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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806852/generation-of-oligodendrogenic-spinal-neural-progenitor-cells-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Mohamad Khazaei, Christopher S Ahuja, Michael G Fehlings
This unit describes protocols for the efficient generation of oligodendrogenic neural progenitor cells (o-NPCs) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Specifically, detailed methods are provided for the maintenance and differentiation of hiPSCs, human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural progenitor cells (hiPS-NPCs), and human induced pluripotent stem cell-oligodendrogenic neural progenitor cells (hiPSC-o-NPCs) with the final products being suitable for in vitro experimentation or in vivo transplantation...
August 14, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806831/clinical-sign-for-missed-decompression-of-a-separate-extensor-pollicis-brevis-compartment-in-de-quervain-s-disease
#2
Niels Benatar
Persistent pain despite previous surgery for de Quervain's disease might be due to an overlooked septum between the abductor pollicis longus tendon slips and the extensor pollicis brevis tendon, or an overlooked completely separate compartment for the extensor pollicis brevis tendon alone. In both of these instances, extension of the MP joint of the thumb against resistance elicits pain at the distal level of the first extensor compartment of the wrist. When this sign is positive, revisional surgery and decompression of the remaining septum or separate compartment is indicated...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806821/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-colitis-related-dysplasia
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Noriko Suzuki, Takashi Toyonaga, James E East
Background and study aims Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) offers en bloc resection of lesions, allowing precise pathological assessment. Although possible in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients, the chronic inflammation may increase the procedural risks and reduce the complete resection rate. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of ESD for UC and to consider the factors contributing to its technical difficulty. Patients and methods Multicenter experiences of ESD for UC were retrospectively analyzed by reviewing endoscopic videos, pictures, reports, and clinical notes...
August 14, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806722/spontaneous-modality-general-abstraction-of-a-ratio-scale
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Cory D Bonn, Jessica F Cantlon
The existence of a generalized magnitude system in the human mind and brain has been studied extensively but remains elusive because it has not been clearly defined. Here we show that one possibility is the representation of relative magnitudes via ratio calculations: ratios are a naturally dimensionless or abstract quantity that could qualify as a common currency for magnitudes measured on vastly different psychophysical scales and in different sensory modalities like size, number, duration, and loudness. In a series of demonstrations based on comparisons of item sequences, we demonstrate that subjects spontaneously use knowledge of inter-item ratios within and across sensory modalities and across magnitude domains to rate sequences as more or less similar on a sliding scale...
August 11, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806659/single-step-method-to-fabricate-durable-superliquiphobic-coating-on-aluminum-surface-with-self-cleaning-and-anti-fogging-properties
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D Nanda, P Varshney, M Satapathy, S S Mohapatra, B Bhushan, A Kumar
The development of self-cleaning and anti-fogging durable superliquiphobic coatings for aluminum surfaces has raised tremendous interest in materials science. In this study, a superliquiphobic coating is fabricated on an aluminum surface by a single-step dip-coating method using 1H,1H,2H,2H-Perfluorooctyltrichlorosilane-modified SiO2 nanoparticles. The successful implementation of the aforesaid coating in different applications requires extensive investigations of its characteristics and stability. To understand the properties of the coating, surface morphology, contact angle, self-cleaning, anti-fogging, and water repellency were investigated under perturbation conditions...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806627/a-novel-clinical-evaluation-method-using-maximum-angular-velocity-during-knee-extension-to-assess-lower-extremity-muscle-function-of-older-adults
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Takeshi Arai, Shuichi Obuchi, Yoshitaka Shiba
The purpose of this study is to examine the utilities of maximum angular velocity (AV) assessment during knee extension (KE) using a gyroscope for clinical evaluation of exercise program for older adults. Two hundred and 4 community-dwelling older adults underwent a 3-month exercise intervention program. Outcome measures included AV during KE and other physical functions (isometric strength (IS), walking abilities, and balance functions). A correlation coefficient was used to evaluate the relationships between AV and other physical functions at baseline...
August 3, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806496/anterior-superior-alveolar-nerve-injury-after-extended-endoscopic-medial-maxillectomy-a-preclinical-study-to-predict-neurological-morbidity
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Alberto Schreiber, Davide Mattavelli, Marco Ferrari, Vittorio Rampinelli, Davide Lancini, Marco Ravanelli, Giacomo Bertazzoni, Luigi Fabrizio Rodella, Barbara Buffoli, Francesco Doglietto, Piero Nicolai
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic medial maxillectomies (EMMs) are used to optimize exposure of the maxillary sinus and retromaxillary areas. Although in type D EMM (Sturmann-Canfield procedure) the anterior superior alveolar nerve (ASAN) is always at risk of injury, only 29% of patients complained of alveolar process and dental anesthesia. The purpose of this anatomical study is to assess the neural anastomotic network of the ASAN (ASAN-NAN) and describe different extensions of type D EMMs in a preclinical setting...
