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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437759/correlation-of-technical-surgical-goals-to-the-gdi-and-investigation-of-post-operative-gdi-change-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Christina Bickley, Judi Linton, Nancy Scarborough, Elroy Sullivan, Katy Mitchell, Douglas Barnes
AIM: The purpose of this study was to introduce a standardized set of surgical technical achievement goals (TAGs) as part of a comprehensive outcome assessment model for children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) undergoing orthopaedic surgical intervention to improve gait. Examination of relationships of these surgical goals to the Gait Deviation Index (GDI) and use of two assessments in tandem provided a thorough picture of technical surgical outcomes. This study also investigated changes in GDI in children with spastic CP after surgery...
April 13, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437131/re-irradiation-therapy-for-locally-recurrent-head-and-neck-cancer-a-national-survey-of-practice-patterns
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Jean-Claude M Rwigema, Jehee Choi, Nancy Y Lee, Dwight E Heron, Allen M Chen
Using a customized survey consisting of two de-identified clinical scenarios with a total of 86 questions, we showed that substantial variability exists regarding recommendations for therapy of recurrent head and neck cancer. For inoperable gross recurrence arising in a previously irradiated field, recommendations were re-irradiation with curative intent (73%), re-irradiation with palliative intent (4%), chemotherapy alone (5%), and referral to tertiary center (18%). After salvage surgery, only 33% recommended adjuvant re-irradiation, with the remainder preferring observation (46%), chemotherapy alone (10%), and referral to tertiary center (11%)...
April 24, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436949/p14arf-interacts-with-the-focal-adhesion-kinase-and-protects-cells-from-anoikis
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M Vivo, R Fontana, M Ranieri, G Capasso, T Angrisano, A Pollice, V Calabrò, G La Mantia
The ARF protein functions as an important sensor of hyper-proliferative stimuli restricting cell proliferation through both p53-dependent and -independent pathways. Although to date the majority of studies on ARF have focused on its anti-proliferative role, few studies have addressed whether ARF may also have pro-survival functions. Here we show for the first time that during the process of adhesion and spreading ARF re-localizes to sites of active actin polymerization and to focal adhesion points where it interacts with the phosphorylated focal adhesion kinase...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436887/optimal-block-based-trimming-for-next-generation-sequencing
#4
Ivo Hedtke, Ioana Lemnian, Ivo Grosse, Matthias Muller-Hannemann
Read trimming is a fundamental first step of the analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data. Traditionally, it is performed heuristically, and algorithmic work in this area has been neglected. Here, we address this topic and formulate three optimization problems for block-based trimming (truncating the same low-quality positions at both ends for all reads and removing low-quality truncated reads). We find that all problems are NP-hard. Hence, we investigate the approximability of the problems. Two of them are NP-hard to approximate...
April 24, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436493/an-attenuated-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-clinical-strain-with-a-defect-in-esx-1-secretion-induces-minimal-host-immune-responses-and-pathology
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Helena Strand Clemmensen, Niels Peter Hell Knudsen, Erik Michael Rasmussen, Jessica Winkler, Ida Rosenkrands, Ahmad Ahmad, Troels Lillebaek, David R Sherman, Peter Lawætz Andersen, Claus Aagaard
Although Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) DK9897 is an attenuated strain, it was isolated from a patient with extrapulmonary tuberculosis and vaccination with a subunit vaccine (H56) induced poor protection against it. Both attenuation and lack of protection are because M.tb DK9897 cannot secrete the EsxA virulence factor nor induce a host response against it. Genome sequencing identified a frameshift mutation in the eccCa1 gene. Since the encoded EccCa1 protein provides energy for ESX-1 secretion, it suggested a defect in the ESX-1 type VII secretion system...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436398/effects-of-dose-and-duration-of-robot-assisted-gait-training-on-walking-ability-of-children-affected-by-cerebral-palsy
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Elisabetta Peri, Anna Carla Turconi, Emilia Biffi, Cristina Maghini, Daniele Panzeri, Roberta Morganti, Alessandra Pedrocchi, Chiara Gagliardi
BACKGROUND: Robot-Assisted Gait Training (RAGT) is a widespread approach for locomotion rehabilitation but information about intervention frequency and duration is still lacking. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of frequency and duration of a RAGT on motor outcome of children affected by Cerebral Palsy (CP). METHODS: Forty-four CP children (age 4-17) underwent one among four different intensive trainings with equal dose of intervention, combining Task-Oriented Physiotherapy (TOP) and RAGT: 40 sessions (4 sessions/week) over 10 weeks of sole TOP (group1) or RAGT (group2) or RAGT and TOP (2 + 2 sessions/week; group3); 40 sessions in shorter period (4 weeks) of RAGT and TOP (5 + 5 sessions/week; group4)...
