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[Failure Prevention and Management of Complications after Proximal Femoral Fractures].

Z Orthop Unfall 2018 Dec 14;156(6):725-740. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Background: Proximal femoral fractures belong to the most common fractures, especially of the elderly. There is a high load of cases and most of them have to be treated surgically. With 20% and above, the rate of complications is very high. Read More

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December 2018
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[Innovative New Evacuation Concept with Emergency Mattresses].

Z Orthop Unfall 2018 Dec 14;156(6):723-724. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Sicherheitsmanagement, Klinikverbund Südwest GmbH, Sindelfingen.

Indication: In-hospital patients with limited mobility are extremely vulnerable in cases of emergency or fire. In the past, several large fires in multi-story hospitals have resulted in deaths.

Methods: For this reason, we have developed an evacuation mattress that incorporates the functions of an evacuation towel with the comfort of a normal mattress. Read More

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December 2018
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Field evaluation of sequential hand wipes for flame retardant exposure in an electronics recycling facility.

Chemosphere 2018 Dec 5;219:472-481. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

College of William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Department Aquatic Health Sciences, Gloucester Point, VA, USA.

Flame retardants have been associated with endocrine disorders, thyroid disruption, reproductive toxicity, and immunological interference. Through dismantling and recycling electronics and electric products, flame retardants can be released into the air and settle on work surfaces which may lead to dermal exposure. Hand wipe sampling is commonly used to evaluate dermal exposure. Read More

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December 2018

Vertico-horizontal atlantoaxial index (VHAI): A new craniovertebral radiographic index.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2018 Dec 3;176:83-88. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China. Electronic address:

Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop a new index that can reliably quantify the reduction of basilar invagination with atlantoaxial dislocation.

Patients And Methods: Between May 2012 and September 2017, 40 patients with congenital basilar invagination and atlantoaxial dislocation as well as 100 sex-and age-matched control subjects were recruited for this study. All patients underwent direct posterior reduction and fixation. Read More

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December 2018

6th vital sign app: Testing validity and reliability for measuring gait speed.

Gait Posture 2018 Dec 5;68:264-268. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Kinesiology Department, California State University, Monterey Bay, 100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA, 93955, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Gait speed tests are useful predictors of different health outcomes in people. These tests can be administered by the convenience of one's smartphone.

Research Question: Is the 6th Vital Sign app valid and reliable for measuring gait speed?

Methods: The study used a prospective test-retest design. Read More

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December 2018

Lacking evidence for the association between frequent urine drug screening and health outcomes of persons on opioid agonist therapy.

Int J Drug Policy 2018 Dec 11;64:30-33. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, 400-1045 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2A9, Canada; Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, St. Paul's Hospital, 608-1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6, Canada; School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Health Sciences Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Electronic address:

Background: Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is a first-line treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD); however, the efficacy and role of urine drug screening (UDS) in OAT has received little research attention. Prior evidence suggests that UDS frequency reflects philosophy and practice context rather than differences in patient characteristics or clinical need. Therefore, we reviewed the literature on the effect of and recommendations for the frequency of UDS on health outcomes for persons with OUD who receive OAT. Read More

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December 2018

Clinical and aetiological study of hand, foot and mouth disease in southern Vietnam, 2013-2015: inpatients and outpatients.

Int J Infect Dis 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Background: Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) has been associated with large outbreaks among young children, including severe illness and fatality, in the Asia-Pacific Region since 1997. Severe illness is often associated with enterovirus A71 (EV-A71). Vietnam experienced a large sustained outbreak of 200. Read More

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December 2018
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Sexuality, a topic that surgeons should discuss with women before risk-reducing mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

Breast 2018 Dec 6;43:120-122. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, VUmc, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, the Netherlands.

While sexual health is an important aspect of quality of life, sexual issues usually go unaddressed during patient-provider communication. Breast cancer treatments and specifically breast surgery impact women's sexual well-being. However, women do not receive adequate information on this subject. Read More

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December 2018

Spatiotemporal decomposition and risk determinants of hand, foot and mouth disease in Henan, China.

