Τρίτη, 16 Ιουλίου 2019

Medicine by Alexandros G. Sfakianakis,Anapafseos 5 Agios Nikolaos 72100 Crete Greece,00302841026182,00306932607174,alsfakia@gmail.com,


Ear, Nose & Throat Journal- Volume: 98, Number: 6 (July 2019) EditorialAccess to Quaternary Care:...
Ear, Nose & Throat Journal- Volume: 98, Number: 6 (July 2019)EditorialAccess to Quaternary Care: Studies Needed in OtolaryngologyRobert T. SataloffOtoscopic ClinicExophytic CholesteatomaMarcus L. Elias and Robert W. JyungRhinoscopic ClinicEndoscopic View of Fungus Ball in the Most Posterior Ethmoid Cell via the Supreme MeatusJae Hoon LeeLaryngoscopic ClinicsAn Unusual Hypopharyngeal Foreign Body Causing Dyspnea After VertebroplastySara Torretta, Alessandra Brevi, Claudio Guastella, Paolo Rampini, Marco...
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Microsurgery Early View Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue Microsurgery global...
MicrosurgeryEarly ViewOnline Version of Record before inclusion in an issueMicrosurgery global outreach to the developing world: Insights from VietnamAlbert H. Chao MDVersion of Record online: 12 July 2019Use of the subscapular system by maintaining unilateral decubitus placement without repositioning in microvascular free tissue transplantationAntonio J. Forte MD, PhD, Jeremie D. Oliver BS, BA, Matthew McRae MD, Cesar Colasante MD, Annica C. Eells BS, Andrew Watt MD, Rudolph Buntic MD, Gregory Buncke...
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Documenta Ophthalmologica
Correlation between electroretinography, foveal anatomy and visual acuity in albinismAbstractBackgroundAlbinism patients have poor visual acuity in addition to hypopigmentation. Their foveal anatomy is abnormal, but correlation with function is incompletely understood. This study correlates retinal electrophysiology, visual acuity and optical coherence tomography (OCT) anatomy in albinism patients and compares with age-similar controls.MethodsInstitutional Review Board approval was obtained (IRB#...
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Arteriovenous fistula presented with right ventricular failure, Farveh Vakilan, Fereshte Ghaderi,...
Arteriovenous fistula presented with right ventricular failure,Farveh Vakilan, Fereshte Ghaderi, Hoorak Poorzand, Mahmood Mohammadzadeh Shabestari, Arash GholobiArchives of Cardiovascular Imaging 2017 5(2):37-40Arteriovenous fistula could be traumatic with one manifestation as high-output heart failure. We present a 29-year-old male, referred for unexplained right-sided enlargement and the symptoms of right ventricular failure for 8 months ago. Considering right-sided dilatation, marked inferior...
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Pregnancy complicated with severe aortic coarctation, Maryam Moshkani Farahani, Zahra Pour Jafar...
Pregnancy complicated with severe aortic coarctation,Maryam Moshkani Farahani, Zahra Pour JafarArchives of Cardiovascular Imaging 2017 5(2):35-36Coarctation of the aorta (COA) is a congenital disease with significant stenosis of the aorta which is associated with some complications such as hypertension. A 37-year-old pregnant woman was referred to our Cardiology Department for control of hypertension. She was in the 26th week of her gestation and she had another uneventful pregnancy 4 years ago....
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Isolated congenital left ventricular diverticula: A rare cardiac anomaly, Nahid Rezaeian, Homa Najafi...
Isolated congenital left ventricular diverticula: A rare cardiac anomaly,Nahid Rezaeian, Homa NajafiArchives of Cardiovascular Imaging 2017 5(2):32-34Ventricular diverticula are a rare congenital abnormality characterized by synchronized contractility. Isolated diverticula mostly remain asymptomatic until adulthood. In this case report, we describe a 22-year-old woman with a history of pain in her arms and cold-induced skin discoloration. She was evaluated with echocardiography and cardiac magnetic...
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Cardiac metastasis from a renal cell carcinoma without contiguous vena caval involvement, Azin Alizadeasl,...
Cardiac metastasis from a renal cell carcinoma without contiguous vena caval involvement,Azin Alizadeasl, Feridoun Noohi, Farnoosh Larti, Saeid Hosseini, Majid MalekiArchives of Cardiovascular Imaging 2017 5(2):30-31Tumors that involve the heart are more likely to represent metastatic disease than do primary cardiac neoplasms. Cardiac metastases from a renal cell carcinoma are rare and would be unique when there is no contiguous vena caval involvement such as the case that will be described here. Introduction Renal...
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Cardiovascular Imaging
Left ventricular ejection fraction and mitral regurgitation assessment: A comparison study between echocardiography and angiographyAhmad Mirdamadi, Negah Tavakolifard, Ehsan EbrahimiArchives of Cardiovascular Imaging 2017 5(2):25-29Introduction: Measurement of the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is a common tool for evaluating the left ventricle (LV) systolic function. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the LVEF and mitral regurgitation (MR) severity as estimated by angiography...
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Exercise Intensity Matters in Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain Rehabilitation, Introduction Exercise...
Exercise Intensity Matters in Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain Rehabilitation,Introduction Exercise therapy (ET) is advocated as a treatment for chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNSLBP). However, therapy effect sizes remain low. In other chronic disorders, training at higher intensity has resulted in greater improvements on both general health related and disease specific outcomes compared to lower intensity ET. Possibly, high intensity training also improves effect sizes in CNSLBP. Objective...
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Feasibility of Two High-Intensity Interval Training Protocols in Cancer Survivors, Purpose High-intensity...
Feasibility of Two High-Intensity Interval Training Protocols in Cancer Survivors,Purpose High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a time-efficient and promising tool for enhancing physical fitness. However, there is lack of research concerning safety and feasibility of HIIT in cancer survivors. Therefore, two different HIIT protocols were investigated in terms of safety, feasibility, and acute exercise responses. Methods Forty cancer survivors (20 breast and 20 prostate cancer survivors, 62.9±9.2...
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Risk Estimates for Diabetes and Hypertension with Different Physical Activity Methods, Purpose To...
Risk Estimates for Diabetes and Hypertension with Different Physical Activity Methods,Purpose To estimate risks of incident Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and Stage 2 and greater hypertension associated with self-reported and accelerometer-determined moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) separately and adjusted for each other. Methods The sample included 2,291 black and white men and women, ages 38-50, in the CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) Fitness Study, conducted during the...
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Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Resistance Exercise-induced Changes in Muscle Metabolism are Load-dependentIntroduction Lower-load (LL), higher-repetition resistance exercise training (RET) can increase muscle mass similar degree as higher-load (HL), lower-repetition RET. However, little is known about how LL and HL RET modulate other aspects of the RET phenotype such as satellite cells, myonuclei, and mitochondrial proteins. We aimed to investigate changes in muscle mass, muscle strength, satellite cell activity, myonuclear addition,...
