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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090515/a-systematic-review-of-combinatorial-treatment-with-warming-and-invigorating-drugs-and-levothyroxine-for-hypothyroidism-caused-by-hashimoto-disease
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Xiangwen Cheng, Zixiao Wei, Guangde Zhang, Xin Shao, Bo Li, Rui Gao
BACKGROUND: We used the systematic review method to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of combinatorial treatment with warming and invigorating drugs and levothyroxine on hypothyroidism caused by Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT). METHODS: We set inclusion and exclusion criteria, searched for studies using electronic databases and manual retrieval, selected studies according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, and assessed the qualities of the included studies according to the Jadad scale...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079900/a-curated-gene-list-for-reporting-results-of-newborn-genomic-sequencing
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Ozge Ceyhan-Birsoy, Kalotina Machini, Matthew S Lebo, Tim W Yu, Pankaj B Agrawal, Richard B Parad, Ingrid A Holm, Amy McGuire, Robert C Green, Alan H Beggs, Heidi L Rehm
PURPOSE: Genomic sequencing (GS) for newborns may enable detection of conditions for which early knowledge can improve health outcomes. One of the major challenges hindering its broader application is the time it takes to assess the clinical relevance of detected variants and the genes they impact so that disease risk is reported appropriately. METHODS: To facilitate rapid interpretation of GS results in newborns, we curated a catalog of genes with putative pediatric relevance for their validity based on the ClinGen clinical validity classification framework criteria, age of onset, penetrance, and mode of inheritance through systematic evaluation of published evidence...
January 12, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078731/rapid-automated-landmarking-for-morphometric-analysis-of-three-dimensional-facial-scans
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Mao Li, Joanne B Cole, Mange Manyama, Jacinda R Larson, Denise K Liberton, Sheri L Riccardi, Tracey M Ferrara, Stephanie A Santorico, Jordan J Bannister, Nils D Forkert, Richard A Spritz, Washington Mio, Benedikt Hallgrimsson
Automated phenotyping is essential for the creation of large, highly standardized datasets from anatomical imaging data. Such datasets can support large-scale studies of complex traits or clinical studies related to precision medicine or clinical trials. We have developed a method that generates three-dimensional landmark data that meet the requirements of standard geometric morphometric analyses. The method is robust and can be implemented without high-performance computing resources. We validated the method using both direct comparison to manual landmarking on the same individuals and also analyses of the variation patterns and outlier patterns in a large dataset of automated and manual landmark data...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076946/validation-of-the-sinhala-version-of-the-repeatable-battery-for-assessment-of-neuropsychological-status-rbans
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Chathurie Suraweera, D Anandakumar, D Dahanayake, M Subendran, U T Perera, Raveen Hanwella, Varuni de Silva
Introduction: Only the Mini mental state examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment scale have been validated in a Sri Lankan population for the assessment of cognitive functions. Both tests are deficient in the number of domains assessed. Therefore validation of Repeatable Battery for Assessment of Neuropsychological Status is important as it assesses most of the cognitive domains. Objectives: To culturally adapt RBANS and investigate the validity and reliability of culturally adapted RBANS (RBANS-S)...
30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074545/development-and-testing-of-a-database-of-nih-research-funding-of-aapm-members-a-report-from-aapm-working-group-for-the-development-of-a-research-database-wgdrd
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Brendan Whelan, Eduardo Moros, Rebecca Fahrig, James Deye, Thomas Yi, Michael Woodward, Paul Keall, Jeff Siewerdsen
PURPOSE: To produce and maintain a database of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) members, to perform a top level analysis of this data, and to make this data (hereafter referred to as the AAPM research database) available for the use of the AAPM and its members. METHODS: NIH funded research dating back to 1985 is available for public download through the NIH exporter website, and AAPM membership information dating back to 2002 was supplied by the AAPM...
January 11, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052910/acupuncture-and-pc6-stimulation-for-the-prevention-of-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-in-patients-undergoing-elective-laparoscopic-resection-of-colorectal-cancer-a-study-protocol-for-a-three-arm-randomised-pilot-trial
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Kun Hyung Kim, Dae Hun Kim, Ji Min Bae, Gyung Mo Son, Kyung Hee Kim, Seung Pyo Hong, Gi Young Yang, Hee Young Kim
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to assess the feasibility of acupuncture and a Pericardium 6 (PC6) wristband as an add-on intervention of antiemetic medication for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients undergoing elective laparoscopic colorectal cancer resection. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A total of 60 participants who are scheduled to undergo elective laparoscopic resection of colorectal cancer will be recruited. An enhanced recovery after surgery protocol using standardised antiemetic medication will be provided for all participants...
