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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141047/is-species-richness-driving-intra-and-interspecific-interactions-and-temporal-activity-overlap-of-a-hantavirus-host-an-experimental-test
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André V Rubio, Ivan Castro-Arellano, James N Mills, Rurik List, Rafael Ávila-Flores, Gerardo Suzán
High species diversity of the potential animal host community for a zoonotic pathogen may reduce pathogen transmission among the most competent host, a phenomenon called the "dilution effect", but the mechanisms driving this effect have been little studied. One proposed mechanism is "encounter reduction" where host species of low-competency decrease contact rates between infected and susceptible competent hosts, especially in directly transmitted diseases. We conducted an experiment in outdoor enclosures in northwestern Mexico where we manipulated rodent assemblages to assess the effect of species richness on the frequency of intra- and interspecific interactions and activity patterns of a hantavirus reservoir host (North American deermouse; Peromyscus maniculatus)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140881/pdgfb-rearrangements-in-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-of-the-vulva-a-study-of-11-cases-including-myxoid-and-fibrosarcomatous-variants
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Khadijeh Jahanseir, Deyin Xing, Patricia T Greipp, William R Sukov, Gary L Keeney, Brooke E Howitt, J Kenneth Schoolmeester
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a low-grade fibroblastic sarcoma that tends to arise in young to middle age adults and involve the trunk and proximal extremities. Rare examples of vulvar DFSP have been reported, including myxoid, myoid, and fibrosarcomatous variants, but detection of the characteristic t(17;22)(q22;q13) that produces COL1A1-PDGFB gene fusion has not been evaluated in a large series of primary vulvar tumors. The clinical, morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular cytogenetic features of 11 cases were examined...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140736/extremely-low-frequency-magnetic-field-protects-injured-spinal-cord-from-the-microglia-and-iron-induced-tissue-damage
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Soumil Dey, Samrat Bose, Suneel Kumar, Ravinder Rathore, Rashmi Mathur, Suman Jain
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is insult to the spinal cord, which results in loss of sensory and motor function below the level of injury. SCI results in both immediate mechanical damage and secondary tissue degeneration. Following traumatic insult, activated microglia release proinflammatory cytokines and excess iron due to hemorrhage, initiating oxidative stress that contributes to secondary degeneration. Literature suggests that benefits are visible with the reduction in concentration of iron and activated microglia in SCI...
November 15, 2017: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140541/regulatory-t-cells-in-acute-dengue-viral-infection
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Eresha Jayaratne, Dulharie Wijeratne, Samitha Fernando, Achala Kamaladasa, Laksiri Gomes, Ananda Wijewickrama, Graham Stuart Ogg, Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige
Although regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been shown to be expanded in acute dengue, their role in pathogenesis and their relationship to clinical disease severity, and extent of viraemia have not been fully evaluated. The frequency of Tregs was assessed in 56 adult patients with acute dengue, by determining the proportion of FOXP3 expressing CD4(+) CD25(+) T cells (FOXP3+ cells). DENV viral loads were measured by quantitative real time PCR and DENV specific T cell responses were measured by ex vivo IFNγ ELISpot assays to overlapping peptide pools of DENV-NS3, NS1 and NS5...
November 15, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140521/prevalence-of-catatonia-and-its-moderators-in-clinical-samples-results-from-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-analysis
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Marco Solmi, G Giorgio Pigato, Beatrice Roiter, Argentina Guaglianone, Luca Martini, Michele Fornaro, Francesco Monaco, Andrè F Carvalho, Brendon Stubbs, Nicola Veronese, Christoph U Correll
Catatonia is an independent syndrome that co-occurs with several mental and medical conditions. We performed a systematic literature review in PubMed/Scopus until February 2017 and meta-analyzed studies reporting catatonia prevalence. Across 74 studies (cross-sectional = 32, longitudinal = 26, retrospective = 16) providing data collected from 1935 to 2017 across all continents, mean catatonia prevalence was 9.0% (k = 80, n = 110764; 95% CI = 6.9-11.7, I2 = 98%, publication bias P < .01), decreasing to 7...
November 13, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140379/seven-year-follow-up-of-full-arch-prostheses-supported-by-four-implants-a-prospective-study
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Karen Vaz Ayub, Eduardo Antônio Ayub, Accácio Lins do Valle, Gerson Bonfante, Thiago Pegoraro, Luiz Fernando
PURPOSE: To evaluate biologic and prosthetic outcomes of implant-supported mandibular full-arch fixed prostheses treated with the All-on-4 treatment concept after 7 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were selected to receive full-arch fixed immediate prostheses supported by four implants up to 72 hours after surgery. The following biologic aspects were evaluated: Plaque Index (PI) and Bleeding Index (BI), implant stability by resonance frequency, and marginal bone loss (MBL) measured with the aid of periapical radiographs...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140330/all-optimized-integrated-rf-photonic-notch-filter
#7
Yang Liu, Jason Hotten, Amol Choudhary, Benjamin J Eggleton, David Marpaung
We report a silicon nitride chip-based radio-frequency photonic notch filter with an unprecedented performance including an RF gain of 8 dB, a record-low noise figure of 15.6 dB, and a spurious-free dynamic range of 116  dB·Hz(2/3), with a stop band rejection of 50 dB. This level of performance is achieved by using on-chip resonators' unique phase responses, and thorough optimizations of the photonic link. These record results will potentially stimulate future implementations of integrated microwave photonic subsystems for real-world applications...
