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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235924/unplanned-stents-in-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-type-b-aortic-dissection-a-16-year-single-center-report
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Junjun Liu, Rongjie Zhang, Rui Feng, Jiaxuan Feng, Zhiqing Zhao, Zhenjiang Li, Yuxi Zhao, Yiming Li, Jian Zhou, Zaiping Jing
Background Unplanned stents in thoracic endovascular aortic repair mean additional stents implantation beyond the preoperative planning to achieve operation success. This study aimed to reveal the prevalence and consequences of unplanned stents in thoracic endovascular aortic repair for type B aortic dissection and explore the reasons, risk factors and solutions for unplanned stents. Methods Retrospectively analysis consecutive patients diagnosed as type B aortic dissection with initial tear originating distal from the left subclavian artery and underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair from September 1998 to June 2014 in our center...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234989/clinical-cardiovascular-genetic-counselors-take-a-leading-role-in-team-based-variant-classification
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Chloe Reuter, Megan E Grove, Kate Orland, Katherine Spoonamore, Colleen Caleshu
We sought to delineate the genetic test review and interpretation practices of clinical cardiovascular genetic counselors. A one-time anonymous online survey was taken by 46 clinical cardiovascular genetic counselors recruited through the National Society of Genetic Counselors Cardiovascular Special Interest Group. Nearly all (95.7%) gather additional information on variants reported on clinical genetic test reports and most (81.4%) assess the classification of such variants. Clinical cardiovascular genetic counselors typically (81...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233459/invasive-meningococcal-disease-due-to-ciprofloxacin-resistant-neisseria-meningitidis-sequence-type-4821-the-first-case-in-japan
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Yu Kawasaki, Kousaku Matsubara, Hideyuki Takahashi, Masatomo Morita, Makoto Ohnishi, Masayuki Hori, Kenichi Isome, Aya Iwata, Hiroyuki Nigami, Mami Ikemachi, Go Yamamoto, Kiyofumi Ohkusu
We present a 4-year-old girl who developed invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C sequence type (ST)-4821. She was hospitalized due to fever, vomiting, rash and altered consciousness. Serogroup C N. meningitidis was isolated from blood culture taken on admission and was confirmed by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, a biochemical test, and molecular microbiological analysis. The patient was successfully treated with 50 mg/kg ceftriaxone every 12 hours for 7 days without any complications...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233232/phyllis-m-tookey-kerridge-and-the-science-of-audiometric-standardization-in-britain
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Jaipreet Virdi, Coreen McGuire
The provision of standardized hearing aids is now considered to be a crucial part of the UK National Health Service. Yet this is only explicable through reference to the career of a woman who has, until now, been entirely forgotten. Dr Phyllis Margaret Tookey Kerridge (1901-1940) was an authoritative figure in a variety of fields: medicine, physiology, otology and the construction of scientific apparatus. The astounding breadth of her professional qualifications allowed her to combine features of these fields and, later in her career, to position herself as a specialist to shape the discipline of audiometry...
December 13, 2017: British Journal for the History of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233121/do-retreatment-tuberculosis-patients-need-special-treatment-response-follow-up-beyond-the-standard-regimen-finding-of-five-year-retrospective-study-in-pastoralist-setting
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Fentabil Getnet, Henok Sileshi, Wubareg Seifu, Selam Yirga, Abere Shiferaw Alemu
BACKGROUND: Treatment outcomes serve as proxy measures of the quality of tuberculosis treatment provided by the health care system, and it is essential to evaluate the effectiveness of Directly Observed Therapy-Short course program in controlling the disease, and reducing treatment failure, default and death. Hence, we evaluated tuberculosis treatment success rate, its trends and predictors of unsuccessful treatment outcome in Ethiopian Somali region where 85% of its population is pastoralist...
December 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233045/the-%C3%AE-amylase-and-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitory-activities-of-the-dichloromethane-extracts-and-constituents-of-ferulago-bracteata-roots
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Songül Karakaya, Sefa Gözcü, Zühal Güvenalp, Hilal Özbek, Hafize Yuca, Benan Dursunoğlu, Cavit Kazaz, Ceyda Sibel Kılıç
CONTEXT: Ferulago (Apiaceae) species have been used since ancient times for the treatment of intestinal worms, hemorrhoids, and as a tonic, digestive, aphrodisiac, or sedative, as well as in salads or as a spice due to their special odors. OBJECTIVES: This study reports the α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities of dichloromethane extract and bioactive compounds isolated from Ferulago bracteata Boiss. & Hausskn. roots. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The isolated compounds obtained from dichloromethane extract of Ferulago bracteata roots through bioassay-guided fractionation and isolation process were evaluated for their in vitro α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities at 5000-400 µg/mL concentrations...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232884/practicing-dentists-self-efficacy-and-associated-factors-in-managing-the-treatment-of-adults-with-mental-and-physical-disabilities-an-exploratory-cross-sectional-study-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Sakher AlQahtani, Ebtissam Zakaria Murshid, Hani Talal Fadel, Saba Kassim
Background: Provision of oral healthcare to adults with mental and physical disabilities (AMPD) remains a challenging area across various healthcare systems. The present study aimed to assess self-reported efficacy and investigate factors associated with self-efficacy in the management of AMPD among practicing dentists in Saudi Arabia. Methods: A pilot-tested, self-administered questionnaire was distributed to a convenience sample of 1000 dentists. Descriptive and inferential analyses were performed on the collected responses...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232845/hybrid-signal-processing-technique-to-improve-the-defect-estimation-in-ultrasonic-non-destructive-testing-of-composite-structures
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Kumar Anubhav Tiwari, Renaldas Raisutis, Vykintas Samaitis
This work proposes a novel hybrid signal processing technique to extract information on disbond-type defects from a single B-scan in the process of non-destructive testing (NDT) of glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) material using ultrasonic guided waves (GW). The selected GFRP sample has been a segment of wind turbine blade, which possessed an aerodynamic shape. Two disbond type defects having diameters of 15 mm and 25 mm were artificially constructed on its trailing edge. The experiment has been performed using the low-frequency ultrasonic system developed at the Ultrasound Institute of Kaunas University of Technology and only one side of the sample was accessed...
