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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108954/transcatheter-closure-of-an-atrial-septal-defect-with-high-risk-of-erosion-using-a-figulla-flex-ii-atrial-septal-defect-occluder
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Norio Tada, Yukiko Mizutani, Takashi Matsumoto, Mie Sakurai, Tatsushi Ootomo
An 85-year-old man with a high risk for open heart surgery underwent a percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect that lacked adequate aortic and superior rims. To avoid the risk for erosion, a Figulla Flex II ASD occluder was selected for the procedure. Implantation was successful, and no complications were observed during the 6 months of follow-up.
January 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108927/impact-of-a-brief-group-intervention-to-enhance-parenting-and-the-home-learning-environment-for-children-aged-6-36%C3%A2-months-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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N J Hackworth, D Berthelsen, J Matthews, E M Westrupp, W Cann, O C Ukoumunne, S K Bennetts, T Phan, A Scicluna, M Trajanovska, M Yu, J M Nicholson
: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a group parenting intervention designed to strengthen the home learning environment of children from disadvantaged families. Two cluster randomised controlled superiority trials were conducted in parallel and delivered within existing services: a 6-week parenting group (51 locations randomised; 986 parents) for parents of infants (aged 6-12 months), and a 10-week facilitated playgroup (58 locations randomised; 1200 parents) for parents of toddlers (aged 12-36 months)...
January 20, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108856/diagnosis-and-management-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-caused-solely-by-venous-compression
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Takuro Inoue, Hisao Hirai, Ayako Shima, Fumio Suzuki, Takanori Fukushima, Masayuki Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) caused solely by venous compression is uncommon. An appropriate vein management protocol for microvascular decompression (MVD) has not been established. We evaluated the management of veins for TN solely due to venous involvement. METHOD: We analyzed 31 patients with TN in whom only veins were manipulated during MVD. The culprit veins smaller in diameter than the vein of the cerebellopontine fissure (VCPF) were coagulated and divided in 20 patients (divided group), while transposition was performed for larger veins in the remaining 11 patients (non-divided group)...
January 20, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108820/prevention-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-the-role-of-neurokinin-1-nk1-receptor-antagonists
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Snežana M Bošnjak, Richard J Gralla, Lee Schwartzberg
Chemotherapy-induced nausea (CIN) has a significant negative impact on the quality of life of cancer patients. The use of 5-hydroxytryptamine-3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonists (RAs) has reduced the risk of vomiting, but (except for palonosetron) their effect on nausea, especially delayed nausea, is limited. This article reviews the role of NK1RAs when combined with 5-HT3RA-dexamethasone in CIN prophylaxis. Aprepitant has not shown consistent superiority over a two-drug (ondansetron-dexamethasone) combination in nausea control after cisplatin- or anthracycline-cyclophosphamide (AC)-based highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC)...
January 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108641/spinal-cord-stimulation-scs-with-anatomically-guided-3d-neural-targeting-shows-superior-chronic-axial-low-back-pain-relief-compared-to-traditional-scs-lumina-study
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Elias Veizi, Salim M Hayek, James North, T Brent Chafin, Thomas L Yearwood, Louis Raso, Robert Frey, Kevin Cairns, Anthony Berg, John Brendel, Nameer Haider, Matthew McCarty, Henry Vucetic, Alden Sherman, Lilly Chen, Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov
: BACKGROUND : The aim of this study was to determine whether spinal cord stimulation (SCS) using 3D neural targeting provided sustained overall and low back pain relief in a broad routine clinical practice population. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS:  This was a multicenter, open-label observational study with an observational arm and retrospective analysis of a matched cohort. After IPG implantation, programming was done using a patient-specific, model-based algorithm to adjust for lead position (3D neural targeting) or previous generation software (traditional)...
January 20, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108618/timing-of-decompressive-hemicraniectomy-for-stroke-a-nationwide-inpatient-sample-analysis
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Hormuzdiyar H Dasenbrock, Faith C Robertson, Henrikas Vaitkevicius, M Ali Aziz-Sultan, Donovan Guttieres, Ian F Dunn, Rose Du, William B Gormley
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Previous clinical trials were not designed to discern the optimal timing of decompressive craniectomy for stroke, and the ideal surgical timing in patients with space-occupying infarction who do not exhibit deterioration within 48 hours is debated. METHODS: Patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy for stroke were extracted from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2002-2011). Multivariable logistic regression evaluated the association of surgical timing with mortality, discharge to institutional care, and poor outcome (a composite end point including death, tracheostomy and gastrostomy, or discharge to institutional care)...
January 20, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108566/total-aortic-arch-replacement-with-the-frozen-elephant-trunk-procedure-in-acute-debakey-type-i-aortic-dissections
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Malakh Shrestha, Axel Haverich, Andreas Martens
OBJECTIVES: In patients with acute aortic dissection involving the arch and the descending aorta (AADA DeBakey type I), performing a total aortic arch replacement with the frozen elephant trunk (FET) procedure for supposedly better long-term results is still controversial. METHODS: From February 2004 to April 2016, 94 patients with AADA DeBakey type I had an FET procedure (80% men, age 58 ± 12 years). During the early period (Group 1, 2004-10), the FET technique was performed using non-branched grafts...
