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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905518/pesticide-toxicogenomics-across-scales-in-vitro-transcriptome-predicts-mechanisms-and-outcomes-of-exposure-in-vivo
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Immacolata Porreca, Fulvio D'Angelo, Lucia De Franceschi, Alessandro Mattè, Michele Ceccarelli, Achille Iolascon, Alberto Zamò, Filomena Russo, Maria Ravo, Roberta Tarallo, Marzia Scarfò, Alessandro Weisz, Mario De Felice, Massimo Mallardo, Concetta Ambrosino
In vitro Omics analysis (i.e. transcriptome) is suggested to predict in vivo toxicity and adverse effects in humans, although the causal link between high-throughput data and effects in vivo is not easily established. Indeed, the chemical-organism interaction can involve processes, such as adaptation, not established in cell cultures. Starting from this consideration we investigate the transcriptomic response of immortalized thyrocytes to ethylenthiourea and chlorpyrifos. In vitro data revealed specific and common genes/mechanisms of toxicity, controlling the proliferation/survival of the thyrocytes and unrelated hematopoietic cell lineages...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903482/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-pre-operative-risk-factors-of-type-ii-endoleaks-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
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REVIEW
Florent Lalys, Vincent Durrmann, Aurélien Duménil, Cemil Göksu, Alain Cardon, Elodie Clochard, Antoine Lucas, Adrien Kaladji
PURPOSE: Type II endoleaks (T2Es) remain the Achilles heel of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), involving a close follow-up and sometimes leading to reintervention. Identifying risk factors impacting T2Es is of concern to improve decision-making and optimize follow-up. However, it has led to contradictory results, with supporting evidence for the majority of factors being weak. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to study risk factors of T2Es following EVAR to identify risk factors and measure their dedicated strength of association...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902587/influence-of-factor-viii-level-and-its-inhibitor-titer-on-the-therapeutic-response-to-corticosteroids-alone-in-the-management-of-acquired-hemophilia-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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Mathieu Vautier, Hubert de Boysson, Christian Creveuil, Yohan Repesse, Annie Borel-Derlon, Xavier Troussard, Gandhi L Damaj, Boris Bienvenu, Philippe Gautier, Achille Aouba
The treatment of acquired hemophilia (AH) involves discussing whether corticosteroids should be administered alone or combined with immunosuppressant drugs, which increase the risk of infection especially in elderly patients and/or those with autoimmunity or neoplastic diseases, who represent the target population of the disease. Prognostic factors highlighting adequate responses to corticosteroids alone must be identified for satisfactory clinical response and lower infectious risk.We aimed to evaluating the efficacy of corticosteroids alone in the management of AH depending on factor VIII (FVIII, ≥ or <1 IU/dL) levels and/or inhibitor (INH, ≤ or >20 Bethesda units per milliliter [BU/mL]) titer...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900179/procollagen-markers-in-microdialysate-can-predict-patient-outcome-after-achilles-tendon-rupture
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Md Abdul Alim, Simon Svedman, Gunnar Edman, Paul W Ackermann
OBJECTIVE: Patients who sustain acute Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) exhibit variable and mostly impaired long-term functional, and patient-reported outcomes. However, there exists a lack of early predictive markers of long-term outcomes to facilitate the development of improved treatment methods. The aim of this study was to assess markers of tendon callus production in patients with ATR in terms of outcome, pain, and fatigue. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective cohort study; level of evidence 2...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898509/acute-achilles-tendon-ruptures-an-update-on-treatment
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Anish R Kadakia, Robert G Dekker, Bryant S Ho
Acute rupture of the Achilles tendon is common and seen most frequently in people who participate in recreational athletics into their thirties and forties. Although goals of treatment have not changed in the past 15 years, recent studies of nonsurgical management, specifically functional bracing with early range of motion, demonstrate rerupture rates similar to those of tendon repair and result in fewer wound and soft-tissue complications. Satisfactory outcomes may be obtained with nonsurgical or surgical treatment...
November 24, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895574/robot-assisted-rehabilitation-of-ankle-plantar-flexors-spasticity-a-3-month-study-with-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation
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Zhihao Zhou, Yao Sun, Ninghua Wang, Fan Gao, Kunlin Wei, Qining Wang
In this paper, we aim to investigate the effect of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)-based rehabilitation for ankle plantar flexors spasticity by using a Robotic Ankle-foot Rehabilitation System (RARS). A modified robot-assisted system was proposed, and seven poststroke patients with hemiplegic spastic ankles participated in a 3-month robotic PNF training. Their impaired sides were used as the experimental group, while their unimpaired sides as the control group. A robotic intervention for the experimental group started from a 2-min passive stretching to warming-up or relaxing the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles and also ended with the same one...