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Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Accepted Articles Accepted, unedited...
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and VenereologyAccepted ArticlesAccepted, unedited articles published online and citable. The final edited and typeset Version of Record will appear in the future.Comparing Treatments for Basal Cell Carcinoma in Terms of Long‐term Treatment‐Failure: A Network Meta‐analysisTakeshi Fukumoto, Rie Fukumoto, Masahiro Oka, Nobuyuki HoritaFirst Published: 13 July 2019Incidence of cutaneous adverse events after exposure to tenofovir‐emtricitabine in HIV‐uninfected...
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Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Early View Online Version of Record...
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and VenereologyEarly ViewOnline Version of Record before inclusion in an issue Open AccessComments on 'French guidelines on the use of systemic treatments for moderate‐to‐severe psoriasis in adults'C. Schuster, E. Perrin, E. RiedlVersion of Record online: 11 July 2019Review of autoimmune blistering diseases: the Pemphigoid diseasesB.S. Daniel, D.F. MurrellVersion of Record online: 11 July 2019Incidence and prevalence of psoriasis in Israel between 2011...
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Supervised monthly doses of rifampicin-ofloxacin-minocycline (ROM)...........Rifampicin to be swallowed in front of a health worker (best on an empty stomach or at least 2 h after a meal; a total of 6 doses [6 months]) Ofloxacin to be swallowed in clinic once monthly – 6 doses Minocycline to be swallowed in clinic once monthly – 6 doses Dapsone once daily for 6 months. This treatment is likely to work even if the patient fails to take the daily doses of dapsone. More than three skin patches (MB) or if the skin smear was positive (if there are more than three patches, give this treatment even if the skin smear was negative): Give the same treatment as mentioned above, but also give clofazimine monthly to be swallowed in the clinic and a daily clofazimine dose as in
Suggested protocol for the management of leprosy by primary health-care cliniciansRajkumar RamasamyKC Patty Primary Health Centre, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, IndiaDate of Web Publication16-Jul-2019Correspondence Address:Dr. Rajkumar RamasamyKC Patty Primary Health Centre, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu,IndiaSource of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None  Abstract The new WHO guideline for the management of leprosy may not address all the grass roots realities of treating and preventing leprosy effectively...
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Inferior vena cava filters – An overview, Sasank Kalipatnapu, Sunil Agarwal Department of Vascular...
Inferior vena cava filters – An overview,Sasank Kalipatnapu, Sunil AgarwalDepartment of Vascular Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, IndiaDate of Web Publication16-Jul-2019Correspondence Address:Dr. Sasank KalipatnapuDepartment of Vascular Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, Tamil NaduIndiaSource of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None  Abstract Inferior Vena Cava Filters have been proven to prevent pulmonary embolism in patients with deep venous thrombosis...
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Indications and contraindications for inferior vena cava filters*, Table 1: Types of filters
Indications and contraindications for inferior vena cava filters*,Table 1: Types of filters
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Drug Dialogues. Curr Med Issues [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 17];17:18-9. Available from: http://www.cmijournal.org/text.asp?2019/17/1/18/262826...
Drug Dialogues. Curr Med Issues [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 17];17:18-9. Available from: http://www.cmijournal.org/text.asp?2019/17/1/18/262826
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Medical Issues
Evaluation of discharge letters of patients who went against medical advice from the emergency department: A complete audit cycleKrishna Prasad, Linu SekharCurrent Medical Issues 2019 17(1):1-5Aim: The aim was to evaluate the discharge letters of patients who went "against medical advice" (AMA) from the emergency department (ED) before and after the introduction of a preformatted discharge letter in a tertiary care center in India. Methods: A prospective clinical audit of case sheets of 200 patients...
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Morphometry of organization of middle meningeal artery through the analysis of bony canal in human's...
Morphometry of organization of middle meningeal artery through the analysis of bony canal in human's skull: A clinico-anatomical and embryological insightThittamaranahalli Muguregowda Honnegowda, Vineeth Dineshan, Ashwini KumarJournal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine 2019 10(2):127-130Background: Middle meningeal artery (MMA) is the largest branch of the maxillary artery supplying meninges of the cranial cavity. The complexity of MMA development gives many opportunities for anatomical variation....
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Posterior occiput-cervical fixation for metastasis to upper cervical spine Tarush Rustagi, Hazem Mashaly,...
Posterior occiput-cervical fixation for metastasis to upper cervical spineTarush Rustagi, Hazem Mashaly, Ehud MendelJournal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine 2019 10(2):119-126Background: Metastasis to craniocervical area may result in instability manifesting as disabling pain, cranial nerve dysfunction, paralysis, or even death. Stabilization is required to prevent complications. Nonoperative treatment modalities are ineffective in providing stability and adequate pain relief. We present our...
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Cervical rotation before and after hinge-door cervical laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy...
Cervical rotation before and after hinge-door cervical laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathySachin A Borkar, Ravi Sreenivasan, Ravi Sharma, Sumit Sinha, S Leve Joseph, Ajay Garg, Shashank Sharad KaleJournal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine 2019 10(2):114-118Background: Hinge-Door Cervical laminoplasty is commonly performed procedure in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Most available studies have established restriction of flexion and extension motion post laminoplasty...
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Prevention of lumbar reherniation by the intraoperative use of a radiofrequency bipolar device: A case–control...
Prevention of lumbar reherniation by the intraoperative use of a radiofrequency bipolar device: A case–control studyGiovanni Grasso, Fabio Torregrossa, Alessandro LandiJournal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine 2019 10(2):94-99Objective: The most common complication after lumbar discectomy is reherniation. Although many studies have investigated factors that may increase the reherniation risk, few are agreed upon all. It has been suggested that limited nucleus removal is associated with higher...
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A limited unilateral transpedicular approach for anterior decompression of the thoracolumbar spinal...
A limited unilateral transpedicular approach for anterior decompression of the thoracolumbar spinal cord in elderly and high-risk patientsKhalid Alsaleh, Amjad AlduhaishJournal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine 2019 10(2):88-93Background: Surgical treatment for elderly patients with thoracolumbar (TL) kyphosis and spinal cord (SC) compression presents significant challenges due to compression location, the amount of deformity, and patient's medical status might not permit full correction of the...
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Torticollis and rotatory atlantoaxial dislocation: A clinical review Atul Goel Journal of Craniovertebral...
Torticollis and rotatory atlantoaxial dislocation: A clinical reviewAtul GoelJournal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine 2019 10(2):77-87Rotatory atlantoaxial instability can manifest as an acute episode following subtle or minor injury or even following a gentle tap on head in young children and can manifest as a painless deformity of the head. Goel technique of direct surgical opening of the atlantoaxial facet joint, manual manipulation of the facets can lead to reduction of rotatory atlantoaxial...
