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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914048/geometric-potentials-for-computational-protein-sequence-design
#1
Jie Li, Patrice Koehl
Computational protein sequence design is the rational design based on computer simulation of new protein molecules to fold to target three-dimensional structures, with the ultimate goal of designing novel functions. It requires a good understanding of the thermodynamic equilibrium properties of the protein of interest. Here, we consider the contribution of the solvent to the stability of the protein. We describe implicit solvent models, focusing on approximations of their nonpolar components using geometric potentials...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912213/histomorphometric-evaluation-of-two-different-bone-substitutes-in-sinus-augmentation-procedures-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-humans
#2
Ruggero Rodriguez Baena, Roberta Pastorino, Enrico Felice Gherlone, Letizia Perillo, Saturnino Marco Lupi, Alessandra Lucchese
PURPOSE: The histomorphometric results of sinus floor augmentation with deproteinized bovine bone (DBB) and a new fully synthetic bone substitute, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid/hydroxyapatite) (PLGA/HA), were compared in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve maxillary sinuses of eight patients requiring major maxillary sinus floor augmentation and free of concomitant conditions (ASA scores 1 and 2) were studied. Lateral sinus augmentation was performed using DBB or PLGA/HA grafts; sites were randomly assigned to control or test groups...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911795/klb-is-associated-with-alcohol-drinking-and-its-gene-product-%C3%AE-klotho-is-necessary-for-fgf21-regulation-of-alcohol-preference
#3
Gunter Schumann, Chunyu Liu, Paul O'Reilly, He Gao, Parkyong Song, Bing Xu, Barbara Ruggeri, Najaf Amin, Tianye Jia, Sarah Preis, Marcelo Segura Lepe, Shizuo Akira, Caterina Barbieri, Sebastian Baumeister, Stephane Cauchi, Toni-Kim Clarke, Stefan Enroth, Krista Fischer, Jenni Hällfors, Sarah E Harris, Saskia Hieber, Edith Hofer, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Åsa Johansson, Peter K Joshi, Niina Kaartinen, Jaana Laitinen, Rozenn Lemaitre, Anu Loukola, Jian'an Luan, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Massimo Mangino, Ani Manichaikul, Hamdi Mbarek, Yuri Milaneschi, Alireza Moayyeri, Kenneth Mukamal, Christopher Nelson, Jennifer Nettleton, Eemil Partinen, Rajesh Rawal, Antonietta Robino, Lynda Rose, Cinzia Sala, Takashi Satoh, Reinhold Schmidt, Katharina Schraut, Robert Scott, Albert Vernon Smith, John M Starr, Alexander Teumer, Stella Trompet, André G Uitterlinden, Cristina Venturini, Anne-Claire Vergnaud, Niek Verweij, Veronique Vitart, Dragana Vuckovic, Juho Wedenoja, Loic Yengo, Bing Yu, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Dorret I Boomsma, John Chambers, Daniel I Chasman, Toniolo Daniela, Eco de Geus, Ian Deary, Johan G Eriksson, Tõnu Esko, Volker Eulenburg, Oscar H Franco, Philippe Froguel, Christian Gieger, Hans J Grabe, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ulf Gyllensten, Tamara B Harris, Anna-Liisa Hartikainen, Andrew C Heath, Lynne Hocking, Albert Hofman, Cornelia Huth, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, J Wouter Jukema, Jaakko Kaprio, Jaspal S Kooner, Zoltan Kutalik, Jari Lahti, Claudia Langenberg, Terho Lehtimäki, Yongmei Liu, Pamela A F Madden, Nicholas Martin, Alanna Morrison, Brenda Penninx, Nicola Pirastu, Bruce Psaty, Olli Raitakari, Paul Ridker, Richard Rose, Jerome I Rotter, Nilesh J Samani, Helena Schmidt, Tim D Spector, David Stott, David Strachan, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Pim van der Harst, Cornelia M van Duijn, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Peter Vollenweider, Nicholas J Wareham, John B Whitfield, James Wilson, Bruce Wolffenbuttel, Georgy Bakalkin, Evangelos Evangelou, Yun Liu, Kenneth M Rice, Sylvane Desrivières, Steven A Kliewer, David J Mangelsdorf, Christian P Müller, Daniel Levy, Paul Elliott
Excessive alcohol consumption is a major public health problem worldwide. Although drinking habits are known to be inherited, few genes have been identified that are robustly linked to alcohol drinking. We conducted a genome-wide association metaanalysis and replication study among >105,000 individuals of European ancestry and identified β-Klotho (KLB) as a locus associated with alcohol consumption (rs11940694; P = 9.2 × 10(-12)). β-Klotho is an obligate coreceptor for the hormone FGF21, which is secreted from the liver and implicated in macronutrient preference in humans...
