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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332121/pattern-onset-ergs-and-veps-produced-by-patterns-arising-from-light-increment-and-decrement
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Dennis M Fritsch, Jane C Sowden, Dorothy A Thompson
Purpose: Our aim was to elaborate how on and off signals contribute to pattern ERGs and pattern visual evoked potentials (VEPs) by using pedestal patterns arising from incremental and decremental onset stimulation. Methods: Pattern onset/offset ERGs and VEPs were produced by black and white checks of 60' side length and 88% spatial contrast appearing in a 16° field for 200 ms from white (110 cd/m2), black (7 cd/m2), and gray (48 cd/m2) backgrounds and disappeared for 1000 ms...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331234/metabolic-syndrome-hypertension-and-hyperlipidemia-in-mothers-fathers-sisters-and-brothers-of-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bulent Yilmaz, Priyathama Vellanki, Baris Ata, Bulent Okan Yildiz
OBJECTIVE: To provide an evidence-based assessment of metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia in first-degree relatives of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers of women with and without PCOS. INTERVENTION(S): An electronic-based search with the use of PubMed from 1960 to June 2015 and cross-checked references of relevant articles...
January 11, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330009/the-almanach-project-preliminary-results-and-potentiality-from-afghanistan
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A Bernasconi, F Crabbé, R Rossi, I Qani, A Vanobberghen, M Raab, S Du Mortier
INTRODUCTION: ALMANACH (ALgorithms for the MANagement of Acute CHildhood illnesses) is an electronic version of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) running on tablets. ALMANACH enhances its concept, it integrates well into health staff's daily consultation work and facilitates diagnosis and treatment. ALMANACH informs when to refer a child or to perform a rapid diagnostic test (RDT), recommends the right treatment dosage and synchronizes collected data real time with a Health Management Information System (DHIS2) for epidemiological evaluation and decision making...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329620/determination-and-validation-of-discriminating-concentration-of-ivermectin-against-rhipicephalus-microplus
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Abhijit Nandi, Sharath V Sagar, Gajanan Chigure, Ashutosh Fular, Anil Kumar Sharma, Gaurav Nagar, Sachin Kumar, B C Saravanan, Srikant Ghosh
Rhipicephalus microplus, the major cattle tick species of India is prevalent all over the country and causes huge economic loss directly or indirectly to the dairy industries. Chemical acaricides are playing an important role in managing tick infestations on livestock for many years and consequently, resistance to commonly used organophosphate (OP) and synthetic pyrethroid (SP) compounds has been reported. Subsequently, ivermectin (IVM) has been emerged as an alternative to manage OP and SP resistant ticks...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329510/the-predictive-value-of-hunger-score-on-gastric-evacuation-after-oral-intake-of-carbohydrate-solution
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Qiu Weiji, Li Shitong, Luo Yu, Hua Tianfang, Kong Ning, Zhang Lina
BACKGROUND: Surgical patients are asked to fast for a sufficient duration to ensure that the amount of residual liquid in the stomach is within the safe range, thereby reducing the risk of gastric reflux perioperatively. The authors hypothesized that subjective hunger numerical rating scale (NRS) score could also help assess the process of gastric emptying and determine the amount of fluid remaining in the stomach. METHODS: The current study consisted of healthy volunteers recruited by advertisement and mutual introduction...
January 12, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316979/the-association-between-mental-health-nursing-and-hospital-admissions-for-people-with-serious-mental-illness-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Matthew J Leach, Martin Jones, Dan Bressington, Fiona Nolan, Adrian Jones, Kuda Muyambi, Marianne Gillam, Richard Gray
BACKGROUND: Relapse in individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) is a frequent occurrence and can add considerably to the burden of disease. As such, relapse prevention is an essential therapeutic outcome for people with SMI. Mental health nurses (MHNs) are well placed to support individuals with SMI and to prevent relapse; notwithstanding, there has been no synthesis of the evidence to date to determine whether MHNs prevent relapse in this population. METHODS: Electronic databases will be systemically searched for observational studies and clinical trials that report the association between mental health nursing and the hospitalisation of persons living with an SMI...
January 9, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315455/home-versus-in-patient-treatment-for-deep-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Richard Othieno, Emmanuel Okpo, Rachel Forster
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow through a vein, which can occur after surgery, after trauma, or when a person has been immobile for a long time. Clots can dislodge and block blood flow to the lungs (pulmonary embolism (PE)), causing death. DVT and PE are known by the term venous thromboembolism (VTE). Heparin (in the form of unfractionated heparin (UFH)) is a blood-thinning drug used during the first three to five days of DVT treatment...