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Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Is the term degenerative "spinal canal stenosis" a misnomer?Atul GoelJournal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine 2019 10(2):75-76Torticollis and rotatory atlantoaxial dislocation: A clinical reviewAtul GoelJournal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine 2019 10(2):77-87Rotatory atlantoaxial instability can manifest as an acute episode following subtle or minor injury or even following a gentle tap on head in young children and can manifest as a painless deformity of the head. Goel technique of direct...
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Tropical Biomedicine
Development of new lateral-flow immunochromatographic strip using colloidal gold and mesoporous silica nanoparticles for rapid diagnosis of active schistosomiasisManal Kamel, Faten Salah, Zeinab Demerdash, Sara Maher, Shimaa Atta, Abeer Badr, Ahmed Afifi, Hanan El BazAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2019 9(8):315-322Objective: To develop a new sandwich based lateral flow immunochromatographic strip for rapid detection of circulating Schistosoma mansoni antigen in serum and urine samples...
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Medical Research
'More, better, faster & sustained': Strengthen primary health care to advance universal health coverageChandrakant LahariyaIndian Journal of Medical Research 2019 149(4):433-436Emerging evidence that irritable bowel syndrome & functional dyspepsia are microbial diseasesNicholas J Talley, Marjorie M WalkerIndian Journal of Medical Research 2019 149(4):437-440Young-onset diabetes: An Indian perspectiveDeep Dutta, Soumitra GhoshIndian Journal of Medical Research 2019 149(4):441-442Clinical epidemiology...
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Nephrology
Healthcare in India and violence against doctors: The missing linksSanjay Kumar AgarwalIndian Journal of Nephrology 2019 29(4):221-231Reset osmostat: Facts and controversiesJ Feder, JM Gomez, F Serra-Aguirre, CG MussoIndian Journal of Nephrology 2019 29(4):232-234Reset osmostat (RO) consists of a change in the normal plasma osmolality threshold (reduction or increase), which consequently induces chronic dysnatremia (hyponatremia or hypernatremia). Although the early papers on RO state that hyponatremic...
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Anesthesia-Analgesia
Antiphospholipid Syndrome During Septic Shock: Hyper- or Hypocoagulability?: A Case ReportWe report the clinical case of a septic patient with antiphospholipid syndrome who developed ischemia in all 4 limbs, despite a normal systemic blood pressure. Prolonged coagulation times suggested a hemorrhagic diathesis, requiring transfusion of fresh-frozen plasma and discontinuation of heparin infusion. In contrast, the study of the viscoelastic properties of the clot by thromboelastography suggested an...
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Efficacy and safety of sublingual dust mite drops in children with mono- or polysensitized allergic...
Efficacy and safety of sublingual dust mite drops in children with mono- or polysensitized allergic rhinitisAuthor links open overlay panelYao-zuZhangJuanLuoZi-hanWangJieWangDepartment of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Affiliated Children Hospital of Xi'an Jiao Tong University, Shanxi, Xi'an 710003, ChinaReceived 4 May 2019, Available online 16 July 2019.Show lesshttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2019.07.010Get rights and contentAbstractObjectiveTo explore the efficacy and safety of sublingual...
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Mycoses Volume 62, Issue 8Pages: 617-709 August 2019 ISSUE INFORMATION Issue Information Pages: 617-619...
MycosesVolume 62, Issue 8Pages: 617-709August 2019ISSUE INFORMATIONIssue InformationPages: 617-619 | First Published: 15 July 2019REVIEW ARTICLESCandida auris—the growing menace to global healthShabir A. Lone, Aijaz AhmadPages: 620-637 | First Published: 17 February 2019Vaginal yeast colonisation: From a potential harmless condition to clinical implications and management approaches—A literature reviewPanagiota Chatzivasileiou, Timoleon‐Achilleas VyzantiadisPages: 638-650 | First Published: 30 April...
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Skin Research and Technology
Skin Research and TechnologyVolume 25, Issue 4Pages: 413-591July 2019ISSUE INFORMATIONISSUE INFORMATIONPages: 413 | First Published: 15 July 2019ORIGINAL ARTICLESInstrumental and sensory methodologies to characterize the residual film of topical products applied to skinGéraldine Savary, Laura Gilbert, Michel Grisel, Céline PicardPages: 415-423 | First Published: 15 February 2019Noninvasive analysis of skin proteins in healthy Chinese subjects using an Orbitrap Fusion Tribrid mass spectrometerJie...
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Skin Research and Technology
Improved skin lesion edge detection method using Ant Colony OptimizationSkin Research and Technology, EarlyView. Classification and influencing factors analysis of facial skin color in Chinese populationSkin Research and Technology, EarlyView. Development of a new diaper dermatitis‐like reconstructed skin equivalent for testing children atopic dermatitis relieving cosmeticsSkin Research and Technology, EarlyView. Reflectance confocal microscopy and histological features of depigmentation after local...
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Kavita Sivaramakrishnan. As the World Ages: Rethinking a Demographic Crisis,  Pat Thane  Alan I. Marcus, Malignant...
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan. As the World Ages: Rethinking a Demographic Crisis,  Pat Thane  Alan I. Marcus, Malignant Growth: Creating the Modern Cancer Research Establishment, 1875-1915  Kirsten E Gardner
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Molecular typing of Streptococcus agalactiae isolates of serotype Ia from tilapia in southern China,  Youlu...
Molecular typing of Streptococcus agalactiae isolates of serotype Ia from tilapia in southern China,  Youlu Su; Chan Liu; Yiqin Deng; Changhong Cheng; Hongling Ma ... 
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Pre-existing anti-neuraminidase antibodies are associated with shortened duration of influenza A (H1N1)pdm...
Pre-existing anti-neuraminidase antibodies are associated with shortened duration of influenza A (H1N1)pdm virus shedding and illness in naturally infected adults  Hannah E Maier ; Raffael Nachbagauer; Guillermina Kuan; Sophia Ng; Roger Lopez ...  National safety survey of animal-use commercial probiotics and its spillover effects from farm to human: an emerging threat to public health  Songzhe Fu; Qian Yang; Fenglan He; Ruiting Lan; Jingwei Hao ...  Graded Dalbavancin Challenge in a Patient with...
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The Expectations and Challenges of Wildlife Disease Research in the Era of Genomics: Forecasting with...
The Expectations and Challenges of Wildlife Disease Research in the Era of Genomics: Forecasting with a Horizon Scan-like Exercise    Genomic signatures of selection along a climatic gradient in the northern range margin of the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus)  A Garcia-Elfring; R D H Barrett; V Millien
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Pituitary
AcroVoice: the controversial values in reflecting acromegaly disease activityCorrection to: Rathke's cleft cysts: a 6-year experience of surgery vs. observation with comparative volumetric analysisThe original version of this article unfortunately contained errors in legend numbers of Figure 2 caption.Ectopic pituitary adenomas: common presentations of a rare entityAbstractPurposeEctopic pituitary adenomas (EPA) are rare tumors thought to arise from embryological remnants along the route of normal...