December 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232193/testosterone-regulates-granzyme-k-expression-in-rat-testes
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Dibyendu Dutta, In Park, Hiwot Guililat, Samuel Sang, Arpita Talapatra, Barkha Singhal, Nathaniel C Mills
OBJECTIVE: Testosterone depletion induces increased germ cell apoptosis in testes. However, limited studies exist on genes that regulate the germ cell apoptosis. Granzymes (GZM) are serine proteases that induce apoptosis in various tissues. Multiple granzymes, including GZMA, GZMB and GZMN, are present in testes. Th us, we investigated which granzyme may be testosterone responsive and possibly may have a role in germ cell apoptosis aft er testosterone depletion. METHODS: Ethylene dimethane sulfonate (EDS), a toxicant that selectively ablates the Leydig cells, was injected into rats to withdraw the testosterone...
October 26, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232055/outcome-of-orthodontic-palatal-plate-therapy-for-orofacial-dysfunction-in-children-with-down-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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F Javed, Z Akram, A P Barillas, S V Kellesarian, H B Ahmed, J Khan, K Almas
To evaluate the effects of orthodontic palatal plate therapy (OPPT) in the treatment of orofacial dysfunction in children with Down syndrome (DS). Indexed databases were searched. Clinical trials in DS allocated to test (treatment with palatal plates) versus control group (without palatal plates/special physiotherapy for orofacial stimulation) with follow-up of any time duration and assessing mouth closure, tongue position, active and inactive muscle function as outcomes. Study designs, subject demographics, frequency and duration of palatal plate therapy, method for assessment, follow-up period and outcomes were reported according to the PRISMA guidelines...
December 12, 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230493/the-limitations-of-some-european-healthcare-databases-for-monitoring-the-effectiveness-of-pregnancy-prevention-programmes-as-risk-minimisation-measures
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R A Charlton, V Bettoli, H J Bos, A Engeland, E Garne, R Gini, A V Hansen, L T W de Jong-van den Berg, S Jordan, K Klungsøyr, A J Neville, A Pierini, A Puccini, M Sinclair, D Thayer, H Dolk
PURPOSE: Pregnancy prevention programmes (PPPs) exist for some medicines known to be highly teratogenic. It is increasingly recognised that the impact of these risk minimisation measures requires periodic evaluation. This study aimed to assess the extent to which some of the data needed to monitor the effectiveness of PPPs may be present in European healthcare databases. METHODS: An inventory was completed for databases contributing to EUROmediCAT capturing pregnancy and prescription data in Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Italy (Tuscany/Emilia Romagna), Wales and the rest of the UK, to determine the extent of data collected that could be used to evaluate the impact of PPPs...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230485/-importance-of-functional-diagnostics-in-gastroenterology
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M Hollenbach, A Hoffmeister, J Rosendahl, J Mössner
In this review article important and frequently used investigation methods for gastrointestinal functional diagnostics are presented. Some other rarely used special investigations are also explained. The hydrogen breath test is simple to carry out, ubiquitously available and enables the detection of lactose, fructose and sorbitol malabsorption. Furthermore, by the application of glucose, the test can be carried out when there is a suspicion of abnormal intestinal bacterial colonization and using lactulose for measuring small intestinal transit time...
