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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421999/use-and-withdrawal-of-immunosuppressors-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Jiram Torres-Ruiz, David Faz-Muñoz, Nora Hernández-Díaz, Gabriela Hernandez-Molina
OBJECTIVES: To assess the use and causes of withdrawal of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressors among patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) in the clinical setting. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 155 pSS patients and registered demographics, glandular/extraglandular features, serological data, cumulative ESSDAI and SSDDI. A single rheumatologist attributed the indication and cause of withdrawal of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressors...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410724/effects-of-senofilcon-a-mechanical-protector-on-corneal-endothelial-cells-during-phacoemulsification-in-rabbit-eyes-pilot-study
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Seonghwan Kim, Deoksun Cha, Young Bin Song, Jung Yeol Choi, Young Keun Han
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of a senofilcon A mechanical protector against corneal endothelial cell damage induced by phacoemulsification in rabbit eyes. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul Metropolitan Government-Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: The endothelial cell count, intraocular pressure (IOP), and central corneal thickness (CCT) were measured before and 3 days after the experiment in 26 rabbit eyes randomized into a test group and control group (6 per group)...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404666/cardiovascular-medication-and-intraocular-pressure-results-from-the-gutenberg-health-study
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René Höhn, Alireza Mirshahi, Stefan Nickels, Andreas Schulz, Philipp S Wild, Maria Blettner, Norbert Pfeiffer
BACKGROUND: Intraocular pressure (IOP) is well known to be associated with blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors. The influence of systemic cardiovascular, in particular antihypertensive, medication on IOP is still controversial. This study analyses the association between the use of cardiovascular medications and IOP in a large European cohort. METHODS: The Gutenberg Health Study is a population-based, prospective,observational cohort study in mid-western Germany...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402417/grandmaternal-smoke-exposure-reduces-female-fertility-in-a-murine-model-with-great-grandmaternal-smoke-exposure-unlikely-to-have-an-effect
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N J Camlin, A G Jarnicki, R L Vanders, K A Walters, P M Hansbro, E A McLaughlin, J E Holt
STUDY QUESTION: What effect does multigenerational (F2) and transgenerational (F3) cigarette smoke exposure have on female fertility in mice? SUMMARY ANSWER: Cigarette smoking has a multigenerational effect on female fertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: It has been well established that cigarette smoking decreases female fertility. Furthermore, a growing body of evidence suggests that smoking during pregnancy decreases the fertility of daughters and increases cancer and asthma incidence in grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
April 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397881/a-promising-biodegradable-magnesium-alloy-suitable-for-clinical-vascular-stent-application
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Lin Mao, Li Shen, Jiahui Chen, Xiaobo Zhang, Minsuk Kwak, Yu Wu, Rong Fan, Lei Zhang, Jia Pei, Guangyin Yuan, Chengli Song, Junbo Ge, Wenjiang Ding
We report a Mg alloy Mg-2.2Nd-0.1Zn-0.4Zr (wt.%, denoted as JDBM-2) showing great potential in clinical vascular stent application by integrating the advantages of traditional medical stainless steel and polymer. This alloy exhibits high yield strength and elongation of 276 ± 6 MPa and 34.3 ± 3.4% respectively. The JDBM-2 with a stable degradation surface results in a highly homogeneous degradation mechanism and long-term structural and mechanical durability. In vitro cytotoxicity test of the Mg extract via human vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) indicates that the corrosion products are well tolerated by the tested cells and potentially negligible toxic effect on arterial vessel walls...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374874/a-proposal-for-limited-criminal-liability-in-high-accuracy-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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P Voultsos, M Casini, G Ricci, V Tambone, E Midolo, A G Spagnolo
The aim of the present study is to propose legal reform limiting surgeons' criminal liability in high-accuracy and high-risk surgery such as endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). The study includes a review of the medical literature, focusing on identifying and examining reasons why ESS carries a very high risk of serious complications related to inaccurate surgical manoeuvers and reviewing British and Italian legal theory and case-law on medical negligence, especially with regard to Italian Law 189/2012 (so called "Balduzzi" Law)...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365427/classification-of-maltreatment-related-mortality-by-child-death-review-teams-how-reliable-are-they
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Jared W Parrish, Patricia G Schnitzer, Paul Lanier, Meghan E Shanahan, Julie L Daniels, Steven W Marshall
Accurate estimation of the incidence of maltreatment-related child mortality depends on reliable child fatality review. We examined the inter-rater reliability of maltreatment designation for two Alaskan Child Death Review (CDR) panels. Two different multidisciplinary CDR panels each reviewed a series of 101 infant and child deaths (ages 0-4 years) in Alaska. Both panels independently reviewed identical medical, autopsy, law enforcement, child welfare, and administrative records for each death utilizing the same maltreatment criteria...