November 28, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911238/managing-overlapping-surgery-an-analysis-of-1018-neurosurgical-and-spine-cases
#4
Jian Guan, Andrea A Brock, Michael Karsy, William T Couldwell, Meic H Schmidt, John R W Kestle, Randy L Jensen, Andrew T Dailey, Richard H Schmidt
OBJECTIVE Overlapping surgery-the performance of parts of 2 or more surgical procedures at the same time by a single lead surgeon-has recently come under intense scrutiny, although data on the effects of overlapping procedures on patient outcomes are lacking. The authors examined the impact of overlapping surgery on complication rates in neurosurgical patients. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective review of consecutive nonemergent neurosurgical procedures performed during the period from May 12, 2014, to May 12, 2015, by any of 5 senior neurosurgeons at a single institution who were authorized to schedule overlapping cases...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910202/isopropanol-dehydration-on-amorphous-silica-alumina-synergy-of-br%C3%A3-nsted-and-lewis-acidities-at-pseudo-bridging-silanols
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Kim Larmier, Céline Chizallet, Sylvie Maury, Nicolas Cadran, Johnny Abboud, Anne-Félicie Lamic-Humblot, Eric Marceau, Hélène Lauron-Pernot
The mechanism of isopropanol dehydration on amorphous silica-alumina (ASA) was unraveled by a combination of experimental kinetic measurements and periodic density functional theory (DFT) calculations. We show that pseudo-bridging silanols (PBS-Al) are the most likely active sites owing to the synergy between the Brønsted and Lewis acidic properties of these sites, which facilitates the activation of alcohol hydroxy groups as leaving groups. Isopropanol dehydration was used to specifically investigate these PBS-Al sites, whose density was estimated to be about 10(-1)  site nm(-2) on the silica-doped alumina surface under investigation, by combining information from experiments and theoretical calculations...
December 2, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909621/impact-of-robotic-partial-nephrectomy-with-and-without-ischemia-on-renal-functions-experience-in-34-cases
#6
Kemal Ener, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Serkan Altınova, Ali Fuat Atmaca, Erdal Alkan, Erem Asil, Muhammet Fuat Özcan, Ziya Akbulut, Mevlana Derya Balbay
OBJECTIVE: In this study we aimed to compare renal functions in patients who underwent robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) with on-clamp and zero- ischemia techniques. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2009 and 2015, 12 off-clamp and 22 on-clamp RPN procedures were performed on a total of 34 patients in two centers. The main outcome parameters examined were serum creatinine, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) during preoperative, immediate postoperative periods, and at postoperative 3(rd) months...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908270/the-importance-of-wireless-capsule-endoscopy-for-research-into-the-intestinal-absorption-window-of-5-aminosalicylic-acid-in-experimental-pigs
#7
Jaroslav Kvetina, Ilja Tacheci, Milan Nobilis, Marcela Kopacova, Martin Kunes, Jan Bures
BACKGROUND: Absorption windows in particular segments of the small intestine can contribute to the development of orally administered drug formulations and can limit the bioavailability of released compounds. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate use of wireless capsule enteroscopy regarding the disintegration kinetic process of tablets in the small intestine and its comparison with the levels of the model drug (5-aminosalicylic acid; 5-ASA), and its majority metabolite (N-acetyl-5-aminosalicylic acid; N-acetyl-5-ASA) in blood plasma...
December 1, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908065/acoustical-standards-news
#8
Neil B Stremmel, Christopher J Struck
American National Standards (ANSI Standards) developed by Accredited Standards Committees S1, S2, S3, S3/SC 1, and S12 in the areas of acoustics, mechanical vibration and shock, bioacoustics, animal bioacoustics, and noise, respectively, are published by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). In addition to these standards, ASA publishes a catalog of Acoustical American National Standards. To receive a copy of the latest Standards catalog, please contact Neil Stremmel.Comments are welcomed on all material in Acoustical Standards News...
