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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125380/breathing-pattern-recordings-using-respiratory-inductive-plethysmography-before-and-after-a-physiotherapy-breathing-retraining-program-for-asthma-a-case-report
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Rokhsaneh Tehrany, Ruth DeVos, Anne Bruton
Breathing retraining (BR) improves symptoms, psychological well-being and quality of life in adults with asthma; but there remains uncertainty as to mechanism of effect. One of the intuitively logical theories is that BR works through altering breathing pattern. There is currently no evidence, however, that BR does result in measurable changes in breathing pattern. In this case report we describe the effects of physiotherapy BR on a 57-year-old female with a 10-year history of asthma. Data were collected before and after a physiotherapy BR program comprising three sessions over 18 weeks: breathing pattern (respiratory inductive plethysmography (RIP); physiology (end tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2), heart rate, oxygen saturations, spirometric lung function); questionnaires (Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Score, Nijmegen Questionnaire); and medication usage...
November 10, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106598/safety-and-effectiveness-of-restrictive-eculizumab-treatment-in-atypical-haemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Kioa L Wijnsma, Caroline Duineveld, Elena B Volokhina, Lambertus P van den Heuvel, Nicole C A J van de Kar, Jack F M Wetzels
Background: Atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare but severe form of thrombotic microangiopathy as a consequence of complement dysregulation. aHUS has a poor outcome with high mortality and >50% of patients developing end-stage renal disease. Since the end of 2012, these outcomes have greatly improved with the introduction of eculizumab. Currently the duration of treatment is debated. Most guidelines advise lifelong treatment. However, there is no hard evidence to support this advice...
July 4, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103551/decision-support-tools-in-low-back-pain
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REVIEW
Veerle M H Coupé, Miranda L van Hooff, Marinus de Kleuver, Ewout W Steyerberg, Raymond W J G Ostelo
Information from individual classification systems or clinical prediction rules that aim to facilitate stratified care in low back pain is important but often not comprehensive enough to be used to support clinical decision-making. The development and implementation of a clinically useful decision support tool (DST) that considering all key features is a challenging enterprise, requiring a multidisciplinary approach. Key features are inclusion of all relevant treatment options, patient characteristics, and benefits and harms and presentation as an accessible and easy to use toolkit...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067548/operating-room-waste-disposable-supply-utilization-in-neurointerventional-procedures
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Luigi Rigante, Walid Moudrous, Joost de Vries, André J Grotenhuis, Hieronymus D Boogaarts
BACKGROUND: Operating rooms account for 70% of hospital waste, increasing healthcare costs and creating environmental hazards. Endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular pathologies has become prominent, and associated products highly impact the total cost of care. We investigated the costs of endovascular surgical waste at our institution. METHODS: Data from 53 consecutive endovascular procedures at the Radboud UMC Nijmegen from May to December 2016 were collected...
October 25, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028944/identification-and-replication-of-the-interplay-of-four-genetic-high-risk-variants-for-urinary-bladder-cancer
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Silvia Selinski, Meinolf Blaszkewicz, Katja Ickstadt, Holger Gerullis, Thomas Otto, Emanuel Roth, Frank Volkert, Daniel Ovsiannikov, Oliver Moormann, Gergely Banfi, Peter Nyirady, Sita H Vermeulen, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Jonine D Figueroa, Alison Johnson, Margaret R Karagas, Manolis Kogevinas, Nuria Malats, Molly Schwenn, Debra T Silverman, Stella Koutros, Nathaniel Rothman, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Jan G Hengstler, Klaus Golka
Little is known whether genetic variants identified in genome-wide association studies interact to increase bladder cancer risk. Recently, we identified two- and three-variant combinations associated with a particular increase of bladder cancer risk in a urinary bladder cancer case-control series (IfADo, 1501 cases, 1565 controls). In an independent case-control series (Nijmegen Bladder Cancer Study, NBCS, 1468 cases, 1720 controls) we confirmed these two- and three-variant combinations. Pooled analysis of the two studies as discovery group (IfADo-NBCS) resulted in sufficient statistical power to test up to four-variant combinations by a logistic regression approach...
