan, K W H Chiu, C M Lo
OBJECTIVES: Seroma is a virtually unavoidable early sequela after TEP hernioplasty. This randomised controlled trial evaluated the outcomes of preperitoneal closed-system suction drainage in laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernioplasty for inguinal hernia. METHODS: Ninety patients aged 18-80 years who presented to our hospital between May 2016 and February 2017 with primary unilateral inguinal hernia were randomised into the preperitoneal drain and no-drain groups...
January 13, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331203/have-we-forgotten-about-forgetting-a-critical-review-of-accelerated-long-term-forgetting-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Anneli Cassel, Michael D Kopelman
Forgetting has been researched for over a century. This literature highlighted how forgetting rates can vary dependent on factors in the design and method. Recent interest in forgetting revived with evidence suggesting that seizures experienced almost immediately after matched learning could accelerate forgetting. This was followed by a growth in forgetting studies in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), including a subset of those with transient epileptic amnesia (TEA). These patients have been described as expressing concerns about memory, yet often perform within 'normal' ranges on standard neuropsychological memory assessments...
December 26, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330282/population-dependent-intron-retention-and-dna-methylation-in-breast-cancer
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Dongwook Kim, Manu Shivakumar, Seonggyun Han, Michael S Sinclair, Youngji Lee, Yonglan Zheng, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Dokyoon Kim, Younghee Lee
Regulation of gene expression by DNA methylation in gene promoter regions is well-studied; however, the effects of methylation in the gene body (exons and introns) on gene expression are comparatively understudied. Recently, hyper-methylation has been implicated in the inclusion of alternatively spliced exons; moreover, exon recognition can be enhanced by recruiting the methyl-CpG-binding protein (MeCP2) to hyper-methylated sites. This study examines if methylation status of an intron is correlated with how frequently the intron is retained during splicing using DNA methylation and RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) data from breast cancer tissue specimens in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329896/open-prostatectomy-versus-180-w-xps-greenlight-laser-vaporization-long-term-functional-outcome-for-prostatic-adenomas-80%C3%A2-g
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C Lanchon, G Fiard, J-A Long, V Arnoux, D Carnicelli, Q Franquet, D Poncet, E Bey, J-B Lefrancq, S Grisard, N Peilleron, N Terrier, B Boillot, J-J Rambeaud, J-L Descotes, C Thuillier
INTRODUCTION: GreenLight photoselective vaporisation of the prostate (PVP) offers an endoscopic alternative to open prostatectomy (OP) for treatment of large adenomas. This study compares long-term functional outcome of both techniques in patients with Benign prostatic obstruction (BPO)>80g. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Data from patients who underwent surgical treatment for BPO>80g from January 2010 to February 2015 at our institution were retrospectively collected and compared according to surgical technique...
January 9, 2018: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329640/capturing-real-life-forgetting-in-transient-epileptic-amnesia-via-an-incidental-memory-test
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Serge Hoefeijzers, Adam Zeman, Sergio Della Sala, Michaela Dewar
Transient epileptic amnesia (TEA) is an epileptic syndrome characterized by recurrent, brief episodes of amnesia. Patients with TEA often complain of interictal (between attacks) retention deficits, characterised by an 'evaporation' of memories for recent events over days to weeks. Clinical tests of anterograde memory often fail to corroborate these complaints as TEA patients commonly perform within the normal range after the standard 10-30-min delay period. Modified laboratory tests that include a 1-3 week delay period frequently reveal clear evidence of 'accelerated long-term forgetting' (ALF)...
December 13, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329558/quality-of-life-and-problems-associated-with-obturators-of-patients-with-maxillectomies
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Marwa Mohammed Ali, Nadia Khalifa, Mohammed Nasser Alhajj
BACKGROUND: Maxillary defects predispose patients to different undesirable effects. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life (QoL) of patients with maxillary defects (acquired/congenital) wearing obturators. METHODS: The study comprised 30 patients aged between 16 and 78 years. Interviews were conducted to collect information pertaining to patients; sociodemographic, self-reported function of obturator using Obturator Functioning Scale (OFS), self-evaluation of general health using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), radiotherapy treatment, salivary gland removal, reconstructive surgery, neck dissection and length of time obturators were worn...
