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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644946/effectiveness-of-corticosteroid-injections-for-treatment-of-de-quervain-s-tenosynovitis
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Jinhee K Oh, Susan Messing, Ollivier Hyrien, Warren C Hammert
BACKGROUND: Although surgery can provide definitive treatment for de Quervain's tenosynovitis, nonoperative treatment could be preferable if symptoms are predictably relieved. We sought to determine the effectiveness of corticosteroid injections as treatment for de Quervain's tenosynovitis and to evaluate patient characteristics as predictors of treatment outcome. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted using our institutional database International Classification of Disease, version 9 (ICD-9) code list for de Quervain's tenosynovitis...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644934/fingertip-injuries-in-children-epidemiology-financial-burden-and-implications-for-prevention
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Rachel R Yorlets, Kathleen Busa, Kyle R Eberlin, Mohammad Ali Raisolsadat, Donald S Bae, Peter M Waters, Brian I Labow, Amir H Taghinia
BACKGROUND: Although fingertip injuries are common, there is limited literature on the epidemiology and hospital charges for fingertip injuries in children. This descriptive study reports the clinical features of and hospital charges for fingertip injuries in a large pediatric population treated at a tertiary medical center. METHODS: Our hospital database was queried using International Classification of Diseases, Revision 9 (ICD-9) codes, and medical records were reviewed...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644431/an-in-vitro-study-on-the-efficacy-of-removing-calcium-hydroxide-from-curved-root-canal-systems-in-root-canal-therapy
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Ying Wang, Li-Yang Guo, Hong-Zhi Fang, Wen-Ling Zou, Ying-Ming Yang, Yuan Gao, Hui Yang, Tao Hu
To compare the efficacy of various irrigants (citric acid, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and NaOCl) and techniques in removing Ca(OH)2 in two types of curved root canal systems, simulated root canals with specific curvatures were used to investigate the effects of different irrigants and instruments on Ca(OH)2 removal. The optimal methods were verified on extracted human teeth. Simulated root canals were assigned to one of two groups based on the irrigation solution: 10% citric acid or 2.5% NaOCl. Each group was divided into four subgroups according to the technique used to remove Ca(OH)2...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643354/diffusion-mri-microstructure-models-with-in-vivo-human-brain-connectome-data-results-from-a-multi-group-comparison
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Uran Ferizi, Benoit Scherrer, Torben Schneider, Mohammad Alipoor, Odin Eufracio, Rutger H J Fick, Rachid Deriche, Markus Nilsson, Ana K Loya-Olivas, Mariano Rivera, Dirk H J Poot, Alonso Ramirez-Manzanares, Jose L Marroquin, Ariel Rokem, Christian Pötter, Robert F Dougherty, Ken Sakaie, Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott, Simon K Warfield, Thomas Witzel, Lawrence L Wald, José G Raya, Daniel C Alexander
A large number of mathematical models have been proposed to describe the measured signal in diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, model comparison to date focuses only on specific subclasses, e.g. compartment models or signal models, and little or no information is available in the literature on how performance varies among the different types of models. To address this deficiency, we organized the 'White Matter Modeling Challenge' during the International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2015 conference...
June 23, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643066/solving-the-surgeon-ergonomic-crisis-with-surgical-exosuit
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Shanglei Liu, Daniel Hemming, Ran B Luo, Jessica Reynolds, Jonathan C Delong, Bryan J Sandler, Garth R Jacobsen, Santiago Horgan
INTRODUCTION: The widespread adoption of laparoscopic surgery has put new physical demands on the surgeon leading to increased musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Shoulder, back, and neck pains are among the most common complaints experienced by laparoscopic surgeons. Here, we evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a non-intrusive progressive arm support exosuit worn by surgeons under the sterile gown to reduce pain and fatigue during surgery. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: This is a prospective randomized crossover study approved by the Internal Review Board (IRB)...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641362/estimating-the-potential-cost-of-a-high-dose-immune-tolerance-induction-iti-therapy-relative-to-the-cost-of-a-combined-therapy-of-a-low-dose-iti-therapy-with-bypassing-agent-prophylaxis
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G Kenet, A Oladapo, J D Epstein, C Thompson, A Novack, D J Nugent
INTRODUCTION: The International Immune Tolerance Study (I-ITI) demonstrated comparable success rates between low (FVIII 50 IU/kg/TIW) and high dose (FVIII 200 IU/kg/day) regimens. While costlier, the high dose ITI regimen achieved shorter time-to-treatment success with fewer bleeding episodes compared to the low dose ITI regimen. Adding bypassing agent prophylaxis (BAP) to a low dose ITI regimen may reduce bleeding while still being less costly than high dose ITI. AIM AND METHODS: An economic model was developed to compare high dose ITI to low dose ITI with BAP...
