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Katrina L Ellis, Jing Pang, David Chieng, Damon A Bell, John R Burnett, Carl J Schultz, Graham S Hillis, Gerald F Watts
BACKGROUND: Elevated lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are inherited lipid disorders. Their frequencies, coexistence, and associations with premature coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients admitted to the coronary care unit (CCU) remain to be defined. HYPOTHESIS: Elevated Lp(a) and FH are commonly encountered among CCU patients and independently associated with increased premature CAD risk. METHODS: Plasma Lp(a) concentrations were measured in consecutive patients admitted to the CCU with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or prior history of CAD for 6...
February 26, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
Costas Tsioufis, Kyriakos Dimitriadis, Costas Thomopoulos, Dimitrios Tousoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
Vadim Tshikolovets
Three new species Karanasa naumanni sp. nov., K. pardesi sp. nov. and K. pseudopamira sp. nov. (Nymphalidae), two new subspecies Karanasa pamira biocellata subsp. nov. (Nymphalidae) and Plebejus (Afarsia) sieversii albolunulatus subsp. nov. (Lycaenidae) are described from Afghanistan. First occurrence records for this country are presented for 26 species: one species of Pieridae (Colias thisoa), fifteen species of Lycaenidae (Deudoryx epijarbas, Everes dipora, Glaucopsyche charybdis, Hyrcanana evansii, Iolana gigantea, Lycaena kasyapa, Plebejus ferganus, Polyommatus amandus, P...
November 28, 2017: Zootaxa
Hong Liu, Fuhai Ji, Ke Peng, Richard L Applegate, Neal W Fleming
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Sébastien Champion
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Mehmet Cilingiroglu, Konstantinos Marmagkiolis
Absence or minimization of PVL after TAVR and its potential association with higher rates of PPM placement has been the Achilles' heel of TAVR procedures. Pre-existing RBBB and depth of implantation are independent predictors of PPM need after Lotus valve implantation. Optimization of device design, increased operator experience, and focus on accurate device placement seem to result in decreased need for PPM after Lotus valve implantation.
July 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Ya-Ru Xu, Yun-Shu Fan, Wan-Xi Yang
It has been proposed that prohibitin (PHB) involved in multiple cellular functions, including cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, senescence and carcinogenesis. Various cellular compartment location of PHB demonstrates its diverse roles. Based on the full-length sequence of PHB gene, we analyzed the deduced amino acid sequence and the predicted protein structure of this gene in the swimming crab Charybdis japonica. It shows that the structure and function of PHB are conservative. The expression level of PHB mRNA and protein in different tissues were analyzed by sqRT-PCR and western blot respectively, which showed its high expression in testis...
September 5, 2017: Gene
Julia Dehning, Heinz Grunze, Christoph Born, Armand Hausmann
Introduction In quite a few patients with bipolar disorder there is no real alternative to lithium treatment despite impaired kidney function. Is it possible to continue lithium treatment despite kidney malfunction by changing dosage and/or frequency of administration? Case Report We report on a 65-year-old woman suffering from bipolar-I disorder who had been on lithium treatment for many decades. While on lithium, the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decreased constantly. A decision had to be made whether to switch to a more tolerable o...
May 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
Fangli Wu, Ting Wang, Shuaikang Cui, Zhe Xie, Sam Dupont, Jiangning Zeng, Huaxin Gu, Hui Kong, Menghong Hu, Weiqun Lu, Youji Wang
We examined prey selection and foraging behaviors of the crab Charybdis japonica exposed to four combinations of pH (7.3 and 8.1) and temperature (18°C and 25°C). The order of prey selection by C. japonica was Potamocorbula laevis, Ruditapes philippinarum, Tegillarca granosa and Mactra veneriformis. Under high pCO2, times for searching, breaking, eating and handling were all significantly longer than those at the normal pCO2, and the prey profitability and predation rate under high pCO2 were significantly lower than normal pCO2...
