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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738475/-trend-of-caesarean-section-rate-and-puerpera-characteristics-based-on-robson-classification
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J X Wang, H Q Sun, K Huang, X F Zheng, F B Tao
Objective: To analyze the trend in caesarean section rate and puerpera characteristics in hospital, and provide valuable information for maternal and child health policy making and clinical practice. Methods: A total of 12 041 women who delivered in the affiliated Chaohu Hospital of Anhui Medical University from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2016 were selected. Based on Robson classification system, changes in the rate of caesarean delivery as well as its relationship with two-child policy and infant sex ratio were analyzed...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738440/issr-derived-species-specific-scar-marker-for-rapid-and-accurate-authentication-of-ocimum-tenuiflorum-l
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Amit Kumar, Vereena Rodrigues, Priyanka Mishra, Kuppusamy Baskaran, Ashutosh K Shukla, Ajit K Shasany, Velusamy Sundaresan
Ocimum tenuiflorum has been widely used in traditional medicine and has high medicinal value. High volume trade of this potential medicinal plant species led to unscrupulous adulteration of both crude drugs as well as formulations. Morphology-based authentication is difficult in cases of incomplete or damaged samples and in dried herbal materials. In such cases, PCR-based molecular methods may aid in accurate identification. The present study aimed at developing species-specific DNA marker(s) for the authentication of O...
July 24, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738234/m1-homeopathic-complex-trigger-effective-responses-against-leishmania-l-amazonensis-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Katia Fialho Nascimento, Fabiana Rodrigues de Santana, Cleber Rafael Vieira da Costa, Vanessa Kaplum, Helito Volpato, Celso Vaturo Nakamura, Leoni Villano Bonamin, Dorly de Freitas Buchi
Leishmaniasis is a term referring to a range of clinical conditions caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania, Trypanosomatidae family, Kinetoplastida order that is transmitted by the bite of certain species of mosquitoes Phlebotominae subfamily. These parasites infect hosts wild and domestic mammals, considered as natural reservoirs and can also infect humans. Leishmania are obligate intramacrophage protozoa that have exclusively intracellular life style. This suggests that the amastigotes possess mechanisms to avoid killing by host cells...
July 21, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738015/observational-study-to-estimate-the-changes-in-the-effectiveness-of-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-bcg-vaccination-with-time-since-vaccination-for-preventing-tuberculosis-in-the-uk
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Punam Mangtani, Patrick Nguipdop-Djomo, Ruth H Keogh, Lucy Trinder, Peter G Smith, Paul Em Fine, Jonathan Sterne, Ibrahim Abubakar, Emilia Vynnycky, John Watson, David Elliman, Marc Lipman, Laura C Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Until recently, evidence that protection from the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination lasted beyond 10 years was limited. In the past few years, studies in Brazil and the USA (in Native Americans) have suggested that protection from BCG vaccination against tuberculosis (TB) in childhood can last for several decades. The UK's universal school-age BCG vaccination programme was stopped in 2005 and the programme of selective vaccination of high-risk (usually ethnic minority) infants was enhanced...
July 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737866/algorithms-imaging-tests-comparison-following-the-first-febrile-urinary-tract-infection-in-children
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María M Tombesi, Laura F Alconcher, Lucas Lucarelli, Agustina Ciccioli
OBJETIVES: To compare the diagnostic sensitivity, costs and radiation doses of imaging tests algorithms developed by the Argentine Society of Pediatrics in 2003 and 2015, against British and American guidelines after the first febrile urinary tract infection (UTI). POPULATION AND METHODS: Inclusion criteria: children ≤ 2 years old with their first febrile UTI and normal ultrasound, voiding cystourethrography and dimercaptosuccinic acid scintigraphy, according to the algorithm established by the Argentine Society of Pediatrics in 2003, treated between 2003 and 2010...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737562/dynamic-cleft-maxillary-orthopedics-and-periosteoplasty-25-patients-25-years
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Frederick N Lukash, Lauren B Shikowitz-Behr, Michael Schwartz, Frank Tuminelli
In 1985 this cleft team, dissatisfied with the treatment and results from cleft lip and palate repair, began a longitudinal long-term study using dynamic maxillary orthopedics and periosteoplasty as was originally described by Drs Millard and Latham. All cases were carefully documented through adolescence, including clinical assessments, orthodontic, radiographic, and cephalometric analyses. In 1998, in this journal, we published our data on 35 complete unilateral and 10 complete bilateral cleft patients. At that time facial growth was following normal cephalometric patterns...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737515/cell-biology-of-spinal-cord-injury-and-repair
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Timothy M O'Shea, Joshua E Burda, Michael V Sofroniew
