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Silvana Neves Ferraz de Assunção, Ney Christian Amaral Boa Sorte, Crésio De Aragão Dantas Alves, Patrícia S Almeida Mendes, Carlos Roberto Brites Alves, Luciana Rodrigues Silva
INTRODUCTION: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is characterized by the intrahepatic deposition of fat. It is the most prevalent liver disease in the world, affecting obese children and adolescents. Its pathophysiology is not fully understood, although it is often related to insulin resistance. This in turn would be due to an inflammatory condition common to obesity. Thus, the objective of this study was to describe the behavior of proinflammatory cytokines in obese children and adolescents, with and without non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...
January 16, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Soundhararajan Gopi, Suvadip Paul, Sayan Ranu, Athi N Naganathan
The inherent conflict between noncovalent interactions and the large conformational entropy of the polypeptide chain forces folding reactions and their mechanisms to deviate significantly from chemical reactions. Accordingly, measures of structure in the transition state ensemble (TSE) are strongly influenced by the underlying distributions of microscopic folding pathways that are challenging to discern experimentally. Here, we present a detailed analysis of 150,000 folding transition paths of five proteins at three different thermodynamic conditions from an experimentally consistent statistical mechanical model...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Yao-Hui Huang, Yao-Yu Lin, Shih-Kai Lee, Ming-Feng Lee, Ching-Lan Esther Lin
BACKGROUND: The ideology of recovery addresses the autonomy of patients with mental illness and their ability to reconstruct a normal life. Empirical knowledge of this process of recovery and related factors remains unclear. PURPOSE: To assess the process of recovery and related factors in patients with mental illness. METHODS: This cross-sectional, correlational study was conducted on a convenience sample in a psychiatric hospital. Two-hundred and fifty patients with mental illness were recruited and were assessed using 3 instruments: Questionnaire about the Process of Recovery (QPR), Perceived Psychiatric Stigma Scale (PPSS), and Personal and Social Performance Scale (PSP)...
April 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
Tobias Bexelius, Antti Sohlberg
OBJECTIVE: Statistical SPECT reconstruction can be very time-consuming especially when compensations for collimator and detector response, attenuation, and scatter are included in the reconstruction. This work proposes an accelerated SPECT reconstruction algorithm based on graphics processing unit (GPU) processing. METHODS: Ordered subset expectation maximization (OSEM) algorithm with CT-based attenuation modelling, depth-dependent Gaussian convolution-based collimator-detector response modelling, and Monte Carlo-based scatter compensation was implemented using OpenCL...
March 21, 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
Azadeh Ahmadi, Zahra Fatemi, Sara Nazari
Using the multivariate statistical methods, this study interprets a set of data containing 23 water quality parameters from 10 quality monitoring stations in Karkheh River located in southwest of Iran over 5 years. According to cluster analysis, the stations are classified into three classes of quality, and the most important factors on the whole set of parameters and each class are determined by the help of factor analysis. The results indicate the effects of natural factors, soil weathering and erosion, urban and human wastewater, agricultural and industrial wastewater on water quality at different levels and any location...
March 22, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Patrick J McCormick, Hung-Mo Lin, Stacie G Deiner, Matthew A Levin
The All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) is an inpatient visit classification system that assigns a diagnostic related group, a Risk of Mortality (ROM) subclass and a Severity of Illness (SOI) subclass. While extensively used for cost adjustment, no study has compared the APR-DRG subclass modifiers to the popular Charlson Comorbidity Index as a measure of comorbidity severity in models for perioperative in-hospital mortality. In this study we attempt to validate the use of these subclasses to predict mortality in a cohort of surgical patients...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
Smit Singla, Emmanuel Gabriel, Raed Alnaji, William Du, Kristopher Attwood, Hector Nava, Steven N Hochwald, Moshim Kukar
Background: The relationship of complete pathologic response (cPR) with the timing of esophagectomy after neoadjuvant chemoradiation (nCRT) is not well defined. We sought to determine if a delay in esophagectomy after nCRT would result in increased likelihood of cPR and improved survival. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database of all patients treated with nCRT and esophagectomy between 2004 and 2014. Patients were divided into two groups based on timing of esophagectomy (≤50 vs ...