November 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907854/raman-spectroscopy-and-capillary-zone-electrophoresis-for-the-analysis-of-degradation-processes-in-commercial-effervescent-tablets-containing-acetylsalicylic-acid-and-ascorbic-acid
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Sabine Neuberger, Kevin Jooß, Dirk Flottmann, Gerhard Scriba, Christian Neusüß
In order to ensure the stability of pharmaceutical products appropriate manufacturing and storage conditions are required. In general, the degradation of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and subsequent formation of degradation products affect the pharmaceutical quality. Thus, a fast and effective detection and characterization of these substances is mandatory. Here, the applicability of Raman spectroscopy and CZE for the characterization of the degradation of effervescent tablets containing acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and ascorbic acid (AA) was evaluated...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907814/platelet-function-one-and-three-months-after-coronary-bypass-surgery-in-relation-to-once-or-twice-daily-dosing-of-acetylsalicylic-acid
#10
Torbjörn Ivert, Magnus Dalén, Charlotte Ander, Ragnhild Stålesen, Per Näsman, Marie Lordkipanidzé, Paul Hjemdahl
INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines recommend acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) treatment after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to reduce thrombotic vein graft occlusion. The optimal dosage of ASA is not known. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive either ASA 75mg or 160mg once daily (OD) or 75mg twice daily (BID) after the operation. Platelet function testing was performed before, and one and three months after the operation...
November 21, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906680/chemopreventive-effects-of-5-aminosalicylic-acid-on-inflammatory-bowel-disease-associated-colorectal-cancer-and-dysplasia-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#11
Xinyun Qiu, Jingjing Ma, Kai Wang, Hongjie Zhang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The chemopreventive effect of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been widely studied; however, the results remain conflicting. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature and update evidence concerning effects of 5-ASA on the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) and dysplasia (Dys) in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD). RESULTS: 5-ASA showed a chemopreventive effect against CRC/Dys in IBD patients (OR = 0...
November 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905910/is-standardized-care-feasible-in-the-emergency-setting-a-case-matched-analysis-of-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#12
Fabian Grass, Matthieu Cachemaille, Catherine Blanc, Nicolas Fournier, Nermin Halkic, Nicolas Demartines, Martin Hübner
BACKGROUND: Immediate laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the accepted standard for the treatment of acute cholecystitis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of a standardized approach with tailored care maps for pre- and postoperative care by comparing pain, nausea and patient satisfaction after elective and emergent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: From January 2014 until April 2015, data on pain and nausea management were prospectively recorded for all elective and emergency procedures in the department of visceral surgery...
December 1, 2016: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905216/-epidemiology-of-surgical-site-infection-in-a-neurosurgery-department
#13
Patricia López Pereira, Cristina Díaz-Agero Pérez, Nieves López Fresneña, Julio Las Heras Mosteiro, Aurelio Palancar Cabrera, Ángela Lourdes Rincón Carlavilla, Jesús María Aranaz Andrés
OBJECTIVE: To know the rates of infection of the surgical wound in the Department of Neurosurgery between 2011 and 2014. METHODS: An observational, prospective study was conducted of the rates of surgical wound infection among patients admitted for more than 48 h to the Neurosurgery Department of a tertiary-level university hospital between July 2011 and December 2014. RESULTS: The study surveyed a total of 536 surgical procedures performed in 521 patients...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905143/characterization-of-adverse-drug-reactions-causing-admission-to-an-intensive-care-unit
#14
Camilo Rojas-Velandia, Jair Ruiz-Garzón, Juan-Carlos Moscoso-Alcina, Álvaro Vallejos-Narvaéz, Jenny Castro-Canoa, Yuri Bustos-Martínez, Max Flórez-Cutiva, Mabel Contreras-Muñoz, Jully-Carolina Gómez-Gil, Carlos-Alberto Calderón-Ospina
AIM: This study aimed to determine the occurrence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) that caused admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital. METHODS: Clinical records were reviewed for patients meeting the inclusion criteria who were admitted to the ICU between September and December 2012. Suspected cases of adverse drug reactions (ADR) were documented. Nine researchers later evaluated causality using the Naranjo Algorithm, preventability using the Schumock and Thornton criteria, and clinical classification based on the dose-time-susceptibility (DoTS) system...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905087/robot-assisted-surgery-in-elderly-and-very-elderly-population-our-experience-in-oncologic-and-general-surgery-with-literature-review
#15
Graziano Ceccarelli, Enrico Andolfi, Alessia Biancafarina, Aldo Rocca, Maurizio Amato, Marco Milone, Marta Scricciolo, Barbara Frezza, Egidio Miranda, Marco De Prizio, Andrea Fontani
BACKGROUND: Although there is no agreement on a definition of elderly, commonly an age cutoff of ≥65 or 75 years is used. Nowadays most of malignancies requiring surgical treatment are diagnosed in old population. Comorbidities and frailty represent well-known problems during and after surgery in elderly patients. Minimally invasive surgery offers earlier postoperative mobilization, less blood loss, lower morbidity as well as reduction in hospital stay and as such represents an interesting and validated option for elderly population...