January 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315441/ray-tracing-analysis-of-the-corneal-power-from-scheimpflug-data
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Thomas Olsen, Peter Jeppesen
PURPOSE: To describe a method by which mapped corneal elevation data can be used for ray-tracing analysis of the effective corneal power. METHODS: Mapped elevation data of the front and back surface of the cornea exported by a clinical Scheimpflug camera was triangulated into a polygonal format and imported into a commercial optical engineering software. The focal length of the cornea was determined by exact ray tracing analysis of the distance giving the sharpest point spread function (PSF) at the selected image plane...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310336/removal-of-a-subdermal-contraceptive-implant-implanon-nxt-that-migrated-to-the-axilla-by-c-arm-guidance-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ji Ung Park, Han Sol Bae, Seung Mi Lee, Jaehoon Bae, Jeong Woo Park
RATIONALE: To report the distant migration of a subdermal contraceptive implant and to suggest that C arm-guided technique is one of the feasible options for removal of the device migrated to the axilla. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 41-year-old multipara with tingling sensation in the left axilla was referred for removal of an Implanon NXT which could not be palpated by physical examination or detected by ultrasound scanning. Finally, the device was detected by computed tomography and found migrating to the left axilla...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303568/low-temperature-and-atmospheric-pressure-sample-digestion-using-dielectric-barrier-discharge
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Yijing Luo, Yuan Yang, Yao Lin, Yunfei Tian, Li Wu, Lu Yang, Xiandeng Hou, Chengbin Zheng
A new sample digestion method using a double layer and coaxial dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) digestion reactor was developed for the sensitive determination of trace elements in rice samples. All the operation parameters of the DBD mi-croplasma and other digestion conditions were carefully optimized. Three DBD-digestion modes were investigated for real matrix samples, including H2O-DBD-digestion, H2O2-DBD-digestion and HNO3-DBD-digestion systems. Among the three modes, H2O-DBD-digestion system provides a suitable digestion of sample without any additional chemicals, achieving environmental friendly sample treatment and eliminating the potential interferences...
January 5, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298459/embolisation-for-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation
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REVIEW
Charlie C-T Hsu, Gigi Nc Kwan, Hannah Evans-Barns, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are abnormal direct connections between the pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein which result in a right-to-left shunt. They are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality mainly from the effects of paradoxical emboli. Potential complications include stroke, cerebral abscess, pulmonary haemorrhage and hypoxaemia. Embolisation is an endovascular intervention based on the occlusion of the feeding arteries the pulmonary arteriovenous malformations thus eliminating the abnormal right-to-left-shunting...
January 4, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290919/cystic-metastasis-from-a-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-duodenum-mimicking-type-ii-choledochal-cyst-a-case-report
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Yo Na Kim, Ji Soo Song
A 51-year-old male patient was referred to our hospital because of an incidentally detected cystic mass near the common bile duct (CBD). Imaging studies demonstrated a cystic mass that was suspected to communicate with the CBD. Gastroscopy showed irregular mucosal thickening with hyperemic change in the second portion of the duodenum. A type II choledochal cyst combined with duodenal malignancy was suspected. The patient underwent surgical resection and the histological diagnosis was mucinous adenocarcinoma of the duodenum with cystic metastasis...
December 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285754/oral-anticoagulation-in-people-with-cancer-who-have-no-therapeutic-or-prophylactic-indication-for-anticoagulation
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REVIEW
Lara A Kahale, Maram B Hakoum, Ibrahim G Tsolakian, Charbel F Matar, Maddalena Barba, Victor E D Yosuico, Irene Terrenato, Francesca Sperati, Holger Schünemann, Elie A Akl
BACKGROUND: Oral anticoagulants may improve the survival of people with cancer through both an antitumor effect and antithrombotic effect, yet increase the risk of bleeding. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral anticoagulants in ambulatory people with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy or radiotherapy, but otherwise have no standard therapeutic or prophylactic indication for anticoagulation. SEARCH METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive literature search in February 2016 that included a major electronic search of Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2016, Issue 1), MEDLINE (Ovid) and Embase (Ovid); handsearching of conference proceedings; checking of references of included studies; a search for ongoing studies; and using the 'related citation' feature in PubMed...
December 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284700/an-ngo-implemented-community-clinic-health-worker-approach-to-providing-long-term-care-for-hypertension-in-a-remote-region-of-southern-india
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Sujatha Sankaran, Prema S Ravi, Yichen Ethel Wu, Sharan Shanabogue, Sangeetha Ashok, Kaylan Agnew, Margaret C Fang, Raman A Khanna, Madhavi Dandu, James D Harrison
Poor blood pressure control results in tremendous morbidity and mortality in India where the leading cause of death among adults is from coronary heart disease. Despite having little formal education, community health workers (CHWs) are integral to successful public health interventions in India and other low- and middle-income countries that have a shortage of trained health professionals. Training CHWs to screen for and manage chronic hypertension, with support from trained clinicians, offers an excellent opportunity for effecting systemwide change in hypertension-related burden of disease...