Sci Total Environ 2018 Dec 5;657:509-516. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, Beijing 100022, China. Electronic address:

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) remains an increasing public health concern. The spatiotemporal variation of HFMD can be represented from multiple-perspectives, and it may be driven by different dominant factors. In this study, the HFMD cases in children under the age of five years in each county in Henan province, China, from 2009 to 2013 were assessed to explore the integrative spatiotemporal patterns of HFMD and investigate their driving factors. Read More

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December 2018
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Environmental fate of pharmaceutical compounds and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in hospital effluents, and contributions to pollutant loads in the surface waters in Japan.

Sci Total Environ 2018 Dec 3;657:476-484. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4-20-1 Nasahara, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-1094, Japan.

Environmental fate of 58 pharmaceutical compounds (PhCs) grouped into 11 therapeutic classes in the three different waters, hospital effluent, sewage treatment plant (STP) and river water, was estimated by combination of their quantitative concentration analysis and evaluation of their extent of contribution as loading sources. At the same time, distribution of six classes of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria (AMRB) in the same water samples was estimated by screening of individual PhC-resistant microbes grown on each specific chromogenic medium. The results indicate that 48 PhCs were detected ranged from 1 ng/L (losartan carboxylic acid) to 228 μg/L (acetaminophen sulfate) in hospital effluent, and contribution of the pollution load derived from hospital effluent to STP influent was estimated as 0. Read More

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December 2018

Emergent neural turing machine and its visual navigation.

Neural Netw 2018 Nov 27;110:116-130. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA; Cognitive Science Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA; Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA.

Traditional Turing Machines (TMs) are symbolic whose hand-crafted representations are static and limited. Developmental Network 1 (DN-1) uses emergent representation to perform Turing Computation. But DN-1 lacks hierarchy in its internal representations, and is hard to handle the complex visual navigation tasks. Read More

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November 2018

Stochastic resonance improves visuomotor temporal integration in healthy young adults.

PLoS One 2018 14;13(12):e0209382. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Neurorehabilitation Research Center, Kio University, Nara, Japan.

Mechanical and electrical noise stimulation to the body is known to improve the sensorimotor system. This improvement is related to stochastic resonance (SR), a phenomenon described as a "noise benefit" to various sensory and motor systems. The current study investigated the influence of SR on visuomotor temporal integration and hand motor function under delayed visual feedback in healthy young adults. Read More

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December 2018
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Topical tranexamic acid for spontaneous epistaxis.

Medwave 2018 Dec 10;18(8):e7372. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Proyecto Epistemonikos, Santiago, Chile; Departamento de Otorrinolaringología, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Email: Address: Centro Evidencia UC, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Diagonal Paraguay 476, Santiago, Chile.

Introduction: Spontaneous epistaxis is one of the most frequent problems in emergency services. New treatment alternatives have emerged, including topical tranexamic acid. However, there is controversy about the actual efficacy of this alternative. Read More

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December 2018

A Survey of Mohs Tissue Tracking Practices.

Dermatol Surg 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Dermatology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Background: There are little data regarding error within the multistep process of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS).

Objective: A survey of Mohs surgeons was performed to evaluate variation in tissue handling and processing within the MMS process.

Methods And Materials: A 9-question electronic survey was distributed to members of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Read More

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December 2018
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Lipoprotein metabolism in liver diseases.

Curr Opin Lipidol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Purpose Of Review: The liver is the central hub of lipoprotein metabolism. A complex relationship exists between dyslipidemia and chronic liver diseases (CLDs). Recent advances in the genetics of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic liver disease (ALD) exemplify the pivotal role of lipoprotein metabolism in the pathogenesis of CLD. Read More

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December 2018
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Dusting, fragmenting, popcorning or dustmenting?

Curr Opin Urol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Klinik und Poliklinik für Urologie, Universitätsklinikum Köln, Köln, Germany.

Purpose Of Review: The present review identifies the latest scientific investigations within the fields of fragmenting and dusting to discuss optimizing treatment. In addition, new settings such as 'popcorning' are scrutinized carefully.

Recent Findings: During the past years, endoscopic techniques have continuously developed and changed the management of the treatment of kidney stones using ureteroscopy (URS). Read More

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December 2018

Handshaking promotes deal-making by signaling cooperative intent.

J Pers Soc Psychol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Marketing, Harvard Business School.