November 30, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904964/only-walking-matters-assessment-following-lumbar-stenosis-decompression
#16
S Budithi, Rohit Dhawan, Andrew Cattell, Birender Balain, David Jaffray
PURPOSE: Multiple outcome measures exist to evaluate the outcomes of spinal decompression surgery; however, these tend to be complex and are difficult to express to the patient pre-operatively to accurately guide their expectations. We present outcomes, in terms of walking distance measurement, of a prospective single surgeon series of 76 consecutive patients with spinal stenosis. METHODS: 76 patients (mean age 68.8 years; 48-91 years) had decompression surgery using spinous process osteotomy...
November 30, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904850/the-safety-and-risk-factors-of-major-hepatobiliary-pancreatic-surgery-in-patients-older-than-80-years
#17
Jong Hun Kim, Seog Ki Min, Huisong Lee, Geun Hong, Hyeon Kook Lee
PURPOSE: Recently, the number of elderly patients has increased due to a longer life expectancy. Among these elderly patients, more octogenarians will be diagnosed with major hepatobiliary pancreatic (HBP) diseases. Therefore, we need to evaluate the safety and risk factors of major HBP surgery in patients older than 80 years. METHODS: From January 2000 to April 2015, patients who underwent major HBP surgery were identified. The patients were divided into 2 groups according to their age at the time of surgery: Group O (≥80 years) and group Y (<80 years)...
December 2016: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904824/metachromatic-leukodystrophy-biochemical-characterization-of-two-p-307glu%C3%A2-lys-p-318trp%C3%A2-cys-arylsulfatase-a-mutations
#18
Adem Özkan, Hatice Asuman Özkara
Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is a lysosomal storage disease caused by Arylsulfatase A (ASA) deficiency. The hallmark of the disease is central and peripheral neurodegeneration. More than 200 mutations have been identified in ARSA gene so far. Some of these mutations were characterized. The aim of this study is to reinforce genotype-phenotype correlation and to understand the effect of mutations on the enzyme by biochemical characterization. Two missense mutations (c.919G→A, p.307Glu→Lys and c.954G→T, p...
November 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904219/results-of-a-compression-pin-alongwith-trochanteric-external-fixation-in-management-of-high-risk-elderly-intertrochanteric-fractures
#19
Aydın Arslan, Ali Utkan, Tuba Tulay Koca
BACKGROUND: External fixation is a well-known procedure for the management of intertrochanteric fractures in very elderly high-risk patients. A new compression pin that can be adapted to all fixators was designed to provide inter fragmentary compression. In the present study, its effects on the fracture stability and healing were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients treated using compression pin and thirty-six patients treated using standard pins were evaluated retrospectively between January 2009 and July 2014...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903802/a-protective-role-for-il-1-signaling-during-mouse-adenovirus-type-1-induced-encephalitis
#20
Luiza A Castro-Jorge, Carla Pretto, Asa Smith, Oded Foreman, Kelly E Carnahan, Katherine R Spindler
: IL-1β, an inflammatory cytokine and IL-1 receptor ligand, has diverse activities in the brain. We examined whether IL-1 signaling contributes to the encephalitis observed in mouse adenovirus type 1 (MAV-1) infection, using mice lacking the IL-1 receptor, Il1r1(-/-) Il1r1(-/-) mice had lower survival, higher disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), higher brain viral loads, and higher brain inflammatory cytokines and chemokines than control C57BL/6 mice. We also examined infections of mice defective in IL-1β production (Pycard(-/-)mice) and mice defective in trafficking of TLRs to the endosome (Unc93b1(-/-) mice)...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Virology
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