January 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108497/cortical-thickness-and-local-gyrification-in-children-with-developmental-dyslexia
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Victoria J Williams, Jenifer Juranek, Paul Cirino, Jack M Fletcher
Developmental dyslexia is frequently associated with atypical brain structure and function within regions of the left hemisphere reading network. To date, few studies have employed surface-based techniques to evaluate cortical thickness and local gyrification in dyslexia. Of the existing cortical thickness studies in children, many are limited by small sample size, variability in dyslexia identification, and the recruitment of prereaders who may or may not develop reading impairment. Further, no known study has assessed local gyrification index (LGI) in dyslexia, which may serve as a sensitive indicator of atypical neurodevelopment...
January 19, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108493/fine-motor-skill-mediates-visual-memory-ability-with-microstructural-neuro-correlates-in-cerebellar-peduncles-in-prematurely-born-adolescents
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Alyssa R Thomas, Cheryl Lacadie, Betty Vohr, Laura R Ment, Dustin Scheinost
Adolescents born preterm (PT) with no evidence of neonatal brain injury are at risk of deficits in visual memory and fine motor skills that diminish academic performance. The association between these deficits and white matter microstructure is relatively unexplored. We studied 190 PTs with no brain injury and 92 term controls at age 16 years. The Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test (ROCF), the Beery visual-motor integration (VMI), and the Grooved Pegboard Test (GPT) were collected for all participants, while a subset (40 PTs and 40 terms) underwent diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
January 19, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108490/mri-shows-that-exhaustion-syndrome-due-to-chronic-occupational-stress-is-associated-with-partially-reversible-cerebral-changes
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I Savic, A Perski, W Osika
The present study investigates the cerebral effects of chronic occupational stress and its possible reversibility. Forty-eight patients with occupational exhaustion syndrome (29 women) and 80 controls (47 women) underwent structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological testing. Forty-four participants (25 patients, 19 controls) also completed a second MRI scan after 1-2 years. Only patients received cognitive therapy. The stressed group at intake had reduced thickness in the right prefrontal cortex (PFC) and left superior temporal gyrus (STG), enlarged amygdala volumes, and reduced caudate volumes...
January 19, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108489/processing-of-egomotion-consistent-optic-flow-in-the-rhesus-macaque-cortex
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Benoit R Cottereau, Andrew T Smith, Samy Rima, Denis Fize, Yseult Héjja-Brichard, Luc Renaud, Camille Lejards, Nathalie Vayssière, Yves Trotter, Jean-Baptiste Durand
The cortical network that processes visual cues to self-motion was characterized with functional magnetic resonance imaging in 3 awake behaving macaques. The experimental protocol was similar to previous human studies in which the responses to a single large optic flow patch were contrasted with responses to an array of 9 similar flow patches. This distinguishes cortical regions where neurons respond to flow in their receptive fields regardless of surrounding motion from those that are sensitive to whether the overall image arises from self-motion...
January 19, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108445/multi-rate-poisson-tree-processes-for-single-locus-species-delimitation-under-maximum-likelihood-and-markov-chain-monte-carlo
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P Kapli, S Lutteropp, J Zhang, K Kobert, P Pavlidis, A Stamatakis, T Flouri
MOTIVATION: In recent years, molecular species delimitation has become a routine approach for quantifying and classifying biodiversity. Barcoding methods are of particular importance in large-scale surveys as they promote fast species discovery and biodiversity estimates. Among those, distance-based methods are the most common choice as they scale well with large datasets; however, they are sensitive to similarity threshold parameters and they ignore evolutionary relationships. The recently introduced "Poisson Tree Processes" (PTP) method is a phylogeny-aware approach that does not rely on such thresholds...
January 19, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108378/the-pressure-induced-deformation-response-of-the-human-lamina-cribrosa-analysis-of-regional-variations
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Dan E Midgett, Mary E Pease, Joan L Jefferys, Mohak Patel, Christian Franck, Harry A Quigley, Thao D Nguyen
: The objective of this study was to measure the pressure-induced deformation response of the human lamina cribrosa (LC) and analyze for variations with age and anatomical region. The posterior scleral cup of 8 eyes from 6 human donors was mounted onto a custom inflation chamber. A laser-scanning microscope was used for second harmonic generation (SHG), imaging the collagen structure in the posterior volume of the LC at pressures from 5 mmHg to 45 mmHg. The SHG volumes were analyzed by the Fast-Fourier Iterative Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) algorithm for the three dimensional (3D) displacement field...