January 5, 2018: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329231/development-of-a-cytocompatible-scaffold-from-pig-immature-testicular-tissue-allowing-human-sertoli-cell-attachment-proliferation-and-functionality
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Maxime Vermeulen, Federico Del Vento, Francesca de Michele, Jonathan Poels, Christine Wyns
Cryopreservation of immature testicular tissue before chemo/radiotherapy is the only option to preserve fertility of cancer-affected prepubertal boys. To avoid reintroduction of malignant cells, development of a transplantable scaffold by decellularization of pig immature testicular tissue (ITT) able to support decontaminated testicular cells could be an option for fertility restoration in these patients. We, therefore, compared decellularization protocols to produce a cytocompatible scaffold. Fragments of ITT from 15 piglets were decellularized using three protocols: sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-Triton (ST), Triton-SDS-Triton (TST) and trypsin 0...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327976/endoscopic-treatment-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-induced-esophageal-perforation
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Till Herbold, Seung-Hun Chon, Peter Grimminger, Martin K H Maus, Henner Schmidt, Hans Fuchs, Sebastian Brinkmann, Marc Bludau, Christian Gutschow, Wolfgang Schröder, Arnulf H Hölscher, Jessica M Leers
BACKGROUND: Perforation of the esophagus is the most severe complication of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and can lead to mediastinitis, pleural empyema, or peritonitis. Currently, the majority of patients receive operative treatment with only 6% treated endoscopically. We report our experience with endoscopic and conservative approaches. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients treated for esophageal perforation and included all patients with perforation caused by TEE...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327120/readmission-and-reoperation-after-midurethral-sling
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Erik D Hokenstad, Amy E Glasgow, Elizabeth B Habermann, John A Occhino
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We aimed to determine the rate of readmission and reoperation for patients undergoing midurethral sling (MUS) placement for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was queried to identify all isolated MUS placed from 2012 through 2015 using the Current Procedural Terminology 4 (CPT-4) code for MUS with or without cystoscopy (57,288 ± 52,000)...
January 11, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327085/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-for-symptom-interference-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients-a-pilot-randomized-trial
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Catherine E Mosher, Ekin Secinti, Ruohong Li, Adam T Hirsh, Jonathan Bricker, Kathy D Miller, Bryan Schneider, Anna Maria Storniolo, Lida Mina, Erin V Newton, Victoria L Champion, Shelley A Johns
PURPOSE: Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in women worldwide. With medical advances, metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients often live for years with many symptoms that interfere with activities. However, there is a paucity of efficacious interventions to address symptom-related suffering and functional interference. Thus, this study examined the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of telephone-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for symptom interference with functioning in MBC patients...
January 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327032/three-dimensional-volumetric-analysis-of-3-fat-processing-techniques-for-facial-fat-grafting-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rongwei Wu, Xiaonan Yang, Xiaolei Jin, Haibin Lu, Zhenhua Jia, Binghang Li, Haiyue Jiang, Zuoliang Qi
Importance: Autologous fat grafting has revolutionized the field of facial soft-tissue augmentation, despite a lack of standardization. Objective data are needed to arrive at consensus regarding the best technique for optimal volume retention. Objective: To compare 3 fat-processing techniques with 3-dimensional (3-D) technology to explore the optimal fat-processing technique for improving the volume retention of grafted fat. Design, Setting, and Participants: From September 2015 to December 2016, patients with facial asymmetry were treated by initial facial fat grafting at the Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College...
January 11, 2018: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326813/surgical-treatment-of-aggressive-vertebral-hemangioma-causing-progressive-paraparesis
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M Dobran, F Mancini, D Nasi, M Gladi, S Sisti, M Scerrati
Vertebral hemangioma is a benign vascular lesion that may onset with neurologic symptoms due to spinal cord compression by epidural extension. Surgical procedure, embolization and radiotherapy are the gold standard for the treatment of this disease. We present a case of a 84 years old woman admitted at our department with worsening paraparesis and urinary retention. Her magnetic resonance images (MRI) showed a lesion involving both anterior and posterior vertebral element of D5, with extension into epidural space and spinal cord compression...
