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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341048/genetic-analysis-of-coagulation-properties-curd-firming-modeling-milk-yield-composition-and-acidity-in-sarda-dairy-sheep
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G Bittante, C Cipolat-Gotet, M Pazzola, M L Dettori, G M Vacca, A Cecchinato
Sheep milk is an important source of food, especially in Mediterranean countries, and is used in large part for cheese production. Milk technological traits are important for the sheep dairy industry, but research is lacking into the genetic variation of such traits. Therefore the aim of this study was to estimate the heritability of traditional milk coagulation properties and curd firmness modeled on time t (CFt) parameters, and their genetic relationships with test-day milk yield, composition (fat, protein, and casein content), and acidity in Sarda dairy sheep...
January 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338558/correlation-between-central-foveal-thickness-and-visual-acuity-in-patients-with-idiopathic-vitreomacular-traction
#2
Mehmet M Uzel, Mehmet Citirik, Cagri Ilhan, Kemal Tekin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of preoperative central foveal thickness (CFT) on visual acuity after surgery in patients with idiopathic vitreomacular traction and to calculate a cut-off value in preoperative CFT. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with idiopathic vitreomacular traction were evaluated retrospectively. A complete ophthalmological examination including spectral domain optical coherence tomography was performed preoperatively and at 12 months after the surgery...
March 23, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333881/outer-retinal-layer-thickness-as-good-visual-predictor-in-patients-with-diabetic-macular-edema
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Tamer F Eliwa, Mahdi A Hussein, Mohamed A Zaki, Osama A Raslan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between outer retinal layer (ORL) thickness in diabetic macular edema to visual acuity (VA). METHODS: Ninety-five eyes were included in this prospective nonrandomized case-control study. They divided into 30 cases of healthy normal subjects and 65 cases of nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with diabetic macular edema. Complete ophthalmic examination and spectral domain-optical coherence tomography were done for all cases and analyzed to measure central foveal point thickness (CFT), ORL thickness at fovea, and subfoveal choroidal thickness...
March 22, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324879/quantitative-analysis-of-uveitis-macular-edema-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-receiving-deep-posterior-sub-tenon-triamcinolone-acetonide-injection
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Svetlana Jovanović, Tatjana Šarenac Vulović, Filip Radotić, Zorica Tončić, Maja Živković, Nenad Petrović
AIM: We aimed to analyze the effects of adjunctive posterior sub-Tenon capsule triamcinolone acetonide injection in the treatment of intermediate uveitis macular edema in multiple sclerosis patients that could not be controlled by systemic corticosteroid medications and immunomodulators. METHODS: The study included 30 eyes of 25 patients with multiple sclerosis who received a posterior sub-Tenon injection of 40 mg/mL triamcinolone acetonide. Parameters monitored for therapy efficiency were best-corrected visual acuity, intraocular pressure, central foveal thickness (CFT), and fluorescein angiography (FA) scores...
March 22, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315319/interferon-alpha2a-and-systemic-corticosteroid-in-monotherapy-in-chronic-uveitis-results-of-the-randomised-controlled-birdferon-study
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Christine Fardeau, Anne Simon, Benoît Rodde, Fabiana Viscogliosi, Pierre Labalette, Vincent Looten, Sophie Tézenas du Montcel, Phuc LeHoang
PURPOSE: Macular edema is the leading cause of vision loss in bilateral chronic non-infectious posterior uveitis, and is used to being treated using corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents and biotherapies. The aim of this trial was to assess and compare the efficacy and safety of corticosteroids and IFN-α in adults with such conditions. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial SUBJECTS: Adult patients with bilateral posterior autoimmune non-infectious and non-tumoral uveitis complicated by macular edema in at least one eye, were recruited...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295436/a-systematic-review-of-gay-lesbian-and-bisexual-research-samples-in-couple-and-family-therapy-journals
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Erica E Hartwell, Julianne M Serovich, Sandra J Reed, Danielle Boisvert, Teresa Falbo
The purpose of this study is to review samples from research on gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) issues and to evaluate the suitability of this body of research to support affirmative and evidence-based practice with GLB clients. The authors systematically reviewed the sampling methodology and sample composition of GLB-related research. All original, quantitative articles focusing on GLB issues published in couple and family therapy (CFT)-related journals since 1975 were coded (n = 153). Results suggest that within the GLB literature base there is some evidence of heterocentrism as well as neglect of issues of class, race, and gender...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285338/a-study-of-computer-aided-diagnosis-for-pulmonary-nodule-comparison-between-classification-accuracies-using-calculated-image-features-and-imaging-findings-annotated-by-radiologists
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Masami Kawagishi, Bin Chen, Daisuke Furukawa, Hiroyuki Sekiguchi, Koji Sakai, Takeshi Kubo, Masahiro Yakami, Koji Fujimoto, Ryo Sakamoto, Yutaka Emoto, Gakuto Aoyama, Yoshio Iizuka, Keita Nakagomi, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Kaori Togashi
PURPOSE: In our previous study, we developed a computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) system using imaging findings annotated by radiologists. The system, however, requires radiologists to input many imaging findings. In order to reduce such an interaction of radiologists, we further developed a CADx system using derived imaging findings based on calculated image features, in which the system only requires few user operations. The purpose of this study is to check whether calculated image features (CFT) or derived imaging findings (DFD) can represent information in imaging findings annotated by radiologists (AFD)...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282195/conformal-bootstrap-in-mellin-space
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Rajesh Gopakumar, Apratim Kaviraj, Kallol Sen, Aninda Sinha
We propose a new approach towards analytically solving for the dynamical content of conformal field theories (CFTs) using the bootstrap philosophy. This combines the original bootstrap idea of Polyakov with the modern technology of the Mellin representation of CFT amplitudes. We employ exchange Witten diagrams with built-in crossing symmetry as our basic building blocks rather than the conventional conformal blocks in a particular channel. Demanding consistency with the operator product expansion (OPE) implies an infinite set of constraints on operator dimensions and OPE coefficients...
