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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229892/safety-and-efficacy-of-opicinumab-in-acute-optic-neuritis-renew-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
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Diego Cadavid, Laura Balcer, Steven Galetta, Orhan Aktas, Tjalf Ziemssen, Ludo Vanopdenbosch, Jette Frederiksen, Mark Skeen, Glenn J Jaffe, Helmut Butzkueven, Focke Ziemssen, Luca Massacesi, Yi Chai, Lei Xu, Stefanie Freeman
BACKGROUND: The human monoclonal antibody opicinumab (BIIB033, anti-LINGO-1) has shown remyelinating activity in preclinical studies. We therefore assessed the safety and tolerability, and efficacy of opicinumab given soon after a first acute optic neuritis episode. METHODS: This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 study (RENEW) was done at 33 sites in Australia, Canada, and Europe in participants (aged 18-55 years) with a first unilateral acute optic neuritis episode within 28 days from study baseline...
March 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215936/alcohol-s-harm-to-children-findings-from-the-2015-united-states-national-alcohol-s-harm-to-others-survey
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Lauren M Kaplan, Madhabika B Nayak, Thomas K Greenfield, Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe
OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence and severity of alcohol's harm to children in the US and the relationship of the harmer to the child, and to examine caregivers' sociodemographic characteristics, alcohol use, and exposure to harm due to a drinking spouse/partner or other family member as risk factors for alcohol's harm to children. STUDY DESIGN: We report data on 764 caregivers (defined as persons with parental responsibility for at least 1 child aged ≤17 years) from the 2015 National Alcohol's Harm to Others Survey, a dual-frame national sample of US adults...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214507/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-long-term-mortality-in-patients-presenting-for-coronary-angiography
#3
Barak Zafrir, Ronen Jaffe, Ronen Rubinshtein, Basheer Karkabi, Moshe Y Flugelman, David A Halon
To understand the current impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on long-term outcomes among patients referred for coronary angiography, we studied 14,337 consecutive patients (5,279 diabetic patients [37%]) referred to coronary angiography for assessment or treatment of coronary artery disease. We investigated long-term all-cause mortality and its interaction with hypoglycemic therapy and presenting coronary status. At baseline, patients with DM had more hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and renal failure; more were women, overweight, and more had previous coronary interventions...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213960/association-of-rhinovirus-with-exacerbations-in-young-children-affected-by-cystic-fibrosis-preliminary-data
#4
Sacha Stelzer-Braid, Nancy Liu, Michael Doumit, Russell D'Cunha, Yvonne Belessis, Adam Jaffe, William D Rawlinson
Rhinovirus (RV) is a common respiratory viral infection linked to worsening of chronic respiratory diseases including cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. RV was tested by RT-PCR in samples (n = 465) collected from the upper (nasal swab, oropharyngeal suction and sputum) and lower (bronchoalveolar washings) respiratory tract of 110 children with CF. Air samples (n = 52) collected from the operating theatres and outpatient clinics were tested for RV. RV was found in 43% of children <5 years suffering an exacerbation, and 12% of older children (5-17 years)...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213200/validation-of-a-quantitative-method-to-measure-neural-respiratory-drive-in-children-during-sleep
#5
Sandra Ya-Chu Chuang, Arthur Teng, Jane Elizabeth Butler, Simon Charles Gandevia, Hiran Selvadurai, Adam Jaffe
AIMS: Quantitatively measure and validate analysis of neural respiratory drive (NRD) using a commercial polysomnography system in children during sleep. METHOD: Surface electromyogram of the diaphragm (sEMGdi) recorded from primary snoring children were analysed. A subset was re-analysed to assess intra- and inter-investigator reproducibility. Effects of different band pass filter settings (20-100Hz vs 10-1000Hz) on sEMGdi amplitude were evaluated. RESULTS: Mean sEMGdi from 45 children aged 4...
