Tan Mona P, Silva Edibaldo

Breast conservation therapy (BCT) was established as the preferred modality of surgical treatment for early stage breast cancer in the early 1990's. Yet, rising mastectomy rates have been observed over the last decade. This increase is a cause for concern as recent large population-based studies have consistently reported improved breast...

Konietzke Philip, Robinson Terry E

Densitometry on paired inspiratory and expiratory multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for the quantification of air trapping is an important approach to assess functional changes in airways diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF). For a regional analysis of functional deficits, an accurate lobe segmentation algorithm applicable to inspiratory...

img 2018, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration

Corcia Philippe, Camu William

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) are the most frequent motor neuron disorders in adulthood and infancy, respectively. There is a growing literature supporting common pathophysiological patterns between those disorders. One important clinical issue for that is the co-occurrence of both diseases within a family....

Stucchi M, Boffito D C

Titanium dioxide is the most popular photocatalyst to degrade organic pollutants in air, as well as in water. The principal drawback preventing its commercial application lies in its limited absorption of the visible light (400-700nm), while it is active under UV irradiation (≤387nm). Supporting noble metals in the form of nanoparticles on TiO2...

Matiasek Johannes, Rieger Ulrich M

Blepharoplasty is the third most common plastic surgical procedure in the USA. Due to the emergence of multiresistant bacteria, optimising the antiseptic procedure is crucial. Choice of antiseptics plays an important role as they may cause skin irritation and colouring of disinfected areas. In this study, the use of the aqueous antiseptic...

Michalaki Marina A, Markou Kostas B

It is known that there are multiple factors which can affect thyroid gland development during childhood and adolescence. Our aim was to investigate this issue by examining the relationships between age, sex, several anthropometric parameters, pubertal status, thyroid function tests, and iodine intake status with thyroid volume (TV) in children and...

img 2018, Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation

Fehr Thomas, Fehr Thomas

Kidney allograft from elderly donors bear higher peri- and posttransplant risks, such as delayed graft function with or without need for dialysis, lower allograft function at the early phase and shorter allograft survival. In contrast, allografts from younger donors perform better - in young and old recipients. Thus, in a perfect world without...

Doddi Seshagiri Rao, Adler Lawrence

The safety of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is improving with advances in anesthesia and ECT technique. There are published case reports of successful treatment of depression in patients who were once considered at high medical risk. Recent cerebral hemorrhage is one of the conditions considered to significantly increase the risk of ECT...

Oh Sehun, Kim Yeonwoo

Legalization of marijuana for medical and/or recreational use in some U.S. states has increased attention to substance use and related problems. However, little attention has been paid to these phenomena among adults in families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) whose adverse life experiences may put them at elevated risk of...

Petry Nancy M, Polsky Sarit

Purpose The purpose of the study was to evaluate frequency of use and problem use of psychoactive substances in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Research Design and Methods Standardized instruments for assessing tobacco, alcohol, and other psychoactive substance use were emailed to 4311 adult participants at 69 T1D Exchange Registry Exchange...

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