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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922251/endovascular-prevention-and-treatment-of-stroke-related-to-extracranial-carotid-artery-disease
#1
Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Gary B Rajah, Hakeem J Shakir, Jason M Davies, Kenneth V Snyder, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy, L N Hopkins
Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is the leading cause of premature mortality and morbidity worldwide for both men and women. Extracranial carotid artery stenosis/occlusion is responsible for approximately 11.5%% of ischemic strokes, whereas extracranial large vessel disease comprises roughly 16.6% of ischemic strokes. Carotid artery disease has been the source of significant debate among neurovascular and cardiovascular specialists, as well as vascular surgeons, as to the best method of revascularization, surgical reconstruction versus endovascular recanalization...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919863/applying-multiple-data-collection-tools-to-quantify-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-communication-on-twitter
#2
Philip M Massey, Amy Leader, Elad Yom-Tov, Alexandra Budenz, Kara Fisher, Ann C Klassen
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. There are several vaccines that protect against strains of HPV most associated with cervical and other cancers. Thus, HPV vaccination has become an important component of adolescent preventive health care. As media evolves, more information about HPV vaccination is shifting to social media platforms such as Twitter. Health information consumed on social media may be especially influential for segments of society such as younger populations, as well as ethnic and racial minorities...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912963/overcoming-communication-challenges-in-integrative-supportive-cancer-care-the-integrative-physician-the-psycho-oncologist-and-the-patient
#3
Eran Ben-Arye, Efrat Shavit, Haya Wiental, Elad Schiff, Olga Agour, Noah Samuels
BACKGROUND: Complementary/integrative medicine (CIM) services are increasingly being integrated into conventional supportive cancer care, presenting a number of challenges to communication between healthcare professionals (HCPs). The purpose of the present study was to explore the impact of the communication between integrative physicians (IPs) trained in CIM and social workers (SWs) working as psycho-oncologists in the same oncology setting. We examine whether IP-SW communication correlates with the number of patient-SW sessions, as provided within the oncology department...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911111/outcomes-of-scleral-buckle-removal-experience-from-the-last-decade
#4
Elad Moisseiev, Miri Fogel, Ido Didi Fabian, Adiel Barak, Joseph Moisseiev, Amir Alhalel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the indications, outcomes, and complications of scleral buckle removal over the past decade and compare to previously published data. METHODS: Forty nine eyes of 49 patients who underwent scleral buckle removal and had at least 6 months of follow-up were included in this retrospective study. Recorded parameters included demographic information, history of the retinal detachment, details of the scleral buckling surgery, indication for scleral buckle removal, time from scleral buckle placement to removal, culture results, length of follow up, visual acuity (VA) throughout the follow up, and the occurrence of any complications or need for additional surgery after scleral buckle removal...
December 2, 2016: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909488/atrial-fibrillation-and-sleep-apnea-considerations-for-a-dual-epidemic
#5
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Patricia Tung Md, Elad Anter Md
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and shares many of the same risk factors as another common clinical condition, sleep apnea. The estimated prevalence of sleep apnea has increased over the past decade, and reflects a parallel increase in the most prominent risk factors of obesity and overweight. Both obstructive and central sleep apnea have been associated with AF in multiple studies, with the risk of AF increasing 2-4-fold compared to those without sleep breathing disorder. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been shown to reduce the rate of AF recurrence following catheter ablation in patients with sleep apnea...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903888/sirna-carrying-an-e-vinylphosphonate-moiety-at-the-5-end-of-the-guide-strand-augments-gene-silencing-by-enhanced-binding-to-human-argonaute-2
#6
Elad Elkayam, Rubina Parmar, Christopher R Brown, Jennifer L Willoughby, Christopher S Theile, Muthiah Manoharan, Leemor Joshua-Tor
Efficient gene silencing by RNA interference (RNAi) in vivo requires the recognition and binding of the 5'- phosphate of the guide strand of an siRNA by the Argonaute protein. However, for exogenous siRNAs it is limited by the rapid removal of the 5'- phosphate of the guide strand by metabolic enzymes. Here, we have determined the crystal structure of human Argonaute-2 in complex with the metabolically stable 5'-(E)-vinylphosphonate (5'-E-VP) guide RNA at 2.5-Å resolution. The structure demonstrates how the 5' binding site in the Mid domain of human Argonaute-2 is able to adjust the key residues in the 5'-nucleotide binding pocket to compensate for the change introduced by the modified nucleotide...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893744/optimization-of-irreversible-electroporation-protocols-for-in-vivo-myocardial-decellularization
#7
Yaniv Zager, David Kain, Natalie Landa, Jonathan Leor, Elad Maor
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a non-thermal cell ablation approach that induces selective damage to cell membranes only. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate and optimize its use for in-vivo myocardial decellularization. METHODS: Forty-two Sprague-Dawley rats were used to compare myocardial damage of seven different IRE protocols with anterior myocardial infarction damage. An in-vivo open thoracotomy model was used, with two-needle electrodes in the anterior ventricular wall...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878352/perioperative-risks-of-dietary-and-herbal-supplements
#8
Ilana Levy, Samuel Attias, Eran Ben-Arye, Lee Goldstein, Ibrahim Matter, Mostafa Somri, Elad Schiff
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing surgery often use Dietary and Herbal Supplements (DHS). We explored the risk of DHS-drug interactions in the perioperative setting. METHODS: In this cross-sectional prospective study, participants hospitalized for surgery completed a questionnaire regarding DHS use. We used pharmacological databases to assess DHS-drug interactions. We then applied univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses to characterize patients at risk for DHS-drug interactions...
