1. Incidence of an Anomalous Course of the Palmar Cutaneous Branch of the Median Nerve During Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures.

    The Journal of Hand Surgery 41(8):841 (2016) PMID 27311863

    Volar plating of distal radius fractures using an approach through the flexor carpi radialis (FCR) sheath is commonplace. The palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve (PCB) is considered to run in a position adjacent to, but outside, the ulnar FCR sheath. Anatomic studies have not identified ...
  2. Top 10 Tips About the Physician Quality Reporting System for Palliative Care Professionals.

    Journal of Palliative Medicine 19(8):806 (2016) PMID 27139259

    The U.S. healthcare system is shifting from a fee-for-service (FFS) system to a valued-based reimbursement system focused on improving the quality of healthcare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) as an important compone...
  3. Wide Awake Trigger Finger Release Surgery: Prospective Comparison of Lidocaine, Marcaine, and Exparel.

    Hand 11(2):177 (2016) PMID 27390559 PMCID PMC4920533

    Local anesthetics are routinely used in hand surgery for procedures such as trigger finger releases (TFRs). However, little is known as to the difference in efficacy and patient experience with various local anesthetics. We prospectively evaluated the efficacy of Lidocaine (L), Marcaine (M), and...
  4. Identification of B. anthracis N(5)-carboxyaminoimidazole ribonucleotide mutase (PurE) active site binding compounds via fragment library screening.

    Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 24(4):596 (2016) PMID 26740153

    The de novo purine biosynthesis pathway is an attractive target for antibacterial drug design, and PurE from this pathway has been identified to be crucial for Bacillus anthracis survival in serum. In this study we adopted a fragment-based hit discovery approach, using three screening methods-sa...
  5. Under-diagnosing and under-treating iron deficiency in hospitalized patients with gastrointestinal bleeding.

    World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology ... 7(1):139 (2016) PMID 26855820 PMCID PMC4734947

    To determine whether patients hospitalized with gastrointestinal (GI) blood loss anemia are being checked and treated for iron deficiency. Retrospective chart review was conducted for all patients admitted to a single tertiary care hospital between 11/1/2011 and 1/31/2012 for any type of GI blee...
  6. Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder phenomenology in genetic disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    The lancet psychiatry 2(10):909 (2015) PMID 26341300

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) phenomenology is reported to be more common in individuals with some genetic syndromes than in the general population; however, no meta-analysis has provided prevalence data within and between syndromes. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we aimed to synt...
  7. Fingertip Amputation Treatment: A Survey Study.

    American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.) 44(9):E331 (2015) PMID 26372760

    Distal fingertip amputations are common injuries in work- and non-work-related accidents. There is a paucity of evidence to support use of any one treatment. We conducted a study to better understand how surgeon and patient factors influence the treatment preferences for distal fingertip amputat...
  8. Short uncemented stems allow greater femoral flexibility and may reduce peri-prosthetic fracture risk: a dry bone and cadaveric study.

    Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 16(3):229 (2015) PMID 25701257 PMCID PMC4559535

    Short femoral stems for uncemented total hip arthroplasty have been introduced as a safe alternative to traditional longer stem designs. However, there has been little biomechanical examination of the effects of stem length on complications of surgery. This study aims to examine the effect of fe...
  9. Pneumococcal Capsules and Their Types: Past, Present, and Future.

    Clinical Microbiology Reviews 28(3):871 (2015) PMID 26085553 PMCID PMC4475641

    Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is an important human pathogen. Its virulence is largely due to its polysaccharide capsule, which shields it from the host immune system, and because of this, the capsule has been extensively studied. Studies of the capsule led to the identification of...
  10. Intelligent autonomous system for residential water end use classification: Autoflow

    Applied Soft Computing 31:118 (2015)

  11. Defining risk of prescription opioid overdose: pharmacy shopping and overlapping prescriptions among long-term opioid users in medicaid.

    The Journal of Pain 16(5):445 (2015) PMID 25681095

    Use of multiple pharmacies concurrently (pharmacy shopping) and overlapping prescriptions may be indicators of potential misuse or abuse of prescription opioid medications. To evaluate strategies for identifying patients at high risk, we first compared different definitions of pharmacy shopping ...
  12. Effect of exercise training on estimated GFR, vascular health, and cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with CKD: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

    American Journal of Kidney Diseases 65(3):425 (2015) PMID 25236582

    Exercise capacity, which is predictive of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease risk, is reduced significantly in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease. This pilot study examined the effect of moderate-intensity exercise training on kidney function and indexes of c...
  13. Prescription practices involving opioid analgesics among Americans with Medicaid, 2010.

    Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underse... 26(1):182 (2015) PMID 25702736 PMCID PMC4365785

    Recent state-based studies have shown an increased risk of opioid overdose death in Medicaid populations. To explore one side of risk, this study examines indicators of potential opioid inappropriate use or prescribing among Medicaid enrollees. We examined claims from enrollees aged 18-64 years ...
  14. Glycoconjugate Vaccines: The Regulatory Framework.

    Methods in Molecular Biology 1331:229 (2015) PMID 26169744

    Most vaccines, including the currently available glycoconjugate vaccines, are administered to healthy infants, to prevent future disease. The safety of a prospective vaccine is a key prerequisite for approval. Undesired side effects would not only have the potential to damage the individual infa...
  15. Efficacy, persistence and vector susceptibility to pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic 300CS) insecticide for indoor residual spraying in Zanzibar.

    Parasites & Vectors 8(1):628 (2015) PMID 26652708

    Indoor residual spraying (IRS) of households with insecticide is a principal malaria vector control intervention in Zanzibar. In 2006, IRS using the pyrethroid lambda-cyhalothrine was introduced in Zanzibar. Following detection of pyrethroid resistance in 2010, an insecticide resistance manageme...
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  16. Wider Impacts: general discussion.

    Faraday Discussions 183:349 (2015) PMID 26595901

  17. Atom efficiency in small molecule and macromolecule synthesis: general discussion.

    Faraday Discussions 183:97 (2015) PMID 26595671

  18. Shame amplifies the association between stressful life events and paranoia amongst young adults using mental health services: Implications for understanding risk and psychological resilience.

    Psychiatry Research 220(1-2):217 (2014) PMID 25086764

    Shame is associated with a range of psychological disorders, and is a trans-diagnostic moderator of the association between stressors and symptoms of disorder. However, research has yet to investigate shame in relation to specific psychotic symptoms in clinical groups. In order to address this, ...
  19. Sleep deprivation potentiates HPA axis stress reactivity in healthy adults.

    Health Psychology 33(11):1430 (2014) PMID 24818608

    This article describes an experiment that was designed to investigate the effects of sleep deprivation on physiological stress responses in healthy adults. Twenty-six participants, ages 22-49, completed a 3-night laboratory experiment with randomization to one night of sleep-deprivation or a nor...
  20. Factors Impacting Cost in Elective Endovascular and Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repairs at Two Centers

    Journal of Vascular Surgery 60(3):824 (2014)