April 7, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436094/dosimetric-validation-of-a-magnetic-resonance-image-gated-radiotherapy-system-using-a-motion-phantom-and-radiochromic-film
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James M Lamb, John S Ginn, Dylan P O'Connell, Nzhde Agazaryan, Minsong Cao, David H Thomas, Yingli Yang, Mircea Lazea, Percy Lee, Daniel A Low
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance image (MRI) guided radiotherapy enables gating directly on the target position. We present an evaluation of an MRI-guided radiotherapy system's gating performance using an MRI-compatible respiratory motion phantom and radiochromic film. Our evaluation is geared toward validation of our institution's clinical gating protocol which involves planning to a target volume formed by expanding 5 mm about the gross tumor volume (GTV) and gating based on a 3 mm window about the GTV...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435631/the-impact-of-kinesio-taping-technique-on-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Alireza Shamsoddini, Zabihallah Rasti, Minoo Kalantari, Mohammad Taghi Hollisaz, Vahid Sobhani, Hamid Dalvand, Mohammad Kazem Bakhshandeh-Bali
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common movement disorder in children that is associated with life-long disability and multiple impairments. The clinical manifestations of CP vary among children. CP is accompanied by a wide range of problems and has a broad spectrum. Children with CP demonstrate poor fine and dross motor function due to psychomotor disturbances. Early rehabilitation programs are essential for children with CP and should be appropriate for the age and functional condition of the patients. Kinesio taping (KT) technique is a relatively new technique applied in rehabilitation programs of CP...
October 7, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435265/toxicity-studies-of-six-types-of-carbon-nanoparticles-in-a-chicken-embryo-model
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Natalia Kurantowicz, Ewa Sawosz, Gabriela Halik, Barbara Strojny, Anna Hotowy, Marta Grodzik, Radosław Piast, Wanvimol Pasanphan, André Chwalibog
In the present study, the toxicity of six different types of carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) was investigated using a chicken-embryo model. Fertilized chicken eggs were divided into the following treatment groups: placebo, diamond NPs, graphite NPs, pristine graphene, small graphene oxide, large graphene oxide, and reduced graphene oxide. Experimental solutions at a concentration of 500 μg/mL were administrated into the egg albumin. Gross pathology and the rate of survival were examined after 5, 10, 15, and 20 days of incubation...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435197/development-of-nested-polymerase-chain-reaction-based-diagnosis-of-duck-enteritis-virus-and-detection-of-dna-polymerase-gene-from-non-descriptive-duck-breeds-of-west-bengal-india
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Partha Sarathi Mandal, Sunit Kumar Mukhopadhayay, Saktipada Pradhan, Samiran Mondal, Chandrakanta Jana, Nimai Chandra Patra, Rabindra Nath Hansda
AIM: The study was undertaken to detect the clinical signs, postmortem lesions of embryonated duck plague (DP) infected eggs, and histopathological changes of chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) in non-descriptive ducks of West Bengal with special reference to standardize nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: After postmortem of suspected carcasses, samples were collected for virus isolation and identification through specific pathogen free (Khaki Campbell) embryonated duck eggs...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435194/molecular-characterization-of-velogenic-viscerotropic-ranikhet-newcastle-disease-virus-from-different-outbreaks-in-desi-chickens
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V S Dhaygude, G K Sawale, M M Chawak, N R Bulbule, S D Moregaonkar, D S Gavhane
AIM: Diagnosis of velogenic viscerotropic Ranikhet disease from six different flocks of desi chicken in and around Mumbai by gross and histopathological examination, isolation of virus and molecular methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 25 carcasses (varying between 2 and 6 carcasses from each flock) of six different flocks of adult desi chicken were subjected to necropsy examination for diagnosis of the disease during the span of a year (2014-2015). After thorough gross examination, the tissue samples were collected and processed for virus isolation and histopathological examination...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435191/occurrence-of-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-in-groundwater-of-brij-region-uttar-pradesh-and-its-public-health-implications
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Barkha Sharma, Parul, A K Verma, Udit Jain, Janaradan K Yadav, Ravneet Singh, Raghvendra Mishra
AIM: The study evaluates the microbial as well as physicochemical pollution of groundwater of Brij region of Uttar Pradesh, a major tourist destination in the country along with estimating the drug resistance evident in the isolated Escherichia coli. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 samples of groundwater were collected from six different sites and assessed for physicochemical (pH, color, taste, turbidity, total dissolved solids [TDS], total hardness [TH], chlorides, fluorides, nitrates, and iron) and microbiological parameters (standard plate count [SPC], most probable number test [MPN], E...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435122/global-motion-perception-is-related-to-motor-function-in-4-5-year-old-children-born-at-risk-of-abnormal-development
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Arijit Chakraborty, Nicola S Anstice, Robert J Jacobs, Nabin Paudel, Linda L LaGasse, Barry M Lester, Christopher J D McKinlay, Jane E Harding, Trecia A Wouldes, Benjamin Thompson
Global motion perception is often used as an index of dorsal visual stream function in neurodevelopmental studies. However, the relationship between global motion perception and visuomotor control, a primary function of the dorsal stream, is unclear. We measured global motion perception (motion coherence threshold; MCT) and performance on standardized measures of motor function in 606 4.5-year-old children born at risk of abnormal neurodevelopment. Visual acuity, stereoacuity and verbal IQ were also assessed...