November 22, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876688/online-concerns-of-parents-suspecting-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-their-child-content-analysis-of-signs-and-automated-prediction-of-risk
#9
Ayelet Ben-Sasson, Elad Yom-Tov
BACKGROUND: Online communities are used as platforms by parents to verify developmental and health concerns related to their child. The increasing public awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) leads more parents to suspect ASD in their child. Early identification of ASD is important for early intervention. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the symptoms mentioned in online queries posed by parents who suspect that their child might have ASD and determine whether they are age-specific...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873124/carotid-and-vertebral-dissection-imaging
#10
REVIEW
Hakeem J Shakir, Jason M Davies, Hussain Shallwani, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy
Carotid or vertebral artery dissection is the result of a tear in the vessel lining wherein the intima separates the media. This creates a false or pseudo lumen, often accompanied by hemorrhage into the arterial wall. Dissection of these craniocervical vessels often manifests with pain alone but, if untreated, may result in severe neurologic compromise. The causes of dissection are multifactorial, including spontaneous, iatrogenic, and traumatic insults. Regardless of etiology, treatment consists primarily of anticoagulation, whereas endovascular therapy is reserved for cases with persistent thrombus or flow limitation...
December 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872032/web-based-antismoking-advertising-to-promote-smoking-cessation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Elad Yom-Tov, Peter Muennig, Abdulrahman M El-Sayed
BACKGROUND: Although hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year on public health advertising, the advertisement content, design, and placement are usually developed by intuition rather than research. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to develop a methodology for testing Web-based advertisements to promote smoking cessation. METHODS: We developed 10 advertisements that varied by their content (those that empower viewers to quit, help viewers to quit, or discuss the effects of smoking)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870236/prior-antimicrobial-use-as-a-risk-factor-for-resistance-in-selected-staphylococcus-pseudintermedius-isolates-from-the-skin-and-ears-of-dogs
#12
Gila Zur, Bella Gurevich, Daniel Elad
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance within bacteria continues to present therapeutic challenges. One presumed risk factor for increased rates of resistance is prior exposure to antimicrobial drugs. OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of time since most recent exposure, the number of prior antimicrobial exposures and duration of use on antimicrobial resistance rates in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolates. METHODS: Inclusion of a case in the study required laboratory isolation of S...
December 2016: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869705/the-combined-application-of-the-caco-2-cell-bioassay-coupled-with-in-vivo-gallus-gallus-feeding-trial-represents-an-effective-approach-to-predicting-fe-bioavailability-in-humans
#13
REVIEW
Elad Tako, Haim Bar, Raymond P Glahn
Research methods that predict Fe bioavailability for humans can be extremely useful in evaluating food fortification strategies, developing Fe-biofortified enhanced staple food crops and assessing the Fe bioavailability of meal plans that include such crops. In this review, research from four recent poultry (Gallus gallus) feeding trials coupled with in vitro analyses of Fe-biofortified crops will be compared to the parallel human efficacy studies which used the same varieties and harvests of the Fe-biofortified crops...
