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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109566/effectiveness-of-virtual-reality-rehabilitation-for-children-and-adolescents-with-cerebral-palsy-an-updated-evidence-based-systematic-review
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D K Ravi, N Kumar, P Singhi
BACKGROUND: The use of virtual reality systems in the motor rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy is new, and thus the scientific evidence for its effectiveness needs to be evaluated through a systematic review. OBJECTIVE: To provide updated evidence-based guidance for virtual reality rehabilitation in sensory and functional motor skills of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, PEDro, Web of Science, OTseeker, PsycINFO and Cochrane Library were searched from their earliest records up to 1 June, 2016...
September 27, 2016: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109563/imaging-protocols-in-clinical-studies-in-advanced-age-related-macular-degeneration-recommendations-from-classification-of-atrophy-consensus-meetings
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Frank G Holz, SriniVas R Sadda, Giovanni Staurenghi, Moritz Lindner, Alan C Bird, Barbara A Blodi, Ferdinando Bottoni, Usha Chakravarthy, Emily Y Chew, Karl Csaky, Christine A Curcio, Ron Danis, Monika Fleckenstein, K Bailey Freund, Juan Grunwald, Robyn Guymer, Carel B Hoyng, Glenn J Jaffe, Sandra Liakopoulos, Jordi M Monés, Akio Oishi, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Philip J Rosenfeld, David Sarraf, Richard F Spaide, Ramin Tadayoni, Adnan Tufail, Sebastian Wolf, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg
PURPOSE: To summarize the results of 2 consensus meetings (Classification of Atrophy Meeting [CAM]) on conventional and advanced imaging modalities used to detect and quantify atrophy due to late-stage non-neovascular and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and to provide recommendations on the use of these modalities in natural history studies and interventional clinical trials. DESIGN: Systematic debate on the relevance of distinct imaging modalities held in 2 consensus meetings...
January 18, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109347/how-is-physician-work-valued
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Jeffrey P Jacobs, Stephen J Lahey, Francis C Nichols, James M Levett, George Gilbert Johnston, Richard K Freeman, James D St Louis, Julie Painter, Courtney Yohe, Cameron D Wright, Kirk R Kanter, John E Mayer, Keith S Naunheim, Jeffrey B Rich, Joseph E Bavaria
Strategies to value physician work continue to evolve. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database have an increasingly important role in this evolution. An understanding of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) system (American Medical Association [AMA], Chicago, IL) and the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) is necessary to comprehend how physician work is valued. In 1965, with the dawn of increasingly complex medical care, immense innovation, and the rollout of Medicare, the need for a common language describing medical services and procedures was recognized as being of critical importance...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108993/experience-from-a-multi-country-initiative-to-improve-the-monitoring-of-selected-reproductive-health-indicators-in-africa
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Maria Barreix, Özge Tunçalp, Namuunda Mutombo, Ayotunde A Adegboyega, Lale Say
Universal access to sexual and reproductive health remains part of the unfinished business of global development in the Africa. To achieve it, health interventions should be monitored using programmatic indicators. WHO's Strengthening Measurement of Reproductive Health Indicators in Africa initiative, implemented in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, aimed to improve national information systems for routine monitoring of reproductive health indicators. Participating countries developed action plans employing a two-pronged strategy: (1) revising, standardizing, and harmonizing existing information-system reproductive health indicators; and (2) building data-collection capacity through training and supervision at select pilot sites...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107607/epidemiology-update-for-hepatitis-c-virus-and-hepatitis-b-virus-in-end-stage-renal-disease-in-france-r%C3%A3-seau-epid%C3%A3-miologique-et-information-en-n%C3%A3-phrologie-registry
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Corinne Isnard Bagnis, Cécile Couchoud, Marc Bowens, Ayman Sarraj, Gilbert Deray, Jérôme Tourret, Patrice Cacoub, Sophie Tezenas du Montcel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Risk for HCV/HBV infection is increased in ESRD patients. We generate updated epidemiological data. METHODS: Based on the National French registry for ESRD, we extracted data for patients who started dialysis or preemptive transplantation between January, 2005 and December, 2013. A positive serum HBs Ag and/or a positive HCV RNA defined HBV and HCV infections, respectively. RESULTS: 72,948 patients were included among which 62...
