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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329356/prognostic-factors-of-noninvasive-mechanical-ventilation-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
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Wei-Chih Chen, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Wen-Kuang Yu, Yen-Wen Chen, Kuang-Yao Yang
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have reported outcomes of lung cancer patients with acute respiratory failure (RF) using noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV). The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study included all hospitalized lung cancer patients who received NIPPV for acute RF. It was conducted at a tertiary medical center in Taiwan from 2005 to 2010. The primary outcome was all cause mortality at 28 days after the initiation of NIPPV...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329355/when-the-brain-changes-its-mind-oscillatory-dynamics-of-conflict-processing-and-response-switching-in-a-flanker-task-during-alcohol-challenge
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Lauren E Beaton, Sheeva Azma, Ksenija Marinkovic
Despite the subjective experience of being in full and deliberate control of our actions, our daily routines rely on a continuous and interactive engagement of sensory evaluation and response preparation streams. They unfold automatically and unconsciously and are seamlessly integrated with cognitive control which is mobilized by stimuli that evoke ambiguity or response conflict. Methods with high spatio-temporal sensitivity are needed to provide insight into the interplay between automatic and controlled processing...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329354/palmitate-induced-er-stress-and-inhibition-of-protein-synthesis-in-cultured-myotubes-does-not-require-toll-like-receptor-4
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Ben D Perry, Jill A Rahnert, Yang Xie, Bin Zheng, Myra E Woodworth-Hobbs, S Russ Price
Saturated fatty acids, such as palmitate, are elevated in metabolically dysfunctional conditions like type 2 diabetes mellitus. Palmitate has been shown to impair insulin sensitivity and suppress protein synthesis while upregulating proteolytic systems in skeletal muscle. Increased sarco/endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and subsequent activation of the unfolded protein response may contribute to the palmitate-induced impairment of muscle protein synthesis. In some cell types, ER stress occurs through activation of the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329353/estimating-the-responses-of-winter-wheat-yields-to-moisture-variations-in-the-past-35-years-in-jiangsu-province-of-china
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Xiangying Xu, Ping Gao, Xinkai Zhu, Wenshan Guo, Jinfeng Ding, Chunyan Li
Jiangsu is an important agricultural province in China. Winter wheat, as the second major grain crop in the province, is greatly affected by moisture variations. The objective of this study was to investigate whether there were significant trends in changes in the moisture conditions during wheat growing seasons over the past decades and how the wheat yields responded to different moisture levels by means of a popular drought index, the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI). The study started with a trend analysis and quantification of the moisture conditions with the Mann-Kendall test and Sen's Slope method, respectively...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329352/interpersonal-trauma-moderates-the-relationship-between-personality-factors-and-suicidality-of-individuals-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#5
Yongjoon Yoo, Hyeon-Ju Park, Soowon Park, Maeng Je Cho, Seong-Jin Cho, Ji Yeon Lee, Soo-Hee Choi, Jun-Young Lee
Individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more prone to suicidal ideation and behavior. While those who have experienced interpersonal trauma exhibit more suicidality than those who have experienced non-interpersonal trauma, it is unclear how the traumatic effects are related to an individual's personality characteristics. This study examined the association between interpersonal trauma and personality factors with suicidality, and elucidated the moderating role of interpersonal trauma in individuals with PTSD...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329351/educational-gradients-in-the-use-of-electronic-cigarettes-and-heat-not-burn-tobacco-products-in-japan
#6
Yuki Miyazaki, Takahiro Tabuchi
OBJECTIVES: In addition to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), tobacco companies have recently begun to sell heat-not-burn tobacco products, Ploom and iQOS in Japan. Previous research has reported an inverse association between combustible cigarette smoking and educational attainment, but little is known about the association for e-cigarettes, especially heat-not-burn tobacco products. Our objective was to analyze the relationship between educational attainment and e-cigarette and heat-not-burn tobacco use...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329350/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-postoperative-lingual-neuropraxia-following-airway-instrumentation-a-retrospective-matched-case-control-study
#7
Yi-Kai Su, Jen-Hung Wang, Shiu-Ying Hsieh, Xiu-Zhu Liu, Chen-Fuh Lam, Shian-Che Huang
BACKGROUND: Lingual nerve injury or neuropraxia is a rare but potentially serious perioperative complication following airway instrumentation during general anesthesia. This study explored the the incidence and perioperative risk factors for lingual nerve injury in patients receiving laryngeal mask (LMA) or endotracheal (ETGA) general anesthesia in a single center experience. METHODS AND RESULTS: All surgical patients in our hospital who received LMA or ETGA from 2009 to 2013 were included, and potential perioperative risk factors were compared...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329349/natural-wind-variability-triggered-drop-in-german-redispatch-volume-and-costs-from-2015-to-2016
#8
Jan Wohland, Mark Reyers, Carolin Märker, Dirk Witthaut
Avoiding dangerous climate change necessitates the decarbonization of electricity systems within the next few decades. In Germany, this decarbonization is based on an increased exploitation of variable renewable electricity sources such as wind and solar power. While system security has remained constantly high, the integration of renewables causes additional costs. In 2015, the costs of grid management saw an all time high of about € 1 billion. Despite the addition of renewable capacity, these costs dropped substantially in 2016...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329348/correction-risk-of-thromboembolism-in-cisplatin-versus-carboplatin-treated-patients-with-lung-cancer
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[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189410.].
