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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097044/study-on-the-single-dose-toxicity-of-shineumhur-pharmacopuncture-injected-into-the-muscles-of-rats
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Hohyun Jeong, Eunhye Cha, Jongcheol Lee, Seongjin Lee, Manyong Park, Dongwoung Kim, Bongkeun Song, Jongdeok Lee, Sungchul Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study was carried out to analyze the single dose toxicity of ShinEumHur (SEH) pharmacopuncture injected into the muscles of Sprague-Dawley rats. METHODS: The SEH pharmacopuncture was made in a clean room at the Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute (K-GMP). After the mixing process with sterile distilled water had been completed, the pH was controlled to between 7.0 and 7.5. All experiments were conducted at Biotoxtech, an institution authorized to perform non-clinical studies under the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086857/evaluating-a-multicomponent-social-behaviour-change-communication-strategy-to-reduce-intimate-partner-violence-among-married-couples-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-trial-in-nepal
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Cari Jo Clark, Rachael A Spencer, Binita Shrestha, Gemma Ferguson, J Michael Oakes, Jhumka Gupta
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health issue that affects 1 in 3 women globally and a similarly large number of women in Nepal. Over the past decade, important policy and programmatic steps have been taken to address violence against women in Nepal. There remains a dearth of evidence on the effectiveness of primary violence prevention strategies. The Change Starts at Home study begins to fill this gap by utilizing a multi-component social behaviour change communication (SBCC) strategy involving a radio drama and community mobilization to shift attitudes, norms and behaviours that underpin IPV perpetration in Nepal...
January 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077190/measures-of-the-dsm-5-mixed-features-specifier-of-major-depressive-disorder
#3
Mark Zimmerman
During the past two decades, a number of studies have found that depressed patients frequently have manic symptoms intermixed with depressive symptoms. While the frequency of mixed syndromes are more common in bipolar than in unipolar depressives, mixed states are also common in patients with major depressive disorder. The admixture of symptoms may be evident when depressed patients present for treatment, or they may emerge during ongoing treatment. In some patients, treatment with antidepressant medication might precipitate the emergence of mixed states...
January 12, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075023/classifying-gestational-weight-gain-trajectories-using-the-sitar-growth-model
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Corinne A Riddell, Robert W Platt, Lisa M Bodnar, Jennifer A Hutcheon
BACKGROUND: Gestational weight gain is often characterized by the total amount of weight gained during pregnancy, however, the pattern of gain may be an important determinant of health outcomes. The SITAR (Super Imposition by Translation And Rotation) model has been used to describe childhood growth trajectories and has appeal because of the biological interpretability of its parameters. The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of applying this model to gestational weight gain trajectories...
January 11, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068361/the-use-of-mixed-effects-models-for-obtaining-low-cost-ecosystem-carbon-stock-estimates-in-mangroves-of-the-asia-pacific
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Jacob J Bukoski, Jeremy S Broadhead, Daniel C Donato, Daniel Murdiyarso, Timothy G Gregoire
Mangroves provide extensive ecosystem services that support local livelihoods and international environmental goals, including coastal protection, biodiversity conservation and the sequestration of carbon (C). While voluntary C market projects seeking to preserve and enhance forest C stocks offer a potential means of generating finance for mangrove conservation, their implementation faces barriers due to the high costs of quantifying C stocks through field inventories. To streamline C quantification in mangrove conservation projects, we develop predictive models for (i) biomass-based C stocks, and (ii) soil-based C stocks for the mangroves of the Asia-Pacific...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060414/standardizing-ct-lung-density-measure-across-scanner-manufacturers
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Huaiyu Heather Chen-Mayer, Matthew K Fuld, Bernice Hoppel, Philip F Judy, Jered P Sieren, Junfeng Guo, David A Lynch, Antonio Possolo, Sean B Fain
PURPOSE: Computed Tomography (CT) imaging of the lung, reported in Hounsfield Units (HU), can be parameterized as a quantitative image biomarker for the diagnosis and monitoring of lung density changes due to emphysema, a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). CT lung density metrics are global measurements based on lung CT number histograms, and are typically a quantity specifying either the percentage of voxels with CT numbers below a threshold, or a single CT number below which a fixed relative lung volume, nth percentile, falls...