April 20, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434965/trochlear-schwannoma-presenting-with-isolated-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Cody L Nesvick, Avital Perry, Christopher S Graffeo, Aditya Raghunathan, Julie E Hammack, Jamie J Van Gompel
BACKGROUND: Schwannomas arising from the cranial nerves controlling extraocular eye movements are very rare and usually present with some degree of diplopia. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a 50-year-old woman who presented with isolated left-sided trigeminal neuralgia of six months' duration. Imaging demonstrated a homogeneously enhancing mass in the left ambient cistern, and the patient was taken to the operating room for resection. A retrosigmoid approach was used, and the mass was directly visualized arising from the trochlear nerve and compressing on the dorsal root entry zone of the trigeminal nerve...
April 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434958/microsurgical-resection-following-failed-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-of-papillary-tumor-of-the-pineal-gland
#15
Anil Nanda, Piyush Kalakoti, Devi Prasad Patra, Tanmoy Maiti, Hai Sun
Primary papillary tumors of the pineal region (PTPR) are rare entities with distinct histopathological characteristics. Most common surgical approaches include the supra-cerebellar infratentorial corridor or the occipital interhemispheric approach. Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is an acceptable treatment modality for parenchymal tumors of the pineal gland, and often used as a primary treatment modality for asymptomatic and indolent lesions, and as an adjunct to surgical resection. In this presentation, we describe the surgical nuances of posterior interhemispheric approach in an elderly male with a previously failed empirical GKRS...
April 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434427/prenatal-fish-oil-supplementation-and-early-childhood-development-in-the-upstate-kids-study
#16
K Vollet, A Ghassabian, R Sundaram, N Chahal, E H Yeung
Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which play a vital role in fetal growth and development. In utero exposure to omega-3 fatty acids is exclusively dependent on maternal nutrition. Previous studies have suggested that prenatal fish oil supplementation has positive impacts on child neurodevelopment later in life. This study examines the associations between fish oil supplementation both before pregnancy and throughout pregnancy and subsequent child development. Mother-child pairs from the Upstate KIDS Study, a birth cohort consisting of children born between 2008 and 2010, were included...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434275/cost-effectiveness-of-a-transitional-home-based-palliative-care-program-for-patients-with-end-stage-heart-failure
#17
Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Ching So, Alina Yee Man Ng, Po-Tin Lam, Jeffrey Sheung Ching Ng, Nancy Hiu Yim Ng, June Chau, Michael Mau Kwong Sham
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown positive clinical outcomes of specialist palliative care for end-stage heart failure patients, but cost-effectiveness evaluation is lacking. AIM: To examine the cost-effectiveness of a transitional home-based palliative care program for patients with end-stage heart failure patients as compared to the customary palliative care service. DESIGN: A cost-effectiveness analysis was conducted alongside a randomized controlled trial (Trial number: NCT02086305)...
April 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433845/clinical-outcome-after-extended-endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-craniopharyngiomas-two-institution-experience
#18
Hye Ran Park, Varun R Kshettry, Christopher J Farrell, Jae Meen Lee, Yong Hwy Kim, Tae Bin Won, Doo Hee Han, Hyunwoo Do, Gurston Nyguist, Marc Rosen, Dong Gyu Kim, James J Evans, Sun Ha Paek
BACKGROUND: The extended endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) to the anterior cranial base is used for the resection of craniopharyngiomas. OBJECTIVE: We present clinical experience and outcomes utilizing EEA for craniopharyngiomas. METHODS: A total of 116 patients in two remote institutions were enrolled in this retrospective study. Surgical, endocrinological and ophthalmological outcomes were assessed. RESULTS: The mean follow-up was 35 months (range, 1-115)...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433840/the-unusual-presentation-of-a-myxoma-within-the-sphenoid-sinus-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Julian V Clarke, Aditi H Mandpe, Peter B Weber, Hannes Vogel, Lewis Z Leng
BACKGROUND: We describe a rare case of a sphenoid sinus myxoma that was resected via an endoscopic endonasal skull base approach. We review the literature regarding these rare tumors of the paranasal sinuses. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 72 year old female was diagnosed with an incidental sphenoid sinus tumor and left sphenoid wing meningioma during work-up for left sided proptosis and diplopia. Biopsies of the sphenoid wing and sphenoid sinus tumors were obtained. After undergoing surgical resection of the meningioma, the patient then underwent definitive resection of the sphenoid sinus myxoma via endoscopic endonasal skull base approach...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433482/variations-of-target-volume-definition-and-daily-target-volume-localization-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-under-abdominal-compression
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Chunhui Han, Sagus Sampath, Timothy E Schultheisss, Jeffrey Y C Wong
We aimed to compare gross tumor volumes (GTV) in 3-dimensional computed tomography (3DCT) simulation and daily cone beam CT (CBCT) with the internal target volume (ITV) in 4-dimensional CT (4DCT) simulation in stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) treatment of patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) under abdominal compression. We retrospectively selected 10 patients with NSCLC who received image-guided SBRT treatments under abdominal compression with daily CBCT imaging. GTVs were contoured as visible gross tumor on the planning 3DCT and daily CBCT, and ITVs were contoured using maximum intensity projection (MIP) images of the planning 4DCT...
April 19, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
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