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Rathke's cleft cysts: a 6-year experience of surgery vs. observation with comparative volumetric analysis...
Rathke's cleft cysts: a 6-year experience of surgery vs. observation with comparative volumetric analysisAbstractBackgroundRathke's cleft cysts (RCCs) are common sellar lesions. Their management remains controversial, particularly when small or asymptomatic. Herein we review a consecutive series of RCC patients managed with surgery or observation.MethodsAll patients with a new diagnosis of presumed RCC, based on MRI, from February 2012–March 2018 were retrospectively divided into observational and...
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Role of gamma knife radiosurgery in the treatment of prolactinomas AbstractPurpose Stereotactic radiosurgery...
Role of gamma knife radiosurgery in the treatment of prolactinomasAbstractPurposeStereotactic radiosurgery is one of the treatment options for prolactinomas, the most commonly used being Gamma Knife Radiosurgery (GKRS). GKRS is indicated mainly in the treatment of dopamine agonist (DA)-resistant prolactinomas. In our study, we report on our experience in treating prolactinoma patients by GKRS.MethodsTwenty-eight patients were followed-up after GKRS for 26–195 months (median 140 months). Prior to...
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Preoperative visual evoked potential in the prediction of visual outcome after pituitary macroadenomas...
Preoperative visual evoked potential in the prediction of visual outcome after pituitary macroadenomas surgeryAbstractObjectiveThe purpose of the present study is to investigate longitudinal changes in Visual evoked potential (VEP) parameters as an objective test after transsphenoidal surgery, its correlation with subjective tests and clinical value of VEP in the prediction of visual outcome.MethodsFifty patients with pituitary macroadenoma who underwent surgical removal of the tumor recruited in...
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Ectopic pituitary adenomas: common presentations of a rare entity AbstractPurpose Ectopic pituitary...
Ectopic pituitary adenomas: common presentations of a rare entityAbstractPurposeEctopic pituitary adenomas (EPA) are rare tumors thought to arise from embryological remnants along the route of normal pituitary migration. Clinically, these tumors vary in hormonal activity and can exert mass effect based on location and size.MethodsWe performed a single-center retrospective analysis of patients with diagnosis of ectopic pituitary adenoma from 2001 to 2018.ResultsFive patients were identified with EPA:...
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Development and Preliminary Findings of the Dizziness Symptom Profile Ear & Hearing...
Development and Preliminary Findings of the Dizziness Symptom ProfileEar & Hearing OnlineOfficial Journal of the American Auditory SocietyThe Power of Partnerships: Audiologist-Physician Collaboration Improves Patient CareThe Hearing JournalTeaching Written Expression to Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication NeedsTopics In Language Disorders
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Risk Factors For Childhood And Adult Primary Brain Tumors,  Quinn T Ostrom; Maral Adel Fahmideh; David...
Risk Factors For Childhood And Adult Primary Brain Tumors,  Quinn T Ostrom; Maral Adel Fahmideh; David J Cote; Ivo S Muskens ; Jeremy Michals Schraw...  CDKN2A homozygous deletion is a strong adverse prognosis factor in diffuse malignant IDH-mutant gliomas , Romain Appay; Caroline Dehais; Claude-Alain Maurage ; Agusti Alentorn; Catherine Carpentier
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Verhandelte Stadt: Herrschaft und Gemeinde in der frühen Urbanisierung des Oberelsass vom 12. bis 14....
Verhandelte Stadt: Herrschaft und Gemeinde in der frühen Urbanisierung des Oberelsass vom 12. bis 14. Jahrhundert,  Tom Scott 
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Les pratiques politiques dans les françaises d'Ancien Régime: Communauté, citoyenneté et localité,  Robert...
Les pratiques politiques dans les françaises d'Ancien Régime: Communauté, citoyenneté et localité,  Robert A Schneider  The Return of Alsace to France, 1918–1939  Detmar Klein  Fighting for France. Violence in Interwar French Politics  Martin Simpson
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A Microhistory of the Global Empire of Cotton: Ivanovo, the 'Russian Manchester',  Alison K Smith  1989...
A Microhistory of the Global Empire of Cotton: Ivanovo, the 'Russian Manchester',  Alison K Smith  1989 at Thirty: A Recast Legacy  Paul Betts  Rejecting Catastrophe: the case of the Justinianic Plague  Lee Mordechai; Merle Eisenberg
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Lasers in Medical Science
Correction to: Role of low-level laser therapy added to facial expression exercises in patients with idiopathic facial (Bell's) palsyThe published version contains a mistake in Figure 1. Below is the correct figure.Methodological correctness of a recent publication on pain entitled "Evaluating the effect of photobiomodulation with a 940-nm diode laser on post-operative pain in periodontal flap surgery"Laser-assisted hatching and clinical outcomes in frozen-thawed cleavage-embryo transfers of patients...
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Diagnostic value of surveillance 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT for detecting recurrent esophageal...
Diagnostic value of surveillance 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT for detecting recurrent esophageal carcinoma after curative treatmentAbstractPurposeEsophageal carcinoma recurs within two years in approximately half of patients who receive curative treatment and is associated with poor survival. While 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is a reliable method of detecting recurrent esophageal carcinoma, in most previous studies FDG PET/CT scans were...
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Metabolic tumor burden on baseline 18 F-FDG PET/CT improves risk stratification in pediatric patients...
Metabolic tumor burden on baseline 18 F-FDG PET/CT improves risk stratification in pediatric patients with mature B-cell lymphomaAbstractPurposeIn order to better identify patients most at risk of treatment failure and disease progression in pediatric mature B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL), the prognostic role of metabolic tumor burden measured on baseline 18F-FDG PET/CT scan, including total metabolic tumor volume (TMTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG), was investigated.MethodsPretreatment 18F-FDG...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Eleanor Mantel, Janet S. Reddin, Gang Cheng, Abass Alavi (Eds): Nuclear Medicine Technology. Review Questions for the Board Examinations, Fifth Edition. Springer International Publishing AG, 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-62499-018 F-FDG PET/CT of sarcoidosis with extensive cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules: the snow leopard signAbdelhamid H Elgazzar, Ismet Sarikaya (Eds): Nuclear Medicine Companion. A Case-Based Practical Reference for Daily UseImaging of coronary flow capacity: is there a role for dynamic...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Cardiac Imaging   Left Atrial Fibrosis Assessed with Cardiac MRI in Patients with Paroxysmal and...
Cardiac Imaging Left Atrial Fibrosis Assessed with Cardiac MRI in Patients with Paroxysmal and Those with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Focal left atrial fibrosis localized to the left inferior pulmonary vein antrum, the extent of left atrial fibrosis, and enlarged left atrial volume were independently associated with persistent atrial fibrillation at cardiac MRI.    Dong Kyu Lee, Jaemin Shim...Sung Ho Hwang Editorial: Searching for the Key to Foreseeing Left Atrial Fibrosis in Atrial Fibrillation:...
