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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239926/documenting-dna-in-the-dust
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M T P Gilbert
I bought a robotic vacuum cleaner this summer and set it to work. Although my initial expectations were not high, my robot (christened Buddy) finished its cleaning cycle, and then insistently demanded that I empty its dust collection box. As I took the box out, my jaw dropped. I live in a modern house, we don't have pets, and I like to think that I keep it reasonably dust free. But, there was much dust in that box. And when I ran it again 2 days later, the same thing happened. And indeed, every 2 days, Buddy dutifully goes to work, and sucks up a similarly impressive quantity...
February 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239913/-sky-full-of-stars-pattern-dermoscopic-findings-in-a-desmoplastic-giant-congenital-melanocytic-nevus
#2
Pablo Martín-Carrasco, José Bernabeu-Wittel, Javier Dominguez-Cruz, Teresa Zulueta Dorado, Julian Conejo-Mir Sanchez
Desmoplastic giant congenital melanocytic nevus (DGCN) is an uncommon variant of congenital nevus, presenting as a progressive induration and hypopigmentation of the lesion that occasionally causes hair loss and even total or partial disappearance of the nevus. A 6-month-old girl with a giant congenital melanocytic nevus that involved the entire posterior side of the right thigh was seen in our department. Nine months later, the peripheral area of the nevus presented as a marked induration with hypopigmentation...
February 27, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239862/primary-ureteral-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-dog
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F W Yap, X B Huizing, R Rasotto, K L Bowlt-Blacklock
CASE DESCRIPTION: A nearly 6-year-old female spayed Labrador Retriever was presented for acute abdominal pain and lethargy. The dog had no previous health concerns apart from occasional episodes of urinary incontinence in the 2 months prior to presentation. A retroperitoneal mass involving the right ureter was found during the investigations. Serum urea was mildly elevated, but the serum creatinine was within the normal range. No distant metastases were detected. A right ureteronephrectomy was performed...
March 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239082/minimal-resection-of-jejuna-dieulafoy-s-lesion-using-an-intraoperative-fluoroscopic-localization-of-the-metallic-coils-used-in-angiography
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Kwang Il Seo, Won Moon, Cheon Woo Lee, Seun Ja Park, Moo In Park, Seung Eun Kim, Jae Hyun Kim, Ki Young Yoon, Hee Kyung Chang
Dieulafoy's lesions of the Jejunum are extremely rare. Therefore, localization of lesions is very difficult due to their small size and tendency of occasional bleeding. However, it is important to mention the location of the Dieulafoy's lesions to prevent excessive intestinal resections or, even worse, resection of the normal intestine. We report a case of preoperative localization of a Dieulafoy's lesion embolized by a metallic coil that allows a surgeon to accurately identify the bleeding, permitting a minimally invasive surgical treatment...
February 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237852/exploring-risk-factors-for-stuttering-development-in-parkinson-disease-after-deep-brain-stimulation
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Marina Picillo, Gustavo B Vincos, Francesco Sammartino, Andres M Lozano, Alfonso Fasano
BACKGROUND: Stuttering is a speech disorder with disruption of verbal fluency, occasionally present in Parkinson's disease (PD). PD co-incident stuttering may either worsen or improve after Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). METHODS: Sixteen out of 453 PD patients (3.5%) exhibited stuttering after DBS (PD-S) and were compared with a group of patients without stuttering (PD-NS) using non-parametric statistics. RESULTS: After DBS, stuttering worsened in 3 out of 4 patients with co-incidental stuttering...
February 20, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237187/comparative-assessment-of-knee-joint-models-used-in-multi-body-kinematics-optimisation-for-soft-tissue-artefact-compensation
#6
Vincent Richard, Aurelio Cappozzo, Raphaël Dumas
Estimating joint kinematics from skin-marker trajectories recorded using stereophotogrammetry is complicated by soft tissue artefact (STA), an inexorable source of error. One solution is to use a bone pose estimator based on multi-body kinematics optimisation (MKO) embedding joint constraints to compensate for STA. However, there is some debate over the effectiveness of this method. The present study aimed to quantitatively assess the degree of agreement between reference (i.e., artefact-free) knee joint kinematics and the same kinematics estimated using MKO embedding six different knee joint models...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236350/review-of-xanthomatous-lesions-of-the-sella
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B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Kevin O Lillehei, Todd C Hankinson
Xanthomatous lesions of the sellar region have traditionally been divided into two separate categories, xanthomatous hypophysitis (XH) and xanthogranuloma (XG) of the sellar region. The seminal paper on XH, a condition typified by foamy histiocytes and lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates in the pituitary gland/sellar region, but usually little or no hemosiderin pigment, detailed 3 patients. However, most reports since that time have been single cases, making understanding of the entity difficult. In contrast, the seminal report on XG, characterized by sellar region cholesterol clefts, lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates, marked hemosiderin deposits, fibrosis, multinucleated giant cells around cholesterol clefts, eosinophilic granular necrotic debris, and accumulation of macrophages, included 37 patients, allowing more insights into etiology...