November 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140321/single-silicon-ccd-cmos-platform-for-multi-spectral-detection-from-terahertz-to-x-rays
#8
Mostafa Shalaby, Carlo Vicario, Christoph P Hauri
Charge-coupled devices (CCDs) are a well-established imaging technology in the visible and x-ray frequency ranges. However, the small quantum photon energies of terahertz radiation have hindered the use of this mature semiconductor technological platform in this frequency range, leaving terahertz imaging totally dependent on low-resolution bolometer technologies. Recently, it has been shown that silicon CCDs can detect terahertz photons at a high field, but the detection sensitivity is limited. Here we show that silicon, complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology offers enhanced detection sensitivity of almost two orders of magnitude, compared to CCDs...
November 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140147/sprint-running-performance-and-technique-changes-in-athletes-during-periodized-training-an-elite-training-group-case-study
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Ian N Bezodis, David G Kerwin, Stephen-Mark Cooper, Aki I T Salo
PURPOSE: To understand how training periodization influences sprint performance and key step characteristics over an extended training period in an elite sprint training group. METHODS: Four sprinters were studied during five months of training. Step velocities, step lengths and step frequencies were measured from video of the maximum velocity phase of training sprints. Bootstrapped mean values were calculated for each athlete for each session and 139 within-athlete, between-session comparisons were made with a repeated measures ANOVA...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139298/sic-nanofiber-mat-a-broadband-microwave-absorber-and-the-alignment-effect
#10
Yi Hou, Laifei Cheng, Yani Zhang, Yong Yang, Chaoran Deng, Zhihong Yang, Qi Chen, Xiaoqing Du, Lianxi Zheng
Fiber alignment is a key factor that determines the physical properties of nanofiber mats. In this work, SiC nanofiber mats with or without fiber alignment are fabricated via electrospinning and the microwave electromagnetic (EM) properties of their silicone resin composites (5wt.%) are investigated in 2-18 GHz. By comparing with the composite containing smashed nanofiber, it is found that the nanofiber mats show superior dielectric loss and a minimal reflection loss (RL) of around -49 dB at 8.6 GHz and 4.3 mm thickness, associated with a broad effective absorption (<-10 dB) bandwidth (EAB) of about 7...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139110/unconditional-cash-transfers-for-reducing-poverty-and-vulnerabilities-effect-on-use-of-health-services-and-health-outcomes-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Frank Pega, Sze Yan Liu, Stefan Walter, Roman Pabayo, Ruhi Saith, Stefan K Lhachimi
BACKGROUND: Unconditional cash transfers (UCTs; provided without obligation) for reducing poverty and vulnerabilities (e.g. orphanhood, old age or HIV infection) are a type of social protection intervention that addresses a key social determinant of health (income) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The relative effectiveness of UCTs compared with conditional cash transfers (CCTs; provided so long as the recipient engages in prescribed behaviours such as using a health service or attending school) is unknown...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139037/prevalence-of-oral-lichen-planus-in-iranian-children-and-adolescents-a-12-year-retrospective-study
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S Bakhtiari, J B Taheri, P Toossi, S Azimi, Sh Kawosi Nezhad
AIM: To investigate the prevalence of oral lichen planus in patients younger than 18 years, referred to a dermatology centre in Iran during 2002-2014. Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory, immune-mediated disease that could affect the oral mucosa and is a pre-cancerous condition. The disease usually develops in middle age with female predominance and is rare in children. METHODS: In this retrospective study, cases with definitive histopathologic diagnosis of lichen planus, over a 12-year period from 2002 to 2014 from a dermatologic hospital archive were evaluated...
November 14, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138675/benign-effect-of-extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-field-on-brain-plasticity-assessed-by-nitric-oxide-metabolism-during-poststroke-rehabilitation
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Natalia Cichoń, Piotr Czarny, Michał Bijak, Elżbieta Miller, Tomasz Śliwiński, Janusz Szemraj, Joanna Saluk-Bijak
Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important signal molecules, involved in both physiological and pathological processes. As a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, NO regulates cerebral blood flow, neurogenesis, and synaptic plasticity. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of the extremely low-frequency electromagnetic field (ELF-EMF) on generation and metabolism of NO, as a neurotransmitter, in the rehabilitation of poststroke patients. Forty-eight patients were divided into two groups: ELF-EMF and non-ELF-EMF...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138642/observation-of-blood-donor-recipient-malaria-parasitaemia-patterns-in-a-malaria-endemic-region
#14
Jamilu Abdullahi Faruk, Gboye Olufemi Ogunrinde, Aisha Indo Mamman
Background: Asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia has been documented in donor blood in West Africa. However, donated blood is not routinely screened for malaria parasites (MPs). The present study therefore aimed to document the frequency of blood transfusion-induced donor-recipient malaria parasitaemia patterns, in children receiving blood transfusion in a tertiary health-centre. Methodology: A cross-sectional, observational study involving 140 children receiving blood transfusion was carried out...