We examine how a simple handshake-a gesture that often occurs at the outset of social interactions-can influence deal-making. Because handshakes are social rituals, they are imbued with meaning beyond their physical features. We propose that during mixed-motive interactions, a handshake is viewed as a signal of cooperative intent, increasing people's cooperative behavior and affecting deal-making outcomes. Read More

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December 2018

"Wisdom, bias, and balance: Toward a process-sensitive measurement of wisdom-related cognition": Correction to Brienza et al. (2017).

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J Pers Soc Psychol 2018 Dec;115(6):943

Reports an error in "Wisdom, bias, and balance: Toward a process-sensitive measurement of wisdom-related cognition" by Justin P. Brienza, Franki Y. H. Read More

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December 2018
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Catastrophic individuation failures in infancy: A new model and predictions.

Psychol Rev 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Psychology.

Comparison of infant findings from the physical-reasoning and object-individuation literatures reveals a contradictory picture. On the one hand, physical-reasoning results indicate that young infants can use featural information to guide their actions on objects and to detect interaction violations (when objects interact in ways that are not physically possible) as well as change violations (when objects spontaneously undergo featural changes that are not physically possible). On the other hand, object-individuation results indicate that young infants typically cannot use featural information to detect individuation violations (when the number of objects revealed at the end of an event is less than the number of objects introduced during the event). Read More

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December 2018
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Robustness and Efficiency of Poisson-Boltzmann Modeling on GPUs.

Authors:
Ruxi Qi Ray Luo

J Chem Inf Model 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Poisson-Boltzmann equation (PBE)-based continuum electrostatics models have been widely used in modeling electrostatic interactions in biochemical processes, particularly in estimating protein-ligand binding affinities. Fast convergence of PBE solvers is crucial in binding affinity computations as numerous snapshots need to be processed. Efforts have been reported to develop PBE solvers on graphics processing units (GPUs) for efficient modeling of biomolecules, though only relatively simple successive over-relaxation and conjugate gradient methods were implemented. Read More

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December 2018

Ambulatory Care Sensitive Admissions in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and Population Controls.

Autism Res 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.

Ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) admissions are those for which effective primary care can prevent the need for emergency department (ED) visits and inpatient hospitalizations, and are an indicator of primary care access. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or intellectual disability (ID) may be at higher risk for ACS admissions than individuals in the general population due to difficulty accessing primary care. The objective of this study was to compare the incidence of ACS admissions among four cohorts of individuals aged 2-24 years: ASD without co-occurring ID (ASD-only), ASD with co-occurring ID (ASD + ID), ID without ASD (ID-only), and population controls (PC). Read More

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December 2018

Functional and Molecular Characterization of the Bilateral Pelvic Nerve Crush Injury Rat Model for Neurogenic Detrusor Underactivity.

BJU Int 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Laboratory of Experimental Urology, Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Objectives: To create a rat model for neurogenic detrusor underactivity (DU) by bilateral pelvic nerve crush injury (BPNI) and to study temporal changes in detrusor contractility and morphology.

Methods: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to BPNI or sham surgery and evaluated 1, 3 and 9 weeks after surgery. Bladder function was determined in vivo by awake cystometry, micturition pattern analysis and 24-hours urine collection. Read More

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December 2018

Communicative Hand-Waving Gestures Facilitate Object Learning in Preverbal Infants.

Dev Sci 2018 Dec 14:e12787. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Psychology, Otemon Gakuin University, 2-1-15 Nishiai, Ibaraki, Osaka, 567-8502, JAPAN.

The theory of natural pedagogy has proposed that infants can use ostensive signals, including eye contact, infant-directed speech, and contingency to learn from others. However, the role of bodily gestures, such as hand-waving, in social learning has been largely ignored. To address this gap in the literature, this study sought to determine whether 4-month-old infants exhibited a preference for horizontal or vertical (control) hand-waving gestures. Read More

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December 2018
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Mental health carers' experiences of an Australian Carer Peer Support program: Tailoring supports to carers' needs.

Health Soc Care Community 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Psychosocial Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Coburg, Victoria, Australia.

Carer Peer Support Workers (CPSWs) are people who have lived experience as carers/family members of persons with a mental illness, and are employed to provide support to other carers/family members. This qualitative study aimed to explore carers' experiences within a community-based CPSW pilot program in an Australian mental health service. Semi-structured phone interviews were conducted with 20 carer participants in 2015, 5-10 months following their last contact with the service. Read More

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December 2018

Patient Reported Symptom-Mapping in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Muscle Nerve 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 25700 Southwood Dr., Southfield, MI, USA, 48075, 2487526328.