June 22, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639505/rationale-and-design-of-the-multiethnic-pharmacogenomics-in-childhood-asthma-consortium
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Niloufar Farzan, Susanne J Vijverberg, Anand K Andiappan, Lambang Arianto, Vojko Berce, Natalia Blanca-López, Hans Bisgaard, Klaus Bønnelykke, Esteban G Burchard, Paloma Campo, Glorisa Canino, Bruce Carleton, Juan C Celedón, Fook Tim Chew, Wen Chin Chiang, Michelle M Cloutier, Denis Daley, Herman T Den Dekker, Nicole F Dijk, Liesbeth Duijts, Carlos Flores, Erick Forno, Daniel B Hawcutt, Natalia Hernandez-Pacheco, Johan C de Jongste, Michael Kabesch, Gerard H Koppelman, Vangelis G Manolopoulos, Erik Melén, Somnath Mukhopadhyay, Sara Nilsson, Colin N Palmer, Maria Pino-Yanes, Munir Pirmohamed, Uros Potočnki, Jan A Raaijmakers, Katja Repnik, Maximilian Schieck, Yang Yie Sio, Rosalind L Smyth, Csaba Szalai, Kelan G Tantisira, Steve Turner, Marc P van der Schee, Katia M Verhamme, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee
AIM: International collaboration is needed to enable large-scale pharmacogenomics studies in childhood asthma. Here, we describe the design of the Pharmacogenomics in Childhood Asthma (PiCA) consortium. MATERIALS & METHODS: Investigators of each study participating in PiCA provided data on the study characteristics by answering an online questionnaire. RESULTS: A total of 21 studies, including 14,227 children/young persons (58% male), from 12 different countries are currently enrolled in the PiCA consortium...
June 22, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639244/veterinary-public-health-in-italy-from-healthy-animals-to-healthy-food-contribution-to-improve-economy-in-developing-countries
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Margherita Cacaci, Rossella Colomba Lelli
The role of the veterinarian as a public health officer is intrinsic to the history and the culture of veterinary organization in Italy. The Veterinary service being part of the Health administration since the birth of the Italian State in the XIX Century. In the second half of the last century the birth of the Italian National Health Service confirmed that the function of the Italian veterinary service was to analyze and reduce the risks for the human population connected to the relationship man-animal-environment, animal health, food safety and security...
June 22, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638276/gastric-juice-based-real-time-pcr-for-tailored-helicobacter-pylori-treatment-a-practical-approach
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Xianhui Peng, Zhiqiang Song, Lihua He, Sanren Lin, Yanan Gong, Lu Sun, Fei Zhao, Yixin Gu, Yuanhai You, Liya Zhou, Jianzhong Zhang
A gastric juice-based real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was established to identify Helicobacter pylori infection, clarithromycin susceptibility and human CYP2C19 genotypes and to guide the choice of proton pump inhibitor (PPI), clarithromycin and amoxicillin treatment for tailored H. pylori eradication therapy. From January 2013 to November 2014, 178 consecutive dyspeptic patients were enrolled for collection of gastric biopsy samples and gastric juice by endoscopy at the Peking University Third Hospital; 105 and 73 H...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637441/impact-of-tobacco-industry-and-other-corporations-in-the-defeat-of-the-1994-clinton-health-care-plan
#10
Michael Givel
BACKGROUND: The primary reason cited by many scholars for the defeat of the Clinton Administration's 1994 health care reform bill has long been identified as Health Insurance Association of America and National Federation of Independent Businesses opposition to the bill. Given this predominant consensus combined with sizeable proposed funding for the bill by a large tobacco product tax, this manuscript examined what the tobacco industry's role was in whole or part in defeating the Clinton health care bill...
