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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196919/estimates-of-within-subject-biological-variation-of-protein-c-antithrombin-protein-s-free-protein-s-activity-and-activated-protein-c-resistance-in-pregnant-women
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Ann H Kristoffersen, Per H Petersen, Thomas R Raas, Sverre Sandberg
BACKGROUND: In pregnancy, interpretation of results from coagulation parameters can be difficult because of the procoagulant physiological changes. The aim of this study was to describe the course of 5 coagulation parameters (thrombophilia markers) in healthy pregnancies, and to estimate and compare the within-subject biological variation (CVI) of these parameters in healthy pregnant and nonpregnant women. METHODS: Blood samples were obtained every 4th week during pregnancy and 3 samples after delivery in 20 healthy women and every 4th week during 40 weeks in 19 healthy nonpregnant women...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196570/after-dr-manthey-left-town-what-happened-when-a-busy-mom-was-inspired-to-host-her-first-nursing-salon
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Kim Belcik
A busy nurse-mom describes her experience of being inspired to host her first nursing salon after attending a "mass" nursing salon by Dr. Marie Manthey at the Texas Nurses Association House of Delegates.
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186402/next-generation-electrochemical-energy-materials-for-intermediate-temperature-molten-oxide-fuel-cells-and-ion-transport-molten-oxide-membranes
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Valery V Belousov
High temperature electrochemical devices such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and oxygen separators based on ceramic materials are used for efficient energy conversion. These devices generally operate in the temperature range of 800-1000 °C. The high operating temperatures lead to accelerated degradation of the SOFC and oxygen separator materials. To solve this problem, the operating temperatures of these electrochemical devices must be lowered. However, lowering the temperature is accompanied by decreasing the ionic conductivity of fuel cell electrolyte and oxygen separator membrane...
February 10, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174536/exploring-the-pharmacokinetic-profile-of-remifentanil-in-mid-trimester-gestations-undergoing-fetal-intervention-procedures
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Judith A Smith, Roopali V Donepudi, Pedro S Argoti, Anita L Giezentanner, Ranu Jain, Noemi Boring, Elisa Garcia, Kenneth J Moise
Background: Indications for surgery during pregnancy have increased. Specifically fetal interventions have increased from conditions that were considered lethal like twin-twin transfusion syndrome and severe fetal anemia to non-lethal conditions like myelomeningocele. The optimal anesthetic agent for in utero surgery is yet to be determined. Success of the procedure is often dictated by the efficacy of the anesthetic to immobilize the fetus without over-sedating mom. Remifentanil is used as preferred agent due to its short half-life however pharmacokinetics in pregnancy is unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167866/the-role-of-metal-on-metal-bearings-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-and-hip-resurfacing-review-article
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David Sands, Emil H Schemitsch
BACKGROUND: The current role of metal-on-metal (MoM) bearings in hip arthroplasty remains controversial. The low wear offered by MoM bearings compared to metal-on-polyethylene and the possibility of a lower risk of dislocation with larger head sizes, encouraged a trend towards the re-introduction of the MoM bearing couple. However, recent evidence has shown that not all designs of the MoM bearing have been successful. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purpose of this paper is to provide an update on the use of MoM bearings and address the following issues: (1) the reintroduction of metal-on-metal bearings in total hip arthroplasty, (2) the failure of metal-on-metal bearings in stemmed total hip arthroplasty, (3) the role of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing in modern orthopaedics and (4) metal-on-metal hip resurfacing versus total hip arthroplasty...
February 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166512/pareto-optimal-model-selection-via-sprint-race
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Tiantian Zhang, Michael Georgiopoulos, Georgios C Anagnostopoulos
In machine learning, the notion of multi-objective model selection (MOMS) refers to the problem of identifying the set of Pareto-optimal models that optimize by compromising more than one predefined objectives simultaneously. This paper introduces SPRINT-Race, the first multi-objective racing algorithm in a fixed-confidence setting, which is based on the sequential probability ratio with indifference zone test. SPRINT-Race addresses the problem of MOMS with multiple stochastic optimization objectives in the proper Pareto-optimality sense...
January 30, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165602/outcome-of-revision-arthroplasty-for-failed-metal-on-metal-total-hip-replacements-is-there-a-relation-with-metal-ions
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Hafiz J Iqbal, Waheeb A K Al-Azzani, Esther Jackson-Taylor, Elizabeth Clatworthy, Alun John
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the early outcome following revision arthroplasty for failed metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip replacements (THR) due to adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD). METHODS: We reviewed 106 consecutive revision arthroplasties. Case notes and radiological investigations were reviewed to assess the complications. Oxford Hip Score (OHS) and Euroqol (EQ-5D-3L) scores were used to assess the functional outcome and improvement of quality of life...
