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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801387/microbubbles-and-ultrasound-accelerated-thrombolysis-must-for-peripheral-arterial-occlusions-protocol-for-a-phase-ii-single-arm-trial
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Harm P Ebben, Johanna H Nederhoed, Rutger J Lely, Willem Wisselink, Kakkhee Yeung
INTRODUCTION: Acute peripheral arterial occlusions can be treated with intra-arterial catheter-directed thrombolysis as an alternative to surgical thromboembolectomy. Although less invasive, this treatment is time-consuming and carries a significant risk of haemorrhagic complications. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound using microbubbles could accelerate dissolution of thrombi by thrombolytic medications due to mechanical effects caused by oscillation; this could allow for lower dosages of thrombolytics and faster thrombolysis, thereby reducing the risk of haemorrhagic complications...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795638/short-term-results-of-the-rapid-randomized-trial-of-the-legflow-paclitaxel-eluting-balloon-with-supera-stenting-vs-supera-stenting-alone-for-the-treatment-of-intermediate-and-long-superficial-femoral-artery-lesions
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Sanne W de Boer, Daniel A F van den Heuvel, Debbie A B de Vries-Werson, Jan Albert Vos, Bram Fioole, Damnis Vroegindeweij, Otto E Elgersma, Rudolph P Tutein Nolthenius, Jan M M Heyligers, Gerlof P T Bosma, Bernart de Leeuw, Lee H Bouwman, Dittmar Böckler, Dmitriy I Dovzhanskiy, Floris W F Vos, Ted W F Vink, Pieter G A Hooijboer, Rutger J Hissink, Jean-Paul P M de Vries
PURPOSE: To report a randomized trial comparing the Legflow paclitaxel-eluting balloon (PEB) + Supera stenting to Supera stenting alone in patients with intermediate to long superficial femoral artery (SFA) lesions. METHODS: The multicenter RAPID trial ( controlled-trials.com ; identifier ISRCTN47846578) randomized (1:1) 160 patients (mean age 67 years; 102 men) with Rutherford category 2-6 ischemia to treatment with Legflow PEB + Supera stent or Supera stent alone in intermediate to long SFA lesions (mean lesion length 15...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789734/new-paths-to-professional-nursing-using-encouragement-to-prepare-a-minority-workforce-to-enter-the-nursing-profession
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Elisheba Haqq-Stevens, Kathleen E Zavotsky, Sarah Kelly, Christopher Duffy, Claudia Pagani, Myrna Young, Lori Colineri
The current professional nursing workforce in the United States is predominantly White and female, even though minorities compose 33% of the national population (Travers, Smaldone, & Cohn, 2015). Minority patients are more effectively cared for when their particular cultural milieu is taken into consideration as part of their health care plan (Sullivan, 2004). According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), health care quality remains suboptimal for diverse populations in the United States because some individuals do not receive quality care or do not believe their values are honored or respected (AHRQ, 2016)...
August 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782685/drug-target-residence-time-a-misleading-concept
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Rutger H A Folmer
Since the importance of drug target residence time was first highlighted more 10 years ago, slow binding kinetics has received much attention in the drug discovery literature, and indeed within pharmaceutical research. However, the residence concept as presented in most papers is supported by rather misleading simulations and arguments, and by examples where compounds are taken out of their pharmacokinetic context. Moreover, fast association is typically more desirable than slow, and advantages of long residence time, notably a potential disconnect between pharmacodynamics (PD) and pharmacokinetics (PK), would be partially or completely offset by slow on-rate...