March 30, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364358/a-mutual-authentication-framework-for-wireless-medical-sensor-networks
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Jangirala Srinivas, Dheerendra Mishra, Sourav Mukhopadhyay
Wireless medical sensor networks (WMSN) comprise of distributed sensors, which can sense human physiological signs and monitor the health condition of the patient. It is observed that providing privacy to the patient's data is an important issue and can be challenging. The information passing is done via the public channel in WMSN. Thus, the patient, sensitive information can be obtained by eavesdropping or by unauthorized use of handheld devices which the health professionals use in monitoring the patient...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350752/the-yield-of-endoscopic-investigation-for-unintentional-weight-loss
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Naim Abu-Freha, Yotam Lior, Shira Shoher, Victor Novack, Alexander Fich, Alexander Rosenthal, Ohad Etzion
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the yield of endoscopic evaluation in isolated unintentional weight loss (UWL) patients compared with patients with weight loss and additional symptoms or signs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent an endoscopic evaluation for the investigation of UWL at Soroka University Medical Center between 2006 and 2012. Data on clinical indication, endoscopic, and laboratory finding were retrieved...
May 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349696/peptide-receptor-targeted-fluorescent-probe-visualization-and-discrimination-between-chronic-and-acute-ulcerative-colitis
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Meiying Zeng, Andong Shao, Hui Li, Yan Tang, Qiang Li, Zhiqian Guo, Chungen Wu, Yingsheng Cheng, He Tian, Wei-Hong Zhu
The inflammatory activity of ulcerative colitis plays an important role in the medical treatment. However, accurate and real-time monitoring of the colitis activity with noninvasive bioimaging method is still challenging, especially in distinguishing between chronic and acute colitis. As a good receptor, the oligopeptide transporter (PepT1) is overexpressed in the colonic epithelial cells of chronic ulcerative colitis, which can deliver tripeptide KPV (Lys-Pro-Val, the C-terminal sequence of α-MSH) into cytosol in the intestine...
April 7, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336346/antiviral-activity-of-the-adenosine-analogue-bcx4430-against-west-nile-virus-and-tick-borne-flaviviruses
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Luděk Eyer, Darina Zouharová, Jana Širmarová, Martina Fojtíková, Michal Štefánik, Jan Haviernik, Radim Nencka, Erik de Clercq, Daniel Růžek
There are currently no approved antiviral therapies against medically important human flaviviruses. The imino-C-nucleoside BCX4430 shows broad-spectrum antiviral activity against a wide range of RNA viruses. Here, we demonstrate that BCX4430 inhibits tick-borne species of the genus Flavivirus; however, the antiviral effect varies against individual species. Micro-molar BCX4430 levels inhibited tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV); while, approximately 3-8-fold higher concentrations were needed to inhibit louping ill virus and Kyasanur Forest disease virus...
March 21, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324800/breast-textiloma-an-unending-medico-legal-issue-about-a-case-report
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Marwa Boussaid, Med Amin Mesrati, Rania Jouirou, Nouha Abdejlil, Abdelfeteh Zakhama, Ali Chadly, Abir Aissaoui
INTRODUCTION: Textiloma is a mass composed of retained surgical textile foreign body. It is a rare iatrogenic complication that can engage the doctor's responsibility. The aim of this manuscript is to report an unusual case of breast Textiloma mimicking a recurrent tumor and to highlight its medico-legal implications. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 47-year-old lady, without past medical history, was diagnosed with a breast infiltring intraductal carcinoma. She was treated with mastectomy...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321922/retrospective-evaluation-of-venous-thromboembolism-vte-are-all-transient-provoking-events-the-same
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Chong Chyn Chua, Hui Yin Lim, Mark Tacey, Harshal Nandurkar, Prahlad Ho
OBJECTIVES: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) provoked by transient risk factors has traditionally been classified as a single entity with lower risk of recurrence. We evaluated the association between different categories of transient provoking factors and the relative risk of recurrence. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of VTE events in non-cancer patients from July 2011 to December 2012 at two tertiary institutions in Australia with a minimum follow up of 24 months...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320115/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-in-puerperium-a-prospective-study
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Gian Paolo Anzola, Renato Brighenti, Milena Cobelli, Alessia Giossi, Sara Mazzucco, Silvia Olivato, Elisa Pari, Maria Paola Piras, Alessandro Padovani, Fabrizio Rinaldi, Giulia Turri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by severe "thunderclap" headache, with or without associated neurological symptoms and neuroimaging findings of reversible vasoconstriction of cerebral arteries. Puerperium is a recognized precipitant, but the incidence of puerperal RCVS is unknown. We conducted a prospective study to assess incidence, risk factors and clinical features of RCVS. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Nine-hundred consecutive puerperae were prospectively enrolled within three days of delivery...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295312/young-adult-outcomes-in-the-follow-up-of-the-multimodal-treatment-study-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-symptom-persistence-source-discrepancy-and-height-suppression