January 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048756/su-f-j-66-anatomy-deformation-based-comparison-between-one-step-and-two-step-optimization-for-online-art
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Z Feng, G Yu, S Qin, C Ma, J Zhu, Y Yin, D Li
PURPOSE: This study investigated that how the quality of adapted plan was affected by inter-fractional anatomy deformation by using one-step and two-step optimization for on line adaptive radiotherapy (ART) procedure. METHODS: 10 lung carcinoma patients were chosen randomly to produce IMRT plan by one-step and two-step algorithms respectively, and the prescribed dose was set as 60 Gy on the planning target volume (PTV) for all patients. To simulate inter-fractional target deformation, four specific cases were created by systematic anatomy variation; including target superior shift 0...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048215/mo-ab-206-00-nuclear-medicine-physics-and-testing
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Sharon White
: This education session will cover the physics and operation principles of gamma cameras and PET scanners. The first talk will focus on PET imaging. An overview of the principles of PET imaging will be provided, including positron decay physics, and the transition from 2D to 3D imaging. More recent advances in hardware and software will be discussed, such as time-of-flight imaging, and improvements in reconstruction algorithms that provide for options such as depth-of-interaction corrections...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048041/su-f-j-34-automatic-target-based-patient-positioning-framework-for-image-guided-radiotherapy-in-prostate-cancer-treatment
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M Sasahara, H Arimura, Y Shibayama, T Hirose, S Ohga, Y Umezu, H Honda, T Sasaki
PURPOSE: Current image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) procedure is bonebased patient positioning, followed by subjective manual correction using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). This procedure might cause the misalignment of the patient positioning. Automatic target-based patient positioning systems achieve the better reproducibility of patient setup. Our aim of this study was to develop an automatic target-based patient positioning framework for IGRT with CBCT images in prostate cancer treatment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047582/su-g-206-16-investigation-of-dosimetric-consequence-via-cone-beam-ct-based-dose-reconstruction-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-radiotherapy
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P Huang, H Li, J Chen, C Ma, Y Gang, S Qin, Y Yin, D Li
PURPOSE: Many patients with technically unresectable or medically inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) had hepatic dosimetric variations as a result of inter-fraction anatomical deformation. This study was conducted to assess the hepatic dosimetric consequences via reconstructing weekly dose in HCC patients receiving three dimensional conformal radiation therapy. METHODS: Twenty-one HCC patients with 21 planning CT (pCT) scans and 63 weekly Cone-beam CT (CBCT) scans were enrolled in this investigation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047563/mo-ab-206-01-pet-physics
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T Turkington
: This education session will cover the physics and operation principles of gamma cameras and PET scanners. The first talk will focus on PET imaging. An overview of the principles of PET imaging will be provided, including positron decay physics, and the transition from 2D to 3D imaging. More recent advances in hardware and software will be discussed, such as time-of-flight imaging, and improvements in reconstruction algorithms that provide for options such as depth-of-interaction corrections...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046914/mo-ab-206-02-testing-gamma-cameras-based-on-tg177-wg-report
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J Halama
: This education session will cover the physics and operation principles of gamma cameras and PET scanners. The first talk will focus on PET imaging. An overview of the principles of PET imaging will be provided, including positron decay physics, and the transition from 2D to 3D imaging. More recent advances in hardware and software will be discussed, such as time-of-flight imaging, and improvements in reconstruction algorithms that provide for options such as depth-of-interaction corrections...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046517/we-h-207a-03-the-universality-of-the-lognormal-behavior-of-f-18-flt-pet-suv-measurements
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M Scarpelli, J Eickhoff, S Perlman, R Jeraj
PURPOSE: Log transforming [F-18]FDG PET standardized uptake values (SUVs) has been shown to lead to normal SUV distributions, which allows utilization of powerful parametric statistical models. This study identified the optimal transformation leading to normally distributed [F-18]FLT PET SUVs from solid tumors and offers an example of how normal distributions permits analysis of non-independent/correlated measurements. METHODS: Forty patients with various metastatic diseases underwent up to six FLT PET/CT scans during treatment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043180/the-effect-of-body-and-mind-stress-releasing-techniques-on-the-breastfeeding-of-full-term-babies-a-critical-analysis-of-published-interventional-studies
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Catherine Fotiou, Tania Siahanidou, Petros V Vlastarakos, Evangelia Filothei Tavoulari, George Chrousos