2016: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894329/efficacy-of-early-controlled-motion-of-the-ankle-compared-with-no-motion-after-non-operative-treatment-of-an-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kristoffer Weisskirchner Barfod, Maria Swennergren Hansen, Per Holmich, Anders Troelsen, Morten Tange Kristensen
BACKGROUND: Early controlled ankle motion is widely used in the non-operative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture, though its safety and efficacy have never been investigated in a randomized setup. The objectives of this study are to investigate if early controlled motion of the ankle affects functional and patient-reported outcomes. METHODS/DESIGN: The study is performed as a blinded, randomized, controlled trial with patients allocated in a 1:1 ratio to one of two parallel groups...
November 29, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891528/preparing-nursing-home-data-from-multiple-sites-for-clinical-research-a-case-study-using-observational-health-data-sciences-and-informatics
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Richard D Boyce, Steven M Handler, Jordan F Karp, Subashan Perera, Charles F Reynolds
INTRODUCTION: A potential barrier to nursing home research is the limited availability of research quality data in electronic form. We describe a case study of converting electronic health data from five skilled nursing facilities to a research quality longitudinal dataset by means of open-source tools produced by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) collaborative. METHODS: The Long-Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS), drug dispensing, and fall incident data from five SNFs were extracted, translated, and loaded into version 4 of the OHDSI common data model...
2016: EGEMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888853/mr-imaging-findings-in-heel-pain
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REVIEW
Ching-Di Chang, Jim S Wu
Heel pain is common and due to a variety of osseous and soft tissue disorders. Causes of heel pain can be classified by the anatomic structure in which they arise and include disorders of the (1) Achilles tendon, (2) plantar fascia, (3) calcaneus, (4) bursae, (5) nerves in the hindfoot, (6) and heel pad. Although careful history taking and physical examination are important, imaging plays a vital role in the diagnosis and management of heel pain. MR imaging is the best imaging test to assess pain in the heel...
February 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888773/the-combined-effects-of-grain-supplementation-and-tenderstretching-on-alpaca-vicugna-pacos-meat-quality
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M A Smith, R D Bush, R J van de Ven, D L Hopkins
This study investigated the effects of feeding a mixed grain supplement and tenderstretching (TS) alpaca carcasses on meat quality. A total of 56 castrated 24month old alpacas were divided into two treatments (pasture-only, and pasture plus supplementation). Supplemented groups were fed a mixed grain ration in addition to ad lib pasture for 10weeks. Animals were slaughtered across two kill days (n=28). One half of each carcass was suspended by the pelvis (TS) prior to chilling, and the other half was Achilles tendon hung (AH)...
November 21, 2016: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888303/dual-energy-ct-workflow-multi-institutional-consensus-on-standardization-of-abdominopelvic-mdct-protocols
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Bhavik N Patel, Lauren Alexander, Brian Allen, Lincoln Berland, Amir Borhani, Achille Mileto, Courtney Moreno, Desiree Morgan, Dushyant Sahani, William Shuman, Eric Tamm, Mitchell Tublin, Benjamin Yeh, Daniele Marin
PURPOSE: To standardize workflow for dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) involving common abdominopelvic exam protocols. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 9 institutions (4 rsDECT, 1 dsDECT, 4 both) with 32 participants [average # years (range) in practice and DECT experience, 12.3 (1-35) and 4.6 (1-14), respectively] filled out a single survey (n = 9). A five-point agreement scale (0, 1, 2, 3, 4-contra-, not, mildly, moderately, strongly indicated, respectively) and utilization scale (0-not performing and shouldn't; 1-performing but not clinically useful; 2-performing but not sure if clinically useful; 3-not performing it but would like to; 4-performing and clinically useful) were used...
November 25, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888125/initiating-ntd-programs-targeting-schistosomiasis-and-soil-transmitted-helminthiasis-in-two-provinces-of-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-establishment-of-baseline-prevalence-for-mass-drug-administration
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Achille Kabore, Moudachirou Ibikounle, Jean Jacques Tougoue, Sylvain Mupoyi, Martin Ndombe, Scott Shannon, Eric A Ottesen, Faustin Mukunda, Naomi Awaca
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis (SCH) and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) are widely distributed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and constitute a serious public health problem. As recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), before launching mass chemotherapy to control these diseases, parasitological surveys were conducted in sentinel sites in six health zones (HZs) in Bandundu and Maniema provinces. Baseline prevalence and intensity of infection for SCH and STH were determined to establish the appropriate treatment plan using Praziquantel (PZQ) and Albendazole (ALB)...
