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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823097/epitope-mapping-of-histo-blood-group-antigens-bound-to-norovirus-vlps-using-std-nmr-experiments-reveals-fine-details-of-molecular-recognition
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Brigitte Fiege, Mila Leuthold, Francisco Parra, Kevin P Dalton, Peter J Meloncelli, Todd L Lowary, Thomas Peters
Attachment of human noroviruses to histo blood group antigens (HBGAs) is thought to be critical for the infection process. Therefore, we have determined binding epitopes of synthetic type 1 to 6 blood group A- and B-tetrasaccharides binding to GII.4 human Norovirus virus like particles (VLPs) using STD NMR experiments. So far, little information is available from crystal structure analysis studies on the interactions of the reducing-end sugars with the protruding domain (P-domain) of the viral coat protein VP1...
August 19, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822873/surface-modification-of-an-intraocular-lens-material-by-plasma-assisted-grafting-with-2-hydroxyethyl-methacrylate-hema-for-controlled-release-of-moxifloxacin
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A Paula Vieira, Andreia F R Pimenta, Diana Silva, M Helena Gil, Patrícia Alves, Patrícia Coimbra, José L G C Mata, Dimitriya Bozukova, Tiago R Correia, Ilídio J Correia, A Paula Serro, A Jorge Guiomar
Endophthalmitis, an inflammation of the eye due to perioperative infection, may occur after cataract surgery. Intraocular lenses (IOLs) loaded with an antibiotic have been proposed as an alternative to the conventional postoperative endophthalmitis prophylaxis, since the antibiotic is delivered directly to the target site. In this work, an IOL-based antibiotic releasing system was prepared from a copolymer used in the production of IOLs and a fluoroquinolone used in endophthalmitis prophylaxis (moxifloxacin, MFX)...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822865/formation-and-morphogenesis-of-a-cuttlebone-s-aragonite-biomineral-structures-for-the-common-cuttlefish-sepia-officinalis-on-the-nanoscale-revisited
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Vida Čadež, Srečo D Škapin, Adrijana Leonardi, Igor Križaj, Saša Kazazić, Branka Salopek-Sondi, Ivan Sondi
This study describes and examines the structural and morphological properties of the hierarchically organized, aragonite cuttlebone forms for the common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis, L.), including its main structural parts, the dorsal shield, and the chambers. Specifically, it complements the mechanism for the self-organized formation of aragonite, identifies the presence, and determines the role of soluble organic matrix (SOM) proteins in the morphogenesis of the cuttlebone's biomineral structures on the nanoscale...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822850/an-assessment-of-food-safety-information-provision-for-uk-chemotherapy-patients-to-reduce-the-risk-of-foodborne-infection
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E W Evans, E C Redmond
OBJECTIVES: Given the increased risk of foodborne infection to cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatment, and the risk of listeriosis reportedly five-times greater to this immunocompromised patient group, there is a need to ensure the implementation of domestic food safety practices among chemotherapy patients and their family caregivers. However, information regarding the adequacy of resources to inform and enable patients to implement domestic food safety practices to reduce the risk of foodborne infection is limited...
August 17, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822820/utility-of-3d-reconstruction-of-2d-liver-computed-tomography-magnetic-resonance-images-as-a-surgical-planning-tool-for-residents-in-liver-resection-surgery
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Caitlin T Yeo, Andrew MacDonald, Tamas Ungi, Andras Lasso, Diederick Jalink, Boris Zevin, Gabor Fichtinger, Sulaiman Nanji
OBJECTIVE: A fundamental aspect of surgical planning in liver resections is the identification of key vessel tributaries to preserve healthy liver tissue while fully resecting the tumor(s). Current surgical planning relies primarily on the surgeon's ability to mentally reconstruct 2D computed tomography/magnetic resonance (CT/MR) images into 3D and plan resection margins. This creates significant cognitive load, especially for trainees, as it relies on image interpretation, anatomical and surgical knowledge, experience, and spatial sense...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822768/functional-dissection-and-transport-mechanism-of-magnesium-in-plants
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REVIEW
Zhi Chang Chen, Wen Ting Peng, Jian Li, Hong Liao
Magnesium (Mg) is the second most abundant cation in plants, and, as such, is involved in numerous physiological and biochemical processes, including photosynthesis, enzyme activation, and synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins. Due to its relatively small ionic radius and large hydrated radius, Mg binds weakly to soil and root surfaces, and thereby is easily leached from soil. Mg deficiency not only affects crop productivity and quality, but also contributes to numerous chronic human diseases. Therefore, Mg nutrition in plants is an important issue in nutrition and food security...