February 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Annabel Allison, Ian R White, Simon Bond
Treatment switching in a randomised controlled trial occurs when participants change from their randomised treatment to the other trial treatment during the study. Failure to account for treatment switching in the analysis (i.e. by performing a standard intention-to-treat analysis) can lead to biased estimates of treatment efficacy. The rank preserving structural failure time model (RPSFTM) is a method used to adjust for treatment switching in trials with survival outcomes. The RPSFTM is due to Robins and Tsiatis (1991) and has been developed by White et al...
December 4, 2017: R Journal
Yunxia Zhang, Meiling Ge, Qiukui Hao, Birong Dong
The effects of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rat models of Parkinson's disease (PD) have been evaluated in multiple studies. However, the results evaluating the effectiveness of iPSCs in animal models of PD are mixed, primarily due to their low statistical power. In the current study, a meta-analysis was performed to describe the treatment effect of unsorted iPSCs on behavioral testing in experimental rat models of PD. Databases searched included PubMed, EMBASE, MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library from inception to March 2017...
March 2018: Biomedical Reports
Lukumon A Odunmbaku, Sunday S Sobowale, Monilola K Adenekan, Taiwo Oloyede, Janet A Adebiyi, Oluwafemi A Adebo
The quest for high-quality starch that would meet the needs of manufacturers is ever increasing. This study investigated the effect of steeping duration, drying temperature, and duration on the chemical properties of sorghum starch, to possibly alter the characteristics of sorghum starch for food applications. Steeping duration, drying temperature, and drying time of starch isolation were optimized using a central composite design and nine parameters including pH, amylose content, moisture, protein, ash, crude fiber, fat, carbohydrate, and total energy determined...
March 2018: Food Science & Nutrition
Nayef Aslam-Pervez, Osman Riaz, Shivkumar Gopal, Fahad Hossain
Background: The aim of our study was to determine the rate and preoperative predictors of intraoperative fracture (IOF) during hip hemiarthroplasty (HA) in patients who have sustained a fragility hip fracture injury. Methods: We reviewed 626 patients who underwent HA at our institution using the National Hip Fracture Database. Various patient- and surgery-related data including demographic information, cement usage, surgeon grade, time to surgery, and operative duration were collected...
March 2018: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
Inmaculada Arostegui, Nerea Gonzalez, Nerea Fernández-de-Larrea, Santiago Lázaro-Aramburu, Marisa Baré, Maximino Redondo, Cristina Sarasqueta, Susana Garcia-Gutierrez, José M Quintana
Introduction: Colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed malignancies and a common cause of cancer-related mortality. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a clinical predictive model for 1-year mortality among patients with colon cancer who survive for at least 30 days after surgery. Methods: Patients diagnosed with colon cancer who had surgery for the first time and who survived 30 days after the surgery were selected prospectively. The outcome was mortality within 1 year...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
Shakuntala Santosh Chopade, Suneela Sunil Dhaneshwar
AIM: To design colon-targeted codrugs of mycophenolic acid (MPA) and aminosugars as a safer option to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in the management of inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: Codrugs were synthesized by coupling MPA with aminosugars (D-glucosamine and D-galactosamine) using EDCI coupling. The structures were confirmed by infrared radiation, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy and elemental analysis. The release profile of codrugs was extensively studied in aqueous buffers, upper gastrointestinal homogenates, faecal matter and caecal homogenates ( in vitro ) and rat blood ( in vitro )...