August 3, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781826/a-novel-mutation-in-l1cam-causes-a-mild-form-of-l1-syndrome-a-case-report
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Maarten Otter, Marijke Wevers, Marline Pisters, Rolph Pfundt, Yvonne Vos, Rutger Jan Nievelstein, Constance Stumpel
Clinical geneticists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other healthcare providers can learn from this case report that patients with a behavioral phenotype that includes a mild learning disability may also require a thorough examination, including brain MRI and whole-exome sequencing.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776402/book-review-laura-d-hirshbein-smoking-privileges-psychiatry-the-mentally-ill-and-the-tobacco-industry-in-america-hirshbein-laura-d-smoking-privileges-psychiatry-the-mentally-ill-and-the-tobacco-industry-in-america-rutgers-university-press-new-brunswick-nj-2015
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775172/diagnostic-value-of-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-patients-with-suspected-pancreatic-or-periampullary-cancer
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Babs G Sibinga Mulder, J Sven D Mieog, Arantza Farina Sarasqueta, Henricus Jm Handgraaf, Hans F A Vasen, Rutger-Jan Swijnenburg, Saskia A C Luelmo, Shirin Feshtali, Akin Inderson, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, Bert A Bonsing, Tom van Wezel, Hans Morreau
AIMS: Radiological imaging and morphological assessment of cytology material have limitations for preoperative classification of pancreatic or periampullary lesions, often resulting in surgical resection without definitive diagnosis. Our prospective study aims to define the diagnostic value of targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) of DNA from cytology material. METHODS: Patients with a suspect pancreatic or periampullary lesion underwent standard diagnostic evaluation including preoperative morphological cytology assessment...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771641/prospective-monitoring-of-in-vitro-produced-pr3-anca-does-not-improve-relapse-prediction-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Judith Land, Wayel H Abdulahad, Suzanne Arends, Jan-Stephan F Sanders, Coen A Stegeman, Peter Heeringa, Abraham Rutgers
OBJECTIVES: Patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) are prone to disease relapse. Currently, no good biomarkers are available to predict relapses in individual patients. This study aimed to determine whether patients at risk for relapse can be distinguished based on increased in vitro autoantibody production. METHODS: Eighty-four proteinase 3 (PR3) anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) positive GPA outpatients were prospectively monitored for up to two years and 32 healthy controls were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766723/comparing-transfusion-reaction-rates-for-various-plasma-types-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-regression
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Nicholas H Saadah, Fabienne M A van Hout, Martin R Schipperus, Saskia le Cessie, Rutger A Middelburg, Johanna C Wiersum-Osselton, Johanna G van der Bom
BACKGROUND: We estimated rates for common plasma-associated transfusion reactions and compared reported rates for various plasma types. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of peer-reviewed articles that reported plasma transfusion reaction rates. Random-effects pooled rates were calculated and compared between plasma types. Meta-regression was used to compare various plasma types with regard to their reported plasma transfusion reaction rates...
August 2, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731564/alcohol-related-knowledge-and-alcohol-related-norms-in-four-to-six-year-olds-evidence-from-the-dutch-electronic-appropriate-beverage-task
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Carmen Voogt, Roy Otten, Marloes Kleinjan, Rutger Engels, Emmanuel Kuntsche
BACKGROUND: Limited research is available on children's alcohol-related knowledge and alcohol-related norms, yet a better comprehension of these factors may be crucial in explaining alcohol use later in life. This study provides insights into alcohol-related knowledge and alcohol-related norms in four- to six-year-olds. METHODS: Participating children (N=329; 48.9% boys) were shown, on a tablet, 18 drawings depicting 72 male and female adults and/or children in various situations and were asked to indicate what the depicted persons drank by touching one of 12 depicted beverages (four alcoholic; eight non-alcoholic)...
July 21, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727160/the-long-term-effect-of-a-zinc-acetate-and-chlorhexidine-diacetate-containing-mouth-rinse-on-intra-oral-halitosis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Seida Erovic Ademovski, Carina Mårtensson, G Rutger Persson, Stefan Renvert
AIM: To evaluate the long-term effects of a zinc acetate and chlorhexidine diacetate mouth rinse (Zn/CHX) on intra-oral halitosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-six adults with intra-oral halitosis were randomized into a 6-month, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study. The presence of intra-oral halitosis was evaluated at baseline, 3, and 6 months after treatment by assessment of organoleptic score (OLS) and by total volatile sulphur compounds (T-VSC), hydrogen sulphide (H2 S) and methyl mercaptan (MM) concentrations in exhaled air...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727139/effect-of-solvent-detergent-treated-pooled-plasma-on-fibrinolysis-in-reconstituted-whole-blood
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Nicholas H Saadah, Pieter F van der Meer, Herm Jan M Brinkman, Dirk de Korte, Ido J Bontekoe, Herbert H Korsten, Rutger A Middelburg, Johanna G van der Bom, Martin R Schipperus
BACKGROUND: Hyperfibrinolysis has been observed in patients heavily transfused with solvent/detergent-treated pooled plasma (S/D plasma). We compared coagulation and fibrinolytic variables in blood containing S/D plasma with blood containing fresh-frozen plasma (FFP), with and without α2-antiplasmin or tranexamic acid (TXA) supplementation. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Whole blood samples were reconstituted from red blood cells, platelet (PLT) concentrates, and varying mixtures of FFP and S/D plasma...
July 20, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722530/are-there-risk-factors-for-scleroderma-related-calcinosis
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Sneha Pai, Vivien Hsu
OBJECTIVES: Pathogenesis and risk factors of scleroderma associated calcinosis is poorly understood and there is no effective treatment. This study was performed to better understand the prevalence and clinical features associated with calcinosis in a cohort of SSc outpatients. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we compared clinical characteristics of SSc patients with (SSc-calcinosis) and without calcinosis (SSc-control) seen in the outpatient Rutgers-RWJ Scleroderma Program between 2012 and 2015...
