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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530254/palatal-surgery-in-a-transoral-robotic-setting-tors-preliminary-results-of-a-retrospective-comparison-between-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty-uppp-expansion-sphincter-pharyngoplasty-esp-and-barbed-repositioning-pharyngoplasty-brp
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G Cammaroto, F Montevecchi, G D'Agostino, E Zeccardo, C Bellini, G Meccariello, C Vicini
It has become increasingly clear in the past decade that surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS) is most successfully managed with multilevel surgery. We evaluated the outcomes of multilevel interventions comparing three different palatal techniques added to TORS: uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), a modified expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (ESP), inspired by the Pang expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty technique and the latest barbed repositioning pharyngoplasty (BRP). Thirty patients were retrospectively evaluated...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529509/a-novel-esat-6-secretion-system-secreted-protein-esxx-of-community-associated-staphylococcus-aureus-lineage-st398-contributes-to-immune-evasion-and-virulence
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Yingxin Dai, Yanan Wang, Qian Liu, Qianqian Gao, Huiying Lu, Hongwei Meng, Juanxiu Qin, Mo Hu, Min Li
The ESAT-6 secretion system (ESS) has been reported to contribute to the virulence and pathogenicity of several Staphylococcus aureus strains such as USA300 and Newman. However, the role of the ESS in community-associated S. aureus (CA-SA) lineage ST398 in China is not well understood. By comparing the ess locus of ST398 with the published S. aureus sequence in the NCBI database, we found one gene in the ess locus encoding a novel WXG superfamily protein that is highly conserved only in ST398. LC-MS/MS and Western blot analysis revealed that this protein is a novel secreted protein controlled by the ST398 ESS, and we named the protein EsxX...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513142/12-13-aziridinyl-epothilones-stereoselective-synthesis-of-trisubstituted-olefinic-bonds-from-methyl-ketones-and-heteroaromatic-phosphonates-and-design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-potent-antitumor-agents
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K C Nicolaou, Derek Rhoades, Yanping Wang, Ruoli Bai, Ernest Hamel, Monette Aujay, Joseph Sandoval, Julia Gavrilyuk
The synthesis and biological evaluation of a series of 12,13-aziridinyl epothilone B analogues is described. These compounds were accessed by a practical, general process that involved a 12,13-olefinic methyl ketone as a starting material obtained by ozonolytic cleavage of epothilone B followed by tungsten-induced deoxygenation of the epoxide moiety. The attachment of the aziridine structural motif was achieved by application of the Ess-Kürti-Falck aziridination, while the heterocyclic side chains were introduced via stereoselective phosphonate-based olefinations...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512339/nash-equilibrium-of-social-learning-agents-in-a-restless-multiarmed-bandit-game
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Kazuaki Nakayama, Masato Hisakado, Shintaro Mori
We study a simple model for social-learning agents in a restless multiarmed bandit (rMAB). The bandit has one good arm that changes to a bad one with a certain probability. Each agent stochastically selects one of the two methods, random search (individual learning) or copying information from other agents (social learning), using which he/she seeks the good arm. Fitness of an agent is the probability to know the good arm in the steady state of the agent system. In this model, we explicitly construct the unique Nash equilibrium state and show that the corresponding strategy for each agent is an evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) in the sense of Thomas...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511399/primary-ovarian-endometrioid-stromal-sarcoma-presenting-with-infertility
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Sandhya Ilanthodi, Vishwanath Meghashree, Muktha Ramesh Pai
Endometrioid Stromal Sarcoma (ESS) is an uncommon tumour that occurs in women over wide age range of 11 years to 76 years accounting for only 0.2% of all uterine malignancies and for 15%-26% of primary uterine sarcomas. These tumours arising from ovary are extremely rare. Most of them are associated with nulliparous or perimenopausal women. It is commonly associated with endometriosis of the ovary. Here we present this rare case to emphasize on the uniqueness and histomorphology of ovarian ESS in patients with endometriosis...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511398/undifferentiated-uterine-sarcoma-an-uncommon-case-report
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Madhumita Mukhopadhyay, Chhanda Das, Tamanna Parvin, Keya Basu
Endometrial Stromal Sarcomas (ESS) are rare uterine malignancy of mesodermal origin. A 65-year-old female presented with postmenopausal bleeding in the Department of Gynaecology in our hospital. Computed Topography (CT) revealed an enlarged uterus with areas of low attenuation. On gross appearance endometrial cavity was distorted with an irregular friable necrotic mass. Histopathologically, it was diagnosed as undifferentiated uterine sarcoma. Rhabdoid, osteoid and cartilaginous differentiation were found along with osteoclast like giant cells...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508726/does-the-timing-of-middle-turbinate-resection-influence-quality-of-life-outcomes-for-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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George A Scangas, Aaron K Remenschneider, Benjamin S Bleier, Eric H Holbrook, Stacey T Gray, Ralph B Metson