September 27, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973861/ctcf-prevents-genomic-instability-by-promoting-homologous-recombination-directed-dna-double-strand-break-repair
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Fengchao Lang, Xin Li, Wenhai Zheng, Zhuoran Li, Danfeng Lu, Guijun Chen, Daohua Gong, Liping Yang, Jinlin Fu, Peng Shi, Jumin Zhou
CTCF is an essential epigenetic regulator mediating chromatin insulation, long-range regulatory interactions, and the organization of large topological domains in the nucleus. Phenotypes of CTCF haploinsufficient mutations in humans, knockout in mice, and depletion in cells are often consistent with impaired genome stability, but a role of CTCF in genome maintenance has not been fully investigated. Here, we report that CTCF maintains genome stability, is recruited to sites of DNA damage, and promotes homologous recombination repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs)...
October 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963315/reducing-steroids-in-relapsing-nephrotic-syndrome-the-restern-study-protocol-of-a-national-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-non-inferiority-intervention-study
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A M Schijvens, E M Dorresteijn, N Roeleveld, R Ter Heine, J A E van Wijk, A H M Bouts, M G Keijzer-Veen, N C A J van de Kar, L P W J van den Heuvel, M F Schreuder
INTRODUCTION: Oral corticosteroids are the first-line treatment for idiopathic childhood nephrotic syndrome. Most children experience several relapses, needing repeated courses of corticosteroid therapy. This exposes them to side effects and long-term complications. For most patients, long-term prognosis is for complete resolution of the disease over time and maintenance of normal kidney function. Therefore, it is vital to focus on minimising adverse events of the disease and its therapy...
September 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960803/clinical-report-warsaw-breakage-syndrome-with-small-radii-and-fibulae
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Sarah Eppley, Robert J Hopkin, Bryce Mendelsohn, Anne M Slavotinek
We present two new cases of Warsaw Breakage Syndrome (WABS), an autosomal recessive cohesinopathy, in sisters aged 13 and 11 years who both had compound heterozygous mutations in DDX11. After exclusion of Fanconi anemia, Bloom syndrome and Nijmegen breakage syndrome, whole exome sequencing revealed two novel variants-c.1523T>G, predicting (p.Leu508Arg) and c.1949-1G>A (IVS19-1G>A), that were confirmed with Sanger sequencing in both affected individuals. DDX11 encodes an iron-sulfur-containing DNA helicase, and mutations in this gene have been reported in the five WABS cases previously identified to date...
September 28, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944752/a-randomised-controlled-study-of-the-effectiveness-of-breathing-retraining-exercises-taught-by-a-physiotherapist-either-by-instructional-dvd-or-in-face-to-face-sessions-in-the-management-of-asthma-in-adults
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Mike Thomas, Anne Bruton, Paul Little, Stephen Holgate, Amanda Lee, Lucy Yardley, Steve George, James Raftery, Jennifer Versnel, David Price, Ian Pavord, Ratko Djukanovic, Michael Moore, Sarah Kirby, Guiqing Yao, Shihua Zhu, Emily Arden-Close, Manimekalai Thiruvothiyur, Frances Webley, Mark Stafford-Watson, Elizabeth Dixon, Lynda Taylor
BACKGROUND: Asthma control is suboptimal, resulting in quality of life (QoL) impairment and costs. Breathing retraining exercises have evidence of effectiveness as adjuvant treatment, but are infrequently used. OBJECTIVES: To transfer the contents of a brief (three-session) physiotherapist-delivered breathing retraining programme to a digital versatile disc (DVD) and booklet format; to compare the effectiveness of the self-guided intervention with that of 'face-to-face' physiotherapy and usual care for QoL and other asthma-related outcomes; to perform a health economic assessment of both interventions; and to perform a process evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914395/repetitive-on-demand-drug-release-from-polymeric-matrices-containing-a-macroscopic-spherical-iron-core
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Stefan A Rovers, Maartje F Kemmere, Jos T F Keurentjes, Richard Hoogenboom
A system for multiple on-demand drug release has been prepared that can be activated with an alternating magnetic field as external trigger. The core/shell samples have been developed based on a macroscopic spherical iron core coated with a thermoresponsive polymer, poly(styrene-stat-butyl methacrylate), containing ibuprofen as a model drug. During exposure of the samples to the magnetic field (ON state), the release rate of ibuprofen is significantly increased, up to 35 times the release rate without the magnetic field (OFF state)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905471/novel-assessment-tool-to-detect-breathing-pattern-disorder-in-patients-with-refractory-asthma
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Sarah Todd, Emil S Walsted, Lizzie Grillo, Rebecca Livingston, Andrew Menzies-Gow, James H Hull
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Breathing pattern disorder (BPD) can co-exist with and mimic asthma, acting to amplify symptoms and confound assessment of disease control, resulting in inappropriate treatment escalation. The aim of this research was to report the utility of a novel breathing pattern assessment tool (BPAT) to detect BPD in treatment-refractory asthma. METHODS: As a component of a multidisciplinary assessment, adult patients referred with treatment-refractory asthma underwent respiratory physiotherapy assessment to diagnose BPD...