August 14, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806485/a-matrix-based-method-of-moments-for-fitting-multivariate-network-meta-analysis-models-with-multiple-outcomes-and-random-inconsistency-effects
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Dan Jackson, Sylwia Bujkiewicz, Martin Law, Richard D Riley, Ian R White
Random-effects meta-analyses are very commonly used in medical statistics. Recent methodological developments include multivariate (multiple outcomes) and network (multiple treatments) meta-analysis. Here, we provide a new model and corresponding estimation procedure for multivariate network meta-analysis, so that multiple outcomes and treatments can be included in a single analysis. Our new multivariate model is a direct extension of a univariate model for network meta-analysis that has recently been proposed...
August 14, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806398/lysine-52-stabilizes-the-myc-oncoprotein-through-an-scf-fbxw7-independent-mechanism
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J De Melo, S S Kim, C Lourenco, L Z Penn
The oncogenic transcription factor c-MYC (MYC) is deregulated and often overexpressed in more than 50% of cancers. MYC deregulation is associated with poor prognosis and aggressive disease, suggesting that the development of therapeutic inhibitors targeting MYC would markedly impact patient outcome. MYC is highly regulated, with a protein and mRNA half-life of ~30 min. The most extensively studied pathway regulating MYC protein stability involves ubiquitylation and proteasomal degradation mediated by the E3-ligase, SCF(Fbxw7)...
August 14, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806301/risk-adjustment-in-alpps-is-associated-with-a-dramatic-decrease-in-early-mortality-and-morbidity
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Michael Linecker, Bergthor Björnsson, Gregor A Stavrou, Karl J Oldhafer, Georg Lurje, Ulf Neumann, René Adam, Francois-René Pruvot, Stefan A Topp, Jun Li, Ivan Capobianco, Silvio Nadalin, Marcel Autran Machado, Sergey Voskanyan, Deniz Balci, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, Fernando A Alvarez, Eduardo De Santibañes, Ricardo Robles-Campos, Massimo Malagó, Michelle L de Oliveira, Mickael Lesurtel, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Henrik Petrowsky
OBJECTIVE: To longitudinally assess whether risk adjustment in Associating Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation for Staged Hepatectomy (ALPPS) occurred over time and is associated with postoperative outcome. BACKGROUND: ALPPS is a novel 2-stage hepatectomy enabling resection of extensive hepatic tumors. ALPPS has been criticized for its high mortality, which is reported beyond accepted standards in liver surgery. Therefore, adjustments in patient selection and technique have been performed but have not yet been studied over time in relation to outcome...
August 11, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806264/18f-fdg-pet-ct-of-brown-adipose-tissue-hyperactivation-associated-with-pregnancy-and-paraganglioma
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Anna Margherita Maffione, Lucia Rampin, Sotirios Chondrogiannis, Maria Cristina Marzola, Patrick M Colletti, Domenico Rubello
This 32-year-old woman presented with pregnancy-related arterial hypertension unresponsive to antihypertensive therapy. During cesarean delivery, a lobulated retroperitoneal mass was discovered. F-FDG PET/CT performed 18 days postpartum demonstrated the hyperactive retroperitoneal mass and extensive hyperactivated brown adipose tissue. The mass was surgically removed, revealing a para-aortic multicentric paraganglioma. After surgery, blood pressure normalized, and serum chromogranin A and urinary metanephrines normalized...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806168/mapping-the-mouse-allelome-reveals-tissue-specific-regulation-of-allelic-expression
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Daniel Andergassen, Christoph P Dotter, Daniel Wenzel, Verena Sigl, Philipp C Bammer, Markus Muckenhuber, Daniela Mayer, Tomasz M Kulinski, Hans-Christian Theussl, Josef M Penninger, Christoph Bock, Denise P Barlow, Florian M Pauler, Quanah J Hudson
To determine the dynamics of allelic-specific expression during mouse development, we analyzed RNA-seq data from 23 F1 tissues from different developmental stages, including 19 female tissues allowing X chromosome inactivation (XCI) escapers to also be detected. We demonstrate that allelic expression arising from genetic or epigenetic differences is highly tissue-specific. We find that tissue-specific strain-biased gene expression may be regulated by tissue-specific enhancers or by post-transcriptional differences in stability between the alleles...
August 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806099/lessons-from-interspecies-mammalian-chimeras
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Fabian Suchy, Hiromitsu Nakauchi
As chimeras transform from beasts of Greek mythology into tools of contemporary bioscience, secrets of developmental biology and evolutionary divergence are being revealed. Recent advances in stem cell biology and interspecies chimerism have generated new models with extensive basic and translational applications, including generation of transplantable, patient-specific organs. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology Volume 33 is October 6, 2017. Please see http://www...