Objective To evaluate the impact of bilateral middle turbinate resection (BMTR) on patient-reported quality of life following primary and revision endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Study Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Tertiary care center. Subjects and Methods Patients with CRS who were recruited from 11 otolaryngologic practices completed the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22, Chronic Sinusitis Survey, and EuroQol 5-Dimension questionnaires at baseline, as well as 3 and 12 months after ESS...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508705/physical-demands-of-game-based-training-drills-in-women-s-team-handball
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Live S Luteberget, Hege P Trollerud, Matt Spencer
Game-based training drills are popular in team sports. This study compared two game-based training conditions and official matches in team handball. Thirty-one women players wore inertial measurement units in five training sessions and five official matches. In training, 3vs3 and 6vs6 game-based training conditions were performed with a 5-min duration. PlayerLoad™ and high-intensity events (HIEs; >2.5 m · s(-1)) were extracted from the raw data. Data were analysed using magnitude-based inferences and reported with effect sizes (ESs)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503375/network-science-meets-respiratory-medicine-for-osas-phenotyping-and-severity-prediction
#9
Stefan Mihaicuta, Mihai Udrescu, Alexandru Topirceanu, Lucretia Udrescu
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common clinical condition. The way that OSAS risk factors associate and converge is not a random process. As such, defining OSAS phenotypes fosters personalized patient management and population screening. In this paper, we present a network-based observational, retrospective study on a cohort of 1,371 consecutive OSAS patients and 611 non-OSAS control patients in order to explore the risk factor associations and their correlation with OSAS comorbidities. To this end, we construct the Apnea Patients Network (APN) using patient compatibility relationships according to six objective parameters: age, gender, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (BP), neck circumference (NC) and the Epworth sleepiness score (ESS)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501733/insomnia-in-adult-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-comparison-with-borderline-personality-disorder-population-in-a-clinical-setting-and-control-participants
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Sébastien Weibel, Françoise Jermann, Luisa Weiner, Rosetta Nicastro, Stefano Ardu, Eleonore Pham, Roland Hasler, Alexandre Dayer, Paco Prada, Nader Perroud
OBJECTIVES: Many adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report sleeping difficulties. The relationship between sleep and ADHD is poorly understood, and shows discrepancies between subjective and objective measures. In order to determine the specificity of sleep-associated symptoms in ADHD, subjective sleep assessments among ADHD adult patients were compared with control subjects and with individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD). METHODS: 129 outpatients with ADHD, 70 with BPD (including 17 patients with BPD and ADHD comorbidity), and 65 control participants were assessed for sleep quality, insomnia, and sleepiness, using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)...
May 5, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501433/responsiveness-of-the-self-administered-foot-evaluation-questionnaire-safe-q-in-patients-with-hallux-valgus
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Hisateru Niki, Naoki Haraguchi, Takafumi Aoki, Hiroko Ikezawa, Kazuo Ouchi, Ryuzo Okuda, Masataka Kakihana, Hiroaki Shima, Yasunori Suda, Masato Takao, Yasuhito Tanaka, Kota Watanabe, Shinobu Tatsunami
BACKGROUND: In this study, we investigated the responsiveness of the Self-Administered Foot Evaluation Questionnaire (SAFE-Q) for patient's assessment before and after hallux valgus surgery. METHODS: Patient-reported answers on the SAFE-Q and Short Form-36 (SF-36) before and at a mean of 3-4 and 9-12 months after hallux valgus surgery were analyzed. Data of 100 patients (92 women, eight men) from 36 institutions throughout Japan were used for analysis. RESULTS: In all subscales of the SAFE-Q, the trend of increased scores after surgery was statistically significant (P < 0...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495494/unlimited-niche-packing-in-a-lotka-volterra-competition-game
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Ross Cressman, Abdel Halloway, Gordon G McNickle, Joe Apaloo, Joel S Brown, Thomas L Vincent
A central question in the study of ecology and evolution is: "Why are there so many species?" It has been shown that certain forms of the Lotka-Volterra (L-V) competition equations lead to an unlimited number of species. Furthermore, these authors note how any change in the nature of competition (the competition kernel) leads to a finite or small number of coexisting species. Here we build upon these works by further investigating the L-V model of unlimited niche packing as a reference model and evolutionary game for understanding the environmental factors restricting biodiversity...
May 8, 2017: Theoretical Population Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494843/passive-enhanced-safety-surveillance-for-vaxigrip-and-intanza-15-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-in-the-united-kingdom-and-finland-during-the-northern-hemisphere-influenza-season-2015-16
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Hélène Bricout, Anne Laure Chabanon, Audrey Souverain, Christine Sadorge, Timo Vesikari, Timothy David Caroe
Enhanced safety surveillance (ESS) was conducted in the United Kingdom and Finland for Vaxigrip and Intanza 15 µg to comply with the European Medicines Agency interim guidance aimed to detect any potential increase in reactogenicity in near real time following the annual update of the influenza vaccine strain composition. This pilot passive ESS was established to strengthen safety monitoring by facilitating spontaneous vaccinee reports and estimating near real-time vaccinee exposure. The primary objective was to estimate the reporting rates of suspected adverse reactions (ARs) occurring within 7 days post vaccination during the northern hemisphere 2015/16 influenza season...