July 19, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712688/the-role-of-the-operating-room-in-medical-student-education-differing-perspectives-of-learners-and-educators
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Rebecca O'Neill, Michael Shapiro, Aziz Merchant
OBJECTIVE: The surgical clerkship is an integral part of third-year medical student education. The operating room (OR) is a heavily used setting, but it is unclear whether this setting is as effective as possible. To determine the role of the OR and potential improvements, it is necessary to analyze the perspectives of those involved, including surgeons, residents, and medical students. DESIGN: An electronic survey was distributed to the surgeons, surgical residents, and third-year medical students associated with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703900/rapid-genetic-counseling-and-testing-in-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-patients-and-health-professionals-attitudes-experiences-and-evaluation-of-effects-on-treatment-decision-making
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Marijke R Wevers, Neil K Aaronson, Eveline M A Bleiker, Daniela E E Hahn, Titia Brouwer, Thijs van Dalen, Evert B Theunissen, Bart van Ooijen, Marnix A de Roos, Paul J Borgstein, Bart C Vrouenraets, Eline Vriens, Wim H Bouma, Herman Rijna, Johannes P Vente, Marianne A Kuenen, Jacoline van der Sanden-Melis, Arjen J Witkamp, Emiel J Th Rutgers, Senno Verhoef, Margreet G E M Ausems
BACKGROUND: Rapid genetic counseling and testing (RGCT) in newly diagnosed high-risk breast cancer (BC) patients may influence surgical treatment decisions. To successfully integrate RGCT in practice, knowledge of professionals', and patients' attitudes toward RGCT is essential. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2010, we performed a randomized clinical trial evaluating the impact of RGCT. Attitudes toward and experience with RGCT were assessed in 265 patients (at diagnosis, 6- and 12-month follow-up) and 29 medical professionals (before and after the recruitment period)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702168/familial-spontaneous-splenic-rupture-in-a-patient-with-idiopathic-splenomegaly-report-of-a-case
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Ilsalien S Bakker, Rutger J Hissink, Hendrik M Schaap
Spontaneous splenic rupture in a healthy individual is a rare phenomenon. This article reports on a patient with an uneventful medical history, presenting with atraumatic splenic rupture. Three family members of the patients experienced the same in the past.
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701977/foreign-languages-sound-fast-evidence-from-implicit-rate-normalization
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Hans Rutger Bosker, Eva Reinisch
Anecdotal evidence suggests that unfamiliar languages sound faster than one's native language. Empirical evidence for this impression has, so far, come from explicit rate judgments. The aim of the present study was to test whether such perceived rate differences between native and foreign languages (FLs) have effects on implicit speech processing. Our measure of implicit rate perception was "normalization for speech rate": an ambiguous vowel between short /a/ and long /a:/ is interpreted as /a:/ following a fast but as /a/ following a slow carrier sentence...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681231/the-value-of-postmortem-computed-tomography-in-paediatric-natural-cause-of-death-a-dutch-observational-study
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Rick R van Rijn, Erik J Beek, Elise M van de Putte, Arianne H Teeuw, Peter G J Nikkels, Wilma L J M Duijst, Rutger-Jan A Nievelstein
BACKGROUND: Postmortem CT is a relatively new field of interest within paediatric radiology. This paper focusses on its value in cases of unexpected natural death. OBJECTIVE: We report on an observational Dutch study regarding the value of postmortem CT in children with an assumed natural unexpected death because postmortem CT is part of the Dutch NODO (additional investigations of cause of death) procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included consecutive children who fulfilled criteria for the NODO procedure and were therefore referred to one of the centres for the procedure...
July 5, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673534/the-intraoperative-assessment-of-sentinel-nodes-standards-and-controversies
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M E M van der Noordaa, M T F D Vrancken Peeters, E J T Rutgers
Intraoperative assessment of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) has the advantage of allowing breast cancer patients with tumor-positive SLNs to avoid a second surgery by immediately proceeding to axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). However, there are several reasons why the use of intraoperative assessment should be questioned. Whereas ALND was traditionally advised for all breast cancer patients with tumor-positive lymph nodes for axillary staging and locoregional control, more recent studies have demonstrated safety of omitting ALND in a substantial number of patients...
June 30, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666823/overstenting-the-hypogastric-artery-during-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-with-and-without-prior-coil-embolization-a%C3%A2-comparative-analysis-from-the-engage-registry
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Rutger A Stokmans, Pieter P H L Broos, Marc R H M van Sambeek, Joep A W Teijink, Philippe W M Cuypers
BACKGROUND: Endovascular aneurysm repair of aortoiliac or iliac aneurysms is often performed with stent graft coverage of the origin of the hypogastric artery (HA) to ensure adequate distal seal. It is considered common practice to perform adjunctive coiling of the HA to prevent a type II endoleak. Our objective was to question the necessity of pre-emptive coiling by comparing the outcomes of HA coverage with and without prior coil embolization. METHODS: Data from the Endurant Stent Graft Natural Selection Global Postmarket Registry (ENGAGE), which prospectively enrolled 1263 endovascular aneurysm repair patients between March 2009 and April 2011 from multiple centers worldwide, were used for this study...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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