January 20, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107209/nephropathic-cystinosis-an-update
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Koenraad R Veys, Mohamed A Elmonem, Fanny O Arcolino, Lambertus van den Heuvel, Elena Levtchenko
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the past few decades, cystinosis, a rare lysosomal storage disorder, has evolved into a treatable metabolic disease. The increasing understanding of its pathophysiology has made cystinosis a prototype disease, delivering new insights into several fundamental biochemical and cellular processes. RECENT FINDINGS: In this review, we aim to provide an overview of the latest advances in the pathogenetic, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of cystinosis...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106659/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-evaluation-and-management-progress-with-optimism
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Patrick J Bradley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) when diagnosed presents several diagnostic and treatment challenges. The standard treatment of surgery and postoperative radiotherapy has remained the standard of care for the past 3 decades. The purpose of this review is to update what's been reported and what's new since the last review in 2004. RECENT FINDINGS: As accurate a histological diagnosis and staging of disease should be achieved prior to commencing any treatment...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106359/control-of-communicable-diseases-final-rule
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(no author information available yet)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is issuing this final rule (FR) to amend its regulations governing its domestic (interstate) and foreign quarantine regulations to best protect the public health of the United States. These amendments have been made to aid public health responses to outbreaks of new or re-emerging communicable diseases and to accord due process to individuals subject to Federal public health orders. In response to public comment received, the updated provisions in this final rule clarify various safeguards to prevent the importation and spread of communicable diseases affecting human health into the United States and interstate...
19, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105919/snoreport-2-0-new-features-and-a-refined-support-vector-machine-to-improve-snorna-identification
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João Victor de Araujo Oliveira, Fabrizio Costa, Rolf Backofen, Peter Florian Stadler, Maria Emília Machado Telles Walter, Jana Hertel
BACKGROUND: snoReport uses RNA secondary structure prediction combined with machine learning as the basis to identify the two main classes of small nucleolar RNAs, the box H/ACA snoRNAs and the box C/D snoRNAs. Here, we present snoReport 2.0, which substantially improves and extends in the original method by: extracting new features for both box C/D and H/ACA box snoRNAs; developing a more sophisticated technique in the SVM training phase with recent data from vertebrate organisms and a careful choice of the SVM parameters C and γ; and using updated versions of tools and databases used for the construction of the original version of snoReport...
December 15, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105616/-interpretation-of-the-updates-of-nccn-2017-version-1-0-guideline-for-colorectal-cancer
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Gong Chen
The NCCN has recently released its 2017 version 1.0 guideline for colorectal cancer. There are several updates from this new version guideline which are believed to change the current clinical practice. Update one, low-dose aspirin is recommended for patients with colorectal cancer after colectomy for secondary chemoprevention. Update two, biological agents are removed from the neoadjuvant treatment regimen for resectable metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). This update is based on lack of evidence to support benefits of biological agents including bevacizumab and cetuximab in the neoadjuvant setting...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105526/first-versus-second-year-respiratory-syncytial-virus-prophylaxis-in-chronic-lung-disease-2005-2015
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Daniel Y Wang, Abby Li, Bosco Paes, Ian Mitchell, Krista L Lanctôt
: Children aged <2 years with chronic lung disease (CLD) have a 10-fold higher risk for respiratory syncytial virus-positive hospitalization (RSVH) compared to healthy term infants. Based on the updated position statements, we compared respiratory-related illness hospitalization (RIH) and RSVH risks in CLD children who received palivizumab during the first year (FY) versus second year (SY) of life in the Canadian Registry of Palivizumab (CARESS). Demographic data were collected at enrolment and RIH events recorded monthly from 2005 to 2015...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105196/nanotechnology-for-multimodality-treatment-of-cancer
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Xiao-Ying Zhang, Pei-Ying Zhang
Nanotechnology is the latest evolving field and its applications in medicine in recent decades has shown great potential. It has also given a new face to the therapeutics against cancer in recent years. The electronic databases of MEDLINE, EMBASE and PubMed were searched for recent studies, reporting the importance of nanomedicine. The concluding remarks of the above papers mostly confirmed the growing potential of nanomedicine, particularly in the field of cancer. Furthermore, nanomedicine has been observed to promote the therapeutic effect of agents by formulating them into nanocarriers...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105194/biomarkers-for-emt-and-met-in-breast-cancer-an-update
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Fei Liu, Li-Na Gu, Bao-En Shan, Cui-Zhi Geng, Mei-Xiang Sang
