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REVIEW
Dawn Driscoll, Stephanie Farnia, Panos Kefalas, Richard T Maziarz
Cellular therapies and other regenerative medicines are emerging as potentially transformative additions to modern medicine, but likely at a staggering financial cost. Public health care systems' budgets are already strained by growing and aging populations, and many private insurer's budgets are equally stretched. The current systems that most payers employ to manage their cash flow are not structured to absorb a sudden onslaught of very expensive prescriptions for a large portion of their covered population...
August 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742709/prospective-evaluation-of-precision-multimodal-gallbladder-surgery-navigation-virtual-reality-near-infrared-fluorescence-and-x-ray-based-intraoperative-cholangiography
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Michele Diana, Luc Soler, Vincent Agnus, Antonio D'Urso, Michel Vix, Bernard Dallemagne, Vanina Faucher, Catherine Roy, Didier Mutter, Jacques Marescaux, Patrick Pessaux
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to prospectively evaluate NIR-C, VR-AR, and x-ray intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) during robotic cholecystectomy. BACKGROUND: Near-infrared cholangiography (NIR-C) provides real-time, radiation-free biliary anatomy enhancement. Three-dimensional virtual reality (VR) biliary anatomy models can be obtained via software manipulation of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, enabling preoperative VR exploration, and intraoperative augmented reality (AR) navigation...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742440/retraction-of-long-term-outcomes-of-hepatectomy-for-bilateral-hepatolithiasis-with-three-dimensional-reconstruction-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis-j-laparoendosc-adv-surg-tech-a-2016-26-9-680-688-doi-10-1089-lap-2016-0165
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733271/telerehabilitation-review-of-the-state-of-the-art-and-areas-of-application
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REVIEW
Alessandro Peretti, Francesco Amenta, Seyed Khosrow Tayebati, Giulio Nittari, Syed Sarosh Mahdi
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine applications have been increasing due to the development of new computer science technologies and of more advanced telemedical devices. Various types of telerehabilitation treatments and their relative intensities and duration have been reported. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to provide a detailed overview of the rehabilitation techniques for remote sites (telerehabilitation) and their fields of application, with analysis of the benefits and the drawbacks related to use...
July 21, 2017: JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732961/effects-of-high-power-ultrasonic-vibration-on-temperature-distribution-of-workpiece-in-dry-creep-feed-up-grinding
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Masih Paknejad, Amir Abdullah, Bahman Azarhoushang
Temperature history and distribution of steel workpiece (X20Cr13) was measured by a high tech infrared camera under ultrasonic assisted dry creep feed up grinding. For this purpose, a special experimental setup was designed and fabricated to vibrate only workpiece along two directions by a high power ultrasonic transducer. In this study, ultrasonic effects with respect to grinding parameters including depth of cut (ae), feed speed (vw), and cutting speed (vs) has been investigated. The results indicate that the ultrasonic vibration has considerable effect on reduction of temperature, depth of thermal damage of workpiece and width of temperature contours...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723761/efficacy-of-the-prophylactic-use-of-octreotide-for-the-prevention-of-complications-after-pancreatic-resection-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#6
Chunli Wang, Xin Zhao, Shengyi You
BACKGROUND: The use of octreotide prophylaxis in the prevention of complications after pancreatic resection remains controversial. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of octreotide prophylactic treatment to prevent complications after pancreatic resection. METHODS: Five databases (PubMed, Medline, SinoMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library) were searched for eligible studies from 1980 to November 2016 with the limitation of human subjects and randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718665/prevalence-of-low-vitamin-d-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-in-a-predominantly-hispanic-population-at-the-american-mexican-border
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Safa E Farrag, Alok K Dwivedi, Salman Otoukesh, Nabeel J Badri, Luis A Sanchez, Zeina A Nahleh
INTRODUCTION: Low level of vitamin D (VD) has been linked with a higher risk of cancers. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of low VD in patients with breast cancer in a predominantly Mexican Hispanic/Latino patient population, a fast growing and relatively understudied population. MATERIALS/METHODS: We sought to evaluate the serum VD levels in breast cancer patients diagnosed at the Texas Tech University Breast Cancer Center in El Paso, TX, between May 2013 and May2014 via a retrospective chart review of the Electronic Medical Records...