February 3, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165599/cementing-a-polyethylene-cup-into-a-well-fixed-acetabular-metal-on-metal-resurfacing-component-an-experimental-investigation
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Matthias C M Klotz, Sebastian Jäger, Philippe Kretzer, Nicholas A Beckmann, Marc Thomsen, Rudi G Bitsch
INTRODUCTION: Adverse reactions to metal debris often indicate revision surgery in metal-on-metal (MoM) hip arthroplasty and an exchange of the MoM bearing into either a metal on polyethylene or a ceramic-on-polyethylene articulation. At the moment the removal of the entire implant system is the most reasonable method. In order to avoid bone loss caused by the removal of a well-fixed acetabular component, the purpose of this study was to measure the stability of a cemented polyethylene (PE) cup in an acetabular hip resurfacing component and to examine if such a method could be suitable for clinical use...
February 3, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165598/correlation-between-serum-metal-ion-levels-and-adverse-local-tissue-reactions-after-conserve%C3%A2-plus-hip-resurfacing-arthroplasty
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Harlan C Amstutz, Michel J Le Duff
BACKGROUND: Adverse local tissue reactions (ALTR) have been associated with the use of metal-on-metal (MoM) bearings and the monitoring of cobalt (Co) and chromium (Cr) ion levels in blood or serum may be the best way to evaluate in vivo the wear of these bearings. However, the relationship between Co and Cr ion concentrations and the formation of ALTR remains unclear. METHODS: We investigated the relationship between ALTR and serum Co and Cr ion levels and identified the clinical factors influencing the formation of ALTR in patients treated with MoM hip resurfacing arthroplasties...
February 6, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164510/the-status-of-quality-control-investigation-and-analysis-for-maternal-serum-marker-of-prenatal-screening-laboratories-in-china
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Falin He, Wei Wang, Kun Zhong, Shuai Yuan, Zhiguo Wang
BACKGROUND: This national survey was initiated to investigate the current status of quality control practice of prenatal screening by statistical analysis of the previous half year data of prenatal screening in 2015. METHODS: Data were sent to all Chinese prenatal screening centers via the National Quality Assessment Scheme. This covered the software used, the risk cutoffs, monthly sample throughput, monthly median MoM of AFP, HCG, β-HCG, free β-HCG and uE3, monthly screening positive rates for trisomy 21, trisomy 18, and Open Neural Tube Defect (ONTD)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161662/release-of-metal-ions-from-nano-cocrmo-wear-debris-generated-from-tribo-corrosion-processes-in-artificial-hip-implants
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Yang Wang, Yu Yan, Yanjing Su, Lijie Qiao
CoCrMo alloys have been widely used in metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements due to their superior wear and corrosion resistance properties. However, metal ions like Co(2+) and Cr(3+), or even Cr(6+) released from CoCrMo hip prostheses can induce macrophage apoptotic vs. necrotic mortality and damage the surrounding tissues. Simultaneously, osteolysis induced by the wear debris can be a cause of failure. Nano wear debris is more active than the bulk material, due to its small size. In this study, to accurately analyse the fresh wear debris retrieved from the hip simulator and the interaction between the particles and tribocorrosion of CoCrMo, wear debris was observed without protein digest, using a combined experimental approach involving the employment of TEM and ICP-MS...
January 30, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157255/current-views-on-fetal-surgical-treatment-of-myelomeningocele-the-management-of-myelomeningocele-study-moms-trial-and-polish-clinical-experience
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Jacek Zamłyński, Ewa Horzelska, Mateusz Zamłyński, Katarzyna Olszak-Wąsik, Leszek Nowak, Piotr Bodzek, Tomasz Horzelski, Rafał Bablok, Anita Olejek
Myelomeningocele (MMC) is the most frequent congenital defect of the central nervous system for which there is no satisfactory alternative to postnatal treatment. On the contrary prenatal MMC surgery is conducting before birth and is aimed at protecting from Chiari II malformation. The main goal of fetal MMC repair is to improve development and life quality of children with Chiari II malformation. Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) which was published in 2011 clearly confirmed effectiveness of prenatal surgery...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133834/proposed-clinical-management-of-pregnancies-after-combined-screening-for-preeclampsia-at-35-37-weeks-gestation
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Anca M Panaitescu, David Wright, Anna Militello, Ranjit Akolekar, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the patient-specific risk of preeclampsia (PE) at 35-37 weeks' gestation by a combination of maternal characteristics and medical history with multiple of the median (MoM) values of mean arterial pressure (MAP), uterine artery pulsatility index (UTPI), serum placental growth factor (PLGF) and serum soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFLT-1) and stratify women into high-, intermediate- and low-risk management groups. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study in women attending for a third-trimester ultrasound scan at 35-37 weeks as part of routine pregnancy care...