OBJECTIVE: To critically assess the effectiveness of complementary/alternative medicine modalities, comprising body/mind stress-releasing techniques, on the breastfeeding (BF) success of mothers of full-term newborns. METHODS: Literature review in Medline and other available database sources until December 2015, and critical analysis of pooled data. The study selection included randomized-controlled trials, case-control studies, and case-series. RESULTS: The total number of analyzed studies was 9...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027945/next-generation-assessment-of-erbb2-human%C3%A2-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-amplification-status-clinical-validation-in-the-context-of-a-hybrid-capture-based-comprehensive-solid-tumor-genomic-profiling-assay
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Dara S Ross, Ahmet Zehir, Donavan T Cheng, Ryma Benayed, Khedoudja Nafa, Jaclyn F Hechtman, Yelena Y Janjigian, Britta Weigelt, Pedram Razavi, David M Hyman, José Baselga, Michael F Berger, Marc Ladanyi, Maria E Arcila
Establishing ERBB2 [human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)] amplification status in breast and gastric carcinomas is essential to patients' treatment plans. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) constitute the current standard for assessment. With further advancements in genomic medicine, new clinically relevant biomarkers are rapidly emerging and options for targeted therapy are increasing in patients with advanced disease, driving the need for comprehensive molecular profiling...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025357/deconstructing-chronic-low-back-pain-in-the-older-adult-step-by-step-evidence-and-expert-based-recommendations-for-evaluation-and-treatment-part-xii-leg-length-discrepancy
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Mark Havran, Joel D Scholten, Paula Breuer, Jennifer Lundberg, Gary Kochersberger, Dave Newman, Debra K Weiner
 To present the last in a 12-part series designed to deconstruct chronic low back pain (CLBP) in older adults. This article focuses on leg length discrepancy (LLD) and presents an algorithm outlining approaches to diagnosis and management of LLD in older adults, along with a representative clinical case. METHODS : Using a modified Delphi approach, the LLD evaluation and treatment algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel representing expertise in physical therapy, geriatric medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019017/intelligent-and-automatic-in-vivo-detection-and-quantification-of-transplanted-cells-in-mri
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Muhammad Jamal Afridi, Arun Ross, Xiaoming Liu, Margaret F Bennewitz, Dorela D Shuboni, Erik M Shapiro
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based cell tracking has emerged as a useful tool for identifying the location of transplanted cells, and even their migration. Magnetically labeled cells appear as dark contrast in T2*-weighted MRI, with sensitivities of individual cells. One key hurdle to the widespread use of MRI-based cell tracking is the inability to determine the number of transplanted cells based on this contrast feature. In the case of single cell detection, manual enumeration of spots in three-dimensional (3D) MRI in principle is possible; however, it is a tedious and time-consuming task that is prone to subjectivity and inaccuracy on a large scale...
December 26, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018543/residency-applicant-preferences-of-online-systems-for-scheduling-interviews
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H Gene Hern, Charlotte P Wills, Harrison J Alter, Steven H Bowman, Boyd D Burns, Joshua Loyd, Jeffrey I Schneider, Lalena M Yarris
BACKGROUND : Residency applicants often have difficulty coordinating interviews with multiple programs. An online scheduling system might improve this process. OBJECTIVE : The authors sought to determine applicant mean time to schedule interviews and satisfaction using online scheduling compared with manual scheduling. METHODS : An electronic survey was sent to US graduates applying to any of 6 emergency medicine programs in the 2014-2015 application cycle...
December 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003583/optimizing-an-ion-semiconductor-sequencing-data-analysis-method-to-identify-somatic-mutations-in-the-genomes-of-cancer-cells-in-clinical-tissue-samples
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Takeshi Nagashima, Yuji Shimoda, Tomoe Tanabe, Akane Naruoka, Junko Saito, Masakuni Serizawa, Keiichi Ohshima, Kenichi Urakami, Sumiko Ohnami, Shumpei Ohnami, Tohru Mochizuki, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Ken Yamaguchi
Identification of causal genomic alterations is an indispensable step in the implementation of personalized cancer medicine. Analytical methods play a central role in identifying such changes because of the vast amount of data produced by next generation sequencer. Most analytical techniques are designed for the Illumina platform and are therefore suboptimal for analyzing datasets generated by whole exome sequencing (WES) using the Ion Proton System. Accurate identification of somatic mutations requires the characterization of platform-dependent error profiles and genomic properties that affect the accuracy of sequence data as well as platform-oriented optimization of the pipeline...
2016: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998327/entangled-histories-german-veterinary-medicine-c-1770-1900
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Tatsuya Mitsuda
Medical historians have recently become interested in the veterinary past, investigating the development of animal health in countries such as France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. An appreciation of the German context, however, is still lacking - a gap in the knowledge that the present article seeks to fill. Providing a critical interpretation of the evolution of the veterinary profession, this investigation explains why veterinary and medical spheres intersected, drifted apart, then came back together; it also accounts for the stark differences in the position of veterinarians in Germany and Britain...
January 2017: Medical History
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