July 18, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717699/opportunistic-breast-cancer-education-and-screening-in-rural-honduras
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Linda S Kennedy, Suyapa A Bejarano, Tracy L Onega, Derek S Stenquist, Mary D Chamberlin
PURPOSE: In Honduras, the breast cancer burden is high, and access to women's health services is low. This project tested the connection of community-based breast cancer detection with clinical diagnosis and treatment in a tightly linked and quickly facilitated format. METHODS: The Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth College partnered with the Honduran cancer hospital La Liga Contra el Cancer to expand a cervical cancer screening program, which included self-breast exam (SBE) education and clinical breast exams (CBEs), to assess patient attitudes about and uptake of breast cancer education and screening services...
August 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715938/the-design-of-civic-technology-factors-that-influence-public-participation-and-impact
#9
Andrew May, Tracy Ross
Civic technology needs to be better understood in terms of the factors that promote representative public participation and impact. This paper reports on a multi-methods study of a civic tech platform that enabled the public to provide feedback on public transport to the service providers. The overall aim of this research was to investigate the public's use of a leading civic tech platform, FixMyTransport. The key findings were that: an effective and easy to use civic technology platform enables broad participation; data and process complexity need to be removed; factual information can be captured in-situ with impacts, consequences and opinions added later; emotions (if important) need to be explicitly elicited; feedback to, and a 'conversation' with, the users is important for engagement, as is a feeling of being part of a community...
July 18, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715314/optimizing-electric-field-delivery-for-tdcs-virtual-humans-help-to-design-efficient-noninvasive-brain-and-spinal-cord-electrical-stimulation
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Pedro C Miranda, Ricardo Salvador, Cornelia Wenger, Sofia R Fernandes
Noninvasive electrical stimulation of the central nervous system is attracting increasing interest from the clinical and academic communities as well as from high-tech companies. This interest was sparked by two landmark studies conducted in 2000 and 2001 at the University of G?ttingen, Germany. Michael Nitsche and Walter Paulus showed that by passing a weak, almost imperceptible electric current between two electrodes on the scalp, they could alter the way the human brain responds to stimuli and that the effect persisted for some time after the current was stopped...
July 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700041/association-between-resilience-and-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-among-brazilian-victims-of-urban-violence-a-cross-sectional-case-control-study
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Stefania Pigatto Teche, Alcina Juliana Soares Barros, Regis Goulart Rosa, Luciano Pinto Guimarães, Kariny Larissa Cordini, Julia Domingues Goi, Simone Hauck, Lucia Helena Freitas
Introduction: This study investigated the association between resilience and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among Brazilian victims of urban violence. It also compared defense mechanisms, parental bonding, and childhood trauma between those who developed PTSD and those who did not. Methods: This cross-sectional case-control study included 66 adult subjects exposed to recent urban violence in southern Brazil - 33 with PTSD and 33 healthy controls matched by sex and age - who were administered the Resilience Scale, Defense Style Questionnaire, Parental Bonding Instrument, and Childhood Trauma Questionnaire...
April 2017: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697619/investigating-the-accessibility-factors-that-influence-antenatal-care-services-utilisation-in-mangwe-district-zimbabwe
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Leoba Nyathi, Augustine K Tugli, Takalani G Tshitangano, Molyn Mpofu
BACKGROUND: Maternal and infant mortality remains a huge public health problem in developing countries. One of the strategies to minimise the risks of both maternal and infant mortality is access to and utilisation of antenatal care (ANC) services. AIM: This study aimed to investigate the accessibility factors that influence the use of ANC services in Mangwe district. METHODS: A qualitative approach using explorative design was adopted to target women who have babies under 1 year of age...
June 29, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692758/shape-shifting-azo-dye-polymers-towards-sunlight-driven-molecular-devices
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REVIEW
Oleksandr S Bushuyev, Miho Aizawa, Atsushi Shishido, Christopher J Barrett
The development of stimuli-responsive polymers is among the key goals of modern materials science. The structure and properties of such switchable materials can be designed to be controlled via various stimuli, among which light is frequently the most powerful trigger. Light is a gentle energy source that can target materials remotely, and with extremely high spatial and temporal resolution easily and cheaply. Reversible light-control over molecular mechanical properties in particular has in recent years attracted great interest due to potential applications as optical-to-mechanical conversion actuators and 'devices', enabling 'molecular robotic machines'...
