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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225287/-predatory-journals-how-their-publishers-operate-and-how-to-avoid-them
#1
Jiří Kratochvíl, Lukáš Plch
Authors who publish in scientific or scholarly journals today face the risk of publishing in so-called predatory journals. These journals exploit the noble idea of the Open Access movement, whose goal is to make the latest scientific findings available for free. Predatory journals, unlike the reputable ones working on an Open Access basis, neglect the review process and publish low-quality submissions. The basic attributes of predatory journals are a very quick review process or even none at all, failure to be transparent about author fees for publishing an article, misleading potential authors by imitating the names of well-established journals, and false information on indexing in renowned databases or assigned impact factor...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224666/refinement-and-cross-validation-of-nickel-bioavailability-in-pnec-pro-a-regulatory-tool-for-site-specific-risk-assessment-of-metals-in-surface-water
#2
Anja J Verschoor, Martina G Vijver, Jos P M Vink
The European Water Framework Directive prescribes that the environmental quality standards for nickel in surface waters should be based on bioavailable concentrations. Biotic ligand models (BLMs) are powerful tools to account for site-specific bioavailability within risk assessments. Several BLMs and simplified tools are available. For nickel, most of them are based on the same toxicity dataset and chemical speciation methodology as laid down in the 2008 European Union Environmental-Risk Assessment Report (RAR)...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219378/from-urban-planning-and-emergency-training-to-pok%C3%A3-mon-go-applications-of-virtual-reality-gis-vrgis-and-augmented-reality-gis-argis-in-personal-public-and-environmental-health
#3
EDITORIAL
Maged N Kamel Boulos, Zhihan Lu, Paul Guerrero, Charlene Jennett, Anthony Steed
The latest generation of virtual and mixed reality hardware has rekindled interest in virtual reality GIS (VRGIS) and augmented reality GIS (ARGIS) applications in health, and opened up new and exciting opportunities and possibilities for using these technologies in the personal and public health arenas. From smart urban planning and emergency training to Pokémon Go, this article offers a snapshot of some of the most remarkable VRGIS and ARGIS solutions for tackling public and environmental health problems, and bringing about safer and healthier living options to individuals and communities...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217778/a-critical-insight-into-the-development-pipeline-of-microfluidic-immunoassay-devices-for-the-sensitive-quantitation-of-protein-biomarkers-at-the-point-of-care
#4
REVIEW
Ana I Barbosa, Nuno M Reis
The latest clinical procedures for the timely and cost-effective diagnosis of chronic and acute clinical conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes or sepsis (i.e. the biggest causes of death worldwide), involve the quantitation of specific protein biomarkers released into the blood stream or other physiological fluids (e.g. urine or saliva). The clinical thresholds are usually in the femtomolar to picolomar range, and consequently the measurement of these protein biomarkers heavily relies on highly sophisticated, bulky and automated equipment in centralised pathology laboratories...
February 20, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216838/color-matching-in-facial-prosthetics-a-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Rani Ranabhatt, Kamleshwar Singh, Ramashanker Siddharth, Shuchi Tripathi, Deeksha Arya
Color matching to the surrounding skin is extremely important in patients wearing maxillofacial prostheses. It is of utmost importance to know the different techniques of color matching and coloring in maxillofacial prostheses. The purpose of this study is to review the literature data with regard to color matching in maxillofacial prosthetics. An electronic search of peer review restricted to English language dental literature was conducted to identify the relevant scientific article on color matching and coloring in maxillofacial prostheses...
January 2017: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214909/-obesity-and-diabetes-a-global-problem-what-does-recent-data-tell-us
#6
Simona Giampaoli, Serena Vannucchi
The authors discuss the latest data regarding obesity and diabetes worldwide and in Italy. Two very important articles were recently published by the Non Communicable Disease Risk Factor Collaboration which employs hundreds of researchers around the world. The two articles respectively describe trends in Body Mass Index and diabetes, in different countries in the past 40 years, and show that there has been a startling increase in the number of obese people and people suffering from diabetes worldwide. The number of obese people (BMI>=30 Kg/m2) has risen globally from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014...
November 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214788/authorship-criteria-and-reporting-of-ethical-compliance-in-indian-biomedical-journals
#7
Pravin Bolshete
The "instructions to authors" of a total of 55 PubMed/MEDLINE indexed Indian biomedical journals were evaluated to assess the authorship criteria and guidance on reporting of research ethics including incorporation of recent updates. Thirty-seven (67.3%) journals recommended the ICMJE guidelines for manuscript preparation. Thirty-two of 55 (58.2%) journals defined authorship; only two journals defined authorship as per the latest (2013) ICMJE criteria. The journals' recommendations which indicated ethical compliance in articles were - the conduct of a study in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki(n=39); ethical approval (n=37); consent (n=26); assent (n=10); and consent for identifiable information (n=31)...