September 14, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878046/nonlinear-temporal-dynamics-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-the-run-dmc-study
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Esther M C van Leijsen, Ingeborg W M van Uden, Mohsen Ghafoorian, Mayra I Bergkamp, Valerie Lohner, Eline C M Kooijmans, Helena M van der Holst, Anil M Tuladhar, David G Norris, Ewoud J van Dijk, Loes C A Rutten-Jacobs, Bram Platel, Catharina J M Klijn, Frank-Erik de Leeuw
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the temporal dynamics of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) by 3 consecutive assessments over a period of 9 years, distinguishing progression from regression. METHODS: Changes in SVD markers of 276 participants of the Radboud University Nijmegen Diffusion Tensor and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Cohort (RUN DMC) cohort were assessed at 3 time points over 9 years. We assessed white matter hyperintensities (WMH) volume by semiautomatic segmentation and rated lacunes and microbleeds manually...
October 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877863/the-paget-trial-a-multicenter-observational-cohort-intervention-study-for-the-clinical-efficacy-safety-and-immunological-response-of-topical-5-imiquimod-cream-for-vulvar-paget-disease
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Michelle van der Linden, Kim Meeuwis, Colette van Hees, Eleonora van Dorst, Johan Bulten, Tjalling Bosse, Joanna IntHout, Dorry Boll, Brigitte Slangen, Manon van Seters, Marc van Beurden, Mariëtte van Poelgeest, Joanne de Hullu
BACKGROUND: Vulvar Paget disease is a rare skin disorder, which is most common in postmenopausal Caucasian women. They usually present with an erythematous plaque that may show fine or typical "cake icing" scaling or ulceration that may cause itching, pain, irritation, or a burning sensation. Although most cases are noninvasive, vulvar Paget disease may be invasive or associated with an underlying vulvar or distant adenocarcinoma. The histological evidence of so-called "Paget cells" with abundant pale cytoplasm in the epithelium confirms the diagnosis...
September 6, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870869/dysfunctional-breathing-is-more-frequent-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-than-in-asthma-and-in-health
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Natalie Law, Laurence E Ruane, Kathy Low, Kais Hamza, Philip G Bardin
Involuntary adaptations of breathing patterns to counter breathlessness may lead to dysfunctional breathing in obstructive lung diseases. However, no studies examining dysfunctional breathing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have been reported. Patients with verified COPD (n=34), asthma (n=37) and a healthy control group (n=41) were recruited. All participants completed the Nijmegen questionnaire for dysfunctional breathing as well as measures of disease activity. Comparisons between groups employed analysis of variance with post-hoc Bonferroni analyses and Pearson correlation for associations...
September 8, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863703/the-world-s-smallest-capacitive-dilatometer-for-high-resolution-thermal-expansion-and-magnetostriction-in-high-magnetic-fields
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R Küchler, A Wörl, P Gegenwart, M Berben, B Bryant, S Wiedmann
For the characterization of novel quantum phases of matter, it is often required to study materials under multi-extreme conditions, in particular down to very low temperatures and in very high magnetic fields. We developed the world's smallest high-resolution capacitive dilatometer suitable for temperatures down to 10 mK and usage in high magnetic fields up to 37.5 T. Despite the extreme miniaturization, the capacitive dilatometer can resolve length changes down to 0.01 Å. This is an unprecedented resolution in a capacitive dilatometer of this compact size...