December 28, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284121/performance-qualification-for-reproducible-surface-plasmon-resonance-analysis
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Franziska Pögel Neé Steinicke, Imke Oltmann-Norden, Hermann Waetzig
Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensors (SPR) are one of the most powerful tools to characterize protein binding, e.g. for drug discovery, like target identification, ligand fishing, assay development, lead selection and manufacturing quality control. However, there is increasing concern about its reproducibility in the light of the reproducibility crisis. Therefore an appropriate analytical instrument qualification (AIQ) is required for quality assurance of SPR instruments. AIQ is a prerequisite for analytical method validation and it is consisting of four parts, Design Qualification (DQ), Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ) and Performance Qualification (PQ)...
December 25, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283434/elevation-of-the-head-during-intensive-care-management-in-people-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Jose D Alarcon, Andres M Rubiano, David O Okonkwo, Jairo Alarcón, Maria José Martinez-Zapata, Gerard Urrútia, Xavier Bonfill Cosp
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health problem and a fundamental cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The burden of TBI disproportionately affects low- and middle-income countries. Intracranial hypertension is the most frequent cause of death and disability in brain-injured people. Special interventions in the intensive care unit are required to minimise factors contributing to secondary brain injury after trauma. Therapeutic positioning of the head (different degrees of head-of-bed elevation (HBE)) has been proposed as a low cost and simple way of preventing secondary brain injury in these people...
December 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277480/tear-evaporation-rates-what-does-the-literature-tell-us
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Stephanie Wong, Paul J Murphy, Lyndon Jones
PURPOSE: A previous literature review reported tear evaporation rates (TERs) from studies conducted on rabbits and humans between 1941 and 2003. Closer examination of the presented data revealed inaccuracies in the reporting of some values. This paper presents updated tables of TERs using values from the original papers cited in the review, in addition to incorporating new studies published between 2003 and 2016. METHODS: A copy of each paper cited in the literature review was obtained and checked against the evaporation rate reported in the review...
December 22, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275156/aripiprazole-use-during-pregnancy-peripartum-and-lactation-a-systematic-literature-search-and-review-to-inform-clinical-practice
#18
REVIEW
A Cuomo, A Goracci, A Fagiolini
BACKGROUND: Aripiprazole is used relatively frequently in women with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia in childbearing years, owing to its efficacy and relatively favorable side effect profile. As is the case for other psychotropic medications, for ethical reasons, no prospective randomized placebo controlled trial to assess aripiprazole safety during pregnancy has ever been conducted. However, animal data are available and the amount of exposure and outcome data for human fetuses and infants has recently increased, providing published prospective safety data in relatively large numbers of pregnant women treated with aripiprazole...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275046/plasma-testosterone-and-sexual-function-in-southeast-asian-men-receiving-methadone-and-buprenorphine-maintenance-treatment
#19
Anne Yee, Huai Seng Loh, Mahmoud Danaee, Shahrzad Riahi, Chong Guan Ng, Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman
BACKGROUND: Methadone has been recognized as an effective maintenance treatment for opioid dependence. However, its use is associated with several complications, including sexual dysfunction in men. AIM: To assess plasma testosterone and sexual function in Southeast Asian men on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) or buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT). METHODS: 76 sexually active men on MMT (mean age = 43.30 ± 10.32 years) and 31 men on BMT (mean age = 41...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258716/freestyle-libre-and-dexcom-g4-platinum-sensors-accuracy-comparisons-during-two-weeks-of-home-use-and-use-during-experimentally-induced-glucose-excursions
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F Boscari, S Galasso, A Facchinetti, M C Marescotti, V Vallone, A M L Amato, A Avogaro, D Bruttomesso
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study compared the accuracy of the FreeStyle Libre (Abbott, Alameda, CA) and Dexcom G4 Platinum (DG4P, Dexcom, San Diego, CA) CGM sensors. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-two adults with type 1 diabetes wore the two sensors simultaneously for 2 weeks. Libre was used according to manufacturer-specified lifetime (MSL); DG4P was used 7 days beyond MSL. At a clinical research center (CRC), subjects were randomized to receive the same breakfast with standard insulin bolus (standard) or a delayed and increased (delayed & increased) bolus to induce large glucose swings during weeks 1 and 2; venous glucose was checked every 5-15 min for 6 h...
November 11, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
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