2017: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138586/association-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-cross-sectional-study-of-11-114-participants
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Javad Aghazadeh-Attari, Behnam Mansorian, Mohammad Mirza-Aghazadeh-Attari, Jamal Ahmadzadeh, Iraj Mohebbi
Background/objectives: Hearing loss (HL) is associated with certain diseases and affects health, resulting in a low quality of life. Some components of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) coincide with the risk factors for sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). To date, very few studies have examined the link between MetS and HL. The aim of the current study was to try to understand the potential association between MetS and HL. Methods: Using Iranian health surveys of professional drivers, we enrolled 11,114 individuals aged 20-60 years, whose main job is to operate a motor vehicle...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138533/comparison-of-visual-outcomes-after-bilateral-implantation-of-a-diffractive-trifocal-intraocular-lens-and-blended-implantation-of-an-extended-depth-of-focus-intraocular-lens-with-a-diffractive-bifocal-intraocular-lens
#16
André Lins de Medeiros, André Gustavo de Araújo Rolim, Antonio Francisco Pimenta Motta, Bruna Vieira Ventura, César Vilar, Mário Augusto Pereira Dias Chaves, Pedro Carlos Carricondo, Wilson Takashi Hida
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the visual outcomes and subjective visual quality between bilateral implantation of a diffractive trifocal intraocular lens, Alcon Acrysof IQ(®) PanOptix(®) TNFT00 (group A), and blended implantation of an extended depth of focus lens, J&J Tecnis Symfony(®) ZXR00 with a diffractive bifocal intraocular lens, J&J Vision Tecnis(®) ZMB00 (group B). Methods: This prospective, nonrandomized, consecutive, comparative study included the assessment of 40 eyes in 20 patients implanted with multifocal intraocular lens...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138468/increasing-frequency-and-spatial-extent-of-concurrent-meteorological-droughts-and-heatwaves-in-india
#17
Shailza Sharma, Pradeep Mujumdar
The impacts of concurrent droughts and heatwaves could be more serious compared to their individual occurrence. Meteorological drought condition is generally characterized by low rainfall, but impact of such an event is amplified with simultaneous occurrence of heatwaves. Positive feedback between these two extremes can worsen the rainfall deficit situation to serious soil moisture depletion due to enhanced evapotranspiration. In this study, the concurrence of meteorological droughts and heatwaves is investigated in India using Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) high resolution gridded data over a period of 60 years...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138313/t-cell-receptor-sequencing-of-early-stage-breast-cancer-tumors-identifies-altered-clonal-structure-of-the-t-cell-repertoire
#18
John F Beausang, Amanda J Wheeler, Natalie H Chan, Violet R Hanft, Frederick M Dirbas, Stefanie S Jeffrey, Stephen R Quake
Tumor-infiltrating T cells play an important role in many cancers, and can improve prognosis and yield therapeutic targets. We characterized T cells infiltrating both breast cancer tumors and the surrounding normal breast tissue to identify T cells specific to each, as well as their abundance in peripheral blood. Using immune profiling of the T cell beta-chain repertoire in 16 patients with early-stage breast cancer, we show that the clonal structure of the tumor is significantly different from adjacent breast tissue, with the tumor containing ∼2...
November 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138107/effect-of-low-frequency-electrical-stimulation-on-the-high-k-induced-neuronal-hyperexcitability-in-rat-hippocampal-slices
#19
Zahra Ghasemi, Nima Naderi, Amir Shojaei, Mohammad Reza Raoufy, Nooshin Ahmadirad, Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh
Low frequency electrical stimulation (LFS) is a potential therapeutic method for epilepsy treatment. However, the effect of different LFS characteristics including the number of pulses, intensity and the time of application on its antiepileptic action has not been completely determined. In the present study, epileptiform activity (EA) was induced in hippocampal slices by high-K(+) solution which washed out after 20 min. The changes in the electrophysiological properties of CA1 pyramidal neurons were measured during and 30 min after EA using whole cell patch clamp recording...
November 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137944/reproductive-factors-nutritional-status-and-serum-25-oh-d-levels-in-women-with-breast-cancer-a-case-control-study
#20
REVIEW
Nighat Y Sofi, Monika Jain, Umesh Kapil, Vuthaluru Seenu, Lakshmy R, Chander P Yadav, Ravindra M Pandey, Neha Sareen
The study was conducted with an objective to investigate the association between reproductive factors, nutritional status and serum 25(OH)D levels among women diagnosed with breast cancer (BC). A total of 200 women with BC attending a tertiary healthcare institute of Delhi, India matched with 200 healthy women for age (±2years) and socio economic status were included in the study. Data was collected on socio-demographic profile, reproductive factors, physical activity and dietary intake (24hour dietary recall and food frequency questionnaire) using interviewer administered structured questionnaires and standard tools...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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