February 1, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212151/antibody-mediated-rejection-in-the-cardiac-allograft-diagnosis-treatment-and-future-considerations
#8
M Elizabeth H Hammond, Abdallah G Kfoury
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the latest publications dealing with antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) and defines areas of controversy and future steps that may improve the outcome for patients with this virulent form of rejection. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent progress includes publication of standardized pathologic criteria for acute AMR by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and guidelines for treatment of acute AMR by the American Heart Association, endorsed by ISHLT as well...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211993/recent-lab-on-chip-developments-for-novel-drug-discovery
#9
REVIEW
Nauman Khalid, Isao Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Nakajima
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and micro total analysis systems (μTAS) revolutionized the biochemical and electronic industries, and this miniaturization process became a key driver for many markets. Now, it is a driving force for innovations in life sciences, diagnostics, analytical sciences, and chemistry, which are called 'lab-on-a-chip, (LOC)' devices. The use of these devices allows the development of fast, portable, and easy-to-use systems with a high level of functional integration for applications such as point-of-care diagnostics, forensics, the analysis of biomolecules, environmental or food analysis, and drug development...
February 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211810/therapeutics-of-neurotransmitters-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
Ramesh Kandimalla, P Hemachandra Reddy
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, characterized by the loss of memory, multiple cognitive impairments and changes in the personality and behavior. Several decades of intense research have revealed that multiple cellular changes are involved in disease process, including synaptic damage, mitochondrial abnormalities and inflammatory responses, in addition to formation and accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) and phosphorylated tau. Although tremendous progress has been made in understanding the impact of neurotransmitters in the progression and pathogenesis of AD, we still do not have a drug molecule associated with neurotransmitter(s) that can delay disease process in elderly individuals and/or restore cognitive functions in AD patients...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209948/-digital-technology-in-clinical-surgery-and-rehabilitation
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O E Karpov, P S Vetshev, V D Daminov, S A Epifanov, A A Zuev, P D Kuzmin, D A Makhnev
: This article is devoted to a very actual and insufficiently imagine in the literature theme - innovation and digital technologies in clinical surgery and rehabilitation. AIM: To schow posibilities of modern digital and information technologies in clinical practice based on the experience of the Pirogov Center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Analysis of experience in the application of innovative technologies, robotic surgery, intraoperative navigation computer, robotic systems in medical rehabilitation, integrated operating room, surgical video communication systems in service of those doing the Pirogov Center for the past 10 years...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173607/review-suggests-that-the-immunoregulatory-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-allergenic-foods-can-provoke-oral-tolerance-if-introduced-early-to-infants-diets
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REVIEW
Despina-Zoe T Mermiri, Theodora Lappa, Athina L Papadopoulou
: For years, the advice was to postpone introducing allergenic foods, in order to prevent food allergies. However, food allergies have escalated rather than declined and our review of the latest epidemiological, immunological and nutritional research suggests that early weaning practices may be beneficial. The most allergenic foods, such as fish, eggs and peanuts, have proved to be inherently rich in tolerogenic substances that can play a significant role in preventing allergies. CONCLUSION: We found evidence that the immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory properties of allergenic foods can provoke oral tolerance if introduced early to both low-risk and high-risk infants...
February 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167593/a-review-on-dapsone-hypersensitivity-syndrome-among-chinese-patients-with-an-emphasis-on-preventing-adverse-drug-reactions-with-genetic-testing
#13
REVIEW
Na Wang, Leela Parimi, Hong Liu, Furen Zhang
Dapsone is a bactericidal and bacteriostatic against Mycobacterium leprae, a causative agent of leprosy. Dapsone is also applied in a range of medical fields because of its anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. Dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS) is a rare yet serious adverse drug reaction (ADR) caused by dapsone involving multiple organs. We performed a systematic review of published articles describing dapsone-induced hypersensitivity syndrome, including all Chinese articles and the latest literature available in online databases published between October 2009 and October 2015...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165829/an-overview-of-nanofiber-based-antibacterial-drug-design
#14
Semih Calamak, Reza Shahbazi, Ipek Eroglu, Merve Gultekinoglu, Kezban Ulubayram
Introduction Conventional administration of antibacterial drugs to the human body can cause vital problems such as dose dependent systemic toxicity and bacterial resistance which prevent the healing process. In this regard, recent studies have been devoted to producing nanofiber based antibacterial drug delivery approaches which surpass bacterial resistance and toxicological issues. Areas covered This review summarizes latest developments in the production of antibacterial nanofibers, nanofiber based antibacterial action mechanisms and release profiles of nanofibers...
