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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024880/experience-with-and-amount-of-postpartum-maternity-care-comparing-women-who-rated-the-care-they-received-from-the-maternity-care-assistant-as-good-or-less-than-good-care
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C I Baas, T A Wiegers, T P de Cock, J J H M Erwich, E R Spelten, E K Hutton
OBJECTIVE: The postpartum period is an important time in the lives of new mothers, their children and their families. The aim of postpartum care is 'to detect health problems of mother and/or baby at an early stage, to encourage breastfeeding and to give families a good start' (Wiegers, 2006). The Netherlands maternity care system aims to enable every new family to receive postpartum care in their home by a maternity care assistant (MCA). In order to better understand this approach, in this study we focus on women who experienced the postpartum care by the MCA as 'less than good' care...
September 19, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020723/chromosomal-microarray-testing-in-42-korean-patients-with-unexplained-developmental-delay-intellectual-disability-autism-spectrum-disorders-and-multiple-congenital-anomalies
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Sun Ho Lee, Wung Joo Song
Chromosomal microarray (CMA) is a high-resolution, high-throughput method of identifying submicroscopic genomic copy number variations (CNVs). CMA has been established as the first-line diagnostic test for individuals with developmental delay (DD), intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and multiple congenital anomalies (MCAs). CMA analysis was performed in 42 Korean patients who had been diagnosed with unexplained DD, ID, ASDs, and MCAs. Clinically relevant CNVs were discovered in 28 patients...
September 2017: Genomics & Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993752/histological-characteristics-of-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-a-chinese-population-a-postmortem-study
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Wen Jie Yang, Mark Fisher, Lu Zheng, Chun Bo Niu, Annlia Paganini-Hill, Hai Lu Zhao, Yun Xu, Ka Sing Wong, Ho Keung Ng, Xiang Yan Chen
BACKGROUND: Anterior and posterior circulation atherosclerosis differ in vascular risk factors and stroke mechanisms. However, few studies have compared the pathological features between these lesions. Using a series of intracranial artery specimens, we characterized the intracranial atherosclerotic lesions and compared pathological features among different arteries of the intracranial vasculature. METHODS: Intracranial large arteries of 32 consecutively recruited autopsy cases of Chinese adults aged 45 years or older were examined pathologically using routine histology and immunostaining, to characterize the pathological features of the atherosclerotic lesions...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955737/cyp3a11-is-not-essential-for-the-formation-of-murine-bile-acids
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Annika Wahlström, Samer Al-Dury, Marcus Ståhlman, Fredrik Bäckhed, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall
Humans and mice differ substantially in their bile acid profiles as mice in addition to cholic acid (CA) predominantly synthesize 6β-hydroxylated muricholic acids (MCAs) whereas humans produces chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) and CA as primary bile acids. Identifying the gene performing 6β-hydroxylation would be useful for 'humanizing' the bile acid profile in mice for studies of the interaction between bile acids, gut microbiota, and host metabolism. We investigated the formation of MCAs in primary murine hepatocytes and found that αMCA is synthesized from CDCA and βMCA from UDCA...
July 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944130/brain-computed-tomography-angiography-as-an-ancillary-test-in-the-confirmation-of-brain-death
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Homa Sadeghian, Mohammad Ali Raeisi, Parviz Dolati, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi
Introduction Brain death (BD) is the irreversible termination of the functioning of the brain. The diagnosis should be first made by clinical criteria and confirmed by using paraclinical confirmatory techniques (ancillary tests). While conventional brain angiography remains the standard method of choice, computed tomography angiography (CTA) has emerged as an alternative method. In this study, we tried to evaluate the accuracy of CTA for the diagnosis of BD. Methods In this study, we included nine patients with a clinical diagnosis of BD, confirmed by electroencephalography (EEG)...
July 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942736/telephone-based-minnesota-cognitive-acuity-screen-predicts-time-to-institutionalization-and-homecare
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Seth A Margolis, George D Papandonatos, Geoffrey Tremont, Brian R Ott
BACKGROUND: We assessed the ability of a telephone-administered cognitive screening test - Minnesota Cognitive Acuity Screen (MCAS) - to predict time to assisted living/nursing home placement (i.e. institutionalization) and homecare/institutionalization in healthy controls (HC), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: Participants (N = 146; HC = 37; MCI = 70; AD = 39) had baseline MCAS testing and were re-contacted over eight years for dates of starting homecare, institutionalization, and death...
September 25, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939676/the-protective-effect-of-middle-cerebral-artery-calcification-on-symptomatic-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction
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Jang-Hyun Baek, Joonsang Yoo, Dongbeom Song, Young Dae Kim, Hyo Suk Nam, Ji Hoe Heo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The presence of intracranial artery calcification is associated with an increased risk for stroke. However, calcified atherosclerotic plaques are also known to be less vulnerable to rupture. Given this discrepancy, we investigated whether the vulnerability of intracranial arterial atherosclerosis differed based on the presence or absence of calcification. METHODS: We considered consecutive patients with acute stroke in the unilateral middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory...