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James M Swanson, L Eugene Arnold, Brooke S G Molina, Margaret H Sibley, Lily T Hechtman, Stephen P Hinshaw, Howard B Abikoff, Annamarie Stehli, Elizabeth B Owens, John T Mitchell, Quyen Nichols, Andrea Howard, Laurence L Greenhill, Betsy Hoza, Jeffrey H Newcorn, Peter S Jensen, Benedetto Vitiello, Timothy Wigal, Jeffery N Epstein, Leanne Tamm, Kimberly D Lakes, James Waxmonsky, Marc Lerner, Joy Etcovitch, Desiree W Murray, Maximilian Muenke, Maria T Acosta, Mauricio Arcos-Burgos, William E Pelham, Helena C Kraemer
BACKGROUND: The Multimodal Treatment Study (MTA) began as a 14-month randomized clinical trial of behavioral and pharmacological treatments of 579 children (7-10 years of age) diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-combined type. It transitioned into an observational long-term follow-up of 515 cases consented for continuation and 289 classmates (258 without ADHD) added as a local normative comparison group (LNCG), with assessments 2-16 years after baseline. METHODS: Primary (symptom severity) and secondary (adult height) outcomes in adulthood were specified...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294122/aptamer-based-field-effect-biosensor-for-tenofovir-detection
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N Aliakbarinodehi, P Jolly, N Bhalla, A Miodek, G De Micheli, P Estrela, S Carrara
During medical treatment it is critical to maintain the circulatory concentration of drugs within their therapeutic range. A novel biosensor is presented in this work to address the lack of a reliable point-of-care drug monitoring system in the market. The biosensor incorporates high selectivity and sensitivity by integrating aptamers as the recognition element and field-effect transistors as the signal transducer. The drug tenofovir was used as a model small molecule. The biointerface of the sensor is a binary self-assembled monolayer of specific thiolated aptamer and 6-mercapto-1-hexanol (MCH), whose ratio was optimized by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements to enhance the sensitivity towards the specific target...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279497/hyperoxia-at-what-level-of-spo2-is-a-patient-safe-a-study-in-mechanically-ventilated-icu-patients
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E M J Durlinger, A M E Spoelstra-de Man, B Smit, H J de Grooth, A R J Girbes, H M Oudemans-van Straaten, Y M Smulders
BACKGROUND: Concerns have been expressed regarding a possible association between arterial hyperoxia and adverse outcomes in critically ill patients. Oxygen status is commonly monitored noninvasively by peripheral saturation monitoring (SpO2). However, the risk of hyperoxia above specific SpO2 levels in critically ill patients is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine a threshold value of SpO2 above which the prevalence of arterial hyperoxia distinctly increases. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study in adult mechanically ventilated intensive care patients in a tertiary referral center...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272189/cannabis-use-has-negligible-effects-following-severe-traumatic-injury
#18
Kareem R AbdelFattah, Courtney R Edwards, Michael W Cripps, Christian T Minshall, Herb A Phelan, Joseph P Minei, Alexander L Eastman
Nearly half of all states have legalized medical marijuana or recreational-use marijuana. As more states move toward legalization, the effects on injured patients must be evaluated. This study sought to determine effects of cannabis positivity at the time of severe injury on hospital outcomes compared with individuals negative for illicit substances and those who were users of other illicit substances. A Level I trauma center performed a retrospective chart review covering subjects over a 2-year period with toxicology performed and an Injury Severity Score (ISS) of more than 16...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261696/incidence-of-underlying-biliary-neoplasm-in-patients-after-major-hepatectomy-for-preoperative-benign-hepatolithiasis
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Hyeong Min Park, Young Hoe Hur, Chol Kyoon Cho, Yang Seok Koh, Hee Joon Kim, Eun Kyu Park
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Despite hepatolithiasis being a risk factor for biliary neoplasm including cholangiocarcinoma, the incidence of underlying biliary neoplasm is unknown in patients with preoperative benign hepatolithiasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of underlying biliary neoplasm in patients who underwent major hepatectomy for preoperative benign hepatolithiasis. METHODS: Between March 2005 and December 2015, 73 patients who underwent major hepatectomy for preoperative benign hepatolithiasis were enrolled in this study...
November 2016: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254765/biological-therapies-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
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Jon Zugazagoitia, Sonia Molina-Pinelo, Fernando Lopez-Rios, Luis Paz-Ares
Biological therapies have improved survival outcomes of advanced-stage nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Genotype-directed therapies have changed treatment paradigms of patients with EGFR-mutant and ALK/ROS1-rearranged lung adenocarcinomas, and the list of druggable targets with demonstrated clinical actionability (BRAF, MET, RET, NTRK1 and HER2) continues to expand. Furthermore, we have incrementally understood the mechanisms of cancer immune evasion and foresee ways to effectively circumvent them, particularly at the immune checkpoint level...
March 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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