March 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Shivani Pahwa, Hao Liu, Yong Chen, Sara Dastmalchian, Gregory O'Connor, Ziang Lu, Chaitra Badve, Alice Yu, Katherine Wright, Hamid Chalian, Shengxiang Rao, Caixia Fu, Ignacio Vallines, Mark Griswold, Nicole Seiberlich, Mengsu Zeng, Vikas Gulani
We describe multi-institutional experience using free-breathing, 3D Spiral GRAPPA-based quantitative perfusion MRI in characterizing neoplastic liver masses. 45 patients (age: 48-72 years) were prospectively recruited at University Hospitals, Cleveland, USA on a 3 Tesla (T) MRI, and at Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai, China on a 1.5 T MRI. Contrast-enhanced volumetric T1-weighted images were acquired and a dual-input single-compartment model used to derive arterial fraction (AF), distribution volume (DV) and mean transit time (MTT) for the lesions and normal parenchyma...
March 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
Carlo C Valente, Florian F Bauer, Fritz Venter, Bruce Watson, Hélène H Nieuwoudt
The increasingly large volumes of publicly available sensory descriptions of wine raises the question whether this source of data can be mined to extract meaningful domain-specific information about the sensory properties of wine. We introduce a novel application of formal concept lattices, in combination with traditional statistical tests, to visualise the sensory attributes of a big data set of some 7,000 Chenin blanc and Sauvignon blanc wines. Complexity was identified as an important driver of style in hereto uncharacterised Chenin blanc, and the sensory cues for specific styles were identified...
March 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
Eric D Foster, Nancy D Bridges, Irene D Feurer, Thomas L Eggerman, Lawrence G Hunsicker, Rodolfo Alejandro
OBJECTIVE: Attaining glycemic targets without severe hypoglycemic events (SHEs) is a challenging treatment goal for patients with type 1 diabetes complicated by impaired awareness of hypoglycemia (IAH). The CIT Consortium Protocol 07 (CIT-07) trial showed islet transplantation to be an effective treatment for subjects with IAH and intractable SHEs. We evaluated health-related quality of life (HRQOL), functional health status, and health utility before and after pancreatic islet transplantation in CIT-07 trial participants...
March 21, 2018: Diabetes Care
Hugh Cameron McCall, Chris G Richardson, Fjola Dogg Helgadottir, Frances S Chen
BACKGROUND: Treatment rates for social anxiety, a prevalent and potentially debilitating condition, remain among the lowest of all major mental disorders today. Although computer-delivered interventions are well poised to surmount key barriers to the treatment of social anxiety, most are only marginally effective when delivered as stand-alone treatments. A new, Web-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention called Overcome Social Anxiety was recently created to address the limitations of prior computer-delivered interventions...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
L A Saag, M P LaValley, N S Hochberg, J P Cegielski, J A Pleskunas, B P Linas, C R Horsburgh
BACKGROUND: The well-documented association between underweight and increased incidence of active tuberculosis (TB) has not been extended to incidence or prevalence of latent tuberculous infection (LTBI). DESIGN: After identifying studies that reported a categorical measure of body mass index (BMI) and used the tuberculin skin test (TST) or QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT) to measure LTBI, a maximum likelihood random-effects model was used to examine the pooled association between LTBI and low BMI (<18...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Louise Foley, Dorothea Dumuid, Andrew J Atkin, Timothy Olds, David Ogilvie
BACKGROUND: Active travel (walking or cycling for transport) is associated with favourable health outcomes in adults. However, little is known about the concurrent patterns of health behaviour associated with active travel. We used compositional data analysis to explore differences in how people doing some active travel used their time compared to those doing no active travel, incorporating physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep. METHODS: We analysed cross-sectional data from the 2014/15 United Kingdom Harmonised European Time Use Survey...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Roelof B Toonen, Klaas J Wardenaar, Elisabeth H Bos, Sonja L van Ockenburg, Peter de Jonge
BACKGROUND: Many biological variables sampled from human subjects show a diurnal pattern, which poses special demands on the techniques used to analyze such data. Furthermore, most biological variables belong to nonlinear dynamical systems, which may make linear statistical techniques less suitable to analyze their dynamics. The current study investigates the usefulness of two analysis techniques based on nonlinear lagged vector embeddings: sequentially weighted global linear maps (SMAP), and bundle embeddings...
March 21, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
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