Metastasis and recurrence are the leading cause of mortality due to breast cancer, but the underlying mechanisms are still poorly understood. Understanding the breast cancer metastasis mechanism is important for early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The seeding and growth of breast cancer cells at sites distinct from the primary tumor is a complex and multistage process. Recently, it has been reported that the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and the mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) are the main mechanisms for breast cancer metastasis...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105148/ameloblastic-carcinoma-of-the-maxilla-a-case-report-and-an-updated-review-of-the-literature
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Alessandro Moro, Enrico Foresta, Giulio Gasparini, Sandro Pelo, Mario Forcione, Enrico Giuseppe Cristallini, Marco Toraldo, Cardarelli Lorenzo, Marco Falchi, Gianmarco Saponaro
Ameloblastic carcinoma (AC) is an uncommon malignant odontogenic tumor that can be difficult to differentiate from ameloblastoma and can arise directly as an undifferentiated lesion or from a pre-existing benign lesion. The current study presents a novel case of primary maxillary AC and review the literature on AC of the maxilla. The review of the literature indicates that secondary tumors and posterior localization are associated with a higher tendency for recurrence and, often, multiple recurrences. Surgical therapy, eventually followed by radiotherapy, is the treatment modality most frequently applied, while the role of chemotherapy remains unclear...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104529/measurements-of-m-and-l-x-ray-energies-and-relative-intensities-emanating-from-241-am-source
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H R Verma
Energies and relative Intensities of 13 X-ray transitions in the M X-ray spectrum (per 100 disintegrations of (241)Am) viz. M4N1, Mξ1,2, M3N1, Mα, Mβ, Mγ, M2N1, M3O4,5+M3P1, M3Q1, M1N3, M2N4+M1N3, M2O1 and M1O2,3 lines along with L1-L3 have been measured in addition to the 21L X-ray lines viz. Lℓ, Lt, Ls, Lα2, Lα1, Lη, Lβ6, Lβ2,15, Lβ4, Lβ5,7, Lβ1, Lβ3, Lβ9,10, Lγ5, Lγ1, Lγ2,8, Lγ3,6, Lγ4,4, Lγ13 including two new lines at 19.63 and 23.17keV, have been measured. Since the M and L X-ray lines of 93Np in the decay of (241)Am source are frequently used for energy and efficiency calibration of the Si(Li)/HpGe detectors, the present measurements have been undertaken with an objective to update the data since there are either no concrete data available (even in the Table of Radioactive Isotopes and Table of Radionuclides) or there exist inconsistencies/disparities in the data available in the earlier publications...
January 12, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103638/music-interventions-for-acquired-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Wendy L Magee, Imogen Clark, Jeanette Tamplin, Joke Bradt
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) can result in impairments in motor function, language, cognition, and sensory processing, and in emotional disturbances, which can severely reduce a survivor's quality of life. Music interventions have been used in rehabilitation to stimulate brain functions involved in movement, cognition, speech, emotions, and sensory perceptions. An update of the systematic review published in 2010 was needed to gauge the efficacy of music interventions in rehabilitation for people with ABI...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103283/orthogonal-procrustes-analysis-for-dictionary-learning-in-sparse-linear-representation
#17
Giuliano Grossi, Raffaella Lanzarotti, Jianyi Lin
In the sparse representation model, the design of overcomplete dictionaries plays a key role for the effectiveness and applicability in different domains. Recent research has produced several dictionary learning approaches, being proven that dictionaries learnt by data examples significantly outperform structured ones, e.g. wavelet transforms. In this context, learning consists in adapting the dictionary atoms to a set of training signals in order to promote a sparse representation that minimizes the reconstruction error...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102997/confidentiality-of-substance-use-disorder-patient-records-final-rule
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(no author information available yet)
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing this final rule to update and modernize the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations and facilitate information exchange within new health care models while addressing the legitimate privacy concerns of patients seeking treatment for a substance use disorder. These modifications also help clarify the regulations and reduce unnecessary burden.
18, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102740/update-on-functional-and-genetic-laboratory-assays-for-the-detection-of-platelet-microvesicles
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Maxime Laroche, Claire Dunois, Anne Marie Vissac, Jean Amiral
Functional and genetic assays for measuring platelet microvesicles (PMVs) are presented and discussed. Functional assays concern two groups of methods: a) homogeneous assays using the cofactor activity of phospholipids (PPLs) contained in PMVs and present in assayed plasmas, and a coagulation or a thrombin generation assay (TGA) as "end points"; b) capture-based assays, in which PMVs bind to an immobilized ligand, such as Annexin V in the presence of calcium, or monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) specific for membrane proteins...
January 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102443/-new-options-for-the-practice-update-s1-s2-guidelines-on-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
M Schneider
Guidelines are important tools for evidence-based pharmacological treatment of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Recommendations assist physicians in identifying the best form of treatment but ultimately, the final decision is based on joint participation by the patient and physician. Nowadays, general concepts, such as treat to target seem to be more important in rheumatoid arthritis than differencies between various drugs or drug classes. The universal recommendation to use methotrexate as the initial disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) is driven more by economic reasons than by scientific data, which is not completely wrong but should be disclosed...
January 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
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