Spinal cord injury (SCI) lesions present diverse challenges for repair strategies. Anatomically complete injuries require restoration of neural connectivity across lesions. Anatomically incomplete injuries may benefit from augmentation of spontaneous circuit reorganization. Here, we review SCI cell biology, which varies considerably across three different lesion-related tissue compartments: (a) non-neural lesion core, (b) astrocyte scar border, and (c) surrounding spared but reactive neural tissue. After SCI, axon growth and circuit reorganization are determined by neuron-cell-autonomous mechanisms and by interactions among neurons, glia, and immune and other cells...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737018/increased-myocardial-native-t1-relaxation-time-in-patients-with-nonischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-with-complex-ventricular-arrhythmia
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Shiro Nakamori, An H Bui, Jihye Jang, Hossam A El-Rewaidy, Shingo Kato, Long H Ngo, Mark E Josephson, Warren J Manning, Reza Nezafat
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between diffuse myocardial fibrosis and complex ventricular arrhythmias (ComVA) in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NICM). We hypothesized that NICM patients with ComVA would have a higher native myocardial T1 time, suggesting more extensive myocardial diffuse fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled NICM patients with a history of ComVA (n = 50) and age-matched NICM patients without ComVA (n = 57)...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736812/hair-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-lichen-planopilaris-and-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-a-report-of-two-cases
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You-Chen Serena Liu, Shiou-Hwa Jee, Jung-Yi Lisa Chan
The efficacy of current medical treatments for lichen planopilaris (LPP) and its variant, frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), both lymphocyte-mediated primary cicatricial alopecias, is limited. Hair regrowth from scar tissue is usually not possible. Although hair transplantation restores the hairline and increases hair density in patients with cicatricial alopecia, the timing of the transplantation is crucial. Here, we report two Chinese patients with LPP or FFA who underwent the follicular unit extraction method of hair transplantation after the diseases were stabilised with therapy, with satisfactory results for 3-4 years of follow up...
July 24, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736729/factors-promoting-development-of-fibrosis-in-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Gerhard Rogler, Martin Hausmann
The concepts on the pathophysiology of intestinal fibrosis in Crohn's disease (CD) have changed in recent years. Some years ago fibrosis was regarded to be a consequence of long-standing inflammation with subsequent destruction of the gut wall matrix followed by scar formation and collagen deposition. Fibrosis in CD patients appeared to be an irreversible process that could hardly be influenced. Therefore, the main target in CD therapy was to control inflammation to avoid fibrosis development. Many of these assumptions seem to be only partially true...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736687/tissue-engineered-tendon-for-enthesis-regeneration-in-a-rat-rotator-cuff-model
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Michael J Smietana, Pablo Moncada-Larrotiz, Ellen M Arruda, Asheesh Bedi, Lisa M Larkin
Healing of rotator cuff (RC) injuries with current suture or augmented scaffold techniques fails to regenerate the enthesis and instead forms a weaker fibrovascular scar that is prone to subsequent failure. Regeneration of the enthesis is the key to improving clinical outcomes for RC injuries. We hypothesized that the utilization of our tissue-engineered tendon to repair either an acute or a chronic full-thickness supraspinatus tear would regenerate a functional enthesis and return the biomechanics of the tendon back to that found in native tissue...
2017: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736462/sequential-release-of-multiple-drugs-from-flexible-drug-delivery-films
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Cheryl L Jennings, Ellis K Perry, Thomas D Dziubla, David A Puleo
Sequential release of drugs aligned with the phases of tissue healing could reduce scarring. To achieve this aim, layered film devices comprising cellulose acetate phthalate (CAP) and Pluronic F-127 (Pluronic) were loaded with ketoprofen, quercetin, and pirfenidone. Citrate plasticizers were added to impart flexibility. Release of two or three drugs in sequence over several days was obtained for all multilayered devices tested. Mechanical analysis showed that elongation increased and modulus decreased with increasing plasticizer content...
2017: International Journal of Polymeric Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735575/negotiating-the-complexities-of-exocrine-and-endocrine-dysfunction-in-chronic-pancreatitis
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Sinead N Duggan
Chronic pancreatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pancreas characterised by irreversible morphological change and typically causing pain and/or permanent loss of function. This progressive, irreversible disease results in destruction of healthy pancreatic tissue and the development of fibrous scar tissue. Gradual loss of exocrine and endocrine function follows, along with clinical manifestations such as steatorrhoea, abdominal pain and diabetes. Nutrition in chronic pancreatitis has been described as a problem area and, until recently, there was little research on the topic...