August 16, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822745/discordant-perceptions-of-prognosis-and-treatment-options-between-physicians-and-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
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Amrut V Ambardekar, Jennifer T Thibodeau, Adam D DeVore, Michelle M Kittleson, Rhondalyn C Forde-McLean, Maryse Palardy, Maria M Mountis, Linda Cadaret, Jeffrey J Teuteberg, Salpy V Pamboukian, Rongbing Xie, Lynne W Stevenson, Garrick C Stewart
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed patient and physician perceptions of heart failure (HF) disease severity and treatment options. BACKGROUND: The prognosis for ambulatory patients with advanced HF on medical therapy is uncertain, yet has important implications for decision making regarding transplantation and left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement. METHODS: Ambulatory patients with advanced HF (New York Heart Association functional class III to IV, Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support profiles 4 to 7) on optimized medical therapy were enrolled across 11 centers...
August 3, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822743/medical-management-of-patients-with-a%C3%A2-left-ventricular-assist-device-for-the%C3%A2-non-left-ventricular-assist-device%C3%A2-specialist
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REVIEW
Adam D DeVore, Priyesh A Patel, Chetan B Patel
More than 2,400 continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are implanted each year in the United States alone. Both the number of patients living with LVADs and the life expectancy of these patients are increasing. As a result, patients with LVADs are increasingly encountered by non-LVAD specialists who do not have training in managing advanced heart failure for general medical care, cardiovascular procedures, and other subspecialty care. An understanding of the initial evaluation and management of patients with LVADs is now an essential skill for many health care providers...
August 3, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822715/reproductive-outcomes-of-segmented-in-vitro-fertilization-in-patients-diagnosed-with-endometriomas
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Kemal Ozgur, Hasan Bulut, Murat Berkkanoglu, Kevin Coetzee
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of ovarian endometriomas on endometrial receptivity in frozen embryo transfers (FET) of segmented in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. DESIGN: Retrospective, matched-control study (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2). SETTING: A single, private assisted reproductive technology center. PATIENTS: Thirty patients diagnosed with unilateral or bilateral endometrioma were compared with 60 patients without endometrioma from 1,894 patients who underwent segmented IVF treatment between September 2014 and September 2016...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822641/clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-with-assessment-of-the-learning-curve-in-arthroscopically-assisted-latissimus-dorsi-tendon-transfer-for-irreparable-posterosuperior-rotator-cuff-tears
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Kotaro Yamakado
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical results of an arthroscopy-assisted latissimus dorsi tendon transfer (aLD) for irreparable posterosuperior cuff tears as a primary surgery. The secondary aim of this study was to quantify the learning curve using the log-linear model. We hypothesized that aLD significantly improved shoulder function and that there was consistent reduction of the operative time in support of a learning-curve effect. METHODS: After the arthroscopic partial repair was completed, the latissimus dorsi tendon was harvested via axillary mini-open incision and fixed with a knotless anchor arthroscopically...
August 16, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822610/evaluation-of-fever-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Sarah DeWitt, Summer A Chavez, Jack Perkins, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Fever is one of the most common complaints in the emergency department (ED) and is more complex than generally appreciated. The broad differential diagnosis of fever includes numerous infectious and non-infectious etiologies. An essential skill in emergency medicine is recognizing the pitfalls in fever evaluation. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: This review provides an overview of the complaint of fever in the ED to assist the emergency physician with a structured approach to evaluation...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822464/using-simulation-to-assess-the-impact-of-triage-interruptions
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Kimberly D Johnson, Abeer Alhaj-Ali
INTRODUCTION: Interruptions are common in the emergency department and contribute to catastrophic errors. Care priorities and acuity levels are assigned during triage, meaning that mistakes and omissions during the triage process could have detrimental effects on patients. The purpose of this project was to assess the feasibility of investigating the impact of interruptions on triage and the decision-making process in a simulated setting. METHODS: A 2-phase, sequential exploratory mixed method design was used...
September 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822458/-the-research-and-application-of-pretreatment-method-for-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-identification-of-filamentous-fungi
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Y F Huang, Z Chang, J Bai, M Zhu, M X Zhang, M Wang, G Zhang, X Y Li, Y G Tong, J L Wang, X X Lu
Objective: To establish and evaluate the feasibility of a pretreatment method for matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry identification of filamentous fungi developed by the laboratory. Methods: Three hundred and eighty strains of filamentous fungi from January 2014 to December 2016 were recovered and cultured on sabouraud dextrose agar (SDA) plate at 28 ℃ to mature state. Meanwhile, the fungi were cultured in liquid sabouraud medium with a vertical rotation method recommended by Bruker and a horizontal vibration method developed by the laboratory until adequate amount of colonies were observed...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822412/-feasibility-of-single-staged-han-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty-with-septoplasty-in-adults-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
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S G Xiu, D D Yu, Y M Wang, S D Gao
Objective: To explore the feasibility and therapeutic effect of single-staged Han-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with septoplasty in adults with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. Methods: Ninety six cases with OSAHS were diagnosed by polysomnography, and they all had retropalatal obstruction and deviation of nasal septum. Patients were divided into study group(48 cases) and control group(48 cases) randomly. Cases in study group were simultaneously treated with Han-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and septoplasty, while cases in control group were only treated with Han-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty...