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Biophysics
Biophysical characterization and molecular phylogeny of human KIN proteinAbstractThe DNA/RNA-binding KIN protein was discovered in 1989, and since then, it has been found to participate in several processes, e.g., as a transcription factor in bacteria, yeasts, and plants, in immunoglobulin isotype switching, and in the repair and resolution of double-strand breaks caused by ionizing radiation. However, the complete three-dimensional structure and biophysical properties of KIN remain important information...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Microbiology
RETRACTED ARTICLE: Phytobacter nematintestini sp. nov., isolated from the intestine of Caenorhabditis elegans and conferring resistance to Bacillus nematocida infectionThaumarchaeota affiliated with Soil Crenarchaeotic Group are prevalent in the alkaline soil of an alpine grassland in northwestern ChinaAbstractPurposeThaumarchaeota are key players within the global nitrogen cycle. Investigations of the Thaumarchaeota communities are important for an integrated understanding of nitrogen nutrient cycle...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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  Tα ομορφότερα μικρά νησιά του Αιγαίου    Είναι μικρά, μοναχικά και πανέμορφα...
 Tα ομορφότερα μικρά νησιά του Αιγαίου   Είναι μικρά, μοναχικά και πανέμορφα...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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  Η Μήλος θυμίζει κάτι... από Σελήνη, Η Μήλος είναι το εξωτικό νησί του Αιγαίου με ηφαιστειογενή...
 Η Μήλος θυμίζει κάτι... από Σελήνη,Η Μήλος είναι το εξωτικό νησί του Αιγαίου με ηφαιστειογενή πετρώματα, που χρωματίζουν τους βράχους των παραλίων ροζ, πορτοκαλί, κόκκινο και μαύρο.
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Hematology
Familial case of hereditary Pelger-Huët anomalyDetection of Jordans' anomaly using compact-type automated hematology analyzerMacrophage elimination in bone marrow by dexamethasone palmitate is associated with successful engraftment in patients with hemophagocytic syndromeEpigenetic abnormalities and therapies for hematological malignanciesThe current state of human immunodeficiency virus-associated lymphoma in Japan: a nationwide retrospective study of the Japanese Society of Hematology Blood Disease...
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Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology Early View Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue ...
Journal of Cosmetic DermatologyEarly ViewOnline Version of Record before inclusion in an issue Open AccessIn vivo evaluation of the effectiveness of biocellulose facial masks as active delivery systems to skinPaola Perugini PhD, Mariella Bleve PhD, Renato Redondi PhD, Fabiola Cortinovis, Antonio Colpani PhDVersion of Record online: 13 July 2019Alopecia areata predictive score: A new trichoscopy‐based tool to predict treatment outcome in patients with patchy alopecia areataAnna Waśkiel‐Burnat MD,...
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Pediatrics
Notice of Duplicate PublicationDetermination of Procalcitonin, C-Reactive Protein and White Blood Cell Levels to Diagnose Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)Apple Peel Atresia with Isolated Fetal Ascites and Digit AnomaliesAssociation of Fecal Microflora with BronchiolitisRadCases Plus Q&A Pediatric Imaging: Richard B. Gunderman and Lisa R. Delaney (eds)Sialidosis Type 1: Giant SSEP and Novel MutationCarbon Monoxide Poisoning in a NeonateSerum Albumin and C-Reactive Protein as Predictors of Adverse...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
45m
Digital Humanities
Artificial imagination, imagine: new developments in digital scholarly editingOn edited archives and archived editionsAbstractBuilding on a longstanding terminological discussion in the field of textual scholarship, this essay explores the archival and editorial potential of the digital scholarly edition. Following Van Hulle and Eggert, the author argues that in the digital medium these traditionally distinct activities now find the space they need to complement and reinforce one another. By critically...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
45m
Cryptology
Generic Attacks on Hash CombinersAbstractHash combiners are a practical way to make cryptographic hash functions more tolerant to future attacks and compatible with existing infrastructure. A combiner combines two or more hash functions in a way that is hopefully more secure than each of the underlying hash functions, or at least remains secure as long as one of them is secure. Two classical hash combiners are the exclusive-or (XOR) combiner \( \mathcal {H}_1(M) \oplus \mathcal {H}_2(M) \) and the...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Biochemical Genetics
Analysis of Genetic Diversity and Development of a SCAR Marker for Green Tea ( Camellia sinensis ) Cultivars in Zhejiang Province: The Most Famous Green Tea-Producing Area in ChinaAbstractCamellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze is one of the most important non-alcoholic beverage crops in Asian and African countries. In recent years, many green tea cultivars have been released and played an important role in improving the production and quality of tea trees. The objectives of this study were to assess the...
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Development Genes and Evolution
BioCell2XML : a novel tool for converting cell lineage data from SIMI BioCell to MaMuT (Fiji)AbstractComputer-assisted 4D manual cell tracking has been a valuable method for understanding spatial-temporal dynamics of embryogenesis (e.g., Stach & Anselmi BMC Biol, 13(113), 1–11 2015; Vellutini et al. BMC Biol, 15(33), 1–28 2017; Wolff et al. eLife, 7, e34410 2018) since the method was introduced in the late 1990s. Since two decades SIMI® BioCell (Schnabel et al. Dev Biol, 184, 234–265 1997), a...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Orthopaedics
Response to letter to the editor concerning "Orthopaedic surgery patients who use recreational marijuana have less pre-operative pain"Pre-operative virtual simulation and three-dimensional printing techniques for the surgical management of acetabular fracturesAbstractPurposeSurgical treatment of acetabular fractures with plate fixation is challenging for orthopaedic surgeons because of variations of the surface curvature and complex fracture patterns of the acetabulum. We present our experience with...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
48m
Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Degradation of Bisphenol A in Natural and Artificial Marine and Freshwaters in TurkeyAbstractBisphenol A (BPA), one of the important synthetic chemicals, has been produced at high volumes since the 1960s. These chemicals are commonly detected in the marine and freshwater environments; however, their transformation in aquatic environments depends on many parameters. This study aims to investigate the degradation of BPA in marine and freshwaters under different conditions in terms of microbial degradation,...
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Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
Planar Lens–Based Ultra-Wideband Dielectric Rod Waveguide Antenna for Tunable THz and Sub-THz Photomixer SourcesAbstractIn this manuscript, the use of dielectric rod waveguide antenna (DRW) with an embedded planar lens is proposed as a highly directional alternative to an electrically large hyper-hemispheric silicon lens for emission at millimeter and sub-millimeter wave frequencies. DRW antennas radiate properly if only the fundamental mode is excited to the structure. Since photomixer-based terahertz...
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50m
Perioperative Medicine, Genetic Analysis of Patients Who Experienced Awareness with Recall while under...