February 14, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207666/are-they-complying-physicians-knowledge-attitudes-and-readiness-to-change-regarding-low-back-pain-treatment-guideline-adherence
#6
Sheera Epstein-Sher, Dena H Jaffe, Amnon Lahad
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey of 145 primary care practitioners (PCPs). OBJECTIVE: To examine low back pain (LBP) guideline knowledge, readiness to implement (RTI) these guidelines, and LBP attitudes and beliefs among Israeli PCPs and determine whether physician age, guideline familiarity, and medical specialty affect these variables. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: LBP is a common condition managed primarily by PCPs. Little is known, however, about physician's LBP knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs and how these factors (knowledge, A&B) influence their practice behavior...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205269/evaluation-and-comparison-of-abbott-jaffe-and-enzymatic-creatinine-methods-could-the-old-method-meet-the-new-requirements
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Tuncay Küme, Barıs Sağlam, Cem Ergon, Ali Rıza Sisman
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the analytical performance characteristics of the two creatinine methods based on the Jaffe and enzymatic methods. METHODS: Two original creatinine methods, Jaffe and enzymatic, were evaluated on Architect c16000 automated analyzer via limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantitation (LOQ), linearity, intra-assay and inter-assay precision, and comparability in serum and urine samples. The method comparison and bias estimation using patient samples according to CLSI guideline were performed on 230 serum and 141 urine samples by analyzing on the same auto-analyzer...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202324/polarity-and-ion-recombination-corrections-in-continuous-and-pulsed-beams-for-ionization-chambers-with-high-z-chamber-walls
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Ghada Aldosary, Habib Safigholi, William Song, Jan Seuntjens, Arman Sarfehnia
In this work, the response of Farmer-type ionization chambers fitted with high atomic number (Z) walls is studied, and results of the effects of such walls on polarity and ion recombination correction factors in both continuous and pulsed beams are presented. Measurements were made in a continuous Co-60 beam and a pulsed 6MV linac beam using an Exradin-A12 ionization chamber fitted with the manufacturer's C-552 plastic wall, as well as geometrically identical walls made from aluminum, copper and molybdenum...
February 12, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195624/spontaneous-closure-of-full-thickness-macular-hole-with-epiretinal-membrane-in-vitrectomized-eyes-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#9
Wenlan Zhang, Dilraj S Grewal, Glenn J Jaffe, Tamer H Mahmoud, Sharon Fekrat
The authors describe three vitrectomized eyes that each subsequently developed a full-thickness macular hole (FTMH) that then spontaneously closed and summarize the current literature reporting these rare events. Clinical history, imaging, and course of three patients were reviewed and compiled. All three cases in this series developed a FTMH less than 7 months following vitrectomy (for epiretinal membrane [ERM], n = 1) and retinal detachment (n = 2) that demonstrated spontaneous resolution within 2 months of symptom onset, without intervention...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191704/implementing-standardized-performance-indicators-to-improve-hypertension-control-at-both-the-population-and-healthcare-organization-levels
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Norm Campbell, Pedro Ordunez, Marc G Jaffe, Marcelo Orias, Donald J DiPette, Pragna Patel, Nadia Khan, Oyere Onuma, Daniel T Lackland
The ability to reliably evaluate the impact of interventions and changes in hypertension prevalence and control is critical if the burden of hypertension-related disease is to be reduced. Previously, a World Hypertension League Expert Committee made recommendations to standardize the reporting of population blood pressure surveys. We have added to those recommendations and also provide modified recommendations from a Pan American Health Organization expert meeting for "performance indicators" to be used to evaluate clinical practices...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182048/a-patient-with-serum-creatinine-of-61-mg-dl
#11
S Sriram, S Srinivas, P S R Naveen
Spurious elevation of serum creatinine by Jaffe assay is known to occur due to a variety of substances. This results in subjecting the patient to invasive and complicated procedures such as dialysis. We report a rare case of false elevation of this renal parameter following exposure to an organic solvent.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180033/platform-independent-cirrus-and-spectralis-thickness-measurements-in-eyes-with-diabetic-macular-edema-using-fully-automated-software
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Alex S Willoughby, Stephanie J Chiu, Rachel K Silverman, Sina Farsiu, Clare Bailey, Henry E Wiley, Frederick L Ferris, Glenn J Jaffe
PURPOSE: We determine whether the automated segmentation software, Duke Optical Coherence Tomography Retinal Analysis Program (DOCTRAP), can measure, in a platform-independent manner, retinal thickness on Cirrus and Spectralis spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME) under treatment in a clinical trial. METHODS: Automatic segmentation software was used to segment the internal limiting membrane (ILM), inner retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and Bruch's membrane (BM) in SD-OCT images acquired by Cirrus and Spectralis commercial systems, from the same eye, on the same day during a clinical interventional DME trial...
February 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167790/quon-3d-language-for-quantum-information
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Zhengwei Liu, Alex Wozniakowski, Arthur M Jaffe
We present a 3D topological picture-language for quantum information. Our approach combines charged excitations carried by strings, with topological properties that arise from embedding the strings in the interior of a 3D manifold with boundary. A quon is a composite that acts as a particle. Specifically, a quon is a hemisphere containing a neutral pair of open strings with opposite charge. We interpret multiquons and their transformations in a natural way. We obtain a type of relation, a string-genus "joint relation," involving both a string and the 3D manifold...