May 5, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Robert D B Jaquiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Chutapa Kunsook, Pongchai Dumrongrojwatthana
The diversity and abundance of marine crabs from a collapsible crab trap fishery at Kung Krabaen Bay, Gulf of Thailand, were observed from August 2012 to June 2013 using 10 sampling stations. The results showed that there were seven families, 11 genera and 17 species (two anomuran and 15 brachyuran crabs). The two anomuran species were Clibanarius virescens (1,710 individuals) and Clibanarius infraspinatus (558 individuals). For brachyuran crabs, Portunidae was the most common family, including 10 species. The dominant species of brachyuran crabs included Thalamita crenata (897 individuals), Portunus pelagicus (806 individuals), Charybdis affinis (344 individuals), Scylla sp...
January 2017: Tropical Life Sciences Research
Chrysoula Argyrou, Demetrios Moris, Spiridon Vernadakis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Transplantation Reviews
H Y Ma, C Y Ma, J J Zhu, G J Ren, W Wang, W Chen, J X Lu, L B Ma
In this study, we determined the whole mitochondrial genome profile of the three-spot swimming crab (Portunus sanguinolentus) and elucidated phylogenetic relationships between representative species in the order Decapoda. The mitochondrial genome was 16,024 bp in length and consisted of 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, two ribosomal RNA genes, and a putative control region. Of the 37 genes, 23 were encoded by the heavy strand while 14 were encoded by the light strand. Four types of start codons were identified; ATG initiated nine genes, ATT initiated two genes, and ATC and GTG each started one gene...
August 29, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
C Y Ma, H Y Ma, G J Ren, W Wang, W Chen, J X Lu, X Zou, L B Ma
This study determined the mitochondrial genome structure of the blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus), and elucidated its phylogenetic relationships among the species within the order Decapoda. The complete mitochondrial genome was 16,155 bp long, and contained 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, and 1 DNA control region. The gene order of the genome was the same as that found within the family Portunidae. Twenty-three genes were on the heavy strand and 14 were on the light strand...
August 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Dragana Protic, Dragana Savic, Dragana Andjelkovic, Nina Djukanovic, Marija Zdravkovic, Sinisa F Djurasevic, Zoran Todorovic
INTRODUCTION: Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are increasingly resistant nosocomial pathogens. We aimed to analyze the prevalence of CoNS isolates in clinical settings, the evolution of antimicrobial resistance of CoNS, and antibiotic consumption in a hospital. METHODOLOGY: This retrospective cohort study was carried out at a tertiary healthcare facility over 17 months. Identification of isolated cultures and antibiotic susceptibility testing were performed using the Vitek2 system...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
Vasilios Tzilas, Argyris Tzouvelekis, Spyridon Papiris, Demosthenes Bouros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Caroline Solazzo, Blandine Courel, Jacques Connan, Bart E van Dongen, Holly Barden, Kirsty Penkman, Sheila Taylor, Beatrice Demarchi, Pierre Adam, Philippe Schaeffer, Arie Nissenbaum, Ofer Bar-Yosef, Michael Buckley
Mortuary practices in human evolution record cognitive, social changes and technological innovations. The Neolithic Revolution in the Levant was a watershed in this domain that has long fascinated the archaeological community. Plaster modelled skulls are well known at Jericho and several other Neolithic sites, and in Nahal Hemar cave (Israel, ca. 8200 -7300 cal. BC) excavations yielded six unique human skulls covered with a black organic coating applied in a net pattern evoking a headdress. This small cave was used as storage for paraphernalia in the semi-arid area of the Judean desert and the dry conditions preserved other artefacts such as baskets coated with a similar dark substance...
2016: Scientific Reports
Daniel B Carr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Louise M Bezuidenhout, Michael Morrison
BACKGROUND: The widespread sharing of biologicaConcluding Comments: Teaching Responsible Datal and biomedical data is recognised as a key element in facilitating translation of scientific discoveries into novel clinical applications and services. At the same time, twenty-first century states are increasingly concerned that this data could also be used for purposes of bioterrorism. There is thus a tension between the desire to promote the sharing of data, as encapsulated by the Open Data movement, and the desire to prevent this data from 'falling into the wrong hands' as represented by 'dual use' policies...
May 17, 2016: BMC Medical Ethics
Derek S Wheeler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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