January 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060411/scarless-cas9-assisted-recombineering-no-scar-in-escherichia-coli-an-easy-to-use-system-for-genome-editing
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Christopher R Reisch, Kristala L J Prather
The discovery and development of genome editing systems that leverage the site-specific DNA endonuclease system CRISPR/Cas9 has fundamentally changed the ease and speed of genome editing in many organisms. In eukaryotes, the CRISPR/Cas9 system utilizes a "guide" RNA to enable the Cas9 nuclease to make a double-strand break at a particular genome locus, which is repaired by non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repair enzymes, often generating random mutations in the process. A specific alteration of the target genome can also be generated by supplying a DNA template in vivo with a desired mutation, which is incorporated by homology-directed repair...
January 5, 2017: Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049424/a-mixed-integer-linear-programming-approach-to-the-reduction-of-genome-scale-metabolic-networks
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Annika Röhl, Alexander Bockmayr
BACKGROUND: Constraint-based analysis has become a widely used method to study metabolic networks. While some of the associated algorithms can be applied to genome-scale network reconstructions with several thousands of reactions, others are limited to small or medium-sized models. In 2015, Erdrich et al. introduced a method called NetworkReducer, which reduces large metabolic networks to smaller subnetworks, while preserving a set of biological requirements that can be specified by the user...
January 3, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047992/su-f-t-94-plan2pdf-a-software-tool-for-automatic-plan-report-for-philips-pinnacle-tps
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C Wu
PURPOSE: To implement an automatic electronic PDF plan reporting tool for Philips Pinnacle treatment planning system (TPS) METHODS: An electronic treatment plan reporting software is developed by us to enable fully automatic PDF report from Pinnacle TPS to external EMR programs such as MOSAIQ. The tool is named "plan2pdf". plan2pdf is implemented using Pinnacle scripts, Java and UNIX shell scripts, without any external program needed. plan2pdf supports full auto-mode and manual mode reporting...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045766/baseline-vitamin-d-deficiency-decreases-the-effectiveness-of-statins-in-hiv-infected-adults-on-antiretroviral-therapy
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Corrilynn O Hileman, Vin Tangpricha, Abdus Sattar, Grace A McComsey
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D deficiency is common in HIV. Statins may increase vitamin D and it is unknown whether vitamin D modifies the effect of statins on cardiovascular disease. DESIGN: SATURN-HIV was a 96-week, randomized, placebo-controlled trial designed to evaluate the effect of rosuvastatin on immune activation and subclinical vascular disease in HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy. This analysis focuses on the pre-specified secondary endpoint 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044944/a-pragmatic-approach-to-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-mixed-features-in-adults-with-mood-disorders
#11
Roger S McIntyre, Yena Lee, Rodrigo B Mansur
Mixed features specifier (MFS) is a new nosological entity defined and operationalized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), 5th Edition. The impetus to introduce the MFS and supplant mixed states was protean, including the lack of ecological validity, high rates of misdiagnosis, and guideline discordant treatment for mixed states. Mixed features specifier identifies a phenotype in psychiatry with greater illness burden, as evidenced by earlier age at onset, higher episode frequency and chronicity, psychiatric and medical comorbidity, suicidality, and suboptimal response to conventional antidepressants...
December 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032683/the-varied-ways-of-being-male-and-female
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REVIEW
Lukas Schärer
Our understanding of sexual reproduction is mainly informed by research on gonochorists (i.e. species with separate sexes), including insects, birds, and mammals. But the male and female sexes are not two types of individuals; they actually represent two different reproductive strategies, and in many organisms these two strategies are distributed among individuals in a population in a variety of ways. For example, sequential hermaphrodites (or sex-changers) exhibit one strategy early in life, and later switch to the other, while simultaneous hermaphrodites exhibit both strategies at the same time...
December 29, 2016: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031070/mixed-features-in-bipolar-disorder
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Eva Solé, Marina Garriga, Marc Valentí, Eduard Vieta
Mixed affective states, defined as the coexistence of depressive and manic symptoms, are complex presentations of manic-depressive illness that represent a challenge for clinicians at the levels of diagnosis, classification, and pharmacological treatment. The evidence shows that patients with bipolar disorder who have manic/hypomanic or depressive episodes with mixed features tend to have a more severe form of bipolar disorder along with a worse course of illness and higher rates of comorbid conditions than those with non-mixed presentations...
December 29, 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028030/myeloid-neoplasms-with-eosinophilia
#14
Andreas Reiter, Jason Gotlib
Molecular diagnostics has generated substantial dividends in dissecting the genetic basis of myeloid neoplasms with eosinophilia. The family of diseases generated by dysregulated fusion tyrosine kinase (TK) genes is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) category, 'Myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms with eosinophilia and rearrangement of PDGFRA, PDGFRB, or FGFR1, or with PCM1-JAK2' In addition to myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), these patients can present with myelodysplastic syndrome/MPN, as well as de novo or secondary mixed phenotype acute leukemias/lymphomas...