January 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324917/sequential-18f-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-parameters-for-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-lymph-nodes-in-head-and-neck-carcinoma
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Agata Pietrzak, J Kazmierska, Witold Cholewinski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to differentiate between benign and malignant head and neck lymph nodes by sequential imaging. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The total of 56 retrospectively analysed patients with suspected or histopathologically confirmed head and neck malignancy (nasopharyngeal cancers mainly; 28 patients), before any treatment, underwent sequential fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) examinations for staging purposes...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324539/trial-of-optimal-personalised-care-after-treatment-gynaecological-cancer-topcat-g-a-randomized-feasibility-trial
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Val Morrison, Llinos H Spencer, Nikki Totton, Kirstie Pye, Seow Tien Yeo, Caryl Butterworth, Liz Hall, Rhiannon Whitaker, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Laura J Timmis, Zoe Hoare, Richard D Neal, Clare Wilkinson, Simon Leeson
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of completing a parallel-group randomized controlled trial to compare usual follow-up care for women who have completed treatment of gynecological cancer against a nurse-led telephone intervention, known as Optimal Personalised Care After Treatment-Gynaecological. METHODS: The unblinded trial aimed to recruit patients who had completed treatment of cervical, endometrial, epithelial ovarian, or vulval cancer within the previous 3 months at 3 North Wales hospitals...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324459/discordance-between-lipoprotein-particle-number-and-cholesterol-content-an-update
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Eric P Cantey, John T Wilkins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The cholesterol content within atherogenic apolipoprotein-B (apoB) containing lipid particles is the center of consensus guidelines and clinicians' focus whenever evaluating a patient's risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The pathobiology of atherosclerosis requires the retention of lipoprotein particles within the vascular intima over time followed by maladaptive inflammation resulting in plaque formation and rupture in some. The cholesterol content is widely variable within each particle creating either cholesterol-deplete or cholesterol-enriched particles...
January 10, 2018: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324083/effects-of-napping-during-shift-work-on-sleepiness-and-performance-in-emergency-medical-services-personnel-and-similar-shift-workers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Christian Martin-Gill, Laura K Barger, Charity G Moore, J Stephen Higgins, Ellen M Teasley, Patricia M Weiss, Joseph P Condle, Katharyn L Flickinger, Patrick J Coppler, Denisse J Sequeira, Ayushi A Divecha, Margaret E Matthews, Eddy S Lang, P Daniel Patterson
BACKGROUND: Scheduled napping during work shifts may be an effective way to mitigate fatigue-related risk. This study aimed to critically review and synthesize existing literature on the impact of scheduled naps on fatigue-related outcomes for EMS personnel and similar shift worker groups. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed of the impact of a scheduled nap during shift work on EMS personnel or similar shift workers. The primary (critical) outcome of interest was EMS personnel safety...
January 11, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324079/shorter-versus-longer-shift-durations-to-mitigate-fatigue-and-fatigue-related-risks-in-emergency-medical-services-personnel-and-related-shift-workers-a-systematic-review
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P Daniel Patterson, Michael S Runyon, J Stephen Higgins, Matthew D Weaver, Ellen M Teasley, Andrew J Kroemer, Margaret E Matthews, Brett R Curtis, Katharyn L Flickinger, Xiaoshuang Xun, Zhadyra Bizhanova, Patricia M Weiss, Joseph P Condle, Megan L Renn, Denisse J Sequeira, Patrick J Coppler, Eddy S Lang, Christian Martin-Gill
BACKGROUND: This study comprehensively reviewed the literature on the impact of shorter versus longer shifts on critical and important outcomes for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and related shift worker groups. METHODS: Six databases (e.g., PubMed/MEDLINE) were searched, including one website. This search was guided by a research question developed by an expert panel a priori and registered with the PROSPERO database of systematic reviews (2016:CRD42016040099)...
January 11, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322657/polyetheretherketone-overlay-prosthesis-over-high-noble-ball-attachments-to-overcome-base-metal-sensitivity-a-clinical-report
#20
Panagiotis Zoidis
A modified polyetheretherketone (PEEK) framework material in combination with heat-polymerized denture base acrylic resin was used for the fabrication of an overlay prosthesis for a patient sensitive to base metals. High noble metal was used for the fabrication of the post/coping/ball attachment assemblies to promote retention and stability. These protruding attachments into the acrylic resin could result in stress concentration; therefore, a framework is often used to strengthen the prosthesis. PEEK frameworks could be a treatment alternative to high noble or Ti frameworks since they combine good mechanical properties with biocompatibility, reduced cost, and common laboratory procedures...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
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