Perioperative Medicine,Genetic Analysis of Patients Who Experienced Awareness with Recall while under General AnesthesiaJamie W. Sleigh, M.D.; Kate Leslie, M.D.; Andrew J. Davidson, M.D.; David J. Amor, Ph.D.; Peter Diakumis, M.Bioinf.; Vesna Lukic, M.Sci.; Paul J. Lockhart, Ph.D.; Melanie Bahlo, Ph.D.Anesthesiology Published online July 15, 2019. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002877SPECIAL ARTICLEMusings from an Unlikely Clinician–Scientist: 2018 American Society of Anesthesiologists Excellence in Research...
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51m
Dharma
Exchange and Transaction as a Form of Life and Meaning in the Logic of Tantric ConceptsAbstractThis essay examines conceptual metaphors from Śaiva-Śākta traditions of Hindu tantra. It explores how conceptual metaphors associated with heterodox ritual exchanges between humans and fierce divinities were employed and used to transform other ideas (bodily fluids, sacrificial products, sexualized symbols, celibacy, states of consciousness, ideas about kinship) to express a new kind of kinship or family...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
51m
Stem Cell Reviews and Reports
Effects of VEGF + Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma on Inbred Rat Ovarian Functions in Cyclophosphamide-Induced Premature Ovarian Insufficiency ModelAbstractPremature ovarian insufficiency (POI), a fertility disorder affecting women under 40 years of age, is characterized by early loss of ovarian function. This study was aimed to maintain ovarian function in POI animal models by mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) transplantation with/without the supplementation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP)....
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Radiation Oncology
Letter to the Editor concerning "Re-irradiation in gynaecological cancers, present experiences and future hopes"Challenges in the re-irradiation of locally advanced head and neck cancers: outcomes and toxicitiesAbstractPurposeTo retrospectively review outcomes and toxicities for patients with recurrent head and neck cancer (HNC) undergoing re-irradiation (re-RT).MethodsRetrospective review of oncologic outcomes and toxicity data from patients who received head and neck (HN) re-RT with curative intent...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Medical and Biological Engineering
Robot Navigation Using a Brain Computer Interface Based on Motor ImageryAbstractAn interface between a human brain and a computer (or any external device) can be implemented for interchanging orders using a brain–computer interface (BCI) system. Motor imagery (MI), which represents human intention to execute actions or movements, can be captured and analyzed using brain signals such as electroencephalograms (EEGs). The present study focuses on a synchronous control system with a BCI based on MI for...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
52m
CNS Drugs
Temporal Trends and Predictors of Drug Utilization and Outcomes in First-Ever Stroke Patients: A Population-Based Study Using the Singapore Stroke RegistryAbstractIntroductionDrug utilization and outcomes research in multi-ethnic Asian stroke populations is lacking.ObjectivesOur objective was to examine temporal trends and predictors of drug utilization and outcomes in a multi-ethnic Asian stroke population.MethodsThis registry-based study included ischemic and hemorrhagic first-ever stroke patients...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Reference Ranges for Preterm Infants, Dinushan C. Kaluarachchi, David...
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Reference Ranges for Preterm Infants,Dinushan C. Kaluarachchi, David B. Allen, Jens C. Eickhoff, Sandra J. Dawe and Mei W. BakerCommentaryAvoiding the Overdiagnosis of Congenital Hypothyroidism in Premature NewbornsFrancisca Grob and Guy Van Vliet
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IN THIS ISSUE OF JAMA, Highlights Audio Summary: ICU Delirium and PTSD, Protocolized Sepsis Care and...
IN THIS ISSUE OF JAMA,HighlightsAudio Summary: ICU Delirium and PTSD, Protocolized Sepsis Care and Mortality, Time-To-Reperfusion and Stroke Outcomes, and moreORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONCaring for the Critically Ill PatientEffect of Flexible Family Visitation on Delirium Among Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: The ICU Visits Randomized Clinical TrialRegis Goulart Rosa, MD, PhD; Maicon Falavigna, MD, PhD; Daiana Barbosa da Silva, RN, MSc; et al.Earn CME creditEditorial: Psychological Consequences of...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Clinical Neuropharmacology
Factors Associated With Delirium in Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients Treated With Supplemental Melatonin: A Case-Cohort StudyObjectives Intensive care unit (ICU) delirium is a common neuropsychiatric syndrome that confers significant morbidity and mortality. Melatonin is an endogenous neurohormone involved with regulating sleep-wake cycles and has been found to be disturbed in ICU delirium. We hypothesized that there are independent factors that predict delirium in a cohort of patients on melatonin...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Journal of Surgical Oncology Early View Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue Race,...
Journal of Surgical OncologyEarly ViewOnline Version of Record before inclusion in an issueRace, ethnicity, and socioeconomic factors in cholangiocarcinoma: What is driving disparities in receipt of treatment?Rachel M. Lee MD, MSPH, Yuan Liu PhD, Adriana C. Gamboa MD, Mohammad Y. Zaidi MD, MS, David A. Kooby MD, FACS, Mihir M. Shah MD, Kenneth Cardona MD, FACS, Maria C. Russell MD, FACS, Shishir K. Maithel MD, FACSVersion of Record online: 13 July 2019A prediction model for lymph node metastasis...
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58m
Pathological Gambling Associated With Aripiprazole      Objectives Pathological gambling can be potentiated...
Pathological Gambling Associated With Aripiprazole      Objectives Pathological gambling can be potentiated by treatment with dopamine agonists. Aripiprazole, bearing a partial agonist activity at dopamine D2 and D3 receptors, has also been linked to such a behavioral aberration, usually on subjects predisposed with tendency of impulsive or addictive behaviors. Methods Review of patient's medical records and literature review. Results Two young patients' pathological gambling emerged simply due to...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
59m
Sertraline-Related Amenorrhea in an Adolescent  Amenorrhea is one of the clinical consequences of hyperprolactinemia....
Sertraline-Related Amenorrhea in an Adolescent Amenorrhea is one of the clinical consequences of hyperprolactinemia. Although symptomatic hyperprolactinemia is among the well-described adverse reactions of antipsychotic agents, it may also be reported with the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Hereby, we present a case of sertraline-related hyperprolactinemic amenorrhea in an adolescent. Amenorrhea occurred 2 months after starting sertraline, and menstrual cycle restored after stopping...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
59m
Levetiracetam-Related Mania-Like Symptoms: An Adolescent Case Levetiracetam is an antiepileptic agent...
Levetiracetam-Related Mania-Like Symptoms: An Adolescent CaseLevetiracetam is an antiepileptic agent that is used for partial and generalized epilepsy. Although it is well tolerated in most cases, behavioral and nonbehavioral adverse effects may be observed. Among behavioral symptoms, depression, hostility, and agitation have been frequently reported. However, mania or mania-like symptoms are relatively rare, especially in children and adolescents. Hereby, we report mania-like symptoms with levetiracetam...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
Drug-Induced Parkinsonism Manifesting as Gait Freezing in a Patient With Traumatic Brain Injury: A...