July 10, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690770/utility-of-the-balloon-overtube-assisted-modified-over-the-wire-stenting-technique-to-treat-post-sleeve-gastrectomy-complications
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Ana Ponte, Rolando Pinho, Luísa Proença, Joana Silva, Jaime Rodrigues, Mafalda Sousa, João Carlos Silva, João Carvalho
AIM: To describe a modified technique of deployment of stents using the overtube developed for balloon-assisted enteroscopy in post-sleeve gastrectomy (SG) complications. METHODS: Between January 2010 and December 2015, all patients submitted to an endoscopic stenting procedure to treat a post-SG stenosis or leakage were retrospectively collected. Procedures from patients in which the stent was deployed using the balloon-overtube-assisted modified over-the-wire (OTW) stenting technique were described...
June 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685007/utility-of-plain-radiographs-in-metabolic-bone-disease-a-case-based-pictorial-review-from-a-tertiary-centre
#15
REVIEW
Jyoti Panwar, Ashish Jacob Mathew, Nancy Jindal, Debashish Danda
In this era of advanced high-tech imaging, the utility of plain radiographs in conditions of the bone is increasingly being overseen by both clinicians and radiologists. Plain radiography is the first-line, essential screening or diagnostic tool for diverse bone diseases, where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be non-contributory. Plain radiographs often play a pivotal role in diagnosing metabolic bone disorders. This paper from a single tertiary care centre discusses ten real-life patients with metabolic bone conditions and other bone diseases with near-normal MRI of the spine, in whom plain radiographs revealed subtle findings and aided in making diagnoses...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682994/striking-a-balance-between-high-tech-and-high-touch
#16
Mary Alexander
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671459/quantification-of-element-fluxes-in-wastewaters-a-nationwide-survey-in-switzerland
#17
Bas Vriens, Andreas Voegelin, Stephan J Hug, Ralf Kaegi, Lenny H E Winkel, Andreas M Buser, Michael Berg
The number and quantities of trace elements used in industry, (high-tech) consumer products, and medicine are rapidly increasing, but the resulting emissions and waste streams are largely unknown. We assessed the concentrations of 69 elements in digested sewage sludge and effluent samples from 64 municipal wastewater treatment plants, as well as in major rivers in Switzerland. This dataset, representative of an entire industrialized country, presents a reference point for current element concentrations, average per-capita fluxes, loads discharged to surface waters, and economic waste stream values...
July 3, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666615/aging-well-in-an-era-of-high-tech-cardiovascular-care
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EDITORIAL
Michelle M Graham, Christopher S Simpson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660575/lipid-identification-by-untargeted-tandem-mass-spectrometry-coupled-with-ultra-high-pressure-liquid-chromatography
#19
Gabriel B Gugiu
Lipidomics refers to the large-scale study of lipids in biological systems (Wenk, Nat Rev Drug Discov 4(7):594-610, 2005; Rolim et al., Gene 554(2):131-139, 2015). From a mass spectrometric point of view, by lipidomics we understand targeted or untargeted mass spectrometric analysis of lipids using either liquid chromatography (LC) (Castro-Perez et al., J Proteome Res 9(5):2377-2389, 2010) or shotgun (Han and Gross, Mass Spectrom Rev 24(3):367-412, 2005) approaches coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. This chapter describes the former methodology, which is becoming rapidly the preferred method for lipid identification owing to similarities with established omics workflows, such as proteomics (Washburn et al...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636480/the-emerging-role-of-pimavanserin-in-the-management-of-parkinson-s-disease-psychosis
#20
Neal Hermanowicz, Gustavo Alva, Fernando Pagan, Alberto J Espay, Amita Patel, Katya Cruz Madrid, Daniel Kremens, Jim Kenney, Sheila Arquette, Gary Tereso, Maria Lopes, Carolyn Farnum
A panel of experts drawn from neurology, psychiatry, geropsychiatry, geriatrics, and pharmacy representatives of 3 health plans convened in New York City on July 30, 2016, with the objective of sharing opinions, ideas, and information regarding the optimal management of Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP). Three key points emerged from the discussion: (1) Because of the nature of Parkinson's disease and PDP, finding appropriate treatment can prove challenging; (2) emerging therapies may present an opportunity for effective disease management; and (3) moving forward, provider and patient education regarding PDP and available treatment options is essential for well-managed symptoms and better quality of life...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
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