February 25, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236163/comparison-of-patients-undergoing-surgical-versus-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-replacement-criteria-for-referral-and-mid-term-outcome
#8
Jenny E Zablah, Nilanjana Misra, Dorota Gruber, Dipak Kholwadwala, Shilpi Epstein
Pulmonary regurgitation and/or stenosis (PS) is challenging in patients with congenital heart defects. Our aim was to identify if criteria for referral were different between surgical (SPVR) and transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) populations, and to further assess if any baseline differences influence the resultant ventricular remodeling at medium-term follow-up. Retrospective chart review of patients post-SPVR or TPVR at our center from 2013 to 2015 was conducted. Volumetric data from cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), 1 year before and 1 year after PVR was obtained...
February 25, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235571/efficacy-of-rifampicin-combination-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-enterococcal-infections-assessed-in-vivo-using-a-galleria-mellonella-infection-model
#9
Kirsty Skinner, Jonathan A T Sandoe, Ranjith Rajendran, Gordon Ramage, Sue Lang
Enterococci are a leading cause of healthcare-associated infection worldwide and display increasing levels of resistance to many of the commonly used antimicrobials, making treatment of their infections challenging. Combinations of antibiotics are occasionally employed to treat serious infections, allowing for the possibility of synergistic killing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of different antibacterial combinations against enterococcal isolates using an in vitro approach and an in vivo Galleria mellonella infection model...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231481/the-influence-of-personality-traits-and-emotional-and-behavioral-problems-on-repetitive-nonsuicidal-self-injury-in-a-school-sample
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Janine Lüdtke, Benedict Weizenegger, Rachel Rauber, Brigitte Contin, Tina In-Albon, Marc Schmid
BACKGROUND: Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is highly prevalent among adolescents and associated with various mental health problems and suicidality. Previous studies have found that certain personality traits are related to NSSI behavior, however only few studies examined personality traits in adolescents with NSSI. Our study aimed to assess the relationship between personality traits and emotional and behavioral problems in predicting repetitive NSSI among adolescents from a school sample...
February 14, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230809/association-of-sleep-duration-sleep-quality-and-shift-work-schedule-in-relation-to-hypertension-prevalence-in-chinese-adult-males-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Kai Lu, Jia Chen, Li Wang, Changying Wang, Rongjing Ding, Shouling Wu, Dayi Hu
Background: Previous studies indicated that measurement of sleep only by duration and quality may be biased. This study aimed to investigate the interactive association of self-reported sleep duration, quality and shift-work schedule with hypertension prevalence in Chinese adult males. Methods: A total of 4519 Chinese adult males (≥18 years) were enrolled into the cross-sectional survey. Sleep attributes were measured from the responses to the standard Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and relevant questions in a structured questionnaire survey...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229801/successful-implantation-of-a-renal-allograft-with-quintuple-arteries-retrieved-from-a-living-donor
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Sunil Kumar, Nikhil Mahajan, Soham Dasgupta, Shivakumar Shankarrao Patil, Sarbpreet Singh, Deepesh Benjamin Kenwar, Manphool Singhal, Ashish Sharma, Anupam Lal, Mukut Minz
In renal transplant, multiple renal arteries in a donor require meticulous vascular reconstruction for successful allograft function in the recipient. Presence of more than 4 renal arteries is usually considered to be a relative contraindication for proceeding with renal donation. We report a living-donor renal transplant procedure where preoperative radiologic imaging of the donor showed 3 left renal arteries. Two additional arteries were identified intraoperatively. All 5 arteries were reconstructed during the back-table procedure, and the allograft was implanted in the recipient...