Drug-Induced Parkinsonism Manifesting as Gait Freezing in a Patient With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case ReportBackground Among the neuropsychiatric complications commonly induced by traumatic brain injury (TBI), behavioral disorders, such as agitation and aggression, can hinder neurological recovery and deteriorate rehabilitation outcomes. Pharmacological treatment for behavioral disorders might be beneficial but could lead to drug-induced parkinsonism. We report a case of a patient with drug-induced...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Official International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology Guideline: Development and Validation of Dried Blood Spot–Based Methods for Therapeutic Drug MonitoringAbstract: Dried blood spot (DBS) analysis has been introduced more and more into clinical practice to facilitate Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM). To assure the quality of bioanalytical methods, the design, development and validation needs to fit the intended use. Current validation requirements, described...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due to Benzoyl Peroxide From an Unlikely Source Adelman, Madeline, BS*;...
Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due to Benzoyl Peroxide From an Unlikely SourceAdelman, Madeline, BS*; Mohammad, Tasneem, MD†; Kerr, Holly, MD†Dermatitis: May/June 2019 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 - p 230–231doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000470PEARLS & ZEBRASBenzoyl peroxide is effective for reducing the number and severity of acne lesions. It has a bactericidal effect on Cutibacterium acnes bacteria associated with acne and does not induce antibiotic resistance.[11][12] It may be combined with salicylic...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
Nursing Research
Maintaining and Improving Psychological Well-BeingNo abstract availableMediating Effects of Social Support on Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Older Korean Adults With Hypertension Who Live AloneBackground: Older adults who live alone are less physically and emotionally healthy and report higher levels of depression relative to those who do not live alone. Suicide is the most problematic health issue reported by older adults who live alone. In particular, vulnerable older adults who live alone...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
Bathing Additives for Atopic Dermatitis — A Systematic Review Bathing additives are regularly used...
Bathing Additives for Atopic Dermatitis — A Systematic ReviewBathing additives are regularly used for a range of inflammatory dermatoses that affect a large body surface area. Emerging evidence demonstrates that certain bathing additives have anti-inflammatory, skin barrier repair, antimicrobial, and antioxidative properties, all pertinent to atopic dermatitis. This review summarizes the mechanism and effects of Dead Sea salt, hard water, commercial baby cleansers, oatmeal, rice, and natural oils...
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1h
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Dermatitis: What Is Known and What Is New? Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison...
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Dermatitis: What Is Known and What Is New?Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are the most common causes of clinically diagnosed allergic contact dermatitis in North America. Approximately 50% to 75% of the US adult population is clinically sensitive to poison ivy, oak, and sumac. We reviewed the botany and history of these plants; urushiol chemistry and pathophysiology, clinical features, and the prevalence of allergic contact dermatitis caused by these plants; and...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
Dermatitis
SELF-ASSESSMENTNo abstract availablePoison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Dermatitis: What Is Known and What Is New?Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are the most common causes of clinically diagnosed allergic contact dermatitis in North America. Approximately 50% to 75% of the US adult population is clinically sensitive to poison ivy, oak, and sumac. We reviewed the botany and history of these plants; urushiol chemistry and pathophysiology, clinical features, and the prevalence of allergic contact dermatitis...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
Supraglottic Airway Rescue After Failed Fiberoptic Intubation in a Patient With Osteogenesis Imperfecta:...
Supraglottic Airway Rescue After Failed Fiberoptic Intubation in a Patient With Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Case ReportWe describe the management of a pregnant patient with osteogenesis imperfecta with a history of numerous fractures, severe scoliosis, and anticipated difficult airway. Her pregnancy was complicated by progressive shortness of breath and a fetal diagnosis of osteogenesis imperfecta. Spine anatomy precluded neuraxial anesthesia. Cesarean delivery was performed under general anesthesia...
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1h
Urgent Complex Intraoperative Reintubation in a Known Difficult Airway After Endotracheal Tube Damage:...
Urgent Complex Intraoperative Reintubation in a Known Difficult Airway After Endotracheal Tube Damage: A Case ReportTreacher Collins syndrome is an inherited disorder resulting in maldevelopment of the first and second branchial arches. Patients have complex orofacial anatomy often requiring airway interventions from birth. A 17-year-old boy with Treacher Collins syndrome and history of difficult ventilation and intubation presented for elective maxillofacial reconstruction. After uneventful awake...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
Retrieval of a Esophageal pH Monitoring Probe Dislodged Into the Laryngopharynx: A Case Report Esophageal...
Retrieval of a Esophageal pH Monitoring Probe Dislodged Into the Laryngopharynx: A Case ReportEsophageal pH monitoring via wireless probes is used to evaluate chest pain and atypical symptoms and diagnose gastroesophageal reflux. These probes are commonly placed during esophagogastroduodenoscopy performed by gastroenterologists in an ambulatory anesthesia setting. Dislodgment and aspiration of these probes can cause morbidity, require surgical removal, and involve the anesthesia provider in prolonged...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
Rare electrosurgical complications in tonsillectomy: Analysis of national adverse event reporting Alisa...
Rare electrosurgical complications in tonsillectomy: Analysis of national adverse event reportingAlisa Yamasaki MD  Neil Bhattacharyya MD, FACSFirst published: 11 July 2019 https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.28181Editor's Note: This Manuscript was accepted for publication on June 24, 2019.Presented as an oral presentation at the Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting 2019, Coronado, California, U.S.A., January 24–26, 2019.The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest...
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1h
Salivary Carcinosarcoma: An Extremely Rare and Highly Aggressive Malignancy, Avigeet Gupta BS  Sina...
Salivary Carcinosarcoma: An Extremely Rare and Highly Aggressive Malignancy,Avigeet Gupta BS  Sina Koochakzadeh BS  David M. Neskey MD, MSCR  Shaun A. Nguyen MD, MA  Eric J. Lentsch MDFirst published: 10 July 2019 https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.28183Editor's Note: This Manuscript was accepted for publication on June 24, 2019.The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.Read the full textePDFPDFTOOLS SHAREAbstractObjectives/HypothesisCarcinosarcomas represent...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
Cornelia de lange manifestations in otolaryngology: A systematic review and meta‐analysis, Mathieu Bergeron...
Cornelia de lange manifestations in otolaryngology: A systematic review and meta‐analysis,Mathieu Bergeron BPharm, MD, FRCSC  Katherine Chang BS  Stacey L. Ishman MD, MPHFirst published: 13 July 2019 https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.28169Editor's Note: This Manuscript was accepted for publication on June 13, 2019.The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.Read the full textePDFPDFTOOLS SHAREAbstractObjectivesCornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a rare genetic...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
Anaesthesia
Retrieval of a Esophageal pH Monitoring Probe Dislodged Into the Laryngopharynx: A Case ReportEsophageal pH monitoring via wireless probes is used to evaluate chest pain and atypical symptoms and diagnose gastroesophageal reflux. These probes are commonly placed during esophagogastroduodenoscopy performed by gastroenterologists in an ambulatory anesthesia setting. Dislodgment and aspiration of these probes can cause morbidity, require surgical removal, and involve the anesthesia provider in prolonged...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
1h
The Laryngoscope Early View Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue Pattern and severity...