August 14, 2017: Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806096/results-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-patellar-tendon-autografts-objective-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-at-20-to-33-years-after-surgery
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K Donald Shelbourne, Rodney W Benner, Tinker Gray
BACKGROUND: Few studies exist that report objective radiographic and physical examination results at >20 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: The risk of osteoarthritis (OA) at >20 years after surgery would be statistically significantly higher if an increased severity of factors was present. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Between 1982 and 1994, 1428 knees met the inclusion criteria of being primary ACL surgery, having no existing OA or other ligamentous laxity, and having no known graft tear...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806091/sparsity-based-super-resolution-for-sem-images
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Shahar Tsiper, Or Dicker, Idan Kaizerman, Zeev Zohar, Mordechai Segev, Yonina C Eldar
The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is an electron microscope that produces an image of a sample by scanning it with a focused beam of electrons. The electrons interact with the atoms in the sample, which emit secondary electrons that contain information about the surface topography and composition. The sample is scanned by the electron beam point by point, until an image of the surface is formed. Since its invention in 1942, the capabilities of SEMs have become paramount in the discovery and understanding of the nanometer world, and today it is extensively used for both research and in industry...
August 14, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806072/modeling-of-the-passive-permeation-of-mercury-and-methylmercury-complexes-through-a-bacterial-cytoplasmic-membrane
#16
Jing Zhou, Micholas Dean Smith, Sarah J Cooper, Xiaolin Cheng, Jeremy C Smith, Jerry M Parks
Cellular uptake and export are important steps in the biotransformation of mercury (Hg) by microorganisms. However, the mechanisms of transport across biological membranes remain unclear. Membrane-bound transporters are known to be relevant, but passive permeation may also be involved. Inorganic Hg(II) and methylmercury ([CH3Hg]+) are commonly complexed with thiolate ligands. Here, we have performed extensive molecular dynamics simulations of the passive permeation of Hg(II) and [CH3Hg]+ complexes with thiolate ligands through a model bacterial cytoplasmic membrane...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805984/self-medication-misuse-in-the-middle-east-a-systematic-literature-review
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Malak M Khalifeh, Nicholas D Moore, Pascale R Salameh
Regulations usually distinguish between prescription-only (POM) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. The former requires medical prescription; the latter are available for SM of common minor or easily treated ailments. However, in the Eastern Mediterranean countries, theoretical prescription medicines can easily be purchased without a prescription, as self-medication (SM) resulting in potential misuse and unnecessary risk for patients. The magnitude of this activity is uncertain. The aim of this article, therefore, is to undertake a comprehensive review to identify the different types of medicines that can easily be purchased as SM in Middle East and recognized as misused...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805958/large-orbital-defect-reconstruction-in-the-setting-of-globe-sparing-maxillectomy-the-titanium-hammock-and-layered-fibula-technique
#18
Samuel J Trosman, Timothy M Haffey, Rafael A Couto, Michael A Fritz
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of our study was to describe a novel technique for reconstruction of orbital defects after maxillectomy using a non-anatomic titanium mesh suspension of orbital contents for both support and volume correction. This construct is then articulated with a layered fibula osteocutaneous free flap that restores orbital rim, zygoma, and maxillary alveolus. We herein present our application of this technique, including refinements over time and long-term outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 12 patients who underwent reconstruction of Brown class III orbitopalatomaxillary defects with extensive orbital involvement (at minimum complete orbital floor and rim absent) with titanium mesh sling and a layered fibula free flap...
August 14, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805922/use-of-a-complete-starter-feed-in-grain-adaptation-programs-for-feedlot-cattle
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C J Schneider, B L Nuttelman, A L Shreck, D B Burken, W A Griffin, J L Gramkow, R A Stock, T J Klopfenstein, G E Erickson
Four experiments evaluated the use of a complete starter feed (RAMP; Cargill Corn Milling, Blair, NE) for grain adaptation. In Exp. 1, 229 yearling steers (397 ± 28.4 kg BW) were used to compare a traditional adaptation program (CON) with adapting cattle with RAMP in either a 1- (RAMP-1RS) or 2- (RAMP-2RS) ration system. From d 23 to slaughter, cattle were fed a common finishing diet. In Exp. 2, 390 yearling steers (341 ± 14 kg BW) were used to compare accelerated grain adaptation programs with RAMP with 2 control treatments where RAMP was blended with a finishing diet containing either 25 (CON25) or 47...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805881/carbon-nanofiber-high-frequency-nanomechanical-resonators
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Jaesung Lee, Anupama B Kaul, Philip X-L Feng
Carbon nanofibers (CNFs) synthesized using a plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) process are investigated as a new class of building blocks for high-frequency vibrating nanomechanical resonators. The CNF resonators are prototyped by using vertically oriented few-μm-long cantilever-structured CNFs grown by PECVD. Undriven thermomechanical motions and photothermally driven resonances are measured in the frequency range of ∼3-10 MHz, which exhibit quality (Q) factors of ∼140-350 in moderate vacuum (milliTorr) at room temperature...
August 14, 2017: Nanoscale
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