August 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822388/outcomes-following-noncardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-ventricular-assist-devices-a-single-center-experience
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Shawna M Kettyle, Nikhil L Chervu, Appajosula Sarada Rao, Salaam Sadi, David Majure, Jack A Sava, Laura S Johnson
the prevalence of ventricular assist devices (VADs) is increasing as advanced cardiac therapies progress. These patients commonly require non-cardiac surgical procedures (NCS), although data are scant regarding the safety, timing, and operations that may safely be performed. We aim to describe our experience with VAD patients undergoing NCS. We retrospectively reviewed records on patients who underwent NCS after VAD implantation between 2013 and 2015 at a single Joint Commission-accredited VAD institution. Data collection included demographics, ischemic cardiomyopathy or nonischemic cardiomyopathy, operative details, and perioperative anticoagulation management and outcomes...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822224/is-it-necessary-for-all-samples-to-quantify-25ohd2-and-25ohd3-using-lc-ms-ms-in-clinical-practice
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Songlin Yu, Ruiping Zhang, Weiyan Zhou, Xinqi Cheng, Qian Cheng, Liangyu Xia, Shaowei Xie, Yicong Yin, Dandan Sun, Wei Su, Ling Qiu
BACKGROUND: The demand for vitamin D testing is increasing in China. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) immunoassay is specific and accurate but requires expensive equipment, experienced operators, and complicated pretreatment of serum. Automated immunoassays are simple and convenient but only determine total 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD). The objective of this study was to quantify 25OHD2 and 25OHD3 in patients to assist clinical physicians and laboratory directors in choosing the most appropriate method to determine 25OHD...
August 19, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822146/-dna-marker-assisted-selection-of-medicinal-plants-%C3%A2-evaluation-of-disease-resistance-of-miaoxiang-kangqi-1-a-new-cultivar-of-panax-notoginseng
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Zhong-Jian Chen, Xiao-Han Ma, Lin-Lin Dong, Lian-Juan Zhang, Guang-Fei Wei, Li-Na Xiao, Yong Wang, Fu-Gang Wei, Wei-Lin Liu, Yu-Qi Yu, Shi-Lin Chen
DNA marked-assisted selection of medicinal plants accelerated the breeding and promotion of new cultivars, and guaranteed the healthy development of Chinese medicinal materials industry. The first disease-resistant cultivar of notoginseng, namely "Miaoxiang Kangqi 1", served as the object of study. We evaluated the Kangqi's resistance of seeds, seedlings and root against the pathological bacteria (Fusarum oxysporum) of root rot. Compared to the traditional cultivars, the disease index of notoginseng seeds declined by 52...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822142/-prospects-of-molecular-breeding-in-medical-plants
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REVIEW
Xiao-Jun Ma, Chang-Ming Mo
The molecular-assisted breeding, transgenic breeding and molecular designing breeding are three development directions of plant molecular breeding. Base on these three development directions, this paper summarizes developing status and new tendency of research field of genetic linkage mapping, QTL mapping, association mapping, molecular-assisted selections, pollen-mediated transformations, agrobacterium-mediated transformations, particle gun-mediated transformations, genome editing technologies, whole-genome sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, proteome sequencing and varietal molecular designing...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822056/patient-reported-outcomes-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-mds-mpn-overlap-syndromes-stepping-onto-the-stage-with-changing-times
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REVIEW
Sagar S Patel, Aaron T Gerds
Quality of life (QOL) and symptom burden are important measures captured by patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Myelodysplastic and myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative (MDS/MPN) neoplasm overlap syndromes are notable for significant morbidity and mortality, including a wide spectrum of physical and psychosocial effects. Thus, the development and application of PROs can provide meaningful information to facilitate communication and assist in follow up care. Disease-specific measures can more accurately reflect the full breadth of functional restrictions and symptoms...
August 18, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821993/segmentation-of-breast-ultrasound-images-based-on-active-contours-using-neutrosophic-theory
#20
Mahsa Lotfollahi, Masoumeh Gity, Jing Yong Ye, A Mahlooji Far
PURPOSE: Ultrasound imaging is an effective approach for diagnosing breast cancer, but it is highly operator-dependent. Recent advances in computer-aided diagnosis have suggested that it can assist physicians in diagnosis. Definition of the region of interest before computer analysis is still needed. Since manual outlining of the tumor contour is tedious and time-consuming for a physician, developing an automatic segmentation method is important for clinical application. METHODS: The present paper represents a novel method to segment breast ultrasound images...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
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