September 22, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933868/electronic-structure-and-stability-of-b12x12-2-x-f-at-a-combined-photoelectron-spectroscopic-and-theoretical-study
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Jonas Warneke, Gao-Lei Hou, Edoardo Aprà, Carsten Jenne, Zheng Yang, Zhengbo Qin, Karol Kowalski, Xue-Bin Wang, Sotiris S Xantheas
The stability and electron loss process of numerous multiply charged anions (MCAs) have been traditionally explained in terms of the classical Coulomb interaction between spatially separated charged groups. An understanding of these processes in MCAs with not well-separated excess charges is still lacking. We report the surprising properties and physical behavior of [B12X12](2-), X = F, Cl, Br, I, At, which are MCAs with not well-separated excess charges and cannot be described by the prevailing classical picture...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925590/analytic-methods-for-evaluating-patterns-of-multiple-congenital-anomalies-in-birth-defect-registries
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REVIEW
A J Agopian, Jane A Evans, Philip J Lupo
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that 20 to 30% of infants with birth defects have two or more birth defects. Among these infants with multiple congenital anomalies (MCA), co-occurring anomalies may represent either chance (i.e., unrelated etiologies) or pathogenically associated patterns of anomalies. While some MCA patterns have been recognized and described (e.g., known syndromes), others have not been identified or characterized. Elucidating these patterns may result in a better understanding of the etiologies of these MCAs...
September 19, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915102/acceleration-selective-arterial-spin-labeling-mr-angiography-used-to-visualize-distal-cerebral-arteries-and-collateral-vessels-in-moyamoya-disease
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Osamu Togao, Akio Hiwatashi, Makoto Obara, Koji Yamashita, Kazufumi Kikuchi, Ryotaro Kamei, Ataru Nishimura, Koichi Arimura, Koji Yoshimoto, Koji Iihara, Marc Van Cauteren, Hiroshi Honda
Purpose To evaluate and compare the performance of acceleration-selective arterial spin labeling (AccASL) magnetic resonance (MR) angiography in the visualization of cerebral arteries and collateral vessels in patients with Moyamoya disease with that of time-of-flight (TOF) MR angiography, with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as the reference standard. Materials and Methods Thirty-six cerebral hemispheres from 22 patients with Moyamoya disease underwent TOF and AccASL MR angiography and DSA. Qualitative evaluations included imaging of the terminal internal carotid artery (ICA), distal middle cerebral arteries (MCAs), Moyamoya vessels, and leptomeningeal anastomosis (LMA) collaterals with reference to DSA...
September 15, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914129/maternal-high-fat-diet-programs-cerebrovascular-remodeling-in-adult-rat-offspring
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ChengCheng Lin, XiaoYun Wu, YuLei Zhou, Bei Shao, XiaoTing Niu, WanLi Zhang, YuanShao Lin
Maternal environmental factors such as diet have consequences on later health of the offspring. We found that maternal high-fat diet (HFD) exposure renders adult offspring brain more susceptible to ischemic injury. The present study was further to investigate whether HFD consumption during rat pregnancy and lactation influences the cerebral vasculature in adult male offspring. Besides the endothelial damage observed in the transmission electron microscopy, the MCAs of offspring from fat-fed dams fed with control diet (HFD/C) also displayed increased wall thickness and media/lumen ratio, suggesting that cerebrovascular hypertrophy or hyperplasia occurs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877097/application-of-transcranial-color-doppler-ultrasonography-for-assessing-middle-cerebral-arteries-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Qiuyue Chen, Shilin Li, Guorong Lv, Yanchun Zhao
To assess the role of ultrasonography for assessing middle cerebral arteries (MCAs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Middle cerebral arteries of 32 RA patients and 32 healthy volunteers were examined by ultrasonography. Peak systolic blood flow velocity (PSV), end-diastolic velocity, and resistance index (RI) of MCA were measured using Doppler ultrasound. Results were expressed as mean ± SD. No significant difference in peak systolic velocity was obtained between RA patients (52.44 ± 19.56 cm/s) and healthy volunteers (51...
September 4, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827087/cerebrovascular-recovery-after-stroke-with-individual-and-combined-losartan-and-captopril-treatment-of-shrsp
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John S Smeda, Noriko Daneshtalab
We assessed whether the superior restoration of cerebrovascular function after hemorrhagic stroke by losartan versus captopril treatment was due to better BP, uremia, uricaemia, or aldosterone control in Kyoto Wistar stroke-prone-hypertensive rats and evaluated whether elevated angiotensin II (A2) levels enhanced the effectiveness of losartan treatment. Constriction was studied in the middle cerebral arteries (MCAs) using a pressure myograph. Post-stroke survival increased from 21 to 310 and 189days respectively with losartan and captopril treatment...