July 24, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735299/identification-of-the-first-dominant-mutation-of-lama5-gene-causing-a-complex-multisystem-syndrome-due-to-dysfunction-of-the-extracellular-matrix
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Simone Sampaolo, Filomena Napolitano, Alfonsina Tirozzi, Mafalda Giovanna Reccia, Luca Lombardi, Olimpia Farina, Adriano Barra, Ferdinando Cirillo, Mariarosa Anna Beatrice Melone, Fernando Gianfrancesco, Giuseppe Di Iorio, Teresa Esposito
BACKGROUND: The laminin alpha 5 gene (LAMA5) plays a master role in the maintenance and function of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in mammalian tissues, which is critical in developmental patterning, stem cell niches, cancer and genetic diseases. Its mutations have never been reported in human disease so far. The aim of this study was to associate the first mutation in LAMA5 gene to a novel multisystem syndrome. METHODS: A detailed characterisation of a three-generation family, including clinical, biochemical, instrumental and morphological analysis, together with genetics and expression (WES and RNAseq) studies, was performed...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735029/peptide-modification-of-polyimide-insulated-microwires-towards-improved-biocompatibility-through-reduced-glial-scarring
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Sangita Sridar, Matthew A Churchward, Vivian K Mushahwar, Kathryn G Todd, Anastasia L Elias
The goal of this study is to improve the integration of implanted microdevices with tissue in the central nervous system (CNS). The long-term utility of neuroprosthetic devices implanted in the CNS is affected by the formation of a scar by resident glial cells (astrocytes and microglia), limiting the viability and functional stability of the devices. Reduction in the proliferation of glial cells is expected to enhance the biocompatibility of devices. We demonstrate the modification of polyimide-insulated microelectrodes with a bioactive peptide KHIFSDDSSE...
July 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734993/esthetically-favorable-surgical-alternative-for-the-removal-of-sinonasal-malignant-tumors-the-modified-facial-degloving-technique
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REVIEW
Gábor Vass, Zsolt Bella, Zoltán Tóbiás, Attila Nagy, László Iván, László Rovó
PURPOSE: The widely used external approach (Weber-Fergusson incision) for the removal of maxillary ethmoid tumors leaves stigmatizing scars and deformities on the patient's face. As an alternative technique, the scarless facial degloving approach was first described in the 1970s; since then, several modifications have been developed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors have been using a modified facial degloving technique for 7 years to remove maxillary ethmoid tumors...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734972/non-tubal-ectopic-pregnancies-an-overview-and-treatment-via-local-injection
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REVIEW
A V Dolinko, R A Vrees, G N Frishman
Ectopic pregnancies account for 1.5-2% of all pregnancy in the United States. Of these, approximately 10 percent implant in non-tubal locations, including the abdominal cavity, cervix, ovary, interstitial portion of the fallopian tube, broad ligament, the uterine cornua, or within a cesarean section scar. Because these pregnancies tend to present later than typical tubal pregnancies, they have been associated with greater maternal morbidity and mortality. Advances in ultrasound technology have allowed for earlier diagnosis of non-tubal ectopic pregnancies, which in turn has led to the development of novel minimally invasive techniques to manage them...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733749/usefulness-of-the-s-o-clip-for-gastric-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-with-video
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Rintaro Hashimoto, Dai Hirasawa, Tomoyuki Iwaki, Hajime Yamaoka, Kousuke Nihei, Ippei Tanaka, Akimichi Chonan, Kei Takase
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is technically one of the most complicated endoscopic procedures. Traction methods have been reported to be effective for ESD. A recent study revealed that the S-O clip allowed faster and safer colonic ESD. We assessed the efficacy and safety of gastric ESD with the S-O clip for gastric epithelial neoplasm. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients treated for gastric ESD using the S-O clip between September and November 2016 (SO group, n = 48)...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733562/incidence-of-cutaneous-adverse-drug-reactions-among-medical-inpatients-of-sultanah-aminah-hospital-johor-bahru
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S Latha, S E Choon
INTRODUCTION: Cutaneous adverse drug reactions (cADRs) are common. There are only few studies on the incidence of cADRs in Malaysia. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, clinical features and risk factors of cADRs among hospitalized patients. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted among medical inpatients from July to December 2014. RESULTS: A total of 43 cADRs were seen among 11 017 inpatients, yielding an incidence rate of 0...
June 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733200/hypothermic-cooling-measured-by-thermal-mri-imaging-feasibility-and-implications-for-virtual-imaging-in-the-urogenital-pelvis
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Douglas Skarecky, Hon Yu, Jennifer Linehan, Blanca Morales, Min-Ying Su, Peter Fwu, Thomas Ahlering
OBJECTIVE: To study the combination of thermal MRI imaging and novel hypothermic cooling, via an Endorectal Cooling Balloon (ECB) to assess the effective dispersion and temperature drop in pelvic tissue to potentially reduce inflammatory cascade in surgical applications. METHODS: Three male subjects, prior to undergoing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), were cooled via an ECB, rendered MRI compatible by for patient safety Prior to ECB hypothermia. MRI studies were performed using a 3T scanner and included T2w anatomical scan for the pelvic structures, followed by a temperature mapping scan...
July 18, 2017: Urology
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