January 29, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133831/proposed-clinical-management-of-pregnancies-after-combined-screening-for-preeclampsia-at-19-24-weeks-gestation
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Magdalena Litwinska, David Wright, Tunay Efeturk, Irene Ceccacci, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the patient-specific risk of preeclampsia (PE) at 19-24 weeks' gestation by a combination of maternal characteristics and medical history with multiple of the median (MoM) values of mean arterial pressure (MAP), uterine artery pulsatility index (UTPI), serum placental growth factor (PLGF) and serum soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFLT-1) and stratify women into high-, intermediate- and low-risk management groups. The high-risk group, which would contain almost all cases of PE at <32 weeks, would require close monitoring for high blood pressure and proteinuria at 24-31 weeks...
January 29, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129255/cluster-of-hiv-infections-associated-with-unsafe-injection-practices-in-a-rural-village-in-cambodia
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Vonthanak Saphonn, Masami Fujita, Sovannarith Samreth, Sodara Chan, Francois Rouet, Vohith Khol, Sovatha Mam, Chandara Mom, Sovannary Tuot, Linh-Vi Le, Penh Sun Ly, Laurent Ferradini, Chhi Vun Mean
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122467/high-blood-metal-ion-levels-in-19-of-22-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hinge-knee-replacements
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Minna Laitinen, Jyrki Nieminen, Aleksi Reito, Toni-Karri Pakarinen, Piia Suomalainen, Konsta Pamilo, Jyrki Parkkinen, Tonis Lont, Antti Eskelinen
Background and purpose - There has been increasing alarm regarding metal-on-metal (MoM) joint replacements leading to elevated levels of metal ions and adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMDs). There is little information available concerning the prevalence of and risk factors for these adverse reactions, except with MoM hip joint replacements. We determined the levels of metal ions in blood and the rate of revision due to ARMDs in patients treated with MoM hinge total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patients and methods - 22 patients with TKAs and MoM hinge connecting mechanisms were studied for whole-blood chromium and cobalt levels at 6 months, 1 year, and/or ≥2 years after surgery...
January 26, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114963/neuropsychiatric-symptoms-following-metal-on-metal-implant-failure-with-cobalt-and-chromium-toxicity
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Ben Green, Emily Griffiths, Solomon Almond
BACKGROUND: There were at least 31,171 metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants in the UK between 2003 and 2011. Some of these were subject to failure and widescale recalls and revisions followed. METHOD: This is a presentation of ten cases (mean age 60 years) where we evaluated neuropsychiatric morbidity following metal-on-metal hip implant failure and revision. Implants were ASR total hip replacement (acetabular implant, taper sleeve adaptor and unipolar femoral implants) performed between 2005 and 2009...
January 24, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108481/clinically-insignificant-trunnionosis-in-large-diameter-metal-on-polyethylene-total-hip-arthroplasty
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H S Hothi, D Kendoff, C Lausmann, J Henckel, T Gehrke, J Skinner, A Hart
OBJECTIVES: Mechanical wear and corrosion at the head-stem junction of total hip arthroplasties (THAs) (trunnionosis) have been implicated in their early revision, most commonly in metal-on-metal (MOM) hips. We can isolate the role of the head-stem junction as the predominant source of metal release by investigating non-MOM hips; this can help to identify clinically significant volumes of material loss and corrosion from these surfaces. METHODS: In this study we examined a series of 94 retrieved metal-on-polyethylene (MOP) hips for evidence of corrosion and material loss at the taper junction using a well published visual grading method and an established roundness-measuring machine protocol...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103130/serum-progesterone-levels-in-pregnant-women-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-case-control-study
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Jennifer Lee, Elizabeth E Eklund, Geralyn Lambert-Messerlian, Glenn E Palomaki, Kristen Butterfield, Patrizia Curran, Ghada Bourjeily
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy is a risk factor for sleep disordered breathing, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Progesterone, one of the key hormones in pregnancy, a known respiratory drive stimulant, increases ventilation and may protect against OSA. We aimed to examine the relationship between circulating progesterone and OSA, after accounting for body weight and gestational age. METHODS: A case control study was conducted of pregnant women with OSA and those at low risk for the disorder...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100800/mom-shapes-daughters-brains-differently
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Sarah Alderman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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