September 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809369/maxillofacial-fracture-epidemiology-and-treatment-plans-in-the-northeast-of-iran-a-retrospective-study
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S Samieirad, M-R Aboutorabzade, E Tohidi, B Shaban, H Khalife, M-A Hashemipour, H-R Salami
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of facial injuries varies based on lifestyle, cultural background and socioeconomic status in different countries and geographic zones. This study evaluated the epidemiology of maxillofacial fractures and treatment plans in hospitalized patients in Northeast of Iran (2015-2016). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, the medical records of 502 hospitalized patients were evaluated in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery in Kamyab Hospital in Mashhad, Iran...
August 15, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792442/complex-determinants-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-phenotypic-plasticity-in-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Yuliya Klymenko, Oleg Kim, M Sharon Stack
Unlike most epithelial malignancies which metastasize hematogenously, metastasis of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) occurs primarily via transcoelomic dissemination, characterized by exfoliation of cells from the primary tumor, avoidance of detachment-induced cell death (anoikis), movement throughout the peritoneal cavity as individual cells and multi-cellular aggregates (MCAs), adhesion to and disruption of the mesothelial lining of the peritoneum, and submesothelial matrix anchoring and proliferation to generate widely disseminated metastases...
August 9, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740494/insights-in-anaphylaxis-and-clonal-mast-cell-disorders
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REVIEW
David González-de-Olano, Iván Álvarez-Twose
The prevalence of anaphylaxis among patients with clonal mast cell disorders (MCD) is clearly higher comparing to the general population. Due to a lower frequency of symptoms outside of acute episodes, clonal MCD in the absence of skin lesions might sometimes be difficult to identify which may lead to underdiagnosis, and anaphylaxis is commonly the presenting symptom in these patients. Although the release of mast cell (MC) mediators upon MC activation might present with a wide variety of symptoms, particular clinical features typically characterize MC mediator release episodes in patients with clonal MCD without skin involvement...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716693/the-effects-of-reflexology-on-constipation-and-motor-functions-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Bulent Elbasan, Sabiha Bezgin
BACKGROUND: There is no evidence regarding the effects of reflexology on constipation and motor functions in children with cerebral palsy. This study was planned to investigate the effects of reflexology combined with neurodevelopmental therapy on constipation and motor functions in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Forty children between the ages of 3 and 15 years with cerebral palsy within levels 3/4/5 according to the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) were included in the study...
June 29, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713440/investigating-the-physical-stability-of-repackaged-medicines-stored-into-commercially-available-multicompartment-compliance-aids-mcas
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Bahijja Tolulope Raimi-Abraham, Alba Garcia Del Valle, Carlota Varon Galcera, Susan Anne Barker, Mine Orlu
BACKGROUND: Compliance aids are devices which have been developed and are currently used to assist individuals in their medicines management. The use of compliance aids involves the transfer of medicines from the manufacturers' original packaging and repackaged into an multicompartment compliance aid (MCA). MCAs do not guarantee the same level of protection compared to manufacturer's original packaging. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the stability profile of atenolol, aspirin and lansoprazole dosage forms repackaged together in two different commercially available MCAs...
June 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656452/homeless-women-with-schizophrenia-reported-lower-adherence-to-their-medication-than-men-results-from-the-french-housing-first-experience
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A Tinland, K Zemmour, P Auquier, M Boucekine, V Girard, S Loubière, G Fond, Laurent Boyer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with non-adherence to medication in a large multi-center sample of homeless schizophrenia (HSZ) patients. METHODS: This multi-center study was conducted in four French cities: Lille, Marseille, Paris, and Toulouse. In addition to the Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS), sociodemographic information, history of homelessness, illness severity using the Modified Colorado Symptom Index (MCSI) and the Multnomah Community Integration Scale (MCAS), and drug information were collected...
June 27, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655772/post-translational-modification-of-the-membrane-type-1-matrix-metalloproteinase-mt1-mmp-cytoplasmic-tail-impacts-ovarian-cancer-multicellular-aggregate-dynamics
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Jing Yang, William C Kasberg, Angela Celo, Zhong Liang, Kristal Quispe, M Sharon Stack
Membrane type 1 matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP, MMP-14) is a transmembrane collagenase highly expressed in metastatic ovarian cancer and correlates with poor survival. Accumulating evidence shows that the cytoplasmic tail of MT1-MMP is subjected to phosphorylation, and this post-translational modification regulates enzymatic activity at the cell surface. To investigate the potential role of MT1-MMP cytoplasmic residue Thr(567) phosphorylation in regulation of metastasis-associated behaviors, ovarian cancer cells that express low endogenous levels of MT1-MMP were engineered to express wild-type MT1-MMP, a phosphomimetic mutant (T567E), or a phosphodeficient mutant (T567A)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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