August 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854719/techniques-used-for-iui-is-it-time-for-a-change
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L Lemmens, S Kos, C Beijer, D D M Braat, W L D M Nelen, A M M Wetzels
STUDY QUESTION: Are the guidelines for the technical aspects of IUI (WHO, 2010) still in accordance with the current literature? SUMMARY ANSWER: In general, the laboratory guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) are a suitable protocol, although the evidence is not always conclusive and some changes are advisable. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Lack of standardization of the technical procedures required for IUI might result in inter-laboratory variation in pregnancy rates...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818006/the-role-of-the-bdnf-val66met-polymorphism-in-recovery-of-aphasia-after-stroke
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Riemke G A de Boer, Kerstin Spielmann, Majanka H Heijenbrok-Kal, Rick van der Vliet, Gerard M Ribbers, W Mieke E van de Sandt-Koenderman
BACKGROUND: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is assumed to play a role in mediating neuroplasticity after stroke. Carriers of the function-limiting Val66Met (rs6265) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) may have a downregulation in BDNF secretion, which may lead to a poorer prognosis after stroke compared to noncarriers in motor learning and motor function recovery. The present study investigates whether this polymorphism may also affect the recovery of poststroke aphasia (ie, language impairment)...
August 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815880/immunogenicity-efficacy-and-safety-of-nuwiq-%C3%A2-human-cl-rhfviii-in-previously-untreated-patients-with-severe-haemophilia-a-interim-results-from-the-nuprotect-study
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R J Liesner, M Abashidze, O Aleinikova, C Altisent, M J Belletrutti, A Borel-Derlon, M Carcao, H Chambost, A K C Chan, L Dubey, J Ducore, N A Fouzia, M Gattens, Y Gruel, B Guillet, N Kavardakova, M El Khorassani, A Klukowska, T Lambert, S Lohade, M Sigaud, V Turea, J K M Wu, V Vdovin, A Pavlova, M Jansen, L Belyanskaya, O Walter, S Knaub, E J Neufeld
INTRODUCTION: Nuwiq(®) (Human-cl rhFVIII) is a fourth generation recombinant FVIII, produced in a human cell line, without chemical modification or protein fusion. No inhibitors developed in studies with Nuwiq(®) in 201 previously treated patients with haemophilia A (HA). The immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of Nuwiq(®) in previously untreated patients (PUPs) with severe HA are being assessed in the ongoing NuProtect study. METHODS: The study, conducted across 38 centres worldwide, is evaluating 110 true PUPs of all ages and ethnicities enrolled for study up to 100 exposure days (EDs) or 5 years maximum...
August 16, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812947/a-concept-analysis-of-professional-commitment-in-nursing
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Loreto García-Moyano, Rogelio Altisent, Begoña Pellicer-García, Sandra Guerrero-Portillo, Oihana Arrazola-Alberdi, María Teresa Delgado-Marroquín
BACKGROUND: The concept of professional commitment is being widely studied at present. However, although it is considered an indicator for the most human part of nursing care, there is no clear definition for it, and different descriptors are being used indiscriminately to reference it. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to clarify the concept of professional commitment in nursing through the Rodgers' evolutionary concept analysis process. DESIGN: Systematic search using English and Spanish descriptors and concept analysis...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795528/limit-of-detection-and-threshold-for-positivity-of-the-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-assay-for-factor-viii-inhibitors
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C H Miller, B Boylan, A D Shapiro, S R Lentz, B M Wicklund
Essentials Immunologic methods detect factor VIII (FVIII) antibodies in some inhibitor-negative specimens. Specimens were tested by modified Nijmegen-Bethesda assay (NBA) and fluorescence immunoassay. The NBA with preanalytical heat inactivation detects FVIII inhibitors down to 0.2 NBU. IgG4 frequency validates the established threshold for positivity of ≥ 0.5 NBU for this NBA. SUMMARY: Background The Bethesda assay for measurement of factor VIII inhibitors called for quantification of positive inhibitors by using dilutions producing 25-75% residual activity (RA), corresponding to 0...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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