January 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108320/modulation-on-brain-gray-matter-activity-and-white-matter-integrity-by-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-risk-gene-in-cognitively-intact-elderly-a-multimodal-neuroimaging-study
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Suping Cai, Yuanyuan Jiang, Yubo Wang, Xiaoming Wu, Junchan Ren, Min Seob Lee, Sunghoon Lee, Liyu Huang
Apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele is the genetic risk factor with the most established evidence for sporadic Alzheimer's disease. Previous neuroimaging studies have demonstrated insufficiently consistent functional and structural changes among healthy APOE ε4 carriers when compared to non-carriers. Here, in a cognitively intact elderly group (a total of 110: 45 APOE ε4 carriers, 65 non-carriers), we aimed to investigate the potential role of APOE ε4 in the modulation of grey matter activity, white matter integrity, and brain morphology before the development of clinically significant symptoms and signs, by methods of: amplitude of low frequency fluctuations and regional homogeneity analysis based on resting state fMRI, and fiber tractography approach based on diffusion tensor imaging...
January 17, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108226/efficacy-acceptability-and-tolerability-of-8-atypical-antipsychotics-in-chinese-patients-with-acute-schizophrenia-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Zhihua Bai, Guoqiang Wang, Shangli Cai, Xindi Ding, Weiwei Liu, Depei Huang, Weidi Shen, Juncheng Zhang, Kui Chen, Yuqing Yang, Lili Zhang, Xiaochen Zhao, Qiong Ouyang, Jingping Zhao, Huafei Lu, Wei Hao
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to create hierarchies of the efficacy, acceptability and tolerability of eight atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of Chinese patients with acute schizophrenia. METHOD: We systematically searched for RCT articles published between January 1st 2005 and December 31st 2014 in electronic databases (Medline, Pubmed, Embase, the Cochrane Library and ClinicalTrial.gov for studies in English and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wan Fang, and VIP Information/Chinese Scientific Journals Database for studies in Chinese)...
January 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108166/predictive-performance-of-different-kidney-function-estimation-equations-in-lung-transplant-patients
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Dov A Degen, Jyotsna Janardan, Katherine A Barraclough, Hans G Schneider, Thomas Barber, Howard Barton, Gregory Snell, Bronwyn Levvey, Rowan G Walker
BACKGROUND: There has been limited examination of the performance of glomerular filtration rate estimation (eGFR) equations in lung transplant populations. This study aimed to compare the performance of serum creatinine and cystatin C based eGFR equations with Tc-99m diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) GFR measurements in individuals with end-stage lung disease, either prior to, or following, lung transplantation. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, participants underwent GFR measurements with Tc-99m Pentetate...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108125/interventions-to-support-risk-and-benefit-understanding-of-disease-modifying-drugs-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Gurpreet K Reen, Eli Silber, Dawn W Langdon
OBJECTIVE: The present review evaluates interventions that have been designed to improve understanding of the complex risk-benefit profiles of disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). METHODS: A systematic search conducted using PubMed, Embase, Google Scholar and PsycINFO identified 15 studies. Interventions which provided treatment information were present across a range of study designs. A narrative synthesis was conducted due to heterogeneity of research findings...
December 28, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108045/a-comparison-of-3-on-line-nomograms-with-the-detection-of-primary-circulating-prostate-cells-to-predict-prostate-cancer-at-initial-biopsy
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N P Murray, C Fuentealba, E Reyes, O Jacob
INTRODUCTION: The use of nomograms which include the PSA may improve the predictive power of obtaining a prostate biopsy (PB) positive for cancer. We compare the use of three on-line nomagrams with the detection of primary malignant circulating prostate cells (CPCs) to predict the results of an initial PB in men with suspicion of prostate cancer. METHODS AND PATIENTS: Consecutive men with suspicion of prostate cancer underwent a 12 core TRUS prostate biopsy; age, total serum PSA, percent free PSA, family history, ethnic origin and prostate ultrasound results were used for risk assessment using the online nomograms...
January 17, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108033/the-utility-of-repeat-sestamibi-scans-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism-after-an-initial-negative-scan
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Vikram D Krishnamurthy, Sara Sound, Alexis K Okoh, Pinar Yazici, Hakan Yigitbas, Donald Neumann, Krupa Doshi, Eren Berber
BACKGROUND: We analyzed the utility of repeated sestambi scans in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and its effects on operative referral. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective review of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who underwent repeated sestambi scans exclusively within our health system between 1996-2015. Patient demographic, presentation, laboratory, imaging, operative, and pathologic data were reviewed. Univariate analysis with JMP Pro v12 was used to identify factors associated with conversion from an initial negative to a subsequent positive scan...
January 17, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108019/goal-directed-enoxaparin-dosing-provides-superior-chemoprophylaxis-against-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Tammy R Kopelman, Jarvis W Walters, James N Bogert, Usmaan Basharat, Paola G Pieri, Karole M Davis, Asia N Quan, Sydney J Vail, Melissa A Pressman
INTRODUCTION: Optimal enoxaparin dosing for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis remains elusive. Prior research demonstrated that trauma patients at increased risk for DVT based upon Greenfield's risk assessment profile (RAP) have DVT rates of 10.8% despite prophylaxis. The aim of this study was to determine if goal directed prophylactic enoxaparin dosing to achieve anti-Xa levels of 0.3-0.5IU/ml would decrease DVT rates without increased complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of trauma patients having received prophylactic enoxaparin and appropriately timed anti-Xa levels was performed...
November 3, 2016: Injury
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