December 11, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229107/clinical-characterization-of-52-patients-with-immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-in-a-single-tertiary-center-in-japan-special-reference-to-lung-disease-in-thoracic-high-resolution-computed-tomography
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Takeshi Saraya, Kosuke Ohkuma, Masachika Fujiwara, Chika Miyaoka, Shoko Wada, Takayasu Watanabe, Sunao Mikura, Manami Inoue, Miku Oda, Mitsuru Sada, Yukari Ogawa, Kojiro Honda, Masaki Tamura, Takuma Yokoyama, Daisuke Kurai, Haruyuki Ishii, Hajime Takizawa
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a rare multi-organ disorder. Physicians rarely encounter patients with IgG4-RD and its range of symptoms. METHODS: To elucidate the clinical characterization of IgG4-RD, along with the clinical significance of lung involvement, we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who satisfied the comprehensive diagnostic criteria for IgG4-RD. RESULTS: We identified 52 patients with IgG4-RD...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228917/evaluation-of-the-economic-burden-of-leprosy-among-migrant-and-resident-patients-in-guangdong-province-china
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Mingzhou Xiong, Ming Li, Daocheng Zheng, Xiaohua Wang, Ting Su, Yongfeng Chen, Bin Yang
BACKGROUND: A lot of time and money was needed during the diagnosis and treatment process of leprosy, the delayed leprosy would also impair the labor capability of patients as well, and these put a heavy burden for the leprosy patients. The migrant leprosy patient is a special group and need more concern. Our goal was to assess the economic burden of leprosy on migrant and resident patient populations in Guangdong province, China. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional survey from February to July of 2016...
December 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227730/physical-and-performance-characteristics-related-to-unintentional-musculoskeletal-injury-in-special-forces-operators-a-prospective-analysis
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Nicholas R Heebner, John P Abt, Mita Lovalekar, Kim Beals, Timothy C Sell, Jeffery Morgan, Shawn Kane, Scott Lephart
CONTEXT:   Seventy-seven percent of musculoskeletal injuries sustained by United States Army Special Forces Operators are preventable. Identification of predictive characteristics will promote the development of screening methods to augment injury-prevention programs. OBJECTIVE:   To determine physical and performance characteristics that predict musculoskeletal injuries. SETTING:   Clinical laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:   A total of 95 Operators (age = 32...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227524/pediatric-scoliosis-and-kyphosis-an-overview-of-diagnosis-management-and-surgical-treatment
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Diane Dudas Sheehan, John Grayhack
Evaluation of pediatric spinal deformity requires knowledge of special orthopaedic testing and radiographic interpretation. The determination of recommendations for treatment of spinal abnormalities in children can be challenging and at times complex, as treatment options are dependent upon a variety of factors. The etiology of scoliosis or kyphosis, presence or absence of vertebral anomalies, symptoms, magnitude of the curve, physiologic/skeletal age, and evidence of and risk of progression all require consideration and play a role in the shared decision-making process...
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227123/the-importance-of-assessing-for-validity-of-symptom-report-and-performance-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-introduction-to-the-special-section-on-noncredible-presentation-in-adhd
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Julie A Suhr, David T R Berry
Invalid self-report and invalid performance occur with high base rates in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; Harrison, 2006; Musso & Gouvier, 2014). Although much research has focused on the development and validation of symptom validity tests (SVTs) and performance validity tests (PVTs) for psychiatric and neurological presentations, less attention has been given to the use of SVTs and PVTs in ADHD evaluation. This introduction to the special section describes a series of studies examining the use of SVTs and PVTs in adult ADHD evaluation...
December 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226688/performance-limits-of-luminescent-solar-concentrators-tested-with-seed-quantum-well-quantum-dots-in-a-selective-reflector-based-optical-cavity
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Hyung-Jun Song, Byeong Guk Jeong, Jaehoon Lim, Doh C Lee, Wan Ki Bae, Victor I Klimov
Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) can serve as large-area sunlight collectors for photovoltaic devices. An important LSC characteristic is a concentration factor (C), which is defined as the ratio of the output and the input photon flux densities. This parameter can be also thought of as an effective enlargement factor of a solar cell active area. Based on thermodynamic considerations, the C-factor can reach extremely high values that exceed those accessible with traditional concentrating optics. In reality, however, the best reported values of C are around 30...
December 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226223/three-years-of-experience-with-a-workshop-for-medical-specialty-examiners-in-south-baden-a-project-report-and-initial-evaluation-results
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Irmgard Streitlein-Böhme, Wilhelm Niebling, Götz Fabry, Klaus Böhme
Introduction: An oral exam (30-60 minutes) is administered at the end of every post-graduate medical specialty program or is required to attain additional specialized qualifications. In both undergraduate and post-graduate medical education oral exams are not considered to be very objective or reliable. To improve the quality of exams in medical specialties, the Regional Medical Association for South Baden (Bezirksärztekammer Südbaden) decided in 2013 to offer a training program for head examiners and others responsible for administering exams in medical specialties...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225993/determination-of-selected-metals-in-fruit-wines-by-spectroscopic-techniques
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Justyna Płotka-Wasylka, Małgorzata Rutkowska, Bartłomiej Cieślik, Alan Tyburcy, Jacek Namieśnik
Background: The determination of metals in different types of food and beverages samples has drawn significant attention due to several reasons with the most important one being the nutritional and toxic effects of these elements or their compounds. The knowledge of certain elements content in wines/fruit wines is of special interest due to their toxicity in case of excessive intake and also the effect they seem to have on the organoleptic properties of wine. Results: The study was focused on measuring the concentration levels of trace metals in fruit wines...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
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