February 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164079/short-stature-and-growth-hormone-deficiency-in-a-girl-with-encephalocraniocutaneous-lipomatosis-and-jaffe-campanacci-syndrome-a-case-report
#14
Eun Mi Choi, Nani Jung, Ye Jee Shim, Hee Joung Choi, Joon Sik Kim, Heung Sik Kim, Kwang Soon Song, Hee Jung Lee, Sang Pyo Kim
A 9-year-old Tajikistani girl presented to Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center for evaluation of a skin lesion on her left eyelid, focal alopecia, unilateral ventricular dilatation, and aortic coarctation. She was diagnosed with encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL) according to Moog's diagnostic criteria. Café-au-lait spots were found on the left side of her trunk. Multiple nonossifying fibromas were found on her left proximal humerus, left distal femur, both proximal tibias, and left proximal fibula, suggesting Jaffe-Campanacci syndrome (JCS), following imaging of the extremities...
December 2016: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164063/pathological-fracture-of-calcaneum-a-case-report
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K Salauddin Arif, S Anoop, Sandeep Ravindran
INTRODUCTION: Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) are blood filled fibrous tumor-like cysts that expand the bone giving it a blown out appearance. It is usually seen in the second decade. ABCs were first described by Jaffe and Litchensen in 1942. The exact etiology is unknown. One of the most widely accepted ideas was that aneurysmal bone cyst was a consequence of increased venous pressure and subsequent dilatation and rupture of the local vascular network. However, studies by Panoutsakopoulus et al...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159872/utilization-of-mental-health-services-after-mild-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
#16
Nathalia Jimenez, Alex Quistberg, Monica S Vavilala, Kenneth M Jaffe, Frederick P Rivara
BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury injuries (mTBIs), including concussions, represent >2 million US pediatric emergency department visits annually. Post-mTBI mental health symptoms are prominent and often attributed to the mTBI. This study examined whether individuals seeking post-mTBI mental health care had previous mental health diagnoses or a new onset of such disorders, and determined if mental health care utilization differed by race/ethnicity. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study, using the Medicaid Marketscan claims national dataset (2007-2012)...
February 3, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157829/how-should-remote-clinical-monitoring-be-used-to-treat-alcohol-use-disorders-initial-findings-from-an-expert-round-table-discussion
#17
Alan Gordon, Adi Jaffe, A Thomas McLellan, Gary Richardson, Gregory Skipper, Michel Sucher, Carlos F Tirado, Harold C Urschel
Scientific evidence combined with new health insurance coverage now enable a chronic illness management approach to the treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUDs), including regular monitoring of blood alcohol content (BAC), as a useful indicator of disease control. Recent technical advances now permit many different types of remote, real-time monitoring of BAC. However, there is no body of research to empirically guide clinicians in how to maximize the clinical potential of remote BAC monitoring.As an initial step in guiding and supporting such research, the manufacturer of one remote BAC monitoring system sponsored a group of experienced clinicians and clinical researchers to discuss 8 issues that generally affect remote, clinical BAC monitoring of "adults in outpatient AUD treatment...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153347/impact-of-pulmonary-arterial-clot-location-on-pulmonary-embolism-treatment-and-outcomes-90%C3%A2-days
#18
C Charles Jain, Yuchiao Chang, Christopher Kabrhel, Jay Giri, Richard Channick, Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez, Rachel P Rosovsky, Annemarie Fogerty, Kenneth Rosenfield, Michael R Jaff, Ido Weinberg
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is common and management is based on risk stratification. The significance of clot location in submassive and massive PE is unclear. Data from a prospectively gathered database of submassive and massive PE were used for analysis. Available data included patient presentation, diagnostics, treatment, and outcome. Comparisons were made according to clot location: central or peripheral. A multivariable model was used for composite outcome of death or right ventricular (RV) strain at 90 days...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146094/active-au-based-patch-weighting-for-facial-expression-recognition
#19
Weicheng Xie, Linlin Shen, Meng Yang, Zhihui Lai
Facial expression has many applications in human-computer interaction. Although feature extraction and selection have been well studied, the specificity of each expression variation is not fully explored in state-of-the-art works. In this work, the problem of multiclass expression recognition is converted into triplet-wise expression recognition. For each expression triplet, a new feature optimization model based on action unit (AU) weighting and patch weight optimization is proposed to represent the specificity of the expression triplet...
January 30, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141768/atlantoaxial-rotatory-subluxation-in-children
#20
Elizabeth C Powell, Jeffrey R Leonard, Cody S Olsen, David M Jaffe, Jennifer Anders, Julie C Leonard
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric cervical injuries are uncommon. This study was to describe injury circumstances, clinical findings, and management among children diagnosed with atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation (AARS) to aid in its recognition and management. METHODS: Subanalysis of a large case-control study from January 2000 to December 2004 in 17 hospitals in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network was performed. Cases were children younger than 16 years with AARS after blunt trauma (n = 55); controls were (a) children with other cervical spine injuries (other CSI, n = 485) and (b) those with normal imaging of the cervical spine (non-CSI, n = 1060)...
February 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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