November 18, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866425/the-role-of-physical-status-versus-mental-status-in-predicting-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-lumbar-disk-herniation
#14
Batya Engel-Yeger, Amit Keren, Yaron Berkovich, Elad Sarfaty, Lior Merom
PURPOSE: To explore the role of physical status versus mental status in predicting the quality of life (QOL) of patients with lumbar disk herniation (LDH). METHOD: In this correlative study 51 patients with LDH were recruited in their conservative stage of treatment. After profiling their physical status, all participants reported about pain level (according to VAS), pain perception using the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS), and disability level (according to Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire)...
November 20, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864307/pancreatic-beta-cells-express-the-fetal-islet-hormone-gastrin-in-rodent-and-human-diabetes
#15
Tehila Dahan, Oren Ziv, Elad Horwitz, Hai Zemmour, Judith Lavi, Avital Swisa, Gil Leibowitz, Frances M Ashcroft, Peter In't Veld, Benjamin Glaser, Yuval Dor
Beta-cell failure in type 2 diabetes (T2D) was recently proposed to involve dedifferentiation of beta-cells and ectopic expression of other islet hormones, including somatostatin and glucagon. Here we show that gastrin, a stomach hormone typically expressed in the pancreas only during embryogenesis, is expressed in islets of diabetic rodents and humans with T2D. While in mice gastrin is expressed insulin+ cells, in humans with T2D gastrin expression occurs in both insulin+ and somatostatin+ cells. Genetic lineage tracing in mice indicates that gastrin expression is turned on in a subset of differentiated beta-cells following exposure to severe hyperglycemia...
November 18, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862875/cost-awareness-decreases-total-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-procedural-cost-the-shopping-show-how-options-in-price-for-procedures-can-be-influenced-greatly-trial
#16
Elad Asher, John Mansour, Adam Wheeler, Daniel Kendrick, Michael Cunningham, Sahil Parikh, David Zidar, Todd Harford, Daniel I Simon, Vikram S Kashyap
OBJECTIVES: We initiated the SHOPPING Trial (Show How Options in Price for Procedures can be InflueNced Greatly) to see if percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures can be performed at a lower cost in a single institution. BACKGROUND: Procedural practice variability is associated with inefficiency and increased cost. We hypothesized that announcing costs for all supplies during a catheterization procedure and reporting individual operator cost relative to peers would spur cost reduction without affecting clinical outcomes...
November 10, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854124/25-gauge-vitrectomy-with-epiretinal-membrane-and-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-in-eyes-with-very-good-visual-acuity-author-reply
#17
Elad Moisseiev, Joseph Moisseiev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2016: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853930/a-systematic-review-of-oral-herpetic-viral-infections-in-cancer-patients-commonly-used-outcome-measures-and-interventions
#18
Sharon Elad, Vinisha Ranna, Anura Ariyawardana, Maria Elvira Pizzigatti Correa, Vanessa Tilly, Raj G Nair, Tanya Rouleau, Richard M Logan, Andres Pinto, Veronica Charette, Debbie P Saunders, Siri Beier Jensen
PURPOSE: To review the literature for outcome measures for oral viral infections in cancer patients. A secondary aim was to update the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO) clinical practice guidelines for the management of oral viral infections in cancer patients. METHODS: Databases were searched for articles published in the English language, 1981-2013. Studies that met the eligibility criteria were reviewed systematically...
November 16, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821754/the-biosynthetic-pathway-of-the-nonsugar-high-intensity-sweetener-mogroside-v-from-siraitia-grosvenorii
#19
Maxim Itkin, Rachel Davidovich-Rikanati, Shahar Cohen, Vitaly Portnoy, Adi Doron-Faigenboim, Elad Oren, Shiri Freilich, Galil Tzuri, Nadine Baranes, Shmuel Shen, Marina Petreikov, Rotem Sertchook, Shifra Ben-Dor, Hugo Gottlieb, Alvaro Hernandez, David R Nelson, Harry S Paris, Yaakov Tadmor, Yosef Burger, Efraim Lewinsohn, Nurit Katzir, Arthur Schaffer
The consumption of sweeteners, natural as well as synthetic sugars, is implicated in an array of modern-day health problems. Therefore, natural nonsugar sweeteners are of increasing interest. We identify here the biosynthetic pathway of the sweet triterpenoid glycoside mogroside V, which has a sweetening strength of 250 times that of sucrose and is derived from mature fruit of luo-han-guo (Siraitia grosvenorii, monk fruit). A whole-genome sequencing of Siraitia, leading to a preliminary draft of the genome, was combined with an extensive transcriptomic analysis of developing fruit...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817867/retinal-detachment-in-severe-myopia
#20
Elad Moisseiev, Glenn Yiu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Lancet
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