June 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635237/-comparison-of-the-short-term-and-long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-surgery-and-open-surgery-for-early-stage-cervical-cancer
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H Y He, Z J Yang, D Y Zeng, D S Yao, J T Fan, R F Zhao, J Q Zhang, X X Hu, Z Lin, Y M Jiang, L Li
Objective: To evaluate the short-term and long-term outcomes after laparoscopic surgery compared with traditional laparotomy in cases of stage ⅠA2-ⅡA2 cervical cancer. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study on the clinical data of 1 863 patients diagnosed as FIGO stages ⅠA2-ⅡA2 cervical cancer in 6 third-grade class-A hospitals in Guangxi province between January 2007 and May 2014. One thousand and seventy-one received laparoscopy, and 792 received laparotomy. T-test, U-test and χ(2) test were used to compare the short-term and long-term outcomes...
June 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634679/establishment-of-two-forensic-medicine-osce-stations-on-the-subject-of-external-post-mortem-examination
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S Heide, R Lessig, V Hachmann, D Stiller, M Rönsch, D Stoevesandt, A Biolik, S Watzke, J Kellner
An improvement in quality of medical external post-mortem examinations among others can be achieved by more intensive training of medical students. Modern learning and teaching methods such as e-learning modules and SkillsLab stations should be used for this. The introduction of corresponding methods of assessment such as the OSCE procedure is necessary to test the success of learning. In Halle (Germany), two OSCE stations on the subject of external post-mortem examinations were introduced in 2016. The 'practical external post-mortem examination' station test skills and abilities students have learned during practical external post-mortem examination in small group classes on a simulation doll...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633715/restless-legs-syndrome-and-sleep-wake-disturbances-in-pregnancy
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Galit Levi Dunietz, Lynda D Lisabeth, Kerby Shedden, Q Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, Alexandra S Bullough, Mark C Chames, Marc F Bowden, Louise M O'Brien
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To estimate the association of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and its frequency with sleep-wake disturbances in pregnancy. METHODS: A cohort of 1,563 women in their third trimester of pregnancy were recruited from prenatal clinics between March 2007 and December 2010. Demographic, pregnancy, and delivery data were extracted from medical records and sleep information was collected with questionnaires. To diagnose RLS, we used standardized criteria of RLS symptoms and frequency that were developed by the International Restless Legs Study Group...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632737/supervised-filters-for-eeg-signal-in-naturally-occurring-epilepsy-forecasting
#14
Francisco Javier Muñoz-Almaraz, Francisco Zamora-Martínez, Paloma Botella-Rocamora, Juan Pardo
Nearly 1% of the global population has Epilepsy. Forecasting epileptic seizures with an acceptable confidence level, could improve the disease treatment and thus the lifestyle of the people who suffer it. To do that the electroencephalogram (EEG) signal is usually studied through spectral power band filtering, but this paper proposes an alternative novel method of preprocessing the EEG signal based on supervised filters. Such filters have been employed in a machine learning algorithm, such as the K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN), to improve the prediction of seizures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630533/smoke-screen-the-globalization-of-production-transnational-lobbying-and-the-international-political-economy-of-plain-tobacco-packaging
#15
Louise Curran, Jappe Eckhardt
In 2012 Australia became the first country in the world to introduce plain tobacco packaging in an effort to reduce tobacco consumption. This move was vehemently opposed by the tobacco industry, which challenged it on several levels: nationally, bilaterally and multilaterally at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The political behavior of the tobacco companies in this case is puzzling both in terms of scale, operating at multiple levels at the same time and in terms of the countries mobilized in their defence...