Introduction: To date, no method has been described or utilized to study the distribution of symptoms in carpal tunnel syndrome. We describe a technique of symptom-mapping that yields a population-based "anatomic profile" of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Methods: Symptoms were mapped on visual questionnaires depicting the volar hand, wrist and forearm. Read More

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December 2018

The genomic alterations of lung adenocarcinoma and lung squamous cell carcinoma can explain the differences of their overall survival rates.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Oncology Department, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China.

In the US, lung carcinoma accounted for over 150,000 deaths in 2018 and the advances in increasing survival rates are still limited. In this study, we investigated the cohorts with lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) or lung squamous cell carcinoma (LUSC) from The Cancer Genome Atlas to figure out the risk factors and genomic alterations that affected their prognosis. The histoclinical factors that differed between LUAD and LUSC were identified and the risk factors affecting the overall survival were figured out for both LUAD and LUSC. Read More

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December 2018

Simultaneous Robotic Total Mesorectal Excision and Radical Prostatectomy and Enlarged Iliac Lymphadenectomy for Synchronous Adenocarcinomas - a Video Vignette.

Colorectal Dis 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Unit of Digestive of Digestive Surgery, Henri Mondor Hospital, AP-HP, University of Paris Est, UPEC, Créteil, France.

Synchronous, locally-advanced, low rectal cancer and prostate adenocarcinoma together represent a rare and challenging situation for both colorectal surgeons and urologists. The simultaneous resection of both adenocarcinomas after long-course chemoradiation therapy may be associated with a potentially increased postoperative morbidity [1, 2]. On the other hand, simultaneous resection minimises the complications which might be expected if the two procedures are scheduled sequentially. Read More

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December 2018

Influence of reduced tip-apex distance on helical blade fixation - a biomechanical study.

J Orthop Res 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

AO Research Institute Davos, Clavadelerstrasse 8, 7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland.

Migration profile of helical blades differs from conventional screw design. Tip-apex distance (TAD) greater than 25mm is associated with early failure in hip screws. This study investigates the effect of a reduced TAD on helical blade fixation. Read More

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December 2018

Hand contracture in an elderly male.

Geriatr Gerontol Int 2018 Dec;18(12):1653-1654

Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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December 2018

Parentage assignment with genotyping-by-sequencing data.

J Anim Breed Genet 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK.

In this paper, we evaluate using genotype-by-sequencing (GBS) data to perform parentage assignment in lieu of traditional array data. The use of GBS data raises two issues: First, for low-coverage (e.g. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of STOX1 on recurrent spontaneous abortion by regulating trophoblast cell proliferation and migration via the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Reproductive Medicine Center, The First Affiliated Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China.

STOX1 is a transcription factor that is implicated in the high prevalence of human gestational diseases. It has been studied in various types of gestational diseases using different molecular and cellular biological technologies. However, the effect and detailed mechanism of storkhead box 1 (STOX1) in recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) remain unknown. Read More

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December 2018

Role of BMP signaling for the formation of auditory brainstem nuclei and large auditory relay synapses.

Dev Neurobiol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Laboratory of Synaptic Mechanisms, Brain Mind Institute, School of Life Science, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 1015, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Large excitatory synapses are found at specific points in the neuronal circuits of the auditory brainstem, to enable fast information transfer and the preservation of acoustic timing information. The extracellular cues and signaling mechanisms that lead to the development of these specialized synaptic connections, exemplified by the calyx of Held in the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body (MNTB), are still largely unknown. Here, we investigate the role of BMP signaling for the early development of the ventral cochlear nucleus (VCN) and MNTB, and for the initial formation of the calyx of Held synaptic connection. Read More

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December 2018

Occupational contact dermatitis to isopropanol-containing disinfectant based on a genetic defect.

Contact Dermatitis 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Graz, Austria.

A 52-year-old non-atopic healthy female Caucasian developed severe hand eczema after 13 years of working as a nurse. No recent changes had occurred in her work activities. The bouts of eczema correlated with her occupational activity. Read More

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December 2018

Adalimumab for Venous Thrombosis in Behçet's Syndrome: Further Questions need to be answered.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

We read the article written by Emmi G et al. with great interest. Results of this study would bring important data to answer the difficult clinical problem of Behçet's syndrome (BS). Read More

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December 2018

The straight probe: a dental misnomer.

