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Diagnostic performance of emergency transthoracic focus cardiac ultrasound in suspected acute type A aortic dissection
submitted by welsani 21 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Type A aortic dissection (AD) is a deadly disease. Rapid identification of patients requiring immediate advanced aortic imaging or transfer to specialized centers is needed to improve outcomes. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of transthoracic focus cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) performed by emergency physicians, alone and in combination with the aortic dissection detection (ADD) risk score...



Mild Cognitive Impairment: Diagnosis, Longitudinal Course, and Emerging Treatments
submitted by lokshmon 21 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is widely regarded as the intermediate stage of cognitive impairment between the changes seen in normal cognitive aging and those associated with dementia. Elderly patients with MCI constitute a high-risk population for developing dementia, in particular Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Although the core clinical criteria for MCI have remained largely unchanged, the o...

Impact of abutment microstructure and insertion depth on crestal bone changes at nonsubmerged titanium implants with platform switch
submitted by majtobo 22 minutes ago - Topic: Health
To assess the impact of microgrooved abutments and the insertion depth on crestal bone changes at titanium implants with platform switch. A total of n = 3 titanium implants (conical abutment connection) were inserted in each hemimandible of n = 6 foxhounds with the implant shoulder (IS) located at either epicrestal, supracrestal (+1 mm), or subcrestal (−1 mm) positions and randomly (spl...

Acute Nontraumatic Clavicle Fracture Associated with Long-Term Bisphosphonate Therapy
submitted by jashfranibirgir 22 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Cases of osteonecrosis of the jaw, insufficiency fractures and atypical low energy or atraumatic fractures of pelvis, femur (subtrochanteric/mid-shaft/distal-third), tibia, fibula, metatarsal, humerus, and ulna related to long-term bisphosphonate therapy have been reported in the literature. We present the case of an acute nontraumatic clavicle fracture, associated with long-term bisphosphonate...

Maternal Nurturance Predicts Decreases in Attachment Avoidance in Emerging Adulthood
submitted by proteksotyo 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
One of the central tenets of attachment theory is that experiences in early childhood influence people’s approach to social relationships throughout the lifespan. We examined the influence of caregiver nurturance on the development of attachment orientation from adolescence to emerging adulthood in a sample of 103 individuals (50% female). Attachment anxiety decreased from age 14 to 18 and th...



Improved cycle outcomes after laparoscopic ovarian diathermy in hyper-responder patients with previous ART failure
submitted by gseikmon 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Excessive response to ovarian stimulation is common among hyper-responder patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART). Cycle cancellations and severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) are all detrimental consequences observed within this cohort and several approaches have been proposed to enhance outcomes. The current study is designed to evaluate whether laparoscopic ovar...

Gender Categorization Is Abnormal in Cochlear Implant Users
submitted by olsefi 24 minutes ago - Topic: Health
In normal hearing (NH), the perception of the gender of a speaker is strongly affected by two anatomically related vocal characteristics: the fundamental frequency (F0), related to vocal pitch, and the vocal tract length (VTL), related to the height of the speaker. Previous studies on gender categorization in cochlear implant (CI) users found that performance was variable, with few CI users per...


Imaging of Site Specific Bone Turnover in Osteoporosis Using Positron Emission Tomography
submitted by 199 25 minutes ago - Topic: Health
The functional imaging technique of dynamic fluorine-18 labeled sodium fluoride positron emission tomography (18F-NaF PET) allows the quantitative assessment of regional bone formation by measuring the plasma clearance of fluoride to bone at any site in the skeleton. 18F-NaF PET provides a novel and noninvasive method of studying site-specific bone formation at the hip and spine, as well as are...

Life-cycle assessment of a hydrogen-based uninterruptible power supply system using renewable energy
submitted by stillo 28 minutes ago - Topic: Environment
The paper provides an empirical assessment of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system based on hydrogen technologies (HT-UPS) using renewable energy sources (RES) with regard to its environmental impacts and a comparison to a UPS system based on the internal combustion engine (ICE-UPS). For the assessment and comparison of the environmental impacts, the life-cycle assessment (LCA) method w...


Follicular Lymphoma in Bilateral Submandibular Glands and Thyroid Gland
submitted by efonofla 38 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Ultrasound is a great tool to evaluate lumps in the neck region; whether focusing on the single image, or seeing the whole picture of different parts, all information and characters of the image allow us to conclude the possible cause. Ultrasound-guided procedures, such as fine needle aspiration biopsy or core needle biopsy, help to conform the diagnosis. We present a 42-year-old man with right...

Diagnosis of Giant Cell Tumor of Temporomandibular Joint with Ultrasound-guided Core Needle Biopsy
submitted by efonofla 39 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) tumors may initially present with symptoms similar to TMJ internal derangements and myositis of masticatory muscles. However, malignant tumors and specific types of benign tumors, such as giant cell tumors, may need aggressive surgical intervention. The current case is a 41-year-old man who initially presented with right preauricular pain. Computed tomography (CT) ...


Hypertensive Pregnancy Disorders and Future Renal Disease
submitted by neronjonhigdi 46 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Hypertensive pregnancy disorders affect approximately 6 to 8 % of otherwise normal pregnancies. A growing body of evidence links these disorders with the future development of hypertension, coronary disease, cerebrovascular disease, and peripheral arterial disease. Larger studies associating hypertensive pregnancy to future development of renal disease have been lacking until recently, with pu...

Carcinoma cuniculatum of the oral mucosa: a potentially underdiagnosed entity in the absence of clinical correlation
submitted by rass2861 51 minutes ago - Topic: Health
To delineate the features of carcinoma cuniculatum (CC), emphasizing potential management errors. A retrospective study utilized archival cases of CC. An analysis of clinical, microscopic, and management parameters was performed. Ten cases were identified and their clinical and microscopic features summarized. CC exhibits a sessile pink/red mildly papillary surface. Histologically, CC presents ...

Joint Inversion of Crustal Structure with the Rayleigh Wave Phase Velocity Dispersion and the ZH Ratio
submitted by rmocep 59 minutes ago - Topic: Geography
Surface waves are essential for resolving Earth's structure on both regional and global scales, and surface wave data are mostly exploited with velocity dispersion. However, dispersion is mostly sensitive to the integral feature of velocity structure, resulting in ambiguities of the model interpretation. Recently, it has been demonstrated that the ZH amplitude ratio of a Rayleigh wave is an eff...

Nine additional complete genome sequences of HCV genotype 6 from Vietnam including new subtypes 6xb and 6xc
submitted by onni 59 minutes ago - Topic: Biology
We completely sequenced nine HCV-6 variants from Vietnam. They are grouped into six lineages beyond the 24 assigned subtypes, 6a-6xa, and 14 unclassified lineages that have been recently described with full-length genomes. Co-analysis with reference sequences in the NS5B region identified additional 22 such lineages, which made the total taxonomic number of HCV-6 increased to 66 that might be r...