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329347/salivary-proteomics-of-healthy-dogs-an-in-depth-catalog
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Sheila M F Torres, Eva Furrow, Clarissa P Souza, Jennifer L Granick, Ebbing P de Jong, Timothy J Griffin, Xiong Wang
OBJECTIVE: To provide an in-depth catalog of the salivary proteome and endogenous peptidome of healthy dogs, evaluate proteins and peptides with antimicrobial properties, and compare the most common salivary proteins and peptides between different breed phylogeny groups. METHODS: 36 healthy dogs without evidence of periodontal disease representing four breed phylogeny groups, based upon single nucleotide polymorphism haplotypes (ancient, herding/sighthound, and two miscellaneous groups)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329346/evaluation-of-bloodstream-infections-clostridium-difficile-infections-and-gut-microbiota-in-pediatric-oncology-patients
#11
Bryan T Nycz, Samuel R Dominguez, Deborah Friedman, Joanne M Hilden, Diana Ir, Charles E Robertson, Daniel N Frank
Bloodstream infections (BSI) and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in pediatric oncology/hematology/bone marrow transplant (BMT) populations are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to explore possible associations between altered microbiome composition and the occurrence of BSI and CDI in a cohort of pediatric oncology patients. Stool samples were collected from all patients admitted to the pediatric oncology floor from Oct.-Dec. 2012. Bacterial profiles from patient stools were determined by bacterial 16S rRNA gene profiling...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329345/survival-benefit-associated-with-metformin-use-in-inoperable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-with-diabetes-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Min-Chun Chuang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ying-Huang Tsai, Meng-Jer Hsieh, Yu-Ching Lin, Chin-Kuo Lin, Pau-Chung Chen, Tsung-Ming Yang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of metformin use on the survival of inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with diabetes using the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In total, 7,620 patients were eligible in this study, among them, 3,578 patients were metformin users and 4,042 were non-users. Propensity score matching was used to reduce possible confounding factors. In total, 4,182 patients (2,091 matched pairs) were included in the matched cohort...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329344/maintenance-of-muscle-strength-retains-a-normal-metabolic-cost-in-simulated-walking-after-transtibial-limb-loss
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Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Ross H Miller
Recent studies on relatively young and fit individuals with limb loss suggest that maintaining muscle strength after limb loss may mitigate the high metabolic cost of walking typically seen in the larger general limb loss population. However, these data are cross-sectional and the muscle strength prior to limb loss is unknown, and it is therefore difficult to draw causal inferences on changes in strength and gait energetics. Here we used musculoskeletal modeling and optimal control simulations to perform a longitudinal study (25 virtual "subjects") of the metabolic cost of walking pre- and post-limb loss (unilateral transtibial)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329343/effect-of-freeze-thaw-cycling-on-grain-size-of-biochar
#14
Zuolin Liu, Brandon Dugan, Caroline A Masiello, Leila M Wahab, Helge M Gonnermann, Jeffrey A Nittrouer
Biochar may improve soil hydrology by altering soil porosity, density, hydraulic conductivity, and water-holding capacity. These properties are associated with the grain size distributions of both soil and biochar, and therefore may change as biochar weathers. Here we report how freeze-thaw (F-T) cycling impacts the grain size of pine, mesquite, miscanthus, and sewage waste biochars under two drainage conditions: undrained (all biochars) and a gravity-drained experiment (mesquite biochar only). In the undrained experiment plant biochars showed a decrease in median grain size and a change in grain-size distribution consistent with the flaking off of thin layers from the biochar surface...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329342/ternary-copper-ii-complex-nci60-screening-toxicity-studies-and-evaluation-of-efficacy-in-xenograft-models-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#15