Authors:
P Hellyer

Br Dent J 2018 Dec;225(11):1029-1032

Honourary Teaching Fellow, University of Portsmouth Dental Academy, Hampshire Terrace, PO12QG.

Most dentists have a 'thingummybob' or a 'whatsit' in their instrument armamentarium, to which their dental nurse is supposed to be able to lay their hand instantly. Usually dental instruments are logically named to avoid this potential source of confusion. However, some instruments are not, of which the straight probe is one example. Read More

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December 2018

Cytokines and male infertility.

Eur Cytokine Netw 2018 Sep;29(3):73-82

Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. "Papageorgiou General Hospital", Ring Road-Nea Efkarpia, 56403 Thessaloniki, Greece.

Many male infertility cases have no apparent cause, being characterized as idiopathic. Both inflammation and obesity have long been associated with infertility. On one hand, inflammation, such as orchitis and male accessory gland infections (MAGIs), are regulated by inflammatory cytokines. Read More

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September 2018
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A problem shared is a problem halved? Comparing burdens arising for family caregivers of patients with disorders of consciousness in institutionalized versus at home care.

BMC Psychol 2018 Dec 14;6(1):58. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.

Background: Disorders-of-consciousness (DOC) are rare conditions leading to very severe physical and mental disabilities. Providing care for DOC patients has been described as a stressful experience, eroding the physical and psychological health of the caregiver. Different forms of care may have different impacts on the caregivers and institutionalized care has been suggested to have an unburdening effect, but this possibility has never been empirically studied. Read More

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December 2018

The prevalence and clinical seriousness of medication discrepancies identified upon hospital admission of pediatric patients.

BMC Health Serv Res 2018 Dec 14;18(1):966. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Clinical Pharmacy, Al-Hodeida University, Al-Hodeida, Yemen.

Background: Medication discrepancies are seen frequently in hospital setting upon admission or discharge. Medication Reconciliation service is a practice designed to ensure that patients' medications are ordered in a correct manner upon hospital admission, thus reducing the risk of having medication discrepancies. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of medication discrepancies and their clinical seriousness in pediatric patients at the time of hospital admission. Read More

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December 2018

[Comprehensive approach for malnourished patients: aiming for continuity in nutritional support].

Nutr Hosp 2018 Apr 3;35(Spec no2):34-38. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

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days of hospitalization, a greater number of complementary tests, the need for artificial nutritional support and / or drugs to treat complications, which is a very important economic burden. Most patients who are malnourished, or at risk, can benefit from oral nutritional support, which includes dietary modifications (fortification, extra snacks, etc.), prescription of a personalized diet by a registered dietitian and the use of oral nutritional supplements (ONS). Read More

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A Life-Saving Palsy: Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP) Presenting As Hand Weakness during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training

Ir Med J 2018 09 10;111(8):808. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Aim To describe a case of acute and transient hand weakness that developed during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) should be considered in patients with recurrent, painless motor or sensory neuropathies at sites of peripheral nerve compression. Methods Nerve conduction studies confirmed neuropraxia of the distal ulnar nerve with a mild background demyelinating peripheral neuropathy. Read More

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September 2018

Carrying and hand-use patterns in Panamanian white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus).

Primates 2000 Oct;41(4):407-411

Department of Anthropology, East Carolina University, 27858, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

The aim of this project was to examine the potential influence of postural regulation on capuchin hand-use patterns by focusing on tasks that involved the carrying of objects. Two months were spent on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, collecting data on ten white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucicus) (four adult males/six adult females). Over 215 contact hours were spent with the monkeys, and a total of 213 carries were recorded. Read More

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October 2000

Variations in seminal parameters over a 12-month period in captive bonnet monkeys.

Primates 2000 Oct;41(4):393-405

Institute for Research in Reproduction (ICMR), Jehangir Merwanji Street, Parel, 400012, Mumbai, India.

Semen samples were collected from adult fertile bonnet monkeys twice a month by penile electroejaculation for twelve consecutive months. Various parameters like semen volume, weight of ejaculate and coagulum, sperm count, sperm motility, sperm morphology, and functional parameters e.g. Read More

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October 2000

Allelic variation of the dopamine receptor D4 gene polymorphic region in gibbons.