February 6, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164855/from-culture-to-high-throughput-sequencing-and-beyond-a-layperson-s-guide-to-the-omics-and-diagnostic-potential-of-the-microbiome
#15
REVIEW
Paul W O'Toole, Burkhardt Flemer
Detailed knowledge of the community of organisms in the gut has become possible in recent years because of the development of culture-independent methods. Largely based on latest DNA sequencing platforms, it is now possible to establish the composition of the microbiota and the repertoire of biochemical functions it encodes. Variations in either or both of these parameters have been linked to intestinal and extraintestinal disease. This article summarizes how these methods are applied, with special reference to gastroenterology, and describes the achievements and future potential of microbiota analysis as a diagnostic tool...
March 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164755/regulation-of-na-k-atpase-by-estradiol-and-igf-1-in-cardio-metabolic-diseases
#16
Milan Obradovic, Julijana Stanimirovic, Anastasija Panic, Nikola Bogdanovic, Emina Sudar-Milovanovic, Desanka Cenic-Milosevic, Esma R Isenovic
BACKGROUND: The sodium/potassium- adenosine- triphosphatase (Na+/K+-ATPase) is an important mediator in vasculature tone and contractility, and its abnormal regulation has been implicated in many diseases such as obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, and hypertension. Decreased Na+/K+-ATPase abundance and its altered isoform expression induce cardiomyocytes death and cardiac dysfunction, possibly leading to the development of myocardial dilation and heart failure. Therefore, the regulation of Na+/K+-ATPase activity/expression could be important in treatment and possible prevention of cardio-metabolic diseases...
February 3, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163603/rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-rbd-update-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
#17
Birgit Högl, Ambra Stefani
BACKGROUND: REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is parasomnia characterized by dream enactment and enabled by disruption of physiological muscle atonia during REM sleep. Over the past few years, diagnostic criteria and the methods used to confirm diagnosis have been updated. OBJECTIVE: In this review article, the current knowledge regarding RBD diagnosis and treatment is presented. METHODS: A selective literature search was carried out. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Although several RBD screening questionnaires have been developed, diagnosis can only be definitely confirmed on the basis of polysomnography...
2017: Somnologie: Schlafforschung und Schlafmedizin, Somnology: Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162227/angiogenesis-in-dermatology-insights-of-molecular-mechanisms-and-latest-developments
#18
N A Richarz, A Boada, J M Carrascosa
Angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels. It is a biological process essential in physiological wound healing or pathological inflammation and tumor growth, which underlies a complex interplay of stimulating and inhibiting signals. Extracellular matrix, cells of innate and adaptive immunity and endothelial cells itself are a major source of angiogenic factors that activate or inhibit specific receptors and consequently influence intracellular signaling pathways. Most inflammatory and neoplastic diseases in dermatology are characterized by excessive angiogenesis, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, as well as melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, but also benign vascular neoplasia...
February 2, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160353/a-review-on-microbiological-decontamination-of-fresh-produce-with-nonthermal-plasma
#19
REVIEW
C Pignata, D D'Angelo, E Fea, G Gilli
Food safety is a critical public health issue for consumers and the food industry because microbiological contamination of food causes considerable social and economic burdens on health care. Most foodborne illness comes from animal production, but as of the mid-1990s in the United States and more recently in the European Union, the contribution of fresh produce to foodborne outbreaks has rapidly increased. Recent studies have suggested that sterilisation with nonthermal plasma could be a viable alternative to the traditional methods for the decontamination of heat-sensitive materials or food because this technique proves capable of eliminating microorganisms on surfaces without altering the substrate...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158895/mimicking-exercise-in-three-dimensional-bioengineered-skeletal-muscle-to-investigate-cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-physiological-adaptation
#20
REVIEW
Andreas M Kasper, Daniel C Turner, Neil R W Martin, Adam P Sharples
Bioengineering of skeletal muscle in-vitro in order to produce highly aligned myofibres in relevant three dimensional (3D) matrices have allowed scientists to model the in-vivo skeletal muscle niche. This review discusses essential experimental considerations for developing bioengineered muscle in order to investigate exercise mimicking stimuli. We identify current knowledge in the use of electrical stimulation and co-culture with motor neurons to enhance skeletal muscle maturation and contractile function in bioengineered systems in-vitro...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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