February 24, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281771/an-evaluation-of-serological-tests-in-the-diagnosis-of-bovine-brucellosis-in-naturally-infected-cattle-in-kwazulu-natal-province-in-south-africa
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Songelwayo L Chisi, Yoanda Marageni, Prebashni Naidoo, Gloria Zulu, George W Akol, Henriette Van Heerden
The diagnostic sensitivity (DSe) of the Rose Bengal test (RBT), the complement fixation test (CFT), the serum agglutination test (SAT), the competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA) and the indirect ELISA (iELISA) were determined in naturally infected cattle in KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa with known infectious status from culture (gold standard). Natural brucellosis infection status of animals was determined by culturing and identification of Brucella abortus biovar 1 from abomasal fluid, milk, hygroma fluid, lymph nodes or uterine discharges samples...
February 28, 2017: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257904/in-vitro-activity-of-ceftaroline-and-comparator-agents-against-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-clinical-isolates-from-cancer-patients
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Kenneth V I Rolston, Mohamed A Jamal, Lior Nesher, Samuel A Shelburne, Issam Raad, Randall A Prince
Bacterial infections are common in cancer patients. Ceftaroline (CFT) is a broad-spectrum cephalosporin with activity against most Gram-positive organisms (GPOs) and many Gram-negative organisms. In this study, the in vitro activity of CFT was compared with vancomycin (VAN), daptomycin (DAP), linezolid (LZD), trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole (SXT) and tigecycline (TIG) against bacteria (predominantly blood culture isolates) isolated from cancer patients in 2014 and 2015. CFT was active against methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), methicillin-resistant S...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252875/effect-of-preoperative-topical-diclofenac-on-intraocular-interleukin-12-concentration-and-macular-edema-after-cataract-surgery-in-patients-with-diabetic-retinopathy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aleksej Medić, Tomislav Jukić, Anita Matas, Katarina Vukojević, Ada Sapunar, Ljubo Znaor
AIM: To determine if preoperative treatment with a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) lowers the concentration of intraocular interleukin (IL)-12 and the incidence of postoperative macular edema in patients with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy undergoing cataract surgery. METHODS: A total of 55 patients were randomized to diclofenac (n=27) or placebo (n=28). Patients receiving diclofenac started preoperative treatment with 0.1% topical diclofenac four times a day 7 days before cataract surgery and the therapy was discontinued 30 days after surgery...
February 28, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251088/characteristics-of-retinal-vein-occlusion-with-final-vision-better-than-78-letters-after-sequential-therapy-with-ranibizumab-and-triamcinolone-acetate
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Yao-Wu Qin, Jia Yu, Quan Zhang
AIM: To analyze the reasons that may lead to the different vision result by combining the ranibizumab and triamcinolone acetate (TA) in sequence to treat macular edema in retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS: Ranibizumab and TA were combined in sequence to treat 43 patients with macular edema secondary to RVO. Six months after the treatment, patients with central fovea thickness (CFT) less than 300 µm in optical coherence tomography (OCT) were collected into Groups I and II, based on vision acuity (VA) better than 78 letters or less than 60 letters...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249624/a-tailored-compassion-focused-therapy-program-for-sexual-minority-young-adults-with-depressive-symotomatology-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Christopher A Pepping, Anthony Lyons, Ruth McNair, James N Kirby, Nicola Petrocchi, Paul Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) men and women represent one of the highest-risk populations for depressive symptomatology and disorders, with young LGB adults being at greatest risk. To date, there have been no randomized controlled trials (RCT) to specifically target depressive symptoms in young LGB adults. This is despite research highlighting unique predictors of depressive symptomatology in this population. Here we outline a protocol for an RCT that will test the preliminary efficacy of a tailored compassion-focused therapy (CFT) intervention for young LGB adults compared with a self-directed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program with no specific tailoring for LGB individuals...