Primates 2000 Oct;41(4):383-392

National Institute of Animal Health, 3-1-1 Kannondai, 305-0856, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

We examined the tandem repeat sequence of the dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4) gene in 73 individuals derived from 8 species of gibbons (genusHylobates) in an attempt to assess the variability of this gene in gibbon species.H. syndactylus (subgenusSymphalangus) andH. Read More

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October 2000

Impaired reconciliation in rhesus macaques with a history of early weaning and disturbed socialization.

Primates 2000 Jan;41(1):79-88

Division of Ethology, Department of Zoology, University of Stockholm, S-106 91, Stockholm, Sweden.

An attempt had been made to create five social groups from rhesus macaques with a history of early separation from their mothers, early weaning and hand feeding and, in most cases, previous housing in single cages. We investigated the exchange of affiliative behaviours after an aggressive encounter and selective attraction to the former opponent, a phenomenon previously well described in rhesus monkeys and called reconciliation. Evidence for reconciliation was only found in one of the five groups studied (corrected conciliatory tendency=13%). Read More

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January 2000

The Emerging Environmental and Public Health Problem of Electronic Waste in India.

J Health Pollut 2017 Sep 7;7(15):1-7. Epub 2017 Sep 7.

Department of Chemistry, Manav Rachna University, Sector 43, Faridabad, India.

Background: Monumental progress has been made in the area of information and communication technology, leading to a tremendous increase in use of electronic equipment, especially computers and mobile phones. The expansion of production and consumption of electronic equipment along with its shorter life span has led to the generation of tremendous amounts of electronic waste (e-waste). In addition, there is a high level of trans-boundary movement of these devices as second-hand electronic equipment from developed countries, in the name of bridging the digital gap. Read More

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September 2017

Soil Contamination with Heavy Metals around Jinja Steel Rolling Mills in Jinja Municipality, Uganda.

J Health Pollut 2015 Dec 21;5(9):61-67. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

Quality Control Department, Abacus Pharmaceutical, Mukono, Uganda.

Background: Soil contamination with heavy metals has severely increased over the last few decades, mainly from industrial wastes and human activities. Soil pollution is a source of danger to the health of people globally.

Objectives: To assess the level of soil contamination with heavy metals around steel rolling mills in Jinja municipality, Uganda. Read More

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December 2015
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Mercury and Lead Contamination in Three Fish Species and Sediments from Lake Rukwa and Catchment Areas in Tanzania.

J Health Pollut 2015 Jun 2;5(8):7-18. Epub 2015 Jul 2.

Department of Animal Science and Production, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P.O Box 3004, Morogoro, Tanzania.

Background: Mining activity in the catchment area of Tanzania's Lake Rukwa is suspected of adding to the lake and connected rivers' heavy metal load. There has been no study done, however, on the levels of mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) in lake sediment and fish muscle, and what the results could mean for human health.

Objectives: This study investigated the concentration of Hg and Pb in lake sediment and in the muscles of African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus), Lake Rukwa tilapia (Oreochromis rukwaensis) and Singida tilapia (Oreochromis esculentus) from Tanzania's Lake Rukwa and connected rivers. Read More

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Computational Prediction of Drug-Target Interactions via Ensemble Learning.

Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1903:239-254

Division of Software and Information Systems, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore.

Therapeutic effects of drugs are mediated via interactions between them and their intended targets. As such, prediction of drug-target interactions is of great importance. Drug-target interaction prediction is especially relevant in the case of drug repositioning where attempts are made to repurpose old drugs for new indications. Read More

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January 2019

Visuospatial Integration and Hand-Tool Interaction in Cognitive Archaeology.

Curr Top Behav Neurosci 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Sociograph Marketing Science Consulting, Valladolid, Spain.

Testing cognitive hypotheses in extinct species can be challenging, but it can be done through the integration of independent sources of information (e.g., anatomy, archaeology, neurobiology, psychology), and validated with quantitative and experimental approaches. Read More

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December 2018

Tree-Based Learning of Regulatory Network Topologies and Dynamics with Jump3.

Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1883:217-233

School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Inference of gene regulatory networks (GRNs) from time series data is a well-established field in computational systems biology. Most approaches can be broadly divided in two families: model-based and model-free methods. These two families are highly complementary: model-based methods seek to identify a formal mathematical model of the system. Read More

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January 2019