2017: Rev Int Polit Econ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629335/utility-of-the-sentinel-node-concept-for-detection-of-lateral-pelvic-lymph-node-metastasis-in-lower-rectal-cancer
#16
Shigehiro Yanagita, Yoshikazu Uenosono, Takaaki Arigami, Yoshiaki Kita, Shinichiro Mori, Shoji Natsugoe
BACKGROUND: There are two lymphatic flows in lower rectal cancer; one along the inferior mesenteric artery and another towards the internal iliac artery. The benefit of dissection of lateral pelvic (LP) lymph nodes (LPLN) remains controversial. This study aimed to clarify the possibility of detecting the sentinel node (SN) of the LP region (LPSN) and examine metastasis, including micrometastasis, using a radio isotope (RI) method. METHODS: In total, 62 patients with clinical (c)T1-T4 rectal cancer were enrolled in this study (11, 16 and 35 patients had tumor located in the upper, middle and lower rectal third, respectively)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627156/-tnm-classification-of-malignant-tumours-eighth-edition-which-news
#17
Silvia Patriarca, Stefano Ferretti, Roberto Zanetti
The eighth edition of TNM classification of malignant tumours has been published by the Union for International Cancer Control in January 2017. As for the previous editions - from the third on - it has been translated into Italian and recently published in our Country. This article explains the main changes from the previous edition: new classifications, some major revisions of cancer staging rules, the introduction of a grid of prognostic factors for each neoplasia and the addition of two chapters. These two chapters are about the essential TNM and the paediatric tumours, and have been developed in order to facilitate the use of data by Cancer Registries...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625027/-a-case-of-bilateral-adrenal-incidentaloma-in-which-mtx-related-lymphoproliferative-disease-could-be-diagnosed-by-computed-tomography-guided-biopsy-and-mtx-administration-history
#18
Hiroaki Kitakaze, Makoto Matsushita, Koichi Okada, Noriko Minato, Naoki Mori, Toshiaki Yoshioka
The patient was a 76-year-old man. Because bilateral adrenal tumor (right adrenal gland 7 cm, left adrenal gland 1.5 cm) was detected in by computed tomography (CT) in methotrexate (MTX) administration for articular rheumatism from 2011, he was referred to this hospital in February, 2016. An endocrine examination, and imaging study did not lead to a definitive diagnosis and CT-guided lower needle biopsy was performed. The pathological diagnosis was diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Also, in situ hybridization revealed EBER-positive and the diagnosis of MTX-related lymphoproliferative disease (MTXLPD) was made in conjunction with the medical history...
May 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623922/use-of-simulation-based-medical-training-in-swiss-pediatric-hospitals-a-national-survey
#19
Martin Stocker, Kathryn Laine, Francis Ulmer
BACKGROUND: Simulation-based medical training (SBMT) is a powerful tool for continuing medical education. In contrast to the Anglo-Saxon medical education community, up until recently, SBMT was scarce in continental Europe's pediatric health care education: In 2009, only 3 Swiss pediatric health care institutions used SBMT. The Swiss catalogue of objectives in Pediatrics does not acknowledge SBMT. The aim of this survey is to describe and analyze the current state of SBMT in Swiss pediatric hospitals and health care departments...
June 17, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623064/to-screen-or-not-to-screen-examining-the-arguments-against-screening-for-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Lis Neubeck, Jessica Orchard, Nicole Lowres, S Ben Freedman
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, with a lifetime risk of one in four of developing AF over the age of 40 years. Around 40% of patients are asymptomatic, which is of concern as AF is a major risk factor for stroke. Early detection and appropriate management reduces stroke risk by two-thirds. Atrial fibrillation screening is now recommended in international guidelines, but there are some common arguments against screening. Overall, to be of value any screening program must fulfil the World Health Organization (WHO) Wilson and Jungner criteria for screening programs...
May 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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