November 22, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885357/achilles-tendinopathy-current-concepts-about-the-basic-science-and-clinical-treatments
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REVIEW
Hong-Yun Li, Ying-Hui Hua
Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most frequently ankle and foot overuse injuries, which is a clinical syndrome characterized by the combination of pain, swelling, and impaired performance. The two main categories of Achilles tendinopathy are classified according to anatomical location and broadly include insertional and noninsertional tendinopathy. The etiology of Achilles tendinopathy is multifactorial including both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Failed healing response and degenerative changes were found in the tendon...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881831/the-effect-of-suture-anchor-insertion-angle-on-calcaneus-pullout-strength-challenging-the-deadman-s-angle
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William M Weiss, Ramon P Saucedo, John D Robinson, Chung-Chieh Jason Lo, Randal P Morris, Vinod K Panchbhavi
: Background Refractory cases of Achilles tendinopathy amenable to surgery may include reattachment of the tendon using suture anchors. However, there is paucity of information describing the optimal insertion angle to maximize the tendon footprint and anchor stability in the calcaneus. The purpose of this investigation is to compare the fixation strength of suture anchors inserted at 90° and 45° (the Deadman's angle) relative to the primary compressive trabeculae of the calcaneus. Methods A total of 12 matched pairs of adult cadaveric calcanei were excised and potted to approximate their alignment in vivo...
November 23, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881830/repair-of-chronic-achilles-ruptures-has-a-high-incidence-of-venous-thromboembolism
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Mark J Bullock, William T DeCarbo, Mark H Hofbauer, Joshua D Thun
: Background Despite the low incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in foot and ankle surgery, some authors report a high incidence of symptomatic DVT following Achilles tendon rupture. The purpose of this study was to identify DVT risk factors inherent to Achilles tendon repair to determine which patients may benefit from prophylaxis. Methods One hundred and thirteen patient charts were reviewed following elective and nonelective Achilles tendon repair. For elective repair of insertional or noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy, parameters examined included lateral versus prone positioning and the presence versus absence of a flexor hallucis longus transfer...
November 23, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881671/sex-based-difference-in-achilles-peritendinous-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-growth-factors-after-acute-resistance-exercise
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Broc D Astill, Mark S Katsma, David J Cauthon, Jason Greenlee, Mark Murphy, Donald Curtis, Chad C Carroll
Several recent investigations have demonstrated that the ability of various tendons to alter structural and functional properties in response to exercise are muted in women when compared to men. We hypothesize that this disparity between men and women may be due to a reduced tendon production of key mediators of tendon extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling in response to mechanical loading, e.g. exercise. Using microdialysis before and after an acute bout of resistance exercise, we evaluated Achilles peritendinous levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), which have both been shown to increase tendon collagen synthesis...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881176/no-midterm-advantages-in-the-middle-term-using-small-intestinal-submucosa-and-human-amniotic-membrane-in-achilles-tendon-transverse-tenotomy
#17
Yushu Liu, Yinbo Peng, Yong Fang, Min Yao, Robert W Redmond, Tao Ni
BACKGROUND: The study was aimed to compare the effects of small intestinal submucosa (SIS) and human amniotic membrane (HAM) on Achilles tendon healing. METHODS: A total of 48 New Zealand white rabbits were divided into two groups. A full-thickness transverse tenotomy was made at the right leg of the rabbits. Then, the laceration site was wrapped with HAM (P/A group) or SIS (P/S group). The ultimate stress (US) and Young's modulus (E) of the tendons were detected for biomechanical analysis...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874307/single-center-single-dose-open-label-randomized-two-period-crossover-study-on-the-bioavailability-of-methotrexate-administered-using-a-novel-prefilled-needle-free-delivery-system-zeneo
#18
Boris Bienvenu, Achille Aouba, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Celine Verstuyft
OBJECTIVE: ZENEO (Crossject, Chenôve, France) is a needle-free injection device. We performed a pharmacokinetic study to investigate the bioequivalence of methotrexate administered subcutaneously using either ZENEO or a conventional needle and syringe. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a single-dose, open-label, laboratory-blind, randomized crossover study performed in adult healthy volunteers. Each participant received two methotrexate injections (each 25 mg), one via ZENEO and one via conventional injection, with a 21-28 day wash-out interval between dosing...
November 22, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872419/elastographic-findings-of-achilles-tendons-in-asymptomatic-professional-male-volleyball-players
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Mehtap Balaban, Ilkay S Idilman, Ali Ipek, Sinem Sigit Ikiz, Bulent Bektaser, Mehmet Gumus
OBJECTIVES: Elastography is a new sonographic technique that evaluates the elasticity of different tissues such as the Achilles tendon. In this study, we aimed to investigate the elastographic findings of Achilles tendons in professional athletes in comparison with healthy volunteers. METHODS: Twenty-one professional male volleyball players with no history of Achilles trauma were included in this study. Twenty-one healthy male volunteers with similar ages and body mass indices were selected as control participants...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872182/an-ompr-envz-two-component-system-ortholog-regulates-phase-variation-osmotic-tolerance-motility-and-virulence-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-strain-ab5075
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Kyle A Tipton, Philip N Rather
: Recently, a novel phase-variable colony opacity phenotype was discovered in Acinetobacter baumannii strain AB5075, where colonies interconvert between opaque and translucent variants. Opaque colonies become mottled/sectored after 24 hours of growth due to translucent variants arising within the colony. This easily distinguishable opaque colony phenotype was used to screen for random transposon insertions that increased the frequency of sectoring at a time point when wild-type colonies were uniformly opaque...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Bacteriology
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