May 4, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492760/determinants-of-tobacco-use-by-students
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Lorena Silva Vargas, Roselma Lucchese, Andrécia Cósmem da Silva, Rafael Alves Guimarães, Ivânia Vera, Paulo Alexandre de Castro
OBJECTIVE: Estimate the prevalence and determinants of tobacco use by students. METHODS: This cross-sectional study, carried out between 2013 and 2014, evaluates 701 public school students between 10 and 79 years of age living in a city in the countryside of the State of Goias, Midwest of Brazil. A structured questionnaire collected the data and the predictor variables were demographic data, family nucleus, religion, physical activity practice, family functionality and parental smoking...
May 4, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489171/alternative-technique-for-cholecystectomy-comparable-to-single-port
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Carlos Sabbag, Ana Blitzckow
Background: With the advancement of laparoscopic surgery, new techniques have been proposed and disseminated in order to reduce the surgical aggression and get better cosmetic results. Aim: To present alternative technique for videocholecystectomy comparable to single port technique using conventional material for laparoscopic surgery. Method: Introduction of laparoscopic devices using two incisions; gallbladder traction with thread, exposition of Calot triangle, and ligature of cystic pedicle with polymer clips...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489169/mortality-of-urgency-versus-elective-videolaparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis
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Saulo José Oliveira Felício, Ediriomar Peixoto Matos, Antonio Maurício Cerqueira, Kurt Wolfgang Schindler Freire de Farias, Ramon de Assis Silva, Mateus de Oliveira Torres
Background: Surgical approach is still controversial in patients with acute cholecystitis: to treat clinically the inflammatory process and operate electively later or to operate immediately on an emergency basis? Aim: To test the hypothesis that urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis has a higher mortality than elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Methods: From the data available in Datasus, mortality was compared between patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholelithiasis and in urgency...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486663/ca2-signaling-machinery-is-present-at-intercellular-junctions-and-structures-associated-with-junction-turnover-in-rat-sertoli-cells
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Kevin Lyon, Arlo Adams, Matthew Piva, Parisa Asghari, Edwin D Moore, A Wayne Vogl
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a prominent organelle in Sertoli cells. It is an integral component of unique adhesion junctions (ectoplasmic specializations-ESs) in this cell type, and is closely associated with structures termed tubulobulbar complexes (TBCs) that internalize intercellular junctions during sperm release and during the translocation of spermatocytes through the blood-testis barrier. A role for the ER in Ca2+ regulation at ESs and TBCs has been suspected, but evidence for this function has proved elusive...
May 8, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484881/quality-of-sleep-in-patients-receiving-androgen-deprivation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer
#18
Asli Koskderelioglu, Muhtesem Gedizlioglu, Yasin Ceylan, Bulent Gunlusoy, Nilden Kahyaoglu
Androgen deprivation is a therapeutic option for patients with prostate cancer (PC). However, it has negative effects on sleep quality and psychological condition. Here, we evaluated the appearance of sleep disturbances in patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). We administered Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) to consecutive prostate cancer patients who had undergone radical prostatectomy and are presently either under adjuvant ADT or followed in an unmedicated program (non-ADT)...
May 8, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484503/quantitative-evaluation-of-chinese-herb-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-sialorrhea-and-frequent-nighttime-urination-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Chuanhe Sun, Dandan Wang, Wenfei Jiang, Weilong Liao, Penglin Gao, Weidong Pan, Te Liu
Aims. To evaluate the efficacy of Lian-Se formula (LSF), one Chinese herb formulation for treating sialorrhea and frequent overnight urination in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Methods. 96 PD patients suffering from sialorrhea and/or frequent nighttime urination were divided into two groups: an LSF group (n = 48) treated with LSF for 6 weeks and a placebo group (n = 48) treated with a placebo formula whose appearance and taste were the same as LSF for 6 weeks. All patients were treated by standard antiparkinsonism medicine according to the PD guideline of China...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482866/development-and-validation-of-an-administrative-data-algorithm-to-identify-adults-who-have-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Kristian I Macdonald, Shaun J Kilty, Carl van Walraven
BACKGROUND: This was a diagnostic accuracy study to develop an algorithm based on administrative database codes that identifies patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) who have endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). METHODS: From January 1(st), 2011 to December 31(st), 2012, a chart review was performed for all hospital-identified ESS surgical encounters. The reference standard was developed as follows: cases were assigned to encounters in which ESS was performed for Otolaryngologist-diagnosed CRS; all other chart review encounters, and all other hospital surgical encounters during the timeframe were controls...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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