February 23, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229546/lessons-from-the-past-family-involvement-in-patient-admission-and-discharge-beechworth-lunatic-asylum-1900-1912
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Eileen Clark
In this study, document analysis is used to examine case books from the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum with the aim of determining the extent of family involvement in patients' admission and discharge. There were 420 male and 278 female patients admitted in the study period, with over half transferred from other Victorian asylums. Next of kin were identified for 64% of male and 84% of female patients. Families were involved in the admission of 52 (12%) male and 50 (18%) female patients, usually by bringing patients to the asylum or providing evidence of behavioural changes...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229497/drinkers-identification-with-varying-alcohol-consumption-prototypes
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Simone Pettigrew, Michelle I Jongenelis, Iain S Pratt, Terry Slevin, Tanya Chikritzhs
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Efforts to reduce excessive alcohol consumption need to take into account drinkers' perceptions of their risk of alcohol-related harm. The aim of the present study was to profile adult Australian drinkers according to their self-identification with various drinker prototypes to determine the extent to which these prototypes are associated with perceived and actual risk of alcohol-related harm. DESIGN AND METHODS: A large web panel provider disseminated an online survey to a national sample of 2168 drinkers aged 18+ years who consumed alcohol at least twice per month...
February 23, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228472/unconventional-recombination-in-the-mating-type-locus-of-heterothallic-apple-canker-pathogen-valsa-mali
#15
Zhiyuan Yin, Xiwang Ke, Zhengpeng Li, Jiliang Chen, Xiaoning Gao, Lili Huang
Sexual reproduction in filamentous ascomycetes is controlled by mating type (MAT) locus, including two idiomorphs MAT1-1 and MAT1-2 Understanding the MAT locus can provide clues for unveiling the sexual development and virulence factors for fungal pathogens. The genus Valsa (Sordariomycetes, Diaporthales) contains many tree pathogens responsible for destructive canker diseases. Sexual stage of these ascomycetes is occasionally observed in nature and no MAT locus has been reported up till now. Thus, we identified the MAT locus of apple canker pathogen V...
February 21, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228467/gender-differences-in-clinical-presentation-and-1-year-outcomes-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Renate B Schnabel, Ladislav Pecen, Francisco M Ojeda, Markus Lucerna, Nargiz Rzayeva, Stefan Blankenberg, Harald Darius, Dipak Kotecha, Raffaele De Caterina, Paulus Kirchhof
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to examine gender differences in clinical presentation, management and prognosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a contemporary cohort. METHODS: In 6412 patients, 39.7% women, of the PREvention oF thromboembolic events - European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation, we examined gender differences in symptoms, risk factors, therapies and 1-year incidence of adverse outcomes. RESULTS: Men with AF were on average younger than women (mean±SD: 70...
February 22, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228447/childhood-academic-ability-in-relation-to-cigarette-alcohol-and-cannabis-use-from-adolescence-into-early-adulthood-longitudinal-study-of-young-people-in-england-lsype
#17
James Williams, Gareth Hagger-Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to determine the association between childhood academic ability and the onset and persistence of tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use across adolescence in a representative sample of English schools pupils. Previous research has produced conflicting findings. DESIGN: Data from 7 years of the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE), 2004-2010 (age 13/14-19/20). SETTING: Self-completion questionnaires during home visits, face-to-face interviews and web-based questionnaires...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228096/labour-pain-experiences-and-perceptions-a-qualitative-study-among-post-partum-women-in-ghana
#18
Lydia Aziato, Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong, Kitimdow Lazarus Umoar
BACKGROUND: Women have experienced severe labour pain over the years and various attempts have been made to effectively manage labour pain. However, there is paucity of literature on the labour pain experience and perceptions about labour pain with the contemporary Ghanaian health system. Therefore this study sought to gain an in-depth understanding on labour pain experiences and perceptions of post-partum women. METHODS: The study adopted an exploratory descriptive qualitative approach and collected data through individual interviews...
February 22, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227409/projected-current-density-comparison-in-tdcs-block-and-smooth-fe-modeling
#19
Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir, Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir, Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir
Current density distribution and projected current density calculation following transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) forward model in a human head were compared between two modeling pipelines: block and smooth. Block model was directly constructed from MRI voxel resolution and simulated in C. Smooth models underwent a boundary smoothing process by applying recursive Gaussian filters and simulated in COMSOL. Three smoothing levels were added to determine their effects on current density distribution compared to block models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226374/adjuncts-to-improve-nasal-reconstruction-results
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Shayna Lee Gordon, Eva A Hurst
The final cosmetic appearance of nasal reconstruction scars is of paramount importance to both the patient and surgeon. Ideal postreconstruction nasal scars are flat and indistinguishable from surrounding skin. Unfortunately, even with meticulous surgical execution, nasal scars can occasionally be suboptimal. Abnormal fibroblast response can lead to hypertrophic nasal scars, and excessive angiogenesis may lead to telangiectasias or an erythematous scar. Imperfect surgical closure or poor postoperative management can lead to surgical outcomes with step-offs, depressions, suture marks, or dyspigmentation...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
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