Munirah Ahmad, Shazlan-Noor Suhaimi, Tai-Lin Chu, Norazlin Abdul Aziz, Noor-Kaslina Mohd Kornain, D S Samiulla, Kwok-Wai Lo, Chew-Hee Ng, Alan Soo-Beng Khoo
Copper(II) ternary complex, [Cu(phen)(C-dmg)(H2O)]NO3 was evaluated against a panel of cell lines, tested for in vivo efficacy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma xenograft models as well as for toxicity in NOD scid gamma mice. The Cu(II) complex displayed broad spectrum cytotoxicity against multiple cancer types, including lung, colon, central nervous system, melanoma, ovarian, and prostate cancer cell lines in the NCI-60 panel. The Cu(II) complex did not cause significant induction of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A and 1A enzymes but moderately inhibited CYP isoforms 1A2, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, 2B6, 2C8 and 3A4...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329341/correction-a-century-of-changing-flows-forest-management-changed-flow-magnitudes-and-warming-advanced-the-timing-of-flow-in-a-southwestern-us-river
#16
Marcos D Robles, Dale S Turner, Jeanmarie A Haney
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187875.].
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329340/cognitive-control-moderates-parenting-stress-effects-on-children-s-diurnal-cortisol
#17
Laurel Raffington, Florian Schmiedek, Christine Heim, Yee Lee Shing
This study investigated associations between parenting stress in parents and self-reported stress in children with children's diurnal cortisol secretion and whether these associations are moderated by known stress-regulating capacities, namely child cognitive control. Salivary cortisol concentrations were assessed from awakening to evening on two weekend days from 53 6-to-7-year-old children. Children completed a cognitive control task and a self-report stress questionnaire with an experimenter, while parents completed a parenting stress inventory...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329339/accessibility-and-contribution-to-glucan-masking-of-natural-and-genetically-tagged-versions-of-yeast-wall-protein-1-of-candida-albicans
#18
Bruce L Granger
Yeast wall protein 1 (Ywp1) is an abundant glycoprotein of the cell wall of the yeast form of Candida albicans, the most prevalent fungal pathogen of humans. Antibodies that bind to the polypeptide backbone of isolated Ywp1 show little binding to intact yeast cells, presumably because the Ywp1 epitopes are masked by the polysaccharides of the mannoproteins that form the outer layer of the cell wall. Rare cells do exhibit much greater anti-Ywp1 binding, however, and one of these was isolated and characterized...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329338/pharmacoepidemiological-assessment-of-adherence-and-influencing-co-factors-among-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-patients-an-observational-cohort-study
#19
Stefanie Frech, Daniel Kreft, Rudolf F Guthoff, Gabriele Doblhammer
The goal of this study was to assess the adherence of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients to medication, and to determine co-factors influencing adherence, using a representative sample of members of the largest German public health insurer. The observational cohort study was based on a longitudinal data set from 2010-2013 and included 250,000 insured persons aged 50 and older with 10,120 diagnosed POAG patients. Uni- and multivariate analysis was performed to investigate several aspects of glaucoma, such as prevalence, adherence, and co-factors influencing adherence...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329337/mitochondrial-dna-ancestry-hpv-infection-and-the-risk-of-cervical-cancer-in-a-multiethnic-population-of-northeastern-argentina
#20
Ines Badano, Daiana J Sanabria, Maria E Totaro, Samara Rubinstein, Juan A Gili, Domingo J Liotta, Maria A Picconi, Rodolfo H Campos, Theodore G Schurr
BACKGROUND: Misiones Province in northeastern Argentina is considered to be a region with a high prevalence of HPV infection and a high mortality rate due to cervical cancer. The reasons for this epidemiological trend are not completely understood. To gain insight into this problem, we explored the relationship between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) ancestry, HPV infection, and development of cervical lesions/cancer in women from the city of Posadas in Misiones Province. METHODS: Two hundred and sixty-one women, including 92 cases of patients diagnosed with cervical lesions and 169 controls, were analyzed...
2018: PloS One
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