December 27, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004626/treating-mixed-mania-hypomania-a-review-and-synthesis-of-the-evidence
#15
Minoru Takeshima
The DSM-5 incorporates a broad concept of mixed states and captured ≥3 nonoverlapping symptoms of the opposite polarity using a "with mixed features" specifier to be applied to manic/hypomanic and major depressive episodes. Pharmacotherapy of mixed states is challenging because of the necessity to treat both manic/hypomanic and depressive symptoms concurrently. High-potency antipsychotics used to treat manic symptoms and antidepressants can potentially deteriorate symptoms of the opposite polarity. This review aimed to provide a synthesis of the current evidence for pharmacotherapy of mixed states with an emphasis on mixed mania/hypomania...
December 22, 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995604/exercise-therapy-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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REVIEW
Lillebeth Larun, Kjetil G Brurberg, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Jonathan R Price
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by persistent, medically unexplained fatigue, as well as symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, headaches and impaired concentration and short-term memory. CFS presents as a common, debilitating and serious health problem. Treatment may include physical interventions, such as exercise therapy, which was last reviewed in 2004. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to determine the effects of exercise therapy (ET) for patients with CFS as compared with any other intervention or control...
December 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989992/adverse-outcomes-in-older-adults-attending-emergency-departments-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-identification-of-seniors-at-risk-isar-screening-tool
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Rose Galvin, Yannick Gilleit, Emma Wallace, Gráinne Cousins, Manon Bolmer, Timothy Rainer, Susan M Smith, Tom Fahey
BACKGROUND: older adults are frequent users of emergency services and demonstrate high rates of adverse outcomes following emergency care. OBJECTIVE: to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the Identification of Seniors At Risk (ISAR) screening tool, to determine its predictive value in identifying adults ≥65 years at risk of functional decline, unplanned emergency department (ED) readmission, emergency hospitalisation or death within 180 days after index ED visit/hospitalisation...
December 17, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978840/validated-and-longitudinally-stable-asthma-phenotypes-based-on-cluster-analysis-of-the-adept-study
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Matthew J Loza, Ratko Djukanovic, Kian Fan Chung, Daniel Horowitz, Keying Ma, Patrick Branigan, Elliot S Barnathan, Vedrana S Susulic, Philip E Silkoff, Peter J Sterk, Frédéric Baribaud
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a disease of varying severity and differing disease mechanisms. To date, studies aimed at stratifying asthma into clinically useful phenotypes have produced a number of phenotypes that have yet to be assessed for stability and to be validated in independent cohorts. The aim of this study was to define and validate, for the first time ever, clinically driven asthma phenotypes using two independent, severe asthma cohorts: ADEPT and U-BIOPRED. METHODS: Fuzzy partition-around-medoid clustering was performed on pre-specified data from the ADEPT participants (n = 156) and independently on data from a subset of U-BIOPRED asthma participants (n = 82) for whom the same variables were available...
December 15, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956756/predicting-energy-performance-of-a-net-zero-energy-building-a-statistical-approach
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Joshua Kneifel, David Webb
Performance-based building requirements have become more prevalent because it gives freedom in building design while still maintaining or exceeding the energy performance required by prescriptive-based requirements. In order to determine if building designs reach target energy efficiency improvements, it is necessary to estimate the energy performance of a building using predictive models and different weather conditions. Physics-based whole building energy simulation modeling is the most common approach. However, these physics-based models include underlying assumptions and require significant amounts of information in order to specify the input parameter values...
September 2016: Applied Energy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943096/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-gists-seap-seom-consensus-on-pathologic-and-molecular-diagnosis
#20
J Martin-Broto, V Martinez-Marín, C Serrano, N Hindi, J A López-Guerrero, R Ramos-Asensio, A Vallejo-Benítez, D Marcilla-Plaza, R González-Cámpora
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the digestive tract, with an incidence of 1.1 cases/100,000 inhabitants/year. A group of experts from the Spanish Society of Pathology and the Spanish Society of Oncology met to discuss a brief update on GISTs and agree on aspects relating to the pathological and molecular diagnosis of these tumors. GISTs are generally solitary, well-circumscribed lesions of variable size (<10 mm-35 cm) that may present with intra- or extra-luminal parietal growth or a mixed-type (hourglass) growth pattern...
December 9, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
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