March 1, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244296/bacterial-species-and-antibiotic-sensitivity-in-korean-patients-diagnosed-with-acute-otitis-media-and-otitis-media-with-effusion
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Sang Hoon Kim, Eun Ju Jeon, Seok Min Hong, Chang Hoon Bae, Ho Yun Lee, Moo Kyun Park, Jae Yong Byun, Myung Gu Kim, Seung Geun Yeo
Changes over time in pathogens and their antibiotic sensitivity resulting from the recent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in otitis media (OM) have complicated treatment. This study evaluated changes over 5 years in principal pathogens and their antibiotic sensitivity in patients in Korea diagnosed with acute OM (AOM) and OM with effusion (OME). The study population consisted of 683 patients who visited the outpatient department of otorhinolaryngology in 7 tertiary hospitals in Korea between January 2010 and May 2015 and were diagnosed with acute AOM or OME...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237411/association-of-disorganization-of-retinal-inner-layers-with-visual-acuity-in-eyes-with-uveitic-cystoid-macular-edema
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Dilraj S Grewal, Matthew L O'Sullivan, Martina Kron, Glenn J Jaffe
PURPOSE: To determine whether disorganization of retinal inner layers (DRIL) assessed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) correlates with visual acuity (VA) in eyes with uveitic cystoid macular edema (CME). DESIGN: Secondary analysis of Randomized Clinical Trial data. METHODS: Fifty-six eyes of 42 patients with uveitic CME were prospectively imaged as part of the VISUAL-1 trial (Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT01138657)...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208401/supersymmetric-spin-chains-with-nonmonotonic-dispersion-relation-criticality-and-entanglement-entropy
#16
José A Carrasco, Federico Finkel, Artemio González-López, Miguel A Rodríguez
We study the critical behavior and the ground-state entanglement of a large class of su(1|1) supersymmetric spin chains with a general (not necessarily monotonic) dispersion relation. We show that this class includes several relevant models, with both short- and long-range interactions of a simple form. We determine the low temperature behavior of the free energy per spin, and deduce that the models considered have a critical phase in the same universality class as a (1+1)-dimensional conformal field theory (CFT) with central charge equal to the number of connected components of the Fermi sea...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203186/real-life-iluvien-fluocinolone-acetonide-case-study-rapid-drying-of-the-macula-and-improved-vision-within-2-years-after-therapy-initiation
#17
Hibba Quhill, Fahd Quhill
IMPORTANCE: A case showing sustained structural and functional responses 2 years after a single treatment with ILUVIEN (0.2 µg/day fluocinolone acetonide, FAc) despite suboptimal responses to ranibizumab. OBSERVATIONS: A 68-year-old female patient with diabetic macular oedema (DME) from type 2 diabetes mellitus was first diagnosed in October 2010 and had a baseline visual acuity (VA) of 46 Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) letters in the left eye...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176187/brucellosis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-dairy-cattle-of-eastern-ethiopia
#18
Yitagele Terefe, Sisay Girma, Negesse Mekonnen, Biruhtesfa Asrade
Knowing the status of Bovine brucellosis and associated risk factors is a crucial step in formulating evidence based control scheme. In this study, a total of 967 dairy cows from 307 dairy farms in eastern Ethiopia were serologically tested for Brucella antibodies. The screening was done first using RBPT and positive samples were subsequently subjected to CFT for confirmation. A pre-tested structured questionnaire was used to collect relevant data from 307 dairy cattle owners or attendants to assess their awareness and routine practice...
March 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176171/comparison-of-efficacy-of-intravitreal-ranibizumab-between-non-vitrectomized-and-vitrectomized-eyes-with-diabetic-macular-edema
#19
Yen-Yi Chen, Pei-Ying Chen, Fang-Ting Chen, Yun-Ju Chen, Jia-Kang Wang
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of intravitreal ranibizumab between non-vitrectomized and vitrectomized eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, nonrandomized, and comparative study. METHODS: From May 2013 to March 2016, 148 eyes of 148 patients with treatment-naïve center-involving DME were reviewed in one institution. Forty-six eyes underwent prior vitrectomy at least 3 months ago, and 102 eyes did not receive any vitrectomy...
February 7, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160328/ethnic-differences-in-male-reproductive-hormones-and-relationships-with-adiposity-and-insulin-resistance-in-older-men
#20
Robert J A H Eendebak, Agnieszka Swiecicka, Piotr S Gromski, Stephen R Pye, Terence W O'Neill, Alan Marshall, Brian G Keevil, Gindo Tampubolon, Royston Goodacre, Frederick C W Wu, Martin K Rutter
OBJECTIVES: To assess ethnic differences in male reproductive hormone levels and to determine if any differences are explained by adiposity, insulin resistance (IR), or comorbidities in older men. DESIGN: Multi-ethnic cross-sectional observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Community dwelling middle-aged and elderly men residing in the U.K. aged 40-84 years of South Asian (SA; n=180), White European (WE; n=328) or African Caribbean (AC; n=166) origin...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
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