The LaryngoscopeEarly ViewOnline Version of Record before inclusion in an issuePattern and severity of transverse sinus stenosis in patients with pulsatile tinnitus associated with sigmoid sinus wall anomaliesDaniel Hewes MD, Robert Morales MD, Prashant Raghavan MBBS, David J. Eisenman MDVersion of Record online: 13 July 2019Cornelia de lange manifestations in otolaryngology: A systematic review and meta‐analysisMathieu Bergeron BPharm, MD, FRCSC, Katherine Chang BS, Stacey L. Ishman MD, MPHVersion...
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1h
Oncology - Spandidos Publications
Suicide gene‑armed measles vaccine virus for the treatment of AMLStefanie Maurer, Helmut R. Salih, Irina Smirnow, Ulrich M. Lauer, Susanne BerchtoldView Abstract ❯SOX4 regulates invasion of bladder cancer cells via repression of WNT5aJosue D. Moran, Hannah H. Kim, Zhenghong Li, Carlos S. MorenoView Abstract ❯Prognostic significance of VHL, HIF1A, HIF2A, VEGFA and p53 expression in patients with clear‑cell renal cell carcinoma treated with sunitinib as first‑line treatmentPiotr M. Wierzbicki, Jakub...
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1h
Medicine by Alexandros G. Sfakianakis,Anapafseos 5 Agios Nikolaos 72100 Crete Greece,00302841026182,00306932607174,alsfakia@gmail.com,
Microbial EcologyTaurine Is a Major Carbon and Energy Source for Marine Prokaryotes in the North Atlantic Ocean off the Iberian PeninsulaAbstractTaurine, an amino acid-like compound, acts as an osmostress protectant in many marine metazoans and algae and is released via various processes into the oceanic dissolved organic matter pool. Taurine transporters are widespread among members of the marine prokaryotic community, tentatively indicating that taurine might be an important substrate for prokaryotes...
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Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases
Predictors of autoimmune hemolytic anemia in beta-thalassemia patients with underlying red blood cells autoantibodiesPublication date: November 2019Source: Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases, Volume 79Author(s): Monia Ben Khaled, Monia Ouederni, Nessrine Sahli, Nawel Dhouib, Ahmed Ben Abdelaziz, Samia Rekaya, Ridha Kouki, Houda Kaabi, Hmida Slama, Fethi Mellouli, Mohamed BejaouiAbstractIn beta-thalassemia patients, erythrocyte autoantibodies can remain silent or lead to Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia...
Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης
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Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Unexpected Lymphatic Drainage of the Treated BreastThis case highlights the use of lymphoscintigraphy with SPECT/CT in patients with previous chest and/or axillary surgery. A 67-year-old woman with a history of left breast carcinoma treated with lumpectomy and radiotherapy, and a second lumpectomy of the ipsilateral breast for a second breast carcinoma, underwent a lymphoscintigraphy for a new left breast lesion. Planar images visualized an alternative lymphatic drainage to the contralateral axilla...
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1d
Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology
Comparison of Dako HercepTest and Ventana PATHWAY Anti-HER2 (4B5) Tests and Their Correlation With Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization in Breast CarcinomaObjectives: We compared the performance of two Food and Drug Administration–approved HER2 immunohistochemistry (IHC) tests: HercepTest (Dako) and PATHWAY anti-HER2 (4B5) (Ventana). Materials and Methods: In total, 180 invasive breast carcinomas previously tested by both HercepTest and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) were retested with 4B5....
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Coronary Artery Disease
Beneficial effect of ticagrelor on microvascular perfusion in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing a primary percutaneous coronary interventionBackground Ticagrelor significantly reduced the incidence of death, myocardial infarction, and stent thrombosis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) intended for reperfusion with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). However, the effects of this drug on microvascular perfusion in...
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Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
Drs Julio Garcia-Aguilar and Emina Huang: Colorectal Surgeons Advancing the Science of Colorectal DiseasesNo abstract availableEvaluation and Management of Enterocutaneous FistulaCase Summary: A 36-year-old woman presents with an abscess at her midline wound 4 weeks following an ileocecectomy for Crohn's disease. After the abscess is incised, there is purulent drainage followed by the drainage of enteric contents; the output is 750 mL per 24 hours.Expert Commentary on the Management of Enterocutaneous...
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Pancreas
The 49th Annual Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association in Collaboration With the International Association of PancreatologyNo abstract availableNext-Generation Sequencing in Pancreatic CancerPancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is lethal, and the majority of patients present with locally advanced or metastatic disease that is not amenable to cure. Thus, with surgical resection being the only curative modality, it is critical that disease is identified at an earlier stage to allow the appropriate...
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NeuroReport
Cellular, Molecular and Developmental NeuroscienceOffline beats online transcranial direct current stimulation timing influences on working memoryFriehs, Maximilian A.; Frings, ChristianNeuroReport. 30(12):795-799, August 14, 2019.AbstractFavorites PDF Get Content & PermissionsThe n-back task is an established measure of an individual's working memory. In this task, participants have to continuously update their working memory to react to a stimulus correctly. For the verbal n-back task in particular,...
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Shock
 Collapse Box Clinical Science AspectsAssociation of Sex With Clinical Outcome in Critically Ill Sepsis Patients A Retrospective Analysis of the Large Clinical Database MIMIC-IIIXu, Jinghong; Tong, Li; Yao, Jiyou; MoreShock. 52(2):146-151, August 2019.AbstractFavoritesPDF Get Content & PermissionsIntroduction:The objective of our study was to explore the association between sex and clinical outcome in sepsis patients in a large, diverse population.Materials and Methods:We analyzed 6,134 adult...
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Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative Bacterial Bloodstream Infections in Children's Hospitals in Japan, 2010–2017Background: The risk factors of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) bloodstream infection (BSI) are not yet known in children. Our aim was to evaluate risk factors and outcomes associated with MDR GNB BSI in children. Methods: Patients with GNB BSI were enrolled between April 2010 and March 2017 at 8 children's hospitals in Japan. Clinical and microbiologic data were collected...
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Medicine by Alexandros G. Sfakianakis,Anapafseos 5 Agios Nikolaos 72100 Crete Greece,00302841026182,00306932607174,alsfakia@gmail.com,
SCCMPediatric Critical Care MedicineCritical Care Explorations, https://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/toc/publishahead,...SCCMPediatric Critical Care MedicineCritical Care Explorations,https://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/toc/publishahead,Online First - Last Updated: July 15, 2019The editors of this journal are pleased to offer electronic publication of accepted papers prior to print publication. These papers can be cited using the date of access and the unique DOI number. Any final changes in manuscripts...
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